Beneficiaries Dissatisfied with the Scheme for Pregnant Women

The prevailing Mathru Purna Scheme, an initiative by the Karnataka government has benefited 50 pregnant women in the outskirts of Bangalore, which include the villages of Kumbalgodu, according to the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD). But the women and their families don’t agree about it. Pavitra resides in Gangasandra Village, said, “The quality […]

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Smoking Contributes To Air Pollution

If you smoke a cigarette in a public place, you add to air pollution, experts say. “Cigarette smoke has toxic elements including carcinogens and globally classified air pollutants like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde that harm the environment,” Nagappa B, a senior scientific officer at the Karnataka State Pollution […]

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Fewer manpower, more pollution

The lack of manpower at the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) leads to infrequent checks of industries and other polluting activities in the State. Chekkmy Composites Ltd., a glass manufacturer has had its last inspection three months ago. The orange unit should have an inspection at least once in a year. They use harmful chemicals to […]

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Developers in the city unhappy with new CDP

The new CDP (Comprehensive Development Plan) proposed for the development of Bengaluru has put the developers in distress due to changes in the zoning. People in areas, such as Bannerghatta, Sarjapur, Yelahanka etc are facing issues as many changes have been made in their zoning. Builders and developers say that they are very unhappy with […]

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Protest over sharing of Mahadayi river water mostly peaceful in Bengaluru

The State-wide bandh over the sharing of Mahadayi river water between Karnataka and Goa was near total in Bengaluru. Shops and restaurants remained closed through the day, and transport was almost completely suspended. Operations resumed after 6 pm. The protest, that began near the Gali Anjaneya Temple near Satellite bus stop, saw huge participation from […]

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