Provisions for small industries inadequate; KASSIA dissatisfied

KASSIA also complains about the lack of compensation to industries post floods. By Harshith V. Bengaluru, March 05, 2020 Even as the president of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKKCI), C. R. Janardhana said that the budget was a gallant effort to meet the challenges posed by the fund crunch of Rs […]

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BSY’s budget makes petrol, diesel and booze costlier

Cuts stamp duty on flats costing less than Rs 20L Shoby Krishna G Bengaluru, March 05, 2020 The Karnataka budget for 2020-2021 reflects the government’s resolve to boost the state’s revenue. It proposes raising tax on petrol and diesel, and excise duty on liquor. In his budget speech on Thursday, chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced […]

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Compulsory charging point in malls for e-vehicles

The move is considered to be a boost for e-vehicle market in the city. By Anil Tiwari Karnataka government has announced compulsory charging points for e-vehicles at every mall and shopping complex. The move by the government is considered to be a boost to e-vehicle market in the city. In the inauguration event of  ‘e-Mobility […]

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Threadbare lives of Bengaluru’s seamstresses

More than 90 percent of home-based garment workers can be called ‘forced laborers’ as they are paid less than the state stipulated minimum wage. By Jagriti Parakh While walking down the narrow lanes of Hosahalli, through the dimly lit basement shops along Mysore Road, and across the dystopian concrete buildings in Peenya and BTM Layout […]

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Mismanaged Records of School Dropouts at Lingasugur

The government schools face several challenges with children who are irregular to the school. The dropout rate is different than the actual number. By Esther Esha Bangalore, April 4, 2019   Yellappa, a 60-year-old man, with a walking stick in his hand and a turban around his head, constantly worries about his only child Yellappa […]

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Sugar is not sweet for state farmers

Farmers continue to grow sugarcane in the hope that the commercial cash crop will bring them riches, but surplus sugarcane production has led to fall in sugar prices and lesser profits By Abbinaya Kuzhanthaivel Bengaluru April 19 2019 Vimala Vital Halur, a 45-year-old woman is worried that she can’t afford to pay her daughter Cauvery […]

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