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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Voter Turnout: Bangalore Rural Parliament constituency

Bangalore Rural constituency saw a voter turnout of 32.36 per cent till 1 pm on Thursday, 18th April, 2019. A few voters spoke to the NewsNet team about the various issues that have been concerning them in their constituency. Water shortage has hit the city, said Chandana R, a second time voter. “The next government […]

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People turnout in droves to vote

Long queues and lack of facilities at polling booths have not affected first time voters from casting their vote, despite Election Commission’s recent decision to provide special facilities for differently-abled voters at polling booths. At polling station 323 located in the Mount Carmel English School, Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, people had to do with mediocre amenities, […]

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Child Trafficking on the Rise in Karnataka

There has been an increase in cases of child trafficking in Karnataka in recent years with the year’s count standing at 929 so far. By Oisika Dev Bengaluru, Jan. 17, 2019. “The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), NGOs and the local police station work hand in hand to rescue kids from trafficking. We monitor the activities […]

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