Need for more minority girls hostels in the State

With increasing demand and only five hostels in the city, girls from minority communities await the living quarters they were promised. Bengaluru: The books on the shelf of the hostel library were limited in number, but a large number of mosquitoes in the library were compensating for the absence of people. The mess and the […]

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Blind students struggle to get higher education

The three percent reservation for disabled students in government aided institutions has also failed to encourage the visually impaired to pursue higher education.      It is yet another day of spring, the sky is full of clouds, the breeze is soothing in the evenings and the ambience surrounding us makes us feel warm and happy. […]

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Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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Water Waits to Gain Ground

Manu Vaddar, a traditional community of well-diggers can recharge Bengaluru’s groundwater level. However, the lack of awareness about their techniques is slowing down the process. Every drop counts for Farzana Sheikh, a resident of Bengaluru’s Kempapura Slum and her neighbours. The slum with around 100 families of migrant workers get water through water tankers after […]

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Fishermen face financial distress

Recently, fish kills have increased in several Bangalore lakes, and many fishermen are suffering because of the lack of fish in the lakes.  According to the fisheries department, there are 13,013 fishermen population in urban Bangalore, and 2846 are active fishermen. In rural Bangalore, the total fishermen population is 33585, of which 7,346 are active fishermen. […]

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