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 in the shelf of hostel library were limited in number, but the large numbers of mosquitoes in library were compensating the absence of people. The mess and the library were in […]

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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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Everything might not be coming up roses for Bengaluru’s floriculturists

Owing to high input costs and lack of access to schemes, the future for rose farmers seems bleak. If you travel to Anekal, 40 km from Bengaluru city, you begin to notice its floricultural settings. The minute you reach Chandapura or Jigani, depending on the route you take, you begin seeing flower carts selling heaps […]

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