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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Life Outside the Woods has Turned Oppressive for Iruligas

In the wake of a prolonged protest, only 43 Iruliga families received new homes after they were relocated from Ambigahalli forest. Still, basic facilities remain elusive. With orange-tinted saree and a sky-blue weaved blouse under a pouring bright sun, Boramma sits chewing betel leaves, fingers tracing their paths across the leaves. Two months have passed […]

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Pandemic worsens the state of child labour in Karnataka

In the list of states with the highest incidence of child labour cases, Karnataka stands in the ninth position. Barren land in the middle of fields of Bheemanakatte village, only a few kilometers away from Kengeri, is home to a small community of construction workers and their families. It is surrounded by an array of […]

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Waste-to-Energy plant in Bangalore yet to start

A Waste-to-Energy plant that has been in the process of being established from a long time can help Bengaluru to shift to cleaner energy Chandana, the chief engineer for the upcoming Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant in Kannahalli looks around the dim meeting room of the Kannahalli Waste Management Plant, as she explains in technical terms her […]

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Acceptance of male sterilization remains low in Karnataka

Female sterilization is the most accepted contraceptive among couples. One out of 10 men uses condoms according to the National Family Health Survey-5. Rama Belgavi, (38) of Harohalli in Bengaluru’s rural area, was dressed in a faded blue saree with her head covered by her pallu and spoke hesitantly, “After my second child during the […]

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