Miyawaki forests: a green way forward

At least 85 new Miyawaki Forests came up in Bangalore in last few years. A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science in 2017 shows that 89 percent of green cover in Bengaluru is destroyed. The Miyawaki technique of afforestation is now seen as a way to increase Bangalore’s green cover. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) […]

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Children – The vulnerable target to cybercrime

According to the State Crime Records Bureau, approximately 80 percent cases were reported against cyber pornography in the last two months in Bengaluru. Cybercrimes against children have increased by 25 percent in the city this year, according to the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB). Out of 144 cases, 122 were that of cyber pornography in […]

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Farmers continue their dissent with a ‘Black Day’

Amidst the pandemic, farmers continue to struggle for their rights, demanding the government to scrap the three farm bills.  Samrala: Farmers at the Ghulal Toll Plaza in Ludhiana had planned to burn the effigy of Narendra Modi today as a sign of solidarity with other protesting farmers. Sukhwinder Singh, BKU (Kadian) member, says, “We have […]

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No effect of lockdown: Vrishabhavathi continues to be dirty and stinky

Entire Bengaluru’s sewage is released into the river, says official of Pollution Control Board By Aman Bhardwaj and Shoby Krishna G Despite the closure of industries that released effluents into it, the Vrishabhavathi remains dirty and smelly. The lockdown seems to have made no major difference to the health of the river. As in pre-lockdown […]

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Agra reports 36 new Coronavirus cases

While Agra has been lauded by the Centre for curbing the spread of the Corona virus, new cases reported today state otherwise.  By Astha Oriel and Archita Srivastava Despite the measures taken by the district authorities to prevent new coronavirus cases, Uttar Pradesh recorded 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, of which 36 […]

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Paved Paradise, Put up a Parking Lot

The wide-ranging announcements made by the Finance Minister in this year’s budget emphasized enormously on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is evident in the sectors touched by the budget. The Softcopy examined the implication of the budget on eight SDGs. SDG 03: Good Health and Well-being By Swalpi Bajpai and Anushka Sharma Nirmala Sitharaman […]

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Yeshwanthpur divided on issues

  Voters are voting to mend problems such as water scarcity and unemployment. By Swagata Banerjee and Rudrankar Raha Bengaluru, April 18, 2019 Yeshwanthpur, which comes under the Bangalore North Parliamentary constituency, witnessed a lower voter turnout this time compared to the previous Lok sabha election. The presiding officers were of the opinion that voter […]

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