Congress blasts al-Qaeda for its praise of Muskan over hijab issue

Maken says BJP raising non-issues to divert attention The Congress on Thursday condemned the remark of the al-Qaeda on the hijab controversy in Karnataka.  “The al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization; it is a banned organization. It has no business commenting on our country’s internal affairs.… We condemn the statements of the organization,” AICC general secretary […]

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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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RTE of no use to city orphans

Many orphanages prefer sending their children to nearby schools than RTE-reserved-unaided schools to save transport costs and other overhead expenses.  The list stands out in the office in black and white. Food, rent, birthday celebrations, gas, laptops, printers, staff salaries—it costs a lot to finance the lives of 23 children at Vatsalyapuram Orphanage, Jayanagar. However, […]

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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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Third gender yet to be visible in voters list

Despite an estimated 80,000 transgenders in the state, only two percent of them have registered to vote for the upcoming BBMP elections in 2022. About a few months ago, Rakshitha, a transgender activist, visited the Election Commission office with the hope of walking out with a chance to vote. Even with all the eyes traveling […]

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5 Bangaldeshi arrested on rape charges in Bengaluru

While recreating the crime scene, two shot in the leg after they try to flee the scene.  Bengaluru: Two accused in the Bangalore rape case were shot in the leg after they allegedly  tried to escape the crime scene. Earlier today,  police had taken two of the accused for reconstruction of  the crime scene where […]

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Fishermen face a job crisis as Bangalore’s polluted lakes persists

Since 2002, about 15000 fishermen have lost their jobs and over 2500 fishermen are struggling to keep their families afloat due to lack of fish food because of the polluted water resources of the lakes in Bangalore. Bangalore: Over 31,000 fishermen sellers and thousands of residents and other traditional fish-based families on the lakes are […]

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Pandemic’s Inside edge: KSCA Stakeholders having to start from scratch again

No physical activity during the Pandemic has pulled the Players, Coaches, and other stakeholders of KSCA to Zero again, affecting their mental and financial status. Cricket across the globe has been disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cricket is an active sport that needs the maximum amount of physical activities, which was paused during the pandemic […]

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