Farmer leader Chandrasekhar joins AAP in Bengaluru

The Aam Aadmi Party is planning to contest in all 224 seats in Karnataka. Bengaluru: A faction of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) led by Kodahalli Chandrasekhar joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday at the National College Grounds in Basavangudi. As Karnataka heads […]

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Government’s promise of Braille books yet to see the light of the day

Many schools in Bengaluru unaware about the scheme. Bharathi Kokade, 15, a blind student studying at Sri Rakum school, Indiranagar, still learns from old Braille textbooks provided by her school. At the Divine Light School for the Blind, one Braille book is shared among five students. The promised Braille books and digital book banks never […]

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Christians in Karnataka apprehensive, attacks on rise

The increasing attacks on Christians in Karnataka, has led to Christians being guarded with their actions.  Bengaluru, March 3, 2022 Karnataka has recorded 39 incidents of hate crimes from January to November 2021, suggest a report. Due to this, Christians are growing to be apprehensive about the attacks, and term these attacks to be baseless. […]

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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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More work and low pay: special educators face uncertain future

Special educators in schools employed under contracts are overburdened with work due to delay in recruitment of trained teachers. Fewer special educators are willing to teach in mainstream schools because the contracts they are issued are not attractive enough. This has reduced the opportunities for inclusivity in these schools. The number of special educators in […]

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