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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Textile Industry and Covid-19

Benguluru has a vast textile industry that has been affected adversely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Textile & garments industry in India is expected to reach $223 billion by 2021 from $140.4 billion in 2018, according to Invest India statistics. Manufacturers in the Textile Industry- Motherland Garments Private Ltd’s Managing Director A.J. Pandiam said that […]

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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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Green Manufacturing – A hit and miss in Peenya.

Synpack is a company that engages in a practice known as blown film extrusion which is used to manufacture polymer sheets. These polymer sheets are used to produce plastic films used by food packaging and pharmaceutical companies. At the empty plot adjacent to the Synpack factory, in Phase-II of Peenya Industrial Area, is a plastic […]

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Abandonment and Disposal: A struggle or choice

While industries across the nation find a way to deal with waste and products of ‘no commercial value’ to them, the dairy industry looks out to NGOs and organizations to take care of their non-productive living bi-products. Bangalore: Waking up before the sunrise, cleaning the udder, slowly pulling down the base of teat to squeeze […]

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Madrasa Students In Bengaluru Are Stuck With A Bleak Future

Without proper infrastructure or syllabus, madrasa students in Bangalore are caught in a trap. Bangalore: In the afternoon, the streets of Shivaji Nagar are brimming with activity. A few scrap dealers wipe their brows of the Bengaluru humidity, awaiting customers. The food shop at the front of the road prepares flatbreads for the upcoming lunch […]

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