Government schools in Savanur lack basic facilities.

Sports equipment remains amiss in various schools. By Hamsaveni N Government schools in Savanur have poor infrastructure, insufficient classrooms, inadequate teaching staff, and shortage of sports equipment. A few schools lack playgrounds and computer education for students.   C.N. Hadpada, headmaster of the Government Higher Primary School, Allipura, said, “Although the school has 285 students […]

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Bangalore to be fastest growing Asia Pacific city of 2023

Software engineers and Information Technology firms believe that despite the impending global economic slowdown of 2023, Bangalore’s new demand for Artificial Intelligence will keep the sector growing. By Agnidev Bhattacharya A regional economic outlook report released by Oxford Economics says that Bangalore will have the fastest growing economy among Asia-Pacific cities in 2023,owing to its […]

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New shine in the jewellery industry

 Consumers now prefer lab-grown diamonds as they are affordable. Made in 30 days in a chamber, the latest invention in the jewellery industry — lab-grown diamonds. Diamond merchants are looking to expand their business by selling lab-grown diamonds. Ranjith C, manager at Bhima Jewellers, Malleshwaram said, “Lab-grown diamonds are much cheaper than natural diamonds which […]

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Reduction in production; MSMEs face shortage of staff

Due to lack of laborers in the MSMEs in Peenya industrial area, owners face difficulty in finishing their orders and delivering the products on time. According to the former President of the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI),there is a shortage of 1.50 – 2 lakh workers in Micro Small and Medium […]

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Health threats due to untreated medical waste

The untreated bio-medical waste is posing as a health hazard in the hospitals of Bengaluru. Bengaluru is observing an increase in the viral infections caused by improper treatment of bio-medical waste in the hospitals since last three months. A nurse at the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru said, “We can see the medical waste lying outside […]

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Pilot review of Rapid Road missed earlier

BBMP had asked IISc to preview the technology, but did not pay. By  Riya Roy Chowdhury The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said it did not receive the promised payment from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to review the ‘rapid road’ technology that was used on Old Madras Road. Associate professor at the Department of Civil […]

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Reeling under losses, farmers demand fixed prices at APMCs

Say contractors stall payment for months. By, Yukta Mudgal Farmers in Karnataka incur heavy losses as their produce is not bought for fixed prices at Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs). Farmers complain there is no fixed price in the APMCs due to which contractors buy their produce at lower rates, leaving them at a loss. […]

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Office spaces surpass pre-pandemic growth rate, absorb 40 million sq. ft.

Bengaluru, among all other Indian cities, has witnessed the fastest expansion of office spaces in 2022. By, Agnidev Bhattacharya India’s office market across seven of the country’s biggest cities: Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune, has hit a three-year high, recording a net absorption of 38.25 million sq. ft. in 2022, with […]

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Right wing activists detained in Bengaluru over Azaan row

Hanuman chalisa was being played on loudspeakers to counter Azaan Bengaluru police has detained right wing activists who played hanuman chalisa at 5 a.m. in the morning. This comes after Sri Ram Sene Chief, Pramod Muthalik called to play devotional hymns to counter Azaan, an Islamic call for prayer. Kumar Mahadevaih, a police sub inspector […]

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