Bengaluru silk reelers alien to new technology

Not aware of Silk Samagra Scheme, they say The Silk Samagra Scheme implemented by the Central Silk Board (CSB), which focuses on improving the quality and productivity of domestic silk hasn’t benefited the silk reelers of Bengaluru. Subhash Nayak, director of post-cocoon production at the Central Silk Board on the occasion of National Technology Day, […]

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Sexual abuse of boys remains unacknowledged, unaddressed

Society thinks only girls are victims of abuse Rakesh Sharma (name changed), now 49, was 18 years old when he was first sexually abused. Rakesh forgot to take his quilt on a train journey to Ludhiana with his brother. An old man, in an army uniform, offered Rakesh his quilt as he was feeling cold. Rakesh […]

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It’s important to monitor kids’ use of Internet, say experts

They face risk of exposure to explicit content Shruti Sharma, a Bengaluru resident, remembers with horror how her neighbour’s child, once clicked on a suspicious link while operating his mother’s laptop. Following this, the computer was hacked. Explicit photos of the parents were released online, putting them in an embarrassing situation. “This wouldn’t have happened […]

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K’taka pupils hold mixed opinion on test for central universities

Many say UGC mandate will bring relief Tension is written on the faces of students sitting in front of computer screens with MCQs. The pressure of scoring good grades is clearly visible as they look at the clock at regular intervals. Their parents stand outside, waiting for them to narrate how it went. Such is […]

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BJP got mutts’ blessings, now takes bribes from them: Congress

KPCC general secretary S. Manohar on April 25 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of corruption and asked him to disclose the amount of bribe collected in the 30 per cent and 40 per cent scams under the BJP government. Participating in a protest against BJP at Congress Bhavan, he said: “The same government that got […]

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Students find entrance exams a tough nut to crack

Tough tests are diminishing their hopes, say students Shristi Sharma, 21, a student, has given CAT twice, but wasn’t able to score the required percentile to clear the exam. She feels demotivated as all her friends are now pursuing their masters, whereas she’s still trying to crack the exam to secure admission to a reputed […]

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