A contractor emboldened by lax attitude of BBMP abused and harassed 37 women pourakarmikas. Poura Karmikas will protest against this in Bengaluru, asking to remove the contract system and justice for abused women.
What impact does price rise have on food consumption patterns? What is the difference between rich and poor when it comes to consumption? A study by researchers at Indian Institute of Human Settlements tries to analyse this.
Count-down tickers and CCTV cameras will be used for monitoring Indira canteens, but BBMP Health Department officials will still have a major role in the daily functioning of Indira canteens. Here is how the system will work.
June 16, 2011, was a landmark day for domestic workers the world over. The Convention C 189 was passed, giving domestic workers the world over increased hope of legislative and social justice. Eighteen countries have
Several groups in Bangalore – Domestic Workers Unions, Transgender Rights groups, Street Vendor Unions, Garment Workers Unions, Slum Residents Rights groups etc demand that the working class, the poor are included in BBMP ward committees.
Why did the garment workers protest in April 2016, against new provident fund rules? How was the protest handled by the state, and what did the protesters who were arrested undergo? PUCL published a fact-finding report.
The demand for quality education at low cost remains unmet in Bengaluru, while those who manage to get RTE seats for children face situations that are against the spirit of the Act. First part of the series on Right to Education act and ground realities in Bengaluru.
For many urban citizens, the inconvenience due to the demonetisation move is a small price to pay for the greater common good, but how is it affecting the daily life of the really common man on the street?
Government officials say there are easy, streamlined procedures for the poor to avail special schemes meant for them, but the experience on the ground in Bengaluru suggests otherwise. Where are the gaps and can they be plugged?