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07 Jul 2017

Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

Bengaluru News this Friday!

Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief after Namma metro workers withdrew their strike and normal metro services were restored.

The strike was called off after arrested KMRCL workers were released on bail. They were arrested on Thursday after theyhad a tussle with the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) personnel.

Hundreds were inconvenienced by the strike.

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Oracle establishes its first 'Digital Hub' in Bengaluru

Business

Oracle establishes its first 'Digital Hub' in Bengaluru

Cloud major Oracle established its first 'Digital Hub' in Bengaluru in order to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) access to the Cloud solutions and resources.

The facility is first of five 'Digital Hubs,' to be opened in Asia Pacific region. The hub is going to house Oracle's new digital sales team.

The hub will help SMBs leverage Oracle Cloud solutions to streamline operations.

Festivity

Tibetan community comes together to celebrate Dalai Lama's birthday

On Friday, the Tibetan Youth Hostel, Koramangala was at its brightest when 1,000 Tibetans came together to celebrate 82nd birthday of His Holiness the Great, Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan community performed the captivating Drogshey - native dance of Tibet's Nomet tribe.

"Dalai Lama represents the whole world for us. We cannot think of living our lives without his presence," said Pema Choedon, a student.

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Mango-picking fairs fetch record revenues this year

Agriculture

Mango-picking fairs fetch record revenues this year

The 'mango-picking' tourism of the Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL) was a huge success with the mango fairs fetching huge revenues for the growers.

The sale from fairs brought in Rs. 8.64 crore.

Mango exports this year stood at 6294.85 tonnes, bringing in Rs. 53.7 crore this year as opposed to Rs. 59 crore last year.

Environment

Karnataka lost 102 animals in 8 protected areas to poachers

Comptroller and Auditor General's report has revealed that Karnataka's eight protected forest areas have lost 102 animals, which include tigers, leopards and elephants, to poachers in the last five years.

The report also threw light on poor condition of the anti-poaching force and how untrained they are.

The report stated, "Responses from 119 temporary staff highlighted non-availability of drinking water, toilet facilities, medical insurance."

Karnataka: Special session to seek passage of hospitals bill

Health

Karnataka: Special session to seek passage of hospitals bill

Karnataka Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar said that a special session of the assembly may be convened to seek passage of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2017.

The bill, which will regulate private hospitals, was sent for review to a joint selection committee of the legislature.

The bill evoked strong opposition from private hospitals after it was discussed in the assembly.

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