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Tech comes to the aid of worried schools, parents

Bengaluru-based NorthStar uses Internet of Things platform to monitor school buses, facilitate disaster prevention & better emergency management

Earlier this year, the principal of a private school in Bengaluru was faced with a sticky situation when parents of a student turned up at her office and claimed that their daughter had been molested in the school bus. The female attendant who accompanied children in the bus tried to say this was not true but the parents refused to believe it, as their daughter was crying nonstop, complaining of stomach pain. The issue could have taken a really bitter shape, with sensitivity towards crime against children at an all-time-high in the city. However, the truth came to light thanks to a ...