Migrant Bengali Labourers Mistaken For Bangladeshis Denied Rights In Bangalore.

From uncertainty over jobs, food and shelter to being mistaken for a Bangladeshi, the Bengali migrants of Bangalore are being denied basic rights. Bangalore, February 1st, 2018: Salim (name changed), a migrant worker from Krishnanagar, West Bengal, was busy looking after the newly planted saplings in his yard as the sun shone overhead on an […]

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Rs.10 coins find no takers despite RBI announcement

Shopkeepers and public transport in the city remain are, declining to accept Rs.10 coin as legal tender. Bangalore, February 01, 2018: Flipping through the notes in his hand, Srinivasan R, a conductor in a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus, moves down the aisle giving tickets but refrains from collecting Rs.10 coins as he still thinks it […]

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Drone start ups demand flexible regulations

Digitization of permission will ease the permission process which otherwise involves a lot of paperwork Bangalore, February 1, 2018: Drone companies have demanded for digitalization in the permission process to fly drones and an increase in areas of drone flying practice in the country. Many Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) companies commonly known as drone companies […]

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Flex or no flex? That is the question

A state-wide High Court ban on flex manufacturing has not yet been implemented and the use of flex banners is going unchecked. Bangalore, February 6, 2018: With elections just around the corner, poll-bound parties are decking the town in flex banners despite a 2016 High Court ban. The High Court had ruled earlier that manufacturing […]

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Budget 2018: Jaitley’s final budget takes a rural turn

Agri, infra, health and education are front and center; FM Arun Jaitley breaks from tradition delivering parts of the budget in Hindi Bangalore, Feb 1, 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered the final full budget of the Modi administration on Thursday. Jaitley delivered a rural-focused budget increasing the minimum support price of all Kharif crops and […]

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Migratory birds skip Bangalore

According to the Bangalore Field Association, they see fewer Pelicans, fewer Northern Shovelers, and Fewer White Storks. Bangalore, February 1, 2018:  Various ornithologists have expressed their concern over the decline of 40 migratory bird species which is in turn harming the city’s ecosystem. “There are more than 100 bird species in the country that have […]

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PGs violating BBMP rule, do not have trade licenses

In 2015 BBMP shifted all the PG accommodations with more than 12 paying guests under the commercial buildings bracket. Bangalore, February 1, 2018:  Many paying guest facilities (PGs) in Vasanthnagar area in Bangalore do not have trade licenses and are also violating the rules set up by the BBMP to ensure safety of paying guests. […]

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BMTC wanted 150 e-buses, Centre clears only 40

Bangalore, February 01, 2018: BMTC’s plan to run 150 electric buses has received a setback because the Centre has cleared only 40. The corporation had planned to float a tender for 150 electric buses under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP), but the Centre […]

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