BBMP to ‘Revamp’ All Bio-Methanation Plants in Next Six Months

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is planning to install 200 biomethanation plants, one in every ward. Experts say that awareness about segregation needs to reach more people, to make this step a success. By Shalu Chowrasia Shanti, who lives with her husband, Krishna, near a biomethanation plant in Jayanagar, has been out of work for more […]

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Inflating budget, yet no defence modernisation

By Pradnya Desai Despite India’s upward trajectory in defense spending over the past-decade, allocation for capital expenditure is in the doldrums. India achieved the Rs. 3 lakh crore-mark last year, making it the highest ever defense allocation, making it the third largest defense budget of the world. However, Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA) […]

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E-ticketing fails, BMTC services need mending

Despite the city’s attempts to make public transport smart by introducing Intelligent Transport system (ITS), passengers are issued paper tickets.  Savyata Mishra Anil Kumar boards the bus from Majestic bus station to Uttarahalli every day after work by paying Rs 22. A few months ago, he was being issued one electronically generated ticket of the […]

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From “Not in my backyard” to “Yes in my back yard”

National Green Tribunal urges for de-centralized management of waste as BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) drowns in city produced garbage. As BBMP runs out of places to dump waste and the waste disposal apocalypse looms large over the city, National Green Tribunal (NGT) singled out de-centralized waste management as the only plausible solution to the […]

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Increase in Unlicensed water bottles in Bangalore

Illegal water bottle manufacturing units without any proper licensing from FSSAI have increased in Bangalore, and have no specified plant for manufacturing bottles. Government has issued notice to 24 companies which are involved in illegal water bottle manufacturing. These water bottles look like the branded ones, however there is no guarantee of the water quality. […]

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Dowry harassment at its peak in Bengaluru

The city emerges as the hub of dowry-harassment in India, says a report by the National Crime Records Bureau. Bengaluru has gotten the unwanted distinction of being the metropolitan city with the most number of dowry-harassment cases. The data on crimes in 2018, released recently by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB),  shows that India’s […]

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Withdrawing cash from ATM still a hassle for visually impaired

Chetan B S, who is visually impaired, turns to friends, family or colleagues for withdrawing cash from ATMs. Sometimes he even avoids going to ATMs and goes to banks for the same.  “It’s really difficult for people like us to manage with the ATMs which are not talking ATM. Next issue is with the keypad […]

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Bengaluru logs lacklustre polling in second round of polling

Voters turnout at the end of polling today for the 16 Lok Sabha Elections in Karnataka stood at 67.67 percent till 6 p.m. according to the Election Commission. Four constituencies that went to polls in Bengaluru city recorded a voter turnout of 54.35 percent till the end of voting. Bengaluru’s four constituencies – North, South, […]

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