Pilot review of Rapid Road missed earlier

BBMP had asked IISc to preview the technology, but did not pay. By  Riya Roy Chowdhury The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said it did not receive the promised payment from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to review the ‘rapid road’ technology that was used on Old Madras Road. Associate professor at the Department of Civil […]

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Office spaces surpass pre-pandemic growth rate, absorb 40 million sq. ft.

Bengaluru, among all other Indian cities, has witnessed the fastest expansion of office spaces in 2022. By, Agnidev Bhattacharya India’s office market across seven of the country’s biggest cities: Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune, has hit a three-year high, recording a net absorption of 38.25 million sq. ft. in 2022, with […]

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Migrant workers unable to access state healthcare schemes.

Poor living and working conditions of migrant workers are often left without any social security net. By Vaishnavi Gopalraj Despite being entitled to free healthcare facilities for the informal sector under the Rastriya Bima Yojana, many migrant workers are unaware of how to avail the service of the health card schemes. Subhash, a migrant worker […]

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Bengaluru’s popular temples report meteoric rise in objectionable funds

With funds touching crores, temple authorities have allegedly failed to meet auditors’ demand for compliance for the past three years. Right to Information (RTI) sourced audit reports of some of Bengaluru’s Class-A temples reveal that the amount of funds declared objectionable by auditors have been on a rise for the past three to four years. […]

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Stuck in a loop of problems, MSMEs suffer

Liquidity crunch and lack of access to formal credit hamper the growth of MSMEs in Karnataka The smell of the fumes and whirring sound of machines can be constantly felt as one walks on the streets of Bengaluru’s industrial areas. Lines of buildings across the streets stand tall, housing, big machines, multiple metal bars, aluminium […]

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Biomedical waste: An unseen threat

Unregulated biomedical waste contributes to rising environmental hazards, say experts. Citizens demand biomedical waste management plants be relocated outside municipal borders. Gayatri finds herself in a state of confusion as she notices that the regulation of biomedical waste treatment is being violated at hospitals. “If we want to find out the real truth about biomedical […]

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Waste-to-Energy plant in Bangalore yet to start

A Waste-to-Energy plant that has been in the process of being established from a long time can help Bengaluru to shift to cleaner energy Chandana, the chief engineer for the upcoming Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant in Kannahalli looks around the dim meeting room of the Kannahalli Waste Management Plant, as she explains in technical terms her […]

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