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Know all about BMTC's intelligent transport system
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After a long delay, the BMTC has finally launched the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to help the commuters. Here is all you should know about the ITS.

1 Akshatha M, May 27 2016
Let’s send some rainwater to our lakes in Bengaluru
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It’s that time of the year when the city will receive rains. Roads will flood while lakes will remain parched. Can we catch the rain and send it to lakes?

Srinivas Alavilli, May 27 2016
Bengaluru's climate change history and lessons to learn
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Bangalore is hot, dry, dusty. We're heating it up more, with all the gadgets and appliances we use. It's local heating—not global warming. This is the story of climate change in Bengaluru!

2 Rajesh S, May 27 2016
Non-occupancy charge for the flat you rent out could be illegal!
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Forced to put extra non-occupancy charge on your tenant, hiking the rent of your flat? The collection of the charge itself may not have any legal backing! Read more.

1 Raj Kumar, May 26 2016
Ad hoardings worth crores get no revenues for BBMP
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They are everywhere: On buildings, storm water drains, skywalks and parks. But no one knows the numbers, and no one knows how to stop them from coming up, or make money out of them. What’s going on behind the scenes?

1 Akshatha M, May 24 2016
Going to work by Bengaluru Metro: the pleasure and the pitfalls!
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It's been three weeks since Metro East-West corridor has been functional. And it's already a success story of public transport, with over a lakh footfalls a day. What can improve the system? Here's what a commuter feels.

6 Vaidya R, May 23 2016
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Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.

2 Rejeet Mathews and V Ravichandar, May 28 2016
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Participate in the Nandi Hillathon to raise funds for your neighbourhood
Looking to raise funds to support a specific cause in your neighbourhood? You can do so by participating in the Nandi Hillathon and help restore Nandi Hills too!
Reena Pillai, May 27 2016
KillBill campaign sweeps Nandini layout clean
Residents from Nandini Layout worked with the BBMP to remove illegal hoardings and posters in the area. The KillBill campaign, as it's being called, will be carried out monthly going forward.
Sharath SR, May 25 2016
18 bonded labourers rescued from Anekal brick kiln
18 people from Odisha, including three infants, were rescued from a brick kiln in Anekal. The rescued families were working as bonded labourers at the kiln.
Ignatius Joseph, May 16 2016
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Governance
Small_list_mpcjurisdiction Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.
Rejeet Mathews and V Ravichandar, May 28 2016
Water, Roads and Power
Small_list_bmtc_its_3 After a long delay, the BMTC has finally launched the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to help the commuters. Here is all you should know about the ITS.
Akshatha M, May 27 2016
Environment
Small_list_tree_stump_calake Bangalore is hot, dry, dusty. We're heating it up more, with all the gadgets and appliances we use. It's local heating—not global warming. This is the story of climate change in Bengaluru!
Rajesh S, May 27 2016
Children & Schooling
Small_list_dr_pratap_bhanu_mehta_giving_a_guest_lecture_to_takshashila_students_in_goa. With its new post-graduate course for working professionals, Takshashila Institution hopes that more individuals choose public policy as a career option.
Pavan Srinath, May 05 2016
People & Interviews
Small_list_the_victims_rescued_from_the_brick_kiln_in_anekal 18 people from Odisha, including three infants, were rescued from a brick kiln in Anekal. The rescued families were working as bonded labourers at the kiln.
Ignatius Joseph, May 16 2016
Heritage
Small_list_intach_heritage_awards_bishop_cotton INTACH announces the winners of the 2nd edition of the Heritage Awards, set up to bring attention and recognition to buildings of heritage value in Bengaluru.
Meera Iyer, Apr 18 2016
Art and Leisure
Small_list_swacha_graha_find_a_friend Been hearing about the Swacha Graha challenge, but not sure where to begin? A member of the team shares answers to some commonly asked questions.
Business & Economy
Small_list_street_vendors_protest_in_front_of_the_bbmp_office Allocation of 1% of funds from BBMP budget, temporary grievance redressal cell, free public amenities in markets - these are some of the streets vendors demands to the BBMP.
Lekha Adavi, Mar 14 2016

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Let’s send some rainwater to our lakes in Bengaluru
It’s that time of the year when the city will receive rains. Roads will flood while lakes will remain parched. Can we catch the rain and send it to lakes?
Srinivas Alavilli, May 27 2016
Going to work by Bengaluru Metro: the pleasure and the pitfalls!
It's been three weeks since Metro East-West corridor has been functional. And it's already a success story of public transport, with over a lakh footfalls a day. What can improve the system? Here's what a commuter feels.
Vaidya R, May 23 2016
The big Bengaluru bubble: wake up before it bursts!
Housing crisis in the US has a lesson Bengaluru needs to learn. Uncontrolled development that doesn't match the income of the citizenry is taking a toll on ecology too.
Sudha Narasimhachar, May 11 2016

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