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May 06 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
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News Desk
Bengaluru may not rank among the cleanest cities of India, but it has the most comprehensive grassroot-level plan for waste collection, which is awaiting implementation. The data for this is public now.
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Mar 27 2017
Blog: The BPAC blog
Rotary Bangalore Palmville in association with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) today organized an award ceremony to give away My Place of Pride Awards 2017. My Place of Pride  is an initiative to recognize eco-friendly communities...
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Mar 20 2017
BENGALURU BLUEPRINT PLAN
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Pierre Chahine
Problems faced in Manchester and Bradford are similar to that of Bengaluru, the difference is in the scale? What can the city learn from the planning process in these two England cities?
Mar 10 2017
BBMP GUTTIGE POWRAKARMIKARA SANGHA PROTESTS
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Vinay Sreenivasa
More than 1000 contract Powrakarmikas protested at BBMP head office on Womens' Day. BBMP finally agreed to weekly off , direct payment of wages from BBMP for workers, and assured that arrears and revised wages will reach workers within a month.
Mar 09 2017
BENGALURU DOMESTIC WORKERS' CAMPAIGN
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Clad in red, these women stood upto their rights, of not being abused or harassed.
Feb 24 2017
UGLY INDIAN SPOTFIX IN BENGALURU
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The Ugly Indian
250 Metro viaducts will be painted like the pillars in Hampi, and Metro boulevards will be adorned with replicas of stone monuments, in Bengaluru.
Feb 24 2017
Blog: The BPAC blog
B.PAC submitted its strong objections to BESCOM proposal for increase of electricity tariff for FY-18. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Vice President, B.PAC made the submissions before the commission today during the public hearing conducted by KERC. Following...
Feb 21 2017
Blog: Whitefield Rising
More than 200 residents living in BBMP's Mahadevapura Zone walked peacefully on Borewell Road in Whitefield recently, demanding restoration of the road and civic amenities. Young and old, women and men, joined hands to cover the 1.5 km stretch...
Feb 21 2017
POLICY IN ACTION PROGRAMME
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Anjini Bist
A recently launched experiential public policy programme offers 60 Bengaluru participants a chance to work on live projects for seven members of parliament.
Feb 10 2017
BENGALURU REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Executive Trustee of CIVIC Kathyayini Chamaraj points out why the planning process being followed for the city goes grossly against the 74th Constitutional Amendment and what needs to be corrected for the exercise to have an impact.
Jan 24 2017
NERALU TREE FESTIVAL
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Poornima Kannan
The tree festival will have much to offer for children and schools. Schools can participate in the festival by registering with Neralu.
Jan 24 2017
GROOMING BUSINESS-WOMEN
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Over 1700 women across India participated in Stage 1 of programme which was a 5-week online course to identify an idea and initiate a venture; two mentor panels assessed around 300 submissions selecting the top 50 for Stage 2.
Jan 19 2017
BDA'S CONSULTATION ON REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031
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Akshatha M
Lack of social infrastructure, transport, not considering the non-adherence to old master plan and many other issues came to fore during BDA's consultation for master plan.
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Jan 12 2017
WEBSITE TO TRACK STORMWATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
Chandrika J. Chandwani
Bangalureans need to have the survey number, village, hobli and taluk as found in the registration document to be able to use this portal
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Jan 11 2017
BBMP'S NEW SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT
News Desk
Bellandur, with its 100+ garbage dumps, had gained a special place in our garbage map. Now BBMP reduces door-to-door collection autos and increases street sweepers for the ward. Will it really help?
Jan 04 2017
Blog: Like a Lake
On 8th January 2017, various events will be hosted at Kaikondrahalli Lake during its annual ‘Kere Habba’. The habba, which is in its third year, aims to be bigger, better and more impactful in raising awareness...
Jan 04 2017
BELLANDUR AND VARTHUR LAKES
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Nikhil R Reddy
We know that Bellandur and Varthur lakes are in bad shape. But just how bad? Check these shocking pictures.
Jan 03 2017
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
The BBMP's inaction against Orion Mall and two other high profile encroachers has attracted a contempt notice from the High Court. Will the state finally have to take a call on the issue?
Dec 26 2016
START UP PROBLEMS
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru has been ranked as the second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, but owners of new innovative businesses in the city find the journey far from smooth.
Dec 23 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE – II
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Nakul Heble, Sharachchandra Lele , and Pradeep Kuttuva
Recent BWSSB regulation requiring even existing apartments in core sewered areas of Bengaluru to compulsorily install STPs reeks of impracticality and an unfair targeting of apartment dwellers.
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Dec 22 2016
GITA FOR CHILDREN WORKSHOP
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Nitya Deep
Roopa Pai explained how Bhagawad Gita was a maths puzzle book and a self-help book, and how one can leverage the wisdom of the Gita to win over the Kauravas in one's own mind.
Dec 19 2016
CAMPAIGN FOR SUBURBAN TRAINS IN BENGALURU
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Arunava Bannerjee
Citizens of Bengaluru team boarded trains to spread awareness on commuter trains in Bengaluru.
Dec 16 2016
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru, the collective that led the #SteelFlyoverBeda requests all Bengalureans to join the rail yatra from Cantonment to Whitefield on Saturday at 9AM to create awareness about local trains and demand Government to prioritise the...
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Dec 14 2016
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
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News Desk
Ramachandra Guha to Chetan Bhagat to Sanjeev Kapoor, many eminent speakers will participate in the literature festival. Children have a separate section with curated programmes exclusively for them.
 
 

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