City News
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.
Dec 09 2016
MAKE CITIES BETTER
News Desk
Dear Reader, Before you move on to the news section, ponder this: 2018 is going to see elections in Karnataka - precisely 18 months away from now. Do you have any idea what the 28 MLAs you have elected did in the Karnataka assembly the last 3.5...
Dec 09 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE - I
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Pradeep Kuttuva, Sharachchandra Lele , and Nakul Heble
Following BWSSB's 2016 regulation mandating all apartment complexes with more than 20 units to install their own STPs, a study finds many challenges before the ones already in place.
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Dec 05 2016
CITY IDOLS INITIATIVE
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Raghav C Madhukar
A 15-year-old student’s urge to know more about the people after whom the city's streets and parks are named has led to an important local history initiative. Ashoka Youth Venture Fellow Raghav Madhukar shares more about the project.
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Nov 23 2016
DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
No funds will be allocated for water supply plans in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2008, until BWSSB shows permanent water source. This means the city needs to work on a sustainable water source.
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Nov 15 2016
HIGH COURT PROCEEDINGS
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Mathew Prasad Idiculla
The Akrama Sakrama scheme has been challenged in the Karnataka High Court for violating the Right to Equality and Right to Life. We track some of the key arguments made in the Court in the last two weeks.
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Nov 08 2016
CITY AIR POLLUTION
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Ankit Bhargava
The ‘Breathe Bengaluru’ project, currently underway in BTM Layout, will track and disseminate emissions data from traffic, construction, waste burning and other location-specific sources.
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Nov 04 2016
BANGALORE'S FIERY MESS
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Akshatha M
Garbage continues to burn across Bengaluru, polluting the air, ground and water bodies. BBMP has not been able to help people who reached out with complaints. Result: the climate hazard, health hazard continues to dance in the city.
Nov 01 2016
RANDOM HACKS OF KINDNESS
Poornima Kannan
Can you use technology to solve garbage issues, disaster management, commercialisation in residential areas?
Oct 28 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
BBMP, instead of paying the revised salary to contract workers and regularising them, is thinking of self-help groups. Contract Pourakarmika Union is opposing this move.
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Oct 25 2016
STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Shree D N
It was a mix of lessons in social justice, equality, sustainability, citizen involvement in civic issues and politics of development in cities, not limited to Bengaluru, in addition to the culmination of the symbolic no-vote collection drive.
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Oct 05 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
October 2 nd  was Gandhi’s birth anniversary and a reminder of his vision of Clean India. Our Prime Minister Modi revived the dream two years back on this day by launching Swacch Bharat Mission. We at Bellandur ward were fortunate to...
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Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Yellappareddy
Whitefield Rising hosted an enlightening session on Sunday, September 26, with eminent environmentalist A.N. Yellappa Reddy, who connected the dots among environmental consciousness, waste management, sewage treatment, lake purification, biodiversity...
Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
With consumerism at its peak and humans wasting more than utilising, it’s time to relook, to reflect, to repair. Repair Café is based on the very idea of sustainable living, to promote the judicious use of natural and personal resources...
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Sep 29 2016
WATER WORKSHOP
News Desk
The event "Watershed Moment: Bengaluru's Water Problems & Solutions" will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on 1st October.
Sep 29 2016
BBMP MAYOR ELECTIONS
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Akshatha M
JD(S) corporator M Anand from Radhakrishna Temple ward was elected as the Deputy Mayor in the polls marked by controversy over the suspension of voting rights of Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and BJP's PC Mohan.
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