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Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Apr 05 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-II
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood talks about drug peddling in the city, safety initiatives and revealing the identity of the accused.
Apr 04 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-I
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Akshatha M
Police Commissioner of Bengaluru Praveen Sood talks about empowering citizens, drunken drives, good samaritan initiative and other subjects he is dealing with.
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Mar 24 2017
Blog: Open City
Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
Mar 21 2017
SOLUTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC
Sambhav Chopra
It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Mar 21 2017
OUTER RING ROAD CHRONICLES
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Vaidya R
There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?
Mar 17 2017
BUDGET 2017-18 REACTIONS
News Desk
A compilation of reactions on Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 received via press notes.
Mar 15 2017
BUDGET 2017-18
News Desk
Full text of Karnataka state budget 2017-18.
Mar 15 2017
BBMP WARD OFFICE MAPPING
News Desk
Locating ward offices is the first step to solving any problem. Help fellow citizens locate ward offices easily!
Mar 14 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike and Citizens for Bengaluru met the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, demanding Bus Bhagya in the upcoming State Budget. He listened to our demands on 'Halve the Fares and Double the Fleet' and has agreed...
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 08 2017
COMPOSTING POLICY IN KARNATAKA
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Shivani Shah
Composting policy revealed by Agriculture Minister is going to do a lot of good to the city's garbage scene, says Shivani Shah.
Mar 07 2017
INTERVIEW WITH BBMP MAYOR PADMAVATHI
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Akshatha M
BBMP will collect extra property tax due to improved IT-assisted property mapping, says Mayor Padmavathi, in an interview, explaining how BBMP is trying to implement many news schemes and programmes.
Mar 06 2017
DEMAND FOR MORE BUSES
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News Desk
Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!
Mar 06 2017
Blog: Open City
Last October , we spoke about several instances of individual and community initiatives towards solving water problems of the city. Sewage water treatment and rainwater harvesting are tools households and communities can use for decreasing their...
Mar 03 2017
BBMP CONTRACT WORKERS UNION
News Desk
BBMP contract workers say the contract system is designed to be discriminatory and exploitative, and must be abolished.
Mar 03 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike has launched a joint campaign with Citizens for Bengaluru called the 'Bus Bhagya Beku' campaign, that demands the State Government to provide financial support to BMTC to 'Halve the Fares, and Double the Fleet...
Feb 28 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara (BBPV) have initiated a public campaign - #BusBhagyaBeku - seeking ‘Half the Fares and Double the Fleet’. CfB and BBPV met with various organisations and conducted commuter...
Feb 25 2017
Blog: Open City
A quick glance at the BBMP budgets of the recent past show over-estimated revenues - check them out and learn how keep track of city budgets using our Open City platform. BBMP has just set up an online budget feedback form , but before you communicate...
Feb 22 2017
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
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Pic: Praful Residents of Bengaluru might have noticed in the media, that recently the BBMP has commenced issuing notices to many commercial/non-residential establishments in residential areas to shut shop. Whilst this may come across to many...
Feb 22 2017
S R Tejas
Why did BBMP issue notices to commercial establishments? How is it related to master plan? Many such queries answered.
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.
Feb 02 2017
PEOPLE REACT TO BDA'S MASTER PLAN
Leo Saldanha
An informal citizen meeting explored the possibilities of a proactive engagement with planning/governance of Bengaluru, in view of preparation of revised master plan for the city.
Feb 02 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
Listen to women from Ambedker Colony, Ullal Upanagar (A suburb in south west Bengaluru) talk about the problems associated with their Ration cards.
 
 

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