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Aug 20 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Folks at Whitefield Rising have gone super-creative, by choosing artistic means to express their worries and describe the problems. A rap song released on SoundCloud asks God Mahadeva (Shiva) why the state of affairs in his 'Pura' are in such a ...
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Aug 19 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Meet the JDS and BJP candidates on Wedensday, August 19th.  Venue: Gopalan Atlantis. Click  here  for the map. Time 7 pm - JDS 9 pm - BJP To know who the candidates are for the various wards in Mahadevapura...
Aug 07 2015
SOLUTIONS TO TRAFFIC PROBLEMS
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Satheesh
Here's an open letter to Bengaluru City Traffic Police, on reducing the traffic problems on Outer Ring Road. Additional Commissioner of Police - Traffic, M A Saleem had asked for citizens' suggestions on the issue.
Aug 04 2015
NALLURAHALLI RISING WORKS ON SLUM CHILDREN
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Akshatha M
Whitefield residents spotted children playing near a slum, right next to an unused school. Their efforts could soon help the children get education.
Jun 30 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
A night on the street What is the power of the common man? A collaborative and inspiring set of people helped fix the potholed road that had been dug up for 6 months. Till then, local residents and daily commuters were facing severe issues due...
Apr 30 2015
POLLUTED LAKES OF BENGALURU
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
Watch your water source, if you live in East Bengaluru. For, the lather coming out from the Varthur and Bellandur lakes is just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Groundwater pollution is yet another impact which is like a slow poison.
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Feb 18 2015
9TH EDITION OF THE GREEN BAZAAR
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News Desk
Join the Whitefield community as they celebrate green living on February 22nd. With workshops, walks, children’s activities, sale of eco-friendly products and more, there’s something in store for everybody.
Feb 06 2015
MAKING USE OF EXISTING INFRA IN WHITEFIELD
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Syed Awase Khirni, a GIS expert, points out seven areas where simple measures can ease the traffic around Whitefield area.
Dec 03 2014
WHITEFIELD RISING NEWS LETTER
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Whitefield Rising
WR Open House. Come see what this is all about! A year and a half of existence. Over 40 projects initiated. 4500 Facebook members. Over 100 active doers. Increasing visibility for Whitefield. Good engagement with Government. Brookefield...
Nov 25 2014
SOLVING BANGALORE’S TRAFFIC WOES
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News Desk
Whitefield route plans have changed. You might also have been affected positively or adversely. Give feedback!
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Aug 26 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART II
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T R Raghunandan
While Khata is important for a property, it does not guarantee the title for the property in the BBMP limits. Strange isn't it? But that's how the things are!
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Aug 21 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Graphite India, present in Whitefield, processes graphite daily in huge quantities which releases a large amount of fine graphite soot into the atmosphere. This is fine enough for it to not be very visible, yet is breathed by, not just the Graphite...
Aug 20 2014
KHATA ISSUES IN WHITEFIELD DECODED - PART I
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T R Raghunandan
If you are a resident of Whitefield or the one who is aspiring to buy a property in Whitefield, this might matter to you: What causes confusion in Khata documents related to Whitefield's properties?
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Jul 30 2014
NO ACTION ON SCHOOL AUTHORITIES
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Nikita Malusare
One of the newly arrested persons was picked up by police earlier too, when he went to prison to give food to Mustafa, say sources. He was released, and re-arrested on Monday.
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Jul 23 2014
POSCO IN ACTION
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Nikita Malusare
Finally the police have arrested the chairman of Vibgyor school, as the school did not report the offence to police, and tried to destroy the evidence after the rape on a child. This is also an indication of what schools in Bangalore and other areas should do in case of such incidents.
Jul 21 2014
FIRST ARREST IN VIBGYOR CASE
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Nikita Malusare
The person arrested was well-known to most parents who sent their kids for skating classes. Police have hinted of more arrests once they complete investigations.
Jul 19 2014
STEPS TO ENSURE STUDENTS' SAFETY
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News Desk
What can be the parents' demands to schools do ensure safety of children? Here are some lessons drawn from Vibgyor school incident.
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Jul 19 2014
RIGHT OR WRONG?
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Nikita Malusare and Shree D N
While the government's move sent an alarm to all schools who don't follow rules, the fate of around 4,000 students would hang in balance if the Bengaluru school's license is revoked.
Jul 18 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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This write up was originally posted by Nitya Ramakrishnan on Whitefield Rising website, and has been re-posted here with permission. This article in   Times of India  outlines what happenned. 16 individuals/groups are involved. And...
Jul 18 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Facts as outlined by Police on Vibgyor High school case: "Alleged act on July 2nd. Complaint received on 14th. Full co-operation by School during investigation. Two people in custody as of 16th. Investigation at 80% completion and they are...
Jul 18 2014
RE-OPENING THE CAN OF WORMS?
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Shree D N
Petitioners found out that many contractors had no PAN and Service Tax numbers. The Court opined that the corporators who did not want to solve public problems should be voted out.
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Jul 17 2014
ARE KIDS SAFE IN SCHOOLS?
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Nikita Malusare and Satarupa Bhattacharya
Who will the police pin the blame on in this case, as the employee is not on the rolls of the school? The names are not out, no arrests made. This is in stark contrast to the Frazer Town case.
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Jun 30 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Let me not write a sentence more than this one, over the daily traffic jam at Kundalahalli Gate, near Whitefiel - Bengaluru: If you are reading this, you know it’s bad.    The good news is that the BBMP is about to launch an...
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Mar 19 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Receiving the certificate We were reflecting back on the year gone by and our first anniversary. And we were amazed to receive this news. Whitefield Rising was one of the finalists for the Namma Bengaluru Awards in the Citizen...
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Dec 25 2013
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Bangalore is supposedly a bin-free city. An unofficial garbage dump, across Jagriti Theatre in Whitefield, with a slum behind and shops in the neighbourhood. A wine shop next door. At night, the lighting for the spot was non-existent making the place...
Dec 25 2013
Blog: Whitefield Rising
God knows Whitefield needs help. Therefore it may have been a wise move to have the next spot fix outside the historic Memorial Church. Dell brought an enthusiastic team out while Brigade sponsored the civil work. BESCOM ensured folks were safe and...
 
 

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