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Jun 03 2016
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CELEBRATIONS IN BENGALURU
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What do you want to do this environment day? Planting a sapling? Attending a workshop? What can you do to make Bengaluru greener?
Jun 02 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE IN BANGALORE
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Parents believe fee is being hiked erratically by school managements with no scientific basis. With no relief from the government, they have now decided to fight it out in the court.
Jun 01 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
BBMP has no uniform policy for removal of hoardings. The terms and conditions are different each time, which is why the removal of illegal hoardings has become impossible. Here's the story on the enforcement mafia.
May 27 2016
BMTC LAUNCHES ITS
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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.
May 24 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
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?
May 19 2016
TCS WORLD 10K: WASTE MANAGEMENT
Akshatha M
After the Bengaluru Marathon and Pinkathon, it is time for TCS World 10K to go green. An in-depth look at how waste was managed at last week’s run.
May 13 2016
PROTEST AGAINST BBPAG
Akshatha M
The body that must plan the city is dysfunctional. But forming another body to run the city does not go well with citizen groups. What does this entail for the future of Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group?
May 12 2016
BANKGROUND ON VISION GROUPS FOR BENGALURU
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Bengaluru has seen many vision groups in the past. A brief history of such groups and task forces, in the background of Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group that was constituted recently.
May 03 2016
NGT ORDER ON SHRIRAM CHIRPING WOODS
Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal has allowed the developer to construct the residential project, after the developer modified the project plan by reducing the extent of construction.
Apr 25 2016
DEVELOPMENT IN ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE ZONES
Akshatha M
The BDA and Environmental Clearance Committees sanctioned this project on the wetlands between Kasavanahalli and Kaikondrahalli lakes. Expert studies say it will affect the lakes. With residents opposing, case is on in the National Green Tribunal.
Apr 23 2016
QUALITY OF VOTER ROLLS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
CEO Karnataka published the final electoral roll on January 11th. Surprisingly, over 2,000 voters have been disqualified from the list.
Apr 21 2016
A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A GARMENT WORKER
Akshatha M
Bengaluru saw a sudden eruption of protest by garment workers on Monday and Tuesday opposing the Central government’s new PF policy. One woman garment worker's story gives us a glimpse into their lives.
Apr 14 2016
BELLANDUR LAKE BATHYMETRIC STUDY
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Deep waters in the heart of Bellandur Lake tell the story of what is wrong with the lake and how it can be fixed. A pictorial journey into the centre of the lake.
Apr 14 2016
BELLANDUR LAKE BATHYMETRIC STUDY
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Minister George says there are no funds available for lake rejuvenation; while IISC scientist says the silt in the lake can be sold to make money. A look into how two teams are looking to save Bellandur lake!
Apr 12 2016
PRISONERS REHABILITATION
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Akshatha M
Rehabilitation is key for newly released prisoners, to avoid social stigma and financial problems. What are Karnataka's policies to support them?
Apr 12 2016
SEGREGATION AT SOURCE A FAILURE IN BBMP LIMITS
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Akshatha M
The BBMP is continuing to hunt for landfills and build systems for processing mixed waste, while there is a court order asking BBMP to minimise mixed waste and landfills. Is this a case fit for contempt of court?
Apr 11 2016
WASTE SEGREGATION UPDATES
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Akshatha M
BBMP has often said citizens not segregating waste will be fined. But is there a strict penalty policy and process? Coming up: Yet another garbage timebomb waiting to explode.
Apr 06 2016
FESTIVAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BY BBMP
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Akshatha M
A green Ugadi is what the BBMP is aiming to achieve this time. This is the first time the BBMP is trying to address the problem of organic waste produced during festivals systematically.
Apr 04 2016
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What is life like for those who get out of prison after serving life sentences? Akshatha M spoke to a dozen newly released convicts and shares a story rarely told.
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Mar 30 2016
PLASTIC VENDORS QUESTION PLASTIC BAN
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Akshatha M
The petition by plastic industry was dismissed on technical grounds, and plastic manufacturers can question the ban in National Green Tribunal.
Mar 29 2016
BBMP BUDGET 2016-17 PRESENTED
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Akshatha M
Tree planting, housing for backward groups, more money on infrastructure is all what BBMP budget puts forward. Never close to reality, this year the budget looks bloated to a very good extent.
Mar 24 2016
AKRAMA SAKRAMA SAGA IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
March 22nd was the last date for filing Akrama Sakrama applications. Only 37 applications were filed seeking regularisation of unauthorised buildings in BBMP limits in last one year, though 1500 forms were issued!
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Mar 01 2016
MAYOR MANJUNATH REDDY'S INTERVIEW - 2016
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Akshatha M
The BBMP wants to bring all properties under tax net, with road history and GIS mapping. BBMP Mayor Manjunath Reddy talks about his priorities in administration, and about the upcoming BBMP budget.
Feb 22 2016
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CABLES IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Streets of Bengaluru are decorated with the black cables that Cable TV operators, hang from trees, balconies and street light poles - crisscrossing everywhere, causing risk to walkers and vehicles. What is the government doing to solve the problem?
Feb 19 2016
BBMP BYLAWS FOR PETS IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
BBMP seems to think that dogs don’t need company when they are with humans. If your dog is caught by BBMP, pay Re 1/- to get it freed. Here’s a sneak peek into the new bylaws to regulate pet dogs, that are likely to be approved.