Akshatha M
Feb 18 2016
WATER TANKER REGULATIONS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M and Pavan Kulkarni
How many private water tankers are operating in Bengaluru? Where are they sourcing the water from? Our findings may shock you but BBMP remains in limbo.
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Feb 05 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2016
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Akshatha M
Though namma film fest ended smoothly, it was not without its own small share of controversies. Here's a review of the film festival that was.
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Feb 04 2016
HEBBAL BYPOLLS 2016
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Akshatha M
As many as 20 candidates are in the fray for the MLA election in Hebbal constituency. Check the details of the candidates and how you can vote.
Feb 03 2016
CITY GAS DISTRIBUTION PROJECT IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Piped gas supply is expected to reduce cost, and is safer than LPG. When will it be available for homes, hotels and vehicles? An in depth look at GAIL's plans for Bengaluru.
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Feb 01 2016
PROPERTY TAX HIKE IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
The city needs money to run its affairs. Money raised by means of property tax in Bengaluru was way below the actual potential, but now the BBMP is mulling a hike in it, without doing property verification.
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Jan 22 2016
CYCLE LANES FOR HSR LAYOUT
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Akshatha M
HSR Layout will be getting cycle lanes. Will it be successful? What are the lessons gained from earlier experiences?
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Jan 20 2016
GAIL PIPELINE IN HSR LAYOUT
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Akshatha M
GAIL has been laying pipelines in HSR layout. Residents allege that the work started much before the BBMP approval. Read more for full story.
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Jan 12 2016
HELMETS MADE COMPULSORY FOR ALL
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Akshatha M
Helmet for pillion riders are a must - again! Starting January 12th, you need it if you want to travel in a two-wheeler in Bengaluru. Some frequently asked questions on the new rule.
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Jan 06 2016
SWACHH BHARAT SURVEY
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Akshatha M
Swachh Bharat survey is on in Bengaluru. You can participate by calling the toll-free number 1800 267 2777. Read more to know why this survey is being conducted.
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Jan 04 2016
CREMATORIUM FOR ANIMALS
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Akshatha M
When pets or stray animals die, we normally wait for BBMP to come and take the bodies away. However there are alternatives - find out about Bengaluru's facilities to cremate or bury dead animals.
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Dec 24 2015
NATIONAL POPULATION REGISTER ENROLMENT DRIVE IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Verification of census-2011 data for National Population Register has begun in Bengaluru. This means you will have to provide the documents asked by enumerators. You will get your national identity card once the process is complete.
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Dec 22 2015
INTERVIEW WITH BMTC MD EKROOP CAUR
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru's own public transport system, BMTC has plans to launch many progressive steps to ensure commuter safety and user-friendliness. BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur explains the plans in an interview.
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Dec 18 2015
HC ADDRESSES GARBAGE PROBLEM IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M and Shree D N
Bengaluru will be the first Indian city to manage waste scientifically, by enforcing three-way segregation. The cities suffering from air pollution can take a cue from Bengaluru now.
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Dec 16 2015
HANDLING EMERGENCIES IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Chennai floods taught a lesson or two regarding better coordination among agencies. What is the system in Bangalore? Which departments are supposed to handle emergency situations?
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Dec 15 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
There are many cities in India that banned plastic in theory. How far did the the practical implementation go? What does Bengaluru have to learn from them?
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Dec 11 2015
FATAL ACCIDENTS ON NICE ROAD
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Pavan Kulkarni and Akshatha M
There are major accidents on NICE Road, but there are no speed limits. Why? When the police try to regulate traffic there, how does the company managing the road react?
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Dec 10 2015
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL- 2015: A SNEAK PEEK
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Akshatha M
Bangalore Literature Festival ended up sparking a debate on intolerance this time, even before it started. How did the debates go finally? A sneak peek - nothing 'intolerable' about it!
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Dec 07 2015
BBMP PROMOTES WASTE SEGREGATION
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Akshatha M
Does your locality have too many garbage dumps off late? If yes, it's time for you to understand why it is so, and do the right thing to solve the problem, rather than blaming the system and politicians.
Dec 04 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN KARNATAKA
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Akshatha M
Will there be jobs created by plastic ban in Bengaluru? What is the current demand for jute and cloth bags, and is it likely to go up? What does the government feel about implementation of the ban?
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Dec 01 2015
BBMP'S CONTRACTOR PAYMENT SAGA
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Akshatha M
BBMP commissioner defends the decision, says only 20 crores were released. BBMP is yet to pay 3000 crore pending bills.
Nov 26 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU - PART II
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Akshatha M
There are no takers for low grade plastic, which is why the government has decided to ban it. There are ways to reuse the plastic waste, but they have not been found viable so far.
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Nov 19 2015
WEATHER FORECAST FOR BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
This November, the rain in Bengaluru broke all records. The wettest in over hundred years, you gotta wait a few more days to see the sun shine!
Nov 19 2015
PLASTIC BAN IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Both plastic producers and recyclers in Jolly Mohalla, Nayandahalli and Peenya will be affected badly if the plastic ban is implemented in letter and spirit. What will happen to the livelihoods of the workers in such industries?
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Nov 06 2015
EFFECTS OF POWER CRISIS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Power crisis in the state has forced BESCOM to declare power holidays for industrial areas. While industries lying in industrial areas seem to be functioning well, this seems to be a death stroke for the small and medium industries that operate out of non-industrial, residential areas.
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Nov 04 2015
NO SAFETY AT COACHING CENTRES
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Akshatha M
Parents sending their children to tuition and coaching centres seem unaware of laws governing the institutes. Only 28 are registered while hundreds continue flouting rules merrily. Why is this a problem?
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