Bosky Khanna
Dec 02 2013
INTERVIEW
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Mayor B S Satyanarayana says his aim is to reduce the garbage in the city by end of his term.
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Nov 29 2013
LONG WAY TO GO
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Here’s one reason why: BBMP doesn’t pay the contractors; and they don’t want to do a good job!
Nov 14 2013
LEGALISING THE ILLEGAL
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The Akrama-Sakrama bill has been thought of for a long time now. It even has got a nod from the governor, but implementation is still taking a long time. What is the confusion? Here's a peek.
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Nov 13 2013
THEATRES V/S MULTIPLEXES
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Theatres are making way for multiplexes. Changing nature of the crowd, geographic location, type of movies, facilities offered, ambiance, technological innovations - everything plays a role in the way film industry works.
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Nov 12 2013
AFFLUENT ON AADHAAR CARD
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Most people in Bengaluru for whom spending an extra Rs 4,500 per year is not at all problem, still want Aadhaar card for the LPG subsidy it can provide. There are no rules after all, in India, that stop the rich from claiming LPG subsidies.
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Oct 29 2013
CEO INTERVIEW
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Election Commission plans to rope in student coordinators to enroll more and more students. Efforts are on to rope in E-Governance Department for issuing forms at all Bangalore One centres.
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Oct 21 2013
GOVT YET TO WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER
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The state Police Complaint Authority has been formed in September, after three years of stoic silence on the issue by the government. However, it has no staff, not all members are appointed and it hasn't started investigating cases.
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Oct 21 2013
'AADHAAR TOTALLY VOLUNTARY'
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Justice Puttaswamy, who filed the PIL against UIDAI in Supreme Court, says that Aadhaar card needs to be converted in to a Citizenship Card like in the USA, to keep a check on illegal migrants.
Oct 18 2013
NON-CONVENTIONAL MARKETS
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Not many in Bengaluru know about weekly Santhes happening on the outskirts. A visit to a Santhe could be a refreshing experience, along with buying fresh vegetables for best price.
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Oct 16 2013
SECURITY APPS FOR SMARTPHONES
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GPS-enabled smartphone can be your best friend in crisis. It can send SOS messages and calls during crisis, and send your location details to your prime contacts - just with the help of an app.
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Oct 01 2013
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
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Cattle in some parts of the state have been affected by Foot and Mouth disease, and Animal Husbandry department has declared an outbreak. People who consume meat are advised to take sufficient care.
Sep 27 2013
ENGINEERING FIRM IN RESIDENTIAL AREA
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A resident who doesn’t want to be named says that repeated complaints made to the board, forced KSPCB officials to conduct a spot inspection and issue a show cause notice to the erring Pallavi Engineering company.
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Sep 25 2013
OUTBREAK, OR JUST WARNING?
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Foot and Mouth disease hits Bannerghatta zoo. While all herbivores are being vaccinated, the park officials have decided to close the Herbivorous Safari for at least seven weeks.
Sep 24 2013
BANGALORE’S MEGA-ROAD PROJECTS
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In the backdrop of vanishing tree cover in Bengaluru, Okalipuram eight-lane corridor project might face a major hurdle as there is no permission for cutting trees. 80 trees will have to be felled for this project.
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Sep 23 2013
FAILURE OF ECO-GANESHA DRIVE?
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All the publicity given tof Eco- Ganesha seems to have become futile this year again. The reports of pollution levels in water bodies project the reality. But the KSPCB, which released the report on Friday, seems skeptical of the findings and wants a re-study.
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Sep 18 2013
GENDER JUSTICE
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Most government offices are male -dominated. What is it that holds women back, that doesn't let them follow their dreams?
Sep 17 2013
SHORTAGE OF FIRE STATIONS
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The Fire Department is trying to source land on the outskirts of Bangalore, to establish more fire stations. It appears the city has land for everything else. There is also the usual shortage of staff and vehicles.
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Sep 14 2013
POTHOLE SAGA OF BANGALORE
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BBMP Commissioner Lakshmi Narayan says he will ensure that Bangalore's roads are pothole-free by February end. Is this just another gimmick like countless earlier spotfixes promised before?
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Sep 11 2013
BRAND NEW BWSSB SCAM?
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Residents of Jayanagar 3rd block are forced to pay hefty sum to the BWSSB contractor to restore their connection to new sewage lines. Those who don’t want to pay are being threatened and left with the stink and sewage lines unconnected.
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Sep 10 2013
MAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT
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A boy was trampled to death by elephants, near Tavarekere, 23 kms away from Bangalore. What might be the cause? Why do elephants get wild? Raman Sukumar has some answers.
Sep 04 2013
ECO-FRIENDLY CELEBRATIONS
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Make the Ganesha Chaturthi memorable with clay idols, to retain the tradition and contribute to a non-polluting celebration in Bangalore. Even if you aren't celebrating, spread the word in your neighborhood.
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Sep 03 2013
BDA LOW COST HOUSING
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Private builders are worried about BDA's foray into flats. They are sceptical about the quality of the construction, while the public are hesitant to buy it.
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Sep 02 2013
RAIN STATISTICS - MONSOON
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Bosky Khanna
Good monsoon rain means good news as well. Bangalore’s climate is cooler and pleasant, while the rains have also raised hope of less water problems and limited power cuts during summer.
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Aug 29 2013
EXPLORING GUIDANCE VALUE-2013
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Builders' community complains that the soaring realty prices will adversely affect the buyers, while the government says there will be more revenue flowing in. This will curb the flow of black money to an extent, while it will prove costly for buyers.
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Aug 23 2013
Blog: Bruhat Buzz
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It is not just tourists visiting Tirupati and surrounding religious places affected because of the Telangana row, but also animal lovers and animals. The wait to see a giraffe walk around in Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) is going to take a...