The Manipal ETA Infotech project has got the approval from the authorities, even though the assessments highlight the poor traffic plan. Traffic police say they don’t have any say in this.
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
The three-member committee formed by the Chief Minister has finalised plans to bring Hemavathi water to KRS to avert the water crisis in Bangalore, even as the rain blessed Bangalore last evening.
The central government's ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
What are the problems prevailing at Shantinagar constituency? How has the incumbent MLA performed? What is the expectation of voters?
What are the problems plaguing K R Puram? What did the MLA do to solve the problems? What does the voter expect? Who are contesting this time?
What are the key issues in Rajajinagar constituency? Who are the candidates this time? How has the incumbent MLA performed? What is the expectation of voters?
With the incumbent MLA, Shobha Karandlaje’s ministerial career mired with controversies and her shift to the KJP, the constituency remains as neglected as it was.
In an interview to Citizen Matters, veteran politician, BPAC-endorsed candidate for Sarvagna Nagar Michael Fernandes unravels his plans for his constituency if he wins the elections.
Ex-Mayor and BJP candidate from Shanthinagar, Murthy blames the lack of cooperation from the previous MLA and councillors for the woes of the constituency; says, his experience as mayor and corporator will help him solve problems.
Congress candidate for Basavanagudi speaks straight about governance issues and party policies. He suggests a futuristic course of action rather than brooding over the past.
The BPAC endorsed MLA candidates are happy that they can reach out to educated middle class, especially the IT crowd. The chosen 14 were selected based on public service record and background and capacity.
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Shobha reveals that being a woman was no hindrance for her performance as minister.
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Haris speaks about his priorities as a people’s representative, justifies his actions during EWS eviction episode.
Citizen Matters, in an effort to feel the pulse of the Janata Dal (Secular), spoke to M S Narayan Rao, who is currently the Bangalore city President of JD(S). He also heads the Bangalore manifesto drafting committee of the JD(S).
Even when parks are drying up slowly, there are few takers for treated water. Cost of transportation is said to be the major reason.
With some garbage disposal contracts cancelled (though the formalities are pending), BBMP is floating new tenders. 12 other tenders already approved have not been issued work orders due to the code of conduct.
At the edge of Koramangala, a massive 72-acre real estate project is on. It includes apartments, an SEZ, office space, hotels and more, all needing 4.5 million litres of water a day. A Citizen Matters investigation, released with Suvarna News, has exposed how the project got environmental clearance.
Some IT employees are sceptical about the much-awaited act’s effectiveness. Can it tackle favouritism, overtime without compensation etc., let alone serious malpractices?
Though many IT majors have submitted draft Standing Orders - that determines when employees can be fired, what is misconduct etc., the industry is not fully ready. Why are they lobbying against the Act?
How much of water from the Cauvery Stage IV, Phase II is reaching citizens? Which areas are getting it? If your area is supposed to be covered and you are still not getting water, here’s why.
You have come across information about illegal use or takeover of public spaces like a lake or park or some other vacant land owned by a government authority. Who do you complain to?
The Slum Board quarters at Kudlu, off Sarjapura Road have more than a 1000 flats, mostly vacant, even as the families evicted from Ejipura who landed there, struggle to find houses. What are the Slum Board's plans for them, then?