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Jun 25 2016
FURORE OVER IAS TRANSFER
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IAS officials get transferred every now and then. But it's different this time—people are rallying behind an officer, Subodh Yadav, who was working on setting right garbage problem in Bengaluru.
Jun 24 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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Dear Reader, Hello again from Citizen Matters team! We’re back with our newsletter, to bring you news and analysis from this week. Before you get into the main newsletter, do read this piece by a citizen activist and a writer Srinivas...
Jun 16 2016
BENGALURU THIS WEEK
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  Hello again from Citizen Matters team! We’re back with our newsletter, to bring you more news and analysis. And our most popular story of the week - how this Sarjapur Road layout solved their water problems, with rainwater...
Jun 15 2016
SMART' TRANSPORT BY BMTC
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After the half-baked Intelligent Transport System that is not really helping any commuter, BMTC is now onto Smart Cards—that have been launched even before the pilot.
Jun 13 2016
ILLEGAL HOARDINGS IN BANGALORE
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BBMP's last Assistant Commissioner for Advertising K Mathai had submitted a series of reports on illegal hoardings in BBMP, to the Commissioner. Here are the last four reports.
Jun 07 2016
BMTC BUS PASSES
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BMTC is issuing the Students concessional pass for the year 2016-17 on a staggered time table to facilitate smooth and hassle-free issue of passes to the student community. The passes are now being issued for primary, secondary and high school students...
Jun 07 2016
RAIN HELPLINES FOR BANGALORE
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onsoon is gaining strength in Bengaluru. Here's where you need to get help if your area is flooded/ if rain is affecting life.
Jun 03 2016
LESSER-KNOWN STORIES BEHIND LALBAGH
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Who designed Lal Bagh? What were the architectural and environmental considerations? Who developed it into a botanical garden? A peek into the history of the most famous garden in Bengaluru.
Jun 03 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JUNE 3RD 2016
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Why is the BBMP unable to remove illegal hoardings? What are parents doing to protest against increasing school fees? What happens when buildings come up on lake wetlands? How can you quit smoking? All this and more in this week's edition of Bengaluru This Week.
Jun 03 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
When buildings come up in the catchment area of a lake, there's bound to be flooding during the rains. Two major residential projects, Bren Imperia and Shriram Chirping Woods are coming up on on the sensitive valley zone between Kasavanahalli and...
Jun 02 2016
ILLEGAL HOARDINGS IN BANGALORE
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BBMP's last Assistant Commissioner for Advertising K Mathai had submitted a series of reports on illegal hoardings in BBMP, to the Commissioner. Here are the first four reports.
May 27 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MAY 27TH 2016
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What is BMTC's new Intelligent Transport System all about? How many hoardings are there in Bengaluru and is BBMP collecting the revenues due? How is it commuting by work on Namma Metro? Why is rainwater harvesting important? All this and more in this week's edition of Bengaluru This Week.
May 19 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MAY 19TH 2016
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Is this the right time to plant trees in Bengaluru? How was waste managed at the TCS World 10K? Is it possible to create a new river in Bengaluru? All this and more in this week's edition of Bengaluru This Week.
May 18 2016
PLANTING TREES IN BENGALURU
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A list of trees, botanical names and their uses, to help people decide what to plant where
May 13 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MAY 13TH 2016
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In this edition, read about what the newly formed Blue Print Action Group is all about, why citizens should be vary of unbridled development, how construction debris is letting sewage enter a lake, and more...
May 13 2016
BMTC FEEDER SERVICES
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On account of operation of Metro East-West (Byappanahalli to Nayandahalli) corrider, a BMTC press note states that BMTC will operate the following feeder services from 16/05/2016 for the benefit of the passengers travelling in Metro...
May 12 2016
OPINIONS OF BENGALURU BLUEPRINT GROUP
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What do the members of Bangalure Blue Print Action Group say regarding the committee and its clash with Metropolitan Planning Committee? We spoke to a few of them and this is what they had to say.
May 11 2016
PLASTIC BAN IMPLEMENTATION IN BANGALORE
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BBMP has put its foot down to make the implementation of plastic ban a success. However, ward level citizen volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of plastic ban and scientific waste management.
May 06 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - MAY 6TH 2016
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In this edition: NGT orders demolition of encroachment on Bellandur wetlands, fines developers; Paying property tax for 2016-17 (updated); BMTC says no to safety alarms on buses?; Getting khata without paying a bribe... all this and more!
May 03 2016
LIVES OF GARMENT WORKERS
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A survey released by Garment and Textile Workers Union (GATWU) provides interesting insights into the lives of garment workers.
Apr 28 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 28TH 2016
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In this edition: 870-unit realty project helping kill lake wetlands off Sarjapura Road; In 21st century Bengaluru, men still die cleaning manholes; Why we don’t know what ails Bengaluru and more...
Apr 21 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 21ST 2016
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What is life like for a garment worker? Are there any alternatives to sanitary napkins? Is there someone looking out for our disappearing lakes? All this and more. Also, check out our new summer workshop in journalism for young citizens.
Apr 21 2016
CYCLE RIDE IN KARNATAKA BETWEEN EARTH DAY AND ENVIRONMENT DAY
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Imagine cycling through the length and breadth of Karnataka? That's exactly what this NGO wants to do. And while they are at it, they want to plant 60,000 saplings across the state.
Apr 14 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
Oorvani Foundation and Datameet are happy to announce the launch of OpenCity.in - an urban public data portal. In cities across India, there is a lack of accessible and robust public data. Citizens often do not have access to quantitative...
Apr 14 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 14TH 2016
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Is there any hope for Bellandur Lake? What support does the government offer to released convicts? Is BBMP committing contempt of court by failing to deal with the garbage crisis? All this and more...