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Feb 21 2016
OPEN STREETS, MG ROAD
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The stretch from Anil Kumble Circle to the MG-Brigade junction has been cordoned off for the Open Streets event. BMTC has arranged for special buses to ferry citizens to the event.
Feb 19 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 19TH 2016
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The important story of the week - no rules or regulations for water tankers that most apartments are dependent on! What water are we drinking? The Plastic ban trending across the city: Koramangala, HSR Layout, Sanjay Nagar - who is next? All this and more…
Feb 13 2016
INVEST KARNATAKA IMPACT ON POLLUTION LEVELS:
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Pollution Control Board data shows that RSPM levels decresed in six locations at the time of the Invest Karnataka meet. They say this may be due to the banning the entry of private buses in the CBD area.
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Feb 13 2016
2ND ANNUAL INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS
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INTACH is calling for entries for the 2nd edition of its Heritage Awards. If you know of old buildings in Bengaluru which deserve to be recognised, don't miss nominating them.
Feb 12 2016
HANDLING E-WASTE IN BENGALURU
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E-waste can contaminate ground water and pollute air. KSPCB is trying to educate all industry bodies regarding this and make e-waste handling a smooth and principled affair.
Feb 11 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 11TH 2016
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Mobility is our theme for the week; we have several articles covering various aspects of commuting in Bengaluru, from why BMTC and BMRCL should not be allowed to monopolise, to shuttle aggregator ZipGo’s ongoing tussle with the Transport Department. We also tell you what you should do when you come into contact with wildlife in the city.
Feb 11 2016
SUPPORT BETTER TRANSPORT FOR BENGALURU
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What does Bengaluru need? Public transport? Private? Or a vision plan where all types of transport act complementary to one another? Decide, and support the cause!
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Feb 10 2016
PRIVATE SHUTTLE BUS AGGREGATORS IN BANGALORE
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With the government not supporting the ZipGo operations citing technical reasons, ZipGo has knocked the doors of its users to support its cause with the government.
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Feb 04 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 4TH 2016
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No more gas cylinders? Read about GAIL’s plans to get piped gas to your kitchen. Do check out two important campaigns that you can easily get involved in - Green Spot Challenge and My City My Budget. We also have the first article in our series on Disappearing Professions. All this and more.
Feb 02 2016
KARNATAKA GOVT'S EFFORTS ON COMMUTER RAILWAY
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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote to the Central Government Ministers and MPs, in order to get support for commuter railway in Bengaluru, ahead of the Railway Budget. Here's what the letters say.
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Feb 02 2016
SLUM EVICTIONS IN BENGALURU
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Those who lose their land and livelihood for the sake of various projects become migrants in search of jobs. Should the governments evict them, or rehabilitate?
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Feb 01 2016
SWACCHA GRAHA CAMPAIGN
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No more black spots - let there be green spots. With this challenge, you will make the planet greener with a lot less landfills.
Jan 29 2016
HIGHCOURT ORDER ON WASTE SEGREGATION
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Landmark highcourt order on three-way segregation of waste.
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Jan 28 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 28TH 2016
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This week, we present to you several stories that will make you think about the time we spend on the road - What is the toll that bad roads take on the economy? Should Bengaluru adopt the odd-even policy? Does the city really need dedicated lanes for cyclists? All this and more...
Jan 28 2016
DECODING ENCROACHMENTS IN BANGALORE
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10,472 acres have been encroached in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts. Deadline for the parties accused of encroaching to raise objections is Feb 29th.
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Jan 27 2016
PUBLIC HEARING ON SLUM EVICTIONS
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The Karnataka Slum Janara Sanghatanegala Okkoota has called for a public hearing at Gandhi Bhavan to discuss highlight the socio-economic and cultural impact of slum evictions.
Jan 25 2016
TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR REPUBLIC DAY 2016
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In anticipation of the crowds around the MG Road area for the Republic Day Parade, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has made the following arrangements for entry into the ground, traffic flow, parking, etc.
Jan 21 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 21ST 2016
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Can you imagine if it was possible to take a train for your commute within Bengaluru? In this edition, we tell you how you can #SupportNammaRailu, ahead of the railway budget and beyond. Also read the latest updates on what is happening with the pipeline that is being laid by GAIL. All this and more...
Jan 21 2016
BENGALURU'S DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS
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Do you remember the knife sharpeners, kulfi walas/ice cream carts, salt sellers, son papadi sellers, metalware repairmen, etc of yesteryear? Collaborate with us to document their stories.
Jan 20 2016
SUBURBAN RAIL FOR BENGALURU
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Bengaluru needs better railway network, because trains are cheaper and faster than any other mode of public transport. Namma Railu citizens ask you to support the Namma Railu campaign today!
Jan 14 2016
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 14TH 2016
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Everybody knows Bengaluru roads are unsafe. In all likelihood, you or someone you know personally has had an accident. While roads of bad quality and unscientific traffic design are one reason, how do we minimise the risk? The government says: wear helmets. So we wrote up an FAQ on that! This and more in this edition.
Jan 11 2016
CYCLE DAY AT NAGAVARA
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The Nagavara edition of Cycle Day was organised in partnership with the university team from Presidency College. The team will continue to host the upcoming editions in February and March as well.
Jan 06 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Critically acclaimed films Rangi Tharanga and Nanu Avanalla Avalu will be screened in the film festival. PVR theatre, in Orion Mall will host the movies.
Dec 31 2015
CITIZEN MATTERS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 31ST 2015
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In this edition, read about BMTC's plans for 2016 and the traffic arrangements in place for New Year's eve. Also read about how development is making Bengaluru more prone to floods. And for those with an interest in history, there's a walking guide to the churches in the Cantonment area. All this and more...
Dec 31 2015
TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE
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In anticipation of the crowds in the MG Road area on New Year's eve, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has made alternate arrangements for traffic flow, parking, etc. They have also appealed that citizens who are driving, refrain from consuming alcohol.