Nikita Malusare
Sep 23 2014
FIGHTING DENGUE TERROR
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Nikita Malusare
People in Bangalore want to stop mosquitoes from breeding. Out of the many solutions discussed, Ovitrap is also one. How does it work, will it work in Bangalore?
Sep 19 2014
CONTROVERSY ON SAVING TREES
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Nikita Malusare
Trees inside a private apartment compound: Can they be cut or not? This is not a simple case of yes or no - it is complicated. Here is a case study that indicates the due diligence to be followed while cutting trees inside private premises.
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Sep 17 2014
RE-REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES IN BANGALORE
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Nikita Malusare
There are thousands of vehicles with registration numbers indicating non-Karnataka states, plying in Bangalore. Many of them want to stay in Bangalore for only a year or two. Should they pay full life-time tax for their vehicle?
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Sep 02 2014
INFORMATION ON EBOLA
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Nikita Malusare
Ebola scare has hit the world, after World Health Organisation declared it as an outbreak. What care should be taken by you, the citizen of Bengaluru? Read on.
Aug 26 2014
ECO FRIENDLY GOWRI GANESHA FESTIVAL
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Nikita Malusare
There are other states that have tried to ban plaster of paris Ganesha idols but the court has ruled the ban as illegal. So the onus of making the celebrations eco-friendly lies on people, say officials.
Aug 19 2014
'ADOPT-A-MILE' IN BENGALURU
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Nikita Malusare
No more cribbing. Just take charge of the road in front of your office, and maintain it. This is the new mantra that's gripping the corporates in Bengaluru.
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Aug 14 2014
INDEPENDENCE DAY - 2014
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Nikita Malusare
If you plan to go to the Bengaluru's city centre on the Independence Day, this guide is for you. What to carry, where to park, which route to avoid.
Aug 13 2014
DEALING WITH CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
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Nikita Malusare
What is school's responsibility in handling the cases of child sexual abuse if they take place inside the school? Read to know.
Aug 09 2014
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PIL
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Nikita Malusare
Apart from making waste management facilities compulsory in new layouts, the High Court also hinted that builders can help BBMP as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Aug 06 2014
SOLVING KORAMANGALA INNER RING ROAD TRAFFIC WOES
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Nikita Malusare
By 2016, you can travel from Domlur to Hosur Road in 30 minutes! How? An elevated road of 2.4 km will come up from Ejipura Junction to Koramangala Water tank.
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Jul 30 2014
NO ACTION ON SCHOOL AUTHORITIES
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Nikita Malusare
One of the newly arrested persons was picked up by police earlier too, when he went to prison to give food to Mustafa, say sources. He was released, and re-arrested on Monday.
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Jul 24 2014
CHILDRENS' SAFETY AND SCHOOLS
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Nikita Malusare
What should a school do when an incident of sexual abuse of a child comes to light? Hiding it is a crime. What is the procedure to be followed in such a situation?
Jul 23 2014
POSCO IN ACTION
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Nikita Malusare
Finally the police have arrested the chairman of Vibgyor school, as the school did not report the offence to police, and tried to destroy the evidence after the rape on a child. This is also an indication of what schools in Bangalore and other areas should do in case of such incidents.
Jul 21 2014
FIRST ARREST IN VIBGYOR CASE
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Nikita Malusare
The person arrested was well-known to most parents who sent their kids for skating classes. Police have hinted of more arrests once they complete investigations.
Jul 19 2014
RIGHT OR WRONG?
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Nikita Malusare and Shree D N
While the government's move sent an alarm to all schools who don't follow rules, the fate of around 4,000 students would hang in balance if the Bengaluru school's license is revoked.
Jul 17 2014
ARE KIDS SAFE IN SCHOOLS?
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Nikita Malusare and Satarupa Bhattacharya
Who will the police pin the blame on in this case, as the employee is not on the rolls of the school? The names are not out, no arrests made. This is in stark contrast to the Frazer Town case.
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Jul 15 2014
DISPOSING OF CFL
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Nikita Malusare
CFL bulbs contain mercury, which needs careful treatment, to avoid contaminating water and environment. Is Bengaluru treating its CFL waste in right manner?
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Jul 15 2014
CAG EXPOSES IRREGULARITIES IN GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
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Nikita Malusare
CAG dissects the loopholes in the way BBMP manages waste, that caused Mandur and Mavallipura crises. Non-existent GPS system, fake bills, conflict of interest, fund diversion, non-utilisation, poor planning — BBMP suffers from all possible problems.
Jul 10 2014
MYSORE ROAD MESS
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Nikita Malusare
Construction is expected to resume soon, as the land acquisition is complete. However, people who lost land to the flyover are yet to receive compensation.
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Jul 09 2014
DECODING SECTION 66A OF IT ACT - PART II
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Nikita Malusare
Section 66A has both positive and negative effects: it can be a powerful weapon against online trolls and abusers. At the same time it can also be misused.
Jul 07 2014
DECODING SECTION 66A OF IT ACT - PART I
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Nikita Malusare
Did you know that a Facebook post meant to project humour or satire could land you in jail. How does Section 66A of IT Act work?
Jul 03 2014
TREE-FELLING CASE
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Nikita Malusare
High court suggests a plan to ensure the saplings are maintained well: Pay the contractor an year later!
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Jun 30 2014
WOES OF A WATER-STARVED CITY
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Nikita Malusare
While experts and people's representatives are pushing for STP, residents are suggesting rainwater harvesting. The hurry with which the project is being pushed for a rainfed lake, when there is another lake nearby which receives untreated sewage, has caused suspicion.
Jun 27 2014
PUTTING SYSTEMS IN PLACE
Nikita Malusare
Effective waste management is the responsibility of ward committees. But are ward committee meetings happening in Bengaluru? High Court decides to look into it.
Jun 27 2014
CHANGE AND THE CITY - PART II
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Nikita Malusare
Hiring a waste vendor is just a mouse-click away. The website makes you waste-sensitive!