Samuel Jacob
Dec 17 2013
BANGALORE AIRPORT RENAMED
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Samuel Jacob
What does the new terminal mean to an average traveler? Is the Bengaluru airport utilising its capacity to the fullest?
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May 14 2013
OBITUARY
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Samuel Jacob
At the age of three, she lost her childhood even as her family discovered her mathematical skills. What she earned through the shows was the bread and butter for her family.
Apr 26 2013
MANIFESTO ANALYSIS
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Samuel Jacob
Political parties are on war-footing to lure the voters, making promises, ranging from providing free laptops to creating a new Bengaluru. In the melee, some of the promises have turned out to be pretty unrealistic.
Nov 23 2012
THE GREY AREA OF POLITICAL FUNDING
Samuel Jacob
INC, BJP, JDS and other parties receive huge sums of money as donations from corporates and individuals - who has given how much?
Nov 08 2012
DEPT OF MINES AND GEOLOGY ON WATER
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Samuel Jacob
As if persistent warning bells were not enough, in a new study, city based geologists are showing that the region’s groundwater table may be sucked dry soon, and over 2.4 million citizens may be stranded.
Oct 24 2008
PENALTIES FOR DELAYING
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Samuel Jacob
A strict penalty imposed by a state Information Commission against an official was upheld by the judiciary. This might well act as a shot in the arm for the RTI movement.
Jul 11 2008
BANGALORE'S CDP CHALLENGED
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Samuel Jacob
The BDA's intentions of implementing its own plans for Bangalore, overriding the BMRDA and ignoring expert committee recommendations and public sentiment, ran afoul of alert citizens.
May 29 2008
PROPERTY TAXES
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Samuel Jacob
In their campaigning in Bangalore, BJP candidates stated their clear intent to resolve the vexing property tax issue. Citizens can now hold them to account.
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Apr 30 2008
OPERATOR'S TAKE
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Samuel Jacob
Why cannot the HAL airport coexist with the new BIAL airport? What about the steep user fees BIAL is charging? BIAL CEO Albert Brunner in an interview to Citizen Matters .
Apr 08 2008
HEALTH/GARDENING
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Samuel Jacob
Are you looking remedies for common ailments that you can grow in your own home? Located 10 kms from Hebbal, this foundation may just have what you are looking for.
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Mar 12 2008
SHUTTING DOWN HAL AIRPORT
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Samuel Jacob
Pressure on the government to keep Bangalore's HAL airport running is beginning to gain ground. While much of the angst is over traffic snarls, the arguments are substantive and deserve attention.
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Jan 30 2008
BYE-LAW VIOLATIONS
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Samuel Jacob
At a public meeting on 24 January, around 175 associations and groups dissented against Sakrama. Their resolutions will go to the Governor, High Court and political parties. Samuel Jacob reports.
Jan 20 2008
AUTO STRIKE
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Samuel Jacob
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers' Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob .
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Dec 09 2007
'LEGALISING' THE ILLEGAL
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Samuel Jacob
Is the Sakrama scheme legally tenable? By many accounts, it appears to be a shoddy piece of legislation designed to skirt what is really a breakdown of civic administration, finds Samuel Jacob .
Nov 13 2007
URBAN PLANNING
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Samuel Jacob
This cacophony of houses, shops, offices and commercial units is one of the many tank beds that have been converted to layouts in the city. But short-sighted, unplanned and ad-hoc development has led to flooding and severe drainage issues for residents.
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Nov 05 2007
WATER CONTAMINATION
Samuel Jacob
Is the water you drink safe enough?