Sankar C G
Sep 07 2012
ONLY ONE LANDFILL OPERATIONAL IN THE CITY
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Sankar C G
The Mayor has promised that the garbage issue will be sorted out within the next three months. With only one landfill off the seven identified operational, will this promise be fulfilled?
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Sep 04 2012
SURESH HEBLIKAR ON KANNADA FILMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
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Sankar C G
His films were rooted in reality. His protagonists were blood and sweat unlike in most films. He continues to hark back to reality in his environmental struggles as well.
Sep 01 2012
GARBAGE MESS
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Sankar C G
After sitting on various drafts for over a year now, BBMP says its draft policy is ready for Council approval. Though comprehensive, citizens aren’t confident that it will be implemented as it is.
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Aug 29 2012
250 CRORE STP AT AMANIKANE,
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Sankar C G
Without fixing the three malfunctioning sewage treatment plants that keep Bellandur lake polluted, BWSSB has called for tenders for a new Rs 250 crore STP for the overflow water going to Varthur lake.
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Aug 24 2012
HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME CITIZENS
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Sankar C G
Ending years of litigation, the High Court of Karnataka has instructed Maverick Holdings to go ahead and build the 1512 EWS flats, but only for the original allottees. Relocation has also been settled.
Aug 24 2012
MONITORING PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIERS
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Sankar C G
Water on wheels. But where is it rolling in from? Is it safe to consume that water? Despite notification to set up a monitoring system, no one’s actually monitoring the water bearers of the city.
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Aug 23 2012
BMTF COP VS GOVERNMENT
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Sankar C G
"I did my duty; as long as I hold charge in my office I will do that. A number of cases are on inspection, once it is done I will chargesheet more (officials)," says the top cop.
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Aug 16 2012
EWS FLATS SAGA
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Sankar C G
The question of identification and rehabilitation of the low-income citizens who are to get the long-pending flats is not resolving easily. The High Court has now forced a settlement meeting and may deliver a final verdict very shortly.
Aug 15 2012
BMTF HEAD AND BBMP IN CONFLICT
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Sankar C G
The fate of 132 cases against BBMP engineers is in question with the transfer of BMTF head Rajvir P Sharma. BBMP has decided to transfer the cases against the engineers, related to the building violations, to the concerned police stations.
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Aug 13 2012
RAMYA CULTURAL ACADEMY
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Sankar C G
Music therapy cannot cure any disease. Its a myth that exists in the society. Those who have a passion for music will get some relief from music therapy, those who don’t, get nothing.
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Aug 08 2012
BENGALURU METROPOLITAN TASK FORCE
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Sankar C G
Tough cop Rajvir Sharma of the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force sent notices to 132 BBMP engineers for inaction over illegal building complaints. He is BBMP's latest problem.
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Aug 05 2012
MODERNISATION OF BENGALURU'S OLDEST SHOPPING COMPLEX
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Sankar C G
Revamping of Jayanagar Shopping complex which has been under discussion for four years now, finally got off the ground on August 4th. BBMP and BDA have joined hands for this much awaited project.
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Aug 02 2012
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Sankar C G
Two women fasters were transferred to hospital from Freedom Park earlier this week. One of them, a nurse, also rejoined the fast. The Bengaluru campaign will end at 4pm Friday.
Jul 27 2012
EWS SAGA
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Sankar C G
Eight years after the infamous EWS quarters collapse at Ejipura, the original residents are now faced with the prospect that encroachers will get compensatory flats, and not them.
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Jul 19 2012
ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT
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Sankar C G
Frisbee isn’t just a picnic game anymore. It is a serious game where you can win prizes! Disco Diwane, Pineapple Jam and Spin Doctors are some of Bengaluru’s teams.
Jul 14 2012
IS POWER PLANT THE ONLY SOLUTION?
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Sankar C G and Padmalatha Ravi
After four deaths in five months, KSPCB pulls up BBMP and Ramky says they cannot continue to dump waste. A small respite for Mavallipura villagers. But where will the garbage be dumped?
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Jul 13 2012
CURTAIN RAISER
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Sankar C G
The Mela will have over 40 stalls with reusable, recycled and upcycled goods, for sale, all in one place - from furniture to frames, books to bottles, clothes to carpets, chairs to china and electronic items to egg beaters!
Jul 11 2012
RWH PROJECT A FARCE?
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Sankar C G
The city council allocated crores of rupees last year for rainwater harvesting at parks, playgrounds and BBMP buildings. What happened?
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Jul 06 2012
RAY OF HOPE TO HIV PATIENTS
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Sankar C G
Everything was against her - HIV infection coupled with bereavement of her husband and losing a child, broke her. But sheer willpower kept her going. Her journey from office assistant to the post of the president of Karnataka Network for People Living with HIV /AIDS.
Jul 04 2012
BBMP’S FANTASY BUDGET
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Sankar C G
With only Rs 221 crore in hands, BBMP did an action replay of last year and projected a massive budget of Rs 9498.40 crore by relying completely on bond, tax and grants. Read the full analysis here.
Jul 03 2012
ROAD MESS
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Anisha Nair, Abhishek Angad, and Sankar C G
Practically all roads have been dug up for either laying BWSSB pipes or for new flyovers. Will BBMP re-lay the roads in time?
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Jun 25 2012
COLLEGE IN A SCHOOL CAMPUS
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Sankar C G
This government first grade college has been functioning in a makeshift building for five years now. 300 students are crammed into five class rooms.
Jun 22 2012
MARKET MUDDLE
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Sankar C G
Market has been around for thirty years. But till date there is no process to clear the daily garbage.
Jun 21 2012
CITIZENS AIR GRIEVANCES
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Sankar C G
Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy met the residents of Padmanabha Nagar, listened to their grievances and assured them a solution.
Jun 19 2012
SUBSIDY IS TO BUY POWERLOOMS
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Sankar C G
Nearly 10 thousand weavers in urban Bangalore are denied of subsidies because the funds have been diverted to ‘more needy’ areas.
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