Vaishnavi Vittal
Jul 22 2013
VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Despite media reports about the rise in dengue cases in Bangalore, doctors say there is no need to panic. BBMP claims the surveillance has been stepped up and no dengue deaths reported so far in the city this year.
Jun 14 2013
BRCA1 & BRCA2 GENE TESTING
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Have a family history of cancer? Want to test if you have the gene that could result in breast cancer or ovarian cancer? A guide to BRCA gene testing and which hospital does it in Bengaluru.
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May 31 2013
FM SCENARIO IN BANGALORE - II
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Vaishnavi Vittal
In part-II of the series, Citizen Matters explores why a section of the Kannada film industry is demanding only Kannada music on Bengaluru’s private FM channels.
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May 30 2013
FM SCENARIO IN BANGALORE - I
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Vaishnavi Vittal
The ‘cosmopolitan’ city Bangalore's private FM radio stations have been broadcasting only Kannada, Hindi or English music. Why not Tamil/Telugu music, Citizen Matters explores, in part - I of the series.
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Apr 30 2013
CONSTITUENCY ANALYSIS - SARVAGNA NAGAR
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Vaishnavi Vittal
The usual problems of traffic, garbage and sewage are the cause of concern for the voters of this constituency. The three-time MLA has not been able to keep up with the growing demand for better administration.
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Apr 29 2013
MLASPEAK-2013: K J GEORGE, SARVAGNANAGAR MLA
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Vaishnavi Vittal
In an interview to Citizen Matters, the MLA makes an attempt to be honest about the work done in his tenure and his effort towards solving the problems.
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Apr 26 2013
RACING FOR POWER
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Karnataka’s former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy adds that people are fed up of political parties and will look for the leaders who solve their problems.
Apr 19 2013
INTERVIEW WITH DHANANJAY KUMAR
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Vaishnavi Vittal
In an interview to Citizen Matters, Karnataka Janata Party’s Campaign Committee Chairman Dhananjay Kumar defends B S Yeddyurappa on corruption charges and Operation Lotus.
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Oct 12 2010
PROTECTION FROM SWINE FLU
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Vaishnavi Vittal
With the upcoming winter and unpredictable rainy season in Bengaluru, many are opting to get vaccinated against H1N1. Here's a quick guide about the ‘swine flu’ vaccine.
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Oct 12 2010
Blog: Off Beat
Almost every other week, outside my office on Sarjapur Road, I see an elderly gentleman stopping by a tree in the morning, to relieve himself.  A Nirmala Shauchalaya stands barely 100 metres away from this recipient tree. The Bruhat Bengaluru...
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Oct 06 2010
WHISTLEBLOWERS CELL SNUFFED OUT
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Navya P K and Vaishnavi Vittal
Even as the state government pushed the Sakrama bill to regularise the massive pile up of bye-law violations in Bengaluru, BBMP has systematically encouraged illegal buildings only further.
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Sep 30 2010
PROHIBITORY ORDERS IN CITY
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the city, with ban on sale of liquor. Government offices are functioning as usual. Public transport may or may not be affected depending on the law and order situation.
Sep 27 2010
GREEN LIGHT AHEAD FOR COMMUTER RAIL?
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Vaishnavi Vittal
However, the south-western railways continue to maintain that their hands are full with catering to long-distance trains. Meanwhile, citizen group Praja.in and CiSTUP prepare draft plan for commuter rail services in Bengaluru.
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Sep 27 2010
ARE GATED COMMUNITIES LEGAL?
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Vaishnavi Vittal
In this exclusive interview, Karnataka’s Advocate-General Ashok Haranahalli, says roads and open spaces in gated communities cannot be closed to the general public, as it belongs to the concerned civic authority.
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Sep 20 2010
BBMP BUDGET 2010-11
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Vaishnavi Vittal
The BBMP budget 2010-11 has made special allocations for each of the 198 wards and 28 assembly constituencies. Here is the detailed break-up.
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Sep 10 2010
BANGALORE CITY BUDGET
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Vaishnavi Vittal
The BBMP's 2010-11 budget of Rs 8488 crores has been approved, with steep revenue projections. Commissioner H Siddaiah appeals to corporators and officials to wake up to the 'challenge'.
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Sep 08 2010
BANGALORE BUDGET 2010-11
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Vaishnavi Vittal
For four days, corporators spoke about the 2010-11 city corporation budget. Here are the highlights of what ensued during this budget session.
Sep 06 2010
Blog: Off Beat
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The BBMP has mega plans of widening roads in the city. In fact, 23 roads are currently being widened. But ask the corporation for 'widening' measurements of these roads and they run back to the RMP, scouring for the data.
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Aug 31 2010
NOT STUCK IN THE COURTS, THIS
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Court cases and unrest apart, BBMP is widening 23 roads in areas that were formerly BDA layouts. Work has begun and is expected to finish in a year.
Aug 30 2010
DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION WORK
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Vaishnavi Vittal
After a delay of nearly 1.5 years, the underpass at the intersection of JP Nagar's 15th cross Ring Road and 24th Main may be completed in a month's time. Still, both the BBMP and the area MLA are not categorical about D-day.
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Aug 26 2010
NOT CITIZEN RESENTMENT ALONE
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Even as the BBMP and state government are going back and forth on roadwidening, there is little that either can do. This mega project is stuck with other infrastructure projects in an ongoing case in the High Court.
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Aug 17 2010
POWERLESS BENGALURU BRACES ITSELF
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Vaishnavi Vittal
After ten days of erratic power cuts in Bengaluru, BESCOM’s return to ‘normalcy’ means this: three-hours of scheduled load-shedding, at one hour per cut, in residential areas everyday.
Jul 23 2010
POOR SIDELINED IN MEGA-PROJECT FRENZY
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Vaishnavi Vittal
They are the ones who go out in a majority on election day and vote. But very little has been done for Bengaluru’s poor. Second in a series of two articles, Citizen Matters gets down to brass tracks.
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Jul 22 2010
FIGHTING THEIR WAY UP
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Despite a difficult background, many youngsters from the city's low-income neighbourhoods are fighting their way out of poverty to get an education and make a life for themselves. Meet Gayathri, Chinnaya and Sangeetha.
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Jul 16 2010
ROAD-WIDENING SAGA
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Vaishnavi Vittal
An oral order won't do, says Outer Ring Road Association, refusing to believe the BBMP's and state government's verbal announcement on halting road widening plans.
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