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Apr 20 2017
LAKES AND BUFFER ZONE RULES
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Shree D N
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT's authority. But what about the conclusion - is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions - those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.
Apr 17 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.
Apr 13 2017
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News Desk
Bellandur lake always hits headlines for some reason - this time it's in news because the National Green Tribunal has taken it on itself to save the lake from sewage abuse.
Apr 06 2017
AFRICAN COMMUNITIES IN BENGALURU
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Abraham Koshy
Bengaluru has a sizeable floating population, including the expats coming from various countries. Students of African origin share what they go through in the city and debate on solving the issues.
Apr 05 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-II
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood talks about drug peddling in the city, safety initiatives and revealing the identity of the accused.
Apr 04 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-I
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Akshatha M
Police Commissioner of Bengaluru Praveen Sood talks about empowering citizens, drunken drives, good samaritan initiative and other subjects he is dealing with.
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Mar 31 2017
MODELS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT
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Pierre de Massé Chahine
Bengaluru qualifies to be in the low-income category as per World Bank classification, with investments made more on collection and poor quality landfills.
Mar 27 2017
THE STORY OF A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: I GOT GARBAGE
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Pierre de Massé Chahine
I Got Garbage (IGG) is the most poignant instance of IT use in waste management in Bangalore. Almost four years have passed since its inception. How is the social enterprise going on?
Mar 21 2017
SOLUTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC
Sambhav Chopra
It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Mar 21 2017
OUTER RING ROAD CHRONICLES
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Vaidya R
There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?
Mar 20 2017
BENGALURU BLUEPRINT PLAN
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Pierre de Massé Chahine
Problems faced in Manchester and Bradford are similar to that of Bengaluru, the difference is in the scale? What can the city learn from the planning process in these two England cities?
Mar 17 2017
AIR POLLUTION SCENE
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Adithya Pradyumna
It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.
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Mar 15 2017
BUDGET 2017-18
News Desk
Full text of Karnataka state budget 2017-18.
Mar 14 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
While some schools circumvent RTE rules, other schools have many objections to the RTE implementation. What are they? And how are they dealing with them?
Mar 09 2017
NERALU TREE FESTIVAL IN BENGALURU
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Abraham Koshy
From a tree-lined city to a city that's struggling to save existing green cover, Bengaluru has seen it all. The citizen-funded tree festival is an attempt to make the next generation see the value of trees in the city.
Mar 08 2017
THE COMING OF AGE OF BENGALURU
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Tara Krishnaswamy
What are henn maklu of Bengaluru upto? What are they busy with, on this womens' day season?
Mar 07 2017
INTERVIEW WITH BBMP MAYOR PADMAVATHI
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Akshatha M
BBMP will collect extra property tax due to improved IT-assisted property mapping, says Mayor Padmavathi, in an interview, explaining how BBMP is trying to implement many news schemes and programmes.
Feb 28 2017
POCSO ACT REMAINS ON PAPER
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Akshatha M
Delays in collecting forensic evidence, out-of-court compromises and delay in trials due to lack of functional special courts- are some factors affecting the POCSO cases in Bengaluru.
Feb 23 2017
RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Right to education act has many loopholes - exemption given to minority institutions is a major one. Many schools save themselves under the protection of minority status even in the absence of certificates.
Feb 22 2017
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
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Pic: Praful Residents of Bengaluru might have noticed in the media, that recently the BBMP has commenced issuing notices to many commercial/non-residential establishments in residential areas to shut shop. Whilst this may come across to many...
Feb 22 2017
S R Tejas
Why did BBMP issue notices to commercial establishments? How is it related to master plan? Many such queries answered.
Feb 22 2017
E-WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BENGALURU
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Manvel Alur
A new initiative in Bengaluru to help people dispose e-waste responsibly.
Feb 21 2017
VACCINATION DRIVE IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Measles and rubella vaccination campaign is on. This is a primer for the parents wondering about the pros and cons of participating in it.
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Feb 16 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
These birds are on the verge of extinction, due to loss of habitat and superstition. You'd be lucky if you are able to spot one!
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Feb 15 2017
RTE APPLICATION PROCESS
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Akshatha M
RTE admission season is open in Bengaluru. If you are looking to help someone to get their child admitted to schools under RTE, or if you need it for your child, this is your guide.
Feb 14 2017
INTERVIEW OF KCDC CHAIRMAN A KENCHEGOWDA
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Akshatha M
3000 tonnes of unsold compost is lying at KCDC as there are no buyers this year. The plan now is to shift city's waste to outskirts via goods trains. More such interesting points, in the interview of Karnataka Compost Development Company Chairman Kenchegowda.
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