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May 11 2016
PLASTIC BAN IMPLEMENTATION IN BANGALORE
News Desk
BBMP has put its foot down to make the implementation of plastic ban a success. However, ward level citizen volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of plastic ban and scientific waste management.
May 06 2016
HEALTH OF SLUM DWELLERS IN BANGALORE
Rifa
From disruption of lake settlements which slumdwellers depend for livelihood to pollution and lack of sanitation, everything takes a toll on their health. Read more.
May 03 2016
NGT ORDER ON SHRIRAM CHIRPING WOODS
Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal has allowed the developer to construct the residential project, after the developer modified the project plan by reducing the extent of construction.
Apr 30 2016
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Kaikondrahalli and Kasavanahalli lakes have been in the news for disturbing reasons lately - the rampant real estate developments in the valley zone that may lead to drying up of the downstream lakes and massive flooding in the next rainy season...
Apr 23 2016
QUALITY OF VOTER ROLLS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
CEO Karnataka published the final electoral roll on January 11th. Surprisingly, over 2,000 voters have been disqualified from the list.
Apr 14 2016
BELLANDUR LAKE BATHYMETRIC STUDY
Akshatha M
Minister George says there are no funds available for lake rejuvenation; while IISC scientist says the silt in the lake can be sold to make money. A look into how two teams are looking to save Bellandur lake!
Apr 14 2016
Blog: Editors' Blog
Oorvani Foundation and Datameet are happy to announce the launch of OpenCity.in - an urban public data portal. In cities across India, there is a lack of accessible and robust public data. Citizens often do not have access to quantitative...
Apr 12 2016
SAVING LAKES OF BANGALORE
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Pravir B
A small team has quietly pushed for a study to understand the issues of Bellandur and Varthur lakes, with the support of experts and army men. There is hope again that the lakes may soon see better days.
Apr 12 2016
SEGREGATION AT SOURCE A FAILURE IN BBMP LIMITS
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Akshatha M
The BBMP is continuing to hunt for landfills and build systems for processing mixed waste, while there is a court order asking BBMP to minimise mixed waste and landfills. Is this a case fit for contempt of court?
Apr 06 2016
FESTIVAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BY BBMP
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Akshatha M
A green Ugadi is what the BBMP is aiming to achieve this time. This is the first time the BBMP is trying to address the problem of organic waste produced during festivals systematically.
Apr 06 2016
INDIA SWM RULES 2016
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News Desk
While Bengaluru is trying to handle the problem of mounting waste by mandatory source segregation, looks like entire India will be following Bengaluru model. The newly notified SWM rules mandate source segregation of waste for all urban and rural areas.
Mar 30 2016
PLASTIC VENDORS QUESTION PLASTIC BAN
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Akshatha M
The petition by plastic industry was dismissed on technical grounds, and plastic manufacturers can question the ban in National Green Tribunal.
Mar 29 2016
BBMP BUDGET 2016-17 PRESENTED
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Akshatha M
Tree planting, housing for backward groups, more money on infrastructure is all what BBMP budget puts forward. Never close to reality, this year the budget looks bloated to a very good extent.
Mar 29 2016
BHUMIKA: THE SMITA PATIL RETROSPECTIVE
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Surabhi Shastry
Attend this film festival that pays homage to the life and cinema of national award winning actor, the late Smita Patil. Nine of her films are being screened, including the Kannada movie, Anveshane.
Mar 29 2016
BBMP BUDGET PRESENTATION FOR THE YEAR 2016-17
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News Desk
Budget speech by Chairman of BBMP Taxation Committee M Shivaraj, for the year 2016-17.
Mar 24 2016
AKRAMA SAKRAMA SAGA IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
March 22nd was the last date for filing Akrama Sakrama applications. Only 37 applications were filed seeking regularisation of unauthorised buildings in BBMP limits in last one year, though 1500 forms were issued!
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Mar 17 2016
BANGALORE METRO PHASE - I EAST WEST CORRIDOR UNDERGROUND STATIONS
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Shree D N
Namma Metro officials took Bangalore Incharge Minister K J George and media persons on a tour of the yet-to-be opened underground Metro stations on East-West corridor.
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Mar 14 2016
MANAGING COMPOSTING PLANTS
News Desk
Kannahalli composting plant ran into problems and saw protests from villagers. Here is how the firm is trying to control the bad odour.
Mar 11 2016
KSPCB MEETS CITIZENS
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News Desk
Over 150 RWAs participated in the meeting. KSPCB said they will set up websites for each lake where people can lodge complaints.
Mar 11 2016
NAMMA METRO STATUS REPORT
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Shree D N
Started almost nine years ago, the Phase-I of Metro is reaching the completion stage. However, it will be the end of this year before the first phase is through.
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Mar 09 2016
FISH KILL AT ULSOOR LAKE
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Ganga Madappa
Tens of thousand of fish were found floating on the surface of Ulsoor lake on the morning on March 7th. Here’s what citizens and the authorities have to say about the incident.
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Mar 04 2016
LOCAL WARMING - GLOBAL WARMING
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Shree D N
Temperature in Bengaluru was the highest ever in 2015. And February was the hottest. Do we need more proof of global warming?
Feb 29 2016
BEYOND CARLTON ANNIVERSARY
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Deepa Vaishnavi
Jayakumar talked about how around 90-95% of people in his hometown of Sivakasi worked in cracker manufacturing units and how not much importance was being given to safety in these units.
Feb 26 2016
COMMUTER RAILWAY IN RAILWAY BUDGET 2016-17
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Shree D N
The suburban rail for Bengaluru got a mention in the rail budget speech. However activists say that’s not enough.
Feb 22 2016
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CABLES IN BANGALORE
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Akshatha M
Streets of Bengaluru are decorated with the black cables that Cable TV operators, hang from trees, balconies and street light poles - crisscrossing everywhere, causing risk to walkers and vehicles. What is the government doing to solve the problem?
Feb 21 2016
OPEN STREETS, MG ROAD
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News Desk
The stretch from Anil Kumble Circle to the MG-Brigade junction has been cordoned off for the Open Streets event. BMTC has arranged for special buses to ferry citizens to the event.
 
 

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