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Jun 29 2008
Blog: Citisense
While high profile, high powered summits on urban infrastructure development are hogging media headlines, a more low-key process taking place on the ground holds out hope for the beleaguered residents of one corner of the city. We citizens...
Jun 17 2008
DIRECTION FOR THE NEW CHIEF
Ashwin Mahesh
There are three choices before the new BJP government to improve infrastructure in the capital city and make Bangalore a more liveable place.
Jun 13 2008
HEARING ON PDS
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Supriya Khandekar
A lot of citizens who provide us services, like domestic workers and garbage collectors are fighting to get provisions from Bangalore's ration shops. Officials, NGOs, and citizens met recently on this.
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Jun 06 2008
RWA MEETING
N Mukund
Newly elected MLA of Jayanagar B N Vijaya Kumar meets residents.
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Jun 05 2008
VOTER TURNOUT
Benedict Paramanand
Headlines like ‘middle class apathy’ to a meager turnout of 44 percent are plain wrong. In fact, the turnout may be as high as 80 percent.
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Jun 02 2008
Blog: Citisense
So we now have a new government and one that says it will keep its promises. And we have freshly-elected MLAs, including some who have gone on record "rededicating themselves to the citizens of their constituencies."  ...
May 29 2008
HIGH GROUNDS GONE LOW
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Supriya Khandekar
Bangalore's road-widening project had already run into controversy on the loss of greenery. Recently, a police station fell foul of the expansion.
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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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May 26 2008
KARNATAKA ELECTIONS
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News Desk
In the 28 constituencies of Bangalore (BBMP district), the BJP has won 17 seats, the Congress won 10, and the JD(S) picked up one.
May 24 2008
Blog: Citisense
At the end of a recent article headlined " A right to walk ," Gurcharan Das suggested encouragingly that citizens can make a difference to city life if they really try. "The starting point is to extend your circle of...
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May 23 2008
CITIZENS MEET THE BDA
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Supriya Khandekar
The BDA's new commissioner H Siddaiah met with citizens at the BDA complex in Koramangala on 17 May. An unexpected and dramatic scene unfolded.
May 19 2008
TRANSPARENCY
Sunil Tinani
The Karnataka government’s new rule on word-limiting RTI applications will increase paperwork, pending cases and appeals, argue activists.
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May 15 2008
VOTER'S EXPERIENCE
Promod Kapur
I managed to vote but others not so lucky didn't find their names in the rolls.
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May 15 2008
NEW AIRPORT UNDER RTI
M V K Anil Kumar
Because of the government's equity stake and a range of tax, cess and other exemptions granted to BIAL, the Karnataka Information Commission has taken the view that BIAL must respond to RTI applications.
May 13 2008
Usha Srinath
I was not comfortable with the idea of voting. Yet I did.
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May 13 2008
VOTER'S EXPERIENCE
Huda Masood
I voted. And I'm proud to have voted, despite their best efforts to discourage me to vote, every step of the way. And I will vote every time!
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May 13 2008
POLL POLITICS
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Deepa Mohan
A meeting with prime minister Manmohan Singh on 8 May was somehow billed as a non-partisan 'citizens meet', with the promise of interaction. Instead, the opposite happened.
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May 08 2008
ELECTION INITIATIVES
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News Desk
Roundup from various localities on citizen groups organising meetings with candidates on the Citizens' Charter
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May 07 2008
CITIZENS CHARTER
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Supriya Khandekar
A dialogue with political parties organised by Vote Bengaluru was an major attempt to move from vote bank to issue based elections.
May 07 2008
Blog: Citisense
The spouse of a politician standing for election from one of several constituencies in Bangalore visited our home today to persuade us to vote for her partner. The entourage of about ten or twelve people brought with them not only the customary leaflet...
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May 02 2008
Blog: Editors' Blog
Do the due diligence on candidates, make an informed choice when you vote. Well, easier said than done!
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Apr 30 2008
ELECTION WATCH INITIATIVE
News Desk
Karnataka Election Watch is collecting information on candidates with criminal background and has released its first list.
Apr 24 2008
EDUCATION
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Padmalatha Ravi
NGOs and corporate foundations in the city have adopted government schools to help improve their quality of education. Children at these schools are benefiting.
Apr 21 2008
PROTECTING OPEN SPACE
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Revathi Siva Kumar
A green belt in the prime area of Koramangala was set aside in the 90s through litigation which citizens helped the government win. Today, that protection is under threat.
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Apr 21 2008
TRAFFIC RULES
Praveen Kumar A
Did I have to pay the fine? Could the police have seized my bike?
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Apr 18 2008
CITIZEN DUTY
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Meera K
The reality: broken registration processes have not made voting easy for citizens. Still, here are some steps to register and how to find your name in the voter rolls.
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