In Focus
May 27 2015
STATUS OF MAJOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES
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Akshatha M
Citizens from Bengaluru were up in arms against the injustice meted out to the victims of these three cases. Where are the cases now? Has the system been able to prove the crime and deliver justice? Here is a status check.
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May 22 2015
FAKE CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
A fake note from an ATM is the bank's responsibility. But pre-2005 currencies with the year of printing not mentioned on them too are treated as fake notes. These can be exchanged.
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May 22 2015
SEEMA RAI PANCREAS TRANSPLANT CONTROVERSY
Pavan Kulkarni
If a surgery is done without informed consent from the patient, the doctor an be held accountable. How?
May 20 2015
ORGAN TRANSPLANT WITHOUT LICENCE
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Pavan Kulkarni
Seema Rai’s case had hit the headlines a few years ago, when she died after an unsuccessful pancreas transplant that was done allegedly without her consent. Now, police have filed a charge sheet against a former official of Fortis Hospital.
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May 15 2015
CAG REPORT ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
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Josephine Joseph and Aradhana Janga
What stopped BBMP from rectifying the mistakes and solving the problems related to waste management, while the CAG pointed it out in 2008?
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May 08 2015
ENVIRONMENT NORMS VIOLATION BY BUILDERS
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Akshatha M
National Green Tribunal delivered a verdict on the SEZ coming up on the catchment area of Bellandur lake, banning anymore sanctions to any projects in Bengaluru that are coming up on lake catchment areas. What else did the judgment say?
May 04 2015
CONTROVERSY ON MANTRI'S APARTMENT NEAR SANKEY LAKE
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Pavan Kulkarni
How did a private developer get hold of a prime land abutting a lake, which was once a public property? Here is what the documents show.
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Apr 30 2015
POLLUTED LAKES OF BENGALURU
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
Watch your water source, if you live in East Bengaluru. For, the lather coming out from the Varthur and Bellandur lakes is just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Groundwater pollution is yet another impact which is like a slow poison.
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Apr 24 2015
DECODING ACCIDENT ZONES
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Pavan Kulkarni
The highway stretch from Kudlu gate to Huskur gate sees a few pedestrians getting killed every month. Confusion about signals and CCTVs between traffic police and highway authorities is one of the reasons.
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Apr 16 2015
BANGALORE'S GARBAGE WOES
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Josephine Joseph
The city’s garbage woes did not appear overnight. What led to this tipping point? Citizen Matters looks back over the past 15 years and the current imbroglio in a new in-depth series. Is there an end in sight?
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Apr 08 2015
LIST OF ACCIDENT-PRONE ZONES IN BENGALURU
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Pavan Kulkarni
While Madivala tops the chart with most accidents, R T Nagar is the last in the top-10 list. Banaswadi gets a special mention. Lack of coordination among agencies seems to be the main reason for increasing accidents.
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Mar 30 2015
BBMP RETHINKING STRATEGY FOR MARKETS
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Pavan Kulkarni
The 50-year-old market was razed down this January to make way for a complex. After telling the court that they will not demolish it while the case is on, why did BBMP go back on its word? Here's a sneak peak into the events that led to demolition.
Mar 19 2015
BBMP BUDGET 2015
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Ambar Nag
BBMP has come up with one more "realistic" budget this year too, just like the last year. However, where do the city's finances stand? What do figures say?
Mar 16 2015
CITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: TENDER SURE
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Josephine Joseph
Tender SURE project is meant to provide pedestrian-friendly roads and ease traffic. So why is there collective sigh of dismay and criticism of the Rs 208 crore project?
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Mar 03 2015
ACHCHE DIN FOR INDUSTRIES IN KARNATAKA
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Pavan Kulkarni
The KSPCB has extended the ‘Consent For Operation’ certificate’s validity for industries and STPs in apartments to five years. There is no need to pay any deposit to the KSPCB if an apartment is unable to complete STP before occupying it.
Feb 25 2015
WHEN LAB REPORTS GO WRONG
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Pavan Kulkarni
Brand name of a hospital cannot assure you accuracy of the report, as this case shows. You need to be aware of the procedures and take care.
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Feb 04 2015
TUSSLE IN BBMP FOREST WING
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Akshatha M
Last month the BBMP relieved CCF and six RFOs claiming that there were only four sanctioned posts. What will happen to Bengaluru's green cover?
Jan 28 2015
CIVIC AMENITIES IN LAYOUTS
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
In response to a lawsuit filed by the Classic Orchards Property Owners Association in south Bangalore, the High Court recently ordered the BDA to ensure that real estate developers relinquish roads, parks, and civic amenities as per approved plans.
Jan 21 2015
OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE SAGA
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Akshatha M
Occupancy Certificate has been made mandatory for water and power connections. Will this new rule be able to curb the fake OC menace? What does BBMP have to say about fake OCs?
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Jan 20 2015
ELECTORAL ROLL MESS
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Akshatha M
While some errors in Bangalore's voter rolls are due to technical issues, some errors are completely avoidable. Understand why the errors creep in, and do your bit in reducing them.
Jan 14 2015
WEIRD NAMES IN BENGALURU VOTER ROLLS
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PG Bhat
If you want to vote in the Bengaluru municipality elections, do check your name on the voter roll. On the other hand, you might have erased someone else's record on voter list, while modifying yours. Not your mistake, anyway!
Jan 08 2015
ELECTION IMBROGLIO
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Akshatha M
BBMP ruling party BJP is all set to move court, following the expected delay in conducting BBMP polls, due to the extension of BBMP restructuring committee’s tenure. Will this cause yet another tug of war between Congress and BJP?
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Jan 07 2015
RAILWAY TERMINALS FOR SOUTH BENGALURU
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Will developing Anekal, Vijayanagar and Bidadi railway stations as terminals help reduce traffic jams in South Bengaluru area? Amith Subramaniam Pallavoor argues that it will.
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Dec 26 2014
CAR PARKING IS COMMON AREA
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Builder would have already included the price for car parking in the price for common areas. Hence charging again for car parking is illegal. Have you been duped like this?
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Dec 17 2014
POWER AT PLAY
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Ganga Madappa
By now, Bangaloreans are familiar with top police officer Rajvir Sharma’s run-in with the private and elite Bangalore Club over a month ago. Can such incidents be avoided in our culture? Some insight.
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Dec 09 2014
WHERE DOES BENGALURU'S E-WASTE GO?
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Varsha Parashivamurthy
The quantity of e-waste produced in the city is unknown, and facilities for scientific processing non-existent. How then, does the e-waste get processed?
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