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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 19 2017
TACKLING THE CHALLENGES OF QUALITY EDUCATION
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Abhilash M
What happens when the cost of education skyrockets and people become unhappy with the quality of education? They start their own school!
Apr 18 2017
COMPOSTING PLANT IN DOLDRUMS
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Akshatha M
This composting plant in Bengaluru is supposed to be model that will show how large scale composting can be done in cities. But what is really going on? A reality check.
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
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE EMPATHETIC
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Srijata Bhatnagar
Sometimes an act as simple as rolling down your windows is what it takes to connect to other individuals - it can fill you with pleasant surprises!
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 09 2017
BYGONE BENGALURU
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Vaidya R
As the city loses each of its popular landmarks to new buildings and businesses, what happens to the old bus stands named after those landmarks?
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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 16 2017
AIR POLLUTION WORKSHOP IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Bengaluru is following Delhi in terms of air pollution. What can air pollution do to us? Who is measuring the air pollution? How to control it? Get to know all about it, this Saturday.
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.
Mar 02 2017
Blog: Open City
ST Layout Bed, 9am on a Tuesday. In a vacant plot of land, street sweepers gather the fallen leaves and garbage on the streets into two piles. They set them on fire and go on with their business. Meanwhile, all the surrounding houses are getting smoked...
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...
 
 

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