City still awaiting its first WtE plant

Six proposals have been made over the last decade involving different companies without one deal taking off. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The recently-inked Waste to Energy deal between the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and a French firm doesn’t seem to hit the floors anytime soon. The deal was a step towards fighting the garbage […]

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No question of exit polls being aired, says EC

 Conducting, Telecasting and printing results of the exit polls is banned under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The Karnataka State Election Commission today in a workshop for media personnel mandated that  conducting  dessimination of exit polls is prohibited  under the Model code of Conduct . Manoj Arya, Special Commissioner (Finance), Bruhat Bengaluru […]

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Abortion kits sold illegally in city

A doctor’s prescription is required by law to purchase an abortion kit. Bangalore, April 13, 2018:  Abortion kits are being sold illegally without a doctor’s prescription in many pharmacies across the city risking improper usage and related health complications. For instance, the unwanted-kit, which is used for abortion by women who are eight weeks pregnant […]

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Bangalore becomes microflight fliers’ nest

Adventure enthusiasts are heading to Bangalore for aero sports, given the varied forms of activities provided in the city. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Microflight fliers flock to Bangalore as the city gains popularity as the hub of aerosports in the country. States like Rajasthan and Gujarat provide activities like ballooning and paramotoring but Bangalore successfully […]

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BBMP measures reduce parking in No Parking Zones

Problem of parking in No Parking Zones reduce after effective towing of vehicles Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The number of vehicles parked in No Parking Zones has significantly reduced in the past year, owing to effective measures taken by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) restrictions. As per Bangalore Traffic Police statistics, the number of […]

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Agricultural encroachment a major threat to K’taka forests

A CAG report shows a net increase of 29 per cent in the encroached forest land.  Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Karnataka is a land of contrasts. And a Comptroller and Auditor General report proves it. Despite boasting of the second highest growth in forest cover in all states of the country in the latest India State of Forest Report, the state forests are also facing increased encroachment […]

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Ambiguity over buffalo sport’s legal standing

There have been calls for a ban on Dakshin Kannada’s Kambala likening it to Tamil Nadu’s controversial bull sport Jallikattu. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The legal standing of Kambala—Dakshina Kannada’s famed buffalo race—hangs in the balance as the Kambala committee’s stance is in conflict with the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling. Following the public outrage […]

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It’s bigger. It’s better. It’s digital. Ram Navami festival goes global

150 artists, 80 violinists and 6 lakh tickets sold and counting, the festival will now be live streamed. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The Ramanavami music festival is being live streamed as you read, in 130 countries across the globe. This year is the 80th edition of the festival and it seems that the organisers have […]

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