Sun shines on sunscreen sales

The sale of sunscreen creams and lotions has increased amid awareness among people about the harmful UV exposure over the years.  A report by Statista suggests that sunscreen is the fastest growing category in skincare. There are trends in sunscreen lotions with increasing sun protection factors(SPF) up to 100.  The global sunscreen cream market size […]

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Schools to file cheating cases against parents for unpaid fees

Schools say they won’t issue transfer certificates until they get an order from the Supreme Court. The Associated Management of primary and secondary schools in Karnataka (KAMS) has decided to file a cheating case against the parents who haven’t paid the due fee and are demanding for transfer certificates. D Shashikumar, general secretary of KAMS […]

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Private playgrounds thriving amidst decreasing open spaces

Only 2.72 percent area of the city is available as open space, reports indicate. The demand for private playgrounds has increased because of the decreasing number of public playgrounds in the city. People choose to pay for artificial turf in search of better facilities because public playgrounds are not maintained properly. Likith N, owner of Sportingo […]

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Survey done but no action for dilapidated buildings

At least five buildings collapsed in Bangalore over a span of three weeks. Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has not taken any action after conducting a survey in October to identify dilapidated buildings. The buildings in Bengaluru are collapsing because of improper implementation of National Building Code and BBMP Act of 2020 by BBMP, said […]

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All Saints’ Church says no to land acquisition

The secretary reminded that the church has already given 3681 square meter of land two years ago, which is not being talked about. All Saints’ Church administration is protesting the land acquisition by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for the construction of station entrance box. On Sunday, around hundred people gathered in the church […]

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No way home for new homebuyers

The deadlines for unfinished projects have been extended thrice since March 2020 by Karnataka Real Estate Regulatory Authority. Bengaluru: Many homebuyers in Bengaluru have not received their homes even after a year past deadlines set by K-RERA and are repaying home loans for the flats they haven’t even received yet. Nagendraprasad K., secretary of Karnataka Real […]

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Mysuru Road Needs Another Brick in the Wall

Citizens say that the delay in the construction of a retention wall on Mysuru Road is making their commute fraught with danger. Bengaluru: More than a year after its collapse, the Vrishabhavathi Canal retention wall on Mysuru Road has not been repaired completely by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Since the construction work is […]

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White-topped roads still a distant dream

White-topped roads last upto 25 years which is much longer than the black topped ones. The construction of white-topped roads is being delayed because there is no information on the condition of the utility lines below the surface. Despite promises by political parties in every election, white-topped roads remain a distant dream for Bengaluru. M. […]

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Smart City workers’ children face a bleak future

The Smart City workers’ children live in tiny tin-sheeted rooms with no water supply or sanitation. The children of Smart City workers have no access to school.They are malnourished and  live in unventilated, unhygienic, tiny tin-sheeted rooms. “We have been living here for the past one and a half years, and were not allowed to […]

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Commercial Street still on ‘rework’ mode

The 14-day rework program has not shown any progress even after a month. There is no progress in the Commercial Street 14-day rework program even after a month. “The work is in progress. It is not a rework program. The work was never completed on Commercial Street,” said Gopal Reddy, Assistant Engineer of Bengaluru Smart […]

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