Despite the ban, public vehicles still carry advertisements

Despite Karnataka’s ban on advertisement on vehicles, there are hordes of vehicles that run on the streets of the city sporting commercials of all kinds. Bibek Baidya On the streets of Bengaluru, in traffic jams and at parking lots, hordes of buses and cars bearing advertisements of all sorts are not hard to spot. These […]

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Four months, no salary – Laborers seek police intervention

Industries in Peenya are shutting down; hundreds of laborers have not received their salaries. Bibek Baidya Bangalore, November 22, 2019 Over 90 employees of a Peenya-based garment industry have filed an FIR against the employer for not paying their salaries for four consecutive months. The laborers filed an FIR at Peenya police station on November […]

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Green zones home to illegal layout in Bangalore

Layouts are illegally built in the Green Zone in Gollahalli, Bangalore.   By Bibek Baidya In Gollahali village of North Bangalore which comes under Green Zone Illegal Layouts are present there, the green zone which cannot be used for residential use. The Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 2009 says, registration of revenue sites in un-authorized layouts […]

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Educational Institutes still surrounded by alcohol shops

Cigarette and alcohol shops continue to run within 100 yards of educational institutions. By Bibek Baidya Alcohol and Cigarette sale continue within 100 yards of educational institutions in Bangalore even after the 2003 High Court ban order.    According to the Section 6 of Cigarette and other tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of […]

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Bengaluru’s running out of well-maintained running tracks

Ill-maintained 400 meter tracks of Kanteerva Stadium poses injury risks for athletes. Bibek Baidya Bangalore, November 19, 2019The 400 meter synthetic track in Kanteerva Stadium is riddled with potholes. Years of negligence has resulted in erosion of the layers of the synthetic tracks in the stadium. This makes it difficult for athletes to practice. Mani, […]

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Passion for Fancy Number Plates continues in Bangalore

Over two lakh cases of fancy number plates were registered by the Bangalore Police till August, 2019. By Bibek Baidya Number plate violation by the citizens of Bangalore continues despite many restrictions by the new Motor Vehicles act of 2019 . The total number of cases registered till August 2019 is 2,14,513. The violation includes […]

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