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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Expanding e-pharma sector worries health experts

The sub-sector that was born in 2015 is picking up pace and is currently estimated at $165 million. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: With over 50 start-ups in the country including MyraMed, Pharmeasy, 1mg, Netmeds and MedPlus, the rapidly growing online pharmacy sector is becoming a cause of worry for experts. E-pharma startups—given the potential of […]

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BBMP invites tenders for desilting storm water drains

The Urban Development Minister spoke about the storm water drain work done on Double Road. Bangalore, 20 March, 2018: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike(BBMP) has invited tenders for desilting upto 239 km of Storm Water Drains that would cost the municipality Rs 42 crore. “The process will take another 15 days or so and by April 15, […]

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A dozen of measures, not a penny assured

The Government of Karnataka launched the Transgender Policy  in October last year to uplift the community and bring it into the mainstream but now seems to turn a blind eye, letting down the Trans community in the state Bangalore, March 13, 2018: Despite the State Government launching a policy for the upliftment of transgender community by proposing a […]

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Surprise power cuts disrupt parts of the city

Despite not being in BESCOM’s list of areas that were to brace for power cuts today, areas like Koramangala, Frazer Town, KR Puram and Wilson Garden faced power snags, this morning.  Bangalore, 27 February 2018: Areas like Koramangala, Frazer Town, KR Puram and Wilson Garden woke up to a disruption in their power supply for a few […]

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One year on, schools yet to adopt Child Protection Policy

With a total of 76,551 schools (government run, aided and unaided private schools)in the state, experts suggest that awareness level about the policy is quite low Bangalore, 23 January, 2018: Bangalore city is yet to do anything substantial a year after the launch of the Karnataka State Child Protection Policy (KSCPP), an attempt to curtail […]

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Fall in tariffs hit rooftop solar panel installations

Bangalore, 21 September, 2017: The number of people opting for rooftop solar panels in 2017 has fallen by 73 per cent. The BESCOM website shows 395 rooftop solar installations in the year 2016 – 17, but so far only 102 installations have been made till August 2017. The Solar Policy 2014 – 2021 of the […]

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