Airport road toll: NHAI sees 30 % drop in revenue

People choose alternative roads instead. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The increase in toll prices on airport road, National Highway 7, has resulted in people taking alternative roads like through K.R Puram and Baglur, resulting in a decrease in  NHAI’s revenue by 30 percent. Y.V Prasad, General Manager at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), […]

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What’s in a name? Banks ask the pourakarmikas

Confusion over initials and names delays payments of the pourakarmikas. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: Pourakarmikas working for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are facing a new problem. Due to the differences in names and initials of the pourakarmikas in their Aadhar cards and voter IDs, the banks are becoming confused and thus the payments […]

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Blame Game within Government Department over White Stripes

Excessive road humps has increased the number of accidents in the city, say Bangaloreans. Bangalore, April 9, 2018: Speed breakers without white stripes are a menace to drivers and riders as they are difficult to locate and have led to various accidents across the city. R Hitendra, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic said, “It is […]

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After Lingayats, Madiga demand special status

The subcaste Madiga, who have been fighting for 21 years, demand special status or they will refrain from voting for the Congress in the upcoming elections After the state government granted a religious minority tag to the Lingayat community, the Madiga  community is now complaining of being sidelined by the Siddharamaiah government. M.C Srinivas president […]

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Housing Minister addresses land issue for weaker sections.

Landowners in Ramanagar taluk, Kaakmaranahalli taluk, Bhattarahalli taluk among other areas, provided their lands to the government for development activities. Thereafter, the farmers and landowners have requested other land as compensation in addition to the money given to them by the government. The government is providing the farmers with 26 lakhs for one-acre land. They […]

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Kengeri-Uttarahalli stretch sees a spurt in road accidents

As many as 32 road accidents were reported on the Kengeri- Uttarahalli stretch in the last 12 months. Bangalore, February 27, 2018: On Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m. near JSS hostel, located near Kengeri –Uttarahalli, a BMTC bus collided with a Honda Activa leaving both the bus driver and the rider injured. According to the […]

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BESCOM tightens safety rules for its employees

The numbers of fatal accidents have reduced among BESCOM linemen. Bangalore, February 1, 2018: The number of fatal accidents involving linemen at the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM)has gone down due to the tightening of safety measures by the company. In 2016-17, out of 270 accidents, 235 were fatal. Yet in 2017-18, the number […]

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For sugarcane farmers, fixing FRP is not enough

Sugar factory owners do not pay us our dues, farmers allege Bangalore, January 24, 2017: This sankaranti consumers went home with large quantities of sugarcane, with prices sugar cane sticks (jholley) dropping by half. Sugarcane farmers, on the other hand, are still waiting to be paid by sugar factory owners. “The factory owners charge according […]

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