Pending Beneficiaries for Awas

Despite the ‘announced’ success of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Sandur Taluk continues to have pending beneficiaries.  By Astha Oriel November 20, 2019, Bangalore.  Sandur Taluk in Bellary district has 152 pending housing beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) for 2019—20, as per the data provided by Taluk Panchayat. Kumaraswamy, a resident of D. Mallapur […]

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Illegal parking near metro stations blocking up the localities

BMRCL asks Traffic Department to look into it. By Arghyadeep Dutta Citizens are complaining about the illegal parking of vehicles in the localities. They complain that it is causing congestion and blocking space in front of the house. Among 40 metro stations in Bengaluru, 18 of them have a paid-parking space. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation […]

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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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In a fix for match-fixing

By Labani Mahanandy The Karnataka Premiere League players were forced for match-fixing as they were “honey-trapped”, says Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police. One day after the Bangalore Police issued notice to both Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) franchises, the seven suspected players confessed of being “honey-trapped” during the investigation. Bhaskar […]

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Karnataka CHCs crippled with defunct X-ray machines

Recent findings show that 20 per cent of the Community Health Centres in Karnataka have X-ray machines which do not function. By Niket Nishant About a fifth of the Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Karnataka are operating without a functional X-ray machine. However, among other states and union territories with 200 or more CHCs, the […]

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Closed Metro entry/exit gates, passengers grumble

Non-functional gates at metro stations leave no option for passengers but to take another way By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Dysfunctional exit gates at  Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway station, Majestic, Mantri Square Sampige Road and Yeshwanthpur Metro Station continue to cause inconvenience to the commuters as they have to take another way.. “It is troublesome […]

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BBMP gets selective in filling potholes

BBMP’s deadline to fill pothole’s in 8 zones fail. Residents complaint of choosing quantity over quality. Sheikh Saquib Despite Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) claims for only 279 potholes left to be filled, residents of Uttarahalli ward number 184 says that more than 1000 potholes are still neglected. BBMP had set a deadline for filling […]

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UPI – payments made easier or more fraudulent?

By Riya Sharma Bengaluru is leading the charge in one of the UPI-enabled frauds which are sweeping the nation. The rising use and familiarity of UPI payment apps such as GPay, PhonePe, Paytm, etc. are being used to mislead the average users to transfer money from their accounts to other bank accounts.  Several thefts of […]

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Graveyards of the city a matter of grave concern

Waste from Harishchandra Ghat is dumped at Srirampura burial ground. Mourners complain of foul smell, lack of proper waste disposal. By Shalu Chowrasia Unsegregated waste from Harishchandra Ghat has turned Srirampura burial ground into a dumping yard. The path leading to a platform where the people offered prayers was covered with the waste, according The […]

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