A tight-rope walk along the ORR

With road for vehicles and footpaths for business, pedestrians at Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Banashankari have no place to walk. By Pradnya Desai Resellers of wooden demolition articles stretch about a kilometre of the Outer Ring Road in Banashankari near the Temple Ward leaving minimal space for pedestrians. The busy road causes difficulty for […]

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Fire still a threat in Russell Market

Lack of fire safety equipment prevents Russell Market from getting an NOC from the fire department. By Ishika Dangayach The Russell Market has not received a Non-Objectional certificate from the fire department even after a recent judgment by the Karnataka High Court. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikke (BBMP) Officer Mr. Venkesh N. said, “We will soon install […]

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Not-So-Healthy Construction At Victoria Hospital

Victoria Hospital is renovating some of its buildings. And, the noise is affecting patients. Astha Oriel The constant drilling due to construction in the Outpatient Department of Victoria Hospital annoys patients and visitors. Priya, a patient who was sitting in the Outpatient Department waiting for her treatment, said, “I have come here for the treatment, […]

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Traffic police collect Rs. 30 Cr in fines

In the last year Bangalore Traffic police caught 30 lakh two-wheeler riders for not wearing helmets. They collected nearly Rs. Rs. 30 crore in fines. Labani Mahanandy Bangalore’s Traffic Department collected more than Rs. 30 crore in fines from people riding without helmets  last year. This year, till June, they have collected over Rs. 17 […]

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PMUY for about a quarter of BPL homes

One-fourth of people from rural areas in Karnataka are getting benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ scheme. Ritam Chatterjee Around 24 per cent Below Poverty Line (BPL) householders of Karnataka are able to avail the benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme’. The state currently ranks 14th out of 29 states across the country. At […]

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Public Hospitals, Yay or Nay?

Government hospitals in Bengaluru fail to give effective and timely treatment to patients due to lack of funds, resources and doctors. Yamini Chincholi Due to the lack of funds and resource availability in Government hospitals, patients choose to consult with private hospitals over public ones. At Primary Healthcare (PHC), Kanakamma (65) is getting treated for […]

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Bike rental startups suffer as vehicles get towed

Number of bikes towed from ‘No Parking’ zones spikes in Bangalore, hampers business of bike rental companies Nikita Arora About three to five rental bikes are towed in Bangalore city every week because of being parked in ‘No Parking’ zones. These bikes are owned and regulated by the bike rental companies who pay a sum […]

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Prakash Raj Releases People’s Manifesto

The manifesto focuses on solving citizen’s problems, by taking solutions from citizens.  By Aiswarya Sriram Bangalore, April 12, 2019. Prakash Raj, an independent candidate of Bangalore Central division, released his manifesto on Friday, March 12, and called it “People’s Manifesto”. The people’s manifesto highlights seven major issues – ‘making the most of arts’, ‘a greener, […]

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