Real Estate in a freeze

A number of real estate properties are lying stagnant in Bengaluru due to over-supply and legal disputes. Yamini Chincholi A number of real estate properties in Jayanagar, Sarjapur, Electronic City, Kanakpura main road and Bannerghatta main road lay unoccupied. Many apartments and properties are stagnant. Complaints are registered against properties and builders on Real Estate […]

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Copyright License found missing in Cafes

Cafes in Bengaluru stream music on different applications without a license for background music. By Nikita Arora The trend of playing music on televisions and speakers by streaming it on different music applications has hit a major chunk of cafes in Bangalore. The Softcopy found that cafes play music without a copyright license and have […]

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Electronic waste continues to litter the roads

With only three categories of waste, the city’s residents continue to dispose of electronic waste along with regular dry waste, which ultimately finds its way to the streets. Yashasvini Razdan Even as the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has laid out strict guidelines for the disposal of e-waste, heaps of cables and other electronic […]

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Bengalurians fly high in ‘Fit India Movement’

The founder of the ‘Indian Runner’ confirmed 98 out of 500 participants are from Bengaluru in November’s fitness event. Ritam Chatterjee Indian Runner, which is a part of Fit India Movement, will see 500 athletes from the city in the November’s event.   “We divide running events into five categories. 2 KM, 5 KM, 10 […]

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BMRCL Ticket vending machines rendered obsolete

The vending machines have been left unused at metro stations. It needs to update the software and recalibrate the systems to accept new coins and notes released since demonetization. Ishika Dangayach Bangalore, November 22, 2019 The ticket vending machine introduced by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) at the main station has been collecting […]

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BBMP fails to keep hawkers out of Majestic underpass

Hawkers continue their business in the Majestic underpass despite HC order instructing otherwise. By Apoorva GS The Majestic underpass has been occupied by the hawkers who sell gadgets, clothes and other items. Nearly 70,000 people use this underpass everyday which connects Majestic Kempegowda bus terminal,  Majestic metro station and Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station. Followed […]

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Transformers menace city footpaths

Transformers that jut out on to the footpaths pose threat to the pedestrians of being electrocuted. By Shalu Chowrasia Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has identified 5,658 hazardous footpath locations where transformers pose a threat to pedestrians of being electrocuted. Of them, about 4,179 have been attended, according to data available with the Safety Section […]

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No physical education for primary school kids

Most of the government schools in Bangalore do not have a physical education teacher;    Students lack encouragement for taking part in sports. By Shalu Chowrasia  “No physical education teacher has been appointed in primary schools since the last ten years,” said a member of Karnataka State Physical Education Teachers (KSPET). He said many posts of […]

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Riding the bumpy waves of Valliyama

Valliyama layout road full of unfilled potholes; Local residents and shopkeepers face consequences. Ritam Chatterjee . Two kilometres from Central jail, the road connecting Sarjapur main road and Valiyamma Layout is colonized by hundreds of menacing potholes. Condition of road not only slows down traffic, but also is affecting business of local shopkeepers. “Do we […]

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