Second Runway at Kempegowda Airport May or May Not be Ready

The project for the completion of the runway was slow in the beginning due to monsoons Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), is having its second runway and terminal being constructed to reduce human traffic and increase the number of flights that ply to and fro. Unfortunately, the deadline […]

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City Sees Surge in Sexual Offences by Taxi Drivers

Bengaluru has seen an increase in the reporting of sexual offences against taxi drivers. The frequency of reported cases of sexual offences by taxi drivers has increased in recent years. According to City Crime Record Bureau (CCRB) data, the number of reported cases of sexual assault/ harassment in 2016 was just three. In 2017, that […]

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Idols Immersed but not Cleared From Ulsoor Lake

Three weeks have passed since the Ganesha Festival, but the remaining of immersed idols has not been cleared yet. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018:Three weeks after the Ganesha Festival celebration and idols immersions all around the city, Ulsoor Lake is suffering from foul odour. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) had provided a separate space for […]

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Urbanisation making wildlife homeless

Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018 : Man-animal conflict is becoming a grave issue as animals are continuously moving out of their habitats to the cities, hunting for prey. In 2018, Karnataka has had instances of 143 leopards entering the cities. Extreme urbanisation, poaching and even farming in wildlife zones are big threats to wildlife. According to […]

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Lake Could Lose its Groundwater Reserve

Even after heavy rainfall and investment going into restoring it. Bengaluru, Oct. 9, 2018: Hoskere Lake near Gandhinagar, Kengeri Satellite Town has been dry for 10 years, even after a large amount of money was spent in restoring it to its former glory. Tulsi, a resident of Hakipiki Colony near the lake, said, “The lake […]

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Coffee Plantations in Threat

Introduction of silver oak in coffee plantation in Western Ghats may be a threat, predict scientists. Bengaluru, Oct. 11, 2018: For many years the coffee planters in Western Ghats near Bengaluru have planted exotic silver oak (Grevillea robusta) whose pole-like trunk is used as a support for the coffee plants, to help boost incomes. People […]

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