Building parking spaces in metro stations a challenge, says BMRCL

Bengaluru: Parking spaces at metro stations can only be built if separate land is allotted, say Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials. The main challenge while planning is that the land cost is high and it is not possible to take the land which has already been given to the metro stations, said Gubbi […]

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BBMP is acting like BJP’s puppet: Congress

Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy attacked the BJP over a range of issues related to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s (KPCC) working president Ramalinga Reddy accused the BBMP of unscientifically redrawing the wards in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He alleged that the BBMP is acting like a […]

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Workers demand for the maternity benefits

Many women construction workers who applied for maternity benefits never got the money. The construction workers and Karnataka State Building and Construction Workers Federation (KSBCWF) demanded proper implementation of maternity benefits for female construction workers and extending the maternity benefits to the male construction workers. The KSBCWF protested at the Karmika Bhavan, Dairy Circle, Bannerghatta […]

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‘Taking power of Lokayukta is unsustainable’: Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty

Protests at Maurya Circle by Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party. The Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party workers demand scrapping of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and restoring powers of Lokayukta. “Taking the powers of Lokayukta is totally wrong and unsustainable,” said the incumbent Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty, Lokayukta Karnataka at a protest organized by KRS at Maurya […]

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Disabled employment in limbo

Disabled choose private institutions/NGOs as the government suspends employment training programmes and shuts special employment exchanges. Disabled people are not getting jobs from the employment training program provided by the Department for the Empowerment of Differently abled and Senior Citizens (DWDSC). It has been suspended since 2018. The last training session provided to the disabled […]

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RWAs mull charging points for EVs

A World Resource Institute study suggested that 80 percent of charging points in the city should be installed at residential complexes to enhance electric vehicle (EV) mobility. EV owners fail to get the permission to install charging points in residential complexes in the city. Most of them have to go to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company […]

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Fans, actors come to visit ailing S. Shivram

Prayers for his recovery have been pouring in. Actor Shivrajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar’s brother said that he is praying for veteran Kannada actor S. Shivram who is currently admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Prashanth Hospital in Bangalore. With tears in his eyes, Shivrajkumar said, “I don’t know what to say, I’m just […]

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Omicron: Not a threat yet!

Government’s response to Omicron is not at expected level, say officials. Despite a rise in Omicron cases across the world the Indian government has not issued new guidelines except for international arrivals.  D. Randeep, state commissioner of health and welfare services said that the department is not planning to introduce any new measure for citizens. […]

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