Newly-wed woman dead: two arrested, two missing

After a woman was found hanging from the fan at her residence, two of her in-laws were arrested. Police suspect she was tortured for dowry. By Apoorva GS Police have taken the husband and mother-in-law of the woman who was found dead into custody while the other two family members, her sister-in-law and her husband […]

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Cox Town Market Vendors Forced to Sell on Footpath

Vegetable and meat sellers wait to shift in the premises of the reconstructed Cox Town Market building which they were promised 17 years ago by the corporation. Abhinav Kumar February 25, 2020, Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) says that the vendors of Cox Town Market will have to wait for another few months till […]

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Bilal Bagh Stands in Solidarity with Victims of New Delhi Violence

Bilal Bagh protesters plan to send an application to Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa with signatures of over a thousand protesters. By Astha Oriel February 25, 2020 Bengaluru: Last night Bilal Bagh protestors observed two-minute silence and held a candle light vigil in solidarity with the victims of New Delhi clash violence. The vigil was organised […]

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City lacks planned dumping of animal waste

City suffers from ‘unplanned’ dumping of animal waste. After two years of witnessing the disgusting sight of scattered animal waste by the employees of GiftAbled NGO, the area became clean within a day after they lodged an FIR against Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) staff for dumping animal waste outside their workplace.   By Ritam […]

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BBMP to ‘Revamp’ All Bio-Methanation Plants in Next Six Months

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is planning to install 200 biomethanation plants, one in every ward. Experts say that awareness about segregation needs to reach more people, to make this step a success. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru: Shanti, who lives with her husband, Krishna, near a biomethanation plant in Jayanagar, has been out of work for […]

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No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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City government schools lack standard safety facilities

Security in government schools of Bengaluru has been neglected since long. By Swati Ekka  Bengaluru: The government has failed to provide the basic safety facilities in government schools in the city. Many government schools lack fire alarms, ‘School Ahead’ safety sign boards, watchman to control the traffic and CCTV cameras. NIMHANS School Safety Appraisal revealed […]

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Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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Bengaluru riders: Catch them if you can

Now you can see ‘Wheelie Wonka’ in Bengaluru! You may have come across many riders who are always in a rush, whose driving can prove fatal in many cases, but rarely would you have seen police catching them. By Vivek Madhu Bengaluru: Stunt-biking enthusiasts in the city are flouting traffic norms and endangering others’ lives. […]

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