Distant Healthcare, Distant Hope

Even as the country dreams of an Ayushmaan Bharat, people of Nellupuram slum are unable to access the facilities offered by Primary Healthcare Centres.  By Yashasvini Razdan The residents of Nellupuram slum lack access to basic healthcare facilities. The mobile urban health units, announced by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2014, haven’t been brought into […]

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Merchants suffer as Cottonpet road construction deadline extended

Since the construction started in February, merchants are suffering more than 50 per cent of loss in their business per month. The project is scheduled to be completed by September, but construction has been irregular. By Vivek Madhu Merchants near Cottonpet main road are facing huge loss in their business due to the ongoing renovation […]

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Historic fort falls prey to contemporary negligence

The historic Begur Fort which is not conserved as a protected monument by Department of Ancient Museums and Heritage (DAMH) is deteriorating due to neglect. By Shalu Chowrasia, Conservation work of Begur Fort, a 500 year historical site located in Akshayanagar, has been put on hold as DAMH is yet to receive approval from the […]

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Illegal parking brings Chickpet traffic to standstill

Chickpet has been subjected to traffic congestion as illegally parked vehicles overtake the roads. By Riya Sharma Two-wheelers parked illegally on the roadsides in the Chickpet main market area, narrow the width of the road, leaving very little room for the traffic to pass. This has led to major congestion in the area. Murthi, Station […]

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Parched Kacharakanahalli Lake used as dumping zone

The erstwhile lush-green Kacharakanahalli Lake has become a go-to place for garbage dumping. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) trucks and bins occupy a portion of the lake-bed causing severe stench. Pradnya Desai Bengaluru The 57-acre Kacharakanahalli that belongs to Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is turning into a junk-yard. The source of the garbage is debated. […]

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Citizens risk electrocution as departments bicker

Electric lines are too close to buildings, in clear violation of bye-laws. Even after notices by BESCOM, the situation is unchanged. By Niket Nishant In clear violation of the city’s building-bye laws (2004), the buildings and the electric lines in Ashok Nagar – especially on M.G. Road and Brigade Road are separated by a distance […]

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Kasturi Nagar wrinkles its nose as stink worsens

In clear violation of the BBMP guidelines for waste management, pourakarmikas are not collecting garbage regularly. Ishika Dangayach The pourakarmikas of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) are dumping garbage in a portion of 3rd cross service road in Kasturi Nagar. This has resulted in the place stinking. The BBMP guidelines state that wet waste should be […]

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