Untracked NCD data more deadly than NCD

Medically relevant information, especially pertaining to non- communicable diseases (NCD) is missing in hospitals of the city. This makes it difficult for epidemiological research, diagnosis and further treatment. By Manasvi Gupta The rising burden of lethal diseases- the NCDs; unlike malaria and TB are overlooked by the governing authorities. NCDs like Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes […]

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White-topping half done, roads congested

Reconstruction of concrete roads at a standstill after GOK’s probe Arghyadeep Dutta The reconstruction of the 1.8-kilometre long Subedhar Chatram Road has been halted by the Government of Karnataka following multiple complaints about the misuse of funds in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the white-topping project. This has caused congestion on this road that […]

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Traffic policemen forced to work in shabby kiosks

Traffic police kiosks across Bangalore have leaky roofs and broken facades. Policemen work in them without lights or fans. By Shalu Chowrasia Traffic policemen continue to work in unmaintained kiosks. They are provided with umbrellas and raincoats to continue working when it rains, as the roofs of the kiosks leak. A traffic policeman on Infantry […]

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Unscheduled power outages short-circuit industrial yield

Even though Karnataka is a power-surplus state, industries in Bengaluru incur losses in production due to power failures. By Jagriti Parakh Frequent unscheduled power outages have adversely affected productivity in Bengaluru’s major industrial areas. Industries struggle with lengthy outages with no information on how long they will last. Data available with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company […]

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Only 50 per cent de-silting work completed yet

The deadline to complete de-silting Storm Water Drains in the city is December 2019. By Shubhangi Mathur Less than half the storm water drains (SWD) in the city have been desilted since 2017. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) de-silting project is expected to complete all 440kms of drains before December 2019; they have only […]

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Coconuts trash quarry, disposal plant lies underutilized

Coconut waste, which is classified as dry waste, continues to find its way in landfills along with other wet waste due to inadequate disposal plants. By Yashasvini Razdan The technology for proper disposal of coconut husks has still not managed to establish its roots in the city, even after five years of the launch of […]

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MR. MOM

Bangalore is taking baby steps in shattering the status quo by installing diaper changing stations in public places and helping hands-on fathers take up the role of the full-fledged active parent. By Riya Sharma Public spaces in Bangalore are being upgraded to facilitate diaper changing stations in men’s restrooms to provide a family-friendly environment and […]

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Kalasipalya Bus Terminal: 2 years’ project takes 4 to complete

A two year-long, Rs. 60 crore BMTC project which aims to turn the filth-ridden Kalasipalya bus stop into a 4.3 acres-swanky terminal has been  underway for  the last three years. There are still no signs of it being completed even this year. Sanchari Ghatak The Kalasipalya Bus Terminal project, proposed in 2016 is still far […]

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