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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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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No one checks cyber café users

Bengalureans can access cyber cafés without getting their identification proof (ID) verified which increases the risk of cybercrime. Batchu Rushali Several cyber cafes in Bangalore do not keep photocopies of identity proofs of their clients nor maintain registers of their names and other details. In some cases, they do not even ask to see the […]

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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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No users of high-tech e-toilets

Lack of maintenance and public awareness adds to the dismal state of e-toilets across Bangalore City. By Shalu Chowrasia Public is avoiding using e-toilets installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) because of lack of maintenance and proper hygiene. Passers-by prefer open urination over using an e-toilet. Ashish Kumar, a local of KR Puram said […]

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Porn ban a boon for pirated DVD hawkers

Sale of pornographic DVDs increase many fold after government declared last year the ban of porn Riddhiman Roy The banning of 827 pornographic websites by major telecom companies on October last year proved to be “good for business” according to a pirated DVD hawker on Krishna Rajendra road, as sales of pornographic DVDs surge. According […]

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Cyber crime around town, only one station lodging complaints

Though 50 to 60 cybercrime cases are reported every day in the city, victims of cybercrime have to go to the only cybercrime police station in Infantry Road to lodge a complaint. Yumna Ahmed There is one cybercrime station in Bangalore and officials say that there is a delay in solving cases due to shortage […]

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Basement encroachments beset the city

Basement parking spaces of buildings and hospitals are converted into shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments, without trade licenses.  By Manasvi Gupta  Illegal commercial establishments in basements of residential buildings, pubs and hospitals are still operating despite being issued notices. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. BBMP issued notices earlier this year, […]

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