Lack of Citizen Participation may cost Bengaluru its rank

Lack of awareness among citizens regarding the Swacch Survekshan Survey is resulting in fewer votes being cast from the city and may cost the city to slip in the ranking. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has organized the Swachh Survekshan Survey which will rank cities on a seven-star rating system. The annual […]

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Several Cases of Tuberculosis Detected

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) conducted a 10-day Tuberculosis screening drive in Bangalore’ slums. The Karnataka Slum Development Board has prepared a micro-plan for a tuberculosis screening drive and suggested a few areas to BBMP in Bangalore city. Bangalore’s Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun has inaugurated the screening drive on Jan. 02 to continue until Jan. […]

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Are Schools Digitally Equipped After Roshni Project?

Doordarshan has initiated project ‘Roshni’ to provide tablets and smart TVs to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike schools. Some schools are undergoing the process of implementation. By Virendra Singh Bangalore, Jan. 17 ,2019: Recently, TAV (Tech Avant Grade) and Doordarshan (TV channel of Indian Government) are in collaboration with BBMP come up with a more advanced plan […]

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Child Labour Still Prevalent in Bangalore

According to the City Crime Bureau, child labour still remains a major issue in the city of Bangalore. By Hansy Sanctis Bengaluru, Jan 17. 2019: According to the CCRB, labour contractors have been employing children below age 18 in construction work. They work on a daily contract basis, earning daily wages which are legally less […]

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Annual Science Exhibition in Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

Out of 100 entries at the 2018 exhibition, very few of the students from government schools were represented. Bangalore, Nov. 23, 2018. By Lanka Samanth and Priyanka Dhaundiyal   At the science exhibition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, private school student’s class seven to 10 showcased their innovative projects. “The main objective of this exhibition […]

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Plastic ban Affects Markets and Customers.

Plastic bags are still being sold illegally in Bangalore. Bangalore, Nov. 20, 2018. After the plastic ban,  paper and cloth bags  manufacturers are seeing profit in Bangalore. But, as paper bags are costly, the supermarkets are rising their prices. Uma Ravi, who  goes to supermarkets regularly, “I will anyways not support plastic, because they are harmful, […]

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Post of BBMP Deputy Mayor Remains Vacant

Re-elections for the post of Deputy Mayor of the BBMP are yet to be announced. The post of Deputy Mayor of the Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) remains vacant a month after the previous appointee’s passing. The Janata Dal (Secular)’s Ramila Umashankar was elected as the Deputy Mayor on September 28th of this year. However, she […]

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Widening of Road has Left Nearby Shopkeepers Struggling

Commercial establishments on the Laksar Hosur road have seen a drop in customers after the road widening process was started. The widening process of the Laskar Hosur Road in Adugodi has left nearby shopkeepers struggling to make ends meet. Ningamma, a tea stall owner says that her monthly income has dropped from Rs 3000 to […]

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