Shamshad Begum, awaiting the election

Shamshad Begum is contesting independently after being rejected by BJP. By Arghyadeep Dutta Shamshad Begum, who has supported Congress for the last 35 years, has changed her mind to compete in the Karnataka by-poll elections for MLA, being held on December 5. Now, She is contesting as an independent candidate from Shivajinagar constituency. “Since the […]

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One-way rules ignored in unmonitored areas

Drivers and motorists break traffic rules and enter one-way roads in areas that are unmonitored to save time, thus causing holdups and jams. Yamini Chincholi In residential areas like Brooks Haven, near Subramanya Police station, Bangalore International Public School, Uttarahalli and Indiranagar, there is no monitoring of traffic violation for one-way road, CCTV cameras or […]

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BMRCL delays infrastructure works near Nayandahalli metro station

Commuters on Mysore Road have been complaining about the poor condition of roads due to Metro work. Several accidents were reported on this stretch. By Jagriti Parakh Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has been delaying the road restoration work near Nayandahalli bus stand (Mysore Road metro station) since 2015. The concrete pavements, roads, drains, […]

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Copyright License found missing in Cafes

Cafes in Bengaluru stream music on different applications without a license for background music. By Nikita Arora The trend of playing music on televisions and speakers by streaming it on different music applications has hit a major chunk of cafes in Bangalore. The Softcopy found that cafes play music without a copyright license and have […]

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Bengalurians fly high in ‘Fit India Movement’

The founder of the ‘Indian Runner’ confirmed 98 out of 500 participants are from Bengaluru in November’s fitness event. Ritam Chatterjee Indian Runner, which is a part of Fit India Movement, will see 500 athletes from the city in the November’s event.   “We divide running events into five categories. 2 KM, 5 KM, 10 […]

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BBMP fails to keep hawkers out of Majestic underpass

Hawkers continue their business in the Majestic underpass despite HC order instructing otherwise. By Apoorva GS The Majestic underpass has been occupied by the hawkers who sell gadgets, clothes and other items despite the orders from the High Court that stated no hawkers are permitted to occupy the subways. Nearly 70,000 people use this underpass […]

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Transformers menace city footpaths

Transformers that jut out on to the footpaths pose threat to the pedestrians of being electrocuted. By Shalu Chowrasia Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has identified 5,658 hazardous footpath locations where transformers pose a threat to pedestrians of being electrocuted. Of them, about 4,179 have been attended, according to data available with the Safety Section […]

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Teachers in RMSA schools go without salary

Teachers in high schools of Mudhol Taluk under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikshya Abhiyaan (RMSA) scheme don’t get paid for months on end. Savyata Mishra “The situation is so that we don’t feel like government employees anymore,” said Mr Dombar, who teaches English to students in Soragaon village government high school that is under the (RMSA) […]

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