Bio-toilets in trains choke passengers

Bio-toilets in trains going from Bengaluru City Railway Station to the south are in pathetic condition as they are clogged halfway through the journey. By Vivek Madhu Bengaluru: The South-Western Railways have continuously received complaints about the bad condition of bio-toilets in trains that connect Bangalore City Railway Station and the southern parts of the […]

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Turning a deaf ear to complaints

Karnataka fails to guarantee resolution of citizens’ grievances By Niket Nishant Bengaluru: The dismal state of grievance redressal mechanism in the country is plainly evident through Karnataka. More than half of the complaints received in the state over three years have been left unresolved. Data recently released by the Centre shows that 54.4 per cent […]

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Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops are of no use

Situation dire for traffic cops as nine out of sixteen air quality monitoring stations across the city have unsafe recorded PM 2.5 particulate matter. By Arghyadeep Dutta The on-duty traffic police personnel are refusing to use anti-pollution masks provided by the Bengaluru Traffic Police Department because of the allegedly inferior quality of the mask. These […]

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Heedlessness over awareness – STDs see a rise in the state

Karnataka becomes one among 10 states across the country accounting for 82% of total estimated people living with HIV. By Apoorva GS Bengaluru: According to the 2015-16 National Family Health Survey (NFHS), only 1.3 per cent of the 6.41 crores people in Karnataka use condoms to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexual transmitted diseases (STDs). Kamal […]

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Bangalore lakes still waiting for revival

BBMP says condition of lakes will be better in the next three years and holds BWSSB responsible for disposal of sewage water in lakes. Shubhangi Mathur Despite the rejuvenation project started by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in 2017, the condition of lakes has not improved in Bangalore. BBMP officials say that the only reason […]

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Electronic city residents whine about stinking SWM plant

The residents of the Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to tolerate the stench that the Solid Waste Management plant at Chikkanagamangala emits. Continuous protest and complaints have failed to resolve the issue. Labani Mahanandy Residents of Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to live due to the foul smell emitted by the Solid Waste […]

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‘All Saints’ Church is not for sale’: Protestors

The conflict between the BMRCL and All Saints’ Church over the land acquisition case for Namma Metro Phase II continues, despite multiple consultations and settlements. By Jagriti Parakh As the silent protests at the All Saints’ Church against the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) enter its 239th day, members of the All Saints’ Church […]

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Non-functioning feedback devices at public toilets

Feedback devices in pay and use toilet are not functioning. Most users are unaware of such devices. Rhythima Agrawal The feedback devices installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in pay and use toilets are not in a working condition because of which the users are not able to give feedback. Also, some users are […]

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