Azan issue not new: Shivajinagar residents

Residents say the azaan (prayer) loudspeaker issue has become more intense in recent times.   Everybody kneels in unison, as the imam (priest) recites azaan (prayer) in a Bengaluru mosque—his voice echoes on the speakers, for the city to hear.  After finishing their prayer, they stand up and greet each other as they slowly disperse […]

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The pass not taken: ‘what new app?’

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) bus conductors and passengers have no idea about the app that they can use to show their bus passes. Bengaluru: BMTC bus riders and conductors are not using the newly-launched BMTC app for digital bus passes. Many riders and conductors were still unaware about how to use the app and […]

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Ukraine war takes its toll on state manufacturing

Profit margins of manufacturers are a casualty of the war. Prices of metals and fuel have spiked. Bengaluru: V. Sudarshan, owner of Spectrum Tool Engineers, a precision machine parts manufacturing company is at a loss—in more ways than one. The cost of most raw materials he uses has gone up by 40 to 50 percent. […]

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Solid Waste Management: Not so managed

Three out of seven waste processing plants of BBMP already been shut. The closure of wet waste processing plants has forced Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to shift the waste to other plants and landfills. These plants in the city have been creating problems for hundreds of residents. There has been a constant opposition from […]

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