FIRs, Court cases : Fiasco behind a dying lake that still stands

Studies confirm BBMP’s plan to construct a new road violates the lake’s buffer region. Somewhere between Athashri road in Whitefield, a small stone paved road diverts on the right. A  JCB and a tractor stationed in the middle of the road hints of an ongoing road construction. Next to the JCB, small green plants shoot […]

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IEI: Govt needs to stop postponing Mekedatu

The Institution of Engineers (IEI) wants the government to take stronger steps in the Mekedatu project. The Indian Institution of Engineers (IEI) said today that Karnataka government should immediately implement the Mekedatu project, but environmentalists point to the negative effects the project will have on the ecosystem. M. Lakshman, Chairman of IEI, said, “Dam construction […]

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BBMP plans to cut trees around IISc

The idea is to widen C.V. Raman Road, they say. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) plan to cut down trees near C.V. Raman Road has raised concern among environmentalists. BBMP is planning  to white top the road and widen it in order to avoid accidents.  BBMP is constructing an extra lane to make the road between Sadashivanagar […]

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Nurses campaign at Victoria Hospital to cure plastic problem

On World Health Day 2022, nurses of victoria hospital marched to ban plastic completely. Bengaluru: On World Health Day, staff and student nurses gathered at the Victoria Hospital, Mysore Road to spread awareness about plastic and its negative effects on our health and the environment. Bhamini, a nurse staff at the hospital said that this […]

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Misleading BEE ratings confuse the consumers

Environmentalists said that inaccurate and confusing Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) ratings defeat the purpose of power-saving. Rachel, a customer at an electronic appliances store wanted to buy an LED TV. She wanted to save electricity and is aware about energy saving so she checked for ratings. She came across two LED TVs of the […]

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Tyre re-treading not so hot right now

The unorganised tyre retreading sector in Kalasipalya mostly finds the use of ‘hot method’ in retreading. The unseasonal rains have added to the misery of tyre re-treading industry in Kalasipalya which was already struggling due to the pandemic. The number of re-treaded tyres sold daily have reduced by 60 percent. Yaseen 18, employee at AK […]

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Cable Wires: Lost in the Woods

Despite issuing a public notice on September 14, 2021 Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has failed to ensure that there are no wires on trees. Bengaluru: Internet service providing agencies and TV Cable Operators continue to thread wires through trees despite a public notice issued by BBMP Tree Officer and Deputy Conservator of Forests on […]

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