Lack of Facilities delay housing for the EWS

Dearth of facilities in EWS quarters at Sarjapur has delayed housing to those evicted from Ejipura. By Pradnya Desai After years of staying in tin sheds on footpaths, those evicted from Ejipura, have been rehabilitated to Sarjapur without ensuring water or electricity connection. The residents receive electricity for only three hours a day and are […]

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Untracked NCD data more deadly than NCD

Medically relevant information, especially pertaining to non- communicable diseases (NCD) is missing in hospitals of the city. This makes it difficult for epidemiological research, diagnosis and further treatment. By Manasvi Gupta The rising burden of lethal diseases- the NCDs; unlike malaria and TB are overlooked by the governing authorities. NCDs like Cardiovascular Diseases, Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes […]

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White-topping half done, roads congested

Reconstruction of concrete roads at a standstill after GOK’s probe Arghyadeep Dutta The reconstruction of the 1.8-kilometre long Subedhar Chatram Road has been halted by the Government of Karnataka following multiple complaints about the misuse of funds in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the white-topping project. This has caused congestion on this road that […]

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Traffic policemen forced to work in shabby kiosks

Traffic police kiosks across Bangalore have leaky roofs and broken facades. Policemen work in them without lights or fans. By Shalu Chowrasia Traffic policemen continue to work in unmaintained kiosks. They are provided with umbrellas and raincoats to continue working when it rains, as the roofs of the kiosks leak. A traffic policeman on Infantry […]

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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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No one checks cyber café users

Bengalureans can access cyber cafés without getting their identification proof (ID) verified which increases the risk of cybercrime. Batchu Rushali Several cyber cafes in Bangalore do not keep photocopies of identity proofs of their clients nor maintain registers of their names and other details. In some cases, they do not even ask to see the […]

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Unscheduled power outages short-circuit industrial yield

Even though Karnataka is a power-surplus state, industries in Bengaluru incur losses in production due to power failures. By Jagriti Parakh Frequent unscheduled power outages have adversely affected productivity in Bengaluru’s major industrial areas. Industries struggle with lengthy outages with no information on how long they will last. Data available with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company […]

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Only 50 per cent de-silting work completed yet

The deadline to complete de-silting Storm Water Drains in the city is December 2019. By Shubhangi Mathur Less than half the storm water drains (SWD) in the city have been desilted since 2017. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) de-silting project is expected to complete all 440kms of drains before December 2019; they have only […]

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