Jaywalkers risking lives by jumping over dividers

Pedestrians risk their lives while illegally crossing the broken Gubbi Thotadappa Road divider. By Arghyadeep Dutta Chetan, a student, who travels from Ullal to Government Polytechnic College in Whitefield, has to cross the Gubbi ThotadappaRoad (GT Road) by jumping over the broken road divider. Risking his life daily, Chetan is fortunate that he has not […]

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Nagavarapalya Road is an obstacle race track

Shopkeepers deny any encroachment, but commuters complain of traffic woes. Yashasvini Razdan Commuters face heavy traffic on the narrow Nagavarapalya Main Road due to makeshift sheds and extended shop areas by shopkeepers on that road. Sampada, a school teacher, leaves for work at 7.10 a.m. Her school starts at 8.00 am and in an ideal […]

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Bangalore: bicycle enthusiasts but no bicycle lanes

BBMP fails to keep promises of constructing new biking lanes in the cycling enthusiast neighbourhoods of the city. By Yumna Ahmed Lack of bicycle lanes in the city is forcing cycling enthusiasts to ride through traffic or give up cycling altogether. The government is focusing on installing new bicycle hubs called PBS (Public Bicycle System) […]

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Govt’s Suvidha pads – cheaper, out of stock

Central government’s decision to nearly give away sanitary pads at Re. 1 is a radical revision, but only if they are available at the Jan Aushadhi Stores. By Jagriti Parakh Right after the central government slashed the price by 60 per cent of the biodegradable sanitary pads, branded Suvidha, nearly 60 per cent Jan Aushadhi […]

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Swacch Bharat missing at Vani Vilas

With no proper sanitation facilities in Vani Vilas Hospital, patients especially pregnant women often have to be subject to unhygienic conditions. By Astha Oriel No toilet seats, un-clean toilets, no taps and no water is a reality and an issue of hygiene for patients who visit the city’s Vani Vilas Hospital for treatment. Pregnant women, […]

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BBMP to crack down on biomed waste from homes

Bangalore to soon make biomedical waste segregation at homes a compulsory practice, says Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Solid waste management department to assist biomed waste treatment plants in the city. By Neetu Saini Stepping up to crack down locals who dispose the domestic biomedical waste with the wet and dry wastes, the BBMP Solid […]

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30% property holders in city don’t pay tax

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike collected Rs. 2,565 crore, out of the set target of Rs. 3,100 crore in financial year 2018-19. By Shivani Verma In the financial year 2018-19, BBMP missed their target collection of property taxes in India’s high-tech industry by Rs. 535 crore. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike was only able to collect […]

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