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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Manufacturers neglect up-cycling initiative of disposable pouches

Open disposal of soiled sanitary napkins and diapers is a cause for concern as manufacturers fail to provide disposable pouches. Apoorva GS Manufacturers of sanitary napkins and diapers are not providing necessary disposal pouches with their products. They cite stiff competition with cheaper Chinese alternatives as the reason. Koshi Singh, CEO of Ribcon Industries Pvt. […]

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