Shamshad Begum, awaiting the election

Shamshad Begum is contesting independently after being rejected by BJP. By Arghyadeep Dutta Shamshad Begum, who has supported Congress for the last 35 years, has changed her mind to compete in the Karnataka by-poll elections for MLA, being held on December 5. Now, She is contesting as an independent candidate from Shivajinagar constituency. “Since the […]

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CPRI workshop to reduce the transformers failure rate

Distribution Transformer’s rate of failure in India is around 15 to 20 per cent By Arghyadeep Dutta Central Power Research Institute organised a workshop to help manufacturers of distribution transformers to reduce the failure rate through effective cooling and proper maintenance. The rate of failure of the Distribution Transformer in India is in the range […]

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Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner summoned by CCB

Bengaluru Police formed SIT to investigate match-fixing scandal in KPL By Arghyadeep Dutta In a recent update to Karnataka Premiere League match-fixing scandal, CCB summoned Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner, Venkateshwara Rao, today along with the manager of Mysuru Warriors. He was spotted outside Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru, as confirmed by an investigation officer of CCB. There’s […]

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Illegal parking near metro stations blocking up the localities

BMRCL asks Traffic Department to look into it By Arghyadeep Dutta Citizens are complaining about the illegal parking of vehicles in the localities. They complain that it is causing congestion and blocking space in front of the house. Among 40 metro stations in Bengaluru, 18 of them have a paid-parking space. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation […]

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Visitors demand maintenance of Government Aquarium

The Curator is ‘optimistic’ to regain its glory, but the reality states something else. By Arghyadeep Dutta On a Sunday, Sangita, with her four-year-old daughter Sree, visited the government aquarium at Cubbon Park. The gloomy environment and poorly maintained site brought down the enjoyment and enthusiasm level to explore other places, accoding to them. They […]

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MUDRA loans falter right at its awareness front

E-Mudra by SBI is supposed to help  get loans for small businesses By Arghyadeep Dutta Banks and Non –Banking Financial Companies  (NBFCs) failed to create awareness about Mudra loans to small scale business owners and entrepreneurs. Four years after the launch of Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Loan or MUDRA Loan by Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Just like pelicans, PELICAN signal also in water

Bengaluru Traffic Police is yet to install the promised 60 new pedestrian signals. By Arghyadeep Dutta Bangalore Traffic Police is yet to install 60 new PELICAN (Pedestrian Light Control Activation) signals, as promised almost two years ago. Meanwhile, the existing 52 pedestrian signals have also stopped working. In 2005, the Bangalore Traffic Police installed 52 […]

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White-topping half done, roads congested

Reconstruction of concrete roads at a standstill after GOK’s probe By 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 […]

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Vehicle owners ignoring SC’s ban on black film

Traffic police fail to enforce the ban on tinted glasses after six years By Arghyadeep Dutta Despite the Supreme Court’s ban six years back, 13878 cases are been reported by Bengaluru Traffic Police against illegal black-tinted glasses in cars in 2019 till August. The Supreme Court of India in 2012 had said that use of […]

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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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