Law enforcers living outside the law

Traffic personnel and policemen in Bengaluru have been spotted violating traffic rules– driving rashly without helmets and parking carelessly. Riya Sharma Even after the imposition of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, from September 1, with lakhs of rupees collected as hefty penalties by the traffic police, police and government officials are still seen violating […]

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UPI – payments made easier or more fraudulent?

By Riya Sharma Bengaluru is leading the charge in one of the UPI-enabled frauds which are sweeping the nation. The rising use and familiarity of UPI payment apps such as GPay, PhonePe, Paytm, etc. are being used to mislead the average users to transfer money from their accounts to other bank accounts.  Several thefts of […]

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City building being used as LPG warehouses

Fitness food startups operating from high-rise residential buildings are stocking up more than 30-40 full LPG cylinders in the outlets in Nagawara, HSR Layout, and Nandini Layout and risking many lives. Riya Sharma Outlets like Eat.fit in HSR Layout and Koramangala have stocked up cylinders containing more than 500 kilograms of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) […]

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Nine-step methodology down the pothole

Even after BBMP’s orders asking engineers to follow a nine-step methodology for filling potholes, potholes are filled with construction debris without proper pressing. By Riya Sharma Bengaluru: Potholes on Harlur Road, Dinne Anjaneya Swamy Road and in areas of Kalyannagar, and HRBR layout have been patched shoddily without placing any traffic control devices or cutting […]

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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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