Rise in electric accidents shock Bangalore

Accidents by electric shocks rise in the city, by the day, even as BESCOM talks of awareness programs. Sanchari Ghatak Bangalore grapples with cases of electrical accidents, shows a data report by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). The fiscal year of 2018-2019 saw 136 cases where people died of electrocution and 91 non-fatal […]

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The plight of Shivajinagar shopkeepers

Twenty three shops on Meenakshi Kovil Street in Shivajinagar have been relocated to Park Road, right behind the street to make way for Namma Metro. Abdul Hafiz, one of the 23 shopkeepers, silently watched while the products of his cane shop were being shifted to a congested, temporary shop right behind Meenakshi Kovil Street. “We […]

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After a year’s wait, Sandalwoods about to be micro-chipped

The Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST) sets to embed microchips in Sandalwood trees; link it to your smartphone, and save your tree. By Sanchari Ghatak In an attempt to combat the smuggling of Sandalwood and Red Sanders, Dehradun based Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), along with its nine research institutes and five […]

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Bangalore smoulders with rise in fire accidents

The Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services Departments express concern over the growing number of fire calls in the City. By Sanchari Ghatak Bengaluru: Bengaluru is witnessing a drastic increase in fire accidents in the city. Last year the figures for fire calls stood at 2808, compared to 3114 fire calls received by the Fire […]

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Kalasipalya Bus Terminal: 2 years’ project takes 4 to complete

A two year-long, Rs. 60 crore BMTC project which aims to turn the filth-ridden Kalasipalya bus stop into a 4.3 acres-swanky terminal has been  underway for  the last three years. There are still no signs of it being completed even this year. Sanchari Ghatak The Kalasipalya Bus Terminal project, proposed in 2016 is still far […]

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Heavy trucks ply on city streets

Despite the 2015 ‘no-lorry’ rule, Chickpet and Sultanpet still experience heavy traffic congestion. By Sanchari Ghatak Jalam Singh, a wedding card merchant, has to witness tremendous traffic congestion every day due to trucks and lorries being parked arbitrarily in front of his shop.“Traffic congestion due to huge lorries and trucks being parked in front of […]

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