BS-III buses still running on rural roads

NWKRTC fails to replace BS-III compliant buses in Northern Karnataka, passengers travel in poorly maintained buses. By Shivani Verma The North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) buses which run in Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur district are Bharat Stage III (BS-III) compliant which cause more pollution and are in bad condition. “We have to travel everyday […]

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Closed Metro entry/exit gates, passengers grumble

Non-functional gates at metro stations leave no option for passengers but to take another way By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Dysfunctional exit gates at  Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway station, Majestic, Mantri Square Sampige Road and Yeshwanthpur Metro Station continue to cause inconvenience to the commuters as they have to take another way.. “It is troublesome […]

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Tech-inspiring Tech Summit 2019

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Tech Summit gave a hint of a smart future for the country, Startups came with unique innovations By Shivani Verma One of the conferences held today was about Digital Technologies to Transform Commercial Aerospace, the Netherlands whose moderator was Mr. Gert Heijkoop, Netherlands Consulate General in Bangalore. Speakers were H.E. Marten Van […]

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Swachh Bharat only on papers, the reality is different in Rural Karnataka

Only 3 percent households own toilets in Muddebihal Taluk, funds still not reaching the beneficiaries By Shivani Verma Muddebihal: As per Taluk wise data report on NBA survey by Grama Panchayats, 96 percent  households do not have toilets. Out of 45,135 households in Muddebihal Taluk, only 1,525 households have toilets. “It’s been around 20 to […]

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DigiLocker bugs thwart Digital India

Meity’s DigiLocker fails as users complain of bug issues time and again By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Ever since the launch of the DigiLocker application in 2015 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), Government of India, over 30,000 critical reviews regarding bug and login issues are found in PlayStore alone. “There hasn’t been […]

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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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39 steps to catch the metro

Unused escalators at Vijayanagar and Hosahalli metro stations leave no option for aged and disabled commuters but to climb stairs. Shivani Verma Escalators have been installed at Vijayanagar and Hosahalli metro entrance gates, but have not yet started working. They were installed one and and six months ago respectively. Aged and disabled along with the […]

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