City traffic signals to upgrade to adaptive mode

The Bengaluru Traffic Police hopes to solve the city’s traffic management by introducing an adaptive traffic management system. Surbhi Shah Standing at one of the busiest junctions in Cubbon Park, city traffic police officer Ramanaswamy was hopeful at the prospect of installation of adaptive signals in Bengaluru, for he will not have to change the […]

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Swachh Bharat Mission failed to meet its deadline

PM Modi’s declaration of open defecation free India, proves to be fallacious as India is still not free, as per the panchayat reports of Belagavi By Surbhi Shah The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) failed to meet its deadline in Belagavi district as 81 per cent of the households do not have toilets, Rural Development and […]

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Empty vaccine warehouses a dilemma for state

Tetanus still prevalent in Karnataka with rising cases and empty vaccine warehouses By Surbhi Shah Bengaluru: Tetanus cases are on the rise as Karnataka is low on vaccine stocks. There is a 60.71 per cent increase of tetanus cases as against last year in the state as per the National Health Profile 2019 report. “There […]

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Lack of hospitals, surgeons deprive transgenders of surgery

Karnataka yet to provide subsidized Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) for transgender communities after the Karnataka state transgender policy gets state cabinet nod. Surbhi Shah Murali, a.k.a. Manali has only two hospitals to consider for her Sex Re-assignment Surgery (SRS) as the other hospitals are expensive. She is still waiting for the government to implement the […]

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BBMP apps face citizen’s wrath

BBMP Apps face citizen’s umbrage due to non-working technology along with non-working officials. By Surbhi Shah The review sections of applications launched by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) are flowing with complaints of either non-working of the apps or not working of the official concerned for the grievance. The applications like BBMP Sahaaya released in […]

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No toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission in City

Bangalore has only 600 toilets for about 84 lakh people. No public toilets are built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in the past four years. Surbhi Shah Four years since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, no funds have been allotted to the construction of public toilets in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike […]

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