Ten years on, rag pickers still wait for identification

Ragpickers living near Vrishabhavathi River have not been recognized by BBMP yet. Bengaluru: Ragpickers living in tents near Vrishabhavathi River have lost hope in getting recognized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Krishna, a rag picker, said that BBMP officials visited them, took pictures and videos pertaining to their problems. However, no help reached them. This […]

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Shopkeepers suffer; Road construction blocks road

Shopkeepers on Avenue road witness fewer customers due to road construction. Bengaluru: Just when the shopkeepers on Avenue Road were witnessing an increase in sales after the lockdown, the road construction work has again hit their sales.   Shopkeepers are suffering losses as the 970 metre road is closed on both sides. Pavan Kalyan, the site […]

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Vegetable waste building its own road

For almost a year leftover vegetable waste has been fouling up the Kalasipalayam vegetable market area. Bengaluru: Rotten vegetable waste is not being cleaned up by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the past few months in front of the Motinagar slum next to the Kalasipalayam vegetable market. People from the slum have complained to […]

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BBMP powerless to rid the city of hoardings, policy in limbo

Hoardings—both legal and illegal—still dot the city skyline, while the new advertising bylaws are yet to come into effect. Bengaluru: The pandemic may be subsiding, but the real disease plaguing the city—hoardings and distracting advertisements—may not go away anytime soon.  “They are not even different ads, just the same ones over and over again,” said […]

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Brigade road pipeline digs into customer turnout

Several stores at Brigade road, one of the busiest areas of the cities, are seeing a drop in sales due to BBMP construction work. Tasmia Ansari | February 23, 2021 Bangalore: The ongoing work of laying pipelines at Brigade Road, Bangalore in order to turn the city into a Smart City has negatively impacted the […]

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