BBMP construction halts morning run for essentials

The (in)-famous traffic of Bangalore continues during the morning hours before the curfew starts. This has become an inconvenience for some. Bangalore: The stretch of road between the Nagawara traffic signal till Ashwathnagar is the most difficult to navigate mainly because of the white topping work done on one half of the road, said Syed […]

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Still no takers for beds in covid care centers

Forty nine covid centres across eight zones, beds remain vacant Bengaluru: Only 31.02 percent of beds are occupied out of 1270 beds available in covid care centres, across eight zones in Bengaluru. Dr. Amulya TS, Nodal Officer at Karmikara Bhavana, Dasarahalli zone said only 21 beds out of 107 beds are occupied. She said, “We […]

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Social media: a saviour during the pandemic

As thousands of people battle the second wave of Covid-19 across India, social media comes to the rescue of people who are unable to find quick medical assistance.  Bengaluru: On April 12 this year, Shoba Mary’s world turned upside down when she found out her 58-year-old brother, with comorbidities, tested positive. Shoba, a resident of […]

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BBMP fails to follow guidelines, expenses skyrocket

A CAG report says that BBMP could have saved Rs. 8.2 million by adding waste plastic mix to road construction. Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had to shell out more than Rs. 8.2 million since the municipal body failed to follow through on compulsory guidelines laid down for road construction.  A Comptroller and […]

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Got tested? Your ID might be with someone else.

A loophole in PHC (Public Health Centre) COVID testing machinery breaches the privacy of Bangalore citizens. The auto-generated message you receive on your registered mobile number after getting tested for COVID 19  in a PHC (Public Health Centre) in Bangalore provides you with two 13 digit SRF (Specimen Referral Form) Ids, one that belongs to […]

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Cremations queue up pressure on operators

The crematorium operators work non-stop, but the queue of ambulances outside these crematoriums does not cease. Bengaluru: The rising number of Covid-19 cases have burdened the crematorium workers in the city. They have seen six times the number of bodies than they used to before. Bengaluru has recorded 4,636 deaths (as of April 22, 2021) […]

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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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