Namma Metro To Get New Advertising Policy

After BBMP banned outdoor advertisements in the city, BMRCL plans to bring its own advertisement policy to increase its revenue. Vivek Kumar M   In a bid to increase its revenue, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) plans to bring in a ‘Metro Advertisement Policy’. BMRCL’s 2017-18 annual report shows that the city’s metro is […]

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Fake Flowers Steal The Show, Farmers’ Profits

Floriculture farmers face losses, as cheaper alternatives are gradually replacing natural flowers. By Jagriti Parakh Plastic products have dramatically altered commercial floriculture. Large scale use of plastic flowers, especially for decorative purposes in occasions like weddings, has lowered the demand for natural ones, forcing farmers to give up flower farming. Imports of artificial flowers from […]

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Merchants suffer as Cottonpet road construction deadline extended

Since the construction started in February, merchants are suffering more than 50 per cent of loss in their business per month. The project is scheduled to be completed by September, but construction has been irregular. By Vivek Madhu Merchants near Cottonpet main road are facing huge loss in their business due to the ongoing renovation […]

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Dasarahalli Industries Fear Shut Down

KSPCB sends notices to around 228 industries in T. Dasarahalli for non-compliance. Vivek Kumar M   In three months from April to June, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has served Notice of Proposed Direction (NPD) to 228 industries based in T. Dasarahalli due to non-compliance of KSPCB norms. NPD is the third successive notice […]

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Despite warnings, few takers of Rs. 10 coins

Amidst press releases and awareness campaigns by the RBI on Rs. 10 coins being legal tenders, people of Bangalore are still refusing to accept Rs. 10 coins; thereby jeopardizing their circulation. By Sanchari Ghatak Traders, vendors, city’s premier shopping and eating outlets, as well as customers continue to refuse to accept Rs. 10 coins, thereby […]

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Instagram Buzz for Silver Jewellery

Silver never lost its shine and the business running on Instagram for silver jewellery selling is booming By Surbhi Jain Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 According to Vishal Jain, who owns an Instagram online shop named Nakoda Silver, “People now prefer silver jewellery a lot, especially youngsters. The overall sale is good.” He also added, “We do […]

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Illegal Sale of Lizards Penises And Other Animal Body Parts

The Forest Department of Karnataka has caught some 50 sellers illegally trading wildlife parts in the last four months. By Manasi Pawar Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The sellers have opted to use digital selling platforms like OLX, Alibaba, Quickr, and eBay to illegally sell wildlife parts. According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered […]

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E-initiative to Boost Farmers’ Trade

The state of Karnataka has brought in an e-initiative system to make agricultural trade more transparent. By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 The state of Karnataka has introduced an E-initiate system known as the unified market platform (UMP) which is aimed at bringing a fair system of agricultural trading for the farmers. To use […]

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