UPI to pay traffic fines, body cams to curb corruption

The problem of non-payment of issued traffic violation tickets is a big concern for the traffic department. Of the total challans issued in last six months, less than one percent have been paid so far. You pay for your food online. You pay for your medicines online. You go online for every big and small […]

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Scams delay pensions for anganwadi workers, hindering timely payments

Many anganwadi workers in Karnataka face challenges such as no pension and delayed honorarium. Officials attribute these issues to scams involving CDPOs embezzling funds and challenges in renewing the NPS portal. Nagarathnamma, retired for eight years, lives alone. Bereaved of husband and brother, abandoned by children, she cautiously manages savings and pension to avoid financial […]

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NGO, Municipality build percolation pits, experts unsatisfied

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Lalbagh Horticulture Department have been collaborating with the United Way of Bengaluru (UWB), a non-governmental organization to build percolation pits for water conservation, but experts opine that this may not be effective enough to recharge groundwater Lalbagh Botanical Garden has been a reliable staple of Bengaluru with its […]

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No government scheme for kitchen and terrace gardening

Terrace gardeners are moving to private organisation for training. Tomatoes, brinjal, drumstick, berries and leafy vegetables easily available on your terrace. This was a dream for many residents of Bangalore but, the Kitchen and Terrace Gardening sub-scheme under the Comprehensive Horticulture Development was discontinued in 2020. Ishwaree, Assistant Horticulture Officer, Director of Horticulture, said, “The […]

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