Street food vendors wait for the IT crowd

Some food stall owners say that they are earning less than 20 percent of their pre-pandemic income. BENGALURU: Street food vendors based outside Bengaluru tech parks are suffering heavy losses because most information technology (IT) professionals are still working from home.  M. Umesh, who runs a small tea shop opposite the entrance of the International […]

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Bengaluru galleries showcase art both online and offline

Art galleries in Bengaluru are adopting a new hybrid model for display of art. Bengaluru art galleries are back in operation with both online and offline exhibitions. The Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru which is still under construction operates online with a special pass for their exhibitions. The online exhibitions are at […]

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Littering black spots take JP Nagar’s rank down

Fine rates fall by Rs. 28,250 between March and April, 2021 JP Nagar’s ranking for waste management fell by four places between March 2021 and April 2021 according to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) Solid Waste Management Report. In JP Nagar 2nd Phase and 6th Phase, garbage dumps on the street violate littering norms. […]

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You shall not pass this Kumbalgodu intersection easily

The absence of a traffic signal in Kumbalgodu, at the National Highway 275 connecting Bengaluru to Mysuru, causes delays for both pedestrians and motorists. Bengaluru: The movement of vehicles at the intersection between Kumbalgodu-Gollahalli Road and the National Highway (NH) 275 causes congestion, making it difficult for people to cross. Suman Khanal, a vegetable vendor […]

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Crores of cigarette butts litter the city

The NGT had issued directives for cigarette butt disposal a year ago, but nothing has been done. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) still does not have a separate disposal system for cigarette butts, a year after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to lay down guidelines to do […]

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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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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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