Vehicle owners ignoring SC’s ban on black film

Traffic police fail to enforce the ban on tinted glasses after six years By Arghyadeep Dutta Despite the Supreme Court’s ban six years back, 13878 cases are been reported by Bengaluru Traffic Police against illegal black-tinted glasses in cars in 2019 till August. The Supreme Court of India in 2012 had said that use of […]

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No long rides in Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle users face several challenges due to inadequate number of electric vehicle charging stations. Batchu Rushali E-vehicle owners complain of limited battery duration and lack of efficient e-vehicle charging stations for long distance. Several commuters believe that waiting for the vehicle to be charged is also a difficult task. “I regret buying an electric […]

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Cyber crime around town, only one station lodging complaints

Though 50 to 60 cybercrime cases are reported every day in the city, victims of cybercrime have to go to the only cybercrime police station in Infantry Road to lodge a complaint. Yumna Ahmed There is one cybercrime station in Bangalore and officials say that there is a delay in solving cases due to shortage […]

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Basement encroachments beset the city

Basement parking spaces of buildings and hospitals are converted into shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments, without trade licenses.  By Manasvi Gupta  Illegal commercial establishments in basements of residential buildings, pubs and hospitals are still operating despite being issued notices. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. BBMP issued notices earlier this year, […]

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Playgrounds give way to parks, illegal structures

Bengaluru’s unplanned growth has hit playgrounds and open spaces hard. Authorities prefer to carve parks out of playgrounds rather than upgrading them. Lack of grounds in schools adds to the problem. By Manasvi Gupta Authorities are turning open spaces into fancy parks but not into playgrounds. A 2017 survey by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & […]

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BBMP to Discuss KR Market Plans Soon

The BBMP plans to talk to potential contractors for the redevelopment of the historic K R Market. By Ritam Chatterjee The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will meet prospective contractors to further plans to redevelop the historic Krishna Rajendra Market (K R Market). In July this year, the BBMP had floated tenders for the development […]

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Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic

Over 100 underprivileged women are trained in making newspaper trash bags By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, April 12, 2019 Bengaluru-based GreenBUG organization has come up with an alternative to curb the use of plastic trash bags from the city, by developing newspaper bin bags. Customers from different areas in the country have started buying the product […]

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Is Citizen Journalism the Future?

Citizen Journalism platforms like Youth Ki Aawaz and Citizen Matters are changing the course of journalism in India today Platforms like the ‘Youth Ki Aawaz’, which report on LGBTQ issues, politics and pop culture and ‘Citizen Matters’ are changing the way we consume news today and are coming out as a viable option. “Citizen Journalism […]

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3D Printers Pose New Challenges to Indian Laws

The Indian Penal Code lacks laws to control objects printed using a 3D printer By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, Feb. 5, 2019.   The Arms Act of 1959 was introduced with the sole purpose to curb the sale of illegal weapons and to control the violence stemming from it in the country. The Modi government revised […]

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