The Slow Death of Bangalore’s Fire Hydrants

Bangalore has seen a rise in fire accidents, but the city has been neglecting its fire hydrants. Astha Oriel Bangalore has seen a rise in the number of fire accidents over the years,  reports say.  But despite an increase, the city does not have well-maintained fire hydrants for managing fire accidents. In fact, fire hydrants, […]

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Bangalore lakes still waiting for revival

BBMP says condition of lakes will be better in the next three years and holds BWSSB responsible for disposal of sewage water in lakes. Shubhangi Mathur Despite the rejuvenation project started by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in 2017, the condition of lakes has not improved in Bangalore. BBMP officials say that the only reason […]

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Electronic city residents whine about stinking SWM plant

The residents of the Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to tolerate the stench that the Solid Waste Management plant at Chikkanagamangala emits. Continuous protest and complaints have failed to resolve the issue. Labani Mahanandy Residents of Electronic City phase-2 find it difficult to live due to the foul smell emitted by the Solid Waste […]

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‘All Saints’ Church is not for sale’: Protestors

The conflict between the BMRCL and All Saints’ Church over the land acquisition case for Namma Metro Phase II continues, despite multiple consultations and settlements. By Jagriti Parakh As the silent protests at the All Saints’ Church against the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) enter its 239th day, members of the All Saints’ Church […]

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Non-functioning feedback devices at public toilets

Feedback devices in pay and use toilet are not functioning. Most users are unaware of such devices. Rhythima Agrawal The feedback devices installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in pay and use toilets are not in a working condition because of which the users are not able to give feedback. Also, some users are […]

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Rise in electric accidents shock Bangalore

Accidents by electric shocks rise in the city, by the day, even as BESCOM talks of awareness programs. Sanchari Ghatak Bangalore grapples with cases of electrical accidents, shows a data report by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM). The fiscal year of 2018-2019 saw 136 cases where people died of electrocution and 91 non-fatal […]

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Karnataka falls behind in CAF fund utilisation

With a meagre 2.17 per cent increase in the state’s forest covers, it lags behind in using Rs 1,350 crore allocated by the centre to take up afforestation activities. Savyata Mishra Karnataka has been losing its forest covers gradually over the years. Although a centrally funded Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) provided the state with Rs […]

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