Akanksha Mehrotra

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5 days: From garden to garbage

First , the striking pourakarmikas left the city stinking and now barely a few weeks later, the city is once again facing a garbage crisis of humungous proportions with major landfills having shut do

South to N-E: stay, don’t go

The Independence-Day exodus from Bengaluru of people from the North-east continued on Thurs-day as 10,000 more floc-ked to the railway station to catch the next available train to their hometowns even as Karnataka law minister Suresh Kumar tried hard to convince them that they were in no danger in the city.

Thousands more flee on panic trains


The exodus of people from the North-East continued on Thursday as over 10,000 more flocked to the city railway station to catch trains to their hometowns even as law minister Suresh Kumar camped at th

Just shop on Com Street

The shopping Mecca of Bengaluru, Commercial Street has lost much of its charm over the years with cars hogging much of its space , leaving little room for people to enjoy a leisurely shopping experie

Reaching help when you need it the most

Arogya Kavacha or 108 ambulance services is a free round-the-clock service for citizens of the State and was launched in 2008 by former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. Many times, a life is lost due

Metro work stresses out doctors, patients

The ‘silent zone’ near Vani Vilas and Victoria Hospital on K.R. Road has turned into a hub of intense activity with the construction of Namma Metro on in full swing. The construction works have increa

Sakala: Get served on time or else...


The state government launched its most ambitious scheme ‘Sakala’ which guarantees services to citizens within a stipulated time frame.

Former Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the sche

Taxis plying without paying vehicle tax

The proposal of lifetime taxes to be imposed on luxury taxis costing above Rs. 10 lakh has to be reconsidered by state government. Since the issue has been put on hold, owners of luxury taxis are unab

Commuter rail could soon link suburbs to city centre


The Commuter Rail System connecting Bengaluru city to the suburbs will soon become a reality with South Western Railway (SWR) expanding its network to the suburbs.

Rail India Technical and Economic

The ‘Big’ hurdle on road

There’s a downside to the popularity of the Big 10 buses running from Brigade Road junction to Electronic City and Bannerghatta Road. The junction often sees traffic bottlenecks as the buses are parke

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