Chandrashekar G.

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Siddapura raises a stink

Ornamental plants and beautiful flowers and their rich fragrance greet visitors at the entrance of Siddapura main road opp­osite Lalbagh Sidd­ap­ura Gate.

Sidda­pura is known for the many plant nurs

New tenders break contractor mafia

It appears that the BBMP has managed to break the garbage contractors' monopoly that was deep rooted in the BBMP, by relaxing the tender conditions and allowing fresh contractors to apply for solid wa

Kitchen waste to compost in a month

Poonam Bir Kasturi is a pioneer in producing compost from kitchen with her simple technology called Daily Dump. She is popularly known as the compost lady for her commitment and dedication to converti

Posh is all tosh, say residents

If you thought RT Nagar, Sultanpalya, Kaval Byrasandra and surrounding “posh” localities were free of problems, visiting them would soon disillusion you. Huge craters and heaps of garbage are piled u

Cleaner city by Sunday, says BBMP


Failing to learn from the present garbage crisis set off by its unscientific disposal, the BBMP has now identified two private landfills with a capacity to hold 2,000 metric tonnes of garbage, to cle

Always at high risk

As the apartment culture thrives in the city growing not just horizontally, but vertically too, builders catering to the new demand often ignore the safety of the people who occupy the high- rises. Th

Garbage menace back to haunt city

The problem of disposing of garbage is likely to get worse as the major landfills in the city are being forcibly shut down by residents of surrounding villages who are questioning why they have to put

Once a lifeline, lake turns into cesspit

Life in Kengeri once revolved around Hosakere lake. While some swam in the lake or used its water to bathe in, others found it useful for agriculture or washing their clothes in. Brimming with water f

Mall-like makeover for Metro stations soon

Soon, commuters on Namma Metro can grab beverages or take away short eats from all the Metro stations on Reach 1. One can even get beauty treatment, except body massage, at the salons.

Considering t

BBMP engineers angry with BMTF

Ward-level infrastructure works will be affected as civil engineers began a dharna in front of the BBMP head office on Wednesday, alleging highhandedness by the Bengaluru Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF

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