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Aadhaar delay may affect cash subsidy transfer plans

Despite the Union government chalking out major plans for Aadhaar-enabled social services in Karnataka, the State government has not launched Phase II of Aadhaar enrolments. A target of 4 crore enrolm

Slums to get legal water connections

In an attempt to plug leakages and reduce unaccounted for water, the BWSSB will install water meters in 96 slums in the core areas of Bengaluru. Slum dwellers now get free water supply from public tap

Residents fleeced for new water connections

People living in areas added newly to the BBMP, complain they are being fleeced for getting a BWSSB connection under the new Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stage IV Phase II. Many claim they are being o

A thousand rights violation cases every month...

The state being no stranger to cases of human rights violations, their numbers are piling up before the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), which, unfortunately, has been able to do li

Shoddy growth in new areas fills BWSSB coffers

The BWSSB does not know whether to smile or fret over the situation. The Board has never seen so many consumers paying pro-rata charges for water and sanitary connections as in the case of new BBMP ar

On holiday, Siddiqui’s family gets a shock

The family of journalist Matiur Rehman Siddiqui, who were holidaying in Bijapur, is in a state of shock after they were informed on Wednesday night about his detention. On Wednesday, after Police Comm

No takers for our Mess

The city's garbage troubles mounted as people of Mandur said a firm no to the BBMP dumping its trash in their midst. With the villagers having warned the BBMP of their protest, it did not send even

BWSSB issues over 10K applications

BWSSB has issued 10,100 applications for water and sanitary connections in two days of Sajala camps in new areas of the BBMP, which will get piped water once the latest Cauvery project is commissioned

A raid on the Constitution?

Physical attacks on young people like the one on youngsters at a homestay in Mangalore recently, are being attributed to the “drinking culture” prevalent among the youth, thus blaming the victims inst

Panic: Packed trains leave city


It was an Independence Day they will not forget. Some 10,000 people from the country’s North-East – students, techies and other professionals who had made Bengaluru home -- rushed to the City Railway

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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