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BWSSB to get 38 jetting machines

The BWSSB is procuring 38 new jetting machines in August and September to keep the underground drainage clean. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board has sprung into action after the Karnataka

UID phase-2 rollout in state from next month

After dilly-dallying on the issue for many months, the State government has taken a decision finally, on the division on collection of biometric and demographic data of residents of Karnataka. The tas

Mafia grabs land, owners allege police inaction


Twenty-two land owners have been facing trouble for almost three months due to police ‘inaction’ against land mafia which allegedly grabbed 1.37 acres of land in May.

Police registered an FIR two mo

Headless KSHRC: Who will hear our plaints?

There are numerous cases of human rights violations in different parts of the State, but there is no one to hear them. The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission is shut for all practical purposes.

With no rain, tankers make a killing

With the monsoon remaining weak and water levels low, Bengaluru is paying for it big time with a steep rise in price of water supplied by private tankers. Groundwater sources have not been recharged t

Sump on road stumps all

The city has learnt no lessons from the numerous past incidences. A day after a four-year-old drowned in an open sump, Deccan Chronicle found another such a threat bang in the middle of a road. On BD

BWSSB delay may flood city

Should the monsoon see a revival and bring heavy rain to the city, there's little to stop neighbourhoods from being flooded this year as the BWSSB still does not have enough jetting machines to clean

Water crisis takes toll on apartments

A fallout of water scarcity in the city has been an increase in maintenance charges in housing societies and apartments. The irregular supply of water by BWSSB means that apartment associations have t

Desilting devices, only after monsoon

In all probability, Bengaluru will flood again this monsoon. The city has an annual and predictable problem of flash floods once the rains start due to clogged drains, overflowing manholes and encroac

BWSSB fails to act on RWH defaulters

Rains have already hit the city, but the Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) project is yet to gain momentum. Many buildings that were identified for RWH are yet to install the system. The BWSSB has taken no s

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