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All set for rains: BWSSB gets new jetting machines

The BWSSB is getting ready to tackle flashfloods and overflowing manholes as the city has been receiving rains for the last few days. It has purchased 42 jetting machines that will clear the blocked u

Phase II of UID to start from April 25

If you have been waiting to get that 12-digit wonder number, buck up. The Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is rolling out Phase II of Aadhaar enrolment on April 25. The Government of Karnatak

Death of baby Afreen: Karnataka’s shame


The death of two-month-old Neha Afreen after she was battered by her father is yet another shocking reminder of the plight of the girl child in Karnataka. The falling child sex ratio is glaring evide

Cauvery water project set to miss deadline again

It seems that the new Cauvery project will not be alleviating the city’s water woes anytime soon. Slow work on pump house and water treatment plants is slowing down the progress of project. The BWSSB

Testing water purity can be big headache


With the rise in incidents of water-borne coming close on the heels of a child’s death, the treat of water contamination looms large over the city.

It is natural thus, for Bengalureans to worry abo

Tibetan movement needs fighters, not martyrs

Cases of self-immolation by Tibetans are desperate attempts to bring immediate attention to the cause of Free Tibet. Many Tibetans and also the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) think sustaining th

Food and drink: A close link


Producing 1 cup of coffee takes 140 litres of water and 1 kg of beef 15,000 litres of water. Our water needs are much bigger than what we usually assume. We all know we have been facing a water crisis

Parched Bengaluru looks to Cauvery


A thirsty Bengaluru can expect to get more water possibly by June this year with the partial commissioning of the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stage IV Phase II , which when completed will add 6.45 tm

Is Anna Hazare fatigue creeping in?

Bengaluru's date with Gandhian Anna Hazare on Saturday, was a letdown. Not just for the city which heard no ringing endorsement of the campaign to 'Save Lokayukta', that the organizers had made their

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