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Special: On the road: Whose space is it anyway?

In a city running terribly short of parking space in all public spaces including shopping centres, anyone would have welcomed a pay and park facility.
But the move to regulate chaotic conditions on r

The Lord Mayor: Set up for failure


Imagine this. In the coming general elections, we all decide to do our duty as citizens and line up to vote in big numbers on voting day. After all the votes are counted, it becomes clear that one pa

Garbage-free Bengaluru in six months, says CM


Bengaluru: ‘One house, two bins… don’t mix waste’ is the slogan that was made loud and clear by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday at Freedom Park during the launch of Kasa Muktha (garbage free

High Court green signal for commercial complex at Malleswaram market

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Friday gave the green signal to the BBMP to go ahead with the construction of a seven-storeyed commercial complex at the historic Malleswaram market. The court

BBMP recycles waste management plan


Bengaluru: The new BBMP commissioner M. Lakshminarayan has made segregation of waste at source compulsory in 31 wards from July 1, reinforcing the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules of October 2012.

Landfill plan hits roadblock


Bengaluru: Though the BBMP and the state government are trying hard to solve the garbage issue, they don’t seem to be meeting with much success. The BBMP had taken the cabinet’s approval for purchasi

BBMP apathy fuels traders’ anger


Bengaluru: Tension gripped Russel market and its surroundings Friday morning as a couple of traders tried to set themselves on fire,  giving vent to their  frustration at the lack of water and power

City suffers joint pains


Bengaluru: The city’s first flyover at Sirsi Circle is in a terrible state mainly due to poor maintenance. The expansion joints holding this
fifteen year old structure together are falling apart. Co

Laid waste by BBMP

That the BBMP has made a mess of garbage disposal is becoming clearer by the day as the city continues to suffer the stench of uncleared waste in many areas. The problem is worse in some localities th

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

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