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Mavallipura off limits, says mayor

Villagers living around the Mavallipura dumping yard have won a major victory as Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy on Wednesday assured them that the dumping yard in their vicinity would be shut down and no g

It’s ‘raining’ potholes in city

One week of heavy rains and the road infrastructure of the city is already showing signs of wear and tear. The shoddy road construction is evident every year but this has not moved the BBMP to pull up

Garbage mess stinks of dirty politics

Turf wars between ministers and MLAs in the BJP government and between BBMP and four politically-connected contractors who are said to control the garbage contract system are behind the city’s garbage

Corporators, the bane of city corporation?

Does one call it Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike or Big Bengaluru Mired in Politics ? The latter sounds more apt for a civic agency plagued by games of political one-upmanship and scams.

For the p

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

Cleaning drive: Over 10 tonnes of waste collected

Day two of the BBMP's cleaning drive in the city was marred by rain. But this massive effort of the Palike, which managed to rid the city of four tonnes of waste on day one, continued. The cleani

No takers for Bengaluru's mess


When the people of Mavallipura protested against Bengaluru’s garbage being dumped in their village, the government and BBMP went looking for an alternative site to dump in. As if the garbage problem i

Garbage mess: High Court warns BBMP of stern action

Justifying the agitation of Mavallipura villagers against dumping of garbage in their backyard, the high court on Monday hit out at the BBMP for failing to discharge its duties. The division bench of

Bengaluru free of 10,000 tonnes of garbage


The Garden City, which could more appropriately be called ‘garbage city’ in the past few days, is getting back to its normal, better-smelling self.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has

Clean city by evening: BBMP

A day after the governor and chief secretary came down heavily on the BBMP, the civic body intensified its garbage clearance drive and promised to clean up the city by Sunday evening. BBMP Commissione

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