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Office-goers in Hyderabad stranded in jams


Hyderabad: With Ganesh immersions stretching to Thursday, motorists had a harrowing time on the Tank Bund stretch as traffic restrictions were still in place.
While Wednesday, the tenth day of the Ga

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

No end in sight to Bengaluru’s garbage mess


Bengaluru: There seems to be no respite from the garbage crisis for citizens of Bengaluru as well as villagers of Mandur as city in-charge minister R. Ashok and Chief Min­ister Jagadish Shet­tar have

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

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

Stir off, but garbage woes pile up

With new garbage contractors lined up, the BBMP is confident that the garbage mess dogging the city can be tackled effectively. But it may just have to contend with problems from another quarter, whic

Plastics abound despite


Though plastic bags of less than 40-micron thic­kness are banned and awareness programmes are on across the city, the sale of plastic carry bags is visible in almost all commercial hubs of Chennai.

Mr Goel, city still a mess

The BBMP's promise of solving the garbage crisis has remained a distant dream for the citizens of Bengaluru.

BBMP Commi­ssioner Rajneesh Goel's told Deccan Chronicle on Sunday that Bengaluru wou­ld

Residents protest against garbage unit in Jayanagar

The BBMP is constructing a wet waste segregation unit on the Jayanagar Swimming Pool premises, despite a High Court order directing the palike to segregate waste in open government lands.

The swimmin

Day after inspection, the garbage is back

A day after BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel and Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy went around the city to inspect the garbage collection drive, waste is back on street corners and empty sites.

Mounds of wast

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