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Category: Informal Economy
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Excess food collected from community finds the needy, courtesy public fridge in Brookefield 6.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The one who has excess food can make sure the food isn't wasted, by donating it. The needy receives the food with dignity. Public fridges are a novel way to help the needy - both donators and receivers.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Of air pollution, white-topped roads and illegal hoardings 4.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Did you read about the removal of illegal hoardings and resumption of white topping of roads? Here is our weekly round up, if you missed that and other key news from around the city!
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To make 8 cities safer for women, Centre eyes Rs 2919.55 crore worth projects 4.8.2018 Zee News : India National
The proposals see projects to meet each city's requirements.
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DNA Mumbai Anniversary: Rebelling against the times, these artists have carved a niche in Art World 27.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Alyque Padamsee: Brand new forever At the recent Mumbai launch of Pavan K Varma’s Adi Shankaracharya, when the floor was thrown open to questions, veteran theatre person and ad-guru Alyque Padamsee asked Varma why radical Hindutva found so many takers.  The nonagenarian did not wait for the mike, he did not preface his question with esoterics and the booming voice he threw could be heard across the auditorium, leading to applause. But that’s him. There are mavericks and there is Padamsee. Never one to shy off calling out social evils, he has often been the voice to go to for mediapersons as both social observer and commentator. Alyque’s grandfather was conferred the title ‘Padamsee’ by the government when he distributed all the food in his granary in the village he headed as sarpanch during a famine. And then it became the family name.  The advertising fraternity has variously named him ‘ad-man of the century’, ‘brand father of Indian advertising’, and even ‘God’. He has not only created over 100 brands, ...
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The elite engineers leading a challenge to India's homosexuality ban 18.7.2018 Reuters: Top News
When Akhilesh Godi was depressed and contemplated suicide while questioning his sexuality, he could not bring himself to see a therapist.
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Street vendors to BBMP: cover all street vendors in surveys, issue id cards to all 18.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Legalising street vending in Bengaluru is still a long shot, and there are many things that the BBMP needs to do. What are they? »
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When A Student Taught Sudha Murthy A Life Lesson 2.7.2018 NDTV News - Latest
When philanthropist-author Sudha Murthy decided to sponsor a child's education little did she know that the student, though unintentionally, would end up teaching her a big lesson on honesty.
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What does Rs 1,700 crore ‘Smart City’ plan for Bengaluru involve? 22.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is finally becoming a "Smart City" - but what does it mean? Which areas will get covered, which projects will get implemented? »
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Traffic awareness: Bengaluru police rope in transgenders 22.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Motorists violating rules on the Tumakuru-Bengaluru highway were surprised when a group of transgenders, and the traffic police, approached them at
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"Banks Denied Me Loan Because I'm Transgender," Says Bengaluru Activist 21.6.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Akkai Padmashali had shot to limelight by becoming the first transgender in Karnataka to have registered for marriage in January this year.
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Denied by banks, transgender seeks online help for home loan 21.6.2018 Sify Finance
Akkai Padmashali might have become the first transgender in Karnataka to register her marriage but there seems to be no end to her struggles. The activist, who is the face of transgender rights in the state, is currently battling to get a home loan after being rejected by many banks and has now gone online to raise money.
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Beat plastic: Yes, but how? 16.6.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite rules and bans in place, attempts to beat plastic use and pollution in our cities have been hardly effective. Experts weigh in on what could be done to change that. »
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Reduce travel time of Uday Express 11.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Commuters in Salem and Namakkal districts have urged the railways to reduce the travelling time of the newly introduced Udai Express double decker tra
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New Coimbatore-Bengaluru Uday Express Gets Tab-Operated Vending Machines 9.6.2018 NDTV News - India-news
New Coimbatore-Bengaluru UDAY Express has infotainment system with wi-fi, GPS-based passenger information system, food vending machines and an exclusive dining area for passengers.
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Coimbatore-Bengaluru Uday Express flagged off 9.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Coimbatore will get a bus port and lands have been identified for it: Minister
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How Shivaji became Rajinikanth 8.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
How a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad became the mega-phenomenon called Rajinikanth.
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Ahead of flag off, DRM inspects preparedness of Uday Express 2.6.2018 Hindu: News
Salem Divisional Railway Manager U. Subba Rao on Friday inspected the preparedness of the coaches of the double-decker Uday Express at the Coimbatore
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Where does the plastic waste in Indian cities go? 2.6.2018 Citizen Matters
A reality check on the plastic waste management practices of major Indian cities shows that there has been limited success of anti-plastic policies, even as the country gears up to host World Environment Day 2018, with the theme "Beat Plastic Pollution". »
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Where goes the slum dweller evicted in Indian cities? 30.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Slums are increasingly being evacuated in Indian cities, often violently, to make way for city ‘beautification’, smart cities and even book fairs. But no one tracks where the evicted poor go. »
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Ramanagara police arrest suspected serial rapist-killer 29.5.2018 Hindu: News
Probing the recent murder of a woman in Byadarahalli, Ramanagara police arrested Dore, 45, hailing from Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. He is suspected
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