User: Jake Topic: Majestic
Category: Informal economy
Last updated: Mar 31 2017 01:40 IST RSS 2.0
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The dark alleys 30.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With the traffic becoming even more dense and pavements at all prominent junctions across the city being dug up almost every other day, pedestrians are finding​ it difficult to take a safe route. Though pedestrian subways are the best bet in such a scenario, subways across the city like those at Majestic, KR Market, KR Circle, Chalukya Circle and in Hebbal near the CBI office are in a dismal state. With many subways having become a haven for illegal activities, people living and working in their surroundings say that they dread using them. Some of these facilities have become garbage dumps of sorts, emanating stench that turns off potential users. Raghu Malamandi, a creative consultant, says that he uses the subway near Majestic and KR Market whenever he is in the vicinity. "The subways were planned to help pedestrians move freely and safely but none of them have been maintained well. Thefts and mugging are a regular occurrence in these subways. The lack of proper security measures and the absence ...
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'Return to me the Bengaluru of old' 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
I was born and brought up in Bengaluru. It is my only home town and I have never relocated out of my sweet city. It's not that I have not got opportunities to study or work outside Bengaluru.
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PIL on Mantri Mall-Majestic Metro link dismissed 10.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to expedite the Metro rail link between Mantri Square Mall and Majestic.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice R B Budihal said the delay is due to technical difficulties faced by the Metro rail project and the court cannot interfere. The petitioner had contended that the line between Mantri Square Mall and Majestic is not open, though the work is almost complete. The counsel representing Metro said the link would be opened at the earliest, following which the bench dismissed the PIL.
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Bus Bhagya campaign asks BMTC to halve the fare, double the fleet 6.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!

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'Bus Bhagya' campaign receives a shot in the arm 4.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
People from different walks of life on Saturday expressed their solidarity with the 'BusBhagyaBeku' campaign, demanding more buses and reduction in fares. Musician Bruce Lee Mani, Kannada actor Shraddha Srinath, garment and construction workers, street vendors took part in the campaign, organised by the Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (BBPV) and Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB), to coincide with the monthly 'Bus Day'. The volunteers stormed Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivajinagar and Banashankari bus stands and shouted slogans like 'Bus Bhagya Beku', 'Ticket Ardha Maadi and Bus Double Maadi'. Later on, they submitted a memorandum to officials at BMTC head office in Shantinagar. Srinivas Alavilli of CfB demanded that the funds meant for the scrapped steel flyover project be diverted to improve the public transport. The massive public support is an indication that people want more buses and affordable service, he added. Those who want to support the campaign can give a missed call to 08030474774. BMTC ...
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Bengaluru bus users plan to demand Bus Bhagya on March 4 28.2.2017 Citizen Matters

Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara (BBPV) have initiated a public campaign - #BusBhagyaBeku - seeking ‘Half the Fares and Double the Fleet’. CfB and BBPV met with various organisations and conducted commuter...
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Markets no longer bustling, street vendors hit the most 23.11.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Markets no longer bustling, street vendors hit the most
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Bengaluru's pride march paints city in myriad hues 21.11.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Bengaluru's pride march paints city in myriad hues
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LGBT march seeks justice for transgender who was 'burnt alive' 20.11.2016
The pride march that started at Tulsi Park in Majestic ended at the Town Hall, where the LGBT(lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community marked Transgender Day of Remembrance. Addressing the gathering, Akkai Padmashali, who heads the CSMR Coalition for Sex Workers, Sexual and Sexual Minorities said, "India voted against us getting equal rights in the UN General Assembly. We demand the UN to promote gender equality and give us our right." For the last nine years, queer people from different cities are making it to the Karnataka Queer Habba. This year, 15-20 people from Hyderabad who were aghast at the shaming of transgenders on a programme on Telugu television channel and 35-40 people from Katiya Kari theatre group were present. Tara episode The group of transgenders from Tamil Nadu sat around a 'coffin' covered with pictures and signs, seeking justice for their deceased friend Tara. Srigit Sundaran narrated how his friend Tara was taken to a police station in Tamil Nadu nine days ago and later ...
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Bengaluru flyover furore: Double decker suspension bridge a possible solution 2.11.2016 FirstPost: India

Bengaluru, thanks to all this, is now already building the biggest airport in India beating the likes of Mumbai and New Delhi by a huge margin

The post Bengaluru flyover furore: Double decker suspension bridge a possible solution appeared first on Firstpost.

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How will you celebrate the joy of giving this year? 26.9.2016 Citizen Matters

As Bengaluru joins the country in celebrating DaanUtsav 2016, here's a list of opportunities for you to savour the fulfilling experience of giving and sharing!

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60 lakh people to participate in DaanUtsav this year 4.9.2016 TOI: Home
From October 2 to 8, individuals and groups, auto drivers to CEOs, schoolchildren to celebrities, rural communities to NGOs, will come together to participate in ‘DaanUtsav’, that celebrates the joy of giving to the less fortunate.
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Five months after launch, Gender Park remains shut 31.8.2016 Hindu: Home
Though the two main buildings have been completed, the adjacent convention centre is yet to be completed.
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Exceptions to bandh call 31.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Exceptions to bandh call
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Dirty secrets in a seedy city 2.7.2016 Columns
The brooding, atmospheric tableau that Barua paints is reminiscent of Saradindu Bandopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi novels
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From Delhi slum to Sriharikota launch pad 23.6.2016
Amidst excitement and vigour following launch of PSLV-C34, Aryan Mishra's journey to fame was nothing short of a miracle
Nawabs' legacy crumbles in Awadh's first capital 14.6.2016 TOI: Lucknow Times
Sitting on the banks of the river Ghaghra in Faizabad, the official residence of the Nawabs of Awadh today stands dilapidated and almost in ruins.
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Rehab plan for 96 families progresses 16.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Rehab plan for 96 families progresses
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Slum dweller kids get free plane ride in Thiruvananthapuram 12.5.2016
For the 49 kids from slum areas who enrolled in the ‘Punarjani camp', the experience was nothing short of magical.
Slum dweller kids get free plane ride 12.5.2016
49 kids from various colonies in the city found their first flight experience exciting.
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