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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 deccanherald.com
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 newindianexpress.com
Amidst excitement and vigour following launch of PSLV-C34, Aryan Mishra's journey to fame was nothing short of a miracle
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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 newindianexpress.com
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 newindianexpress.com
49 kids from various colonies in the city found their first flight experience exciting.
Jay-walking, garbage dumps and more 7.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Beyond inter-modal connectivity issues, the Majestic area also has a host of civic, law and order issues to deal with. Despite being managed by multiple agencies including BMTC, KSRTC, South Western Railways and BBMP, the issues remain and have only worsened over the years. This reflects a clear lack of planning and a vision for the future needs of a dynamic transport hub. Pot-hole filled dusty stretches, stinking locations, heavy congestion, chaotic vehicular and commuter movements, poor sanitation, crime-prone zones, flesh trade... The area's problems are endless. Here's more: Jay-walking The city traffic police identify jaywalking as their major challenge. This, they attribute to a severe lack of pedestrian crossing facilities. "Lakhs of people use the bus stands every day. But there is only two sub-ways connecting Gandhinagar and City railway station," points out an Upparpet traffic police official. The road engineering and dividers in the area are unscientific. At least four police personnel are ...
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A whodunnit that kills with laughter 10.4.2016 Asian Age: Books
Rs 350 each Rs 350 each Much can be forgiven, especially a writer who comes up with the deadliest name in all crime fiction: Deadlyappa. And then, not content with that, creates Head Nurse Kolaveri, known to her juniors as Kolaveri Didi. It’s been three days — 72 hours — since I turned the last page of Zac O’Yeah’s second (and so far last) book in his Mr Majestic series, and still, even though in this time I had much that wipes the smile off my face to contend with (disappearing plumber, vanished doodhwalla, absconding dhobi), the words “Deadlyappa” and “Kolaveri Didi” frequently popped into my head and had me rolling on the floor laughing again. Mr Majestic is Hari Majestic, who was found as a baby under the cheap seats at the Majestic cinema on Bengaluru’s C.D. Road. Now a reasonably successful tout and digital conman (he is the Indian representative of a Nigerian bank official), he makes his first appearance in Mr Majestic: The Tout of Bengaluru. But when he tries to pull off his various cons on two ...
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