User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
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Bengaluru’s pothole victims’ pain continues, no formal way yet to claim compensation 5.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Potholes have led to several accidents and deaths in Bengaluru. But compensation for victims have always been at the Mayor's discretion. Despite a HC order, BBMP has not yet set up a formal process for compensation
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Bengaluru Buzz: Traffic police notifies bus lane | 8 transit hubs to decongest city | 4000 residents protest in Haralur..and more 18.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Last week, traffic police notified the bus priority lane on ORR. Meanwhile, eight transit hubs are being planned around Bengaluru to reduce traffic congestion. Read more on news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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New construction in Cubbon Park: High Court permits 7-storey building, citizens to protest 31.10.2019 Citizen Matters
New construction is restricted in Cubbon Park by law and court orders. But a recent High Court order has allowed construction of a seven-storey annexe building of the HC itself here, and that too, replacing a heritage structure
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Bengaluru Buzz: Hundreds of homes flooded | Trial run of ORR bus lane from Oct 20 | BBMP repeats promise on tree census 13.10.2019 Citizen Matters
About 500 homes in north Bengaluru were flooded last week after Doddabidarakallu lake was breached by heavy rains. Read more on news from the city last week, in our weekly roundup
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IT raids on Parameshwara's premises after aide found hanging 13.10.2019 PTI: All news
IT raids on Parameshwara's premises after aide found hanging
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Karnataka: Day after raids, ex-deputy CM Parameshwara’s aide allegedly commits suicide in Bengaluru 12.10.2019 Scroll.in
An unidentified senior income tax official said that while Ramesh was with Parameshwara during the raids, his statement had not been recorded.
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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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Driven by climate change, erratic rain destroyed 25% of crops in Karnataka’s Cauvery basin this year 4.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Drought-like situations in June and July were followed by 102% excess rain in August. A lack of vegetation cover meant water didn’t seep into the soil.
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Not just Lalbagh, your small neighbourhood park too can protect Bengaluru’s biodiversity 3.10.2019 Citizen Matters
A recent study finds that Bengaluru's neighbourhood parks establish a long continuum of greenery, facilitating the movement of birds, butterflies and insects. Hence the focus should be on setting up many small parks rather than a few large ones, says the study
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All you need to know about Bengaluru’s Adopt-a-Street initiative 30.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Under BBMP's new 'Adopt-a-Street' initiative, citizen groups and corporates can formally adopt and maintain streets. But will the programme sustain, or will it fizzle out like BBMP's previous adoption programmes?
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP stops counting potholes | Traffic cops round-the-clock at CBD | Tree park near Turahalli forest 8.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As the amended Motor Vehicles Act comes into effect, the city police is gearing up for better enforcement, especially in the CBD area. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Two years of extreme rainfall have left Karnataka’s Kodagu struggling to stay afloat 6.9.2019 Scroll.in
A change in rainfall patterns, along with human acts such as deforestation and land-use changes, have contributed to the deluge.
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Imphal in need of satellite towns to decongest & improve living standards: IK Muivah 6.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Imphal in need of satellite towns to decongest & improve living standards: IK Muivah
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In rapidly growing Bengaluru, temples and kattes are sanctuaries for biodiversity 3.9.2019 Scroll.in
Conservationists are advocating for heritage mapping of the city sanctums that are often vulnerable to developmental projects.
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Sacred sites in Bengaluru: Where heritage helps conserve biodiversity 29.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite Bengaluru's rapid urbanisation, its kattes and temples still harbour over 120 different tree species. Majority of these are native species including neem and peepal. These trees should be mapped and given protected status, conservationists say
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Entry fee at Bengaluru’s NGMA: Are national galleries not public spaces? 28.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Around six months back, the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) started charging a fee for entry to its premises. The gallery, under the centre’s Ministry of Culture, is supposed to be a public space. Instead, it is being turned into an exclusive space for the select few
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Is culture public? 27.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Is ‘culture’ and its representation through galleries or museums ‘public’? This question came to my mind when I recently dropped by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Bengaluru after a gap of 6-7 months.
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Vasanth Nagar citizens survey 439 streetlights; get BBMP to fix missing and defective lights 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters
When Vasanth Nagar residents couldn't get BBMP to fix damaged and missing streetlights in their neighbourhood, they undertook a 'streetlight survey'. Armed with solid data, they've got BBMP to start works. Around half the defective streetlights here have already been fixed
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Why Koramangala looks like a war zone: Five ongoing projects in 4 sq km 19.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
With five major infrastructure projects, and several smaller ones, Koramangala resembles a massive construction site these days. Neither the hapless residents nor the authorities are clear about the details of these projects, or why they are needed at all
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All you need to know about composting garden waste 16.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Pit composting is perhaps the easiest way to dispose of garden waste - it takes minimal effort, and gives you high-quality manure for your garden. But what exactly happens in a compost pit? And how do you ensure the right conditions for composting? Here's an explainer
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