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2 km drive takes more than an hour – why Bellandur citizens are protesting tomorrow 19.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Bellandur residents are staging a peaceful protest and forming a human chain on August 20th to highlight traffic congestion and pollution in and around their community.
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Are cases of wrong-side driving increasing on Bengaluru’s roads? 15.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Melissa Arulappan recently counted 13 bikers driving on the wrong side on a one-way street, all within two seconds. This is not a one-off incident. Citizens across Bengaluru have been noticing an increasing number of such violations in the recent past. What’s going on?
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Bengaluru Buzz: CCTV cameras around lakes | Kamakhya-Ittamadu flyover proposed | Kempegowda museum closed 22.6.2019 Citizen Matters
High Court directs CCTV camera installation around all lakes, another flyover proposed in Outer Ring Road, BMTC to open the first 50 counters to issue student bus passes - read more on what happened in Bengaluru this week
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Bengaluru non-profit builds play spaces from scrap 30.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As children's play spaces are shrinking, the non-profit Anthill Creations has been transforming government school playgrounds and open spaces in the city. Anthill uses scrap materials to build durable, innovative play structures
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Meet PC Mohan, the MP-elect from Bangalore Central 25.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
P C Mohan of BJP has been elected as the MP from Bangalore Central for the third time. He has defeated Rizwan Arshad of Congress by around 70,000 votes. Mohan's major promise for Bengaluru is implementation of the suburban rail
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Here’s how a Whitefield apartment community got its residents to vote 14.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
At Prestige Shantiniketan apartment in Whitefield, a small group of volunteers helped residents vote this election. The volunteers identified those missing from voter rolls, helped them enrol, and even arranged transportation on election day. As a result, 71 percent of the residents here voted
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What can Chennai learn from Kerala and Bengaluru on citizen participation in urban governance? 6.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
The divergent models followed by Kerala and Bengaluru to ensure participation of citizens in ward committees can hold vital learning for Chennai, where citizens seek a greater say in local governance.
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Step aside, Swiggy and Zomato. WhatsApp is the new way to buy and sell food in Bengaluru 6.5.2019 Scroll.in
In India’s Silicon Valley, hyperlocal WhatsApp groups are connecting home chefs with busy office-goers who have no time to cook.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Low voter turnout | HC upholds minimum wage hike in 34 industries | Properties to be acquired in ORR for Metro 22.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Voter turnout in Bengaluru lower than in 2014 elections, High Court upholds state government's decision to increase minimum wages in 34 industries, properties being acquired for Metro ORR line - read more on what happened in Bengaluru over the past week
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Here’s how we can work together, Potential MP Avare… 12.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A Bellandur resident writes an open letter to his potential MP on how he should work with his constituents. The MP has to vote in parliament based on citizens' opinions, involve them in decision-making, and give them governance data, says the author
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Four Arrested For Kidnapping, Assaulting Employer In Bengaluru 11.4.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Four youngsters, including a woman were arrested for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting their employer oven severance payment for terminating their service, police said on Wednesday.
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BMRCL penalised over construction in Kadugodi 2.4.2019 Hindu: Home
Had started construction in forest land without proper approval
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Namma Metro: Trees axed in Whitefield, compensatory planting in Uttara Kannada. Here’s why 1.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Hundreds of trees in Bengaluru are being felled for Metro rail, but compensatory saplings are often planted outside the city, or maybe never. Officials do not keep track of the saplings or ensure their survival either
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Metro to airport: BMRCL to get land from NHAI 31.3.2019 Hindu: Rx
NHAI had acquired 1.05 lakh sq. m of land for high-speed rail link to KIA
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Going the vegan way 29.3.2019 Hindu: Kids
Vegans from Bengaluru will organise ‘The Kind Fest’ on March 31 to promote veganism.
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Resident groups, experts and well-diggers discuss solutions to deal with water crisis 28.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
In a water workshop this week, apartment communities talked about measures they had taken to deal with water scarcity. Water metering and reuse, limiting consumption, holding awareness campaigns, rejuvenating lakes were among the initiatives discussed.
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How this Bengaluru apartment cut water consumption by 52% with just three measures 22.3.2019 Citizen Matters
As apartments struggle for water again this summer, a community in east Bengaluru shows how to solve the crisis while saving lakhs of rupees annually
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Elevated Corridor controversy: CAF to focus on public transport, tree loss 16.3.2019 Citizen Matters
Citizen Action Forum explains their position on the Elevated Corridor controversy -- in the light of the recent court order in their writ petition.
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In a nutshell: How is Bengaluru’s proposed elevated corridor designed? 14.3.2019 Citizen Matters
There have been enough controversies on the elevated corridor project. But what exactly is the project? Which areas does it cover and what is its impact? Read on to find more.
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Tanker water supply dwindling, Cauvery water yet to arrive: What’s BBMP promising Bellandur? 11.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Apartment representatives got a slew of promises on water supply from MLA Aravind Limbavali this Saturday. But can BBMP deliver on these?
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