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Meet Ikea—the disrupter in Indian Home furnishings 13.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Bangalore Shopping tourism is relatively a new concept in India. Kerala Tourism attempted to replicate Dubai Shopping Festival but with limited success. Many feeble attempts, Surajkund Mela in the NCR region for example, are being made  across the country for a heady mix of shopping and tourism. But the real push has come from a  totally unexpected quarters—Swedish home furnishing major IKEA . Come to think of it. Ever since IKEA opened its shop of gigantic size in Hyderabad—friends, families and spouses are jet-setting from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai to shop in IKEA Hyderabad which is an experience hitherto unknown to Indians. Bangalore techie Arun Chaitanya and his wife Pallavi, a physician in Mumbai, flew  to Hyderabad to look at furniture and kitchen stuff for their new 3 BHK home in Whitefield. “I worked in the US and UK and other geographies. I could organise a simple living and kitchen in just one day from things I brought from IKEA. These products are sleek, stylish, easy to handle and ...
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Graphite Plant In Bengaluru Not Using Needle Petcoke, Supreme Coke Told 13.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Graphite India Ltd (GIL) informed the Supreme Court on Friday that it was not using imported needle petroleum coke (petcoke) at its Bengaluru plant, which is facing complaints about pollution and...
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP creates plastic record | Cycle sharing for last mile connectivity | Dead snails in Madiwala lake 12.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Key developments from last week: BBMP creates record, cycle sharing system to enable last mile connectivity, dead snails in Madiwala lake.
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After Delhi And Mumbai, Uber Rolls Out Its Traffic Tool For Bengaluru 10.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The US-based ride-sharing giant Uber on Wednesday rolled out its traffic "Movement" tool for Bengaluru after launching it earlier in Delhi and Mumbai.
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Supreme Court Takes Note Of Bengaluru's Fight Against Graphite Plant 9.10.2018 NDTV News - South
After NDTV's report on widespread pollution by graphite plant in Bengaluru's bustling Whitefield, the Supreme Court has decided to take up the caseandissued a notice to Graphite India Limited. The...
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"We Breathe Black Soot": Bengaluru's War Against Graphite Plant 2.10.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Imagine living in a home in which everything is covered in black dust - the floor, walls, plants, your clothes and even your food. The black dust is everywhere and no matter how much you clean, you...
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Authorities turn a blind eye to Panathur road even after two deaths 2.10.2018 Citizen Matters
Watching Panathur converting itself into a Bermuda triangle is not a good sight for its residents.
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Bengaluru Buzz: HC adjourns pothole case | Fuel price reduced by Rs 2 | Whitefield presses for GIL closure 27.9.2018 Citizen Matters
From potholes to sewage mismanagement to polluting industries -- a recap of recent headlines on burning issues for Bengaluru that you may have missed.
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“Time is money…we must ensure it is not wasted in Bangalore traffic” 26.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As his term comes to an end, outgoing mayor Sampath Raj answers questions on his tenure, BBMP administration in general and what the new mayor of Bengaluru should prioritise.
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These social ventures are re-inventing recycling, re-using and reduction of waste in Whitefield 20.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling - there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
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Retrospective applicability of Green Tribunal’s lake buffer rule: Citizens in the soup? 14.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Plan sanctions for many projects near lakes and drains were given by the BBMP when there wasn't enough attention on buffer zones. With the Green court’s push for buffer zone and lack of clarity over time frame from which it is applicable, 1000s of property buyers and owners in Bengaluru are in a quandary.
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Marriott Hotels, TED deliver inspiring women in innovation salon 11.9.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Sep 11 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Marriott International's flagship brand Marriott Hotels, continues to spark creative ideas and meaningful conversations worldwide, hosting its second TED
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Man Tied To Tree, Thrashed By Mob Over Kidnapping Suspicion In Bengaluru 7.9.2018 NDTV News - Latest
A mentally challenged man was attacked by a mob in Bengaluru after he was suspected to be a child kidnapper.
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Bangalore Buzz: Citizens’ Rail Yatra | BBMP crackdown on smoking in eateries | Transport cess on the cards? 4.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What made news in Namma Bengaluru last week? From the suburban rail campaign to the CM's plans for the city upon completion of 100 days in office -- catch it all here in our weekly round-up.
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Rs 95 crore billed, but BBMP fails to meet deadline for white-topping; Why? 1.9.2018 Citizen Matters
The monsoon has often been blamed for delays in execution of white-topping on major roads in Bengaluru, but tender documents had clearly taken into account seasonal rains. Meanwhile, unfazed by the hurdles in the earlier phase, the BBMP has identified new roads to be brought under the project.
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Jagriti: Bringing the best of theatre to Whitefield since 2011 27.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Jagriti theatre is a refreshing space for theatre in East Bengaluru, which continues to bring global theatrical works to the city. It surely has a history - what is it?
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'Proud to have seen a national leader so closely' 17.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Rediff.com reader Sathyhadeep shares his story of meeting former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Froth-damage control at Bellandur lakel; Graphite Junction shows high level of pollution 13.8.2018 Citizen Matters
BDA and BBMP take steps to control Bellandur lake’s froth The planned sluice gate began its final run on August 8 in Bellandur lake to block froth from entering the city’s waterways, and irrigation tanks
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How to save time using trains in Bengaluru: a practical example 7.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A journey that would otherwise take 90 minutes is shortened into 20 minutes, when one takes a train. The city has good number of railway tracks, which need modification and optimum utilisation.
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Bengaluru Man, 102, Survives Stroke; Leaves Hospital In 3 Days 2.8.2018 NDTV News - South
Doctors at a private hospital in Bengaluru have used revolutionary treatment on a 102-year-old man, Ramaswamy, who faced the prospect of paralysis after a stroke.
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