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  • Cameras in Bangalore park to ward off lovers June 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Watch out if you are taking a stroll at the Bugle Park in Bangalore, for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike or the BBMP has installed surveillance cameras. This is, to control couples indulging in public display of affection, what the Mayor of Bangalore calls an antisocial activity. ...
  • Lack of coordination among civic bodies in Bangalore leading to wastage of funds , says CJ Rahul June 15, 2014

    Rahul Dayama turns CJ to highlight the lack of coordination among the civic bodies like BWSSB and BBMP in Bangalore city leading to the criminal wastage of tax payers money. This after he saw a series of road and drainage works being carried out in his city under complete lack...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, rape survivors' pick up CJ mike to fight for justice, citizens talk about how power cuts affect them ,a CJ highlights the misuse of funds by civic bodies in Bangalore,homeless appeal the new government for rehabilitation. Plus, a fathers fight to save his lone child from...
  • Bangalore potholes: Toddler dies as her uncle's vehicle loses control December 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Potholes have claimed another life in Bangalore and this time, of a twoandahalfyearold girl. She died after her uncle lost control while driving over a potholed road. A distraught KM Suresh can't believe he drove his niece to death. Suresh was taking his sister and her daughter Dhanashree on...
  • Wipro chief Azim Premji takes on garbage mess in Bangalore November 2, 2012

    Questions are now being raised as to whether Bangalore can manage its own success. ...
  • B'lore: Azim Premji hauls up BBMP over piling garbage November 2, 2012

    Bangalore: Wipro Chairman Azim Premji has raised a stink over Bangalore's garbage crisis, that is worsening by the day, and slammed the city's civic body, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Trash has been piling up at several places across the city for the past two months as the municipal body...
  • Bangalore: Flex boards, cutouts on their way out? September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Trying to tackle the menace of illegal usage of flex boards and cut outs in the name of publicity, BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel has tightened the grip on the zonal officers. As a result 96 criminal cases pertaining to cheap publicity have been registered against various film producers, politicians...
  • Bangalore: Deadline for garbage segregation nears September 22, 2012

    Bangalore: The issue of mandatory segregation of garbage at source from October 1 has been keeping the officials of BBMP on tenterhooks. Of late, many initiatives have been taken by BBMP to popularise the segregation of waste at source generating awareness among public. But, it is also creating confusion among...
  • Bangalore: BBMP stonewalls CID probe in multicrore scam September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike seems to be stonewalling a CID probe into the Rs 1,539crore bogus bill scam, in which many officials and elected representatives are allegedly involved. The CID sleuths, who took over the probe in December 2011, are unable to make any headway as the Palike...
  • Bangalore: Use smartphone, get pothole fixed September 18, 2012

    Bangalore: The next time you see a pothole, instead of cursing the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), just click a photo with your smartphone and upload it to the Palikes website. Officials will fill it soon. This initiative, said to be the first of its kind, is expected to start...
  • Bangalore: Many more Mavallipuras in the making? September 10, 2012

    Bangalore: The newly appointed Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner, Rajneesh Goel's strict instructions to clear the garbage in the city and dump it in Mandur landfill has again brought the issue of landfills and the area's vulnerability to fore. Like Mandur and Mavallipura, there are many landfills in the...
  • Bangalore: No quick fix in sight for garbage problem September 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said on Thursday that the BBMP needs at least three to six months to solve the garbage crisis in the city. Speaking to reporters, he said the civic body is taking all steps to clear the garbage piling up across the city. "We are setting...
  • Bangalore: BBMP passes buck, stench from muck fills air September 6, 2012

    Bangalore: Residents of various parts of the city were forced to bear the stink emanating from uncleared garbage on Wednesday. The BBMP had promised to clear the garbage before Monday. However, it failed to meet its own deadline and garbage continued to pile up across the city. Mayor D Venkatesh...
  • Bangalore: BBMP website userfriendly now September 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Want to know about the assets and liabilities of your councillors or the funds being spent on various ongoing projects? Just log on to the newlydesigned official website of the BBMP. The layout of BBMPs official website (www.bbmp. gov.in) has changed from Saturday. The new layout is more userfriendly...
  • B'lore: BBMP sweeps off garbage, stink lingers September 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Even though the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) managed to clear garbage from many areas on Sunday, tonnes of garbage remained spewed across some of the main markets. The garbage disposal comes in the wake of Mayor D Venkatesh Murthys promise on Friday to clear the garbage within 72...
  • B'lore: 'Garden city' becomes 'garbage city' September 1, 2012

    Bangalore: As the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa and scores of legislators battle cases against them related to what has come to be known as landgrabbing, the state government is struggling now to find land to dump the thousands of tonnes of garbage that...
  • Bangalore: Pay Rs 540 per sq m to regularise sites August 31, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP Council on Thursday passed a resolution to increase the betterment charges for the revenue sites. This time, it has proposed Rs 540 per square metre to regularise revenue sites of any dimension. Betterment charges are levied on sites in the revenue layouts located in newlyadded areas to...
  • Bangalore: 'Save us from garbage mess' August 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Given the current garbage situation in Bangalore, it is interesting to take note of the future generations perspectives on the same. Around 2,000 children voiced their opinion on the whole issue and students from 50 schools signed and submitted a memorandum to Shankarlinge Gowda, the former commissioner of Bruhat...
  • Bangalore: BBMP chiefs at govt's mercy August 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP Commissioners job seems to be a tightrope walk, which few IAS officers have successfully completed. M K Shankaralinge Gowdas sudden exit in the middle of a crisis is the latest example. The government maintained that Gowda was transferred at his request and it had nothing to do...
  • Bangalore: BBMP clears garbage, sanitisation yet to begin August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP has cleared most of the garbage piled in the city on Sunday, but is yet to start sanitisation of places where garbage was dumped to get rid of the stink and mosquito menace. The BBMP ferried 900 truckloads (about 5,200 tonnes) of garbage on Sunday and is...
  • Stink to continue in Bangalore city August 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangaloreans have to live with the stench for another three days as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said it cannot find a solution to the problem of clearing garbage before Monday. The uncleared garbage on city streets is also likely to pose health problems, particularly after the heavy...
  • B'lore: IT hub 'cheats' govt, may be taken over August 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangalore is India's premier IT hub and houses top companies like Wipro and Infosys. But now, the Bangalore Municipal Corporation wants to take over the privately managed Electronic City, accusing it of tax evasion. The move, however, has drawn howls of protest. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services, says,...
  • Japan to aid Bangalore water project August 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has financed the IV Phase works of the Cauvery Second Stage drinking water project for Bangalore city, has shown inclination to support BWSSBs plan to provide water to 110 villages which have been merged with the BBMP some years ago. Speaking to...
  • Bangalore: Lake policy needs rejuvenation August 2, 2012

    Bangalore: The recent policy adopted by the BBMP for rejuvenation of lakes and tanks in the city is completely skewed and ineffective as most of the water bodies that have been taken up for restoration have neither regained their pristine glory nor retained the flora and fauna. In fact, the...
  • Bangalore Electronics City now under BBMP August 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to include Electronics City under its fold for administrative purposes. The resolution read out by ruling party leader N Nagaraju stated, Villages in and around Electronics City like Konappana Agrahara, Doddatugur, Gollahalli, Balaji Extension, Shikaripalya, Thirupalya, Neeladrinagar, Bettadasapura, Hulimangala, Govinda Shettypalya,...
  • Karnataka: Shettar Govt groping in the dark July 25, 2012

    Bangalore: While it is not unusual for a new government not to have all the answers, the Jagadish Shettar administration doesnt even seem to know where to look for them. The twoweekold Shettar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Assembly as it could not give a reply to 10...
  • Bangalore: BBMP smells goldmine in Electronics City July 14, 2012

    Bangalore: The proposal to include Electronics City to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits has evinced a keen interest but a mixed response from various sectors. Techies feel that Electronics City, which is just two kilometres away from BBMP limits, should be under Palikes jurisdiction for better infrastructure while the...
  • Denied IPL tickets, BBMP refuses to clean stadium April 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Chris Gayle might have enthralled the Bangalore crowd on Wednesday at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. But the stadium is in a big mess after the IPL match. Piles of garbage bags remained uncollected even at 11 am on Wednesday morning. This came after the Karnataka State Cricket Association...
  • Bangalore: Councillors demand hike in pay March 30, 2012

    BANGALORE: A day after legislators proposed a hike in their pay at the Legislative Assembly, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillors are now batting for an increase in their pay scale and other perks. If the government approves the proposed hike, Palike will have to bear an additional Rs...
  • Bangalore: vacate Russell Market, BBMP to vendors March 16, 2012

    BANGALORE: Vendors at Russell Market, who have collected money to renovate their gutted shopsare nowshocked.BBMPs Special Commissioner (Projects), has directed them to stop repair works at the market, and vacate their shops until the civic body completes the entire renovation work.However, the vendors have proceeded with the repair works.They told...