Sangeeta Bora

Small traders in Bengaluru make the switch to digital payment post demonetisation

Realising the need and benefits of shifting to digital payments, small traders too are embracing technology.

08 Nov 2017

Soil testing for mini steel bridge begins in Bengaluru

Although the state government dropped its plan of constructing a steel flyover from Basaveshwara circle to Hebbal, they managed to give a thumbs up to a smaller version of it near Shivananda Circle.

19 Jul 2017

Bumpy rides part of namma life

If one starts counting the potholes on the city’s roads, the number could be staggering.

14 Jul 2017

Diluted Rera rules leave many at sea

Several diluted points in the final notification on RERA have not gone down well with the consumers. Members of ‘Fight for RERA’ group say they will challenge the dilutions in the court of law. 

12 Jul 2017

What will their fate be?

Like many home buyers, Saju V N, a software engineer, was eagerly looking forward to RERA.

07 Jul 2017

Realty business hails RERA, home buyers upset

Despite the inordinate delay in notifying the Real Estate Act rules by the state government, buyers had high hopes from the government in respect of  the ongoing project

06 Jul 2017

Plot for park in BDA layout cleared for fuel pump, allege residents

Over the past three weeks, bulldozers have cleared trees that are at least 100 years old; police too had approached them for no-objection signatures, say residents

10 Jun 2017

Overbridges, subways at Bengaluru Metro stations not ready yet

Namma Metro’s Phase 1 is set to be ready for public use this month and footfalls are expected to increase manifold. However, commuter necessities like foot overbridges and subways are yet to be built

05 Jun 2017

Rain plays spoilsport at Bellandur lake

The recent heavy rains have created hurdles in the ongoing weeding work at Bellandur lake taken up by Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA).

02 Jun 2017

During rains, Ulsoor lake turns garbage dump

Located  in the heart of the city, Ulsoor lake has become an eyesore. Because of the recent rains, huge piles of garbage from stormwater drains flowed into the lake, but Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pa

01 Jun 2017

Bengaluru's Varthur lake spewing toxic foam yet again

Residents fume at civic agencies for taking temporary measures to prevent foam, demand a permanent solution

30 May 2017

Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru: A waterbody no one cares for

A month after NGT told civic agencies to clean up Bellandur lake, there has been little progress on ground.

19 May 2017

Car damaged while being towed away in Bengaluru, says owner

Businessman from Cox Town says he will have to shell out Rs 20000, video of vehicle getting towed away goes viral.

17 May 2017

Ten years on, Bangalore Metro yet to connect city well

Several deadlines have gone by, but Phase-1 work is yet to be completed; urban transport experts feel BMRCL should learn from mistakes to avoid further delay.

15 May 2017

Sarjapur residents protect four trees from the axe

Tired of indiscriminate chopping of trees in the city, the residents of Sarjapur have taken it upon themselves to save four trees from being felled.

13 May 2017

Mysuru loses cleanest city tag to Indore; Bengaluru plunges to 210th place

It’s bad news for Karnataka as Mysuru, which was ranked India’s cleanest for two consecutive years, slipped to the fifth spot this year.

05 May 2017

Contractor penalised Rs 5 lakh for littering Bellandur Lake

Health officer suspended; BBMP installs cameras, increases patrolling to reduce dumping menace at Bellandur Lake.

28 Apr 2017

Bengaluru Development Minister George looks down under for traffic solutions at four junctions

After dropping the steel flyover project, the next ambitious proposal put forth by Bengaluru Development minister K J George is to build tunnel roads.

27 Apr 2017

No one knows who is dumping mud on Varthur lake bed

Officials of Lake Development Authority, BDA visit Varthur lake after residents report about encroachment.

25 Apr 2017

Racing against time, civic agencies begin Bellandur lake cleanup

The National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s  stern order to civic bodies last week to restore Bellandur lake is bearing fruits.

25 Apr 2017

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