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No country for bold men: Whistleblower Mathai forced to cycle to work - Bangalore Mirror

3 hours 10 min ago

Bangalore Mirror

No country for bold men: Whistleblower Mathai forced to cycle to work
Bangalore Mirror
He's been transferred 27 times in nine years. He's unearthed an advertisement scam worth at least Rs 2,000 crore in the BBMP. Corrupt officers against whom he went to the Lokayukta have threatened and harassed him. And now, he has been reduced to ...

Bengaluru citizens recount horror stories as BBMP says city roads are not 'below par,' have only 3500 potholes - Bangalore Mirror

6 hours 38 min ago

Bangalore Mirror

Bengaluru citizens recount horror stories as BBMP says city roads are not 'below par,' have only 3500 potholes
Bangalore Mirror
Arachana P had to miss three of her cumulative internal assessment tests, thanks to Bengaluru roads. The third year BA student, who stays in Fraser Town, was riding on her bike to the college located in Vasanthnagar. As she was trying to negotiate a ...

Mirror impact: BBMP scurries for food licence - Bangalore Mirror

6 hours 38 min ago

Bangalore Mirror

Mirror impact: BBMP scurries for food licence
Bangalore Mirror
Food safety and BBMP officials were on their toes on Tuesday after the Bangalore Mirror reported that the civic body was yet to apply and obtain mandatory food safety clearance for its 101 Indira canteens launched amid much fanfare last week. Food ...

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Indira Canteens Function Without FSSAI Licence in Karnataka - The Quint

12 hours 26 min ago

The Quint

Indira Canteens Function Without FSSAI Licence in Karnataka
The Quint
... the BBMP seems to have forgotten an essential requirement – to procure an FSSAI licence to run the establishments. According to Binoy Valsan and Manoj Sharma reporting for Bangalore Mirror, the 101 Indira Canteens, that have now been functioning ...

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BBMP forgets to procure FSSAI licence for Indira Canteens - International Business Times, India Edition

14 hours 38 min ago

International Business Times, India Edition

BBMP forgets to procure FSSAI licence for Indira Canteens
International Business Times, India Edition
The government issues them these certificates to ensure that the food they serve to the public is safe," BBMP executive engineer and nodal officer in charge of Indira Canteens, Nandish JR, told the Bangalore Mirror. "But Indira Canteen is the ...

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BBMP forgets to take licence for Indira Canteens - Times of India

18 hours 59 min ago

Times of India

BBMP forgets to take licence for Indira Canteens
Times of India
"Yes, Indira canteens need to be registered as per the food safety and standard norms," said Manoj Kumar Meena, Food Safety Commissioner, Karnataka, when Bangalore Mirror asked him a pointed query. "It will be done soon," was all he said when asked ...

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BBMP compromises food safety for elections; Foregoes licensing protocol for Indira canteens - Asianet Newsable

19 hours 53 min ago

Asianet Newsable

BBMP compromises food safety for elections; Foregoes licensing protocol for Indira canteens
Asianet Newsable
According to the food safety regulations, any food outlet or restaurant in Bengaluru has to have shops and establishment license from the labour department and then trade license from the BBMP. Incidentally, none of the 198 canteens opened in various ...

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Embarrassment for Karnataka Congress: Indira canteens functioning ... - The News Minute

22 August 2017 - 9:12am

The News Minute

Embarrassment for Karnataka Congress: Indira canteens functioning ...
The News Minute
The Karnataka government inaugurated its prestigious Indira Canteens project on August 15, speaking at length about its intentions of alleviating hunger.

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Six BMTF teams to inspect drains - Deccan Chronicle

22 August 2017 - 6:18am

Deccan Chronicle

Six BMTF teams to inspect drains
Deccan Chronicle
BENGALURU: After facing criticism from all quarters for its poor management of the city which repeatedly gets flooded during heavy rains, the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) will form six special teams to inspect flood-affected areas to gather ...

BMRCL won't budge a bit - Bangalore Mirror

22 August 2017 - 5:11am

Bangalore Mirror

BMRCL won't budge a bit
Bangalore Mirror
Despite drawing flak from all quarters, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has no plans to change its stand on shifting the proposed underground station from Cantonment Railway station to a BBMP ground which is located 800 m away from ...

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Protests over Cantonment metro station to be intensified - The Hindu

22 August 2017 - 1:24am

The Hindu

Protests over Cantonment metro station to be intensified
The Hindu
The taking over of another playground, the chota maidan near Shivajinagar bus stand, as well as private shops opposite and adjacent to the ground and a BBMP school is likely to be opposed by residents who feel that the loss of the playground, used by ...

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What's making the trees sick? - Bangalore Mirror

21 August 2017 - 6:23am

Bangalore Mirror

What's making the trees sick?
Bangalore Mirror
J Manjunath, secretary of The Wilderness Club, told Bangalore Mirror, “We suspect the tree was poisoned by the BBMP officials. Otherwise a healthy tree cannot become sick overnight. As we filed the objection petition against the axing of healthy trees ...

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The storm water drain crisis - Bangalore Mirror

21 August 2017 - 6:23am

Bangalore Mirror

The storm water drain crisis
Bangalore Mirror
A BBMP engineer on the condition of anonymity told Bangalore Mirror that several areas of the city get flooded during rainfall due to unscientific development in the outskirts of the city. Before these areas were brought under BBMP, they were under the ...

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Torturous ride ahead - Bangalore Mirror

21 August 2017 - 4:31am

Bangalore Mirror

Torturous ride ahead
Bangalore Mirror
Prahallad BS, chief engineer, Major Roads, BBMP, told Bangalore Mirror, that work was going on at a fast pace. “The BBMP is widening the service road to 5.5 metres at Anand Rao Circle flyover on both the sides. About 560 metres will be widened on ...

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Hospitals run out of beds as dengue cases rise - Deccan Herald

21 August 2017 - 2:44am

Deccan Herald

Hospitals run out of beds as dengue cases rise
Deccan Herald
Dr P K Srivasta, joint director, NVBDCP - who heads the team - said they have visited Tumakuru, Mandya, Bangalore Urban districts and areas under BBMP. He said the report was yet to be submitted to the state government. Email this page Print this page ...

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No system in place to alert Bengaluru to disasters - Deccan Herald

20 August 2017 - 8:58am

Deccan Herald

No system in place to alert Bengaluru to disasters
Deccan Herald
Had we got it, the BBMP staff, members of the disaster management cell, National Disaster Response Force and the fire and emergency services would have been pressed into action,”Prasad said. The forecasts only talk of 'light, moderate, heavy and very ...

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This is why Bengaluru gets flooded whenever it rains - Bangalore Mirror

20 August 2017 - 4:09am

Bangalore Mirror

This is why Bengaluru gets flooded whenever it rains
Bangalore Mirror
Residents are doing what civic officials don't – working to save their city. As encroachments continue to create environmental disasters (parts of the city went under in this week's deluge; widely attributed to land-grabbing and illegal constructions ...

No system in place to alert Bengaluru to disasters - Deccan Herald

20 August 2017 - 3:01am

Deccan Herald

No system in place to alert Bengaluru to disasters
Deccan Herald
Had we got it, the BBMP staff, members of the disaster management cell, National Disaster Response Force and the fire and emergency services would have been pressed into action,”Prasad said. The forecasts only talk of 'light, moderate, heavy and very ...

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BBMP blunder caused flooding in ST Bed Layout, ministers admit - Deccan Herald

20 August 2017 - 1:43am

Deccan Herald

BBMP blunder caused flooding in ST Bed Layout, ministers admit
Deccan Herald
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said: “A portion of the retention wall of the stormwater drain (SWD) was kept open as silt was being removed when it started to rain heavily around the midnight of August 14. The inundation and seepage of sewage ...

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'Strict quality control measures in place at Indira Canteens' - The Hindu

19 August 2017 - 9:30am

The Hindu

'Strict quality control measures in place at Indira Canteens'
The Hindu
Amidst concerns about the quality of food served at the recently inaugurated Indira Canteens across the city, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad on Friday said that they had put in place strict quality control ...

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