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February 2012

Information Denial Facilitation Commission


Now, it's a celebrated fact that the TTMC's in Bangalore are the biggest case of mis-use of JNNURM funds, as has more or less been established in this blog.

Elements of Discipline and Safe Driving!


I must confess that for long as millions like others, I too had considered the Knowledge of signs would suffice to instill a sense of driving discipline on roads. Having come to US, where apart from the rudimentary knowledge of road signs, there are other important skills that one needs to acquire and practice it for a true discipline driver.

Driving School Scam - BBMP

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While most of the driving schools charge Rs 2,500-Rs 3,000 per candidate for training, BBMP had agreed to pay Rs 3,800 per candidate from these six schools. “Each school had produced documents claiming that they had trained 70 to 80 candidates and received lakhs as fees.

Dr Ashwin Mahesh for MLC


MLC for the Bangalore Graduates Constituency (election to which is coming up around June) is the only reprsentative - at any level of government - who is elected across the whole city, indeed the entire metropolitan region. This is an office unlike any other, and ideally it should be held by someone who can articulate a vision for the Bangalore city and region, and work to build it.

Draft National Water Policy (2012)


Here is the link to announcement of the release of the "Draft National Water Policy (2012)" by Ministry of Water Resources on 31-January, 2012 15:11 IST  - open for comments till 29th February, 2012.

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