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I'll do whatever it takes to protect my child

"I'll do whatever it takes to protect my child" is what Chinese mothers are beginning to say after realising the kind of harm pollution (focus here has been largely on air) is causing to their children.

Manhattanised villages of Bengaluru city

Cosmopolitan Bengaluru may have emerged as the silicon valley of the country, but some of its urbanised areas such as Koramangala and Peenya are still villages if the Revenue Department records are to go by. This is one of the reasons for the prevailing confusion over land documents, officials say.

How dare you stop a Lal-Batti wala?

The Bengaluru Central police chargesheeted the security guard who was booked following an argument with ADGP Railways, RP Sharma, and his driver last November. If found guilty, he could be get a jail term of one month for illegal restraint.

Koramangala - Bangalore's evolving Manhattan

The newest development that is going to be adding to the high-rises in Koramangala is Prestige Pinewood, slated for official launch on 23rd Feb. It is coming up on a 2.5 acre plot, carved out of the 65 acre Shantinagar House Building Co-op Society land (close to the Nirguna Mandir).

Crowd-sourcing info by Police Commissioner thro twitter

Tweets by Shri M N Reddi, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City - @CPBlr (twitter handle)
  • Request all to report poorly lit stretches of roads in Bengaluru to @dcpadmnbcp (twitter handle) n we'll verify them n take up with BBMP for remedial action. 
  • If we can get the list of poorly lit roa

Why would anybody want to invest in Karnataka, Mr CM?

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will  soon go on a business tour to the United States (US) to showcase Karnataka as a preferred destination for investment soon, IT/ BT Minister S R Patil said on Wednesday.

BBMP's misplaced priorities

On the one hand, we have been reading repeatedly in the press that the BBMP is broke, and not in a oposition to pay contractors' bills in hundreds/ thousands of crores.

Role of Traffic Police in ensuring walkability on city roads

I am a member of what is generally termed as the TAC (Traffic Advisory Committee), convened by the Addl Commissioner, Traffic, and quite often chaired by the city Police Commissioner himself.

Suggested safety practice for women folk engaging cabs/ auto's

A woman in Delhi was raped on Friday allegedly by a taxi driver who is now missing. - - - The woman in her complaint said that after getting into the cab last night, she fell asleep and woke up to find the car parked at a secluded spot. The driver then allegedly raped her.

Can genuine Public Consultation happen through government web-sites?

Within a week, every citizen of Bengaluru can voice his or her opinion on how the city's administration should be restructured, through an interactive web-site, as part of an unprecedented series of public consultations on the issue. 
 
Citizens can log on and state their opinions on whether the city should be bifurc

Two more contentors for Namma Bengaluru award

Senior IAS officer M N Vijayakumar has asked the Chief Secretary to immediately remove Mir Anees Ahmed as special deputy commissioner, whom he has charged with corruption.

Balabrooie brew

"There is no proposal to demolish or alter Balabrooie. The discussion to have a legislators' club on the lines of the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi has been going on for 10 years. The government has not taken any decision yet on where to have it,'' Siddaramaiah told STOI.

Draft Concept Note on Smart City Scheme

To fulfill the vision of the Prime Minister of India of developing ‘one hundred Smart Cities’, as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernising the existing mid-sized cities, the Ministry of Urban Development, as a first step has convened a National Conclave of States and Union Territories on 12/09/2014 for inviting suggestions on the concept note

FDI-funded PPP model for Namma Railu?

The government on Wednesday notified the liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for Indian Railways, permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains.
 
However, proposals involving FDI beyond 49 per cent in sensitive areas, from security point of view, will be

Flash mob route to road safety

Here is the video of  the flash mob dance as part of the road safety campaign held on August 2nd, in Koramangala. Do share this with your friends and on all social network platforms.
 
Well, any and every effort towards creating awareness about road safety is welcome.
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