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Role of Traffic Police in ensuring walkability on city roads

Pedestrian Infrastructure
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

Governance
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

Governance
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?

Commuter Rail
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

Public Health
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.

Need is to fast-track the entire judicial system

A bench of Chief Justice R M Lodha and Justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman told attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, "Now there is a demand from the Union government to fast-track trials pending against MPs. It cannot happen piecemeal. If fast-tracking of trials against MPs is needed, it is equally true for cases involving women and senior citizens.

Quiz on Namma Anti-hero's of recent past

Governance

I had an occasion to set a quiz for a group of friends recently. I set one round on the above subject, and the following were the questions:

1) Refused food and liquor, a former education minister's son and his friends flew into a rage and allegedly set fire to a restaurant (near Mysore)'s thatched enclosure. Name the minister and the son.

Exemplary CyBaNa experience in two European cities

I occasioned to be in Prague (capital of Czech Republic), and Amsterdam between 5th and 15th June.

Clear case of misuse of SCST Act, 1989

ADGP P Ravindranath, in the dock for allegedly taking objectionable photos of a woman, has accused city police commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar of practising "untouchability" against him, a Scheduled Caste member.

Garbage segregation is very much needed; but the problem goes beyond

Public Health

Sinu and Bhaskar were at the dumping yard in Lakshmipura last week, and happened to capture some pretty horrible images of waste picking. Feeling that it was important to share this with others, they made the short video, accessible through the link below:

Your Prime Minister

Governance

NaMo addressing Global meet on emerging markets in Washington through video conference in Oct 13 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9vMM9bHWE

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