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Kashmir conundrum; wouldn't India be better off with a plebiscite?

Politics

The BJP’s ascent has taken Kashmiris further from India. This may seem a strange thing to say now, at the cusp of a PDP-BJP wedding, but the facts stand where they do. Let’s survey events as a Kashmiri might. The state is divided along religious lines absolutely and totally. Consider this alliance. All of the PDP’s 28 MLAs are Muslim.

Panel discussion on implications of the Executive Order on Lokayukta, ACB

23 Mar 2016 17:00
23 Mar 2016 20:00
Asia/Calcutta
Governance

Bengaluru at near bottom in city governance ranking

Governance

From scoring zero on 10 on two parameters and over five on just one, Bengaluru's governance ranking in the Annual Survey of India City-Systems (ASICS) 2015 reflects poor performance. In a list of 21 cities, Bengaluru figures at number 12. The ranking though is an improvement over 2014's performance (18).

K Mathai - another award-worthy officer

Governance

The transfer of BBMP advertisement wing's assistant commissioner K Mathai, who exposed illegal a Rs 2,000-crore advertisement scam, has raised many eyebrows and activists are asking if the officer was being punished. The BBMP council on Tuesday decided to transfer him as deputy commissioner of the markets wing and the order was issued on Wednesday.

Segregation of 2 wheelers from 4 wheelers

Yesterday's incident of knocking down a startup CEO Anush Ramani while travelling on a two wheeler by a speeding car making him to loose his bones was shocking.

PCU for Bangalore? two wheelers?

Its become a norm that traffic is being measured as PCU (passenger car units) on the city streets. However Bangalore stands first in the highest proliferation of two wheelers in the whole country.

This is primarily attributed to the weather which makes it easy to ride a  scooter or a bike almost all through the year.

3rd Railway Terminal at Baiyyappanhalli : 115 Crore required

Commuter Rail

Development of 3rd Railway Terminal Baiyyappanhalli Details are as below :

Railways, SWR - True Lies!

Commuter Rail

Excuses, Excuses and more Excuses.

The time has come to call the bluff of railways and south western railways (SWR) on its march of spreading falsehood to deny genuine demands of the Karnataka State. When one look at their claims and check with facts, they stand exposed of nothing but lies. Let us examine few of their recent claims and cross-check them against the facts.

EESL LED bulbs - quality

Power

I am wondering if the quality of the EESL LED bulbs distributed under the Hosa Belaku Yojane meets any well known standards. 

I tried to dig into the specifications but did not find anything. The email response from EESL was evasive.

Is this another scam?

When the government gets into subsidizing something, the taxpayer loses almost always.

IR - no way to treat a commuter

According to information posted by techie Dishendra R Deshmukh on his Facebook page, he was carrying a foldable bicycle when travelling between the two stations on February 9, something he often did. When he reached Cantonment, a woman ticketing officer stopped him and levied a fine of Rs 30 for carrying heavy luggage.

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