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Garbage dumping in S T Bed layout storm water drain

Public Health

The storm water drain passing through the S T Bed layout (Koramangala) has been notorious for the stink it spreads all around, largely because it's not storm water that flows down it, but plain raw sewage.

Killer Powerful and Luxurious Vehicles

Hit-and-run case in Noida; speeding BMW knocks down four people

 

Property Tax Payment

Urban Development

Sharing my experience in the property tax payment in the BBMP office. Now that Bengaluruone has been taken out of the property tax gambit, everyone has to go to the respective ward BBMP office (if not paying online) unlike Bengaluruone where you can pay at any centre. I went to the local BBMP office on 5th cross Malleswaram.

Iniquitous levy by BWSSB on apartment complexes

Reproduced below is the summary of the presentation made by Sri P V Maiya, on the subject, at the RERA- Bengaluru meeting held on the 10th April, '16:

BWSSB: Water Tariff, Sanitary charges, Bore well charge: Some serious issues.

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.



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