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Urgent need for single emergency helpline number!

Isn't it odd that we have to call different helpline for different emergency needs? In Bangalore, the listed emergency helpline numbers are:

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Police - Dial # 100

Traffic /Accidents - Dial # 103

Cost for getting an Electric Connection in India and abroad!


I am sure you all have gone through this one time or other directly or indeirectly of exeperincing the plaesure of getting an electricity connection. Do We know how much it cost to get an elcetricity connection to our homes, offices, businesses, industry?

Here is an comparison of cost and efforts to get an Electricity connection in India with other countries in the world.

Time for Comments - Citizens Grievance Redressal Bill 2011


Time for review of the proposed "CITIZENS RIGHT TO GRIEVANCE REDRESS BILL, 2011" drafted by the Government Of India.

Source - GOIs Deaprtment of Administrative Reforms Na d Public Grievances

Mid-Day Meals - Philanthropy to the rescue of inept government service!

A day before on my departure to US, I had the good fortune to visit "Mohsin Shariff Education & Charitable Trust Mid-Day Meals Programme" operations located in K R Puram. This trust every day prepares and delivers the 'Mid-Day Meals" for the government schools students in and around Bengaluru.

Uncaring passers by left an accident victim to die near Mekhri Circle

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What a tragedy. A young man lost his life in our own Namma Bengaluru not because he was drunk or speeding in a Ferrari or Mazda sports car? This young man, Arjun Nair, an MBA aspirant was knocked down by a speeding KSTDC cab on Bellary Road near Mekhri Circle.

Bikeshare in Bengaluru - Credit goes to PRAJA, CiSTUP and DULT!


Finally Bengaluru gets its 'Bikeshare' concept converted into reality. I do Hope that this concept is well received by the Bengalurians and patronizes to the fullest extent.


Tale of two railway stations - Hebbal Station in Bengaluru Vs Tanakallu Station in A. P

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During my recent visit to Bengaluru in Sep, 2011, I had the occasion to do a 'Train Trip' to Hosur along with other memebrs of Praja's Namma Railu Team. Along that trip had the chance to observe the various stations on route to Hosur from Hebbal Station. Here is the picture of Hebbal station.

Child Labor - Law to curb it exists only on paper!


This is a report on reality of  child labor that exist in our "Namma Bengaluru" city in spite of strict laws against child labor that exist only on paper.

Report on Sep 21 train trip to Hosur

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Last Wednesday Praja Team took a weekday train trip to Hosur. This trip was organized by our Namma Railu Team anchor Sanjeev. Here is a brief report on this trip. Hope you all will analyze and comment accordingly.

Parliamentary panel seeks public opinion on Lokpal Bill!


Here is an opportunity for Praja community to submit their anger/suggestions/opinions to Parliament standing committee on the hot subject "LOKPAL BILL. The petition can be submitted as follows:

1. Two Copies of Memranda typed in double space either in Hindi or English,

2. Address to:

Bus Day – Cash Award for Poster & Slogan Competition

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Next Chief Justice Of India receives shabby treatment at state guest house!

It is a matter of shame that we treat our state guest with such shabby hospitality. This is the sordid tale of hospitality rendered to the India's next Supreme Court Chief Justice. Justice Altimas Kabir was treated with soiled linen and torn towels at the state owned Kumara Krupa guest house. More shocking is the behavior of state employees at the guest house.

Aadhar - Questions for UIDAI?


"...What is the problem the UIDAI seeks to address?

Namma Railu Effect - New Delhi to have trains connecting nearby towns!

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If "Rediff" news items is to be believed, New Delhi will soon have "High Speed" A/C trains connecting Delhi and nearby towns. Every aspect of this proposal is what PRAJA's Namma Railu campaign has been so far.

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