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Bengaluru: The BBMP’s proposal to construct separate restrooms for male and female pourakarmikas was welcomed by workers , who hoped to endure one less humiliation every day. MK Gunashekar, who presented the BBMP budget, said the BBMP would construct restrooms at a cost of Rs10 crore while Rs3 crore was reserved for their maintenance.

Bengaluru: Citizens will be able to renew, apply and get their khatas online, thanks to the BBMP's e-Khata system, which will be introduced soon. Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner, said the BBMP had signed a MOU with ISRO. "This year, we will also implement the GIS enabled Property Tax Information System with ISRO on their Bhuvan platform. Once this is enabled, citizens can get their khatas renewed and apply for fresh khatas online," he said. 

Bengaluru: Hi-tech parking facilities, introducing tree wardens to protest roadside trees, restrooms for pourakarmikas, and marshals to control littering are some of the highlights of the BBMP’s Rs9,241-cr budget which was presented on Saturday.

Bengaluru: In view of recent attacks on women on Bengaluru’s streets, the state government is contemplating to introduce night patrolling by women police in the city. This will be a great help for women in distress, especially. However, details of which are yet to be worked out, said home minister G Parameshwar.   He was speaking after visiting women’s police station that was shifted to Shivajinagar from Halasuru Gate on Friday.

Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) presented its 'Bruhat' budget for the year 2017-18 on Saturday. The total budget presented by the Standing Committee chairman MK Gunashekhar was Rs 9243.41 crore budget. The Palike expectes to collect Rs 3726.5 crore in taxes. It has prioritised cleanliness, digital administration and rainwater harvesting. Highlights of the budget * Stress on lake development in city * Digital numbers to be provided to houses in Palike limits

Bengaluru: Parking woes in Bengaluru City limits might soon have a permanent solution. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to evolve a comprehensive parking policy to address parking woes in the city. A new parking policy has been announced in the budget. The BBMP plans to have a hi-tech parking facility by joining hands with private parties. However, the details of the policy are yet to be known.

Bengaluru: Optic Fiber Cables (OFC) on trees? Yes, that’s right. OFC laying companies are using trees as pillars to support the cables endangering pedestrians. One such glaring example is on Millers Road, next to Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru Rural Office. The OFC cable runs on trees all the way till Basaveshwara Circle, posing a danger to pedestrians and students of St Mary's Convent which is located on the same road. Although the BBMP has formed an OFC committee to crackdown on firms installing OFCs illegally, it has had no effect.

Bengaluru: In a classic illustration of all that is wrong with lake rejuvenation efforts, Minister for Industries and Infrastructure, RV Deshpande publicly chided Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (KSIIDC) chief Dhananjay for bringing foreign delegates for lake inspection without his knowledge.

Bengaluru: Forty-three-year-old R Chiranthana, who covered the entire country on his bike last year, has entered the India Book of World Records and World Records India. A 43-year-old employee with Bangalore University, Chiranthana has become the first person to cover all four corners of the country solo on a 150 cc bike. The Bengalurean covered the Golden Quadrilateral and beyond up to Arunachal Pradesh, a distance of 14,104 kms, on his Yamaha FZS 150 cc bike with just Rs 40,000 in his pocket.

Bengaluru: In view of Supreme Court's order directing the state to release 2,000 cusec of water everyday to Tamil Nadu, the State government has expressed its helplessness to obey the order. The Supreme Court had passed the order on March 21. Explaining that the state is severely affected by drinking water crisis, the state informed the court that it would not be able to release water to Tamil NAdu, said Water Resources Minister MB Patil.

Bengaluru: Everyone loves elections in India. Even newschannels too. Their high-decibel coverage of elections bring good TRPs for news channels. Here’s how. According to the recent report by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, elections are the best source of TRPs for news channels. As per the report released by BARC on Thursday on March 23 of week 11 (from March 11 to March 17) TRP of all the English news channels went up by nearly two

Bengaluru: Three Kannada serials 'Anjali' 'Ganga' and 'Neeli' that are aired on Zee Kannada and Star Suvarna channels are in trouble. The two channels have been issued notices by the state government for glorifying content on superstition, ghosts and widowhood, said Home Minister G Parameshwar while replying to a question in Legislative Council. These soaps are having an adverse impact on the society, the minister felt.

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Bengaluru: The BBMP's Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme to control the stray dog population in the city is floundering. Lack of kennels, delay in paying NGOs participating in the ABC programme and other reasons have jeopardised the programme.

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Bengaluru: Members of Akhila Havyaka Okkuta on Wednesday termed Ramachandrapura Mutt pontiff Raghaveshwara Bharathi a “black mark” on the community and demanded his removal as the mutt head. Speaking to the media, K Sreenivas, former minister and leader of Akhila Havyaka Okkuta, said the extortion allegations made by the pontiff against Premlata and her husband Diwakar Shastri had been proven false by the CID, which submitted a voluminous 600-page report to the Bannavara magistrate court last month.

Bengaluru: The protest by anganwadi workers at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru entered its third day on Wednesday. Yet, there seems to no hope for thousands of women who left their families back home to demand higher wages. Since Monday, these women have been braving scorching heat and sleeping on bedsheets laid out on roads with their children.  They are not only braving the heat but also the continuous honking of vehicles. There is no proper drinking water facility or access to clean food. What did these tiny tots do to suffer like this?

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