COVER LIST

Dear govt, open up governance data, we need informed debates

July 27, 2017 Shree D N 0

It’s time for open data on Karnataka assembly to analyse MLA performances. The government needs to digitise the data and put it in the public domain, to trigger informed debates. Else, public discourse will cover flags, religion and communal issues during elections, neglecting performances of elected representatives. »

Environment

Why did BBMP and Urban Development Department apologise to Green court?

April 20, 2017 Shree D N 2

Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT’s authority. But what about the conclusion – is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions – those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased. »