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City news that matters

>> As Bangalore fights to bring justice to its rape victims, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asked, ‘Is this the only news you have?’ This triggered national-level debates on primetime television and the government is currently under fire.

>> While the entire city is enraged, 27 BBMP councillors, including the deputy mayor are on a trip to Russia.

>> Chief Minister will visit Mandur this weekend. Meanwhile, High Court has ordered that Mavallipura facility leased to Ramky Infrastructure, be used for wet waste composting.

>> A property in Commercial Street was sold at Rs 62,500/sqft — the highest real estate rates that the city has seen so far. The property belonged to Ambaram Fakirbhai – a textile businessman and landlord in old times and was sold to Prestige Group.

>> Delayed monsoons = expensive tomatoes. A kilogram of tomato is being sold for Rs 70, owing to supply shortage.

>> KIADB extends its lease period from 30 years to 99 years. The move is perceived to provide a boost to industrial development in the state.

>> High Court has ordered that BBMP clear encroached footpaths immediately. Use this as a weapon to make the footpaths in your area walkable. Reach out to your BBMP officials today!

>> Today is the first anniversary of BBMP’s Kasa Mukta programme. How many anniversaries will it take to get Bangalore on right track? What progress has been made in your ward regarding better waste management? Share with us!


This week’s top news: Bangalore Against Rape

Peace March from Vibgyor School to HAL Police Station. Pic credits: Raj Kampfer

Following various incidents of rape in the city, citizens across Bangalore have come together to challenge the authorities to ensure that justice prevails. From protests and peace marches, to online activism and calls and meetings with the commissioner, they are leaving no stone unturned, to make sure that the authorities act quickly.

Citizen Matters brings you the latest on this front – news reports, resources and opinions from readers.

All the news about the Vibgyor School tragedy and Child Sexual Abuse

>> Vibgyor High Chairman, Rustum Kerawala, has been arrested for not reporting the incident to the police and for destroying evidence. He is now out on bail. He had earlier termed the incident ‘Unfortunate’.

>> Home Minister K J George promises action against Vibgyor. The accused will be booked under Goonda Act.

>> Arrested instructor was well-known in Whitefield, and coached hundreds of kids. Read: Community shocked.

>> Concerned parents have a list of guidelines that they want the school to follow-up on. Read: 40 points from Vibgyor parents.

>> State’s move of asking the ICSE board to cancel Vibgyor’s license might be a warning to other schools, but parents and 4,000 odd students are worried.

>> Forget CCTVs, many government schools don’t have gates and toilets! Read: Who cares for the security in Bengaluru’s government schools?

>> ‘The mango tree is part of my childhood – of the time I spent innocent and carefree’. Read our blogger, Divya Sreedharan’s post, Under the Mango Tree.

>> From our archives: When your daughter is sexually harassed, be on her side. You shouldn’t be worrying about the world’s reaction. Read: Stand up for your daughter.

Some help for you, the parents

>> What can you do to protect your child? How can you be supportive of an abused child? Read: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse.

>> NIMHANS’ advisory on child abuse will enable you to deal with a case of child sexual abuse, in the right way.

>> Never take your childrens’ safety for granted. Educate them about safe and unsafe touch.

>> What should you do if you come across a child who needs to be rescued from an abusive household or employer? Here’s how you can help.

>> And: How do you protect your child from bad news, especially when it’s all over –  on the TV, in newspapers and magazines, on the internet? Read: Shielding children from gory news.

External Resources

>> Enfold India – A Bangalore-based trust working towards creating a social environment where every child is safe. 

>> Childline India – 1098, India’s 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance.


The city we live in

>> Take a peek into the past, as Dushyant Naresh, traces the history of Mavalli Tiffin Room, one of Bangalore’s iconic restaurants. Read: MTR: the tiffin room Bengaluru will cherish forever.

>> Our reader and blogger, Vaidya R, takes a trip down memory lane, to the days when the Chamrajpet area was full of ‘vataaras’/ chawls. These are now making way for apartments. Read this nostalgic piece.

>> Parking problems, incorrect information, inconvenient pedestrian over-bridges – there’s a lot to discourage commuters from taking a train. Read: Catching an early morning train:it takes a lot to achieve this!

Events this weekend

 >> Celebrate the flavours of Muslim cuisine at the Ramzan Iftar Food Walk at Frazer Town on July 24th, 25th and 26th.

>> Watch Trivial Disasters, a series of absurd comic sketches, that take banal situations from everyday life and turn them upside down, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Friday July 25th.

>> Listen to Vihan Damaris live, as she takes you on a musical journey of rock, blues, pop and R&B at Friday Nights Unplugged at Urban Solace.

>> Watch The Halfmoon Files, a movie that brings the long forgotten voices of colonial soldiers imprisoned during World War I in Germany, back to life, at NCBS on July 25th.

>> Take part in the Go Green Run on Saturday July 26th at Decathlon, Sarjapur, and get inspired to make namma Bengaluru a little greener.

>> Care and Captivity (Talk, Documentary Screening) at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre on Sunday July 27th, offers an insight into the kind of care that elephants need in captivity.


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Latest on school rape incident & how to tackle child abuse | Mavallipura to reopen | Tracing MTR’s roots

CITIZEN MATTERS
Bangalore’s own interactive newsmagazine
Speak up, it’s your city!
July 24th 2014

 

City news that matters

  • As Bangalore fights to bring justice to its rape victims, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asked, ‘Is this the only news you have?’ This triggered national-level debates on primetime television and the government is currently under fire.
  • While the entire city is enraged, 27 BBMP councillors, including the deputy mayor are on a trip to Russia.
  • Chief Minister will visit Mandur this weekend. Meanwhile, High Court has ordered that Mavallipura facility leased to Ramky Infrastructure, be used for wet waste composting.
  • A property in Commercial Street was sold at Rs 62,500/sqft — the highest real estate rates that the city has seen so far. The property belonged to Ambaram Fakirbhai – a textile businessman and landlord in old times and was sold to Prestige Group.
  • Delayed monsoons = expensive tomatoes. A kilogram of tomato is being sold for Rs 70, owing to supply shortage.
  • KIADB extends its lease period from 30 years to 99 years. The move is perceived to provide a boost to industrial development in the state.
  • High Court has ordered that BBMP clear encroached footpaths immediately. Use this as a weapon to make the footpaths in your area walkable. Reach out to your BBMP officials today!
  • Today is the first anniversary of BBMP’s Kasa Mukta programme. How many anniversaries will it take to get Bangalore on right track? What progress has been made in your ward regarding better waste management? Share with us!

This week’s top news: Bangalore Against Rape

Peace March from Vibgyor School to HAL Police Station. Pic credits: Raj Kampfer

Following various incidents of rape in the city, citizens across Bangalore have come together to challenge the authorities to ensure that justice prevails. From protests and peace marches, to online activism and calls and meetings with the commissioner, they are leaving no stone unturned, to make sure that the authorities act quickly.

Citizen Matters brings you the latest on this front – news reports, resources and opinions from readers.

All the news about the Vibgyor School tragedy and Child Sexual Abuse

  • Vibgyor High Chairman, Rustum Kerawala, has been arrested for not reporting the incident to the police and for destroying evidence. He is now out on bail. He had earlier termed the incident ‘Unfortunate’.
  • Home Minister K J George promises action against Vibgyor. The accused will be booked under Goonda Act.
  • Arrested instructor was well-known in Whitefield, and coached hundreds of kids. Read: Community shocked.
  • Concerned parents have a list of guidelines that they want the school to follow-up on. Read: 40 points from Vibgyor parents.
  • State’s move of asking the ICSE board to cancel Vibgyor’s license might be a warning to other schools, but parents and 4,000 odd students are worried.
  • Forget CCTVs, many government schools don’t have gates and toilets! Read: Who cares for the security in Bengaluru’s government schools?
  • ‘The mango tree is part of my childhood – of the time I spent innocent and carefree’. Read our blogger, Divya Sreedharan’s post, Under the Mango Tree.
  • From our archives: When your daughter is sexually harassed, be on her side. You shouldn’t be worrying about the world’s reaction. Read: Stand up for your daughter.

Some help for you, the parents

External Resources

  • Enfold India – A Bangalore-based trust working towards creating a social environment where every child is safe.
  • Childline India – 1098, India’s 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance.

The city we live in

Take a peek into the past, as Dushyant Naresh, traces the history of Mavalli Tiffin Room, one of Bangalore’s iconic restaurants. Read: MTR: the tiffin room Bengaluru will cherish forever.

Our reader and blogger Vaidya R takes a trip down memory lane, to the days when the Chamrajpet area was full of ‘vataaras’/ chawls. These are now making way for apartments. Read this nostalgic piece.

Parking problems, incorrect information, inconvenient pedestrian over-bridges – there’s a lot to discourage commuters from taking a train. Read: Catching an early morning train:it takes a lot to achieve this!

Events this weekend

  • Celebrate the flavours of Muslim cuisine at the Ramzan Iftar Food Walk at Frazer Town on July 24th, 25th and 26th.
  • Watch Trivial Disasters, a series of absurd comic sketches, that take banal situations from everyday life and turn them upside down, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Friday July 25th.
  • Listen to Vihan Damaris live, as she takes you on a musical journey of rock, blues, pop and R&B at Friday Nights Unplugged at Urban Solace.
  • Watch The Halfmoon Files, a movie that brings the long forgotten voices of colonial soldiers imprisoned during World War I in Germany, back to life, at NCBS on July 25th.
  • Take part in the Go Green Run on Saturday July 26th at Decathlon, Sarjapur, and get inspired to make namma Bengaluru a little greener.
  • Care and Captivity (Talk, Documentary Screening) at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre on Sunday July 27th, offers an insight into the kind of care that elephants need in captivity.

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Technologist and co-founder of DataMeet

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