A lot of citizens who provide us services, like domestic workers and garbage collectors are fighting to get provisions from Bangalore’s ration shops. Officials, NGOs, and citizens met recently on this.
A government school operates out of a car shed, as authorities demolished its building in a road widening drive. A year later, the road is neither widened nor is the school relocated to another premises.
This week’s scan of major Kannada dailies has briefs on BBMP objecting to private no-parking signboards, disappearing sparrows, Malleswaram ‘blunderpass’, students riding motorbikes to schools and more.
Because of the government’s equity stake and a range of tax, cess and other exemptions granted to BIAL, the Karnataka Information Commission has taken the view that BIAL must respond to RTI applications.