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One of the more common labels – Cheeta Fight. Pic: pinterest.com
Before television and other gadgets took over the lives of children, trading matchboxes for the artwork on the labels was a way of life. Read: Life pre-TV.
The week that was
BBMP has decided to contribute Rs 3 crore to the Chennai relief fund. The Palike has already pooled 2.5 crore by deducting a day’s salary from staff, and entitlements of elected corporators, Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy said.
Following the controversy surrounding the misuse of the Lokayukta office, Y Bhaskar Rao resigned from his post this week. Rao who was on leave from his office since July 27th, sent in his resignation to the Governor.
For the first time after Metro underground tunneling works started, a house that developed cracks due to Tunnel Boring Machine in Balepet will be demolished. BBMP officials have deemed the one four-storeyed residential complex as unsafe.
The BWSSB has submitted to the High Court bench hearing a petition by Citizen Action Group, that 45 lakes that were recently included under BBMP would be cleaned by March 2016.
A model of an Indian Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has been newly installed at Minsk Square this week. When the metro rail work began, a model of the Ajeet single seater interceptor which was at Minsk Square for long time was removed.