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In this edition of Bengaluru This Week, find out about the various documents you need to check before buying a property in the city. Also understand why a bandh has been declared on September 26th, and why you have been at the receiving end of power cuts. We also have a survey for you: if you or anyone you know has had dengue, please take the survey. All this and more… Happy reading!
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This week’s highlight: Documents to check while buying property
Pic: Ganga Madappa
Before buying any property, it is essential that you check all the documents provided by the present property owner and authenticate it with the agencies issuing the documents.
Bunk beds at a homeless shelter are dusty and unused. Pic: Akshatha M
A night shelter can act as a home for all kinds of homeless people including those with special needs. But night shelters in Bengaluru are occupied mostly by migrant labourers. The system ensures that not many people come to know about these shelters. Read: BBMP helpline unaware of its own night shelters.
Now more than ever, it is important that parents are on their toes to ensure their child’s safety. However, it is important that they remember not to over-parent. Read: Parenting: how much is too much?
The week that was
After a woman pillion rider died in a road accident reportedly due to a pothole on Outer Ring Road, the BBMP has woken up from its slumber to repair potholes. District in-Charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy has set October 5th as the deadline to fill all the potholes in the city.
BJP corporator G Manjunath Raju who recently lost the Mayoral election, has moved the Karnataka High Court challenging the election of Manjunath Reddy as Mayor. He has questioned the provisions of KMC Act that allows MLAs, MLCs and MPs to vote in the Mayoral election.
Even as the number chain-snatching cases are on the rise in the city, Bengaluru police have arrested a gang of chain snatchers and recovered gold worth Rs 60 lakh.
The second edition of the three-day Coffee Santhe will kickoff at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on September 25th. The Santhe will display a wide range of coffee from across the country and will feature demonstrations on brewing coffee, competitions for children etc.
Watch Les beaux gosses (The French kissers) at Alliance Francaise this evening at 7 pm.
Visit Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat between September 24th and 27th for My City Speaks to Me, an exhibition by artist Sharmila Anand, and photogrpaher PeeVee. PeeVee has written and photographed for Citizen Matters in the past.
Woodspeak, a driftwood art exhibition featuring sculptures created by Subir Chakravorty is on display at Rangoli Metro Art Centre on September 25th, 26th and 27th.