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Before we get into our stories, here is a short summary of what happened in the city:
Six months after shifting to the Peenya bus stand, KSRTC has shifted its operations back to the Majestic bus stand, citing losses.
Even beeda and pan shops maintain better records than BBMP, said Justice Subhash Adi, Upa Lokayukta, in a hearing on illegal hoardings. 2700 files related to hoardings are said to be missing from BBMP records.
Did you know that rear view mirrors in autos are illegal? Transport department and city police are planning a crackdown on autos with rear view mirrors.
BESCOM has accepted suggestions by Whitefield Rising and the Ugly Indian group to replace the protruding transformer poles on footpaths with sleek, non-intrusive, low cost design.
The Bengaluru edition of the Pinkathon held on Sunday February 22nd, saw participation from around 11,000 women. The annual event is conducted to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Cash-strapped BDA has failed to collect cess to the tune of Rs 3.17 crore from a housing co-operative society in south Bengaluru that came up in 1995.
With the city gearing up for summer, the BWSSB has stated that it is more concerned about getting uninterrupted power to pump water, rather than shortage of water itself.
The State Police is all set to launch the Student Police Cadet project on March 2nd. 1,500 students from across 35 government schools will be chosen to take part.
Karnataka’s Social and Educational Survey, commonly referred to as the ‘caste census’ is scheduled to be held from April 11th to 30th.
This week’s highlight: How to manage swine flu in Bengaluru
Swine Flu has so far claimed the lives of 11 people in Bangalore Urban alone. The Health Department pegs the total number of disease-affected in the district at 207 and critically ill patients at 8. Here is our guide to understanding Swine Flu – what you should look out for and what precautions you should take.
Divya Sreedharan shares a poignant post about a young school-going lad, who also works to earn money to support his family. Read: The Potter’s Boy.
The week that was
Puttenahalli lake played host to the second edition of Lake Day on February 21st. Here is what transpired at Lake Alive, the Puttenahalli Kere Habba.
Last weekend, Bengaluru skies were witness to some gravity-defying acrobatic stunts. Here are some of the highlights from Asia’s premier air show, Aero India 2015.
Events this weekend
Starting February 26th, Alliance Francaise will organise Ciné Forum Méliès,a special cinematic programme. Today’s programme includes the films screenings of Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès and Jules & Jim by François Truffaut.
Janapada Suggi, an initiative to promote the rural folk culture of Karnataka, will be held at Allasandra lake on February 28th, 6 pm onwards.
Waiting for your builder to handover your new apartment? If yes, then AIMM’s workshop on Builder Handover is a must attend. The three-hour workshop is taking place on February 28th.
This weekend marks the last of the Little Cloud Story-telling sessions for children at Ranga Shankara. Do take your kids along for a fun and entertaining morning on February 28th and March 1st.
The Bengaluru Queer Film Festival will be held from February 27th to March 1st.
Fancy stuffing your belly with south Indian breakfast delicacies? Make your way to Basavanagudi for the Idli-Dosa walk on February 28th to fill up on yummy food, as well as delectable tales of local history.
Bangalore International Centre is organising a panel discussion on the Union Budget 2015-16 on March 2nd, soon after the Finance Minister presents it.
Ever wondered where our city of 10 million people gets its vegetables from? Citizen Matters traces the journey of vegetables, from the farmers’ fields to your local vegetable shop. Also read: When BESCOM disconnects your power connection | Can regulations force schools to close? | Objection to Ward Committee rules