Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: BBMP

‘Convenient to blame outsiders for floods’ — Bengaluru residents lament ‘blame game’ politics

13 residents of Rainbow Drive, home to many who moved to Karnataka for work, get notices for alleged encroachment of stormwater drain. Water activist says 'proper water system' needed.

Wet mattresses, smelly rice, rain fear — Bengaluru East struggles to recover from freak flood

Calling for holistic solutions for newly urbanising, expanding parts of the city, experts suggest govt uses weather apps & desilts drains to avert future disasters.

Nitish runs the ‘Delhi marathon’ & every small party wants to be a ‘big brother’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Too many people & projects taking too long’: Bengaluru civic body chief on infrastructure woes

BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta says infrastructure work has suffered due to lack of coordination between agencies. Bengaluru, he claims, has added nearly 50 lakh people in 10 years.

Slight uptick in cases in Bengaluru but don’t expect 2nd wave kind of scenario: Civic body chief

BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta says 'finding source of Omicron' is very difficult, but 'task at hand is to test, isolate patients and trace contacts of every case'.

Why Bengaluru city corporation not holding polls for corporators is more than a ‘404 error’

The last Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike council’s term ended on 10 September 2020, and with no polls since, the civic agency is being run by government-appointed officials.

Finally some good news from Bengaluru: Covid trends show decline after topping all metros

The city reported 3,992 cases Monday — highest among five Indian metros. Experts say this may not be a cause for concern, noting the decline in cases and demand for beds.

Tejasvi Surya proposes, BBMP disposes, says can’t implement his Covid bed allotment ‘fixes’

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya claimed he would get BBMP to reform bed allotment ‘within 100 hours’, but by next day, most processes returned to the way they were, with minor tweaks.

BBMP reinstates 16 Muslim workers suspended after Tejasvi Surya row, but 5 refuse to return

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya had read out names of 17 Muslim workers on a visit to Bengaluru’s south zone Covid war room. They were suspended & probed by police, one was arrested.

Bengaluru councillors’ term ended in Sept but over half are still holding onto official iPads

Only 76 of the 198 councillors of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, who had been given these gadgets, have returned the iPads. 

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.