Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: BBMP

‘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. 

As BJP protests, Bengaluru stalls plan to rename 11 roads in Muslim areas after Muslim leaders

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya said the decision to name roads in Muslim-majority areas after Muslims reeks of the 'communal mentality of Jinnah’s two-nation theory'.

10 burial grounds to open in Bengaluru for patients who die of Covid, religion will be no bar

Christians and Muslims in Bengaluru have faced problems burying their dead due to the stigma of Covid-19, shortage of space and residents’ protests.

Bengaluru has an ‘approved list’ for pets and your Golden Retriever didn’t make it

Neither did Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Boxers, or Indian dogs. The new rules also require owners to muzzle their German Shepherds.

On Camera


Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.


File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.