Marshals at Varthur lake slap Rs 2L fine for garbage dumping

21 of them work in three shifts Following the deployment of 21 marshals at Varthur lake, strict measures are being taken against those who dump trash into the water body. Wesly Fernandez, one of the marshals, informed The Observer: “We work around the lake on three shifts. Every shift has seven marshals, with one in charge […]

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60% signage in Kannada is a headache, say traders

BBMP order will cost us a lot of money: traders BBMP’s announcement that 60% of signage should be in Kannada has caused unhappiness among shop owners. M. Balaji, who owns a furniture shop on Central Street, Shivajinagar, informed The Observer: “I had spent Rs 25,000 to change the board eight months ago. Now, BBMP is […]

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Govt ban fails to prevent home delivery of booze

Stores deliver alcohol to nearby areas without the notice of State Excise Department Despite a high court order and the excise department’s ban on home delivery of alcohol in Karnataka, liquor shop owners have found loopholes to continue it. The Observer contacted a few liquor shops in Kalyan Nagar, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Panduranga Nagar […]

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Pigeon droppings at Metro stations can make you sick

People with low immunity are most vulnerable. Pigeon droppings cause secondary infections to those who are already ill. Commuters of Namma Metro have a reason to worry that they are not aware of: Pigeon droppings. They can cause up to 60 diseases. “Pigeon droppings will affect the passengers if they are not cleaned for a […]

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Illegal smoking rooms abound in Bengaluru

BBMP has not cracked the whip on hotels, pubs and bars that have an illegal smoking area. Restaurants, pubs and bars in Bengaluru have smoking areas without acquiring no-objection certificates (NOCs) from BBMP. “We have a smoking zone in our hotel in the entrance area. There is no restriction for people who smoke there. We […]

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Dumping of animal waste raises stink in Russell Market

Russell Market shop owners complaint about the dumping of animal waste by beef market people. Bengaluru: Shop owners in the Beef Market in Shivajinagar dump animal waste in Russell Market’s backyard, causing a stinky situation. Complaints to the BBMP have led to no resolution. “The Beef Market shop owners slaughter animals in their houses nearby […]

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