Harsh weather taking toll on Aihole temple

ASI says it is taking steps to protect the place Shivani Priyam Monuments in the ancient town of Aihole, Bagalkot district are bearing the brunt of harsh weather. Rainwater accumulates up to 2 feet inside the garbha-griha (sanctum sanctorum). The roof is getting damaged and water seeps in. Restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of […]

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Hungund taluk reels from damage caused by rain

Has no regular supply of drinking water Shivani Priyam Villages in Hungund taluk, in the north Karnataka district of Bagalkot, are in a sorry state following heavy rain in October. People The Observer interviewed complained of spread of mosquito-borne diseases and inaction by the panchayats. Mahantesh M.B., who cultivates sugarcane and sunflower in Chittaragi village, […]

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Bengaluru’s state-run libraries in a bad shape

Major issues are poor infra, lack of updated books Shivani Priyam State-run central libraries in Bengaluru suffer due to delays in payments by urban local bodies and block development authorities. The Vijayanagar Central Library is a huge repository of books ranging from classics to science, but its disorderly arrangement of newspapers creates problems for visitors. […]

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BBMP offices do not have adequate infrastructure

Lack restrooms and electricity Shivani Priyam BBMP, the fourth largest municipal corporation in India, responsible for a population of over 6.8 million, itself lacks infrastructure, civic amenities and electricity in its offices. Kumuda BJ, an accountant working for BBMP, Thyagarajanagar, informed The Observer: “Though the office hours are fixed for both men and women, we […]

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Lakes fall ill due to garbage dumping, borewell digging

Excessive silt deposition is another reason Shivani Priyam Bengaluru’s lakes are in a poor condition. Excessive silt deposition and installation of borewells nearby has caused a steady decline in their water level. Residents say lakes should be treated on a yearly basis depending on the level of rain received. Yediyur lake in Basavanagudi, said to […]

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Slow Internet has BSNL users fuming

Connections go down for up to a week Shivani Priyam State-owned BSNL is facing flak from its customers. They complain of disrupted cable connections and extremely slow Internet speed. Masood Khan, an electrical maintenance engineer at the SBI training centre, south Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We’ve used BSNL’s broadband services for the past seven years […]

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Damaged roads cause drivers, pedestrians pain

Garbage plaints in JP Nagar, Bannerghatta Road are unheeded Residents of JP Nagar and Bannerghatta Road are facing trouble due to lack of proper roads. They say their demand for a permanent solution to their woes has gone unheard. Guru Prasad, who lives close to Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bannerghatta Road, […]

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