Inadequate traffic signals cause problems for citizens

Important junctions and crossings in Bengaluru lack traffic signals, causing confusion. Citizens complain they have to wait long before crossing roads. Major junctions like Carmelaram, Sarjapur Road, Harlur junction, Kumbalgodu crossing and Anil Kumar Circle on Sen Marg Road do not have traffic signals. Pedestrians have to wait long before getting to cross the roads. […]

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Road construction in RR Nagar halts, residents face trouble

Kenchanna Halli Road  in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, under construction for a long time, has left residents complaining that they face a lot of inconvenience as the work is not done on a regular basis. “The work is going on for months now. The entire road is dug up and most of the days it is not […]

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No pharmacies in villages, people have to go to Maski for drugs

Maraldini, Antargange, Banaklal and many other villages in Maski taluk in Raichur district have no pharmacies nearby. Residents have to travel long distances to get medicine and first aid. Residents of the villages informed The Observer that there are local shops that sell tablets for cold and cough. They have to travel to Maski town […]

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BBMP slaps KIMS hostels with Rs 1-lakh penalty for improper disposal of waste

The girls’ and boys’ hostels of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) have had to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each to the BBMP Solid Waste Management Plant for not segregating waste properly despite repeated warnings. The hostel authorities say they will now on follow the rules governing segregation. On Tuesday, the BBMP’s […]

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Villages in Maski taluk have poor public toilets

Residents are forced to defecate in open Most villages in Maski taluk in Raichur district do not have proper public toilets. People defecate in the open because the few toilets built are incomplete and without water supply. In villages like Digganayakanabhavi, Antargange, Muraladinni Tanda and Banaklal, people have to fetch water to be used in […]

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Photo exhibition on them makes transgenders feel a sense of achievement

It was a photo exhibition with a difference: its theme was transgenders. K. Venkatesh who clicked the photographs, displayed at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Monday, informed The Observer: “I wanted to do something with the deserted trees that have been cut down. But clicking pictures of merely the trees would have looked so dull. So […]

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Dry and dead bamboo poses fire hazard in Cubbon Park.

Contractors not interested in purchasing it; they complain that it is of poor quality. Meghna Das Chowdhury The Karnataka horticulture department, which takes care of Cubbon Park, is unable to find contractors to buy dried bamboo, which can catch fire. The department has taken upon itself the job of cutting and clearing out the bamboo […]

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Delayed Metro Phase 2 work brings hardship and worry

Businesses badly hit in various parts of the city like Kengeri, KR Puram, Silk Board Junction. Meghna Das Chowdhury The delay in the completion of Namma Metro Phase 2 is increasing traffic congestion. People of Kengeri, Silk Board Junction and K.R. Puram complain their lives and businesses are disrupted due to traffic jams. The project […]

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