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Drugged, desperate and dangerous

Published on 22-May-2016
Today, as drug addiction spreads its evil tentacles in Bengaluru's school and college campuses, as its well-oiled demand and supply network flourishes with ease, awareness has vanished. So has regulation. Is there hope for the City as it slips deeper into this abyss of despair? DH photo

Easy access to banned substances, a well-oiled supply chain and a law enforcement system ill-equipped...

The long road to recovery

Published on 22-May-2016
Precariously perched on the edge, does the addict have a chance? Attempting precisely that are an estimated 48 recognised de-addiction centres in Bengaluru.  DH illustration

Deceptively easy, that first contact with a banned substance could lead a youth to an euphoric...

Needed: Separate narcotic squads to combat vast drug peddling network

Published on 22-May-2016
 Once caught by the police, they are sent to a rehabilitation centre at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). DH file photo

The drug network in Bengaluru has spread its tentacles so far and wide that it needs a robust...

Verdict, a reality check for realtors

Published on 15-May-2016

Beckoned by fantastic views of towering, lake-facing highrise apartments, thousands of Bengalureans had put big money in these projects...

Making sense of Majestic mess

Published on 07-May-2016
Namma Metro's entry into the city's busiest transport hub has injected a sense of urgency in upgrading Majestic's now pathetic inter-modal linkages.

It is Bengaluru's biggest transport hub, a gateway and interchange clubbed into one gigantic but messy loop...

Jay-walking, garbage dumps and more

Published on 07-May-2016
Despite being managed by multiple agencies including BMTC, KSRTC, South Western Railways and BBMP, the issues remain and have only worsened over the years. This reflects a clear lack of planning and a vision for the future needs of a dynamic transport hub.

Beyond inter-modal connectivity issues, the Majestic area also has a host of civic, law and order issues to deal with...

Hope reigns as public awaits completion of work on Metro interchange station

Published on 07-May-2016
The subways in Majestic are poorly maintained.

Braving decades of decadence, people seems ready to wait for a few more months after which they hope the Majestic chaos...

Selecting the next 25 roads

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Cunningham Road

Fifty more roads upgraded under the TenderSURE (Specifications for Urban Roads Execution) could change...

Idea welcomed with a pinch of caution

Published on 23-Apr-2016
St Mark's Road. DH photo

How do Bengalureans perceive a road upgrade programme that shifts the priority from motorised to non-motorised commute...

TenderSURE, scaling up issues

Published on 23-Apr-2016
TenderSURE's revenue model was designed to isolate it from charges of kickbacks and inefficiency that have entrapped several BBMP projects. DH photo

Striking a balance between footpaths and motor-lanes, TenderSURE roads just showed how to reclaim the pedestrian's space...

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

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