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A lake abused by govt agencies

Published on 07-Feb-2016

Government agencies have topped the list in abusing Bellandur lake, the city's largest water body...

Old panchayat UGD network, Bellandur's lost chance 

Published on 07-Feb-2016
Untreated sewage directly flowing into the lake.

The incessant flow of untreated sewage into Bellandur lake in recent years might seem irreversible today...

Proof of toxicity in the air: Blackened metal sculptures

Published on 07-Feb-2016
DH Photo

Silver puja articles, huge brass bells along with crowns used to deck the idols inside the Sri Sankastahara Bhakta Balamuri

Yemalur village, a hotbed of disease, despair and disorder

Published on 31-Jan-2016
The stink hits you rightaway as you enter this erstwhile City Municipal Council (CMC) area, its addition to BBMP in 2007 making no change whatsoever to its pathetic state. DH file photo

Located right behind the HAL Airport, Yemalur village is one of the key approaches...

Bellandur villagers seek reprieve from lake-linked health hazards

Published on 31-Jan-2016
Dengue and other diseases linked to the lake's dreaded water have taken several lives over the years.  DH file photo

Pristine Bellandur lake with water fit even to drink. But that is a distant memory...

A desperate rescue effort

Published on 31-Jan-2016
That passion to save the lake somehow was clearly evident on Friday, as a bunch of active stakeholders met in Varthur to chalk out a plan of action.  DH file photo

For years, Bengaluru's largest and most polluted lake has been left to rot. Desperate...

A peek into the shady business of khatas

Published on 23-Jan-2016
Sample of a fraudulent BBMP document.

Almost ten years after the merger of 110 villages with the Bangalore Municipal Corporation (BMP) to form the Bruhat...

Making sense of khata

Published on 23-Jan-2016

Khata is an account of assessment of a property, recording details about your property such as dimension, location, built-up...

'A' and 'B' of the khata scam

Published on 23-Jan-2016
BDA Town Planning member Chowdegowda says the Authority has not been able to prevent illegal layouts because of shortage of staff. DH Photo: Shivakumar BH

The khata scam (issuing bogus 'A' khatas to 'B' khata properties) that has now surfaced in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike...

Exploiting a three-line gap How the scam takes place

Published on 23-Jan-2016
A fraudulent land record entry.

The khata fraud is widely prevalent in the newly added areas of the BBMP. The trick is to show that the site in question...

Photo Gallery
Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community attend the 'Pride March'...

Supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community attend the 'Pride March'...

Guest lecturers staged a protest in front of District in charge minister Qamarull Islamaaos house...

Guest lecturers staged a protest in front of District in charge minister Qamarull Islamaaos house...

Participants perform yoga during the “Yoga Festival celebration of Peace & Harmony”...

Participants perform yoga during the “Yoga Festival celebration of Peace & Harmony”...

Indian swimmer Shivani Kataria shows her gold medal that she wom in women's 200-metre freestyle...

Indian swimmer Shivani Kataria shows her gold medal that she wom in women's 200-metre freestyle...

Gold Medal winner Priyanka Singh of India (C), silver medal winner SPS Niroshani of Sri Lanka (L)...

Gold Medal winner Priyanka Singh of India (C), silver medal winner SPS Niroshani of Sri Lanka (L)...

Gold medal winner Harshdeep of India, silver medal winner Chamari Mendis...

Gold medal winner Harshdeep of India, silver medal winner Chamari Mendis...

India's Guru Raja competes to win gold in the 56 kg men's weightlifting event...

India's Guru Raja competes to win gold in the 56 kg men's weightlifting event...

Gold medal winner in 30 kilometre cycle race Bidyalaxmi Tourangbam (C), silver medal winner Chaoba..

Gold medal winner in 30 kilometre cycle race Bidyalaxmi Tourangbam (C), silver medal winner Chaoba..

Gurukiran team performing Jai Ho dance during valedictory ceremony of 8th Bengaluru...

Gurukiran team performing Jai Ho dance during valedictory ceremony of 8th Bengaluru...

Actor Rishika Sing(daughter of director Rajendra Sing Babu)...

Actor Rishika Sing(daughter of director Rajendra Sing Babu)...

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