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Borewells, sink no more

Published on 25-Feb-2017
The indications are clear. There are no signs of water even at depths of 1,500 ft and deeper. In areas where the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has no pipeline network, individual borewells and water tankers are the only options. Many of these have dried up.

Cornered by the impending water crisis in Bengaluru this summer, shaken by the dried up reservoirs, the government...

At the mercy of the tankers

Published on 25-Feb-2017
In most of these villages, water suppliers draw water from the BBMP borewells and sell it elsewhere for rates ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 700 per tanker. Reuters file photo

It is still February but the blistering sun has left Bengalureans deeply worried about the impending water crisis...

Residents emphasise local solutions to address water woes

Published on 25-Feb-2017
In the past few years, the demand for water has been on rise in most of the areas due to depletion of water table. DH graphic

Summer is just around the corner and water woes have already gripped Bengalureans. In the past few years...

Getting away from the tolled airport road

Published on 18-Feb-2017
KSTDC, Meru, Megacab and app-based taxis -- Ola and Uber -- drivers said that they have given several memoranda to the government but in vain.

The existing airport road may have eased the flow of traffic towards the last mile stretch to the...

Rooting for more routes

Published on 18-Feb-2017
Was it a deliberate ploy to force everyone to take the heavily tolled Airport Road (just a stretch of the NH)? Those in the know do think so.

How long could you let a National Highway be the only access route to Kempegowda International Airport...

Residents keen on permanent 2nd road, but have concerns

Published on 18-Feb-2017
A layer of asphalt greeted the motorists, but once they crossed the airport's perimeter wall, a 1.3 km mud road had to be negotiated before reaching the road that leads to the KIA terminal.

The temporary opening of a second route to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) offered commuters...

Ambiguity and legal void

Published on 11-Feb-2017

The Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 1988, says "contract carriage" means a motor vehicle which carries a passenger ...

Citizens confused over sudden move to ban ride-sharing

Published on 11-Feb-2017
The state is saying that the drivers are breaking contracts when they take in many passengers at one time. I don't  believe that they are breaking any  contracts. There are provisions in the law for this

Amid speculation over the state transport department's move to shut down car-pooling services run...

Pooling around the ban

Published on 11-Feb-2017
The transport dept and app-based taxi aggregators are locked in a controversy over car-pooling. As commuters, long  used to the service, want it to be continued, the department has dubbed it illegal.

For decades, Bengalureans had no choice beyond the city's notoriously inadequate public transport system ...

Decentralising treatment: spare old buildings, please

Published on 05-Feb-2017

The grand plan to decentralise waste water treatment has run into rough weather, with apartment residents opposing it for multiple reasons...

Photo Gallery
A hand rickshaw puller carries his old rickshaw wheel for repair in Kolkata...

A hand rickshaw puller carries his old rickshaw wheel for repair in Kolkata...

A carnival float depicting, from left, Adolf Hitler, Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen and U.S.

A carnival float depicting, from left, Adolf Hitler, Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen and U.S.

A view of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat docked at the Naval Dockyard ahead...

A view of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat docked at the Naval Dockyard ahead...

Firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze that broke out on Sunday evening at the Times...

Firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze that broke out on Sunday evening at the Times...

Women performing a traditional dance during Golden Jubilee celebrations of Nyokum Yullo Festival...

Women performing a traditional dance during Golden Jubilee celebrations of Nyokum Yullo Festival...

Congress candidate Ameeta Singh with her husband and senior party leader Sanjay Singh coming...

Congress candidate Ameeta Singh with her husband and senior party leader Sanjay Singh coming...

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh along with party candidate Ratnakar...

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh along with party candidate Ratnakar...

Mahant Gyan Das along with other sadhus after casting vote at a polling station for Assembly...

Mahant Gyan Das along with other sadhus after casting vote at a polling station for Assembly...

Congress Senior Leader Ambika Soni and Uttrakhand CM Harish Rawat with state Congress party...

Congress Senior Leader Ambika Soni and Uttrakhand CM Harish Rawat with state Congress party...

Congress Senior Leader Ambika Soni and Uttrakhand CM Harish Rawat with state Congress party...

Congress Senior Leader Ambika Soni and Uttrakhand CM Harish Rawat with state Congress party...

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