Only 25 potholes in Bengaluru now, claims BBMP

Just a month back, Bangalore’s civic body, BBMP had accepted that there were close to 20,000 potholes on city roads.<p>And BBMP now claims that there …


Alert driver saves lives of 30 passengers as bus catches fire near Hassan

A private bus carrying passengers from Mangaluru to Bengaluru was gutted in a fire near Hassan early morning on Wednesday. An alert driver succeeded …

Cloud infrastructure solution provider Nuvepro raises $400K in seed funding

Bengaluru-based Nuvepro Technologies Pvt Ltd, which provides managed cloud environment solutions, has raised $400,000 (Rs 2.5 crore) in a seed round …


Not a single lake tested in Bangalore can be used for drinking water or bathing

This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the draft report presented by Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI). For …

24K street vendors to get IDs

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will issue identity cards to as many as 24,129 street vendors so that they are not harassed by its …

Affordable Housing: The Game Gets Real

The massive gap of affordable housing has drawn the Government of India’s focused attention and resulted in many initiatives to such housings. …


BBMP to continue drive against English boards

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will continue its drive to remove all English boards in front of shops in the city.<br>The civic agency …


BRIEF-Lovable Lingerie says no casualties from fire incident at its Bengaluru factory on Sunday

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Lovable Lingerie Ltd LOVA.NS :<p>* Fire in one factory at Kanakapura road, Bengaluru on Sunday, Nov 12<p>* Says fire was controlled; raw …


Sodexo Partners With Goodbox to Enable Seamless Food Ordering

for the Millennial Workforce (Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial …

Newly laid road dug up to lay pipelines

Lack of coordination among the civic agencies or the hold of local leaders on the civic works, digging up of newly asphalted road to lay pipelines is …

Hotel Review: OYO Townhouse Koramangala Bangalore | Voyager

<b>THE OYO TOWNHOUSE CONCEPT</b><p>A new concept on the hospitality landscape of India was what the OYO Townhouse has been touted as. The concept is a …


Coutinho could make Brazil return against England

The 25-year-old picked up the injury last month and missed his third consecutive game for Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho

With a network of 700 volunteers, this 22-year-old is cleaning Bengaluru one black spot at a time

<i>Four years, 250 blackspots, 700 volunteers – an engineering student’s vision is helping clean Bengaluru as it battles its waste segregation woes.</i>In …

Startups (India)

BBMP claim on potholes a sham

Claims of Bruhat Bengaluru Mananagara Palike (BBMP) that they have filled 98% potholes in the city is a sham.On Sunday, the civic body claimed there …


Is Church Street motorable? Standards body can't say

Church Street, being redone at a cost of Rs 13 crore, conforms to no standard in the Indian rule books.The BBMP should get the surface tested by …


CM's deadline ends, but perils of potholes far from over

The BBMP is unlikely to meet the final deadline set by the chief minister to fill potholes in the city.<p>The revised and final deadline set by Chief …


Stoke boss Hughes targets consecutive wins

Stoke halted a run of poor results with a victory at Watford last weekend to climb three points clear of the relegation zone to 14th in the standings.


Chelsea clash just another game for United's Mourinho

Jose Mourinho is hopeful second-placed United can go seven points clear of the defending champions before next week’s international break.


BRIEF-Tata Global Beverages launches first tea cafe in Bangalore

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Tata Global Beverages Ltd TAGL.NS :<p>* Says co launches first tea cafe in Bangalore


Bangalore Based Startup, Homergize Expands Its Operations to Hyderabad

The company has recently bagged INR 6.5 crore in pre-series A round of funding


BBMP to restart use of plastic to pave roads

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which had stopped using plastic to pave roads in 2014, will resume the practice, said Palike …


BBMP to begin voter enrolment drive on Oct 31

With less than a year to go for Assembly elections, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), following the instructions by the Election …

‘Spot the pot’: Watch a group of Bengaluru youngsters rap their anguish over potholes

‘Even if the road is straight, no! ayyo! cannot! no!’<p>In Bengaluru, what do you do when even the app fails you? You rap about it.<p>To co-opt its …


When cities were Nature's haven: a tale from Bangalore

We tend to think that nature and cities are polar opposites. Yet this is not true. As my research on Bangalore or Bengaluru – India’s IT hub – shows, …

Global Perspectives

BlackBerry happy with Indonesian market

BlackBerry remains pleased with the performance of its handset Aurora – which in Indonesia has been licensed to PT BlackBerry Merah Putih (BBMP).<p>The …

Mobile Technology

'Exorbitant' costs keep telecom operators away from Metro

Metro commuters may have to keep up with lack of mobile phone network in the underground stretches as telecom service providers (TSPs) are unlikely …


Namma Metro tokens sport new look

Bored of purchasing the plain black tokens whenever you travel on Namma Metro? The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to …


Killer pothole at Nayandahalli reopens days after patchwork

A pothole at Nayandahalli junction, which had led to the death of a woman on October 8, has reopened after a patchwork.<br>The BBMP and BMRCL have …


As deadline to fill potholes nears, new ones give BBMP the jitters

Even as the deadline set by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to fill the potholes is coming to an end, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) …


Shias allow BBMP to demolish mosque wall to widen road

Members of the Shia Muslim community here have given their nod to the city corporation to demolish a wall of a mosque to widen a road.<br>"We do not want …