Opinion | Mohandas Pai | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The voters of Bengaluru have spoken. The BJP has got the majority in the BBMP Council with 100 seats and 40% of votes polled, while the Congress is next with 75 seats and 39% of votes polled.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday August 25, 2015
It's a narrower victory than last time, but Bengaluru has handed control of its municipality back to the BJP, which is celebrating its third big win after sweeping civic polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh earlier this month.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Tuesday August 25, 2015
In Congress-ruled Karnataka, capital Bengaluru has picked the BJP again to fix its chronic civic problems, handing the party a majority in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike or BBMP, that it has controlled for the last five years.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday August 22, 2015
Voting for Bengaluru's municipal body known as the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike or BBMP ended today with less than 50 per cent voter turnout, underscoring once again the city's apathy to polls.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday August 22, 2015
Bengaluru is voting today to elect its civic body, amid major concerns of traffic and cleanliness faced by its residents, in a high-prestige political battle. Till 12 noon, just 11 per cent of the electorate had come out to vote.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 22, 2015
Voting has begun to elect Bengaluru's civic body, amid major concerns of traffic and cleanliness faced by its residents, in a high prestige political battle.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 20, 2015
With the municipal elections due this Saturday, the residents of Bengaluru are thinking more than usual about the civic challenges faced by the city. A garden city that first turned into the country's IT capital, became a pensioner's paradise, and is now a startup town.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Wednesday August 19, 2015
From transforming broken dividers into sutli bombs in one place and wrapped gifts in another, to painting huge faces around uncovered man holes, Baadal Nanjundaswamy's art work is incredible and delivers results.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Bengaluru will vote this weekend for civic body polls being held at a time the IT city is angry about a garbage crisis and polluted lakes. The results will be declared next Tuesday.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday August 14, 2015
Bengaluru may have been ranked as the country's cleanest state capital based on Swachh Bharat parameters of open defecation and solid waste management, but some of the residents would disagree about the city's overall civic amenities. In the IT hub of Whitefield area, members of the citizen's group, Whitefield Rising, are observing Black Friday as ...
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday June 25, 2015
The Election Commission in Bengaluru has announced the schedule for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike or BBMP elections. The polls will be held on July 28 and the counting of votes on July 31.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday June 18, 2015
Bengaluru seems to be staring at a garbage crisis once again. Hundreds of trucks carrying garbage from the city have been stopped before they could reach garbage treatment plants in Dodaballapur.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday April 24, 2015
The Karnataka High Court today granted more time to the state government for conducting the civic polls in Bengaluru, after the ruling Congress sought more time to implement a proposed trifurcation of the city corporation for better civic management.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 20, 2015
The Karnataka government, today, introduced a bill in the Assembly aimed to trifurcate Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, after failing to get the Governor's assent to an ordinance on the issue.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 17, 2015
BJP's Karnataka unit today held a day long protest in the city against the government's decision to trifurcate Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city's civic body, and demanded that civic elections be held as per schedule.
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday May 24, 2014
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Bangalore News | Written by Radhika Iyer | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Bangalore's civic body is almost turned into a pauper. The ledger balance of outstanding payments is spilling into more than Rs 5,000 crore and the effect of this alarming figure is seen on the ground.
Thursday November 28, 2013
India's third largest IT firm Wipro has been threatened with legal action by authorities for allegedly not paying Rs 16.47 crore property tax as sought by the Bangalore municipal corporation.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 9, 2013
Millions of people celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in Karnataka today with religious fervour and gaiety at homes and temples amid tight security.
South | Edited by Diana George | Monday August 19, 2013
Another day, another building collapse in one of the major Indian cities. In Bangalore, an under construction apartment block collapsed this morning injuring eight workers.
South | Maya Sharma | Friday July 26, 2013
Ask anyone living in Bangalore the biggest problem they face in the city - and a frequent answer would be - the traffic, just getting from one place to another.
Assembly | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday April 9, 2013
With its large floating population, Bangalore, India's tech hub, has the dubious distinction of a consistently poor turnout in elections. Now, a group of citizens have joined hands in an attempt to change that record.
Friday February 1, 2013
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, or BBMP, is likely to hike property tax rates to drum up its tax collections for the current fiscal year, and hopes to mop up Rs 880 crore of its total expected collection of Rs 2,000 crore from this avenue.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday November 2, 2012
The Karnataka High Court has warned Bangalore's civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), that it would be superseded if it finds that politics is being played while dealing with the garbage issue in the city. This is the second rap from the court in less than three weeks to do the clean-up act.