Water fountains installed in the city for beautification, in the run up to the recently held FIFA U-17 tournament and the Book Fair, now lie abandoned. Mosquitoes breeding in the filthy, stagnant water pose a definite health risk.
From relatively unknown operators to high profile firms, travel agents have been known to bungle or even cheat customers outright. These cases, from Mysore to Kolkata, will tell you what to look out for.
What do you do when you see an accident victim on the street, unconscious and bleeding? Or when the young girl opposite you in the bus is being evidently harassed? Can you, as a bystander, intervene and help?
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same.
With all those comparisons between Cape Town and Bengaluru, water is perhaps predictably on top. But what are the other issues that urban voters are talking about? Recent ADR-Daksh survey has some pointers.
In 2014, the government launched FASTag in order to provide for seamless movement at toll plazas. But what do rules say about cars without FASTag getting into fast lanes? And what is the latest take on that by the Parliamentary Standing Committee?
What is ambient air pollution? How is ambient monitoring different from emissions monitoring? How useful are low cost monitors? A citizen’s guide to pollution monitoring related terms and their real significance in improving air quality.
Close to 450 driving school trainers from Kolkata and other districts have been trained under a programme piloted by the premier institute under the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign of the state government. The mission: to promote a culture of safe driving by training the trainer.
What is wrong in a state carving out its identity through a flag of its own? States with strong identities have historically performed well. Besides, in India with all its diversity, a federal structure alone can bring the best governance.
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey.