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Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram top cities on governance, quality of life
Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram have jointly been ranked on top among cities in terms of governance and quality of life that is sustainable in the long term, according to a survey released.
BBMP aims at making a new beginning with the budget
The higher outlay this time is on the strength of the Rs 2,158 crore under the Special In...
Punjab assembly elections: Overseas Sikhs and Punjabis emerge as key influencers
Social ties through marriages and festivals are also magnets...
With a rebel yell, Whitefield rises from spot fixes to CSR funding
A new form of civic activism is taking shape in Whitefield, Bengaluru’s software nerve centre that has suffered neglect for years in the face of rapid growth.
Meet the rich men of BBMP with a combined wealth of 1228 crore
The combined wealth of all 198 newly-elected members of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike council is Rs 1,228.6 crore.
Real-time scrutiny to keep tabs on BBMP's finances; civic body to roll out web-based accounting
This is part of a set of drastic financial reforms in the civic corporation, an institution notorious for financial indiscipline.
What the distinguished Bengalureans wish for in 2016
As we enter 2016, Ipsita Basu and Divya J Shekhar speak to distinguished Bengalureans to know what they wish for the city in 2016
Is a common civil code a good idea?
A Supreme Court bench, hearing a case on a Hindu woman's petition on inheritance, was recently stirred into ordering an examination of practices.
Bengaluru has 504 public toilets for one crore citizens
In two years, the civic body has budgeted Rs 62.28 lakh for upkeep of public toilet infrastruc of public toilet infrastructure, with Rs 44.12 lakh allocated this year.
Bengaluru garbage collection contracts to go online
When uploaded, citizens will be able to know details of the contractor in their respective areas, the terms of the contract and the money being paid.
BBMP working towards bank reconciliation system
The city's civic body is working towards a bank reconciliation system with which it hopes to keep its financial records in line with bank transactions.
Bengaluru Budget: CM must ensure state delivers on its promises
Interestingly they were all provisions that not only impact the quality of life in Bengaluru but also provide leeway for Bengalureans to actively engage with the government.
Without financial powers, Finance Commission's Rs 4,600-cr bonanza doesn't help: Experts
Experts are not cheering yet as CM Siddaramaiah's government has not shown any signs of parting with greater financial powers to local bodies, especially Bengaluru's.
BBMP and BDA fall short of budgetary estimates
The two bodies have overestimated their budgets by as much as 60 per cent and 80 per cent compared to actuals.
Karnatka govt to give special allocations to key areas like Whitefield in state Budget
That the government has paid little attention to the rapid growth of the city's outskirts has set the agenda in the runup to the third budget to be presented by the Congress govt.
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