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Searing summer leaves 618 borewells dry, BBMP admits situation alarming

BENGALURU: Bengalureans may face the toughest-ever summer this year, at least on the water front: around 618 borewells dug by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in core areas have dried up...

Dosa batter lands in Sheelavantha Lake, food firm apologises

BENGALURU: Residents who had gone for a stroll near Sheelavantha Lake, off Ramangondanhalli Borewell Road, near Whitefield, on Sunday were shocked to find food batter oozing out of large sacks piled up...

Toothless rule helps bikers riding on Bengaluru footpaths go scot-free

BENGALURU: Motorists riding on pavements and cycle tracks often put lives of pedestrians and cyclists at risk, but even if caught by police, they appear to have a free run.

Fuel outlets in central Bengaluru do a vanishing act, resurface on outskirts

BENGALURU: Residency Road is a microcosm of the change that has swept through Bengaluru. The thoroughfare from the colonial era lost two landmarks in Imperial and Galaxy theatres; now a petrol pump...

Cubbon Park’s bamboo trees on their way out

Bengaluru: The bamboo trees that greet visitors at Cubbon Park may not be around much longer. With the trees having recently flowered, park officials say it’s the beginning of the end for...

Garbage dump near Kundalahalli Lake on fire again

BENGALURU: In what appeared to be a continuing problem, another major fire broke out at 6.20pm on Wednesday at the Kundalahalli garbage dumping yard, which is spread across 10 acres, adjacent to...

App-based autorickshaw services in city help reduce dead mileage

Bengaluru: The recent entry of app-based autorickshaw service Jugnoo is posing a bigger challenge to traditional autos in the city. The lure of doorstep pickup, cashless payment, GPS-enabled tracking and a hassle-free...

‘Farmers near Bengaluru use water-intensive crops’

BENGALURU: A recent study has found that farmers in villages near Bengaluru were generally unconcerned about falling groundwater levels and switched to water-intensive crops. In spite of the depleting water table, drilling...

Hospital staff stop bikers as they refuse to get off footpath

BENGALURU: A photograph of a group of hospital staffers stopping two bikers riding on the footpath near Kundalahalli Gate signal has gone viral on social media. The employees...

Bengaluru sweats as first summer day records near-record 37°C

BENGALURU: The city wilted under a harsh sun on Thursday — the first day of summer — seeing a near-record temperature of 37°C for March. In 1996, the...