MG Road boulevard returns
anew as Rangoli Art Centre
evolved as a de facto centre of the City, MG Road has had several
expectations to meet, with the demand for a decent public space
around the area becoming more vocal in recent years.
its charmed boulevard to Namma Metro had not helped the central
business district, which has MG Road at its heart.
years later, the same space is being transformed into a creative
urban hub with the capacity to host activities ranging from
art exhibitions to live band performances, besides having a
dedicated play area for children, cafeteria, et al.
‘Rangoli Art Centre’, the space will be thrown open to the public
in the first week of May. If one were to visit the centre, which
is getting the finishing touches, the life-size snake-and-ladder
‘board’ constructed on the ground, adjoining the children’s
playing area, is the most attractive.
Country's first Laryngectomy
Club launched in Bangalore
India's first laryngectomy club has been launched in Bangalore.
BGS Global Hospitals in the city launched "Global India
Lary Club", a support group for throat cancer patients
who have lost their voice box after surgery on the occasion
of World Voice Day last week.
corporate responsibility initiative of BGS Global Hospitals,
this has been formed in association with International Association
of Laryngectomees and Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV). It aims
to assist the members in their efforts towards the total rehabilitation
of the laryngectomee patients, help them regain confidence,
empower them to carry forward the social responsibility to create
awareness about ill effects of tobacco.It will provide a forum
for patients to interact with the Doctors, speech therapists,
psychologists and each other and learn the best way to cope
with their speech related problems.
Global India Lary Club was inaugurated by AM Prasad ADGP (Crime).
A M Prasad said, "A large number of these patients developed
throat cancer owing to the use of tobacco. The Karnataka Police
Department has taken serious steps to curb smoking in public
places. A number of children fall prey to this habit. The police
have taken steps to clear shops within 100 yards of schools
that sell these products. We are committed to creating a tobacco
Average asset of Bangalore
Assembly candidates is Rs 25 crore: NGO
average asset of Bangalore candidates of various political parties
contesting the May five Assembly elections in Karnataka is Rs
25 crore, an NGO tracking the trend has claimed.
Election Watch (KEW) today said it has analysed affidavits of
156 candidates from Bangalore from six major parties; BJP, Congress,
JD(S), KJP, BSR Congress led by former minister B Sriramulu
and Loksatta Party (LSP).
of these 156, as many as 118 (or 76 per cent) are crorepatis.
The average asset per candidate is Rs 25 crore.
The top three candidates with highest declared assets are :
Priyakrishna of Congress from Govindrajnagar who has declared
assets worth Rs 910.9 crore, followed by N Nagaraju of Congress
from Hosakote (Rs 470.13 crore) and K Bagegowda of JD(S) from
Basavanagudi (Rs 250.53 crore), KEW said.
top three candidates with highest declared liabilities are:
Priyakrishna (Rs 777 crore) followed by Prabhakara Reddy R of
JD(S) from Bangalore South (Rs 200 Crore), and M Krishnappa
of Congress from Vijayanagar (Rs 78 crore).
many as 12 of these 156 (eight per cent) candidates contesting
from Bangalore have not declared their PAN details, the NGO
After 3 years,
Bangalore's KR Market subway ready for inauguration
much-delayed subway at Krishna Rajendra Market is set to be
inaugurated on Friday. If everything goes as per the plan, the
BBMP will install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to
serve dual purpose—security as well as to capture those indulging
it, BBMP commissioner Siddaiah said the Palike has been mulling
on installing CCTV cameras to keep a vigil on those who misuse
to sources privy to the BBMP, the civic body plans to implement
it in association with the police department. The sources said
the BBMP plans to install eight CCTV cameras at the subway.
The subway—constructed at a cost of about `6 crore—is spattered
with paan stains. Signboards have been put up, cautioning people
that penalty for spitting is `500, but it has hardly been a
lack of security staff is another reason for the debasement
of the subway.