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A protest at All Saints Church, 2019. After years of protests, BMRCL agreed to acquire only a small portion of the church land. Pic Credit: esgindia.org

New BBMP Chief Commissioner appointed

On Thursday, Tushar Giri Nath replaced Gaurav Gupta as the BBMP Chief Commissioner. Giri Nath, a 1993-batch Karnataka-cadre IAS officer, was serving as Principal Secretary in the Revenue department.

Gupta will now be Additional Chief Secretary in the Infrastructure department. The state government has transferred several other IAS officers as well.

Of late, BBMP has been mired in controversies related to pothole accidents, waterlogging and incomplete infrastructure projects.

Source: Indian Express

Govt yet to approve BBMP budget

BBMP is still awaiting the state government’s approval for its 2021-22 budget which has an outlay of Rs 10,480 crore. The delay has been attributed to the Chief Minister’s tours and…

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