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'Mumbai is known for being big-hearted' 25.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
Nigerians in the city launch campaign for peace as they want to be accepted here...
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Subways may help ease traffic at busy junctions 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The government is planning to construct subways at busy junctions, in an effort to decongest them.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, on Monday, held talks with ISA West Coast Consortium of Bulgaria in this regard. The consortium claims to have an expertise in building subways. A six-member delegation from the consortium inspected the busy Goraguntepalya junction in Peenya. It was discussed to build a subway there to ease traffic. Based on the success, it was decided to build similar subways at other busy junctions.

The minister discussed a proposal with the consortium members, to construct a six-km subway from Hebbal to the city.

George is also said to have discussed the 82.7-km-long elevated corridor project with the delegation. Mayor G Padmavathi, deputy mayor Anand, additional chief secretary (urban development) Mahendra Jain, BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola and BDA engineer member P N Nayak were present at the meeting.
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People's problems... 23.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Rainwater channel cemented The space between the asphalted road and the rainwater channel at SV Layout, 2nd Main, Sanjaynagar, has been concretised. With groundwater level receding everywhere, the BBMP should take steps to dig percolation pits along rainwater/stormwater channels so that rainwater will percolate down through the ground instead of running off. Muralidharan S ****************************************************************************** Hotels pump sewage into drain Four hotels are located between Hope Farm, Whitefield, and Prashanth Layout. All of them discharge sewage into an open drain closeby. One of the establishments, Adyar Anand Bhavan, openly pumps sewage water into the open drain using a high-power pump during the day. The result is that the entire stretch stinks the whole day. Will the authorities concerned look into the matter and crack down on the errant hotels? Nayanasudhan T K ****************************************************************************** Fix BBMP portal for ...
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Out of print books at State Central Library will be digitised, says Sait 23.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Thousands of books at the State Central Library here will be digitised and added to the e-library, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Tanveer Sait said on Sunday. "There are 3.64 lakh books at the State Central Library and one lakh books at district central libraries. Books which cannot be reprinted will be added to e-library. Around 50,000 books have been digitalised so far. Books on various disciplines will be added to the digital library," he said after inaugurating the renovated building of the historic library. The minister promised to open a library in each of the 1,204 government pre-university colleges in Karnataka and said the work had begun. Libraries have already come up in 395 educational institutions. He also spoke of a plan to open a library in schools where one of the teachers is selected for the 'Best Teacher' award. With April 23 being the World Book Day, Sait said the government was purchasing more books with every passing year. "In 2016-17, Rs 19 crore worth of books have ...
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Parked out of basements 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Maximise every inch of commercial space. Say goodbye to building bye-laws. Making a mockery of existing laws, shops have occupied basements across the city, shifting parking spaces to the road. Can a city with its roads traffic-clogged beyond redemption afford this deed by design? In Jayanagar, Gandhinagar, Koramangala or Indiranagar, the violations are damningly out in the open. Yet, the civic agencies turn a blind eye. Does that indicate a nexus, a well-oiled machinery that involves builders, business interests, corporators and the bureaucracy? As motorists spend hours trapped in traffic chaos, the parked vehicles remain the source of many such congestions. If the Namma Metro pillars have eaten up a big chunk of the road width, these illegal parking slots have made it even tougher to get past those streets. Violation by design Typically, buildings designed as commercial complexes do provide a basement free of any structures. But once the necessary approvals are obtained, the shops emerge later, ...
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Parked out of basements 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Maximise every inch of commercial space. Say goodbye to building bye-laws. Making a mockery of existing laws, shops have occupied basements across the city, shifting parking spaces to the road. Can a city with its roads traffic-clogged beyond redemption afford this deed by design? In Jayanagar, Gandhinagar, Koramangala or Indiranagar, the violations are damningly out in the open. Yet, the civic agencies turn a blind eye. Does that indicate a nexus, a well-oiled machinery that involves builders, business interests, corporators and the bureaucracy? As motorists spend hours trapped in traffic chaos, the parked vehicles remain the source of many such congestions. If the Namma Metro pillars have eaten up a big chunk of the road width, these illegal parking slots have made it even tougher to get past those streets. Violation by design Typically, buildings designed as commercial complexes do provide a basement free of any structures. But once the necessary approvals are obtained, the shops emerge later, ...
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Taxing search for parking on congested lanes 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Parking has emerged as a huge problem haunting two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicle-owners in Bengaluru lately. Road infrastructure with adequate parking facilities has not kept pace with the rapid rise in population and obvious increase in vehicles. If one looks around, it is tough to find many establishments with designated parking spots in place; neither is basement parking built, nor any space left. This results in vehicles parked right on the roads. It only gets worse with commercial establishments. For instance, Chaitali Matkar, a software professional, had to bear damage worth at least Rs 35,000 because of her parking woes. Early this month, she had gone to a restaurant in KHB Colony that did not have a designated parking area. She was forced to look for a tiny spot in one of the residential lanes where there were several other cars parked as well. But when she returned to her parked car after two hours, she found her vehicle in bad shape. Passers-by informed her that an SUV had scraped through ...
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Three more parking lots in central business district 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP will shortly construct three multi-storeyed buildings in the city's Central Business District (CBD) for vehicular parking. Congestion on roads will reduce once the buildings are functional as they accommodate large vehicles, said HomeMinister GParameshwara."Besides, the Bengaluru police have taken up a drive to clear unclaimed vehicles parked in front of police stations. The police have already auctioned over 8,000 vehicles so far," he told DH. The police, he said, are required to obtain permission from the court and auction the vehicles. "Most vehicles will be auctioned shortly based on the court's permission," the minister added. Unclaimed vehicles and those seized after accidents are parked right in front of traffic police stations, clogging roads. There was a proposal to identity four big venues in the city to park the seized and unclaimed vehicles when K JGeorge was HomeMinister. However, the idea did not materialise. In the past, police made an unsuccessful attempt to keep the unclaimed ...
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Wait for Kodigehalli underpass goes on 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The inordinate delay in the completion of the Kodigehalli underpass has upset a section of citizens living in Byatarayanapura Assembly constituency. The underpass work had started three years ago and was supposed to have been completed by now but due to land acquisition issues, the work came to a grinding halt. However, there was some silver lining. During 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani at Sahakarnagar on Saturday, Agriculture Minister and Byatarayanapura MLA Krishna Byre Gowda assured the residents that work has resumed and would be completed shortly. He was responding to a question raised by B N S Sharma of Virupakshapura regarding the delay in completion of the Kodigehalli underpass, which led to chaotic traffic and obstructed the city bus services in their area. Byre Gowda said, "I admit that the delay has caused a lot of inconvenience to the people and the work has to be speeded up but you must know the challenges associated with the work." He ...
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Sustainable parking strategies for traffic decongestion in Bengaluru 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
A major issue that the city faces is non-availability of ample parking infrastructure
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Fire at MG Road building; Metro entrance shut 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Work on Hebbal flyover widening to begin in 2 weeks 21.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Four dam sites in Karnataka to become tourism hubs 20.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Soon, the backwaters of four dams — Kabini, Gorur, Bhadra and Hidkal — will become adventure tourism hubs.The State government has decided to tap the scenic beauty of these reservoirs to promote adven...
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Traffic police see red over BBMP's new parking project 20.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Long waits at toll gates defeat purpose of express ways 20.4.2017 ET: Infrastructure
According to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), a sixlane highway should have 36 toll booths while a four-lane highway should have 26 toll booths.
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Cabinet rejects Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats 19.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday decided to reject the recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats and convey the same to the Centre. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister TBJayachandra said the decision was taken based on feedback from 1,592 villages in the Western Ghats range which have been classified as EcologicalSensitive Areas (ESAs). The villages did not want the recommendations to be implemented as they will hamper livelihood and development in the region, Jayachandra said. In February this year, Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF)sought objections from the state government on declaration of 20,668 sq km spread across 11 districts in the Western Ghats range in the state as ESA. The state government had previously requested the Centre not to declare populated areas, agricultural land and plantation regions as ESAs. However, this time the state government wants the entire Kasturirangan report itself to be withdrawn. "The state government has taken ...
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Believe this! Only 6,690 borewells in Bengaluru, according to BWSSB 19.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Believe this! Only 6,690 borewells in Bengaluru, according to BWSSB
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The heat matters 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The mercury is soaring across the country with several states facing heat-wave conditions. In its recent Seasonal Outlook Update, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a warmer than normal temperatures in all meteorological sub-divisions of the country except sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. According to the IMD's forecast, in the months of April, May and June, the average and minimum temperatures in the Delhi-Haryana region could be at least 1.5° Celsius above normal. For the north-west and central India, the mercury is likely to hover over a degree Celsius above normal. The IMD has also alerted about a 47% probability of maximum temperature to be above normal in the core heat wave (HW) zone during April to June season. This HW zone covers states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Telangana, and meteorological sub-divisions of Marathwada, Vidarbha, ...
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Marathon as good for the mind as for the body: Experts 17.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Worshipers of strength and stamina may find in marathon runners their ideals for veneration, but what they perhaps do not realise is that distance running is also associated with superior mental health. The therapeutic/remedial effects of running extend far beyond physical benefits, say experts.
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Jayalalithaa left no will; declare her assets as Tamil Nadu property: RTI activist 17.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has not left behind any will mentioning an inheritor to her huge assets or even an administrator, as per information got through RTI so far. In the absence of an official will or document, and knowing that she kept away from her blood relatives, her properties should be declared state property, says RTI activist S Bhaskaran, who pursued the information.
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