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Govt must stop fooling people about Bellandur revival: experts 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Conservationists and citizens point out that the government should now stop fooling people about the rejuvenation of Bellandur lake and make its reports on the progress on reviving the lake public. Reacting to the hearing on the Bellandur lake revival before the NGT on Tuesday, Prof T V Ramachandra, Co-ordinator, Energy and Wetlands Research Group, said, "It is very unfortunate. Only weeding has been done. Encroachment has not been cleared, solid waste and construction debris are still being dumped in the lake bed and inlets. Though a 60 mld treatment plant was recently inaugurated, the water quality is still the same. Frothing has not come down," he said. Members of the expert committee point out that short term measures which were listed out a year ago have not been implemented. "The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is still clearing weeds. The apartments continue to let untreated water into the lake. The water quality is not regularly monitored and details are also not shared. Other stakeholders ...
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One murky situation, many questionable ‘solutions’ 22.8.2017 Hindu: Home
From bacteria to microbes, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been presented with a number of solutions to a problem it doesn’t seem to quite understand.Recently, Raaginni Jaain from the Mu...
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Cut water, power supply to errant flats near lake: Green tribunal 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday gave the Karnataka government 10 days to submit a detailed action plan to complete the cleaning up of Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. The tribunal also directed the authorities to disconnect water and electricity supply to apartments near the lake that had failed to instal sewage treatment plants. The principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, also sought a report on steps taken to desilt the lake, upgrade sewage treatment plants, and prevent untreated water from entering the lake. Monitor apartments Hearing petitions filed by Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajya Sabha member Kupendra Reddy, the tribunal also directed the government to monitor residential complexes to ensure they were disposing of solid waste properly. It directed the issue of notices to all 400 apartments near the lake in this regard. The bench instructed officials present at the hearing to work jointly and prepare the action plan. Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary and head of the ...
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Bellandur lake: NGT seeks action plan from Karnataka govt in 10 days 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the Karnataka Government to submit a detail action plan within 10 days about steps taken to clean Bellandur lake in Bengaluru. The green bench headed by Swatanter Kumar said the action plan should mention about desilting of lake, setting up sewage treatment plants and effective solid waste management in the surrounding of lake. Expressing unhappiness over the submission made by state government on measures taken to save the water body, the bench said it wanted concrete action plan with time line on its cleaning. The bench posted the matter for hearing on September 8. Taking serious note about the fresh froth emanating from the lake, the Tribunal last week summoned the top officials from the state government to explain what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier. On February 20, the NGT had taken suo motu cognizance of media reports and photographs of the incident in which fire broke out in Bengaluru lake and issued notice to the ...
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Northeast floods: 1.2L hit in West Garo Hills 22.8.2017 TOI: Home
Around 1.2 lakh people in 136 villages have been affected by the floods in West Garo hills district of the state, with about of 22,898 households hit.
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NGT to hear application regarding Bellandur Lake today 22.8.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
New Delhi , August 22 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday will hear an application regarding polluted National Green Tribunal (NGT) of Bengaluru.
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National Green Tribunal to hear application regarding Bellandur Lake today 22.8.2017 Zee News : States
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday will hear an application regarding polluted National Green Tribunal (NGT) of Bengaluru. Highly-polluted Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has spilled toxic foam many times in the recent past as well and on several occasions the toxic foam also caught fire.
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A green festival for a cause 22.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Namma Bengaluru Habba saw nearly a lakh people in attendance
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TRS neglecting old Nizamabad: TDP 22.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Telugu Desam Party district president Arkala Narsa Reddy has accused the TRS Government of neglecting the irrigation projects in the old district of Nizamabad while focusing its attention on projects ...
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Rider dies as bike skids in Koramangala 21.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The rider of a motorcycle died after it skidded in Koramangala, Southeast Bengaluru, on Sunday morning, police said.

Thippeswamy (31), a resident of Kammanahalli, was returning home when he lost control of the two-wheeler which skidded offf the road between the BDA complex and the water tank around 6.50 am.

He collapsed, suffering grievous injuries, the police said. He was rushed to a hospital but it was too late. Thippeswamy worked at a private firm in Electronics City.

A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is on.

DH News Service
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The Good Samaritans of Koppal 21.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Like in many parts of the State, this is the third consecutive drought year in the Koppal region. With water sources drying up, water availability for agriculture is a distant dream. While people are somehow managing to get water for household use, it has become very difficult to obtain required water and food for domestic and wild animals. The fate of these creatures touched the youth of a couple of villages near Kushtagi in Koppal district and they have been providing water and fodder to the animals for the last two years. As many as 12 youngsters have been engaged in this animal welfare activity under the banner of Sai Seva Trust. They have set up concrete water storage structures near the dried-up Doddahalla, which was once the lifeline of these villages. There are eight such structures in three different places. They clean and fill these tanks everyday through tankers. Their morning walks also serve the purpose of observing the water levels in these structures and estimating the number of animals ...
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A message from ‘Ganesha’ to go green 21.8.2017 Hindu: Vijayawada
Students take out procession in Tirupati, urge people to use clay Ganesh idols
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We haven’t been New Yorked yet, thank you Minister 21.8.2017 Hindu: Columns
I think we should stop complaining. Traffic, potholes, flyovers and live-unders, water shortages, power outages should no longer be part of our conversations. We are blessed. We are better off than th...
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Backed by art & craft, Namma Bengaluru Habba sees crowdswell 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Parts of Sankey Road and the premises of Sankey Tank turned into a hub of festivities on Sunday as art and culture brought by Namma Bengaluru Habba made the weekend a memorable affair for many. The overcast sky did not deter nearly 80,000 people streamed in to the park throughout the morning and strolled along the walker's path punctuated by stalls. Those who had enough of art and craft in the stalls stood at a corner watching a 30-minute Yakshagana performance. Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, MLAs C N Ashwath Narayan and N A Harris came to the park and took a walk. George couldn't contain the surprise when a flyboard performer rose up from the water right in front of them and stayed at a height of 25 feet. The leaders took a selfie with the flyboard surfer in the background. The pathway along the lake was bedecked with flags of different colours. Artists and craftsmen exhibited their work and talked to curious visitors with enthusiasm. "We wanted this to be ...
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Bellandur lake now froths less, claims BDA 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bellandur lake now froths less than it did a few days ago. That's because 26 sprinklers are working round the clock in the 910-acre water body. The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), which is the custodian of the lake, installed 10 sprinklers on Sunday, two days before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) takes up another hearing over the city's largest water body. BDA officials insisted that the sprinklers were installed as the lake started frothing again following heavy rainfall over the past few days. A team of BDA engineers and experts was at the lake to ensure that the foam does not fly out of the mesh. "We have installed more sprinklers to control the frothing. Sixteen were installed earlier and we have added 10 more. Three more will come on Monday," P N Nayak, Engineer Member, BDA, told DH. "This is a short-term measure. We are also undertaking medium- and long-term measures." The decision to instal more high-speed sprinklers was taken by a team of engineers that visited the lake on Saturday. ...
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Govt awaiting collectors’ reports on encroachments 20.8.2017 Hindu: News
Regarding allegations against Thomas Chandy and V. P. Anwar
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Bellandur lake: NGT summons top Karnataka officers over toxic foam 20.8.2017 News
Thick clouds of white smoke persisted for several days in and around the lake after a fire
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Rain brings cheer to farmers 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
Incessant rain throws out of gear life in urban areas
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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How a city can tackle floods 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Cleaning lakes and drains, adopting rainwater harvesting, adhering to building bylaws are a must. By S. Vishwanath
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