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Last updated: Apr 22 2018 01:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Religious places, a hub of native biodiversity 22.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
In contrast, trees in many parks in the city are exotic species planted for their aesthetics, says study
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33 sandalwood trees stolen from BU campus in five days 21.4.2018 Hindu: Home
They were felled at Bio Park; police say no complaint has been filed
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Lemongrass oil to stop smell from trash 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Its a common sight to see people covering their faces while passing by a garbage truck. Motorists speed up to escape the stench. In order to reduce the stench emanating from garbage trucks across the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will spray lemongrass oil on them. "We will be spraying lemongrass oil on every truck. This will completely reduce the stench," said Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner, Health and Solid Waste Management, BBMP. "This is the only pleasant-smelling oil. We will spray about 15 ml on every garbage truck." Ten bottles of the oil will be enough to spray on all garbage trucks. The oil costs about Rs 1,000 per litre. Khan hoped there will be no pungent smell until the garbage trucks reach the waste-processing plants and landfill sites. Six out of the seven waste-processing plants are functional. Praneeth K Sargur, a regular commuter on Sarjapur Road, said: "Its interesting to know the BBMP is trying this new method to reduce the bad smell. We should see how ...
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N-Karnataka dists experience thundershowers 13.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Thundershowers, coupled with lightning, lashed North Karnataka districts on Friday. Skies opened up in parts of Belagavi, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Haveri and Gadag districts. A brief spell of showers Gadag-Betageri and Laxmeshwar on Friday afternoon brought a respite from the sweltering heat. Three persons injured when a tree fell on a saloon near Anjuman Polytechnic. The injured were admitted to a hospital. Laxmeshwar town and surrounding villages too received rain for 15 minutes. Strong winds affected power supply in the town. An elderly man was struck dead by lightning near Lokapur in Bagalkot district. The deceased has been identified as Nagappa Ullagaddi (70), a native of Singapur. It rained hailstones in Hanagal and Ranebennur in Haveri district. Haveri, Byadgi, Hirekerur, Savanur and Shiggaon taluks too experienced thundershowers late in the evening. Hoovinahadagali town and parts of the taluk in Ballari district recorded moderate to heavy showers for over 30 minutes. Rainwater gushed into several ...
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Asked to prune it, BBMP staff chop whole tree 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has axed a full-grown tree after an influential person wanted the tree pruned. Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar say that since January, the BBMP has felled at least 34 trees in the area to please some influential people. They claim that since the area is home to many influential people, the Palike has mercilessly felled trees for providing entrances, road widening and parking spaces. Dhruv Kiran, the personal assistant to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, on March 23 applied to the BBMP Forest Cell for pruning of branches of a 30-year-old tree. The application was made for site number 414 on 3rd Cross Ideal Homes Colony. But the workers pruned it so badly that the tree had to be fully axed. A BBMP Forest Cell official said the tree was axed following an application from Dhruv Kiran and after getting permission from the assistant conservator of forests (ACF). Shantha Kumar, ACF, BBMP Forest Cell said permission was given only to prune the branches. ...
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Trees to be axed in Bengaluru's South zone to make way for metro line 12.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
As many as 61 trees will be axed in Bangalore South zone to make way for the metro line from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road metro station to Bommasandra metro station (metro reach 5) in Phase 2 project. Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road, known to be one of the stretches with a thick green cover, will lose 18 trees. While at the Silk Board 28 trees will be axed, 15 trees will be brought down in the BTM Layout. The BBMP has given the permission to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to axe these trees. "We have given them permission to chop these trees as they come in the way of metro construction work," said Cholaraj, Deputy Conservator of Forest, BBMP. Puttaswamy Gowda, Deputy Conservator of Forest (South zone), BBMP said: "The permission to clear trees at the Silk Board was given long ago. It is only now that we have granted permission for RV Road and BTM layout." According to BMRCL public relations officer Vasanth Rao, the BMRCL actually tweaked the plan and changed the construction sequence from ...
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What causes tree crashes? 11.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
BBMP staff have no clue how to build tree-friendly footpaths and ensure the green lives on. Trees crashing during the monsoon is a recurring problem in Bengaluru. According to Dr T V Ramachandra of the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, concrete footpaths are a major cause of trees collapsing. "Concretisation highlights the environmental illiteracy among bureaucrats," he says. The concrete hinders the ecological process, and with no root respiration, the roots become vulnerable to pests. "Planting weak, exotic species, and choking plant roots with concrete are the prime reasons for the loss of tree stability," says Ramachandra. The bureaucrats do everything against the interest of trees. "And irrational pruning without proper anti-fungal treatment also affects them," he says. Vijay Nishanth, tree doctor and founder of Project Vruksha, calls for a tree census. "There has been no tree census in the city for years. A census gives us an exact count of the trees, their ...
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Researchers paint grave scenario for Bengaluru in 2030 10.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Estimate that, if ‘business as usual’ continues, CO2 emission from vehicles will increase by nearly 24 times
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It’s my son who’s made a mistake, not me, will get ticket 100%, says Haris 10.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Haris says he has worked passionately in the field of education, water and footpaths. He says he is constantly in touch with people in the constituency and has worked to address all concerns. ...
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Value addition will bring more relevance to NMDC: Chairman Baijendra Kumar 9.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Instead of going for divestment at a later stage, as tried in the case of Nagarnar plant, the company wants to go with a private partner for such projects in the initial stage itself
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Proposed Mysuru line faces hurdles 9.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Coffee growers oppose project, Karnataka’s consent awaited
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At the forefront of engineering R&D 8.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Monday
Three years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin presenting a Russian dual-screen smartphone Yota to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is a well-known fact. However, not many know that the smartphone has a Bengaluru connection. L&T Technology Services (LTTS), an IT product and process engineering company headquartered in Bengaluru and part of the $16-billion L&T Group, helped the Russian company Yota Devices to design the dual-screen smartphone at its Bengaluru R&D centre. LTTS is making advancement in the engineering research and development (ER&D) space across verticals like industrial products, medical devices, plant engineering, transportation, consumer electronics, telecommunications and semiconductors. (The company classifies itself into transportation, telecom and hi-tech and process industries). The company offers consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle, says LTTS CEO and Managing Director Keshab Panda. Machine-learning ...
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'India is one of the most critical markets for AO Smith' 7.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Business
US-headquartered water heater maker AO Smith Corporation entered the Indian market in 2008, and two years later, the $3-billion company opened a world-class manufacturing plant in Bengaluru. In 2014, it added on to the original facility to provide expanded capacity for the manufacture of water purification products, creating a 2,97,000 sq feet operation. In an interaction with Uma Kannan of Deccan Herald, Parag Kulkarni, Managing Director of AO Smith India Water Products Private Limited, says the company sees great opportunities in both water heaters and purifiers in India. Edited excerpts: How are you looking at the water purifier market in India? We entered the Indian market with water heaters. In 2014, we expanded our capacity in the Bengaluru plant, coinciding with the production of water purifiers. The water purifier is another interest area for AO Smith because there is a big need for this in emerging markets like China and India. The water purifiers market in India is pegged at about Rs 3,500 ...
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City hospital decides against felling to make space 7.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Not wanting to fell the trees to clear the grounds for a new block, Baptist Hospital has translocated 13 trees inside its campus to safer places. The trees stood at the divider at the entrance and were shifted to a greener area at the parking lot. The hospital management joined hands with environmentalist Ilango Subramaniam to move nine Golden Bottle Brush and four Cyprus Coniferous trees, clearing the area to build a mother and child block. Col Suresh Gorpade, division head of Project and Security at Baptist Hospital, said this is the first-ever initiative of its kind on the campus. "We decided not to lose the trees and had therefore, translocated them (inside the campus)," Col Gorpade said. He said the exercise had cost them Rs 88,000, including vehicle cost, contractor fees and expenses, to ready the ground and translocate the trees. During the time it took from the beginning of the process on Monday till its completion, no one was inconvenienced and the trees were also transferred safely, Col Gorpade ...
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‘Floating islands’ can clean lakes 6.4.2018 Hindu: Religion
They reduce algal blooms, clean storm-water and become a resting place for birds. By S. Vishwanath
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Rain effect: fewer and less delicious mangoes this year 5.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
If you thought you will get plenty of luscious, affordable mangoes to eat this summer, you will be in for a disappointment. Last weeks unseasonal rain has not only delayed the arrival of mangoes to the market but will also likely affect their deliciousness. And there will be far fewer mangoes compared with last year. Rain has delayed the flowering and fruiting of mango trees. Experts and government officials agree that both the quantity and quality of mangoes would be hit this time as its an off year with a low yield. While people enjoyed the sudden showers in March, mango growers were a worried lot as the rainfall spoilt the flowering. To make matters worse, the recent hailstorm in south interior Karnataka - especially Nelamanagala, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and the outskirts of Bengaluru, where mangoes are grown on a large scale - damaged the flowering and fruiting. The rainfall between September and November last year had already increased moisture in the air, setting off the delay in mango ...
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Milk packets are here to stay: KMF 5.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
BBMP’s suggestion to the milk federation vetoed by greens
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Rajya Sabha adjourned 11 times as government tries to pass bill 4.4.2018 General News
The Rajya Sabha saw an unusual 11 adjournments on Wednesday - of which 10 came in the second half between 2 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. - and failed to transact any business as the government tried to get a Bill passed but the AIADMK, TDP, YSR Congress and the opposition continued with their agitation in the House.
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Heavy rain wreaks havoc in different parts of state 2.4.2018 Deccan Herald - State

Lightning claimed lives two farmers in Bagepalli taluk in Chikballapur district on Monday, while pre-monsoon rain destroyed fruits gardens and vegetable farms lands in the region.

The deceased have been identified as Narasimhappa (60) and Sadashiva (48) of Ramanoddampalli village in Bagepalli taluk of Chikkaballapur district. Rain accompanied with hailstorm and gusty winds lashed many villages of Bagepalli taluk for more than an hour.

Besides grape gardens, the rain destroyed mulberry and papaya gardens and mango grooves.

"I was expecting 150 tonnes of grapes. Ive incurred losses of Rs 50 lakh," said B N Chinnappa, a farmer from Gundlamandikal in Chikkaballapur taluk.

There were reports of electric poles and trees coming crashing down in Kunigal (Tumakuru district) and Kudligi taluks (Ballari district).

Horticulture produces and other crops worth Rs 100 crore are estimated to have been damaged due to heavy rain on last Friday and Monday.

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Cauvery issue: Stalin leads opposition parties' protest 1.4.2018 General News
The opposition DMK and some other parties friendly to it staged a protest here today demanding setting up of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre in compliance with the February 16 verdict of the apex court on the vexed issue. Just after giving a call for a state-wide bandh on April 5 over the issue at the party headquarters, DMK Working President M K Stalin arrived at Valluvar Kottam here and led the demonstration. Donning a green shawl as a mark of solidarity with farmers, he told the gathering that several protests have been planned till the Cauvery Management Board was constituted. "Our protest will continue till the Cauvery Management Board is constituted. On behalf of all (friendly) parties we have planned to continue with our protest," Stalin said, adding that he will not reveal the venue or date of protests now. Tamil Nadu Congress President Su Thirunavukkarasar, state secretaries of CPI and CPI (M) R Mutharasan and K Balakrishnan respectively, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal ...
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