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Bengaluru Buzz: NGT fines State | BMTC online pass | Pod taxi project scrapped 8.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
From Bellandur lake rejuvenation to BMTC's online passes, news about the city from last week that matters to you—all in one place.
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Green lessons for Mumbai Marathon from Bengaluru 6.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The Bengaluru Marathon organized by NEB Sports was greener than the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon organized by Procam International on the same date in October this year. Can Procam take some cues and go greener in its next big event -- the Tata Mumbai Marathon?
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LIVE! Delhi govt fined Rs 25 crore for pollution; to be deducted from officials' pay 3.12.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Bengaluru Buzz: Bengaluru has 3781 old buses | Belahalli quarry filling fast | 1800 hoardings yet to be removed 1.12.2018 Citizen Matters
BMTC buses end up paying heavy toll. Bangalore's present garbage dumping site is filling fast. These and other key developments from last week.
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Assam mulls Karnataka model of capturing elephants 28.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Assam mulls Karnataka model of capturing elephants
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Saving trees by transplanting: BMRCL’s approach has some lessons for Bengaluru 26.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
New saplings planted after cutting a fully grown tree will not compensate for the lost greenery easily. Transplantation is an option many environmentalists are looking at, to help retain the trees. What are the merits of tree transplantation?
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Sounds of cicadas: A loud but under-studied insect is finally getting attention 23.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Two new species of cicadas have been discovered in the Western Ghats, representing new wave of interest by Indian scientists in the neglected insects.
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Cup of elephant-friendly tea: Assam’s tea growers are making their plantations safer for pachyderms 21.11.2018 Scroll.in
Tea plantations are generally used as ‘stepping stones’ or ‘rest stops’ by elephants as they move through a human-dominated landscape.
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LIVE! Kathua rape victim's family drops lawyer, says she seldom came to court 15.11.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Bengaluru Buzz: Curb on new vehicle registration? | Bellandur lake recedes | GIL pays 50 lakh penalty 5.11.2018 Citizen Matters
Bellandur lake's disappearing act, new anti-pollution measures being considered, and a revived Peripheral Ring Road project -- catch all the important news from your city that you may have missed last week.
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Supreme Court permits green crackers but firework manufacturers are caught clueless 23.10.2018 Zee News : India National
Green crackers are usually believed to be crackers which produces minimal toxicity and minimal fumes.
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Understanding Guwahati’s flash flood problem 22.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Understanding Guwahati’s flash flood problem
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Grub infestation may be the fix to sugar problem 18.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Reuters India may have found a fix to its sugar problem but the answer will not make its cane farmers happy. After a bumper crop, sugar stockpiles in the country, the world’s second-largest producer of the sweetener, have more than doubled since last year. With another record crop expected in the current growing season, India is subsidising sugar exports, threatening to glut the market even as prices fell to the lowest in 10 years on Sept. 27. But, an infestation of white grubs in Maharashtra, India’s second-biggest sugar producing state, and neighbouring Karnataka, the third-largest producer, could mean sugar output for the 2018/19 crop year will be 9 per cent less than earlier estimates. India's raw sugar exports are seen hitting over 10-year highs in 2018-19. While the lower output could reduce India’s 10 million tonnes of sugar inventories, the grubs that feed on the roots of cane plants can only be eradicated by pulling out the crop, leaving the field fallow and then replanting, adding to the stress ...
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Meet Ikea—the disrupter in Indian Home furnishings 13.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
Bangalore Shopping tourism is relatively a new concept in India. Kerala Tourism attempted to replicate Dubai Shopping Festival but with limited success. Many feeble attempts, Surajkund Mela in the NCR region for example, are being made  across the country for a heady mix of shopping and tourism. But the real push has come from a  totally unexpected quarters—Swedish home furnishing major IKEA . Come to think of it. Ever since IKEA opened its shop of gigantic size in Hyderabad—friends, families and spouses are jet-setting from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai to shop in IKEA Hyderabad which is an experience hitherto unknown to Indians. Bangalore techie Arun Chaitanya and his wife Pallavi, a physician in Mumbai, flew  to Hyderabad to look at furniture and kitchen stuff for their new 3 BHK home in Whitefield. “I worked in the US and UK and other geographies. I could organise a simple living and kitchen in just one day from things I brought from IKEA. These products are sleek, stylish, easy to handle and ...
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10 years of committed citizenry: Tracing the journey of the Citizens’ Action Forum 12.10.2018 Citizen Matters
The Citizens' Action Forum completed a decade this year. It has an impressive record of committed activism, working on issues that affect a large section of the people in the city. Take a look at all that the Forum has been doing for Bengaluru and where they stand now.
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No system in Bengaluru to ensure people have their say in elevated corridors 5.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Projects like elevated corridors will continue to be implemented without discussion with civil society, unless people are empowered to question, suggest alternatives and become a part of the process. Why exactly are people not able to raise their voice to a level that's heard?
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“Time is money…we must ensure it is not wasted in Bangalore traffic” 26.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As his term comes to an end, outgoing mayor Sampath Raj answers questions on his tenure, BBMP administration in general and what the new mayor of Bengaluru should prioritise.
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These social ventures are re-inventing recycling, re-using and reduction of waste in Whitefield 20.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
What happens when a community becomes aware of the problems of generating excess waste and hoarding unwanted things? Renting, selling, upcycling - there are many ways to deal with it, and they will all be explored. An enterprising story from Whitefield.
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It’s a mountain… It’s a plateau… Oh no, it’s a garbage dump! 28.8.2018 Citizen Matters
Driving past the Bhalswa landfill, often described as Delhi's 'flaming hell', a Bengaluru resident is shocked, and urges all citizens to introspect and take immediate action to reduce waste and save our cities.
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LIVE! Ban Sanatan Sanstha if needed: Union minister 28.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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