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Rain, thunderstorm wreak havoc in city again 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Heavy rain and thunderstorm wreaked havoc on Bengaluru on Friday with traffic gridlocks and flooding being reported from across the city. A source in the BBMP said trees came crashing down at around 50 places in the city, with reports of huge branches falling on cars parked on the road at some places. No casualties However, no casualties were reported. Several areas plunged into darkness as Bescom disconnected power supply. Water gushed into several houses in Anepalya and Madiwala. A play had to be stopped midway after rain water gushed into the Nayana Auditorium in Kalasipalya. Residents around Hoskerehalli called the BBMP control room for help as water was overflowing from the storm water drain. "We have alerted the chief engineer of South Zone who is rushing to the spot with the Rapid Action Force," said a control room operator. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad camped in the BBMP control room to monitor relief operations. A source in the Met department said till 10.15 pm, Bandekodigehalli ...
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Second edition of 'Indian Open of Surfing' gets underway in Mangaluru 26.5.2017 Sify Finance
[India], May 26 (ANI): The second edition of the 'Indian Open of Surfing' on Friday got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach in Mangaluru.
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56 trees to make way for cattle hospital? 26.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Core VSF business adds strength to Grasim 25.5.2017 Business Standard: Markets & Investing
Vilayat expansion project and de-bottlenecking at other facilities will increase capacity
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Gadkari for cut in GST on hybrid cars 25.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that he will urge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to bring down the GST rate on hybrid vehicles and other automobiles that run on alternate fuels. Under the GST rates announced last week, hybrid cars, which are considered eco-friendly, are slated to attract a 15% cess over and above peak rate of 28%, same as those of large luxury cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). The automobile industry has expressed concern on the high rate on hybrids stating it would put a spanner in the wheels of government plans to promote green vehicles. At present hybrid vehicles attracts excise duty of 12.5% with an effective overall tax rate of 30.3%. "I will be meeting Arun Jaitley soon to request that tax slabs for vehicles run on ethanol, bio diesel, bio CNG should be reduced. I will also request him to reduce tax rate on hybrid vehicles," Gadkari said. Karnataka writes to FM Ministers at the Centre are not the only ones seeking relief. Karnataka ...
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Mahindra charged up on electric cars 25.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
With the government's ambitious plan to have all vehicles sold beyond the year 2032 to be electric, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), which has so far invested Rs 600 crore in the segment, aims to expand it in the next 2-4 years and has come up with plan EV 2.0. Though M&M's immediate plan for the electric segment is to develop vehicles for mass mobility, there is also a blueprint for developing high-end niche products at a later stage, which would primarily be for foreign markets. The company's push for electric vehicles (EVs) comes in the backdrop of government's push, which expects around 5 million units of electric vehicles to be sold in around next 15 years. As per a report released by Centre's think tank Niti Aayog earlier this month, the accelerated adoption of electric and shared vehicles could save about $60 billion in diesel and petrol costs while cutting down as much as 1 gigatonne (GT) of carbon emissions for India by 2030. This would result in an annual reduction of 156 million tonne in diesel and ...
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Bright future 24.5.2017 FrontLine: Data Card
Generation of renewable energy is steadily rising and the government must take this to the next level and reduce dependence on thermal power. By RAMESH CHAKRAPANI
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Heritage, trees and the ABC programme in limbo 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
... as Government Veterinary Hospital on Queens Road makes way for new multi-storey facility
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Gusty winds, heavy rain batter Bengaluru again 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds returned to Bengaluru late Monday night, raising fears of another overnight nightmare. Four trees were uprooted within half an hour of the rain.
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Bengaluru to launch pilot on pod transport 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
The city will soon see a pilot project on the ambitious pod transport method, which is being aggressively pushed by the State government. According to City Development Minister K.J. George, the decisi...
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Female elephant falls to death from elevation in Sakleshpur 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A lactating elephant aged around 20 years was killed after she slipped from an elevation and fell on a flat land in a private estate in Kogarahalli village in Sakleshpur taluk. The location is around 35 km from Hassan. M L Manjunath, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Hassan, told DH that the animal died at around 2.30 pm on Monday. "She fell on Sunday morning and after that she was unable to get up. The department tried all means to make her stand. We administered 20 bottles of glucose and five bottles of calcium, but all in vain. Dr Umashankar, veterinarian from Mysuru, too administered medical treatment, but she did not respond to it," he said. The post-mortem reports revealed that she had swelling and infection in her intestines. She was a lactating mother. Since her breasts were swollen and were full of milk, her calf would not be more than three months old, the report mentioned. The staff are now hoping that the calf will survive and find a lactating foster mother. She had strayed out of the forest ...
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Last accused in NLSU gang rape case sentenced to life 22.5.2017 Hindu: News
A sessions court on Monday convicted the last accused, Raju, in the infamous National Law School of India University (NLSIU) student rape case that took place on October 12, 2012 in the Jnanabharati ...
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Japanese forest bathing concept comes to IT hub 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
For the Japanese, being in the presence of trees is not just a matter of choice, it has been a part of their public health programme since the 80s. The reason being that trees help keep us in the pink of health. Bengalureans too can aspire to forest bathe to stay healthy at the tree park that is taking shape at the Kadugodi Plantation.
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Saturday squall brings Bengaluru to its knees 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
A construction site supervisor was washed away in a storm water drain, while 117 trees were uprooted in heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds that lashed most parts of Bengaluru on Saturday night.
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People's problems - Bus stop inaccessible 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bus stop inaccessible The road leading to the BMTC bus stop opposite Carmel Convent School on East End Road, Jayanagar 4th 'T' Block, gets flooded within minutes of downpour. The bus stop is used by schoolchildren and scores of others. Mohammed Rafiq Jayanagar Chaos at Udupi Garden signal The Udupi Garden junction in BTM layout is one of the busiest traffic intersections in the city as it leads to the Silk Board junction. But there is poor enforcement of traffic rules at this junction as riders zoom past the petrol bunk even if the signal is red. The less said the better about the numerous private cabs and buses that openly break the rules by ferrying passengers on this route. One wonders when will the RTO wake up. An affected resident, BTM Layout Shop causes nuisance A shop named 'Snow Breeze' at the dead-end of 27th Main, BTM 1st Stage, has been causing a nuisance to motorists and pedestrians. Since it is located at a blind corner, customers park their two-wheelers haphazardly and smoke cigarettes ...
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Power outage complaints flood Bescom 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) received as many as 3,014 complaints on Saturday as heavy rain lashed the city.

In all, 43 electricity poles fell and 39 trees were uprooted, leaving most parts of the city in the dark. Bescom personnel have been working round the clock to restore power supply, officials said.

According to Bescom officials, most of the complaints were reported from eastern, southern and southeastern parts of the city such as Jayanagar, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Shivajinagar, Hebbal, HSR Layout and Malleswaram.

Although power was restored in eastern, southern and western Bengaluru by Sunday afternoon, residents in most parts of northern and northeastern Bengaluru had to wait till Sunday evening for power to be restored.

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Search on for civic supervisor drowned in Bengaluru drain 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A day-long search for a civic supervisor who fell into a storm water drain in the city amid heavy rain failed to find any trace of him, said a top corporation official on Sunday.
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Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP 21.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
This is affecting clearance of pavements after branches are cut
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A theme in ruins 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Rain lashes city, two feared drowned in Kurubarahalli 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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