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Will the anger against lack of monsoon preparedness change fortunes of parties? 21.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
Residents of areas affected by last year’s flooding are waiting for promises made by various leaders to be fulfilled
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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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When the outside comes in 20.4.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Mohammed Ali Baig looks at the quest for identity in the face of celebrity in his new play
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Fighting plastic menace 20.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Greens from the city do their bit to save the planet from plastic waste. Earth Day is on Sunday
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Runners in city demand open spaces, parks and sports facilities 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters
This is the time to extract promises from politicians, and Bengaluru runners aren't behind in the race. They demand promises of better open, green spaces from the contestants of Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections 2018. ...
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'It's society that teaches children that transgender people are bad' 16.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
But this project is changing that -- one public artwork at a time.
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Showers hit normal life in N-K dists 15.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Showers were reported from many places in the state on Sunday. Rain accompanied by gusty winds brought down a heavy tree at Chittapur in Kalaburagi district in the afternoon, causing hardships for motorists. There was widespread rain across the taluk. Thunderstorms were also reported from Bidar, Bhalki and Basavakalyan in Bidar district. It started raining at 2 pm and continued till 3.30 pm, bringing the temperature down. Showers were reported from Sindhanur in Raichur district, where Mehboobsab Rajanayak was struck dead by lightning at around 2 pm. Four sheep died after they were struck by lightning. Hanamantha, 44, and his son Bheemanna, 14, were struck dead by lightning at Sharadahalli in Shahapur taluk, Yadgir district. Mounesh Piragara, 12, died after he was hit by lightning at Surpur taluk of the same district. Basavalingappa, 32, was struck dead by lightning while he was returning from a temple at Mylapura in Yadgir taluk. Twelve sheep died when lightning struck them at Ramasamudra in the taluk. A ...
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IPL 2018: RCB vs RR- Why Virat Kohli's Bangalore played in green... 15.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IPL 2018: RCB vs RR- Why Virat Kohli's Bangalore played in green...
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Kathua rape-and-murder case: Alleged conspirator's family wants CBI probe 15.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The family members of Sanji Ram, the alleged conspirator of the Kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a CBI probe into the case finds him guilty. The family members also criticised the national media for portraying their agitation for a CBI probe into the case as "pro-rapists" and "pro-culprits", and said the scribes were "delivering judgments without investigation". Huddled together under a tree in a nondescript hamlet in their village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, Ram's family members have been demanding an "impartial investigation by
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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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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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3 killed on spot in car crash near Kittur 9.4.2018 Deccan Herald - State

Three persons were killed on the spot and two sustained injuries after the car they were travelling turned turtle at Degulhalli in Kuttur taluk on Monday.

The deceased have been identified as Mallikarjun (25) of Mandya, Sudheendra Gowda (26) of Hunasur and Raghunath (25) of Bengaluru. Car driver Mohammed Riyan of Bhadravathi and Amit R P sustained injuries in the accident.

All the five were returning to Bengaluru from Goa. The accident occurred as the driver lost control over the speeding vehicle. The car turned turtle and hit a tree killing three on the spot, police said.

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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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Mahesh Rao writes about an Indian university showing the way forward in tackling mental illness 6.4.2018 Hindu: Home
For stressed-out students, even silence can be unbearable. Manipal Academy creates a safe space that shows how college administrations everywhere can help
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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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Congress worker shoots to scare off BJP cadre near Hoskote 4.4.2018 deccanherald.com
In a suspected incident of publicity-mongering, a man, said to be a worker of the Congress party, squeezed off two rounds of his revolver at Hunasenahalli near Hoskote on Wednesday. Another man present at the spot, said to be from the Opposition BJP, claimed that the shots were fired to intimidate him. But the Bengaluru Rural police, who took up a case of attempt to murder, including sections in the Arms Act, suspect that the entire thing could have been stage-managed. No one was injured in the incident, which happened at an isolated road between Kodihalli and Hunasenahalli, as the bullets pierced a nearby tree. "We picked up two versions of the story during our inquiry," a senior police officer said. "Ramaiah, the alleged victim, claimed that he was targeted by the ruling party worker Janardhan. Janardhan, for his part, said he had to fire in the air to protect himself from an attack by Ramaiah." Both Janardhan and Ramaiah live in Kodihalli and are known to each other. Ramaiah worked in Janardhans ...
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Home is where art is 4.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Artist Bakula Nayak relates how the secrets and joys of Bengaluru inspired her to be an artist once again, after several decades
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