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Apartments not the major polluter of Bellandur lake, govt. tells NGT 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘While 480 MLD of sewage was entering the lake daily, contribution from apartments was 66.87 MLD’
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One-month training for women 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and MSME Development Institute, Rajajinagar, will organise a one month training programme on designer blouse, kids' frocks and bags for women from October 3.

For details, interested can call 9449062473/vgssrgr@yahoo.com/dcdibang@dcmsme.gov.in
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319 apartments dubbed 'polluters' despite linking sewage to UGD 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The attempt to put the blame of polluting Bellandur lake on apartments has backfired. In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the state government has classified 319 apartments in the lake's catchment area as 'polluters' although all of them let out sewage to BWSSB's underground drainage. By this definition, all the citizens of Bengaluru should be considered as polluters since the UGD is the default channel to ferry sewage to the treatment plants. "BWSSB is the culprit. Over the last many years, they should have set up larger centralised STPs at the exit points of the underground drains. They have miserably failed in doing this, which has meant that 480 Million Litres Daily (MLD) of sewage is flowing into the Bellandur lake from their network," Srikanth Narasimhan, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) told DH. According to the report, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and BWSSB had inspected 755 apartments in the Bellandur catchment area. As many ...
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Government asks ACB to probe garbage scam 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The Urban Development Department (UDD) has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau to probe the financial scam by BBMP garbage contractors, in the name of 6,600 fictitious pourakarmikas.

The contractors are said to have cheated the Palike of Rs 934 crore for paying employees, who exist only on paper.

According to the UDD, 83 contractors had cheated the civic body of Rs 550 crore for paying salaries to the fictitious pourakarmikas. These contractors had also not remitted provident fund and ESI contributions, which come to Rs 384 crore.

A survey conducted by the State Safai Karmachari Commission found that there were only 12,400 pourakarmikas as against 19,000 shown by the garbage contractors.


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Dubbing culture isn't good: Girish Kasaravalli 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Vetern film director Girish Kasaravalli has expressed concern over dubbing culture in Kannada entertainment industry.

"Dubbing culture will not only affect employment opportunities for artistes, but the very essence of Kannada culture," he said in an interaction at Aneka studio on Saturday.

"The dubbing culture will help a few producers and dubbing artistes."

He said Kannada films were facing tough challenges from other language movies. Regarding successful and good movies, he said: "All successful movies need not be good movies. Success is not the lone criteria for a good movie. Movies like Uyyale and Jenugudu weren't successful, but have remained in minds and hearts of the audience due to their plots."
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165 more services to come under Sakala 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Officials from Sakala Mission on Sunday organised a 10-km cycle rally from Kanteerava stadium to create awareness about Sakala services.

K Mathai, administrator, Sakala Mission said that over 300 cyclists participated in the rally. He said that 765 services of 63 government departments were being offered under Sakala.

Around 20,000 officials have been designated for this services across Karnataka.

He said that Sakala was introduced to curb corruption. "Soon 165 more services will be added to it" he said.

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All ears to distinctive sounds 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
DJ Amit from UK and DJ Vachan Chinnappa will perform on September 30, 9 pm onwards at The Humming Tree.

Amit is a UK-based live music artiste, composer and producer, who has been hailed as one of the most distinctive and original voices within the electronic music industry.

He is credited with creating a new and innovative sub-genre within electronic music, influencing a generation of new music artists. Vachan Chinnappa has been instrumental in nurturing the drum and bass scene in Bengaluru.

His repertoire is massive and the energy he creates on the dance floor is unparalleled. For details, call 25201201.
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A place called home 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A native of The Netherlands, Martijn Rauwers and his wife Jasmin Beverwijk moved to Bengaluru with their children - Simon and Lisa - a year and a half ago. It was at Jasmin's instance that the family came here and now they are more than happy to call Bengaluru their second home. The family lived in Arnhem, a small town close to the border of Germany. Martijn met Jasmine at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Martijn works for a startup that specialises in sustainable business models for healthy cities, food supply chains, waste, energy and water infrastructure back home but is currently on a break. Jasmin was born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh, but doesn't remember anything of her life in that country. "I was brought to an orphanage in Dhaka, when there was famine and chaos there, Bangladesh had just become independent of Pakistan. When I was about two years old I was adopted by a Dutch couple who I consider as my natural parents," says Jasmine, who has lived and travelled across the world. Jasmine had ...
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Fun in the backyard! 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
And one day God picked colours from the palette to paint India — frothy rivers, beefy mountains, deep valleys, dense forrests, precarious cliffs, powdery snowscapes… And when the landscape was painted, he packed gallons of adrenaline into the adventure junkie who loves to trek, hike, climb rocks, run trails, snow ski, fly fox, glide, board, dive. Then, he threw adventure darts on the map: Goa for water sports, Kamshet and Bir for paragliding, Madhya Pradesh for rock climbing, Arunachal for trekking, Andaman for scuba diving. A million adventure options for travellers who are now spurning vanilla beachside vacations and sight-seeing holidays and packing adventure into their itinerary. A 2015 Ministry of Tourism (MoT) survey studying adventure tourist flow to 28 states in the country found that Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra attracted the highest number of adventure tourists in India. The adventure-seekers are growing — in 2015, there were 31 lakh adventure tourists ...
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66.12 acres of Singapura lake reclaimed 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bengaluru Urban district administration on Saturday conducted a drive to rid a lake at Singapura near Byatarayanapura, of encroachment and reclaimed 66 acres and 12 guntas.

Deputy Commissioner V Shankar told DH, "A few influential have encroached upon the lake land. Some of them have not bothered to reply to the notices served on them. We will take appropriate action soon."

The deputy commissioner added that the drive was conducted following the order by the House Committee on Encroachments of Lake. The drive to clear encroachment on other waterbodies in the city will continue.


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I-T officer's son's murder: Body was dumped in lake 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
Four youths have been held for killing I-T officer's missing son Sharath. Sharath was murdered within 30 minutes after his parents approached the police. Police managed to corner the main accused on Thursday on the basis of records of his phone calls made to Sharath.
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Bengaluru I-T officer's kidnapped son murdered 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
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Kidnapped Bengaluru youth found dead in quarry 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Four persons have been arrested
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Appointed to Appellate Tribunal for Electricity 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Justice N K Patil, retired judge of the High Court of Karnataka, on Friday took the oath of office as Judicial Member of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity here.

Justice Patil, who hails from Bidar district, was appointed a judge of the Karnataka High Court in 2000 and served as a senior judge till his retirement in 2016.

He was also the chairman of the Karnataka Legal Services Authority and the author of the report on conservation of lakes in Bengaluru in 2011.

He was also the chairman of the Committee for Prevention of Malnutrition, constituted by the High Court. He will serve as Judicial Member, Appellate Tribunal of Electricity for a period of three years
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Tax official's kidnapped son found murdered near Bengaluru 22.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A 19-year-old son of an Income Tax officer was found murdered after his friends allegedly kidnapped him over a week ago and demanded a Rs 50 lakh ransom for his release, police said on Friday. Six persons have been arrested.
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Income Tax officer’s son killed by abductors, body found near lake in Bengaluru 22.9.2017 Zee News : States
The Bengaluru police on Friday recovered the body of a 19-year-old boy who was the son of an income tax officer.
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Kidnapped IT officer's son killed in Bengaluru, four arrested 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The body of an Income Tax officer's son was found near a lake today, 10 days after he was apparently kidnapped, and police said they have arrested four people including a friend of the victim.      The decomposed body of 19-year-old Sharath Kumar was found buried near Ramohalli lake on the outskirts of Bengaluru, police said.Police believe the abductors killed the teenager because they feared being caught.Police said four people have been arrested but did not reveal their identities or give details.    Sharath, the son of I-T officer Niranjan Kumar, had left home at Ullala in his new m
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Indian Super League season 4 to kick off in November 22.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indian Super League (ISL) season 4 will kick off with a mouth- watering clash between defending champions ATK and runners-up Kerala Blasters FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata on November 17.
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Kidnapped IT officer's son killed, four arrested 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
An Income Tax officer's son who was kidnapped 10 days ago was found murdered near a lake on the city's outskirts today, with police arresting four persons including a friend of the victim in connection with the crime.     The decomposed body of 19-year-old Sharath was found buried near the Ramohalli lake, police said.The victim's car was parked near the spot, police said, adding, fearing action by them the abductors killed him.  Sharath, son of I-T officer Niranjan Kumar, had left home at Ullala in his new car on September 12, telling his parents that he will back soon. However, he did no
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Income Tax official's son found dead in Bengaluru lake 22.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Senior Income Tax officials 19-year-old son Sharath found dead this morning in Ramohalli lake outskirts of Bengaluru.

Sharath went missing on September 12, followed by which his parents received a video on WhatsApp demanding a ransom for his release.

Police has arrested six men including Sharaths friend Vishal, in connection with the murder.
Details awaited

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