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Great Lakes International University collaborates with IBM to make students industry-ready 30.3.2017 ET: Education
As a part of the IBM Innovation Center for Education programme, IBM will support GLIU in design and delivery of innovative curriculum.
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Byju Raveendran: Cricket all-rounder and maths wiz who's set to teach India 30.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
The making of an 'accidental' coach
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Dirty Tanker Fixtures - MAR 28 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Dirty Tanker Fixtures - MAR 28
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Farmers cry neglect, stage protest at lake 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Farmers cry neglect, stage protest at lake
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GATE crossed, it’s time for big dreams 29.3.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
There has been a marginal dip in success rate in the the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) this year but those who managed to sail past have set sights on IISc-Banglore or one of the IITs, just like the previous years.
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'Detergent phosphates cause for frothing at lakes' 28.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Researchers from IISc have called upon the state and central governments to ban or limit the presence of phosphates in detergents and floor cleaners in the wake of the increasing frothing in Bellandur and Varthur lakes. A recent study by a team of researchers from Energy and Wetlands Group, IISc, shows that the presence of phosphates and nitrates is leading to the frothing. Prof T V Ramachandra of the Group is the lead author of the research paper — Foaming or Algal Bloom in Water bodies of India: Remedial Measures-Restrict Phosphate (P) based Detergents — released this month. The study points out that algal bloom or frothing is a consequence of nutrient enrichment (nitrate and phosphate) due to untreated sewage (mostly from households and detergents) and causes pollution, leading to algal blooms. The study shows that phosphate content in Varthur lake goes up to 1.263 mg/litre in some places, which is high. The phosphate in the foam is 74.59 mg/l. "Ideally, there should not be phosphate ...
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Sharma back in BMTF, officials on their toes 28.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force chief R P Sharma got cracking soon after taking charge of the post. Two days after he was assigned additional charge of BMTF, Sharma held a meeting with his subordinates and asked them to show progress in cases registered in the past and action taken on complaints. Sources in the BMTF said he gave the BMTF police 10 days to submit a detailed action taken report. The major fallout of the change in guard was felt in the Bengaluru district authorities as they have been asked to furnish the progress made in the complaints pertaining to encroachment of lakes and stormwater drains. An officer in the Bengaluru urban district said a BMTF inspector has sought the progress in the case related to Venkatarayana Kere, a tank measuring 4 acres, 15 guntas in Gubbalala village off Kanakapura Road. "Just now, our officers prepared a reply and sent it to BMTF. The BDA has encroached upon the tank and formed a layout. The BMTF has already registered an FIR in this case," said the officer. ...
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‘BBMP’s plan for SWDs does not have long-term solutions’ 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
The rejuvenation of storm-water drains (SWDs) is one of the major steps touted by the authorities after parts of the city were flooded in August last year when drains overflowed following heavy rain.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake can heal the world 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
Maybe we were wrong about Bellandur Lake all along. Given the interest that companies from UK, Israel and now Germany have shown, it seems the lake is not dead and decaying as we had earlier thought.
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Lake development: residents protest official 'apathy' 27.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A large number of farmers on Monday staged a demonstration at the Chikkalinga Shastry lake in Kaggalipura on Kanakapura Road in south Bengaluru, alleging official apathy. The villagers were aggrieved that the government was blocking their attempts to conserve and develop the lake that provides water for drinking and irrigation in nine villages. J Anthony Swamy of Kaggalipura said that about two decades ago, the villagers had desilted the lake spread over 111 acres. As a result, the water holding capacity had increased substantially. "It may surprise one that there is a lake with pristine water in Bengaluru. We have maintained it. It is our lifeline today," he said. The problem emerged when the villagers approached the chief engineer of the Minor Irrigation department with a request to cut a portion of a hillock, which is blocking the water flowing to the lake. "If a rock in the hillock is removed, we will have water round the year. We will not be dependent on any other water source," said Swamy. Swamy ...
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Foreign firms propose to rejuvenate Bellandur Lake 26.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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BBMP presents budget for the year 2017-18 25.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Sarjapur residents protest felling of trees for road-widening 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
To raise the issue of age-old trees being cut down due to the recent road-widening work at Sarjapur, an awareness walk was held by Sarjapur Resident Welfare Association (SRWA). The RWA members, who in the recent past have witnessed felling of a number of trees due to road-widening on Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle, pressured the state government to look at possibilities of replanting and relocating these old trees before the next phase of road-widening is implemented on Sarjapur-Attibele Road. "The road-widening work is being undertaken by Karnataka Public Works Department (PWD). We became aware of the issue only after the road work started and are now doing our best to save at least the banyan and peepal trees. On the Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle stretch, work has gone on in full swing and many trees, some more than 150 years old, have already been axed," said Joy V R, secretary, SRWA. The volunteers and RWA members plan to submit a signature appeal to the Forest department, PWD and Anekal Town Planning ...
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BBMP budget: high property tax target receives flak 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP budget evoked a mixed response with some criticising the high property tax collection target while others lauded it. Urban expert R K Misra said high expectations from property tax may sound absurd, but the high target of Rs 3,723.25 crore reveals that the Palike has started cleaning up its house. "It is not that the BBMP does not have the potential to generate such huge revenues. All that the BBMP needs to do is to bring in some Aadhaar equivalent for identity of properties. It is high time the BBMP stops thinking that people are honest and will declare the actual size of their properties," said Misra. He felt that the BBMP has started streamlining its finances. He, however, was doubtful about the emphasis given to the plantation drive. "I am always skeptical about plantation drives since there is no proper monitoring system." Sridhar Pabbisetty of Namma Bengaluru Foundation said, "Over promise, under delivery - that sums up the 2017-18 budget of BBMP." He observed that the allocation of Rs 89 ...
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BBMP budget: Push to save trees and parks 25.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has given impetus to the preservation of parks and trees. Horticulture, lakes and forests have together got an 812% increase in allocation over the previous year’s budget.While the 2016...
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BBMP Budget for 2017-18: no new taxes announced 25.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Tax and Finance Committe chairman announced the BBMP Budget for 2017-2018, with an outlay of Rs. 9241.04 crore, at the Council Hall on Saturday. A major part of this...
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British firm offers to revive Bellandur lake in 6 months 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
ABritish firm has offerred to revive Bellandur lake within six months. At a meeting chaired by Large and Medium Scale Industries Minister RVDesphande on Friday, the delegates of Bluewater Bio made a presentation, saying that they could revive Bellandur lake within six months. Though the exact cost of the project was not discussed, the team from London, headed by Dominic McAllister, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, said that it was keen to fund 85% of the project cost and the balance would have to be met by the state government. The government will have to repay monetary assistance six months after the completion of the project, with an interest at the rate of 2.36%. Deshpande said that the proposal would have to be routed through the Union government since it was funded by the British government. Also, global tenders would have to be called for as the state government follows the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act. CMDhananjaya, chairman of the Karnataka State ...
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Lake gets a makeover to welcome migratory birds 24.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Yediyur, one of the oldest lakes in south Bengaluru, has attracted scores of rare visitors this year -121 species of migratory birds to be precise.
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Stay on proceedings against engineer 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The high court has granted stay on the proceedings against N Balasubramanya, superintending engineer of Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL).

The engineer has approached the court, seeking quashing of the show-cause notice issued by BMTF with regard to misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 842 crore between 2013 and 2016 in KR Puram constituency.

Balasubramanya has contended that BMTF does not have the authority to conduct an enquiry into the work of KRIDL.

He has said that the entire work carried out by KRIDL is under the direct supervision
of BBMP. Justice A S Bopanna granted stay on the BMTF proceedings and ordered notice to the government and BMTF.

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Onus on owner for quality of building 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Thursday said owners and architects of buildings will be held responsible for substandard construction.

Replying to K Pratapchandra Shetty of Congress in the Council, he said all building owners have to give an undertaking to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) declaring that all rules have been complied with. Only then will the BBMP issue occupation certificate. The owner and the architect will be held responsible if it proves to be false, he added.


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