User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
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Pollution Levels Soar in Metros During Diwali 25.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Despite HC diktat, KSPCB has no plans for safer Deepavali 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) hasn't put in place any special plans to check pollution during the Deepavali despite being ordered by the High Court to take stringent measures to that effect. The court had taken serious note of the increasing levels of noise and air pollution in Bangalore and directed the KSPCB to take stringent measures to control them. KSPCB Chairman Vaman Acharya said there were no special measures in place this year. "But we have requested the police and the sales tax department to strictly follow the Explosives Act which bans the sale of crackers in residential and busy commercial spaces. Although crackers can be sold for five days during the festival, the sellers should have proper documents like fire safety clearance, sales tax and VAT payment papers. The sales tax department will also conduct special drives along with the police. Those found selling crackers at places other than the designated points will be brought to book," he told Deccan Herald. Bursting ...
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IISc, UK Centre to Work on Green Issues 6.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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IISc signs pact with UK research centre 1.10.2014 HBL: Home

The UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on key challenges such as w...

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Smartcities: Cisco seeks to gel with PM Modi 25.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Smartcities: Cisco seeks to gel with PM Modi
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All din and no action on silent zones 25.9.2014 deccanherald.com
Despite the High Court ordering the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to check noise and air pollution in the City and strictly maintain 'No Honking Zones' around schools, hospitals, government offices, courts, etc, officials and experts say such spaces simply do not exist because most of the institutions are located in congested areas. Rules laid down by the Ministry of Environment and Forests state that there should be absolutely no noise within the 100-metre radius of schools and hospitals, in the areas marked as 'No Honking Zones' or 'Silent Zones'. But officials and experts point out that 'No Honking Zones' simply do not exist in the City because most of the institutions are located in congested areas. 'No Honking Zones' refer to areas around educational institutions, hospitals, government offices and courts. But this is only on paper because most of them are located in prime areas, including main roads, highways and market spaces. For instance, St Joseph's schools and colleges, Christ ...
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Cisco displays smart city concept 24.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Cisco displays smart city concept
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Know polluter BMTC bus? Earn Rs 1,000 reward now 20.9.2014 deccanherald.com
Reprimanded by the High Court for the high number of vehicles flouting traffic rules, using shrill horns and causing air pollution in the City, both the transport department and the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are racing against time to improve things before the court hears the matter again. From announcing cash rewards to informers to roping in celebrities for creating awareness among the public to mooting a proposal to have a uniform penalty of Rs 1,000 for polluter vehicles, the department or the BMTC is leaving no stone unturned. While the BMTC has announced a cash reward of Rs 1,000 for information about its buses causing pollution or violating traffic rules, the department is planning to rope in local celebrities to create awareness. It is also considering increasing the penalty and conducting enforcement drives. Valid certificates According to BMTC officials, if anyone gives information/complaint about BMTC buses emitting excessive smoke, he/she will be given a cash reward ...
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Assess damage caused by builder: HC 20.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Friday directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to assess the damage caused to residents of Narageshwara Nagenhalli, off Hennur Main Road, where Mantri Developers is coming up with its mega project 'Mantri Web City.' Hearing a petition by the residents of Narageshwara Nagenhalli, a division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri directed the BBMP to submit a report within a week. The petitioners had moved the High Court stating the realty firm was resorting to excessive use of explosives damaging the residential structures in the vicinity. The petitioners claimed the developers, in the process of removing the solid soil rock bed on the project site, were altering the area's landscape. "They are using explosives to blast rocks.This is damaging the properties of the people who have constructed their houses with great difficulty. This is also causing noise and air pollution. The pollution is so severe that many have been admitted to hospital ...
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Plan to Reduce Air, Noise Pollution: HC 17.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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City needs smart waste management systems 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
In the run-up to the 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit scheduled for February, experts from diverse backgrounds on Tuesday deliberated on smart and sustainable solutions for Bangalore to make it a 'smart city'. As a prelude to the global event, a series of regional dialogues are being organised, first of which was held on Tuesday. The regional dialogue focused on themes like Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Planning, Implementing and Building Capacity, and Clean and Smart Technologies. Experts agreed Bangalore is in dire need of smart waste management systems, access to clean water and energy, and regulatory mechanisms to check the worsening air quality. Ahighlight of the event was the webcast done with Dr R K Pachauri, director general, TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute), and the participants and experts. Pachauri said building 100 smart cities was an exciting challenge. "We should just take out the spillover effect and spread it smartly across the country." He stressed having smart ...
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‘City Needs Smart Waste Mgmt Systems’ 17.9.2014 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Not e-rickshaws, battery-run buses being considered for feeder service 15.9.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
With the high court banning e-rickshaws, the lieutenant governor’s high-powered committee has recommended battery-operated buses to provide feeder service from Metro ...
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Experience Bali in Bangalore: Nandhini group launches Balinese living through 'Ananthara' 15.9.2014 Oneindia.in: News
Bangalore, Sep 15: Ananthara - affordable luxurious Balinese styled independent villas has been launched in Bangalore by Nandhini Developers, an initiative of Nandhini Group of Hotels. Nandhini's  "Ananthara" independent villa complex is located in the most upcoming location of Bangalore
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‘Make Bangalore green’ 12.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Make Bangalore green’
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KSPCB orders greening of city 11.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
KSPCB orders greening of city
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KSPCB orders greening of city 10.9.2014 Hindu: News
Prompted by what it describes as a “phenomenal decline in green cover” in the city, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) t...
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Architects Suggest Design Rethink - The New Indian Express 6.9.2014 Google News
Architects Suggest Design Rethink The New Indian Express BANGALORE: Nostalgia means a different time and place but what architect and conservationist H C Thimmaiah misses most about Bangalore is a sense of space. Thimmaiah remembers places that are gone, like Quality restaurant where he ... We have erred in ...
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Hop on to public transport on this Bus Day! 3.9.2014 Citizen Matters

Can we decide to travel through public transport, at least on Bus Day? Here's the info to help you, if you decide to travel in a bus!

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Kochi can afford to put on some 'airs' 3.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Kochi can afford to put on some 'airs'
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