User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Oct 18 2017 03:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Woman dies in accident 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 53-year-old woman was knocked down by an autorickshaw at Vivekananda Road near Halasuru on Monday.

She was admitted to Bowring hospital and died on Tuesday morning. Police said the victim, Rebecca Devdas, a resident of Jogupalya, was working as housekeeper at the church.

She was returning home on Monday night when an autorickshaw hit her. She sustained injuries in the head. Police have arrested the autorickshaw driver Althaf (24) and have seized the vehicle.
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At Beku Beda Santhe, many hopeful for change 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Santhe marked first anniversary of ‘Steel Flyover Beda’ protest
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Bengaluru’s Beku Beda Santhe kicks off 15.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Beku Beda Santhe, an event that aims to bring together those who have been fighting for various civic issues, got off to a grand start on Sunday.Hundreds of residents turned up for the event, wh...
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Devastation, anger, and gloom in Kurubarahalli 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The area bears the scars of Friday’s rain with houses damaged, garbage strewn around, and sludge residue inside homes
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Priest’s body recovered from drain 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
NDRF personnel still searching for woman and daughter
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No holidays for officials on pothole-filling drive 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
After Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's deadline to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to fill potholes in 15 days, BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad directed all the officials to work on Sundays and public holidays. Prasad told DH, "The officials are working day and night and it is still possible for us to fill potholes within 15 days. I have asked officials not to take leave unless it is an emergency." The commissioner and mayor will hold meetings with officials. "We have continuously held meetings with engineers, officials and corporators to discuss ways to tackle the pothole issue. Similarly, we have requested all city MLAs to intimate our chief engineers about the potholes," said Prasad. Meanwhile, residents of Kaggadasapura staged a unique protest by paying homage to a road on Wednesday. "According to us, this road is no more. The rajakulve has been blocked for the past two years and all rainwater stagnates on the road, leading to potholes. Hence, we came up with a unique protest by ...
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Pvt bus knocks down Namma Metro employee 10.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A 34-year-old pedestrian was killed after he was knocked down by a speeding private bus near Mysore Bank Circle on Monday night. The victim, Siddesh, was a native of Madhugiri in Tumakuru district and a resident of 8th Mile on Tumakuru Road. He was a house-keeping staff on contract with BMRCL, the police said.

According to the police, Siddesh was walking towards his workplace when an over-speeding bus coming from KG Road knocked him down. Siddesh was rushed to a nearby hospital by a few passers-by and the police. He died on the way to the hospital.
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Changing from bystanders to stakeholders: a year of Citizens for Bengaluru 10.10.2017 Citizen Matters
From forming a human chain to stop 'steel flyover' to Beku-BeDa Santhe a year later, Citizens for Bengaluru has come a long way, learning the ropes of dealing with government. Citizen participation is no longer an aberration but now a norm. ...
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Baldwin teachers targeted for protesting say parents, alumni 8.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Baldwin Group of Institutions is in the news for wrong reasons again as a group of old students and parents say that teachers are being targeted and bullied for taking part in protests against the management. A group of former students of Baldwin schools, parents and citizens, gathered at Richmond Town Park on Sunday morning for a silent protest. According to them, following protests in the girls, boys and RR Nagar schools, several teachers who were at the forefront have been targeted. "Nine of them were served show-cause notices, asking why disciplinary action should not be taken against them. A 14-member enquiry committee has been bullying them. Orders have been issued to transfer two teachers to Raichur and Kolar with immediate effect," one of the protestors said. Somdev Chaudhari, a protesting parent, said, "We are concerned about the breakdown of peace at the institution. Teachers have the democratic right to protest and they did so peacefully. Now the management is bullying them with gruelling ...
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It is 'namma' Metro, give us what we want: citizens 7.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens' participation in governance, last seen during the protest against the steel flyover, was again evident on Saturday as people's representatives and activists decided to fight for the citys needs. A round table discussion called by a group of four NGOs to discuss integrity of transport and access to Metro stations soon turned into a platform to shape the future of the city with a vision. Ashish Verma, associate professor of Transportation Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, supported the demand of urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar and resident of Vasanthagar, Rajkumar Dugar, that Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) should build the proposed Metro station at Cantonment in front of the railway station. "The future of mobility in a growing city like Bengaluru doesn't stop at physical integration of multiple modes of transport. There is need for a larger coordination among different agencies working for the city and its residents. So we need one overarching body that ...
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Battered Pumpwell-Bendoorwell Road portrays Mangaluru in poor light 7.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Potholes and craters dominate the road during monsoon
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RBI Layout residents oppose Indira Canteen 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Despite rain, about 50 residents of RBI Layout in JP Nagar 7th Phase staged a protest on Wednesday opposing construction of Indira canteen on their playground.

BBMP is planning to construct Indira canteen on a playground situated near the Capital School in RBI Layout.

Belur Laxmi Narayana, a local resident said "We are not opposing the poor-friendly concept Indira canteen, but we have an objection to the choice of the location. This is the only place in the locality where children can play and senior citizens come for daily walks and physical exercise." The middle class people of this locality do not depend on the Indira canteen, it is better if the BBMP constructs a canteen in a locality where people genuinely need it, he added.

The residents will hold a protest march from the playground to BBMP office in RBI Layout on Thursday 10 am.
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SC junks plea against use of National College Grounds for non-sport events 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition by the Shankarapuram Residents' Welfare Association against the use of the National College Grounds in Basavanagudi for non-sport activities such as political rallies. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed the special leave petition filed by the association against the judgement given by the High Court of Karnataka on July 28, 2017. Advocate Gaurav Kejriwal, representing the association, challenged the rejection of a writ petition by the high court, which did not see any "irrationality or illegality" in granting permission for organising non-sport activities in the playground that belongs to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The apex court did not see any reason to interfere in the high court's decision. The petitioner maintained that the BBMP permits the use of the playground in question for non-sport activities such as exhibitions, fairs and community events. As the ...
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It’s residents vs. MLA at Kaggadasapura 3.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents upset with plans to build a temple, a garden and a wide walkway near lake
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City stinks on cleanliness day as civic workers stay off duty 2.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Even as organisations and individuals picked up brooms, wore gloves and participated in the Swachh Bharath campaign at some places on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, garbage piled up at many other locations of the city. "On one hand, the government is promoting Swachh Bharat. On the other, the city stinks and piles of garbage can be seen everywhere. It seems most pourakarmikas are on an extended weekend," said Umakanth, a resident of Magadi Road. The Bengaluru division of South Western Railway conducted a cleanliness campaign to mark Gandhi Jayanti and the finale of the "Swachhta Hi Seva" fortnight being observed by the Indian Railways. Officers, staff members, Scouts and Guides took out a rally from the railway station, carrying banners and placards with slogans on cleanliness. Volunteers from Eco-Watch of the Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development also took part in the campaign. Many Bengalureans joined hands with Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrashekar's Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) ...
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George bats for waste-to-energy technology 28.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Met waste management experts and other citizens who want an end to ‘contractor mafia’
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RBI layout residents oppose Indira Canteen 27.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Despite rain, about 50 residents of RBI Layout in JP Nagar 7th Phase staged a protest on Wednesday opposing construction of Indira canteen on their playground.

BBMP is planning to construct Indira canteen on a playground situated near the Capital School in RBI Layout.

Belur Laxmi Narayana, a local resident said "We are not opposing the poor-friendly concept of Indira Canteen, but we have an objection to the choice of the location. This is the only place in the locality where children can play and senior citizens come for daily walks and physical exercise." The middle class people of this locality do not depend on the Indira Canteen, it is better if the BBMP constructs a canteen in a locality where people genuinely need it, he added.

The residents will hold a protest march from the playground to BBMP office in RBI Layout on Thursday at 10 am.


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Politicians will have to take the charter test 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Before the Assembly polls, political parties will be asked to take a stand on various issues
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Citizens urge govt to streamline solid waste management 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Resident welfare associations (RWAs), NGOs and members of the public staged a protest against garbage mafia on Sunday demanding the government to streamline solid waste management (SWM) in the city and bring transparency and accountability in the sector. Voicing their support to the state government's measures, they demanded that along with the direct payment method and biometric attendance for pourakarmikas, BBMP should fast implement the GPS-based monitoring of the garbage trucks. The protest comes in the wake of the state government invoking Essential Services Maintenance Act to make garbage contractors fall in line after they stopped waste collection. Garbage contractors have opposed the government's decision to make direct payments to pourakarmikas, which will essentially take away their hold on civic workers. The government has planned biometric attendance system to remove bogus pourakarmikas from the pay list. Blacklist "It is high time the government blacklists contractors who are part of the ...
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Hesaraghatta residents oppose move to open liquor store 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Hesaraghatta village on Sunday staged a protest against the move by the Mysore Sales International Limited to set up a liquor outlet there. They prevented the entry of the truck carrying liquor bottles to the village. They said MSIL planned to open an outlet on Bilijale village road at Hesaraghatta. The Excise department officials visited the village for inspection, but did not submit a proper report. They submitted a wrong report, which enabled MSIL to go ahead with its plan. There are two Anganwadi centres, a government school, a maternity hospital, a private school and a farmers' centre within a radius of 150 metres from the place identified for the liquor outlet. Hesaraghatta Gram Panchayat president Krishnaiah said, "The liquor outlet is being opened without obtaining the permission of the Gram Panchayat." GP president Vasanthalakshmi said a large number of women from the village worked in garment factories and many middle-class families reside there. Considering these factors, the ...
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