User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Apr 24 2017 20:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,087    
HSR's composting plant back to square one, no solution in sight 24.4.2017 Citizen Matters

Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) is back to its old status, and the deadlock continues. Akshatha M traces a month's journey of the plant, through her interactions with concerned key parties.

Also found in: [+]
Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman adopts Kalena Agrahara lake 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Also found in: [+]
Case of medical negligence against hospital after boy's death 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A case of medical negligence has been lodged against Annayya Health Care Centre at Sector V, HSR Layout, following the death of a six-year-old child. The family of the child has attributed the death to an overdose of anaesthesia. Santosh N was admitted to the hospital and was scheduled to undergo a surgery for the removal of an overgrown tissue on Friday. The child's parents, on the advice of doctors at the hospital, had consented to the surgery. Residents of Ejipura, the child's parents --- Nityananda and Mugeshwari --- had staged a protest in front of the hospital on Friday, following the incident. The child was taken to the hospital around 9 am. The surgery, as per schedule, began at noon. The child's parents grew anxious after doctors gave them no update on the health condition of the child and requests of the parents to have a glimpse of the child were turned down, family members said. In the evening, the child's family was told that he needed additional treatment and was rushed to St John's Medical ...
Also found in: [+]
Indiranagar residents protest 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The residents of Indiranagar on Saturday held a candlelight protest against the commercialisaton of their locality.

The community said that in the last few days they have been reaching out to various authorities including the Excise commissioner and elected representatives seeking their intervention in curbing rapid commercialisation of the area, but their pleas had been unheard. The protesters formed a human chain along the 100 feet road.

Also found in: [+]
IAF to organise recruitment rally 20.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The Indian Air Force will conduct a recruitment rally at Hasanamba Indoor Stadium, Hassan, from April 27 to 30. The written test has been scheduled for April 27 and 29, stated a release. The selection...
Also found in: [+]
A reality check inside Bengaluru's one and only composting plant 18.4.2017 Citizen Matters

This composting plant in Bengaluru is supposed to be model that will show how large scale composting can be done in cities. But what is really going on? A reality check.

Also found in: [+]
If composting plant doesn't work, close it down, demand HSR residents 17.4.2017 Citizen Matters

Citizens speak out on the government-run composting plant in HSR Layout - what is happening, why people are worried about it.

Also found in: [+]
Security guard run over by train 16.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A security guard was run over by a train near Sadaramangala railway gate between Hoodi and Whitefield on Saturday night.

The accident took place when Manas Kumar M (55), a native of Odisha and resident of Bellandur, was pushing his bicycle to cross the railway track.

He was crossing the track along with his friend without noticing the arrival of a goods train around 8 pm. The body was shifted to Bowring Hospital for post-mortem.

In a separate incident, Krishnamma (70), a resident of Srirampura, was run over by a train on Saturday night. The accident occurred when she was crossing the track behind Mantri Square apartment. The body was shifted to Victoria Hospital for post-mortem.
Also found in: [+]
Caregivers’ plight 11.4.2017 FrontLine: Home
A recent protest in Karnataka draws attention to the poor pay and service conditions of the women who run anganwadi services in the country, protecting women and children of vulnerable groups from ill health and malnutrition. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
Also found in: [+]
Siddaramaiah holds meeting to resolve Diddalli tribals' eviction issue 11.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Now, it is the responsibility of Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa to rehabilitate Diddalli tribals of Kodagu. They have been evacuated by the forest department from Devamacchi reserve forest. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a meeting in Bengaluru on Tuesday to discuss ways of rehabilitating the tribals. On behalf of the displaced tribals, freedom fighter HSDoreswamy, advocate A K Subbaiah, Sirimane Nagaraj, film actor Chethan and others participated. The forest department razed the huts of 577 tribals at Diddalli last December saying they had encroached upon the reserve forest. Since then, the tribals, with support from non-government organisations and some individuals, have been staging protests condemning the eviction and demanding rehabilitation. After the meeting, Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa told reporters that as many 577 tribal families were evicted overnight. They have been provided with temporary sheds. In Tuesday's meeting, the ways of providing permanent dwellings were discussed, he ...
Also found in: [+]
3 elderly women killed as goods vehicle topples 10.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Three women were killed on the spot after a mini goods vehicle in which they were travelling toppled near Thindlu Gate in Sarjapur onMonday evening. The dead are Yellamma, Puttamma and Radhamma, all aged around 60, and residents of Billapura in Tyavakanahalli in Anekal taluk.

The women collected coriander leaves from different fields in and around Bagalur in Tamil Nadu and were returning in the vehicle that was loaded with vegetables when the accident occurred around 6.45 pm. The driver lost control over the vehicle as he approached Thindlu gate and, it toppled.

The victims were buried under bags containing vegetables. They died on the spot due to massive injuries, said the police. The driver was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment and his identity is yet to be ascertained, the police said.
Also found in: [+]
Doctor fends off 3 robbers, injured 8.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Three bike-borne men attacked a city-based doctor in a bid to rob him of his valuables in Hanumanthnagar on Friday night.

The victim, Dr Hanumanthe Gowda, a resident of Raghavendra Block, had gone for a walk after dinner when three men on a motorcycle accosted him and tried to rob him. When Gowda raised an alarm, the trio attacked him.

Abort attempt

When the doctor retaliated, they aborted their attempt and sped away. A few passersby who noticed Dr Hanumanthe Gowda, shifted him to a private hospital. The Hanumanthnagar police have registered a case and efforts are on to nab the suspects.
Also found in: [+]
Plea on Basavanagudi’s National College Grounds: Karnataka HC notice to state govt 3.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Also found in: [+]
India failed to deter xenophobic, racist attacks: African envoys 3.4.2017 TOI: India
African envoys today severely criticized India for taking no measures to deter, nor properly condemning the "xenophobic and racial attacks" against Africans in the country. They also said they plan to call for an independent investigation into the attacks by the Human Rights Council.
Also found in: [+]
Pulse polio immunisation in two phases in Karnataka 31.3.2017 deccanherald.com
To create awareness on the upcoming pulse polio drive among citizens, a rally was organised by the BBMP and the Rotary Club on Friday. Nursing students, doctors, accredited social health activists (ASHA) workers and the BBMP staff marched from the Mahatma Gandhi statue on MG Road to the BBMP head office as a part of the drive. Pamphlets were distributed among the public informing them to administer children in the age group of 0-5 years with pulse polio drops. Mayor G Padmavathi who flagged off the drive said that polio cases had been reported at Afghanistan and Pakistan. "The pulse polio immunisation campaign had proved to be successful in India so far. Though no fresh cases has been reported in the last five years, we need to be alert." She said polio booths and centres had been set up across 198 wards in the Palike limits, besides anganwadi centres, malls, metro stations, railway stations and private nursing homes. "I appeal to parents to ensure that their children are administered polio drops," she ...
Also found in: [+]
Farmers cry neglect, stage protest at lake 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Farmers cry neglect, stage protest at lake
Also found in: [+]
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 ...
Also found in: [+]
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 ...
Also found in: [+]
Anganwadi workers' protest: cases against 7 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The police have registered cases against seven persons on charge of violating the permit conditions during protests by anganwadi workers in Bengaluru.

According to police, permission was granted to the protesters on the condition that they would hold a peaceful demonstration within Freedom Park. However, on the day of protest, they spilled on to the roads affecting traffic.
Also found in: [+]
Making a change 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Protests and dissent have been hallmarks of democracy since time immemorial. Demonstrations and marches are often resorted to when the common man wants to voice his dissatisfaction; nothing new about that. However, the recent spurt in the number of such events in Bengaluru is catching eyeballs and posing questions about whether this is the way forward now. "I think there is a general feeling that enough is enough," says Hemlal V S, a professional. "People have realised that they need to be vocal about all issues, ranging from environmental concerns and sustainable development to matters pertaining to safety and security of women. And what is interesting is that these movements transcend class, age, gender and so on. Even people from the upper strata of society have come forward to lend their support to many causes, something which was not observed earlier." It is indeed a recent phenomenon that people in this bustling IT city are taking time off from tight deadlines and weekend parties to come out on the ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,087