User: erensu Topic: Land
Category: Land Encroachment
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Activists demand action to prevent Mysuru from going the B'luru way 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Even before Independence, Mysuru was hailed for being a planned city. It had a well-designed underground drainage system and was believed to be a 'royal city' because it was known for being well-maintained and clean. Of late however, the city is going the Bengaluru way as the officials concerned have failed to plan infrastructure according to the expansion of the city. They have also failed to maintain the existing systems in good condition. Of late, there has been discussion on the encroachment of canals that once pumped water to Kukkarahalli Lake which is situated in the heart of the city. Many lakes, which once dotted the city landscape, such as the Doddakere, Subarayana Kere, Jakkarayana Kere, etc have given way to so called development. A canal, that is also called Rajakaluve, which originates at the Vishwamanava Park, near the JSS Vidyapeetha, passes through the Doddakere Grounds and along the Ooty Road before reaching the Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram. It flows to the brim when it rains and ...
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BDA, NGV encroaching drains in Koramangala, survey maps show 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stormwater drains in Koramangala, an affluent neighbourhood that was marooned in the heavy rainfall on Independence Day, have been encroached by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Karnataka Housing Board's National Games Village (NGV), survey maps reveal. The two agencies have encroached at least 5.24 acres of rajakaluves in Koramangala, according to survey maps made public by the Survey Settlements and Land Records department. The NGV side of Koramangala was flooded along with adjoining localities such as ST Bed Layout, Koramangala 4th and 6th Blocks and Ejipura — all thanks to 130 mm rainfall the city received in just four hours on August 15. The largest extent of drain encroachment in Koramangala is on survey number 106, where KHB National Games Village has encroached 1.11 acres of a drain that apparently leads to the Agara lake, according to the maps DH analysed. The encroachment includes a road, a building and a park. A BDA building has encroached 30 guntas of a drain in survey ...
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High Court stays case before land grabbing court 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday stayed the suo motu proceedings initiated by the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Special Court with regard to land in Anekal taluk in Bengaluru Rural district. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar stayed the special court proceedings and issued notice to the Principal Secretary, Revenue Department and tahsildar, Anekal taluk. Petitioner S Anneyappa contended that the matter with regard to him being accused of encroaching government land was already resolved by the deputy commissioner. The charges against him were dropped after records found that the land was granted to the petitioner. The petitioner challenged the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011 itself contending that the rules of the Act were implemented in 2014 and the special court cannot take action retrospectively. HC convicts 3 of Dandupalya gang The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday sentenced three members of the Dandupalya gang accused of ...
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Bengaluru: Unbelievable deluge leaves residents wading through waterlogged roads 15.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Aug 15 : Overnight rains in Bengaluru have resulted in severe waterlogging in many areas, especially in southern and eastern parts, as the city witnessed record breaking rains.
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Lake denotification announcement gives land grabbers a free hand 10.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A month after the state government announced that dead lakes in the city will be denotified, there is a sudden spurt in encroachment of lakes in the city. At least four prominent lakes besides and many small lakes are facing a threat from the land grabbers. At Sarakki lake, spread across 84 acres near JP Nagar, many trucks are unloading debris into the lake. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is unable to stop the dumping. A Palike engineer said, "We are constructing a fence around the lake but illegal dumping is rampant. We warned them many times. We sought police protection too but they did not respond." At Varthur, dumping was happening right in the presence of Hoysala van. A resident, requesting anonymity, said, "A lot of fresh dumping is taking place inside the fence. A police van was present when dumping was happening. It gives an indication that this illegality has got police protection too." In Kaggadasapura lake, the BBMP project division is illegally building a road on the lake despite BBMP's ...
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High Court notice to BBMP chief 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The high court has ordered notices to the BBMP commissioner and the Additional Commissioners of Police (Traffic) in a PIL that sought its directions for removal of encroachments on the footpath near the Vijayanagar Metro station. Desai D Hemesh Babu, a resident of Vijayanagar, has petitioned the court that vendors have occupied the footpath on the service road of Vijayanagar Main Road, inconveniencing pedestrians. He urged the court to issue directions to the authorities concerned to provide enough parking space for Metro commuters near the Metro station and repair the footpath. A division bench of Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar ordered the notices and adjourned the hearing until after 10 days. Land grab petitions The high court on Monday directed a batch of petitioners to approach the special court formed under the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011, with regard to reclaiming occupied government land. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S ...
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Filing of charge sheet delayed as Lokayukta seeks PSO against MP 7.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Lokayukta police's decision to seek prosecution sanction order (PSO) against Bellary MP B Sriramulu in a case of land grabbing, pertaining to his erstwhile office as MLA of Bellary Rural, has resulted in unnecessary delay in filing the charge sheet. The case pertains to grabbing of 27.25 acres, including government land. The Lokayukta police have already received PSOs against the other accused in the case, including the then tahsildar who is charged with creating bogus entries to favour Sriramulu. The state government recently cleared the PSO against the then tahsildar Shashidar Bagali. The letter of PSO, issued in the first week of June 2017, states that Bagali had created fake mutation entries to favour Sriramulu. Sources said that the PSOs against other government officials in the case have also been cleared. However, with regard to Sriramulu, the Lokayukta police have written to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha since he is presently an MP. "Though Sriramulu was an MLA and he has demitted that office ...
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HC notice to BSY in forest land grab plaint 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday ordered notice to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in a criminal revision petition filed by advocate Vinod B, who had filed a private complaint before the Lokayukta against the senior BJP leader and his son B Y Raghavendra. Vinod had contended that Yeddyurappa and Raghavendra had encroached upon 66 acres of reserve forest area in Hunasekatte village in Bhadravathi taluk in Shivamogga district. In another complaint, he had charged Yeddyurappa with nepotism when he was the deputy chief minister. He stated that Yeddyurappa had allotted Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) sites to four people under discretionary and 'Press' quota only to transfer them into his daughter Arunadevi's name later. The KHB had allotted sites (44, 45, 58 and 59) to Manjunath under the discretionary quota and Krishna, Shivashankar and Sandesh Gowda under 'Press' quota at its layout on Kallahalli-Kashipur Road in Shivamogga city. The lower court has quashed the proceedings against Yeddyurappa ...
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HC lays down norms for BBMP to demolish structures in city 2.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka has laid down guidelines to be followed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) while handling cases with regard to removal of encroachments and demolition of any structures in the city. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar, while passing an order on a writ appeal filed by a resident of Doddanekkundi, Kavitha Podwal, noticed that BBMP had not placed any records to show that they had carried out the demolition as per Section 462 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976. (Section 462 - Time for complying with order and power to enforce in default). Kavitha Podwal had sought damages from BBMP for demolishing her house despite a stay order. The bench, expressing shock over BBMP not acting upon Kavitha's representation said, "The authority despicably cold-shouldered the issue in a casual, lackadaisical manner and in flagrant disobedience of the orders of this court." Imposing a cost of Rs 25,000 on BBMP, the bench ...
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Eviction increased the expenditure of EWS evictees, says report 31.7.2017 Citizen Matters
A report explains how eviction has impacted the lives of people evicted from Ejipura EWS project. While they spend more on daily lives, their income has decreased, says the report. ...
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Realty, finance firms duped 17.93 lakh people in 10 yrs 29.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Many thousands duped in real estate and investment scams have not approached the police, the CID has found.Between 2006 and 2016, companies with dubious intent have defrauded 17.93 lakh people, swindling them of Rs 3,273 crore. The numbers are mind-boggling.Director General of Police H C Kishore Chandra said the economic offences wing of the Crime Investigation Department had confiscated properties worth Rs 594 crore in connection with the scams.The sleuths are recovering more properties, but of the 100 accused arrested in 422 cases, most are out on bail.A team of 40 CID officials is working
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Demolitions changed residents' lives for the worse 29.7.2017 deccanherald.com
For Jyothi, who lived in a shanty in Ejipura, the horror of the slum eviction drive in 2013 is still fresh in her memory. She was pregnant and was due to deliver in three days when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike bulldozers razed her shanty. "There was no one to salvage my belongings and I was not in a position to lift even a glass of water. Yet, I had to ignore my pain and shift all my belongings with my neighbours' help," recalled Jyothi. Three days later, Jyothi delivered the baby. When she returned from the hospital, the newborn had the open sky as her roof. "We still sleep on the footpath," Jyothi narrated. Her neighbour Nusrath delivered her baby on the footpath amid the ruins. These facts came out at the launch of 'Bengaluru's Continuing Inequity', an eviction impact assessment report of Ejipura four years after its demolition. The report was prepared by the Housing and Land Rights Network, Fields View and Forum Against EWS Land Grab. Second eviction The Palike had built the quarters for ...
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Four years on, those evicted struggle to make ends meet 29.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Assessment study shows a deficit of ₹3,700 a month to each EWS household
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Mining scam: Apex court refuses protection from arrest to HDK 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant any protection to former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy from arrest in the cases relating to illegal grant of mining lease and lifting of minerals in favour of two miners and receipt of Rs 150 crore bribe. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan just recorded a statement by Karnataka Lokayukta's counsel, senior advocate Vikas Singh and advocate Joseph Aristotle, and Kumaraswamy's counsel that the matter is coming up for consideration for anticipatory bail before the High Court of Karnataka on Friday. The court said the parties would be free to raise their plea before the high court. In a relief to Kumaraswamy, the bench, however, said the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Lokayukta was permitted to carry out its investigation but the final report (charge sheet or closure) would not be filed without permission from the apex court. However, Kumaraswamy's anticipatory bail plea came up for hearing in the High Court of Karnataka on ...
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Cabinet sub-panel to study SC order on SC/ST promotions 26.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The state Cabinet on Wednesday constituted a sub-committee to decide on the state government's next step of action following the Supreme Court recently striking down the consequential seniority in promotions awarded to SC/ST employees. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister TBJayachandra said the sub-committee will submit its recommendations within 10 days. The Supreme Court has set August 9 as the deadline to implement its order which states that all consequential promotions given to the SC/STs under the provisions of the Karnataka Determination of Seniority of the Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (To the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act, 2002 will be null and void. Among others, the Cabinet sub-panel will examine the possibility of taking the Ordinance route to circumvent the Supreme Court order. Jayachandra said the sub-committee will also go through a report submitted by AdditionalChief Secretary Ratna Prabha on the issue. The apex court in February ...
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BJP writes to guv on move to give up ownership of lakes 26.7.2017 deccanherald.com
BJP state general secretary and MP Shobha Karandlaje has urged Governor Vajubhai Vala to direct the state government to drop its controversial proposal to give up control and ownership of parts of dried up lakes. In her letter to the Governor, dated July 22, 2017, Shobha said the government has proposed to amend the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964, seeking to give up control and ownership of lakes, ponds and other water bodies that have dried up. She has cited three specific instances of lakes in Bengaluru being 'killed.' These include construction of a layout on the Sadaramangala lake land in Kodigehalli, encroachment of the Haralur lake, off Sarjapur Road, and laying of a cricket pitch on the Sarakki lake in JP Nagar. "One day or the other, the state is sure to get copious rains that would fill up these tanks. But the present policy of the government seems to be myopic, insensitive and callous," the BJP leader stated, urging the Governor to ask the government to "come to its senses and stop ...
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14 Bangladeshi nationals held for encroaching land 25.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals, including four women and three minors, have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a West Bengal court on charges of encroaching on Indian territory without proper documents, police said.
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Gang of dropouts, living it up phishing, lands in police net 25.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The cybercrime police have uncovered a phishing scam and arrested four engineering dropouts for allegedly preying on unsuspecting clients using fake investment offers. Through multiple websites, the f...
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Land grab law against Constitution: plea in HC 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A petition has been filed in the High Court of Karnataka seeking directions for declaring the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011, unconstitutional. G H Nagaraj and others from Chikkaballapur have not only challenged the matter with regard to a case of land encroachment in their hometown but also questioned the Act itself. The petitioners contended that the Act is against the Constitution of India. The Act does not provide for procedure for a fair trial of an accused, particularly in the matter of dispute regarding title. Further, the provisions of the Act do not satisfy the precondition of "reasonableness". The Act does not even provide for an appeal or revision to the aggrieved. Hence, it is highly draconian in its approach and application, they argued. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar granted stay on the hearing of a case pending before the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Special Court and ordered notice to the state government in the ...
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