User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Jul 27 2017 01:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Citizens to call MLAs to protest against zoning plan 26.7.2017 deccanherald.com
To stall the zoning regulations proposed by the state government, Citizens for Bengaluru (CFB) launched a campaign of calling MLAs to convey their resentment. The government recently brought out draft regulations which do away with the residential main and residential mixed category. There will be one category of "residential". The government has allowed neighbourhood utilities (small shops) even in a plot on a 30 feet wide road, which hitherto was not allowed even on 40 feet wide roads in residential areas. CFB floated a WhatsApp group CFB-CallMLA#OoruMaaraBedi inviting citizens to unite and protest against the draft zoning regulations that would destroy their neighbourhoods. The message said, "We all know that there are a lot of illegal commercial activities in residential streets already. These new regulations will make them legal and even more commercial entities will come up everywhere leading to increased density and worsening of civic infrastructure." The group has asked citizens to file their ...
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No trees will be cut for steel flyover: CM 24.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Mayor G Padmavathi on Monday said trees or plants not will be cut for the construction of a steel flyover near Shivananda Circle. In response to a huge protest against the proposed flyover held on Sunday, Siddaramaiah said citizens seem to have a strong misconception about the steel flyover. "Citizens either have a strong misconception or they have misunderstood the concept of a steel flyover. They think that whenever there is a project to build steel flyover, trees will be cut and begin to protest immediately. But it is not so. We will ensure that no tree or even plant would be hurt during the construction of the project," he said. He also said the trees coming in the way of the project will be translocated. "It becomes difficult for us to implement development projects if the citizens do not cooperate," he said. He said efforts will be made to plant ten more saplings even if one tree is being cut because of the project. George's statement Reacting to protests against the ...
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Scores rally against steel flyover 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Over 500 people from across the city gathered on Sunday morning to cry out “steel flyover beda”. This time, it was at Shivananda Circle where the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a 326-metre long steel bridge.Carrying placards, they joined hands in silent protest and formed human chains on all four sides of the junction. Local residents and owners of various commercial establishments chorused in unison that there is no need for a flyover, and all that the BBMP needs to do is widen the road near the railway bridge. The state Cabinet had on June 8 given the green signal
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SteelFlyoverBeda 2.0: residents oppose bridge at Shivananda Circle 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In part two of the #SteelFlyoverBeda campaign, local residents will stage a protest at Shivananda Circle on Sunday to raise their voice against the upcoming steel bridge at the busy intersection in central Bengaluru. The steel flyover is proposed to be 326 metres long and will connect commuters from Race Course Road towards Hare Krishna Road and the railway underpass in Sheshadripuram. Residents say the project is "fraught with administrative and logistic problems which would defeat the purpose of constructing the flyover". They say that as the width of Hare Krishna Road between Jeevan building, adjoining Kumara Park, and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce is hardly 65 feet, there will not be enough space to provide service roads on either side of the ramp. Residents also believe the flyover will not help in decongestion and may instead lead to gridlock. "Downward movement of vehicles towards the narrow road leading to the under-bridge will lead to severe congestion," the statement said. Further, the ...
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Citizens want pourakarmika audit to continue 20.7.2017 Hindu: News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s decision to withdraw the pourakarmika audit continues to draw flak from citizens who are alleging that preliminary audits had uncovered multiple and outdated e...
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'How can RSS man be President without being a hypocrite?' 16.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens of various groups and students gathered at the Institute of Agricultural Technologists on Queen's Road on Sunday to keep the conversation going, after the city held a campaign earlier this month entitled '#Notinmyname' to protest lynching incidents in the country. Members of various organisations such as the NGO Vimochana, Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha, senior activists, artists and students took part in the convention entitled 'Save Humanity-Save Democracy'. Prof Babu Mathew, former registrar and faculty of National Law School of India University, was one of the main speakers at the discussion. Prof Mathew stressed the need for common people to have better knowledge of the Indian Constitution, especially the preamble and fundamental duties. "We should take up the task of popularising the Constitution, though it is late as it has been seven decades since we gained Independence," he said. Prof Mathew said that since the Constitution came from the people's struggle for freedom, only citizens could ...
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Nigerian held for peddling drugs 15.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The CCB sleuths arrested a Nigerian national for attempting to sell banned substance. The suspect is identified as Jerry Aga (28), a resident of Ramamurthynagar.

The police seized 210 gm of cocaine, two mobiles, all valued at Rs 35,000. The police are ascertaining whether the suspect is overstaying in the city.
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NGO files plaint against lake pollution 15.7.2017 deccanherald.com
United Bengaluru, an NGO, has lodged a police complaint against encroachment and discharge of effluents into Vibhuthipura lake.

The NGO members visited Kaggadasapura, Doddanekkundi and Vibhutipura lakes on Saturday and found all three lakes encroached upon and froth in Kaggadasapura lake. They also found untreated sewage from slum directly entering Vibhutipura lake.

H S Doreswamy, freedom fighter, who was part of the team, said, "The committees are just an eyewash. Citizens MUST take the responsibility."

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Quota for Karnataka students in medical, dental seats to go up 15.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Heeding to the demand of students, the state government has decided to increase the reservation for students of Karnataka domicile from 30% to 50% in the institution seats in private medical and dental colleges. Private colleges hand over 40% of their seats to the government which are offered to students at a concessional fee. Management and Non-Resident Indian (NRI) seats make up another 20% of the seats. The remaining 40% seats are institution seats, which belong to the private colleges. Earlier, of the 40% institution seats in colleges part of the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (ComedK), 30% was reserved for students of Karnataka domicile. The remaining 70% seats were of open quota to be filled based on theAll India Ranking in the NEET exam. Students from outside the state were also eligible for these seats. However, only Karnataka students are eligible for seats in government colleges and government-quota seats in private institutions. On Wednesday, the Karnataka ...
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Healthcare act amendments should put an end to profiteering, help people 14.7.2017 Citizen Matters
Recently there has been quite a flurry of opinions, accusations and threats around the issue of regulation of private medical establishments in Karnataka. Although the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act has been around since »
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Kala Soudha: Artistes to stage protest using their trade 12.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
It has been five months since K.H. Kala Soudha — the art space that has been a hub for cultural activities since 2009 — was shut following an increase in rental fee. Artistes now plan to protest in a ...
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Occupy the street in your name 11.7.2017 Hindu: Youth
If you’ve never occupied the street for a protest, go do it now
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Bitter battle on over playground in R.R. Nagar 10.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents allege a cricket club has encroached upon the land; club says it has ‘all the documents’
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Cow vigilantism continues, mob attacks six men in Delhi 8.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Barely a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed cow vigilantism related violence after it was highlighted through nationwide protests titled #NotInMyName, six men transporting Buffaloes were allegedly assaulted by a mob in the nation's capital.The incident occurred in South Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar on Friday night according to various media reports who cited police sources as saying.A mob allegedly pelted stones on the cattle transporters and released the livestock which was being stored in six to seven pickup vans.A victim identified as Ali Jaan, 40 has reportedly been seriousl
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Citizens protest 'non-democratic' way of forming ward panels 7.7.2017 deccanherald.com
A large number of citizens on Friday turned up at the Town Hall protesting against the 'non-democratic' way of forming ward committees in the various wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. The protesters wanted to hold the demonstration at the Palike head office, but shifted the venue as they were denied permission. Later, they turned up in large numbers at the Town Hall. Holding placards and raising slogans, the protesters demanded that the ward committees be dissolved as they were 'non democratic'. Their allegations were that none of the 500 people who work at the grassroots level and had applied for membership in the ward committees was chosen. There was nepotism galore in the selection process where the relatives, family members and friends of the corporators have found place in the ward committees, they said. The protesters demanded that the BBMP publish in public domain the selection or rejection criteria adopted for each ward committee. Later, they submitted a memorandum to Mayor G ...
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BBMP to take firm to court for not installing waste plant at Mandur 6.7.2017 deccanherald.com

The BBMP will file a criminal case against a company for failing to set up a waste-to-energy unit at Mandur.

Srinivasa Gayathri Resource Recovery Ltd had been managing the waste unit at Mandur for more than a decade and turned the place into the biggest landfill site. The landfill was closed down following protests from local residents. People living in villages around Mandur had asked the BBMP to remove the waste.

The BBMP assigned the company the task of setting up the plant and provided land for the purpose. But the company failed to do so even after many years. The BBMP decision follows a legislature committee's recommendation for an ACB probe against the company.

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Civic groups oppose current BBMP ward committee list, plan protest 5.7.2017 Citizen Matters
While around 500 citizens submitted their applications to be part of their BBMP ward committee, they were not selected by BBMP, letting corporators nominate their supporters and cronies. ...
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Cauvery protests hit traffic on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway 2.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Traffic on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway was affected for a brief period on Sunday as farmers blocked it to protest against the release of Cauvery water from Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) to Tamil Nadu. As the farmers squatted on the road for more than half-an-hour, the traffic on the busy highway came to a halt. The vehicular density was very high as it was a Sunday and, vehicles were seen stranded on both sides. While residents of surrounding villages blocked the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway at Gejjalagere in Maddur taluk, Raitha Sangha members staged a protest at Induvalu near Mandya. They criticised the state government for releasing water to the neighbouring state when the farmers of the district are facing a tough time. The authorities should immediately stop releasing water or else the protests would be intensified by parking bullock carts on the highway, the farmers warned. Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited executive engineer K Basavaraje Gowda said 2,000 cusecs of water had been released from the KRS on Sunday. ...
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Traffic cop suspended for hitting senior citizen with helmet 2.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A traffic police head constable has been suspended for assaulting a senior citizen over a petty issue in Vijayanagar on Sunday. Based on a complaint, DCP (Traffic-West) Shobha Rani suspended head constable Jayaram of Vijayanagar station and ordered a departmental enquiry. Jayaram is accused of assaulting Ramakrishna (65), a resident of Nagarabhavi, with his helmet over a petty issue. The incident occurred around 1.30 pm near Vijayanagar water tank. Jayaram was riding his bike to the police station, while Ramakrishna was following the bike in his car to go to Vijayanagar market. "Jayaram stopped the bike at the junction as the red light was on, while Ramakrishna honked four times," said a senior police officer. Jayaram directed Ramakrishna to wait till the signal was clear. But Ramakrishna directed Jayaram to move away as he wanted to take a right turn, but Jayaram insisted Ramakrishna has to wait. "Ramakrishna lost his cool, got off the car and picked an argument with Jayaram. The situation worsened as ...
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Aadhaar updating at post offices 30.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The department of Posts in co-ordination with the Unique Identification Authority of India has introduced Aadhaar updating service through post offices.

The service is available at Bengaluru GPO, RT Nagar, HPO, HAL 2nd Stage, Jayanagar, Basavanagudi, Jalahalli, Rajajinagar and Channapatna.

The facility will be extended to all major sub post offices from July 7. The citizens can update any change in their Aadhaar cards at post offices.
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