User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Sep 25 2017 03:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Villagers resume protest against garbage dumping 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The residents of villages in Bytarayanapura Assembly constituency blocked road in Bellahalli by blocking roads on Saturday, protesting dumping of garbage. The residents of Mittaganahalli, Kannur, Kogilu Layout, Bella Halli, Srinivasapura, Sathanuru, Bandehosuru and Chikka gubbi took part in the protest. They complained of increasing cases of dengue, chikungunya, malaria and skin diseases due to dumping of garbage. "We have been protesting against this dumping since a long time. We have also requested the government to solve this problem. In June, the BBMP officials had said that the issue will be solved within three months, but have not done anything so far. Hence we have resumed our protest," a resident said. Padmanabha Reddy, leader of the Opposition in BBMP council said that stink emanating from garbage dump pervades villages and they were compelled to shift from the place. He said that the BBMP should find an alternative place for dumping garbage. Muneendra Kumar, BBMP member said leachate from ...
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BMRCL defends Bamboo Bazaar location for metro station; residents unconvinced 22.9.2017 Hindu: News
Decision based on technical and financial considerations; its original location was Cantonment railway station parking lot
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Last-mile connectivity missing in metro 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
Even upcoming K.R. Puram and Whitefield metro stations are between 300m and 800m from nearest railway stations
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Hundreds gather for #IAmGauri protest 12.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Activists, writers and thinkers from across the country rally against murder of Gauri Lankesh
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Tree transplantation takes off on Jayamahal Road 11.9.2017 Hindu: Home
In the first phase, 42 trees will be transplanted in a scientific manner: BBMP
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Karnataka must punish killers of Gauri Lankesh: Piyush Goyal 10.9.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 9 : New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday expressed grief on the sad demise of journalist Gauri Lankesh and said that the Karnataka Government must ensure to punish the culprits.
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Koramangala residents claim councillor threatening to stop drain work 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With no end in sight for their sufferings, residents of Koramangala are waiting to confront their corporator. As rain water mixed with sewage entered the homes for the fourth time in a span of 20 days, residents of Koramangala 4th Block planned to block roads in protest, to draw the attention of civic officials. But residents now claim that area councillor M Chandrappa has threatened to stall the storm water drain work if they go ahead with the protest. "We were planning to protest against the BBMP but the corporator said he will stop all the work and leave us suffering if we go ahead with the plan," said a resident, who did not wish to be named. Another resident said she will take the corporator to task if he arrives at the place. "Even after contacting him hundreds of times, he has not shown up because he knows people will not spare him," she said. Meanwhile, Chandrappa denied any such allegation. "I have never said that. Just today I personally visited the place and inspected the drain work. We are ...
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SIT begins probe into Gauri murder, family against giving political colour 8.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The Karnataka government yesterday announced the formation of a 21-member SIT
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‘These are dangerous times...’ 8.9.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Citizens gather at Jantar Mantar to protest against the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh
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Gauri Lankesh murder: There is method in killings of regional free thinkers 7.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Regional language journalism can make a real impact and that scares communal forces
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Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT formed; journalists hold 'I am Gauri' protest 7.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Media fraternity and activists gathered across the country to condemn her murder
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Thousands of Gauris rise in protest 7.9.2017 TOI: India
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Activists, leaders condemn Gauri Lankesh’s murder 7.9.2017 Hindu: News
Accuse RSS and BJP of fostering climate of ‘cultural terrorism’
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HC refuses to suspend SIMI member's sentence 6.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to suspend the sentencing of Fakih Ahmed, a resident of Udupi district having links with the members of SIMI (Students' Islamic Movement of India) and IM (Indian Mujahideen).

A division bench comprising Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice John Michael Cunha refused to suspend the sentencing and grant him bail. He is accused of sheltering other members of SIMI and IM who were possessing arms and explosives and books containing inflammatory literature. These members had allegedly conspired against India.
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HC dismisses PIL against BJP rally 6.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to restrain BJP Yuva Morcha from holding the "Mangaluru Chalo" bike rally and a public gathering in Mangaluru or anywhere in Dakshina Kannada district. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar said they cannot do anything about the PIL and dismissed it for being devoid of merit. The bench said as maintaining law and order is the domain of the state government, the court cannot interfere. The petitioner's advocate contended that due such gatherings and rallies, Dakshina Kannada district had to suffer for nearly 85 days with schools, colleges and business activities coming to a standstill. The bench said it only shows complete failure of the administration, but the court cannot transgress into the territory of the government and issue directions or prohibitory orders. The PIL was filed by residents of Dakshina Kannada district, Suhail Khan and others who stated that they witnessed ...
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Journalist Lankesh laid to rest; SIT formed as condemnation pours in (Roundup) 6.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh was laid to rest with state honours here on Wednesday, a day after she was shot dead by three unidentified assailants, evoking widespread protests and condemnation across the country.
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SIT to probe Gauri Lankesh murder 6.9.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Even as the Union home ministry sought a report from the state government, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah says he has an 'open mind' for a CBI probe in the case.
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Maharashtra Press Corps condemn killing of Gauri Lankesh 6.9.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The Press Corps of Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra condemned the brutal killing of Gauri Lankesh, the journalist-turned-activist from Bengaluru - whose murder has sparked nationwide reactions. The Mumbai Press Club, the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Mantralaya Ani Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh, TV Journalists Association besides others condemned the cold-blooded killing of the 55-year-old media personality, who was the editor with Lankesh Patrike. The Mumbai Press Club, in a statement, requested the Karnataka government to order CBI investigation into this sordid killing of a member of the Fourth Estate. The Club also demanded that the Karnataka government should ensure that the culprits are subjected to maximum punishment - be it the foot-soldiers or the masterminds, it said. "If this is how the Fourth Estate is going to be treated by the powers that be, while the government looks the other way, it is indeed a black hour for Indian democracy," reads the statement. "Ideological issues should be fought ...
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