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Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 02:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Citizens' meet today for walkers' rights 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A citizens group is demonstrating for pedestrian rights on Saturday. Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) has called a meeting on Richmond Circle on Saturday at 3.30 pm. Its campaign #NadiyaluBidi (Let Us Walk) has already kicked off on social media. "The city lacks in pedestrian infrastructure. We want roads where people can walk freely without any fear," said Srinivas Alavilli of CfB. More pedestrians in Bengaluru have died in accidents than other road users in 2017. The numbers are staggering: 284 pedestrians killed and 1,346 injured. Children, youth, college students and senior citizens are expected to join the initiative in large numbers. Tara Krishnaswamy, another CfB member, said, "The right to walk and pedestrian signals are one of the demands put forth by citizens as part of Beku Beda Santhe (a campaign that brings together people who have been fighting for various civic issues), organised last year." On Saturdays demonstration, Tara said, "The event is being organised to ask for the basic rights ...
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True colours come alive 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Monday
The Lalbagh Flower Show opened on Friday, offering a floral fiesta to the citizens. The show will be on for the next 10 days. The festival is based on the theme of Life of Bhagwan Bahubali. A 15-ft statue of Bahubali has been placed on a replica of Indragiri Hill made of flowers in the Glass House. Apart from this, the show has floral pyramids, stalls selling plants, vegetable and mini-landscape demonstration and many more attractions. The show, organised by Horticulture Department and Mysore Horticulture Society, is a delight for all plant lovers as there are many nurseries to shop from. Venkatesh Y from Mallika Nursery has brought in varieties of Orchid, Anthurium and Mandevilla creeper among others. "We have a lot of indoor plants for people who want to beautify their homes. Bengalureans love orchids as it suits the climate here," he says. For artificial plants, one can shop at Girish Ns stall called UR Dream Garden, which has versions of rose, bonsai and dahlia that vary from six inches to three ...
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Indiranagar peace, lost forever 13.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Lost in the quietness of their tree-lined neighbourhoods, Bengalurus Indiranagar residents once lived a beautiful dream. But today, that vision from a different era lies completely in tatters. Blatant, unregulated commercialisation has trapped the residents in a chaotic twister of sleepless nights, encroached public spaces, over-stretched amenities and traffic that never seems to end. On the main roads of this sprawling area, zonal regulations remain deeply compromised. Buildings, ominously commercial in design and intent, have sprung up all over without setbacks, without even a token respect to the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) rules. The audacity of these violations has left everyone wondering: Why did the civic agencies permit this? Bribery, nepotism The message is loud and clear: Rules were flouted. Yet, Occupancy Certificates, trade licenses, power and water connections were issued in a jiffy. The all-clear go-aheads had corruption, bribery, nepotism and a system gone horribly wrong written in big, bold ...
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BJP members protest against Siddaramaiah's 'Hindu terror jibe' in Karnataka; detained 13.1.2018 Zee News : States
In a no-holds-barred attack, Siddaramaiah had on January 10 alleged that the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal had terrorists within their organisations, a charge rubbished by the saffron party. 
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Bengaluru’s sewage treatment plants have no standard design 13.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Why did three workers have to die while cleaning a sewage treatment plant? What in the system failed the workers? »
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Kadugodi residents cry foul over tree cutting 9.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Allege that around 40 trees were cut to make way for a road across a lake
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Girl run over by bike near Devanahalli 8.1.2018 Hindu: News
People thrash bike rider; block highway in protest against the death
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Public outrage halts skywalk project in Bengaluru 6.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A skywalk project across the arterial Mahatma Gandhi Road in the city centre was halted after citizens and green activists protested against it on social media, Bengaluru Mayor R.Sampath Raj said on Saturday.
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Villagers protest as girl run over by speeding vehicle 6.1.2018 Hindu: News
Block highway connecting Hosur to Dabaspet
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How Bengaluru’s transport systems moved in 2017 3.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Metro works are progressing fast, while BMTC is adding more buses. All in all, the scene looks bright on paper. Here is a round up of mobility issues of Bengaluru in 2017. ...
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Letters to the Editor 2.1.2018 FrontLine: Other
Gujarat elections IT was a pyrrhic victory for the BJP in Gujarat for it caused immense damage to the secular crede...
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Student stabbed 2.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News

A para-medical student sustained injuries after his friend stabbed him at the district hospital premises on Tuesday.

Vignesh (20) has reportedly been stabbed by his friend Siddaraju over a petty issue. Vignesh, a resident of Sunkadakatte in Bengaluru, is being treated at the district hospital.

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Citizen action ensures trouble-free new year eve parties in Indiranagar 2.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Through concerted action, residents made sure the pubs followed the rules. Police helped control the situation by being the watchdogs for the area. Result: new year parties had no noise! ...
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Citizens hold vigil for Mumbai fire victims 31.12.2017 deccanherald.com
As the city prepared to welcome the New Year on Sunday evening, Indiranagar residents gathered to pay tribute to the victims of the rooftop pub fire in Kamala Mills Compound, Mumbai, that killed 14 people. Joined by a few residents from Koramangala, they gathered in front of The Humming Tree, on 12th main, Indiranagar with black ribbons, candles, and placards. They demanded that rooftop pubs and other establishments in the city should have necessary fire safety norms in place to prevent a Mumbai-like tragedy in the city. On Saturday, the department of fire issued notices to six rooftop pubs in Indiranagar and in Koramangala each. They risk closure if they do not comply with the fire safety requirements in 15 days. The residents had submitted a list of rooftops resto-bars that violated the safety norms, to M N Reddi, DGP of Police, Department of Fire and Emergency services just days before the fire in Kamala Mills. While fighting for fire safety measures in rooftop establishments, the residents say they ...
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Why STPs for older apartments won’t work in Bengaluru 27.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Apartment dwellers do not want to hinder the efforts to save lakes. However retrospective STPs are not going to work, say apartment owners. »
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Three rooftop pubs shut down in Indiranagar 23.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Stepping up the ante against rooftop pubs, residents of Indiranagar have prepared a list of 24 such pubs and handed it over to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for action against those t...
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Residents' stir pays off, 2 illegal pubs in Indiranagar shut down 22.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Two illegal pubs in Indiranagar 2nd Stage were closed on Friday night on the orders of Dr Ashok, Joint Commissioner (East), BBMP. The senior official visited the area following complaints from residents. Jonahs and Fatty Bao shut up their shop as they were found to be operating in a residential area in clear violations of the rules. Tippler â€" On the Roof, another well-known bar, shut down on Thursday following high court orders. The officials inspection prompted many pubs and bars to cease operations for the day. One of them, The Humming Tree, even cancelled a scheduled evening gig. More than 100 residents held a candlelight vigil on Friday protesting against commercial shops in residential areas. Rooftop bars and restaurants were the main targets of the inspection as most of the complaints were about them. "Most of these rooftop bars and pubs do not have permission to function in residential areas. They do not even comply with fire safety or building plan norms. They remain open until ...
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How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit 20.12.2017 Citizen Matters
The workshop unpacked a few underlying assumptions of master-planning, to display its inadequacy for the current reality of Bengaluru’s cityscape. ...
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Stink in Bellandur lake has gone up 18.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Residents attribute it to diversion of untreated sewage from two upstream lakes
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Politics in flood compensation? 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Several households claim they have been deprived of compensation while local MLA terms it ‘political gimmick’
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