User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: May 28 2017 09:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Activists file plaint against encroachment of 3 lakes 28.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Activists file plaint against encroachment of 3 lakes
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United Bengaluru members find lakes in Horamavu highly polluted 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
As part of 'Reclaim and protect our lakes' programme of United Bengaluru, members of lake groups, elected representatives and government officials along with experts, inspected Horamavu Agara lake, Challakere lake and Horamavu Jayantinagar lake on Saturday. They assessed the extent of deterioration, encroachment and dumping of domestic and industrial effluents in the lakes. President, Citizens' Action Forum, D S Rajshekar said, "During our lake visits, we found that in Horamavu Agara lake, there is a lot of illegal dumping with sewage water entering the lake in spite of many court orders. We have given a month's time to the government authorities and elected representatives to attend to these problems. We have also filed a police complaint at Hennur police station on illegal dumping at Horamavu lake by unknown people." Dharna plan Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, who was present, said that they would visit the lakes again next month and if they find no improvement in the waterbodies, then they would sit in ...
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Long wait to see a lifeline become reality 27.5.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Heavy environmental odds are stacked against the proposed Nilambur-Nanjangud and Thalassery-Mysuru rail lines
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BSNL satphone service goes live 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
BSNL on Wednesday started satellite phone service through the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (INMARSAT).

Initially, BSNL will offer the service to government agencies like disaster relief force, police, Railways and the Border Security Force. Subsequently, it will be extended to other citizens in a phased manner, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said after launching the service here.

The voice and SMS service will cover areas where there is no network, said BSNLCMD Anupam Shrivastava.
Satellite phone services are at present provided by Tata Communications, which inherited the licence from Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL).
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Heritage, trees and the ABC programme in limbo 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
... as Government Veterinary Hospital on Queens Road makes way for new multi-storey facility
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Indian techies forming union to protect jobs amid layoffs 23.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hundreds of Indian techies working as software engineers or providing back office services to global firms are setting up a pan-India trade union to protect their jobs amid layoffs by many IT firms, including Infosys, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Cognizant, said a functionary of a employees forum on Tuesday.
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2 Nigerians held for drug peddling 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Central Crime Branch sleuths have arrested two Nigerians on the charge of attempting to sell banned substances.

The suspects, Chukwuemeka Chris (34) and Christian Mabeojirikwl Uzochukwu (29), are residents of TC Palya.The police seized 219 gm of amphetamine, 50 gm cocaine and three laptops from them. They are ascertaining whether the suspects are overstaying in city.
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Citizens For Bengaluru join the BBMP Vanamahotsav Walkathon 20.5.2017 Citizen Matters

BBMP has announced a Vanamahotsav walkathon tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, to encourage the public to plant 10 lakh saplings in the city in order to increase green cover. It is seeking active public participation to make the drive successful. Just...
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Bengaluru's lakes next on citizen activists' agenda 14.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Heartened by the success of the citizen-led anti-steel flyover protests, various citizen bodies and nonprofits have come together to save the city's lakes.
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BBMP brings down temple and church 14.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Residents of Vasanthnagar took to the streets on Saturday morning protesting the demolition of a church and a temple, located behind Jasma Bhavan on Queen's Road.
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Next up for citizen activists? The city’s lakes 14.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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In midnight swoop, Palike razes temple, church on its land 13.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Tension prevailed in Vasanthnagar near Jasma Bhavan on Queen's Road as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demolished an Om Shakthi Temple and a small church built on Palike's property on Friday midnight. According to BBMP sources, around 13,500 sqft of prime land near Jasma Bhavan was leased out to one Dr Nagaraj for 99 years in 1976 to build a charitable hospital. Next to the land are residential quarters for the poor, who have been staying there for the past 40 years. The hospital was never built on the land. However, around two decades ago, locals built an Om Shakthi temple and a church. On Friday night, BBMP officials, in the presence of policemen, bulldozed the temple. Maheshwari, a resident, said, "The policemen ordered us to remain indoors and cordoned off the area. The temple and the church were razed. When some people went out to protest, police beat them up." Another woman Shanthi said hundreds of women used to visit this temple. Women from far off places would throng to this temple ...
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Rajajinagar residents protest TenderSURE work delay 13.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Residents of Rajajinagar held a protest against the BBMP on Friday for what they called tardy progress in the TenderSURE work on the stretch linking West of Chord Road with Shankar Mutt.
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Translocation of trees put off as Wadiyar’s sister backs out 11.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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BMTC buses snuff lives out of cyclist, vendor 10.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A 36-year-old cyclist was killed on the spot when a speeding BMTC bus knocked him down near Vijaya Rolling Mills on NTTF Road in Peenya in the early hours of Wednesday. The deceased, Ravi, was a resident of Nelagadaranahalli and worked at a private firm. He was on his way to work when the incident occurred, police said. Passersby and employees of an adjacent company gathered at the spot and staged a protest by placing his body on the road, demanding that the BMTC officials come to the spot. The Peenya traffic police came to the spot and dispersed the crowd, before shifting the body for post mortem. The police have arrested the driver and seized the bus. A 57-year-old vegetable vendor was run over by a BMTC bus on Lakkasandra main road, opposite to Nimhans Convention Centre on Wednesday morning. The deceased, K V Venkataramanachari, a native of Andhra Pradesh, was on his way to the Nimhans hospital for treatment of his headache, accompanied by a relative, police said. A bus on its way from Dairy Circle ...
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‘Trial’ translocation of Jayamahal Road trees won’t happen 10.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Protests by citizens force re-think on the proposal
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Cyclist run over by BMTC bus 10.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A 35-year-old cyclist was killed on the spot when speeding BMTC bus knocked him down on NTTF road in Peenya in the early hours of Wednesday. The deceased, Ravi, a resident of Nelagadaranahalli and wor...
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Maharashtra's factories making its rivers filthy, Pune worst offender 10.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Pune attracted 45% of the notices (2,392 of 5,276) issued to polluting factories between 2011-2016
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Bengaluru garment workers protest: what happened in April 2016 9.5.2017 Citizen Matters

The report says that the protest by garment workers was spontaneous and not organised by any union, hence police were unable to get into negotiations to control the protest.

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Human rights group analyses the garment workers' protest in Bengaluru 8.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Why did the garment workers protest in April 2016, against new provident fund rules? How was the protest handled by the state, and what did the protesters who were arrested undergo? PUCL published a fact-finding report.

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