User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Nov 19 2017 01:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Residents vow protests as BBMP starts work on Sivananda flyover 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Residents are up in arms against the BBMP for starting the work on the controversial steel flyover project at Sivananda Circle in central Bengaluru. At a meeting on Saturday, residents of Srikanta Layout and Madhava Nagar resolved to protest against the 326.5-metre flyover sometime next week. "The flyover plan was made in 2011 and might have been necessary at that time. But now, it is not at all necessary. Instead of building a flyover here, the BBMP should widen the space near the railway underpass," said Chitra Venkatesh, a resident. She added that commuting had become easier after the opening of Namma Metros Green Line and that there was not much traffic at the intersection. "We plan to challenge this project as the BBMP failed to hold a public consultation," she said. Srinivas Alavilli of Citizens for Bengaluru, a non-profit organisation that has been organising protests against "unnecessary and short-sighted flyovers in the city, said, "Local residents as well as other concerned citizens ...
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A year on, more ‘flyover beda’ movements gather steam 17.11.2017 Hindu: News
This time against flyovers at Shivananda Circle, Koramangala and Hudson Circle, of which work on the former two has already begun
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Protest with a difference 13.11.2017 Business Standard: Today
Trust Bengaluru citizens to conjure up innovative ways to highlight the city's decrepit civic facilities
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Still reeling 13.11.2017 HBL: Opinion
In ‘Needlessly demonising demonetisation’ (November 13), writer Himadri Bhattacharya says: “The charge that DeMo has triggered the growth slide has not been proved.” This is an irresponsible statemen...
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In the face of criticism, BMRCL resurveys Cantonment line 11.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Buckling under protests and pressure over the distance between the Cantonment railway station and the proposed metro station, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) is conducting a resurvey of ...
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BMRCL looking into noise pollution complaints by residents 6.11.2017 Hindu: News
Two days after the station controller of Vijayanagar metro station was detained by the city police, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. Employees’ Union has threatened to protest against the po...
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Pvt hospitals suspend OPD services, one dead 4.11.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
A 17-year-old girl died and thousands of patients across the state �were turned away after private hospitals �suspended their out-patient department services on Friday. They were protesting against the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Bill. Shabana, a resident of Chambol in Bidar taluk, was bitten by a snake while working in the fields. She was rushed to a private hospital which refused to treat her. She died while she was being shifted to the district hospital, medical superintendent Dr Vijay Antappanavar said. At least 60,000 private doctors from 40,000 medical establishments
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Bengaluru police launch ‘good morning beat’ ahead of Tipu Jayanti 4.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
They will step up security at religious places and sensitive spots
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Debate rages over throwing open roads within gated communities 3.11.2017 Hindu: News
‘Even if a layout is not yet handed over to BDA, roads cannot be claimed as private’
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Voices of discontent 2.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
Protests have always been a way to draw the attention of the powers that be to pressing civic issues. The civic inefficiency that has delayed the work on Hennur Flyover had recently sparked off a spontaneous protest by citizens. With 300 people living in the vicinity coming together to express their outrage over the problems that they face because of the delayed work of the flyover, Metrolife went around the city to find out whether such protests can help bring in a change. While some people felt that public protests do well to speed up pending infrastructure work, others feel public outrages are only a momentary reaction and are not taken seriously by the officials. Nadia Zackaria, a resident of Hennur and one of the organisers of the recent protest, feels that people must make a noise to get pending infrastructure work done. "The authorities need a constant push from people, otherwise nothing gets done. The situation in and around Hennur gets worse when it rains because the construction debris dumped ...
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Residents, tech park, cops deadlocked over road use 31.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The stand-off between residents, Manyata Tech Park and the traffic police entered the second day over the blocking of a road inside the tech park. Residents of an upscale enclave on the tech park premises blocked a thoroughfare, leaving the police struggling to manage traffic on the busy outer ring road on Tuesday. The residents claimed that the area is still not a public layout since the developer was yet to hand it over to the BDA. They also said it was not Embassy Business Park, but the residents who pooled in money to maintain the roads. K Jayaraman, president of Manyata Residents Welfare Association said, "There is huge traffic every evening. Infants and senior citizens are affected by the pollution. Techies used to take shortcuts to reach the back gate, hence we put up a bollards on each road connecting the main road. But since traffic and pollution continue on the main road, we blocked it to send a strong message to tech companies to make alternative arrangements. Why should we suffer?" he ...
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Residents of Manyata Tech Park block back gate 30.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Protest changes in traffic movement pattern that are disturbing them
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‘Aadhaar is a good idea, but implemented scarily’ 30.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Jairam Ramesh asks public to obey law but also voice protest
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Residents stage protest against bad roads 29.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
More than 300 residents of Ramagondanahalli near Whitefield staged a protest against civic authorities on Sunday demanding better infrastructure in the area. The local residents including techies, children and senior citizens gathered on Borewell Road, holding placards expressing their ire against the civic authorities. The placards read: "Patchwork is for tailors, what we need is good roads," "stop stealing my tax money," "Pave roads, save life." They said that the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board had dug the road in the locality indiscriminately, but did not restore it. Koshy Verghe
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Residents' protest gives hope for reviving lake in Whitefield 28.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Residents of Whitefield staged a protest against illegal dumping of debris into the Pattandur Agrahara lake-1 on Saturday. About 500 people, including schoolchildren, formed a human chain as part of the peaceful protest. The protesters played music and displayed placards with messages like `save Pattandur Agrahara lake,' and `hands off our lake.' On the night of October 25, about 50 trucks dumped construction debris on the lake bed. This happened because the lake has not been properly fenced, residents said. The local tahsildar said the lake is owned by the revenue department. A board has been erected at the spot, declaring that the land belongs to the revenue department and that those dumping debris there will be prosecuted. But this was done only a couple of days ahead of the protest. The BBMP handed over the lake to the Bangalore Development Authority in 2012. According to Mallikarjun, assistant engineer, BDA, "The lake has not been surveyed since there is a court case against the encroachment." It ...
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Residents, NGOs join hands to save lake 27.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Residents of Bengaluru have joined hands with NGOs to save yet another dying lake. Pattandur Agarahara Lake in survey number 54 is spread across 12 acres and 37 guntas in Mahadevapura Assembly constituency.On Saturday, over 2,000 residents from areas around Whitefield and Kadugodi along with school children, ward committees and NGOs will stage a peaceful protest near the lake, demanding it be restored. Sandeep Anirudhan, a resident of Whitefield and Whitefield Rising volunteer said that this will be the first time ever that the residents will stand up for this lake. "People have seen the lake being lost and drying up over the years. People dump garbage and construction debris regularly into the lake. It is about time the lake is restored," he said. Researchers from the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, have also pointed in their study papers that the lake has been encroached upon and is being lost gradually. Researchers also demanded that the government departments restore the connectivity of this ...
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Stir over Mutt head's sexual exploits 26.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Village residents and devotees held a protest outside the Jangamamutt, against the sexual exploits of Mutt head, Dayananda Swami.

The devotees thronged the Mutt premises after a video of the Swami involved in a sexual act with a woman being telecast on TV channels. As people tried to barge into the Mutt, the police stopped them. This led to a war of words between the police and the devotees. The protestors also alleged that the Mutt head had misappropriated Mutt property.
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Civic workers protest against abusive contractor 26.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Civic workers who gathered at the protest venue posed a few tough questions to the authorities, some of which went unanswered. ...
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PU student drowns while taking selfie 25.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 17-year-old youth drowned in a pond at Malligenahalli off Nandi Hill Road near Devanahalli on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Varshan, a I PU student and a resident of Kamalanagar near Basaveshwaranagar.

The Bengaluru rural district police said, "Six friends from Bengalruru visited Nandi Hills in the morning and were returning to the city around 3 pm when the incident happened. The deceased and his friends noticed a pond next to the road near Koduburgi and stopped their bikes to take a selfie and videos. But Varshan, who went close to the pond, accidentally slipped and fell into it and drowned."

Vishwanathapura police have registered a case and are taking statements from Varshan's friends.
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Flyover to nowhere in Hennur 25.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Seven years on, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George says work will be completed by Oct. 2018
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