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Category: Citizen-Protests
Last updated: Apr 18 2018 17:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘I have done more work than Jayanagar MLA,’ says Ravikrishna Reddy 18.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Ravi Krishna Reddy wants to bring back decency into politics. He wants to run a clean campaign and live a corruption-free life if he wins. ...
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Many come out in protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes 16.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Residents across the city took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the rape and murder of an eight year-old in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, an
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Sarjapur Rd residents protest against encroachment of lakes 13.4.2018 deccanherald.com
More than 30 Sarjapur residents staged a protest on Friday against the illegal encroachment of the Sompura and Yamare lake. They alleged that the authorities have failed to take any action to stop the encroachment and illegal construction over the buffer zone around the lakes. "The lake at Sompura is encroached by private builders now. They have turned the lake bed into a pathway to their apartments," said Raicy, an activist from the Voice of Sarjapur citizen group. The residents believe the authorities are complicit with these encroachers."The Yamare village panchayat has been accepting bribes to turn the buffer zones into deadpan lands,"Raicy added. She accused the Yamare panchayats chairman of not paying any heed to the requests of conserving the lake. The Yamare Lake-which is a seasonal one- is facing a slow death, according to the residents due to unruly dumping, "The lakebed when not in season, is used by villagers for cattle-grazing. But few people from Sarjapur dump construction debris illegally ...
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Residents to protest against rooftop pub in HSR Layout 11.4.2018 deccanherald.com
The residents of HSR Layout will hold a silent protest in a bid to preserve the serene atmosphere of the residential locality. The protest-to be held by April last week-is directed against mushrooming pubs and bars in the area, particularly an upcoming establishment in Sector 4 which the residents claim is illegal. Residents claim that Bottleon a rooftop pub on the 17th cross, which is under construction, has violated the BBMPs building plan by constructing more than five floors measuring 120 feet high. The pub is also violating fire safety norms set by Karnataka Fire and Emergency Services, according to them. "We have submitted a letter to the fire department and the BBMP authorities to look into the violations and they have assured us that they will inspect it," said G S Krishna Murthy, former president of Federation of Resident Welfare Association, HSR Layout. He also said that the rooftop bar is being constructed very close to a place of worship, which is against the excise law. "This restaurant is ...
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Citizens protestmove to demolish Janatha Bazaar 11.4.2018 deccanherald.com
AT least 100 people came together on Wednesday to urge authorities to save the historic Janatha Bazaar on KG Road. The citizens, along with members of the CRISP Foundation, staged a protest to create awareness about the need to preserve the 83-year-old building. Recently, the Public Works Department branded the Janatha Bazaar "very dangerous" for human occupation and planned to raze the structure immediately after the state Assembly elections. Many shopkeepers complained that the authorities have installed huge barricades, blanking out parts of the pre-Independence building from public view. Kumar Jahgirdrar, president of CRISP Foundation, said: "The water and electricity connections in the building have been cut-off. This has caused a lot of inconvenience to shopkeepers and women, and the officials are harassing the locals and preventing them from entering the building so that they can start the demolition to construct a concrete jungle." The activists see this as a clear sign that the building will be ...
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Indiranagar residents to crowdfund PIL against commercialisation 7.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The soaring commercialisation of residential localities has now compelled the residents of Indiranagar to crowdfund their efforts to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) with the High Court of Karnataka against numerous violations. The residents, under the banner of I Change Indiranagar, decided to take the step after several previous efforts. The residents earlier organised numerous protests, filed a number of court cases against illegal commercial establishments in residential areas, including the opening of rooftop pubs, bars and microbreweries, in the neighbourhood. "The relevant authorities and all the elected representatives are aware of our problems. Yet, they seem to prefer protecting the violators and have vested interests rather than helping us," reads the letter, which has been circulated among residents. The money collected through this process will be eventually used to file a petition in the high court. The umbrella organisation I Change Indiranagar includes eight residents welfare ...
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Make waste-processing plants functional in four weeks, HC directs BBMP 7.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to make all the seven waste-processing plants operational in four weeks. Hearing a batch of petitions relating to the citys garbage problems, a division bench comprising Justice B S Patil and Justice B V Nagarathna also directed to make the zonal joint commissioners responsible for keeping them functional. Issuing a series of directions to BBMP joint commissioner in-charge of health and solid waste management Sarfaraz Khan, the bench made him responsible to ensure safe operations of all the seven waste-processing plants. It said the zonal joint commissioners should ensure security and optimum operation of the plants in their jurisdictional areas, asking them to visit the plants once a week and submit reports. In addition, zonal superintendent engineers should visit the plants twice a week and give a weekly report to the joint commissioner, solid waste management (SWM). To ensure effective operation of the plants, the ...
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A long way to go before we achieve 'health for all' 6.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Monday
The theme for World Health Day this year is Health for all. Affordable healthcare is still a long way off in Bengaluru and Karnataka, say activists. Akhila Vasan, co-convenor of NGO Karnataka Janaarogya Chaluvali, says the rally for affordable health is not new. "It came with the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 that sought to make healthcare accessible for all by 2000. But this was systematically dismantled by governments across the world, including ours at the centre and the state," she says. Karnataka tops the list of maternal deaths in south India. "This is a litmus indicator. It tells us that our public healthcare system is being destroyed while a large segment of the private sector has turned predatory," laments Akhila. Bengalurus healthcare system is even more fragmented, she observes. "Many government agencies are providing healthcare with no coordination." Dr Vasu HV, state executive committee member of Karnataka Janashakti, agrees the government has no clarity about the medical system. "When there ...
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'My vote is not for sale' campaign in city 5.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Anil Shetty is the president of an obscure political outfit called the Nav Bharat Democratic Party, but he is running a campaign usually taken up by citizens groups. And he has started the campaign on his doorstep. The campaign is a proclamation: My vote is not for sale. A notice carrying the message has been put up on the gate of his home. Shetty is perturbed about reports that politicians are stealthily distributing freebies such as cash, saris, pressure cookers, wristwatches and laptops to woo voters from across Karnataka and how people are accepting them. His message is just a reminder to passersby that they should not accept such gifts. "I am not doing anything new. Sometimes our society needs people who can remind it of what is already known," he said. He continued: "People might think their families will benefit if they get Rs 5,000 in cash. Money certainly helps, but they should realise that we are losing our values. This campaign is just an appeal to voters to inspire them to be a part ...
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Kasavanahalli battles many issues, people want politicians to pay attention 3.4.2018 Citizen Matters
Building collapse case was a recent major accident that happened in Kasavanahalli. No practical solutions have been proposed to civic problems causing deaths in the area. »
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A new canvas for a new landscape 26.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
Bengaluru-born artist Poonam Jain’s works at Art Dubai garnered attention and appreciation
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What did Mahadevapura MLA Aravind Limbavali do in his 2nd term? 24.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Being a representative of one of the biggest and most-populated assemblies can be a quite daunting task. What has Aravind Limbavali been upto? How has he performed in last five years? ...
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Ola, Uber strike in Delhi- NCR: Rough ride today for commuters: 10 updates 23.3.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The Ola, Uber strike had begun on March 19 but only Mumbai has seen a significant impact; however, a complete shutdown might hit commuters in Delhi-NCR today
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Driver held for robbing passengers 22.3.2018 deccanherald.com

The J C Nagar police have arrested a 23-year-old driver of a travel agency in the city who stole valuables from passengers to buy gifts for his fiancée.

The police have also recovered 310 grams of gold ornaments from the driver.

The accused, Shahim Peerzade, is a resident of Bhatkal. He recently got engaged and had promised his fiancée a scooter and gold ornaments.

Peerzade decided to steal the valuables from passengers who are careless, the police said.

He has committed crimes in moving vehicles in RMC Yard and Kodigehalli and the police have registered cases.

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Residents to don surgical masks to protest air pollution 21.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Protesting the dumping of garbage and burning it before their buildings, residents of apartments from Art of Living to Brigade Meadows along Kanakapura Road will don surgical masks. They will also form a human chain, barricade the garbage piles for 30 minutes and march towards the panchayat office in Kaggalipura to submit a petition on the issue to the officer. "This was once a lake," said a resident, who did not wish to be named. "Now, of course, its a veritable dumping yard. Daily, 20 to 30 garbage trucks empty their contents here. To reduce the quantity of the garbage, they set fire to it. This has been going on for two years." Amit Chandra Vutha, another resident of the area, said the acrid smoke emanating from the burnt pile of waste is affecting 3,000 residents living closer to the area. The smoke has left many with a persistent burning feeling in their eyes. "I know a family who had to take their children to hospital since they had the burning sensation in their eyes," Vutha said. The burning of ...
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AAP workers booked for causing ruckus 15.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Police have booked several supporters of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) for unlawful assembly at an event in South Bengaluru where former mayor B N Manjunath Reddy had promised to issue ration cards to local residents. Almost 500 people from BTM Layout, Madiwala and Sadduguntepalya had queued up at the BBMP office in Tavarekere since 4 am on Wednesday for the ration cards promised by Manjunath Reddy, the corporator from BTM Layout. But when officials did not show up, AAP leader Ravi Krishna Reddy and his supporters started protesting. As their protest grew louder, a few supporters of Manjunath Reddy arrived at the spot and launched a counter-protest against Ravi Krishna Reddy. Things soon turned violent with both the groups engaging in fisticuffs. The jurisdictional Saddugentepalya police, too, reached the spot and hauled the crowd to the police station. Though the police let the protesters off after taking a written undertaking from them, Ravi Krishna Reddy and others launched a hunger strike in front of ...
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Mumbai farmers have gone back, but can our cities afford to forget them? 14.3.2018 Citizen Matters
Roses, food and water for protesting farmers are all fine, but the nation's policy makers and city residents must not forget what led to the rally. Time to realize that without a strong rural Bharat, urban India is doomed. ...
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Caught Assaulting Women In Pub, Pramod Muthalik And Co Let Off: 10 Facts 13.3.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Young women ran as they were chased by goons, slapped, kicked and dragged by their hair. As the terrified women tried to dodge the blows, some tripped and others were pushed to the ground. Visuals of...
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Larsen & Toubro secures orders worth Rs 2597 crore 12.3.2018 General News
Across various segments
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LPG leaking precariously as tanker topples on ghat route 9.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News

An LPG filled tanker toppled on the road at Panakaje, near Madantyar, in Belthangdy taluk, Dakshina Kannada district on Friday afternoon.

The tanker was travelling on the Ujire-Charmadi ghat route towards Bengaluru.

It turned turtle at about 2.30 pm and liquid petroleum (LPG); which is highly inflammable is leaking out of the tanker.

All traffic on the ghat has come to a screeching halt.

Belthangdy fire services personnel have rushed to the spot and all efforts are being made to plug the LPG leak.

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