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Category: Trees
Last updated: Mar 26 2017 04:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Sarjapur residents protest felling of trees for road-widening 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
To raise the issue of age-old trees being cut down due to the recent road-widening work at Sarjapur, an awareness walk was held by Sarjapur Resident Welfare Association (SRWA). The RWA members, who in the recent past have witnessed felling of a number of trees due to road-widening on Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle, pressured the state government to look at possibilities of replanting and relocating these old trees before the next phase of road-widening is implemented on Sarjapur-Attibele Road. "The road-widening work is being undertaken by Karnataka Public Works Department (PWD). We became aware of the issue only after the road work started and are now doing our best to save at least the banyan and peepal trees. On the Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle stretch, work has gone on in full swing and many trees, some more than 150 years old, have already been axed," said Joy V R, secretary, SRWA. The volunteers and RWA members plan to submit a signature appeal to the Forest department, PWD and Anekal Town Planning ...
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BBMP budget spares city of fresh taxes 25.3.2017 deccanherald.com
With Assembly elections slated for 2018, the BBMP toed the state government's line by focusing on welfare schemes, but did not announce new taxes in its 2017-18 budget presented on Saturday. The budget, with an outlay of Rs 9,241 crore, also lays special emphasis on horticulture, health, afforestation and education. Taxation and Finance Committee Chairperson M K Gunashekar, who tabled the budget, proposed to set up a Pouravahini Team that will oversee the implementation of the decisions taken by the council and submit a action-taken report every quarter before the council. For the first time the BBMP admitted that there are 19 lakh properties in the city and proposes to allot a unique digital identification number to all properties in the next fiscal. The Palike expects to collect Rs 3,726.25 crore as property tax in the next fiscal, though there was a major pitfall in its revenue target and achievement in the present fiscal. To achieve this goal, the Palike plans to rely upon the ongoing Total Station ...
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Ashley Furniture launches store 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Having planned a robust market presence in India, the $5 billion American furniture company Ashley Furniture HomeStore has announced the launch of its store in Bengaluru.

Ashley is the latest addition to Dash Square Group's collection of international furniture brands, which includes Natuzzi, Kuka, Domicil and HTL too.

The new store introduces virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to deliver an innovative customer experience.
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BBMP budget: Push to save trees and parks 25.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has given impetus to the preservation of parks and trees. Horticulture, lakes and forests have together got an 812% increase in allocation over the previous year’s budget.While the 2016...
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In that bygone era, a congregation of cousins 25.3.2017 Hindu: Open Page
In Bangalore of yesteryear, this is how memorable school vacations went for this extended family
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Voices from Bengaluru's one and only tree festival 25.3.2017 Citizen Matters

NERALU, meaning shade in Kannada is used to describe the Annual Tree festival in Bengaluru.

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Brewing her own blend of success 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Check the juicy notes - you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel - the taste has complex undertones. And it is so wonderfully juicy and sweet." I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery, sitting in a coffee appreciation session, listening in rapt attention to Asia's first woman coffee expert, Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary kind. This is a microlot of coffee from Block 19 of the Nullore Estate of the Tata Coffee plantations that was selected for the Starbucks Reserve Programme. Sunalini, along with her team, was responsible for ensuring that it made it to shelves of the store in Seattle where it sold out like hot cakes! Discovering her calling Doing things differently and challenging norms is second nature to Sunalini. Growing up with her grandparents in Chennai - as her father had a transferrable job - she admits that she was completely disinterested in studies and regularly failed her exams. That was until Class 5. "One day, ...
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Bringing new tunes 24.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Get ready to hear GrapeGuitarBox’s latest original song at her weekend gig
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The new hotspot 24.3.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Kanakapura Road is emerging as a major hub of activity in South Bengaluru, with good connectivity and affordable land parcels. By Nandhini Sundar
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School over shrine: Students win battle 24.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Work on an illegal temple coming up on the playground of a government high school in the heart of the city -in defiance of directives from authorities and with the patronage of local strongmen — was stopped after despairing students shot off a complaint to the Lokayukta.
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‘People want a temple, we don’t need any approvals’ 24.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Over 3,000 trees being felled to widen NH 75 24.3.2017 Hindu: News
NHAI has taken up upgrading of the two-lane carriageway into four-lane
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Runaway bear captured in 6-day hunt 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
An eight-year-old female sloth bear which had escaped from the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) six days ago was captured near Anekal on Thursday. The animal, named Tulsi, was wandering harmlessly on the fringe of Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) and in villages around Anekal. Local residents informed officials who rushed to the spot and found the bear sitting near a tree, basking in the morning sun. A team of veterinarians and forest officials tranquillised and captured it around 11 am. The bear's medical examination showed that it survived on termites, fruits and greens from the forest and villages. It lost six kilos. "When it was made to vomit, for medical examination, we found jackfruit. These animals need not hunt as they can feed on anything," Dr Arun A Sha, Director, Veterinary Research and Operations, Bear Rescue Centre (BRC), BBP, told DH. He said the animal had probably escaped by jumping the moat, just like other bears in the past. The BRC has requested BBP officials to increase the height ...
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Students of Chennais Amirta create record in employment history of hospitality sector 23.3.2017 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Students of Chennais Amirta create record in employment history of hospitality sector
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Vertical gardens on piers of Electronics City flyover 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
After getting positive response to its vertical garden on a pier of the Electronics City flyover, Bengaluru-based nonprofit SayTrees now plans to replicate the same on more than 250 piers of the elevated tollway. "The Electronics City flyover plan is in the final stages. We are waiting for sponsors. Our big dream is to cover the piers of all the flyovers in the city. If Metro (BMRCL) authorities agree, we will work with them, too," said Durgesh Agrahari, head of partnerships and projects, Say Trees. He said the vertical garden might look simple but involved many technical details like the safety of piers, pots and saplings. "The vertical garden on one pier has more than 3,500 saplings of 10 varieties. We have carefully chosen these plants to ensure they thrive in organic farming," he said. On the vertical garden on a Metro pier, Agrahari said they did not use Hydroponics but opted for organic method following advice by Vani Murthy, who is known for spreading awareness on turning garbage into compost. "We ...
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Showers bring respite 21.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Summer showers lashed several parts of the state on Tuesday. Belur and surrounding areas in Hassan district received rains for the third time in a week for an hour in the afternoon, bringing down the temperature. The town was cloudy in the afternoon and there was drizzling for some time. But it started raining heavily at 4.30 pm and continued for an hour. Shivamogga city, other parts of the district like Bhadravathi, Sagar, Hosanagar and Thirthahalli received moderate rain. Heavy rainfall lashed Ballamavati, Nelaji and Peroor in Napoklu, Kodagu district. The rain lasted for about half an hour. The showers brought smiles on the faces of coffee growers. Heavy rain coupled with gusty wind lashed Hirebandadi in Uppinangady, Puttur taluk, Dakshina Kannada district. Arecanuts trees, electricity poles were uprooted. There was rain in Bantwal taluk too. Heavy rains pounded several parts of Chamarajanagar district, including the town, for more than four hours in the morning. The sudden rains at 4 am continued ...
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Changing phase of Dalal Street by ATS 21.3.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
Changing phase of Dalal Street by ATS
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People's problems- Koramangala-Ejipura road full of potholes 19.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The stretch of road in front of the Regional Passport Office and the National Games Village in Koramangala is in a bad shape. Just a light rainfall turns this pothole-filled road into a bunker of water, inconveniencing pedestrians, motorcyclists and schoolchildren. Will the authorities take note and get the potholes filled? Rohit Joseph Dirty toilets in Chinnaswamy Stadium The toilets in the stadium are in a poor condition. During a recent visit, I found that the washbasins are dirty and the taps dry. Areas in and around the stadium need maintenance in terms of hygiene and cleaning. An ordinary ticket costs Rs 500 per day. It's high time the KSCA took care of spectators by providing them basic facilities like food and water at subsidised rates, clean toilets, and escalators or lifts for the disabled and senior citizens. G S Meenakshi 110/Y, 4th Main, 4th Phase, 7th Block, BSK 3rd Stage Park becomes dumping ground The park at 6th Cross in Victoria Layout (Shanthalanagar ward) has been in a deplorable ...
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Spinning stories for some kids 18.3.2017 Hindu: Home
A library for the children of a waste picker community in Bengaluru
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Sowing seeds of future 17.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Saturday
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now' — considering the increasing ferocity with which the green cover is being targeted, this is certainly true for Bengaluru. While many trees are axed for construction and so-called developmental works, others fall prey to acid attacks and poisoning so that they don't obstruct the view of hoardings. Increasingly more and more citizens are feeling the need to step in and stop the downward slide of the erstwhile 'Garden City'. But while tree plantation and awareness drives are being conducted with gusto, experts and naturalists warn that these may not always have the desired effect. "One should plant only native species of trees as they don't need much looking after to survive," says Durgesh Agrahari, Head of Partnerships and Projects, SayTrees Environmental Trust. "People tend to prefer ornamental or flower-bearing trees but that is not always advisable. You can opt for the flower-bearing variety in the native species also, like ...
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