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Concern Over New Building Plan In Bengaluru's Cubbon Park 1.11.2019 NDTV News - Latest
There is fresh concern over a building planned by the High Court itself. In 2014, the Registrar General of the High Court sought permission to demolish an older building in the park close to the Court...
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New construction in Cubbon Park: High Court permits 7-storey building, citizens to protest 31.10.2019 Citizen Matters
New construction is restricted in Cubbon Park by law and court orders. But a recent High Court order has allowed construction of a seven-storey annexe building of the HC itself here, and that too, replacing a heritage structure
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Bengaluru Buzz: Hundreds of homes flooded | Trial run of ORR bus lane from Oct 20 | BBMP repeats promise on tree census 13.10.2019 Citizen Matters
About 500 homes in north Bengaluru were flooded last week after Doddabidarakallu lake was breached by heavy rains. Read more on news from the city last week, in our weekly roundup
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Karnataka: Day after raids, ex-deputy CM Parameshwara’s aide allegedly commits suicide in Bengaluru 12.10.2019 Scroll.in
An unidentified senior income tax official said that while Ramesh was with Parameshwara during the raids, his statement had not been recorded.
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Aide Of Raided Karnataka Congress Leader Allegedly Commits Suicide 12.10.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The personal assistant of former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara has allegedly committed suicide in Bengaluru. The aide was not among those who were searched by Income Tax officials as...
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“Dear food businesses, areca cutlery and clay pots aren’t eco-friendly” 9.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Many businesses are opting for areca cutlery, clay pots etc to avoid plastic and be eco-friendly. But these materials are hard to compost, and only add to Bengaluru's piling waste.
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Driven by climate change, erratic rain destroyed 25% of crops in Karnataka’s Cauvery basin this year 4.10.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Drought-like situations in June and July were followed by 102% excess rain in August. A lack of vegetation cover meant water didn’t seep into the soil.
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Not just Lalbagh, your small neighbourhood park too can protect Bengaluru’s biodiversity 3.10.2019 Citizen Matters
A recent study finds that Bengaluru's neighbourhood parks establish a long continuum of greenery, facilitating the movement of birds, butterflies and insects. Hence the focus should be on setting up many small parks rather than a few large ones, says the study
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All you need to know about Bengaluru’s Adopt-a-Street initiative 30.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Under BBMP's new 'Adopt-a-Street' initiative, citizen groups and corporates can formally adopt and maintain streets. But will the programme sustain, or will it fizzle out like BBMP's previous adoption programmes?
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19 Killed, 11 Missing Due To Heavy Rains In Maharashtra 26.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
At least 19 persons have been killed and 11 missing in various rain-related incidents in Pune, Jalgaon and Nashik since late Wednesday, officials said today.
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Mumbai's Aarey Area Is Government Land, Not Forest: Devendra Fadnavis 15.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Amid protests against the proposed felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony to make way for a Metro car shed, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said it is the government's land...
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP stops counting potholes | Traffic cops round-the-clock at CBD | Tree park near Turahalli forest 8.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As the amended Motor Vehicles Act comes into effect, the city police is gearing up for better enforcement, especially in the CBD area. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Two years of extreme rainfall have left Karnataka’s Kodagu struggling to stay afloat 6.9.2019 Scroll.in
A change in rainfall patterns, along with human acts such as deforestation and land-use changes, have contributed to the deluge.
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Imphal in need of satellite towns to decongest & improve living standards: IK Muivah 6.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Imphal in need of satellite towns to decongest & improve living standards: IK Muivah
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In rapidly growing Bengaluru, temples and kattes are sanctuaries for biodiversity 3.9.2019 Scroll.in
Conservationists are advocating for heritage mapping of the city sanctums that are often vulnerable to developmental projects.
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Sacred sites in Bengaluru: Where heritage helps conserve biodiversity 29.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Despite Bengaluru's rapid urbanisation, its kattes and temples still harbour over 120 different tree species. Majority of these are native species including neem and peepal. These trees should be mapped and given protected status, conservationists say
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Entry fee at Bengaluru’s NGMA: Are national galleries not public spaces? 28.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Around six months back, the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) started charging a fee for entry to its premises. The gallery, under the centre’s Ministry of Culture, is supposed to be a public space. Instead, it is being turned into an exclusive space for the select few
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Is culture public? 27.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Is ‘culture’ and its representation through galleries or museums ‘public’? This question came to my mind when I recently dropped by the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Bengaluru after a gap of 6-7 months.
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Vasanth Nagar citizens survey 439 streetlights; get BBMP to fix missing and defective lights 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters
When Vasanth Nagar residents couldn't get BBMP to fix damaged and missing streetlights in their neighbourhood, they undertook a 'streetlight survey'. Armed with solid data, they've got BBMP to start works. Around half the defective streetlights here have already been fixed
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Why Koramangala looks like a war zone: Five ongoing projects in 4 sq km 19.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
With five major infrastructure projects, and several smaller ones, Koramangala resembles a massive construction site these days. Neither the hapless residents nor the authorities are clear about the details of these projects, or why they are needed at all
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