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Kolkata doctor in Tripura police custody for cheating (Cached) 19.4.2014 New Kerala: West Bengal
Agartala, April 19 : A court in Tripura Saturday sent a Kolkata-based doctor to five days in police custody on charges of cheating two Tripura residents by taking money and promising their sons admission in medical colleges in Bangalore.
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Brothers drown in lake 19.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Two brothers met a watery grave when they went to swim in a lake in M Gopahalli under Bidadi police limits on Friday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Manoj, 6 and Yeshwanth, 8, both sons of Kumar, a labourer. According to police, the two went to play near the lake and ventured into the deep waters. "Neither of them knew swimming and a passerby noticed the boys drowning in the lake. He informed the local residents and by the time the villagers reached the lake, the two had drowned. Police fished out the bodies with the help of local people," said an officer attached to Bidadi police station. A case has been registered. In another incident, a 22-year-old plumber drowned in a lake in Bettadahalasuru in Chikkajala police limits on Thursday. Police said that Azmath, a resident of Saraipalya, had ventured into the lake with his friends. He did not know swimming and soon started drowning. The efforts of his friends to rescue Azmath went in vain and they informed the Chikkajala police. The body ...
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Soccer's moment 19.4.2014 Latest News
Can the Indian Super League revive football in the country?
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On the right track, but miles to go (Cached) 17.4.2014 India Together - Economy

In March this year, Gil Penalosa of the Toronto-based NGO 8-80 Cities spoke in Mumbai and Bangalore of his global vision for liveable cities. Concluding his coverage of Penalosa’s talk, Darryl D’Monte explains why, despite a few isolated efforts, India requires a giant leap in initiative and attitudes to realise that vision.

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Body Fished out from Ponmudi Lake 17.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
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AAP promises better transport system, women's safety 16.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Empowering citizens and residents' welfare associations (RWAs) through Swaraj Bill, better transport system, reverse osmosis facility in areas having high fluoride in water, commuter rail connecting Bangalore and Chikkaballapur with Kempegowda International Airport and women's safety are some of the promises the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made for the voters of Bangalore. At a 'Meet the Press' programme organised by the Bangalore Press Club here on Tuesday, the four candidates of the AAP contesting from Bangalore South, North, Rural and Chikkaballapur Lok Sabha seats, said they and their party stood for clean and honest governance. Prof Babu Mathew, who is contesting from Bangalore North, said, "It is painful to see the way buses ply bothering little about the plight of women and differently-abled people. If we are voted to power, we will make the transport system disabled and women-friendly." Mathew further said empowering RWAs and smashing the mafia through Jan Lokpal is also on AAP's agenda. ...
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Must-win game for Md. Sporting (Cached) 16.4.2014 Telegraph: Sports
Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting's hopes of staying afloat in the I-League received a big boost when they came from behind to end a five-match winless streak against Rangdajied United on Sunday.
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Great Lakes Unique MDP in Banking 14.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
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A hat-trick of wins (Cached) 13.4.2014 Telegraph: Sports
Calcutta: The problem with being late is not only in the fact that you miss the bus, it's also about the disappointment that even after your fastest sprint, the bus keeps moving further away from you.
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Gang assaults engineer, robs him of phone, car 13.4.2014 deccanherald.com
A six-member gang allegedly assaulted Sajith, 43, a software engineer and resident of Vidyaranyapura, and robbed him of his laptop and a mobile phone, before driving away his Maruti Swift car early on Saturday morning near IAF bus stop at Jalahalli under the Gangammanagudi police limits. According to the police, Sajith, was returning home from work at around 2.30 am, when three astride a motorbike struck his car from the rear. While Sajith was engaged in a verbal spat with the trio, three more men joined them and began abusing him. Sensing danger, Sajith retreated in the belief the miscreants too had left. However, the gang pursued him on two bikes and stopped him near the IAFbus stop and forced him out of the car. Even as Sajith sought to pacify them, one of them hit him on the head with a beer bottle and after threatening him, sped away in his car. A native of Kerala, Sajith, who has been residing in the City for the past five years, lodged a complaint with the police and visited a hospital for ...
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Don't ruin the oxygen, you'll lose the nutrients 13.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Wetlands (lakes) are very imortant as they may help in solving the water problems of Bangaloreans. According to experts 30-40 percent of Bangalore's drinking water requirement is met by borewells, which are being recharged only through wetlands. But present day engineers are undertaking works without clearly understanding the ecology of the lakes, which is worsening the lake crisis. Wetlands include a wide range of aquatic habitats such as marsh, fen, peat land (open water), flowing water (rivers and streams) or static (lakes and ponds). These eco-systems are the transition zone between land and water and are ecologically important in relation to stability and biodiversity of a region. According to ecologists, these ecosystems perform a vital function of uptaking nutrients and heavy metals and are aptly often referred to as the 'kidneys of landscapes'. They help recharge groundwater aquifiers and stabilise shorelines. Wetlands are repository of rich diverse biodiversity and support food chain. They are ...
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Curb vested interests to save wetlands 13.4.2014 deccanherald.com
The most prolific group working on wetlands in and around Bangalore is IISc ecologist Professor T V Ramachandra and his team of researchers. "We've been studying the shapes and forms of the wetlands for 20 years. Every characteristic of lakes and wetlands in Bangalore has been mapped by us. But I am sorry to say that the technology city has suffered from depletion of wetlands over the last 20 years," says Prof Ramachandra. As per their research, over 300 lakes/wetlands have disappeared in Bangalore's eco-system, with the City now having only 93. But seasonal lakes, lakes which come alive during monsoon are high in number at around 190. "Wetlands are different from lakes, in that lakes would be the actual water body, while wetland would be all the soggy area and lands around the lake. The wet areas where weeds grow and where water is absorbed are all wetlands. At one point, we had almost all the lakes with extensive lands around them. The sixties and seventies saw a very exuberant green landscape dotted ...
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Succour from the bottom 13.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Bangalore, which at one point of time, had a thousand lakes is today forced to draw water from nearly 1000 feet below the ground Not knowing the background of a lake, children gather at a playground in Chikka-Kallasandra in Uttarahalli every evening where some sheds of scrap dealers too have come up, while a large portion of it is reserved for the sale of construction materials. This is not an ordinary playground but Chikka-Kallasandra Lake, which is a victim of land sharks who are on the prowl across the City grabbing water bodies, pasture land, natural canals, hillocks, forest, playgrounds and parks. Village documents say that the lake is spread on 13 acres and 20 guntas, but today it is a barren land and is at least two feet above the ground level. Some elderly people in the area still recall the days when they used to swim there. Muniyappas anguish is palpable when he narrates about the death of the lake. "I learnt swimming in this lake, which was home to many birds preying on the fish. It was a ...
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Bschools use Mandarin mantra for global success (Cached) 13.4.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Indian management students have devised a unique strategy to take on their Chinese counterparts when the two face off on the global ...
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East Bengal closes in on Bengaluru FC 13.4.2014 Hindu: Sport
Lalrindika Ralte struck once in each half to help East Bengal down Pune FC 3-1 in a 25th round encounter of the I-League football at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. Nigerian Edeh...
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Bounty and new board (Cached) 12.4.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
A combination of factors has rekindled hope for the East-West Metro after a stop-start-stop year ' from a steep jump in allocation of funds by the railway ministry to the state government's renewed participation in the project.
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El Nino may spoil bull party 11.4.2014 HBL: Markets
Meteorological Department to come out with projections next week
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Top Places for White River Rafting in Karnataka 10.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
A trek around Basavana Betta will give you a panoramic view of River Cauvery
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A Colourful Mix of Cultures 10.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Located in Ajmer district in Rajasthan, Pushkar is much more than a holy city
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AAP Pledges to Fight Corruption, Improve City 10.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
The conduct of parliamentarians suggests that the Constitution of the country and democracy are in danger, said Prof Babu Mathew, Bangalore North Aam Aadmi Party candidate.
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