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Apartments near Bellandur lake to get closure notices 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is gearing up to crack down on more than 500 apartment complexes, commercial establishments and educational institutions located around Bellandur and Varthur lakes and their catchment areas in order to prevent them from polluting the waterbodies. On June 8, the KSPCB started inspecting apartment complexes, commercial establishments and educational institutions measuring 2,000 square feet or more and having 20 units or more. It has identified 547 of them. If no hindrances occur, the board will go on to slap closure notices on them by the end of June, Vijay Kumar, Member Secretary, KSPCB, told DH. KSPCB officials are inspecting these places under Section 33 (A) of the Air and Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Acts, and the exercise is not linked to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, he added. According to Kumar, this is the first time that the board is undertaking a drive of this scale against apartment complexes. "We have found that ...
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Tourism in Kashmir collapses, as stone-pelting images dominate TV 23.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
At the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Rizwan Ahmad Bhat stands next to his traditional boat, the shikara named Do Badan Ek Jan (two bodies, one soul), waiting for tourists. Last year this time, the lake was packed with visitors exploring its waters and the views of the surrounding Zabarwan hills.
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Passports to be in both English and Hindi 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced that passports would now be in both Hindi and English, and not just in English.She also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and over 60. Personal details in passports are now printed only in English.The external affairs minister was addressing an event to mark 50 years of the Passport Act, 1967.
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NEET results declared 23.6.2017
The CBSE today announced results for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, ending the wait for around 12 lakh aspirants.

"Result of NEET (under graduate) has been declared as per the directives of the Supreme Court," a CSBE official said.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on June 12 set in motion the process for declaring the result of NEET-2017 after the Supreme Court gave a go-ahead to the board.

The apex court had on May 24 stayed an interim order of the Madras High Court, which had restrained the CBSE from publishing the result of NEET 2017. The test was conducted on May 7.
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SHINING amidst the stars 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Sahithi Pingali developed a mobile app which monitors lakes.
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Brothers, aged 9 and 7 raise funds to save apartment tree 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Brothers, aged 9 and 7 raise funds to save apartment tree
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Nanjundi to join BJP 22.6.2017
Congress leader and businessman KPNanjundi on Thursday announced that he will soon join the BJP.

Nanjundi, who is the president of Akhila Karnataka Vishwakarma Mahasabha, was upset with the ruling Congress for not making him an MLC. He announced his decision after the state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa extended him an invitation to join the party.

Nanjundi later told reporters that he is not expecting anything from the party and he would take up any responsibility assigned to him.
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Two boys stand up for their favourite tree 22.6.2017
"Trees are home to small flora and fauna. They also have the right to live as much as they can and should not be axed for our right of way.'' This message from two boys has saved a 30-foot-tall fig tree from being axed near Bellandur lake. Parth Choudhary (9) and his brother Arjun Choudhary (7), residents of Euphoria Apartments next to Bellandur lake, have given a new lease of life to their favourite fig tree in their apartment complex. The roots of the tree were hindering the sewage line. "It all started around four months back, when the apartment association decided to improve the sewage line. It was found that the tree's roots were damaging the sewage line. The association members decided to uproot the tree. Parth and Arjun revolted when the contractors started chopping the branches. The boys' questions made us think and in one month, we found a solution. But we decided to implement it during monsoon and in the last two days, the tree was saved," said Prashanth Choudhary, their father. The children ...
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First look unveiled 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
Actor John Abraham has shared the first look of his upcoming film 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'. The 44-year-old actor took to Twitter where he unveiled the first look of the film.

"So happy to bring you the first look of my biggest test ever. #ParmanuFirstLook @johnabrahament @kriarj @ParmanuTheMovie," he wrote.
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Letters to an audience 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
A performance project titled 'The Reading Room' by theatre practitioner and writer Anuja Ghosalkar will be conducted at the IFA office on June 23, 7 pm onwards.

In the performance, the audience will read letters, some curated and others from their personal collections.

The curated correspondence of provocative, unknown, famous and strange letters will cover diverse subjects from the Emergency, Communism, espionage, shipping and science, to a letter shared between a father and a son.

One doesn't need to be an avid reader or writer to take part. The participants only have to bring a letter which was sent or received by them. Entry to the event is by registration only.
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An escape to Coonoor 21.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A long weekend that would enable us to indulge in a getaway was soon approaching. The three families who would be travelling together were scrutinising the feasible destinations, as one of us proposed Coonoor. A small town nestled in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, it's a nature lover's paradise. Luxuriant scenic hills, boundless acres of tea estates, pristine lakes, cloudy misty mountaintops, beautiful gardens and chilly weather are just a few of the virtues that Coonoor offers. How did we go? We drove from Bengaluru to Coonoor by car, starting at 5 am on a Friday. Breakfast was at Kamat Upachar on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, after which we headed to Masinagudi and then to Ooty. From there, we followed the directions sent to us by our host to reach Shunyata Homestay in Coonoor by lunch time. What did we do? The moment we got out of our car, we could feel the tranquility of the place. The view was refreshing — we were surrounded by lush greenery as far and wide as the eyes could behold. We ...
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Students on a mission to drive home water lessons 21.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Students on a mission to drive home water lessons
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Body of man who died after clinical trial exhume 20.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Body of man who died after clinical trial exhume
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Rival RR Nagar corporators hurl charges at each other 19.6.2017
On Monday, corporators supporting Rajarajeshwari Nagar MLA Munirathna termed charges against their leader baseless and lashed out at three women corporators and their husbands. Addressing a press conference, corporators Velu Nayak, G Mohan Kumar and three others from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency said corporators Asha Suresh (Congress), Mamatha Vasudev (BJP) and Manjula Narayanaswamy (JD-S) were involved in a Rs 100-crore scam. Corporator G K Venkatesh said: "JP Park corporator Mamatha Vasudev's husband has encroached on the lake near JP Park. The lake, which was 103 acres, has shrunk to 84 acres. We are fighting against this because we want to save the lake.'' The women corporators and the BJP leaders filed a memorandum to Governor Vajubhai Vala earlier this month urging him to direct the government to initiate action against Munirathna, accusing him of a role in the attack on women corporators at a BBMP programme attended by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Laggere in May. Asha asked the rival ...
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Now, an artwork at frothing Bellandur lake gives the message 19.6.2017
Bellandur lake has now caught people's attention for something other than its pathetic condition. An artwork — a simple message in Kannada etched on the mesh erected around the waterbody — is making passersby stop and take notice. Noted artist Suresh Kumar G and his five-member team etched the message 'Kereya Neerannu Oorige Chelli' (spill the lake water into the city) on the chain link fence of Bellandur lake on Sunday. The words are carved in cotton. The idea is to make the artwork resemble the froth from the lake and convey the message. The photographs and videos of the artwork are doing the rounds of social media. "I have tweaked the popular Kannada saying, 'Kereya Neerannu Kerege Chelli'. I thought this was the best way to explain the present scenario of lake pollution, water shortage, lack of recycling water and poor connectivity between lakes," he said. The Kannada saying literally means return the lake water back to the lake. Figuratively, it means going back to one's roots. The ...
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Hebbal lake gets a good cleanup 19.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Over 70 volunteers remove three tonnes of garbage as part of India Clean Sweep
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Poll bounty for Bengaluru 18.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
If political buzz can be relied on, the coming weeks promise more bounty for the city
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SC stays NGT's order to demolish seven resorts in picturesque Kasauli 18.6.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The plea contended that such commercial activity can't be permitted due to Kasauli's fragile ecology
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Plaint over dumping in Talaghattapura lake 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Members of United Bengaluru were shocked to see a tanker releasing effluents into the Talaghattapura lake and another truck dumping debris there. Led by Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, they took pictures of the trucks and lodged a complaint at the Talaghattapura police station. As part of their drive to reclaim dying lakes of Bengaluru, the members of United Bengaluru visited Gubbalala, Talaghattapura and Sompura lakes, which are part of the Vrushabhavathi series of lakes in Bommanahalli and Rajarajeshwari Nagar zones of BBMP. Encroachments had reduced the size of all the three lakes while the government agencies were callous and not ready to take responsibility for their protection and development. Sewage had choked Talaghattapura and Gubbalala lakes. Further, a group of lake and urban experts, members of lake groups, elected representatives and government officials will inspect these lakes to assess the extent of deterioration, encroachment and dumping of domestic and industrial ...
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A purist performer 17.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
R Suryaprakash, possessor of that amazingly mellifluous and effortless voice that has mesmerised thousands of Carnatic music rasikas for the last several years, has a personality to match. Refreshingly down to earth and friendly, he has a smile that has all the vibrance of the profusion of the red hibiscus in his front garden. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. For all his simplicity, Suryaprakash is unswervingly purist when it comes to his music, and proud to be so. Doubtless, the musical tradition from which he comes has much to do with this. A child prodigy Suryaprakash had a somewhat unusual initiation into Carnatic music. His uncle, Vidwan Thirukkodikkaval Rajamani, who was a disciple of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, heard his nephew singing casually during a train journey and was so impressed with his singing that he started his training then and there. However, it was not by means of the usual scales that children are taught music first. Suryaprakash's uncle directly taught him krithis, and as ...
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