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'MoEF nod must for land use change around wetlands' 28.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Dealing a blow to the realty sector in the state, the recent National Green Tribunal (NGT) order mandates builders and developers to seek approval of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for diverting land use for their lake side projects involving wetland. G Vidyasagar, Chief Executive Officer of the newly-formed Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA), told Deccan Herald that the NGT in its May 4, 2016 order has directed the state government to submit a proposal for demarcating wetlands. The NGT order said the state should submit the proposal to the MoEF within four weeks from the date of passing the order and the Ministry will consider it in accordance with law and grant its approval. The state can issue notification notifying such areas only after the MoEF approval. "If the wetland notification happens, landlords will have to approach the MoEF for any change in the land use pattern," he said. As the KLCDAwas not in place till recently, the state government could not ...
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Expert panel will pick Rajyotsava awardees, state tells High Court 27.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The state government on Wednesday submitted to the High Court that a 22-member expert committee had been constituted to select names for the Rajyotsava award. The submission was made in response to a petition filed by B V Satyanarayana Rao, who has approached the court seeking directions to the government to consider his application for the state award. The government has said that former High Court judge Justice H N Nagamohan Das will be the chairman of the committee which will study, examine and suggest the eligibility criteria and guidelines for selecting the awardees. The committee is expected to submit a report to the government in the first week of October. Justice S Abdul Nazeer, appreciating the government's efforts in constituting the committee, adjourned the hearing to August 22. Plea on ACB The High Court has ordered notice to the government and the Lokayukta in a PIL seeking directions to the government to quash the notification granting police powers to the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB). The ...
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Bengaluru by design 25.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
Srishti's design expo, celebrating 20 years of the school, features cutting-edge products, connects with city
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Residents plant 1,200 saplings around lake 25.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Pop ganesha can land you in jail 25.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
Pollution Board bans immersion of chemical idols, violators face fine of `10,000
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No waste segregation at Vibuthipura lake, assures MLA 24.7.2016 deccanherald.com
It was victory at last for collective citizen's activism. A massive campaign against a waste segregation plant proposed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on the Vibuthipura lake bund near HAL had its desired effect. On Sunday, the local KR Puram MLA, B A Basavaraja assured that the lake will not be touched. Over 800 residents from all localities surrounding the lake had converged for a massive sapling-planting exercise. But even as they planted 1,200 saplings complete with tree guards, they pondered over the threat of the segregation unit. They were not sure even as 50 resident welfare association representatives submitted memorandums to the MLA, urging that the plan be shelved. The legislator's assurance pacified them, but doubts lingered. For, tractors had dumped many loads of construction debris on the bund to level the plot, just a week ago. Spearheaded by Team VIKAS, the campaign to rejuvenate and maintain the lake wanted more from the government, the MLA, Bangalore Development ...
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Bengaluru Today 24.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
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Ban on POP: Idol makers seek one more year 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has banned the immersion of Plaster-of-Paris (POP) and coloured idols in any water body across the state. A notification banning idols was issued on Thursday as per the National Green Tribunal order. Studies conducted by the Board have also shown that the water quality in the lakes is affected because of the immersion of POP or coloured idols, said KSPCB Chairman Lakshman. In the meantime, on Friday, the association of idol makers submitted an appeal to the Board stating that they have already created plaster-of-Paris idols. Request to Board The association members requested the Board to permit sales this year, assuring that it will not sell them from the next year. They also urged the KSPCB to ban POP idols coming from other states. Lakshman said that the KSPCB and BBMP officials will jointly inspect and assess the number of POP idols made in the city. A similar survey will be conducted with the help of the local bodies across the state, after which, ...
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Residents detect fake road work at Kallahalli 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
It was a small stretch of road at Kallahalli near Halasuru lake, which was to be asphalted at a cost of Rs 22 lakh in 60 days in April 2012. Four years down the line, there is zero progress. The fake bill scam in BBMP, with the unholy nexus of officers and contractors, would have consumed the road work had the local residents not got alerted. Kalidas Reddy, one of the residents, grew suspicious in 2014 when the road was dug up, but the work was stopped abruptly. He filed an RTI application to know the status of the road work. The BBMP had given the work order to contractor G Vasu on February 17, 2012 with a deadline to finish the work by April 16, 2012, but till 2014 there was no progress. Further probe by the residents revealed that the BBMP officials were about to make payments to him. Many complaints were filed, including one to the Lokayukta, but none fetched any result. The Lokayukta investigation was closed when Justice Y Bhaskar Rao was heading it. The reason given for the closure was that since ...
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Aim at eliminating sources of unassessed income 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The Centre wants all the sectors to remove the sources of unassessed income, though there are sectors that are not moving in that direction, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, hinting towards the jewellery sector.

"It is important that the sources of unassessed income are minimised and eliminated," Jaitley said at a function in Bengaluru.

"We already have a large number of sectors of the economy, which are slowly moving in that direction, including the film industry. As the real estate is getting more and more instutionalised and corporatised, a number of developers are also moving in that direction," he said.
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West Indies 90/3 at lunch on day 3 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
West Indies were 90 for three at lunch on the third day of the first cricket Test against India here today.

West Indies still trail by 476 runs in their first innings.

Brief scores:
India 1st innings: 566 for 8 declared in 161.5 overs

West Indies 1st innings: 90/3 in 44 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 46 batting; Mohammed Shami 2/23).
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Soon, smart parking solutions in city on your mobile phone 23.7.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Soon, smart parking solutions in city on your mobile phone
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No Man's Sky: a space odyssey for the new generation 23.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Notice to BBMP over waste unit 22.7.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
An inspection by the pollution board chairman found that not only was the unit non-operational due to a workers' strike, it was also not functioning to its full capacity.
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Water to be released from Kabini dam from July 25 22.7.2016 Hindu: Karnataka
Farmers in the Kabini command area in Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts can cheer following a decision to release water from Kabini dam into its canals for irrigation from July 25.A decision in this...
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30 dogs killed, dumped in pit off Kanakapura Road 21.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Just a day after the news of three puppies being burnt alive in Hyderabad made national headlines, here is another shocker. More than 30 stray dogs were killed and dumped in a pit in Amruth Nagar off Kanakapura Road, south Bengaluru, late on Wednesday night. A security guard at a nearby factory on Thursday reported the incident to a local resident who in turn informed the nonprofit People For Animals (PFA). On reaching the spot, the PFA's rescue team found one of the dogs still alive, and rushed it to the Cartman Veterinary Clinic for treatment. "It was not just a terrible sight to witness so many dogs being killed and dumped heartlessly," said the PFA's Animal Welfare Officer Sarat Lal A S. "Seeing a dog still alive and utterly helpless was equally horrendous." The dogs were culled and dumped in an eight-foot-deep pit dug up by an earthmover next to a lake. The lone surviving dog was very aggressive and it took the PFA volunteers close to half an hour to get it out of the pit. The rescued dog had deep ...
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12 Indian fish species on verge of extinction in Bengaluru lakes 21.7.2016 deccanherald.com
As many as 12 indigenous Indian species of fishes found in city lakes face the danger of going extinct in a few years due to increasing pollution and climate change, says an ongoing study by a team of researchers from the Bangalore University. The study focuses on relation between the aquatic life and climate change. Dr M Ramachandra Mohan, HoD, Department of Zoology, is conducting the study along with a few of his PhD students. The team studied fish life in 10 lakes between Bengaluru and Melekote (in Doddaballapur taluk of Bengaluru rural district). "The vulnerability of fish in Bengaluru lakes has increased manifold in the last five years," Mohan, who is studying fish and other aquatic life in Bengaluru for the past 15 years, said. The 12 species endangered include the Karnataka Labeo (Labeo Calbasu) and Indian Glassy fish (Pseudambassis Ranga) to name a few. "Of the 12 species, five are under the vulnerable category and the rest are endangered. Two foreign species are also in danger," saidMohan. In ...
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Body of woman found dumped near lake 21.7.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Big saplings for afforestation programme 20.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The Forest, Ecology and Environment Department has decided to use big saplings under the government's afforestation programme from next year, Forest Minister B Ramanath Rai said on Wednesday. He told reporters that only those saplings that are more than one year old will be planted. Chances of big saplings surviving and growing into trees are more compared to small ones, he added. Besides, the afforestation programme in urban areas will be taken up under Nagorathana scheme. The Forest Department and the Urban Development Department will jointly draw up a detailed action plan for this purpose. The Forest Department has set a target to plant eight crore saplings under the afforestation programme this year, he said. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has tied up with some corporate firms to develop 12 lakes using corporate social responsibility fund. Many of these lakes are in Bengaluru, he added. The minister said the department has decided to take up the incentive scheme for growing trees in a ...
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ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು: ಕೊಪ್ಪದಲ್ಲಿ 'ಕಾನ್ಮನೆಯ ಕತೆಗಳು' ಮರುಬಿಡುಗಡೆ 19.7.2016 Thats Kannada
ಕೊಪ್ಪ,ಜುಲೈ, 19: ಪರಿಸರ ಚಿಂತಕ ಶಿವಾನಂದ ಕಳವೆಯವರ "ಕಾನ್ಮನೆಯ ಕತೆಗಳು" ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮರು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಕೊಪ್ಪದ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರತ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಸಂಘ ಜುಲೈ 24 ರಂದು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿರುವ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಸ್ತಕವನ್ನು ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಲೋಕಾರ್ಪಣೆ ಮಾಡಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಿವಾನಂದ ಕಳವೆ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲಿದ್ದು ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸ ನೀಡಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಉತ್ತರ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಶಿವಾನಂದ ಕಳವೆ ಪರಿಸರ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಾಗಿ
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