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Category: Lakes
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New pipes to divert sewage, save Benniganahalli lake 4.12.2016 deccanherald.com
Benniganahalli Lake on Old Madras Road, which had become a stinking pool of sewage flowing from nearby houses and apartments, is now set to get a makeover. After receiving directions from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to lay a sewage line in and around the lake, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has undertaken the works here. A fortnight ago, work on laying sewage pipes started along a stretch of 2 km on the eight-km road. The directions were given after KSPCB received a complaint from Janaadhikaara Sangharsha Parishath (JSP). "The waterbody was stinking with sewage from factories, houses and apartments. Dirty water that was let into a storm water drain entered the lake. Six months ago, we lodged a complaint with KSPCB," JSP executive committee member Narayan B S said. JSP members said they had earlier raised the issue with BWSSB but no action had been initiated. Project to cost Rs 2.5 cr BWSSBofficial Siddaray Tawarkhed said the Rs 2.5-crore project would be ...
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Land worth Rs 40 crore reclaimed in Anekal taluk 3.12.2016 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Urban district authorities on Saturday bulldozed several structures of a holiday resort running illegally on a lake land in Anekal taluk. According to Anekal tahsildar Asha Parveen, Meenakshi Resort, spread across 25 acres of land, had encroached upon one acre and 21 guntas of land in Nanjapura village of Jigani hobli. She said the land belongs to Sanjay Goel of Haryana, which Vajra Kumar Jain had taken on a monthly rent of Rs 9 lakh to run the resort. Lake land encroached Parveen said, "The resort (in survey number 27 of Nanjapura) did not have any approach road. So the owner of the land encroached the lake land and developed a road on it. We demolished the boundary wall of the resort and took possession of it." She said the entire resort was operating illegally since running a business on agricultural land is not permitted. A report will be sent to the deputy commissioner to initiate action against the owner of the property. Action at other places Around 15 acres of government land was also ...
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137 crucial files missing, 20 lakes illegally handed over to NICE: report 2.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project was the first-ever Public-Private Partnership project in Karnataka but has been mired in controversy ever since it was conceived. The project envisages constructing 111 km of expressway between Bengaluru and Mysuru, a 41-km peripheral road, a 9.8-km link road (both around Bengaluru) and five townships under Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis. An Assembly committee headed Law Minister TBJayachandra constituted to probe irregularities in the implementation of the project has come out with several recommendation and observations. The panel has 11 members from both the ruling and the Opposition parties. The report says that several government files pertaining to the BMIC project have gone missing and this has also led to irregularities in the implementation of the project. As many as 137 files, which have to be preserved permanently going by the importance of the content, have gone missing. The files pertaining to the stamps and registration, the ...
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ಸೀಗೇಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ ದತ್ತು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದ ಯುನೈಟೆಡ್ ವೇ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು 2.12.2016 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 2: ಬೃಹತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಯುನೈಟೆಡ್ ವೇ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಮೂರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಅವಧಿಗೆ ಸೀಗೇಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆಯನ್ನು ದತ್ತು ಪಡೆದಿರುವುದಾಗಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದೆ. ವೇಕ್ ದ ಲೇಕ್ ಅಭಿಯಾನದಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆರೆಯನ್ನು ದತ್ತು ಪಡೆಯಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿರುವ ಯೋಜನಾರಹಿತ ನಗರೀಕರಣದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಕೆರೆಗಳು ನರಳುತ್ತಿವೆ. 1985ರಲ್ಲಿ ಐವತ್ತೊಂದರಷ್ಟಿದ್ದ ಶುದ್ಧ ಕೆರೆಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಹದಿನೇಳಕ್ಕೆ ಕುಸಿದಿದೆ. ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ
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Make cities better: How do you want to go cashless? 2.12.2016 Citizen Matters

  Speak up! It's your city! Let's make better cities!     Dear Reader, Khush hai zamana aaj pehli tareek hai goes the classic song. But yesterday not many would have been in that frame of mind...
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Dalvoy Lake is in for revival 2.12.2016 Mysore - City - The Times of India
DC D Randeep on Thursday inspected Dalvoy Lake on Mysuru-Nanjangud Road to take up measures for its revival.
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Alumni back Sampath, say Symbiosis 'hushed up sexual abuse plaints' 1.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The alumni of Symbiosis School of Media and Communication have come out in support of their director and teacher Vikram Sampath who resigned abruptly after a 15-month stint. Sampath, a historian and one of the founders of Bangalore Literature Festival, put up a no-holds-barred post on his Facebook page, accusing the college management of indulging in irregularities. He said his job profile included "regularising the encroachment of a lake in Anekal by the institute." In his November 28 post, Sampath wrote, "Students danced at marathons, did menial jobs, some even got sexually molested by a few visiting eminences --- but none of this was ever addressed by the management in the institute or her bosses...All that mattered was how much revenues were brought in, how much intake would be increased each year." His former students quickly came out in his support. In an "open letter to the media", about 160 former students pointed out many shortcomings in the institute. In their e-mailed letter, sent by an ...
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13 tourist spots to get free Wi-Fi connectivity 1.12.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Free Wi-Fi connectivity will be available at 13 tourist spots in Karnataka. The bad news: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will instal Wi-Fi hotspots with internet access speeds of 10mbps at these locations.
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Seegehalli Lake gets a makeover 1.12.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Seegehalli Lake in Krishnarajapuram will soon get a much needed makeover. The BBMP has put up fencing around the 32-acre lake, completed de-silting, diversion of sewage and overhead tank and construction of a pathway.
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Seegehalli lake to get a facelift 1.12.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Seegehalli lake, on the outskirts of the city flanking high-growth areas close to Whitefield, will get a fresh lease of life after citizens, corporates and NGOs got together for an initiative to revi...
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Floating islands cleaning Puttenahalli lake 1.12.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
They have plants that grow by absorbing pollutants in the water
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Writer accuses institute of lapses 30.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Writer Vikram Sampath on Tuesday accused the Symbiosis School of Media and Communication (SSMC) of mismanagement.He was the head of the school for 15 months.
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55K DLs suspended in last 29 months 29.11.2016 deccanherald.com
The officials of Regional Transport Authority have suspended 55, 621 driving licences (DLs) for traffic violations in the state between April 2014 and August 2016.

Bengaluru alone accounted for 35% of such DLs. A large chunk of offenders in the city had indulged in drunk driving.

The licences of 26,529 drivers have been impounded for drunk driving in the last 29 months. As many as 22,183 DLs were seized for wheelies and reckless driving.

The police have registered cases against 47,289 drivers for drunk driving between January 2016 and October 2016. As many as 62,576 cases for drunk driving were registered in 2015.
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City's civic bodies wash their hands of lakes' maintenance 28.11.2016 deccanherald.com
As many as 60 lakes in Bengaluru, including Varthur and Bellandur, have been caught in a crossfire between the city's civic agencies who are reluctant to take over their upkeep. On a request from the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA), the UrbanDevelopment Department, in a recent government order, transferred 60 lakes in its jurisdiction to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). However, the BBMPhas not taken over possession of the lakes citing lack of manpower or resources. It all began on August 28 this year with BDAcommissioner Rajkumar Khatri writing to the government that BDAhad 91 lakes in its jurisdiction and the agency was finding it difficult to maintain them due to shortage of funds. The BDAchief stated that conservation and development of the lakes required an estimated Rs 2,000 crore and the civic agency did not have that much of funds. The letter further added that the BDA's present financial position was not sound and it was finding to difficult to implement infrastructure ...
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ಆಕ್ರೋಶ್ ದಿವಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸನ್ನು ಛೇಡಿಸಿದ ನಾಗರಿಕರು 28.11.2016 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ನವೆಂಬರ್ 28: ಆಕ್ರೋಶ್ ದಿವಸ್ ಆಚರಣೆಗೆ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಬೆಂಬಲ ಸೂಚಿಸಿ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಶ್ರೀಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರು ಮಾತ್ರ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸಿಲ್ಲ ಆದರೆ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕ ಉತ್ತರ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಜಯನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು ಐವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಬೇಕರಿ ಬಿಸಿನೆಸ್ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ರಾಜಾರಾಮ್ ಅವರ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತ ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರಿ ಅವರನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿದರೆ ಇಡೀ ರಾಜ್ಯ ರಾಜಕಾರಣವನ್ನೇ ಛೇಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.[ಆಕ್ರೋಶ್ ದಿವಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೂಲಾಗಿ
BDA drops people friendly GIS-based portal from website 27.11.2016 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has silently removed the Geographical Information System (GIS)-based web portal from its website that could prevent lakhs of property buyers from being duped and getting their houses demolished later. The web portal 'Drushti' was developed by Sky Group. It super-imposed village maps and the BDA layouts on the Google Earth giving accurate details of the location of a particular village, name and survey numbers on the ground. It would give information on lakes or stormwater drains on the ground. The portal had become even more relevant after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru Urban district authorities and the BDA went on a demolition spree to rid lakes and stormwater drains of encroachment and, razed many buildings. Among the properties in the line of demolition are houses in the BDA approved layouts, for being located on stormwater drains. At the time of approving the layouts, the BDA officials had not verified these details. Akash, the ...
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Zippserv Protect lets you know if your property is illegal 27.11.2016 deccanherald.com
Buyers have been in a tizzy over whether the property in which they are investing their life's savings is illegal or not. 'Zippserv Protect' comes to their rescue as it allows users to see revenue maps and check if their property encroaches a rajakaluve, a lake or its buffer zones. The Google map-based tool developed by Bengaluru-based startup Zippserv, uses information from BBMP revenue maps and covers 800 sqkm of the city. The map shows lakes, tanks, ponds, stormwater drains, rivers, roads and survey boundaries which lie within a 500-metre radius of the selected location. A ruler tool allows users to measure the distance from the property to any point to check if they are at a safe distance from SWDs and lakes. The tool was initially developed to be used by customers of Zippserv which provides comprehensive risk assessment on real estate investments. The tool will now be available on their website for free. "These maps are available on the Revenue Department website but specific details about village ...
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Majority of lakes at Bandipur gone dry 27.11.2016 Star of Mysore
Majority of lakes at Bandipur gone dry
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15-year-old drowns while swimming in Hebbal lake 27.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Schoolboy drowns in Hebbal Lake 26.11.2016 deccanherald.com
A high school student drowned in Hebbal lake when he had gone there with his classmate for a swim on Friday.The deceased is Irfan Basha, 15, a resident of Ganganagar. He was a Class 9 student at Radhakrishna School at Ganganagar.

Basha and his class-mate Vinay had gone to the lake around 11 am for a swim. Basha, who did not know swimming, struggled to remain afloat and drowned minutes after the two entered the water. However, Vinay managed to swim back to safety.

Vinay informed a few local residents, who reached the lake, but could not spot Basha. The police and fire and emergency services personnel began searching for the body, but their efforts were in vain.

They resumed the search on Saturday morning and retrieved the body. The post-mortem was conducted at MSRamaiah Hospital and the body was handed over to the parents.
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