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Karnataka cabinet okays 70-bed hospital in Udupi 24.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
After having given the green signal for the development of Jog falls by NRI billionaire B R Shetty, the state cabinet has now handed over yet another project to the business magnate. The B R Shetty company, BRS ventures, will now develop a 70-bed hospital in Udupi and expand it to a 200-bed super specialty maternity and pediatric hospital.
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Resurvey a BBMP ploy to go slow on big builders? 24.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Experts stress citizens' role in fixing city woes 22.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Rotary Club of Bengaluru organised the first edition of Namma Ooru series on Monday where in urban experts discussed 'Why is the City flooding so often' and possible solutions to floods. Urban expert Ashwin Mahesh, who anchored the panel discussion, said the objective of the series is to have conversation with people on the problems haunting the city, discuss measures to tackle them and encourage the community to do something about it. According to the organisers, it has been proposed to hold five events under the 'Namma Ooru' series in the coming months. Architect Naresh V Narasimhan started the discussion by explaining how the lakebeds and stormwater drains have been encroached upon, causing flooding. "National Games Village stands in the place of the Koramangala lake and the Dharmambudhi tank has made way for the Majestic bus terminal. About 11,000 acres of lake land has been encroached upon in the city, according to Koliwad committee," he said. Narasimhan said that recovery of lake beds, proper ...
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Two major malls may face demolition: mayor 22.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Two major malls in the city, which have come up on stormwater drains, may face the hammer, Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy said on Monday. Reddy told DH that Orion Mall in Rajajinagar and Gopalan Arcade Mall in Rajarajeshwari Nagar have encroached on stormwater drains. "The survey has been completed and it has emerged that the two malls are sitting on stormwater drains," he said. Regarding Orion Mall, Reddy said, "The then BBMP commissioner Siddaiah had not given permission to build the mall, but the structure had still managed to come up, which is quite shocking." When contacted, Siddaiah said no malls were sanctioned during his tenure. "It is an old matter, which I cannot recall at this point. But I did not sanction any mall during my tenure as BBMP commissioner," Siddaiah said. Attempts to reach the authorities of Orion Mall went in vain, as the person who attended the calls refused to transfer them to the people concerned. General Manager of Gopalan Mall, Subba Rao said he was not aware of the mayor's ...
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When life is a highway 22.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
What started as a simple conversation among four friends — Rohit Prasad, Bramesh Puttanaiah, Harish Garg and Bharath Devanathan — not only turned into a reality but rather, a journey of a lifetime. For these software professionals, the idea of a road trip from Bengaluru to London seemed like the best way to beat stress at work and satiate their yearning for adventure. In an interview with Nina C George, Bharath Devanathan shares their experiences. Was it easy to translate a simple conversation into reality? It was not difficult. We have been thinking about this journey for six years now and when we were finally ready, we checked if we could manage our schedules (work/family) around it. And we found that we were all able to find the time to do it this year. Our research involved checking out the feasibility of the route and determining what visas are necessary to make this trip happen. We also had to do some work to find a suitable vehicle for the trip. You say the trip has been a ...
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Demolition drive triggers panic calls 22.8.2016 Hindu: Home
The demolition drive by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), clearing encroachments on storm-water drains, has trigged panic calls from across the city, with the civic agency getting complai...
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Sarjapur residents hold marathon to save lakes 22.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Citizens run 10km to save ailing lakes 22.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Seven hundred people from various walks of life took part in a 10-km Sarjapur marathon and 3-km family run at Yamere ground, near Sompura, on Sunday.
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10K marathon for lakes attracts runners, draws promises 21.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Over 700 people took part in the Marathon to Save Sarjapur Lake, which was held on Sunday at the Yamere ground, near Sompura Lake. Concerned about the water shortage they face in summer months, the Sarjapur Residents' Welfare Association (RWA) organised the event to raise awareness among the residents of the 26 lakes in the locality. Old and young citizens alike took part in the 10K marathon and the 3K 'maja' family event. Muni Raju, president of the Zilla Panchayat, and Narayana Swamy, former minister from Anekal, who were guests at the event, appreciated the efforts of the RWA. Raju promised that he would release Rs 5 lakh immediately for the restoration of the Sompura Lake, for the construction of bunds and a walking track. Rajakaluves would also be cleared to ensure that the area does not get flooded during rains. He extended his full support to the RWA and asked them to submit a report on the lakes in Anekal taluk, which number more than 40. He also promised to take the report to Union Minister of ...
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Vaswani group rejects charges 21.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Vaswani Group has objected to statements made by landholder Sunil Gupta regarding a property dispute. "The statement by Gupta that Vaswani's land has gone towards road-widening is false and is an attempt to divert the issue from the encroachment that Gupta has committed. Gupta has propped up his wife Archana to carry through his encroachment plan, which was prevented with timely intervention of the police," a press release by the Group said. The group claimed that Gupta has a history of encroaching on government land and has been indicted by the Koliwad Committee on Lake Encroachment regarding encroachment on Hoodi Lake. The title deeds of Vaswani Developers date back to 2006 and were executed by the High Court. The title deed of Gupta is of March 2016, the group claimed in the press release. When some persons tried to start construction near Gupta's property on August 17, his wife Archana brandished a machete and threatened to kill the ...
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'Poor coordination between govt bodies leading to encroachments' 21.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Minor Irrigation T B Jayachandra on Sunday said lack of coordination between local bodies and the planning department is leading to encroachment on government lands, including lakes. The government will set right this problem soon, he said. Jayachandra was speaking at a programme organised by the 'Karnataka Nagara Mattu Gramantara Yojana Elakha Noukarara Sangha' to felicitate meritorious students in the city. Defending the BBMP's eviction drive on rajakuluves, Jayachandra said the government's action was inevitable keeping the future of the city in mind. The government will initiate necessary action to prevent encroachment on government lands, particularly water bodies. He said the government has been contemplating formulation of a law in this regard. Jayachandra said the planning department cannot be blamed for mistakes committed by local bodies while giving clearances to construction activities. He sought the cooperation of all departments while ...
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Eamcet leak: two more held 21.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Eamcet leak: two more held
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Eamcet leak: two more held 21.8.2016 Hindu: Hyderabad
Two more brokers were arrested by officials of the CID in connection with the leak of question paper of TS Eamcet –II 2016 (medical entrance) on Saturday. Mohd. Iqbal Khan (29), a native of Haryana an...
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Drive to clear encroachments and its fallout 20.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Drive to clear encroachments and its fallout
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Clear encroachments on storm water drains: Baig 20.8.2016 Hubli - City - The Times of India
Like in Benglauru, people who have encroached upon storm water drains (raja kaluve) in Hubballi-Dharwad twin cities will also face the music soon.
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BBMP to raze buildings in lakebed areas too? 20.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
Officials conducting surveys to check if new buffer zone guidelines as per National Green Tribunal have been followed; CM talks tough
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Ugly swamp will be a pond 20.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
Cubbon Park is to be spruced up, with a massive new pond and better garden
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CM defends BDA, says sites formed on dead lakes 19.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday defended the Bangalore Development Authority for allotting sites on some lakebeds stating that the waterbodies had lost all characteristics of lakes. Replying to queries from reporters that BDAitself is in the dock for allotting sites on lakebeds, Siddaramaiah said, "Some lakes have lost all their features. For instance, the Kempegowda Bus Station has been built on a lake. The Congress office on Queen's Road and other buildings on Miller's Road are also on lakebeds. There are many such instances. We will have to demolish at least one lakh buildings. That is not practically possible," he said. On JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy's challenge to the government to demolish illegal buildings of politicians, IAS and IPS officers at the posh Dollar's Colony and JP Nagar, Siddaramaiah said nobody would be spared. "Whether it is JPNagar or any other place, properties which have come up on lakebeds and stormwater drains will not be spared. The government will not succumb to ...
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Panel to decide on Byrasandra lake encroachment 19.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Legislative Assembly Speaker K B Koliwad on Friday said the committee on lake encroachments will soon take a decision on the issue of encroachment of Byrasandra lake in Bengaluru. The committee has received a copy of the report by the Karnataka High Court-appointed commissioner. The commissioner has conducted re-survey of the lake and clearly identified all encroachments. Many companies have encroached upon the lake. The committee is currently examining the report and it will take an appropriate decision soon, Koliwad, who is also heading the committee, said. The commissioner has confirmed the encroachment on Byasandra lake and identified 3.95 acres of encroachment. The total area of the lake has been identified as 12.21 acres, including the encroached portion, according to the report. The lake is located on survey number of 112 of Byrasandra village of Varthur hobli in Bengaluru East taluk. The revenue authorities of Bengaluru Urban district have been waiting for direction from the lake committee to ...
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'Citizens For Change' at Mahalakshmipuram today 19.8.2016 deccanherald.com
'Citizens for Change', the citizens' connect initiative of Deccan Herald and Prajavani, comes to Mahalakshmipuram, north Bengaluru, on Saturday. Residents of Mahalakshmipuram Assembly constituency can air their grievances on drinking water supply, garbage disposal, cleanliness, road safety, parks and lakes, before the elected representatives. Seven wards will be covered in the event — Nandini Layout (43), Marappana Palya (44), Nagapura (67), Mahalakshmipuram (68), Shakthiganapathi Nagar (74), Shankar Mutt (75) and Vrushabhavathi Nagar (102). The event will provide a platform for people to approach their MLA and corporators and take an initiative to collectively develop their ward(s). Mahalakshmipuram MLA, K Gopalaiah, and local corporators will take part in the event. Officials from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) and the traffic police will also be in attendance. The event will ...
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