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Category: Lakes
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Encroachments on Allalasandra lake bed cleared 21.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Encroachments on Allalasandra Lake bed, off Yelahanka New Town, were cleared by staff from Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF), Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Revenue department with the support from local police force, on Monday. Three to four houses that had illegally come were cleared. BBMP officials said they have given 15 days deadline to the remaining 20 houses to vacate so that they can carry with their clearance drive. BBMP Assistant Executive Engineer Jagadish S said: "we had informed the houseowners about our plans to remove encroachments. Hence, we did not face any problems." As per the survey conducted by BBMP and revenue department, about 4.1 acre of lake bed had been encroached on the 44 acre of lake. Residents of Yelahanka New Town, meanwhile, heaved a sigh of relief that authorities were finally taking steps to clear encroachments. C N Chandru, a resident, said: since one year, we had been following up the issue and sent letters to BMTF and BBMP. Finally action has ...
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Scores gather for great outing on misty morning 20.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Scores gather for great outing on misty morning
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BBMP Babus Get 1 Hour A Day in Lucrative Dept 20.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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BDA greening drive shows results 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The efforts of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in restoring greenery at Srigandhakaval appears to be bearing fruits. Two years ago, the BDAhad planted as many as 5,000 sandalwood saplings in the area so that Srigandhakaval lived up to its name. "There were no sandalwood trees in the Srigandhakaval area. So we decided to plant sandalwood. We have created five plantations with 49 species. All this was done at the cost of Rs 1.10 crore This has improved the biodiversity of the region," BDAAssistant Conservator of Forests BJairam said. He was speaking to presspersons during a visit to these sites on Friday. The BDA has launched the greening drive 'Hasiru Maale' with the aim to plant one crore saplings in 10 years. In the last two years, the BDA has planted 35,000 saplings in Beggars' Colony on Magadi Road, 9,000 around Jakkur lake, 46,500 saplings at Jalahalli Airforce station, 1,000 saplings along Outer Ring Road from Central Silk Board Junction to Nayanadahalli and 18,000 saplings at Sir MV ...
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Rising water level revives Hesaraghatta lake - Deccan Herald 20.10.2014 Google News
Rising water level revives Hesaraghatta lake Deccan Herald Water continues to flow into the lake, though no desilting work was taken up by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). “Presently, there is no revival project planned for the lake. However, the Water Board might come up with one in ...
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This Diwali save yourself from city noise and drive away to bliss 19.10.2014 Hindustan Times: Lifestyle
We bring you a list of little known quick getaways from four major cities Delhi Mumbai Bangalore and Kolkata pan India On offer are loads of nature some adventure and a bit of culture Get going with planning for your quick getaway and make the most life ...
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KSPCB wants to offload BWSSB chairman 19.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
KSPCB wants to offload BWSSB chairman
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Monsoon flooding, an annual feature here 19.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The first thing that strikes you about Chickpet, Avenue Road and Balepet areas is that they are the most important trading markets in the ''city'' part of Bangalore, as opposed to the Cantonment area. You would think of jewellery, saris, textiles, aluminium, hardware and the like. But during rainy season, all you would think of would be narrow roads, congestion, heavy traffic, drainages full of muck and leaking water that puts off both traders and customers. More than the traffic and congestion, it is the drainage system here that bothers traders. The underground drain connections have been built almost 50-70 years back. While the surface areas around the manholes have been repaired to an extent, lot remains to be done in the underground networks. Avenue Road Commercial Association president G V Sridhar says the rainy season is really bad for the place. "The entire area is flooded with water that gushes into shops. Owners have had to spend whole days to remove water from their inundated shops. If the ...
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A birder’s high 18.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A birder’s high
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A birder’s high 17.10.2014 Hindu: S & T
The Caspian Tern has been spotted flying over the Hoskote lake
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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೇಯರ್ ಶಾಂತಕುಮಾರಿ ಸಂದರ್ಶನ 17.10.2014 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಅ. 17 : 'ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಬೆಳೆದಂತೆ ನಗರದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಕೇವಲ ಬೃಹತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಹಾರ ಮಾಡಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಜನರ ಸಹಕಾರವೂ ಮುಖ್ಯ' ಎಂದು ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮೇಯರ್ ಎನ್.ಶಾಂತಕುಮಾರಿ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ತಮ್ಮ ಬಿಡುವಿಲ್ಲದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಗಳ ನಡುವೆಯೇ ಬೃಹತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮಹಾನಗರ ಪಾಲಿಕೆ ಕಚೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೇಯರ್ ಶಾಂತಕುಮಾರಿ ಅವರು
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'Forged documents used to legalise lake encroachment' 17.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Former legislator A T Ramaswamy, who had submitted a report on encroachment of government land, has said the problem in Chikkalasandra Lake is not that of encroachment but of the forged document created to legalise the illegality. Speaking on the sidelines of an event here on Thursday, Ramaswamy pointed out two aspects of illegal takeover of any government land. Connivance "There are two issues involved in the case of illegal possession of public land, for instance, Chikkalasandra Lake. First is the encroachment, which is taken over by some individuals without any valid documents to prove their occupancy. The second aspect is land-grabbing where bogus documents are created by the land sharks in connivance with the government officials to legalise illegal possession of public land. The land-grabbing is a serious offence and needs to be dealt with iron hand," said Ramaswamy. Diversion of land use He sought to know how the layout came up on Chikkalasandra Lake with the diversion of land use by the ...
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Separate enclosure soon for jumbos at Bannerghatta zoo 17.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Fifteen-year-old Sundar, the tortured elephant shifted to Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) from a temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, has come as a blessing for other jumbos in the park. The BBP, for the first time, will have a separate space of around 49.5 hectares for pachyderms. People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will spend over Rs 1.5 crore to create the elephant enclosure and erect solar fence around it. The area reserved for jumbos has two lakes for the animals to cool off. The main intention of having a designated space is to keep the elephants unchained and to have a protected barrier between the elephants and humans including mahouts and wildlife vets. The enclosure will have a "friendly" barrier and the much-needed "musth enclosure" for the bull elephants. BBP Executive Director Range Gowda said that the move for a separate enclosure came following a memorandum of understanding entered into between the BBP and Central Zoo Authority. "The MoU says that a separate enclosure must be ...
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Five babus raided in paddy scam 16.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Five babus raided in paddy scam
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Lokayukta police conduct raids against 5 officials 16.10.2014 Hindu: National
Raid was in connection with case of misappropriation of Rs. 12.08 crore worth foodgrains
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Survey to gauge Chikkalasandra Lake encroachment begins 16.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Urban District administration on Wednesday started the process of reclaiming Chikkalasandra Lake in Padmanabha Nagar, which was completely taken over by the land sharks illegally. Many houses, schools, a bus stand, various types of shops including hardware ones, temples and various other structures had come up on the lake in survey number 76 of Chikkalasandra village in Uttarahalli Hobli on 18th Main Road of Padmanabha Nagar in Bangalore South Taluk. While the Citizens' Action Forum (CAF), a consortium of some 150-odd Residents' Welfare Associations (RWA), lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta a month ago, the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) took up the case suo motu soon after Deccan Herald published a report on August 17 under the title, "Illegal takeover of a lake bed." As the pressure was building up on the district authorities, the Bangalore South Tahsildar Dr Dayananda on Wednesday took up the survey of the lake bed based on the 2010 survey sketch prepared by the Taluk ...
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Encroachers may gobble up Allalasandra lake, residents fear 15.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Residents of Yelahanka New Town fear that the 44-acre Allalasandra lake might soon vanish if the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) does not clear encroachments on the lake bed. Residents allege that in the last few years alone, as many as 60 buildings have come up on the lake bed. They claim that despite submitting memorandums and complaints to the BBMP, no action had been taken to restore the lake. Honnashettappa H R, a resident, alleged that encroachments on the lake bed had become rampant over the last decade. "Apart from slums, apartments are mushrooming on the lake bed. Sanitary pipelines of houses in the area are directly connected to the stormwater drain near the water body. As a result sewage water flows into the lake," he said. Meanwhile, members of the Yelahanka United Environment Association have written to Bangalore Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar and Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force. "Based on our letters, the Revenue department and BBMP jointly surveyed the lake area in the ...
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Month-long protest against land-grabbers ends today 15.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The Anti-Land Grabbing Action Committee, which had launched a sit-in demonstration on September 8 will end its agitation on Wednesday as the Karnataka Land-grabbing Prohibition Bill, 2011, got the President's nod a few days back. The 96-year-old freedom fighter, H S Doreswamy, had launched the agitation against the rampant encroachment upon the government lands, lakes, forests and hillocks across the State. He had even threatened to go on a fast-unto-death alleging the government's delay tactic in implementing the law to curb land grabbing menace. The government had prepared the Karnataka Land-grabbing Prohibition Bill way back in 2007 and had sent it for the President's approval, but successive governments had not pursued it. The inordinate delay resulted in large-scale land encroachment, compelling the freedom fighter to get into a combative mode. As the agitation started gathering steam with more and more people participating in the event, the government finally swung into action and got the Bill ...
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After Bangalore, now in Telangana; girl, trapped in borewell, found dead 14.10.2014 Oneindia.in: News
Hyderabad, Oct 14: After Bangalore, now in Telangana. The four-year-old girl, who was trapped in a borewell, has been found dead. The girl accidentally fell into a borewell in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad on Sunday, Oct 12.The child, who
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Mangalore Refinery faces massive protest from villagers for causing 'pollution' 14.10.2014 Rediff: Business
Hundreds of Jokatte villagers adjacent to MRPL refinery near Mangalore have complained of air, noise, water pollution from plant.
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