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Category: Lakes
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 03:58 IST RSS 2.0
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Mitigating rain and floods in Bengaluru needs holistic approach 17.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru needs to pay attention to the design of the land - the topography, groundwater recharging capacity, design of the raja kaluves.. and find a way to store water or recharge groundwater, to help mitigate floods. ...
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Gridlock on potholed ORR makes commuting a nightmare 16.10.2017
Waterlogged roads, traffic snarls and potholes have turned the Ecospace service road on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Bellandur into a living hell. The road which is home to a host of IT biggies, MNCs and many upscale city residential clusters is a nightmare for motorists, pedestrians and residents alike. Incessant rains over the last few days caused the Savalkere Lake to overflow onto Ecospace road. Police were seen struggling to handle traffic from late in the night until the early hours of Monday. Savalkere Lake near the Ecospace service road overflowed and water gushed on to the ORR causing waterlogging at the tech park RMZ Ecospace on the arterial road. Savalkere is one of the largest lakes in the city. According to local residents, most part of the lake is encroached upon by illegal builders, causing blockages and silting of rajakaluves (stormwater drains). There are five lakes around Sarjapur. If one lake overflows, the water should flow through the drain to another lake. The water overflowing in ...
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IndiGo forays into regional markets 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
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Rain, overflowing lake hit traffic on ecospace service road 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The ecospace service road, off Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Bellandur, has proved to be a nightmare for residents in the area.

Waterlogging during rain, potholes and traffic snarls have become major causes for concern in the area. The service road is home to a large number of companies. It is a residential area too.

Continuous rains over the past few days and the overflowing Saul Lake have often led to flooding on the road. The commuting experience is not likely to improve any time soon.

Speaking to DH, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (traffic, East), said "There is a huge traffic jam near ecospace.
There is one-foot-deep water on the road. The traffic police are working to control the situation. I request commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road till the situation becomes normal."
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Bengaluru building collapse: 6 killed, Rs 5 lakh announced for kin of dead 16.10.2017 Latest News
At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were carrying out rescue operations
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Apartment complex with 600 homes flooded 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Kendriya Vihar forced to remain indoors for the past five days
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2 drown in lake, one washed away in canal 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Two men drowned on Saturday evening when they had gone to place a net for fishing in the Nelligudde Lake near Bidadi, 35 km from Bengaluru. The deceased have been identified as Umesh R (30) and Ravi N (18), both residents of Avaragere village near Bidadi. The fire and emergency services personnel fished out their bodies on Sunday morning. According to the family members of the deceased, the duo used to go to Nelligudde Lake every day to place a net for fishing. They, however, didn't return home even after late in the evening on Saturday. Their mobile phones were also switched off. The family members feared that both had drowned in the lake and registered a complaint around 9.30 pm. The police rushed to the lake and informed the fire and emergency personnel team. However, they could not carry out the search operation as it was dark and there was heavy rain on Saturday night. The police said, "The rescue operation started on Sunday morning and the bodies were fished out by 11 am. The postmortem was ...
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Rowdy shot at for attacking police inspector 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The police arrested a 27-year-old history-sheeter three hours after he assaulted a police constable who stopped his bike for checking in Halasuru in the wee hours on Sunday. The Halasuru police identified the suspect as Karthik, a resident of Gowthampura near Halasuru. The police, who were on night patrol and checking motorists around 2.40 am on Sunday, asked Karthik to stop. Instead of stopping, Karthik stabbed police constable Basavaraj Kanijar with a knife and escaped. The police then informed the control room and messages were sent to all night-beat policemen to keep a strict vigil and set up checkpoints. After three hours, police found him near Halasuru Lake and asked him to surrender. But Karthik again tried to attack the police with a knife. The police opened fire on his right leg in self-defence before arresting him around 5.30 am near Halasuru Lake. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Hilori said Karthik collapsed on the spot and was later shifted to Hosmat Hospital for treatment. The ...
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Bengaluru rains: 16-year-old girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city
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Bengaluru rains: Girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain today, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend natures call and she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu this morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningammas body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have triggered a ...
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Rain to continue till Deepavali in the city 14.10.2017
Wet cloudy weather hovering over the city for the last two months may end only after Deepavali as the rains are likely to dampen the festivities this year. According to a scientist from Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNDMC), a cyclone from the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit the east coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by October 18 or 19. The cyclone is likely to absorb the moisture towards it, after which the city may get to see the sunshine. S S M Gavaskar, a scientist at KSNDMC said that moderate to heavy rains will continue for another 4-5 days in parts of the city. He said that due to the active cyclonic weather conditions which is existing both in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, there is a trough (low atmospheric pressure area) formed over the south peninsula region which is causing heavy rains. Gavaskar said the South-West monsoon has not existed yet and it is still lingering around. Ideally, the end of September is the end of monsoons rains, but this year it has been ...
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Jakkur Lake overflows 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
As the city was reeling under heavy rainfall over the past few days, the lake in Jakkur was filled to the brim and has been overflowing.

The lake which has been dry for several years, has the capacity to hold about 1,600 MLD of water. N K Sapna, assistant engineer, lakes, BBMP said that if it continues to rain like this, lakes in Harohalli and Dasarahalli will also be full soon.
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Made a mermaid: Artist in Bengaluru converts pothole into lake for civic bodies to swim in shame 13.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
A visual artist in Bengaluru has made a mermaid come to life as he created a lake in a pothole with the aquatic creature splashing water and mocking the city's civic body.
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Panel report on lakes’ encroachment ready: Koliwad 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
K.B. Koliwad, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and chairman of the committee on encroachments of city lakes, on Friday said the panel’s report is ready and will be tabled in the Belagavi session o...
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High Court reserves order on petition filed by 'Maastigudi' crew 12.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday reserved its order with regard to a petition filed by the crew of the Kannada movie 'Maastigudi', who had sought quashing of lower court proceedings against them. The unit members have been accused of causing the death of two actors — Anil and Uday — who drowned in the Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir during the shooting of the movie in November 2016. Sundar P Gowda, producer; R Nagashekhar, director; Maradappa, assistant director; K Ravikumar, stunt director and S Bharath Rao, assistant director, have moved the court seeking directions to quash the chargesheet and the lower court proceedings against them. The petitioners have contended that though precautionary measures were taken, the actors, after jumping from the helicopter, drowned in the lake due to high amount of silt accumulated in the lake. The police have charged the unit members of intentional killing. The prosecutors, on the other hand, said that though the actors had confessed that ...
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Honing the investor instincts: How grooming of Rishad Premji at Wipro is proving to be a primer 10.10.2017 ET: IETS
On induction, Rishad Premji spent nearly four years in the BFS division, followed by stints in corporate treasury and investor relations
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Heavy rain in Sandur, Badami 9.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Rain accompanied with thunder lashed Badami in Bagalkot district and surrounding areas for an hour on Monday.

Agastya Theertha received copious water following heavy rain. The area had turned into a picnic spot with tourists thronging the place.

Sandur in Ballari district received heavy rain for more than an hour. The rain, accompanied with thunder began at 4.30 pm and lasted till 6. Normal life was affected as roads in the town were waterlogged. Clogged drain overflowed, flooding roads.

Heavy rain lashed Hanur town in Chamarajnagar. Tattehall stream in the town overflowed and water entered houses in the low-lying areas. People living downstream have been warned to shift to safer places.

Due to heavy rains at PG Palya and Odeyarapalya from afternoon, the Lokanahalli lake has filled to the brim.

To prevent breach of the lake, the villagers have dug a canal connecting the stream.

DH News Service
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CM sets Dec deadline for stormwater drains 9.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday set a December deadline for completion of the 345-km stormwater drain (SWD) work. Siddaramaiah told reporters at his official residence Krishna that this is part of the 845-km stretch of stormwater drain work. "The remaining 500 km will be completed within two years," said Siddaramaiah. The state government has allotted an additional amount of Rs 117 crore for the project. "Vulnerable areas prone to waterlogging will be taken up at first," he said. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George had allotted Rs 300 crore in September for completion of the work. "We have been using robotic excavators to desilt drains. We have three machines and plan to buy two more to speed up work. We also plan to install sluice gates at all lakes to prevent flooding during overflow," said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Along with the problem of potholes, the city is grappling with stormwater drains filled with silt and garbage, leading to water ...
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