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Category: ABIDE
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The for and against debate 16.12.2015 deccanherald.com
The move to revive BVGhas evoked mixed reactions from urban experts and civic activists. One of the BVG members and civic activist, Kalpana Kar, feels it is the right time to revive BVG. "Now, it is a good time for the government to revive a PPP model to develop the City,'' she said pointing to recent citizen protests like Whitefield Rising, Sarjapur and Hebbal Rising. She feels that PPP model is needed to listen to the voice of the people, specialists and elected representatives while planning for Bengaluru. However, Lok Satta leader and civic activist Ashwin Mahesh says creating such advisory bodies for planning is unconstitutional. "The government is trying to subvert the Constitution by creating the BVG," he said. "The government can ask for advice from anyone. The State has the constitutional obligation to set up a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC). Only the MPC has the statutory authority to plan for Bengaluru," Mahesh said. Asked how he had accepted a similar role in Abide set up by the ...
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BRTS lane may soon become reality 13.12.2015 deccanherald.com
In a bid to streamline the traffic flow, an exclusive lane for buses or the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) will soon come up between MG Road and Hope Farm via Whitefield. The design of BRTS and launch date will be decided in the meeting to be attended by the officials of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). "The design of the exclusive lane is ready. The design will be finalised during the meeting of BMTC, BBMP and DULT officials, to be convened soon. Once the design is finalised, work on the project will commence. It was prepared following a survey conducted over the last few weeks by the BMTC and two other agencies," BMTC Chief Traffic Manager (Operations) B C Renukeshwar told Deccan Herald. The BMTC official said the lane, which has been tentatively finalised, will pass through the old Airport Road, Domlur, Kundalahalli Gate, Marathahalli, Whitefield and Hope Farm and many stops on the ...
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Draft child protection policy makes staff screening stringent 25.11.2015 deccanherald.com
All schools and educational institutions in the State, hereafter, will need to have a checklist of a number of safety indicators including those pertaining to safety, infrastructure, transportation, child's sexual and emotional safety, according to a draft of the Karnataka State Child Protection Policy (KSCPP), 2015 that was released a few days ago. The draft states that the safety checklist takes into consideration different dimensions of child safety and provides indicators for assessment under five important areas of safety and protection - Physical Safety, Personal and Sexual Safety, Social and Emotional Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management and Cyber Safety. This checklist can however be customised according to individual schools in consultation with management and staff. However, the indicators that are marked mandatory will have be adhered to by all schools. The draft also makes it absolutely clear that all schools in Karnataka - affiliated to the State board, those under ...
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WILDLIFE ON SCREEN - Finding the Middle Path in Bandipur 24.11.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
: You could call them the roads to perdition. The two national highways, which scythe through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, have caused a lot of disruption and there's opposition to close them at night. All this is the subject of the movie, Finding the Middle ...
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NBF to periodically track the performance of seven elected corporators 26.8.2015 Citizen Matters

Prior to the BBMP elections, 85 candidates had taken the Ideal Corporator pledge. And now, NBF will be regularly tracking the performance of the seven candidates who have been elected to the city council.

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Haj House for pilgrims coming up in Bengaluru 28.7.2015 Hindu: Karnataka
Minister for Information and Infrastructure Roshan Baig has said that a Haj House with modern amenities is coming up in Bengaluru.Speaking at the valedictory function of a two-day training p...
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Underage drinking: Trouble brews for errant pubs 18.7.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
The legal age for drinking in the state may be 21 but teenagers sipping beers and downing shots are a common sight in pubs and ...
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Teaching, research my priority, says Kuvempu University VC 16.6.2015 deccanherald.com
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Kuvempu University (Shivamogga) Prof Jogan Shankar said he will give fillip to teaching, research and extension activities at the Kuvempu University. He said the previous vice chancellors of the Kuvempu University had developed infrastructure that was needed. "I will have to develop it further to suit the present day requirement. The experience I acquired as a chairman of the Department of Sociology for 18 years and being part of various university bodies such as Syndicate, Academic Council will help in discharging my duty as a vice chancellor. I will abide by the rules laid down in the Karnataka State Universities Act fully while discharging my duty," he said. Wide experience In the past, he has worked in Karnatak, Gulbarga, Bangalore and Mysore universities along with institutions like Nimhans, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC). He has also worked as project sociologist for Upper Krishna Project that dealt with rehabilitation in Bagalkote. He has the ...
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PU Colleges Openly Flout Government Ceiling on Fees 6.6.2015 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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EFFORTS AT COORDINATION 31.5.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
EFFORTS AT COORDINATION
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EFFORTS AT COORDINATION 31.5.2015 Hindu: Karnataka
1999 Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) formed. Came up with traffic plans, sponsorship of parks, public toilet design. Wound up in 2004. 2008 Agen...
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City traffic cops to become more active on social media 13.2.2015 TOI: Cities
Social Media Week (SMW) has on Friday announced their partnership with the Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BCTP) to drive an awareness campaign about traffic rules and road safety in the city from the February 16 to 27.
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Spot the cops in the commotion; Absence of fear of punishment and penalty leads to little regard for rules among citizens 1.2.2015 TOI: Lucknow Times
The example of other cities shows strict enforcement of rules is the first step to evolve self-discipline on roads. Lucknowites wear a seatbelt or helmet and follow all traffic rules on even unmanned crossings in Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru. But, when the same people are in Lucknow, they have little regard for traffic ...
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Video: Watching this moonwalking traffic policeman on Indore streets is fun 24.1.2015 Oneindia.in: News
Bengaluru, Jan 24: We are familiar to see lazy, unenthusiastic policemen manning our busy streets and crossings.But this traffic policeman in Bhopal in the capital of Madhya Pradesh is an exception and one would be mesmerised to see how he approaches
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Bangaloreans get a chance to nominate their unsung heroes for Namma Bengaluru Awards 4.11.2014 Citizen Matters

Namma Bengaluru Foundation is calling for citizens to send in nominations for the Namma Bengaluru Awards and celebrate exceptional individuals and organisations in the city.

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Policing the police 13.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Policing the police
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The tough job of a cop 3.7.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC) organised a press meet in the City to release a documentary titled 'The Resilient Bangalore Traffic Cop'. The document seeks to inform the audience about the life of the traffic cops of Bangalore. "We decided to make a movie that would capture the side of the cops that we are all unaware off. We always complain about them. And the message of this documentary is to abide by the rules. Only then the flow of traffic will be smooth and we can have a better City," said Shajan Samuel, Senior Vice-President, MAAC. The movie showcases the daily life of the cops and how they don't have a fixed time. It also highlights how they have no time for their families. It depicts how much they have to sacrifice to be in this line. "The entire budget of the movie was about four lakh. Using Canon and Nikon cameras, the students went to various points in the City. They tried to capture the bitter life of the cops and how they work tirelessly for endless hours. All the shots in the ...
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ABIDe’s report on waste management gathers dust 23.6.2014 Hindu: Bangalore
Even as Bangalore has witnessed a series of problems pertaining to disposal of garbage in recent years, most of the recommendations of ‘Plan Bengaluru 2020’ — a report put together by Agenda for Ba...
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‘Vision Group is Congress proxy’ 16.3.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Vision Group is Congress proxy’
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‘Vision Group is Congress proxy’ 15.3.2014 Hindu: News
BJP suspects 10-member body is an attempt to undermine the BBMP’s authority
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