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Intervention at Hebbal flyover to run into NGT trouble again 18.3.2017 Hindu: Home
BDA proposes to add two additional lanes, an underpass; this would violate a NGT order that fixed buffer zone around lakes at 75 metres
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No classes for some on counting day 11.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Bus Bhagya campaign asks BMTC to halve the fare, double the fleet 6.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!

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Follow Act while felling trees, forum tells BBMP 1.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Members of the Environment Support Group (ESG) have objected to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) proposal to fell 112 trees for widening Jayamahal Road.

ESG members on February 27 asked Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain to ensure that tree felling is not allowed in any urban infrastructure project unless they are comprehensively approved under the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961 (KTCPA).

ESG urged Jain to direct civic agencies to institute procedures to protect trees as directed by the Karnataka High Court.
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Agencies play pass the parcel with Bengaluru’s lakes 27.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Citing lack of funds, BBMP, BDA are loath to reviving 60 lakes
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Sophos appoints Shamshad Ahmed as Director Sales for its end-user security group 23.2.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Sophos appoints Shamshad Ahmed as Director Sales for its end-user security group
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Citizens deliberate on a people's vision for Bengaluru 2.2.2017 Citizen Matters

An informal citizen meeting explored the possibilities of a proactive engagement with planning/governance of Bengaluru, in view of preparation of revised master plan for the city.

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Steel flyover row: Beda Brigade threatens to hit the street again 29.1.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Steel flyover row: Beda Brigade threatens to hit the street again
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Firms with green, social focus fetch better returns 27.1.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Low scores for financial services are driven primarily by banks
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RMP 2031: ‘BDA scenarios lack imagination’ 6.1.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
City needs course correction, argue experts
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BDA faces heat over RMP 2031 6.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Citizen groups say there is no data in the RMP for an informed debate
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BBMP fells trees in parts to beat the law 4.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
If any project claims more than 50 trees, a public consultation is necessary
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NGOs cautious, temple coffers see a small spike post demonetisation 22.11.2016 TOI: All Headlines
NGOs cautious, temple coffers see a small spike post demonetisation
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Trump effect on 'green' investing: Positive? 18.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Donald Trump’s move into the White House could drive even more dollars into the already hot field of sustainable investing. Wait, what? Trump has called climate change a hoax, said he’d like to pull out of the Paris Agreement on global warming and suggested rolling back the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan. Isn’t his victory a sign that Americans don’t believe in climate change? Regardless of what was said on the campaign trail, a growing number of investors do care about the environme...
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Govt. moves to reduce open spaces 5.11.2016 Hindu: News
Proposal riles citizens who are planning to challenge the move in court
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Hebbal-Esteem Mall stretch in troubled waters? 1.11.2016 Hindu: Home
The supporting pillars of the proposed steel flyover on Ballari Road along the Hebbal-Esteem Mall stretch are likely to come up on the bund of the Hebbal lake — a clear violation of the May 2016 Natio...
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'Govt minting money via wood lobby' 29.10.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Axing trees or minting through wood lobby, ask activists 28.10.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Indian companies not adhering to environment guidelines could be snubbed by global investors 27.10.2016 ET: Economy/Finance
A growing number of companies globally are recognising that sustainable business practices are a critical factor in generating long-term financial growth.
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Freeze work on steel flyover project, CfB urges governor 25.10.2016 deccanherald.com
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB), which is spearheading a campaign against the steel flyover project, has sought an inquiry and urged immediate freezing of work of the proposed six-lane project. A signed memorandum by CfB, which was submitted to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday, has termed the project expensive, not serving its avowed purpose, having poor design, lacking in aesthetics and posing a serious ecological threat to the city. "Experts have suggested alternative solutions that are simpler and more effective, far less expensive and friendlier to the environment. Despite intense opposition to the project, the BDA has decided to issue work order to execute the controversial project and indicated the date of November 1 to lay the foundation stone," it reads. Actor Prakash Belawadi, who was part of the delegation, said that the governor had agreed to support them. "The governor is aware of the issue and has expressed concern over the loss of the city's greenery. He has promised to consult advocates and ...
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