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City of the future 1.10.2008 Citizen Matters

“You know you’re in Bangalore, you know you’re in the Silicon Valley of India, when you go to play golf and the caddy on the first tee says you can either aim at the Microsoft building or the IBM building. You know you’re in Bangalore when you see the Pizza Hut advertisement says ‘gigabytes of taste’,” famously said the US journalist Thomas Friedman in 2004. Ever since, reams have been written on outsourcing, the software boom and the rise of the uber-smart, uber-rich new technogeeks of Bangalore.

But whatever happened to the other Bangalores, the ones that shun the…

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CORRECTION 28.9.2008 Deccan Herald
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Greens see red over alleged inaction of ‘empowered panel’ 22.9.2008 Hindu: Karnataka
BANGALORE: Two months ago, environmentalists in the city saw, well, green when an “empowered committee” was constituted by the High Court of Karnataka to keep tabs on the indiscriminate felling of trees and loss of livelihood due ...
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‘Road widening review panel head violating norms’ 20.9.2008 New Indian Express
‘Road widening review panel head violating norms’
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Activists slam BBMP chief of road committee 20.9.2008 TOI: Cities
'Complainants Being Kept Out Of Meetings' ...
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Activists slam BBMP chief of road committee 20.9.2008 TOI: Bangalore Times
'Complainants Being Kept Out Of Meetings' ...
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ALLEGATION 20.9.2008 Deccan Herald
ALLEGATION
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On road to progress, many trees are felled in the city of gardens 19.9.2008 Mint: Infrastructure
Despite protests and a divided court-appointed committee, projects to widen roads in central Bangalore still progress
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State has to protect lakes: High Court 19.9.2008 Hindu: Karnataka
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State has to protect lakes: High Court 19.9.2008 Hindu: Karnataka
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HC directs to preserve lakes 18.9.2008 New Indian Express
HC directs to preserve lakes
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IFFI: Goa cut up 23.8.2008 Hindu: National
PANAJI: Upset at the denial of more powers to Goa by the Directorate of Film Festivals in organising the International Film Festival of India, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will soon lead a team to I&B Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi. The ...
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Goa cut up about denial of more powers for IFFI 23.8.2008 Hindu: National
PANAJI: Upset at the denial of more powers to Goa by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) in organising the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will soon lead a delegation to Information and ...
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Kerala's unconvincing shot at the environment ministry 21.8.2008 India Together - Environment

Kerala’s Left-dominated 141-member legislative assembly adopted a resolution on 11 July urging New Delhi to withdraw the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification of 2006. The resolution says the notification is “against the interest of Kerala State, nature, environment and people.” M Suchitra reports.
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Kerala's unconvincing shot at the environment ministry 21.8.2008 India Together
Kerala's Left-dominated 141-member legislative assembly adopted a resolution on 11 July urging New Delhi to withdraw the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification of 2006. The resolution says the notification is "against the interest of Kerala State, nature, environment and people." M Suchitra reports.
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Traffic versus trees: Bangalore in a fix 11.8.2008 Telegraph: Nation
Bangalore, Aug. 10: An ambitious plan to widen city roads and decongest traffic by involving landlosers has run into a hurdle with Karnataka High Court ordering that all projects that are a potential threat to the environment would have to be vetted by a committee of experts.
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"Bangalore: The Making of a World City" 30.7.2008 Citizen Matters

Bangalore’s face is being reconstituted. Roads are being widened but elected representatives are not consulted on this process. The Oberois are given control of about 160 acres of land around Hebbal Tank and they go on to build a floating restaurant on the lake, denying free access to the lake for the publics. “So what is happening to the ‘commons’? What is this development that is done ostensibly in the name of ‘public good’ but the public is not being consulted?”

These were the questions that Leo Saldanha of the Environment Support Group (ESG) raised to Michael Goldman, professor of…

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Trail of violence: rights activists at risk 26.7.2008 Hindu: Opinion
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Bangalore Today 19.7.2008 Hindu: Engagements
Sri Haridasa Satsanga: ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple, Chord Road, Rajajinagar, 11.30 a.m. Srimad Bhagavatham: Discourse by Anantha Padmanabhan, Sri Rama Mandiram, East Park Road, Malleswaram, 6.30 ...
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Eco groups seek action against KSPCB 16.7.2008 New Indian Express
Eco groups seek action against KSPCB
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