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Last updated: May 18 2018 18:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Landfills, processing units remain a festering problem: Report 2.3.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Findings of study by Environment Support Group
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High court pulls up BBMP for defying court orders on SWM 23.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Friday, directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deposit Rs 50,000 for failing to comply with the courts directions pertaining to setting up of additional solid waste management plants in all the wards of the city. A division bench of Justice B S Patil and Justice B V Nagarathana was hearing a batch of public interest litigations filed by Kavitha Shankar, Leo Saldanha and others who charged the BBMP of dumping solid waste in the quarries of Bagalur, Mittiganahalli and Bellahalli. The petitions, being heard by the court since July 2012, are concerned with tackling solid waste management crises. The court directed the BBMP commissioner to take strict action against the ward committees and erring officials who fail to comply with the courts directions. The court also directed the commissioner to file a compliance of the courts directions through an affidavit that shall be submitted in the next hearing. The court came down heavily on the BBMP and orally observed ...
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The city needs its trees 23.2.2018 Hindu: Religion
Green activists see no use in amending the 1976 KPT Act and plead for an Urban Forestry and Land Management Act to stop reckless felling of trees. By M.A. Siraj
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Drone Crashes Into Farmer's Land In Karnataka During Trial 22.2.2018 NDTV News - India-news
A video has emerged that shows a small drone or an unmanned aerial vehicle that crashed during a trial in a farmer's field near Chitradurga in Karnataka, about 200 km from Bengaluru. The drone belongs...
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DRDO’s drone crashes in Challakere taluk 22.2.2018 Hindu: National

An unmanned aerial vehicle, which was being tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, crashed at Doreyagalhalli village in Challakere taluk of Chitradurga district on Wednesday

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Facebook apologises to Saldanha, restores his post 7.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday apologised to Bengaluru-based environmental activist Leo Saldanha and restored a comment he had posted on the film Padmaavat, which it had blocked following a th...
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Activists in the lurch as Tree Authority is yet to be set up 26.1.2018 Hindu: Home
They could have presented a proper challenge to Tree Officer’s order to fell trees
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Revised Master Plan-2031: Revisions only – neither mastery nor planning? 11.1.2018 Citizen Matters
What does revised master plan have in it? Is it progressive or just an extension of the old plan? Here's a curation of views on RMP 2031. ...
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China to build new naval destroyer equipped with air defence, anti-submarin... 5.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
China to build new naval destroyer equipped with air defence, anti-submarin...
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How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit 20.12.2017 Citizen Matters
The workshop unpacked a few underlying assumptions of master-planning, to display its inadequacy for the current reality of Bengaluru’s cityscape. ...
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Can Interlinking Rivers and Greening their Banks Save our Cities? 18.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Planting trees along riversides may not be good sometimes, as it might interfere with the ecology of the area. This, and many other issues related to river rejuvenation were discussed. »
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Encroachment problem: Back to square one 22.11.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The recommendations of the House committee are ambiguous
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Court sets precedent with local disposal of waste in Bengaluru 13.11.2017 Citizen Matters
As cities get bigger with more population, the volume of municipal waste is only going to increase. In this background, it makes sense to handle waste locally, and this order sets a precedent. ...
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How to fund climate-smart cities 8.11.2017 HBL: Home
Local bodies need to be equipped in technological and financial terms to deal with climate finance for risk mitigation
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Capital deployed with sustainable strategies in India at $31 bn 3.11.2017 HBL: Home
Responsible or sustainable investment in India is at a niche stage as assets deployed under this strategy amount to nearly $31 billion, while globally it stood at a whopping $22.89 trillion, says an ...
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Fred Ishler joins Avison Young in Chicago 30.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICAGO: Danny Nikitas, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm's Chicago office, announced today the strategic hiring of agency leasing specialist Fred Ishler.
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Asia Plantation Capital Announced as 'Forestry Investment Company of the Year' by The European Magazine 28.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
LONDON: For the third successive year, Asia Plantation Capital has garnered the title of 'Forestry Investment Company of the Year' at The European Magazine's Business Awards 2017. Asia Plantation Capital is proud to have been recognised yet again for its progress, competitiveness and outstanding performance in its highly specialised industry sector.
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Gun stocks rise anew, and more people own them than know it 3.10.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation's latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry followed a familiar pattern. They rose....
Kotak committee to moot stronger role for independent directors 3.10.2017 HBL: Companies
The 21-member Uday Kotak Committee on corporate governance, which will submit its report to markets regulator SEBI on Friday, is set to recommend a number of changes for companies with regard to list...
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Normal life hit as heavy rains lash B'luru, Mysuru 27.9.2017 TOI: Home
Sudden downpour threw normal life out of gear in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Nelamangala since last night.
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