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Experts, greens to discuss how to revive Bellandur, Varthur lakes 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Reviving the city's largest water body, Bellandur lake, and its downstream Varthur lake is a mammoth task. There are challenges aplenty. To discuss these and more comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, on Saturday, 5 pm onwards. Deliberating on the theme "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. Citizens, lake activists, environmentalists, scientists and all stakeholders will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George is also expected to take part. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Among the questions that are sure to trigger the debates, here are a few: How do we stop the entry of sewage water ...
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Restore Bellandur, other lakes, reduce pressure on Cauvery 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
A lake catching fire is an epochal event. Bellandur made news in the BBC, CNN, France News, TokyoTV,The Guardian etc around the world. The last time a lake burned was in 1969 when Cuyahoga river joining Erie Lake near Cleveland, USA started burning from dumping of sewage and industrial pollutants. This compelled the Nixon administration to create the Environment Protection Agency in 1970 and Clean Water Act in 1972. Afterwards, no lake is burning in the US. In Karnataka, the BWSSB was established in 1964 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Pollution Control Board came into existence in 1974. It speaks volumes of law-implementation the last 40 years when lakes of Bengaluru — the Land of a Thousand Tanks — have started supplying fire instead of water. Human excreta is a taboo subject and is coyly termed "night soil" because traditionally, it was manually collected in pots mixed with soil especially from rich people's homes, usually in the night. It has been used as ...
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Deccan Herald Spotlight on Bellandur, Varthur lakes this Saturday 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Tasked with reviving the Bellandur and Varthur lakes in quick time, the state government has a mountain of a problem. But are the challenges surmountable at all? To debate the issues comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar on Saturday, May 27, 5 pm onwards. Themed "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. All the stakeholders involved, including citizens, lake activists, environmentalists and scientists will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Here's a sample of questions designed to trigger debates: How do we stop the entry of sewage water into Bellandur and Varthur lakes? Why single out ...
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DH Spotlight on May 27 to focus on revival of Bellandur, Hebbal lakes 17.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With a push by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), efforts to revive the citys dying Bellandur and Hebbal lakes are on an overdrive. To discuss the issue threadbare in an open forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar on Saturday, May 27, 5 pm. Themed "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes Back to Life", the event will have its focus riveted on the citys endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. Designed to be interactive, engaging and informative, the Spotlight discussion will be led by Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development. Offering his researched inputs will be Dr T V Ramachandra, Co-ordinator, Energy and Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science. Also high on the agenda will be the insights of Environment Support Group (ESG) coordinator, Leo Saldanha; Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Member Engineer P N Nayak ...
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Dell EMC unveils innovations to help digital transformation goals 9.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Keeping its customers' changing needs in the mind, Dell EMC announced a whole host of new modern data centre innovations that will help its clients to reinvent themselves for digital era.
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Non-surgical weight-loss treatment safe, effective 7.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Those individuals who cannot undergo weight-loss surgery can successfully lose their weight from non-surgical treatments like endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), new research has found.
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Empowering ward panels 6.5.2017 deccanherald.com
In its original, undiluted format, a democratically constituted ward committee should truly empower a residents' welfare association. But if the entire process is reduced to an eyewash to satisfy a legal requirement, shouldn't the exercise be questioned, scrutinised and exposed for its extreme opacity? The Karnataka High Court's recent ruling, directing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to set up the committees within a month is almost a repeat of what transpired four years ago. The corporators had then scrambled to constitute the panels, packing them with their own men. In the process, the original intent of the entire process was compromised. Participatory forums Mandated by the Constitution's 74th Amendment (Nagarpalika) Act, 1992, ward committees were envisaged as participatory forums for urban governance. The idea was to bring urban local bodies such as BBMP closer to the citizens and provide a robust platform for people to engage in city planning and development. The committees were ...
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Empowering ward panels 6.5.2017 deccanherald.com
In its original, undiluted format, a democratically constituted ward committee should truly empower a residents' welfare association. But if the entire process is reduced to an eyewash to satisfy a legal requirement, shouldn't the exercise be questioned, scrutinised and exposed for its extreme opacity? The Karnataka High Court's recent ruling, directing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to set up the committees within a month is almost a repeat of what transpired four years ago. The corporators had then scrambled to constitute the panels, packing them with their own men. In the process, the original intent of the entire process was compromised. Participatory forums Mandated by the Constitution's 74th Amendment (Nagarpalika) Act, 1992, ward committees were envisaged as participatory forums for urban governance. The idea was to bring urban local bodies such as BBMP closer to the citizens and provide a robust platform for people to engage in city planning and development. The committees were ...
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Garbage nation? 70% of urban waste dumped unscientifically 3.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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How to do your bit to make your ward better 2.5.2017 Citizen Matters

For those who want to go beyond raving and ranting about local issues, on social media or mobile messenger groups.

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Challakere farmers struggle for survival as grasslands vanish 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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HC tells BBMP to set up Ward Committees within a month, but will they be effective? 25.4.2017 Citizen Matters

Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.

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BBMP council to take up ward committee issue on Wednesday 25.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
The city Mayor, G. Padmavathi, on Monday said ward committees would be notified in a month, in accordance with the High Court directive. The matter would be taken up during the council meeting on Wedn...
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Old emission norms render RTO helpless 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Air quality in Bengaluru has drastically come down in the last five years but authorities say they have been rendered toothless by decade-old emission standards. "Emission standards are same for Bengaluru and suburbs and even for towns in forest regions. How can you enforce a universal standard on this city without considering the 66 lakh vehicle population and rapid urbanisation," an official in the Transport department said. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had in 2008 concluded that vehicular emission accounts for 42% of the air pollution in the city while construction and industrial activities shared a big part of the remaining 58%. "For the past one year, we have enforced the Construction and Demolition Management Rules, 2016, which have checked the construction-related pollution. We expect the share of vehicles to increase to over 50%. We need another study to confirm this following which we can think of stringent standards," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. Environment Support ...
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Lack of guidelines is main concern 16.4.2017 Hindu: News
Residents want only people with a proven track record of green initiatives as tree wardens
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Tanium executives exit amid allegations CEO mistreats staff 15.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Uber Technologies Inc. and Zenefits, a maker of human resources software, are two companies whose public reputations have been partly undone by such conduct. At least nine senior executives have left in the past eight months, including the president, chief marketing officer, chief accounting officer and the chief of operations and finance. Interviews with more than two dozen current and former employees, investors and business partners, along with text messages and staff contracts seen by Bloomberg, also suggest the CEO has fired workers before they could cash in their stock options — a practice that had the effect of fortifying his control over the company. In staff meetings, Hindawi would frequently call workers stupid or fat, and he spread rumors about a junior staffer’s sexual promiscuity and a former executive’s drug abuse, said ex-employees, who witnessed or were subjects of the insults but asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. The CEO allegedly kept a close eye on which employees ...
India, UK outline shared vision on defence cooperation through joint statement 13.4.2017 New Kerala: Business India
India, UK outline shared vision on defence cooperation through joint statement
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Joint Statement on India-United Kingdom Defence Partnership 13.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The UK Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon is on a four-day visit to India from April 11, 2017. The India-UK delegation level talks were held here today where the UK side was led by Sir Michael Fallon while the Indian delegation was headed by the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.
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The green light 5.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The dwindling green cover in Bengaluru has been a source of concern for citizens for sometime now. Trees are increasingly being uprooted for commercial purposes while many parks in the city are in a bad condition. However, with an increased allotment for the green cover in the state budget — Rs 1,397 crore for development of BBMP parks and trees — citizens hope that the city will regain its green cover soon. Environmentalist Leo Saldanha says that whatever be the budget, effective management of parks is a must. "Civic amenities including parks have to be provided to the public according to The National Building Code of India. One can see proper parks in old neighbourhoods while the newer localities concentrate on just the financial aspects of land," he adds. Akshatha Pournami Agastya, an environmental science student, says that apart from planting saplings in the city, proper care should be taken of plants that are already there. "One should avoid sticking or nailing posters on trees.When it ...
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Seclore listed as 'Representative Vendor' in recent gartner market guide report on Enterprise Digital Rights Management 5.4.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Seclore listed as 'Representative Vendor' in recent gartner market guide report on Enterprise Digital Rights Management
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