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Loss of face awaits govt in Bellandur Lake case 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The fire on Friday at Bellanindur lake only makes matters worse for the state government with the National Green Tribunal. "We will bring it to the NGTs notice at the next hearing," said Sridhar Pabbisetty, petitioner in a case concerning the lake. On January 5 and 18, the tribunal had discussed the lakes conditions. "The government has shown no interest in protecting the lake. No short-term measure has been implemented, except one-time cleaning of the lake," he said. The authorities are only buying time and not showing results on the ground, Pabbisetty said. T V Ramachandra, member of the lake expert committee and professor at the Indian Institute of Science, said he had submitted his observations to Pabbisetty. "Lake quality has not improved. The government has no responsibility. The grass around the lake is dry and the methane just aggravated the fire. This shows that the lake is highly polluted," he said. Ramachandra had suggested to the BDA and lake expert committee that the waterbody should be ...
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Union minister announces commencement of India's first-ever 'Livability Index' 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
The cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters like governance, social infrastructure, education, employment, health and safety and security.
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Bellandur lake on fire, again 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The Bellandur lake, spread across 910 acres, is on fire yet again. The fire was first sighted at around 12 noon towards the MEG side of the lake in Chellag Though fire and emergency teams rushed to the spot when the fire was reported, they could not douse due to inaccessibility. The MEG teams pressed to action and doused the fire. Officials from Bangalore Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike are inspecting the site. According to locals and officials the lake caught fire because of the increase in the level of decomposed organic matter. Anaerobic contents are also too high in the waterbody. Heaps of garbage in the lake has made matters worse. Last year, the lake had made it to the headlines because of the fire and rampant encroachment. Cases pertaining to cleanliness and maintaining the waterbody are still being heard at the National Green Tribunal, Chennai. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4WQ2MpEqXms" ...
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Here’s what’s wrong with “crush-and-flush” approach to waste 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for pulverisers that further increase the load on sewage treatment of the city may not be a solution for this city. ...
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Work on KIA’s waste management facility begins 18.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Touted as the first of its kind in Asia
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Managing waste in Bengaluru: Incineration is avoidable 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for Waste to Energy plants that use incineration may not be a solution for this city. »
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What Bengaluru needs to learn from our really “Swachh” cities 17.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite 65% segregation at source on paper and lofty plans, Bengaluru continues to wallow in the garbage it generates. What exactly could it learn from cities that are managing their waste better? ...
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Market makeover 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Monday
A landmark structure in the city, Russell Market will soon be given a makeover of sorts with the BBMP and Russell Market Traders Association proposing to install cameras, streetlights and have round-the-clock security guards. While the traders say that it has been long overdue, customers feel that it will make the market a cleaner and safer place. The proposal to beautify Russell Market has been in the pipeline for a while now but little has been done to translate it into reality. Heaps of garbage, stagnant water and uneven walkways are a common sight in and around the market. Shakeel Ahmed, chairman of the BBMP standing committee on town planning, points out that garbage is being dumped in the rear end of the market. "The backyard of the market has turned into a dumping ground. Waste from markets in the surrounding areas such as Vasanthnagar, Fraser Town and Johnson Market are being dumped here. A few hotels from Brigade Road also throw their waste here. Our latest initiative is not only to beautify the ...
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Journalist&#039;s body taken in garbage truck, sparks outrage; Karnataka CM seeks report 15.1.2018 Zee News : States
TV journalist Mounish Pothraj, 28, was heading home to Shirahatti in Gadag when his bike crashed into a tree on Sunday.
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Kannada TV journalist's body taken in trash van: Siddaramaiah assures action 15.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said he has directed officials to "take action" with regard to the reported incident in which the body of a journalist who died in an accident was carried to hospital by police, allegedly in a municipal garbage van. "I have asked ADGP & Commissioner of Traffic & Road Safety to get a report into this incidence from the IGP of the Northern range & take action," he tweeted in response to a tweet highlighting the incident. "I am pained to read this," he said. Mounesh Potharaj (28), who worked as a reporter with a local TV channel, was on his way to Gadag when his two-wheeler rammed into a tree on Saturday night. On coming to know about the incident on Sunday, the police, who visited the spot, shifted the body to a government hospital, allegedly using a municipal garbage van. The video of the body being carried in the van has gone viral, triggering ...
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Bandipur Tiger Reserveto divide safari crowd 14.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The forest department would put up an additional checkpost at Melkamanahalli in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) to divide the safari crowd and cut down rapidly piling garbage. Serving and retired forest officials have confirmed that the litter lures many Bonnet macaques, langurs and wild boars. "So, weve decided to create an additional safari ticket booking counter at Melkamanahalli," BTR director Ambali Madhav said, adding that the move will also reduce the wild boar menace in the area. The new counter will open in the next three months and would cater to those coming from Bengaluru and Mysuru for safari tours in the tiger reserve. The department is creating certain basic amenities like water, washrooms, sitting areas and offices. The existing safari counter will be the pick-up point for those staying at the guest house, while tourists from Tamil Nadu will also be handled out of here. BTR follows the example of the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, which shifted its safari counter from the guest house area to ...
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Humble Politician Nograj: A satire one hopes had more bite 14.1.2018 Hindu: Home
The timing of the political satire, Humble Politician Nograj, could not have been better as Karnataka is all set to go to elections.The duo of Danish Sait and Saad Khan, presenting a full-length featu...
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Minister’s composting comment raises a stink 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
No impetus for composting in the city, as minister bats for waste-to-energy plants
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Fire tenders reached spot only around 4 am 9.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The fire that killed five people in Kailash bar on Monday early morning broke out on the ground floor and escalated as there was a huge garbage pile of Tetra Paks, plastic glasses and bottles. But, the fire did not spread to the other parts of the building, neighbours said. Fire tenders and a fire rescue vehicle reached the spot only around 4 am, according to a few auto drivers, who helped in rescuing the trapped bar staff. "The street light opposite the bar was not working. It was dark and we could not see the smoke clearly, but the fire was evidently coming from inside the bar. We were unabl
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BJP’s pitch for Bengaluru: ‘regaining its past glory’ 8.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Multiple BJP leaders accused the Congress government of ruining Bengaluru’s image and pitched BJP as its saviour who would return the city to its past glory. “The city once known as a garden city is n...
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Opposition to kitchen pulverisers gathers steam 6.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
In an online campaign, #KitchenPulveriserBeda, conservationists cite waster wastage, overloading of STPs and blocked drains
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Now, BBMP wants to start its own waste-to-energy plant 1.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Fed up with the delay by private companies in setting up waste-to-energy plants in the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike plans to start its own facility, without private sector participation. Several waste-to-energy projects conceived under the public-private partnership (PPP) have remained on paper for several years now due to lukewarm response from the private sector, protests by locals and ownership of land. "We have discussed this with the mayor and we can start a waste-to-energy plant on our own without waiting for anyone," BBMP joint commissioner (solid waste management) Sarfaraz Khan said. "We will move a proposal to the government seeking budgetary allocation for this." Estimated to cost Rs 300 crore, the BBMPs own waste-to-energy plant is expected to generate power using 500 tonnes of the citys garbage a day. "The advantage of starting our own waste-to-energy plant is that we will receive 53% subsidy under the Swacch Bharat mission, which works out to Rs 150 crore," Khan said. Only ...
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Winds of change 31.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
What changes are Bengalureans looking forward to in the New Year? Pothole-free roads, better traffic management, effective garbage disposal, more green cover... the list is endless. Most Bengalureans hope that the New Year will bring in some good cheer. Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, CEO - Aeronutrix Sports is a marathon runner and wishes to see the city transformed into a more runner-friendly one. "I am sure my fellow runners would agree with me that Bengaluru needs better pavements and cleaner roads to run on. There has been a lot of digging in several parts of the city in the last year. I hope all the infrastructural work that was started would be completed within the stipulated deadline," says Vijay. Those who work in various IT parks across the City point out that massive traffic jams clog the roads during peak hours. They say that if carpooling is successfully implemented, it will not only ease a lot of congestion but help in reducing the pollution levels. Kiran Rao, employed with an IT firm in Manyata ...
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Garbage pile catches fire near Carlton Towers, worries residents 30.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A pile of garbage dumped in front of Carlton Towers on Old Airport Road caught fire causing panic in the area on Saturday morning. The huge flames and smoke plumes left the people worried. However, the cause of the fire is not known. "This is a waste segregation unit. A park was converted into the waste segregation unit. I was going to my parents place and saw massive flames coming out of this place," said Avinash Pai. At times people burn garbage here, Pai said. "I do not know if this time the fire is intentional or due to some cigarettes butts or any such thing. But why should dumping of garbage be allowed here in the first place?" he asked. Pai said that the timely arrival of fire department personnel averted any untoward incidents. "It could have been a disaster. But thankfully the fire personnel came in time," he said. The Carlton Towers reopened a few months ago after a fire tragedy in 2010 where nine persons died and several others sustained ...
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Come January 1, no outside food allowed in Lalbagh 30.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Struggling to handle the mounting garbage pile, the Lalbagh Garden management said it will strictly enforce an existing rule banning food brought from outside. The rule will come into effect from January 1. "Food both homemade and bought from restaurants- pollutes the gardens environment since people do not dispose the waste properly," Lalbagh Deputy Director M Chandrashekhar said, pointing to the increasing number of visitors to the garden this holiday season. "The non-vegetarian food in particular lures a lot of stray dogs into the garden. We want to keep the garden clean," he added. Failure to have an effective check on food contents brought into the garden is stressing out workers employed to clean up the place, Chandrashekhar said, revealing that the garden authorities have engaged three exclusive security personnel to check and confiscate food brought from outside. For the upcoming Republic Day flower show that begins on January 19, the Deputy Director said an effort has been made to clean up the ...
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