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Cooling operations underway after Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake catches fire 20.1.2018 News
The biggest water body of the city had caught fire yesterday, which was later doused by the fire officials
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Minister seeks separate fund for upkeep of Bellandur lake 20.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A day after a massive fire erupted in Bellandur lake , Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Saturday said that he had requested Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to allocate separate fund for the upkeep of the lake, in the 2018-19 budget. Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, George said that the government was forced to resort to this measure, as the Centre had refused to release funds for Bellandur lake. "The BJP has charged that the state government has not cleaned up the lake despite the Centre sanctioning funds for the same. The fact however is that the Centre has not responded to the states request for funding. It has categorically said that it cannot make separate funding for this purpose," he added. George, however, maintained that the government had taken measures to clean up the lake as directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). He said that the government had adhered to the NGT orders and that notices had been issued by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to buildings that were ...
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2013 Sonai murders: Nashik court awards death sentence to six 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
Traumatized by the horrific murders, the families of the kin were forced to shift residence for fear of their lives.
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B'luru: Bellandur lake catches fire, 5000 Armymen douse blaze 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: A huge fire emanated from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various agencies for ...
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Bengaluru | 5,000 army jawans douse Bellandur lake fire 20.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
On Friday, a huge fire was reported from Bengaluru’s highly-polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various ...
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Bengaluru: The Bellandur inferno 20.1.2018
Bengaluru: Bengaluru's largest lake combusted and exploded at around noon on Friday emitting smoke and fire for almost seven hours, with attempts to douse it failing as fresh fires were reported again at two separate places after sundown, with the unending stream of toxic smoke billowing into  homes and apartments surrounding the lake as well as into the upmarket residential and commercial neighbourhood of Koramangla till late into the night.  "There was ash all over my garden," said one shocked resident, adding "it was getting difficult to breathe, " setting off fears for the health of the young and the elderly. Officials from the Bangalore Development Authority which is tasked with keeping the city's 262 lakes and tanks clean had no answer on why Bellandur had combusted, although city activists and conservationists say that despite all the talk, the task of policing the flow of untreated sewage into the lake was a major challenge. The release of methane could be ...
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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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Bellandur Lake goes up in flames yet again 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Bellandur lake, whose restoration the National Green Tribunal is sternly monitoring, erupted in flames again on Friday.The fire raged all day, keeping firemen busy well into the night. This is the fourth major fire at the lake. The last, in 2017, had broken out near the Bellandur bridge.The lake is notorious for its toxic froth and fire eruptions. Its conditions had prompted the National Green Tribunal to take up a suo motu case against the government in 2016.On Friday, officials claimed someone had set fire to the dry grass around the lake."It all started on the Yemalur side, near the defence
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MoEF nod for Sita Rama Lift Irrigation project 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
To help diversion of 1,513 ha forest land to irrigation dept.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire again, causes worry among residents 19.1.2018 News
The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire 19.1.2018 BusinessLine - National
A huge fire emanated from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of sm...
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B'luru: Bellandur lake catches fire due to chemical accumulation 19.1.2018
Bengaluru: A huge fire emanated on Friday from the highly polluted Bellandur lake, the biggest water body of the city, giving anxious moments to hundreds of residents living nearby. The locals noticed huge clouds of smoke billowing from the lake replete with sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris. The fire was in the middle of the wetlands, fire brigade officials said. Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. According to Defence officials, a strong contingent of 5,000 Army jawans of the ASC centre led by Major General N S Rajpurohit doused the fire in the lake. Spread over 1,000 acres near the infotech hub, the lake is highly contaminated receiving 60 per cent of the sewage generated in the city. The lake is in bad shape despite the National Green Tribunal pulling up the government and its various ...
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Bellandur ablaze. Again 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Two fires see residents, army and emergency personnel on tenterhooks
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'A musical discovery of discovery of Madurai' rakes in good response 19.1.2018 Hindu: Madurai
After a gap of three years, the much awaited second song for the album, “Madura - A musical discovery of Madurai”, was uploaded on YouTube this week. And the response has been good.
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J-K govt committed to conduct panchayat polls: Minister 19.1.2018 PTI: All news
J-K govt committed to conduct panchayat polls: Minister
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‘Youth keen on pitching in to save the environment’ 19.1.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Surge in interest in saving waterbodies observed but sustaining momentum is a challenge, says activist
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Adopt standard operation procedure: Chief Secy 19.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 18

Waking up to the jaundice outbreak in the state, Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary today directed senior officers of the Irrigation and Public Health, Rural Development, Urban Development, Health, Municipal Corporation and other local urban bodies to work as team to check the spread of waterborne diseases such as Hepatitis-A or Hepatitis-E in the state.

Presiding over the meeting of top officials of the departments Chawdhary said the standard operation procedure should be adopted by the IPH and Health departments to clean all the water tanks and reservoirs in the state.

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TERI study maps out heat islands and urban canyons 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
As compared to Basaveshwaranagar, Jayanagar heats up slower owing to wide roads and green cover
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Karimnagar has highest number of MI schemes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Fifth MI census records 3.37% increase in the number of structures
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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