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Lost glory: Legendary Katora Houz is now a cesspool 18.8.2017
Hyderabad: If the legend is to be believed the Katora Houz at Golconda was filled with rose water for the king Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah who visited the place and enjoyed the ambience.  Katora means "bowl" in Urdu and the stone and mortar structure, constructed in 1560, was shaped like a bowl, hence the name.  Shockingly, the 1 km-radius pond now can be called a cesspool, seeing how it is filled with murky water, and covered with water hyacinth and weeds. In its heyday it got water from dedicated underground pipes connected to the Talaab-e-Durg, now Durgam Cheruvu.  "The Qutb Shahi kings visited the place for recreational purpose. There were also a lot of gardens around the place," says M.A. Qayyum, a historian.  Mr Qayyum explained that a special emphasis was given to the construction of the tank to make it a beautiful piece of architecture too.  During the siege of Golconda Fort in 1687 when Abdul Hasan Qutb Shah was the king, the tank literally came to the ...
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V S Achuthanandan seeks probe into minister Thomas Chandy, Mla PV Anvar allegations 18.8.2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan on Thursday sought detailed investigations into the allegations levelled against Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and CPM supported Nilambur MLA P.B. Anwar. Achuthanandan was replying to questions on the allegations against Chandy regarding the alleged encroachment and reclamation of portion of Punnamada Lake and the charges against Anwar in connection with the controversial Amusement Park.

“I hope these allegations will be examined in detail and required action will be taken in this regard.” The CPM veteran has all along opposed the reclamation of paddy land, lake and water bodies and encroachments. In both the cases the allegations are related to encroachment and environment destruction.

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Bellandur: High flows the froth 18.8.2017
Bengaluru: The 25-foot fence that serves as a buffer between two famously polluted lakes - Bellandur and Varthur - and the people who live around them, proved no match for the downpour of the last few days. Much to the dismay of residents, the toxic foam has burst its paltry barricades, entering residential complexes and engulfing passing vehicles. Even more troubling, however, is the fact that it has begun to travel down the valley towards other lakes, including Kaggadasarapura Kere, which have also begun to froth. Irate residents say they clean it themselves each day as the government has proved completely unresponsive.  "The blatant negligence by the KSPCB and Lake Development Authority has led us to this situation," said Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO Namma Bengaluru Foundation. The consequences of this pollution are both immediate and far-reaching - apartments have been forced to abandon their swimming pools and playgrounds after foam entered the buildings too. Raw sewage from these ...
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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Punnami Ghat witnesses hectic water sports activity 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The serene Punnami Ghat here was abuzz with water sports activities on Thursday as Andhra Pradesh police teams enthusiastically participated in a demonstration-cum-practice session in canoeing and kay...
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Bengaluru lakes are frothing and a household item may be the cause 17.8.2017 Downtoearth
Scientists say excessive phosphorus from detergent, which enters the lakes along with sewage, is creating the foam
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Bring water to distressed areas: Minister 17.8.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Special attention for Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kasaragod
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Bellandur Lake menace: CM Siddaramaiah assures of action within 1-2 years 17.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The Bellandur Lake once again spilled toxic foam earlier on Thursday
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Bengaluru lake spouts foul-smelling toxic foam; residents alarmed 17.8.2017 The Tribune
Bengaluru, August 17 Bengaluru’s Bellandur Lake’s spewed toxic foam on Thursday, as rising pollution levels in the lake continues to cause alarm residents of the city.   “This foam problem has been there for a very long time. Due to heavy rain for past two days, the water level has increased and now the foam is spilled over the whole bridge. Because of this, it is difficult for commuters to drive on the road. The residents are also trying hard to solve this matter,” a local resident Jitesh said. Toxic foam makes it difficult for drive on the road. It has also cause fear of an epidemic outbreak in the area. Pollution in the Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has grown to alarming proportions in the recent past. The foam has also caught fire on some occasions. Heavy rain on August 15 resulted foam spilling out of the lake on to the areas nearby. The lakes toxicity has even forced the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take up the case suo moto.  On April 19, the NGT directed ...
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Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake spills toxic foam again, CM Siddaramaiah says problem will be solved in 1 or 2 years 17.8.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Pollution alert: B'luru industries under scanner after Bellandur lake spill 17.8.2017 The Asian Age | Home
The locals also believe that this toxic foam would cause an epidemic in the area.
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Bengaluru lake spews toxic foam again, residents fear an epidemic 17.8.2017
Bengaluru: The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru once again spilled toxic foam, on Thursday, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution. "This foam problem has been there for a very long time. Due to heavy rains for the past two days, the water level has increased and now the foam has overloaded the whole bridge. Because of this, it is difficult for commuters to drive on the road. The residents are also trying hard to solve this matter," a local resident Jitesh said. The commuters were not able to drive due to the intense foam giving them a tough time. (Photo: ANI/Twitter) Locals also believe that this toxic foam would cause an epidemic in the area. Highly-polluted Bellandur Lake, the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru, has spilled toxic foam many times in the recent past and on several occasions the toxic foam also caught fire. — ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2017 On August 15, the lake spilled toxic foam after heavy overnight rain ...
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Linking rivers to tanks and ponds more essential: Water activist 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It is more feasible and cost-affective than linking rivers’
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Mission Bhageeratha: No takers for intra-village tanks 16.8.2017 Hindu: National
Contractors say that the unit cost of the works is not remunerative
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Making of Bengaluru floods 16.8.2017 Downtoearth
Bengaluru experienced its heaviest rainfall in 127 years and subsequent flooding on August 15. While the rain lasted only 3 hours, the urban flood has been in the making for years 
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Andhra Pradesh festival gets only title but not funds 16.8.2017
Nellore: Though the state government had declared popular Rottela Panduga held at Bara Shaheed Dargah in Nellore as state festival two years back, it failed to allot any funds much to the disappointment of civic body rulers. The fund starved body has been spending more than Rs 1 crore every year for the festival to create facilities for more than 10 lakh devotees thronging to the Dargah from various parts of the country. They are concerned about the funds now since only two months left for the festival and several proposed development works at the dargah are pending because of paucity for funds. In fact Mayor S.K. Abdul Aziz had spent nearly `20 lakh from his pocket for some of the cultural programmes to avoid burden on the Corporation. Incidentally, state government has been allotting `1 crore every year for another state festival — Flamingo Festival — held in Sullurpeta in Nellore district every year to mark the arrival of migratory birds to Nelapattu Birds Sanctuary and Pulicat ...
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Water level dips as Telangana, AP fight 16.8.2017
Hyderabad: The mighty Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar reservoirs were storing about 700,000 million cubic feet of Krishna waters until a decade ago. They used to irrigate more than half the 23 districts of undivided Andhra Pradesh. Since then, the vagaries of the monsoon, lack of a provision to share water during times of deficit, and, lately, mutual suspicion between TS and AP have contributed to their decline. The last time Nagarju-nasagar was full was in 2013. Water now stands at about 500 ft, which is an all-time low, said Nagarjunasgar dam chief engineer S. Suneel. The Srisailam dam used to receive, on an average, 900 tmc ft of water. Srisailam dam chief engineer Narayana Reddy said the average has fallen below 450-500 tmc ft. This is a matter of immense concern beca-use both the Telugu states have planned to build a number of projects on the river Krishna. Besides, a large extent of land and many projects in both states depend on the two dams. The two dams largely get water from Karnataka"s ...
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GHMC built 15 more immersion tanks for Ganesh visarjan 16.8.2017
Hyderabad: The GHMC has built 15 new immersion tanks in the city, bringing the total number of ponds available for Ganesh visarjan to 25. This has been done with the intention of diverting idols that would otherwise have been immersed in the Hussainsagar. It will also help in reducing the traffic at Tank Bund during immersion. In 2016, a total of 3,000 idols, most of which were below 15 feet in height, were immersed in the tanks constructed by the GHMC. Before that, almost all idols used to be immersed in the Hussainsagar. This year, the law and order forces expect about 17,000 large idols to be immersed in the Hussainsagar, and all other idols to be immersed in the tanks. Y. Shekar Reddy, the superintendent engineer of the GHMC irrigation department, said, "Twenty-five lakes have been constructed in Hyderabad, similar to the Bengaluru Ulsoor lake model. This is in keeping with the directions issued by the High Court to prevent the pollution of water bodies. After the Ganesh visarjan, these tanks ...
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Bengalureans wake up to flooded streets 15.8.2017 TOI: Home
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National Water Convention in Vijayapura from tomorrow 15.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The preparation is in full swing for the three-day National Water Convention at BLDE ground from August 16.This is the first time that such an event, generally organised in metropolitan cities of the ...
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