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Audience vie to be heard, fire a volley of questions 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The third edition of 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' on Saturday saw the audience vying for a chance to fire questions at members of the panel. Odette Katrak, an activist from Bellandur, asked BDA Member Engineer P N Nayak how does the agency plan to clean lakes without a proper solid waste management system. While Nayak said the BDA was working as per the suggestions of the expert committee, Leo Saldanha intervened to note that ward committees should be given powers and held accountable for maintenance of solid water drains. Subba Rao, who came from Hyderabad to attend the programme, suggested that the civic agencies work with co-ordination. "Our cities are becoming time bombs. We are getting trapped in this system. Today many Bengalureans are forced to drink water from polluted lakes," he said, emphasising on synergy between agencies. Alli Rani, a schoolteacher from Varthur, recalled how a mesh fence around Varthur lake fell on a bus carrying many children, including her daughter, trapping them for hours. ...
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Five days after launch of ‘Green App’, 50,000 requests made 27.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Five days after launch of ‘Green App’, 50,000 requests made
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20 SSLC, PU toppers from Palike schools feted 25.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Though BBMP schools and colleges registered a decline in overall pass percentage in SSLC and PU exams this year, 20 students from Palike high schools and pre-university colleges scored marks ranging from 88% to 98% in the recent exams. The civic body on Thursday released the list of 20 toppers from SSLC and PU categories. Most of the students who scored well are from Srirampuram BBMP High School and PU College and the Byraveshwaranagar High School and PU College. In SSLC, Nisarga of Srirampuram BBMP High School scored 98.24%, Bhumika K of Herohalli BBMP High School scored 92.16% and Shashikumar of BBMP High School Byraveshwaranagar got 91.84%. In the PU exams, Rukhsar Banu of BBMP PU college, Padarayanapura scored 94.83%, Umme Saira of BBMP PU College on Dispensary Road scored 94.66% and Harshitha M of BBMP PU College at Byraveshwaranagar got 94.66%. The BBMP standing committee chairperson on education Nazima Khanam felicitated the 20 students at a ceremony at the BBMP head office on ...
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Civic workers take out 'broom' rally for regular jobs, better pay 25.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Hundreds of pourakarmikas (municipal workers) took out a 'broom' protest rally in the city on Thursday, demanding the regularisation of their jobs and payment of revised salaries as ordered by the state government. Led by Narayan, former chairman, Karnataka State Safai Karmachari Commission, pourakarmikas took out the rally, wielding brooms and banners, and raised slogans against the "injustice" meted out to them. They warned of an indefinite strike if their demands are not fulfilled in a fortnight. Speaking to journalists, Narayan said around 44,000 pourakarmikas were working on contract in Karnataka, including more than 24,000 in Bengaluru alone, and demanded that municipal bodies regularise their jobs. "Municipal corporations are exploiting pourakarmikas on contract. The fruits of Independence have not reached these pourakarmikas even after 70 years, which is a matter of shame for all of us," Narayan said. Narayan said the government had made several announcements that pourakarmikas would be ...
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To regain peace and quiet, Jayanagar residents force showroom to follow rules 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
With the civic body unable to prevent commercial activities in residential areas, a residents' welfare association in Jayanagar swung into action and ensured that five commercial establishments in the neighbourhood followed zoning regulations. Encouraged by the result, First-block Organisation of Residents for Clean Environment (FORCE), is now going after at least 50 such commercial buildings which have violated zonal regulations laid down in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act-1977. Following unrelenting pressure from FORCE, the BBMP directed Fab India showroom to use the ground floor for parking vehicles and shift the showroom to the first floor. In the Fab India case, members of FORCE had petitioned the BBMP citing a high court order. The order, passed on February 19, 2014, said no commercial buildings should come up in residential areas where the width of the road is 40 feet or less. The office-bearers of FORCE were instrumental in approaching the high court against the rapid commercialisation ...
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Rampant encroachment at Varthur lake, say residents 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Dumping of garbage and construction debris continues unabated on the banks and catchment area of Varthur lake, according to locals and members of Whitefield Rising. They point out that even after clear directions from Chief Secretary Subhash C Khuntia and Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD), Mahendra Jain to civic agencies to prevent dumping and take action against offenders, nothing has changed. "People are dumping construction material on the catchment of Varthur lake, Varthur Kodi and near Belegere road. Many squatters are also using the area near Munekolala as an open toilet. All illegal activities happen uninterrupted at night as there are no cameras," said Munikumar, a local from Varthur. The locals also point out that Tuburahalli road has become a mess because of dumping, especially after heavy rain over the past few days. The flow of water into the drain has also been blocked. Shivanna, another local from Varthur, said that though BDA officials are custodians of ...
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7.5 lakh property owners pay tax, rebate period ends on May 30 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said that as on Wednesday (May 24) as many as 7.5 lakh property owners have paid property tax and availed 5% rebate facility. The civic body has called upon citizens to make use of the rebate period before it ends on May 30. Total number of properties in city is around 19 lakh.
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Monsoon at doorstep, but drains, manholes clogged 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The monsoon is knocking on the door and Bengaluru's lack of preparedness for it is thoroughly exposed, particularly after last Saturday's squall that uprooted 117 trees and claimed a life.
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Civic workers plan strike 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Civic workers across Karnataka have threatened to go on strike starting Thursday in protest against the non-fulfilment of promises made by the government and ignoring their demands.

The government had promised to regularise the services of civic workers working on contract basis and pay them revised salaries.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Karnataka Pourakarmika Mahasangha president Narayan said, "The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has not paid the revised monthly salary of Rs 14,740 for the past three months to civic workers. The court order against hiring civic workers on contract has not been followed yet."
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Computer operators, who handle BBMP salary slips, deprived of pay cheques 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru's ex-corporator to be grilled in extortion cases 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A local court on Monday extended police custody of former civic corporator V. Nagaraj for three more days for questioning with regards to the three extortion cases filed against him in a money-laundering deal on complaints from three of his many victims, said police on Monday.
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Rain deaths have become an accepted reality in Bengaluru 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Shanth Kumar (35) was part of a five-member team that was taking out silt from a Rajakaluve in Mahalakshmi Layout, opposite Iskcon, and only wanted to avoid getting drenched when he decided to stay inside the earthmover when the skies opened up on Saturday night.
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Insurance for BBMP school students 22.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Proposal was announced in 2017-18 budget and ₹1.75 crore was earmarked for it
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Log in to 'BBMP Green' app, get up to 50 saplings for free 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has launched a mobile app that helps people get saplings free of charge for planting them in their homes and neighbourhoods. The civic body aims to plant at least 10 lakh saplings this monsoon. Launched on Sunday, 'BBMP Green' can be downloaded on Google Play. You can place a request for up to 50 saplings by providing your name, mobile number, tree species, number of saplings you need, the place where you want to plant them and your ward number. A residents' welfare association (RWA) can get up to 200 saplings. Sixteen different varieties of saplings are available with the BBMP. An SMS will acknowledge the request and ask you to collect the saplings from the BBMP park in your ward. Once you get the saplings, you can upload pictures of their different levels of growth, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. Mayor G Padmavathi said that although measures had been taken in the last one decade for increasing the green cover in Bengaluru, it was unclear how ...
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Search on for civic supervisor drowned in Bengaluru drain 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A day-long search for a civic supervisor who fell into a storm water drain in the city amid heavy rain failed to find any trace of him, said a top corporation official on Sunday.
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Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP 21.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
This is affecting clearance of pavements after branches are cut
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EVM challenge to begin on June 3: Hack it if you can, says EC to parties 21.5.2017 News
EC's guidelines for hacking EVMs have not sat well with the AAP
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Keep dog and lose home, say RWAs 21.5.2017 TOI: India
Old neighbourhoods or fancy gated communities - modern India seems to be turning increasingly pet-hostile. Though no law bans people from having pets, and RWAs have no authority to throw out people with animal companions, the reality is different.
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Keep dog, lose home, say RWAs 21.5.2017 TOI: India
People with pets are often denied a home, or forced to vacate. RWAs come up with their own rules and regulations, and impose fines if these are violated.
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Citizen activists inspect 4 lakes in north B’luru 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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