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Cantonment metro station: BMRC – Railways standoff continues 12.12.2017 Citizen Matters
BMRC has been silent for months, even as citizens questioned the rationale behind the change of Cantonment metro station location. The silence continues and many questions remain, and a residents’ group has now got involved. ...
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Activists cry foul over closure of RTI cell in BBMP 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
‘We want it to be reopened and strengthened’
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Protest against cutting of 30-year-old tree 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com

Local residents, activists and representatives of Kadu Malleshwara Friends Circle protested against the cutting of a 30-year-old mahogany tree in Malleswaram on Friday.

The tree was cut down by the staff of Kalyan Jewellers.

B K Shivaram, a retired police officer, termed chopping of the tree a criminal offence. The staff claimed they had permission from the BBMPs Forest Cell to cut the tree on December 5. The protesters dispute the claim and plan to file an RTI application. The staff also claimed they would plant 100 saplings.

Actor Shivarajkumar, who had come to inaugurate the showroom, planted a sapling to pacify the protesters. He said chopping the tree was wrong and clarified that he didnt know who had cut it down.

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RBI issues warning on Bitcoins, other VCs regarding legal risks involved 5.12.2017 News
The RBI also clarified that it has not given any licence or authorisation to any entity or company to operate schemes or deal with Bitcoin or any other VC
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Staff: BMTC diverting insurance money 25.11.2017 deccanherald.com
BMTC employees have charged that the money deducted from their salary towards insurance have not been paid to the Life Insurance Corporation for the past six months. "There are 34,281 staffers in the corporation. Deductions are made in their salary every month towards insurance. Totally, the corporation deducts Rs 3 crore, but the money is being spent for other purposes," said H V Anantasubba Rao, general secretary, KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation. This is misuse According to Rao, the employees have received text messages on their phones, stating that the insurance payments have not been made. "This is misuse. The BMTC should make payments to the LIC immediately and pay any fines incurred due to the delay," he said. Noting that the employees will not get insurance if the policy is allowed to lapse, he said the LIC will reject claims made by them. "Then, the BMTC should settle the claims," he has written to BMTC managing director, V Ponnuraj. RTI activist Srinivas said it was not the first time that ...
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DCP orders enquiry into cops' assault on designer, techie 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
A day after DH reported how a visual designer and a software engineer were beaten up by the police who mistook them for pickpockets, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) has ordered an enquiry into the incident. "I have sought details of the petty cases registered against the two men from the station house officer and have ordered an enquiry into the incident," M B Boralingaiah, DCP (Southeast), told DH on Wednesday. On November 12, police had picked up Khaja Mohideen (34), the visual designer, and Senthil Nathan (43), the techie, from Mangammanapalya, Hosur Road, after a resident suspected that they were pickpockets. The police didnt listen to the duo even after they produced their work IDs. They thrashed them, made them write an apology and released them only after slapping petty cases on them. The men had to cough up Rs 600 as fine and a bribe of Rs 400. Meanwhile, lawyers from the nonprofit Alternative Law Forum (ALF), who went through the mens complaint to the Karnataka State Human ...
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Siddaramaiah favouring mining firms? Complaint filed in CBI special court 15.11.2017 Zee News : States
A complaint accusing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of favouring some mining firms was filed in a CBI Special Court here on Tuesday
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Problems with mobile, TV, insurance etc? This consumer​ awareness programme can help! 3.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Dealing with consumer cases needs sound knowledge of existing laws. Do attend this event to know more about consumer laws and rules. ...
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ACB closes plaint against CM in his son's Matrix lab case 2.11.2017 deccanherald.com
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has closed the complaint against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others alleging nepotism and irregularities while awarding a contract to a company to set up a super speciality laboratory at the Victoria Hospital. The contract was awarded to Matrix Imaging Solutions India Private Limited, in which Siddramaiahs son, was one of the directors. S Bhaskaran, an RTI activist, had filed a complaint with the ACB in 2016 against the chief minister. The ACB closed the complaint on October 27, 2017. The ACB has stated that there was no evidence found in the complaint. "I was not even called for an inquiry even once. I had submitted documents related to the tender notification at the time of filing the complaint," Bhaskaran said. Chirthahalli Mudlagiriyappa Rajeshgowda and Yathindra were the directors of Matrix Imaging Solutions India Private Limited, a company registered in 2009. The company was in the thick of controversy after it bagged the tender for setting up of the laboratory ...
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Right to privacy is deeply linked to national security 26.10.2017 Rediff: News
Admittedly, EVMs too have a UID number and any convergence of data can make the secret ballot system a party of history, warns Dr Gopal Krishna in the 5th part of his series against Aadhaar.
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Bengaluru-Kannur Express via Mangaluru lacks passenger patronage 26.10.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
Rail activists demand cancellation of the train and utilise coaches for Mysuru-Karwar Express
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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BMRCL cites Delhi Metro example for not sharing DPR 12.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Activist plans to write to Centre to get report released
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Fake bills: Assembly secy told to file objections 10.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty on Tuesday directed Legislative Assembly secretary S Murthy to file objections in a complaint seeking an enquiry against him for floating a company in his wife's name and submitting fake bills to claim funds. RTI activist Jayakumar Hiremath had filed a complaint that Magnacarta, a firm floated by Murthy, did not supply foodgrain but claimed money by submitting fake bills. Justice Shetty asked Hiremath about any vested interest in filing the complaint. Hiremath replied that he had filed cases against many government officials for irregularities and denied any vested interest in filing a complaint against Murthy. Justice Shetty directed Murthy and Hiremath to appear before him on November 22 along with their advocates and adjourned the matter. Murthy was suspended in 2005 and later dismissed from service in 2008. He was reinstated based on a court order in 2012. He had submitted an affidavit to the government that he had not worked in any institution between 2008 and ...
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Stick to online payment norms, RBI tells etailers 9.10.2017 ET: Banking
The RBI also asked the All India Online Vendors Association, which had submitted its complaint in August, to raise specific cases of violations with it for evaluation.
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Officer shunted thrice in 3 months for refusing illegal khata entry 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
An official who refused to clear an illegal khata transfer in Bommanahalli in 2016 has been transferred thrice in the past three months while she is due for retirement in March 2018. The development assumes significance as the investigation into the khata transfer scam in the BBMP is underway. S N Asha was Revenue Officer at Bommanahalli where 64 fake khata transfers were carried out. The scam was unearthed by the Lanchamukta Karnataka Nirmana Vedike (LKNV), an NGO. When Asha refused to clear an illegal khata transfer in 2016, four officials, including the then deputy commissioner and the joint commissioner, cleared the files, bypassing her. Out of the 64 entries, the computer-generated challans in respect of 33 khatas were fed on July 10, 2016 — a Sunday. Asha was first transferred on July 11 to Dasarahalli. Within 40 days, on September 13, she was transferred to Basavanagudi and then sent to Yeshwantpur on September 27. Incidentally, two officials involved in the fake khata scam are also working ...
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It’s residents vs. MLA at Kaggadasapura 3.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents upset with plans to build a temple, a garden and a wide walkway near lake
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CIVIC demands a procedure for nomination of ward committee members 22.9.2017 Citizen Matters
With no set procedure for nominating members, the kith and kin of the corporators and politicians have infiltrated ward committees. How to tackle this to make more common people get into the committee? CIVIC has recommended a procedure. »
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BMRCL 'not bothered' about connecting rail, bus stations 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The status of the proposed bridge to link Yeshwantpur Metro and railway stations not only exposes BMRCL's attitude towards integrating different modes of transport, but also tells us what to expect in Phase 2 Metro stations such as Cantonment. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has given same reply on status of the bridge in replies to two RTI queries separated by a gap of three years. Urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar filed the first RTI query in April 2014 and reply came six months later. "BMRCL had written to Railways for development of skywalk between (the) Metro station and Yeshwanthpur Railway station and offered to share the cost. There is no response from Railways. BMRCL is pursuing with Railways authorities," the BMRCL replied. As there was no progress, Dyamannavar wrote to the Urban Development Ministry in May 2017. The reply came more than three months later did not indicate any progress. "Recently, the South Western Railway (SWR) has advised the cost for leasing the ...
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Whistleblowers, RTI activists will get protection with one week 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Whistleblowers and Right to Information (RTI) activists facing threat or danger to life will receive police protection within a week, according to a new policy of the State Home department.Ironically, the policy was notified just two weeks before journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants.Notified on August 19, the policy is in line with the RTI Act, 2005 and the Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011.A whistleblower or RTI activist who perceives threat or danger to life has to submit an application seeking protection to the Additional Superintendent of Police or t
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