User: meerak Topic: all-bengaluru
Category: Bengaluru RTI
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 01:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Palike in a fix over zoning violations 21.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The order of the High Court of Karnataka banning commercial buildings in "residential main area" is flagrantly violated along the 10th Main Water Tank Road and surrounding areas in Indiranagar. Several commercial buildings dot this road, classified as "residential main zone" in the comprehensive development plan of the Bangalore Development Authority. The ward engineers of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in reply to RTI queries by residents, admit that these buildings not only violate zoning regulations, but also lack trade licences. Yet, these buildings are intact and do brisk business. "Imagine a situation where 60-70 people are in an office adjacent to a residential building. Opening the windows of our house would mean that we are constantly under the gaze of these strangers. Our privacy has gone for a toss," says Praveen S, a member of Indiranagar Second Stage Residents' Welfare Association. Pubs and spas, he says, have added more to the nuisance. "God knows what all happens inside ...
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Bengaluru: Domestic violence, molestation most common crimes against women 21.6.2017 News
Bengaluru recorded 3,157 complaints of crime against women through 2015
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BBMP chief, top cop and bureaucrat to pay kin of accident victim 21.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BBMP chief, top cop and bureaucrat to pay kin of accident victim
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Wealthier parts of Bengaluru register more crime, analysis shows 20.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Nearly 34% more crime was reported during the day, including more rapes and crimes against children
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IAS death probe: Cigarette butts collected from B’luru room 5.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Illegal trekking in Kali tiger reserve? 28.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Illegal trekking in Kali tiger reserve?
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Info officer denies copy of answer sheet, gets notice 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Public Information Officer of the Police Recruitment and Training division for not providing a certified copy of the answer sheets for the sub-inspector recruitment exam. Additionally, the commission has threatened to fine the officer, the superintendent of police, A G Eshwarappa, Rs 25,000 if he fails to abide by the RTI rules. N Raghavendra, a candidate for the exam held in 2014 to recruit 152 sub-inspectors, had sought copies of his answer scripts for two written exams in November 2015, after he did not make it to the shortlist. Eshwarappa replied a month later: "The information you have sought cannot be provided under the RTI Act." Raghavendra took the matter to the Information Commission, N P Ramesh, who held a second hearing on May 9. "Provide the information to the appellant within eight days and attend the next hearing on September 1 with a report in this regard," he ordered. Decision to withhold info On January 22, 2016, the ...
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Anticipatory bail for Karnataka's ex-CM Kumaraswamy in mining scam 17.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A city civil court on Wednesday granted a seven-day anticipatory bail to former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) lawmaker H.D. Kumaraswamy in a mining scam in which a serving IAS officer was arrested on Monday.
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Senior Karnataka bureaucrat arrested in mining scam 15.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka's Principal Secretary, Revenue, Ganga Ram Baderia was arrested by the Special Investigation Team of the state's Lokayukta) for his alleged involvement in a mining scam a decade ago.
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Complaint of benami assets against my son is 'baseless', says CM 9.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday dismissed the complaint of 'benami assets' against his son Dr Yathindra as "baseless". Reacting to media queries over a complaint lodged by a Right To Information (RTI) activist with the Income Tax department in Bengaluru accusing Dr Yathindra of indulging in benami investments abroad, the chief minister said: "It looks like a deliberate attempt by vested interests as he is planning to contest the next elections. Moreover, my son has withdrawn from the partnership of a firm he was associated with earlier." On the reported disappointment expressed by a section of the party leaders against the chief minister and KPCC president G Parameshwara, during a meeting with the new AICC general secretary in-charge of Karnataka affairs K C Venugopal on Monday, Siddaramaiah shot back at reporters questioning the source of the report. He said it was a report 'cooked up by the media'. He said that the AICC will take a call on appointing the new KPCC president as Venugopal is only ...
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I-T dept gets complaint over 'benami assets' of CM's son 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A complaint has been filed with the Income Tax (I-T) department, seeking a probe into the 'benami assets' of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's son Dr Yathindra Siddaramaiah, through two firms. The complaint says the transactions were through Matrix Imaging Solutions Private Limited (MISPL), Bengaluru. and its initiatives in medical tourism and diagnostic centres in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. Varthur Kanaka Dasa, an RTI activist, has lodged the complaint with the I-TInvestigation Wing (Karnataka and Goa), seeking a probe into money laundering and benami property transactions by Yathindra and MISPL's two directors Chitrahalli Mudalagiriyappa Rajesh Gowda and Malagonnahalli Uddappa Tejaswini, under the Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988. Dasa says Yathindra conducted benami transactions worth hundreds of crores of rupees in the names of the two directors. They often travelled abroad for the transfer of funds and routed the funds back to India for medical tourism business. The funds should be ...
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Can Aadhaar be used to snoop on you? Experts say it very well can be 8.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Privacy and security experts say that UID can be used as a tool for mass surveillance by the govt
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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With just 3 visitors in 14 days, Sasikala is ordinary prisoner 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, lodged in central jail at Parappana Agrahara, has been receiving fewer visitors in the past week.
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Jayalalithaa left no will; declare her assets as Tamil Nadu property: RTI activist 17.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has not left behind any will mentioning an inheritor to her huge assets or even an administrator, as per information got through RTI so far. In the absence of an official will or document, and knowing that she kept away from her blood relatives, her properties should be declared state property, says RTI activist S Bhaskaran, who pursued the information.
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Naga owns at least 3 houses at Srirampura 16.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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TTD against allowing food inspectors into its temple kitchen 14.4.2017 Hindu: National
Says it will hurt religious sentiments of devotees
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‘Get licence to run TTD kitchen’ 12.4.2017 Hindu: National
Direction to licensing body comes after RTI plea on laddu
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Crematorium operator is now executive engineer; RTI activists cry foul 11.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Crematorium operator is now executive engineer; RTI activists cry foul
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Action against zoning violations is just ‘eyewash’, say RWAs 9.4.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP council, by favouring traders, has resolved to form a committee to look into the issue
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