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9 cities to get extra 313km of Metro lines 21.8.2017 TOI: Home
Nine cities including Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kochi, Bengaluru and Chennai are set to get additional 313 km on Metro Rail connectivity by March 2019. Till now the mass transit system is operational only on 370 kms in eight cities since the first Metro service began in Kolkata in 1984.
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We haven’t been New Yorked yet, thank you Minister 21.8.2017 Hindu: Columns
I think we should stop complaining. Traffic, potholes, flyovers and live-unders, water shortages, power outages should no longer be part of our conversations. We are blessed. We are better off than th...
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BDA hits a dead end as developer? 21.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
499 of 5,000 allottees surrender sites citing inability to make payment within stipulated time
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A carnival comes home 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The first edition of 'Namma Bengaluru Habba', a day-long fiesta was held at Sankey Tank on Sunday. The aim of the festival, which was organised by the Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, was to spread awareness about the importance of preserving the environment. It was a colourful affair with over a thousand participants, 15 stalls and 20 unique performing artistes coming together. One of the highlights of the event was the beautifully decorated streets and the talented stilt-walkers performing. The street musicians and jugglers were seen thoroughly entertaining the crowd. The participants also had an opportunity to cruise around the lake with fly boards and jet skis and enjoy the surrounding. The festival also offered visitors a peek into the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka through such breathtaking performances like Yakshagana, Dollu Kunita and Hulivesha. There were stellar acts by magicians too. Face painters, caricature and tattoo artists mingled with the crowd around the periphery of ...
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Economy@70: Came a long way, yet long road ahead 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Poet Robert Frost wrote, "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." As a nation, we are at 70 years old now. We need to reflect upon how we have traversed through all these years. And for a nation, the economy is a sleigh that drives its existence. Seven decades after Independence, India is the fifth largest economy, in terms of nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). India's post-Independence history can be broadly classified into phases -- Indian version of socialism for 30 years from 1950-51 to 1979-80, and India's experiments with free market economy since 1980. The country has seen abysmally low GDP growth. India's gross national income in absolute numbers has grown from a mere Rs 2,92,996 crore (constant terms) in 1950-51, to Rs 1,20,34,713 crore in 2016-17. The GDP numbers have grown from Rs 2,69,724 crore in 1950-51 to 1,06,86,776 crore presently. Despite the GDP growing by almost 39 times over these ...
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Decks cleared for Lucknow Metro 20.8.2017 Hindu: News
Commissioner gives nod for commercial operation of first phase
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Zip past toll barriers 20.8.2017 Hindu: Business
What is FASTag?It is a device that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid account linked to it.It is affixed on the windscreen of your...
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Bellandur lake: NGT summons top Karnataka officers over toxic foam 20.8.2017 News
Thick clouds of white smoke persisted for several days in and around the lake after a fire
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Rain resumes with vigour in coastal districts, Malnad 19.8.2017 deccanherald.com
After a brief lull, monsoon resumed with full vigour in parts of coastal districts and Malnad on Saturday. Bhatkal, Honnavar and Kumta taluks received heavy showers while Karwar, Ankola and Siddapur taluks experienced drizzle. The district has received 128.1 mm of rain in 24 hours (ending at 8.30 am on Saturday). Bhatkal recorded a maximum of 59.2 mm. Dakshina Kannada district received a good spell of rainfall on Friday night and Saturday morning. The sky remained overcast throughout the day. In the last 24 hours (ending 8 am on Saturday), the district received an average of 38.7 mm rainfall. Belthangady received highest of 47.4 mm followed by Puttur 43 mm and Mangaluru 36.5 mm rainfall. Heavy rain lashed Kodagu on Saturday. Madikeri, Napoklu, Talacauvery and Bhagamandala received rain throughout the day. In the last 24 hours, Madikeri received 68.2 mm rainfall, Napoklu 42.6 mm, Sampaje 55.2 mm and Bhagamandala 47.2 mm rainfall. Shivamogga district experienced moderate to heavy rain on Saturday. ...
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BBMP blunder caused flooding in ST Bed Layout, ministers admit 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Negligence on the part of BBMP officials caused flooding in ST Bed Layout in Koramangala, southeast Bengaluru, following heavy rainfall on the morning of August 15, the state government admitted on Saturday. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Mayor G Padmavathi went around rain-affected localities on Saturday to assess the damage and interact with the affected residents. They all conceded that the civic body is responsible for the deluge. BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said: "A portion of the retention wall of the stormwater drain (SWD) was kept open as silt was being removed when it started to rain heavily around the midnight of August 14. The inundation and seepage of sewage water into homes could have been avoided had we taken proper measures." George promised to take "proper measures" to avoid recurrence of the problem. "I have instructed the engineer concerned to complete the work on the four SWDs in this area in 20 days, he said while announcing ...
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New SWD to be built in Shantinagar to avoid floods during rain 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A new stormwater drain (SWD) will be built near the Shantinagar BMTC bus depot at a cost of Rs 15 crore to make way for rainwater to drain out and avoid waterlogging in the locality. "The present SWD cannot sustain the amount of water if it rains like last week," said Bangalore Development Minister K J George, during his inspection in the rain-affected areas on Saturday morning. A portion of the retaining wall of the SWD collapsed during the heavy downpour, which led to waterlogging in the nearby houses. Residents and workers of BMTC complained that it was not a new problem and sought a permanent solution from the minister. "The entire area was flooded and all the equipment inside the bus depot were damaged. The BMTC bus depot has incurred huge losses due to this, since it is in a low-lying area. It is best to build a separate SWD to divert the flow of water," said George. "The silt in the existing SWD will be removed and the depth will be increased to avoid overflow of water," he added. BBMP ...
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Jail speeding motorists, suggest citizens 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens at the interactive session came out with many workable solutions to reduce traffic problems. Citizens asked the police to address students at colleges regularly to create awareness about consequences of wheelie and reckless riding. Some suggested having drunk driving checks points right in front of pubs and bars so that road users don't dare to commit the offence. Prakash, a participant, said: "Ban all penalties for overspeeding. Keep offenders in police custody for five hours. Offenders will learn a lesson and never dare to speed." Arthur Solomon, a resident of Hanumanthnagar, made a workable suggestion. "Make it mandatory for IT professionals to travel by a public transport once a week." EP Menon, director, India Development Foundation, suggested police coordinate with BMTC and KSRTC and train drivers. Suresh Babu from Basavanagudi requested the police to synchronise wireless systems at junctions so that ambulances get a smooth passage. One of the suggestions was to have a mandatory number, on ...
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City to get long flyovers to fix traffic woes 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The state government is considering building long flyovers to ease traffic congestion on Bengaluru's roads. Speaking at 'Traffix The Problem', a DH citizen forum initiative to find solutions to the traffic problems, Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said the city had just three long flyovers — at KR Market, on Hosur Road and on Tumakuru Road in Peenya. "There are some small flyovers, underpasses and subways which actually cause congestion. In order to move vehicles away from the central business district and other congested localities, we need long flyovers. The government is seriously considering them," he said. Kumar said Bengaluru required three times more police personnel than the present strength. Still, increased manpower alone will not solve the problem. What is needed is a joint effort between all the stakeholders, he added. "More than four lakh vehicles pass between the Central Silk Board junction and Marathahalli at rush hour — between 9 am and 10 am and between 5 pm and ...
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Now, an infrastructure revolution! 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
The energy sector is all powered up with the fast-tracking of the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline
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George sets deadline for SWD work in S.T. Bed Layout 19.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
‘Complete dredging and repairs within 20 days’
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Month and a half after liquor ban, reality of moving on is sinking in 19.8.2017 Hindu: News
Some are serving coffee instead of liquor, some just food. But with little hope of relief in the near future, 834 of the 2,900 establishments affected by the Supreme Court ban on serving liquor within...
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Freight rates up by Rs 1,000 on busy movements, trucks shortage in Delhi 19.8.2017 News
Delhi to Pune, Bengaluru freight rates moved up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 29,000, Rs 62,000
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HC reserves order on plea to denotify national highways stretches in Bengaluru 19.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Owners of liquor joints affected by the ban want govt. to renew their excise licences
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Whitefield gets another train to deal with peak-hour rush 19.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
DEMU train service launched between Baiyappanahalli and the IT hub
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Motorists have harrowing time as farmers stage protest 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Protesters do not want to shift to
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