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‘Strict quality control measures in place at Indira Canteens’ 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Amidst concerns about the quality of food served at the recently inaugurated Indira Canteens across the city, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad on Friday said ...
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Notices to be issued to other ‘illegal’ buildings in Ejipura 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Structures around the building that has tilted are under the scanner
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Bengaluru: Bellandur foam covers roads, enters flats 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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ACB files two FIRs against Yeddyurappa, BJP cries foul 18.8.2017 Hindu: National
Cases pertain to de-notification of land when he was CM
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Congress-JD(S) alliance in BBMP council under strain? 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The ruling alliance of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council could be under strain. Accusing the Congress of looting money in the civic body, J...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Panel mooted for conserving heritage structures 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has proposed a Heritage Conservation Committee to ensure protection of heritage buildings in Bengaluru, a move conservationists are cheering. The proposal is part of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Common Building Bye-Laws 2017, which the state government is finalising. The 13-member committee, proposed to be headed by the BBMP commissioner, will be tasked with identifying and listing out heritage sites, structures and precincts (area) that need conservation, regulation and management. More importantly, the committee will vet all projects that may impact a heritage structure. The committee will also have structural engineers, architects, historians, artists, a representative of the Indian Heritage Cities Network among others. "If the regulation was in effect, the Murphy Town library would not have been razed," Town and Country Planning director L Shashikumar said. The 104-year-old library was demolished recently to make way for an Indira Canteen. "These regulations will help ...
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HC imposes cost of Rs 25,000 on BDA 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Bangalorew Development Authority (BDA) to be paid to two persons whose sites were granted to them after the government had acquired the land.

Justice B S Patil imposed the cost on BDA and ordered notice to authority and to the Housing and Urban Development departments for issuing sale deeds to the petitioners Muniraju and Manjunath even after the government had acquired the land in Jnanabharathi Layout.

The judge has directed to pay fair compensation and also to grant alternative sites to the petitioners.

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Fake de-notification: FIRs against BSY 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
In fresh trouble for BJP state president and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered two FIRs in a case of 'fake de-notification' of 250 acres. The FIRs also name several senior officials of Urban Development department and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Sources said that one Dr Aiyappa had filed a complaint in this regard with the ACB. Preliminary enquiry held by the ACB revealed that as chief minister, Yeddyurappa dropped the vast extent of land from preliminary notification allowing various bulk land owners to get change of land use. In 2008, the BDA had issued preliminary notification to acquire 3,546 acres in 17 villages under three taluks of Hesaraghatta, Yelahanka and Bengaluru Additional North. Later, between 2008 and 2011, the state government issued 20 orders dropping the acquisition when there was no final notification. Preliminary enquiry revealed that the applications seeking de-notification were filed in the Urban Development department ...
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JD(S) may snap ties with Cong in Palike, hints HDK 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the party will soon take a call on whether or not it should continue its alliance with the Congress in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council, ahead of the Mayoral election next month. "I will soon meet our party corporators and take a decision," Kumaraswamy told reporters, while dropping hints that his party is not keen on continuing the alliance. The Congress cannot hold the reins of administration in BBMP council without the support of the JD(S). Though the BJP is the single largest party, it does not have the numerical strength to take control of the council. "All decisions are taken by Bengaluru City Development Minister K J George and other Congress MLAs. The standing committees don't have any power. They don't get any files and no project comes to them for approval. This is nothing but a loot. That's why Bengaluru has become like this," Kumaraswamy said. The Siddaramaiah government may be the last Congress government in ...
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Activists laud NGT's close follow-ups on Bellandur lake clean-up 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens actively monitoring the efforts to save Bellandur lake are happy that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is pursuing the matter seriously. Nagesh Aras, a member of Bellandur Lake Citizen Team, set up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to monitor the progress of the water bodys restoration, praised the NGT for closely following up on the work. "The NGT's approach to monitoring the progress through a local officer is significant. This will force the administration into taking timely action with the active involvement of citizen watch bodies," he said. He added that though the administration claims that the expert committee report was implemented in part, the haphazard sequence of work has caused waste of money. "For example, the action plan called for monitoring and identification of the sources of pollution. But till today, the majority of the sources have not been identified at all while the KSPCB tries to show activity by persecuting lakeside apartments which are responsible for a mere ...
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BBMP goes for fresh tenders for SWD remodelling 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has called for re-tender and remodelling of storm water drains at Hebbal Valley in the wake of a contractor submitting forged "work done certificate" and audit report. Though BBMP cancelled the tender, it has neither taken steps to blacklist the contractor nor ordered an investigation. In the first tender, BBMP had approved the Rs 55-crore worth tender for Hebbal Valley (Package-2) in favour of Tam Tam Pedda Guruva Reddy, a contractor. One of the conditions in the tender notification was that the bidder should have a turnover of more than Rs 30 crore and work-done certificate. Reddy submitted the certificate, claiming to have conducted work at Field Irrigation Canal Division-7 at Bheemarayanagudi for the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd. Upon enquiry, it was found that FIC Division-7 was renamed FIC Division-4 and transferred to the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd (KBJNL). Chief Engineer KBJNL also gave a reply to an NGO, which raised an objection to issuance ...
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Neighbours of leaning house demand strict action against owner 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Neighbours of the leaning building near JJ Church in Ejipura 14th Cross on Thursday demanded the arrest of its owner Ramesh and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official who allowed him to build five floors. Ramesh had approval to build only two floors. Since Ramesh did not turn up even on Thursday, the neighbours expressed their ire against him. "Strict action needs to be taken against Ramesh who has caused trouble to the neighbours by violating building norms," urged the residents. As a precaution, BBMP officials evacuated the neighbours temporarily. "The firemen evacuated us in a hurry on Wednesday. The building has been leaning towards the house which we had taken on rent. There are many valuables in the house besides clothes and furniture. Nobody has provided us an alternative accommodation," said Syyed Pasha, a neighbour. Pasha is living with his relatives for now. "I work as an autorickshaw driver. I could not go to work since Wednesday since my house was damaged. My wife has been ...
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Sewage water seeps into houses in Dollar Colony 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Three storm water drains (SWD) had breached leading the sewage water to seep into the houses near Bannerghatta Road in Dollars Colony. The house of former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah was also not deprived of this menace. After the heavy rainfall on Monday midnight, the breach in the storm water drain had led to the overflow of the sewage water causing waterlogging in this posh colony. Narayan N, a local resident, said, " The encroachment of Vaishnavi Apartment on the SWD has led to this menace. About 20-30 houses in the street have been affected. It is a risk to peoples health." Narayan also charged that none of the BBMP officials responded to the issue despite several complaints. However, Prakash, SWD, Dollars Colony, BBMP, said that they had constructed the SWD on the next day itself. "We have built the SWD on the very next day of the rain. But it is true that the apartment has encroached the SWD. We are working towards clearing some space," said Prakash. Meanwhile, Siddaiah said, "This was Ningayanna ...
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Karnataka: After 14 years of court battle, Infosys employee is yet to get his BDA site 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Indira Canteen: Kitchen that cooks 1,440 idlis in 20 minutes 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Bengaluru: Under-construction building tilts, to be razed 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The tilting 21-metre under-construction building is being demolished by the BBMP. In a blatant violation of the building plan, the property owner had added an extra floor which has put extra weight on the pillars.
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Free but delayed dinner on day one of Indira Canteen 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
But the people’s verdict: food is delicious, like a home-cooked meal
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Residents live in constant fear of water-borne diseases 17.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
With sump water getting contaminated in Koramangala and other parts of the city, including Wilson Garden and HSR Layout, residents and health officials are on high alert to prevent the spread of water...
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