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Poll pitch: BJP focuses on better quality of urban life 23.3.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Flagship TenderSURE road dug up to keep Soudha aglow 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Summer's here, city braces for water, power woes 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
This summer, India Meteorological Department has forecast a further rise in temperature with periodic thundershowers in Bengaluru and parts of south interior Karnataka. The city on Wednesday recorded a maximum of 34° Celsius, against 33.6° Celsius on Tuesday and 36° Celsius on Sunday. Sundar M Metri, director-in-charge, IMD-Bengaluru, told DH cloudy skies and thundershowers are expected in the coming days. "When humidity increases and there is moisture in the air, clouds are formed, which lead to thundershowers. After that, the temperature starts to soar again," he explained. He said the discomfort is due to dry weather and lack of wind. While the humidity level is 49%, wind speed is three knots. Increasing concretisation is also causing a slight increase in temperature, he said. Though the energy department claims that there is sufficient power to meet the summer needs, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) officials warn of power cuts due to maintenance work. "Though we have ...
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Plan to generate solar power from Soudha rooftop 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has drawn up a plan to generate power on the rooftop of Vidhana Soudha, MS Building and Legislators' Home, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said on Tuesday. In a written reply to Jayamala of Congress in the Legislative Council, he said Bescom is planning to set up 330 kilo watt-capacity solar power unit. An estimated 44,550 units of electricity could be generated. These buildings would become almost self-reliant in power once this project is implemented, he added. Currently, the three buildings consume about 3,02,999 units of power per month (Vidhana Soudha - 1,32,889 units, MS Building - 71,704 units and Legislators' Home - 98,406 units). The monthly bill for power consumption is about Rs 31.83 lakh. The government would be able to save Rs 3.15 lakh per month if the project is implemented, he explained. To another question by JD(S) member R Chowda Reddy Tuppalli, the minister admitted that the project to generate solar power by involving farmers is getting ...
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Showers bring respite 21.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Summer showers lashed several parts of the state on Tuesday. Belur and surrounding areas in Hassan district received rains for the third time in a week for an hour in the afternoon, bringing down the temperature. The town was cloudy in the afternoon and there was drizzling for some time. But it started raining heavily at 4.30 pm and continued for an hour. Shivamogga city, other parts of the district like Bhadravathi, Sagar, Hosanagar and Thirthahalli received moderate rain. Heavy rainfall lashed Ballamavati, Nelaji and Peroor in Napoklu, Kodagu district. The rain lasted for about half an hour. The showers brought smiles on the faces of coffee growers. Heavy rain coupled with gusty wind lashed Hirebandadi in Uppinangady, Puttur taluk, Dakshina Kannada district. Arecanuts trees, electricity poles were uprooted. There was rain in Bantwal taluk too. Heavy rains pounded several parts of Chamarajanagar district, including the town, for more than four hours in the morning. The sudden rains at 4 am continued ...
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Sufficient power is available, but power cuts are common 21.3.2017 Hindu: News
Residents want answers from Bescom which claims that it is forced to go in for load shedding in some pockets due to technical constraints
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Siddaramaiah's sops set to leave a huge hole in govt's finances 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's move to shower freebies and expand subsidy schemes to woo the poor, considered the Congress' vote bank, is set to burn a huge hole in the state government's pocket. Consider this: the total subsidy bill is estimated to increase by 30% in the coming financial year compared to the current year. And subsidy expenditure estimated in the state budget 2017-18 presented recently - Rs 24,231.83 crore - is expected to be insufficient for implementing a host of these schemes, including the Bhagya schemes. Interestingly, the subsidy expenditure had declined by about 3% in the current year compared to the previous year. This being his last full-fledged budget before the crucial 2018 Assembly polls, Siddaramaiah has generously increased the allocation to almost all the subsidy schemes. Whether it is Bhagya Jyoti (free power supply) or Anna Bhaya (free food grain) or Kshera Bhagya (free milk supply) or Krishi Bhagya (funding for farm ponds), he has either increased the quantum of benefit ...
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India first to get weather alert technology sans internet 20.3.2017 ET: IETS
The technology links other nearby phones to extend the signal to help keep citizens connected and informed, and in the most severe conditions, might even help save a life.
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People's problems- Koramangala-Ejipura road full of potholes 19.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The stretch of road in front of the Regional Passport Office and the National Games Village in Koramangala is in a bad shape. Just a light rainfall turns this pothole-filled road into a bunker of water, inconveniencing pedestrians, motorcyclists and schoolchildren. Will the authorities take note and get the potholes filled? Rohit Joseph Dirty toilets in Chinnaswamy Stadium The toilets in the stadium are in a poor condition. During a recent visit, I found that the washbasins are dirty and the taps dry. Areas in and around the stadium need maintenance in terms of hygiene and cleaning. An ordinary ticket costs Rs 500 per day. It's high time the KSCA took care of spectators by providing them basic facilities like food and water at subsidised rates, clean toilets, and escalators or lifts for the disabled and senior citizens. G S Meenakshi 110/Y, 4th Main, 4th Phase, 7th Block, BSK 3rd Stage Park becomes dumping ground The park at 6th Cross in Victoria Layout (Shanthalanagar ward) has been in a deplorable ...
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Karnataka mulls competitive bidding for wind power 19.3.2017 HBL: Home
Energy Minister rules out opening signed power purchase agreements for re-negotiations
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Full-face helmet: the wonder head protector 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Deen Dayal (23), a factory worker from Haryana, died from head injuries as his motorbike crashed into an electricity pole on the Outer Ring Road in Nagarabhavi, west Bengaluru, on March 12. Wearing a low-quality helmet didn't help him. Ahead of the World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, DH takes a look at various aspects of the matter. The traffic police say many motorcyclists in Bengaluru die every month as they do not use high-quality or full-face helmets. There are many others who do not use helmets at all, especially in outer areas such as ring roads, beyond Electronics City, Sarjapur Road, KRPuram, Peenya, Jalahalli, Byatarayanapura, Kengeri and KumaraswamyLayout.The traffic police say almost half of the riders and pillion riders do not use helmets as they don't understand the value of safety. They use helmets mainly in the central business district because of the reduced speed of vehicles, police presence and surveillance cameras at traffic junctions. Cases of riding without helmets are on ...
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Welfare schemes get a push, citizens spared of fresh taxes 17.3.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
‘Rama Rajya’ speech punctuated with digs at Centre; AHINDA agenda reiterated
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5 things that can reduce PM10 in Bengaluru 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It has been established that air pollution and traffic congestion, which are interrelated, are the major contributors to air pollution. Here's an overview of air pollution scene.

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DH-PV Janaspandana programme tomorrow 16.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The residents of Padmanabhanagar Assembly constituency can air their grievances at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani on Saturday (March 18).

The programme will be held at Dr H N Kalakshetra in National College Jayanagar 7th Block from 9 am to 1 pm. Janaspandana is a part of Deccan Herald and Prajavani's initiative to connect with the citizens of Bengaluru to solve their civic woes.

Janaspandana will provide citizens a platform speak to their elected representatives and officials from civic agencies - Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bescom and the police.

People willing to air their grievances should register their names at the reception counter from 9 am.

They can also email their complaints to janaspandana@printersmysore.co.in or call 9448130936 between 9 am and 5 pm.
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Model electricity villages on cards 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The government has allocated Rs 14,094 crore to the energy sector to boost power generation and to light up rural areas of Karnataka.

With an eye on elections, the government has increased the power consumption under Bhagya Jyothi Scheme — free electricity supply — to 40 units from 18 units. For the first time, the department has planned to create model electricity villages across the state. "We have asked the MLAs of all constituencies to submit a list of five villages in their constituencies. These villages will be provided streetlights and electricity supply on a par with urban areas "said Energy minister D K Shivakumar.
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Hyderabad again ranks top in quality of living 14.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hyderabad has emerged as the city with the best quality of living in India for the third year in a row, according to Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2017.
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Hyderabad best Indian city in living standards: Mercer 14.3.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Globally, Vienna remained at the top for overall quality of living for the eighth year running
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Man crashes bike into electricity pole, dies 13.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 23-year-old man was killed on the spot after he crashed his bike against an electricity pole on Ring Road in Nagarbhavi on Sunday evening. The deceased has been identified as Deen Dayal, a native of Haryana. He was residing in Machohalli, North Bengaluru and was an employee with a private factory. According to police, the accident occurred around 4.45 pm when Dayal was on his way to Machohalli. A speeding Dayal lost control over his bike when he approached Unity Lifeline Hospital and hit the electricity pole. "He was wearing a poor-quality helmet.The intensity of the crash was so massive that his face was crushed beyond recognition. He would have probably survived with injuries had he been wearing a good quality helmet at the time of the accident," a Kamakshipalya traffic police sub-inspector told DH. Post-mortem was conducted at Victoria Hospital and the body was handed over to Dayal's father, Hukum Singh. Singh buried the body at Sumanalli and left for Haryana, said the ...
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Power cut today, tomorrow 12.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
There will be no power supply from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday due to maintenance work at Rajapalya, Hoody, Basavanagar, Seetharampalya, EPIP, G C Palya, RHB Colony, Lakshminagar, Saraswathinagar, Varthur, Gunjur, Kundalahalli Colony and surrounding areas.

There will be no power supply from 10 am to 5 pm on March 14 at Hoysalanagar, Horamavu Agrahara, Hennur village, Kammanahalli Main Road, Kothnur, Chikka Banaswadi, Nagawara Main Road, Lingarajapuram, HBR Layout, Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Banaswadi, OMBR Layout, NGEF, Vidhana Soudha, Vikasa Soudha, MS Building, High Court, Raj Bhavan, residence of chief minister and seven ministers, Vasanthnagar, Sankey Road, Balabrooie Guesthouse, Kumara Krupa Guesthouse, IAS officers' quarters, Cunningham Road, Palace Road, Doordarshan, Jayamahal Road, JC Nagar, Amarjyothi Layout, RT Nagar and surrounding areas.

Dial 1912 to lodge complaints or SMS to 58888 or log onto www.bescom.org.
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People's problems;Need a hand? Write to us. 12.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Trash not cleared in mayor's ward Garbage has been thrown on the main road of a busy junction in Rajajinagar 4th Block — the intersection of 2nd and 3rd main roads. Though our area is represented by the mayor, no action has been taken despite several complaints to the elected representatives. Sathyaprakash C A Rajajinagar BSNL lines dead 15 days a month I have a BSNL landline and broadband connection with monthly fixed charges of Rs 1,090. The server stops working and the landline remains dead for almost 15 days in a month. But the BSNL billing section is very efficient and charges me Rs 35 a day for a connection that doesn't work. Even the BSNL customer care numbers don't work. BSNL must put in place a system that keeps the billing section informed about lines that are not working so that the customer is not automatically billed. M V Nahusharaj Palmsprings Layout, No 87, 7th Cross, Kanakapura Main Road Expedite facelift to famous roads Two of Bengaluru's premier streets, Brigade Road and Church ...
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