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Congress leaders in Karnataka protest 'misuse of central agencies' by NDA government ahead of polls 23.3.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Thursday staged a protest against the alleged misuse of central agencies by the BJP-led NDA government.
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Burqa-clad woman in Bengaluru held after stealing bikes from showrooms 23.3.2018 DNA: Top News
A Bengaluru woman was arrested for stealing two-wheelers from two showrooms by hoodwinking salespersons, Bangalore Mirror reported. According to the report, the woman confessed she committed the crimes to treat her mother, who she claimed was a paralytic. However, when Bangalore Mirror visited the home, however, they discovered the mother was in healthy condition. The police added that the accused, identified as Roshini Prashanth would visit the showrooms clad in a burqa to avoid being identified by CCTV footage. She would chat with a salesman on the bike features and then would pretend to faint, prompting the salesperson to rush to get a glass of water. However, on the salesperson’s return, the woman would have fled with the bike. According to the police official, she had carefully planned the theft and chosen a time when there were hardly any customers. Both thefts were made within a span of four to five days about a fortnight ago. Cops found that of the two bikes, Roshini was using one (without a ...
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Letters to the Editor - March 23, 2018 22.3.2018 Hindu: Opinion

Data breach

This episode should set alarm bells ringing around the world on the reliability of online platforms in keeping data safe (“Cambridge Analytica, Face

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Driver held for robbing passengers 22.3.2018

The J C Nagar police have arrested a 23-year-old driver of a travel agency in the city who stole valuables from passengers to buy gifts for his fiancée.

The police have also recovered 310 grams of gold ornaments from the driver.

The accused, Shahim Peerzade, is a resident of Bhatkal. He recently got engaged and had promised his fiancée a scooter and gold ornaments.

Peerzade decided to steal the valuables from passengers who are careless, the police said.

He has committed crimes in moving vehicles in RMC Yard and Kodigehalli and the police have registered cases.

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Water challenge to citizens 22.3.2018

On the occasion of World Water Day on Thursday, Beautiful Bengaluru, an NGO, launched the Minimum Water Challenge with the aim of making residents take serious note of water usage.

They urged the citizens to measure the minimum amount of water they can use to wash hands, face, brush, shave and bathe.

The people have been encouraged to share their minimum usage achievements in these categories either on the or mail to get featured amongst the citys top water savers.

Through this contest under #MinimumWaterChallenge, the Beautiful Bengaluru is trying to make the point that people use far more water than necessary.

The organisation through this challenge is advocating habits like the low flow and closing the tap when not in use.

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Grace marks for PU Physics, English papers 22.3.2018

Following a recommendation from an independent committee, students will get grace marks in Physics and English papers of the II PU examination.

Three grace marks will be given for three compulsory one mark questions in the English subject.

In Physics, grace marks will be given for a one-mark question and for a five-mark optional question to those who attempted it.

The Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) has asked evaluators to follow the model answer key provided by the department and not provide grace marks for any subjects other than the recommended ones.

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BBMP revives Kalkere Lake 22.3.2018
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has revived the Kalkere lake near Ramamurthy Nagar in the city. The civic body had undertaken the rejuvenation project about two years ago as the lake was completely polluted with sewage water entering into it from places such as Horamavu, Kalkere, Hebbal and Nagawara. In order to prevent this, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has set up a sewage treatment plant (STP) near Horamavu region. Now, about 2 crore litres of treated water is being released from the STP into the lake. The civic body has also removed silt from the lake and planted saplings that absorb nitrates and phosphates. A provision for boating will also be made for tourists to go around the lake. Along with this, a pathway of 6.75 km has been laid for walkers. The lake has been completely fenced. A separate provision has also been made for people to immerse idols during the Ganesha festival. Apart from this, the lake has also become a habitat for birds and different variety of ...
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Conservation vital to avoid Day Zero 22.3.2018
To avert a tryst with Day Zero, Bengaluru must revive its catchment area by conserving water and installing more sewage treatment plants for recycling, the Indian Institute of Sciences Director Anurag Kumar said. Speaking at the World Water Day event organised by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) here on Thursday, Kumar said urbanisation, encroachment of lakebeds and stormwater drains, besides the large-scale use of fertilizers, have destroyed Bengalurus catchment area. Nearly 80% of the 1,400 MLD (million litres per day) drinking water supplied by BWSSB to the city has been wasted. This needs to be curbed with STPs to effectively manage wastewater, Kumar said. He said the IISc has two one-million-litre capacity STPs that provide treated water for toilet and gardening in the campus. Reacting to an article in Centre for Science and Environment titled "Bengaluru might head the Cape Town way, says assessment by Down To Earth magazine," BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath ruled out the ...
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Cauvery row: Karnataka not to file review petition 22.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Decides to impress on the Centre need to establish a dispute resolution forum
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Bengaluru tops in water bodies with chemical pollution 22.3.2018 Hindu: Health
Result of analysis by Central Pollution Control Board for the years 2013-17
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Bengaluru-Mysuru highway to be widened, bypasses will trim down travelling... 22.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Bengaluru-Mysuru highway to be widened, bypasses will trim down travelling...
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Cong protests alleged 'misuse' of central agencies against its leaders 22.3.2018 General News
The ruling Congress in Karnataka today staged a protest here against the alleged misuse of central agencies by the BJP-led NDA government to target party leaders ahead of the state assembly polls. Several Congress leaders and workers, led by Karnataka PCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao, held a protest march from the KPCC office to the Income TaxDepartment office. Some protesters shouting pro-Congress and NSUI slogans managed to throw black ink on the nameplate of the GST and Customs headquarters, before they were detained, police said. The protest came a day after state Water Resources Minister M B Patil alleged that phones used by him and his family members were being tapped. The minister had also expressed fears about Income Tax raids against him before the code of conduct for the state assembly polls came into force. "The misuse of the IT/Enforcement Directorate against Congress leaders of Karnataka is not only damaging to thefabric of democracy but also impinges on the ...
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M B Patil got Rs 25-cr kickback for irrigation works: BSY 22.3.2018 Deccan Herald - State
BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday charged Water Resources Minister M B Patil with receiving a kickback of Rs 25 crore in awarding irrigation works pertaining to the Visvesvaraya Jala Nigam Limited. Addressing a press conference here, Yeddyurappa said two companies "with close links" to Patil were awarded tenders for works worth Rs 159 crore, by providing them fake work done certificate. Yeddyurappa said VJNL had recently called for tenders to execute a project pertaining to 2.9-km canal works in Chitradurga. VJNL awarded the works to two companies - National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL) and Amma Constructions India Private Limited (ACIPL). As per the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act, work experience in executing such project is a must. While NPCCL produced documents that it had worked with irrigation and flood control department of Manipur, ACIPL claimed to have executed works for Hindustan Steel Works Construction. However, the two agencies denied that ...
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BBMP in search of new quarries for landfills 22.3.2018 Hindu: News
Presently, all the city's mixed waste is being sent to Bellahalli quarry
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An SUV that hands power to luxury 22.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The speciality of the Mercedes-Benz cars is that they possess the right ingredients to make anyone turnaround and grab another look. When these cars are heavily built with supreme aesthetics and a unique design, of course it will be the centre of attraction on the road. With these special qualities, it is indeed a pleasure for one to take the latest Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe on a journey which reiterates what makes Mercedes-Benz the luxury car legend that it is. The sporty, yet luxurious attitude in design, the GLC 43 Coupe was the third AMG model that was launched in India last year, and the fourth one that was added to the 43 series AMG line-up. A Sedan-SUV mix The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe is actually different in terms of its design. When seen from the front, the big bonnet makes it look like a luxury sedan, and when seen from the rear, it looks like a heavy-built SUV. This unique look in the car is the special distinction. The scooping roof and tight tail light gives the real show value for ...
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'Bengaluru's taps may run dry if authorities don't act' (March 22 is World Water Day) 22.3.2018 General News
Water taps in India's Silicon Valley may soon turn dry if authorities don't revive Bengaluru's water bodies and conserve scarce water resources, ecological experts stressed on Thursday.
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Driver of NEKRTC bus killed in mishap 22.3.2018

A government bus driver was killed in a truck-bus collision on the national highway near Batawade, Tumakuru on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Rajashekar (28), driver of the NEKRTC bus. The bus was traveling from Sindhuru towards Bengaluru.

Traffic Police said that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the lorry from behind. The blow caused the driver to fall out of the bus and he was crushed under the rear tire.

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Upper Bhadra contract: M B Patil has got Rs 25 crore kickback, alleges BSY 22.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday charged Water Resource Minister M B Patil with receiving Rs 25 crores kickback for awarding irrigation works worth Rs 159 crore.

Addressing reporters, he said Visvesvaraya Jala Nigam Limited has awarded the works related to Upper Bhadra project to a company called NPCC. The works have been awarded despite the company submitting fake experience certificates, he charged.

The company had claimed that it has the experience in implementing such works in Tripura and Manipur States. But in reality, it is not so. Both Tripura and Manipur government have confirmed this fact.

Patil has awarded the works to the company overlooking this fact, Yeddyurappa said and demanded that a CBI probe bring out the truth.

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Tech hub Bengaluru's taps will go dry in couple of months; next Cape Town says Environment report 22.3.2018 Sify Finance
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Solving water problems: Small stories, big lessons from Bengaluru 22.3.2018
Bengaluru tends to be in the news for its water doomsday stories - a city running out of water, the "water tanker mafia" and lest we forget, its frothing, foaming lakes catching fire. A city's story, however, is always more nuanced than the headlines it makes, and often stories of solutions to these problems remain hidden and untold. There are countless stories of the city's individuals and its communities, each responding to these problems in their own little ways. Controlling consumption In India, a city's systems are meant to be based on its residents' entitlement to consume 135 litres per day (135 LPCD). In reality, we find that in Bengaluru, middle and upper middle classes may actually consume upwards of 250 LPCD - especially when they reside in apartments and layouts. However, many such communities have themselves shown how this can change. For example, many apartments have metred water consumption in individual flats reviving open wells and have imposed carefully crafted tariffs. These stories ...
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