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Bescom all set to begin shifting transformers from pavements 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Around 4,000 transformers are located on footpaths across the city
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Agencies in a quandary over what to do with weeds from Bellandur lake 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP is now offering composting of the weeds as the ‘only feasible solution’
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64-year-old breast cancer survivor performs 302 Surya Namaskars 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
T N Shivakumar was 54 years old when he was diagnosed with third-stage breast cancer in 2004 and he was glad because after several downfalls in life, he did not want to live. On Sunday, he performed 302 Surya Namaskars in six-and-a-half hours at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, without a break to catch his breath or have a sip of water. "Doctors told me that I would live only for three months. But after 13 years, I am still alive and healthy. I performed the Surya Namaskars to set an example to others that it is possible to defeat cancer and live a healthy, happy life," Shivakumar said. He also wanted to thank Kidwai Institute, where he received his treatment. Facing social stigma Shivakumar had to face social stigma as breast cancer is something associated only with women. "I could not talk to anyone about my problems because my male friends would not understand me. Awareness about it is less. I met some breast cancer patients from America and they were able to come out and talk about it ...
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Apartment dwellers oppose BWSSB's new order on STPs 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Dwellers in small apartment are up in arms against Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for making Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) and dual piping system mandatory. They refuse to follow new rules despite the Board setting a December 31, 2017-deadline. Members of Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) said that it is practically impossible for the existing apartments having 50 and more residential units to set up STPs. A final notification was issued by BWSSB asking owners or the occupiers of apartments, commercial establishments and educational institutions to set up STP and dual piping system on April 21, 2017. BAF which claims to have support of more than 250 apartment associations has decided against the new rule in every possible way. "Vested interests are behind this new norm. More than a lakh dwellers are against it. We want to know how setting up STP will help when the treated sewage is finally going to end in SWDs and polluted lakes. The move is illogical," said general secretary, ...
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Mango treatment plant delayed for want of land 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL) is searching for land to set up hot water treatment plant in Ramanagaram, to speed up the process of treating and exporting mangoes. The Corporation and mango growers are looking for land in Ramanagaram for more than six months to set up a hot water treatment plant, Kadre Gowda, Managing Director, KSMDMCL told DHon the sidelines of the mango-picking tour which was held on Saturday in Kolar and Ramanagaram. "We cannot acquire farmers' land for setting up the plant. Acquiring private land has become difficult as many are politically influential. Finding government land has become a major challenge. Some farmers sell their mangoes to private companies for treatment and sale, and some others send it to Innova Agri Bio Park Limited in Malur in Kolar district for treatment and sale," explained another KSMDMCL official. Hot water treatment of mangoes is mandatory before exporting them to many European and Gulf nations. The ...
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Fall at first sight 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
While unpaved roads filled with potholes tend to be one of the most common reasons for road accidents in the city, the newest addition that does its bit in ensuring that the four-wheeler and two-wheeler riders don't have a smooth ride is the issue of protruding manhole lids. Successful in jolting and shocking drivers in equal measure, these unlevelled lids are causing a serious threat to many motorists in Bengaluru. "These protruding manhole lids are a common sight while on my way to work. If nothing else, safety is the main concern. These manhole lids contribute to the increasing number of accidents in the city. For example, when one sees manhole lids like these from a distance, they tend to suddenly apply breaks, thinking it is a speed breaker. It is very risky," says Oswald Ernest. "Apart from making the road bumpier and acting as a 'back-breaker' rather than a speed breaker, many careless riders also tend to use these for stunts, which is extremely dangerous. The officials should either level the ...
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Farm suicides get attention of apex court 30.4.2017 Hindu: Home
SC widened the scope of a petition to cover entire nation and asked Centre to provide an action plan
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Agricultural Ministry report comes up with common reasons for farmers’ suicide 30.4.2017 Hindu: Home
The report said the government has increased target of agricultural credit from Rs. 9 lakh crore to Rs. 10 lakh crore in Budget 2017-18.
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Govt hospitals in rural areas to get Indira Amma canteens 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Plan Is To Open Eateries By June
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For 22 years, these rain harvesters are doing without BWSSB water 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Couple Recycles Used Water
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Bellandur's industrial woes 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
For years, the pollution control officials were in denial mode: Domestic sewage, and not industrial effluents was what caused Bellandur lake's decay, they declared. Going after polluting apartments was then their obvious response. But could the real big polluters, the industries big and small, get away so fast? The National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s inspection of the lake offered the scientific community an opportunity for some course correction. Armed with telling lake sample study reports, they exposed how the deadly concoction of chemicals let out by industries had wrought unimaginable damage to the water body. The extent of that chemical destruction convinced the Tribunal of the urgent need to arrest the decay. Its recent ruling, mandating the closure of all polluting industries in the lake's vicinity, was a direct result of that scientific mediation. Rejuvenation blueprint The critical role played by industrial effluents in the foam and froth formation has been reinforced by a blueprint on the ...
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Teen drowns in lake as friends thought he was playing prank 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A 16-year-old boy drowned in Sampigehalli lake while his five friends thought he was faking it. On April 27, around 3 pm, David Roshan Ronald and five of his friends — Suraj, Justil, Mark, Vicky and Naveen — had gone to the Bits Club on Hennur Main Road in Doddagubbi — for swimming. But upon reaching there, the boys realised they would not be allowed in as one of them had forgotten to carry the club membership card. They then decided to go to the Sampigehalli lake nearby. The group reached the lake around 3.30 pm and started swimming. Once in the water, Ronald pretended to be drowning. When the friends rushed to his rescue, he came out laughing and mocked at them. He played the prank again and his friends fell for it. But the third time he went into the water, he did not come out for long. His friends thought he was trying to befool them yet again and didn't go to his rescue. There were just bubbles and Ronald didn't come out. Realising that he had drowned, his friends got scared and ...
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Lake revival needs 'holistic approach,' feel activists 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A long struggle of residents to save Bellandur and Varthur lakes received a major boost when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed the state government to close all polluting industries around the water body. DH interacts with a few of the residents to know other possible ways to deal with the issue. Bibuti Panda, a Whitefield resident who volunteered to participate in the efforts to rejuvenate Varthur lake, has this to say: "Awareness is not yielding any results. Poor implementation of regulatory norms on the governments part is the main reason for such a disaster to happen. So more and more volunteers should join hands with the stakeholders." He feels every individual and civic body should be made accountable. It works as a chain system, where the involvement of the local community plays a major role, he says. On the NGT order on industries, he wonders: "What is the guarantee that even after shifting, the lake will be free from such pollutants." Srini Jasti, a resident of HSR Layout, ...
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Fire breaks out on road following leak in GAIL gas pipeline 29.4.2017 Hindu: News
There was panic and chaos among residents as the bylanes of the congested Garvebhavipalya near HSR Layout seemingly caught fire on Saturday afternoon. Around 1.45 p.m., a stretch of road between Garve...
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People leave drought-affected villages in Karnataka search of livelihood 29.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
In some places, however, the rural job guarantee scheme has stemmed exodus
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Mahindra follows Tesla route, to use data to win market 29.4.2017 All Companies Stories
Mahindra Electric has set its sights on the fleet operator market, partnering firms such as Lithium
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Where in Bengaluru, are steps taken to save a poisoned lake? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On April 19, two years after accumulating froth inexplicably caught fire at the Bellandur lake, the largest in the city, the National Green Tribunal — in perhaps its strictest order yet — pulled up Be...
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People leave drought-affected villages in search of livelihood 29.4.2017 Hindu: National
In some places, however, the rural job guarantee scheme has stemmed exodus
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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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Hail stones in south Bengaluru 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Heavy rain was reported in many parts of the city
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