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Lokayukta pulls up agencies over lakes 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Sets 3-month deadline to remove encroachments
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Panel to be formed to review progress of IIT research parks: 18.1.2018 General News
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. The government has funded research parks at Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, Gandhinagar, Kharagpur, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Guwahati and Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. While the research park at IIT Madras is fully operational since 2010, the other are at different stages of completion. Javadekar said that it is important that socially relevant research is carried out by the premier institutes across the country. The HRD minister made the announcement about the panel's formation during his visit to IIT Madras Research Park where he inaugurated new facilities. "Once I am back in Delhi, I will review the progress of all IIT research parks. A committee will be formed for the purpose. We need to find out whether socially relevant research is being done. I want that the IIT Madras Research
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Panel To Be Formed To Review Progress Of IIT Research Parks: Javadekar 18.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The HRD Ministry has decided to form a panel to review the progress of research parks at IITs across the country, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
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KSPCB admits there are no guidelines to check STPs 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
At last, the truth on maintaining private Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) has emerged, nowhere more significantly than from the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). Having varyingly dodged, denied and refused to acknowledge its role in monitoring the STPs it sanctions, KSPCB has accepted that there are no guidelines in existence to operate and monitor them. Admitting to DH that the Board has so far not framed any guidelines, Chairman Lakshman also said it did not think about framing one since its role was largely limited to checking the quality of the treated water to determine if it met the prescribed standards. "Were going to change that now," he said, agreeing that KSPCB has to own up the responsibility to monitor the private STPs it sanctions for installation at apartments, commercial units and educational institutions. "Im planning to call all the stakeholders - BDA, BBMP, BWSSB, PWD - and even the central authority by the month end to frame the guidelines to operate and maintain private ...
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Head to the flower show at Lalbagh from this Friday 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Lalbagh is gearing up for its Republic Day flower show, which will begin on Friday. The 10-day event will see 85 varieties of seasonal flowers, potted plants, Thai art, vegetable carvings and paintings, among others. The flower festival will be based on the theme of Life of Bhagwan Bahubali. There will be floral tributes to Bahubali along with foreign flowers from Sikkim and Darjeeling and floral pyramids. The event will also have flower art by agencies like BEML, BDA, BBMP and other private companies. Lalbagh will also have photo galleries, and a replica of Bahubali made of millets, among others. "This is not a commercial venture. People are dedicating their art to the state and to the country, and this is probably the first of its kind," said Prabhash Chandra Ray, commissioner, horticulture department, and chairman of the Mysore Horticultural Society, Lalbagh. He added that Friday will also see the inauguration of the 100-year-old Lalbagh library and water fountain, which is part of the water purifying ...
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RMP 2031: masterly inability to think beyond land-use 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Recent events in two of Indias premier cities, Mumbai and Bengaluru, raise some disturbing questions about the way our cities are planned and managed. On December 28, a major fire at a rooftop bar in Mumbais Kamala Mills killed 14 people. A few days later, another fire at Maimoon Manzil left four dead and nine injured. This was soon followed by another fire at Cinevista studio, which caused severe damage to property. In Bengaluru, on January 6, three people choked to death when they were engaged in cleaning a sewage treatment plant; a day later, five people were killed in a fire at Kailash bar in the Kalasipalya area. These are only a few examples of tragedies occurring in cities across the country. Why do such things happen repeatedly? Whenever an incident takes place, people are assured by the authorities that necessary action would be taken to punish the guilty and to prevent its recurrence. And there ends the matter, till the next tragedy. The problem lies much deeper. We dont seem to learn lessons ...
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International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap.
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UK delegation in India to promote Scotch whisky, food items 17.1.2018 General News
A British delegation of 13 food and beverages companies has embarked on a major trade mission to India to showcase some of Britain's popular exports such as Scotch whisky. The mission, which arrived in Mumbai today, is designed to grow and develop the local markets awareness of British whisky, gin, craft beer, meat, fish, gourmet food and drink, health food and dairy at a time when the UK feels the Indian market's appetite for these products is expanding. The delegation is led by the UK governments Department for International Trade. "We are excited to build upon the existing connection that India and the UK share for quality food and drink. As gourmet brands continue to grow and succeed in India, we are confident that there is room for some of the best UK products to be a part of that expanding appetite," said Crispin Simon, British Deputy High Commissioner for Western India and Director General, Department for International Trade, India and South Asia. "By bringing UK
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What Bengaluru needs to learn from our really “Swachh” cities 17.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Despite 65% segregation at source on paper and lofty plans, Bengaluru continues to wallow in the garbage it generates. What exactly could it learn from cities that are managing their waste better? ...
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Concerns over method to translocate trees on Bannerghatta Road 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Amid rising concern over the procedure, the work to translocate 185 trees in Bannerghatta Road began on Tuesday to clear the space for the Gottigere-Nagawara Metro line under Phase 2. On the first day, 15 trees have been preened and shifted to the IIMB campus. A private company did the preliminary work to dig up 25 trees with their roots tangled over water/sewage lines and cables. S Prabhakaran, the managing director of Asian Landscapes, the company tasked with translocating the trees, said the trees had been lifted without any damage to utility lines and cables. "Wed give chemical treatment to the trees, including root hormones, before planting them on the IIMB campus," he added. Environmentalist Vijay Nishath, better known as Tree Doctor, was concerned over the procedure adopted to translocate the trees. "The trees root bole must be saved without even the slightest impact," he said. "I saw the root boles dragged on the road, which will reduce the chances of the trees surviving." Nishath said bigger ...
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Market makeover 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Monday
A landmark structure in the city, Russell Market will soon be given a makeover of sorts with the BBMP and Russell Market Traders Association proposing to install cameras, streetlights and have round-the-clock security guards. While the traders say that it has been long overdue, customers feel that it will make the market a cleaner and safer place. The proposal to beautify Russell Market has been in the pipeline for a while now but little has been done to translate it into reality. Heaps of garbage, stagnant water and uneven walkways are a common sight in and around the market. Shakeel Ahmed, chairman of the BBMP standing committee on town planning, points out that garbage is being dumped in the rear end of the market. "The backyard of the market has turned into a dumping ground. Waste from markets in the surrounding areas such as Vasanthnagar, Fraser Town and Johnson Market are being dumped here. A few hotels from Brigade Road also throw their waste here. Our latest initiative is not only to beautify the ...
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BMPC members object to draft RMP 16.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Seeks extension of deadline to submit objections
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BJP leaders rain promises on Bengaluru Rural district 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
BJP leaders trained their guns at the ruling Congress for neglecting the development of Bengaluru Rural district despite its proximity to Bengaluru city, as the partys Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthan Yatra traversed through the district on Tuesday. Farmers faced injustice The leaders, in their speeches, touched upon issues like "injustice" being meted out to farmers who lost their prime land for various projects and the governments failure to ensure supply of water for drinking and irrigation needs in the parched taluks. In Devanahalli and Doddaballapur, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa promised that he would provide a clean and transparent administration if voted to power. He said the yatra had received overwhelming response in the 192 Assembly segments it has so far traversed since its launch on November 2 last year. "The response has given me confidence to say that we will win more than the mission 150 seats set by Prime Minister Narendra ...
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New projects launched for real-time monitoring of air and water quality 16.1.2018 BusinessLine - News
Four new research and development projects for real time monitoring of air and water quality were today launched jointly by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Corporate Research Council o...
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BJP is a party of of jokers and heroines: Ramalinga Reddy 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday termed the BJP as a party of jokers and heroines. Commenting on the Mahadayi water dispute and Goan Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkars use of unparliamentary words for the people of Karnataka, Reddy said: "Amit Shash is the manager for the drama staged by the BJP regarding Mahadayi water dispute. He has distributed certain roles to a few local leaders. Some of them have been given the role of heroes, while a few others heroines." Reddy charged that the State BJP leaders might have provoked Palienkar to issue such a statement. "What made Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar write a letter to B S Yeddyurappa when the latter doesnt hold any position?" Reddy asked. Regarding the recent atrocity against a woman in Bengaluru, the Home Minister said that Bengaluru had over 2.20 crore population. Atrocities against women were reported often. Just because of one incident, the city should not be termed as unsafe for women. The government would stern act against those ...
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Protests In Karnataka Over Goa Minister's Insulting Remark On Kannadigas 16.1.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The controversial comment made by Goa's irrigation minister, Vinod Palekar, over the sharing of Mahadayi waters with Karnataka has drawn widespread condemnationfrom political leaders in the state. He...
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Cockfights held infestive atmosphere 15.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
It’s almost like a ‘jatara’ in the fields where arenas for the cockfight were arranged. Be it celebrities, women and children, none was an exception in considering the blood sport a part of the tradi...
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New party launched in Karnataka 15.1.2018 General News
A group of activists, farmers and litterateurs from Karnataka, especially from the state's northern region, today launched a new party that would "work for the welfare" of the common man and farmers. The party is called 'Jana Samanyara Paksha' (JSP), Litterateur Chandrashekhar Patil told reporters here. Dr Aiyappa Dore, an educationist, was the brains behind the party. He said the agenda behind its launch was the protection of interests of the state, especially land, water and Kannada language. Referring to the Mahadayi river water row between Karnataka and Goa, Aiyappa said they submitted a memorandum to the prime minister, staged demonstrations and convened meetings of farmers at Bengaluru but no solution emerged. "Having spent many years trying these methods, we finally thought that unless we secure political power, we cannot achieve our objective," Aiyappa said. Somewhat on the lines of the Aam Aadmi Party, the Jana Samanyara Paksha, which translates to common man's ..
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Yeddyurappa tells Goa minister to apologise, JD(S) slams Palyekar 15.1.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar's comments calling Kannadigas 'harami' (illegitimate or bastard) continued to draw condemnation from political leaders in the state on Monday. BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa sought an unconditional apology from Palyekar over his remarks. "I strongly condemn and demand an unconditional apology from Goa Forward Party leader and Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar for his derogatory remarks and insulting Kannadigas," Yeddyurappa tweeted. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday had taken to Twitter to express his displeasure. JD(S) state pres
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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,310 crore 15.1.2018 Sify Finance
Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,310 crore across various business segments, the company said in a regulatory filing here on Monday.
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