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TCS World 10K: Pacy Irene Cheptai shows clean pair of heels 21.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
TCS World 10K: Pacy Irene Cheptai shows clean pair of heels
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Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP 21.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
This is affecting clearance of pavements after branches are cut
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Korio, Cheptai win Bengaluru World 10K 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Heading into the 10th edition of the TCS World 10K, all eyes were fixed on the two-time defending champion Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia and the world record holder Leonard Komon of Kenya. But to everyone's surprise, it was another Kenyan who stole the limelight. Alex Oloitiptip Korio is not a new face on the Bengaluru roads. The two times he raced here (2012 and 2013) he was on the podium, second in 2012 and winner in 2013. He is smart and composed. These qualities were on display as Korio led a commanding Kenyan show on Sunday even as thousands of Bangaloreans made the most of the traffic-free roads to express themselves.The relentless showers on Saturday and the late start of the elite races had threatened to make life difficult for the runners. But it seemed even God wanted to enjoy a good race as the overcast conditions helped the runners push harder through the 10-kilometre distance. Korio clocked 28 minutes and 12 seconds for the title, while his compatriot Edwin Kiptoo overtook Uganda's Stephen ...
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Bengaluru: BWSSB makes STPs mandatory for all apartments, citizens question logic behind it 21.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
After the BWSSB issued a notification last month making it compulsory for apartments to set up STPs, citizens have called the move illegal and illogical.
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Bengaluru sure knows how to flex muscle 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Trash, parked vehicles make students' journey a nightmare 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Citizen activists inspect 4 lakes in north B’luru 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Parking fees plan: what more can we do? 20.5.2017 Citizen Matters

BBMP's proposal to begin charging people to park on the streets can seem like a long-overdue scheme. But while the principle of charging for public space seems reasonable, we should do more than that. We should set targets for what we hope...
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OFCs meant to go underground, but firms still lay them overhead 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Optical fibre cables (OFC) continue to be an eyesore even on TenderSURE roads, by remaining overhead though these cables were supposed to go underground, beneath the pavements. TenderSURE roads were planned in a manner that all utilities are shifted beneath the pavement. BBMP has laid ducts and chambers for these cables on TenderSURE roads, but they have not been used so far. When Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was inaugurating five TenderSURE roads early this week, five youths were laying overhead cables at the junction of Residency Road and St Mark's Road, where the TenderSURE works have been completed. Sources in BBMP said they had directed the telecom firms at a meeting to shift the OFCs. The companies had sought one-year time to shift them, they said. Engineer-in-chief of BBMP M R Venkatesh said the Palike was not insisting that OFCs be shifted from overhead to underground for the time being, because abrupt removal of cables would disrupt information and communication services. "There are many ...
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Event threw up hidden problems, says MLA 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
There are many problems in Yeshwantpur constituency which I was also not aware of, said MLA S T Somashekar, expressing gratitude to DH and Prajavani for holding 'Janaspandana - Citizens For Change' programme. Addressing the gathering, Somashekar said the programme will help him solve the problems faced by his electorate. He admitted there was a severe water crisis in his ward as the water table had gone down to 1,400 feet in certain areas. He was hopeful that the situation would improve once Cauvery water was made available. He said drain-laying work would be completed by October. The MLA said he will work for upgrade of the police outpost to improve the law and order in Doddabidarakallu and Herohalli. He said drug peddling in Ullala had grown menacingly, due to which murders too were taking place. "We will deal with drug peddlers with an iron hand. Criminals will not have a free run in my constituency," the MLA promised. Somashekar assured the urban poor occupying government land that their sites will ...
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Neglected Yeshwantpur craves for attention 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The contrast between core Bengaluru and the newly added areas comprising 110 villages was stark. While areas under core Bengaluru get all the attention and their demands are met, the outskirts, including villages under the Yeshwantpur Assembly constituency, continue to crave for basic civic amenities like water, underground drains, streetlights and law and order. Residents of Yeshwantpur Assembly constituency rarely had an audience with government officials. But on Saturday, they got an opportunity to air their civic woes and get them addressed instantly when DH and Prajavani offered them a platform through their popular interactive programme 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change'. A host of government officials and public representatives, including Yeshwantpur MLA S T Somashekar, offered solace to the aggrieved citizens who had turned up in good numbers at BEL Layout near Magadi Road. Jyothi Nagaraj of Herohalli set the pace for the programme when she pointed out that there was no swimming pool or ...
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Group visits lakes in north Bengaluru 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
United Bengaluru under the aegis of 'Naagarika' on Saturday began its action by visiting lakes, which need immediate attention. The Yellamallappa Chetty Lake Series located in the north of Bengaluru encompasses the entire Yelahanka zone. Rampant urbanisation has led to increased encroachment and dumping of domestic and industrial effluents into the lake system. As part of the United Bengaluru initiative - 'Reclaim and Protect Our Lakes', a group comprising urban and lake experts, members of lake groups, elected representatives and government officials visited Puttenahalli, Allalasandra, Yelahanka and Jakkur lakes. Those who took part in the campaign on Saturday were freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, N S Mukunda of Citizens' Action Forum, urban expert Dr Ashwin Mahesh, Rain Water Club member S Vishwanath, Yelahanka BJP MLA S R Vishwanath, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, corporators R Padmavathi, Munidra Kumar and Satish M. The members gave the citizens handouts summarising the NGT order to prevent ...
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Tarred beyond road level 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Twenty years back, when Simon Philip shifted to his new home in Annasandrapalya near HAL, he had to climb two steps from the road to reach the front door. Today, the house is three feet below the road level and gets flooded in a jiffy even for the lightest rain. One close look at the road and the answer would be clear: It was asphalted at least three times in the last two decades. But every time, the layer of broken tar and ballast underneath was not removed before the surface was asphalted afresh. Roads across Bengaluru - in the Central Business District or on the outskirts - face the same problem of poor design, execution and quality that triggers the levelling issue. The haphazard patchwork repair of the roads cut by civic agencies including the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), private and public telecom players, have only made it worse. Milling solution So, how do you ensure that the road level remains the same as that of the houses and ...
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Tarred beyond road level 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Twenty years back, when Simon Philip shifted to his new home in Annasandrapalya near HAL, he had to climb two steps from the road to reach the front door. Today, the house is three feet below the road level and gets flooded in a jiffy even for the lightest rain. One close look at the road and the answer would be clear: It was asphalted at least three times in the last two decades. But every time, the layer of broken tar and ballast underneath was not removed before the surface was asphalted afresh. Roads across Bengaluru - in the Central Business District or on the outskirts - face the same problem of poor design, execution and quality that triggers the levelling issue. The haphazard patchwork repair of the roads cut by civic agencies including the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), private and public telecom players, have only made it worse. Milling solution So, how do you ensure that the road level remains the same as that of the houses and ...
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A hasty recarpeting that endangers road safety 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Unscientific road re-relaying methods are becoming a big cause of worry for most Bengalureans. Asphalting roads without removing the existing layer has increased road levels across the city, pushing houses and shops down below. The drawbacks are there for all to see. For instance, the residents of Halasuru believe that all their problems linked to waterlogging and flooding are because of the low elevation of houses compared to the roads. R Harish Kumar owns a house in Halasuru, an area through which a huge open sewer passes. Drawing attention to the areas problems, he says the high elevation of roads determines which direction the water flows in. Inconvenience Heres his complaint: "Those who build roads should understand this. This is very inconvenient for houses that are at a low elevation. Water just flows in. It gets even worse when the water gets mixed with the waste water from the broken sewage system." For Yedu Rajeev, a biker, the issue is one of ease of transportation. "I am a native of Kerala. I ...
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Milling a costly affair: BBMP 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Core areas of Bengaluru are sinking, courtesy the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which performs the annual ritual of asphalting roads. Many houses in core Bengaluru are now below the road level. A heavy downpour would be sufficient to flood these houses and convert them into swimming pools of sorts with no place for the water to drain out. Technically, the BBMP should mill the road before asphalting them. Milling the road means scratching the existing layer of tar by at least two inches before asphalting it. However, the Palike never does it. The asphalting of roads has been outsourced by the BBMP and the contractors never bother to mill the road, in order to save money. A Palike engineer says that earlier there used to be a provision to mill the roads in the tender conditions but now it has also been removed. "All that the contractors do is put another layer of asphalt over the battered road in the name of improving roads. This benefits the contractor but people suffer because of it," says ...
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Milling a costly affair: BBMP 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Core areas of Bengaluru are sinking, courtesy the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which performs the annual ritual of asphalting roads. Many houses in core Bengaluru are now below the road level. A heavy downpour would be sufficient to flood these houses and convert them into swimming pools of sorts with no place for the water to drain out. Technically, the BBMP should mill the road before asphalting them. Milling the road means scratching the existing layer of tar by at least two inches before asphalting it. However, the Palike never does it. The asphalting of roads has been outsourced by the BBMP and the contractors never bother to mill the road, in order to save money. A Palike engineer says that earlier there used to be a provision to mill the roads in the tender conditions but now it has also been removed. "All that the contractors do is put another layer of asphalt over the battered road in the name of improving roads. This benefits the contractor but people suffer because of it," says ...
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Improper disposal of pharmaceutical waste continues to be a problem 20.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
What do you do with a whole box of tablets that were prescribed a while ago but can no longer be used as they have expired or you no longer need them? Throw them in your dustbin, one would say. Only, ...
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A sleepless night for residents in Mandya 20.5.2017 Hindu: News
Residents of many low-lying areas spent a sleepless night on Thursday as torrential rain lashed Mandya.Heavy rain, which started around 9.45 p.m. and continued till 3 a.m. on Friday, left many areas f...
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Youths open lake gate, release water into fields 20.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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