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Water Woes: State Seeks Rs 45K Crore 23.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Nature's gifts 23.1.2015 Deccan Herald - Opinion
One early summer morn, I set out for a walk. The red sun was just rising and the rays filtering through the branches of trees cast dappled shadows on the ground below. The leaves, washed by a sharp shower the previous evening, looked glossy. It was a brand new day, holding forth a new beginning, full of potential. The dawn heralded hope and dispelled despair, soothing weary minds and filling them with new energy. It obliterated all thoughts of how the multi-storey concrete structures, the haphazard expansion, the increasing pollution, the growing population and most recently, the literally mounting garbage crisis have transformed the once beautiful, serene city of Bengaluru into an ugly metropolis where pandemonium reigns supreme. It blotted out the barbarism that prevails on the noisy, crowded roads where people have little civic sense and no inclination for the niceties of life. For a few blissful moments, all thoughts of how nature was being plundered fled. When I stepped on to the main road, a visual ...
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Let's begin an era of good governance 23.1.2015 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
A recurrent complaint before administrators in Gurgaon has been about streetlights.That they don't work.Mysteriously, inexplicably so.
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Rivers That Are in Deep Water 23.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Kerala - http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/
Centre for Bio-informatics director Achuthsankar S Nair made a presentation on ‘water memories’ at a discussion held in the city
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As you sow, more you reap 22.1.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Terrace gardening has caught the fancy of people in Bengaluru. It is a simple, effective step towards increasing our green cover, says Anitha Pailoor Safe food is the latest fad among city dwellers. And they have come to realise that terrace gardening is the key to it. A well-planned green space on the roof indirectly leads to a healthy lifestyle. A garden without chemicals is closer to nature and helps us sustain through the harsher consequences of climate change. How, you ask. Here's an example. "The temperature in our house is noticeably less than that of the outdoors," says Anusuya Sharma. Neighbours invariably spend a lot of time in her house during summer, to escape the harsh summer heat. One of the pioneers of terrace gardening in Bengaluru, 65-year-old Anusuya started growing plants on her terrace three decades ago, when the city still possessed vast expanses of open space. Over the years, she has developed one of the finest gardens in the city, with active support from her husband. Anusuya has ...
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Racold Thermo to spread 'Wake up Bucket Challenge' 22.1.2015 New Kerala: Business India
Read Full story of 'Racold Thermo to spread 'Wake up Bucket Challenge'' at newkerala.com.
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Sixteen States, Nine Union Ministries / Departments Tableaux to Participate in the Republic Day Parade – 2015 22.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
This year 25 Tableaux will participate in the forthcoming Republic Day Parade – 2015 where India will showcase its military might, varied cultural diversity, development in Science and Technology and economic strength.
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Malpe UHC switches to solar power in a first for India 22.1.2015 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
Urban Health Centre in Malpe, about 10 kilometres from here, became a solar powered clinic on Wednesday
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NH4 records most fatalities on highways 22.1.2015 Pune News, Pune City News | Cities News - Times of India
The obsession with speed while driving has emerged as the leading cause of fatal accidents last year.Added to that were factors like not wearing helmets, poor road condition and movement of heavy ...
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When OCs are fake; How much do you pay for water?; What’s wrong with our voter rolls? 22.1.2015 Citizen Matters

Wish you a Happy Republic Day in advance. Do read the article on the Indian National Anthem. In this week's newsletter: When OCs are fake; How much do you pay for water?; What’s wrong with our voter rolls?

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Weathering water woes 22.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Weathering water woes
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Palike's infra projects hit as Centre stops JnNURM funds 22.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru: Major infrastructure projects, including construction of flyovers and sewerage diversion and flood mitigation works, planned by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)at an estimated cost of Rs 2,400 crore, have been put on the back burner as the Centre has withheld funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). The Narendra Modi government has decided to scrap JnNURM, the previous UPA government's flagship programme, and bring in a scheme of its own for urban modernisation. Thus, funds that were supposed to be released under JnNURM have been withheld, forcing the BBMPto put on hold many projects that were planned under the Centre-sponsored scheme, sources in the Palike said. Major projects shelved Some of the major projects that have been shelved include construction of a steel flyover from Minerva Circle to Hudson Circle at a cost of Rs 129.10 crore, and an elevated corridor from Ejipura to Sony World junction in Koramangala at a cost of Rs 163.35 crore. ...
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HC questions choice of roads for upgrading 22.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Wednesday asked why the BBMP chose well-laid roads where VIPs reside, for upgrading as model roads. During the hearing of a suo motu PIL on noise and air pollution due to bad roads in the City, a division bench comprising Justices KLManjunath and SSujatha observed that the Palike could have chosen roads near railway station, KR market or any other place, which need immediate attention. The civic agency has selected Cubbon Road, Race Course Road and Sankey Road for upgrading them as model roads to record air and noise pollution. TaxiForSure moves court The High Court on Tuesday ordered notice to the State government and the Ministry of Home Affairs in a petition filed by taxi operator TaxiForSure, challenging the ban imposed on app-based cab services. Serendipity Infolabs Private Limited, the owner of TaxiForSure has contended that the illegal visit, raid and seizure regional transport officials on December 16, 2014, was beyond their jurisdiction. It had claimed that the ultimatum issued ...
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Quality of civil works very poor: CM 22.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the quality of civil works in the State.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the premises of the Karnataka Engineers Academy here, he said, "Road and building works in the State and City are not at all of good quality. Works done by BBMP are very poor.

Government spent crores of rupees last year on improving roads, but their condition remains the same. Cost of projects can escalate, but quality should not be compromised with."

Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa said that projects were becoming expensive due to escalation in cost of construction materials. Thus execution of works is becoming expensive. "Engineers should think of recycling construction materials and debris.

They should do more research on eco-friendly technologies," he said. Five engineers from various government departments were honoured on the occasion.
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Approval for remodelling of Hemavathi canal 22.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The State Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for the modernisation and remodelling of 72 kms of Hemavathi irrigation canal supplying water to Mandya, Hassan and Tumakuru districts at a cost of Rs 562 crore. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister TBJayachandra said the remodelling and modernisation would help in full utilisation of 45 tmc ft of water for irrigating 5.79 lakh acres across the three districts. In another decision, the Cabinet gave its approval for the proposed Gourava Yojane, under which bathroom-cum-toilets would be constructed for 1.5 lakh rural families. Each bathroom-cum-toilet would be constructed at a cost of Rs 20,000 of which Rs 6,000 would be provided by the respective MLAs from legislators' fund. The State government would provide Rs 12,000 and the beneficiary would have to chip in Rs 2,000, Jayachandra said. The Cabinet decided to allot Rs 16 crore for better and efficient services at Atal Janasnehi Kendras at the hobli level. Jayachandra said the Cabinet ...
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Govt Okays Gourava Yojane 22.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
Scheme to extend financial help to 1.50L rural families to build bathroom-cum-toilets
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Zen Ideas on Water and Sanitation 22.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
S Vishwanath has been working with individuals and communities to find solutions for their water and sanitation issues
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Hopes on Arvind, Damini 21.1.2015 Deccan Herald - Sports
Karnataka will hope that Arvind M and Damini K Gowda set the pool ablaze when the swimming event of the 35th National Games begins in Thiruvanathapuram, on February 1. The Karnataka Swimming Association on Wednesday announced a squad of 20 swimmers and four divers, apart from the squads for water polo. Squad:Swimming:Men:Pruthvi M, M D Yaqoob Saleem, Arvind M, Avinash M, Sanjeev R, S Siva, Likith S P, Nishanth S, Charu Hamsini D A, Rakshith U Shetty. Women:Sneha T, Deeksha Ramesh, Malavika V, Siya Manjeshwar, Nikitha S V, Vaania Kapoor Achuthan, Damini K Gowda, Charu Hamsini D A, Saloni Dalal, Shraddha Sudhir, Siraman D Mungekar, M Satish Kumar (manager), Geetha Balaraju (manager), Nihar Ameen (coach), R Jayaprakash (coach). Diving: Men:Abhijeet R Gaonkar; Women:Aneesha R Gaonkar, Rutuja V Pawar, Mallika A Honagekar, Krishna Murthy (coach). Water polo: Men:Vishnu Kumar, Sree Vishak, Sandeep S, Jayaram, Nagaraj, Vishal Ajjampur, Prajwal S M, Narendra S D, Suman R, Lohith, Suhas, Anand Sagar T S, Praveen. ...
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Weathering water woes 21.1.2015 Hindu: News
S. Vishwanath, who has been promoting water harvesting, stresses on the need to be water literate.
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India's great Metro-Rail opportunity 21.1.2015 Sify Finance
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