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Can Interlinking Rivers and Greening their Banks Save our Cities? 18.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Planting trees along riversides may not be good sometimes, as it might interfere with the ecology of the area. This, and many other issues related to river rejuvenation were discussed. »
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City to deploy smaller firefighting vehicles 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After the plans of creating eight helipads to airlift patients comes one more from the BBMP to rapidly put out fires in the city. The civic body has decided to deploy Quick Response Vehicles (QRVs) in all wards to instantly snuff out blazes. The kind of vehicles pressed into service would range from pickup trucks to Tempo Travellers, Jeeps or bikes that could haul water tanks of different capacities and jet pressure to traverse through narrow lanes and heavy traffic. Besides floating a tender to procure the vehicles, the Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services Department has written to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike asking for land to set up the fire stations. "We currently have just 20 QRVs in the existing fire stations," N R Markandeya, deputy director of Fire and Emergency Services, informed DH. "Since the city is growing rapidly, we need more QRVs." Mayor R Sampath Raj told this newspaper that the need for quick and nimble fleet of fire engines was growing due to increasingly dense ...
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Cops dread Sunny show on an already boisterous Dec 31 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The police said on Saturday they had no official information about the year-end Sunny Leone show. "No one has approached us for any permission so far," City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar told reporters. His statement indicates the government has not changed its mind on allowing the Bollywood actor to perform at a New Years eve party in the city. On Friday, home minister Ramalinga Reddy had said he had instructed the police not to allow Sunny Nights, a dance and music show featuring Sunny Leone and DJ All OK. The artistes were to perform on December 31 at Manyata Tech Park. The city police said they had enough work on their hands on New Years eve, and had to be extra careful this year, with the high court monitoring them sternly. In August, a Sunny Leone appearance in Kochi had attracted a sea of men clamouring for a glimpse of the star. Police sources said such a turnout would be a security nightmare on an already boisterous night. Hosts plight The organisers of the Sunny Leone event are keen to ...
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How these women turn catnap into a fight to claim public space 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
If someone had suggested to Shruti Chandrashekharan a few years ago that she should take a nap at a public park, she would have laughed it off. But on Saturday, Shruti, a law graduate, joined several young women to have a relaxing stretch at Cubbon Park, a symbolic effort to regain the public space. That the event -#MeetToSleep - was organised to commemorate the day when a 23-year-old woman, Nirbhaya to many people, was brutally raped on a moving bus and later thrown out and left to die in Delhi five years ago underscored the significance of what these women were trying to achieve. "We have been apprehensive of an act as simple as sleeping in a park due to the fear of being judged or being targeted for violence," Shruti said. "Though we have always aspired to be free, we are scared to act, and this initiative has helped me overcome those inhibitions and fears," she added. Two organisations - a volunteer-led project Blank Noise founded by Jasmeen Patheja and NGO Sangat established by author and activist ...
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The X'mas tree at this church is truly green 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church on Primrose Road will celebrate its 10th Green Christmas this year.

The church adopted the tradition of celebrating the festival in an eco-friendly manner by using recycled products.

This years 25-foot Christmas tree is made of coconut shells, leaves and straw, collected from members of the church. Around 20 parishioners worked on the tree for three weeks, painting the materials and using a pulley to put them up.

In the previous years, the tree was decorated using plastic bottles, old tyres, cloth scraps and newspapers, among other things.

The inaugural lighting of the tree will be done on Sunday by Reverend Dr Sham P Thomas, church vicar, followed by the carol service in the evening.

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Police deny permission for Sunny Leone event 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Personnel will be stretched’
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‘Sanjay Memorial skywalk’ likely to be a reality soon 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Bellandur had formed a human chain on December 6 to highlight their demand for a skywalk after a 19-year-old security guard was hit by a car
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Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash 16.12.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to "maintain law and order" and prevent any "untoward incident".
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Moving glaciers 16.12.2017 Hindu: Education
Educationist Sonam Wangchuk on his ice bank project and the need to move away from classroom learning
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Announcing ‘Master the Master Plan’ – awareness and analysis contest! 16.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Get to know what master plan is all about, think about it, write and win prize! Engage in making Bengaluru better! ...
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A warning on water through film 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On a trip to Munich, seeing the idyllic Isar flow by gently through the town, director G.S. Bhavani was inexplicably reminded of the sewage-filled Vrishabhavathi. “In Kannada books of the past, I had ...
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A festival that brings art and technology under one roof 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Bengaluru Fantastic 2017 opens at the Rangoli Metro Art Centre
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Techies' solution for ORR traffic chaos may produce one more flyover 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The increasing nightmare of traffic snarls on the Outer Ring Road, especially along the stretch connecting the Hebbal flyover and Horamavu, may be eased with a touch of innovation from the tech community. But their idea of adding one more layer to the already confusing labyrinth of flyovers in the area has triggered some concerns. Consultants from Embassy Tech Village have proposed an extra ramp to link Nagawara and Veeranapallya flyovers, with an extension to the Manyata Tech Park. The Embassy Group has agreed to sponsor the project. On Friday, the consultants made a presentation to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Mayor Sampath Raj, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Mahendra Jain and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad. "We have obtained an in-principle approval from BBMP," said Rajendra Prasad, a director with the Embassy Group, who was part of Fridays meeting. "We will get the go-ahead after submitting the details and the drawings to the BBMP and the BMRCL. We will be spending ...
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Sunny Leone's new year event cancelled after threats from pro-Kannada group 15.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Sunny is expected to participate in a New Year party event at Manyatha Tech Park on December 31 night
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Protesters threaten to commit mass suicide if Sunny Leone's New Y... 15.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Protesters threaten to commit mass suicide if Sunny Leone's New Y...
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DIY generation: Every Drop Counts 15.12.2017 India Today| NATION
They started the social initiative, 'Why Waste?', hoping to change the mindset of people towards the misuse of natural resources.
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Bringing the runway home: Decor ideas from fashion designers 15.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
From Gucci to Abraham & Thakore, when top fashion houses experiment with home décor things get very interesting
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Getting the best laugh 15.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Improv comedy kings Greg Proops and Jeff Davis promise the biggest LOL night of the year this weekend
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Bengaluru airport gets converted as ‘Winter Wonderland’ 15.12.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) year-end festivities begins with its annual festival ‘Season of Smiles’, at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport).The festival...
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STP: Govt. to suspend penalty clause for existing apartments 15.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Rule to be applicable only to apartment complexes with over 50 units built after January 2016
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