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Category: Bengaluru environment
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 03:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru deluge gives a fillip to 2 dams 20.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Ponnaiyar, which feeds Krishnagiri and Sathanur dams, has seen heavy flow thanks to the rains
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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Govt could use workers' welfare cess to run canteens outside B'luru 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Facing a paucity of funds, the state government is planning to utilise the cess collected for the welfare of construction workers to run the subsidised Indira Canteens across Karnataka. The Urban Development Department (UDD) has proposed to reimburse urban local bodies (ULBs) such as Mysuru and Belagavi city corporations 40% of the cost of providing food served at the canteens. It will do so by utilising the money collected as Construction Workers' Welfare Cess. The move will substantially reduce the burden on the government which has to mobilise funds for running the canteens. Close to Rs 5,800 crore is available under the cess as it has remained underutilised for years. The government collects 1 % of the total cost of any construction activity in the state as the cess. The government recently announced opening Indira Canteens in all district and taluk headquarters. Currently, these canteens are open in Bengaluru where breakfast is provided at Rs 5 per plate and lunch and dinner at Rs 10 per plate. The ...
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Rain and bad roads reduce footfall at BBP 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Incessant rains and bad roads has drastically cut the footfall at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP). At least a kilometre and a half of the road leading to the zoo, from the Bannerghatta police station is narrow and single lane riddled with potholes. The road is slushy and slippery as construction material used to fill the potholes on temporary basis. According to Public Works Department officials tenders have been floated to concretise the road connected to BBP. "The potholes on the road were filled up 10-15 days back, but they have opened up again because of the heavy rainfall," a PWD official said. That is not all the gram panchayat had also filled up the potholes for the benefit of locals, but that has also washed away. Matters have become even worse with the city experiencing unprecedented rain since a fortnight. "We greeted 20,840 visitors on October 1, this number has dropped to 3126 on October 14 and 6172 on October 15. On October 1 we collected a revenue of Rs 23,76,640 from ticket sales, but ...
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The chips are not down for these trees 19.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Mature sandalwood trees in Bengaluru to have anti-theft sensors to alert guards
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Proposals to improve rail infrastructure in north Kerala 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Realignment of proposed Nilambur-Nanjangund rail line mooted
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Death metal, the French way 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Get set to head bang with Bordeaux band Gorod which will perform in the city this weekend
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Casagrand PropCare Eyes Rs.150 Crore by 2019 18.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Chennai : Casagrand PropCare Private limited, Premier facility management arm of Casagrand Builder Private limited is looking forward to be a 150 crore company by 2019.
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Haryanvi singer Harshita Dahiya shot dead in Panipat 18.10.2017 Latest News
A murder case had been registered and investigations were underway, the DSP said
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This Deepavali, let’s do away with whataboutery on crackers 18.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Sale of crackers has declined this year in Bengaluru. What could be the reason? How do crackers affect people and environment, and why people advocate against crackers? »
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No sparkle for cracker sales at border near Hosur 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
For two successive years, there has been a dip in sale of crackers in Hosur, Tamil Nadu.As the border town, about 40 km from the city, supplies crackers at wholesale prices, customers from Bengaluru used to throng the town. In 2016, there was a decline in sales owing to tension between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery water sharing dispute. Fear of attacks by protesters had kept customers away.This year, sales were affected due to multiple reasons — excessive rain in Bengaluru, GST and e-commerce, in addition to the growing awareness against bursting crackers. There are 37 shops rig
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A little care goes a long way 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Deepavali' is the time to splurge on just anything that excites you and makes you happy. The celebrations are never complete without new clothes, mouthwatering food and of course firecrackers. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe and celebrate in style. Watch what you eat The festive season means a lot of sweets and goodie boxes. Sweets are hard to resist but make sure that you don't eat too much oily food and fried stuff because an overdose of these can leave you feeling sick. Don't eat or gift perishable sweets because they are made long before the festival. Stay hydrated In order to prevent the after festival health problems, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Sip juice and water at regular intervals. Staying hydrated will also help you manage your hunger pangs. Use chemical-free colours You can always use edible things such as rice, semolina, flour mixed with edible colours. Hand and feet care Always wash your hands and feet well after lighting the crackers as the firework material ...
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Student drowns in Skandagiri falls 17.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
He slipped and fell into the water during a picnic with friends
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Mitigating rain and floods in Bengaluru needs holistic approach 17.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru needs to pay attention to the design of the land - the topography, groundwater recharging capacity, design of the raja kaluves.. and find a way to store water or recharge groundwater, to help mitigate floods. ...
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The change agent 17.10.2017 Hindu: S & T
Machines are learning to think like human beings, and that’s making all the difference
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Two boys crushed to death under granite blocks 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Lorry carrying the stones tipped over in front of a house where they were sitting
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Traffic jams greet office-goers, students 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic snarls were witnessed on several arterial roads of Bengaluru on Monday morning with normal life being affected as members of the public had a tough time travelling on flooded roads.

After continuous rain from the past few days, the waterlogged roads and slow-moving traffic were reported from Ecospace near the Outer Ring Road, Mysuru Road, Queen's Junction, Hennur Main Road, JC Road, Hudson Circle, City Market, Central Silk Board Junction, BTM 29th Main Junction, ITPL Main Road, Wilson Garden 10th Cross towards NIMHANS, Hebbal Circle flyover from Kempapura Junction on Ballari Road, Tumakuru Road and Nagavara.

Students and office-goers also had a tough time reaching their destination as roads were inundated with water.

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Post office PSKs soon to speed up issue of passports 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is a breather for all those who have spent long hours at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for your application to be processed. Soon Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) will be set up in various parts of the Karnataka. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is implementing the project in three phases. The idea is to decongest PSKs and ensure citizens get passports faster. "In the first phase, they will come up in Davangere, Belagavi, Mysuru and Hassan. Successful trials have been conducted in Mysuru. Once POPSKs are operational, citizens need not visit PSKs," Bharat Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, told DH. The Lalbagh Road PSK is the largest in Karnataka, handling 1,700 applications a day. The Devarabeesanahalli PSK on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road follows, handing 860 applications. The next is Hubballi PSK with 560, followed by Mangaluru (540) while Passport Seva Lahgu Kendra in Kalaburgi handles 160 applications and Mysuru POPSK attends to 130 applications. The staff at the PSKs are ...
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