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Last updated: May 01 2017 05:54 IST RSS 2.0
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Kolkatans make most of food fest 1.5.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
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Agencies in a quandary over what to do with weeds from Bellandur lake 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP is now offering composting of the weeds as the ‘only feasible solution’
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64-year-old breast cancer survivor performs 302 Surya Namaskars 30.4.2017
T N Shivakumar was 54 years old when he was diagnosed with third-stage breast cancer in 2004 and he was glad because after several downfalls in life, he did not want to live. On Sunday, he performed 302 Surya Namaskars in six-and-a-half hours at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, without a break to catch his breath or have a sip of water. "Doctors told me that I would live only for three months. But after 13 years, I am still alive and healthy. I performed the Surya Namaskars to set an example to others that it is possible to defeat cancer and live a healthy, happy life," Shivakumar said. He also wanted to thank Kidwai Institute, where he received his treatment. Facing social stigma Shivakumar had to face social stigma as breast cancer is something associated only with women. "I could not talk to anyone about my problems because my male friends would not understand me. Awareness about it is less. I met some breast cancer patients from America and they were able to come out and talk about it ...
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Apartment dwellers oppose BWSSB's new order on STPs 30.4.2017
Dwellers in small apartment are up in arms against Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) for making Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) and dual piping system mandatory. They refuse to follow new rules despite the Board setting a December 31, 2017-deadline. Members of Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) said that it is practically impossible for the existing apartments having 50 and more residential units to set up STPs. A final notification was issued by BWSSB asking owners or the occupiers of apartments, commercial establishments and educational institutions to set up STP and dual piping system on April 21, 2017. BAF which claims to have support of more than 250 apartment associations has decided against the new rule in every possible way. "Vested interests are behind this new norm. More than a lakh dwellers are against it. We want to know how setting up STP will help when the treated sewage is finally going to end in SWDs and polluted lakes. The move is illogical," said general secretary, ...
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People's problems- Debris dumped on road 30.4.2017
Civic authorities have been dumping construction material on 2nd Main Road, Kasturinagar, for over two months now. The dumping started after the maintenance of a nearby park was completed recently. The debris poses a danger to vehicle users and walkers alike. The authorities should either remove the material or move it to the roadside until the work is completed. T K Prasad Zebra crossing, hump needed Residents have been pressing for zebra crossing and speed breakers near Syndicate Bank on Vidyaranyapura Main Road. Several accidents have taken place on the road and there is an urgent need for zebra crossing as well as speed breakers. I hope the traffic police take note of the matter and do something at the earliest. K G Shankar Beef up security at Cubbon Park The Cubbon Park authorities need to be pulled up for sleeping over security matters and failing to renew the contract of security guards that expired two years ago. The fact that a woman was raped in the park a couple of years ago makes the cry for ...
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Car mows down 70-yr-old bicyclist 30.4.2017
An elderly man was killed after a car mowed him down on 5th main road in Kempapura, Hebbal on Sunday morning.The deceased was Gopal Raj, 70.

According to the police, the accident occurred when the victim was riding a bicycle and the suspect Manjusha (20), who was driving the car, failed to control it and hit the bicycle from behind.

The victim fell down and sustained massive head injuries. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The police have detained the woman and seized the car.
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Mango treatment plant delayed for want of land 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited (KSMDMCL) is searching for land to set up hot water treatment plant in Ramanagaram, to speed up the process of treating and exporting mangoes. The Corporation and mango growers are looking for land in Ramanagaram for more than six months to set up a hot water treatment plant, Kadre Gowda, Managing Director, KSMDMCL told DHon the sidelines of the mango-picking tour which was held on Saturday in Kolar and Ramanagaram. "We cannot acquire farmers' land for setting up the plant. Acquiring private land has become difficult as many are politically influential. Finding government land has become a major challenge. Some farmers sell their mangoes to private companies for treatment and sale, and some others send it to Innova Agri Bio Park Limited in Malur in Kolar district for treatment and sale," explained another KSMDMCL official. Hot water treatment of mangoes is mandatory before exporting them to many European and Gulf nations. The ...
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Srinivas wears crown 30.4.2017
Srinivas of Davanagere claimed the Kempegowda award for the best wrestler in the State-level competition organised by the Kannada Kala Jyoti Sangha on Sunday.

Srinivas emerged champion in the below-74kg category, defeating Maesa P of Bangalore University.

In the women's section, Atma Shri of Alvas and Sahida Begum of Gadag were joint winners of the Kempegowda prize.

Sunday's final results:

57kg: Ajaya M (Bangalore) bt Goutam N (Alvas).

61kgs: Vijay (Mangalore) bt Permi Raghavendara (Tumkur).

97kg: Shri Shaila Elasetty (KSP) bt Akshaya Kumar (Mysore).

Under-74kg: Srinivas (Davanagere) bt Maesa P (Bangalore University).

Women: 53kg: Sahana (Gadag) bt Shasikala (Hirahalla).

55kg: Harshita (Alvas) bt Shivani (Mysore).
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Art over the years 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru has extended the dates of its exhibition 'Regional Modernity — The Madras Art Movement 1960s-1980s; Painting and Sculpture' till May 9.

The exhibition has been curated by Ashrafi S Bhagat.

The exhibition will have representation of artists who shaped and contoured the modernity in the south popularly known as 'The Madras Art Movement'. It was a modern regional phenomenon, which through the lens of tradition began forming its special characteristic from mid-1950s.

Its initiation was the concerted efforts of pioneers in painting and sculpture.

This art movement had a character and identity which was different and distinct.
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Treasures of yore 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Monday
In today's fast paced world, the focus is mostly on moving forward at breakneck speed with a thrust on being global citizens. In such a scenario, it is not always easy or necessary to connect with the past and very often, one tends to forget their roots and where one comes from. However, with a hope to keep the history of the city intact and get more people interested in it, more and more heritage hunts are being conducted in Bengaluru and people are signing up for these with gusto. A heritage hunt is a fun way to connect with the past of the city and learn about it. The participants are given clues about landmarks in a particular place with each clue leading to the next. From shopkeepers and flower vendors to prominent statues and trees, everyone and everything is a clue. While newbies are welcome, it is an added bonus if one already knows about the place as they can solve the puzzles easily. One such group is 'Masons Ink'. On World Heritage Day on April 23, the team conducted 'Hands on Heritage Hunt' ...
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A step towards sustainability 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.' This quote by R Buckminster Fuller was the motivating force behind the genesis of 'Graviky Labs', a sustainability startup that captures air pollution and recycles it into inks. "We fuse disciplines, technologies and design thinking to build high-impact deployable systems, products and visions. 'Graviky' is a spinoff from MIT Media Lab. Our present focus is to reinterpret the environment conversation through the fusion of science and art and develop technologies which have a net-positive impact on our environment," says Nikhil, one of the team members in Bengaluru. He is accompanied by Nitesh, Anirudh and Nisheeth. Explaining the idea of the venture, he says, "Air pollution includes the fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. The common trait of soot particles is that they are extremely tiny, about 1/30 the ...
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Farm suicides get attention of apex court 30.4.2017 Hindu: Home
SC widened the scope of a petition to cover entire nation and asked Centre to provide an action plan
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Agricultural Ministry report comes up with common reasons for farmers’ suicide 30.4.2017 Hindu: Home
The report said the government has increased target of agricultural credit from Rs. 9 lakh crore to Rs. 10 lakh crore in Budget 2017-18.
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Ground Realty: Hyderabad’s heart remains corporate magnet 30.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Ground Realty: Hyderabad’s heart remains corporate magnet
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IPL: Punjab bundle out Delhi for 67 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled out Delhi Daredevils for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Kings XI Punjab dismiss Delhi Daredevils for 67 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma picked up four wickets as Kings XI Punjab bundled Delhi Daredevils out for a mere 67 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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IPL: Punjab humiliate Delhi by 10 wickets 30.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.
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Maxwell invites Daredevils to bat after winning the toss 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell won the toss and elected to bowl against struggling Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match, here today.

Daredevils have lost captain Zaheer Khan to a hamstring injury and will be led by Karun Nair.


Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami and Shahbaz Nadeem.

Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan.
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A toxic weed that fuels livelihood 30.4.2017 Hindu: News
Members of the Soliga tribal community on M.M. Hills use Lantana Camara to earn a livelihood by making furniture from them. The use of the invasive weed was introduced to around 50 villagers in 2004 b...
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