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To regain peace and quiet, Jayanagar residents force showroom to follow rules 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
With the civic body unable to prevent commercial activities in residential areas, a residents' welfare association in Jayanagar swung into action and ensured that five commercial establishments in the neighbourhood followed zoning regulations. Encouraged by the result, First-block Organisation of Residents for Clean Environment (FORCE), is now going after at least 50 such commercial buildings which have violated zonal regulations laid down in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act-1977. Following unrelenting pressure from FORCE, the BBMP directed Fab India showroom to use the ground floor for parking vehicles and shift the showroom to the first floor. In the Fab India case, members of FORCE had petitioned the BBMP citing a high court order. The order, passed on February 19, 2014, said no commercial buildings should come up in residential areas where the width of the road is 40 feet or less. The office-bearers of FORCE were instrumental in approaching the high court against the rapid commercialisation ...
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Rampant encroachment at Varthur lake, say residents 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Dumping of garbage and construction debris continues unabated on the banks and catchment area of Varthur lake, according to locals and members of Whitefield Rising. They point out that even after clear directions from Chief Secretary Subhash C Khuntia and Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD), Mahendra Jain to civic agencies to prevent dumping and take action against offenders, nothing has changed. "People are dumping construction material on the catchment of Varthur lake, Varthur Kodi and near Belegere road. Many squatters are also using the area near Munekolala as an open toilet. All illegal activities happen uninterrupted at night as there are no cameras," said Munikumar, a local from Varthur. The locals also point out that Tuburahalli road has become a mess because of dumping, especially after heavy rain over the past few days. The flow of water into the drain has also been blocked. Shivanna, another local from Varthur, said that though BDA officials are custodians of ...
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Bulletin Board 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Thursday
Science & Liberal Arts courses Trans Disciplinary University (TDU), Bengaluru is inviting applications from students for various programmes offered by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and School of Integrative Sciences for the academic year 2017-2018. The last date to apply is May 30. For more information, email admissions@tdu.edu.in or visit www.tdu.edu.in. PGDM course Crescent School of Business (CSB), Chennai is inviting applications for its one year full-time residential programme, PGDM in Strategy & Leadership. The last date to apply is May 30. For more information, call 044-66097801 or 9962295572 or visit www.csbedu.in. Academy Asia fellowship Chatham House, London is inviting mid-career applicants in the field of academia, NGOs, business, government departments, civil society or the media for the Academy Asia Fellowship 2017. The last date to apply is May 31. For more information, visit www.bit.ly/1NcP0sg. International Transfer Programme Manipal University invites applications from ...
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7.5 lakh property owners pay tax, rebate period ends on May 30 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said that as on Wednesday (May 24) as many as 7.5 lakh property owners have paid property tax and availed 5% rebate facility. The civic body has called upon citizens to make use of the rebate period before it ends on May 30. Total number of properties in city is around 19 lakh.
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Monsoon at doorstep, but drains, manholes clogged 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The monsoon is knocking on the door and Bengaluru's lack of preparedness for it is thoroughly exposed, particularly after last Saturday's squall that uprooted 117 trees and claimed a life.
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Civic workers plan strike 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Civic workers across Karnataka have threatened to go on strike starting Thursday in protest against the non-fulfilment of promises made by the government and ignoring their demands.

The government had promised to regularise the services of civic workers working on contract basis and pay them revised salaries.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Karnataka Pourakarmika Mahasangha president Narayan said, "The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has not paid the revised monthly salary of Rs 14,740 for the past three months to civic workers. The court order against hiring civic workers on contract has not been followed yet."
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Computer operators, who handle BBMP salary slips, deprived of pay cheques 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru's ex-corporator to be grilled in extortion cases 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A local court on Monday extended police custody of former civic corporator V. Nagaraj for three more days for questioning with regards to the three extortion cases filed against him in a money-laundering deal on complaints from three of his many victims, said police on Monday.
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Rain deaths have become an accepted reality in Bengaluru 22.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Shanth Kumar (35) was part of a five-member team that was taking out silt from a Rajakaluve in Mahalakshmi Layout, opposite Iskcon, and only wanted to avoid getting drenched when he decided to stay inside the earthmover when the skies opened up on Saturday night.
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Insurance for BBMP school students 22.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Proposal was announced in 2017-18 budget and ₹1.75 crore was earmarked for it
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Log in to 'BBMP Green' app, get up to 50 saplings for free 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has launched a mobile app that helps people get saplings free of charge for planting them in their homes and neighbourhoods. The civic body aims to plant at least 10 lakh saplings this monsoon. Launched on Sunday, 'BBMP Green' can be downloaded on Google Play. You can place a request for up to 50 saplings by providing your name, mobile number, tree species, number of saplings you need, the place where you want to plant them and your ward number. A residents' welfare association (RWA) can get up to 200 saplings. Sixteen different varieties of saplings are available with the BBMP. An SMS will acknowledge the request and ask you to collect the saplings from the BBMP park in your ward. Once you get the saplings, you can upload pictures of their different levels of growth, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. Mayor G Padmavathi said that although measures had been taken in the last one decade for increasing the green cover in Bengaluru, it was unclear how ...
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Search on for civic supervisor drowned in Bengaluru drain 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A day-long search for a civic supervisor who fell into a storm water drain in the city amid heavy rain failed to find any trace of him, said a top corporation official on Sunday.
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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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EVM challenge to begin on June 3: Hack it if you can, says EC to parties 21.5.2017 News
EC's guidelines for hacking EVMs have not sat well with the AAP
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Citizen activists inspect 4 lakes in north B’luru 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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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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No organised programme to help thalassemia patients in Karnataka 20.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
"The world does not know that we go through excruciating pain," said Gagandeep Singh Chandok, a thalassemia patient. The 34-year-old was diagnosed with thalassemia when he was one-and-a-half-years old. Being a carrier of beta thalassemia major (blood disorder that reduces production of haemoglobin), Chandok spoke of excruciating pain during treatment. He, however, is not alone. Karnataka has an estimated 2,500 children suffering from thalassemia according to Sankalp India Foundation, an NGO that has been working for the past 10 years in the field of preventing and curing thalassemia. According to the NGO, many families are plagued by this disease due to little or lack of prevention techniques. More than 750 children approach the NGO for regular treatment at its centres in Bengaluru and Belagavi. According to the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, there are approximately one lakh people born with thalassemia every year in the world, including 10,000 in India. It is estimated that there are around 65,000 to ...
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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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Community to the defence of women 20.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Community policing calls for the police and citizens to work together
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