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Last updated: Mar 23 2017 14:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Students of Chennais Amirta create record in employment history of hospitality sector 23.3.2017 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Students of Chennais Amirta create record in employment history of hospitality sector
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Toxic foam from Varthur Lake chokes neighbourhood 23.3.2017 TOI: Cities
Those driving past Varthur bridge in east Bengaluru on Tuesday evening found themselves in the midst of a snowfall of sorts. But there was nothing to cheer about.
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Anganwadi protest: Stir to continue until demands are met, say workers 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
At least 10,000 anganwadi workers from various districts across the state have been protesting at Freedom Park for over 48 hours now.
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Water storage: Karnataka to adopt Telangana, Maharashtra models 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka government is contemplating adopting novel methods of building barrages below PWD bridges and along the river valleys for storage of water. The Karnataka government is contemplating adopting novel methods of building barrages below PWD bridges and along the river valleys for storage of water.
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Flagship TenderSURE road dug up to keep Soudha aglow 23.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Protesting anganwadi workers remain resolute 23.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Gathering swells on the third day of strike as more workers and helpers join in
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Ulsoor Lake STP to be ready in six months 23.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Sewage will be treated before being let into the lake area
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Fake scribe arrested for misbehaving with women protesters 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
A person, who claimed to be a journalist, was taken into custody by Upparpet police after he was found misbehaving with women protesters near Freedom Park on Wednesday morning. The police said that Murali, a resident of JP Nagar, was asking for their mobile phone numbers and trying to click their photographs from his mobile phone. Some women approached the police who were on bandobust duty at the spot and complained about his behaviour. The police took him to custody and questioned him. Murali claimed that he is the editor of a newspaper. But he failed to provide his identity card when the police asked him for it. Bike, mobile phone seized The police asked the other journalists who were at the spot about him. No one recognised him. He was then taken to the Upparpet police station. The police seized his bike and mobile phone. Even his name is doubtful and there are no documents to show that he is Murali. He is still being questioned, the police said. DHNews ...
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Dramatic moments at anganwadi workers' protest 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The protest by anganwadi workers continued on Wednesday with dramatic moments as nine of the agitating workers suffered health problems. Eight protesters were rushed to KCGeneral Hospital at Malleswaram. The police had a hard time convincing a worker to go to the hospital. Kavita, a 28-year-old anganwadi worker from Shiraguppa, Ballari, was carried by the police for treatment. The doctors at the hospital said the nine agitators were treated as outpatients. Several philanthropists and NGOs brought food, fruits and water for the protesters who rejected them stating that they do not want to be dependent on anyone. Food packets returned "We have not come here to beg. If you want to help us, sit with us on dharna. Please do not distribute food here. We dont need food. Protesters should not receive such help," they said. Those who received food packets returned them and continued the protest. More than 5,000 workers continued the protest seeking hike in their remuneration. Officials had placed several ...
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Glimmer of hope as mesh work begins at frothing Varthur lake 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Varthur lake is frothing all the time, with citizens saying it becomes news only when someone puts up a picture on social media. But since Wednesday, the scene has been particularly bad, with the state highway towards Whitefield being enveloped by flying foam. On Tuesday, the Bangalore Development (BDA) had begun putting up a mesh. The work began after officials were pulled up by Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia on Sunday (March 20), when he visited Bellandur and Varthur lakes. He ordered them to show results within a week. "The mesh will come up around the waste-weir area of Varthur lake, from where the froth spills onto the road. Work began on Wednesday and will be completed within a week," said Veda Murthy, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) assistant executive engineer. BBMP officials are saying they will clear the debris and garbage dumped in the channels connecting to the lake from Thursday. Government apathy Earlier, the lake used to froth once in a while, but since last year, the ...
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Vertical gardens on piers of Electronics City flyover 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
After getting positive response to its vertical garden on a pier of the Electronics City flyover, Bengaluru-based nonprofit SayTrees now plans to replicate the same on more than 250 piers of the elevated tollway. "The Electronics City flyover plan is in the final stages. We are waiting for sponsors. Our big dream is to cover the piers of all the flyovers in the city. If Metro (BMRCL) authorities agree, we will work with them, too," said Durgesh Agrahari, head of partnerships and projects, Say Trees. He said the vertical garden might look simple but involved many technical details like the safety of piers, pots and saplings. "The vertical garden on one pier has more than 3,500 saplings of 10 varieties. We have carefully chosen these plants to ensure they thrive in organic farming," he said. On the vertical garden on a Metro pier, Agrahari said they did not use Hydroponics but opted for organic method following advice by Vani Murthy, who is known for spreading awareness on turning garbage into compost. "We ...
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Water Day message: Use it judiciously or face trouble 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Standing in front of the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday morning, people of Bengaluru took an oath that they would be careful about how they utilise water and reduce wastage. They were taking part in the 'Save Water-Save Bengaluru' awareness rally organised by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on the occasion of World Water Day, in which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also took part. Starting at Vidhana Soudha, the rally passed through KR Circle, Mysore Bank Circle, KG Road, Kasturba Road and Kanteerava indoor stadium. Officials from the BWSSB and cadets of Bharat Scouts and Guides took part in the march. Addressing the gathering, the chief minister said, "The city generates 130 crore litres of sewage daily. In countries like Australia, Singapore and Israel, sewage water is recycled. The BWSSB has come up with a plan to recycle the water. People should be prepared to use this recycled water for all purposes, other than drinking." He said the state was reeling under acute drought and there ...
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Summer's here, city braces for water, power woes 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
This summer, India Meteorological Department has forecast a further rise in temperature with periodic thundershowers in Bengaluru and parts of south interior Karnataka. The city on Wednesday recorded a maximum of 34° Celsius, against 33.6° Celsius on Tuesday and 36° Celsius on Sunday. Sundar M Metri, director-in-charge, IMD-Bengaluru, told DH cloudy skies and thundershowers are expected in the coming days. "When humidity increases and there is moisture in the air, clouds are formed, which lead to thundershowers. After that, the temperature starts to soar again," he explained. He said the discomfort is due to dry weather and lack of wind. While the humidity level is 49%, wind speed is three knots. Increasing concretisation is also causing a slight increase in temperature, he said. Though the energy department claims that there is sufficient power to meet the summer needs, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) officials warn of power cuts due to maintenance work. "Though we have ...
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Over-exploitation pushed down water table in 143 taluks: govt 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
On World Water Day on Wednesday, the government presented a grim picture of the water situation. Groundwater levels in 143 of the total 176 taluks in the state have depleted during the last 10 years due to over-exploitation. Static groundwater levels were measured from 1,774 borewells maintained by the Groundwater Directorate across the state. No water is drawn from these borewells and they are maintained only for study purpose. A comparison of water levels between 2007 and 2016 revealed depletion in groundwater levels in 143 taluks. The groundwater depletion in Kolar taluk, Kolar district, is the worst with a fall by 54.81 metres during the last 10 years. These and more details were given by Minor Irrigation Minister T BJayachandra to the Legislative Council.He was replying to a question by Basavaraj Horatti (JD-S). Deforestation, consecutive droughts and increase in density of borewells have been identified as the causes for the depletion. Drilling of borewells has been restricted in taluks where there ...
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Prisoners in paradise 22.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
Walk your way to health, any age, any time, any place. Get going, keep moving, be active, shake it all about...boogie, boogie, boogie. 'That's what it is all about to take care of your small aches and pains,' is the age old advise for couch potatoes. How true! Walking is the best and the most economical activity for all movable living organisms to maintain pink of health. However, in 'namma' Bengaluru, we can only talk the walk as an ideal outdoor exercise sitting at home, and not talk while we walk because we need to keep concentrating on the hurdles that jump at us the moment we step out. Many parks and green spaces have sprung up in various localities, but to reach that ideal space and return home safely is a trip you undertake at your own risk. It is needless to elaborate on the dangers that lurk at every step — morning, noon and night. Not a day passes without the horrific news of falling trees, swarming bees, two-wheelers hit-and-run and predators prowling free, forbidding us a walk in gay ...
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When 30 elephants visited Bengaluru 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
If one elephant or a leopard enters the city, there could be all round panic. But there was a time when elephants used to frequent the city. Just about 20 years ago, a herd of 30 elephants had visited Doresanipalya near JP Nagar of South Bengaluru.
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Mukesh takes halfway lead at Kolkata Classic golf meet 22.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Golfer Mukesh Kumar grabbed the halfway lead at the Kolkata Classic courtesy his second round of four-under 68 here at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Wednesday.
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CM points at water crisis in the state, asks people to use water judiciously 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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BRIEF-DLF unit DLF Home Developers ceases to hold stake in DLF Southern Homes, DLF Homes Rajapura 22.3.2017 Sify Finance
March 22 (Reuters) - DLF Ltd
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BBMP budget may be bigger, but reality will be harsher 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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