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Sarjapur residents step out to protest loud pubs and traffic hold-ups 17.12.2017 Karnataka
Protests The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”. greenwood regency protest.jpg Facebook page: Greenwood Regency Several residents of Greenwood Regency in Bengaluru's Sarjapur road formed a human chain on Saturday to protest against growing traffic snarls and rapid commercialisation in their residential locality. The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”.  “It has been almost three years since the pub was established here. The major problem is the high decibel levels of the music played at the club, which disturbs residents. The road leading to the pub is narrow and often results in a traffic jam. In addition, incidents of catcalling have been reported in the past,” Gopu Nair, president of Greenwood Regency, told The Hindu. A memorandum was also drafted, which the residents planned to submit to Bengaluru's civic authorities.  Speaking to the Times of India, ...
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Invisible public toilets 16.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A wannabe world city that wears its tech tag with enormous pride has barely 475 public toilet complexes to serve a population exceeding 1.1 crore! If men struggle in this inglorious mess, imagine the plight of Bengalurus women in their teeming millions. To spot a public toilet complex even in the citys relatively better equipped Central Business District (CBD) is a tough task. In their frantic search for a safe, clean, well-maintained public toilet, women often fail. Is this how a city with smart city ambitions rides its Swachh Bharat dream? Big gaps in last-mile connectivity between mass transport options and office / home inevitably mean long walks for women. To answer natures call, the only option would be to step into a restaurant or a private facility, which could be tough. Daily struggle Shwetha Rao, a senior manager of a private firm, had experienced it first hand on a shopping visit to Gandhinagar. "There was absolutely no sign of a public toilet. The restaurants were crowded. It was a ...
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Political slugfest to intensify as BJP, Cong yatras gain pace 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
A pitched yatra political slugfest is in store between the Congress and the BJP for the next one month. The BJP has constituted teams to monitor the two Congress yatras - one already underway led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and another to be led by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara from December 21. BJP's Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthana Yatra led by its state president B S Yeddyurappa has already covered nearly one third of the state in a bid to woo the electorate ahead of next year's Assembly polls. The motive behind the BJP keeping a close watch on t
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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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BBMP vows to close unlicensed pubs in Indiranagar 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pubs and bars operating without trade licences at residential areas in Indiranagar will be evicted soon. The BBMP has directed its officials in the east zone to slap notices on commercial establishments functioning in residential areas, many of which operate openly or without name boards. With the BBMP struggling to implement the high court direction to clear commercial activities from residential areas, its joint commissioner, east zone, Dr Ashok on Saturday met residents of Indiranagar at Mayo Hall. He directed Dr Siddappaji, health officer (east), and Sanamitra, medical officer of health, CV Raman Nagar, to slap notices on the illegal establishments disturbing the residents. Dr Ashok said he would go on an inspection in Indiranagar on December 22 and will immediately close bars and pubs functioning in residential blocks without a trade licence. The joint commissioner will also see if the shops had violated the building code or fire safety norms. "The officials assured us of immediate action against ...
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Mico Layout PG owner murderer arrested 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The city police on Friday arrested the man who killed the owner of a paying guest accommodation in Mico Layout on December 12. Shivashankar (29), a native of Madhubani in Bihar, was picked up from Ludhiana, Punjab. Giving a statement to the police, Shivashankar said he used to watch the detective series, CID, from where he got the idea for the killing. Shivashankar had made away with Rs 2 lakh that the owner, Thirupal Reddy, had collected as rent. According to the police, Shivashankar was employed as a cook at the PG for the past six months and stayed with Reddy in the same building. The accused had switched off the CCTV camera before murdering Reddy, they said. Later, he broke open the almirah and stole the money. His exit from the building was recorded on a CCTV camera at a nearby building. The police accessed his call records and traced him to a PG in Ludhiana. A Mico Layout police team went to Punjab, arrested Shivashankar and brought him back to Bengaluru. Reddy (58) was found dead with his ...
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Tough to find, horrendous to use: Public toilet, women edition 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Ask Bengalureans to reach a consensus on one issue and they would definitely cry out aloud: The struggle to find a public washroom and the pathetic condition of the existing ones. This problem only gets worse for women. They are either left hunting for toilets in malls or simply suffer due to the lack of a basic amenity. Bengaluru, notes civil services aspirant Rashmi Gowda Ramachandra, might be seeing some improvement technologically. "But one recurring problem that is receiving negligible attention both from the municipal authorities and government is the provision of public toilets, restrooms and nursing centres for pregnant women," she laments. Not only does the city let down the women who step out of their homes but it also puts the womens safety at risk. "It is a popular stereotype that compared to men, women are more worried about hygiene and cleanliness. Even to complain about cleanliness, there are no public toilets around my locality. If I am outside, it is either my workplace, a mall or back ...
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Police deny permission for Sunny Leone event 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Personnel will be stretched’
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Politics in flood compensation? 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Several households claim they have been deprived of compensation while local MLA terms it ‘political gimmick’
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Uttara Kannada roiled by tensions as BJP, Congress gird for polls 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
After two decades of relative calm, a youth’s murder fuels protests, violence
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Keerthana set to go places 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
In todays age of reliance on advanced technology, it is seemingly normal for even teenagers to be glued to the latest smartphones or tablets. Keerthana P, though, chose to be addicted to a slightly different tool, a cue stick. Things could have been different if her father wasnt an avid snooker player himself, but as fate would have it, she eventually followed in his footsteps and even began to outshine him. Off the table, Keerthana displays a calm demeanour and isnt a girl of many words, sticking to exactly what she needs to say and doing so with immense poise. But come competition time and she turns into a fierce opponent with a strong winning mentality. Making waves at the recent Junior and Sub-junior snooker/billiards championship in Bengaluru, Keerthana claimed three titles -- sub-junior snooker and billiards and junior billiards, ending a whisker away from completing a sweep of all the categories she had entered in. From winning just the solitary title in the Sub-junior girls billiards event at the ...
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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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BJP MP seeks arms licence 16.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Shobha Karandlaje claims threat to her life
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Leading the way among laggards 16.12.2017 News
Two consecutive five-year terms of strong leadership have helped IIM Indore reach closer to the Big 4 - A, B, C and L
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Padmavati row | Sad that the police has not taken any action yet: Rishi Kap... 16.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Padmavati row | Sad that the police has not taken any action yet: Rishi Kap...
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'Azure Stack will help us play much bigger role' 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Microsoft India, with five business units in the country, spread across 11 cities, has their platforms, technologies and solutions driving digital transformation across Indian startups, businesses of all sizes, and government agencies to build new digital capability. Anant Maheshwari, President of Microsoft India explains to Furquan Moharkan of DH, how the company is taking forward its India strategy around growth of the digitisation. Edited excerpts: Microsofts business in India is showing lot of traction. Is there any plan of uptake in your workforce in India? We have always been bullish on India, and we have been hiring a lot in the country. We will continue to do that. I wouldnt have any specific numbers on this, because it is a combination of multiple things that we do in India. It is not just that we are doing only India capabilities here. The development centre, we are sitting in (Hyderabad), it does a lot of work for Microsoft globally. In addition, we have our customers support, our IT teams ...
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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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NIC to develop software for E-way bill system 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Bengaluru, dhns:  The government has done away with the process of calling tenders to expedite the development of software for the early roll-out of E-way billing system. The government has awarded the contract to  National Informatics Centre (NIC) to develop the software, as the lack of check-posts has hit the Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection due to illegal transportation, claimed GSTN officials. "The tender process would have taken six months. Since NIC had already implemented it in Karnataka, we decided to give the contract to them," a senior GSTN official told DH. The government,
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Increased customs duty a statutory industry-wise hike: Apple 16.12.2017 Sify Finance
The government's decision to hike the customs duty from 10 per cent to 15 per cent for mobile handsets is a statutory industry-wise hike, Apple India said on Saturday.
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A statutory industry-wise hike: Apple on customs duty 16.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Experts say that with this decision, Apple has left with two choices
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