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Seven held for sexually harassing B’luru civic workers, BBMP contractor at large 21.10.2017 Karnataka
Crime On Friday, KR Puram Police arrested the seven men after 37 pourakarmikas had filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that they were sexually abused by their garbage contractor. Pourakarmika stock photo final.jpg After Bengaluru’s pourakarmikas, the civic workers who keep city’s streets clean, were allegedly chased, beaten and sexually abused by their contractor in Krishna Raja Puram, the police have arrested seven people in connection with the case. On Friday, KR Puram Police arrested the seven men after 37 pourakarmikas had filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that they were sexually abused by their garbage contractor. Three women pourakarmikas were assaulted and 37 were sexually harassed by garbage contractor Nagesh Kumar and his staff, they said in their complaint to the police. The arrested accused have been identified as Akshay, Sadik, Rajesh, Venkatesh, Abdul, Rafiq and Ayappa, all residents of KR Puram and employees of the contractor Nagesh. The prime suspects in the case – Nagesh and his ...
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Smart City Limited suggests use of bio compostible bags 21.10.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Coimbatore industries plan to manufacture them
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Cops who let accused roam freely, suspended 21.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
Seven Delhi Police officers from the third battalion, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), two Head Constables and three constables, have been suspended for allowing an accused to roam around freely at a mall in Bengaluru where he was taken for court hearings. The accused man, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, was arrested in April for allegedly taking a bribe from AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe the Election Commission officials in connection with the party symbol. The suspended police officers are ASI Rajesh, head constables Jeevan and J George, and constables Nitin, Keshav, Dharmendra, and Pushpendra. The officers were accompanying Chandrashekhar for court hearings in Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Bengaluru. The court hearings were scheduled from October 9 to October 16. "The Delhi Police officers were directed to escort him for court hearings in three cities. An inquiry has been initiated and all the alleged police officers have been suspended. The strictest possible action against the policemen will be ...
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Youth allege torture by Karnataka police 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
They were picked up over ‘involvement’ in offences
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Fewer crackers, but smog-like cover over Bengaluru 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Common complaint was of firecrackers being burst well beyond the 10 p.m. deadline
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Government needs to focus on Bengaluru’s infrastructure requirements 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
The heavy rains in Bengaluru during the end of the southwest monsoon, which stretched for an extended period and way beyond the normal schedule, have caused untold suffering to the people, and the on...
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Beware! 'Sextortion' rackets thriving big time on social media 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The next time an attractive stranger entices you with an innocuous "hello, how are you" on Twitter or Facebook, step back and press that pause button. You could be the next victim of sextortion, a racket that preys on unsuspecting male social media users, who are hoodwinked to perform sexual acts before a webcam or mobile camera and later blackmailed for money. The worldwide surge in sextortion cases has hit India too, but the cyber crime police are yet to get cracking. Reason: threatened with exposure of their explicit videos on YouTube and other platforms, the victims prefer shelling out huge extortion money in dollars rather than lodge complaints. Here's how this sinister scam unfolds: Posing as a female, the scammer gets into the victim's social circle as a friend or a mutual follower. The scammer then invites the victim to a private chat, which quickly moves from casual to intimate. Once the scammer gains the victim's confidence, the latter is enticed into a video chat. To convince the victim that ...
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Vidhana Soudha fete: cut in funds for publicity, films 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
With the state government restricting grants for diamond jubilee celebration of Vidhana Soudha to Rs 10 crore, the state legislature has reduced funds allotted to filmmakers to make documentaries on the iconic structure and the state legislature. The celebrations will now be held only for one day on October 25 as against the two-day affair planned previously. The cut in grants follows widespread criticism regarding the Rs 26.87-cr proposal submitted to the government by the state legislature secretariat for extravagant celebrations of the diamond jubilee. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has directed the finance department that the grants for the celebrations should not exceed Rs 10 crore. Following this, the allocation for a documentary on the history of the state legislature by filmmaker T N Seetharam has been reduced from Rs 1.58 crore to Rs 50 lakh. Similarly, the funds for a documentary on Vidhana Soudha by Girish Kasaravali have been cut from Rs 1 crore to Rs 30 lakh and that for 'Vidhana Soudha in 3D ...
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M'lore varsity to use NFC-enabled marks cards to check forgery Meghana Choukkar 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Mangalore University will make its marks cards and degree certificates fake-proof by adopting the use of Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. There have been many cases of candidates producing fake marks cards and certificates. The state higher education department had even recommended last year that universities procure marks cards from Mysore Sales International Ltd, with tear-resistant and tamper-proof features. Registrar of Evaluation at MU, Prof A M Khan said, "The Karnataka government had issued a circular saying we could use technology like NFC to prevent forgery. We took feedback from Gulbarga and Ballari university, which have adopted this technology, and it was positive." The university has called for tenders to supply marks cards and convocation certificates embedded with NFC microchips for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses from this year. Khan said the chip is usually a small square or circle, about the size of a 25 paise coin. "The microchip will have a unique code and ID ...
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Don't include me in Tipu Jayanthi invite: minister 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananth Kumar Hegde has written to the Chief Minister's Secretariat not to include his name in the official invite for Tipu Sultan Jayanthi celebrations scheduled to be held on November 10 in the district. Hegde, through his personal secretary, has communicated to the CM's secretariat that he considered Tipu Sultan "anti-Hindu and anti-Kannada" and he did not want to be associated with the birthday celebrations of the former ruler. A copy of the communication has also been marked to the Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner. The state government will celebrate Tipu Sultan Jayanthi at the district level across the state on November 10. Hegde also stated in the letter that his name should not be mentioned during the course of the celebration. As a member of Parliament from Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency, protocol mandates that Hegde's name is included in the invite for all government events held in the ...
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4 states keen on Karnataka model of skill development 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh governments are keen on replicating the Karnataka model of skill development training for youth. Each of these states has sought specific information on curating courses specific to their region. In Karnataka, there has been an overwhelming response to the "Kaushalya" the skill development project with 6.94 lakh youth registering themselves online ever since the project was launched this year. The Rajasthan government has evinced interest in starting skill development programmes for youth in renewable energy such as solar power and wind energy, Muralidhar Halappa, chairman, Skill Development Corporation said. Andhra Pradesh has sought information in personality development, while West Bengal is keen on industrial training. Uttar Pradesh is interested in giving thrust to home appliances and automobiles and wants its youth back home to be trained in these sectors, Halappa said. The Karnataka model basically works like this: Those interested (age 18 ...
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Govt's 'universal' health scheme does not cover OPD services 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka government's Arogya Bhagya to be rolled out on November 1, is meant to be a universal health coverage (UHC) scheme, does it not cover out-patient services. The scheme, which brings all programmes under a single umbrella and intends to provide treatment of up to Rs 1.5 lakh to around 1.4 crore households, does not cover diseases like dengue, typhoid, H1N1 and dysentery. "Not all the treatments can be covered under UHC," said Dr Rathan Kelkar, mission director, National Health Mission. He added that primary health centres treat diseases like dengue, chikungunya and typhoid free of cost and people can use the services of more than 1,000 government hospitals instead of turning to private hospitals. Dr C N Manjunath, director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research said that infectious diseases like dengue, pneumonia, jaundice and typhoid constitute around 70% of cases at government hospitals. Depending on the individual, the disease may require a prolonged stay in the ...
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Bengaluru to go vertical with 900 high-rises 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
With land availability shrinking, Bengaluru is embracing vertical development and going the Mumbai way. About 900 high-rise buildings are set to come up in the city, more than the number that came up in the last four years, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) statistics show. Vertical growth became imminent in 2006, when the civic body started issuing Transfer of Development Rights (TDR), granting permission for additional built-up area in return for plot portions taken up for public projects. Four-fifths of the TDRs issued to landowners were transferred to real estate developers. The BDA has also given a push for vertical development in its 2007-15 Comprehensive Development Plan by increasing the floor-area ratio. This allows for the use of more space on a plot for construction. Since last year Vertical development has picked up pace in the past year. Between 2014 and 2017 (numbers available for this year not complete), the civic body granted 706 occupancy certificates to highrises, including ...
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Porter dies as service lift at Big Bazaar develops glitch 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A 40-year-old loader died when a service lift crushed his head following a technical snag on Friday morning, police said. The accident occurred around 9 am at a Big Bazaar outlet in West Bengaluru's GT World Mall, close to the Magadi Road police station. Srinivas was busy loading items into the lift that was to be taken to the upper floors. The lift reached the first floor and stopped. He came out of the lift, closed the grille and put his hands through it to reach the outside switches as those inside were not working. He managed to press the switch to reach the upper floor but his hands got stuck and the lift started moving up. The lift's door frame crushed his head, killing him instantly, police quoted eyewitnesses as saying. Srinivas was a contract loader at Big Bazaar and lived in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, KP Agrahara, with his wife and two sons. Police have opened a case of causing death due to negligence and are investigating as to who is responsible for the tragedy. Srinivas's family cried foul after ...
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Woman assaulted by trio over financial row 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three men barged into the office of a 35-year-old woman who claimed to be a human rights activist and assaulted her on Thursday evening. The victim Mahalakshmi T, a resident of Chollurpalya, has lodged a complaint with the KP Agrahara police. According to the police, the incident took place at Magadi Road near Vijayanagar and the police suspect that the assault was over a financial row. The injured Mahalakshmi said two youths identified as Rohith and Naveen had failed to return the money they had borrowed from her. Whenever she demanded the money back, they threatened to bump her off. On Thursday, around 4 pm, the two, along with another associate, came to her office and attacked her with an iron rod. They warned her that they had the support of a local corporator (Srilatha) who would even bail them out if they committed any crime. After the assault, Mahalakshmi called for an ambulance and got herself admitted to a private hospital. She then informed the police and moved to K C General Hospital for ...
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Woman gangs up with lover to kill alcoholic husband 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A woman and her paramour were arrested on Friday for allegedly killing her husband and dumping his body in a stormwater drain in Kengeri, West Bengaluru, earlier this month. Neela (30) had married 35-year-old Madhusoodhan 10 years ago. The couple were living at Chowdeshwari Nagar near Rajagopalanagar and have an eight-year-girl and a four-year-old son. Madhusoodhan was addicted to alcohol and would quarrel with his wife every day. The marital discord brought Neela closer to Pradeep (32), a neighbour. Madhusoodhan got wind of the affair and started assaulting Neela. Fed up with the torment, she hatched a plan with Pradeep to kill Madhusoodhan. Accordingly, on the night of October 10, they strangled Madhusoodhan, took his body by a Canter to Kengeri and dumped it in a drain there. The body eventually flowed to the Vrushabhavathi River near Bidadi. In an alleged attempt to mislead the police, Neela filed a missing person complaint at the jurisdictional Rajagopalnagar police station. A few days later, ...
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Auto driver fatally stabs man before his brother 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A 25-year-old man was fatally stabbed by an autorickshaw driver after his motorcycle hit the latter's three-wheeler in East Bengaluru's KG Halli on Thursday. Police are investigating whether it was a case of road rage or is there any other motive behind the crime. Syed Yusuf and his brother Syed Hussain were riding home at the time of the incident. Yusuf lost control of the two-wheeler which went on to collide with an autorickshaw. The auto driver, Nadeem, got angry and picked a fight with the brothers. Things got out of hand when Nadeem pulled out a dagger and stabbed them repeatedly. Yusuf died from multiple stab wounds but Hussain escaped with minor injuries. Members of the public rushed to the crime scene and overpowered Nadeem by pinning him down. Nadeem got injured in the melee. One of the passersby called the jurisdictional KG Halli police. Policemen shifted Yusuf's body for post-mortem and moved both Nadeem and Hussain to Nimhans. They will arrest Nadeem on the charge of murder once he recovers. ...
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Faster building plan OK for sites in BDA, BMICAPA layouts 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Soon, getting a building plan approval from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for properties in BDA-approved layouts will be easier, with the newly revamped online system of Building Plan Approval and Management System (BPAMS). Hitherto, one had to visit the BBMP office and follow a manual procedure to get an approved building plan. Although one can upload the plan online for approval, one still has to visit the office to receive the approval from the officials since there is no online gateway. "All these issues are being resolved in the new plan," said H N Raghu, additional director, town planning, BBMP. The software is being upgraded with the help of Softeck Engineers Pvt Ltd. Under the upgraded BPAMS, the civic body has categorised the plan approval system on the basis of risk-based classification: very low risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. So far, there were only three categories, namely low risk, moderate risk and high risk. The addition of another category of very low risk has ...
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Traders face penalties for GST website glitch 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
The government is seeking to penalise small traders for delays caused by a glitch on its goods and services tax portal. The authorities have been slapping a late fee of Rs 5,200 on traders for non-submission of returns for August. "I tried to file my returns within the stipulated deadline, but the GST Network website denied me access," said a trader. His annual turnover is less than Rs 20 lakh, which means he is exempt from tax under the GST regime. He showed DH a screenshot of the error message he encountered on the GST portal. Tax officials aren't sure the problem was caused by a GST website malfunction. "In case the GST Network said 'access denied,' it is possible there was a problem on the customer's server," an official said. The GST Network is not convinced about the complaints either. "I am not ready to buy this argument. When so many people could file their returns, why couldn't some?" Prakash Kumar, CEO, GSTN, told DH. Earlier, the GST Council had exempted traders from any penalty for missing ...
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'Golmaal Again' Is Unbearably Unfunny (Review) 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Film: "Golmaal Again"; Director: Rohit Shetty; Cast: Ajay Devgan, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, plus the usual Golmaal gang; Rating: *1/2
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