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Last updated: May 01 2017 09:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Gold falls after dollar firms on deal to fund U.S. govt 1.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Gold falls after dollar firms on deal to fund U.S. govt
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Two leaves to live: Will Dinakaran's arrest lead to OPS and EPS camps teaming up? 1.5.2017 India Today| NATION
With Dinakaran's arrest, a door opens for reconciliation between the two warring AIADMK factions. But the Sasikala clan still holds a few aces.
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Bescom all set to begin shifting transformers from pavements 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Around 4,000 transformers are located on footpaths across the city
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RDF backlog at six compost plants to be buried in quarry 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
BBMP’s attempts to get cement factories take RDF has met with little success
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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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Post ban, govt plans alternative crops for tobacco growers 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Man kills wife for hiding her first marriage, dumps body in wooded area 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bitten by cobra, ‘Snake’ Nagaraja dies 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Sketchy data on migrant workers draw HC’s ire 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
‘Lack of verification has led to unsafe working conditions, employment of minors’
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Rahul’s msg clear, preference to second rung leaders, youths 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Only MBBS students under govt quota may have to do compulsory rural service 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Polio: 85.77% of kids in state immunised 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A total of 62,94,465 children were administered polio drops on Sunday covering 85.77% of children below five years across the state who ought to be immunised.

Sunday was the first day of the second round of this year's pulse polio campaign. On the first day, children were immunised at designated booths across the state. This will be followed by a three-day house visit in the urban areas and two days in the rural areas.

Minimum compliance was reported from the BBMP limits with just 65.05% children being immunised on day one, as per statistics available with the Department of Health and Family Welfare. At 96.15, Ballari district reported the highest percentage of children covered.
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Apartment dwellers oppose BWSSB's new order on STPs 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
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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New transfer rules irk govt degree college lecturers 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Lecturers of government first grade (degree) colleges in the state have expressed their opposition to the state government's move to compulsorily transfer 4% lecturers who are working in colleges in the A zone. "The rules have been framed unscientifically because of which lecturers who were transferred only two or three years ago are being transferred again to taluk and grameen headquarters. However, lecturers who have been serving for more than 15 years in prominent cities such as Bengaluru and Mysuru are not being transferred," the president of the lecturers' association, Dr H Prakash, said. According to the new rules, based on seniority, lecturers who are serving in A zone have to compulsorily be transferred to colleges in B or C zones. The process of transferring lecturers, librarians, physical education instructors and non-teaching staff has already begun. The lecturers' association has appealed to the higher education minister and senior officials in the Department of Collegiate Education to ...
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People's problems- Debris dumped on road 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
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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Plastic warriors make Johnson Market the next battleground 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizen volunteers from Langford Town and Richmond Town have taken it upon themselves to make Johnson Market — one of the oldest in the city — free from plastic with the shopkeepers' support. The Citizens Welfare Association, Richmond and Langford Town, and Johnson Market Merchants' Association launched a drive against plastic on Sunday. Volunteers were seen educating customers and shopkeepers against plastic and the available alternatives. They explained the ill effects of plastic having thickness of 40 microns and below. Syed Zaheeruddin, the secretary of the market association, said customers continued to use plastic bags for shopping and most of them refused to buy cloth bags offered by shopkeepers because of the cost factor. "A cloth bag costs Rs 10-20 depending on the size. While most of the traders are using alternatives like jute, paper and cotton bags, some still use plastic," he said. He said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had been carrying out drives against plastic ...
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K'taka should take lead in organic production: Nirmala 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The demand and consumption of organic products have increased globally by 10%. India's export of organic products, too, increased by 30% in the last one year but a lot more needs to be done, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. She was speaking at the valedictory function of the three-day-long Organics and Millets 2017 - National Trade Fair. She said the consumption of organic products was 32% in India and 47% in the US. The challenge before the Indian market is to increase aggregation, packaging and processing. The startups of Karnataka should come forward and take up the challenge, she said. "Byadgi chillies and black pepper from Karnataka are in good demand. But there is a need to package them well. There is one unit in Byadgi, but it is not up to the mark. It needs to improve. More and more organic and millet products should be made in Karnataka," she said. Minister for Agriculture Krishna Byre Gowda said the state government would organise an ...
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Govt sets 2-year deadline for initial phase of suburban rail 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The suburban railway project has got yet another push from the state government, which has published the gazette notification and set a two-year deadline for conversion of 15 diesel trains into electric ones and establishment of a maintenance shed. While Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) had suggested that the 440-km project be completed in three phases, the government has split Phase 1 to prioritise a "small subset of activities". A sum of Rs 345 crore has been allocated for the project, with the state bearing 80% of the cost. Of this, Rs 278 crore will be spent on conversion of 15 Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) trains to Mainland Electric Multiple Units (MEMU) and Rs 25 crore on construction of a MEMU maintenance shed at Banaswadi. The government has told the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) to complete Phase 1A by 2019. It has decided to set up a project implementation unit at the DULT, which is responsible for monitoring the project. As per the Centre's suburban rail ...
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Car mows down 70-yr-old bicyclist 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
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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Denied ambulance, father transports boy's body on two-wheeler 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A man was compelled to shift the body of his three-year-old son on his two-wheeler as doctors at the Government Hospital in Anekal reportedly refused to shift the body in an ambulance. But the doctors have denied negligence on their part. Raheem was playing near his house at Anekal on Sunday evening. He was mowed down by a bike when he ran across the main road at 7.30 pm near Karpur Gate. The victim's parents hail from Assam and have settled in Anekal as labourers. Dr Anitha, duty doctor at the Hospital on Sunday night, said: "The boy was dead when he was brought to the hospital around 8 pm. We examined and told the father that he had died half an hour ago. As soon as the news broke, the boy's father grabbed the body and ran away." Hurdle for post-mortem Anitha said the father did not even permit the doctors to conduct a post-mortem and complete formalities. "Doctors should enter details in the death book, besides informing the local police about accident-related deaths. Doctors can arrange the ambulance ...
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