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Man strangles wife in car, goes to TV channel's office to confess 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
A man strangled his wife of 15 years with her own dupatta in his car in Basavanagudi and then went to the office of a Kannada news channel to "announce" her death on Thursday. Police said Nagaraj, 38, who works as an electrician, killed his wife, Jyothi, 28, as he suspected her fidelity and because she was causing him financial problems. The murder story unfolded like the plot of a Kannada potboiler. Nagaraj, a resident of Chamarajpet, had married Jyothi about 15 years ago. The couple have three children. Jyothi stayed at home, running a chit business. Their relationship soured when Jyothi borrowed money from various people and, in the process, got close to a man. To repay the lenders, she gave them her husband's blank cheques without keeping him in the loop. The cheques bounced. When Nagaraj learnt about that, he got furious, a police officer said. Their relationship strained further when Nagaraj spotted his wife moving with a man. He warned her to stop the affair but to his shock, she ditched him and ...
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Drug user hangs himself at Nimhans 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
A 28-year-old man, who was undergoing treatment for drug abuse at the Nimhans de-addiction centre, hanged himself from a window grill inside a room in the ward, the police said.

The deceased Vijay Kumar, a labourer and resident of Marathalli, was addicted to drugs. He was admitted to Nimhans a month ago as he was suffering from a mental disorder and was shifted to the de-addiction centre on August 24.

The hospital staff found his body hanging inside the room around 4.30 am on Wednesday, said the police.

In a complaint to the Siddapura police, Kumar's mother Dhanalakshmi said that his son had committed suicide due to the negligence of the hospital staff and sought action against them.
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'Submit report on misuse of CA sites' 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Upalokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi has directed the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to submit a report by September 20 on the civic amenity (CA) sites and open spaces in private layouts. This follows a complaint that BDA had failed to take action against private developers for failing to transfer such open sites to BDA. Saidatta, the complainant, said that such open spaces or CA sites will have to be transferred to BDA as per Section 232 of the BDA Act. The complaint stated that open spaces, CA sites and sites earmarked for parks in private layouts are encroached upon by private persons and are being used for commercial purpose. In most of the layouts, such sites have vanished because of BDA's negligence. The BDA officials are hand in glove with private developers and private persons have caused huge loss to the public exchequer, the complaint said. "The complainant has obtained certain information under the Right to Information Act. According to this, at Dollars Colony in JP Nagar, the park area ...
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'Trash cleared, potholes filled for clean B'luru look' 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Karnataka is going into overdrive to present a cleaner and greener image of Bengaluru when it hosts the 38th edition of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) during September 6-8. Seven committees led by top officials will ensure Bengaluru's "best picture" is presented to PATA delegates. Tourism Minister R V Deshpande on Thursday insisted the government was giving Bengaluru a "makeover" in the run-up to the prestigious event which it would host for the first time. "We bid Rs 1.8 crore to bring PATA to Bengaluru. We want those coming to see only a clean and green Bengaluru," he said. The minister acknowledged that garbage was still a problem in Bengaluru, but said that the situation had "improved". "Potholes are being taken care of. We want the PATA meeting to be the best so that more such events happen as they boost tourism revenue and create jobs." The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), transport, traffic police, infrastructure, home and fire ...
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HC seeks objections 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Thursday directed the State to file objections to a petition filed by Smaat India Private Limited seeking directions to provide water and power supply to the defluoridation units at 400 villages in five districts.

The petitioner stated that the government set up these units at the cost of Rs 70 crore on a cost-sharing basis. The State sanctioned Rs 25 crore while the company invested Rs 45 crore. The units were set up in Davangere, Mandya, Vijayapura, Tumakuru and Chitradurga districts.

The petitioner contended that the government has failed to provide water and electricity supply to these units for the past two years. As per the terms of the agreement, if the government fails to provide the facilities to run the plant, then the plant would remain with the private company. Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan directed the State government to file their objection and adjourned the hearing till Sept 2, 2015.


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HC notice to govt, BBMP 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Thursday ordered notice to the State government, the BBMP and the BDA in a petition challenging the conversion of the CA sites into residential plots by a housing society.

The petitioner A Seetharamiah, president of Talakaverynagara Nivasigala Kshemabhivridhi Sangha, has questioned the conversion of land meant for parks and civic amenities (CA) sites into residential plots by the Talakaverynagara Gruha Nirmana Sahakara Sangha.

The petitioner has contended that two parks and two CA sites have been converted into residential sites and sold with the help of the BBMP. The petitioner sought directions from the court to retain these areas for the designated purpose. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice B V Nagarathna ordered notice and adjourned the hearing.

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None attends public hearing on Penukonda tragedy 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
No member of the public turned up for the hearing held by the Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) on Thursday, with regard to the accident involving the Bengaluru-Nanded train, which was hit by a granite-laden lorry on Monday. Railways officials said that not a single witness from the public presented himself before the CRS and now, anyone having information pertaining to the accident can write to the CRS or fax him. The accident occurred near the Penukonda Junction in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, claiming five lives, including that of MLA Venkatesh Naik and a railway employee. As part of the enquiry, a public notice had been issued by the CRS, requesting people to provide any information they have about the incident. Statements of the government officials concerned and railway employees related to the incident, including staff posted at the level crossing, station master and locomotive pilots, were recorded on Thursday. S KMittal, the CRS, said that the next step would be to submit a ...
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Bus services likely to be hit on September 2 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Bus services in the State are likely to be hit on September 2 with the staff of the Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) deciding to take part in a nationwide strike of state transport corporations. The strike has been called by the central trade unions and several other state transport corporations to protest against the Road Safety Bill 2014. Even though the officials of the transport utilities are hopeful of convincing the unions to call off the strike, they are not ruling out the inconvenience which would be caused to commuters even if some the staffers refuse to toe the line. General secretary of the KSRTC Staff and Workers' Federation, H V Ananthasubba Rao, said that as part of the strike, a large number of transport corporation workers will gather at the Town Hall in Bengaluru at 11 am on September 2 to protest against the Bill. The demands of the federation include minimum wage of Rs 15,000 per month, non-violation of labour ...
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Power crisis in State linked to weak transmission lines 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Union Minister of State for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, on Thursday said the Centre had not been able to bail out Karnataka from power crisis because of constraints in its transmission lines. Addressing reporters after chairing a review meeting with Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and senior department officials, he said the Centre was ready to supply more power to the State, but Karnataka did not have adequate capacity of transmission lines within the State. There is also a need to increase the capacity of transmission corridors in the entire southern region, he said. "The country has surplus power now. And power is available at very competitive prices. I have urged the State to expand its transmission capacity so that it can also buy power at cheaper prices, he stated, adding that increasing the capacity was a long-term work and required a minimum of four to five years. The State currently has about 6,400 mega watts (MW) of power available against the total ...
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Yettinahole comes at a big green cost, offers little: Activists 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
A total of 400 acres of forest area will be either destroyed or damaged in the 60-km area lying between Hiridanahalli (where the first weir for Yettinahole project is coming up at Hongadahalla) and Haravanahalli (where 8th and last weir is coming up at Doddanaagara) in Sakleshpur, says Dinesh Holla, convenor of Sahyadri Samrakshana Sanchaya (SSS). This excludes the 800-km water pipeline to Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and parts of Bengaluru. Of the 800-km pipeline, the distance between Doddanaagara and Devarayanadurga (near Tumakuru) is 270 km, through which water is proposed to be supplied via open channel. Distribution pipelines form the remaining length. The Pushpagiri forest range (a World Heritage Site) is not too far from the project site. Till date there has been no gazette notification, social impact study or public hearing, a must for mega projects. The entire project (the total cost may cross Rs 20,000 crore) which may cause irreparable damage to Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot, has ...
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Exclusive minister for B'luru not viable, says Reddy 27.8.2015 deccanherald.com
Transport minister and senior Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy on Thursday said that he saw no merit in Chief Minister Siddaramaiahs plans to have a minister exclusively for Bengaluru development. Speaking to reporters here, he said since Chief Minister holds the crucial finance portfolio, it would be in the interest of Bengaluru if he keeps Bengaluru development portfolio with him. There is no need for a separate minister for Bengaluru development, he added. Reddy is also Bengaluru in-charge minister. If the Chief Minister implements his plan, Reddy is likely to be stripped of his responsibility as Bengaluru in-charge minister. In case he is allocated Bengaluru development, then he may stand to lose the transport portfolio. Siddaramaiah had announced his plan to have an exclusive minister for Bengaluru before the just concluded Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) election. Even after the debacle in the polls, he reiterated that there is no change in his plans. R Roshan Baig, who is currently ...
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Controversial GSAT-6 satellite up in space 27.8.2015 All News-IANS Stories
India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6, which was once embroiled in controversy, is finally up in space after a textbook launch from here on Thursday.
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Controversial GSAT-6 satellite up in space 27.8.2015 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 27 : India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6, which was once embroiled in controversy, is finally up in space after a textbook launch from here on Thursday.
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Skyrocketing home price hindering genuine buyers: RBI 27.8.2015 New Kerala: Business India
Mumbai, Aug 27 : Genuine home buyers have moved away from the housing market due to higher prices and investors stayed away due to the weakening state of the economy, said Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) annual report 2014-15 released on Thursday.
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A slice of colonial, green Bengaluru 27.8.2015 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A curious mix of the old and the new, Frazer Town is colonial and modern at the same time. Given its healthy real estate growth and proximity to the City centre, the demand is expected to grow in time, writes Bindu Gopal Rao Characterised by its rich colonial heritage, visible in many of its bungalows and ancestral homes, Frazer Town was established in the pre-independence era. Also known as Pulikeshinagar by the BBMP, Frazer Town is located just four km away from the Central Business District (CBD) and has witnessed most of its real estate activity in traditional retail and residential developments. However, as Bengaluru grew and expanded as a city, Frazer Town's residential market saw the development of many independent houses. "By the wake of the new millennium, it began to see the arrival of a few apartment projects. However, the limited availability of land for development in this location restricts large volume of new real estate development activity. That said, the prospects for real estate ...
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Coal block allocation 4th round; formalities in last stage 27.8.2015 DNA: Mumbai
Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the process and formalities of the fourth round of coal block auctions are in the last stage. "The central government is preparing for the fourth round of coal auctions. The process and formalities of the coal bloc blocks are at the last stage," he told reporters after meeting officials of state Energy department and Energy Minister D K Shivakumar here. The first three rounds of coal block auctions had fetched state governments Rs 3 lakh crore spread over 30 years. Goyal said the central government had given coal block to Karnataka to continue supplies to its power plants, despite objections from Maharashtra. "In the first round of coal block auctions, six critical coal blocks were all alloted to Karnataka, despite a lot of objection from Maharashtra," he said. However, Goyal said Maharashtra can submit an application in the next round for consideration. Asked if it is right for WTO raising concerns about foreign and domestic investments in solar ...
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The Hindu Theatre Fest 27.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
The Hindu Theatre Fest
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Kharge seeks PM’s intervention in Kalasa-Banduri Nala row 27.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Kharge seeks PM’s intervention in Kalasa-Banduri Nala row
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Special buses for Onam 27.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Special buses for Onam
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Newsmaker: R Ashoka 27.8.2015 All Specials Stories
Ashoka doesn't hide his ambitions to become the chief minister one day and often calls himself 'Samrat Ashoka'
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