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Meeting discusses city’s traffic issues 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Absence of towing vehicles, allowing one-way traffic on some roads among topics discussed
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MIMS to install surveillance cameras to enhance security 26.4.2017 Hindu: National
The college has a full-fledged 550-bed hospital
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KSPCB holds meet to decide on closure of polluting units 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of a high-level committee of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) held a meeting on Tuesday to prepare the final orders to close down 10 polluting industries around Bellandur lake. The meeting was held after the KSPCB had slapped closure orders on two polluting industries on Monday. "The approval from the board was needed before issuing orders as we do not want any legal hassles," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. He said all the papers were finalised and closure orders will be issued the first thing on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the inspection committee checked 48 water-based industries. "I have sought a detailed report on each of them, including which are the ones complying with the standards and how many are pending closure. Directions have also been issued to intensify the inspection of industries and apartments. People have to cooperate as the officers are following court orders," Lakshman added. Lakshman added that the inspection committee members have also been directed to follow the ...
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BBMP-run Indira canteens in all wards from Aug 15 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that Indira canteens will start functioning from August 15 in all the 198 wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the officials of Finance and Urban Development departments to discuss the canteen project, Siddaramaiah said: "We have decided to hand over the responsibility of managing the canteens to the BBMP. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George to discuss and decide the design of the canteens, logo and related details." Mayor G Padmavathi, Deputy Mayor Ananda M, BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, Food and Civil Supplies minister U T Khader and Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain will be part of the committee, he said. The canteens will come up on 500 sq ft of space at each of the wards and built at a cost of Rs 7.50 lakh. The total cost of the project is Rs 15 crore and the canteens will be constructed by ...
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State wants restaurants to display service charge rule 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Hotels and restaurants in Karnataka will soon have to display boards saying 'service charge' is voluntary. They can't add the charge in their bills either. Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader told a press conference on Tuesday the government was acting on guidelines issued recently by the Centre. Service charge, a term used by restaurants for 'tips,' should remain voluntary, the Centre has said. Khader said he would meet the hotel owners' association and issue a notification soon. Hotels and restaurants cannot deny entry to consumers who refuse to pay service charge. Consumers who find violations can file complaints with the consumer courts, he said. Many restaurants collect 6 to 8% of the bill as service charge, with consumers remaining unaware that they are paying tips. Food inspectors and legal metrology officials will conduct random inspections, Khader said. The Centre has issued an advisory to all states, including Karnataka, to educate people on the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act ...
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Story of execution of state's martyrs to be made a book 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Termed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of Karnataka, the execution of 9 of the 19 freedom fighters by the British government, which was never part of the state's history, will now be available in book format. The book titled 'The Unsung Freedom' will be published shorty by the Karnataka State Archives Department as part of digitisation of historical documents, KADayananda, director, Archives Department, told reporters on Tuesday. The department has taken up digitisation of old documents pertaining to the state on a massive scale. The Archives Department has launched a web portal (http://archives.kannadasiri.co.in) for easy access to historical records of the state at the click of a mouse. Karnataka is the only state in the country to digitise historical documents to help research scholars, students and the public. Nonagenarian Konana Channabasappa recently shared the 50-page judgement copy of the Madras Court during the colonial period about the capital punishment given to 19 freedom fighters. The ...
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No info from Centre on beacon ban: CM 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears to be uncomfortable talking about the Centre's recent decision to do away with red beacon lights for all ministers, bureaucrats and jugdes. "Why are you after red beacon?" he retorted on Tuesday when reporters sought to know whether he has got the red beacon removed from his vehicle. When his attention was drawn to the missing beacon on his official vehicle, he said: "We have not received any notification from the Centre yet. We will look into it and take appropriate measures after the notification is received." Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader, who still has a red beacon on his official vehicle, said he does not have powers to order its removal. "I am not the owner of the vehicle. It is given by the government. Hence, the government will take a decision on removing the beacon." Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Water Resources Minister M B Patil had, however, welcomed the Centre's decision. Some of the ministers, including Reddy and Agriculture ...
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BJP, Bajrang Dal leaders meet CM over Bababudangiri row 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Adelegation comprising BJPand Bajrang Dal leaders along with seers of several mutts met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Tuesday and sought a permanent solution to the Bababudangiri dispute. The Supreme Court's deadline set for the Karnataka government to decide the title claims over the disputed cave shrine, Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swami Dargah, atop Bababudangiri in Chikkamagaluru district ends on May 9. The delegation, led by Chikkamagaluru MLACTRavi told the chief minister that according to the revenue department and muzrai records, the Datta Peetha and the dargah are located at different places and both Hindus and Muslims be allowed to offer prayers separately. Seeking to prevent the dispute from being politicised, they wanted all stakeholders to be given an ample opportunity to furnish their opinion. They also sought appointment of priests to offer pooja to the "Padukas"and "Nandadeepa"at the shrine on a daily basis. The shrine has a long history of litigations. In 1978, the property ...
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An emotional tribute 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Holocaust has gone down as one of the most horrendous events in history, reiterating the phrase 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' In an effort to enlighten people about the massive torture by Nazi Germany and the show of humanity by a few citizens, the Consulate General of Israel and the Consulate General of Japan in Bengaluru joined hands to organise a 'Holocaust Memorial Event' at Alliance Francaise recently. The highlight of the event was the screening of 'Sugihara Chiune' (Persona Non Grata), a film on Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara revered for defying his own government and rescuing thousands of refugees fleeing Nazi Germany during World War II by issuing scores of life-saving transit visas through Japan. Yael Hashavit, Consul General of Israel in Bengaluru, said, "The holocaust was a horrific event in the history of mankind. Our duty is to commemorate and remember those who died and those who survived the atrocity. There are quite a few genocides in history ...
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The perfect blend 25.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
They say all you need is love and a cup of coffee. And coffee fans who can't kickstart their day without a mug of this steaming, hot drink will vouch for the magic-like properties of this beverage that seems like a liquid hug to your brain. Which is why a great expresso-flavoured cheer went up in the air when India Post recently launched new coffee scented stamps in Bengaluru. Priced at Rs 100, this is the fourth fragrant stamp that India Post has issued, adding to its collection of sandalwood, rose and jasmine. "This is a wonderful initiative by the government. The stamp will be a wonderful collector's item; a true treasure for any philatelist as well as coffee lovers because after all, who doesn't love the heady aroma of a good brew?" says Mihika Mavinkurve, a nutritionist. She adds, "I hope the launch of diverse and unique stamps like these will also help in reviving the lost charm of sending letters and postcards through the good old postal system." The commemorative stamp celebrates coffee in its ...
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UBHL shares have been attached, can't be sold, ED tells HC 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Enforcement Directorate (ED)on Tuesday informed the High Court of Karnataka that they cannot permit selling of United Breweries (Holdings) Limited (UBHL) shares as they have already attached the shares. The ED counsel made a written submission to the court that if the attached shares of UBHL have to be sold, then the shares have to be detached from ED. In a previous hearing, UBHL had informed the court that they are ready to sell the company shares to repay loans to the banks. The consortium of banks had opposed this and said that the UBHL has already been attached by the ED and the shares cannot be sold. UBHL has filed original side appeal (OSA) challenging the single bench order which had directed winding up of UBHL for its inability to repay international companies and consortium of banks. UBHL has contended that they have no obligation to make any payments as they were only the principal guarantor. The lenders have filed a case against UBHL, seeking their dues from the now defunct Kingfisher ...
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Govt to tap underground hydro resources 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government is looking at a project to extract water from underground rivers by going in for deep subterranean exploration. The project titled 'Pathalaganga'has been proposed by the RuralDevelopment and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Department in association with the India unit of US-based company WaterQuest Hydroresources Management. The move comes at a time when several parts of the state are reeling under severe drinking water crisis due the prevailing drought. The company has proposed to locate underground hydrological resources hundreds of feet below the ground level and use its deep drilling expertise to extract water. It has proposed to set up 10 such units at different locations in the state. Each unit will be set up at a cost of Rs 12.48 crore. A source in RDPR Department said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given approval for the project and it is likely to be placed before the Cabinet soon. It is stated to be the first-of-its-kind project in the country. The government is planning to introduce ...
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Woman claims cab driver and friends raped her 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A woman in her early thirties has lodged a complaint stating that she was gang-raped by a cab driver and his friends while she was returning home on March 30. The victim, a native of Uttar Pradesh, lodged the complaint with the Koramangala police on April 11. She had come to Bengaluru recently, looking for a job, the police said. The victim, through her friend, alleged that the gang of four including the driver had offered to drop her home late in the night. They abducted her, drove her around the city and raped her, taking turns, in a moving car on the night of March 30. The police who took up the case immediately, carried out investigations and found several loopholes in the case. They said the allegations by the woman were not genuine.When her family members got to know about the police complaint, they denied her allegations and requested the police to drop the complaint. They took her back to their native place. The Koramangala police who carried out investigations for nearly a fortnight found that ...
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Parents cry foul over son's death 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Chandra Layout police have registered a case of suspicious unnatural death of a 38-year-old man whose parents cried foul after the mans wife took his body to their native place in Mandya for performing last rites on Monday.

The victim, Jagadish, had died in his sleep on Sunday, his wife Savithri told the police.

Both Jagadish and Savithri are garment factory employees and are residing at Nayandahalli for the last eight years, the police said.

Savithri found that Jagadish did not wake up from his sleep on Sunday night and realised that he was dead. She took his body to Keragodu in Mandya where his parents live. His parents noticed some injury marks on their son's neck. They questioned Savithiri and when she had no convincing answers, they informed the police. Jagadishs body was brought back to Bengaluru for postmortem and a case of suspicious unnatural death was registered.
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Police arrest four, seize Rs 1 crore in banned notes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The police have arrested four people on the charge of attempting to exchange demonetised notes worth Rs 1 crore in Ashokanagar.

The arrested are Lakshmipathi, Kantharaju, Bayyappa Reddy and Shyam. The police seized demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations and four cellphones from them.

The suspects had struck a deal with a certain Rajiv Gupta. The deal was that Gupta should pay new notes worth 60% the value of the banned notes. As per the agreement, the four were waiting inside a Toyota Fortuner car with cash near a Nandini milk parlour opposite Mayo Hall. The police raided the vehicle and detained them. However, Gupta did not turn up. The police are on the lookout for Gupta and are questioning the suspects to ascertain the source of money.
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Fast food chains, malls told to instal water purifiers 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
It is now mandatory for all eateries, including multinational restaurants, fast food chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), McDonald's, shopping malls and multiplexes to provide pure drinking water to their customers. All eating joints and restaurants including coffee shops such as Barista Coffee, Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day in Bengaluru have been asked to compulsorily instal water purifiers. Bengaluru Urban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Form (DCDRF) recently issued an order in this regard to multinational eating outlets refusing to serve drinking water and to malls that provide tap water, to uphold consumers' rights. PVSinger, president, DCDRF and M Yashodhamma and PKShantha, the members, heard a petition by Sudha Katwa, a social activist from Jalahalli against KFC and chief health officer, BBMP and passed the order. KFC has been directed to pay Re 1 compensation which Katwa had sought in her petition, besides litigation cost of Rs 5,000. Katwa had gone to KFC in Big Bazaar Mall, Yeshwantpur on ...
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Elders helpline now round-the-clock 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Now, help is available round the clock for the city's elders in distress. The Elders Helpline 1090 which was set up by the Bengaluru city police and Nightingales Medical Trust is extending its services 24/7. So far, the services were only available from 8 am to 8 pm. "Most elders face some form of physical and emotional abuse and they are also becoming easy targets for crimes. A lot of elders have been requesting us to provide help at night as they feel most vulnerable during this time. Also, there are a lot of cases related to elders getting lost, physical and emotional abuse, being abandoned by family, etc. They believe having a support system at night will help them get immediate assistance and makes them feel secure. Hence, we decided to extend our services round the clock," said Dr Radha Murthy, who was instrumental in founding the helpline. "We have had a great response for the helpline as elders in distress feel secure and know help is at hand. We receive over 1,500 calls a month and around 20-30 ...
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Stranger cons jeweller of 1 kg gold, gives him colour xerox notes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
An unidentified man on Monday night duped a city-based jeweller of one kg gold by giving him a bag containing Rs 33 lakh that had only colour xerox photocopies of Rs 2,000 notes. The victim Dinesh Kumar told the police that a stranger contacted him over phone and introduced himself as his brothers friend and a resident of Tamil Nadu. He told Kumar that he was looking forward to buy gold in bulk as Akshaya Tritiya was nearing and, struck a deal for one kg of gold for Rs 33 lakh. On Monday, the man called Kumar and told him that they would meet at a different place and not at his jewellery shop on Nagarathpet Road and, Kumar agreed. At around 11 pm, the man arrived on a two-wheeler with a bag and met Kumar near the Shikshkara Sadana on Kempegowda Road, towards Mysore Bank Circle. Both exchanged bags, checked the contents, spoke for a brief while and left the place. When Kumar returned to his shop and checked the bag, he found that all the Rs 2,000 notes were colour photocopies. He then approached the ...
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Two from TN held, 2 kg gold seized 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Two jewellery businessmen from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu were arrested by the railway police here on Tuesday for smuggling gold by train.

The police recovered over two kg gold ornaments worth Rs 24 lakh from the arrested SVenkatesh (50) and MPandiyan (30).

"The police acted on definite leads and were waiting at the Cantonment railway station.The suspects got down at 5.30 am from a train and were carrying ornaments in two bags," Prasad, Police Inspector, Cantonment Railway police station, told DH.

The police detained them for questioning and checked their baggage. The suspects did not have necessary documents. They wanted to sell the gold by avoiding taxes to earn more money in the wake of Akshaya Tritiya festival.
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'Lake revival sans idea of boundary futile' 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Work has been initiated for the revival of Bellandur lake, but without even knowing its actual boundary. Revenue records show the lake was spread over more than 1,000 acres, whereas about 250 acres has been encroached upon. Thus, the lake area is reduced to about 750 acres. The stormwater drains at the waste weir of the lake at Amanikere Kodi have also shrunk drastically. Following public outcry against the rampant encroachment of lakes, the Assembly committee on lake encroachment headed by Speaker K B Koliwad was constituted. The revenue officers of Bengaluru district said unless the Koliwad committee submits its report to the government and the latter, in turn, gives the revenue department a clear-cut direction, the demarcation of boundary of Bellandur lake will not take place. "There are encroachments of Bellandur lake and most of them are residential buildings. We are waiting for directions as we cannot arbitrarily go on a demolition spree," said a revenue officer. The deputy commissioner of ...
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