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Motorcyclists assault cop in plain clothes 20.2.2017
In a case of road rage, a police constable was assaulted by motorists in Banaswadi on Sunday.

The constable, identified as Basavaraju Ipparagi, a driver of a Hoysala patrol vehicle attached to Pulakeshinagar police station, has lodged a complaint with Banaswadi police.

The incident took place around 4.30 pm on Tank Bund Road in Lingarajapuram, when he was returning home in plain clothes, on his motorcycle.

An argument ensued between Ipparagi and three motorcyclists from the same area when the former was not given 'enough space to pass through. In the melee the three assaulted Basavaraju. He has also complained that his mobile phone and a gold chain went missing during the incident, police said.

Police sources also claimed that Basavaraju knew those who assaulted him. Banaswadi police have registered a case.
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Forest dept seeks Rs 406-cr allocation in state budget 20.2.2017
The forest, ecology and environment department has placed a proposal for allocation of Rs 406.75 crore before the state government at its pre-budget meeting. This is less than last year's Rs 498 crore. A forest department official on condition of anonymity told DH that the demands have been cut owing to the financial burden on the state. Also, this year, there is no proposal to declare any forest as reserve or sanctuary. 50 tree parks The department has proposed to create 50 tree parks in the city and state, create sandalwood estates and encourage farmers to grow the state tree. The department has also proposed to build 100 ponds and solar-powered borewells in wildlife areas, work on which has already begun in Bandipur and Nagarahole tiger reserves. The forest department is concentrating in Jogimatti, where there is severe power crisis. The department has also planned to create a nursery society to raise funds to grow and distribute saplings across the state. While the department wants to set it up with ...
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BDA pledges plots to borrow Rs 573 cr to return initial deposits 20.2.2017
Cash-strapped Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) has pledged more than 425 plots as collateral to borrow Rs 573 crore from various banks. The BDA collected Rs 717 crore through initial deposits with the applications for sites in Kempegowda Layout Phase 1. However, it has used the money for other purposes. When it had to return the initial deposit to 26,370 applicants who did not get plots, the BDA sought loan. According to information obtained by social worker Saidatta under RTI, the BDA borrowed Rs 250 crore from Canara Bank branch near central office, Rs 73.73 crore from SBMs MG Road branch, Rs 48 crore from Corporation Bank. Apart from this, the authority has got Rs 200 crore of the Rs 400 crore loan sanctioned for layout development from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco). For the loan from Canara Bank, it pledged 174 sites, including 150 corner sites, in Visveswaraya Layout. Similarly, it has pledged over 100 sites to Corporation Bank and 150 sites to SBM. Responding to ...
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Close down BBMP if you can't act against erring officials: HC to Palike chief 20.2.2017
The High Court of Karnataka on Monday wondered whether any BBMP commissioner in the last five years had gathered courage to suspend subordinates for dereliction of duty. Censuring BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, who was present before the court for a hearing, Justice Raghvendra S Chauhan said that if the Palike chief was unable to take action against erring officials, it was better to close down the civic body. The commissioner disagreed and submitted that action had been taken against non-performing officials and criminal procedures started in works related to stormwater drains. The judge was hearing a petition filed by Palladium Constructions Pvt Ltd against the BBMP for not granting it partial occupancy certificate. Justice Chauhan asked why the commissioner didn't take stringent action against officials who failed to do their duty. He said there was no need of officials who sit and get paid but do not discharge their duty. He condemned the way the BBMP is carrying out eviction drives without ...
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Pumped storage power plant planned in Sharavathi 20.2.2017
To overcome the power crisis, the Energy department has chalked out a plan to create a 1,200-MW pumped storage plant in Sharavathi, Shivamogga district. The government has already issued orders for the Rs 5,000-crore project that can ensure power for a full season. The Energy department will soon appoint consultants to work out the details of the project, P Ravi Kumar, additional chief secretary of the department, told DH. He said this will be a first-of-its-kind project in Karnataka and the idea has been drawn from Kadamparai Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Power Plant in Malaiyandipattanam, Tamil Nadu, and Purulia Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Project, West Bengal. The idea of pump storage is to use the excess energy. At present, the state has excess energy because of which generating units like the Ballari Thermal Power Corporation's third unit, Raichur Thermal Power Station's two units and one unit of Udupi Power Corporation Limited have been shut down. There are also times when there is shortage ...
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Woman held for hitting man on his private parts 20.2.2017
A woman working at a mobile phone service store tried to murder a vegetable vendor by hitting him on his private parts over a petty issue at Geddalahalli in Sanjaynagar on Monday. The suspect, Nagashree (35), is a resident of Geddalahalli in Sanjaynagar. She is known for creating ruckus in the area and assaulting residents over petty issues, the police said. She had stripped a woman constable when the constable had gone to her house to detain her in a case in 2013. There are seven cases against Nagashree, including assaulting workers at hotels and cloth stores. Nagashree picked a fight with Gangadhar (40), a roadside vegetable vendor at Geddalahalli on Sunday as he was selling vegetables on the pavement. She lodged a complaint against him with the RTNagar traffic police for blocking the pavement. The police detained him and let him off after giving him a stern warning, said the police. She saw him selling vegetables at the same place on Monday and yelled at him, but he ignored her since he knew she ...
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State co-ordinating to bring back body of Koppal man 20.2.2017
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the state government was coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs to bring home the body of Syed Farooq Basha, who was shot dead by rebel fighters in South Sudan. Basha, who hails from Gangavati in Koppal district, was employed with Omaski Sai Infrastructure, which is involved in drilling wells in South Sudan. "My heartfelt condolences to the family of Basha - one of our own from Karnataka," Siddaramaiah stated on his twitter handle @CMofKarnataka. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday directed the Indian High Commission in South Sudan to help the family of Basha in bringing his body back to India. "Indian High Commissioner in South Sudan — Plz contact the bereaved family and help them," Swaraj tweeted in response to an appeal for help by Basha's cousin. Syed Ejaz Hussain had sought Swaraj's help in bringing back Basha's body to India. Swaraj also tweeted the response of the Indian High Commissioner, saying that the embassy had spoken ...
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RWAs launch petition against zoning violations in residential areas 20.2.2017
In the wake of rampant commercial activities in residential zones, around 20 resident welfare associations (RWAs) have started an online petition to bring the issue to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's notice. Bengaluru Residents' Associations' Confederation Ensemble (BRACE), a registered society comprising RWAs and Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), initiated the petition on Monday morning and over 150 citizens signed the petition within hours of its launch. The RWAs aim to pressure the civic agency to take strict action against owners of commercial buildings operating in residential zones and gather a large number of supporters through this social initiative. President of the Indiranagar I Stage RWA, Sneha Nandihal, emphasised that though violators were issued public notices by the BBMP and were asked to shut down on their own, they have not complied with the orders. She said: "Indiranagar has numerous such structures and most of them are illegal." According to the Karnataka High Court order of January ...
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Rs 25 lakh compensation for dead forest guard's family 20.2.2017
Bandipur Tiger Conservation Foundation will give Rs 25 lakh compensation to the family of forest guard Murigeppa who died while trying to douse a forest fire at Bandipur National Park.

Disclosing this to reporters after attending the State Wildlife Board meeting on Monday, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Ramanath Rai said directions have been issued to conduct a detailed enquiry into the cause of forest fire and submit a report.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is learnt to have pulled up the Forest department officials in the Board meeting for not dousing the forest fire immediately.

"What are you (forest officials) doing when the forest is getting burnt in four different places? How can such a thing happen? We in the government will be held responsible for the death of the forest guard. We are answerable to people," an upset chief minister asked the officials.
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Congman 'took sexual favours from teacher desperate for transfer' 20.2.2017
A Congress leader, who unsuccessfully contested the last Assembly election from CV Raman Nagar, is accused of taking sexual favours from a high school teacher in Chikkamagaluru who was desperate for transfer to Bengaluru. P Ramesh, believed to be close to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, reportedly got intimate with the woman on several occasions at a five-star hotel in the city. The teacher claimed that she approached the police, but her complaint was not entertained on the grounds that the sexual activity took place by mutual consent. Left with no other option, she approached a Kannada channel on Monday and narrated what had happened. According to her, she first met Ramesh at a job fair organised by him in CV Raman Nagar in 2013. She requested him to facilitate her transfer from Chikkamagaluru to a school in Domlur. The two exchanged phone numbers and remained in regular touch, she said. Ramesh asked her to meet him in his Bengaluru office. When she came for the appointment, he reportedly asked sexual ...
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JD(S) will jolt Cong, BJP at polls, says Ali 20.2.2017
Bengaluru, dhns: JD(S) general secretary Danish Ali said his party would give a major jolt to the Congress and the BJP in the next Assembly elections in Karnataka.

Addressing the media in Bengaluru on Monday, Ali said the BJP regime under Yeddyurappa was the most corrupt in the country.

People of Karnataka would teach the two national parties a lesson while the JD(S), under the leadership of HDKumaraswamy, would come to power, he said.

Ali said Modi has defended the scrapping of high denomination notes. But so far, there is no clarity on the seizure of black money and where the money has been deposited, he said.

The JD(S) leader said party president HDDeve Gowda ought to have been provided with Z Plus security. Instead, just two aged police constables have been posted as security personnel, he said. The security vehicle too is old, Kumaraswamy said, and added that the Centre and state should look into this.
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Civic work details now on BBMP website 20.2.2017
Are you curious about civil works being undertaken by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)? The information will now be just a click away. The civic body has started publishing details of Nagarotthana scheme works on To begin with, the BBMP has uploaded details of Rs 176 crore worth of works on drains, roads, parks and playgrounds it will undertake in the southern zone. It has published such details as nature of work, names and photographs of areas and Google maps showing the work areas. BBMP Chief Engineer (South Zone) S Prabhakar said tenders for the civil works would be invited next month. The move will help people track the progress of works till the end, he added. Speaking to DH, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said details of works in all the zones would be published on the website. The southern zone has 44 wards spread over the Assembly constituencies of Jayanagar, BTM Layout, Padmanabhanagar, Basavanagudi, Chickpet and Vijayanagar. The state government has ...
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'Air hostess' alleges molestation, cops see 'chain-snatching bid' 20.2.2017
Awoman said to be an air hostess with Jet Airways was reportedly molested by a motorcyclist when she was walking back from a fast food restaurant along with a friend in HRBR Layout, east Bengaluru. The 22-year-old woman and her friend had decided to take a walk after eating at '99 Dose' restaurant on the night of February 12, 2017. Around 10 pm, as they reached 3rd 'A' Main, 4th 'B' Cross, a man wearing a full-face helmet rode on a bike and brushed against her. The man pulled at her top and tried to molest her. Before she and her friend could react, he rode off. They raised an alarm and called the police. A Hoysala patrol car also arrived but it was too late. Police tried to persuade the woman and her friend to lodge a complaint immediately, but they chose to leave the place. She filed the complaint on February 14. "We have registered a case under IPCSection 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and are checking the CCTV footage," a senior police officer said. DCP ...
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DC tells govt officials not to mix work with personal life 20.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said, government employees should never mix or allow work stress and personal problems affect each other. He was delivering a valedictory speech at a training programme on transformational leadership for senior government officials of Mysuru district, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the district administration, at a private hotel here recently. The programme was sponsored by Automotive Axles and Meritor India. "Everyone faces trouble and pressure, both at home and work. Also, pressure is more on government officials, in particular, due to various obstacles. However, unlike employees associated with the private sector, who are motivated and re-oriented on several occasions, government officials are often left neglected, and are left to fend for themselves, which is unfortunate," he said. He called upon the officials to make use of their leaves instead of working endlessly as it affects one's productivity and state of mind. "Sadly, ...
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Govt could invoke amended Act to renew mining lease of dubious firm 20.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Department of Mines and Geology seems to be taking cover behind the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, to renew the lease of the controversial Sri Kumaraswamy Mineral Exports Pvt Ltd (SKME). The SKME, which was given mining lease in Yeshwantnagar, Ballari district, is accused of extracting minerals in a reserve forest. While the original sketch of the lease is missing in the entire proceeding files, the department is going ahead with 'deemed extension' by invoking section 8A of the Act. In 2013, the Lokayukta had passed an order, recommending departmental enquiry against 13 former directors who served in the Mines and Geology Department between November 1986 and May 2010 for facilitating illegal mining by the SKME. The Lokayukta also ordered the government to initiate criminal proceedings against the company and recover Rs 86 crore in royalties. The SKME challenged the order on the grounds that the Lokayukta had no jurisdiction to enquire into the matter. The ...
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Man booked for attempt to molest Bengaluru air hostess 20.2.2017 DNA: India
A man has been booked for allegedly attempting to molest an air hostess in Bengaluru recently, police said on Monday. The incident occurred on February 12 when the air hostess was walking towards her home with her friend after dinner at a nearby hotel around 10 PM in HSR Layout locality, they said. The biker wearing a helmet, approached and tried to molest her during which her dress was torn. As both the women raised an alarm, people from nearby houses came out, following which the man sped away, they said. Police said they have registered a case based on the complaint received from the woman on February 14 and efforts were on to nab the culprit. The incident comes to light amid the shocking incident of a South Indian actress being abducted and harassed in Kochi, which has again brought to sharp focus women ...
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Biker molests air hostess on Bengaluru street 20.2.2017 New Kerala: India News
Biker molests air hostess on Bengaluru street
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Bengaluru: Three-year-old girl molested, parents protest outside school 20.2.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru: Three-year-old girl molested, parents protest outside school
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M K Stalin calls on people to join protests against E Palaniswami's govt 20.2.2017 Latest News
DMK would soon bring a no-confidence motion against Speaker P Dhanapal
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3-year-old sexually assaulted 20.2.2017 Hindu: News
Accused worked as supervisor in Bengaluru school where incident occurred
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