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Hundreds of animals sacrificed on Day 1 of Yellamma Fair in Belagavi 16.12.2017 Karnataka
Animal Cruelty The animals were sacrificed in spite of efforts by the police department and animal rights activists to prevent animals from being harmed. Animal cruelty pixabay.jpg Over 250 animals, mainly goats and sheep, were sacrificed on the first day of the Yellamma Fair at Kokatanur village in Belagavi district on Friday. The animals were sacrificed in spite of efforts by the police department and animal rights activists to prevent animal sacrifice at the fair. Local police along with activists of the Bengaluru-based Vishwaprani Dayasangha kept an eye out for instances of animal sacrifices however their efforts would prove to be in pain as devotees thronged the fair and sacrificed animals found in the nearby forest area, reported The New Indian Express. About 50,000 devotees from North Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa attended the fair and the number is expected to cross 2.5 lakh in the next few days. The animal sacrifice reported takes into account only the first day of the five-day festival. Last ...
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Announcing ‘Master the Master Plan’ – awareness and analysis contest! 16.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Get to know what master plan is all about, think about it, write and win prize! Engage in making Bengaluru better! ...
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Alarm as poster greeting Bannanje Raja pops up in Udupi 16.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
The sudden appearance of a poster greeting gangster Bannanje Raja on his birthday at the Bannanje Circle close to the District Police Office was a cause for some alarm here on Friday. The poster was l...
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Twitter handle of city police gains one million followers 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
@BlrCityPolice crosses the milestone in five years
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Government gets 10 days to decide on granting licence to BTC 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
High Court gives liberty to the State to impose condition on BTC, to protect public interest, in case of grant of licence
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Ensure there is no untoward incident during New Year celebration, says High Court 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Police Commissioner submits affidavit, elaborating security and safety arrangements to be made
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Ten arrested on charge of mugging 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Ten people have been arrested in connection with five cases of mugging in Jayanagar, by a police team led by Deputy Commissioner of South (DCP) S.D. Sharanappa. The accused were targeting pedestrians ...
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What do the inscription stones of Bengaluru say? 15.12.2017 Hindu: Home
An early eco-friendly king, women warriors, a battle for Bengaluru: inscription stones that tell such tales and more
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Submit specifications for constructing speed breakers: HC to petitioner 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka directed the Dove Drive Without Borders Foundation to submit specifications under the law for constructing speed breakers. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing a petition regarding accidents and deaths caused due to potholes and speed breakers in the city. The bench also stated that the plea was in the true sense for the welfare of the public. According to the petitioner, along with the potholes, lack of signage indicating the presence of road dividers and humps is a major cause of accidents in the city. The petitioner stated that in the last four years, 189 people have died in accidents due to potholes in the state. Earlier, the bench had issued notices to the state government and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in this regard. The matter was adjourned to January ...
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As metro work chokes Whitefield road, residents look at railways for rescue 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
As work on metro cuts into the only main road connecting Whitefield, residents are seeing suburban trains as a way out and said traffic and pollution will be a major poll planks in the upcoming elections. Members of Whitefield Rising, a group of active residents, met senior railway officials in the Bengaluru division seeking suburban trains. They submitted a memorandum to the divisional railway manager along with a copy of previous ones given over the last four years. "There are no trains from 6 pm to 10 pm, the time when they are actually needed. We also need immediate relief as metro construction work has choked roads and increased air pollution. We cant wait for assurances anymore," Anjali Saini of Whitefield Rising told DH. Railways has been citing lack of automatic signalling (IBS) as the reason for its inability to add more services. "The project was approved by the state government in August 2016, but yet to be completed. Whitefield has 5 lakh registered voters who are frustrated because of the ...
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Integrated townships should have roads of 24 meter width: BDA master plan 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Development Authority plans to set up an integrated townships in order to ease traffic on citys main and arterial roads. In the provisional revised master plan 2031, the BDA has specified guidelines to set up townships according to which integrated townships can come up only in areas where minimum width of the access road is 24 metres. The authority has specified that the township area should be at least 25 hectares from the approach road which is of the width of 24 metres. The 2015 master plan had set a limit of 50 metres, which has now been reduced. According to a BDA official, there are many big apartment complexes (with and without facilities) and gated communities that have narrow roads. However, with the revised master plan, the width of the road will have to be maintained. This was also one of the suggestions citizens made during the BDAs public consultation meetings held in May and June. Talks are on with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials to request those applying for ...
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Truck-vehicle crash leaves three dead 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Three women were killed on the spot in a serial accident involving a tipper truck, an autorickshaw and a car on Magadi Road near Tavarekere in Ramanagaram district on Friday afternoon. Two persons were injured in the incident. The deceased have been identified as Pushpa Chethan (21), Jyothi (29) and Channamma (45), natives of Kottigepalya near Kengeri, the police said. They were on their way to visit a temple in Huliyurdurga in Tumakuru district. According to the police, the speeding truck first collided with the auto and later rammed into the car. The three women passengers in the car were killed on the spot, they said. Pushpas husband Chethan, who was driving the car, and auto driver Vasanth escaped with minor injuries, they said. The truck, loaded with quary waste, was coming towards Bengaluru from Magadi. At Honaganahatti, Vasanth tried to overtake the car and failed to notice the speeding truck coming in the opposite direction, resulting in the collision, the police said. Villagers ...
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RTO cracks down on emission test centres issuing fake certificates 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The transport department has cracked down on emission test centres for flouting norms. Around 77 centres have been fined Rs 10,000 each for issuing emission certificates without testing vehicles. "The irregularities were unearthed during a routine inspection of the emission test centres. The irregularities are tumbling out one after another. We will discuss the matter with the senior officials and take action," said transport commissioner B Dayananda. He said special teams, led by senior officials from the regional transport office, were conducting inspections across the state. "As of now, we have information regarding the checks conducted till December 10. We think information on several other centres will come to light by the end of the month," Dayananda said. An official in the department said of the 77 centres, 12 are located in Bengaluru and 65 in other districts. "We have issued a notice and registered cases against all of them. The number of such centres is going up by the day. We are ...
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HC reserves order on Sivanada steel bridge 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News

The Karnataka High Court on Friday reserved its order on a interlocutory application filed as part of a PIL challenging the construction of the Sivananda steel bridge.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing the PIL, filed by B P Mahesh and 19 citizens residing near the Sivananda Circle.

The counsel for the petitioners stated that the Hare Krishna Road was meant for widening and not for constructing flyovers. The petitioners continue to content that the construction plan is not in accordance with the Indian Road Congress (IRC) guidelines.

The government counsel, however, submitted that the guidelines have been followed to the best possible extent, even though it was not mandatory.

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Techies' solution for ORR traffic chaos may produce one more flyover 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The increasing nightmare of traffic snarls on the Outer Ring Road, especially along the stretch connecting the Hebbal flyover and Horamavu, may be eased with a touch of innovation from the tech community. But their idea of adding one more layer to the already confusing labyrinth of flyovers in the area has triggered some concerns. Consultants from Embassy Tech Village have proposed an extra ramp to link Nagawara and Veeranapallya flyovers, with an extension to the Manyata Tech Park. The Embassy Group has agreed to sponsor the project. On Friday, the consultants made a presentation to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Mayor Sampath Raj, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Mahendra Jain and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad. "We have obtained an in-principle approval from BBMP," said Rajendra Prasad, a director with the Embassy Group, who was part of Fridays meeting. "We will get the go-ahead after submitting the details and the drawings to the BBMP and the BMRCL. We will be spending ...
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STP battle leaves officials in a bind 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Confusion reigns among officials a day after the government said it would relax rules making sewage treatment plants compulsory for apartment complexes. Minister K J George announced the suspension of the penalty clause on Thursday, but officials said they would have to follow contrary instructions from the National Green Tribunal. George, who handles the Bengaluru development and town planning portfolios, said contentious rules on STPs would be amended soon, and the BBMP would pass a resolution adopting them. Following a hue and cry over retrospective implementation of the STP rule, George said it would only be implemented prospectively. Older apartments, represented by the Bangalore Apartments Federation (BAF), had taken to the streets to oppose mandatory STPs for them. Apartment complexes with 20 houses or less, which have already linked their sewers to underground drainage, are exempted from installing compulsory STPs, George said. About 50+ blocks Reiterating what DH reported on December 14, BWSSB ...
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After HC suggests revelry ban, cops promise safety 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
New Years Eve celebrations in the city will be safe, police assured the High Court on Friday. In an affidavit submitted to the court, city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar said about 10,000 personnel would be on duty on December 31. Earlier in the day, the court suggested a ban on New Years Eve celebrations on MG Road and Brigade Road if the government was unable to maintain law and order. A division bench comprising acting chief justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing a petition seeking a ban on the sale of alcohol on December 31 and January 1. The petitioner fears untoward incidents during the celebrations. All officers of the Bengaluru police (civil and traffic) will be on duty from 4 pm on December 31 till the early hours of January 1, 2018, Suneel Kumars affidavit told the court. Meetings will also be held with merchant associations and clubs to coordinate security arrangements, police said. According to the affidavit, 715 CCTV cameras are functional in the city. An additional ...
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Youth wings activate their student outfits ahead of polls 15.12.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The youth wings of major political parties are getting ready for elections this April-May, by making their way into colleges to conduct voter registration drives, debates and discussions. All of the...
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Sunny Leone's new year event cancelled after threats from pro-Kannada group 15.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Sunny is expected to participate in a New Year party event at Manyatha Tech Park on December 31 night
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K'taka govt buckles under pressure? Likely to cancel Sunny Leone event in Bengaluru 15.12.2017 Karnataka
Protest The Karnataka Home Minister said Sunny’s visit to Kerala for an promotional event earlier this year caused a law and order problem. Sunny Leone PTI 2 edited.jpg PTI/ file image The much talked about Sunny Leone performance in a private event at a Bengaluru hotel on New Year’s Eve may be disallowed, according to the Karnataka Home Minister. Speaking to News 18, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy was in favour of cancelling the event. “Sunny Leone went against Indian culture,” he said. He also added that Sunny’s visit to Kerala for a promotional event earlier this year caused a law and order problem. However, a formal decision will only be taken on Saturday afternoon, sources in the Home Ministry told TNM.  Sources also told TNM that the government's decision will be taken based on the Karnataka High Court's directives, which has asked the government to ensure no protests take place on December 31.  On the issue of banning liquor, however, the source hinted that the government will allow sale ...
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