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'It is Government’s Responsibility to Provide Job Security' 20.10.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Broken-hearted teen girls commit suicide on footpath 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Two teenage girls, studying Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), reportedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide on a footpath on Mosque Road in Frazer Town on Saturday. They were reportedly dejected that the boys they loved did not reciprocate. According to the police, the 18-year-old victims have been identified as Shazia Begum, a resident KG Halli, and Rakhia Begum, from DJ Halli. The two were pursuing BBM I at a private college in Nagawara. The police said that around noon, the two girls were found unconscious on a pavement on Mosque Road. Passersby, who noticed the them, called the police. The police then took the unconscious girls to a private hospital. The doctors declared Shazia, daughter of a vegetable vendor, brought dead and asked the police to shift Rakhia, daughter of a beef stall owner, to a bigger hospital as her condition was critical. The police rushed Rakhia to another hospital and she was hospitalised. But she did not respond to the treatment and died around 11 pm, added ...
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Woman spits at auto driver 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
In an incident of road rage, a woman allegedly spit at an autorickshaw driver on Venkatapura Road under Madiwala police limits on Saturday evening. The police said Sarita, a native of Andhra Pradesh and resident of Victoria Layout, also tried to manhandle and used profanities against the auto driver Prashanth, a resident of Jakkasandra. At around 7.30 pm, Sarita tried to overtake the auto from the left side. The driver questioned Sarita and asked her to follow traffic rules. Sarita got furious and pulled in front of the autorickshaw. She walked up to the driver and asked him not to teach her traffic rules and spit at him, said the police. Meanwhile, Prashanth, in a state of shock, called up a few members of Jai Bhuvaneshwari Autorickshaw Drivers' Union. Soon, public gathered to witness the commotion. When Sarita tried to go back to her car, they stopped her, condemning the act. The police and the Union members arrived at the spot and took Sarita and Prashanth to the police station. A senior police ...
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A photo show on handloom fabrics 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
To create awareness on the age-old craft of handloom weaving, a photo exhibition was launched at the Rangoli Metro Art Center in the City on Sunday. Black-and-white photographs of the handloom sector taken by City-based Arjun Swaminathan are on display as part of the exhibition titled 'A Hand held tradition.' Theatre personality B Jayashree, leader of handloom movement and theatre activist Prasanna among others were present during the inauguration of the photo show. "I had captured the pictures at Heggodu village in Shimoga district, wherein large number of men and women are into handloom weaving. It is unfortunate that not much importance is given to this art," said Swaminathan. Theatre activist Prasanna said that while the demand for handloom fabric was high across the world, the production was decreasing by each passing day. "The State government is killing the craft by not supporting the handloom weavers. Instead, it is backing power looms. Handloom weaving has a history of 5,000 years in our ...
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Peoples' Problems 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Vidyaranyapura Main Road has neither pedestrian crossing nor speed breakers throughout the stretch. Vehicles zoom past the road, making it difficult for citizens to cross. It affects the senior citizens and schoolchildren the most. Vehicles parked at the corners and junctions make the condition worse. The authorities concerned are requested to build a pedestrian crossing at busy stretches such as the 4th Main Road, 3rd Block and the post office junction, to avoid fatal accidents. Santosh Kumar Yadav, Vidyaranyapura Insufficient water supply The residents of BEML Layout, 5th Stage, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, receive water only once in four days. After the implementation of the latest phase of the Cauvery project, the surrounding areas are getting water once in two days. However, we are deprived of the same. Moreover, the quantity of water we receive is hardly sufficient for any family. Irequest the authorities concerned to take action immediately in this regard. Chandrashekharan, Rajarajeshwari Nagar Speed up ...
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Illegal hoardings in police stations 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The drive against illegal hoardings in the City has turned a farce as police themselves have allowed illegal hoardings on police station premises. BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana and Bangalore City Police Commissioner M N Reddi had announced crackdown on illegal hoardings, flexboards and banners in the City, a few days ago. Recently some corporators came out with details that at least 15 police station premises have illegal hoardings. Also, these were in gross violation of the advertisement byelaws of the BBMP as their size was much bigger than permissible limits. The modus operandi of advertisers was inserting an inconspicuous social message on behalf of Bangalore police below the advertisement, which missed public attention. Former mayors B S Sathyanarayana, S K Nataraj, former deputy mayor S Harish and ruling party leader in BBMP Council, Ashwath Narayana Gowda, who unearthed the police-advertisers nexus called on police commissioner and complained about it. They also handed over the proof in the ...
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Crackdown on sand mining in CB Pur 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The rapidly-growing construction industry in Bangalore has fuelled an active 'night life' for villages in the surrounding districts. As the night falls, tens of trucks line up transporting illegally mined sand to Bangalore from the districts, taking advantage of the lacunae at check posts. Illegal sand mining is rampant in villages bordering Chikkaballapur and Shidlaghatta where sand quarry has become a source of revenue for many villagers. Beginning Monday, a continuous surveillance team of officials will be put in place to curb the menace. Chikkaballapur Deputy Commissioner Venkatesh M V has proposed new measures for constant monitoring of the situation. The main challenge in curbing sand mining is achieving continuous monitoring and hence a team that would keep a close watch on a daily basis, he told Deccan Herald. "A continuous surveillance team involving the tahsildar and the circle inspector will be constituted. It will be ensured that the revenue inspector and the police closely monitor the cases ...
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BDA greening drive shows results 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The efforts of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in restoring greenery at Srigandhakaval appears to be bearing fruits. Two years ago, the BDAhad planted as many as 5,000 sandalwood saplings in the area so that Srigandhakaval lived up to its name. "There were no sandalwood trees in the Srigandhakaval area. So we decided to plant sandalwood. We have created five plantations with 49 species. All this was done at the cost of Rs 1.10 crore This has improved the biodiversity of the region," BDAAssistant Conservator of Forests BJairam said. He was speaking to presspersons during a visit to these sites on Friday. The BDA has launched the greening drive 'Hasiru Maale' with the aim to plant one crore saplings in 10 years. In the last two years, the BDA has planted 35,000 saplings in Beggars' Colony on Magadi Road, 9,000 around Jakkur lake, 46,500 saplings at Jalahalli Airforce station, 1,000 saplings along Outer Ring Road from Central Silk Board Junction to Nayanadahalli and 18,000 saplings at Sir MV ...
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Park inaugurated 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
A park complete with playing equipment was inaugurated on Sunday at Canara Bank Colony, Maruthi Mandir Ward, Vijayanagar, much to the delight of children of the locality.

The main attraction at the park is the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials said that the park, spread across 2.5 acres, was developed at the cost of Rs 3.5 crore.
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Got a parking ticket? Scores of others did too 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Wrong parking is the most common traffic violation in Bangalore. Of the 38 traffic offences, police registered most cases pertaining to wrong parking. And there is an increase in these cases every year, meaning lack of adequate parking space and poor management of the existing ones. Figures available with the traffic police show that 19,95,010 cases of wrong parking were registered in 2013, up from 14,91,071 in 2012. This year, till August, 7,94,376 cases of parking-related violations have been registered. In 2012, a total of 25,843 cases were registered for parking on footpaths. In 2013, 61,303 such cases were registered. In 2014, till August, 12,312 cases have been registered. For parking at intersections, 20,701 people were booked in 2012 and 26,221 last year. In 2014, till August, the number stands at 14,350. According to traffic and urban experts, the increase in parking-related violations reflects the lack of parking spaces in the City and violation of building bylaws. M N Srihari, traffic ...
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Govt bans use of KIADB land for non-industrial purpose 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The government has further tightened the land use and allotment system for industrial purpose. After doing away with lease-cum-sale deed system, the government has decided to ban conversion of the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) plots for any other use in the State. The government in its new industrial policy - 2014-19 released on Friday stated that industrial land will not be converted. The proposed rule, which will come into effect after the government issues an order to this effect, is also applicable to industrial lands allotted in the past -- irrespective of whether sale deed has been executed or not. "Under no circumstances change of land use will be permitted or recommended to any local planning authority and no local planning authority shall permit the change of industrial land use. Suitable rules will be framed to this effect and local planning authorities will be advised to maintain KIADB acquired areas as Industrial Zones in their Master Plans revised from time to time," ...
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Porters seek better working conditions 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
Members of the Karnataka Food and Civil Supply Corporation Loading and Unloading Labourers' Union met in the City on Sunday.

The members demanded better working conditions from the government.

"I have been working as a loader in government godowns since 1973 but till today I not have got any assurances on PF (provident fund) or ESI (Employment Status Insurance)," said Basha, a member of the Union.

Minister's assurance

He further said that Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, who attended the meeting, had assured the members that he would take up the matter with the chief minister either before or after Deepavali.

As many as 2,000 members working in government godowns throughout the State are members of the Union.
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Despite HC diktat, KSPCB has no plans for safer Deepavali 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) hasn't put in place any special plans to check pollution during the Deepavali despite being ordered by the High Court to take stringent measures to that effect. The court had taken serious note of the increasing levels of noise and air pollution in Bangalore and directed the KSPCB to take stringent measures to control them. KSPCB Chairman Vaman Acharya said there were no special measures in place this year. "But we have requested the police and the sales tax department to strictly follow the Explosives Act which bans the sale of crackers in residential and busy commercial spaces. Although crackers can be sold for five days during the festival, the sellers should have proper documents like fire safety clearance, sales tax and VAT payment papers. The sales tax department will also conduct special drives along with the police. Those found selling crackers at places other than the designated points will be brought to book," he told Deccan Herald. Bursting ...
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State's solar energy scheme compromising farm land use 20.10.2014 deccanherald.com
In its quest to encourage solar energy projects, the State government is allowing conversion of agriculture land for non-agriculture purpose, in violation of certain basic laws. The total installed capacity will be 300 MW and each MW is expected to yield 16 million units. The project, however, has not been given any name. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) on October 9 received online applications from farmers who were interested in setting up solar plants. The process lasted for seven minutes and it was closed after receiving 295 applications.Each applicant can put up a plant with a capacity of 1 to 3 MW but should possess a minimum of five acres of agriculture land, unsuitable for cultivation. No subsidy The government is offering no subsidy for investors. The tariff for each unit of energy is as high as Rs 8.40 as solar projects are highly cost intensive. On an average, the cost of purchasing a unit of power is Rs 3.40, according to the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory ...
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Neither happy about Jaya's conviction nor sad about bail: Karunanidhi 20.10.2014 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said he was neither happy about AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa's conviction nor sad about her getting ...
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Two jilted girls sip poison, end lives 20.10.2014 TOI: Cities
Two teenage girls, classmates in a city college, ended their lives by consuming poison on Saturday night in Pulikeshi Nagar, East ...
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Answers to last week's quiz (#378) 20.10.2014 Sify Finance
This holistic product development strategy gets its name from rugby. It is a manner of restarting the game after a minor infraction. It has made a great impact on knowledge companies.
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Rising water level revives Hesaraghatta lake - Deccan Herald 20.10.2014 Google News
Rising water level revives Hesaraghatta lake Deccan Herald Water continues to flow into the lake, though no desilting work was taken up by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). “Presently, there is no revival project planned for the lake. However, the Water Board might come up with one in ...
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Answers to last week's quiz (#378) 20.10.2014 Latest News
This holistic product development strategy gets its name from rugby. It is a manner of restarting the game after a minor infraction. It has made a great impact on knowledge companies. Name the term.
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Running late 19.10.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
Governments dislike the phrase, 'racial discrimination'. But the killing of Nido Tania in Delhi in January this year was a shocking revelation for those not from the Northeast that racial hatred was alive and kicking among the many better known skeins of hatred in this country. For young people from the northeastern states who travel to other states to study or work, this hatred is an everyday experience. Its closest definition is undeniably racial discrimination, which contains, possibly, strains of economic envy, suspicions of an English-language dominated culture, wariness about religion, disdain about tribal groups, a desire to assert numerical majority and social superiority, and, as always, a love for violent bullying. The Bezbaruah committee was formed in February under the aegis of the former government to draw a profile of this region-, ethnicity- and culture-specific hatred. The committee submitted its report, with recommendations for measures to contain bias, in July, and the government only ...
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