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Bengaluru deluge gives a fillip to 2 dams 20.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Ponnaiyar, which feeds Krishnagiri and Sathanur dams, has seen heavy flow thanks to the rains
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Fresh notices to Darshan, Shamanur hospital over land grab 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bengaluru Urban district administration has served notices on Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, SN Hospital and owners of 69 other properties for encroaching on government land at Ideal Home township in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar said the move followed high court orders. "The high court asked us to give the property owners a chance to provide an explanation. Accordingly, the assistant commissioner served notices on the parties," he told DH. Asked whether any deadline was set, he said property owners had 15 days' time. "They may seek other details and ask for time. But the matter will reach its logical end within a month," he added. A report by K Jayaprakash, the joint director of land records, had stated that the actor's house and the hospital run by former minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa's family were among the properties that had encroached on stormwater drains. Served with an eviction notice, the actor had moved the court for a stay. Free housing This ...
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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Rera-K to assess projects on ground 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority Karnataka (Rera-K) will assess all ongoing real estate projects in the city and take suitable action against defaulters. "In the last three months, we have received 1,600 applications, which include three from Karnataka Housing Board and around 14 from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)," said Priya Vinoth, Rera-K Secretary. Another official seeking anonymity said: "After processing all applications, we will assess the projects on the ground and verify whether they have applied to Rera or not. It does not matter whether it is a government body, a non-profit organisation or any other agency, all infrastructure and development projects have to register. We will soon start the process of assessing each project. The exercise will also help us check the ground status of all projects and know if they are complying with the deadlines." Rera is being taken seriously in other states, but that does not seem to be the case in Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, which is a hub of ...
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3 of a family, two students die in horrific crash near Magadi 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three of a family and two engineering students from the city were killed when an SUV crashed into a bus shelter on NH 75 near Magadi, Bengaluru Rural district, on Thursday evening. The students were part of a five-member group that had set out to Savandurga Hills from JP Nagar. The students hired a silver Mahindra Scorpio from Zoomcar, an automobile rental firm. Upon reaching Bychapura village near Lakkenahalli, about 56 km from Bengaluru, they came across a deep curve. Shubham, who was at the wheel, lost control of the car and crashed it into a bus shelter, about 20 feet away from the highway, police said. Kemparaju (40), his wife Mamatha K and two children, Lavanya K (11) and Sanjay K (2), had stopped by the bus shelter. The family was riding a motorcycle to their native village, Muthugadahalli, Turuvekere, Tumakuru district. Kemparaju had decided to pull in as his children felt hungry and wanted to eat. The crash turned catastrophic. The speeding car crashed into the family, killing Kemparaju, Lavanya ...
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Stunt performing biker kills girl 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A seven-year-old girl was killed when a bike rider knocked her down allegedly while attempting some bike stunts at Maranayakanahalli Colony in Chikkajala on Thursday evening. However, the police said the stretch of the road did not have sufficient width to perform such a stunt. Sahana was standing outside her house watching fireworks for Deepavali. Meanwhile, the accused, identified as Raju, a neighbour lost control over the bike and knocked down the victim. Sahana sustained multiple injuries and a few bystanders rushed her to a private hospital where she succumbed to her injuries later. Sensing trouble, Raju abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. Chikjajala traffic police rushed to the spot and detained a friend of Raju who was a witness to the accident. They are interrogating as rumours were doing rounds that he was drunk while riding. Preliminary inquiries revealed that Raju, aged around 25 years, was drunk at the time of the accident. The police are still waiting to get the statement of the ...
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Fake cop, aide held for robberies, impersonation 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Southeast division police have arrested a 30-year-old MBA graduate who posed as a senior police officer, raided two offices and robbed electronic gadgets worth Rs. 3 lakh from the employees. The suspect has been identified as Irfan Pasha, a resident of BTM Layout, and was arrested based on the CCTV footage which helped the police nab him after the two offices he raided lodged separate complaints. The police have also arrested his accomplice, identified as Arbaaz Khan at their BTM Layout residence. Pasha, an MBA graduate failed to get a job. Upon interrogation, Pasha told police that he was fascinated with police work and decided to don the role of a senior police officer and make a quick buck. According to police, Pasha initially stole a visiting card from a relative who worked at the Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) in Vidhana Soudha. He then photo-shopped and made an identity card with his photograph and name with designation that read - Additional Commissioner Security to ...
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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3 cabbies held for chain-snatchings 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three cab drivers who stole gold chains from women were arrested and 18 cases were solved as a result. The Mahalakshmi Layout police have recovered property worth Rs 24 lakh, a release said on Thursday. The accused have been identified as Pradeep K D, Purushotham and Prajwal L, all residents of Kengeri and aged about 25 years. One more member of the gang is absconding, police said. Purushotham was the driver of a retired IAS officer. The gang used a Ritz car to steal chains, targetting women and senior citizens in the north and western parts of the city. They spent their loot lavishly. With these arrests, the police claimed to have solved 18 cases reported in the limits of Mahalakshmi Layout, Annapoorneshwari Nagar, Bidadi, Jnanabharathi, Vijayanagar, Magadi Road, Kengeri, Hebbal and Nandini Layout police stations. "Gold ornaments weighing 700 grams, one Maruti Ritz car, one Bajaj Pulsar bike, two mobile phones - all worth Rs 27.34 lakh - have been recovered," a police officer said. In another case, the ...
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Dengue cases double; state in second spot 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
All-out efforts by the state government to prevent dengue outbreak have gone in vain.The cases of the virulent fever has doubled since last year, earning Karnataka the second spot for highest number of dengue cases nationwide.  Around 13,500 dengue cases have been registered across the state from January till October this year, which is more than double the number of cases (6,083) recorded in 2016, according to the directory of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP). The state has also been witnessing a steady increase in the number of dengue cases reported since 2011. Howe
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Doctor, cook, yoga guru on board HDK's swanky election bus 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy Kumaraswamy, who will revive his village stay/'grama vastavya' programme from mid-November, will have a yoga instructor, a physician and a cook on call during his election tour. The trio will travel with him to north Karnataka villages in the brand new hi-tech caravan, specially designed to meet his requirements. The 57-year-old leader recently underwent a heart surgery and has been advised rest for the next few weeks. That is why he has pushed the village stay initiative to mid-November. Kumaraswamy said the health scare has made him realise that he needs to take better care of his health. "I have always neglected my health, especially during my tours. At times, I have had my first meal in the wee hours of the day. The erratic eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on my health. Hence, these elaborate measures," he said. "The doctors have advised me not to stay overnight at villagers' homes as I am susceptible to infections. I am too apprehensive after the second heart ...
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Rain and bad roads reduce footfall at BBP 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Incessant rains and bad roads has drastically cut the footfall at Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP). At least a kilometre and a half of the road leading to the zoo, from the Bannerghatta police station is narrow and single lane riddled with potholes. The road is slushy and slippery as construction material used to fill the potholes on temporary basis. According to Public Works Department officials tenders have been floated to concretise the road connected to BBP. "The potholes on the road were filled up 10-15 days back, but they have opened up again because of the heavy rainfall," a PWD official said. That is not all the gram panchayat had also filled up the potholes for the benefit of locals, but that has also washed away. Matters have become even worse with the city experiencing unprecedented rain since a fortnight. "We greeted 20,840 visitors on October 1, this number has dropped to 3126 on October 14 and 6172 on October 15. On October 1 we collected a revenue of Rs 23,76,640 from ticket sales, but ...
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City's rising pollution contributing to heart attacks, say doctors 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Air pollution is a significant contributor to increasing cases of heart attack in the city. According to Dr C N Manjunath, director and head of cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, around 20% of the heart attack cases admitted to the ICU at the institute are caused due to air pollution. "Most of the patients with heart attacks caused due to air pollution are drivers," he added. The prevalence of heart attacks among drivers has led the institute to pursue a study that will involve 500 autorickshaw drivers and traffic policemen. He added that certain particulate matter present in the patients' blood vessels could damage them. "Toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, ozone among others are present in the air. This is mainly due to vehicle exhaust," said Dr Adil Sadiq, head of cardiothoracic surgery and senior consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Sakra World Hospital. Dr Bhagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, ...
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George meets SWM expert panel 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In order to draft a sustainable waste management strategy for the city, the expert committee on solid waste management (SWM) has placed a few requests before Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. George and Manjunath Prasad held a meeting with the expert committee members here on Thursday. Among the many requests, the expert committee has asked the civic body to have a dedicated cell for SWM within BBMP to deal with the issues pertaining to solid waste. The existing cell, has not being been effectively institutionalised the SWM experts opined. Besides this, the experts raised the issue of a direct payment system of salaries to pourakarmikas. "The list of pourakarmikas who come under this system should include only sweepers and not helpers or supervisors," reads the suggestion. The list also suggests introduction of mechanical sweeping machines monitored by third party supervisors. In reply, BBMP ...
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Garbage contractor assaults, flashes at women seeking dues 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three women pourakarmikas were assaulted with iron rods and 37 others sexually harassed by a garbage contractor last week, it has now come to light. Their crime? Demanding their salaries. The workers had complained to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) that Nagesh Kumar, KR Puram garbage contractor, had not paid them their dues. When Nagesh Kumar came to know of the complaint on October 12, he threatened the workers and abused them in lewd language. "You salary is in my pants, come and take it!" he said, and flashed at the women, according to Maithri, a representative of the BBMP Guttige Pourakarmika Sangha. When the women narrated their ordeal, office-bearers of the association convinced them to lodge a complaint with the social welfare department and the police. When Nagesh Kumar got to know about the complaint, he took some men along and attacked three of the women workers with an iron rod on Thursday. He is now absconding, police said. Initially, the police refused to register a case ...
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Half of the potholes filled: mayor 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
As the deadline for filling up of potholes is fast approaching, Mayor R Sampath Raj said that around 50% of the potholes have been filled. "Around 8,000 of the 16,000-odd potholes have been filled," said Sampath Raj. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had set a deadline of 15 days to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and Sampath Raj to fill potholes in the city. Some statistics also said there were 30,000 potholes in the city. After facing flak from motorists and residents about the bad roads riddled with killer potholes, the BBMP has for the first time put up names of contractors on its website. "We have also posted the history of the condition of roads on our website which shows which contractor was in charge during which period," said BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Apart from this, the website has also been updated with an image gallery of all roads where potholes have been filled. Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister KJ George along with Bruhat ...
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Devotees throng Deviramma Hills on Naraka Chaturdashi 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Thousands of devotees from Karnataka and other states climbed Deviramma Hills in Chikkamagaluru to fulfill their vows and had a glimpse of the deity on the occasion of Naraka Chaturdashi on Wednesday. The people on this day, fulfill their vows made before the presiding deity, Bindiga Deviramma of Mallenagalli, at the temple atop the hill. Special pooja was offered to the deity. A large number of devotees formed a beeline since Tuesday night. They traversed the path of Manikyadhara - Arishinaguppe of Bababudangiri barefoot to witness the rare fete. Many were accompanied by their kids. Not only the people from Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chamarajanagara, Mysuru, Mandya, Davanagere and Kodagu but also from Tamil Nadu and Kerala were present. Youth who came in large number were seen clicking photographs on their mobile phones. The devotees fulfilled their vows by smearing oil, butter and ghee on a piece of cloth, as an offering to the deity. The people also carried wooden logs and piled them on the ...
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Parking slots may be reserved for women on Church Street 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is considering designated parking for women on Church Street. "It is difficult for them to find slots on such a busy road. We are planning to reserve parking for them, as also for the physically challenged," mayor Sampath Raj, who visited Church Street on Thursday, said. Officials will discuss the proposal with the traffic police and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, he told reporters. The first phase of TenderSURE work on Church Street, from Brigade Road to Adiga's and covering about 750 metres, will be done by November 15. "The remaining 310 metres will be completed by December," Sampath Raj said. The Rs 8-crore road improvement project provides underground ducts for all utilities, which means no digging when a repair is called for. TenderSURE work began in February and was to be done by August. "The work underground took more time than expected." "Also, it has been continuously raining since August," Sampath Raj said, explaining the delay. The footpaths are ...
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More BMTC staffers keen on transfers 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Of the 8,030 BMTC employees who opted to move out of the corporation, only 2,348 have been transferred to other corporations as officials are balancing the demand of the employees with the requirements of the corporations. About 56% of the 14,418 applications for transfer were from the city transport corporation followed by KSRTC (4,400), NEKRTC (1,025) and NWKRTC (962). Transport Minister H M Revanna on Thursday said the one-time transfer has been done considering seniority, medical, family and other needs. "This is a long-pending demand and we will take steps to make sure that the operations of the corporations are not affected by the transfer. We will call applications to fill about 4,000 posts that will become vacant after the transfer," he said. While losing 2,348 employees to other corporations, BMTC has received only 269 employees from other corporations. In KSRTC, the number of those who came from other organisations (1,308) was more than those who moved out (1,053). A similar pattern is seen in ...
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No decision on high-security number plates 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Over a week after reports stated that the state government has decided to go in for high-security registration plates (HSRP) to curb fake number plates, Transport Minister H M Revanna said on Thursday no decision has been taken yet. "There is a Supreme Court order for implementation of high-security registration plates but we have not yet taken any decision as of now," he said. The HSRP includes a hologram and a non-removable snap lock. The minister also touched upon the row over the mandatory installation of speed governors. Various transport associations have protested the government's decision to allow only two companies to install speed governors. They have contended that the two companies were charging exorbitant prices for their speed governors even as other players in the market installed the same devices at half the price. "We had called a tender in which 10 companies participated. Two of the companies were found eligible and hence bagged it. Even the KSRTC is buying 9,500 speed governors," the ...
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