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Last updated: Aug 18 2017 11:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Distractions and disruptions are the main reasons for quitting, says Sikka 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Vishal Sikka on Friday submitted his resignation to the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Infosys company. In an e-mail sent to our employee, distractions and disruptions are cited as the main reason for Sikkas resignation. Here is the text in Sikkas letter to the board collegues, Dear Board Colleagues, Over the last few days, since our earlier call, Ive met Sesh several times, talked to you individually at length, and spent time thinking things thru with Vandana. During this time, one of our employees, Sandeep Karamongikar, died in his sleep, likely of a massive heart attack. He was working on the chatbot frontend in Nia. Also over the weekend, in possibly the greatest demonstration of AI capability ever, a bot built by the researchers at OpenAI (yes, that OpenAI), defeated the worlds best players of DOTA2, a multiplayer online video game, a game where the bot learned to play entirely from scratch. Further demonstrating that the force to automate routine, even ...
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Finding free govt health services for women in Bengaluru 18.8.2017 Citizen Matters
How good or bad is public health system for women in Bengaluru? A reality check revealed surprises to the researcher, with the presence of all mandated facilities and helpful staff. ...
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Differently abled turn dance-abled, one step at a time! 18.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Disabled have their own strengths. Here's an event that showcased how they can be included in the mainstream. ...
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Personal attacks continue: Full text of Vishal Sikka's resignation letter 18.8.2017 Business Standard: News Now
" The distractions that we have seen, the constant drumbeat of the same issues over and over again, while ignoring and undermining the good work that has been done, take the excitement and passion out of this amazing journey," said Sikka
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Indira canteen staffer saves food for 105-year-old beggar 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Bengaluru: Bellandur foam covers roads, enters flats 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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Drive to monitor sand-laden tractors in Chittoor district 18.8.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Road safety measures being taken up on a war-footing
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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ACB files two FIRs against Yeddyurappa, BJP cries foul 18.8.2017 Hindu: National
Cases pertain to de-notification of land when he was CM
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Liquor ban: Centre says ‘no’ to Karnataka’s proposal to denotify national highway stretches 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘Bypasses have not been completed/commissioned for any of these stretches’
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Yelakki banana becomes dear 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Arrivals have dwindled to less than 30% of the normal because of drought
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Congress-JD(S) alliance in BBMP council under strain? 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The ruling alliance of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council could be under strain. Accusing the Congress of looting money in the civic body, J...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Avoid these roads today 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic police have requested road users to avoid roads in and around Freedom Park on Friday between 10.30 am and 1 pm in view of a protest rally organised by the BJP.

According to traffic police, heavy congestion can be expected at K R Circle, Seshadri Road, Anand Rao Circle, Maurya Junction, Maharani College Junction, Subbanna Junction, Race Course Road and Chalukya Circle.

The traffic police will deploy additional forces to control vehicular flow on road manually. Citizens have been advised to move on alternative roads to reach their destinations.
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Highway liquor ban: Centre's decision leaves pub owners dispirited 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Dark clouds are not just hovering over Bengaluru skies but also over the future of several pubs and bars across the city. Its been over two months since the watering holes in the city, within a radius of 500 metres from highways, stopped serving liquor following the Supreme Courts directive. Some places continued to have steady business despite the ban, while others chose to shut shop hoping that the competent authority would denotify the highways in municipal limits. But it looks like the ban is likely to continue as the Centre is not keen to denotify highways. The Centre communicated this to the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday. Raghunath, Manager of Russh Gastropub on Church Street, says that the management is incurring losses but is still clueless about the future. "We shut down for a while as the TenderSure work has rendered the Church Street in a bad shape. So we wanted some time off to think about it. A couple of weeks later we reopened and since then we have seen a steady inflow, but nothing ...
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Panel mooted for conserving heritage structures 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has proposed a Heritage Conservation Committee to ensure protection of heritage buildings in Bengaluru, a move conservationists are cheering. The proposal is part of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Common Building Bye-Laws 2017, which the state government is finalising. The 13-member committee, proposed to be headed by the BBMP commissioner, will be tasked with identifying and listing out heritage sites, structures and precincts (area) that need conservation, regulation and management. More importantly, the committee will vet all projects that may impact a heritage structure. The committee will also have structural engineers, architects, historians, artists, a representative of the Indian Heritage Cities Network among others. "If the regulation was in effect, the Murphy Town library would not have been razed," Town and Country Planning director L Shashikumar said. The 104-year-old library was demolished recently to make way for an Indira Canteen. "These regulations will help ...
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HC imposes cost of Rs 25,000 on BDA 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Bangalorew Development Authority (BDA) to be paid to two persons whose sites were granted to them after the government had acquired the land.

Justice B S Patil imposed the cost on BDA and ordered notice to authority and to the Housing and Urban Development departments for issuing sale deeds to the petitioners Muniraju and Manjunath even after the government had acquired the land in Jnanabharathi Layout.

The judge has directed to pay fair compensation and also to grant alternative sites to the petitioners.

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No power supply today 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
There will be no power supply from 10 am to 4 pm on August 18 due to the oil leakage in the 31.5 MVA Transformer-2 of the 66/11 KV Kanteerava GIS Muss.

The areas to be affected are - Cubbonpet, Chowlagalli, Nrupathunga Road, University of Agricultural Sciences office, Sunkalpet, Nagrathpet, PRS Lane, OTC Road, SP Road, SJP Road, Dharmaraya Swamy temple Road, Raj Bhavan Road, KG Road and the surrounding areas.

People can dial 1912 to lodge their complaints or can log onto www.bescom.org. They can also SMS to 5888.
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Fake de-notification: FIRs against BSY 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
In fresh trouble for BJP state president and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered two FIRs in a case of 'fake de-notification' of 250 acres. The FIRs also name several senior officials of Urban Development department and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Sources said that one Dr Aiyappa had filed a complaint in this regard with the ACB. Preliminary enquiry held by the ACB revealed that as chief minister, Yeddyurappa dropped the vast extent of land from preliminary notification allowing various bulk land owners to get change of land use. In 2008, the BDA had issued preliminary notification to acquire 3,546 acres in 17 villages under three taluks of Hesaraghatta, Yelahanka and Bengaluru Additional North. Later, between 2008 and 2011, the state government issued 20 orders dropping the acquisition when there was no final notification. Preliminary enquiry revealed that the applications seeking de-notification were filed in the Urban Development department ...
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