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RDF backlog at six compost plants to be buried in quarry 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
BBMP’s attempts to get cement factories take RDF has met with little success
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After three months, key road reopened in Mysuru 30.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The stretch of Bengaluru-Nilgiri Road between Hardinge Circle and Gun House Circle, out of bounds for the public from the first week of February first week on account of roadworks, has now been throw...
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Raid leads to man with over one lakh fake IDs 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has busted a scam by arresting a man who supplied fake documents to shopkeepers selling SIM cards of various service providers and activating the SIMs based on those documents for just Rs 100 each.
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Govt hospitals in rural areas to get Indira Amma canteens 30.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Plan Is To Open Eateries By June
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Finding a solution for Bengaluru's garbage problem 30.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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Seven held with demonetised notes of Rs 96.9 lakh in Bengaluru 29.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Seven persons, including one from Kerala, were arrested here with demonetised notes of the face value of Rs 96.9 lakh, police said on Saturday.
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Banks mess up Aadhaar entry, relief delayed to 40,000 farmers 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Indira Canteen logo will be picked from 670 entries 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Two new committees set up on Kukkarahalli Lake 29.4.2017 Hindu: Home
A decision has been taken not to take up further development work at the lake
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Diddalli tribals agree to shift to new locations 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In what appears to be a truce, the five-month-long protest of Diddalli tribals ended with the displaced 528 tribals agreeing to abide by the words of the district administration. The apparent truce followed the tough stance taken by Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa, who took stock of the situation by visiting the disputed site at Devamucchi forest in the district recently. The minister, who had alleged a political conspiracy behind the contentious issue, had refused firmly to rehabilitate the tribals in the forest area. Kagodu had, instead, instructed the tribals to relocate to sites identified at three places in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluk in the district. Change of stand Intermittent rainfall, accompanied by winds and lightning, also had smoothened the hard stand of the tribals, who were forced to spend days make-shift tents with rainwater seeping in. Buoyed by this, Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D'Souza has also promised to distribute title deeds within a week to the beneficiary tribals for ...
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Doubling of vehicle flow takes a toll on Cubbon Park 28.4.2017 Hindu: News
Citizen alleges that at least five bats are dying every day
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Police nab lake encroachers 28.4.2017 Hindu: News
They were dumping debris in Varthur lake
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MLA takes FB route to slam BBMP for ‘unending’ TenderSURE work 28.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru cops' 'lost and found' app scripts a success story 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The e-Lost and Found Report app launched by the Bengaluru police to help people file complaints of lost items without having to go to the police station seems to be fulfilling its purpose. It has clocked up more than one lakh downloads and complaints in less than a year of its launch. A total of 1,09,384 complaints of lost items have been reported on the app since its launch on July 15, 2016. More than 44,000 incidents were reported on the mobile app while the website accounts for over 65,000 filings, said M G Nagendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Command Centre). The loss of 1,31,757 items and documents has been reported to the app. Some individuals have reported losing more than one item or document, he added. "We have saved valuable time of our personnel as well as people who would otherwise have to visit the police station to file complaints," he said. "The app helps avert possible harassment of people by police." Mobile phones, laptops, iPads, tablets and cameras are the most common items ...
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Rat in food: BBMP says ward office was 'full of rodents' 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has ordered an enquiry into how a rat made its way into the midday meal served to pourakarmikas (civic workers) at the Ramamandira ward office in Rajajinagar on Tuesday. Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner (Health), BBMP, said the room where the midday meal was kept was "full of rats". "The lid of the food container could have been open, making it easy for the rat to sneak in," he added. But the BJP corporator from Ramamandira ward, Deepa Nagesh, rubbished Khan's claim. She said the food containers brought to her ward office were "not open by any chance". "It wasn't a rat. It was a big bandicoot. The lid was not open by any chance. The moment it was opened, the first thing we saw was this dead creature," she said. The news spread like wildfire across the city, and pourakarmikas consigned the food to the sewers. The corporator accused the BBMP of apathy. "Many pourakarmikas had taken ill earlier. An enquiry revealed traces of E coli in the food served to them. ...
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Seek redress of your PF woes 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Employment Provident Fund Organisation has organised 'Nidhi Aapke Nikat' or 'PF Near You' session on May 11 to redress the grievances of PF stakeholders, including subscribers, employers and exempted establishments. The session will be held at the office of the regional provident fund commissioner, No 13, Raja Rammohun Roy Road, Bengaluru; Yelahanka sub-regional office No. 2, Maruthi Complex, 1st 'A' Main, 'A' Sector, near SBI, Yelahanka and Rajarajeshwari Nagar sub-regional office at No. 570, Raja Rajeshwari Regency, Ideal Cooperative Housing Colony, Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Subscribers, employers and exempted establishments may send the details of their grievances, indicating their name, address, correct PF code number, account number and employers' details to the office whose jurisdiction they come under, before May 3. They may appear before the regional PF commissioner-I or the officer-in-charge at sub-regional office in Yelahanka or Rajarajeshwari Nagar on May 11. The timings for addressing ...
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Scientists take stock of trees on Jayamahal Road 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Some 41 trees on Jayamahal Road are waiting to be translocated to pave the way for road widening.
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Tahsildar told to conduct fresh survey on the lake 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Additional chief secretary of Urban Development Department Mahendra Jain on Wednesday directed the tahsildar of Bengaluru East Taluk to carry out a fresh survey and demarcate the boundary of the Bellandur lake.

Joint commissioner of BBMP (solid waste management) Sarfaraz Khan said Jain visited the lake in the morning with officers of various government departments and instructed them to speed up the work.

Penalty imposed
On his directions, a penalty of Rs 5 lakh was imposed on garbage contractor Ramachandra Reddy and health inspector Ravindra was suspended for his negligence to prevent the contractor from dumping the waste.

DH had reported on Wednesday that the lake improvement has been taken up without surveying the lake boundary.

A total of 250 acres of lake land has been encroached upon.

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No FC for vehicles without speed governors, says High Court 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday directed the Transport department and the commissioner for Transport and Road Safety not to issue fitness certificate (FC)for vehicles which are not fitted with speed governors.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice SK Mukherjee and Justice PSDinesh Kumar passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation.

The petitioner YN Nanjappa, who lost his son in a road accident, had moved the court seeking directions to the state government for making speed governors mandatory in vehicles manufactured prior to October 1, 2015.

He had also sought quashing of the government notification which exempted vehicles with a speed of less than 80 kmph, from installing speed governors.

The petitioner had prayed that speed governors be made mandatory for issue of fitness certificate for all categories of vehicles.
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