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Bengaluru roundup: Google to help Bengaluru cops; Rooftop bars closing 19.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Google to help city manage traffic smoothly, railways to be elevated. These, and more news from Bengaluru, for the week. ...
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Cops to get exclusive app to decongest roads 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
System will use colour code to indicate traffic level, will enable real-time monitoring
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Organic and millets mela from today 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Billed as the largest congregation of India's organic community
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Women's safety: Centre asks 8 metros to identify gaps,seek aid 18.1.2018 General News
The Centre today asked authorities from eight metro cities to conduct a study to examine the gaps in the safety for women and seek aid under the Nirbhaya Fund, created in the aftermath of the gruesome gangrape of a paramedical student in Delhi. The ministries of women and child development (WCD) and home affairs convened a meeting with police commissioners and municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. "We have asked these cities to conduct a study to examine gaps in the area of women's security and how that gap can be filled up. Following this, they can come to the Centre with projects for support under Nirbhaya fund," a WCD ministry spokesperson said. He said that once the funds are approved for these metros, they will also have to carry out a survey on the impact of the schemes and projects implemented by them. Discussions were also held with the authorities on the use of CCTVs, panic buttons and tracking of
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Mysuru looks to build its brand 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
Close on the heels of Bengaluru getting a logo of its own, the State’s cultural capital will soon be marketed as ‘Brand Mysuru’ in a bid to promote it as a distinct entity to shore up its tourism pote...
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Celebrities who are supporting the initiative 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
With the Organics & Millets 2018- International Trade Fair at Bengaluru Palace to get under way from January 19 to 21, several prominent personalities, including cine stars Puneet Rajkumar and fr...
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Head to the flower show at Lalbagh from this Friday 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Lalbagh is gearing up for its Republic Day flower show, which will begin on Friday. The 10-day event will see 85 varieties of seasonal flowers, potted plants, Thai art, vegetable carvings and paintings, among others. The flower festival will be based on the theme of Life of Bhagwan Bahubali. There will be floral tributes to Bahubali along with foreign flowers from Sikkim and Darjeeling and floral pyramids. The event will also have flower art by agencies like BEML, BDA, BBMP and other private companies. Lalbagh will also have photo galleries, and a replica of Bahubali made of millets, among others. "This is not a commercial venture. People are dedicating their art to the state and to the country, and this is probably the first of its kind," said Prabhash Chandra Ray, commissioner, horticulture department, and chairman of the Mysore Horticultural Society, Lalbagh. He added that Friday will also see the inauguration of the 100-year-old Lalbagh library and water fountain, which is part of the water purifying ...
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National cultural festival on Jan 19, 20 in Mangaluru 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - District
Ministry of Culture will organise a national cultural festival under Ek Bharath Shreshta Bharath programme at Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru on January 19 and 20. Briefing reporters here on Wednesday, Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said that with a view to celebrate unity in diversity and maintain and strengthen the fabric of the society, artistes from different states will present a cultural extravaganza. The programme also aims to promote the spirit of national integration between all Indian states. Similar programmes have already been organised at Bengaluru and Hubballi. The programme will be inaugurated in the presence of District-in-charge minister Ramanath Rai, Mayor Kavitha Sanil and Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil. As many as 26 teams with more than 400 artsites from Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, and Gujarat will take part. Artistes will present Chholiya, Chhapeli, Thadiya, Chaufula of Uttarakhand, Bodo tribal ...
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City suffering visual pollution in the form of illegal posters 17.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Citizens suspect the BBMP does not have the will to crack down on the menace
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Constable on duty assaulted by gang, critical 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News

A gang assaulted a police constable with lethal weaplons while he was on duty in Padarayanapura on Tuesday night.

The constable, Rajendra, attached to JJ Nagar police station, is stated to be in critical condition. He went to Padarayanapura in a Hoysala patrol vehicle to attend a complaint about 15 men creating nuisance, when he was assaulted.

Additional Commissioner of Police (West) B K Singh and DCP (West) M N Anucheth visited the spot and took stock of the situation. A special team has been formed to nab the miscreants.

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HC orders top cop to form SIT to trace missing techie 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday directed the Bengaluru police commissioner to form a special investigation team of senior officers to trace Kumar Ajitabh, the 29-year-old software engineer who has been missing for almost a month now.

Justice A S Bopanna passed the orders on a petition filed by Ajitabhs father, Ashok Kumar Sinha, who has demanded a CBI probe into the case. The judge directed the police to submit a progress report by January 22. He observed that police had not been able to make any significant progress in the case and criticised the way the investigation had been carried out.

Ajitabh went missing on December 18, 2017, when he left home to meet a prospective buyer who had responded to his advertisement on OLX, an online marketplace. Ajitabh had put his car up for sale.

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Jan 20 for telcos to submit phone tower affidavits 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com

All telecom service providers and optical fibre companies must submit affidavits of their mobile phone towers and OFC cables in the city by January 20, the BBMP has said.

"The companies should map their towers and OFCs through the geographic information system (GIS). Once they submit the affidavits to the BBMP, ward engineers will take up a ground survey and update the GIS map. If we find out illegal mobile towers, we will issue notices to property owners, too," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said.

To regulate the illegal mobile towers, the Urban Development Department published a draft policy in 2016. To set up a mobile tower, the civic body must be paid an installation fee of Rs 50,000.

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BMPC members object to draft RMP 16.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Seeks extension of deadline to submit objections
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Fire safety: BBMP in a quandary 16.1.2018 Hindu: News
Stopped inspecting establishments after owners moved HC challenging closure notice
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The empire and the protocol 16.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Composed during the peak of the empire, Edward Elgars Pomp and Circumstance Marches is symbolic and harks back to the elaborate rituals involved in keeping the Empire together. Namely, the need to have and keep the colonial domination over the nominally independent princely states. An example of this can be seen in princely Mysore with the introduction of railways and state visits by the viceroy. Colonial visit The Mysore Gazetteer of 1930 notes that the first railway in Princely Mysore was a broad-gauge section of the Madras-Bangalore line, which was opened to the public in August 1864 during the administration of the Mysore chief commissioner, Lewin Bentham Bowring. The station at Bowringpet, now Bangarapet, in Kolar district, was (and is) the first principal railway station in Mysore and the line enters from Madras. Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, visited Mysore in 1919 taking the viceregal train from Madras and arriving in Bangalore on ...
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Man who stayed in Rayareddy's LH room claims to leak KPSC papers 15.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The city police are on the manhunt for a man who used Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddys name to demand money from KPSC aspirants for leaking the question papers. The suspect is Ramachandra Nayak, a resident of Hakkihallathanda, Kushtagi taluk, Koppal district. Rayareddy lodged a complaint with Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar on January 12 after a news channel aired a sting operation about Nayak claiming to be very close to the minister and offering question papers to a few government job aspirants for money. Nayak often visits Bengaluru and stays in room number 288 at the Legislators Home (LH) allotted to Rayareddy. In his complaint, Rayareddy stated: "Nayak has no personal contact with me. He has misused my office." The minister said that he allowed Nayak to stay in the room based on the recommendation of one Basavaraj Kali, a resident of Thalikeri in Kushtagi ...
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Journalist's body taken in garbage truck, sparks outrage; Karnataka CM seeks report 15.1.2018 Zee News : States
TV journalist Mounish Pothraj, 28, was heading home to Shirahatti in Gadag when his bike crashed into a tree on Sunday.
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DigiLocker app will soon have emission and insurance certificates 15.1.2018 Hindu: News
DigiLocker is government of India’s cloud platform for storage, sharing and verification of documents and certificates
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Kannada TV journalist's body taken in trash van: Siddaramaiah assures action 15.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said he has directed officials to "take action" with regard to the reported incident in which the body of a journalist who died in an accident was carried to hospital by police, allegedly in a municipal garbage van. "I have asked ADGP & Commissioner of Traffic & Road Safety to get a report into this incidence from the IGP of the Northern range & take action," he tweeted in response to a tweet highlighting the incident. "I am pained to read this," he said. Mounesh Potharaj (28), who worked as a reporter with a local TV channel, was on his way to Gadag when his two-wheeler rammed into a tree on Saturday night. On coming to know about the incident on Sunday, the police, who visited the spot, shifted the body to a government hospital, allegedly using a municipal garbage van. The video of the body being carried in the van has gone viral, triggering ...
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Karnataka may get a few new trains during poll year 15.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Announcements likely during commissioning of Bengaluru-Mysuru rly. electrification by Narendra Modi on Jan. 28
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