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85 ‘new’ trades yet to be given licences 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘Proposal cleared by BBMP council earlier this year awaits government nod’
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RTO working on e-permit for auto-rickshaws 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
In the wake of rising cases of auto-rickshaws running with fake permits, the Transport Department is contemplating on introducing 'e-permit' which allows quick online verification. An official from regional transport office said a proposal will soon be submitted to the department in this regard. "The number of auto-rickshaws has increased with the expansion of the city. Many have obtained permit through paper-based system. But there are many driving auto with fake permits. It is difficult to verify the authenticity of permits. So we have decided to bring an online-based system," he added. The plan comes following a recent complaint by auto drivers' unions over dubious permits. A team led by a joint commissioner had found that there were 13,000 auto-rickshaws running with fake permits. The RTO officials have held two rounds of meetings with auto drivers over the new system. "The officials told us in the meeting that the new system will be transparent and will end corruption. As of now, though the fee for ...
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State invokes ESMA to check garbage crisis 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
In the wake of garbage contractors threatening to disrupt waste collection in Bengaluru, the state government on Saturday invoked ESMA, prohibiting pourakarmikas and other staff from going on strike for the next one year. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah directed the Urban Development Department to invoke Section 3 of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), which empowers the state government to crack down on protests and strikes that disrupt public services. All pourakarmikas, auto tippers, compact loaders and drivers employed directly by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) or through contractors cannot strike work for the next one year. The ESMA provision covers both pourakarmikas under contract as well as those on the civic body's rolls, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad clarified. The move comes months ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections and at a time when the state government and the BBMP are facing the heat from the public over the recent rain-related chaos. A garbage crisis now, in ...
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66.12 acres of Singapura lake reclaimed 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bengaluru Urban district administration on Saturday conducted a drive to rid a lake at Singapura near Byatarayanapura, of encroachment and reclaimed 66 acres and 12 guntas.

Deputy Commissioner V Shankar told DH, "A few influential have encroached upon the lake land. Some of them have not bothered to reply to the notices served on them. We will take appropriate action soon."

The deputy commissioner added that the drive was conducted following the order by the House Committee on Encroachments of Lake. The drive to clear encroachment on other waterbodies in the city will continue.


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HC rejects Wikipedia definition of medical equipment, quashes tax 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka recently quashed an order issued by the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes for imposing Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods based on the information available on the online free encyclopedia "Wikipedia". The petitioner, Aditya Surgical Company in Basavanagudi, dealing in blood bank equipment, had challenged a clarification given by the Commissioner of Commercial Tax who had imposed 12.5% tax on their blood bank equipment. The petitioner had contended that according to Schedule III of the Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003, medical equipment, devices and implants are taxed at 4%. The commercial taxes commissioner had imposed 12.5% referring to these medical equipment as residuary entry (new entry in tax law). The commissioner had contended that he had relied upon the definition of "medical equipment" given in Wikipedia and tried to distinguish between "blood bank equipment" and "medical equipment". He stated that these blood bank equipment were only for storing, like refrigerators ...
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NCB officials to train Excise personnel 23.9.2017 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
Officials from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) from Bengaluru will train the personnel of prohibition and excise in the state at the field level to make them aware of different kinds of drugs that are ...
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I-T officer's son's murder: Body was dumped in lake 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
Four youths have been held for killing I-T officer's missing son Sharath. Sharath was murdered within 30 minutes after his parents approached the police. Police managed to corner the main accused on Thursday on the basis of records of his phone calls made to Sharath.
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Police can now respond within 10 minutes 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
A caller from Urwa dialled 100 around 12.13 p.m. on Monday last to report a problem caused by a fallen tree near her house here. The policeman, who received the call, passed on the information to the ...
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Bengaluru I-T officer's kidnapped son murdered 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
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Kidnapped Bengaluru youth found dead in quarry 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Four persons have been arrested
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Complaint over FB post against HDK 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A complaint has been field before the city police commissioner by JD(S) youth wing president H M Ramesh Gowda against one Sushmita Saptarshi for misrepresenting JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on the Facebook page of Narendra Modi Fans from Karunadu.

The complaint states that Sushmita uploaded a video saying Kumaraswamy and JD(S) workers are misrepresenting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image. Gowda clarified that none of the JD(S) workers had done such a thing and had not made any derogatory statements. He sought action against her for "false statements" and sought deletion of the video and an apology on the same page.
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Abduction case: Yeddyurappa summoned on Sept 28 22.9.2017 TOI: Home
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CIVIC demands a procedure for nomination of ward committee members 22.9.2017 Citizen Matters
With no set procedure for nominating members, the kith and kin of the corporators and politicians have infiltrated ward committees. How to tackle this to make more common people get into the committee? CIVIC has recommended a procedure. »
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Houses for rain-affected residents of Vijayanagar 21.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Residents of Shamanna Garden near the level crossing in Vijayanagar, who were affected by heavy rain, will be given homes at a reduced cost by Karnataka Housing Board, according to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George. The decision was taken after George, Mayor G Padmavathi and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad inspected Govindarajnagar and Vijayanagar on Thursday. Apart from this, under the special grants of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Rs 36.5 crore will be released for the development of Chennappa Industrial Area near Kamakshipalya in Govindarajnagar. "The minister has ordered building footpaths and shoulder drains for the rainwater to flow. This will benefit people here," said a senior BBMP official. Apart from this, Vijayanagar is set to receive Rs 30 crore for the construction of a stormwater drain (SWD) near Shamanna Garden level crossing where residents had faced waterlogging after the rain. "The sewage water had caused flooding here due to a gap in the retaining wall of the ...
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Report on lake encroachments in Bengaluru held up 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Signatures of seven House committee members awaited
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Encumbrance certificates online from next week 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Property buyers can download digitally-signed encumbrance certificates (EC) as the Department of Stamps and Registration, after a long delay, will launch the facility in about a week’s time.The initiative is part of the Sulabha Nondani software, which was announced to make property-related transactions easier. An encumbrance certificate is a record of all registered transactions that have taken place relating to a particular property.Besides making ECs available online, Sulabha Nondani also proposes online booking of time slots for registration of documents at sub-registrar offices, online g
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Karnataka govt issues notification banning garbage burning 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Burning garbage, leaves or twigs in open spaces will attract a penalty of Rs 5 lakh or up to five years in jail or both.

The state government has issued a notification as per section 19(5) of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981. The notification was issued on the proposal submitted by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) which aims to prevent health hazards.

"The concentration of particulate matter is increasing in urban areas because of burning of solid waste in open spaces. The ban is imposed within the jurisdiction of all urban local bodies including the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and in all solid waste landfill sites through out the state," said Ramachandra, member secretary, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).
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Business houses to be fined for paying less tax 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
At least 55 commercial establishments including Manyata Tech Park, Garuda Mall, Lalith Ashok, ITC Gardenia in eight zones of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have been asked to pay a penalty for under-assessing their property tax. M K Gunashekar, chairman, BBMP standing committee of tax and finance said that these commercial establishments will be given a demand notice soon since the civic body is suffering losses. "I have called for a special meeting today with the joint commissioner of finance for discussions and to issue the demand notice immediately. These establishments will have a month's time to pay the penalty," said Gunashekar. "By manually surveying 10-12 properties, we have compiled this list of 55 commercial establishments across eight zones in the city. It amounts to Rs 28 crore in the South zone alone," he said. Total station survey, which was undertaken in May earlier this year, was started from Mahadevapura zone. According to the survey, Ness Technologies in Koramangala has paid ...
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Broken battery bank triggers bomb scare 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
After repeated hoax bomb threats in the city last week and a false alarm over an explosive in the baggage of a passenger at Mangaluru airport on Tuesday, the JP Nagar residents also had one such experience on Wednesday morning when a passerby spotted suspicious a object in the area. A broken power bank and wire wrapped in plastic cover near a playschool at JP Nagar, created panic among the school staff and the residents . The residents called the police helpline, informing them about the suspicious object found near the school. The bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and after the examination they found that it was just a battery bank. S D Sharanappa, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (South), clarified, "Preliminary examination has revealed that there is nothing to panic, it is old non-working broken power bank." The Putttenahalli police have registered a case and are verifying the CCTV camera footage of the playschool to trace the person who placed the object to create panic among ...
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'Shut down website trolling Shah' 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A delegation of BJP leaders on Wednesday lodged a complaint with Bengaluru city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, urging him to take action against the handlers of a website who are hosting defamatory content against their party president Amit Shah.

In the complaint, BJP general secretary C T Ravi and spokespersons Go Madhusudan and Ashwathnarayana that the website 'mybengalooru.com' has been created with the main intent of circulating negative and false information against Shah.

The complainants have said that they suspect Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's aides were behind these trolls, which were being shared via 'Namma nechhinamukhyamantri' Facebook page.

They have demanded action under cyber laws and that both the website and Facebook page be taken down immediately.
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