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Two absconding gold smugglers held 19.4.2018 General News
Two persons, who were arrested in connection with gold smuggling cases at Kozhikode International Airport in 2013 and jumped bail, have been arrested, a customs official said today. Arafath P F, a native of Kasaragod, was arrested from Kanhangad on April 17 while Naushad Abdulla was nabbed yesterday while he was about to board a bus to Bengaluru from Kasaragod, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said. Both have been remanded to judicial custody.
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Three arrested for IPL betting in city 18.4.2018 General News
Three persons were arrested today for their alleged involvement in Indian Premier League betting racket from Kasba in southern part of the city, police said. The trio was allegedly betting during the high profile match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians match yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, the police also seized two laptops and 11 mobile phones from the three who were staying at a rented house on Dr G S Bose Road in Kasba. "We are investigating into their accounts and trying to ascertain whether there was any monetary transaction," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Praveen Tripathi told reporters. They have been identified as Shamiul Akhtar, Inzamul Haque and Asadul Zamal -- all residents of Raghunathgunj in Murshidabad district.
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Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, was on Tuesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogation by the Kolkata police.
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‘I have done more work than Jayanagar MLA,’ says Ravikrishna Reddy 18.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Ravi Krishna Reddy wants to bring back decency into politics. He wants to run a clean campaign and live a corruption-free life if he wins. ...
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Major shuffle of IAS, IPS officers under EC’s direction 18.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru, CM’s home district, shunted out
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Summoned by Kolkata Police, Shami stays back 17.4.2018 General News
Cricketer Mohammed Shami has been summoned by the Kolkata Police in connection with a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity lodged by his wife. Shami stayed here while his team, the Delhi Daredevils, left the city. A Cricket Association of Bengal official said the Delhi Daredevils pacer did not travel with the team for their next match in Bengaluru against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 21. He had played against the Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match at the Eden Gardens last night. "The DD team left around 3 pm but Shami could not board the flight as was summoned by the Kolkata Police. There's no update yet on his joining the DD," the official told PTI. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Praveen Tripathi confirmed that Shami has been summoned. "Yes, Mohammed Shami has been asked to come to Lalbazar (the Kolkata Police headquarters) tomorrow at 2 pm in connection with the investigation," Tripathi told PTI. Shami's elder brother Hasib Ahmed, who was also booked ..
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Karnataka election 2018: filing of nominations begins today 17.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Every candidate has to open a new bank account for spending during elections. New upgraded Electronic Voting Machines will be in use this time. ...
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Siddaiah yet to take primary membership of Cong. 16.4.2018 Hindu: National
Retired IAS officer Siddaiah, who has been chosen as the Congress candidate from Sakleshpur in the coming Assembly elections, is yet to take primary
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3 arrested for killing, robbing cab driver 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
The Devarajeevanahalli police arrested three suspects for killing a 23-year-old Ola cab driver on March 18 and robbing his vehicle and other valuables. The arrested are Arup Shankar Das (36), his brother Deeman Shankar Das (26) from Assam and Bharath Pradhan (22) from Odisha. They killed Rinson Tharayil, an Ola cab driver on March 18, and threw his body in a gutter in Bandrapalli near Hosur in Tamil Nadu. City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said the suspects contacted Tharayil on March 18 night and hired his cab to Hosur. On the way, they killed him and fled with the car. A senior police officer said Tharayil was a native of Kerala and was staying in Kaval Byrasandra with his parents. Tharayils father T L Soman registered a missing complaint with the DJ Halli police after his son did not return even after two days. Tharayils body was traced on March 27. The police formed a special team and caught the suspects. They recovered a Renault Lodgy car, iPhone, mobiles and other documents from the ...
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Lemongrass oil to stop smell from trash 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Its a common sight to see people covering their faces while passing by a garbage truck. Motorists speed up to escape the stench. In order to reduce the stench emanating from garbage trucks across the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will spray lemongrass oil on them. "We will be spraying lemongrass oil on every truck. This will completely reduce the stench," said Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner, Health and Solid Waste Management, BBMP. "This is the only pleasant-smelling oil. We will spray about 15 ml on every garbage truck." Ten bottles of the oil will be enough to spray on all garbage trucks. The oil costs about Rs 1,000 per litre. Khan hoped there will be no pungent smell until the garbage trucks reach the waste-processing plants and landfill sites. Six out of the seven waste-processing plants are functional. Praneeth K Sargur, a regular commuter on Sarjapur Road, said: "Its interesting to know the BBMP is trying this new method to reduce the bad smell. We should see how ...
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Green tribunal, BDA officials inspect Bellandur Lake 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
The committee formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), along with the officers from the Karnataka Lake Development and Conservation Authority (KLCDA) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), inspected the Bellandur Lake on Saturday. The committee was formed to keep an eye on the condition of the lake after the recent incidents of fire. The chairperson of the committee, a senior advocate, Raj Panjwani, BDA Commissioner, Rakesh Singh, CEO of KLCDA, Seema Garg, and BBMP Joint Commissioner for Health and Solid Waste Management (SWM), Sarfaraz Khan, were present at the inspection. They also inspected the S T Bed Layout in Koramangala. However, the senior officers refused to share the details of todays inspection. "The final report will be available tomorrow," said a senior official who did not wish to be named. The inspection, however, left the citizens living near Bellandur Lake disappointed as they could not interact with the officials. "We were waiting for them from 11 am and we could not even ...
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Handloom Expo concludes 14.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Handloom Expo concludes
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Roads fixed, BBMP to create buffer zones around waste sites before polls 14.4.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
In what appears to be an effort ahead of Assembly polls, the state government has decided to speed up the process of creating buffer zones around municipal solid waste (MSW) sites. With this, it wants to address the city's garbage problem and the stench emanating from the MSW sites. The government is pushing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to work overtime to address the city's garbage problem and enforce the high court's recent orders. A senior BBMP official told DH that a committee had been formed and its members had also
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Election anthem released 13.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The Election Commission on Friday released election anthem. "Maadi Maadi Matadana," the 4.5-minute election anthem, does not feature any celebrities. Brand ambassadors Rahul Dravid and C N R Rao are not seen in the video.

The anthem, created by film director Yogaraj Bhat, is choreographed by Imran Sardariya. Hari Krishna has scored the music and the song is sung by Vijay Prakash. The anthem can be downloaded from YouTube. The anthem will be made available in the form of ringtones and will be aired on various social media platforms, Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said.
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KPSC selection: Plea in HC seeks fresh interviews 13.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
An interlocutory application (IA) has been filed before the High Court of Karnataka, seeking directions to Karnataka State Public Service Commission (KPSC) to hold interviews afresh in the controversy-ridden 2011 batch of gazetted probationers. The Supreme Court had upheld the cancellation of the interview process, but referred the matter to the high court to examine whether there were any irregularities in the main examination. The high court had set aside the entire selection process. The IA filed by Maj Santosh Kumar, one of the candidates selected as assistant commissioner (Commercial taxes), has requested for a fresh interview. The IA stated that the CID investigation had found that the interview marks for 46 candidates were manipulated. It has been contended in the IA that the final report and the subsequent charge sheet filed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) were solely in respect to the interview stage of the selection process and does not in any manner deal with the main ...
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BBMP working overtime to reopen waste processing plants 13.4.2018 Hindu: Home
High Court had given civic body one month to make all the waste processing plants operational
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Panel to inspect 3 lakes this weekend 13.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
The committee was constituted by the National Green Tribunal
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No takers for election apps 13.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
All the three apps developed by BBMP have only around 200 downloads so far
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Following DH report, BBMP fixes property tax website 11.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Finally, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has renewed the security certificate of its property tax website. On Sunday, DH reported a story Palikes property tax site insecure, citizens hassled by glitches. The story highlighted the technical issues the citizens face while using the website to pay the tax and the expiry of the site security certificate. On Tuesday, the BBMP renewed the sites security certificate which expired on April 2. Speaking to DH, Manoj Rajan, BBMP special commissioner (IT), said, "We have installed secure sockets layer (SSL) in all the BBMP servers and the property tax site security certificate has also been renewed by state data centre." Venkatesh, technical director, National Informatics Centre (NIC), said: "people can use the website, there will be no security issues on the site and also on the payment gateway." N Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner said in a statement said: "Property tax portal is running from State Data Centre (SDC) since past two years. Every year the ...
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Single card to determine property ownership in city 11.4.2018 deccanherald.com
After a delay of almost six years, the Revenue Department has started creating and maintaining Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) in Bengaluru. It is obtaining details of all private properties from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The UPOR will give the dimension, floor dimension, floor plan, etc, of a building/site. Cards containing these details will be given to all property owners, according to Munish Modgil, Commissioner, Survey, Settlement and Land Records. The UPOR will help buyers understand the exact dimension of a property and what are they paying for. In the long run, the UPOR will help avoid disputes over property ownership. The UPOR was first mooted during the BJP government and was to be introduced in Shivamogga, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Ballari and Bengaluru on a pilot basis. But the system faced opposition from real estate developers as well as politicians. The department put off the launch and went on to implement it only in Shivamogga in ...
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