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Serial accident disrupts traffic on Marathahalli Road 18.8.2017 Hindu: News
Traffic movement on the busy Marathahalli Road was disrupted for over two hours on Friday morning due to a serial accident involving a truck, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus an...
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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Only 300 houses inundated in floods, claims George 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Responding to criticism over the handling of recent floods, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George claimed the city was in a better position than “even global cities” such as New York. “The rains ...
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Whitefield to get another train to deal with peak hour rush 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A train to run exclusively between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield, to cater to the thousands of commuters from the busy IT hub during peak hours, was launched on Friday. The Diesel Electric Multiple U...
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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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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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Activists laud NGT's close follow-ups on Bellandur lake clean-up 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Citizens actively monitoring the efforts to save Bellandur lake are happy that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is pursuing the matter seriously. Nagesh Aras, a member of Bellandur Lake Citizen Team, set up by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to monitor the progress of the water bodys restoration, praised the NGT for closely following up on the work. "The NGT's approach to monitoring the progress through a local officer is significant. This will force the administration into taking timely action with the active involvement of citizen watch bodies," he said. He added that though the administration claims that the expert committee report was implemented in part, the haphazard sequence of work has caused waste of money. "For example, the action plan called for monitoring and identification of the sources of pollution. But till today, the majority of the sources have not been identified at all while the KSPCB tries to show activity by persecuting lakeside apartments which are responsible for a mere ...
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Will clean Bellandur lake in 2 years: CM 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka government is taking all steps to clean the dirty Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, and all the problems will be fixed within a year or two, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said here on Thursday.

Speaking to journalists in the national capital, the chief minister said: "The government is concerned about the froth emanating from the lake, and a team of officials is looking into the issue."

On the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) repeated criticism of the lake restoration works undertaken by his government, he said: "Our officials and the legal team will handle this issue."

Due to heavy rain in Bengaluru in the past two days, Bellandur lake once again spilled toxic foam, raising foul smell and pollution in the neighbourhood.
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Chief secy holds meet, takes stock of rain havoc 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Two days after rainwater flooded parts of Bengaluru, Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia held a review meeting on Thursday with officials of all civic agencies to assess the situation. The city witnessed heavy rainfall late on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, leaving several areas inundated. He took officials to task for the inconvenience citizens experienced. "I have sought a detailed report and a list of those responsible. No erring official will be spared," he told DH. He directed the additional chief secretaries to ensure that the damages are set right. "I was told that there was a breach of the retaining walls of the lakes and this is sheer negligence to take up work during monsoon. Notices will be issued to officials responsible for this. Orders have been issued to clear encroachments at the earliest," he said. He said the rainfall received was abnormal. However, keeping previous instances in mind, the officials should have been well prepared to tackle such a situation. Regarding ...
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NGT summons govt officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pulling up the Karnataka government for its failure to address the pollution in the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned top state officials to explain the action taken on its directions so far. The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Additional Chief Secretary, who heads the Department of Urban Development, and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority to appear before it on August 22 and submit a compliance report on its April 19 direction to protect the water body. The bench asked the state government to explain how many big canals (rajakaluves) had been cleaned so far, how much waste was removed from the rajakaluves and from Bellandur lake, where the waste was dumped, what preventive steps had been taken to check effluents entering the water body and fire episodes in lakes. Sajan Poovayya, senior counsel appearing for Namma Bengaluru Foundation, produced audio visuals on the fresh frothing in Bellandur lake and the ...
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Bellandur toxic foam: CM Siddaramiah says problem will be solved in 2 years 17.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who was in New Delhi assured that the Bellandur lake frothing will be solved but it will take time.
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Lake in Bengaluru spews 'toxic froth' 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As the citys Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth raising concerns among residents in its vicinity, Karnataka Chief Minister today said the problem will be solved in one or two years. Torrential rains that hit the city in the last few days has aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. Videos showing cars being engulfed by a large pack of froth, purportedly taken near Bellandur lake, have now gone viral. The residents nearby the lake are the worst hit with froth flying all over the area and strong stench emerging from the polluted water. Residents who complain about coming in contact with toxic froth flying all around, have expressed fear about them developing disease. Speaking to reporters in Delhi about the frothing lakes in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said government is taking all necessary actions. When pointed out about it being a long standing issue, he said "it is there...it will be solved in one ...
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Bellandur Lake menace: CM Siddaramaiah assures of action within 1-2 years 17.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The Bellandur Lake once again spilled toxic foam earlier on Thursday
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After Bengaluru's Bellandur lake, pollution in Musi river in Hyderabad becomes cause of worry 17.8.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad (Telangana) , August 17 : The residents putting up close to the Musi river in Hyderabad have started complaining of foul smell and pollution, due to the spillage of sewage waste and chemical mixture in the area.
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Bellandur lake froth: NGT summons top Karnataka officials 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Pulling up the Karnataka Government for its failure to address the pollution in Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday summoned the state government's top officials to explain the what action the government took on directions issued by it earlier, on August 22. The NGT Principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that the Additional Chief Secretary to Department of Urban Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority should be present in the court and submit a compliance report on its earlier direction issued on April 19 on
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Bengaluru's Varthur lake spills toxic foam on streets 17.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Locals believe that this toxic foam could cause an epidemic in the area.
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Bellandur lake issue will be solved within 1 or 2 years: Siddaramaiah 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said the state government is taking all steps to address the problems in Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru and assured that all issues will be resolved in within one or two years.

"The government is taking all necessary action. All problems will be solved within one or two years," the CM told reporters after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

"The government is also concerned about the froth emanating from the lake and a team of officials have been formed to look into the issue, he said.

Due to heavy rain in Bengaluru for the past two days, the Bellandur Lake once again spilt toxic foam, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution.

Earlier, the CM met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and requested him to sanction more funds to the state to take up drought relief works.
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Bellandur Lake spills toxic foam again, residents complain of foul smell, pollution 17.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 17 : The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru once again spilled toxic foam, on Thursday, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution.
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Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake continues to spill thick toxic foam – Watch video 17.8.2017 Zee News : States
 Karnataka's Bellandur Lake on Wednesday once again spilled toxic foam after a heavy downpour.
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