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3 of a family, two students die in horrific crash near Magadi 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three of a family and two engineering students from the city were killed when an SUV crashed into a bus shelter on NH 75 near Magadi, Bengaluru Rural district, on Thursday evening. The students were part of a five-member group that had set out to Savandurga Hills from JP Nagar. The students hired a silver Mahindra Scorpio from Zoomcar, an automobile rental firm. Upon reaching Bychapura village near Lakkenahalli, about 56 km from Bengaluru, they came across a deep curve. Shubham, who was at the wheel, lost control of the car and crashed it into a bus shelter, about 20 feet away from the highway, police said. Kemparaju (40), his wife Mamatha K and two children, Lavanya K (11) and Sanjay K (2), had stopped by the bus shelter. The family was riding a motorcycle to their native village, Muthugadahalli, Turuvekere, Tumakuru district. Kemparaju had decided to pull in as his children felt hungry and wanted to eat. The crash turned catastrophic. The speeding car crashed into the family, killing Kemparaju, Lavanya ...
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Fake cop, aide held for robberies, impersonation 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Southeast division police have arrested a 30-year-old MBA graduate who posed as a senior police officer, raided two offices and robbed electronic gadgets worth Rs. 3 lakh from the employees. The suspect has been identified as Irfan Pasha, a resident of BTM Layout, and was arrested based on the CCTV footage which helped the police nab him after the two offices he raided lodged separate complaints. The police have also arrested his accomplice, identified as Arbaaz Khan at their BTM Layout residence. Pasha, an MBA graduate failed to get a job. Upon interrogation, Pasha told police that he was fascinated with police work and decided to don the role of a senior police officer and make a quick buck. According to police, Pasha initially stole a visiting card from a relative who worked at the Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) in Vidhana Soudha. He then photo-shopped and made an identity card with his photograph and name with designation that read - Additional Commissioner Security to ...
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3 cabbies held for chain-snatchings 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three cab drivers who stole gold chains from women were arrested and 18 cases were solved as a result. The Mahalakshmi Layout police have recovered property worth Rs 24 lakh, a release said on Thursday. The accused have been identified as Pradeep K D, Purushotham and Prajwal L, all residents of Kengeri and aged about 25 years. One more member of the gang is absconding, police said. Purushotham was the driver of a retired IAS officer. The gang used a Ritz car to steal chains, targetting women and senior citizens in the north and western parts of the city. They spent their loot lavishly. With these arrests, the police claimed to have solved 18 cases reported in the limits of Mahalakshmi Layout, Annapoorneshwari Nagar, Bidadi, Jnanabharathi, Vijayanagar, Magadi Road, Kengeri, Hebbal and Nandini Layout police stations. "Gold ornaments weighing 700 grams, one Maruti Ritz car, one Bajaj Pulsar bike, two mobile phones - all worth Rs 27.34 lakh - have been recovered," a police officer said. In another case, the ...
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GST, online marketplaces dim traditional Deepavali shopping 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The last-minute Deepavali shopping spree, in its traditional sense, was lacklustre this year thanks to Goods and Services Tax (GST) on products and the irresistable discounts and offers that online shopping sites have announced for the festival. Though enthusiastic shoppers thronged the city's sweet, clothing, jewellery and other outlets, the shop owners reported an actual slump in sales. Despite the shopping festival of lights being dimmer this season, glittering malls and traditional festive shopping districts like M G Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Jayanagar 4th Block, Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Marathahalli ORR, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Banashankari and JP Nagar drew thousands who came to shop there. At Kanti Sweets, a popular outlet on Sampige Road, Malleswaram, employees said business was duller this year compared to the previous one, when they served customers who queued up for their sweets. Rajasekhar, an employee, said that this year's Deepavali orders had decreased ...
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Traffic jams greet office-goers, students 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic snarls were witnessed on several arterial roads of Bengaluru on Monday morning with normal life being affected as members of the public had a tough time travelling on flooded roads.

After continuous rain from the past few days, the waterlogged roads and slow-moving traffic were reported from Ecospace near the Outer Ring Road, Mysuru Road, Queen's Junction, Hennur Main Road, JC Road, Hudson Circle, City Market, Central Silk Board Junction, BTM 29th Main Junction, ITPL Main Road, Wilson Garden 10th Cross towards NIMHANS, Hebbal Circle flyover from Kempapura Junction on Ballari Road, Tumakuru Road and Nagavara.

Students and office-goers also had a tough time reaching their destination as roads were inundated with water.

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Post office PSKs soon to speed up issue of passports 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is a breather for all those who have spent long hours at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for your application to be processed. Soon Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) will be set up in various parts of the Karnataka. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is implementing the project in three phases. The idea is to decongest PSKs and ensure citizens get passports faster. "In the first phase, they will come up in Davangere, Belagavi, Mysuru and Hassan. Successful trials have been conducted in Mysuru. Once POPSKs are operational, citizens need not visit PSKs," Bharat Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, told DH. The Lalbagh Road PSK is the largest in Karnataka, handling 1,700 applications a day. The Devarabeesanahalli PSK on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road follows, handing 860 applications. The next is Hubballi PSK with 560, followed by Mangaluru (540) while Passport Seva Lahgu Kendra in Kalaburgi handles 160 applications and Mysuru POPSK attends to 130 applications. The staff at the PSKs are ...
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Rain slows Metro work on Electronics City line 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Rain has been hindering work on Namma Metro's RV Road-Bommasandra line that had gained pace after the main demolition work was completed two months ago. The second phase of the project will serve burgeoning IT corridor in the east (Byappanhalli-Whitefield) and the old IT hub in the south east. The 18.82 km metro line begins with a new station next to the existing RV Road station and terminates near the proposed peripheral ring road at Bommasandra. The line will also save lakhs of commuters who spend harrowing hours at the Silk Board Junction everyday. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has divided the project into three packages of about 6.4 km to expedite the work. "Most of the demolition work on Hosur Road is done. We have started the work on drains. About one-km drain was built at the site of two stations. Since August, however, rain has been playing spoilsport. We rarely get a window of opportunity to carry out the work," a senior BMRCL official said. The BMRCL has entered into an ...
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Metro work adds to traffic gridlocks at KR Puram 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The time to travel two km from Krishnarajapuram to Tin Factory has gone up to 45 minutes with heavy traffic. As work on the much-awaited Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield Metro line under Phase 2 (Reach 1 extension) has gathered pace. Contractors working with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) have barricaded a part of the road at the Tin Factory junction, reducing the width of the road and creating a bottleneck. BMRCL has acquired about 15 feet space on the flyover leading to Ballari Road and put up a barricade. The divider at the junction has been removed for the soil test. KSRTC buses from Kolar, Krishnarajapuram, as well as BMTC and private vehicles, stop near the Tin Factory, next to the Metro construction site. The barricade here has eaten into the congested road, reducing its carrying capacity. It has turned into a nightmare for those who come from the Silk Board Junction. The entire Krishnarajapuram bridge is seeing traffic gridlocks which vehicles taking 25 minutes to cross the ...
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Gridlock on potholed ORR makes commuting a nightmare 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Waterlogged roads, traffic snarls and potholes have turned the Ecospace service road on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Bellandur into a living hell. The road which is home to a host of IT biggies, MNCs and many upscale city residential clusters is a nightmare for motorists, pedestrians and residents alike. Incessant rains over the last few days caused the Savalkere Lake to overflow onto Ecospace road. Police were seen struggling to handle traffic from late in the night until the early hours of Monday. Savalkere Lake near the Ecospace service road overflowed and water gushed on to the ORR causing waterlogging at the tech park RMZ Ecospace on the arterial road. Savalkere is one of the largest lakes in the city. According to local residents, most part of the lake is encroached upon by illegal builders, causing blockages and silting of rajakaluves (stormwater drains). There are five lakes around Sarjapur. If one lake overflows, the water should flow through the drain to another lake. The water overflowing in ...
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Rain, overflowing lake hit traffic on ecospace service road 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The ecospace service road, off Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Bellandur, has proved to be a nightmare for residents in the area.

Waterlogging during rain, potholes and traffic snarls have become major causes for concern in the area. The service road is home to a large number of companies. It is a residential area too.

Continuous rains over the past few days and the overflowing Saul Lake have often led to flooding on the road. The commuting experience is not likely to improve any time soon.

Speaking to DH, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (traffic, East), said "There is a huge traffic jam near ecospace.
There is one-foot-deep water on the road. The traffic police are working to control the situation. I request commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road till the situation becomes normal."
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The story of a layout in Bengaluru becoming Swachh Ooru 16.10.2017 Citizen Matters
It's not an easy achievement to get people to segregate their waste, but relentless efforts by volunteers and penalising by BBMP have helped achieve it in HSR Layout in Bengaluru. ...
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Bengaluru: Woman techie reports illegal cow slaughter to police, attacked by mob 16.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
A Bengaluru woman accused the police of being complicit in a mob unleashing a violent attack on her and the car she was travelling in for condemning illegal cow slaughter going on in Talaghattapura in Bengaluru.
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Apartment complex with 600 homes flooded 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Kendriya Vihar forced to remain indoors for the past five days
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No end to rain woes for city; roads waterlogged, homes flooded 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Overnight rain continued to wreak havoc in the city again. Five people were killed till Sunday and rain created havoc, leaving many areas inundated and roads waterlogged. There were also incidents of tree fall and traffic snarls on major city roads. Several localities were flooded, crippling normal life in the city. Water entered several houses in Bommasandra, Hongasandra, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Yelahanka and other low lying areas. People pump out water Kendriya Vihar apartments at Kogilu Cross near Yelahanka was flooded. Water gushed into the parking area and into a few houses, where residents were seen pumping out water. More than 50 vehicles in the basement of the apartment were submerged. Vehicles struggled to pass the flooded outer ring road in Bellandur. Some vehicles broke down, holding up traffic. A BMTC bus broke down on the waterlogged outer ring road near Ecospace and more than 20 passengers were rescued by BBMP personnel. According to the BBMP control room, tree falls were reported behind ...
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Bengaluru: BBMP officials practice cricket while city battles heavy flood 15.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
India Today has exclusive pictures which show some BBMP officials at a ground playing cricket.
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Tabala artiste to be feted 14.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Renowned tabala artiste Pandit M Nagesh will be feted with "Tabala Naada Sadhaka" award during the 15th Guru Samartha Sangeetothsava to be held on October 15, 2017.

Writer Go Ru Channabasappa, singer Shivamogga Subbanna and theatre personality Srinivas G Kappana will take part in the event to be held at JSS Auditorium, 8th Block, Jayanagar from 4 pm. The programme is being organised by Sri Guru Samartha Sangeeta Vidyalaya in association with Department of Kannada and Culture.
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Engg student, injured in pothole accident, dies 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
An engineering student, who was injured in a road accident, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

Drupad G (21), a final-year student of JSS College and a resident of Jayanagar, was critically injured in the accident on Uttarahalli Main Road near the institute of nursing on Wednesday.

He was shifted to BGS Global Hospital for treatment, but he failed to respond to the treatment.

The victim's family members complained that he fell down and sustained injuries while negotiating a pothole.

However, the police claimed that the stretch where the accident occurred was neatly asphalted recently. Drupad collided with a truck, fell down and was injured, said a senior police officer.
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Copious rain exposes poor sewer network 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Incessant, copious rain coupled with an inadequate and crumbling drainage network has turned Bengaluru into a messy sight. Waterlogging in low-lying areas and rainwater gushing into homes have made the lives of residents in many localities miserable. The century-old underground drainage network seems to have finally given away. Unable to withstand the current capacity, manholes and sewer lines are gushing and foul water is forming puddles. Manholes in HSR Layout Sectors 6 and 7, Shanthinagar, Wilson Garden, Shivajinagar, MG Road and Cunningham Road have been overflowing and have not been addressed by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) even a month after they were brought to its notice by the public. The stretch from Shanthinagar bus stand towards the Richmond Circle flyover is the best example. Road users, especially two-wheeler riders, suffer every day. The manhole water flows down the road and since the sewage lines are blocked, the road gets flooded. "You can literally see water ...
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Under levying of betterment fee cost state Rs 1K cr in 20 yrs: Audit 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Nexus between the officials and a section of real estate developers has caused huge revenue losses to Urban Development Authorities (UDAs) and Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in the state. Consider this: the authorities have incurred an estimated Rs 1,000 crore loss by under levying betterment fee on layouts in the past two decades. Though the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1963 stipulates that 33% of the guidance value should be collected as the betterment fee from the developers, the authorities have been collecting less than 1%. These shocking details have come to fore following a thorough scrutiny of documents of UDAs and LPAs in and around Bengaluru, by the Karnataka State Audit and Accounts department (KSAAD) recently. Officials in these authorities have made use of loopholes in the KTCP Act to under-levy the betterment fees in order to benefit the layout developers. For instance, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority (BIAAPA) which sanctioned approvals for ...
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