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Fake scribe arrested for misbehaving with women protesters 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
A person, who claimed to be a journalist, was taken into custody by Upparpet police after he was found misbehaving with women protesters near Freedom Park on Wednesday morning. The police said that Murali, a resident of JP Nagar, was asking for their mobile phone numbers and trying to click their photographs from his mobile phone. Some women approached the police who were on bandobust duty at the spot and complained about his behaviour. The police took him to custody and questioned him. Murali claimed that he is the editor of a newspaper. But he failed to provide his identity card when the police asked him for it. Bike, mobile phone seized The police asked the other journalists who were at the spot about him. No one recognised him. He was then taken to the Upparpet police station. The police seized his bike and mobile phone. Even his name is doubtful and there are no documents to show that he is Murali. He is still being questioned, the police said. DHNews ...
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When 30 elephants visited Bengaluru 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
If one elephant or a leopard enters the city, there could be all round panic. But there was a time when elephants used to frequent the city. Just about 20 years ago, a herd of 30 elephants had visited Doresanipalya near JP Nagar of South Bengaluru.
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Surgeon's suicide: Family still clueless about motive 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
A day after a 56 year-old plastic surgeon jumped to his death from the terrace of his 12-storey apartment in southeast Bengaluru, his wife and family members said they have no idea why he took the extreme step.
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1000 students, teachers join hands against relocation 22.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Nearly 1,000 students from medical colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) staged a demonstration at State Bank of Mysore Circle on Tuesday against the move to shift the varsity headquarters from Jayanagar to Ramanagara.
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Rains hit 40% of state's Alphonso mango crop, production takes a hit 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
There is likely to be a shortage of the most preferred mango variety Alphonso this season. Kadregowda, managing director, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd (KSMDMCL), during a media interaction on Tuesday said the sudden rainfall in February and March has destroyed the Alphonso crop in parts of north Karnataka like Belagavi and in Bengaluru Rural, Kolar and Ramanagaram. This will not only effect the domestic market, but exports also. However, the Banganapalle and Mallika crops are picking up and this could substitute Alphonso exports. However, Alphonso is the first choice in the export market, especially in the European and Gulf countries. "Around 30 to 40% of the Alphonso crop has been damaged. Of the two lakh hectares under mango cultivation in Karnataka, around 60,000 ha is under Alphonso production. Of this, around 10,000 ha was affected by the cyclonic rainfall. We have lost around two to three lakh metric tonnes of Alphonso crop this year," he said. Last year, 6,750 ...
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This intensive cardiologist's heart beats for photography 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
In a profession where every moment is a question of life or death, photography is a welcome diversion to de-stress for a city-based intensive cardiologist, Dr Karthik Vasudevan. "Photography is the go-to hobby," he says. Dr Vasudevan's photographs are on display at Reves, an art gallery at Jayanagar VIII Block. The display includes over 66 photographs with scenic landscapes and macro photographs of flowers. A look at the dew drop through the camera lens and the hue of flowers were among the primary attractions for visitors. The exhibition — 'Cosmic Chronicle', displays photographs clicked over a period of three to four months. The exhibition began on Saturday and will be on till March 26. "I have been photographing for over a decade. Once, when I was in the US for a course in heart transplant, I saw an exhibition of macro photography and took a linking for it," he said. Dr Vasudevan clicked these photographs at several locations including Kodagu, Lalbagh and other nurseries. "Every minute at work ...
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HC refuses to stay shifting of RGUHS to Ramanagaram 21.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the shifting of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to Ramanagaram.

Hearing a petition filed by Dr B R Ramakrishna, principal, Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital and others, Justice A S Bopanna directed RGUHS and the state government to file their objections.

Counsel representing RGUHS filed a memo stating that the university will only be shifting the engineering section and not the entire university. The counsel said that the shifting will be carried out in a phased manner without affecting students.

The government counsel said that shifting of RGUHS is a policy decision and the discretion of the government. The decision was taken in 2007, but could not be executed due to various reasons. RGUHS headquarters is Ramanagaram according to the provisions of the University Act. The petitioners have sought directions to recognise RGUHS at Bengaluru as an additional campus.


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Saga of waterlogging on Outer Ring Road 21.3.2017 Citizen Matters

There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?

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Doctors jumps to death from terrace of 12-floor building 21.3.2017 TOI: Cities
A 56-year-old plastic and reconstructive surgeon allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of his 12-floor apartment in southeast Bengaluru on Monday afternoon.
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Land acquisition blues for 2nd underpass near Kadirenahalli Cross 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Land acquisition problems are set to obstruct the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) plan to build another grade separator next to the Kadirenahalli underpass towards Dayananda Sagar Institutions. The BBMP is building a signal-free corridor on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) to link Yeshwantpur with Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road. A major stumbling block to the project is the intersection near Kadirenahalli Cross. Four years ago, the BBMP built an underpass at Kadirenahalli Cross but forgot to decongest another intersection just 150 metres away. As a result, the bottleneck continues there. It has now planned to build a grade separator (flyover or underpass) at the intersection of the ORR with the road that leads to Dayananda Sagar Institutions, said BBMP chief engineer (major project) B S Prahallad. "We want to build a grade separator but land acquisition problems have hampered our plans. Now that a new Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) policy is on the anvil, we ...
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Noted plastic surgeon falls from 6th floor of apartment, dies 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A leading plastic surgeon in the city died after falling from the sixth floor of an apartment complex in HSR Layout Sector 2, southeast Bengaluru, on Monday, police said. Dr Ashok Raj Koul (57), the chief of Plastic, Cosmetic, Microvascular and Hand Surgery at Sparsh Hospital and a resident of Sobha Daffodil apartment complex in Somasundrapalaya, was found lying in a pool of blood by security guards who were drawn by a loud thud around 12.30 pm. They called members of his family and they rushed down. With the help of neighbours, Dr Koul was taken to Narayana Health hospital where he was declared brought dead. "He was his usual self in the morning when he came to the hospital. We both made our daily rounds in the ward and he even performed two procedures," said Praveen Kumar, a junior doctor. "As the third operation was a minor one, he asked me to take care of it and went home with his daughter who had come to the hospital for a routine check-up. We got to know about the incident around 1.30 pm when his ...
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Residents clamour for shutdown of 'polluting' KCDC plant 19.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents of southeastern Bengaluru on Sunday organised 'Blood to Breathe', a silent campaign for closing down the waste-processing unit in Somasundarapalya run by the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). At least 90 residents of HSR Layout, Kudlu Gate, Haralur, Haralukunte, Somasundarapalya and the surrounding localities took part in the blood donation camp held at Mount Litera Zee School, opposite the KCDC plant, to symbolise their pain of living close to the waste-processing unit. Later on, the residents, including a large number of children, converged at the plant and held a sit-in, wearing black face masks to symbolise the air and dust pollution put out by the unit. Some of them scribbled messages such as 'Shut down the plant' on the plant's compound. "Garbage is being dumped here unscientifically. When the plant was started, the BBMP promised that only the garbage from the Bommanahalli zone would be processed here. But now, garbage from ...
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Free helmets drill safety message into riders' heads 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
On the occasion of World Head Injury Awareness Day on Saturday, Fortis Hospitals took an initiative of distributing free helmets to those riding without helmet in violation of traffic rules. The three-day drive, in association with Bengaluru traffic police, started on March 17 and will end on Monday, March 20. It was conducted at various signals like Jayanagar 4th Block, Cunningham Road, Nayandahalli, JP Nagar, Gopalan Mall, Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and Rajajinagar. Traffic police at signals gave away helmets with pink slips to people seen without helmet. According to the World Health Organisation, 1.25 million people lose their lives in road accidents every year. WHO also states that in Karnataka, there are around 42 million registered vehicles, of which 71% are motorised two-wheelers. Dr Manish Mattoo, zonal director, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, said, "Through this initiative, we want to alert people on road safety and that a lot of cases of head injury due to accidents can be avoided if care ...
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Full-face helmet: the wonder head protector 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Deen Dayal (23), a factory worker from Haryana, died from head injuries as his motorbike crashed into an electricity pole on the Outer Ring Road in Nagarabhavi, west Bengaluru, on March 12. Wearing a low-quality helmet didn't help him. Ahead of the World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, DH takes a look at various aspects of the matter. The traffic police say many motorcyclists in Bengaluru die every month as they do not use high-quality or full-face helmets. There are many others who do not use helmets at all, especially in outer areas such as ring roads, beyond Electronics City, Sarjapur Road, KRPuram, Peenya, Jalahalli, Byatarayanapura, Kengeri and KumaraswamyLayout.The traffic police say almost half of the riders and pillion riders do not use helmets as they don't understand the value of safety. They use helmets mainly in the central business district because of the reduced speed of vehicles, police presence and surveillance cameras at traffic junctions. Cases of riding without helmets are on ...
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A flyover above flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A second-level flyover has been proposed to be built above the flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (near Deve Gowda petrol pump in Padmanabhanagar, south Bengaluru). The second flyover will be built from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to Padmanabhanagar and will run above the existing flyover, which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had inaugurated a month ago. Thus, there will be a three-layer intersection as part of the signal-free corridor from Nayandahalli junction to Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a total of nine grade separators in the state budget proposals for 2017-18 and allocated Rs 421 crore for them. He said the projects were required to ensure seamless vehicular movement. While the length of the grade separators has not been decided yet as the detailed project report has not been prepared, each of them could be 1.5 km to 2 km long. BBMP chief engineer B S Prahallad said the second-level flyover ...
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Roadies wreaking havoc, rue residents 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The demand for close circuit cameras in Padmanabhanagar Assembly constituency grew louder during the 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' organised by DH and Prajavani at the National College auditorium in Jayanagar on Saturday. A large number of people turned up to air their grievances during the interactive programme. Padmanabhanagar BJP MLA R Ashoka, BBMP joint commissioner Dr Vishwanath and corporators of the ward, along with a sizeable number of officials attended the programme. Citizens demanded that CCTV cameras be installed in view of the growing incidents of crime, especially chain-snatching and wheelies. Santosh Gururaj from Ganesh Mandir ward rued that those indulging in wheelies had made their lives miserable through stunts. Agreeing with Gururaj, Ashoka asked officials to not just penalise the offenders, but also seize their vehicles. "Book stringent cases against them. You should seize their vehicles as well. They not only risk their lives, but endanger the lives of others too. Many ...
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24-year-old youth killed in 'hit & run' case near ORR 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A 24-year-old youth was killed in a road accident near Bhima Jewellers on the Outer Ring Road near Banaswadi in the early hours of Saturday. The deceased is Balu, a resident of RT Nagar and a native of Kerala. He worked for a private company. Balu was going to his friend's house in Kammanahalli around 12.30 am when the incident took place. Police shifted Balu to a private hospital. But doctors declared him brought dead. The passersby said it was a hit-and-run case. But according to the police, the CCTV footage did not show any vehicle at the spot at the time of the accident. "Nothing can be ruled out for now. We are examining more CCTV footage," the police said. It is suspected that Balu might have skidded off the road due to overspeeding. He was not wearing a helmet, police said. There are also chances of him riding under the influence of alcohol. But everything will be ascertained only after the post-mortem report comes, they said. A case has been registered at Banaswadi traffic police station. DH ...
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Intervention at Hebbal flyover to run into NGT trouble again 18.3.2017 Hindu: Home
BDA proposes to add two additional lanes, an underpass; this would violate a NGT order that fixed buffer zone around lakes at 75 metres
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March Against Plastic 18.3.2017 Citizen Matters

The EMPRI office at Doresanipalya Forest Campus was abuzz from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, 14th March 2017. EMPRI staff, researchers, citizen activists, representatives from BBMP, Hasiru Dala,  workers and rag pickers, all wearing black Tee shirts waited...
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Toll collection for 19 State Highway stretches approved 17.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Cabinet onFriday gave its nod for collection of toll on 1,530 km of roads along 19 stretches of state highways. According to official sources, these roads have been developed by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation and under the Karnataka State Highways Improvement Programme (KSHIP). The date from which the toll (which has been referred to as user fee in a document prepared by Public Works Department)will be collected will be announced soon. Stretches to be tolled Some of the stretches will be tolled soon are the 144 km stretch between Hangal and Tadasa, the 128 km stretch between Shikaripur and Hangal onState Highway 1, Malavalli to Koratagere (150 km) and 108 km stretch from Mudhol to Nippani on State Highway 132. The toll will be fixed as per NationalHighways guidelines DH News Service Elevated road project cleared The Cabinet ratified the elevated corridor project connecting Koramangala Inner Ring Road with Madiwala in Bengaluru. The corridor will connect the Sony World signal with the ...
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