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Two days of consecutive rain leave Bengaluru in complete mess 28.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Two days of consecutive rain leave Bengaluru in complete mess
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Downpour triggers chaos and brings misery 28.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Floodwater enters 50 houses; three persons injured in tree-fall at Ragigudda slum
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Panel formed to revive city's dying waterbodies, says K J George 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Environment experts and government officials on Saturday deliberated on the state of Bellandur and Varthur lakes. The occasion was 'DH Spotlight' on 'Bringing Bellandur and Varthur Lakes Back to Life' at East Cultural Association in Indiranagar. Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K J George said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had always been concerned about the lakes not just in Bengaluru but also across the state and had convened meetings at Vikasa Soudha. "A committee led by additional chief secretary in Urban Development Department Mahendra Jain was formed to revive Bellandur and Varthur lakes, which decided to carry out weeding and aeration. An implementation committee headed by the BDA commissioner has been constituted," said George. He said the two sewage treatment plants (STP) set up in Bellandur will be operational by July and four more will be installed in the coming months. "We cannot improve the lake overnight. It may take at least two to three years," said the minister. He ...
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Rain likely for two more days 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Thundershowers are expected to continue in the city for two more days, according to the Met department. The city received 34.9 mm of rainfall till 8.30 pm on Saturday. On Friday, Bengaluru received 84.6 mm from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. About 50 trees came crashing down in Bommanahalli, Kodichikkannahalli, Bilekahalli, Konanakunte, Koramangala, Silk Board Junction, Vijayanagar, Chamarajpet, Ragi Gudda, Silk Board Junction, Basaveshwaranagar, Jayanagar, Rajajinagar and Dr Rajkumar Road. Prahari teams were sent to these areas to clear trees from the roads and ensure smooth vehicular flow. Two people — Sudha (25) and an unidentified bike rider — were injured as branches of trees fell on them. The two have been admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for treatment. Traffic snarls were reported from all major roads.Mayor GPadmavathi personally sat at the control room and monitored the responses. She received complaints that Bescom and BWSSB staff were not attending to problems in many areas. She contacted ...
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RTO books 250 vehicles for violating rules 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Regional transport office (RTO) inspectors conducted a surprise drive on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday and registered more than 40 cases at the highway toll near Nelamangala. The inspectors, led by Joint Transport of Commissioner J Gnanendra, seized many private buses which were transporting commercial goods under the garb of carrying passenger luggage. "The operation started at 10 pm and continued till 1 am. Carrying commercial goods, including inflammable materials, has led to tragedies in the past. We received a tip-off that private buses continue to violate rules and decided to conduct the midnight check," Gnanendra said. The joint commissioner said a special squad booked 205 vehicles for violation the carriage permit rule in southern Bengaluru, including Ring Road and Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road and Banashankari surroundings on Thursday. "We booked a Tempo Traveller providing stage carriage services with the help of an aggregator named ZipGo. "The Tempo Traveller violated the ...
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Double-decker buses set to return to Bengaluru; to cover tourist spots 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Double-decker buses with improved features will hit the tourist circuits of the city. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy has cleared a proposal by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to buy four air-conditioned double-decker buses. BMTC plans to deploy them to tourist places within Bengaluru. The new buses may hit the city roads by the end of the year. Double-decker buses are not new to the city. Till 1998, they plied the city's streets on routes like Shivajinagar, KR Market, Majestic, Jayanagar, Gandhi Bazaar and Indiranagar. At present, however, BMTC has only one such bus which is meant for display. Back in 2009, BMTC started 'Bengalore Rounds' services which had single-deck buses connecting around 10 tourist places in the city. The initiative, however, did not bring in the expected revenue. BMTC upgraded the service and renamed it 'Hop on, Hop off' in 2014 with seven Volvo buses plying to 22 tourist places in Bengaluru. But the continued losses in revenue forced BMTC to reduce the ...
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Experts, greens to discuss how to revive Bellandur, Varthur lakes 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Reviving the city's largest water body, Bellandur lake, and its downstream Varthur lake is a mammoth task. There are challenges aplenty. To discuss these and more comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, on Saturday, 5 pm onwards. Deliberating on the theme "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. Citizens, lake activists, environmentalists, scientists and all stakeholders will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George is also expected to take part. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Among the questions that are sure to trigger the debates, here are a few: How do we stop the entry of sewage water ...
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The mix of old and new 25.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
Sound Awake will present 'The Down Troddence' on June 1, 7 pm onwards, at The Humming Tree, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar. Popularly known as 'TDT', it is a six-piece thrash metal band from Kannur district in Kerala. The band consists of Munz (vocals), Varun Raj (guitar), Nezer Ahemed (bass guitar, backing vocals), Sushin Shyam (keyboards, backing vocals), Ganesh Radhakrishnan (drums) and Advaith Mohan (guitar). Following a series of victories at college fests in and around South India, the band went on a short hiatus during which time the various band members shifted base to other cities. Munz, Nezer and Ganesh shifted to Bengaluru, while Sushin moved to Chennai to work as the studio programmer for famed South Indian music director Deepak Dev. At this juncture, Rinoy also departed from the band and was replaced by Advaith Mohan (of Chennai-based band Iterate), who is also based in Bengaluru. Tickets are available on ...
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Belur woman's heart beats in 62-yr-old patient 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
A heart was transplanted into a 62-year-old woman at Narayana Hrudayalaya on Hosur Road after a green corridor was created to transport the organ from Sheshadripuram. A 12-member medical team was on its toes on Wednesday at Narayana Hrudayalaya to receive the live heart. At around 5.15 pm, the ambulance left Apollo Hospital in Sheshadripuram with the heart accompanied by Bengaluru traffic police vehicles. Within 25 minutes, they covered a 29-kilometre stretch to reach Narayana Health City. The recipient, a retired private sector employee from Bengaluru, was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for the past four years. She was advised a heart transplant six months ago by Dr Bagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, interventional cardiologist from Narayana Health City. Monitoring agency She had registered with Jeevasarthakathe (formerly known as ZCCK), which is appointed to monitor the implementation of the transplantation of human organs. After three months of her registration, on Wednesday, her blood ...
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One year later, BMTC's updated ITS continues to disappoint 24.5.2017 Citizen Matters

After an year of its launch, BMTC’s ITS system continues to be bug-ridden and not-so-useful. Shouldn’t the BMTC redeem itself by fixing the app and making it functional?

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Overflowing sewers, dug-up roads a bane 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Playing outside is no longer fun for children of Saraipalya in northeast Bengaluru's Thanisandra after heavy showers on Saturday resulted in overflowing sewers and potholed roads. ​
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KMF 'gifts' prime land in Koramangala to pvt builders 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
A prime property in the city allotted to Karnataka Co-operative Milk Federation (KMF) has fallen onto the laps of realtors. Of the four acres and 14 guntas of land it was allotted in Koramangala to build its office complex, KMF leased two acres and 16.74 guntas to a real estate firm for construction of a commercial building. The realty firm, in turn, entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with another well known realty firm and even claimed absolute rights over the property.The land in question is on four survey numbers — 71, 2, 3, and 4 in Koramangala. Based on a request by KMF, t
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Palike plans pod cars to cut pressure on city's roads, experts sceptical 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP has embarked on an ambitious project of starting pod taxi services in the city to ease traffic. The Palike has floated global tenders for it. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad is confident that this project would give relief from traffic jams and will compliment the Metro services. He said, "Minister K J George and Mayor G Padmavathi have directed speeding up the Pod Taxi project. We have called for global tenders. We will start the project in six to eight months." He explained that five routes have been identified in the initial phase. The project will be started in Indiranagar and Whitefield on a trial basis. After seeing the pros and cons, the Palike will implement it in other parts of the city. The pillars for the Pod Taxis will be built on the median of the roads. The BBMP is in touch with companies from the United States and New Zealand for the project. The commissioner said the Pod Taxis have been successful in Mexico and other developed nations. "This is one of the best projects to ...
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Deccan Herald Spotlight on Bellandur, Varthur lakes this Saturday 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Tasked with reviving the Bellandur and Varthur lakes in quick time, the state government has a mountain of a problem. But are the challenges surmountable at all? To debate the issues comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar on Saturday, May 27, 5 pm onwards. Themed "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. All the stakeholders involved, including citizens, lake activists, environmentalists and scientists will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Here's a sample of questions designed to trigger debates: How do we stop the entry of sewage water into Bellandur and Varthur lakes? Why single out ...
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Man held for outraging modesty of woman 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
A 27-year-old man has been arrested for outraging the modesty of a married woman in Adugodi on Monday. The suspect Rajesh is a resident of Lakkasandra.

He would often stand in poorly-lit areas and tease women. The victim, who could no more tolerate his act, approached the police and lodged a complaint.

"Based on her leads, the police picked him up from the hotel and interrogated. He confessed to the crime during the interrogation," a police officer said.

The police clarified that Rajesh has no history of crime.
He has been booked under IPC 354 (outraging modesty of a woman).

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Cabs weren't available when Bengalureans needed them most 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Besides bringing down more than a hundred trees, and plunging many parts of the city in darkness, the heavy rain that lashed Bengaluru on Saturday evening added to the mobility woes of citizens.
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Techie has solution for Bengaluru's Silk Board gridlock 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
After almost two years of travelling to Bellandur for work, this techie changed his workplace to Koramangala. Reason: He wanted to steer clear of traffic snarls at the infamous Silk Board Junction.
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OYO to open 250 Townhouses 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Hospitality technology major OYO has expressed plans to open 250 properties — under its mid-market hotel brand OYOTownhouse — across the country, by the end of 2017. The company opened its first OYO Townhouse in Bengaluru (at Indiranagar) on Monday, which boasts of 22 rooms. With this launch, OYOTownhouse operates seven hotels across Gurugram, Delhi, Hyderabad, and now, Bengaluru, and plans to expand to 12 major cities inIndia, including Chennai, Kochi, and leisure destinations like Mysuru, among others. Priced from Rs 2,500 a night, Townhouse provides hospitality experience in the heart of popular neighbourhoods. By the end of this year, in Bengaluru alone, OYO aims to establish 25 Townhouse properties, in areas such as Koramangala, MG Road, Trinity Circle, and Marathahalli. According to OYOChief Operating Officer Abhinav Sinha, the unique Townhouse concept is a combination of hotel, store, home, and workplace. "OYO Townhouse utilises our technology and patented processes to deliver a unique ...
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Power outage complaints flood Bescom 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) received as many as 3,014 complaints on Saturday as heavy rain lashed the city.

In all, 43 electricity poles fell and 39 trees were uprooted, leaving most parts of the city in the dark. Bescom personnel have been working round the clock to restore power supply, officials said.

According to Bescom officials, most of the complaints were reported from eastern, southern and southeastern parts of the city such as Jayanagar, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Shivajinagar, Hebbal, HSR Layout and Malleswaram.

Although power was restored in eastern, southern and western Bengaluru by Sunday afternoon, residents in most parts of northern and northeastern Bengaluru had to wait till Sunday evening for power to be restored.

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On a nostalgic trip 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Nostalgic Nights' with DJ Martin Dsouza will be held on May 26, 8 pm onwards, at The Humming Tree, Indiranagar. The evening will take the audience back to the good old times with great retro, rock and old school hiphop music all night.

If you've lived in Bengaluru over the last few decades, you'll notice how several nuances of old Bangalore are blending in with the new. Most of the conversations revolve around the nostalgia that the city constantly evokes. Martin Dsouza interweaves different styles of music to ensure an entertaining dance floor experience. Entry is free.
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