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Apartments not the major polluter of Bellandur lake, govt. tells NGT 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘While 480 MLD of sewage was entering the lake daily, contribution from apartments was 66.87 MLD’
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85 ‘new’ trades yet to be given licences 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
‘Proposal cleared by BBMP council earlier this year awaits government nod’
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Hesaraghatta residents oppose move to open liquor store 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Hesaraghatta village on Sunday staged a protest against the move by the Mysore Sales International Limited to set up a liquor outlet there. They prevented the entry of the truck carrying liquor bottles to the village. They said MSIL planned to open an outlet on Bilijale village road at Hesaraghatta. The Excise department officials visited the village for inspection, but did not submit a proper report. They submitted a wrong report, which enabled MSIL to go ahead with its plan. There are two Anganwadi centres, a government school, a maternity hospital, a private school and a farmers' centre within a radius of 150 metres from the place identified for the liquor outlet. Hesaraghatta Gram Panchayat president Krishnaiah said, "The liquor outlet is being opened without obtaining the permission of the Gram Panchayat." GP president Vasanthalakshmi said a large number of women from the village worked in garment factories and many middle-class families reside there. Considering these factors, the ...
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319 apartments dubbed 'polluters' despite linking sewage to UGD 24.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The attempt to put the blame of polluting Bellandur lake on apartments has backfired. In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the state government has classified 319 apartments in the lake's catchment area as 'polluters' although all of them let out sewage to BWSSB's underground drainage. By this definition, all the citizens of Bengaluru should be considered as polluters since the UGD is the default channel to ferry sewage to the treatment plants. "BWSSB is the culprit. Over the last many years, they should have set up larger centralised STPs at the exit points of the underground drains. They have miserably failed in doing this, which has meant that 480 Million Litres Daily (MLD) of sewage is flowing into the Bellandur lake from their network," Srikanth Narasimhan, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) told DH. According to the report, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and BWSSB had inspected 755 apartments in the Bellandur catchment area. As many ...
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Strike withdrawn, but waste yet to be cleared off many streets 24.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A day after the state government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against garbage contractors and pourakarmikas, sanitation workers were back to work on Sunday. Most of them were seen lifting garbage across the city. For the third time in three months, the contractors went on a flash protest on Saturday against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) decision to implement the direct payment system for pourakarmikas. The strike brought waste clearance to a halt. Although pourakarmikas have withdrawn the protest, garbage collection in some parts of the city remained affected on Sunday. The festive season added to the problem. "We can understand the problem of the poor pourakarmikas. The government and the BBMP should act fast and oblige them with what they are asking for. The tussle between the authorities and pourakarmikas is creating garbage problems. For the last two days, the BBMP has failed to address the issue," Muthu Raj, of Vyalikaval, said. Kavitha R, of Rajajinagar, ...
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Symposium highlights rural, urban dwelling 24.9.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
It was held at Manipal University
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Pvt hospitals exempted from trade licence 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Private hospitals are no longer required to submit the trade licence to the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

"Earlier, it was mandatory for hospitals to submit the trade licence under the Karnataka Private Medical Regulation Act. But hospitals come under the health care service and it is not a business," said Shalini Rajneesh, principal secretary (Health and Family Welfare). The Private Hospitals Association had been seeking exemption from trade licence for a long time.

Documents like environmental clearance, e-waste management, building maps, staff details and tariffs of various facilities should be submitted, she added.
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BJP says chief minister has 'lost his mental stability' 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Union Minister Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of losing his mental stability and said people have stopped taking him seriously for his "loose talk". "The chief minister appears to have lost mental stability. He has realised that his party cannot come back to power in the next election. Hence, he is making desperate statements...People have stopped taking him seriously for his loose talk," he told reporters who sought his reaction to Siddaramaiah's statement that Yeddyurappa does not have the courage to demand farm loan waiver from the Centre. BJP spokesperson S Suresh Kumar said the chief minister has been providing entertainment to people by making such speeches. 'Leaders as thieves' A senior Congress MLA (K N Rajanna) recently described Congress leaders as thieves and Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar defended him. The chief minister has failed to pacify his own party leaders. Hence, he has been accusing Modi and ...
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HDK undergoes heart surgery, to be out of action for 4 weeks 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday underwent a heart surgery at Apollo Hospitals on Bannerghatta Road in the city. Doctors who operated upon him said that he responded to the procedure well and that he is in a stable condition. The JD(S) leader will be kept under observation for one week. He has been advised rest for the next three weeks. Kumaraswamy underwent a valve replacement surgery, where the tissue valve that was inserted a decade ago, was replaced with an aortic valve. The valve is said to have been damaged following excessive coughing. The former chief minister was admitted to the hospital two days ago. A team of four cardiologists led by Dr Sathyaki P Nambala performed the four-hour minimally invasive redo aortic valve replacement (2.5-inch incision) surgery, which started around 10 am. Dr Sathyaki said the surgery was successful and that the shelf life of the newly replaced valve was around 15 years. He added that Kumaraswamy needed rest, and that he should not entertain any ...
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'Telecom industry needs policy intervention to facilitate growth' 23.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Telecommunication operators have played a key role in establishing connectivity and speedy adoption of digital services in the country over the last three decades. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) shares his views on the financial burden and policy paralysis afflicting the sector with N V Vijayakumar of DH. Edited excerpts: What is the current status of telecom industry? We should understand the fact that mobile connectivity and data services have played an important role in bridging the digital divide and moving India towards a truly equitable and democratic nation. Indian telecom industry is going through a consolidation phase and there is a lot of financial troubles lurking them. Now, we are looking for three bigger players: Idea-Voda; Rcomm-Aircel; Airtel; MTNL-BSNL; and Jio. So India is going towards a phase where there will be three to four players like in US and Europe. I think it will help customers. Telcos will have to invest in technology and ...
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Man found murdered; 4 suspects at large 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A man was hacked to death by four people in Ramamurthynagar over an old rivalry. The deceased is Madan Kumar (26), a resident of Kathalipalya in Sarvagnanagar. He was a cable operator.

The murder took place on September 21, but came to light only on Thursday night, said the police.

The assailants had dumped the body in bushes near a cemetery after the murder.

A few locals noticed the body on Saturday morning and informed the police.

The police shifted the body to a hospital for post mortem.

In a complaint, the victims father has suspected the involvement of four men as they often picked a fight with him.

The police are on the lookout for them, added the police.


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Call against compulsory sewage plants in existing apartments 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has criticised the diktat on the compulsory installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in old apartments with 50 flats and more. In March, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) took the decision on the compulsory installation of STPs and set aSeptember 9 deadline. However, 912 apartments in Bengaluru are yet to instal the STPs. The BWSSB will fine them 25% of water charges now, 50% after three months and 100% after nine months. The water board has extended the deadline to December 31, 2017. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is also issuing notices to apartments that it will ask Bescom to stop the power supply if they do not instal the STPs, C S V Prasad, president, FAAB, said. FAAB wants the BWSSB to limit the rule to upcoming apartments and has sought an exemption for existing apartments that lack proper infrastructure to build an STP. "New apartments can design and implement these STPs but not the old ones ...
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HC rejects Wikipedia definition of medical equipment, quashes tax 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka recently quashed an order issued by the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes for imposing Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods based on the information available on the online free encyclopedia "Wikipedia". The petitioner, Aditya Surgical Company in Basavanagudi, dealing in blood bank equipment, had challenged a clarification given by the Commissioner of Commercial Tax who had imposed 12.5% tax on their blood bank equipment. The petitioner had contended that according to Schedule III of the Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003, medical equipment, devices and implants are taxed at 4%. The commercial taxes commissioner had imposed 12.5% referring to these medical equipment as residuary entry (new entry in tax law). The commissioner had contended that he had relied upon the definition of "medical equipment" given in Wikipedia and tried to distinguish between "blood bank equipment" and "medical equipment". He stated that these blood bank equipment were only for storing, like refrigerators ...
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Villagers resume protest against garbage dumping 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The residents of villages in Bytarayanapura Assembly constituency blocked road in Bellahalli by blocking roads on Saturday, protesting dumping of garbage. The residents of Mittaganahalli, Kannur, Kogilu Layout, Bella Halli, Srinivasapura, Sathanuru, Bandehosuru and Chikka gubbi took part in the protest. They complained of increasing cases of dengue, chikungunya, malaria and skin diseases due to dumping of garbage. "We have been protesting against this dumping since a long time. We have also requested the government to solve this problem. In June, the BBMP officials had said that the issue will be solved within three months, but have not done anything so far. Hence we have resumed our protest," a resident said. Padmanabha Reddy, leader of the Opposition in BBMP council said that stink emanating from garbage dump pervades villages and they were compelled to shift from the place. He said that the BBMP should find an alternative place for dumping garbage. Muneendra Kumar, BBMP member said leachate from ...
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HD Kumaraswamy undergoes successful valve replacement surgery 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
JD(S) State president and former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy (HDK) underwent a successful valve replacement surgery today, in Bengaluru. He was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Bannerghatta road following excessive coughing over the last few months. Doctors revealed that Kumaraswamy has responded to the procedure well, still in a stable condition, and he would regain consciousness in three hours. Kumaraswamy had underwent a valve replacement surgery, where the tissue valve that was inserted a decade ago, was replaced by a metal valve. Cardiologist Dr Sathyaki P Nambala performed the 45 minute laparoscopic keyhole surgery, which started around 7.45 am on Saturday. The 57-year-old, who is a diabetic, had undergone an open heart surgery in December 2007, following which his health has been fragile. By his own admission, Kumaraswamy is also highly prone to infections and allergies. During his tours in North Karnataka districts earlier this year he developed a bad cough after he inhaled fumes ...
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Born at 22 weeks, this Mumbai boy is `youngest' survivor 23.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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Karnataka: Three-year-old raped, murdered by uncle 23.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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The two faces of Puducherry 23.9.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Behind the tranquil boulevard-lined environs and French heritage lies the seamy underbelly of Puducherry. Senthalir S. reports on how young girls are trafficked and forced into a prostitution ring from where escape is rare
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15 dists to offer free knee replacement surgeries 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Free knee replacement surgery will be made available in 15 district hospitals in the state. "The facility will be offered to those who cannot afford to come to Bengaluru for treatment. They will get these facilities close to their places,'' said Dr H S Chandrasekhar, director of Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma Care and Orthopaedics. He said upgrading district hospitals will include buying more instruments for surgeries and training surgeons in district Hospitals. The surgeons will be trained at Sanjay Gandhi Institute and will be sent back to hospitals. The programme will be done in three phases; the orthopaedic surgeons of district hospitals will undergo training from October 1, the operation theatres will be upgraded by the end of December, by January until March 2018, equipment will be provided to hospitals and by March, surgeries will take place. Patients who come under general health protection can avail the facilities. Dr Chandrasekhar said that earlier, Sanjay Gandhi Institute had performed ...
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Visit Mysuru's palaces, eat royal lunch at Lalitha Mahal for Rs 999 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Transport Minister H M Revanna on Friday launched 'Palace on Wheels', an exclusive bus tour of palaces and museums in Mysuru. Two Volvo buses will ferry tourists to Mysuru Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Regional Museum of Natural History, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Cheluvarajammanni Mansion (Central Food Technological Research Institute), Railway Museum and Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion in Manasagangothri. A tourist guide will explain the history of heritage structures such as Town Hall, Devaraja Market, KR Hospital, Crawford Hall and the deputy commissioner's office. The tour will begin at 10 am and end at 6.30 pm every day near the Mysuru Palace. The fare for the tour is Rs 999, including food, entry fees to palaces and bus fare. Tourists will be taken to Lalitha Mahal Palace, where they will be treated to royal food for lunch. Tourists can book tickets on www.ksrtc.in. Tickets are also available near Kote Anjaneya Swami Temple in front of the Mysuru ...
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