User: rohan Topic: Greater Bangalore
Category: Greater Bangalore
Last updated: May 01 2017 03:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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RDF backlog at six compost plants to be buried in quarry 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
BBMP’s attempts to get cement factories take RDF has met with little success
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Agencies in a quandary over what to do with weeds from Bellandur lake 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP is now offering composting of the weeds as the ‘only feasible solution’
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Bitten by cobra, ‘Snake’ Nagaraja dies 1.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Polio: 85.77% of kids in state immunised 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A total of 62,94,465 children were administered polio drops on Sunday covering 85.77% of children below five years across the state who ought to be immunised.

Sunday was the first day of the second round of this year's pulse polio campaign. On the first day, children were immunised at designated booths across the state. This will be followed by a three-day house visit in the urban areas and two days in the rural areas.

Minimum compliance was reported from the BBMP limits with just 65.05% children being immunised on day one, as per statistics available with the Department of Health and Family Welfare. At 96.15, Ballari district reported the highest percentage of children covered.
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Plastic warriors make Johnson Market the next battleground 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizen volunteers from Langford Town and Richmond Town have taken it upon themselves to make Johnson Market — one of the oldest in the city — free from plastic with the shopkeepers' support. The Citizens Welfare Association, Richmond and Langford Town, and Johnson Market Merchants' Association launched a drive against plastic on Sunday. Volunteers were seen educating customers and shopkeepers against plastic and the available alternatives. They explained the ill effects of plastic having thickness of 40 microns and below. Syed Zaheeruddin, the secretary of the market association, said customers continued to use plastic bags for shopping and most of them refused to buy cloth bags offered by shopkeepers because of the cost factor. "A cloth bag costs Rs 10-20 depending on the size. While most of the traders are using alternatives like jute, paper and cotton bags, some still use plastic," he said. He said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had been carrying out drives against plastic ...
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Legal tangles hold up many lands in Bandlaguda mandal 30.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Legal tangles hold up many lands in Bandlaguda mandal
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Finding a solution for Bengaluru's garbage problem 30.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
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'Drop pourakarmikas' Singapore trip plan, provide facilities instead' 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pourakarmikas' Association has termed the state governments plan to send 1,000 pourakarmikas to Singapore a sheer waste of money and has asked the government to instead focus on regularising contract workers. Association president A Jayram told DH that they plan to write to the government asking it to withdraw its plan. "Instead, use the same funds to provide better facilities to pourakarmikas,'' he said. He said, "The CM announced revision of pourakarmikas' wages many months ago. It, however, has not been implemented even in a single BBMP ward. Few pourakarmikas understand English. What is the use of sending them there when they are not treated properly here?" The association said most of the pourakarmikas are still not provided basic facilities like masks, brooms and rest rooms. The government plans to send 1,000 pourakarmikas from all corporations in the state. BBMP plans to send one pourakarmika from each of the 198 wards to make them learn civic responsibilities. Lalithamma, a ...
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Rain, hailstorms bring relief 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Heavy rain, coupled with hailstorms on Saturday evening brought relief from the scorching heat that the city experienced in the past two days. The weather was sultry in the morning but by evening, dark clouds gathered before the showers lashed the city. Hailstorms in south Bengaluru brought down the temperature further. According to sources in the BBMP, tree falls were reported from 15 places including Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Kathriguppe, BEML Layout, BHEL, Police Quarters at Kengeri Satellite Town, Vidyapeetha Circle, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Nagadenahalli and Nirmala Giri Nagar near BGS Layout. Commuters had a harrowing time due to waterlogging at many places. Traffic jams were reported at Town Hall, KG Road, JC Road, Shoolay Circle, Ballari Road, Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Lalbagh West Gate Road and Kalasipalyam. The hailstorm also ruined people's weekend plans. India Meteorological Department recorded 3.8 mm rain in the city while there was drizzle around HAL. It has predicted rain and ...
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Where do tankers source water from? 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
BBMP says from borewells that are either meant for the general public or ones that are illegal
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Skywalks push pedestrians on to the road 29.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Landing covers entire footpath turning the structures into a safety risk
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Politicians, experts and people unite to take stock of Bengaluru's dying lakes 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Citizens Take Ownership Of City's Waterbodies Amid Renewed Conservation Efforts By Govt, Civic Bodies
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After recycling waste into fuel, BBMP wants to bury it 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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1,000 pourakarmikas to tour Singapore to get civic lessons 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Indira Canteen logo will be picked from 670 entries 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Effluent treatment plants might prove insufficient, say experts 29.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Brigade Group accused of dumping soil in Varthur lake 28.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizen volunteers from Thubarahalli and AECS Layout say real estate major, Brigade Group, is dumping soil on the Varthur lakebed in southeastern Bengaluru. On April 27, a group of volunteers noticed trucks streaming out of Brigade Tech Garden in Brookefields Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and headed for the Varthur lakebed near Vibgyor High. "We called the police who swung into action and seized five to six trucks the same day. A cursory examination showed that the samples of soil taken from Brigade Tech Garden and the lakebed were the same," said a volunteer, who would not be quoted. The volunteers have been keeping a close watch ever since a local resident filmed earthmovers dumping soil in the Varthur lakebed recently. The video spurred the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the custodian of Varthur lake, to file a police complaint. Residents said the police were yet to make arrests. According to residents, trucks have been dumping soil in the lakebed for several months now but government agencies ...
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New device can help composting at home 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Giving a boost to garbage management, a city-based green entrepreneur has come up with a portable composter that will help turn wet waste into manure. The city generates more than 4,000 tonnes of waste everyday of which more than 3,000 tonnes is wet waste. The BBMP is still struggling to manage waste with residents near compost plants demanding their closure, citing foul smell. Pramod Siddagangaiah was a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) before he founded Livegreen, a firm dedicated to making eco-friendly products. Siddagangaiah said the idea of a portable composter came after realising that the present approach to garbage crisis would be inadequate in managing the issue. "Decentralised waste management is the best way to solve landfill crisis. Composting at home will save nearby villages from being buried under tonnes of waste," he said. Around 1.5 kg of waste is generated by a household every day. It may take several years before the BBMP can come up with an effective ...
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Sudden rain hassles outbound travellers 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The sudden rainfall on Friday night inconvenienced many people heading out of town on a long weekend. While some parts of the city received rainfall after 9 pm, other localities were greeted with strong winds.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain coupled with thundershowers for the next two days. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said there were no rain-related complaints.

The rainfall, however, led to power cuts in Banaswadi, Magadi Road and parts of Bannerghatta Road.
Pedestrians on roads being upgraded under the TenderSURE project were the worst sufferers. Outbound travellers were seen running to escape the rainfall in Majestic, KR Market and other bus terminals.

Basaveshwaranagar received 1 mm rainfall while Singanayakanahalli and Kengeri received 18 mm till 10.30 pm, according to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre.
DHNews Service
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Corporator gets bail in corruption case 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday granted conditional bail to Rajajinagar corporator G Krishnamurthy who was accused of demanding bribe from a BBMP contractor. Two BBMP engineers Arun Kumar and K M Krishna, who were also accused of demanding bribe from a contractor to get their bills cleared, were also granted bail. The three were caught red-handed by the Anti Corruption Bureau and arrested. A contractor was entrusted with renovating the RTO complex at Rajajinagar at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore by the BBMP. He completed the work by the end of 2015, but his bills were not cleared for more than a year. Krishnamurthy and other BBMP officials had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 38.5 lakh from the contractor to get his bills cleared. This included Rs 23.5 lakh for the corporator and Rs 15 lakh for the engineers. The three were trapped when they were allegedly accepting the partial bribe amount. Justice Rathnakala granted them conditional bail and directed them to deposit a bond of Rs 1 lakh each with an equal ...
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