User: subbu Topic: Land Issues
Category: Turahalli
Last updated: Apr 28 2017 03:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Explore the city's green wealth, soak in nature with the weekly tree walks 27.4.2017 deccanherald.com
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.'' True to this quote of Rabindranath Tagore, a bunch of city-based wildlife volunteers and naturalists are holding tree walks for those who want to know more about these green angels. Held every week, mostly on Sundays, the walks enable one to observe and listen to trees, the rustling leaves, chirping of birds nestled on them and more. The three-hour walk held in green lung spaces like Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Hesaraghatta, Turahalli forest and Kanakapura taluk includes introduction to trees and Bengaluru's geography along with identification of leaves and tree species. The walks are held under the banner Budding Explorers. Karthik Samprathi, a wildlife volunteer with Karnataka forest department and one of the organisers said the demand for such walks is increasing. "There is no age limit and anyone can take part in it. The last edition conducted on April 2 witnessed participation of around 15 children and 10 adults. ...
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People's problems 9.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Dug-up roadside not repaired The two sides of Siddaiah Puranik Road in Basaveshwara Nagar have been dug up and left partially open or shoddily covered. The road sees heavy traffic as a number of schools, hospitals and banks are located nearby. The unrepaired road poses a danger to motorists and pedestrians alike. Students, women and senior citizens form a sizeable population of daily commuters. The road is already chock-a-block and its poor condition only makes matters worse. Swaroop M N Mattresses burnt on lakebed The Subramanyapura lakebed has been exposed to dumping and burning of garbage, including old mattresses. As if that were not enough, the road from the lake towards Turahalli is being treated like a trash can. The smoke and fire caused by the burning of mattresses discourages motorists from using the road. Local residents and the authorities concerned should come forward to save the lake and conserve it for a better tomorrow. Narayan Kulkarni, D S Max Saaga Close open gutter in Whitefield An ...
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After bedas, ideas pour in for the bekus 6.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Some citizens pointed out how existing green spaces, such as Cubbon Park, are shrinking by the day
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Rock Eagle Owls of the NICE Road 16.2.2017 Citizen Matters

These birds are on the verge of extinction, due to loss of habitat and superstition. You'd be lucky if you are able to spot one!

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Cycling posing threat to flora, fauna in Turahalli forest 27.11.2016 deccanherald.com
Wildlife conservationists want the state government to protect the Turahalli reserve forest from the influx of eco-tourists, cyclists and walkers. The forest patch, located 20 km from Bengaluru off Kanakapura Road, is already under pressure from urbanisation. The forest patch, once popular with bird watchers, butterfly watchers and trekkers, now attracts cyclists in droves. Cyclists are particularly drawn to its undulating hillocks. Riding them down, they often run over small animals and plants, environmentalist M B Krishna said, calling for strict regulation of people's entry into the forest. He sought curbs on walkers and cyclists, and gave the example of Lalbagh where people are not permitted to walk on lawns, and there are dedicated pathways. In Turahalli, Krishna said, there are many instances of cyclists running frogs over. Krishna said a social media campaign was under way to educate cyclists on the dos and don'ts while visiting Turahalli and other forest patches. The Turahalli reserve forest is ...
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Axing trees in Turahalli forest for power line shocks greens 24.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Non-forestry activities are in full swing inside the Turahalli reserve forest in Bengaluru South, where trees were felled to lay electricity lines, while earthmovers were deployed to lay a road inside it, four days ago. Wildlife enthusiasts were in for a shock when they saw that a few trees, mostly those of tendu leaves (used in the manufacture of beedis), inside the forest were felled to draw an electricity line up to Shani Mahatma temple atop the hillock. The forest is home to peacocks, snakes, mongoose, wild boars and a variety of birds. Mohan Gowda, a regular visitor, said drawing an electricity line inside the forest poses a danger to peacocks as they may sit on them and get electrocuted. The assistant engineer of Bescom (Uttarahalli circle) said he was not aware of the felling of trees. "I have no information about the trees being cut. I will check with my subordinates," said the engineer. Range forest officer of Kaggalipura T M Devaraj said the electricity lines were laid long ago and Bescom ...
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Cops chase sandalwood thieves, one held 3.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Thalaghattapura police arrested a man, who was part of a gang trying to smuggle sandalwood near Turahalli forest area near Banashankari 6th Stage on Tuesday.

Police identified the arrested as Nagaraj, a resident of Hosakerahalli.
Police seized 13 kilogram of sandalwood, a car, an autorickhsaw and a bike, all worth of Rs 8.80 lakh.

Police said Nagaraj, Shivakumar, Naveen and Basavaraj, who were going in their vehicles, abandoned the vehicles and fled on noticing the police following them.

The police chased them but managed to catch Nagaraj, while the others escaped. Police checked their vehicles and found sandalwood logs which they planned to smuggle into neighbouring states.

Police registered a case and are on the lookout for the rest of the gang.
DH News Service
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BBMP councillor killed in car crash near Srirangapatna 18.7.2016 Hindu: Home
Two-time Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike councillor Mahesh Babu, representing Lakkasandra ward, was among the three killed in an accident on the Bengaluru–Mysuru highway on Sunday morning.Mr. Babu ...
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Trekking, adventure sports at JB Kaval forest soon 22.5.2016 deccanherald.com
You need not have to travel too long for trekking, bird watching and some adventure sports in the days to come. You can do it in north Bengaluru itself. Forest Department is developing a part of Jarakabande Kaval (JB Kaval) state forest patch near Yelahanka as an adventure sports, trekking and butterfly park on the lines of the one at the Turahalli Reserve Forest in south Bengaluru. Turahalli Reserve Forest sees a huge rush of nature and adventure lovers. The area is very popular among youth and children for nature trails, short trekking and bird watching. Similar facilities will now be created at JB Kaval. A part of the JBKaval forest patch will be converted into a butterfly park and tree park. This will be limited for sightings and trails only. This was the same place where the department had organised a nature camp using Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority funds. In the first phase, boundary walls protecting the area have been constructed on 100 acres after getting funds ...
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Trekking, adventure sports at JB Kaval forest soon 22.5.2016 deccanherald.com
You need not have to travel too long for trekking, bird watching and some adventure sports in the days to come. You can do it in north Bengaluru itself. Forest Department is developing a part of Jarakabande Kaval (JB Kaval) state forest patch near Yelahanka as an adventure sports, trekking and butterfly park on the lines of the one at the Turahalli Reserve Forest in south Bengaluru. Turahalli Reserve Forest sees a huge rush of nature and adventure lovers. The area is very popular among youth and children for nature trails, short trekking and bird watching. Similar facilities will now be created at JB Kaval. A part of the JBKaval forest patch will be converted into a butterfly park and tree park. This will be limited for sightings and trails only. This was the same place where the department had organised a nature camp using Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority funds. In the first phase, boundary walls protecting the area have been constructed on 100 acres after getting funds ...
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Protest against waste-processing plant at Lingadheeranahalli 10.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Members of the Banashankari 6th Stage Residents Welfare Association held a protest on Tuesday outside the Lingadheeranahalli garbage-processing plant set up by the BBMP. Hundreds of residents took part in the protest. They demanded that the Palike shut down the plant as it is affecting their health and posing threat to the flora and fauna of BM Kaval reserve forest and Turahalli minor forest. Manjunatha M K, a resident, said, "The plant is functioning for the past five months. The Palike constructed the plant without consulting us and BDA allotted land for it. Besides the mosquito menace and the stench, the groundwater and the Somapura lake are getting polluted due to the flow of leachate into the lake and the roadside drains." The protestors said that the foul smell from the plant spreads up to 3 km. Spraying of insecticides to curb the mosquito menace has not been taken up till date. Every day about 25 trucks, each truck carrying eight tonnes of garbage from south zone, enter the plant. Devaraj, a ...
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A forest in the Garden city 5.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
A forest in the Garden city
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A forest in the Garden city 4.5.2016 Hindu: Home
Take a trip to the near by Turahalli Forest to immerse yourself in nature, trekking, bird watching and more
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I know what to do this summer 26.4.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
I know what to do this summer
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I know what to do this summer 25.4.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Here are some activities to stay fit and have fun. Climb a rock, go skating, let loose an arrow into the air or go on a night trek
Fire Services on call to douse burning garbage 29.2.2016 Hindu: Home
In the past few weeks, Fire and Emergency Services personnel have been called to douse garbage mounds set on fire. In the latest instance on Friday, they had to put out fire set to large garbage moun...
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City’s forest battles ‘man-made’ fires 22.2.2016 Hindu: Cities
Turahalli forest remains particularly vulnerable to fires
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Turahalli Forest Catches Fire Frequently. But Why? 20.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
People living near the 597-acre green sprawl are terrified by the flames breaking out every week.
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Whistle of woods and the chirping of birds 25.1.2016 TOI: Cities
For Avinash Srivastava, 70, retired dean of a business school in Bengaluru, Saturday was not like any other weekend. By 6.30am, he was all dressed up to leave home and armed with his DSLR and all set to shoot some ...
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Head to Turahalli to shoot wildlife 22.1.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Budding photographers wanting to sharpen their skills can head to Times Passion Trails, a daylong photography workshop at Turahalli reserve forest, off Kanakapura Road, on Saturday (January ...
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