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Move to prevent power cuts during exams 20.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Energy Department will not give line clearances to any development work across the state until examinations are over on April 6. The decision, taken following directions from Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, comes after various wings of the Department were flooded with complaints about power cuts on a daily basis. "The minister believes power cuts are as a result of indiscriminate line clearances to civic agencies and private companies for development work. He believes Karnataka has sufficient power reserve," a senior Energy Department official said on condition of anonymity. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) Managing Director Rajendra Cholan confirmed line clearances have been cancelled. "Weve also asked not to issue any fresh line clearances until the exams get over on April 6," he added. Bescom will have troubles in handling the requirements of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, which have ...
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Companies complain about poor quality water 14.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Treated water supply to some government and private companies has been disrupted for the past few months due to problems in the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) pipelines. Officials in the board fiercely denied they had problems. The BWSSB supplies tertiary treated water to the Kempegowda International Airport, Bharath Electronics Limited, Indian Tobacco Company, Rail Wheel Factory and the Indian Air Force. One of the companies said it did not get water from the board for two months. The quality of water had deteriorated so much that it considered setting up additional treatment plants to purify the water before use. Sources in the company said the water they initially received was of good quality. But it subsequently began to deteriorate and smelt foul in recent months. They admitted not having received water for two months, owing to issues in the supply pipes. The Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said it had no disruption in receiving treated water from the BWSSB, which they ...
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BWSSB plan to outsource upkeep of pump houses raises hackles 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is quietly planning to "privatise or rather outsource" the maintenance of water pump houses that supply water to the city. It recently placed an advertisement in newspapers inviting tenders for the annual maintenance of Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 pump houses at Thorekadanahalli (TK Halli). The operation and maintenance of these pump houses were under the control of the board until now. BWSSB engineers, however, insist that the tenders were invited only for repair, not maintenance. "This is the second time we have invited tenders as there were no bidders the first time we called them two months ago. The repair of nine pumps at TK Halli was done by many contractors who took it up as piecework (small work). Now, we want to assign the repair to one contractor for a year," said Venkatesh S V, executive engineer, Cauvery head works division, BWSSB. He denied that the board was planning to outsource the work. A former engineer, who had ...
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Death knell for citizen-led lake governance 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Bengaluru has become a bit notorious globally as videos of Bellandur lake catching fire and its froth blocking roads over the past couple of years have gone viral. But Bengaluru's lakes are also famous for another reason: the enormous citizen activism that has led to the protection, rejuvenation and beautification of many of its lakes, and the continued citizen efforts to save and revive the remaining ones. While Hebbal highlights citizen resistance to lake privatisation, lakes such as Kaikondrahalli, Puttenahalli and Jakkur have become success stories of partnerships between the municipal government and local citizen groups, where the former contributes resources and the latter contribute location-specific ideas, awareness building and monitoring. Unfortunately, the state government seems bent on destroying this slow progress towards decentralised and democratic environmental governance. Last week, it announced that all of Bengaluru's lakes would be handed over to the Minor Irrigation Department (MID). ...
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Bengaluru bandh: Bandh a no-show in busy Bengaluru; schools, colleges remain open | Bengaluru News - Times of India 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Bengaluru bandh: Bandh a no-show in busy Bengaluru; schools, colleges remain open | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Privatisation, India style 8.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Over the years India's governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
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H1-B row: Should India's skilled workers worry about new US visa policies? 5.5.2017 Top Stories
Silicon Valley was critical of Trump's move, saying that there is a shortage of qualified Americans
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Tomorrow’s bandh and its likely impact 8.9.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Tomorrow’s bandh and its likely impact
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Tomorrow’s bandh and its likely impact 8.9.2016 Hindu: National
For the second time in less than a week, and the fourth time this year, the State is likely to shut down on Friday as numerous organisations lend their support to the bandh called against the Supreme...
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Bengaluru this week: Life of a traffic cop; Bengaluru - the language angle; Vets you haven't met! 29.7.2016 Citizen Matters

Curated list of news from Bengaluru for this week.

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IIIT-B students drawn by startup culture 4.7.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
That startups are the flavour of the season was evident at the 16th convocation of International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) here on Sunday. A good-number of students who got their degrees said they wanted to go the startup way.
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Water warriors battle privatisation in thirst for justice 12.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
An activist group in Karnataka staves off politicians’ efforts to hand over water supply to private players.
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This activist group fight against privatisation of water 5.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
An activist group is staving off politicians’ efforts to hand over water supply to private players.
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Bengaluru's dry patch - Hindu Business Line 25.3.2016 Google News
Bengaluru's dry patch Hindu Business Line According to a committee set up by the Karnataka legislature in 2014, an estimated 11,000 acres of lakebed has been encroached on, from 1,545 lakes, in both Bangalore Urban and Rural districts. One-third of the encroachments was by the Bangalore ...
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Tourism Department Hopes for Adoption Boost 24.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
While six tourist spots have already been adopted, officials expect corporates will take up work on many more destinations under their CSR programmes this Investors’ Meet.
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BWSSB Panel to Probe Irregularities in Layouts 18.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
A BWSSB official said the committee has been given a 15-day deadline to finish its inquiry and submit its findings to the Board chairman.
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BWSSB to Hike Charges Only from February 15: Officials 17.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
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BWSSB Hikes Pro-rata Charges, STPs Must in Apartments 14.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Getting private players to help with lake development 21.12.2015 Hindu: Home
Cash-strapped civic agencies are struggling to rejuvenate waterbodies under them
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Form SPVs to Implement Rly Projects: CM 1.11.2015 newindianexpress.com
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