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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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Green Tribunal pulls up expert committee on Agara SEZ report 11.9.2015 Citizen Matters

National Green Tribunal-appointed committee submits report on the SEZ project at Agara and gets blasted for shoddy job.

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Changing landscapes 22.7.2015 FrontLine: Home
In Kerala, rampant river sand mining is killing the perennial rivers; in Karnataka, the groundwater level has fallen steeply in many areas; in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a good law meant to regulate sand mining is gathering dust.
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Activists see red over water purification units 1.5.2015 deccanherald.com
The companies which have set up water purification units in association with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike are privatising supply of potable water, according to activists. Several companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the BBMPfor setting up water purification plants. The treated water is supplied to the urban poor at Rs five for 20-litre. According to a representative of a company, the Palike provides 40x40 sq feet area for setting up the plant and grants permission to sink a borewell in the area. The water from this borewell is purified through reverse osmosis and ultraviolet filtration process before selling it to the target group. He said that the company had already set up its purification plants at Peenya, Lingarajpuram, Govindarajanagar, Prakashnagar, Srinivasanagar, Basavanagudi and Jagjeevanram Nagar. As many as 100 more such plants would be set up across the City in the next two years. Five hundred cans of water are being sold at Srinivasnagar plant per day while ...
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