User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
Category: Slums and Courts
Last updated: Apr 18 2018 17:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘I have done more work than Jayanagar MLA,’ says Ravikrishna Reddy 18.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Ravi Krishna Reddy wants to bring back decency into politics. He wants to run a clean campaign and live a corruption-free life if he wins. ...
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‘Strengthen Lokayukta, make room for citizens to participate in governance’, says CIVIC manifesto 16.4.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Functional ward committees and metropolitan planning committee, people's participation in budget and more were the key demands placed by the NGO, CIVIC. ...
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Temple not the only grabber of lake land, say revenue officials 10.4.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The monumental task of moving the 62-foot-tall statue of Hanuman from Kolar to Kacharakanahalli has brought this obscure Bengaluru neighbourhood and its dead, encroached lake to the fore. The 750-tonne statue is being set up by the Sri Rama Chaitanya Vardhini Trust near the Kodandarama Swamy Temple in Kacharakanahalli. According to M K Jagadish, Assistant Commissioner, Bengaluru North subdivision, the temple and the proposed statue were located on a lakebed. The temple, its two choultries, an Isckon goshala, a BDA layout and a slum are among the many occupants of the 56-acre plot in Survey No 153, still listed as government lake in revenue records. Jagadish said that about 26 acres of the land, part of the lake, now formed a BDA layout. The other properties are spread over around 10 acres while approximately 20 acres of land is vacant. He said that in 2015, under the then Bengaluru Urban commissioner V Shankar, the administration made its first attempt to reclaim the government property. "We cannot ...
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HC stays BBMP's tender for indoor stadium 8.2.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka stayed the invitation of tenders by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to construct an indoor stadium at Indiranagar 1st Stage. While hearing a public interest litigation, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar also directed the BBMP and the state government to file their statement of objections. P Freud Richardson from Indiranagar 1st Stage league residents welfare association had filed a petition stating that the Palike wants to construct the stadium on a playground. The playground serves as an open space for children in the locality, neighbouring slums and schools and was the only open space available for residents of Indiranagar 1st and 2nd stage, the petition said. Any infrastructure like the indoor stadium would come with a lot of restrictions on the usage and it would not be a free space for the public usage. There will also be an increase in the number of people using the stadium, the petitioner said. The stadium was an ...
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'There is only one law and that is the law of nature!' 9.11.2017 Rediff: News
'Nature doesn't bother even if the Supreme Court says it is legal!'
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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Vishnu fans to protest uncertainty on memorial 28.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City

Late Kannada actor Vishnuvardhans fans have decided to mark the actors 67th birth anniversary on September 18 in a simple way protesting against the delay in deciding on the location for his memorial.

"Three separate locations were identified for the memorial, but different parties moved the high court against land acquisition. The government has ignored repeated pleas for the speedy disposal of petitions and to construct the memorial at the earliest," said VSS Vishnu Sena Sanghatane state president Raju Gowda.

"We will organise a series of protests against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the state government if they fail to build the memorial before Vishnuvardhans birth anniversary," he said.

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BBMP Ward Committees should be inclusive 15.6.2017 Citizen Matters
Several groups in Bangalore – Domestic Workers Unions, Transgender Rights groups, Street Vendor Unions, Garment Workers Unions, Slum Residents Rights groups etc demand that the working class, the poor are included in BBMP ward committees. ...
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Roadworks: HC extends stay on tendering 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday extended the stay granted to the tender process of asphalting, construction of drains and footpaths in Gandhinagar, Malleswaram and Chamarajpet.

The petitioner, Aishwarya Infrastructures and Developers, has approached the court challenging the rejection of their tender for the work. The petitioner has contended that though the company was selected in the technical bid, it was rejected in the financial bid.
Justice A S Bopanna extended the stay granted on the tender process and adjourned the next hearing to March 22.
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Why Bengaluru's planning process is against the spirit of our Constitution 10.2.2017 Citizen Matters

In open letter to CM, Kathyayini Chamaraj details all that is grossly wrong with the BDA's planning exercise for the city.

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High Court to government: Protect senior citizens 24.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
The high court on Wednesday advised the government to work towards safeguarding the life and property of senior citizens.
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HC: Prescribe action plan to protect senior citizens 23.11.2016 Hindu: Home
Law mandates each police station maintain a list of senior citizens in their jurisdiction
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New HC ruling on second order of detention vis-a-vis Goonda Act 1.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Notices issued over mosque on drain 28.10.2016 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Friday ordered issuance of notice to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the Karnataka Slum Development Board and Masjid-o-Madrasa Noor-E-Elahi Trust in a PIL seeking stay on the construction of a mosque on a stormwater drain.

The petitioners, Pushparaj and others, have contended that the mosque trust has been constructing the mosque building on the retaining wall of the drain.

They have contended that in the event of heavy rain, the wall could collapse, affecting the mosque and endangering the devotees' lives.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Aravind Kumar ordered notice and adjourned the hearing.
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BBMP digitising all revenue records to prevent tampering: BBMP Commissioner 16.9.2016 Citizen Matters

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.

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Call for rail roko: It is Railways versus Kannada activists 15.9.2016 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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36,254 cr houses to be built for EWS 12.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Bezwada Wilson, TM Krishna win Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016 27.7.2016 TOI: India
Bezwada Wilson, who was born to a dalit family in Karnataka, has been lauded for his efforts towards "asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity." The Chennai-born Carnatic musician TM Krishna has been awarded for "ensuring social inclusiveness in culture."
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25 acres of govt land reclaimed by razing down shops, shanties 2.7.2016 deccanherald.com
A portion of Pantharapalya near Avalahalli on the Outer Ring Road in west Bengaluru looked ravaged as if has been hit by a powerful tremor as the Bengaluru Urban district authorities on Saturday carried out an extensive anti-encroachment drive to reclaim 25 acres of government land after a legal battle of 57 years. Officials with a contingent of about 300 policemen, 100 gangmen and 20 earthmovers swooped down at Pantharapalya in the morning and bulldozed hundreds of structures including shops, garages, welding shops, a refill gas cylinder distribution agency of Indane, warehouses and a large number of shanties. The open space was used for parking hundreds of private vehicles. There was a strong resistance by shopkeepers and slum dwellers. But they could not muster courage to continue their protest due to the heavy police presence. As the drive extended to the shanties, the slum dwellers stood in front of the earthmovers, preventing the authorities to proceed further. The residents said they have been ...
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Govt to reward informants for tip-offs on bogus ration cards 8.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The state Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to reward those who provide information on bogus ration cards and diversion of food grains meant for the Public Distribution System (PDS). Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the Food and Civil Supplies department has fixed Rs 200 as the reward to those who help the government to identify a bogus card. The department will give five per cent of the total value of the PDS commodities, including kerosene, as the reward to those who help prevent their diversion, he added. The Cabinet also approved Karnataka Affordable Housing policy which envisages providing shelter to all. The policy has been drawn up in such a way that the state Housing department will be able to utilise funds being made available by the Union government under various housing schemes, he added. Another policy on the development of slums was also approved. It aims at the development of 2,804 slums across the state. About 7.5 lakh families are ...
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