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Citizens plan movement to protect other dying lakes 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The fact that the NGT rap has forced civic agencies to come together for Bellandur Lake has encouraged citizens who are planning to launch a movement to protect all the lakes in the city.
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Scientists take stock of trees on Jayamahal Road 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Some 41 trees on Jayamahal Road are waiting to be translocated to pave the way for road widening.
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Kempegowda awardees yet to get their cash prize 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The 220 recipients of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award, who were presented with the honour earlier this month, are yet to get the cash purse that was to come along.
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Pourakarmikas served sambar with dead rat; mayor says it was small 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Now, CCTV cameras to check dumping of debris in lakes 27.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BBMP to levy fine of ₹5 lakh on those throwing any waste in city’s lakes
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Facelift work begins at polluted lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A team of officials from BDA, BBMP and KSPCB, headed by Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, urban development department (UDD), visited Bellandur and Varthur lakes on Wednesday morning. The water bodies have been in the news for the high levels of pollutants in them, leading to frothing. "Work has started on the ground and visible improvement can be seen. Directions have been issued to the officials to show results at the earliest," Jain told DH. "Three JCBs have started work and we have asked BDA to get more to clear the weeds. Work will pick up pace from this weekend. Wire mesh has come up near the waste weir. Directions have been issued to BBMP to instal more cameras. At present, they have installed five. Directions have been issued to instal focused lights on the bund area and periphery of Bellandur lake, where strict vigil is required," Jain said. Directions have been issued to the police, home guards and BMTF to book cases against offenders, he added. The officials visited the locations ...
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Tahsildar told to conduct fresh survey on the lake 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Additional chief secretary of Urban Development Department Mahendra Jain on Wednesday directed the tahsildar of Bengaluru East Taluk to carry out a fresh survey and demarcate the boundary of the Bellandur lake.

Joint commissioner of BBMP (solid waste management) Sarfaraz Khan said Jain visited the lake in the morning with officers of various government departments and instructed them to speed up the work.

Penalty imposed
On his directions, a penalty of Rs 5 lakh was imposed on garbage contractor Ramachandra Reddy and health inspector Ravindra was suspended for his negligence to prevent the contractor from dumping the waste.

DH had reported on Wednesday that the lake improvement has been taken up without surveying the lake boundary.

A total of 250 acres of lake land has been encroached upon.

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Lake police squad formed 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Whitefield division police have formed a squad named Lake Police for the security of the Bellandur lake premises.

Around four to five Home Guards are deployed at key locations around the lake to prevent dumping of garbage as well as to keep an eye on encroachment, a senior police officer said.

"Ideally, the BBMP has to place a request with the Police Department seeking security. Only then, we will deploy our men. But as a proactive measure, we have for now deployed Home Guards at various locations around the lake," DCP (Whiefield) Narayanaswamy said.


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Building debris still being dumped in catchment areas 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Although the government claims that it has taken steps to curb the dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste at the Bellandur and Varthur valleys and catchment area, indiscriminate dumping was seen even on Wednesday afternoon. Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, along with heads of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had visited the location after receiving complaints from citizens. Though the officials claimed that garbage and C&D waste dumping had stopped, the DH team saw debris sill being dumped. There was no police security or any official from any civic agency on the ground clearing the debris. All the JCBs were removed. Vehicles carrying loads of C&D waste were found to be reaching the catchment and valley area for dumping. When questioned, one of the vehicle drivers who was with two construction workers, said he was directed to dump the sand and stones near the lake by his boss Bala. ...
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Concern over pathetic condition of lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP council expressed concern over the pathetic condition of lakes in the city.

Congress corporator (Peenya Industrial Area) Lalitha Thimmananjaiah said two lakes in her ward are polluted and have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Soon other corporators too joined the discussion and raised the issue of poor condition of Kempambudhi Lake, Agara Lake and Varthur lake.

BBMP chief engineer (lakes) Somashekhar, who was summoned to answer the queries on the lakes in BBMP's custody, said a detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared to develop 19 lakes and tenders have been sent to the government for approval. Mayor G Padmavathi quipped that the Palike would never rise beyond tenders and DPRs. She said the Kempambudhi lake is in a poor shape due to effluents.
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With no funds for essentials, staff struggle to manage BBMP schools 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Without funds to buy even essentials like chalk and paper, principals and teachers struggle to keep Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) primary and high schools running. The incharge headmistress of a BBMP Primary School in Tasker Town said the contingency amount for stationery, annual day cultural events and general upkeep of the school has not been released in two years. "They have not given us money to buy floor cleaner, chalk or even paper, yet when they come for inspection, officials expect the classrooms to be neat and tidy." Teachers did not want children to miss out on the annual day celebration because of lack of funds, so they pitched in to organise cultural activities and snacks for them, the headmistress said. No funds "We don't have funds to even buy paper to conduct examinations. We get around Rs 12,000 a year from the state government under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and we try to manage with that. We did not have an annual day celebration this year because we couldn't afford it," ...
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Man stabs estranged wife to death 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A 35-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband, who suspected her fidelity, at her house in Kumaraswamy Layout on Wednesday afternoon. The victim Hemavathi was married to Marappa alias Vijay for six years. But they were living separately as Marappa had married another woman and was living with her in Jigani, the police said. Hemavathi, who worked as a housekeeping staff, lived in a rented house along with her sister and mother Parvathamma in Bendre Nagar. Vijay, who works as a driver of a BBMP garbage vehicle, used to frequent Hemavathis house and kept a watch on her as he suspected her fidelity. Whenever Vijay used to come to her house, she objected to it. Around 1.30 pm on Wednesday, he barged into the house when Hemavathi was about to have a bath. He pulled her out of the bathroom and stabbed her four to five times with a kitchen knife. Her mother Parvathamma, who was sitting outside the house after lunch, heard her screams and rushed inside. Marappa slashed her hand and escaped, the police ...
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Deadline to avail 5% concession on property tax extended till May 31 26.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
 The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike council on Wednesday passed a resolution to extend the deadline to avail 5% concession on property tax till May 31.The decision was taken following complaints about technical glitch in the BBMP’s tax collection portal. Corporators echoed the problems faced by the citizens to pay their property tax. Raising the issue in the council, ruling Congress leader Mohammad Rizwan Nawab said the property tax collection has hit badly owing to numerous technical problems.“The bank officials where property taxes are collected and the BBMP’s revenue officials ha
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What we need the most: empowered women corporators in Bengaluru 26.4.2017 Citizen Matters

51% of BBMP corporators are women. But something is seriously wrong. What's that? What can be done about it?

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Stray dogs rule roads in Bengaluru, BBMP programmes not effective | Bengaluru News - Times of India 26.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Stray dogs rule roads in Bengaluru, BBMP programmes not effective | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Tech glitches continue to haunt tax payers; BBMP says all will be fine in a week 26.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Property tax: 5% rebate may be extended till May 31 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
The Bruhat Bengaluru Manahagara Palike may extend the 5% rebate on payment of property tax till May 31, after it brings up the issue in the council meeting on Wednesday.Tax and Finance standing commit...
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Bescom survey to identify commercial usage in domestic connections 26.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Power utility to initiate criminal cases against violators and collect penalty
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BBMP-run Indira canteens in all wards from Aug 15 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that Indira canteens will start functioning from August 15 in all the 198 wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the officials of Finance and Urban Development departments to discuss the canteen project, Siddaramaiah said: "We have decided to hand over the responsibility of managing the canteens to the BBMP. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George to discuss and decide the design of the canteens, logo and related details." Mayor G Padmavathi, Deputy Mayor Ananda M, BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, Food and Civil Supplies minister U T Khader and Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain will be part of the committee, he said. The canteens will come up on 500 sq ft of space at each of the wards and built at a cost of Rs 7.50 lakh. The total cost of the project is Rs 15 crore and the canteens will be constructed by ...
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Fast food chains, malls told to instal water purifiers 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
It is now mandatory for all eateries, including multinational restaurants, fast food chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), McDonald's, shopping malls and multiplexes to provide pure drinking water to their customers. All eating joints and restaurants including coffee shops such as Barista Coffee, Starbucks, Cafe Coffee Day in Bengaluru have been asked to compulsorily instal water purifiers. Bengaluru Urban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Form (DCDRF) recently issued an order in this regard to multinational eating outlets refusing to serve drinking water and to malls that provide tap water, to uphold consumers' rights. PVSinger, president, DCDRF and M Yashodhamma and PKShantha, the members, heard a petition by Sudha Katwa, a social activist from Jalahalli against KFC and chief health officer, BBMP and passed the order. KFC has been directed to pay Re 1 compensation which Katwa had sought in her petition, besides litigation cost of Rs 5,000. Katwa had gone to KFC in Big Bazaar Mall, Yeshwantpur on ...
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