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Congress looting money for Gujarat, Himachal polls: Kumaraswamy 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday charged the ruling Congress of mobilising funds for the upcoming elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies by “looting tax-payers’ money in the state.Speaking to reporters, Kumaraswamy said that the government has been looting money through bloated estimates of various infrastructure projects planned to be taken up in the BBMP limits. Blacklisted contractors have been awarded projects, he charged.He said that the government had adopted a similar modus operandi during the Uttar Pradesh elections, where funds were raised for t
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Keep city clean: BBMP 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has requested Bengalureans to use fewer crackers on Deepavali to keep the city will be clean and also air and sound pollution can be reduced. Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said, "Lighting crackers, especially high-decibel ones, will create sound and noise pollution. It also creates a disaster in the city. The crackers will also produce garbage. Hence, we request the people not to burst many crackers this Deepavali." "We have taken steps to collect and dispose of the garbage created by crackers and other festival waste. Most of the crackers waste will be accumulated in the drainage and roads where the rainwater will not flow smoothly, this will create a lot of waterlogging on the roads," he added. Pet care advisory The BBMP has also released a reminder that fireworks can cause stress and in severe cases, death to domestic and wild animals. To help pets stay safe, theuy can be kept in a safe and secure place with people they trust. The BBMP has suggested to use cotton ...
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Congress looting money for Guj, HP polls: HDK 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday charged the ruling Congress of mobilising funds for the upcoming elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies by "looting tax-payers' money in the state. Speaking to reporters, Kumaraswamy said that the government has been looting money through bloated estimates of various infrastructure projects planned to be taken up in the BBMP limits. Blacklisted contractors have been awarded projects, he charged. He said that the government had adopted a similar modus operandi during the Uttar Pradesh elections, where funds were raised for the party by enhancing the estimate of two major works -- construction of retaining walls and removal of silt from stormwater drains. The Rs 800 crore project was awarded to six blacklisted contractors at an enhanced estimate of 22%, he alleged. Seeking a fair probe into the issue, Kumaraswamy also demanded Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's clarification on the issue. The JD(S) leader also said that there were similar ...
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Tilting 2-storey building gives anxious moments to residents 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A single-storey building situated near a rajakaluve (large stormwater drain) in Yeshwantpur was tilting dangerously, leaving its occupants scared on Monday night. The building, situated in B Krishnamurthy Nagar near LN Colony, has been demolished by the Palike authorities after evacuating its occupants. Residents in the neighbouring buildings were also anxious that the tilting structure may come down anytime, endangering their buildings. There was one family of four residing on the first floor. The ground floor had a flour mill and a ration shop. Owner of the building Chikkaramanna had rented out the building to one Chinnaswamy and his family. Alert resident Chinnaswamy's daughter Priyanka had gone to a photocopy shop and was returning home at around 9.30 pm when she heard a rattling sound from the building. She alerted her family members, who ran down to the ground for safety. The family and the neighbours kept gazing at the building in the fear that it would come crashing down. The police and the Fire ...
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DSS protests for basic facilities for slum dwellers 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samithi staged a protest against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday, urging the civic body to provide proper infrastructure to slum dwellers. The members of the association said that there are around 2,000 slums in Bengaluru but even basic infrastructure is not provided. "The state and the Union governments talk about Swachh Bharath programme and other activities. But this has only been on paper. This is not being implemented," said Siddapura Manjunath, district chief secretary. "We do not have basic facilities, no proper toilets. All we are asking for are basic facilities. It is disturbing to know about the wall collapse and rain-related deaths in the city. Our situation is no different," echoed the members. Around 60 people had gathered at the BBMP headquarters for the protest. Mayor's assurance The protest was called off after Mayor R Sampath Raj addressed them and assured them that all their problems will be resolved in a day or two by ...
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Almost half of B'lureans are passive smokers, says survey 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The number of passive smokers and their health problems in India have risen by almost 50%, says a survey conducted by the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). In Bengaluru, almost half of the people are passive smokers. Passive smoking is more dangerous than active smoking, according to Dr Triveni B S, a public health specialist. In order to know more about the effects of the problem, she explained the case of Nalini, a long-time victim of passive smoking. Nalini lost her voice to vocal chord cancer about six years ago. Nalini's husband was a regular smoker, which eventually took his life. But that was not the end of it. Since she lived under the same roof, she was a constant passive smoker and eventually suffered from vocal cord cancer. Although constant medical treatment cured her of cancer, she did not get her voice back. Now, she is fighting against passive smoking and is creating awareness about its ill effects. According to Triveni, passive smoking is worse than active smoking since here the smoke ...
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Rain, GST dampen firecracker sales in city 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Incessant rain and high prices following the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have dampened the sale of firecrackers this year in Bengaluru. Although, no trader has revealed how much of their business is affected due to rain and GST, most of the traders are unanimous in their opinion that they have not seen good footfalls this year. Other than shops in Chickpet, Bengalureans buy crackers from the temporary cracker shops which come up in open grounds ahead of Diwali and pushcarts. "This year I have witnessed a dramatic reduction in the cracker sales. I think continuous rains have discouraged people from purchasing," Samira Rao, an entrepreneur based out of R T Nagar said. When contacted, BBMP authorities said this year they got very few queries for licence to open makeshift shops to sell crackers. "Normally we get more queries to set up shops in the city. This time the weather really played a spoil sport," said a BBMP official. According to the City Police Commissioner, a total of around 70 ...
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BBMP to launch 'Fix my Street' app for civic problems 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is good news for the residents of Bengaluru who wish to fix their street problems. A new app called 'Fix My Street' which helps the citizens to connect with the ward engineers will be launched soon. All they have to do is install the app and send a picture of the problem - be it pothole, uncleared garbage or anything civic issue and the respective ward engineers who are on the app and will resolve the issue within a week's deadline. The app being developed by the funds allotted by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, will be launched on October 25. "If you find any kind of problem in a particular street, related to potholes or bad condition of roads, all you have to do is click a picture and send an SMS to the engineer on the app. The concerned engineer will address the issue within seven days," said BBMP mayor Sampath Raj. 'Don't be confused' He also said that the people should not confuse this with the existing pothole problems. "We will be able to complete filling all potholes in the city by October ...
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BBMP to raze some houses in Ejipura as precaution 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The BBMP has decided to demolish a few houses on 9th Cross, Gundappa Layout, Ejipura following a house collapse on Monday.BBMP senior officers visited the spot after the tragedy and took a decision in this regard.Many houses in the locality were built around 30 years ago, while a few were built recently using low-quality construction material.Krishnaveni, daughter of Kalavathi, one of the victims, in a complaint with the Vivekangar police said that the incident occurred due to the negligence of building owner S Gunesh."The building was constructed about 45 years ago. Gunesh constructed one hou
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Campaign to make city ‘smoke-free’ 16.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Part of effort to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries
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Pin potholes on Bengaluru map 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In two weeks, Bengaluru has seen five road deaths caused by potholes. We at Deccan Herald aim to mark every single pothole on the Bengaluru map and draw the BBMPs attention to them. Potholes are a threat to the life and limb of citizens. We have already marked some spots and are throwing open the map to our readers. Go ahead and pin pothole locations on the map here. <iframe frameborder=0 style=width:100%;height:500px src=//www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=2732541&simpleadd=1&h=sunflower,candle&gt; </iframe&gt; Click on the + icon on the top right corner of the map below. If you are using your mobile, go to Options on the top left and click on Add. You can post images on the locations. If the map below doesnt load for you, it can be viewed here . Once the site is open, click on Additions (top left corner), and choose Add Marker - Simple to indicate the location of the pothole you have spotted. Together, we will make sure every pothole is marked. And tell the BBMP to fix ...
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The story of a layout in Bengaluru becoming Swachh Ooru 16.10.2017 Citizen Matters
It's not an easy achievement to get people to segregate their waste, but relentless efforts by volunteers and penalising by BBMP have helped achieve it in HSR Layout in Bengaluru. ...
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Girl drowns as it pours in B’luru 16.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain on Sunday, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend nature’s call when she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu on Sunday morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningamma’s body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have ...
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Apartment complex with 600 homes flooded 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Kendriya Vihar forced to remain indoors for the past five days
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No end to rain woes for city; roads waterlogged, homes flooded 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Overnight rain continued to wreak havoc in the city again. Five people were killed till Sunday and rain created havoc, leaving many areas inundated and roads waterlogged. There were also incidents of tree fall and traffic snarls on major city roads. Several localities were flooded, crippling normal life in the city. Water entered several houses in Bommasandra, Hongasandra, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Yelahanka and other low lying areas. People pump out water Kendriya Vihar apartments at Kogilu Cross near Yelahanka was flooded. Water gushed into the parking area and into a few houses, where residents were seen pumping out water. More than 50 vehicles in the basement of the apartment were submerged. Vehicles struggled to pass the flooded outer ring road in Bellandur. Some vehicles broke down, holding up traffic. A BMTC bus broke down on the waterlogged outer ring road near Ecospace and more than 20 passengers were rescued by BBMP personnel. According to the BBMP control room, tree falls were reported behind ...
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Body of woman who was washed away found 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire brigade personnel fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a rajakaluve near Kumbalgodu on Mysuru Road on Sunday at 11.30 am. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the drain at Kurubarahalli on Friday night.

The NDRF and fire brigade personnel are on the lookout for the body of Ningamma (57). After the heavy downpour on Friday night, Ningamma and Pushpa were washed away in a drain at Laggere near Kurubarahalli.

Ningamma and Pushpa had come out of their house which was situated in a low-lying area when it was flooded on Friday night. They were sucked into the currents in the stormwater drain.

NDRF, the fire brigade and BBMP personnel intensified the search along the stretch of the stormwater drains (SWD) after the incident. The body was later sent for postmortem and handed over to grieving family.
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Bengaluru rains: 16-year-old girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city
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Bengaluru records highest rainfall in 115 years; death toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 Zee News : States
As the city reels under an incessant downpour, the Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday recorded the highest rainfall in at least 115 years with the death toll mounting to 10.
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Bengaluru rains: Girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain today, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend natures call and she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu this morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningammas body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have triggered a ...
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