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'Citizens should be allowed to video-record Ward Committee meetings' 17.9.2014 Citizen Matters

Finally Bangalore is moving towards better citizen participation - Ward Committee is one of them. The raw rules published are set to improve, due to the intervention of many activists who have been bargaining for it.

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Govt buildings not fireproof: Lokayukta 17.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Govt buildings not fireproof: Lokayukta
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Forum to Celebrate Onam in Oct 17.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Govt, BBMP Get HC Rap Over Safety of Schoolchildren 17.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Lobbying on for BBMP Panel Posts 17.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Plan to Reduce Air, Noise Pollution: HC 17.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Govt to survey people without houses, sites 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The State government will soon carry out a survey of people who have neither a house nor site, Housing Minister M H Ambareesh said on Tuesday. A three-member team will be formed to conduct the survey in every gram panchayat, and detailed guidelines will be issued in this regard soon, he said at a video conference with deputy commissioners of all districts. The survey was last held in 2002 and successive governments have been using the old data to make policies, he added. The government has increased the rates for buying land to form residential layouts for the benefit of the poor. The new rate in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is Rs 50 lakh per acre. In other municipal corporations, it is Rs 25 lakh per acre; Rs 15 lakh in city municipal councils and Rs 10 lakh in taluk panchayats. Until now, the said rate was three times the guidance value of land in all urban local bodies in the State, the minister explained. On the occasion, Ambareesh reviewed the progress in implementation of rural ...
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BIAL opposes reopening of Mavallipura landfill 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
Fearing that birds would hit aircraft, with disastrous consequences, if the Mavallipura landfill near Yelahanka was reopened, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has written a strong letter to the state government not to consider any such move. The BBMP reportedly approached Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) recently to make this landfill operational again before December 1, when the Mandur site is set for closure. In July 2012, the KSPCB had ordered closure of this landfill in the wake of vociferous protests by local residents angered by groundwater contamination. Reopening it would magnify the spectre of dangerous bird-hits at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The proposed move, as BIAL Airport Operations president Hari Marar put it, would be of even more concern for the Yelahanka Air Force Station. Mavallipura is just 18 km from KIA. The IAF base is even closer. But KIA has no immediate concerns regarding bird hits, thanks to its inbuilt waste-handling mechanism. An ...
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BBMP nod mandatory for power supply 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has made it mandatory for builders and developers to get the necessary clearances from the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), if the project is coming under the Palike limits. In a circular issued to all the Bescom engineers and officers on Tuesday, S V Govindaraju, Bescom Chief General Manager (Electricity), said any building taller than 50 feet, falling under Palike limits, should necessarily have the Occupancy Certificate and Possession Certificate issued by the Palike. Permanent power connection should be given only if a No Objection Certificate by the Karnataka State Fire Safety Department has been issued, along with the aforementioned certificates, he added. The circular was issued on the basis of BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana's letter dated August 27, asking Bescom not to supply power to residential or commercial projects without Palike's approval. He had stated that it had become pertinent to check violations, including building ...
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Crack down on illegal parking fee collection: BJP 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore City unit of the BJP on Tuesday adopted a resolution seeking the BBMPto rope in the Bangalore Metropolitan TaskForce (BMTF)to crack down on illegal collection of parking fee by unauthorised persons in Bangalore. The meeting attended by UnionChemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar, party State president Pralhad Joshi, Bangalore Mayor Shanthakumari, among others, felt that the "mafia" collecting parking fees should be dealt with severely. The party has stated that it would extend full cooperation to the traffic police and the BBMPofficials during the crackdown. The meeting also adopted another resolution that the BBMPshould take steps to remove illegal hoardings, flexes, cutout, banners, dotting the Bangalore skyline immediately. Earlier at the meeting, Shanthakumari said the BBMP officials did not pay heed to the elected representatives. If officials were transferred, they would use their clout to get back to the same position, she said. The mayor said the BBMP's financial position ...
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Kanakapura Road in utter neglect 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
If there is a 'road to hell', it must be the one called Kanakapura Road in Sarakki ward near JP Nagar. It is in a state of utter neglect, what with most slab stones from its side drains—that act as pavements—having been removed and dumped in the middle of the road. Pedestrians do not have any footpath to walk. The removed slab stones obstruct the path of motorists and pedestrians alike. Footpaths, where slabs of stone have not been removed, are occupied by street vendors. Ranganath, a resident, protests the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) apathy. "Kanakapura Road is a very busy road. Without footpaths, we are forced to walk on the road. Many people have met with serious accidents while walking on the road. Why can't the influential people who take this road see its poor condition?" According to residents, the slabs of stone were removed four months ago to desilt the side drains before the arrival of monsoon so that rainwater could flow without any obstacle. But even as monsoon ...
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MLA Anand Singh's bail plea rejected 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of Vijayanagar (Hospet) MLA and former minister Anand Singh, who had appealed against the special CBI courts order refusing him bail in the case pertaining to missing of iron ore from Belekeri port. "The material collected by the investigating officer during the investigation prima facie establishes involvement of the petitioner in the alleged offence and the material also establishes that there is an illegal extraction of iron ore and alleged transportation of iron ore without following the procedure and without getting the required permits as per law," Justice Budihal observed while rejecting the bail petition. Stating that the action of the petitioner has led to a loss to the State exchequer in crores of rupees, the court dismissed the petition. Singh had contended that he had no role in transportation of iron ore from the mines to ports and that he was falsely implicated in the matter. The CBI in its objections said that there was evidence of ...
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Safety norms: HC warns action against errant govt headmasters 17.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Tuesday slammed the Karnataka government for the poor progress shown by state-run schools in implementation of guidelines issued by the Bangalore police commissioner on safety of children. It also warned to prosecute the errant headmasters and principals. "You should be a role model for others, but unfortunately you are lagging behind," Justice A NVenogopala Gowda observed. The court gave the dressing-down after the government informed it that 298 state-run schools had failed to implement the guidelines while cases were registered against a mere 25 of them. Justice Gowda asked the government how much time it needed to file an undertaking on the matter. The court is hearing a petition by Karnataka Private School Joint Action Committee (KPSJAC), an umbrella body of State, ICSE, CBSE and IB (International Baccalaureate) schools that has challenged the guidelines issued by the police commissioner on July 26, 2014, following the rape of a six-year-old at a private school in the ...
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Lokayukta Orders Action on Fire Safety 17.9.2014 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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FIRs against 186 schools on safety guidelines 17.9.2014 Hindu: Home
Govt cannot escape from implementing norms in schools: HC
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Prabhakar Reddy joins Congress 16.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Prabhakar Reddy joins Congress
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It’s official: Bangalore Mayor has no role in planning the city 16.9.2014 Citizen Matters

Alright, you are the mayor of Bangalore. Yet, you cannot get into the city’s new metropolitan planning committee, but your fellow councillors can! Read on.

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20 members elected to BMPC 16.9.2014 deccanherald.com
As a major step to facilitate the implementation of the Akrama-Sakrama scheme, 20 members were elected unopposed to the Bangalore Metropolitan Planning Committee (BMPC) on Monday. The committee was constituted based on the High Court direction on a petition by C N Kumar. The High Court had ordered the government to constitute BMPC ahead of implementing the Akrama-Sakrama scheme. The elections were conducted at the office of the Regional Commissioner Gaurav Gupta and all the parties had fielded candidates after arriving at a consensus. The twenty members include 10 BBMP corporators from BJP - Dr Geetha Shashikumar, B Govindaraju, A H Basavaraju, G Manjunath Raju, Dr S Raju, B S Manjunath Reddy, C K Ramamurthy, S N Sridhar Reddy and P N Sadashiva. The committee has six congress members - M K Gunashekar, K Doddanna, Devika Rani Sridhar, Udayashankar, O Manjunath and R S Sathyanarayana, and two JD-S members - Thimme Gowda and L Nagarathna. Election of 20 members was a major hurdle for the formation of the ...
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Action taken report sought 16.9.2014 deccanherald.com
The High Court division bench, comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri, on Monday asked the BBMP to file an action taken report on the directions of the court to remove encroachments from footpaths. The court was hearing a PIL petition by Jennifer Pinto and Priya Rao, seeking directions to the authorities to clear footpaths. Ajesh Kumar, the counsel for the petitioner, submitted that though the BBMP was implementing the court order, eviction of hawkers was illegal as the procedure adopted by the authority to do so was against the guidelines of the apex court. Shifting of court sought All four accused in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha have moved an application seeking to shift the court to Central Prisons premises at Parappana Agrahara from the City Civil Court complex, citing security reasons. This comes in the wake of the special CBI court reserving its orders against Jayalalitha in the case. The accused have stated that they ...
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City to have institute in Sir MV's name 16.9.2014 deccanherald.com
A dedicated technical training institute for engineers, named after legendary engineer Sir MVisvesvaraya will be set up in Bangalore. The State and the Union governments along with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will help set up the 'Sir M V Training Institute' and provide funds for it, said Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananthkumar, while speaking on the sidelines of Engineers' Day and 154th birth anniversary celebrations of M Visvesvaraya here on Monday. The minister said that land and funds would be made available for the institute at the earliest. Karnataka Engineers Federation president M Nagaraj said that the institute, once functional, would train government involved in construction projects. He said that they were making efforts to set up the institute for the past three years. The land allotted by the Palike for the purpose was involved in legal tangles and hence the project had to be scrapped, he added. Ananthkumar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dreams of ...
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