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‘Illegal’ five-storey building in Ejipura tilts as pillars buckle 17.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Residents in the vicinity evacuated
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With only 6 kitchens, BBMP struggles to fill plates at 101 canteens 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Although 101 canteens was inaugurated in the city, only 87 canteens could serve the food on time on Wednesday evening. With just six kitchens operational, BBMP struggled to deliver the food on schedule. It was only in the evening that the remaining 100 canteens were inaugurated, after the morning function at Kanakanapalya. But due to rain and lack of sufficient kitchens, the caterers found it difficult to deliver the food on time. "As many as 87 canteens could serve people on time. But the food was delayed in the remaining 14 canteens due to the downpour, traffic and long distance from the kitchens," said Manoj Rajan, special commissioner, Indira Canteen. "This is the first day and things will be in place after a few days," said a senior BBMP official. Although the canteens were supposed to be operational from 7.30 pm, food was not delivered till 8.30 pm in some places. The canteen at Basavanagudi saw more than 50 people waiting, but it was only after 8.30 pm that food was distributed. The canteen at ...
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Confusion reigns supreme at inaugural ceremony 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Confusion reigned supreme at the inaugural ceremony of Indira Canteen at Kanakanapalya. Many senior Congmen and VVIP pass-holders were forced to sit among the public as many local residents and politicians of lesser stature had occupied seats marked for VVIPs.

Senior Congress leader and MP Oscar Fernandes was seen sitting among members of the public. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George brought him to the dais after someone brought to his notice.

Before the start of inaugural ceremony, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad was stopped by the Special Protection Group (SPG) quoting security reasons in the wake of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit.

Prasad, who wanted to inspect the Kanakanapalya canteen before Rahul Gandhi's arrival, was prevented from entering the canteen. Minister George came to his rescue. The minister explained to the SPG officers that Prasad was the BBMP Commissioner and that they could let them inside the canteen.
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Rahul pays Rs 10 for 'vangibath' 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was served vangibath and curd rice after he inaugurated the Indira Canteen on Wednesday.

Although the food was supplied free of cost on the launch day, Rahul insisted on paying for the lunch.

Mayor G Padmavathi and Bengaluru Development Minister K J George accompanied Rahul for the lunch. He said, "The quality of the food is good. It should be maintained like this consistently."


When he asked about the mechanism of maintaining the cleanliness at the canteen, George explained the Standard Operating Procedure that is followed, where a weekly report on cleanliness and hygiene is submitted to BBMP officials.
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Rahul Gandhi launches subsidised Indira Canteen 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched state government's flagship programme Indira Canteen, subsidised food outlets that provides breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10, at Kanakanapalya in Chickpet Assembly constituency. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced to open 198 canteens in all wards of the city. However, only 101 canteens started functioning on Wednesday as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) faced hurdles at several wards after the residents and citizens groups raised objections for opening canteens at civic amenity sites. Lauding the state government's programme, AICC vice president said that Indira Canteen is designed to make sure not a single person goes hungry in the city. He added that the facility is another step towards 'food for all' commitment of Congress. Indira Canteen is targeted at the poor and daily wagers who cannot afford two meals a day, he said and asked the state government and the BBMP to maintain cleanliness ...
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Health hazards during water logging 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The heavy downpour on Tuesday has made the city prone to an epidemic outbreak. According to doctors, the overflow of the drains would leave rodents and dirt near the premises of the houses. Diseases like typhoid, cholera, fever among others are common during the time. Experts in the city have asked people to take precautionary measures to avoid infections and communicable diseases that may occur during the time of water logging. "Although mosquito larva gets washed away, there are chances that drinking water may get mixed with contaminated water, especially if the pipes have leaked. People should drink water after boiling and cooling it," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer, BBMP. Rashes on skin may also occur due to contact with contaminated water, doctors cautioned asking people to have a bath if they come in contact with stench or contaminated water. They also advised people to eat hot food and properly preserved food to avoid infection. They said that people should keep their houses and its ...
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Tilting building poses threat to neighbours, to be razed 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
An illegally constructed five-storey building in a bylane of Ejipura tilted dangerously on Wednesday, after the heavy downpour on Tuesday, forcing the neighbours to vacate their homes. The family living in the house adjacent to the tilted building woke up to the sound of tiles falling on their roof around 3 am. Chetan, one of the neighbours said many of them came running outside their homes hearing someone screaming, "The building is falling on the roof." "We had just moved into the area. Now we are scared to live here, said Shruthi, who moved to Ejipura three months ago. Residents said the building was built without a proper foundation. Srinivasa Reddy, assistant executive engineer, BBMP confirmed the apprehensions of neighbours. "The building, which rests on a 20X40 feet site, was not build with the required depth, so when it rained, it sank into the mud," the BBMP engineers said. Mathew, who stays nearby, said the whole building was completed in just six months, without letting the concrete to set ...
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Residents stranded as sudden rain lashes city 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents were caught unawares by the downpour in the city on Wednesday evening. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 25.8 mm rainfall, HAL airport recorded trace rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport received 18.8 mm. It started raining at 8 pm and continued till 8.45 pm.

In just 45 minutes of rainfall, flooding and traffic jams were reported in most of the central business district areas. Traffic policemen were seen clearing the overflowing sewage at Shivananda Circle. A tree was uprooted here and BBMP authorities got it cleared to make way for traffic.

Flooding was also reported near Chinnaswamy Stadium on MG Road. Waterlogging and snail-paced traffic was reported also at Kamakshipalya, Majestic and surrounding areas. The IMD has forecast rain coupled with thundershowers for the next two days.
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BDA, NGV encroaching drains in Koramangala, survey maps show 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stormwater drains in Koramangala, an affluent neighbourhood that was marooned in the heavy rainfall on Independence Day, have been encroached by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Karnataka Housing Board's National Games Village (NGV), survey maps reveal. The two agencies have encroached at least 5.24 acres of rajakaluves in Koramangala, according to survey maps made public by the Survey Settlements and Land Records department. The NGV side of Koramangala was flooded along with adjoining localities such as ST Bed Layout, Koramangala 4th and 6th Blocks and Ejipura — all thanks to 130 mm rainfall the city received in just four hours on August 15. The largest extent of drain encroachment in Koramangala is on survey number 106, where KHB National Games Village has encroached 1.11 acres of a drain that apparently leads to the Agara lake, according to the maps DH analysed. The encroachment includes a road, a building and a park. A BDA building has encroached 30 guntas of a drain in survey ...
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Day after rain havoc, govt busy with canteen launch 16.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
On Wednesday, when a rain-battered city desperately needed the governments help, top ministers and officials were busy with the launch of the Indira Canteen chain. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was in town for the inauguration and a subsequent rally, giving officials more reason to stay away from inundated areas. With no work afoot to tackle the flooding, citizens were furious. The city received record rainfall in the early hours of Tuesday, leaving several homes and neighbourhoods waterlogged. On plane to Delhi On Wednesday evening, chief minister Siddaramaiah, Bengaluru development minister K J George, KPCC president G Parameshwara and a battery of top Congress leaders left for Delhi with Rahul Gandhi to discuss the expansion of the state Cabinet. Mayor G Padmavathi, preoccupied through the day with the launch of the canteen chain, did not visit any inundated areas either. When DH contacted officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the urban development department, they said ...
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Rain subsides, battered Bengaluru gradually limps back to normal 16.8.2017 Latest News
Rescue boats were used in several affected residential localities to shift stranded residents
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In 5 hours, Bengaluru receives highest rain in 127 years 16.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Rains from Monday night to Tuesday morning flooded major roads and drainage water entered houses in low-lying areas.
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Rahul Gandhi's faux pas: When Congress VP referred to 'Indira canteen' as 'Amma canteen' 16.8.2017 Zee News : States
Ahead of the Assembly elections, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched the Karnataka government's subsidised food canteens 'Indira Canteen' here.
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Aping TN, Congress opens Indira canteens in Karnataka 16.8.2017 Rediff: News
The canteens would provide breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at a cost of Rs 10.
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Rahul Gandhi launches 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today launched the Karnataka governments subsidised food canteens Indira Canteen here that would provide breakfast at Rs five and lunch and dinner at a cost of Rs 10. Apparently taking the cue from the popular Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu, introduced by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Siddaramaiah government had announced setting up of the canteens in the state budget for 2017-2018. Initially referred to as Namma Canteen, the name was later changed to Indira Canteen as Congress legislators sought to give a political touch to the populist announcement ahead of the Assembly polls early next year by naming it after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. An amount of Rs 100 crore was provided in the budget to set up the canteens in 198 wards of Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Congratulating the state government for the canteen programme, Gandhi said it is designed to make sure that not a single person in Bengaluru goes hungry. Calling the world an "unfair place", ...
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Illegally constructed building in Ejipura tilts after heavy rains 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
A five-storey building in the narrow bylanes of Ejipura tilted dangerously on Wednesday morning. Constructed illegally on a small 800m site, the pillars of the newly-constricted building buckled in t...
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Indira Canteen or Amma Canteen: Rahul Gandhi's faux pas moment 16.8.2017 TOI: India
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated the Karnataka government's flagship food program here. Promising hygienic meals at affordable rates, the Congres vice president made a short speech congratulating the state government but had several faux pas moments in it - the most noticeable was calling the 'Indira Canteen' as the 'Amma Canteen'.
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A watery Independence Day in S T Bed Layout 16.8.2017 Citizen Matters
What happens when residential layouts are built on the path or storage of water? Water flows where it wants to, and thoughtless development takes its toll. S T Bed Layout in Koramangala flooded in the rain that lashed the city of Bengaluru, and people are struggling with no access to power and water. ...
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Get your fill of fresh lunch and dinner at these 101 Indira Canteens from today 16.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
One of state government's most ambitious projects to serve affordable food will roll out on Wednesday with 101 Indira Canteens being inaugurated. The canteens will serve fresh hot lunch and dinner at Rs 10 and breakfast at Rs 5.
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Bengaluru records 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, heaviest in August since 1890 16.8.2017 Zee News : States
 Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours.
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