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We ensured Smart City proposal was not rejected this time: Mayor 23.6.2017 deccanherald.com
After a wait of two years, Bengaluru finally got the Smart City tag when Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the list of 30 cities to benefit under the project on Friday. The city missed the Smart City bus three times. Bengaluru is considered the Silicon Valley of India and its claim carried more weightage. However, it lagged behind many other small towns in the country, which are nowhere in terms of technological advancement as Bengaluru is. "Last time we missed the Smart City tag by a whisker. We failed by 0.5 points. This time, we decided to present a strong case. We took time to prepare a detailed proposal. I sat with (BBMP) commissioner Manjunath Prasad and Manoj Rajan (special commissioner) and decided to present a proposal that could not be trashed this time," said Mayor G Padmavathi. The mayor said there are not many benefits under the Smart City tag other than the Rs 500-crore grant spanning five years. A matching grant will be released by the state government as well. ...
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Resident says BBMP official harassing him for objecting to shop's plan violation 23.6.2017 deccanherald.com
A senior citizen in Malleswaram is paying the price for lodging a complaint against a commercial building in a residential area. BBMP engineers have moved ahead to demolish his building and have disconnected the water and sewerage line. Septuagenarian B R Gopal Rao, a national swimmer, had lodged a complaint against a commercial building in the residential area. "Shreyas Garments on 10th Cross, West Park Road in Malleswaram, had come up in the residential area. The shop in the basement of the building was meant for parking. There is no parking space left due to which customers park their vehicles in front of our houses. So, we lodged a complaint with the Upalokayukta," said Rao, who is also the president of Malleswaram Residents' Welfare Association. Rao claimed that assistant executive engineer Govindaraj put pressure on him to withdraw the complaint but he remained firm on his decision. "We had even approached BBMP health officer Lokesh who said he did not issue any trade licence and hence, Govindaraj ...
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BBMP commissioner told to probe MLCs' 'fake bills' 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka on Friday directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike commissioner N Manjunath Prasad to submit a report on a complaint that eight MLCs claimed lakhs of rupees as travel allowance by submitting fake bills.

"I have directed the BBMP commissioner to look into the issue and submit a report. We will take appropriate action based on the report," Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha said.

The BBMP commissioner is also the district electoral officer. BJP leader in the BBMP council Padmanabha Reddy had recently complained to the CEO on the issue and urged him to disqualify the MLCs.

Allum Veerabhadrappa, Raghu Achar, N S Boseraju, S Ravi, R B Thimmapura (all Congress), C R Manohar, Appaji Gowda (both JD-S) and M D Lakshminarayana (Independent) are the MLCs.
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Government to pay pourakarmikas through bank transfer 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In a relief to thousands of pourakarmikas across Karnataka, the state government on Friday decided to deposit salaries directly into their bank accounts. It has been also decided to abolish hiring civic workers on contract from next month. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in which Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, senior IAS officers and Karnataka Rajya Pourakarmika Mahasangha president Narayan were present. After the meeting, Narayan told DH that the government has agreed to deposit salaries directly into the bank accounts of pourakarmikas instead of paying them through other channels. Besides abolishing the system of hiring pourakarmikas on contract, the government has also agreed to regularise them in three months. "Hiring pourakarmikas on contract will be discontinued next month while regularisation will take three months," said Narayan. BBMP joint commissioner (solid waste management) Sarfaraz ...
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Over 500 citizens keen to join BBMP Ward Committees 23.6.2017 Citizen Matters
Efforts to mobilise citizens to apply for ward committee membership have gained splendid traction in the last few weeks. Citizens’ groups such as Lanchamukta Karnataka Nirmana Vedike (LMKNV), Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and B.PAC have ...
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Now, Aadhaar based attendance system to weed out proxy civic workers 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Now, Aadhaar based attendance system to weed out proxy civic workers
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As Karnataka gears up for Kempegowda Jayanthi celebrations, museum in CBD sees few visitors 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
As Karnataka gears up for Kempegowda Jayanthi celebrations, museum in CBD sees few visitors
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Waterholes in central business district may close from July | Bengaluru News - Times of India 23.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Waterholes in central business district may close from July | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Palike will build gyms in all wards, says Mayor 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP will build open gymnasiums of global standards in all 198 wards of the city, Mayor G Padmavathi announced on Thursday.

The Mayor was speaking after inaugurating a gymnasium at Circular Park in Nandini Layout. She said the gymnasium had been developed using grants from the local area development funds of Mahalakshmi Layout MLA K Gopalaiah.

She said this was the first time that an outdoor public gymnasium had been built in the city. She hailed Gopalaiah for conceptualising and realising an outdoor gymnasium for all at a public place.

Padmavathi said a similar gymnasium would be developed in Prakash Nagar and all important parks across the city. She said her target is to have at least one such open gymnasium in each ward.
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HC stays notices issued to 8 BBMP joint commissioners 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Thursday granted stay on the notices issued by the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) to eight joint commissioners of BBMP. BMTF had issued notices asking the joint commissioners to appear before them for an enquiry into a complaint registered against them with regard to irregularities in awarding garbage contracts. The petitioners — joint commissioners T H Vishwanath, south zone; P R Palangappa, west zone; S Nagaraju, Yelahanka zone; V N Veerabhadra Swamy, Bommanahalli; Thippeswamy M H, Rajarajeshwarinagar; R Venkatachalapathy, Dasarahalli; Vasanthi, Mahadevapura and K C Yatish Kumar, additional commissioner (east) — had moved the high court. They contended that based on a complaint registered by corporator N R Ramesh, BMTF had started investigations into the allegations without filing an FIR. Ramesh had alleged that there was a steep increase in the budget allocation and expenditure for waste collection and waste disposal by the BBMP. He said crores of ...
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Karnataka: Over 1,400-km stretch under state highways renamed by PWD as city roads 22.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
According to the PWD notification, 1,476.69 km of roads under highways in Karnataka, which pass through urban local bodies, will be renamed as city roads.
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KPSC row: HC refuses to uphold appointment orders 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
KPSC row: HC refuses to uphold appointment orders
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CCTV cameras must on business premises 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed the Karnataka Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Bill, 2017, which makes it mandatory for owners of various establishments in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and other city corporations limits to instal CCTV cameras on their premises. Piloting the bill on behalf of Home Minister G Parameshwara, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said the bill makes it mandatory for owners of the establishments to make available video footage from the CCTV cameras, if sought by the police for investigation. The House also passed a bill that provides for collecting a cess at the time of vehicle registration to be utilised for road safety purposes. Piloting the Karnataka Road Safety Authority Bill, 2017, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy said the state witnessed 44,000 accidents resulting in 11,133 deaths last year. The provisions of the bill provide for putting in place road safety measures with the aim of brininging down the number of accidents. The bill also provides for ...
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HC seeks BBMP report on action taken errant officials 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
HC seeks BBMP report on action taken errant officials
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Remodelling of drains under way in a phased manner, BBMP tells HC 22.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to submit another report on the progress made on remodelling of drains in the city after the civic body submit...
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Palike in a fix over zoning violations 21.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The order of the High Court of Karnataka banning commercial buildings in "residential main area" is flagrantly violated along the 10th Main Water Tank Road and surrounding areas in Indiranagar. Several commercial buildings dot this road, classified as "residential main zone" in the comprehensive development plan of the Bangalore Development Authority. The ward engineers of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in reply to RTI queries by residents, admit that these buildings not only violate zoning regulations, but also lack trade licences. Yet, these buildings are intact and do brisk business. "Imagine a situation where 60-70 people are in an office adjacent to a residential building. Opening the windows of our house would mean that we are constantly under the gaze of these strangers. Our privacy has gone for a toss," says Praveen S, a member of Indiranagar Second Stage Residents' Welfare Association. Pubs and spas, he says, have added more to the nuisance. "God knows what all happens inside ...
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Encroachment removed on 430 km SWD: BBMP tells HC 21.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has submitted to the High Court of Karnataka that it has managed to remove encroachment on around 430 km of stormwater drains of the 800 and odd km of stormwater drains in the city. In its status report, the civic body said that it has constructed drains on around 200 km and remodeled them. It said it has covered the drains for a length of around 50 km and fencing of the drains has also been carried out. BBMP has identified 1,923 locations where the stormwater drains have been encroached. The high court directed the BBMP to submit details, if it has taken any action against erring officials who have failed discharge their duties. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice PS Dinesh Kumar also directed the Palike to submit progress report of the work related to road repair, cleaning of the drains, closing of open drains and other incidental works. The PIL has been filed by Namma Bengaluru Foundation questioning the BBMP's inaction and lack of ...
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BBMP to plant 10 lakh saplings, and hope for the best 21.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
It is yet to put in place a system to ensure they are taken care of
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Bus stops are scary places 21.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
In most cases, there is no shelter or lighting
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BBMP chief, top cop and bureaucrat to pay kin of accident victim 21.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BBMP chief, top cop and bureaucrat to pay kin of accident victim
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