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Bengaluru: BBMP officials practice cricket while city battles heavy flood 15.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
India Today has exclusive pictures which show some BBMP officials at a ground playing cricket.
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White-topping as pothole killer? 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Devastated by record rains, the city’s tattered roads have trapped Bengalureans in a twister of commute woes. In its frantic search for a late remedy, the government has a cure: White-topping, a massive, expensive project covering 29 roads dubbed as a final farewell to potholes. But does the civic agencies’ pathetic record in road works give public confidence?A massive Rs 972.69 crore in two packages to cover six junctions and the roads. The project is huge by all accounts. Promised are pothole-free roads that last 20-30 years. “Long life, low maintenance cost, low lifecycle cost, improv
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Kurubarahalli residents recount rain horror 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The city woke up to a dull and gloomy Saturday following the devastating rainfall of Friday night that killed eight people, including the five who lost their lives in North Bengaluru's Kurubarahalli. Friday was a nightmare for people living close to a stormwater drain in Kurubarahalli. Rainwater water filled with sewage has fully submerged at least 30 houses in the locality. While Venkatappa and his wife Kamalamma died after the compound wall of their house collapsed, the house of Mahesh, right next to the stormwater, is in a pathetic condition. All household articles — refrigerator, television set and other appliances — were damaged as water gushed into the house. Even until 3 pm on Saturday, he could do nothing as there was no water supply. But he is happy that his son survived the catastrophe. "I was away when it rained. My son was alone in the house, preparing for his exams. Some of our neighbours called him out just before the water level rose and that's how he escaped from the jaws of ...
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Consumer panel notice to city realtor for delay in handing over deluxe flat 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has issued a notice to Bengaluru-based Millennia Realtors Private Limited on a petition filed by a woman alleging deficiency in service for the two-year delay in handing over possession of a high-end flat worth Rs 3.85 crore. The bench headed by Justice D K Jain sought a response from the real estate company on the petition filed by advocate Sanjay M Nuli on behalf of Vinita T N. The complainant contended that she had booked the flat at RMZ Latitude at Hebbal on November 20, 2014, after selling off a property on Cambridge Road. Subsequently, she paid Rs 2.76 crore through cheques as the realtor promised to hand over possession of the flat by September 2015. "Due to the inordinate delay in handing over the flat, the complainant suffered huge losses and has been living in a rented accommodation for the past three years by paying Rs 1 lakh per month," her counsel said. Reimbursement sought The complainant also learnt that the builder was involved in a ...
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Day after downpour, West B'luru continues to be in a mess 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A day after the downpour wreaked havoc in several parts of the West and Central Bengaluru, the affected areas continue to be in a mess. The showers have exposed the shoddy work of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. Road caving has been reported at several areas, including in M S Layout near Vijayanagar, where a portion of road has caved in for about seven feet. Similar incidents have also been reported at Vyalikaval and Sajjan Rao Circle. "A portion of road, which was repaired recently, caved in in the area (Vyalikaval). This only shows the substandard work carried out by the BBMP," said Muniyappa, a resident of Vyalikaval. Naveen Kumar, a resident of Mahalakshmi Layout said, "The stormwater drain in the area is in poor condition,. The Palike has not desilted the drain for a long time. The SWD filled with silt and garbage has lost the capacity to carry rainwater. The drain overflows when skies open up and the rainwater, along with sewage, gushes into the houses nearby." BBMP control rooms of West and ...
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Devastation, anger, and gloom in Kurubarahalli 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The area bears the scars of Friday’s rain with houses damaged, garbage strewn around, and sludge residue inside homes
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No let-up in Bengaluru rain havoc, 5 more dead 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Five people, including two women, were killed and a dozen others injured since Friday as heavy monsoon rains continued to pound the city, wreaking havoc and flooding several localities, said a civic official on Saturday.
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Bengaluru floods: BJP, Congress trade blows over poor quality infrastructure that has resulted in 9 deaths 14.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Karnataka minister KJ George and Bengaluru mayor Sampath Raj on Saturday visited water-logged areas to take stock of the floods that have brought the city to a standstill. Torrential rains on Saturday continued to lash Bengaluru where the body of a temple priest, which was washed away on Friday, was recovered while a mother-daughter duo, who were swept away, remained untraced, police said. Bengaluru: Minister KJ George and mayor Sampath Raj visited water logged areas to take stock of the situation, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/T5Pzfh02IB Nine deaths in the past 15 days due to potholes and rains drew sharp criticism from the opposition BJP, which alleged that chief minister Siddaramaiah has failed in his duty. Siddaramaiah, however, flayed the opposition for "politicising" the deaths. City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) along with the National Disaster Rapid Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Rapid Force (SDRF) intensified the search operation and formed three teams. The priest of ...
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Bengaluru pothole deaths: Rahul Gandhi seeks report from Karnataka 14.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Earlier last week, four people died in Bengaluru in accidents caused by the potholes
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Rahul Gandhi seeks report from Karnataka govt. on rains 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has sought a report from the Karnataka government on the deaths in Bengaluru due to potholes and rains.Congress sources told The Hindu that Mr. Gandhi called Chief...
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Bengaluru's road, drain funds have leaked, says Yeddyurappa 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Opposition BJP on Saturday used the corruption plank to target the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government over Friday’s heavy rainfall that claimed eight lives in the city. “Funds amounting to Rs 4,000 crore that the government says had been released for development of roads and drains have leaked,” BJP state president and chief ministerial face BS Yeddyurappa told reporters. Instead of focussing on developmental works, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is busy looting the government’s treasury,” he charged. On Saturday morning, BJP leaders including Yeddyurappa, former
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Bengaluru pothole deaths: Rahul Gandhi seeks report from Karnataka Govt. 14.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) October 14 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday sought report from the Karnataka Government on issue of deaths in Bengaluru due to potholes and rains, said Congress sources.
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Priest’s body recovered from drain 14.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
NDRF personnel still searching for woman and daughter
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Fear of an epidemic looms at Shamanna Gowda Layout 13.10.2017 Citizen Matters
With the retainer wall near storm water drain demolished by BBMP, people are left in lurch as water from the drain wreaks havoc in this layout. ...
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Jakkur Lake overflows 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
As the city was reeling under heavy rainfall over the past few days, the lake in Jakkur was filled to the brim and has been overflowing.

The lake which has been dry for several years, has the capacity to hold about 1,600 MLD of water. N K Sapna, assistant engineer, lakes, BBMP said that if it continues to rain like this, lakes in Harohalli and Dasarahalli will also be full soon.
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Remove garbage dumped in Bagalur quarry, NGT tells BBMP 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Friday pulled up the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials for "unscientific way" of dumping solid waste in a stone quarry at Bagaluru village on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Hearing a petition filed by Venkatesh and other villagers, the NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said dumping garbage without segregating dry and wet waste material would adversely affect the health of local residents. The tribunal also directed the officials to remove all solid waste dumped in the quarry and segregate it scientifically. The expenditure for segregation should be borne by the BBMP officials, the bench said. Palike commissioner Manjunath Prasad and joint commissioner Sarfraj Khan were present during the proceedings. Petitioner's advocate Vivek Reddy said as much as 2.75 lakh tonne solid waste has been dumped in the quarry. Despite the BBMP spending Rs 800 crore to Rs 900 crore for collecting garbage from Bengaluru city, the Palike failed to segregate the waste ...
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Home minister comes to govt's defence on bad roads 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Friday defended the government on the poor state of roads in Bengaluru and accused the BJP of indulging in politics. "It started raining from August 14. The rainfall has been unprecedented in the last 30 years," said Reddy, who was earlier the minister in charge of Bengaluru. "Roads in Chennai and Hyderabad also get damaged after heavy rain," he added. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the number of potholes in the city has gone up to 33,621, an almost four-fold increase from around 9,000 last month. "There were fewer potholes before the rains started on August 14," Reddy said. "Contractors are ready to take up work, but incessant rain is an impediment." Asked if the government will act against contractors for substandard road work, Reddy said Bengaluru Development Minister K J George would do so. "George is the city minister now and I will cooperate with him." He took a dig at BJP leaders B S Yeddyurappa and R Ashoka, who staged a protest by painting ...
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On Friday evening, west Bengaluru took a battering 13.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
With traffic movement reduced to a crawl on inundated roads, Mayor R. Sampath Raj and BBMP officials took the Metro to reach Kurubarahalli
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In troubled waters... 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
If you are riding or driving through the streets of Koramangala, you might catch a glimpse of a yellow raft sailing peacefully in the middle of the city. Yes, you read that right! It is not an impossible sight to see a raft among motor vehicles anymore. Bengalureans are grappling with the unprecedented rains that lead to flooding of not just the streets but also people's homes. Low-lying areas like Koramangala, especially the 4th block, are the worst hit. "Living in these areas has become a nightmare for many of us," says Pratheek Ponnappa, a software professional who is a resident of S T Bed layout, Koramangala. "I work in Bellandur which is about seven kilometres from Koramangala. It usually takes about 20 minutes of travel. However when it is raining, it takes one-and-a-half hours for the commute. Because of the unpredictable rains, I have changed my work timing to avoid the heavy rains in the evenings," he says. He points out that after the heavy showers on August 15, the owner and the association ...
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Made a mermaid: Artist in Bengaluru converts pothole into lake for civic bodies to swim in shame 13.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
A visual artist in Bengaluru has made a mermaid come to life as he created a lake in a pothole with the aquatic creature splashing water and mocking the city's civic body.
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