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Politicians own at least 40 per cent hoardings in City 10.2.2016 deccanherald.com
The advertisement scam in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) went unnoticed because of a bureaucrat-politician-advertiser mafia. It has emerged only now that nearly 40 per cent of hoardings in Bengaluru belong to politicians of all parties or their followers, several advertisers admit in private. Lokayukta officials concur but suspect the percentage is more than 40. "They are either benami (held in others' names) or plain illegal and unauthorised," a senior functionary in the Lokayukta, who didn't wish to be named, told Deccan Herald. "It's a challenge to find when and where these hoardings were erected?" One advertiser even claimed that a majority of the politicians are from the ruling Congress party while leaders from the opposition BJP and the JD(S), too, have similar interests. Besides sitting corporators and legislators, former elected representatives also have their share of pie in the thriving business, he said. According to an estimate by the Lokayukta, a hoarding in a prime locality ...
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Clear lake encroachments in 6 months: HC 10.2.2016 deccanherald.com
A division bench of the High Court comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Ravi Malimath on Wednesday directed the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) to remove all encroachments on the Hosakerehalli lake in Bengaluru South within six months. After passing the order, the bench disposed of a petition seeking directions to demolish illegal structures encroaching upon the Hosakerehalli tank in survey number 15, Uttarahalli hobli, Bengaluru South taluk. The government counsel informed the court that steps are being taken to remove the encroachments. Petitioner N Sriram Reddy, an advocate who appeared in person, contended that illegal structures had encroached upon six acres and 17.5 guntas of the tank whose total area was 59.26 acres. Misuse of funds The High Court has directed the BBMP commissioner to be present before the court in a petition filed by advocates questioning the misuse of funds allotted for law books for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The petitioners Suresh and 108 ...
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1 Year on, Walkers Still Bear 'Cross' 10.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
Construction of a skywalk at Kempapura Cross — demanded after accident near Esteem Mall — faces hurdles.
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Pourakarmika who Got Injured While Dumping Waste, Dies 10.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Contractors Protest BBMP Tender System 10.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Pourakarmika dies in accident after truck overturns 10.2.2016 Hindu: Cities
Dumping garbage at an illegal dump yard proved costly for a pourakarmika.Narasappa (35), a contract pourakarmika, sustained grievous injuries on Saturday when the garbage truck he was driving overturn...
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BBMP vehicle topples, kills civic worker 9.2.2016 deccanherald.com
A BBMP worker died after the garbage disposal vehicle that he was driving toppled and fell into a pit when he was unloading trash at BHELColony in Mallasandra recently.

The deceased has been identified as Narasappa, 35, a native of Andhra Pradesh. He was residing in Mallasandra and was working as a pourakarmika with the BBMP for the five years.

On February 6, he went to an abandoned quarry to unload garbage. When he was unloading trash, the autorickshaw tipper slipped and fell into the pit. Fellow workers, who witnessed the incident, rushed to his rescue and pulled him out of the 25-foot pit.
They shifted him to a nearby private hospital, from where he was shifted to Victoria Hospital. On Monday evening, he succumbed to his injuries, added the police. A senior police officer said that the incident occurred because Narasappa had parked the vehicle very close to the pit.

A case has been registered at the Peenya traffic police station.

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C M Ibrahim accused of 'illegal' possession of land 9.2.2016 deccanherald.com
Former corporator and BJPleader N R Ramesh has accused the State Planning Commission deputy chairperson C M Ibrahim of illegally possessing 19 acres and 33 guntas of land including six acres and 10 guntas of BBMP road at Nagawara, worth Rs 500 crore. The land in question now has Hazrat Khwaja Khuthubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki (HKBK) College of Engineering owned by Ibrahim. Ramesh has even lodged a complaint with the BMTF and the Lokayukta. Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, Ramesh said the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) had acquired 165 acres and 30 guntas from farmers for its Vyalikaval project in 1985 and had deposited the compensation amount. Some farmers, who were unhappy with the land acquisition, knocked on the doors of court to get back their land. The matter later reached Supreme Court, which ruled that the farmers can get back their land if they returned the compensation within three months of the order. However, none of the farmers deposited the amount, claimed Ramesh. "Surprisingly, Ibrahim ...
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Reducing plastic use: Bengaluru neighbourhoods show how it is done 9.2.2016 Hindu: Home
From selling alternative cloth bags at cost price to shopkeepers to putting up stickers outside store-fronts saying plastic bags are not available — the voluntary ‘Citizens for Sustainability’ in Sanj...
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A steel bridge for smooth commute on J.C. Road 9.2.2016 Hindu: News
BBMP revives project seven years after it was approved
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Illegal hoardings go at Brigade, Vittal Mallya Road 9.2.2016 Hindu: News
The bustling M.G. Road may become a little easier on the eye henceforth.The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) removed nearly 41 hoardings on Monday night.A senior BBMP official said the drive ...
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Look who hissed its way into BBMP headquarters 9.2.2016 Hindu: News
On Monday afternoon, an unexpected visitor slithered its way into the headquarters of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, and parked itself near the Raj Kumar Glass House where important functions...
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At B.T.M. Layout, residents resolve to say no to plastic 9.2.2016 Hindu: News
It was a weekend for citizens to make as well as break serious vows against minimising plastic use. On Saturday, several residents and shopkeepers of B.T.M. Layout were egged on by environment activis...
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BBMP readies ground for Hebbal byelections 9.2.2016 Hindu: News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has made the necessary arrangements for the byelections to the Hebbal Assembly constituency, scheduled to be held on Saturday, even as the authorities are...
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Bengaluru Municipal Sweeper Dies While Dumping Waste 9.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Snake at BBMP HQ, Staff Blame Rats, Old Files 9.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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BBMP can Soon Track Trash Disposal Using GPS 9.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Whitefield Says 'e-Loo' 9.2.2016 newindianexpress.com
A group of industries is installing the high-tech service at six busy points.
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Mayor Reddy slams Palike engineers for messing up footpaths 8.2.2016 deccanherald.com
Mayor B N Manjunatha Reddy is very unhappy with the way stone slabs have been laid on footpaths of major roads. On Monday, he conducted a surprise inspection of St John's Road and Brigade Road and took Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) engineers to task for using substandard stone slabs. On St John's Road, the mayor noticed that old stone slabs that were in good condition are being replaced by substandard ones for the construction of a road divider. Similarly, on Brigade Road, used stone slabs are being relaid on footpaths. He got furious and censured BBMP Executive Engineers (Road Infrastructure) M Kempegowda and Basavaraj Kabade. "There are many roads which do not have footpaths and some of them have been damaged. Palike engineers should improve them. But you are removing good stone slabs and replacing them with bad ones that do not last long," he said. "Who asked you to remove them?" Reddy then instructed the engineers concerned to halt the work immediately or face disciplinary action. He also ...
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Hazy law, growing profits drive boom in illegal ad hoardings 8.2.2016 deccanherald.com
An ambiguity in the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, and ever-increasing profits are driving the illegal hoarding business in the City. In the last five years, there has been a sharp rise in illegal outdoor exhibits which now exceed the 3,000-limit permitted by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). "There are at least 4,000 illegal outdoor exhibits," said a leading advertiser. With an estimated turnover of Rs 100 crore per year, outdoor advertising is growing at a rate of 20 per cent per annum, say advertisers, pointing to the ever-increasing demand for hoardings. This gap between the demand and supply is making the scam more lucrative for advertisers and officials who conveniently interpret the law to help the former. Officials in the BBMP's advertisement wing take advantage of a lacuna in section 423(10) the KMC Act, that allows "deemed permission" for renewal or shifting of any hoarding if no decision in taken in 45 days. The scam operates like this: An advertiser applies for ...
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