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Vishal Sikka quits Infosys, board blames Murthy 19.8.2017 TOI: Home
In a letter to the staff, Sikka said, ‘‘I cannot carry out my job as CEO and continue to create value, while also constantly defending against unrelenting, baseless/malicious and increasingly personal attacks....After much contemplation I have decided to leave because the distractions, the very public noise around us, have created an untenable atmosphere.”
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HC directs KSPCB to inspect industry 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to inspect and submit a report with regard to one of the factories which was alleged to have let out effluents affecting Bellandur lake.

KSPCB counsel informed the court that after it inspected the factory, Vivek Wash Tech located in Bommanahalli, they found that the factory was not letting out any effluent. The counsel said that they will make an inspection and pass orders to revoke the closure orders.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar said that after the Supreme Court granted stay on high court's stay order of the National Green Tribunal order, they cannot do much.

The bench said that they will hear the petitioner and adjourned the next hearing after 10 days.

DH News Service
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Religion tag: Veerashaiva Mahasabha petitions CM 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha on Friday formally submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, seeking a separate religion status to Veerashaiva-Lingayats.

This comes more than a week after another group comprising Lingayat leaders and seers petitioned the chief minister to have 'Lingayats' declared as a minority religion.

"It is significant to note that the principles of Hindu law, the Hindu Marriage Act, the Hindu Adoption Act and the Hindu Succession Act which have come into force in 1955-56 have already recognised Veerashaiva-Lingayaths as a separate religion (sic)," states the five-page letter signed by veteran Congress leader and Mahasabha president Shamanur Shivashankarappa and Municipal Administration Minister Eshwar B Khandre.
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Apex Court to decide in Nov city NGO's plea on NGT jurisdiction 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed for a detailed consideration of a plea by a Bengaluru-based NGO, questioning the National Green Tribunals (NGT) jurisdiction to decide validity of a law. "To set aside a provision of a law as ultra vires of the Constitution is not within jurisdiction of law," a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud observed, while putting for hearing in first week of November a special leave petition filed by NGO Environment Support Group against 2013 Karnataka High Court judgement. The NGO had sought declaration that Section 40 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was illegal and unconstitutional. It challenged a notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest under the law, saying it would seriously prejudice the national interest and biodiversity of certain species of plants and herbs. The high court, however, had held that the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was expressly covered by Schedule-I and the Tribunal constituted under the National ...
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HC says police transfers as per SC directions 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday disposed of a PIL challenging the transfers of police officers on the recommendations of politicians, ministers, MLAs and MPs.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar directed the Police Establishment Board that the transfers of police officers be done objectively on the Supreme Court directions.

Petitioner V Shashidhar sought directions to prohibit the state government from exercising its powers in transferring police officers based on recommendations.
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A soul retreat 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The magical thing about home is that it feels good to leave and it feels even better to come back. That's the kind of vibe 'Orzuv Hub' gives you, except that you won't really feel like leaving at all. This Kashmiri cafe is a beautiful bungalow in Whitefield with wooden accents, glass and Kashmiri decor elements. This little piece of Kashmir in Bengaluru is exactly what Saba Bhat had in mind when she decided to open the restaurant. Orzuv, which means wellness of soul in Kashmiri, stays true to its name in terms of ambience and food. For those who want to sit indoors, there are seating options upstairs. The house is designed in Kashmiri style. Everything from the wooden tables and benches to the reading area and the balcony, resemble a house. The slight chill in the air while you are seated in the balcony transports you to Kashmir in everyway. The trees outside add to the experience. To give the cafe a quintessential look, there is an old radio that plays popular Bollywood music. Now on to the most ...
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Delhi to showcase food processing industry from November 3-5 18.8.2017 HBL: Home
The World Food India 2017, the mega event planned by Centre from November 3-5 in New Delhi, will showcase the strengths of the Indian food processing industry and connect the global and domestic pla...
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Books hidden around major cities for you to read 18.8.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Books hidden around major cities for you to read
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NGT slaps fines on Fortis, Max and other hospitals for waste management 18.8.2017 News
The National Green Tribunal today slapped fines on several government and private hospitals over their failure to manage their bio-medical waste. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed a penalty of Rs 2 lakh on Shalimar Bagh-based Fortis Hospital and Rs 1.5 lakh each on Max Super Speciality Hospital and Dharamshila Hospital & Research Centre. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital , Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya , Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital , Swami Dayanand Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital were slapped with a fine of Rs 75,000 each. The green panel also directed medical superintendents of government hospitals to take strict action against the officials responsible for violation of environmental laws. On the last date of hearing, the NGT had imposed a fine of Rs 3 lakh each on Hotel Leela Venture Ltd, Fraser Suites, Royal Plaza and Mahagun Hotels Pvt Ltd, Rs 2 lakh each on Chhatarpur-based Radiance Motel and Golden Petal Hotel and
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering 18.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains. After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back. "It is reducing because of receding rains," Lakes Conservation Expert and resident of the area, Shalini Batra Sahni told PTI, here today. Incessant rains on August 14 and 15 had resulted in the increase of the lakes water levels and the formation of toxic froth. The rains had aggravated the situation with thick froth spilling on to the road nearby causing inconvenience to commuters driving along the stretch. "This, however, is not the scene today," she said. Sahni expressed fear about residents living around the lake developing disease by coming in contact with toxic froth flying around. After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ...
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Decision on AIADMK merger to be announced later today: Panneerselvam 18.8.2017 Latest News
AIADMK witnessed split after the death of J Jayalalithaa
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Only 300 houses inundated in floods, claims George 18.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Responding to criticism over the handling of recent floods, Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George claimed the city was in a better position than “even global cities” such as New York. “The rains ...
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Vishal Sikka: Kshatriya warrior who got caught in the Infosys chakravyuh 18.8.2017 ET: IETS
Sikka's job of radical transformation ran into nearly immovable basic structures of the company. He tried to fight as long as he could but gave up.
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AIADMK mess: Dinakaran meets Sasikala in Bengaluru jail on her birthday, all updates 18.8.2017 India Today| Must Read
The OPS and EPS factions of AIADMK are inching closer towards merger while the Dinakaran or Chinamma camp is feeling left out.
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BJP backs probe into Jayalalithaa's death 18.8.2017 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed probe into the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
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Bengaluru: Bellandur foam covers roads, enters flats 18.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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NGT pulls up Karnataka government on Bellandur lake frothing 18.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Frothing began after rain on Aug. 15, 16
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As froth spills out of Bellandur lake, effluents keep flowing in 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Nearly four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued a stern warning to the State government to get its act together or face action, things don’t seem to have improved in the city’s froth...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Back to roots 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
As Sreeshanti Kumari, a software professional and resident of Marathahalli, drove through Old Airport Road, she recalled memories of a once-green Bengaluru. "Slowly we lost that charm to urbanisation, with hoardings, buildings and new footpaths taking over all the space," she says, a complaint echoed by the human chain protestors at HAL Junction at Old Airport Road recently. The proposal for a signal-free corridor at the Old Airport Road, which will eventually lead to cutting down of a number of trees, hasn't gone down well with everyone. Sharath Kumar, a support professional with a data management company and resident of Kagadasapura, says, "As it is, healthy native trees are a rare sight now. This proposal will lead to many fully grown trees being cut down. Around 40 of them have already been cut and many more will follow." What can be done? Sharath feels that door-to-door interaction between households and civic bodies will lead to a better clarity of what citizens are looking for. "This will take ...
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