User: technagara Topic: BangaloreDomains
Category: Environment
Last updated: Dec 17 2017 02:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 32,835    
The X'mas tree at this church is truly green 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church on Primrose Road will celebrate its 10th Green Christmas this year.

The church adopted the tradition of celebrating the festival in an eco-friendly manner by using recycled products.

This years 25-foot Christmas tree is made of coconut shells, leaves and straw, collected from members of the church. Around 20 parishioners worked on the tree for three weeks, painting the materials and using a pulley to put them up.

In the previous years, the tree was decorated using plastic bottles, old tyres, cloth scraps and newspapers, among other things.

The inaugural lighting of the tree will be done on Sunday by Reverend Dr Sham P Thomas, church vicar, followed by the carol service in the evening.

Also found in: [+]
Moving glaciers 16.12.2017 Hindu: Education
Educationist Sonam Wangchuk on his ice bank project and the need to move away from classroom learning
Also found in: [+]
42 things we said goodbye to in 42 years 16.12.2017 India Today| Cover Story
A look-back at some staples of everyday life that have gone obsolete. How different was India?
Also found in: [+]
Announcing ‘Master the Master Plan’ – awareness and analysis contest! 16.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Get to know what master plan is all about, think about it, write and win prize! Engage in making Bengaluru better! ...
Also found in: [+]
A warning on water through film 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
On a trip to Munich, seeing the idyllic Isar flow by gently through the town, director G.S. Bhavani was inexplicably reminded of the sewage-filled Vrishabhavathi. “In Kannada books of the past, I had ...
Also found in: [+]
STP battle leaves officials in a bind 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Confusion reigns among officials a day after the government said it would relax rules making sewage treatment plants compulsory for apartment complexes. Minister K J George announced the suspension of the penalty clause on Thursday, but officials said they would have to follow contrary instructions from the National Green Tribunal. George, who handles the Bengaluru development and town planning portfolios, said contentious rules on STPs would be amended soon, and the BBMP would pass a resolution adopting them. Following a hue and cry over retrospective implementation of the STP rule, George said it would only be implemented prospectively. Older apartments, represented by the Bangalore Apartments Federation (BAF), had taken to the streets to oppose mandatory STPs for them. Apartment complexes with 20 houses or less, which have already linked their sewers to underground drainage, are exempted from installing compulsory STPs, George said. About 50+ blocks Reiterating what DH reported on December 14, BWSSB ...
Also found in: [+]
DIY generation: Every Drop Counts 15.12.2017 India Today| NATION
They started the social initiative, 'Why Waste?', hoping to change the mindset of people towards the misuse of natural resources.
Also found in: [+]
Bengaluru airport gets converted as ‘Winter Wonderland’ 15.12.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) year-end festivities begins with its annual festival ‘Season of Smiles’, at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport).The festival...
Also found in: [+]
The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
Also found in: [+]
UN warns India of severe health, environmental risks from electronic waste 14.12.2017 Latest News
The dangers come from improper and unsafe treatment and disposal through open burning or in dumpsites, UN said
Also found in: [+]
Trees cut in Rajarajeshwarinagar, residents file complaint 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar have filed a complaint with the local police against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for illegally cutting trees on Tuesday. The BBMP forest cell is haphazardly issuing notices to cut down the trees in the locality. To stop this the complaint has been filed, the residents said. "A tree was cut yesterday (Tuesday) claiming that it was posing a threat to the pedestrians. But it would have been enough had they cut a few branches on the top. However, the entire tree was axed," said Joe Hoover, a nearby resident. "This is not the first time that they are indulging in such activities. They have marked another tree to raze it down. The forest officer Bhanu Prakash, deputy forest range officer and the BBMP are very lenient when it comes to giving permission to chop trees. We have lost 40 and odd trees just for lame reasons," he added. Sometimes, they cut the trees just to give a better visibility to commercial shops covered with tree branches. This is certainly ...
Also found in: [+]
Horticulture dept to renovate Marigowda Hall at Lalbagh 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City

After rebuilding Krumbiegel Hall and renovating the aquarium at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, the horticulture department will now renovate H M Marigowda Hall.

The decision was taken based on a scientific report prepared by the department along with the officials from Public Works Department and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Civil Aid Techno Clinic Private Limited, Bengaluru.

The members, who conducted a survey, had held two meetings - one on November 23 and the other on December 7.

The details of the December 7 meeting was published in DH and the same has been stated in an official letter sent by the horticulture department dated December 12.

At the meeting, it was decided to use the remains at the site of the Krumbiegel Hall to recreate the new structure and also to restore the aquarium. It was also decided to renovate Marigowda Hall after completing works at Krumbiegel Hall and the aquarium.

Also found in: [+]
Scientists develop simple machine to clear weed 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The simple and stylish weeding machine at Ulsoor lake has left many onlookers awestruck. The machine is more so unique as it uses the engine of the outdated, yet popular Maruti- 800 car. The scientists from National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), civilian aerospace R&D laboratory have designed this weed cutting machine called airboat over the past three months. They are now testing it at the MEG side of Ulsoor Lake. S Selvarajan, chief scientist from NAL said that the defence officials cooperated and gave a testing space. The machine landed at the lake in September and since then the weeds have been regularly cleared. The operations were not hampered during rainy days also. The team states that the machine can be used to clear weeds in other lakes also, including Bellandur and Varthur, but the safety of the machines is important. At the MEG centre, the guards take care of the machine. Apart from clearing weeds, the machine can also clear floating waste. The machine can also be used as weed cutter and to ...
Also found in: [+]
Karavali Utsav: Prakash Raj to inaugurate event 13.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
A 10-day Karavali Utsav will begin here on December 22 with actor Prakash Raj inaugurating it at Lalbagh.The city will be abuzz with activities at Lalbagh, Kadri Park and Panambur Beach – the venues ...
Also found in: [+]
BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
Also found in: [+]
BJP demands NIA or CBI probe into mysterious death of youth 13.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Rejecting the ruling Congress partys charge that it was fomenting communal trouble, the BJP today demanded an investigation by the CBI or the NIA into the mysterious death of a young fisherman last week, which has sparked tension in the coastal Uttara Kannada district. Paresh Kamalakar Mesta (19) had gone missing on December 6. His body was found near a lake in Honnavar in the district on the night of December 8 under mysterious circumstances. Sirsi and Kumata towns in the district have been hit by violence since then. Mestas family and local residents have alleged he was abducted and killed amid reports the body bore marks of attack by sharp objects. Police, however, have rejected the claims, citing a report by doctors, pending a postmortem examination. The BJP has blamed "jihadi elements" for Mestas death, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the saffron party of using the incident for "political gains". The party has been saying that nearly 15 activists of the Sangh Parivar and pro-Hindu ...
Also found in: [+]
A home for all 13.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Musician, composer and entertainer Vasu Dixit from Swarathma talks about the city he calls home and how it has nurtured endless dreams and encouraged everyone
Also found in: [+]
‘I pretended I was home, cooking’ 13.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
Says Billie McKay, on how she met the final challenge on MasterChef Australia
Also found in: [+]
Bengaluru to lose another ‘forest’ 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Attempts at removal of encroachments from Machohalli and tree plantations have come to a halt
Also found in: [+]
CSE launches forum of 20 cities to help segregate waste 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
Idea to hand-hold municiapal corporations in managing and disposing of waste
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 32,835