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Last updated: Mar 26 2017 08:12 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘My Shopping My Bag’ exhibition begins 26.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Are you an environment conscious consumer, shopkeeper or manager of retail stores looking for alternatives for plastic carry bags? The place to be is the Coimbatore Corporation’s Kalaiarangam in R.S....
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Rallies, walkathons mark World Water Day 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Schoolchildren, officials, WaterAid India organisation and volunteers from like-minded civic groups marked World Water Day by taking out a rally from BBMP office in Bellandur to Yemalur to build awareness about issues related to water with tableaux, placards and by raising slogans on conservation methods. Organised by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a non-profit organisation that works on water, sanitation, and hygiene education in parts of Bengaluru, the rally saw the participation of over 200 people. One of the directors from SVYM, Kumaraswamy said, "With water crisis looming large over the state, saving water is the need of the hour." Water warriors Similarly, a group of activists from Bangalore Civic Leadership Incubation Programme (B.Clip) team launched a water conservation campaign under the banner 'Bengaluru Water Warriors' by taking out a walkathon from Kanteerava Stadium to the Queen's statue in Cubbon Park. A short video made by 'Beautiful Bengaluru' citizen's group on water ...
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Communities honoured for doing their bit for environment 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Eco-friendly communities in the city which have adopted sustainable practices successfully were honoured with My Place of Pride Awards 2017 on Saturday. Small, large and medium apartment complexes and villa communities were awarded in the areas of waste management, water management, power management, cleanliness and hygiene. An initiative by Rotary Bangalore and Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC), 'My Place of Pride' aims to recognise eco-friendly communities and encourage people to adopt sustainable practices. Over 102 communities comprising over 200,000 citizens across the city registered for the contest and were evaluated. Of the 102 communities, 30 were shortlisted for physical inspection by a team of experts and winners were chosen. Excellence awards and overall winning communities' awards were given away. The overall winners are T-Zed Homes, Sandeep Vihar, Vijayasri Elixir and Chaitanya Samarpan. Mahaveer Season, Koramangala 3rd Block Resident Welfare Association and three other winners ...
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Siddaramaiah felicitates six women achievers 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Six women achievers were felicitated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the International Women's Day function organised by the Karnataka State Government Employees' Association at the Vidhana Soudha Banquet hall on Saturday. In the administration category, Yashoda Bopanna, director of the Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board, was recognised for her efforts to improve learning achievements of students. Prof K S Jayasree, vice president, Jagdale Scientific Research Foundation, received the award in the category of medicine for her extensive work on popularising the use of ayurvedic treatment and for her research work in the field. Women's development In the field of women's development, social workers Prema Manjunath from Hassan and Radha Das from Kundapura were felicitated. Prema has been training women in tailoring and fashion for the past 15 years and Radha has been working to provide education to poor students, provide drinking water, sanitation and other facilities in her village. In ...
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BBMP budget: Push to save trees and parks 25.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has given impetus to the preservation of parks and trees. Horticulture, lakes and forests have together got an 812% increase in allocation over the previous year’s budget.While the 2016...
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In that bygone era, a congregation of cousins 25.3.2017 Hindu: Open Page
In Bangalore of yesteryear, this is how memorable school vacations went for this extended family
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When Indian captain Virat Kohli became waterboy 25.3.2017 TOI: Home
Being injured did not stop skipper Virat Kohli from being there for his boys on the field as they took on Australia in the fourth deciding Test in Dharamsala today.
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Water-stressed India stares at deeper crisis 25.3.2017 TOI: India
A majority of India's population depends on contaminated water or has no access to water resources, turning the country water-stressed.
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Electricity plan for Bengaluru - a look at BESCOM’s data 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
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British firm offers to revive Bellandur lake in 6 months 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
ABritish firm has offerred to revive Bellandur lake within six months. At a meeting chaired by Large and Medium Scale Industries Minister RVDesphande on Friday, the delegates of Bluewater Bio made a presentation, saying that they could revive Bellandur lake within six months. Though the exact cost of the project was not discussed, the team from London, headed by Dominic McAllister, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, said that it was keen to fund 85% of the project cost and the balance would have to be met by the state government. The government will have to repay monetary assistance six months after the completion of the project, with an interest at the rate of 2.36%. Deshpande said that the proposal would have to be routed through the Union government since it was funded by the British government. Also, global tenders would have to be called for as the state government follows the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act. CMDhananjaya, chairman of the Karnataka State ...
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Notices to govt, top cop on appeal by Northeast student 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered notices to the government and commissioner of police in a petition filed by a Northeastern student seeking speedy and effective investigation into an FIR filed by him. Higio Gungtey, a native of Arunachal Pradesh and a resident of Bengaluru, had filed a plaint stating that he was verbally abused by Hemanth Kumar, his landlord. According to the plaint, Kumar used expletives against him over phone for excessive use of water by him and his flat-mates. Minutes after the call, the owner came to the house and dragged out one of his friends. The owner mercilessly abused Higio, kicked him repeatedly in the stomach and face and made him lick his shoes. He was abused as a "dirty tribal'' from the Northeast and threatened with rape of his sister and mother. The petitioner has been racially attacked in Bengaluru over the past few years and the police have failed to take action to prevent attacks on them. The petitioner contended that he has been kept in the dark over the ...
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Defying SC order, Karnataka refuses to release Cauvery water to TN 24.3.2017 Rediff: News
Karnataka on Friday pleaded its inability in supplying Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Court's directive saying the state itself is facing a shortage of drinking water.
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Bengaluru: a city chipped in Karnataka’s grid - a look at BESCOM’s data 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
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No question of supplying Cauvery water to TN: Karnataka 24.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Karnataka today said there is no question of releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Courts directive as the state itself is facing a shortage of drinking water. "There is no water for drinking purposes. If we had water we could have released. We have 3-4 tmc ft shortage to provide drinking water to Bengaluru, Mysuru and surrounding villages. Therefore, there is no question of releasing water," Water Resources Minister M B Patil told PTI. He was replying to a question on whether the state will release water to Tamil Nadu in the backdrop of the apex court directive. Patil said the Karnataka government had also mentioned this before the apex court and that the states legal team was working on the matter. "There will not be any meeting (with the legal team) per se as of now," he said. A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra had on March 21 said all interim orders of releasing 2000 cusecs of Cauvery water by Karnataka will continue to be in force till further orders. The ...
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On sanitation and heritage restoration: Sudha Murty, Infosys Foundation 24.3.2017 ET: Opinion
She has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.
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200 take ill in 4-day-long protest without proper food and water 24.3.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
At least 200 anganwadi workers were treated for various ailments in the four-day long protest on Seshadri Road. More than 10,000 women from various districts across the state sat and slept under the blazing sun, many with their little kids in tow.
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23-yr-old man electrocuted 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
A 23-year-old youth was electrocuted when he was cleaning the wall of a meat shop in Nandini Layout on Wednesday night.

The police said Gangaraju, a resident of Jai Maruthi Nagar, was working as a helper in the meat shop.

On Wednesday night, Gangaraju was cleaning the shop after work. He splashed the water on the walls and was wiping it with a wet cloth. He suffered electric shock and collapsed when he was wiping the switchboard. This also resulted in short circuit, the police said.

Neighbouring shopkeepers saw smoke coming out of the shop and found Gangaraju lying on the floor. Upon checking, they realised that he was electrocuted and alerted the police. Gangaraju's body was shifted from the shop to a hospital. Gangaraju had died on the spot, the police said.
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A new home to birds at Yediyur lake 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Mayor G Padmavathi on Thursday inaugurated, Pakshi Dhaama (home for birds) boasting of 121 varieties of birds at Yediyur in Jayanagar. At least 40 species of migratory birds visit Yediyur lake from different parts of the world like Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Some of the migratory birds that are seen here are wood sand piper, Temmincks stints, Osprey, Northern Shoveller, common teal, White Wagtail, black-tailed Godwit, Gargeny and Rosy Pastors. To make these birds feel safe, a bio-diversity bird wall and bio-diversity bird tower has been constructed. As a result, the fast disappearing sparrows have returned to this place in good numbers. Cages housing a variety of parakeets and love birds have also be provided. Padmavathi said, "We must protect our water bodies to invite the fast disappearing birds. Corporators of other wards should also work to protect water bodies and create space for birds." Padmanabhanagar MLA R Ashoka said, "The work at Yediyur lake is worth emulating." DHNews ...
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What TenderSURE? St Mark's Road dug up four times in two years 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had promised that roads built under the TenderSURE project will not be dug up for repair for at least 30 years as all utility lines will be located under the footpath with special-purpose chambers. But St Mark's Road — the first road to be redeveloped under the project — has been dug up four times in two years. The latest repair was to fix a "major fault" in the 220 kV electricity line that supplies power to the Vidhana Soudha and the Metro. Previously, the road was damaged to fix the fault in the water supply line near Bowring Institute, on the footpath near Vittal Mallya Road and at the intersection of Residency Road with St Mark's Road. The first repair was necessitated barely a month after the road was inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah because the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) forgot to replace an ageing pipe. The latest damage — near the SBIoffice — shows that the BBMP did not shift the 220 kV ...
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Docs in Varthur area report spike in children falling ill 23.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Increased air and water contamination has led to a steep rise in the number of children falling ill in the Varthur lake area, according to a study. Doctors practising in the vicinity of the lake say the summer heat is adding to their patients misery. The lake is often frothing from effluents released into it. Over the past year, Dr Ramesh Krishnaiah of Ramagondanahalli has found more patients coming to him with gastro enteritis and diarrhoea than before. The diseases are caused by contaminated food and water. Many farmers use water from the lake to cultivate fruits and vegetables. About 120 families living around Gunjurpalya are involved in dairying. They collect growth from the Varthur and Bellandur lakes and feed the cattle. The lakes are contaminated with heavy metals like lead, zinc and mercury, which get into the milk, said M A Khan, principal of KK High School. With Class 8 students of his school, he conducted a study on the impact of lake foaming on children. Five high schools (government and ...
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