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A battle royal over grassland 27.5.2017 Hindu: National
ESG had filed a public interest litigation plea challenging the construction of facilities of DRDO, ISRO and BARC
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George orders action against those dumping waste in lakes 26.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Friday expressed his displeasure over the rampant dumping of waste and debris in the city's lakes. The minister visited Nellurahalli, Siddapura and Sheelavantha lakes near Mahadevapura with MLC Rizwan Arshad, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) commissioner Rakesh Singh, revenue officers and senior engineers of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Seeing the pathetic condition of these lakes, George directed officials to take strict action against the offenders including builders who pollute the lakes. Residents living around these lakes complained that sewage and waste had made their lives miserable due to the stink and mosquito menace. They requested him to improve the condition of these water bodies. George instructed the tahsildar of Bengaluru East taluk to conduct a survey of the lakes and fence them by June-end. He told the Palike and BDA officials to file police complaints against those polluting lakes. Rakesh Singh apprised the minister about ...
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Quantum of unaccounted for water has dropped in city, says CM 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday launched a free-water scheme for the urban poor offering them 10,000 litres of drinking water every month. The project would benefit 70,947 families living in the slums in the city. Addressing a gathering at the launch of the scheme at Srirampuram, Siddaramaiah outlined various pro-people measures that would improve the living standards of economically and socially weaker sections. Siddaramaiah said he would extend the benefit to the areas where SC/ST communities are living. "Potable water is the biggest problem confronted by people living in slums. We have decided to supply pure drinking water to these households. I have spoken about it to the BWSSB chairperson to chart out a plan," he said. The chief minister said the unaccounted for water in 2016 was about 50%, which has now reduced to 40%. After supplying free water to slums, the percentage of unaccounted for water will reduce to 39. Speaking on the occasion, Rajajinagar MLA S Suresh Kumar opined that the city ...
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Experts, greens to discuss how to revive Bellandur, Varthur lakes 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Reviving the city's largest water body, Bellandur lake, and its downstream Varthur lake is a mammoth task. There are challenges aplenty. To discuss these and more comprehensively in a multilateral forum, DH has organised the third edition of its 'Deccan Herald Spotlight' at the East Cultural Association, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, on Saturday, 5 pm onwards. Deliberating on the theme "Bringing Bellandur and Varthur lakes back to life", the event has its focus riveted on the city's endangered water bodies and the sustainability of the revival efforts. Citizens, lake activists, environmentalists, scientists and all stakeholders will share their thoughts and debate the solutions suggested. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George is also expected to take part. On the agenda will be questions related to the short-term, mid-term and long-term solutions proposed to get the two lakes back to life. Among the questions that are sure to trigger the debates, here are a few: How do we stop the entry of sewage water ...
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Rain, thunderstorm wreak havoc in city again 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Heavy rain and thunderstorm wreaked havoc on Bengaluru on Friday with traffic gridlocks and flooding being reported from across the city. A source in the BBMP said trees came crashing down at around 50 places in the city, with reports of huge branches falling on cars parked on the road at some places. No casualties However, no casualties were reported. Several areas plunged into darkness as Bescom disconnected power supply. Water gushed into several houses in Anepalya and Madiwala. A play had to be stopped midway after rain water gushed into the Nayana Auditorium in Kalasipalya. Residents around Hoskerehalli called the BBMP control room for help as water was overflowing from the storm water drain. "We have alerted the chief engineer of South Zone who is rushing to the spot with the Rapid Action Force," said a control room operator. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad camped in the BBMP control room to monitor relief operations. A source in the Met department said till 10.15 pm, Bandekodigehalli ...
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From now, new power connections only for energy-efficient pumpsets 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Escoms in Karnataka will provide new power connections to pumpsets only if the device is energy efficient with a four to five star rating, Energy Minister DKShivakumar announced in Bengaluru on Friday. Addressing a press conference, Shivakumar said the new rule will be applicable to all types of pumpsets including irrigation, domestic and industrial. Energy efficient pumpsets with four to five star grading cost between Rs 30,000 and Rs 45,000 per unit depending on the horse power. They cost around Rs 10,000 more compared to regular pumpsets. Shivakumar said the state government spends around Rs 9,000 crore for providing free power to farmers. Installing energy efficient pumpsets will result in savings to the tune of 30% to 39% of power. However, for achieving that, all the 22 lakh pumpsets in the state will have to be replaced with energy efficient ones. Shivakumar said no deadline has been set for replacement of existing pumpsets. "To start with, the rule will apply only to new connections. In the long ...
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'Vishwamanava Express', and story behind the name 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The South Western Railway has named the newly introduced Hubballi-Mysuru train (number 17325/17326) that runs via Bengaluru as 'Vishwamanava Express'. The name was suggested by journalist Krishna Prasad, who explained the christening of the train in his blog. "(Mysuru MP) Pratap Simha had called for suggestions. His own picks were Kapila Express (after the river which supplies much of Mysuru's drinking water), Nalwadi Express (after Maharaja Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar), and Ambari Express (after Dasara motif)," he wrote. Though they considered the name 'Mysore Mallige Express', they abandoned it "because some punster might call it 'Mysore Mellage' if the train runs late". "Eventually, we went literary and zeroed in on 'Vishwa Manava Express'," Prasad wrote. "Vishwa Manava' was the idea espoused by Kuvempu which he explains in an essay: "Every child, at birth, is the universal man. But, as it grows, we turn it into a 'petty man' (through caste, creed, religion and race). It should be the function of ...
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Mahadayi: State to convene CMs' meet in June 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
To find an amicable solution to the ongoing Mahadayi River water dispute, Karnataka has invited neighbouring Goa for talks.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a letter to his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar, stated that a meeting of chief ministers of the three riparian states - Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa - could be held in Bengaluru on any convenient date in June.
In September last, members of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal had suggested to the counsel appearing for the states to explore the possibility of settling the water dispute outside the Tribunal.
Siddaramaiah in his letter stated that he will soon be sending the proposal to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his concurrence.
Ameeting of the three chief ministers had been scheduled in Mumbai in October last. However, the meeting could not be held as the then Goa Chief Minister Lakshmikanth Parsekar conveyed his inability to attend.
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Restore Bellandur, other lakes, reduce pressure on Cauvery 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
A lake catching fire is an epochal event. Bellandur made news in the BBC, CNN, France News, TokyoTV,The Guardian etc around the world. The last time a lake burned was in 1969 when Cuyahoga river joining Erie Lake near Cleveland, USA started burning from dumping of sewage and industrial pollutants. This compelled the Nixon administration to create the Environment Protection Agency in 1970 and Clean Water Act in 1972. Afterwards, no lake is burning in the US. In Karnataka, the BWSSB was established in 1964 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Pollution Control Board came into existence in 1974. It speaks volumes of law-implementation the last 40 years when lakes of Bengaluru — the Land of a Thousand Tanks — have started supplying fire instead of water. Human excreta is a taboo subject and is coyly termed "night soil" because traditionally, it was manually collected in pots mixed with soil especially from rich people's homes, usually in the night. It has been used as ...
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Fixing buffer zone for lakes in Bengaluru, NGT asks status report from Karnataka 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Karnataka Government to submit a status report within three weeks on implementation of its earlier order increasing the no-build buffer zone around lakes in Bengaluru from 30 to 75 metres. The green bench headed by its Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also asked the state government to submit a report on details of existing building in buffer zones and ongoing construction activities. The Bench last year ordered by increasing the no build buffer zone around lakes in Bengaluru from 30 metres to 75 metres to protect the water body from encroachment and pollution. Though the Karnataka Government and a group of builders approached the Supreme Court challenging the NGT order, the court refused to stay the order and directed the petitioners including the Karnataka Government to approach the NGT again on the issue. While challenging the NGT order in the Apex Court, the Karnataka Government had said that the green bench did not take into account that the ...
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Kalasipalya market to get long-due overhaul 26.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Minister flagged off ₹10 crore rejuvenation project on Thursday
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Weaning medical students off drugs 26.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Assistant Narcotics Commissioner to conduct awareness drive in city colleges
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On its 50th anniversary, MSIL launches new products 25.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Mysore Sales International Limited (MSIL) celebrated 50 years of its existence on Thursday by launching a range of new products such as MSIL-Sand, beauty soaps, drinking water and cosmetics. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah participated in the golden jubilee celebrations held at the Lalit Ashok Hotel on Kumara Krupa road. He appreciated the MSIL, saying, "Public sector companies are usually loss-making. MSIL stands as an exception to this. It is admirable that the company has been able to stand up to the tough competition in the market and has also retained the trust of its customers." He said that there was a proposal for MSIL to open 174 medical stores across the state where essential drugs will be provided at affordable prices. He said that this was to prevent customers from being overcharged by pharmacies. The company's new venture 'MSIL-Sand' was also unveiled at the ceremony. Large Scale Industries Minister R V Deshpande said, "Despite several stringent measures taken by the state government, a solution ...
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Indian family wins compensation from UK hotel 25.5.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The family of a 59-year-old Indian woman who died soon after being severely burnt in the shower of a UK hotel have won a five-year-long legal battle as they received an apology and undisclosed compensation from the hotel owners.Kalyani Uthaman was on holiday in Scotland in August 2012 when she was scalded at the Premier Inn in Newcraighall. She suffered multiple organ failures and died in hospital weeks later.Her Bengaluru-based family had sued Whitbread, the owners of the hotel, to recover the six-figure sum involved in hospital fees but the hotel said it was not responsible for the "isolated
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High-intensity rainfall exposes loopholes in B'luru infrastructure 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Sweltering under the blazing sun, Bengalureans were fervently hoping for some respite in the form of pre-monsoon showers last week. But, when the sky opened up on May 20, and the city received an initial burst of 30mm rainfall in as many minutes, Bengaluru was left with waterlogged streets and more than 100 dead trees -a clear indication of its ill-preparedness to deal with the monsoon.
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Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake 25.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake
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BSY statements are due to age-related imbalance: Patil 25.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BSY statements are due to age-related imbalance: Patil
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Not just Bellandur, most lakes in Bengaluru have poor water quality 25.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Of the 51 lakes sampled in and around Bengaluru, 11 did not have water
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City microbreweries under National Green Tribunal scanner with regard to water discharge norms 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Closure orders to industries around Bellandur lake 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has issued closure orders to 114 industries operating in the Bellandur lake catchment area following the directions of the National Green Tribunal under Section 33 (A) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Bescom has already disconnected the power supply to these industries. Despite issuing closure directions and disconnection of power supply, if any industry is found operating using diesel generator sets or any other mode, the KSPCB will initiate further penal action under the relevant provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1974, Vijay Kumar, member secretary, KSPCB, said.
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