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Fun in the backyard! 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
And one day God picked colours from the palette to paint India — frothy rivers, beefy mountains, deep valleys, dense forrests, precarious cliffs, powdery snowscapes… And when the landscape was painted, he packed gallons of adrenaline into the adventure junkie who loves to trek, hike, climb rocks, run trails, snow ski, fly fox, glide, board, dive. Then, he threw adventure darts on the map: Goa for water sports, Kamshet and Bir for paragliding, Madhya Pradesh for rock climbing, Arunachal for trekking, Andaman for scuba diving. A million adventure options for travellers who are now spurning vanilla beachside vacations and sight-seeing holidays and packing adventure into their itinerary. A 2015 Ministry of Tourism (MoT) survey studying adventure tourist flow to 28 states in the country found that Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra attracted the highest number of adventure tourists in India. The adventure-seekers are growing — in 2015, there were 31 lakh adventure tourists ...
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Call against compulsory sewage plants in existing apartments 23.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) has criticised the diktat on the compulsory installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) in old apartments with 50 flats and more. In March, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) took the decision on the compulsory installation of STPs and set aSeptember 9 deadline. However, 912 apartments in Bengaluru are yet to instal the STPs. The BWSSB will fine them 25% of water charges now, 50% after three months and 100% after nine months. The water board has extended the deadline to December 31, 2017. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is also issuing notices to apartments that it will ask Bescom to stop the power supply if they do not instal the STPs, C S V Prasad, president, FAAB, said. FAAB wants the BWSSB to limit the rule to upcoming apartments and has sought an exemption for existing apartments that lack proper infrastructure to build an STP. "New apartments can design and implement these STPs but not the old ones ...
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Disquiet in the course of rivers 23.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The Cauvery and Mahadayi disputes are set to dominate political debate in the run-up to Assembly polls
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I-T officer's son's murder: Body was dumped in lake 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
Four youths have been held for killing I-T officer's missing son Sharath. Sharath was murdered within 30 minutes after his parents approached the police. Police managed to corner the main accused on Thursday on the basis of records of his phone calls made to Sharath.
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BJP team to meet Goa CM on Monday over Mahadayi 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A delegation from the state BJP will meet Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar on Monday in a bid to seek an out-of-the court settlement for the Mahadayi river water dispute. "We will meet the chief minister of Goa under the leadership of (BJP state president) B S Yeddyurappa but we are keeping the venue of the meeting under wraps as we apprehend that some vested interests may create problems," senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar, who will be a part of the delegation, told DH. Besides state leaders, Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, who was recently appointed by the party central leadership as election in-charge of Karnataka, will also be part of the delegation. Karnataka plans to divert 7.56 tmc ft of water from its Mahadayi basin contribution to the Malaprabha dam to meet the drinking water needs of the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad and the surrounding towns and villages. The plan is to channelise the diverted water through canals Kalasa and Banduri so that water could be ...
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Now, BBMP plans shoulder drains to check waterlogging 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After the introduction of milling machines to get rid of potholes, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to make shoulder drains along major main roads to prevent the accumulation of water on the roads. Since they are built along the whole stretch of the road, these drains will help in preventing waterlogging and will also help in reducing the number of potholes. These shoulder drains will be built right next to the footpath and will be about one foot wide. A slope will be created since the depth of the drain will be about 25 mm near the road and 40 mm near the footpath. This slope will facilitate water flow into these drains. "This shoulder drain is impervious and it allows the rain water to flow into the main drain. This has two advantages — the waterlogging is less and eventually the number of potholes will also be reduced since the water will not accumulate on the road which will make the road wet and lead into a potholes after heavy rains," said B S Prahallad, superintending ...
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BBMP halts translocating trees 22.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After the introduction of milling machines to get rid of potholes, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to make shoulder drains along major main roads to prevent the accumulation of water on the roads. Since they are built along the whole stretch of the road, these drains will help in preventing waterlogging and will also help in reducing the number of potholes. These shoulder drains will be built right next to the footpath and will be about one foot wide. A slope will be created since the depth of the drain will be about 25 mm near the road and 40 mm near the footpath. This slope will facilitate water flow into these drains. "This shoulder drain is impervious and it allows the rain water to flow into the main drain. This has two advantages — the waterlogging is less and eventually the number of potholes will also be reduced since the water will not accumulate on the road which will make the road wet and lead into a potholes after heavy rains," said B S Prahallad, superintending ...
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BMTC plans lounges for lactating moms at stations 22.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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Peak-hour trucks: Ring Road's worst nightmare 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Banned from entering the city's roads during peak hours, heavy transport vehicles are now right back on the hyper-clogged Outer Ring Road. Unregulated entry of these massive, slow-moving trucks has aggravated the traffic congestion, with commuters on the stretch between Silk Board Junction and K R Puram bearing the brunt. The trucks seamlessly pass through five traffic police jurisdictions on this stretch, totally unchecked. Shashidhara Bangalore, an IT professional and a long-time commuter on this stretch, fumes: "They are not stopped anywhere by the Mico Layout, Madiwala, HSR Layout or KR Puram traffic police." A government notification mandates that all goods vehicles with more than three-ton capacity should be banned from entering city limits from 6 am to 10 pm. Only vehicles linked to water supply, garbage, police, military and hearse vehicles are exempted. During peak hours between 8 am and 11 am and from 4 pm to 8 pm, the movement of even vehicles carrying essential services such as milk, ...
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CM, BSY should not see N-K as vote bank, says JD(S) 21.9.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa should focus more on development of North Karnataka rather than looking at the region as a vote bank, JD(S) vice president and MLA N H Konareddy said on Thursday. Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, Konareddy, who represents the Navalgund constituency in Dharwad district, said both Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa had suddenly become very eager to contest the upcoming Assembly elections from North Karnataka "The leaders should show more concern regarding the development of North Karnataka," he said and added that issues like the Mahadayi river water dispute had remained unresolved despite the Congress and the BJP holding the reigns of power. He charged that implementation of Article 371 J had taken a back seat in Hyderabad-Karnataka, but Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa had not made any effort to reach out to the region. He said when JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy had rented a house in Hubballi, the BJP and the Congress leaders ...
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National board for wildlife changes its stand 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has delegated the state wildlife board and the chief wildlife wardens to clear projects pertaining to laying optic cables and drinking water. This decision has come at a time when pressure on clearing many projects has been lying before the board and the forest departments of various states for clearance, especially pertaining to infrastructure works. A senior forest department official said that this is a bad move. "Already there is a lot of political pressure on the forest staffers to clear projects, the state wildlife board also has politicians as members. Now this decision will only threaten the forest even more," said an official who did not want to be named. The official said that there was a lot of pressure from the state government is laying power lines across forests. In some places like MM Hills cables were being laid illegally. "Now with this we will be forced to give clearances to all proposals. Earlier we would refer the case to the central government ...
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New machines to fill city's potholes, level roads 21.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will use Micro Milling machines to fill potholes on the citys roads. The civic body has taken the decision as Rapid Set and Python machines — used earlier to fill the potholes — did not give the desired results. Using the Micro Milling machines will cost the BBMP Rs 80 lakh. "Our engineers will identify the spots where the base is weak. We will strengthen the base and mill the road," B S Prahallad, Superintending Engineer, Road and Infrastructure and TVCC, BBMP, said. The Micro Milling machine was used on Ballari Road on a trial basis on Thursday. "Some modifications have to be made in the machine to make it adapt to the citys roads and give better results," Prahallad said. On both the edges of every road, two niches will be dug to let the water drain. The method will not only prevent water from stagnating on the road but also avoid potholes. The machines, sourced from Pune, will ensure micro-surfacing of soil, which will avoid the patchwork of ...
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Science and the messiness of democracy: The Thirty Metre Telescope 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
If human beings are to reach the skies and plumb its secrets, there has to be engagement between science and democracy, however cumbrous that may be.
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Scientists are learning lessons of regeneration from tiny organism 21.9.2017 BusinessLine - Science
In an ideal world, one would like to live with no deformities. How often you think about being able to re-grow limbs after an amputation or any injury. Imagine being able to regenerate your spinal co...
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Raza foundation to stage 2 performances by young artists every month in Delhi 21.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Hindustani classical vocalist Mandar Gadgil and Odissi dancer Paridhi Joshi will be the first artists to perform live on stage under The Raza Foundations new "Aarambh" series aimed at providing a platform for promising young Indian artists from classical music and classical dance.
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Report on lake encroachments in Bengaluru held up 21.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Signatures of seven House committee members awaited
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BBMP issues notices to Subramanyapura lake encroachers 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP issued notices to the slum dwellers of Subramanyapura lake on Wednesday, asking them to vacate the place. This is part of the civic bodys effort to clear the lake of encroachments. The notices have been issued to about 30 slum dwellers and they have been asked to vacate the place in two days. "We will not move from this place. They have pasted the notices on the doors of houses which were closed, but we will not go anywhere," said the residents. A senior BBMP official said, "We have provided flats built by the Slum Development Authority to these people. Even then, these residents are not ready to vacate." "We have taken up a project to revive the lake at a cost of Rs 3 crore. This lake was neglected for the last 10 years. We will see to it that the sewage water does not enter the lake. We will build a pathway along the lake for visitors to walk. These houses, situated in the middle of the lake, have been coming in the way of our work," he said. Uttarahalli corporator Hanumantaiah said, "The ...
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Hindustan Coca-Cola testing 20 local products 20.9.2017 Hindu: Home
₹450 crore facility in Sanand to open by end of year; juice industry seeing explosive growth, says CEO
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Heavy rains batter Mumbai, disrupt life, main runway shut (Roundup) 20.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Torrential rains battered Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life in the country's financial capital. Flights were badly hit after a private airline skidded on Mumbai airport's main runway, forcing its closure.
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Mumbai rains: Life in city disturbed with water-logging, cancelled flights, delayed trains 20.9.2017 India Today| Must Read
Mumbai rains have come again to wreak havoc in the city. Problems like water-logging is making people stranded and schools and colleges have been shut. The incessant rains have delayed flights, trains and have made traffic come to a standstill.
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