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Magadi Rd underpass now open for traffic 22.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday inaugurated the Magadi Road underpass near Siddaiah Puranik Road junction. The Rs 24.76-crore underpass built under the chief ministers Nagarothana scheme will ease traffic on Kamakshipalya-Majestic and Basaveshwaranagar-Vijayanagar directions. The movement of vehicles on Siddaiah Puranik Road will be seamless as the four-lane underpass segregates those travelling on other directions. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave a go-ahead for the project on October 12, 2013, with and set a 15-month deadline. However, work on the 315-metre long underpass did not start for more than an year. The work that began in March 2015 progressed at a snails pace, causing inconvenience to the public. BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said breaking through the rocky terrain and shifting of the drainage and water pipelines consumed time. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister reiterated that Indira Canteens to provide subsidised food to urban poor, would come up in 125 wards on ...
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Pro-Kannada activists warned against breaking law 22.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Supporting the cause of Kannada and the right to promote the local language, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood on Saturday however warned pro-Kannada activists against violating the law while opposing use of Hindi on signboards in the city.
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BBMP to try new technology to smoothen roads 22.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A pilot project will be executed on Ballari Road in August
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Soon, your car could run on diesel from agri-stubble 22.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The moisture, basically water, is a by-product that is purified and can be used for irrigation
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53% of Indian adventure tourists to South Africa are women 22.7.2017 Hindu: News
53% of adventure tourists who went to South Africa in 2016 were women
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Good inflow in reservoirs following heavy rain 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Most reservoirs in the state continued to receive good inflow following incessant rain in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and Malnad region. The Almatti reservoir received a whopping 7 tmcft water on Friday alone. The reservoir ha a storage of 61.30 tmcft as on Friday. According to Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd, about 34,000 cusecs of water was let out of the Lal Bahadur Shastri reservoir on Friday. Krishna river has come alive following copious rain in its catchment in Maharashtra and Belagavi district. Following heavy showers for the past few days, six low-lying bridges, including Kallol-Yadur, Karadga-Bhoj, Sidnal-Akkol and Mallikwad-Dattawad in Chikkodi taluk have submerged with the rise in water level of the Krishna river. A portion of Shingalapur bridge on the outskirts of Gokak town is under water. Inflow to Hippargi barrage was a staggering 1.34 lakh cusecs on Friday while Hidkal dam received 26,461 cusecs. A total of 73 houses suffered partial damage in Belagavi district owing to heavy showers ...
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'Janaspandana' in Chickpet today 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Chickpet Assembly constituency will get to raise their various problems at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme being organised by DH and Prajavani on Saturday. The event will be held at Huq House, 14, Lalbagh Main Road, Raja Rammohan Roy Extension, Sudhama Nagar, at 10 am. Local MLA R V Devaraj, corporators of wards under Chickpet and officials of government agencies such as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to people's problems and address them instantly. The programme is part of the initiative by DH and Prajavani to connect with Bengalureans and help solve their civic problems from waste disposal to streetlights, stray dog menace to roads, water supply and sewerage to electricity, health to public transport, footpaths to parks, and playgrounds to traffic and law and order. The publications have already organised such events in different parts of the city. Participants should reach ...
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Bengaluru big market for South African tourism 21.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Bengaluru has been a rapidly growing source market driving tourist traffic to South Africa, Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager (India) for South African Tourism said, adding that the country is keen to keep attracting Bengaluru's travel enthusiasts.

"South Africa is the perfect destination for the well-travelled Bengalurean with its variety of distinctive attractions, unforgettable experiences, world-class facilities and excellent infrastructure," she said.
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Plan for the season 21.7.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
If raindrops keep falling on your bed, use these nine simple techniques to keep your home dry and cosy all through the downpour.
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Anti-Hindi row: KRV activists demand signboards to have 70 percent Kannada 21.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 21 : The Pro-Kannada organisation Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) on Friday staged a protest in front of the the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) demanding 70 percent of the language written on any board/signboard or name plate should be in Kannada.
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WATER WARS 21.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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SC concerned over vanishing wetlands in Bengaluru 20.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed concern over vanishing wetlands in the country, including in Bengaluru, and asked the Centre to explain the "huge amount" of money spent on various works related to preservation of waterbodies. A wetland is a land area that has water, either permanently or seasonally, and takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The court cited reports of disappearance of lakes in Bengaluru and the Chennai flood in 2015. "So many of these wetlands have vanished. In 2015, there were floods in Chennai. The reports said that there was flooding as wetlands have vanished. In areas like Bhopal and Bengaluru, lakes have disappeared," a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta noted. The government told the court that it had prepared a fresh affidavit giving details of identification and inventorisation of over two lakh wetlands in the country. However, advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing for PIL petitioner M K Balakrishnan, said the Centre had not yet ...
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'Janaspandana' in Chickpet tomorrow 20.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents of Chickpet Assembly constituency will get to raise their various problems at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme being organised by DH and Prajavani on July 22. The event will be held at Huq House, 14, Lalbagh Main Road, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Extension, Sudhama Nagar, at 10 am. Local MLA R V Devaraj, corporators of wards under Chickpet and officials of government agencies such as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to people's problems and address them instantly. The programme is part of the initiative by DH and Prajavani to connect with Bengalureans and help solve their civic problems from waste disposal to streetlights, stray dog menace to roads, water supply and sewerage to electricity, health to public transport, footpaths to parks, and playgrounds to traffic and law and order. The publications have already organised such events in different parts of the city. Participants should reach ...
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Flood-like situation in parts of state 20.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A flood-like situation prevails in some parts of the state as rains continued on Thursday. Heavy showers continued to lash most parts of Belagavi district for the third consecutive day, while rains provided some respite in Belagavi taluk with occasional mild showers. Water inflow to River Krishna increased to over 1 lakh cusecs following a release from Rajapur barrage on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border. Khanapur town and Western Ghats areas in the taluk continued to receive heavy rains. Heavy rains in Khanapur region increased inflow in River Malaprabha. The Malaprabha dam recorded inflow of 9,708 cusecs and the water level reached 2,043.60 feet. Rains in the catchment area of River Ghataprabha in Maharashtra increased water inflow to Hidkal dam to 18,044 cusecs and the water level reached 2,121 feet. Heavy rain continued to lash the Malnad region in Shivamogga district on Thursday, increasing the water levels in dams. About 37,000 cusecs of water was released from 20 crest gates of Tunga dam at Gajnur ...
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Dengue outbreak in state: 349 cases in just 3 days 20.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
At least 349 people across the state have been diagnosed with dengue in three days. According to the health department, the cases were registered in just 72 hours. Dengue is characterised by headache and high fever, and can be fatal. It has claimed five lives in Karnataka this year. Since January, about 5,000 dengue cases have been registered in Karnataka. Bengaluru alone has reported about 2,000 cases. Top private hospitals in Bengaluru are out of beds, DH had reported on Wednesday. Patients with viral fever are being admitted as inpatients. The numbers are alarming, although they aren't any higher than in previous years, doctors in private hospitals said. This past week, about 100 dengue cases were reported in each of the districts of Mandya, Mysuru, Davanagere, Tumakuru, Udupi, and Shivamogga. Health officials attribute the rise in dengue cases to water scarcity, and the subsequent storage of water, leading to mosquito breeding. "Water is supplied only once a week in many districts, so people are ...
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Blue Star’s water purifiers range 20.7.2017 HBL: Home
Blue Star, air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration company, which entered the residential water purifier business in October last year, has now announced expansion of its range of products. Th...
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Sculpture park brings Indian contemporary art to Bengaluru 20.7.2017 HBL: Wines & Malts
RMZ Foundation to open similar parks in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai in 2-3 years
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Mahadayi: Siddaramaiah slams Goa minister 19.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday slammed Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar for accusing his government of playing dirty politics over the Mahadayi water dispute. "It shows his (Palyekar) arrogance. It is not proper to use such a language in the federal set-up...I had written to Goa Chief Minister (Manohar Parrikar) seeking his consent to organising a meeting of the chief ministers of the riparian states. But Goa Water Resources Minister has replied," Siddaramaiah told reporters who sought his reaction to Palyekar's statement on the Mahadayi's issue. Siddaramaiah said the Mahadayi river water disputes tribunal had asked the riparian states to try to have an out-of-court settlement of the issue. Hence, he wrote to his counterparts in Goa and Maharashtra seeking their consent in this regard, he stated. He said that he will soon write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to resolve the issue. The BJP leaders from the state should meet the prime minister and mount ...
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CM defends move to give up control of dried-up lakes 19.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday defended a proposal to give up control and ownership of parts of lakes, ponds and other water bodies that have dried up and lost their original features. "Dharmambudi lake in Bengaluru is now a bus stand. How can we develop the lake now? How to rejuvenate lakes that have lost their original features?" he asked when reporters sought his reaction to the controversial proposal by the Revenue department. He also said there is no proposal before the government to give up the ownership of actual lakes. Asked about the BJP staging protests across the state against transfer of IPS officer D Roopa, he said it is an administrative matter. "There is nothing called good post or bad post in the government. Discipline is important in the police force. Hence, she has been transferred," he added. It is learnt that Bengaluru Central Prison issue came up for discussion in the Cabinet meeting, and the chief minister informed his colleagues about the steps taken by him in handling ...
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All of Karnataka set to get bountiful rain in next 3 days 19.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rainfall for the next three days across Karnataka. If it rain the same intensity as Wednesday over the next three days in the catchment areas of various rivers, all the reservoirs will be filled to the brim. This, in turn, will improve the power and water situation. L Ramesh Babu, director-in-charge, IMD, Bengaluru, said the monsoon had become active now. "This time, rainfall has been good in North Interior Karnataka because of the depression over Odisha and central Bay of Bengal. This depression has now become well-marked, due to which bountiful rainfall has been forecast for the entire state," he said. Bountiful rainfall in the next three days will help address power and water shortage, said officials from the IMD and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). But overall rainfall for the entire state is poised to be deficient. Rain deficit in the Western Ghats is a staggering 66% and in the southern plains 50%. According to ...
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