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mcd election results: AAP nursery stands by party | Delhi News - Times of India 27.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
mcd election results: AAP nursery stands by party | Delhi News - Times of India
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Citizens plan movement to protect other dying lakes 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The fact that the NGT rap has forced civic agencies to come together for Bellandur Lake has encouraged citizens who are planning to launch a movement to protect all the lakes in the city.
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KSPCB issues closure orders to six units near Bellandur Lake 27.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday issued closure orders to six industrial units in the Bellandur Lake catchment area.
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MCD result may spur opposition unity talks 27.4.2017 TOI: Home
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Minister opposed slum demolition: BMC to HC 27.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
The Bombay high court on Wednesday took strong exception to alleged interference by housing minister Prakash Mehta, as claimed by BMC, in demolition of slums near the main Tansa pipeline at Vidyavihar.
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No police protection for demolition drives: BMC to HC 27.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Mumbai: The BMC on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that its officers are not receiving police protection while removing illegal encroachments near pipelines in the city, and were facing polit...
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Manual scavenger dies due to asphyxiation; another critical 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Contractor had hired the men for Chennai Metrowater work
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Facelift work begins at polluted lakes 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A team of officials from BDA, BBMP and KSPCB, headed by Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, urban development department (UDD), visited Bellandur and Varthur lakes on Wednesday morning. The water bodies have been in the news for the high levels of pollutants in them, leading to frothing. "Work has started on the ground and visible improvement can be seen. Directions have been issued to the officials to show results at the earliest," Jain told DH. "Three JCBs have started work and we have asked BDA to get more to clear the weeds. Work will pick up pace from this weekend. Wire mesh has come up near the waste weir. Directions have been issued to BBMP to instal more cameras. At present, they have installed five. Directions have been issued to instal focused lights on the bund area and periphery of Bellandur lake, where strict vigil is required," Jain said. Directions have been issued to the police, home guards and BMTF to book cases against offenders, he added. The officials visited the locations ...
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Govt claim on visible progress false: IISc team 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
While the officials from various civic agencies and Urban Development Department are making tall claims that visible progress is being made on the ground in clearing weeds and silt from Bellandur lake, a team of experts from Indian Institute of Science and Lake Expert Committee has claimed that this is just a gimmick. Prof T V Ramachandra of IISc's Centre for Ecological Sciences, who is also a member of the committee, said, "I visited the site with my students and found that what they claimed and what is on ground are two different things. They are removing the silt from Yemalur side where there is thick vegetation. "They should have started working from Iblur side where the weeds are fresh. Getting into water and cleaning the water body will be faster and easier. This will also show people that work is happening on the ground. Going by the present way the government is working, it will take one year to clear the weeds." He said the government officials should take the help of the local fishermen and ...
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Lake police squad formed 26.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The Whitefield division police have formed a squad named Lake Police for the security of the Bellandur lake premises.

Around four to five Home Guards are deployed at key locations around the lake to prevent dumping of garbage as well as to keep an eye on encroachment, a senior police officer said.

"Ideally, the BBMP has to place a request with the Police Department seeking security. Only then, we will deploy our men. But as a proactive measure, we have for now deployed Home Guards at various locations around the lake," DCP (Whiefield) Narayanaswamy said.


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30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration.
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Monsoon on its way, only 7% desilting done 26.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Shah's tryst with the deprived in Mamata's dingy backyard 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's backyard, BJP chief Amit Shah entered the shabby dwelling of Arjun Maity, a sugarcane juice vendor, at the Chetla lockgate slum. The senior politician enquired about Maity's well-being, had 'rosogolla' and sweetened buttermilk at his home, and left after learning about the shortage of toilets and basic amenities for women there.
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Property tax rebate extended; water crisis issue rocks BBMP council 26.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The BBMP council passed a resolution to extend rebate on property tax payment till May 31, and to repair borewells and arrange for drinking water for residents on priority. Councillors across wards s...
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MCD election results: 5 things Kejriwal and Modi need to do to save Delhi 26.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The city is in need for a radical transformation more than ever before
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Metro work: Residents forced to share borewells 26.4.2017 Hindu: News
Will help efficient use of groundwater
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25APRSTS01_Residents to share borewells thanks to Chennai Metro Rail work 26.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
In times of drought, the residents of north Chennai will soon be forced to share water from their borewells, to help facilitate tunnelling work for the Chennai Metro Rail project . At present, tunnel...
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IISc professor's blueprint favours Jakkur model for Bellandur, Varthur lakes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A blueprint for rejuvenation of Bellandur and Varthur lakes has called for treatment of sewage through integrated constructed wetlands on the lines of the Jakkur lake model. This model has combined secondary treatment plant with constructed wetlands and algae ponds to remove nutrients from the lake. Prepared by Dr T V Ramachandra and team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Centre for Ecological Studies, the blueprint also seeks recovery of the area identified for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the region between Agaram and Bellandur lakes. The Revised Master Plan (RMP-2015) had shown this area as 40 acres. On the suggested Jakkur model, the blueprint said: "Complete removal of nutrients and chemical contaminants happens when treated sewage (secondary treated) passes through constructed wetlands and algae pond, undergoes bio-physical and chemical processes. The water in the lake is almost potable with minimal nutrients and microbial counts." This model, it said, has been functional successfully ...
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KSPCB holds meet to decide on closure of polluting units 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of a high-level committee of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) held a meeting on Tuesday to prepare the final orders to close down 10 polluting industries around Bellandur lake. The meeting was held after the KSPCB had slapped closure orders on two polluting industries on Monday. "The approval from the board was needed before issuing orders as we do not want any legal hassles," said KSPCB chairman Lakshman. He said all the papers were finalised and closure orders will be issued the first thing on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the inspection committee checked 48 water-based industries. "I have sought a detailed report on each of them, including which are the ones complying with the standards and how many are pending closure. Directions have also been issued to intensify the inspection of industries and apartments. People have to cooperate as the officers are following court orders," Lakshman added. Lakshman added that the inspection committee members have also been directed to follow the ...
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'Lake revival sans idea of boundary futile' 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Work has been initiated for the revival of Bellandur lake, but without even knowing its actual boundary. Revenue records show the lake was spread over more than 1,000 acres, whereas about 250 acres has been encroached upon. Thus, the lake area is reduced to about 750 acres. The stormwater drains at the waste weir of the lake at Amanikere Kodi have also shrunk drastically. Following public outcry against the rampant encroachment of lakes, the Assembly committee on lake encroachment headed by Speaker K B Koliwad was constituted. The revenue officers of Bengaluru district said unless the Koliwad committee submits its report to the government and the latter, in turn, gives the revenue department a clear-cut direction, the demarcation of boundary of Bellandur lake will not take place. "There are encroachments of Bellandur lake and most of them are residential buildings. We are waiting for directions as we cannot arbitrarily go on a demolition spree," said a revenue officer. The deputy commissioner of ...
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