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'Nirmal Ganga' a reality for Varanasi soon: Government 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a 'Nirmal Ganga' (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday.
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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Karnataka Minister conducts night inspection of road works in Bengaluru 20.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct 20 : Karnataka Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K J George conducted an inspection in Bengaluru on Thursday night to oversee the progress of road works.
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PM Modi blaming others to hide his govt.'s failures: Congress 20.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 20 : Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of backing away from responsibilities by shifting blame and slamming Opposition at every failure of the ruling dispensation at the Centre.
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After cleaner ghats, Ganga at Varanasi to be pollution-free too 20.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
All who have been enjoying cleaner ghats at Varanasi would also soon bask in the pollution-free waters of the Ganges flowing by the spiritual city.
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Sports Shorts: Guess which is the 'dirtiest' Premier League team 20.10.2017 Rediff: Sports
Everton have been handed the dubious distinction of being the 'dirtiest' Premier League team after a study on the all-time cards and fouls by www.dirtyteams.co.uk.
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Lending an ear to hearing-impaired suspects 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
School for the Deaf helps police interpret the accused during interrogation
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Bengaluru deluge gives a fillip to 2 dams 20.10.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Ponnaiyar, which feeds Krishnagiri and Sathanur dams, has seen heavy flow thanks to the rains
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Hubballi Dharwad may get BRTS in January 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Officials say pending cases, contract changes led to delay
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Metro-1 grapples with technical faults 19.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) claims to have been consistently maintaining punctuality of 98-99 per cent on the Versova -Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 corridor. But, in the meanwhile, it has been grapling with several other issues like increasing technical failures in the Chinese rolling stock (coaches). In the first six months of this year alone, these technical failures have almost doubled when compared to the corresponding period in 2016. While a total of 24 failures in rolling stock were reported in 2016, the figure touched 22 in just the first six months of this year. According to data from the monthly reports prepared by the Independent Engineer (IE) of Metro-1, a joint venture between Sener and ACPL, there were around 13 failures in the Chinese Rolling Stock in the first six months of 2016 between January and June. In the second half of 2016, the number of failures in Chinese rolling stock went down to around 11 failures. However, the number of failures doubled in the first six months ...
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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Rera-K to assess projects on ground 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority Karnataka (Rera-K) will assess all ongoing real estate projects in the city and take suitable action against defaulters. "In the last three months, we have received 1,600 applications, which include three from Karnataka Housing Board and around 14 from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)," said Priya Vinoth, Rera-K Secretary. Another official seeking anonymity said: "After processing all applications, we will assess the projects on the ground and verify whether they have applied to Rera or not. It does not matter whether it is a government body, a non-profit organisation or any other agency, all infrastructure and development projects have to register. We will soon start the process of assessing each project. The exercise will also help us check the ground status of all projects and know if they are complying with the deadlines." Rera is being taken seriously in other states, but that does not seem to be the case in Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, which is a hub of ...
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Doctor, cook, yoga guru on board HDK's swanky election bus 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy Kumaraswamy, who will revive his village stay/'grama vastavya' programme from mid-November, will have a yoga instructor, a physician and a cook on call during his election tour. The trio will travel with him to north Karnataka villages in the brand new hi-tech caravan, specially designed to meet his requirements. The 57-year-old leader recently underwent a heart surgery and has been advised rest for the next few weeks. That is why he has pushed the village stay initiative to mid-November. Kumaraswamy said the health scare has made him realise that he needs to take better care of his health. "I have always neglected my health, especially during my tours. At times, I have had my first meal in the wee hours of the day. The erratic eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on my health. Hence, these elaborate measures," he said. "The doctors have advised me not to stay overnight at villagers' homes as I am susceptible to infections. I am too apprehensive after the second heart ...
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Govt could use workers' welfare cess to run canteens outside B'luru 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Facing a paucity of funds, the state government is planning to utilise the cess collected for the welfare of construction workers to run the subsidised Indira Canteens across Karnataka. The Urban Development Department (UDD) has proposed to reimburse urban local bodies (ULBs) such as Mysuru and Belagavi city corporations 40% of the cost of providing food served at the canteens. It will do so by utilising the money collected as Construction Workers' Welfare Cess. The move will substantially reduce the burden on the government which has to mobilise funds for running the canteens. Close to Rs 5,800 crore is available under the cess as it has remained underutilised for years. The government collects 1 % of the total cost of any construction activity in the state as the cess. The government recently announced opening Indira Canteens in all district and taluk headquarters. Currently, these canteens are open in Bengaluru where breakfast is provided at Rs 5 per plate and lunch and dinner at Rs 10 per plate. The ...
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HC disallows plea for PIL in mutt case 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Principal City Civil and Sessions Court disposed of a petition seeking permission to file a public interest litigation (PIL) before the high court to issue directions to appoint an administrator to the Sri Ramachandrapura Mutt, saying seer Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swami is not eligible to continue as chief of the mutt.

The court disposed of the petition on the grounds that there is no mention in the court order that the seer committed rape and refused to grant permission to file a PIL seeking appointment of an administrator.

Prashanth Kumar M B and Lokesh N filed a petition alleging that the seer was involved in many cases and he has no right to continue as chief of the mutt.

The court observed that there are no witnesses or evidence for the allegations and in the order. Under these grounds, the court said it cannot grant permission to file a PIL and disposed of the petition.
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George meets SWM expert panel 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In order to draft a sustainable waste management strategy for the city, the expert committee on solid waste management (SWM) has placed a few requests before Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. George and Manjunath Prasad held a meeting with the expert committee members here on Thursday. Among the many requests, the expert committee has asked the civic body to have a dedicated cell for SWM within BBMP to deal with the issues pertaining to solid waste. The existing cell, has not being been effectively institutionalised the SWM experts opined. Besides this, the experts raised the issue of a direct payment system of salaries to pourakarmikas. "The list of pourakarmikas who come under this system should include only sweepers and not helpers or supervisors," reads the suggestion. The list also suggests introduction of mechanical sweeping machines monitored by third party supervisors. In reply, BBMP ...
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Devotees throng Deviramma Hills on Naraka Chaturdashi 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Thousands of devotees from Karnataka and other states climbed Deviramma Hills in Chikkamagaluru to fulfill their vows and had a glimpse of the deity on the occasion of Naraka Chaturdashi on Wednesday. The people on this day, fulfill their vows made before the presiding deity, Bindiga Deviramma of Mallenagalli, at the temple atop the hill. Special pooja was offered to the deity. A large number of devotees formed a beeline since Tuesday night. They traversed the path of Manikyadhara - Arishinaguppe of Bababudangiri barefoot to witness the rare fete. Many were accompanied by their kids. Not only the people from Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chamarajanagara, Mysuru, Mandya, Davanagere and Kodagu but also from Tamil Nadu and Kerala were present. Youth who came in large number were seen clicking photographs on their mobile phones. The devotees fulfilled their vows by smearing oil, butter and ghee on a piece of cloth, as an offering to the deity. The people also carried wooden logs and piled them on the ...
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17 new govt engineering colleges on anvil; 10 in N-K 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
At a time when engineering colleges are struggling to stay afloat, the Department of Technical Education (DTE) has proposed starting 17 new government engineering colleges. The proposals were sent to the government between April 2016 and May 2017. Of the 17, ten new colleges are proposed in north Karnataka, with districts such as Bidar, Kalaburagi and Bagalkot leading the race. In fact, four out of the five new government engineering colleges already sanctioned are coming up in north Karnataka - Talkal village in Yalburga (Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy's constituency), Nargund in Gadag, Gangavathi in Koppal and one in Bidar. The fifth one is coming up at Challakere in Chitradurga to cater to the Science City, a township anchored by IISc, ISRO, DRDO and BARC. Karnataka has 227 engineering colleges, among which only 11 are state-run and 202 are private colleges. The rush to start new colleges, however, comes at a time when thousands of engineering seats go abegging each year. Sample this: ...
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Govt film institute shuts door on non-Karnataka students 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Government Film and Television Institute (GFTI) in Hesaraghatta, Karnataka's oldest film institute, is now out of bounds for students from other states. Following last year's agitation by students - most of them from outside the state - demanding better facilities, the state government has tweaked the admission norms at the institute this year, virtually reserving all 66 seats for students from Karnataka. "If all the seats approved in the institute are not fully filled up by students from Karnataka, the vacant seats can be filled up by non-Karnataka students," the Department of Higher Education has stated in a letter to the Department of Technical Education, which runs the institute. Accordingly, the institute has 24 students this year and officials say all of them are from Karnataka. Another 42 seats are vacant, but the admission process has concluded. "Admissions have to close by August 15 as per a Supreme Court order," Technical Education Director H U Talawar said. "The decision to reserve seats ...
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SHRC notice on bribe for ambulance 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has filed a suo motu compliant on a report published in DH on September 27 under the caption 'Dead boy's dad says ambulance, hospital demanded money'.

A 17-year-old student G Vishwas had drowned at Ravugodlu. The SHRC directed the district health and family welfare officer Bengaluru Urban District to file a report on the incident in six weeks.
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