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Delay in Varahi project dominates KDP meeting 20.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The inordinate delay in the completion of the proposed Varahi lift irrigation project led to a lengthy discussion in the quarterly Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) meeting held at the Zilla Panchayat office here on Monday. Raising the issue in the meeting, MLC Prathapchandra Shetty said that all attempts have been made to stop the proposed lift irrigation project. Water has not been released to farmers in the region following pressure from private companies generation power though water storage is sufficient for ten days. Water is used for power generation. The drinking water problem is increasing and the delay in the lift irrigation project which was supposed to supply water to a few villages covering Udupi has added to the woes, he claimed. He charged the bureaucrats involved in the project execution are more interested in power generation by the private parties rather than the actual purpose of irrigation and drinking water as proposed at the time of implementation, he alleged. MLC Kota Srinivas ...
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Drinking water bottles to come under the scanner 20.2.2017 Hindu: News
Food safety officials plan checks across Kozhikode as water crisis looms large
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Pollution: HC orders notice to realty firms 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered notice to Manyata Promoters Pvt Ltd and MFAR Developers Pvt Ltd in a PIL filed seeking direction to take action against air and noise pollution generated by the chillers and coolers from the building of these private companies.

The petitioners, MS Ramaiah North City Residents' Welfare Association, Thanisandra Main Road, have approached the court contending that despite Karnataka State Pollution Control Board warning these private companies to take necessary steps to curb pollution by March 2016, no action was taken by them. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice R B Budihal ordered notice and adjourned the hearing.
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Donald Trump is no CEO, White House is anything but efficient 17.2.2017 Top Stories
With Trump as the President, 'nobody knows who's in charge" may be the mantra for years to come
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Water tanker mows down pvt firm staffer 14.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 24-year-old private company employee was mowed down by a water tanker at Lakshmi Layout at Garvebhavipalya on Hosur Road on Tuesday.

The deceased, Saikumar, an MBA graduate, hailed from Andhra Pradesh. The accident occurred around 8.30 am when he was heading to his office on a bike. The water tanker hit him from behind near St Mary's School. He fell down and was run over by the tanker. He died due to injuries, police said. Ramesh, the water tanker driver, has been arrested for causing death due to reckless driving.

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Art gallery privatisation: stir completes one year 13.2.2017 deccanherald.com
On this day last year, the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG) Forum launched the agitation against the privatisation of the gallery through a series of protests, art movements and other campaigns. 'Sambhrama 2017', a special event to mark the first anniversary of the agitation, began on Sunday. The event aims to set the stage for creative reclamation of public spaces through cultural programmes, painting demonstrations, interactive sessions among other things. Member, VAG Forum, Alaka Rao, said: "Our protest was successful with government withdrawing its proposal to privatise the gallery. But we are yet to get official confirmation. Our next target is to improve the gallery as it lacks enough space for artists, functional lifts and drinking water units." Sheela Gowda, another member, said they had submitted a memorandum listing 25 demands and recommendations for upgrading the gallery. They plan to hold a 10-day art exhibition at the gallery every 45 days starting April. On Tuesday, the last day of 'Sambhrama', ...
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Youth kills sister in TN thinking she is an obstacle to his marriage with dalit girl 7.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
Police on Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old youth for strangling his 10-year-old sister in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu.
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Residents protest against garbage burning 5.2.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
After months of complaints and representations to officials fell on deaf ears, the residents of Miyapur took matters into their hands to put a stop to the practice of burning garbage in the open area...
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Privatisation of Lalitha Mahal: Vatal stages lone protest 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Vatal Nagaraj, former MLA of Chamarajanagar and president of Kannada Chaluvali Paksha on Saturday, staged a lone protest by sleeping on a mat, against the privatisation of Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel in the city. Lalitha Mahal, the second largest palace in Mysuru, located near the Chamundi Hill, was built in 1921 and converted into a heritage hotel in 1974. "Though the state government owns the property, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is running the hotel on lease. Now, the Union government is planning to hand over the maintenance to private people," Nagaraj said. He urged the state government to take over the hotel. The authorities of ITDC have asked the state government to cancel the agreement as the hotel is under loss and have also sought the government to privatise it. The Palace, which was built by Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, the then Maharaja of Mysore for the exclusive stay of the then Viceroy of India, is a pride of Mysuru. He warned of a state-wide protest, if the government hands ...
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End of coconut water? World's trendiest nut is under threat of extinction 27.1.2017 News
The coconut palm is popularly known as the "Tree of Life" - all its parts are useful.
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Narayanapuram lake to breathe again by February end 27.1.2017 TOI: Chennai
CareEarth researcher S Vasantha Raja said the Pallavaram-Thorappakkam radial road had cut right across the lake, which was originally spread over 64 acres.
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Jallikattu ordinance gets Modi govt's nod, protests to continue 21.1.2017 News
'We will call off the protest only after Jallikattu is held in Tamil Nadu', said a protester
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Centre nod to Jallikattu ordinance; protests continue in Tamil Nadu (Intro Roundup) 20.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The central government on Friday evening gave its nod to the Tamil Nadu government's ordinance to enable holding of Jallikattu, as the southern state saw continued massive protests in support of the bull-taming sport.
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Roshan Baig to bring experts to city to explore setting up desalination plant in Mangaluru 8.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
Taking a leap in the move to set up a desalination plant in the city, Minister for Urban Development and Haj R. Roshan Baig said here on Saturday that he will bring here experts from a company within...
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Pvt firm keen to process salt water for drinking purpose, says minister 7.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Urban Development Minister RRoshanBaig on Saturday said preparations are being made to take up a project to process salt water and supply it to people to meet drinking water shortage, on a pilot basis. The project will be taken up under public-private- participation on the lines of Chennai city in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu. The TamilNadu government has incorporated the system where salt water is being processed by a Spain firm in partnership with an Indian firm. The same water is being supplied to a part of Chennai city besides industries, he said. A private company has evinced interest in taking up the task in Mangaluru. The company that will be entrusted with the task will invest on processing unit with the state not feeling the pinch of investment, he said. The charges will be fixed according to domestic and industrial consumption, continuing with the existing system. Baig said the project is not just restricted to Mangaluru city, as plans are afoot to supply treated water to Sakleshpur in ...
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Arab Winter 3.1.2017 FrontLine: World Affairs
The Arab Spring did not come full-throated into Algeria largely because of the experience with civic disorder in the 1990s. What has happened to Libya and to Syria further discourages any kind of rebellion. By VIJAY PRASHAD
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‘Bill on 100 p.c. quota for Kannadigas in group C and D jobs with Law Dept.’ 3.1.2017 Hindu: Home
It will cover private companies that have availed of govt. benefits
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City man drowns at Balamuri 2.1.2017 deccanherald.com
A private company employee from Bengaluru, who was on a picnic, drowned in River Cauvery near Balamuri, in the taluk on Monday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Shivakumar (27), a native of Bangarpet in Kolar district and a resident of Bengaluru. It is said that Shivakumar, along with seven of his friends, had come to Balamuri for a picnic.

According to an eyewitness, Shivakumar slipped into the water and drowned. His friends' effort to save him provide futile. The KRS police have registered a case.
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Jessop, Balco, BCPL: Three stories of selloff 30.12.2016 TOI: Calcutta Times
Jessop, Balco, BCPL: Three stories of selloff
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Residents complain about water quality 27.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
Imminent danger of outbreak of diseases is looming large in Tirupur Corporation area as many parts of the city have been receiving heavily contaminated water through the distribution pipelines connec...
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