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Yeddyurappa sees Rs 3,500-cr scam in BBMP 22.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has alleged rampant corruption in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), saying no receipts were kept for taxes to the tune of Rs 3,500 crore and that the money was siphoned off. "I will expose this scam with relevant documents on February 24," he said at a media conference here on Wednesday. He vowed to take political retirement if his allegation that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had paid Rs 1,000 crore to the Congress high command was disproved. He asked the KPCC workingpresident, Dinesh Gundu Rao, to stop making "personal attacks" on him. According to Yeddyurappa, a man named Thripuranthaka Murthy (Renukappa) from Bengaluru had written to the superintendent of police, Anti-Corruption Branch, CBI, to register a complaint and conduct a detailed enquiry into the contents of the diary recovered from the house of Congress MLC, K Govindaraju, during an income tax raid. The diary contains details of the bribe paid to some people in New Delhi, he said. Yeddyurappa ...
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Palike's number game over pourakarmikas 22.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The city has as many as 160 pourakarmikas for each of the 198 wards, going by the claims of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. According to the civic body, Bengaluru has a total of 31,500 pourakarmikas and the number includes both regular and contract workers. On paper, the civic agency pays Rs 659 crore to the contractors, of which a substantial sum goes as salaries to the pourakarmikas. However, civic activists feel that these numbers are inflated. A social activist working for the rights of pourakarmikas rubbished the Palike data saying that the figures are far from reality. According to him, there are hardly 18,000-odd pourakarmikas working in the city. "While crores of rupees are being claimed towards salaries of pourkarmikas by inflating their numbers, they have not been paid revised salaries even five months after the government issued the order. Pourakarmikas are being exploited both ways," the worker said. Kathyayini Chamaraj of Civic, an NGO, doubts the veracity of the figures. She says, ...
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Fertile idea: Govt to sell manure made from city's waste to farmers 22.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has come up with a new idea to dispose of wet waste generated in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) and the Agriculture Department have jointly taken up an initiative to sell organic manure produced using wet waste generated in Bengaluru directly to farmers. The manure - City Compost - will be sold to farmers near Bengaluru at a highly subsidised rate of Rs 800 per tonne, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda told reporters on Wednesday. Currently, KCDC has been generating the manure by using wet waste supplied by BBMP. The corporation currently has a stock of about 5,500 tonnes of manure. The farmers are unaware of the availability of good organic manure with KCDC. The Agriculture department will publicise it. The farmers can place orders at Raitha Samparka Kendras at hobli levels and the manure will be delivered to their farms directly, the minister said. Sale of manure will be taken up on a trial basis in ...
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Cabinet okays Rs 862-crore works on stormwater drains 22.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The StateCabinet on Wednesday gave approval for construction of stormwater drains in Vrishabhavathi,Challaghatta, Koramangala and Hebbal valleys coming under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike limits. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Law Minister TBJayachandra said works will be taken up under Nagarotthana Special Infrastructure Funds and will cost Rs 862 crore. The state government will provide Rs 671.82 crore and the balance will have to be borne by the BBMP, he said. In all, a total of 359 works will be taken up under six packages. The Cabinet also gave its approval for a project that envisages to utilise treated water from Hebbal-Nagawara valley in the city to fill tanks in Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru (Rural) districts using lift irrigation technology. Jayachandra said water will be treated at a plant set up at Jakkur and it will be utilised to fill 44 tanks in Chikkaballapur and 21 tanks in Bengaluru Rural districts. A similar project to utilise treated water from Varthur Lake to fill ...
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George announces 100 more skywalks for Bengaluru 22.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
George announces 100 more skywalks for Bengaluru
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BBMP, BU in list of TDS defaulters 22.2.2017 Hindu: Home
I-T department has issued 859 prosecution notices, 48 prosecutions launched
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High Court issues notice over BBMP official's move 22.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
High Court issues notice over BBMP official's move
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New odour control mechanism at compost plant triggers protests 22.2.2017 Hindu: News
The past few nights have been uncomfortable for residents of HSR Layout who say that the stench emanating from the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) plant has been particularly acrid. T...
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Palike invites suggestions for budget on its website 21.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BBMP has invited suggestions from the public on its website for its upcoming budget, in a step towards making it a citizen-friendly budget. Citizens can log on to the website www.bbmp.gov.in and click on the 'citizen feedback' icon. People can give their name, phone number, email id and the suggestions on the page that opens. "From today (Tuesday), we have opened the BBMP website to accept people's suggestions. We want people to participate more in the functioning of the Palike," said M K Gunashekar, chairperson of the BBMP standing committee on taxation and finance. A drop-box has also been placed at the entrance of the Palike's head office at NR Square for people to drop their suggestions. "We will take into consideration all the suggestions before preparing the budget," said Gunashekar. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George held a pre-budget meeting with officials of the urban development department and BBMP on Tuesday. The meeting discussed topics like revenue, town planning and health, said ...
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A fuming affair 21.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Bengaluru was once synonymous with its numerous lakes. However, those good days are now passe. It is not the same anymore, with the city growing into an urban jungle day by day. The situation is getting worse with apartments and malls sprouting like mushrooms on dried up lakes or by the lake side. Adding to that, garbage from apartments, malls and restaurants along with industrial wastes have converted these lakes into a dumpyard — causing water pollution and toxification of lake water — ultimately interrupting the marine ecosystem. Recently, the smoke emanating from Bellandur lake came as a shocker to Bengalureans, although they say that these kind of incidents are becoming a common sight now. "It is an alarm reminding everyone that the lake is dying. If no immediate action is taken to rectify the situation, it can turn into an unavoidable hazard. The Bellandur lake is the biggest lake in the city, but it is unfortunate that it is highlighted only for all the wrong reasons," says Nabin Roy, ...
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Notice to BBMP for preventing water, power supply 21.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Owners of building constructed with deviation from plan move HC
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MR vaccine campaign in schools: Should you vaccinate your child? 21.2.2017 Citizen Matters

Measles and rubella vaccination campaign is on. This is a primer for the parents wondering about the pros and cons of participating in it.

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3 lakh properties have no approved plans, 6 lakh violated bylaws 21.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
3 lakh properties have no approved plans, 6 lakh violated bylaws
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BJP protests, Siddaramaiah says Congress will retaliate 21.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BJP protests, Siddaramaiah says Congress will retaliate
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Notices to 2500 commercial establishments in residential areas, no action on ground yet 21.2.2017 Hindu: News
Resident groups that have been fighting the unbridled commercialisation of their neighbourhoods remain discouraged as there seems to be very little action taken on the ground, despite a recent High Co...
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Waste segregation doubles in South, West zones 21.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Mandatory segregation seems to be finally paying off as core city zones that have traditionally been lagging behind in segregation seem to be catching up with outer zones that have been in the forefro...
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Close down BBMP if you can't act against erring officials: HC to Palike chief 20.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Monday wondered whether any BBMP commissioner in the last five years had gathered courage to suspend subordinates for dereliction of duty. Censuring BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, who was present before the court for a hearing, Justice Raghvendra S Chauhan said that if the Palike chief was unable to take action against erring officials, it was better to close down the civic body. The commissioner disagreed and submitted that action had been taken against non-performing officials and criminal procedures started in works related to stormwater drains. The judge was hearing a petition filed by Palladium Constructions Pvt Ltd against the BBMP for not granting it partial occupancy certificate. Justice Chauhan asked why the commissioner didn't take stringent action against officials who failed to do their duty. He said there was no need of officials who sit and get paid but do not discharge their duty. He condemned the way the BBMP is carrying out eviction drives without ...
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RWAs launch petition against zoning violations in residential areas 20.2.2017 deccanherald.com
In the wake of rampant commercial activities in residential zones, around 20 resident welfare associations (RWAs) have started an online petition to bring the issue to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's notice. Bengaluru Residents' Associations' Confederation Ensemble (BRACE), a registered society comprising RWAs and Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), initiated the petition on Monday morning and over 150 citizens signed the petition within hours of its launch. The RWAs aim to pressure the civic agency to take strict action against owners of commercial buildings operating in residential zones and gather a large number of supporters through this social initiative. President of the Indiranagar I Stage RWA, Sneha Nandihal, emphasised that though violators were issued public notices by the BBMP and were asked to shut down on their own, they have not complied with the orders. She said: "Indiranagar has numerous such structures and most of them are illegal." According to the Karnataka High Court order of January ...
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Civic work details now on BBMP website 20.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Are you curious about civil works being undertaken by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)? The information will now be just a click away. The civic body has started publishing details of Nagarotthana scheme works on www.bbmp.gov.in. To begin with, the BBMP has uploaded details of Rs 176 crore worth of works on drains, roads, parks and playgrounds it will undertake in the southern zone. It has published such details as nature of work, names and photographs of areas and Google maps showing the work areas. BBMP Chief Engineer (South Zone) S Prabhakar said tenders for the civil works would be invited next month. The move will help people track the progress of works till the end, he added. Speaking to DH, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said details of works in all the zones would be published on the website. The southern zone has 44 wards spread over the Assembly constituencies of Jayanagar, BTM Layout, Padmanabhanagar, Basavanagudi, Chickpet and Vijayanagar. The state government has ...
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Illegal constructions: HC ask BBMP to evolve software 20.2.2017 TOI: Cities
The Karnataka high has suggested to the BBMP to evolve a software and use the same to deal with complaints relating to illegal constructions in the city of Bengaluru.
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