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BJP corporators protest contract to 'inept' KRIDL 16.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Opposition BJP corporators walked out of the BBMP council meeting on Thursday, protesting the grant of contract to the Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd (KRIDL) to develop 110 villages. As the council proceedings began, BJP leader Padmanabha Reddy blamed the KRIDL for shoddy work and incomplete projects. "The 14th Finance Commission funds released for the 110 villages were supposed to be utilised before March 31 this year, which did not happen because of the KRIDL. Despite knowing the KRIDL's poor record, what is the point giving a contract to it?" Reddy demanded. Mayor B N Manjunatha Reddy replied, "The KRIDL used to charge 11% more than the estimate but on my insistence, it brought it down to 8%. This way we could save Rs 300 crore." But the BJP corporators weren't convinced and continued the protest. The mayor castigated the BJP for its "hypocritical" attitude. He said that the BJP, when in power at the state and in the BBMP, had entrusted all the works to the KRIDL but was now opposing ...
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Brouhaha over garbage disposal mechanism 16.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Blaming the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the faulty tender conditions regarding municipal solid waste disposal, opposition BJP corporators said the city is sitting on piles of garbage in absence of proper waste disposal mechanism. It all started with Govindaraj Nagar corporator Umesh Shetty accusing the BBMP of not clearing garbage for the past fortnight. Soon, he received support from Maruthi Mandir ward corporator N Shanthakumari who too made the same accusation. The debate suddenly got a twist and Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management) Subodh Yadav found himself at the receiving end for the unscientific tender conditions. Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy said no contractor came forward to bid for the SWM contract despite floating tenders 12 times. Joining the issue, Basavanagudi corporator B S Sathyanarayana criticised the experiments of setting up the cooperative society of the civic workers. He said, "You want to negate the presence of corporators by floating cooperative ...
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NGT order on lake buffer zone echoes in BBMP council meeting 16.6.2016 deccanherald.com
A month after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) passed an order redefining the buffer zones of lakes and the feeder canals (Rajakaluves), the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike council discussed the NGT order and the pathetic state of lakes and their feeder canals on Thursday. Raising the matter in the council, Jayamahal Corporator M K Gunashekar, said, "There was no need for the NGT order had the Palike implemented Justice N K Patil committee report on conservation and protection of lakes in Bengaluru. The report suggested 30 metres buffer zones for lakes, the Congress corporator pointed." He also sought to know whether the Palike has filed an interlocutory application or impleading in the case challenging NGT order in the Supreme Court. Also, he enquired about the action against those who have constructed buildings in the buffer zones of lakes and Rajakaluves. In reply, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said, "The NGT order was passed on May 4, and the following day, a circular was issued directing ...
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Why do schools hike fee? | How a layout near Sarjapur Road layout solved water woes | Monsoon & dengue help 16.6.2016 Citizen Matters

  Bengaluru this week June 15, 2016     CITIZEN MATTERS Bangalore's own interactive newsmagazine Speak up, it's your city!     Dear _ , Hello again from Citizen...
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Campus is safe, neighbourhood is not, say students 16.6.2016 Hindu: News
Students of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) met P.S. Harsha, DCP, North-East division, two days after staging a protest against alleged lack of safety in the vicinity of their campu...
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Councillor stuck in lift in BBMP office for 30 minutes 16.6.2016 Hindu: News
Lift had not been commissioned and was being operated on a trial basis
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Each BBMP advocate is handling 400 cases 16.6.2016 Hindu: News
‘That’s why they are unable to argue successfully in favour of the civic body’
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Sreegandhada Kaval Lake is now city's dumping ground 16.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
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HC quashes PIL against hike in property tax 16.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
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BBMP blames its legal cell for loss of public property 16.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Evening showers cause waterlogging, traffic jams 15.6.2016 deccanherald.com
After cloudy and windy weather throughout the day, the city witnessed rain in the evening. The downpour resulted in severe traffic jam and waterlogging in many parts of the city on Wednesday. Vehicular movement came to a halt at KG Road, Town Hall, Shoolay Circle, MG Road, Residency Road, Richmond Circle, Shanthinagar, Koramangala, BTM Layout, Banashankari, Sarakki, Ittamadu, Chamarajpet, Avenue Road, Chickpet and surrounding places. There were reports of power outages in some parts of the city. The BBMP control room received calls on the waterlogging in some parts of the city including Khoday's Junction near Majestic. The BBMP authorities kept their Prahari teams on alert following rains in the city. According to the India Meteorology Department the city recorded 14 mm rainfall in just one and half hours while the HAL airport experienced 5.4 mm of rain till 8.30 pm. The IMD has forecast light to moderate rainfall at many places in the coastal districts and light rain at isolated places in North Interior ...
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Smart City tag: Palike to seek expert advice to draft DPR 15.6.2016 deccanherald.com
In its exercise to secure Smart City status for Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to consult those who had helped Tumakuru and Davangere to enter the Smart City list released by the Centre. Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy said the Palike would consult those who had prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the two cities. "We too will take their help in preparing the DPR for us (Bengaluru). It is not fair for the IT city to be omitted from the Smart City list," he said. An extensive drive has been initiated for getting the Smart City tag and a mobile application too has been launched. People can send their suggestions through the app on how to get the Smart City status for Bengaluru. The best suggestion will get a prize of Rs one lakh. Property tax The BBMP's property tax collection has reached Rs 943.67 crore by mid-June. After the software glitch, the BBMP has been struggling to collect Rs 1,080 crore, the amount that was ...
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Proposal to employ civic workers through SHGs rejected 15.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The BBMP Pourakarmikas (civic workers) Association has rejected the proposal, mooted by Mayor B N Manjunatha Reddy, to employ the contracted civic workers through the self-help groups. The office-bearers of the association termed it another way of exploiting the contracted Pourakarmikas at a public meeting at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists (Next to KPCC) office on Queens Road on Wednesday. About 500 sanitation workers from all over Bengaluru, Mandya, Hosapete, Koppal, Tumakuru and other districts participated in the meeting, also attended by chairperson of the Karnataka Safai Karamachari Commission Narayana. Narayana assured the Pourakarmiaks that the government would soon notify minimum wages of Rs 14,000 per month. He further said that he would pressure the state to regularise the jobs of contracted civic workers by March next year. Venkatamma, a Pourakarmika from Koramangala, highlighted the hardships of the civic workers. She said they (civic workers) start their day as early as 6 am ...
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Corporator stuck for 30 minutes in new lift at BBMP office 15.6.2016 deccanherald.com
A newly installed lift in the BBMP council building gave some tense moments to M Chandrappa Reddy, chairperson of the civic body's ward-wise committee, when its door did not open on Wednesday afternoon. Reddy could come out crawling only after the technical staff broke open a small passage of the door using a jack. The BBMP council meeting was convened on Wednesday to discuss the starred questions raised by corporators. In the middle of the meeting, Reddy went out to collect some papers from his office. He used the lift to reach his office on the first floor. The machine gave way when he was coming down. "We were halfway through and about to reach the ground floor when the power went off. The generator was started but the lift remained stuck. The lift operator was with me. He kept pressing the button without any success," Reddy said. Reddy remained stuck between 12.45 pm and 1.15 pm. To his good luck, there was a good presence of the BBMP technical staff to ensure that the council proceedings go on ...
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10,000 saplings to dot Metro corridors this monsoon 15.6.2016 deccanherald.com
This monsoon, Metro rail corridors in Bengaluru will nurture 10,000 new saplings. In the second phase of its afforestation drive, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has promised to plant 10 saplings for every tree it fells for the mega infrastructure project. As many as 21,049 saplings were planted for 2,500 trees axed for Namma Metro's 42.3-km first phase, according to the BMRCL and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Besides, 5,000 more saplings were planted in 2015. The BMRCL's first phase of plantation drive is being analysed by a committee of environmentalists and tree officers on a High Court order. U A Vasanth Rao, BMRCL's general manager (Finance) and chief public relations officer, said the corporation was keen to restore lost tree cover and provide a picturesque view to Metro commuters along the corridors. In the second phase of afforestation, trees will be planted along the Metro corridors wherever space is available like road edges where no further development is ...
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Bengaluru Today 15.6.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bengaluru Today
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Councillor stuck in lift in BBMP office 15.6.2016 Hindu: News
High drama ensued after a councillor got stuck in the lift in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) council building on Wednesday morning. Several BBMP employees scrambled to “rescue” the c...
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Ad reforms in BBMP: How many more miles to go? 15.6.2016 Citizen Matters

Why is BBMP unable to remove the illegal hoardings, at the same time not able to make any money from them? Is there anything that can be done to solve the problem? Last part of the series.

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Bengaluru grows, snakes turn neighbours 15.6.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Bengaluru grows, snakes turn neighbours
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Bengaluru gears up to battle vector-borne diseases 15.6.2016 Hindu: Home
The best method to prevent the spread of malaria, dengue and chikungunya is to prevent pools of stagnant water.
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