ACB Raid at Mangalore and Bangalore Rural

ACB Raid at Mangalore and Bangalore Rural

ACB raid On 28.09.2018 the ACB PS officials of Dakshina Kannada District trapped and arrested Shri Srinivas while accepting a bribe amount of Rs.10,000/-

A resident of Bajpe, Mangalore Taluk had sought for documents and No Objection Certificate (NOC) after clearing his loan of Rs.9500/- at Karnataka Housing Board which was availed by his ancestors.  Sri  Vijaya Bhaskar, Assistant Executive Engineer, and Shri. Srinivas, Assistant Revenue Officer, Karnataka Housing Board, Dakshina Kannada District and demanded a bribe of Rs.10,000/- to do the same.

The bribe amount has been seized and a case has been registered and is under investigation.

 

 

The officials of Bengaluru Rural Anti Corruption Bureau PS trapped and arrested Shri. Murali while accepting bribe amount of Rs.20,000/-.

A resident of Ramasagar Village, Anekal Taluq had sought for Khata for his Ancestral Property at Anekal Tahsildar office.  Shri. Murali, Village Accountant, Ramasagar had demanded a bribe amount of Rs.20,000/-  to do the same.

The bribe amount of Rs.20,000/- is been seized and the case is under investigation.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-ali-askar-road/

 

 

Is it a heart attack or heartburn?

Is it a heart attack or heartburn?

Anyone who is worried about chest Or heart pain should not wait to get urgent medical care. They should call for an ambulance straight away, especially if the pain is unexplained, sudden, or severe.

A heart attack is an event caused by disease in the coronary arteries. These blood vessels supply blood to the heart, keeping it alive with energy and oxygen.  A heart attack can lead to the heart stopping. This is called a cardiac arrest. Someone with cardiac arrest will not be responsive and will have no pulse.

Heartburn is a symptom, not a disease. It is the sensation, usually of burning pain, caused by acid reflux. Acid reflux is the contents of the stomach splashing back up into the food pipe.

Heartburn is not related to the heart in any way. The confusion comes from the location of the pain, in the chest.  The stomach produces mucus to protect its lining from the acid that it uses to help with digestion.

The food pipe lacks this protection, so acid reflux can damage its lining. For many people, though, acid reflux does not cause such damage.

The main difference between symptoms is that:

  • Heartburn tends to be worse after eating and when lying down, but a heart attack can happen after a meal, too.
  • Heartburn can be relieved by drugs that reduce acid levels in the stomach.
  • Heartburn does not cause more general symptoms, such as breathlessness.
  • A heart attack does not cause bloating or belching, but these can happen with heartburn.

If there is any suspicion of a heart attack, getting to an emergency room quickly is important.   If you are not sure to seek medical attention immediately.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/health-care/every-bangalorean-protect-heart/

2 from Namma Bengaluru made it to international wheelchair cricket  :

2 from Namma Bengaluru made it to international wheelchair cricket :

Wheelchair cricket India (WCI) which has 16 State teams, was founded by International Para-athlete and national awardee Pradeep Raj in 2011.  When Paralympics was started, no one in India knew about an athlete with disabilities.  It is the same case with wheelchair cricket.

Undeterred by their disabilities, two Bangaloreans represented India at the bilateral wheelchair cricket competition between India and Pakistan @ Dubai which started on 15th September 2018.

Shivaprasad.S. and Tippeswamy Madiwal got selected by the Wheel Chair Cricket India (WCI) to participate in the match.

India won the bilateral wheelchair cricket tournament between India and Pakistan.

Shivaprasad (32) works as an HR  in a Pvt. Co. is 80% disabled.  He developed polio a young age.  Tippeswamy Madiwal (30) uses a single crutch to walk.  He had a wrong surgery which affected his limp.

Bangalore is proud of you…

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/sports/rahul-dravid-inducted-to-hall-of-fame/

Book your BMTC daily pass online from your mobile:

Book your BMTC daily pass online from your mobile:

Passengers traveling in BMTC buses can get daily passes thru cashless mode.  The State-run Corporation has partnered with tech startup series 5 Labs. Pvt. for the same.

Upon boarding, the passenger has to show the digital pass ticket on his/her mobile phone to the conductor.  The conductor will thus provide his/her ID No. to the passenger.

BMTC officials believe the digital pass will bring down corruption and the problem of loose cash transactions.  It is a green initiative which leverages the latest technologies and helps passengers book tickets at the ease of fingerprints on the smartphone.

Read more related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/blog/traffic-congestion-bengaluru/

Raid by Bengaluru Rural ACB

Raid by Bengaluru Rural ACB

On 26.09.2018 the officials of Bengaluru Rural ACP PS trapped Shri. Dakshan Kumar while accepting a bribe of Rs.8,000/-.

A resident of West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh had sought for Khata for his site purchased at VAnakanahalli Grama Panchayat.  Shri. Dakshan Kumar, Computer Operator, and Shri. Bore Gowda, PDO, Vanakanahalli Grama Panchayat had demanded a bribe of Rs.8,000/- to do the same.

Both officials have been arrested. The amount has been seized and the case is under investigation.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-bellari/

ACB raid at Hassan

ACB raid at Hassan

ACB raid at Hassan On 25.09.2018 the officials of ACT from Hassan trapped Sri. Sridhar Hanumantha Shinde when he was accepting bribe amount of Rs.10,000.

A resident of Karimadanahalli, Kasaba, Channarayanapatana Taluk has sought to issue the appointment letter to the post of Anganwadi assistant to his friend.  Sri. Sridhar Hanumantha Shinde, First Division Assistant, Women and Children Welfare Department, Channarayanapatana Taluk, Hassan had demanded a bribe to Rs.10000/- to issue the same.

The bribe amount has been seized.  A case has been registered and is under investigation

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-vemagal-hobali-kolar-district/

Shops in residential areas to be shut with no licence:

Shops in residential areas to be shut with no licence:

Shops and commercial establishments located in residential areas across namma Bengaluru will be forced to down their shutters.

In fact, the BBMP had come under the court scanner after a public interest litigation was filed by civic groups challenging Bangalore Development Authority’s  ( BDA) Draft Revised Master Plan  (RMP) – 2015 that allowed commercial use of residential areas via a land use category christened as ‘mixed residential area’.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will now shut down commercial establishments in residential areas that do not have trade licenses.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Parameshwara, the Government is taking the issue seriously and have ordered the BBMP officials to close all commercial establishments that are violating the zonal regulations.  The Government is in a lookout for the officers who have given licenses to unauthorized shop-owners in the past years and who have not complied with the zonal regulations.

The Indiranagar residents are angry as the shut down is happening in Sadashivanagar and not in other places.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/general/signal-free-corridors-at-namma-benglauru/

 

 

IS JANATA BAZAAR AT K.G.ROAD GETTING RAZED????

IS JANATA BAZAAR AT K.G.ROAD GETTING RAZED????

Many reports about the closure of Janata Bazaar on K.G.Road is doing rounds.  Reports claim that the department has planned to raze the complex which is popular among middle-income groups in Namma Bengaluru.  The authorities are considering demolishing the 83-year-old building. The building is operated by Karnataka State Co-operative Consumers Federation (KCCF) which is paying monthly rent to PWD.  This agreement is 50 years old and is renewed every year.  The plan is to make way for a multi-story commercial complex.

The sheets have been put all around the building, cordoning it off from public view and the four main gates leading to it have been closed off.  A small gate on the side serves as the only means of access to the building.

It is learned that how the erstwhile Sri. Kantirava Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Yuvaraja of Mysore took the decision to have the Asiatic Company, a life insurance pioneer, in this building on September 11, 1935.  The Maharaja and his successors were very keen to provide insurance to all ministers in their court and to the people who worked at the place.

Janata Bazaar, a pre-independence structure is a sturdy one with interesting architecture.  There are teak staircases and thick stone walls.

A few months ago, the Public Works Department sent a notice to KCCF, which runs the Janata Bazaar, directing it to shut down the facility as the building is old and plans are afoot to construct a multi-story commercial complex in its place.

Efforts are being made t save the structure.  In recent days, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Bengaluru moved the High Court to declare the Asiatic building a heritage structure and stop authorities from demolishing it.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/realestate/joy-ice-cream-prestige-land-case/

 

Bengaluru BBMP Schools to go hi-tech :

Bengaluru BBMP Schools to go hi-tech :

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in association with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde launched ‘Project BBMP Roshini’ on 25th September to transform BBMP schools into World class education centers, by implementing MASP-PRO program and Roshini.

All BBMP schools across Bengaluru will be converted to a ‘Connected learning Community’ soon with Microsoft Aspire Student Program that enables learning.  ‘Roshini’ is the social schooling curriculum to enable new levels of learning in the classrooms.

The civic body is covering 32 schools and 14 pre-university colleges that it runs in the city under MASP.

All BBMP schools will have a world-class infrastructure with state of the art technology like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning along with STEM & STEAM (Robotics), Cloud, IoT, and others.  The students of the schools will be made environmentally, culturally and socially adept by learning value based principles.

This project will be supported by Microsoft – Windows, Microsoft office, 0365 for teachers and students, Skype in the classroom, one note, learning Apps on 5C’s, teacher training and certification, students training and devices; Tech Avant – Garde – Training, Implementation and support.

Tech Avant-Garde (TAG) is a technology services organization which focuses on “Product Fostering” which means development, nurturing and promoting of software products.

The program implementation will be monitored by the Governing Council, headed by the Commissioner, and the Management Council, headed by the Special Commissioner (Education).

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/education/edusat-satellite-of-isro-to-help-bbmp-schools/

How should every Bangalorean protect their heart?

How should every Bangalorean protect their heart?

Just protect yourself from heart disease, the nation’s No. 1 killer.  You want what’s best for your heart. And it’s simpler than you might think.  World Heart Day is on 29th September and reminds you to think about your heart.  The fitness of a Bangalorean depends upon his/her heart health.

Heart Health is something everybody should be concerned about — heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the world.  Fortunately, a healthy heart is often within your control.  The best way to look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. Bangalorean’s Health depends on his/her lifestyle, food and fitness.

Certain risk factors for heart disease, such as age and family history, can’t be changed. But you can help limit hereditary risks as well as minimize other risk factors for heart disease with the right lifestyle choices. And there’s a big bonus: With every action, you take to protect your heart, your overall health will get a boost, too.   Be wary of processed foods, which often contain high levels of salt. Try to avoid drinking alcohol or if you do drink, make sure it is in moderation. Drink lots of water! Keeping a healthy weight and limiting salt intake will help to control blood pressure and lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

Although it can be tempting to sit out once in a while, being too much of a couch potato is a risk factor for heart disease. Get moving. A fitness buddy may be just what you need to keep your commitment to staying active.  A lot of fitness Centres are around the corner.  Just take the interest and initiative to attend. Smoking cigarettes are tied to a number of potentially fatal health problems like lung disease, stroke, and heart disease.  Another factory to avoid is Stress.  Stress causes strain on the heart, which creates a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

Work with your doctor to come up with a treatment plan that can help keep you on the right track. Managing blood pressure, cholesterol, and a healthy weight must all be important parts of the plan because each factor becomes interrelated once you have diabetes. Regardless of where you’re at in terms of heart health, you can begin making improvements by implementing lifestyle changes that will protect your heart going forward.

Get started protecting your heart today! Set your own personal goals and begin making changes one at a time.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/health-care/is-it-a-heart-attack-or-heartburn/

Richest persons from Namma Bengaluru by Barclay’s Harun India Rich list

Bengaluru is a rich city in India in which many billionaires and businessmen have born.  According to Barclay’s Harun India Rich list, the most of the richest persons are from namma Bengaluru.  Bangaloreans are getting rich day by day, and are emerging as world beaters at creating wealth.  Their journey to achieve this status always motivate and inspire people to try for a specific goal in their life. Here is the list of the richest people in Bengaluru.

Azim Premji :

Azim Hashim Premji was born on 24 July 1945. He is an Indian business magnate, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited, leading computer products, and software making company in India. Premji holds 79 percent of the share in the company and also owns a private equity fund ‘PremjiInvest’, which manages his $1 billion personal portfolios. He is worth Rs.96,100 crore.

Jitendra Virwani:

Jitu Virwani has over 3 decades of experience in real estate and property development.  He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Embassy Property Developments. He is responsible for the overall management of the company.  He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organisation and a member of the Equestrian Federation of India.  He owns one of  India’s largest privately owned horse riding academies in Bengaluru and has founded the Stonehill International School at Bengaluru.  His net worth is Rs.23,200crore.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw:

Kiran Shaw is India’s richest self-made woman, who founded biopharma form Biocon in 1978.  She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.  Biocon makes a range of generics to treat, among much else, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and cancer.  The company is Asia’s largest insulin producer with a factory in Malaysia’s Johor region.   Her net worth is Rs.22,700 crore.

Dr. Ranjan Pai :

Dr. Ranjan Pai is the young, dynamic Chairman of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), the corporate holding entity of the group that focuses on Education, Healthcare and Research.  He began his career as the Managing Director of the Melaka Manipal Medical College in Malaysia, which he conceived as a world-class international medical college, further strengthening Manipal Global’s global footprint.  His net worth is Rs.14,300 crore.

The list is endless.  Among the prominent are Infosys Founder N.R.Narayana Murthy, his son Rohan Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Binny Bansal, and Sachin Bansal – Founders of Flipkart, P.N.C.Menon – PNC Investments, Dhiraj Rajaram – Mu Sigma, Sudha Gopalakrishnan wife of Infosys co-founder Krish Gopalakrishnan, Sundar Genomal – Page Industries.

According to the list, 70 individuals with net-worth exceeding Rs.1,000 crore are from Bengaluru with a collective wealth of Rs.3.46 L Cr.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/realestate/jitendra-indias-2nd-richest-realtor/

5 Things That Every Bangalorean Should Do To Protect Their Heart

Our heart is one of the most hardworking and vital organs, which pumps nearly 2000 gallons of blood every day. Such a task requires a strong heart and the problem is that our hearts are heading down an unhealthy route. So, before it gets too late, let us all pledge to protect our heart, on this World Heart Day.

5 Things That Every Bangalorean Should Do To Protect Their Heart

Every Bangalorean’s health matters to us a lot. That’s why we have compiled this useful information just for you. Here are five things that every Bangalorean should do to protect his heart.

  1. Get Active & Work Your Muscles Out: Did you know working out every day can help prevent heart strokes? Well yes, 30 minutes of activity every day along with regular exercises can make your heart healthy, relieve you from stress and reduce the risk factors of getting any cardiovascular disease.
  2. Protect Yourself From Tobacco: Protecting yourself from tobacco can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%, within a year. Not just this, to keep your lungs and heart healthy, you should avoid smoke-filled environments and exposure to second-hand smoke.
  3. Eat Healthy: Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, fish, lean meat, beans, peas, lentils, and less saturated fats. All these healthy foods along with lots of water and less of alcohol can help you keep you keep your diet balanced.
  4. Reduce Blood Sugar: According to a study, heart disease death rate in adults with diabetes is 4 times higher than normal people. But the good news is that you can minimize the impact of diabetes on your body or can even delay the onset of diabetes by eating right, exercising and making some minor lifestyle changes.
  5. Maintain Your Weight: Limiting the salt intake and maintaining your weight can also help you control your blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease. You can keep a track of your healthy weight and body fat by using BMI (Body-Mass index).

This is not it. If you burn 50 calories every day doing strenuous activities like swimming or hiking, you are 60% less likely to die of any heart disease. Rather, you should stay away from health issues like depression, try to meditate every day, be a part-time vegetarian, change your oil to vegetable oils, snack on pumpkin seeds, eat fresh berries or can even get a dog at home. These tips and tricks might sound funny but are definitely the keys to a fitter and healthy tomorrow.

Let’s take a step forward for the fitness of Bangaloreans and stay pumped up.

Read more related to this article: https://www.bangalorean.com/health-care/is-it-a-heart-attack-or-heartburn/

ACB raid at Davanagere on 25.09.2018

ACB raid at Davanagere on 25.09.2018

ACB raid at Davanagere On 25.09.2014 the ACB officials of Davangere district trapped and arrested Sri. Swamilingappa when he was accepting a bribe of Rs.30,000.00 from a resident of Davangere town who had applied for a general license and plan approval to open an agro-food industry, maize cutting unit and to make E-Swatch of his land.

Sri. Swamilingappa, Secretary grade-1, I/C PDO, Hebbal Gram Panchayath, Davangere taluk, and district had demanded a bribe to do the same.  The bribe amount has been seized and the case is under investigation.

Read more about ACB raid: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-at-madikeri/

 

Infosys Foundation revives heritage Vasantha Vallabharaya swamy Kalyani in Bengaluru

Infosys Foundation revives heritage Vasantha Vallabharaya swamy Kalyani in Bengaluru

With more and more lakes and other water bodies in Bengaluru going dry, the temple tanks are shrinking. Once known among the five thirthas of Vasanthapura, the kalyani or the temple tank of Sri Vasantha Valabharaya swami temple in Vasanthapura is only among the surviving two tanks in this area.

However, this ancient temple is considered to be erected during the Chola dynasty, the ancient temple history also carries the story of Rishi Mandavya’s finding of a Svayambhu image of Vallabharaya at the site where the shrine presently sits.

The kalyani (tank) located on the premises of the Chola-era Vasantha Vallabharaya Temple in South Bengaluru has been revived by the Infosys Foundation. The non- profit organisation handed  over the heritage structure to the Muzrai Department in the presence of Chief Minister H..D.  Kumaraswamy on September 24.  The kalyani, which was facing the threat of being reduced to half its size by land-grabbers, has been restored to its original form.  The foundation has spent Rs.8.5 crores for the restoration of the tank.

According to Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, the temple tanks have historically been important sources of water in Bengaluru.  They store water and also replenish ground water.  Taking inspiration from the Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple tank, the steps have been rebuilt in this kalyani.  The kalyani has been cleaned of the debris in and around and the foundation is planning to plant neem trees on the premises.

 

Notice from Anti Corruption Bureau, Bengaluru

Notice from Anti Corruption Bureau, Bengaluru

Anti Corruption Bureau Wing, Bengaluru is conducting a public meeting at the Tahsildar’s Office, Bengaluru North Taluk, Yelahanka, Bengaluru on 25.09.2018 at 11.00 AM to 4 PM.

ACB, Bengaluru wing officers and subordinates will be present.  The public is requested to attend the meeting and  submit complaints concerning Corruption in Government departments.

For further information contact Shri. Vazir Ali Khan, (Mobile No. 9480806212) and Shri.G.S.Anil Kumar (Mobile No.9480806256).

Read more related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-vemagal-hobali-kolar-district/

 

ACB Raid at Bengaluru

ACB Raid at Bengaluru

On 22.09.2018 ACB Bengaluru trapped and arrested Sri. Shanmukha, while accepting a bribe of Rs.20000.00 from a resident of Bengaluru, who had applied for Possession Certificate from KSSIDC for the Industrial site on behalf of a person suffering from cancer at Peenya 1st  Stage, KSSIDC Office.

Sri Shanmukha, Manager had demanded a bribe of Rs.25000.00 to do the same.  The investigation is going on.

Read more about ACB raid: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-bellari/

 

ACB Raid at Bagalkot

ACB Raid at Bagalkot

On 20.09.2018 the Officials of ACB PS Bagalkot trapped Smt. Kavita Jyotiba Bevinagidad while accepting a bribe of Rs.5000.00 from a resident of Bagalkot who had sought for a NOC to sell a plot, which was allotted to him by the Bagalkot Town Development Authority.  Smt. Kavita Jyotiba Bevinagidad, SDA, Rehabilitation & Bagalkot Town Development Authority, Bagalkot had demanded a bribe to issue the same.

Read more related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-at-madikeri/

ACB Raid at Bengaluru

ACB Raid at Bengaluru

On 20.09.2018 the Commissioner, Food, Civil Supplies, and consumers affairs department lodged a complaint with ACB, Bengaluru city against KPMG Advisory Service Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bengaluru.  The Advisory service was appointed ted by Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department as consultants for the tender process to supply and fix GPS machines to 3000 vehicles transporting food grains.

The Manager of KPMG, Mr. Raghava Jayashankar along with some bidders and mediators attempted to compromise the tenders floated by the department and tried to get the allotment of tenders to bidders who failed to meet the required technical qualification.  They indulged in corrupt practices with the government servants.

A case has been registered against the following persons:

  1. KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bengaluru
  2. Raghava Jayashankar, Manager (IGS Government Advisory), KMPG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Others

Read more related to ACB raid: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-bellari/

Raid by ACB at Haveri District

Raid by ACB at Haveri District

ACB raid at Haveri District On 20.09.2018 The ACB officials of Haveri district arrested Sri. Sharifsab Rajesab Papannanavar for taking a bribe of Rs.1500/- from a resident of Dobarmattur Village, Haveri district who had applied for entering his name in RTC as per the A.C. Court Order.  Sri. Sharifsab is a village accountant/computer operator, Bhoomi Kendra Taluk Office, Savanur, Haveri District.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/acb/acb-raid-vemagal-hobali-kolar-district/

 

Government takes over Gokarna Temple

Government takes over Gokarna Temple

As per the Karnataka High Court order, the process of taking over the administration of Mahabaleshwar Temple of Gokarna was initiated with Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Kannada district S.S.Nakul taking charge as Chairman of the Temple Monitoring Committee.

After getting the clarifications from the auditor general, the state ordered the DC to take charge of the temple.  The DC oversaw the process of taking possession of the values pertaining to the temple including ornaments.  All the valuables were weighed, recorded and then was taken over by the Committee.

The historical temple was administered by trustees for several years. However, on August 12, 2008, the then BJP government led by Yeddyurappa decided to hand over the management of the temple to the Ramachandrapur Mutt.

According to sources, the HC itself formed the Overseeing Committee and made the DC its chairman. The panel comprises district SP and Kumta Assistant Commissioner and it has advised the state government to appoint scholars.

Read more related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/blog/chennai-bengaluru-bullet-train/

 

 

 

Taxis, cabs to come without child lock:

Taxis, cabs to come without child lock:

 

Taxis demand for doing away with child lock in cabs has gained momentum after recent incidents of women being harassed in Bengaluru and other metro cities. Once a child lock is on, doors can be opened only from the outside.

Child locks in cabs and taxis have been misused by drivers to confine women passengers and misbehave with them, will become a thing of the past.  The automobile industry will be developing a new latch without the child lock.

This feature will be available only in cabs and taxis.  There will be a provision for replacing the existing child lock in the already registered vehicles.

The demand for doing away with child lock in cabs has gained momentum after the incidents of women being harassed.  Once the child lock is on, doors can be opened only from outside.

The petition society’s view about the child lock is that the crimes against women passengers traveling in taxis have increased tremendously and there is an urgent need to curb the menace by doing away with the child lock system so that the passengers are no at the mercy of the driver.

Read more related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/general/advanced-traffic-solutions-for-namma-bengaluru-roads/

 

 

Toxic Bengaluru: Bellandur and Varthur lakes state froth again

Toxic Bengaluru: Bellandur and Varthur lakes state froth again

The frothing began again in Bellandur lake and Varthur lake and gradually increased.  The construction work taken by BDA has slowed down because of frothing. The construction sites were inundated with water from both the lakes, thus slowing down the work.

BDA officials allegedly said that they are not aware of the frothing. An engineer from BDA said that they would ensure that the work is completed within the stipulated time and that he would personally look into the matter as far as frothing is concerned.

Varthur lake is downstream of Bellandur lake.

An MOU was signed between the members of Whitefield Rising and an agency to de-silt the lakes to improve the condition of the water body.  Now the locals are in a position to monitor constantly monitor the quality of water.  It will be a 5-year project.  According to a member of the Whitefield Rising the lake will be dried up in compartments for de-silting as wet dredging is unsuitable as well as unaffordable.

Read related to this topic: https://www.bangalorean.com/blog/pollution-lakes-bengaluru/

 

FIIs and FPIs rush to exit India :

FIIs and FPIs rush to exit India :

Overseas portfolio investors have turned extremely cautious on Indian equities. Weakness in emerging market currencies against the greenback, softer earnings growth, concern over corporate governance issues and political risk ahead of the general elections in 2019 are some of the factors that have been kept FIIs jittery.

There are expectations that outflows may continue if corporate earnings do not pick up. “It is high time we start delivering at least in line or maybe even better than earnings, otherwise this FII outflow might continue for longer periods,”   Inderjeet Singh   Bhatia, who is Head of Research at Macquarie Capital said.

Rising US dollar and rising oil prices have created some pressure on the emerging markets.  FII investments in Indian equities has come down steadily over the past six years from Rs 1.28 lakh crore in 2012, Rs 1.13 lakh crore in 2013 to Rs 97,069 crore in 2014, Rs 17,806 crore in 2015, Rs 20,566 crore in 2016 and Rs 49,729 crore in 2017.

A sudden statement of Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley shook the market.  He announced Long-term capital gain tax. This sudden movement of the government was unanticipated and later it leads to uncertainty and volatility in the market. FII started pulling out their money from the market as a result of the announcement of long-term capital gain tax.  But the fact of the matter is that FII is not only pulling out the money from India but when we see the data then we get to know that they are taking away money to emerging markets like Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan etc.

Although the Indian market is strong and the bull has taken a strong breath and ready to take from here but 2018 will be not like 2017 as was predicted by many asset firms.

Further, as rates rise in the West and losses build up, the Emerging Market funds start liquidating to pull out money (this could be one of the reasons for FIIs to keep selling, apart from their need to book profits at such extreme valuations).

Looks like we are in dangerous time.

Read more related to exit India article: https://www.bangalorean.com/blog/flipkart-promoter-binny-bansal-quits/

 

 

 

 

ACB Raid at Shivamogga

On 18th September 2018, Sri .Lohith, Surveyor with Taluk Office, Shivamogga was caught today while accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from a resident of Kumsi Village, Shivamogga Taluk for issuing a E-Swathu Certificate.  The bribe amount is seized. A case is registered and is under investigation.

Richest MLA’s in the country are from Karnataka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richest MLA’s in the country are from Karnataka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A study confirmed that Karnataka MLAs are richer than their counterparts in other States.  An analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO and National Election Watch has come out that 90% of the total 222 MLAs have higher average annual income.  65 MLAs are with the Real estate, 30 ar with Mining and Graphite business and 25 (Majority from Congress) run educational institutions.

The prominent with real estate background are Industries Minister K.J.George, Vijayanagar MLA and Former Minister M.Krishnappa and Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy.  MLAs from Mining background are BJP leader M. Sreeramulu and Congress MLAs Anand Singh and B.Nagendra

The MLAs from educational sector includes DCM G.Parameshwara, D.K.Shiva Kumar, R.V.Deshpande, Former Minister Shamanur Shiva Shankarappa, B.S.Yeddyurappaamd Basavaraj Horatti.

The self-declared affidavits of 3145 of a total 4086 MLAs show that 33% of MLAs who were between class 5 and class 12 pass – averaged an annual income of Rs.31.03 lakh while 63% ‘graduate & above’ MLAs earned 20.87 lakhs.

Party wise Crorepati MLAs: 109 (96%) out of 114 from INC, 36(90%) out of 40 MLAs from BJP, 33 (94%) out of 35 MLAs from JD(S), 4 (100%) out of 4 MLAs from KJP, 2 (67%) out of 3 MLAs from BSRC, 1(100%) out of 1 MLA from KMP, 1(100%) out of 1 MLA from SP and 7(78%) out of 9 Independent MLAs had declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.

However, teachers, housewives, pensioners, and lawyers are among the least paid profession categories when it comes to MLAs.

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Mutthala, Who Uncovers The Scathing Portrait Of Our Society & System

Mutthala is a small theatre piece about a morally upright plumber, who is pursuing his degree in civil engineering. Directed by Sir M C Anand, the entire plot is an explosive combination of highly personal drama, in a locality where corruption and greed seem to be the only shared values left in people.

The Storyline

The honest plumber is up against an entire system of bureaucrats, after learning about the bad condition of an apartment occupied by lower-middle-class people. The old building is in a grave state of disrepair. A routine burst pipe in one of the rickety communal sections of the building unearths a much larger problem, as the exterior wall behind the pipe has cracked and will lead to other problems.

Shankar (the main character), the plumber inspects the whole matter, after a husband-wife dispute leads to a routine pipe breakage. He realizes that the building has fissured from the ground right up to the ninth floor, thus staking the lives of 800 inhabitants of this poorly maintained apartment. The old building is at the risk of collapsing within the next 26 hours.

Knowing that 800 inhabitants might go down with the building, Shankar with his little knowledge and understanding, races to the birthday party of the Mayor Annapornamma and tries to convince her to get the building evacuated. He bypasses corrupt inspectors and bureaucrats, who have already used the major portion of funds to funnel the money for their personal interests.

The ticking-clock story ratchets up the tension, when the characters, soaked in alcohol, at the birthday party, start the blame game after learning about the current status of the poorly maintained apartment. After blatant and aggressive accusations fly left and right, the mayor uncovers the fact that the entire city council is rotten to the core. But she tries to convince the realtor Karamchand Bherulal to provide shelter to those 800 inhabitants for two months in his ready-to-move luxury apartments so that the evacuation can happen immediately. Unfortunately, all her efforts go in vain.

All Thumbs Up

All the characters have done an extremely great job and have tried to convey the message, loud and clear. The play’s dark, nighttime color palette clearly portrays our modern-day society and the challenges that a common man faces with societal disparity caused by the bad behavior of the ruling class.

Read more related to this drama: https://www.bangalorean.com/blog/muttala-drama/

File a criminal complaint against Graphite India Ltd. tells MP P.C.Mohan from BJP to locals

File a criminal complaint against Graphite India Ltd. tells MP P.C.Mohan from BJP to locals

With the foul, chemical air emanating from the Graphite India Ltd. (GIL) plant is becoming unbearable, residents living around the plant have been complaining of black dust deposits, as well as the chemical stench.  The stench can be smelt within a 500-700m  radius of the plant.  Their grievances seem to have fallen on deaf ears.  Residents complain that a lot of black graphite dust comes from the plant and gets deposited in the houses and every time one walks barefoot, their feet turns black.  Local people have been complaining that the excessive soot emanated by the factory affects their health and creates air pollution.

According to GIL, vehicular pollution has become a big issue.  The Co. has raised the compound wall 40 foot high and has ensured that they have all sources of dust collection.

After repeated complaints from residents, some action from the government was taken on Tuesday as the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has committed to conducting an inspection of the factory premises on Wednesday. The factory, which residents allege is working without the requisite permissions, has been causing high levels of air pollution in the area according to those who commute and stay nearby. The carbon and graphite manufacturing company have been criticized for the longest time by residents who even started a petition to have it relocated.

BJP Member of Parliament PC Mohan asked people residing nearby Graphite India Limited (GIL) to file a criminal complaint against the company they have been fighting for the last 20 years.  MP PC Mohan urged the locals to file a criminal complaint since the company is functioning without a license. GIL representatives argued that they are following the NGT orders and their company is not responsible for the pollution.

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Transfer of IPS Officers in Karnataka

The Government of Karnataka transferred 6 IPS officers in the month of June 2018 8 IPS officers in the month of August and on 15th September transferred 18 IPS officers, which includes IPS Officer Alok Kumar, who served as the Addl. Commissioner of Police (West) in 2015. He was suspended for alleged involvement in a lottery scam.  After 5 months of his suspension he was reinstated into service and took charge as IGP, Training in Bengaluru in Oct. 2015 before he was posted as IGP (northern range) in Belgavi.

Bheemashankar S Guled is another officer who got transferred after his controversial video with a woman.  He has been posted as Superintendent of Police, Railways, Bengaluru.

Congress legislators reportedly opposed the transfer of senior officers by Chief Minister. The issue is expected to be raised at a meeting.