Irate residents to meet CM over ‘illegal dumping’

Roiled by garbage trucks being allowed inside the Mandur landfill site despite protests, members of the Mandur grama panchayat on Tuesday said they would meet Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar shortly to discuss the matter. Lamenting the pathetic state of their village, the local residents vented their ire on the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the State government for their apathy.

The 879-km Phase-II pipeline to Mangalore and Bangalore in Karnataka is under implementation and “the actual physical progress of the project is 64.1 per cent”

State-owned GAIL India Ltd has completed the first phase of pipeline that will connect the upcoming LNG import facility at Kochi to consumers in Karnataka and Kerala.

The Government today informed the Lok Sabha that the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has recommended that there is need to ban diesel vehicles in Delhi to prevent th

The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the State government to maintain status quo for one month on the proposed parking lot project in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.

City-based advocate S Vasudeva has filed a public interest litigation contending that the space selected for the parking lot was close to the Kempegowda tower, a protected monument. He has further contended that the construction, within a radius of 300 metre of the monument was violative of the ASI Rules and Section 6 and 8 of the Karnataka Park, Play-fields and Open Spaces (Preservation and Regulation) Act, 1985.

1,039 acres gobbled up in 13 layouts out of 149 formed by Authority

Officials used to hide casualty numbers, says health minister

Minister for Health and Family Welfare Aravind Limbavali on Wednesday admitted in the Assembly that officials of his department used to hide the truth about the dengue deaths, prior to his taking over as minister. Replying to a question by Bandepppa Kashempur (JD-S), the minister said, “It is a fact that officials used to conceal information regarding the deaths. But, once I took over as the minister, I instructed officials to give correct information. Details are now hosted on the department’s website also,” he said.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board will ease the procedure for availing new water connections by introducing ‘self assessment’ by applicants. The Board is already accepting applications online.

Under the existing procedure, the applicants have to wait for an inspector from the Board to obtain details such as the dimension of the site, the number of floors in the house for which water connection is sought, etc

On a list of 221 global cities surveyed, Chennai has been ranked 150, for the quality of living it provides.

Bangalore ranks better than New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata amongst Indian cities in overall global quality of living index, according to a Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey.

The first global vaccine for the prevention of dengue, the outbreak-prone fatal viral disease, is in the final stages of development.