Glory of City’s largest lake far from being restored; Rs 1.91 crore goes down the drain

Despite spending Rs 1.91 crore, the rejuvenation of the Bellandur lake has been halted midway, states a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.
After the State government’s nod, the Bellandur lake, which is spread across 900 acres and is the largest in the City, was to get a facelift.

Residents of Rajagopalnagar in Peenya Industrial Area are forced to drink water, from a borewell, with high levels of chromium in the absence of an alternative.

Not potable: A resident of Rajagopalnagar shows water drawn from a public tap in the area that is green in colour, due to chromium contamination. levels of chromium in water causes skin irritation or ulceration in the short-term, while lifetime exposure to levels above the maximum contamination level can damage liver, kidney and nerve tissues.

A Bangalore court Friday remanded former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy in CBI custody for 10 days, instead of the 15 days the agency had asked for, in connection with an illegal mining case

Three more cities are switching over to Bharat Stage (BS)-4 emission norms from Thursday. These cities are Ankaleshwar in Gujarat, Hisar in Haryana and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

Already 13 cities, including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow and Solapur are implementing the BS-4 emission norms from 2010 when the national auto fuel policy was announced.

An experiment to test the thermal conductivity of ferro fluids in space, devised by an 18-year-old from Bangalore, is vying for the top prize in an online competition: a chance to have his experime

Colleges in Karnataka are evincing interest in setting up rooftop solar systems to meet their captive power demands.

BANGALORE: The Volvo hybrid bus, unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this month, would be launched on Bangalore roads soon, Karnataka Transport Minister R Ashoka said on Monday.

The successfully concluded $8.48-billion Cairn-Vedanta deal has come “under cloud” following instances of serious human rights violations, default of payment, environmental damage in its mining and

Says Union Forest Ministry can’t impose heritage tag on Western Ghats against govt’s wish

With barely 20 days left for India to resubmit its dossier to Unesco World Heritage Committee (WHC) for the serial nomination of the Western Ghats, Karnataka, as in the previous year, isn’t making the task any easier for the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

Several important State highways (SH), including the busy Bangalore-Mysore and Kodagu-Mangalore routes, will soon become National Highways (NH), if the State Government has its way.