BENGALURU LIVE - December 26, 2018

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  • 17:05

    HDK launched a new police patrol vehicle today! Deputy CM Parameshwara also present.

  • 16:33

    Read our story: HDK refuses to apologise for "shoot mercilessly" remark

    Embroiled in a row over his "shoot mercilessly" remarks, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday rejected the opposition demand for an apology over his comments, saying he was an "emotional person."
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  • 17:11

    In case you missed it! Here is the video behind HDK's controversy

  • 16:32

    HDK responds to 'shootout' controversy

  • 16:24

    Read our story: CM’s ‘shoot mercilessly’ remark kicks up a controversy

    Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy courted controversy over his remarks after the killing of a JD(S) leader in Maddur, triggering a backlash from his political rivals on Tuesday
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  • 16:22

    RTI activist Narasimhamurthy on filing complaint against Karnataka CM in Human Rights Commision

  • 16:26

    Weather update!

  • 16:16

    Announcement about seminar on the response of streamflow to urban development at IISc Bangalore

  • 15:42

    March to end sexual violence against women and children in Bengaluru today! The march is a 10,000 km national effort covering 200 districts in 24 states/UTs in India.

  • 14:25

    Some of our recent stories on air pollution in Bengaluru & Karnataka

    Pollution board books citizens for garbage dumping
    KSPCB officials on Wednesdayinspected Hoskote taluk, only to be welcomed by piles of garbage. Agitated by this, the officials have booked cases against the wrongdoers.
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    Bad air: wake up, Karnataka
    Karnataka has the worst air quality among southern Indian states, a study published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet has found. And it is claiming many lives. Around 95 people out of every 1 lakh population in the state are dying due to toxic air. This is higher than the national average of 90 deaths per 1 lakh population.

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    11 yrs on, KSPCB helpless in tackling air pollution

    Even after setting up threeexpert committees in thepast 11 years and finding little success in addressing the deteriorating air quality, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has now set up the fourth committee at the behest of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
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    35% outdoor workers show restrictive lung capacity

    Nearly 35% of outdoor workers including KSRTC drivers and roadside hawkers who are exposed to air pollution have shown restricted lung capacity, according to a recent study.

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    In South India, Karnataka has worst air quality​

    In south India, Karnataka has the worst quality of air that kills 95 persons out of every 100,000 population, says India's first comprehensive state-wide estimates of deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy reduction associated with air pollution.​

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  • 14:23

    Air pollution concerns in Bengaluru

  • 12:17

    Sagarika Ghose in the city to promte her book 'Why I Am A Liberal'

  • 11:55

    Now, get your documents e-attested

    Making paperless offices a reality, the state government has brought in several e-initiatives to simplify the administrative process.
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  • 11:54

    Transferable Development Rights to be revised

    In yet another attempt to pace up developmental works in the city, and keep the land losers happy, the state government is now working to revise the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) scheme, and increase it from the existing 2 to 3 times the value of the property (guidance value).
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  • 11:52

    Panathur Lake to get a fresh lease of life soon

    It looks like the Panathur Lake will get a fresh lease of life, as the civic body has taken up the rejuvenation work of the waterbody.
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  • 11:45

    Dedicated cycle parking hubs soon at 271 locations

    Moving closer to extending the ambitious Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) system, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has identified spots for setting up cycle parking hubs at 271 locations in Central, North and East Bengaluru. A tender facilitating the construction of cycle parking hubs costing Rs 7.72 crore was rolled out by the corporation a few days ago.
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  • 11:42

    40 urban centres to be set up for the homeless by March

    The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to set up around 40 permanent shelters across the city for the homeless people by next winter. This would come as a huge relief for the thousands sleeping out in the open on the streets and pavements of Bengaluru.
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  • 11:36

    Service provider staff cheat Amazon of Rs 70 Lakh via refund policy

    The Indian arm of the global e-commerce company Amazon has filed a criminal case against four employees of one of its delivery service providers, accusing them of cheating itofRs 69.61 lakh by misusing the product refund policy.
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  • 11:38

    One side of Sirsi Circle flyover shut from today

    Commuters using the Sirsi Circle flyover should gear up for a bit of congestion over the next four months as the repair will begin on Wednesday.
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  • 11:34

    Traffic woes mount as govt ducks sustainability

    A year after citizensbroke thegovernment’sresolve to build a steel flyover in the city, 2018witnessed more people coming together to oppose the proposed elevated corridor. Paradoxically, for the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition, the elevated corridor is the only solution to ease the traffic congestion.
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  • 11:25

    Traffic update

    LOTS OF SLOW TRAFFIC in the following locations:

    10th Main Road

    towards Banaswadi Road/Banaswadi Main Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:10 km/h​

    12Th Cross Road

    towards Hosur Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:13 km/h​​

    13Th Cross Road

    towards Sankey Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:10 km/h​

    17th Cross Road

    towards 27th Main Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:7 km/h

    1st Main Road

    towards NH-4/Jaymahal Main Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:10 km/h

    2nd Cross Road

    towards Kasturi Nagar 1st Main Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:23 km/h

    2nd Main Road/Gowthampuram Main Road

    towards Cambridge Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:8 km/h

    30th Cross Road

    towards Kanakapura Main Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:9 km/h

    4th Cross Road

    towards Thavarekere Main Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:7 km/h

    4th Main Road

    towards Kanakapura Main Road/3rd Cross Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:12 km/h

    7th Main Road

    towards Sarjapur Road

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:14 km/h

    80 Feet Road

    towards Outer Ring Road/Tumkur Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:8 km/h

    80th Feet Road

    towards 100 Feet Ring Road/Outer Ring Road

    Delay:1 min

    Current speed:11 km/h

    Airport Road

    towards Airport Exit Road (North)

    Delay:2 min

    Current speed:10 km/h

  • 10:56

    Good morning Bengaluru! Here's your post Xmas weather update:

    Brace for a sunny day with a chance of a gentle breeze!