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Like last year, Karnataka govt likely to allow green crackers this Diwali
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Delhi, Odisha and Chandigarh have imposed a complete ban on firecrackers this Diwali season.

Karnataka Covid-19 committee: Prioritise vaccination of older adolescents and children with comorbidities first
Wed, Oct 20, 2021

The recommendation is based on the premise that initially the vaccine availability will be limited and it would be prudent to prioritise vaccination based on age groups as it was in the case of vaccination for adults.

Encroachment on Bannerghatta elephant corridor: Whistleblower says ex-tehsildar’s letter emboldened squatters
Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Although the revenue department is yet to finish the survey, it was found that the encroachers have destroyed the catchment area of a lake which was meant to improve the groundwater and fill other lakes.

Bengaluru: NGOs, firms rejuvenating lakes without proper nod, say environmentalists
Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Rejuvenating lakes without a survey, not only alters their structure, but they also cannot be treated as flood mitigation zones afterwards due to several reasons including reduced water holding capacity, activists said.

Karnataka: Conservationist seeks enhanced aid for families volunteering to move out of wildlife zones
Mon, Oct 18, 2021

Conservationist Giridhar Kulkarni has, in his request, sought to increase the aid for relocation of families living inside wildlife sanctuaries and national parks that have not been notified as tiger reserves

Karnataka: Forest department gears up to begin tiger census
Sat, Oct 16, 2021

In Chamarajanagar district, which houses three tiger sanctuaries — MM Hills Tiger Reserve (the latest addition), Bandipur Tiger Reserve and Biligiriranganatha Temple Tiger Reserve — the forest department is hoping to record a rise in the numbers.

Karnataka Disaster Management Authority allays fears over repeated tremors in Vijayapura, Kalaburagi
Fri, Oct 15, 2021

KSDMA has attributed the tremors to a post-monsoon phenomenon called hydro-seismicity and says they are unlikely to cascade into a devastating earthquake

Experts raise concerns over proposed amendments to Forest Act, say move will affect Western Ghats
Thu, Oct 14, 2021

One of the proposals of the ministry is to add a clause to make offences non-bailable with increased penalties including imprisonment up to one year.

Karnataka: Citizens write to CM, others against plan to convert J B Kaval Reserve Forest
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

In the past 60 years, over 4,947 acre of reserve forest area has been diverted for developmental activities in Bangalore North.

Explained: Why Bengaluru is receiving more rains this October
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

The wet spells are also leading to a few pockets in Bengaluru to go under water, with at least one rain-related death being reported in the city.

Citizens oppose Karnataka govt proposal for tree park at JB Kaval reserve forest
Mon, Oct 11, 2021

According to the initial plans, the park will be developed with the coordination of horticulture and forest departments. JB Kaval already has a tree park, developed in 32 hectares of the land area belonging to Jarakabande B block reserve forest in 2015.

Ex-IAF officer struggles to get land title registered for over 25 years, now his son starts digital campaign
Sat, Oct 09, 2021

Krishnamurthy S had acquired the half-acre land in North Bengaluru’s Vaderahalli village in 1995. Despite a court order in 2017 to review the matter, the title registration remains pending

Centre asks Karnataka govt if width of road leading to Kodachadri Hills can be retained
Fri, Oct 08, 2021

A proposal to double the 3.5 metre road was floated but the Centre asked if the width could be retained in order to avoid cutting down trees.

Karnataka: Experts oppose proposal to divert forest land for construction of five-star hotel near Jog Falls
Thu, Oct 07, 2021

Major wild animals found in and around the project area include langoors, spotted deer, wild boars, gaurs, Malabar giant squirrels, king cobras, Malabar grey hornbills and peacocks.

Karnataka CM’s Rs 81-crore lake rejuvenation plan wasteful expenditure: Environmentalists
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

The rejuvenation plan, reportedly, contains the construction of a walking path and a children’s park near the lake, which several environmentalists view as wasteful expenditure.

Karnataka: IFS officers choose posts outside forest department, non-cadre officers holding on to posts
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

Sagar division in Shivamogga district has had no appointment of cadre IFS officers since 2013. The state forest officers have been appointed to IFS cadre posts without the approval of the central government.

NIMHANS study: Yoga helps healthcare students cope with stress
Thu, Oct 07, 2021

The research was conducted in two phases; phase one involved the development of the brief yoga module for wellbeing and in phase two, the developed yoga module was tested for its feasibility on postgraduate mental healthcare students from NIMHANS.

Eviction of squatters to pave way for government high school in Bengaluru
Tue, Oct 05, 2021

During the pandemic, the land was encroached upon by squatters who started constructing a building.

Big variations in Covid-19 treatment charges under PM-JAY among states, says study
Tue, Oct 05, 2021

The report by 'Project: Jeevan Raksha' also says that the outcomes of treatments under the PM-JAY scheme are not being recorded with many states not reporting deaths during treatment.

Karnataka: NHAI gets nod for widening Kumta-Sirsi stretch, but greens oppose move
Sat, Oct 02, 2021

The project site is located just 610 metres from the Sharavathy Valley Lion Tailed Macaque Sanctuary.

Karnataka industries, shops asked to retrofit diesel generators with emission-control devices
Thu, Sep 30, 2021

The retrofitting device should have a minimum specified particulate matter capturing efficiency of at least 70 per cent.

Bengaluru: 240 trainee soldiers take part in passing out parade, to soon join different units
Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Brigadier TPS Wadhwa, Commandant MEG and Centre, said the passing out batch of 2021 were trained under difficult conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic which restricted group activities.

Explained: Why High Court has stepped in to protect Bengaluru lakes
Wed, Sep 29, 2021

Over the years hundreds of lakes have however disappeared. The main city alone had as many as 272 lakes around 50 years ago but there are only around 168 lakes remaining at present.

Karnataka: Proposal to build concrete road to ‘trekkers paradise’ Kodachadri raises environmental concerns
Wed, Sep 29, 2021

One of the major concerns of environmentalists is that the project falls in the eco-sensitive zone of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. The KRDCL has sought the diversion of 5.50 hectares of fresh forest area land and 0.0676 hectares of non-forest land for the project.

Skin bank in Bengaluru plagued by low reserve, lack of awareness
Sat, Sep 25, 2021

The lone skin bank at the state government-run Victoria Hospital has just 4,500 sq cm of graft left which, at best, might suffice for two patients.

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