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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.

DRDO lab prepares blueprint to convert six C-295 aircraft for use by Indian Coast Guard
Sat, Sep 25, 2021

The possible use of the C-295 as a specialised surveillance vehicle following modifications was revealed at Aero India 2019 by former chairman of DRDO S Christopher.

Amid low Covid positivity rate among children, experts suggest reopening of schools in Karnataka
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, a member of the committee, said a recommendation had been made to the government to reopen schools for Classes I to V considering the current situation.

IISc deaths raise concern over mental well-being of students during Covid-19 crisis
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Two students, Rishabraj Mesharam (21), an undergraduate student from Gwalior, and Rajarshi Bhattacharaya (27), a PhD scholar from Kolkata, allegedly died by suicide within a span of a few days last week.

Bengaluru rainwater harvesting norms expanded despite low compliance with 2011 law
Tue, Sep 21, 2021

The Karnataka legislative assembly passed a Bill on September 16 making it mandatory for buildings built on sites measuring 60x40 feet or more to harvest and utilise rainwater for internal purposes.

HAL project to build pseudo satellite set to get approval for govt funds: Official
Mon, Sep 20, 2021

At present, it is a self-financed project to build HAPS as a part of a drone warfare programme for the defence forces.

Karnataka Forest Department refuses nod to road passing through Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
Wed, Sep 15, 2021

The department said that the construction of the road would violate the Forest Conservation Act.

Karnataka ranks ninth in approving pleas under Forest Rights Act
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

The state has so far received 2.81 lakh applications from STs and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFD) till February this year, of which 1.8 lakh claims were rejected.

Karnataka to expedite rehabilitation of tribals from protected areas of Nagarhole Tiger Reserve
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

A letter sent to the Union Minister for Environment by a Karnataka State Wildlife Board member has highlighted that the voluntary resettlement of tribals in the reserve, which started in 1998, has not been completed even after 23 years.

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