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27 Mar 2017

Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

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Two extremely crucial combat-clothing needs of the Indian Army will be satisfied by Bengaluru companies; bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) and coats for extreme cold climates (coats-ECC) for those posted in Siachen.

In 2016, Tata Advanced Materials Limited bagged a tender for 50,000 BPJs and will provide them by 31st March. Gokaldas Exports is manufacturing 3.03 lakh coats-ECC.

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Bengaluru's lake Bellandur a source of tremendous energy

Ironically, the 500 MLD (million litres per day) of sewage that's dumped into lake Bellandur of Bengaluru is the same reason for companies from UK, Israel and Germany to display an interest in Karnataka.

The industrial waste can transform Bellandur into one of the largest energy fields of the world.

Numerous companies are in talks with the government for creating projects on the lake.


Bengaluru's Metro stations secured by city police on 'high alert'

After receiving 'sensitive inputs' from Central agencies, the Bengaluru police continue to remain wary and in a state of 'high alert' around the Bengaluru Metro rail network.

On Saturday, a sanitation drive was carried out by the city police, internal security division and the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), which combed through the trains, stations and railway tracks as an anti-sabotage drill.

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Bengaluru sees near-record levels of mercury

For the first time in 2017, mercury levels in Bengaluru rose above 37 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature recorded in more than 15 years in March.

According to data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru's temperature on Saturday was 37.2 degrees Celsius.

IMD reports suggested that Bengaluru was likely to witness the same levels of heat for the next one week.


BBMP could own last floor of buildings that violate laws

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) wants to amend its bylaws and be empowered to take ownership of the ground floor of buildings that haven't stuck to sanctioned plans.

The 2017-18 BBMP budget released on Saturday included this proposal.

According to reports, the rule would apply to every building that has more than five storeys.

This proposal aims at preventing violations.


From 1st May, public sector employees will retire at 60

The Karnataka government is putting into action its decision to increase the retirement age of public sector employees from 58 to 60 from 1st May or earlier.

Additional chief secretary of labour Sanjiv Kumar said the decision would benefit at least 45 lakh public sector employees.

IT and bio-technology companies are exempted from this decision, so are companies with under 50 employees.


Foundation work for Bengaluru's suburban train network to start soon

The suburban rail network long demanded by Bengalureans will start being implemented in one or two months.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the same on Sunday while authorizing the Bengaluru-Hassan train service and addressing a crowd at Yeshwantpur Railway Station.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah urged the railway minister to start the foundation work for the project as soon as May.

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