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17 Apr 2017

Bengaluru police to launch new app for jurisdiction

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Bengaluru Police is set to inaugurate 'Know Your Police Station' in April, an app to lead complainants to the right police station-one which their localities fall under.

Users will also be given directions to their respective police stations via Google Maps.

The app includes locations of both law and order and traffic police stations.

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Declare 176 'live' lakes as wetlands: KLCDA

The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) has currently sought the declaration of 176 'live' lakes in Bengaluru as 'wetlands.'

Once these lakes have been declared as wetlands by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), permissions for their land usage (diversion for building roads etc) would have to be granted by the Union Ministry.

The list includes Bellandur, Hulimavu and Hebbal lakes.


Heat-struck Bengaluru to cool down

The weather forecast for Bengaluru predicts partly cloudy skies with a spell of rains in few parts of the city around midnight on 17th and 18th April.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded are 36.2 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius respectively.

Bengaluru received light showers on Sunday; North Bengaluru recorded the highest rainfall (2mm) on Sunday afternoon.

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Jayalalithaa left no will, named no heir: RTI


Jayalalithaa left no will, named no heir: RTI

According to information received through RTI, Ex-CM of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa has not left a will behind, naming the heir to her assets.

RTI Activist S Bhaskaran said her properties should be declared as TN's properties.

Bhaskar first sought information from the TN Chief Secretary's office, but was re-directed to the commercial taxes and registration department, which revealed the lack of an official will.


Toxic foam spills from Bellandur lake onto roads

The foam from Bellandur lake has been swelling since Friday morning.

According to residents, frothing of the lake has started to increase during weekends; experts say excess sewage inflow leads to excess frothing.

The state government and bodies like BDA, KSPCB were pulled up by the National Green Tribunal for not stopping sewage discharge into the lake.

The case will be heard again tomorrow.


Phase-I of Bengaluru Metro could be fully functional by May

According to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials, all tests conducted for Phase-I have garnered positive results.

The Green Line would be inspected by the Commissioner of Railway Safety soon.

The completion of this project has been long overdue; set to become operational in 2011, BMRCL has missed 7 deadlines since.

BMRCL has spent Rs. 338 crore on the project.

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