Karnataka CM: Bellandur problem will be solved within 1-2 years

17 Aug 2017 | Written by Kanchan Monga; Edited by Gogona Saikia
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Bellandur lake's toxic foam, which worsened with Monday's overnight showers, is giving residents a hard time.

Even commuters faced trouble while driving through foam. Locals fear it would cause an epidemic.

Shockingly, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said, ''problem (foam pollution) will be solved within one or two years.''

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17 Aug 2017Karnataka CM: Bellandur problem will be solved within 1-2 years

DetailsRahul Gandhi blames Modi's policies for Gorakhpur tragedy

While addressing a rally in Bengaluru, AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi held PM Modi accountable for Gorakhpur tragedy, Doklam standoff, Kashmir unrest etc.

Gandhi blamed Modi's health policy for Gorakhpur tragedy.

"More than 90 children died in Gorakhpur due to his healthcare policies. The BJP believes that there are enough private hospitals for rich and they aren't bothered about government hospitals," he claimed.

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The formalities took two months to complete.

The wedding was devoid of any fanfare. Not even their families were present.

Irom says they planned to settle down in the hill station and continue the fight against AFSPA.

Various groups had earlier opposed her presence in Kodaikanal, saying it would affect peace.

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