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BRIGADE GROUP BAGS BANGALORE URBAN

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Premier League took off on a scorching note with expectations soaring well above the wildest imaginations of the organisers, Karnataka State Cricket Association and Frontier Group here on Wednesday.

When the bids were opened on Wednesday evening, the astronomical amounts that poured out of the bid covers had almost all gasping with amazement with the Brigade Group bidding a whopping Rs 7.2 crore for the much sought after Bangalore Urban team.

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l http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/top-stories/Realtors-netas-buy-into-KPL/articleshow/4861239.cms
 

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Hi All,

I am fairly new to this discussions forum and am definetely new to Bangalore forum. I was born in Bangalore and have lived in Chennai all my life.

I'd like to know how is Basaveshwara Nagar these days as I used to visit my relatives 10 to 15 years ago. Is it developed or is it the same way it used to be before?
 

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TECHIE SOUTH TAKES WINGS

Shedding their cautious approach, commercial adventurers have rewritten the business matrix of the South. Bangalore’s IT revolution, Hyderabad’s core sector progress, Chennai’s strides in auto have spurred them into taking the path less trodden, writes Sriram Ramakrishnan
SOUTHERN BUSINESSES and businessmen have always been a class apart. The conservatism, prudence and low-key approach with an emphasis more on achieving results than indulging in flashy, ostentatious displays of power are qualities that have stood them in good stead. Through turbulence and triumph.
This attitude may not have won them cover pages of glossy magazines, invitations to be keynote speakers in Davos or New York or a place in the rich and famous power lists; but what it has done is to give their business, shareholders and employees a certain stability, a credibility and a solidity, not to forget growth of course.
In the years immediately following independence, the southern part of the country was probably wellknown for many things other than businesses. Linguistic nationalism, naxal riots, language issues and the surge in support for communist support dominated headlines. Business and industry were heavily concentrated in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai and to a great extent Calcutta which saw the birth of many industrial empires.
The picture has changed dramatically since then. Not only have southern businessmen and industrialists shaken off the lethargy and excessive caution but they have also built a slew of strong businesses with world-class reputation. Bangalore a decade or two ago was a garden city, a pensioner’s paradise, a charming city with lovely climate, spacious roads and beautiful gardens. Chennai was a city of Brahmins (never mind that Brahmins formed a minuscule proportion of the city’s population), loud movies and raucous politicians with a penchant for emotionalism.
What a difference a few decades has made. Bangalore is today India’s technological hub supporting a string of tech companies doing cutting edge work not done in many parts of the world. India’s silicon valley is also India’s entrepreneurial capital. Thanks to the stupendous success of people such as Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani and other honchos of Infosys, many bright individuals have taken to starting their own business and have made a success of it.
The story with Chennai is also similar. It is today the third-biggest (some would say second) auto hub in India after Gurgaon and Pune. It is also a big technology hub where firms such as Nokia, Cognizant and Flextronics have a big presence. Tirupur, a big textile centre, has caught the global imagination with its export-oriented approach and the impact it has made in the global textile market.
Hyderabad is another city that has managed to exploit the opportunities thrown up by a liberalised economy. Thanks to its strong entrepreneurial culture, it has thrown up a number of successful industrialists such as Anji Reddy of Dr Reddy’s Labs and GVK Reddy of the GVK group. These individuals have not confined themselves to their state but have spread themselves to become national and international players in infrastructure and pharmaceuticals.
However, the best is yet to come. The four southern states have a number of natural advantages that can help them turn into the country’s economic powerhouses. They have a highly educated and skilled workforce, rapidly improving infrastructure, better power facilities than other parts of the country and an entrepreneurial drive and determination to make it big and succeed.
The southern governments are investing heavily in infrastructure whether it is metros (in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad) or towns and building better roads and better ports. Chennai’s image as an important auto hub will be enhanced with the commissioning of Michelin’s tyre plant while Bangalore’s reputation as a centre of excellence for technology will be greatly improved by the the number of high-tech centres of multinationals. The cutting edge work done by many of these firms in Bangalore will go a long way in further burnishing its reputation.
The four southern governments should not take their eyes away from the important work ahead. That of significantly increasing their state’s economic potential, improving the prosperity and well-being of their citizens. It is an onerous task but one which will mean a lot to their country as well.

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To all the bengaluru road users......... :)

experience the traffic in this song........exclusively for bengaloreans...........


city bus alli hogabaeku andrae insurance madabaeku 1:47 :)

2:29...........clever auto driver :lol:

1:25 &1:28 :rofl:

 

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Amendment to construction workers’ Act soon

The State Government will soon amend the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996, whereby the family of construction workers, who die in an accident at the worksite, will be eligible for compensation with the help of a police First Information Report (FIR), said Vasanth Kumar Hittanagi, director of the Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers’ welfare board.

In the cases of death occurring in an accident at the worksite, the contractors always tried to avoid mentioning it in the complaints to avoid the police. “But, because of this the deceased worker’s next of kin will not be able to claim the Rs. 1 lakh compensation available to them,” he said and added that this problem could be overcome by considering the FIR as a valid document, he said.

Another amendment to the Act being contemplated was to authorise all registered doctors to issue age certificates to workers. Lat present, only Government surgeons were authorised to issue these certificates, Mr. Hittanagi said at the seminar organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Labour Department, and Bar Association. The workshop, which focussed on Building and Other Construction Workers’ Act, 1996, and Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, was aimed at creating an awareness about the two Acts among government officials and trade union leaders.

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Mr. Hittanagi highlighted the legal provisions that are available for construction workers. The construction should not be made to work for more than 48 hours a week and they should be paid extra wages, in case they were made to work for more than the stipulated number of hours. The working hours should not be extended beyond nine hours a day. Workers should be given a half-hour break after every five hours of working. They should be given one paid holiday every week, he said.

Workers were entitled to double wages for each extended hour of work and for working on holidays. They should also be given a compensatory off within five days of working on a holiday, Mr. Hittanagi said. Women should be employed only between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day, and in case of an extension of the working hours, the contractor must seek special sanction from the Labour Department. If there were more than 50 women workers in a construction site, the employers must provide a separate toilet, a source of clean drinking water, and a crèche for their children, he said.

In case more than 250 workers were employed at a site, the employer should make arrangements to provide them with food. The retirement age for women was 50 years, and for men it was 55.

The contractors and employers should make sure that all the workers had their Government welfare cards so they received all their retirement benefits, including pension and provident fund, he said.

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Helpline for Rain Water Harvesting

To facilitate Bangaloreans to implement Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) in their buildings and commercial establishments, an exclusive helpline manned by engineers has been set up inside the KSCST premises, in the Indian Institute of Science campus.
The helpline is 23348840, which has started functioning a couple of days back and two engineers of the KSCST are taking calls.
Read full news on DHNS.
 

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Bangalore has people from almost all states of India. You can see vehicles of all number plates, from south to north, west to east in Bangalore roads. I have seen a 'Lakshadweep' registered Innova too.

Here cars from three states are in the frame. Sorry the Swift on the left is AP registered, I didn't get the number plate in full since I was driving. The other ones are from TN and Delhi



And now a bike from Rajasthan

 

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Hi friends,
I am new for this forums.So,I am so pleased to have such amazing information about Bangalore.
Well I am so pleased to have those videos and pictures shared by my friends.Please keep such more amazing posts related to the city.
 

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thogoli nimmigae prastuti madthidini

"Bangalorisation"

some neat pics of various prominent places in bangalore

Urban lads is a group of some hubli-dharwad students

 

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London Eye in Bangalore?

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BANGALORE: In a bid to take Bangalore to greater heights on the global map, efforts are on to get the "London Eye'' (giant wheel observatory) to Silicon city.

The founder and promoter of London Eye, David Marks, will present an overview of it to Karnataka NRI forum deputy chairman and BJP MLC Ganesh Karnik in London on February 21. Karnik will be in UK in connection with the Global Investors' Meet being held in Bangalore in June.

Karnik will also be briefed about the spectacular London Eye by Britain's former sports minister Britain Kate Hoey, who played a vital role in establishing it on the river Thames. She would discuss the opportunities and possible hurdles to the proposed project.

Speaking to TOI from London, Karnataka NRI Forum coordinator (UK and Europe) Neeraj Patil said he had taken the initiative on the proposed project. "It's in my constituency Lambeth and Bangalore is number one as a tourist destination. Having London Eye will boost the city's image,'' he added.

According to him, nothing had been discussed on the project as yet. However, the cost of replicating it in Bangalore would be less compared with UK as good quality steel is available in Bellary. "It will cost Rs 500 crore to set it up in London now,'' he added. Patil is a consultant in emergency medicine at St Thomas hospital in UK and is a Lambeth Labour councillor.

What is London Eye?

It is a giant wheel akin to Singapore Flyer and has become the most popular tourist attraction in the UK. It was erected in 1999 and was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang (160 m) in May 2006, and then the Singapore Flyer (165 m) in 2008.

However, it is still described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel" (as the entire structure is supported by an A-frame on one side only).

The London Eye is located at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Lambeth in England. It is adjacent to that of the former Dome of Discovery, which was built for the festival of Britain in 1951.
 

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Bangalorean be careful

Some might be kidnappers planning to carry out acts

Beware of pani puri vendors, warn cops

Bangalore, Feb 17, DH News Service:Basaveshwaranagar police have warned the public to be wary of pani puri vendors claiming to hail from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

“Some of them might be kidnappers, in the guise of pani puri vendors, planning to carry out acts while they serve the tasty snack on roadside,” cautions Basaveshwaranagar Police Station Inspector H Hanumanthappa. Hanumanthappa is just back from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, after rescuing a local astropalmist from the clutches of kidnappers who hailed from a northern State and were running the trade of pani puri vendors in Bangalore.

“Santosh who kidnapped astrologer Lakkappa in Basaveshwarnagar two weeks ago was a pani puri vendor near Shankarnag bus stop in Kurubarahalli. Santosh hails from Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh,” Hanumanthappa told Deccan Herald.

The Inspector said several youngsters from Bhind and other areas in MP and Uttar Pradesh who come down to southern states. They pose themselves as pani puri vendors and hatch conspiracy to kidnap. They target astrologers who they feel are easy victims. Many of such youngsters might be selling the pani puri in southern states including Karnataka,” Hanumanthappa said.

Santosh had come to Bangalore a year ago. He met Lakkappa on several occasions seeking divine help for his problems. After studying Lakkappa’s routine carefully, he told the astrologer a few months ago that his master had constructed a factory in Bhind City and wanted him to study Vaastu of the premises. Unsuspecting, Lakkappa accompanied him to Bhind. However, suspecting a trick he returned, the Inspector said.

Recently, Santosh repeated the same story and offered Rs 20,000 for his services towards the Vaastu and other things. Lakkappa, who is preparing for his three daughters’ wedding, decided to accompany Santosh as he wanted some money.
It took the astrologer some time to realise that he was trapped after reaching Bhind. He was fed only one roti a day and was beaten often. Tracing Santosh’s calls, the police worked out the kidnappers’ whereabouts. Bhind district SP Chanchal Shekhar provided the Bangalore police team with an encounter specialist, Assistant Sub-Inspector Shivakumar.

On February 13, a few local police officers, who were with the Bangalore team stopped a motorist, Mehpal for suspicious riding. Mehpal did not give satisfactory reply for questions about a wrist watch he wore. Suddenly, one of Lakkappa’s relatives, who had accompanied the Bangalore police told the police that it was Lakkappa’s wrist watch. Grilled, Mehpal spilled the beans.

Police raided a premises based on Mehpal’s information, but Santosh and three others had left the premises with Lakkappa on two bikes. They wanted to reach a village called Soni from where they had planned to board a train. However, the police chased them and rescued Lakkappa before they could reach the railway station on February 14 at 9 pm. Two other suspects managed to escape.

There are several gangs, each led by a leader, indulging in kidnapping in dense forest area in Bhind which is very close to Chambal Valley. Youngsters like Santosh act as their agents. They identify people, take them to the valley, hand them over to their leaders, take their financial share and begin to hunt for another person, added the Inspector. Santosh and Mehpal were imprisoned in a jail in Bhind City.
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I just heard from some folks living in Bluru that the power situation is horrible. There are frequent power cuts and some have resorted to inverters and power generators. The K Govt is asleep on the power situation.
 

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I just heard from some folks living in Bluru that the power situation is horrible. There are frequent power cuts and some have resorted to inverters and power generators. The K Govt is asleep on the power situation.
the previous govts were,what can yeddi do(BJP) do??whic is in power for only a year since the elections..............

wait for this year end KA will be adding 2000 MW:banana:
 

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I just heard from some folks living in Bluru that the power situation is horrible. There are frequent power cuts and some have resorted to inverters and power generators.
It's bad, but we've seen worse. At present, two hour daily scheduled loadshedding - one hour each in the morning and afternoon. Thankfully, there hasn't been unscheduled loadshedding or power cut at night. Loadshedding in the morning is a pain, though :bash:
 

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Dun worry man,its just a discussion thread anyways it was isolated until someone talked about the power situation and all.
btw does anybody have a sector wise breakdown of Bangalores economy
 
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