Top-5 stories from Karnataka

Atomic Energy regulator seals diagnostic centers in BengaluruBy Joseph Scozzari [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
news Friday, August 21, 2015 - 08:23

1. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) stopped operations of eight diagnostic centres in Bengaluru on August 20. The diagnostic centres did not possess licenses for operations and had not followed radiation safety measures recommended by the board. Read more on the Bangalore Mirror report.

2. The Bengaluru traffic police department has booked cases on more than 5545 school bus drivers for transgressing safety rules. This action was taken after many parents posted complaints on social media about school bus drivers. Read more.

3. Karnataka High Court on Wednesday gave Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike a week’s time to come up with a policy that would regulate installations of posters and hoardings in the city. Read more.

4. As residents of apartment complexes declined entry to campaigners and party workers, this norm has made it difficult for the candidates to reach out to voters living in apartments. The party workers are asked to leave the publicity materials with the security guards. Read more on The New Indian Express report.

5. Non-profit organization, Say Trees and Jarakbande forest department, plan to plant 2500 saplings in Jarakbande reserve forest in north Bengaluru on August 29. The non-profit organization, that claimed credit for the existing greenery in Koramangala and Indiranagar area despite the rapid infrastructural growth, will now rope in over 100 volunteers for this initiative. See The Times of India report.

 

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