news Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) decided to renew the licenses of hoardings despite its council passing a resolution to ban hoardings in the city. The decision was taken after BBMP suffered a loss of Rs. 25 crore as renewals were not done last year. 2.  Fourty-two villages in Maharashtra have written a letter to their Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking a no-objection certificate to merge with Karnataka as they have been reeling under severe water crisis for decades. Jath taluk in Maharashtra borders with districts of Belagavi and Vijayapura in Karnataka and is prone to drought.   3. Garbage menace is likely to strike the city once again as communities near a processing unit in Doddaballapur protested and prevented dumping of waste by BBMP trucks. Residents allege that processing was not being conducted properly, as a result many have taken ill.     4. Despite Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ordering a CBI probe into the illegal lottery scam two weeks ago, the Union government is yet to respond to the state's request. Until CBI begins its investigation, CID will continue probing the scam, said Home Minister K J George.   5. Son of a Kerala High Court judge was killed in a road accident in Mico Layout in Bengaluru. Anand Mathew, was a third year law student at Christ University and suffered fatal injuries while riding pillion with his friend.  
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