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Karnataka govt plans to build flats for displaced families of demolition drive in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Here’s good news for those who lost their dream homes during the recent encroachment clearance drive in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government proposes to build apartments for those who have been displaced and those who will have to relocate after the demolition drive ends on rajakaluves (storm water drain). Former Bengaluru district in-charge and transport...Read more

Builders: Demolitions singe Bengaluru’s image, rattle people

BENGALURU: The city’s builders came together with leading legal experts, architects and academics on Friday to challenge the manner in which civic authorities have gone about demolishing alleged illegal constructions over the past few weeks. The builders said the arbitrary methods have shaken the confidence of ordinary people and developers, adversely affecting the city’s image....Read more

Encroachment of Lakes and Riverbeds Caused Chennai Floods: Parliamentary Panel

New Delhi: A Parliament panel has listed encroachment of lakes and riverbeds as a major reason for the massive Chennai floods last year. The Parliamentary standing committee on home affairs in its report tabled in Parliament asked the state government to check the real estate mafia involved in illegal construction. During the course of its...Read more