Bangalore News Highlights:
As the Karnataka SSLC results were announced today, two students — Srujana D (St Philomena English High School, Bangalore) and N Parameshwar Naik (Colaba Vithob Shanbhag Kalabagkar High School, Uttara Kannada) — have topped scoring 625/625. A total of 11 students scored 624/625. The exams were held from March 21 to April 4. This year, the pass percentage has seen a 1.77% increase than that of 2018, at 73.7%.
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Residents of RR Nagar and Hemmigepura wards complained to the BBMP that the leaves are collected, dumped burnt in the area is causing a health risk to the residents.
As monsoon season is fast approaching, the Bangalore Traffic Police has begun with their task of filling up potholes in the city. Earlier, the BTP had conducted a study to spot potholes in the city that needs to be filled up immediately. While Old Airport Road, Indiranagar and 100-feet Road were picked for the first day, policemen were seen supervising the process next to Ejipura and Koramangala areas on April 29. Pothole filling continues in the city as the day progresses.
Bangalore may face call drops and disruption in internet services in coming days. This is due to city’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) taking up the process of cutting telecom cables laid over the ground due to non-payment of fee and failure to follow the existing norms. The move by the BBMP has got internet service providers (ISPs) up in arms and attracted criticism by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI).
The Bengaluru City Traffic Police has prohibited parking on 12 roads adjacent and around M. Chinnaswamy stadium for today. This is part of several steps taken towards ensuring a smooth experience for spectators and other commuters on road, in the light of the IPL match scheduled to be played between home team Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. While parking areas are provided at several spots in and around the stadium from 2 to 11.30 pm, autorickshaws will not be plying on selected areas of Queens Road, Cubbon Road and MG Road from 5 pm to 11.30 pm on Tuesday.