Bangalore LIVE News updates: A naval officer died at Karwar atfter a fire broke out onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. Identified as Lt Cdr D.S. Chauhan, the deceased was harmed while he was leading the firefight in the affected compartment of the ship on April 26 morning, the Defence Wing confirmed.
“Whilst the fire was brought under control, the officer suffered loss of consciousness owing to the smoke and fumes during the firefighting efforts. He was immediately evacuated to the Naval Hospital at Karwar, INHS Patanjali for medical attention. However, the officer could not be revived,” a press note explaining the situation read.
Security has been stepped up in and around Bengaluru city and Kempegowda International Airport in the light of serial bomb blasts take took place in Sri Lanka since Easter Sunday.
Karnataka deputy CM G. Parameshwara has requested citizens to inform the nearest police station in case of spotting any suspicious activity. “It is the duty of the government to ensure citizen safety and the same is being taken seriously,” he said on April 26.
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar had convened a meeting with hoteliers, mall owners and religious leaders on April 25 to brief them about security measures. Police have instructed all places of worship to install CCTV cameras and deploy private security guards or volunteers to keep a tab on visitors.
Meanwhile, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the civic governing body of Bangalore has drawn flak from citizen groups and other activists for their recent MoU signing with a French company. The BBMP contract is in place with 3Wayste to set up a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant in Bangalore.
“None of such plants are successful in India. All of them failed, resulted in huge damage to environment & ultimately closed. We don’t know why govt takes such nasty decisions which will make life of residents tough in future,” Electronic City Rising, a citizen group criticised the move on Twitter.
The National Gallery of Modern Art in the city will host special screenings at their auditorium to commemorate the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The event will be held from 3 pm today.