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Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 9, 2019 10:01:44 am
Candidates say NEET moderately difficult; no complaints about exam centre goof-ups Hundreds of NEET candidates from north Karnataka had missed a chance to attend the test at Bangalore on May 5 as Hampi Express faced a delay of more than eight hours

Over 500  aspiring doctors from Karnataka who missed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Bangalore due to a train delay on Sunday will get a second chance for the same, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

Confirming this union HRD Prakash Javadekar tweeted, “Happy to announce that Karnataka students who missed NEET exam due to railway delay will get another chance.”

The 16591- Hampi Express en route Bengaluru reached at 2:30 pm, an hour after the scheduled reporting time for NEET that was 1:30 pm. Various leaders criticised Indian Railways for their delay. Taking to Twitter, a NEET aspirant Suhas said, “My exam centre is Dayanand Sagar College in Bengaluru. Now I don’t think I will be able to write the exam.”

The Railways clarified that the delay was caused due to the ongoing maintenance work in Guntakal, South Central Division. “All the reserved passengers of the train have been given intimation by SMS of the diversion and rescheduling on the mobile numbers given at the time of reserving tickets,” E Vijaya, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Western Railway was quoted as saying by News 18.

Meanwhile, the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) has decided to notify the telecom companies before removing unauthorised optical fibre cables (OFCs). This was decided after a meeting headed by Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development Mahendra Jain with BBMP officials and operators.

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18:39 (IST)06 May 2019
Karnataka CM thanks HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy thanks Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar for announcing students who missed  NEET due to the six-hour delay of Hampi Express on Sunday, would be given another chance.

17:56 (IST)06 May 2019
Karnataka students who missed NEET exam, due to railway delay will get another chance.

Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that Karnataka students who missed NEET exam, due to railway delay will get another chance.

17:56 (IST)06 May 2019
Bangalore students fare well in Class 10 CBSE exams

As the results for Class 10 CBSE board examinations were announced on Monday, students from the city fared several of them scoring over 95% marks.

Aishwarya Hariharan Iyar and Naladala Disha Chowdary of Presidency School scored 497 on 500 to share the runners-up spot from the state while Karnataka topper Yashas scored 498 to top the Chennai region that includes the state as well. 

Other toppers from Bangalore include Aniruddha Das and Twisha T.S. who scored 485 (both from CMR National Public School), and Yatee Samantaray who scored 484 (Ekya School, ITPL campus)

17:07 (IST)06 May 2019
Watch: This is such a heartwarming gesture

This is such a heartwarming gesture.

17:06 (IST)06 May 2019
Traffic snarls continue in Bangalore due to white topping

As white topping works progress in the city, commuters continue to face tough times travelling through different key routes of Bangalore. Traffic snarl have been reported from Koramangala-Adugodi (Hosur Road), Nagarabhavi-Laggere (Ring Road), Sirsi Circle to Bapujinagar (Mysore Road) and BEL-Hebbal (Ring Road)

15:48 (IST)06 May 2019
Chennai region (with Karnataka schools) ranks second in region-specific pass percentage rankings

As the CBSE class 10 results were announced this evening, Chennai region which includes schools from #Karnataka ranks second in region-specific rankings with 99% students achieving eligibility for higher education. The region is second only to Trivandrum (99.85%). 

15:47 (IST)06 May 2019
Self-help tips to fight Fatigue

Here are the tips from Karnataka health department to Fight Fatigue

15:42 (IST)06 May 2019
Rainfall forecast for next 24 hours in Karnataka:

Scattered light to moderate rains likely over SIK & adjoining Malnad districts and isolated light to moderate rains likely over Coastal Karnataka districts.

15:25 (IST)06 May 2019
Several areas in city face power cuts

Balaji Layout, Hegde Nagar, Nagawara, Byranakunte, Mahadevpura, Kamadhenunagara, Muni Reddy Layout and surrounding areas face power disuption. Power will be restored by 4 pm, according to BESCOM

13:51 (IST)06 May 2019
N C Srinivas takes oath as the chief commissioner of the Karnataka information commission.

N C Srinivas takes oath as the chief commissioner of the Karnataka information commission.

13:11 (IST)06 May 2019
Bangalore driver creates mini-garden in his bus; netizens applaud

A bus driver in Bangalore has found an interesting way to spread awareness about keeping the environment green. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) bus driver Narayanappa has kept plants in the bus he drives between Kaval Bylasandraa and Yeswanthpur in the city.

Read: Bangalore driver creates mini-garden in his bus; netizens applaud 

12:24 (IST)06 May 2019
Fake posts on terrorist spotted in Bangalore

Bangalore City police said the viral posts on terrorist spotted in the city is a hoax.

11:20 (IST)06 May 2019
Farm loan waive off details by Karnataka Government

Karnataka Chief Minister Office on Monday released the Up-to-date loan waiver release status for both Commercial Bank crop loans and Cooperative bank crop loans.
Commercial Bank Crop Loan: 7.49 Lakh farmers released about Rs 3929 Crores. Another 1.5 Lakh farmer list for about Rs 900 Crores ready but will be released after 23.5.2019
Cooperative Sector Crop Loans: 8.1 Lakh farmers released Rs 3488 Crores until April 2019.
Every month loans due for repayment will be released waiver in Coop Sector, stated in the press release.

Total Crop Loan Waiver Release for both Commercial and Cooperative Loans is 15.5 Lakh farmers, Rs 7417 Crores.

11:01 (IST)06 May 2019
Cyber Crime police stations in Karnataka

Here is the list of Cyber Crime police stations in Karnataka by Cyber Crime CID

10:05 (IST)06 May 2019
Bangalore traffic update

Peak hour traffic is getting heavier on several roads. Traffic snarls are reported from various parts of Central Business District, Indiranagar, Banashankari, Bannerghatta Road, Mahadevapura, Hebbal, Goraguntepalya, Peenya, Koramangala, Malleshwaram and Yeswanthpur.

09:39 (IST)06 May 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average Air Quality in Bengaluru is Moderate. At 9 am PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an unhealthy level if you are near BTM Layout. The same is at moderate levels near City Railway Station and Peenya. 

09:11 (IST)06 May 2019
Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested the managing director of a Kannada news channel

Karnataka Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested the managing director of a Kannada news channel ‘Focus TV’ on Sunday, on charges of attempting to blackmail BJP MLA Aravind Limbavali for Rs 50 lakh. According to police, Hemanth M Kammar, MD of the TV Channel was blackmailing Aravind Limbavali for a year by claiming he had a sex video of the MLA.

09:05 (IST)06 May 2019
CFTRI sends food items for Fani victims

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) in Mysuru, has dispatched five tonnes of packed food items for the victims of cyclonic Fani in Odisha. The food packets were airlifted from Bengaluru airport.

08:58 (IST)06 May 2019
BESCOM receives 10,102 power disruption complaints on May 5

As power disruption issues continue to trouble Bangaloreans, as many as 10,102 complaints were registered on Sunday (May 5), BESCOM confirms.

08:51 (IST)06 May 2019
Karnataka’s order capping weight of school bags

The Karnataka government on Friday ordered all schools in the state to ensure that the weight of a child’s schoolbag does not exceed 10 per cent of the weight of the child.

Read: Explained: Why Karnataka’s order capping weight of school bags reopens an important debate about children’s health

The weatherman has predicted a generally cloudy sky for Bangalore today. Rain/thundershowers are likely to make an appearance, mostly by evening. The mercury levels are expected to range between 21 and 33-degree Celsius respectively.

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.

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