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Bangalore News Sept 24 highlights: Ola, Uber drivers’ union call for strike on Sept 30

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Ola, Uber drivers’ union call for strike on Sept 30

Bangalore News Sept 24 highlights: The Namma Chalakara Trade Union, a cab drivers association based in Bengaluru has called for a strike on 30 September urging the Karnataka government to regulate the app-based taxi aggregators.

The newly formed association which has about 3,000 members, will hold a strike from 9 am to 4 pm on 30 September. The Union founder and President Somashekhar K said, “ Our earnings have dropped after the companies started offering own vehicles to drivers on lease. Hence we request the government to bring in new rules allowing us to operate on the model of auto-rickshaws by installing fare meters.”

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Akshaya Patra Foundation did a  make-over to Government Lower Primary School

The Akshaya Patra Foundation did a  make-over to Government Lower Primary School in Ravindranagar, the students of the school were surprised with paintings of the solar system, animals, art and culture. This was Inaugurated in Dec 2018 by Maharaja of Mysuru, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.

Rainfall Forecast(Next 24hrs)

Widespread with moderate to heavy rains most likely over NIK and SIK districts, whereas over coastal and Malnad districts very likely to receive scattered to widespread with light to moderate rains and at isolated places heavy rains.

Karnataka Bypolls: 14 nominations filed on Day One

The Election Commission has received a total of 14 nominations to contest the upcoming bypolls in 15 constituencies of the state.

Of the 14, five were filed in Kagwad constituency and four in Athani constituency - both in Belagavi district. Two were filed in Hunsur. One each nominations were filed in Ranebennur, Chikkaballapur and KR Pura constituecies. The last date for filing nominiations is September 30.

 

BMTC to clear pass applications in schools

The BMTC has formed a special team that will visit the schools to process the applications of Bus pass to the students who are unable to get concessional/free bus passes.

In a release, the BMTC said 3.21 lakh students had obtained bus passes. To help those who were left out, special teams have visited 1,528 schools, where applications were made on behalf of the students. “Any educational institution/students facing problems concerning bus passes may contact the pass counter at Kempegowda Bus Station,” the BMTC said.

Apply to be a medical officer at BU

Bangalore University has invited applications for two positions (male and female) of medical officer at its health centre. Graduates holding the degrees of MBBS/MD/MS can apply to Registrar, Bangalore University, by September 30. Preference will be given to MD/MS degree holders, according to a press release.

Man dies in accident

A 35-year-old died in a road accident near Sambhram College in MS Palya in Jalahalli on Monday. The driver of a truck that allegedly killed the man, identified as Lal Bahadur, fled the spot after deserting the vehicle when the public tried to catch him. 

Elections for mayor, deputy mayor will be held on October 1

Elections for mayor, deputy mayor and members of BBMP’s 12 standing committees will be held on October 1. Bengaluru regional commissioner Harsh Gupta issued a notification on Monday. The mayor and deputy mayor’s poll will be held at 11.30am, following by standing committee elections. The mayor and deputy mayor posts have been reserved for general categories this time.

Strong support for panel’s V-C pick: ‘NLSIU deserves well-qualified academic’

One of the reasons there has been a groundswell of support on the campus of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) — from a large section of students, faculty and alumni — for a young professor, chosen by an expert committee to be the new vice-chancellor, is a sense of a drop in teaching standards at NLSIU. Read

Police seize one tonne marijuana

The Anekal police on Monday seized one tonne of marijuana worth Rs 3.50 crore from a man at Marasur in the taluk. 

David, the suspect from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, was transporting the banned substance in an SUV, when the police fired at his right leg and injured him, said the police.

EC against staying polls, says Speaker can’t stop MLAs from contesting

The Election Commission on Monday opposed the plea of the disqualified Karnataka MLAs in the Supreme Court to stay the upcoming bypolls, but said the Speaker’s action disqualifying them cannot deprive them of their right to contest these polls. Read

Karnataka’s youngest BJP MP from Bangalore South constituency, Tejasvi Surya has waded into a controversy over his plans to build office space in an area, which is used by high school students to prepare for board examinations.

READ: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya plans to shift office in coaching centre for underprivileged 

Love listening to music while travelling in a public transport bus in Bengaluru? Well, ensure that you are carrying earphones as the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has banned playing loud music in its buses.

READ: Carry earphones on your commute as BMTC says no to loud music