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Bangalore News April 22 Highlights: 4 JD(S) workers from Bangalore killed in Sri Lanka blasts; Bengaluru Airport served 33.30 million passengers

Bangalore News Highlights: Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, 33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru | Updated: April 23, 2019 9:29:12 am
Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Questions that remain unanswered Police officers guard St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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For the last two days infamous Bangalore’s Bellandur lake, has started to froth with toxic foam. The Bellandur Lake began frothing again after a moderate rain on Thursday night, spewing thick foam around its peripheral areas. The lake has spilt foam many times in the recent past and also caught fire on several occasions.

Shonali Singh, a local resident and member of the Citizen Watch Group, told, Indianexpress.com, “despite Sluice Gates and promises by authorities, with a little rains Bellandur Lake froths again. No changes on the ground at the Lake.”

“Things would only get worse in the lake with the intensifying rainfall during the monsoon,” she said, referring to the past when vehicles parked on the roadside were coated with the foam by the lake.

The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has issued several directions to the state government to take measures to revive one of the oldest and largest lakes in Bengaluru. According to the Karnataka Lake Development Authority, Bellandur Lake is the largest of the 262 lakes in the city which accumulates about 40 per cent of the Bengaluru’s sewage water.

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy confirmed that four of the five Indians killed in the attacks are workers of his party, and that three others are missing.

Meanwhile, 33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19.

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Bangalore News Highlights: Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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    17:27 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore Traffic Updates

    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, Yeswanthapura, Malleshwaram, KR Puram and Mysuru road. 

    17:05 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore Weather Update

    Weather at 5 pm in Bangalore: 31-degree celsius

    16:10 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bengaluru Airport served 33.30 million passengers at the end of FY 2018-19

    33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19. The Kempegowda International Airport has witnessed 2,40,251 landing and take-offs compared to 1,97,330 movements last year. 

    15:19 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Moderate rains likely over Bengaluru

    Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours): Scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rains likely over Bengaluru.

    14:18 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Four JD(S) workers from Bengaluru killed

    Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy confirmed that four of the five Indians killed in the attacks are workers of his party, and that three others are missing.

    Raed: Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Four JD(S) workers from Bengaluru killed, three missing

    13:56 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Out of the seven missing, four have been declared dead: CM

    Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy confirms four dead from Karnataka in the Sri Lanka terror attack.

    12:51 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore power disruption update

    The power supply is hit at several areas of the city as electricity feeders tripped. 

    12:16 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Sri Lanka blasts: Two JD(S) workers from Bangalore killed and 5 others missing

    Two JD(S) workers from Bangalore are confirmed dead in the serial blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The deceased have been identified as KG Hanumantharayappa and M Rangappa, from the city.

    Read: Two JD(S) workers from Bangalore killed and 5 others missing

    11:31 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    CM confirms the death of two Kannadigas in Sri Lanka

    Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy confirms the death of JD(S) party workers in Colombo Sri Lanka after the serial blast on Easter Sunday. 

    11:14 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Indian High Commission confirms death of Bangalore businessman

    The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka has confirmed that KG Hanumantharayappa, a businessman from Bangalore.

    He was staying at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, where one among the blasts took place on Easter Sunday (April 21). 

    11:09 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Colombo blast: Yelahanka MLA's relatives among missing members

    JD(S) confirms two of the seven-member team from Karnataka in Colombo are relatives of Yelahanka MLA S. R. Vishwanath.

    He will fly to Sri Lanka shortly.

    10:51 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Colombo blast: 7-member JD(S) team from Karnataka missing, 2 fear killed, tweet CM H.D. Kumaraswamy

    A day after the Colombo blasts, where the death toll is rising minute after minute, Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy says that he fears two JD(S) workers from the state are among the killed. 

    CM Kumaraswamy is now in touch with the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka seeking immediate reports on the same. 

    10:26 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Kithaganur, Avalahalli, Gangamma circle and surrounding areas face power cut, power to be restored by 1 pm

    Bangalore power disruption update: Kithaganur, Avalahalli, Gangamma circle and areas around these places face power cut.

    According to BESCOM, power will be restored by 1 pm

    10:02 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore raised over 8,800 power disruption complaints on April 21

    Easter Sunday was not a pleasant one for many Bangaloreans, as power disruptions spoilt the mood of the day. 

    According to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (BESCOM), as many as 8,813 complaints were registered during the day. 

    However, the power suppliers claim that 7,942 of them were cleared at the earliest.

    09:55 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Evening showers predicted today as well; temperature to range 22-34 degree Celsius today

    Bangalore weather update:  Partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers seen around, according to the weatherman.

    Similar to how it was since the weekend, evening showers as part of the pre-monsoon season, are expected today as well. Mercury levels to range from 22 to 34 degree Celsius today.

    09:40 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bus operators beat up protesting passengers in Bangalore-bound bus; video goes viral

    The staff of a private bus operator, Suresh Kallada Tours & Travels, beat up two students travelling to Bangalore after a heated argument over the bus breaking down and no alternate arrangements made.

    According to Jabob Philip, a passenger on the bus who posted the video on Facebook, the bus broke down around midnight, soon after the journey had started. “The passengers on the bus were stranded without any clear answers from the drivers on what we should expect for safety of women, and girls on the bus. Several people got angry with the bus driver, asking for an alternative on how to get to their final destination which is a 14 hours bus ride," he wrote on the social media platform with the video.

    "Kalada are famous for this, interesting and known fact that even #redbus doesn't take any responsibility for anything related to travel agency, they just act as brokers, Manas Mayur, another user wrote on Facebook. Several such comments by passengers have surfaced online; adding voice to the demand of revoking the operator's license. 

    09:17 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Check out the air quality around you in Bangalore

    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 Peenya or Bapuji Nagar, while it is at moderate levels near City Railway Station and Hebbal

    09:14 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore University: 54th Convocation Day celebrations

    Bangalore University-54th Convocation Day celebrations, Chief Guest: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala 

    Venue: Jnanajyothi Hall, Palace Road, Central College

    Time: 11 am.

    08:56 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Campaigning for the third phase of elections concludes

    The Public campaigning for polling in 14 parliamentary constituencies of Karnataka concluded on Sunday, Northern part of Karnataka will go to polls on April 23, in the third phase of elections across the country.

    08:48 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore Weather

    Weather at 8 am in Bangalore: 26-degree celsius

    08:34 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Youths thrown out of bus for demanding alternative arrangement

    Two youths were allegedly assaulted and thrown out of Bengaluru-bound private bus for demanding alternative arrangement after the vehicle broke down in Kerala. 

    08:26 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    No mass deletion of names from voters’ list in Bangalore: EC

    After Karnataka BJP wrote to the Election Commission, Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar clarified that mass indiscriminate deletion of names from the voters’ list in Bengaluru has not happened as alleged by the BJP.

    08:21 (IST)22 Apr 2019
    Bangalore's Bellandur Lake began frothing again

    The Bellandur Lake began frothing again after a moderate rain on Thursday night, spewing thick foam around its peripheral areas. The lake has spilt foam many times in the recent past and also caught fire on several occasions.

    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.

    For the past four days, Bangalore has been receiving pre-monsoon rains, and the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), as a precautionary measure, has set up rain gauges at 10 locations in Bangalore. According to the officials, rain gauges will provide rain-related information every 15 minutes which will help the Bangalore civic body to take precaution measures during rain.

    To tackle the rain-related damages, the BBMP will set up 60 new control rooms in the subdivision to respond to the complaints from the citizens. Presently the BBMP has nine control room in the eight zones including BBMP head office.

    Meanwhile, the city residents can get alert on thunderstorms during rain by the mobile app called ‘Sidilu’ (thunderstorm), which aims to provide alerts 45 minutes prior to a thunderstorm to prevent casualties. The app is developed by KSNDMC is available free of cost for download on Android and iOS platforms.