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Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 3, 2019 7:17:47 pm
Bangalore-Rain-Traffic-Summer-Shower-759 A prominent junction in Bangalore city as summer showers make an appearance after long. Express Photo/Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore News Highlights:  in the light of Cyclone Fani getting intense in several areas in north India, the South Western Railway has decided to cancels seven trains. They include: Mysuru – Howrah Express (22818- starting on May 6); Yesvantpur – Puri Express (22884- starting on May 4); Howrah – Yesvantpur Express (12863 – starting on May 3); Bhubaneswar – KSR Bengaluru Express (18463 – starting on May 4); Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam – Howrah Express (22832 – commencing on May 3); Yesvantpur – Howrah Express (12246 – commencing on May 3); and Bengaluru Cantonment – Agartala Express (12503- commencing on May 3).

The Income-Tax department is looking into the income sources of a Bangalore auto-rickshaw driver who now lives in a Rs 1.6 crore-villa in an elite gated society in Whitefield. Nalluralli Subramani, however, attributes his good life to the largess of one of his passengers.

Speaking to, an official from the I-T department said the 37-year-old auto driver has been under close watch from mid-April in the light of the parliamentary elections. “We had shortlisted sources from where unaccounted money would come into play for the elections. As soon as this case reached us, we decided to go forward and search his property at Jatti Dwarakamai in Mahadevapura of Whitefield,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

Read more: I-T department probes Bangalore auto driver who owns Rs 1.6-crore villa

Renowned theatre artiste Master Hirannaiah passed away Thursday while undergoing treatment for liver-related complications at BGS Global Hospital in Bengaluru. He was 85.

Master Hirannaiah first shot to popularity with his play “Lanchavatara”, a satirical commentary on contemporary politics in the late 1960s. K. Hirannaiah Mitra Mandali, the troupe that conceptualised the play, was initially run by his father. The drama troupe has so far staged more than 11,000 shows to date.

Read more: Veteran Kannada actor and political satirist Master Hirannaiah passes away at 85

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17:44 (IST)03 May 2019
Columbia hospital conducted lung screening to Bengaluru Traffic Police officials

The Columbia hospital conducted lung screening to Bengaluru Traffic Police officials who are exposed 8-10 hours to automobile emission on daily basis on duty, According to officials, Traffic police are very much prone to either acute or chronic lung infections leading to cardio vascular and respiratory diseases.

16:33 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore LIVE traffic update: Evening traffic kicks in

Evening traffic kicks in at various areas in Bangalore city. Traffic snarls are reported from KR Market, JC Road, HAL-Old Airport Road, Hosur Road and Adugodi Main Road

15:51 (IST)03 May 2019
BTP, BBMP officials inspect waterlogging spots

Officials of local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) inspect waterlogging roads in the city. Adequate action will be taken to avoid flooding, according to the officials. 

15:33 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore likely to get showers in next 24 hours

Several areas in the city are likely to get light to moderate rains in the next 24 hours. This is as part of the prediction made by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNMDC) that southeastern parts of six districts would get rains in the upcoming days. 

15:03 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore LIVE temperature update

At 3 pm, mercury levels in Bangalore are at 33 degree Celsius. While precipitation is at 0%, humidity is at 32%

14:46 (IST)03 May 2019
South Western Railway cancels 7 trains due to Cyclone Fani

As many as 7 trains stay cancelled in the light of Cyclone Fani. They include:

Mysuru – Howrah Express (22818- starting on May 6)
Yesvantpur – Puri Express (22884- starting on May 4)
Howrah – Yesvantpur Express (12863 - starting on May 3)
Bhubaneswar – KSR Bengaluru Express (18463 - starting on May 4)
Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam – Howrah Express (22832 - commencing on May 3);
Yesvantpur – Howrah Express (12246 - commencing on May 3)
Bengaluru Cantonment – Agartala Express (12503- commencing on May 3)

13:23 (IST)03 May 2019
Nearly 5 months later, fishing vessel’s wreckage found

Nearly five months after a fishing boat Suvarna Tribhuja went missing from Udupi coast, the Indian Navy has found its wreckage off the Malvan coast in Maharashtra. All the 7 crew members of the boat are feared dead.

12:50 (IST)03 May 2019
Holocaust exhibition by Israel Consulate in city

Titled 'Beyond Duty', an exhibition held to commemorate the Jewish  Holocaust and the victims of World War II will be held in Bangalore till May 9. Stories of  22 diplomats from various countries who worked heart and soul to save the Jews will be featured for the same. 

12:14 (IST)03 May 2019
Special drive conducted by DCP East books 714 violators on May 2

A special drive conducted by the Bengaluru Traffic Police (East) booked 714 violators on May 2.

While 608 auto drivers were booked for driving without wearing uniforms, 106 goods vehicles were booked for carrying passengers. 

11:53 (IST)03 May 2019
Heavy traffic on Hosur Road (Koramangala-Adugodi-Johnson Market)

Heavy traffic reported from Hosur Road after a BMTC bus broke down near Adugodi signal. White topping work progressing on the Forum Mall stretch chokes the traffic movement further. 

11:02 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore power disruption update: Several areas face power cut; restoration by 12 noon

Ashirvad Colony, Devamatha School area, Nandana Colony, Nisarga Colony, Horamavu-Agara, Banjara Layout and surrounding areas face power disruption. Power will be restored by 12 noon, BESCOM informs

10:40 (IST)03 May 2019
No texting while driving, BTP advises

Encouraging safe driving, Bengaluru Traffic Police has urged citizens to refrain from using phones while driving. 

10:12 (IST)03 May 2019
National-level social hackathon in Bangalore today

Bangalore hosts a 24-hour national level social hackathon today. The competition, according to the organisers, aims to provide students with a platform to solve various daily-life problems and to inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. 
Taking place at CMR Institute of Technology campus on May 3 and 4, more than 100 students across India are expected to take part in the event. The event focuses to address the issue pertaining to rural development, clean energy and transport, industrial innovation, education and healthcare, self-sustained communities. Prize money worth Rs 50,000/- will be given to the winners.

09:45 (IST)03 May 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 BTM Layout. The same is  at moderate levels near City Railway Station and Hebbal

09:20 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore traffic police fix  15 spots vulnerable to waterlogging 

Bengaluru traffic police identified and fixed 15 spots vulnerable to waterlogging across the city.

09:06 (IST)03 May 2019
BESCOM receives 7,752 complaints on May 2, 5,647 resolved

As power disruption issues continue to trouble Bangaloreans, as many as 7,752 complaints were registered on Thursday (May 2), BESCOM confirms.

08:56 (IST)03 May 2019
Cyclone 'Fani' impacts flight services

Cyclone 'Fani' impacts flight services: Air India flights preponed.

08:40 (IST)03 May 2019
Elections to 63 ULBs in Karnataka on May 29

Elections to 63 urban local bodies (ULB), eight city municipal councils, 33 town municipal councils and 22 town panchayats, will be held on May 29, the State Election Commission announced. On May 29, bypolls to two wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) — Kaveripura and Sagayapura, is scheduled.

08:28 (IST)03 May 2019
Bangalore Mayor conducts a meeting with BBMP Joint Commissioners of 8 zones

Bangalore Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun reviews monsoon preparedness in Bengaluru The meeting was attended by BBMP officials from eight BBMP zones.

The mayor directed the officials to remove silt from the storm-water drains to increase their carrying capacity and ensure the free flow of water, besides maintaining constant coordination with the 64 control rooms of BBMP.

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.

In an instance that shows negligence on part of the civic authorities, the Bengaluru traffic police was recently seen filling the deadly potholes in the city. The city traffic police has identified more than 350 deadly potholes, including flyovers in Bengaluru, and started pothole filling drive to avoid accidents.

Read: Bengaluru traffic cops start pothole filling drive

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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