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 indianexpress.com, 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.
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.