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Bangalore News May 10 Highlights: Karnataka High Court gets new Chief Justice; comedian Russell Peters to perform in city on May 29

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Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Ralph Alex Arakal | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 14, 2019 9:34:37 am
karnataka-court-new-justice Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala administered the oath to Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka in a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was present. Express Photo

Bypolls for the two Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)wards, Sagayapuram and Kaveripura, will be held on May 29. The BBMP has issued a notification in this regard as the seats have been vacant following the demise of the respective corporators.

The last date for filing nomination would be May 17 and for withdrawal is May 20. Polling will be conducted on May 29 from 7am to 5pm, and counting will be on May 31. Sagaypuram is a general category ward and Kaveripura is reserved for backward class A women.

The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky for Bangalore today. Rain/thundershowers are likely to make an appearance, mostly by evening. The mercury levels are expected to range between 22 and 32-degree Celsius respectively.

Local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued a public notice warning citizens of dumping waste in stormwater drains. According to the notice, violators are punishable under various sections of the IPC up to five years of imprisonment/fine or both.

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18:45 (IST)10 May 2019
Dinesh Gundu Rao signs online petition for Jet Airways employees

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Commitee president Dinesh Gundu Rao has signed an online petition and has urged people to do so, in a bid to "save the future of 16,000 Jet Airways employees." 

18:27 (IST)10 May 2019
Rainfall forecast for next 24 hour by KSNDMC

Rainfall forecast for next 24 hour by KSNDMC: Scattered light to moderate rains likely over SIK, Malnad & coastal Karnataka districts and no rains likely over remaining parts of the state.

18:03 (IST)10 May 2019
Maintenance work: Several areas in city face power disruption

Several areas in the city continue to face power cuts due to maintenance works. According to BESCOM, power will be restored at KR Puram, TC Palya, Garden City College Road, Battarahalli, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi and surrounding areas by 7 pm

16:08 (IST)10 May 2019
Man killed over Rs 10 parking fee row in Bangalore

A man was murdered over a Rs 10 parking fee issue at a cinema hall parking space in Lavanya Theatre situated at St Johns Road in Bharathinagar, East Bengaluru. The incident took place on Thursday evening when the deceased came to the theatre to watch Kanchana 3, a Tamil movie.

Read: Man killed over Rs 10 parking fee row in Bangalore

15:03 (IST)10 May 2019
Bangalore LIVE temperature update

Mercury levels are at 34-degree Celsius at Bangalore at 3 pm.  While 29% of humidity is recorded, precipitation is at 20% 

14:43 (IST)10 May 2019
Deputy CM Parameshwara welcomes new Karnataka HC Chief Justice

Karnataka deputy chief minister G. Parameshwara met justice Abhay Srinivas Okha who took oath as the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court at Raj Bhavan today. 

14:28 (IST)10 May 2019
Russell Peters to perform in Bangalore on May 29

Indo-Canadian comedian Russell Peters is all set to visit Bangalore as part of his 'The Deported World Tour.' The comedian will take the stage in Bangalore on May 29 after which he will move to Delhi for his performance on May 31. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor who also featured as the protagonist in a Netflix series 'The Indian Detective' will also hold two shows in Mumbai on June 2 and 3.

14:05 (IST)10 May 2019
Varthur and surroundings face power cuts

Areas in and around Varthur face power disruptions as replacement works for electric poles progress in the area, according to BESCOM officials. Power is expected to be restored by 3 pm. 

13:54 (IST)10 May 2019
City engineering college to showcase student innovation projects on May 11

As part of observing National Technology Day, MVJ College of Engineering will showcase its students' innovative projects in a special event held on May 11. According to the organisers of the event, the innovations that will be exhibited and explained include Gesture Controlled Robot Using Kinect Sensor,  Smart Suitcase,  An Automatic Lung Cancer Detection, Classification And Analysis System, ‘RenoSense’-A Portable Color Sensor Based Urine Analysis System to Detect Chronic Kidney Disease, Smart IoT- based Home Security and Solar Smart Farming among many others.

The event will be held from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm at MVJ College of Engineering, Channasandra Main Road, Near ITPB Whitefield, Kadugodi.

13:12 (IST)10 May 2019
Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka is the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka today took over as the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala administered the oath to him in a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala administered the oath to Justice Abhay Srinivas Oka in a ceremony held in Raj Bhavan. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was present. Express Photo

12:46 (IST)10 May 2019
After KSPCB direction, BBMP to deploy 34 mechanical sweeping machines to control road dust

After the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) direction to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to come up with measures to reduce the amount of dust on the roads, the Bengaluru civic body will deploy 34 mechanical sweeping machines.

In March 2019 Karnataka Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar took note of the growing pollution issue in the city and directed the BBMP to take measures to control the road dust.

D Randeep, Special Commissioner (Solid Waste Management), BBMP, said, “The proposal to buy 17 mechanical sweeping machines and rent another 17 has been approved. Once the machines are procured, they will be handed over to the zonal engineers of the road infrastructure department.”

BBMP Mechanical sweeping machines, Express Photo

11:18 (IST)10 May 2019
Youngster jumps off flyover, commits suicide

A youngster committed suicide near Peenya by jumping off a flyover. The deceased is identified as 28-year-old Narasimha Murthy who hails from Andhra Pradesh

10:54 (IST)10 May 2019
Bangalore researchers develop new method for large-scale hydrogen production

A team comprising of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a low-cost catalyst to speed up the splitting of water to generate hydrogen gas. This is expected to be a significant step towards large-scale hydrogen production. The study was led by Prabeer Barpanda, Assistant Professor at MRC, IISc, and carried out in collaboration with researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

10:18 (IST)10 May 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Bapuji Nagar or Silk Board. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Saneguruvanahalli and City Railway Station. 

10:02 (IST)10 May 2019
Bangalore airport offers dedicated parking slots for e-cars

Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport has started to offer dedicated parking slots for electric cars now. Commuters can also use the exclusive parking maps available on the airport's website to find the slots. "Now park your vehicles at the #BLRAirport for as long as you want," an official tweet reads. 

09:40 (IST)10 May 2019
Koramangala RWA gets German award

The Koramangala Resident Welfare Association's initiative to use segregated waste to fuel biogas for a local enterprise in their locality has won hearts across the seas. The initiative which helped the residents come out of the long-term garbage menace widely faced by citizens in Bangalore has now been picked for the 'Better Together Award', presented by the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The award will be presented in a function at Berlin

09:19 (IST)10 May 2019
Vellara Junction station won’t be scrapped: BMRCL 

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL clarified that the proposed Vellara Junction station along the Red Line (Gottigere-Nagawara) won’t be scrapped. Last month, members of the United Conservation Movement had met Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials to save ‘80 trees’ on the stretch.

08:59 (IST)10 May 2019
Yesvantpur-Devanahalli DEMU train extended

Yesvantpur-Devanahalli DEMU special train extended.

08:49 (IST)10 May 2019
Bangalore Weather Update

Mercury levels are at 26-degree Celsius after 8 am in Bangalore. While 70% humidity is recorded, precipitation is at 0%.

08:29 (IST)10 May 2019
Karntaka Government to seek information on missing fishermen

Home Minister M B Patil said, the Karnataka government will write to the Centre seeking information on the whereabouts of seven fishermen on board fishing vessel Suvarna Thribhuja, the wreckage of which was found by the Indian Navy recently. 

Read: After nearly five months, Navy finds wreckage of missing boat ‘Suvarna Tribhuja’

More than 35 passengers had a narrow escape when a private bus travelling to Chennai from Bangalore caught fire during the early hours of Thursday. Identified as a sleeper bus owned by Sharma Travels, the fire broke out from the engine, which was pointed out by drivers of other vehicles plying on the same road. The mishap was avoided after the driver stopped the bus immediately and evacuated all passengers.

According to the police, the incident took place at Shoolagiri (a village in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu) around 4 am on Thursday (May 9) as the bus was on its way from Bangalore to Chennai on National Highway 44. The same was reported to the fire station at Hosur but the bus was burnt in the span of a few minutes before firefighters arrived at the spot. No casualties have been recorded during the untoward incident.

Read: Alert driver avoids mishap after Bangalore-Chennai bus catches fire

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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