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.
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."
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.
Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours): Scattered light to moderate rains likely over SIK, Malnad & coastal Karnataka districts and no rains likely over remaining parts of the state. pic.twitter.com/Y0j50hdhkn— KSNDMC (@KarnatakaSNDMC) May 10, 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
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.
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%
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.
Conveyed my heartiest congratulations to Bombay HC judge Justice Abhay Srinivas Okha who took oath as the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, today after attending his oath taking ceremony with Hon. Governor Shri Vajubhai Vala & Chief Minister Shri H. D. Kumaraswamy. pic.twitter.com/A8UIFBbUEt— Dr. G Parameshwara (@DrParameshwara) May 10, 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.
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.
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
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
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
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).
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.
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.
Planning to take off from the city for a while but don't know where to leave your vehicle? Now park your vehicles at the #BLRAirport for as long as you want. With dedicated slots for electric cars, you can access the parking map on our website too! pic.twitter.com/ObvGhmPYEN— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) May 9, 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
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.
Yesvantpur-Devanahalli DEMU train extended
Yesvantpur-Devanahalli DEMU special train extended.
06595/06596 YPR CBP DEMU special has been extended for a period of 3 months. Service will be available till 17/08/2019.— Bengaluru Suburban Rail Users (@BlrSuburbanRail) May 10, 2019
06595/06596 YPR CBP ಡೆಮು ವಿಶೇಷ ರೈಲಿನ ಸೇವೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ೩ ತಿಂಗಳಿಗೆ ವಿಸ್ತರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.ಈ ಸೇವೆಯು ೧೭/೦೮/೨೦೧೯ರ ವರೆಗೂ ಲಭ್ಯವಿರುವುದು. pic.twitter.com/mXRnrvtwqp
Bangalore Weather Update
Mercury levels are at 26-degree Celsius after 8 am in Bangalore. While 70% humidity is recorded, precipitation is at 0%.
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.