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Bangalore News May 8 Highlights: Chief Minister reviews monsoon preparedness in Bengaluru; Metro security incident, Police form team to nab suspect

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Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:44:44 am
chief-minister-hd-kumaraswamy-review-meeting-rain-bangalore Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy held a meeting with BBMP, BDA, Bescom and BWSSB officials about monsoon preparedness in Bangalore. Express Photo

Bangalore NewsHighlights:  Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds lashed Bengaluru on Tuesday night. Several trees were uprooted, disrupting traffic and waterlogging in various parts of the city.

According to the BBMP control room, trees were uprooted in Banashankari, Baggulaguntai, Peenya, Malleswaram, MIA Layout, Bagalgunte, Jakkasandra, Dynamic Factory, Sanjaynagar Dollars Colony, Bhadrappa layout, Yajnalli Om Shakti temple, Gayathrinagar, Rajaji Nagar, Seshadripuarm and KR Road.

Trees fell on cars near Devegowda petrol bunk in Padmanabhanagar, and near Lalbagh Metro station. Waterlogging was reported from Bilekahalli and other areas on Bannerghatta Road, Yeshwantpur, Bellandur, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Koramangala and other areas. The highest rainfall in the city on Tuesday was recorded at Doddabidarakallu, which received 147 mm.

Meanwhile, The Bengaluru Police and the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force(KSISF) went into a tizzy Monday evening after a man suspected of carrying a prohibited item refused to cross the security check at the Majestic metro station. Minutes after he walked away, the Bengaluru Metro was put on high alert.

 

Read: Bangalore Metro on high alert after suspicious man refuses security check

Live Blog
18:56 (IST)08 May 2019
Chief Minister reviews monsoon preparedness in Bengaluru

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy held a meeting with BBMP, BDA, Bescom and BWSSB officials about monsoon preparedness in Bangalore. 

16:59 (IST)08 May 2019
KSRTC has launched new bus services to Chidambaram and Ernakulam

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) has launched new bus services to Chidambaram and Ernakulam from Bengaluru.

16:09 (IST)08 May 2019
Girl dies after enacting suicide scene in TV serial

An 11-year-old girl was found hanging from the cloth hanger at home in Mallasandra in Bagalgunte on Monday night. Police suspect Pooja died after enacting suicide scene in TV serial. 

15:34 (IST)08 May 2019
Prakash Raj campaigning for AAP in Delhi

Prakash Raj, an Independent candidate from Bangalore Central is now campaigning for AAP in Delhi along with Delhi CM Kejriwal.

15:21 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore traffic update

Traffic is moving at a snail's pace at Central Business District,  Mysore Road, Corporation Circle and surrounding areas now. Traffic snarls are also reported from Hosur Road, Malleshwaram, Tumakuru road,  Peenya and Yeshwantpur.

14:08 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore police commissioner press conference LIVE

Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar also requested the citizens not to panic about the incident and said that tight security measures have been taken up by the department in all Metro stations and bus stations.

13:46 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore police commissioner press conference LIVE

Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar addressing a press conference today said that a suspicious man had refused a security check in the Majestic metro station.  Suneel Kumar says the department has formed a special team to investigate the metro incident and arrest the suspect.

12:40 (IST)08 May 2019
This is how it rained yesterday in Bengaluru.

This is how it rained yesterday in Bengaluru.

11:51 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore Mayor inspects city after rain damages

Bangalore City Mayor, Gangambike Mallikarjun conducted an inspection in Malleshwaram, Yeswanthapura and Yelahanka on rain-related damages.

11:36 (IST)08 May 2019
Bengaluru Metro set to introduce Common Mobility Card to be used in buses on pilot basis

To facilitate improved mobility within Bengaluru, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is planning to implement the Common Mobility Card system, which would allow citizens to travel on Namma Metro and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) using a single card.

Read: Bengaluru Metro set to introduce Common Mobility Card to be used in buses on pilot basis

10:27 (IST)08 May 2019
GM lays off Bengaluru engineer who exposed Volkswagen emissions fraud

In 2013, Kappanna was part of a small team of engineering students in West Virginia whose research helped expose Volkswagen’s decade long conspiracy to lie about its diesel cars’ emissions. The German car maker has paid $23 billion so far to resolve criminal charges and lawsuits in the United States, and $33 billion overall.

Read:  GM lays off Bengaluru engineer who exposed Volkswagen emissions fraud

10:13 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore Mayor to inspect rain-related damages in City

Bangalore City Mayor, Gangambike Mallikarjun to conduct an inspection on rain-related damages in Malleshwaram today.

10:06 (IST)08 May 2019
Bangalore Weather Update

At 10 am, mercury levels are at 27-degree Celsius in Bangalore. 

09:48 (IST)08 May 2019
Father of modern Indian Legal Education Dr. NR Madhava Menon passed away

Renowned academician and father of modern Indian Legal Education, Dr. NR Madhava Menon passed away. Menon is credited for revolutionising the field of legal education by establishing National Law Schools including the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The President of India condoned the death of Dr. NR Madhava Menon in his tweet.

09:41 (IST)08 May 2019
Check out the air quality around you in Bangalore

Average Air Quality in Bengaluru is Moderate.  Around 9 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an unhealthy level if you are near Bapuji Nagar and Silk Board. The same is at moderate levels near City Railway Station and Peenya.

 

 

09:23 (IST)08 May 2019
Evening rain uproots trees in Bengaluru

Evening rain uproots trees in Bengaluru. Trees fell near RMC Hospital in Banashankari 8th Block, Ashok Nagar, RMC Yard, Bhadrappa Layout (Hebbal), Chokkasandra, Halasuru, Krishna Rao Park in Basavanagudi, Dr Rajkumar Road, NTTF Circle and Brindavan Bus Stop in Peenya, Jayanagar 4th Block, South End Circle, Mico Layout and other localities due to wind speeds reaching around 30-40 kmph.

09:19 (IST)08 May 2019
Waterlogging was reported from various parts of the city

Heavy rains accompanied with strong winds that lashed many parts of Bengaluru, Waterlogging was reported from Bilekahalli and other areas on Bannerghatta Road, Yeshwantpur, Bellandur, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Koramangala and other areas. The highest rainfall in the city on Tuesday was recorded at Doddabidarakallu, which received 147 mm.

09:07 (IST)08 May 2019
Burglars flee with valuables worth over Rs 1.1crore

A gang of burglars fled with valuables worth over Rs 1.1 crore, including 3kg of gold ornaments from a builder’s penthouse at Chelikere, near Hennur.

08:56 (IST)08 May 2019
BBMP bypolls to two wards on May 29

On May 29, bypolls to two wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) — Kaveripura and Sagayapura, will be held.

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 24 and 36 degree Celsuis respectively.

Meanwhile, A Bengaluru-based auto driver, who purchased a Rs 1.6 crore villa in an elite gated society in Whitefield, got the money to purchase the house as charity, the Income Tax Department has confirmed. Nalluralli Subramani, 37, had been under the scanner of the I-T Department, who suspected that the auto driver had political links. Subramani, however, had attributed his good life to the largess of one of his passengers.

Read: Bengaluru auto driver with Rs 1.6-crore villa got money as charity, says IT Dept

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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