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Bangalore News April 16 Highlights: Lok Sabha election campaigns conclude; BMTC bus services hit

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Written by Ralph Alex Arakal , Darshan Devaiah BP
Bengaluru | Updated: April 23, 2019 8:42:32 pm
Bangalore-traffic-city-bus-car-signal-759 Vehicles stop at a prominent junction signal in Bangalore. Express Photo/Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore News Live Updates: We bring you Highlights updates from Bangalore as you are on the go. Follow us to ensure you do not miss out on anything important during the day as you get busy with work and also stay updated with the latest Bangalore news, the Bangalore traffic update as well the now humid Bangalore weather.

Public transport is likely to be affected till April 18 since the state-run bus corporations, including Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), deploying their buses for election duty.

Second PU results are out, but IT City Bengaluru has not even managed to secure a place in the top five in the state’s pre-university results that were announced on Monday. Bengaluru South is in position eight with a pass percentage of 74.25, Bengaluru Rural has a pass percentage of 72.91, securing position 10 and Bengaluru North at 72.68 is ranked 11.

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Team Express Bengaluru brings you updates from the city as you are on the go. Here are the Updates

19:06 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Civic activists encourage voters to turn up in big numbers on April 18

As Election campaign by political parties came to a close, B.PAC, a civic activist group, conducted election awareness campaign in and around Shivajinagar. 

17:53 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Election campaigning in Bangalore to end at 6 pm

All campaigning activities related to Lok Sabha elections 2019 in the city will see a conclusion at 6 pm. Bangalore goes to the polls on April 18. Results will be out on May 23. 

16:14 (IST)16 Apr 2019
ADGP Bhaskar Rao calls upon Bengalureans to vote on April 18

Bangalore Additional Director General of Police Bhaskar Rao IPS has called upon voters in the city to vote on April 18. 

16:11 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Flights from Bangalore to get costlier; BLR Airport hikes User Development Fee

Flying out from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda international airport(KIA) will be costlier by a massive 120% for both domestic and international passengers following the airport tariff regulator Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) allowing it to revise upwards the user development fee (UDF) for the next four months.

Read more:  Flying out of Bangalore? Tickets to get expensive, thanks to hike in User Development Fee

15:41 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Bangalore LIVE news today: Bangalore Central Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad releases vision document

Rizwan Arshad, Congress candidate for Bangalore Central constituency, releases vision document.

"Provide access to clean drinking water" reads the first tweet. "Enhancing job creation" follows.  

Congress candidate  releases vision document

13:32 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Bangalore goes to the polls on April 18: Check if your name is on the list

How to Check Name in Voter List in Bangalore for Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 1. Search with the EPIC (Electoral Photo ID Card) number | 2. Search with name and other details | 3. Search via mobile number

Read more to know how: Elections 2019: How to Check Name in Voter List in Bangalore

12:59 (IST)16 Apr 2019
State of Working India 2019 Report to be released in Bangalore today

The second issue of the State of Working India (SWI) 2019 Report will be released in Bangalore this evening.

Published by Azim Premji University, the report will address the following questions: Why are job numbers controversial? What can be done to create good jobs? Can job creation go hand-in-hand with ecological restoration? How can fiscal policy support employment generation? 

Venue: Bangalore International Centre,  Domlur Stage II
Time: 6 pm, April 16 

11:34 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Polling day approaching, Bangalore airport to observe dry day (no alcohol served) for 3 days

Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru will not serve alcohol from 6 pm today (April 16) to 11.59 pm on April 18.

This is done on account of the general elections, a BLR Airport tweet read:

all the outlets including Barley & Grapes, Windmills, Bar (Domestic), Hello Good Bye Bar, Bar 380, EAB Bar (International), La Alta Vita and PPL and AGL lounges (Domestic and International) at the will not be serving alcohol.

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11:06 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Tree fall disrupts power supply at Begur, Government Hospital Road and surrounding areas

According to a recent tweet by the Bangalore Electric Supply Company Ltd. (BESCOM), power has been disrupted at Begur, Government Hospital Road and surrounding areas due to tree fall. Power supply expected to be back by 1 pm.

10:44 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Visiting IISc? You can pedal your way through from today.

With bicycles available on rent from today, your journey through the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) is just going to get better. Pedal through the lush green 400 acres of one among the most beautiful campuses in the country. 

The launch will take place at 11 am in front of the main building at IISc.  More details: 

10:25 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Bengaluru Weather

Weather at 10 am in Bengaluru: 29-degree celsius

10:19 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Air Pollution Level in Bengaluru

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 Silk Board or BTM Layout, while it is at moderate levels near the City Railway station and Jayanagar.

10:03 (IST)16 Apr 2019
BJP member hacked to death in North Bengaluru

A gram panchayat member was hacked to death by five miscreants on Monday evening in Machohalli, in Bengaluru. The victim is identified as Lakshminarayan (45)a resident of Machohalli colony. Lakshminarayan had recently joined BJP, after quitting the JD(S).

09:50 (IST)16 Apr 2019
White-topping in Basavanagudi, road closed

White-topping to escalate traffic in Basavanagudi from today. The road from South End Circle to RV Road is closed due to concrete road work.

09:34 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Karnataka PU Results out

For some students and parents alike, this morning is slightly lighter in the city as the Pre-University (PU) results were out yesterday. The Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE). However, colleges in the city have a bit of catching up to do as the pass percentage of rural colleges in the state is 62.88%. The same for urban PU institutions is 61.38  Bengaluru South is in position eight with a pass percentage of 74.25, Bengaluru Rural has a pass percentage of 72.91, securing position 10 and Bengaluru North at 72.68 is ranked 11.

09:22 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Public transport may be disrupted in Bengaluru

Public transport in Bengaluru is likely to be hit till April 18. The state-run bus corporations, including Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), are deploying their buses for election duty and hence the number of buses plying on regular routes will see a dip.  BMTC is deploying 1,702 of the total 6,650 buses, 3,314 of 8,705 KSRTC vehicles are used for the election duty.  

Be prepared with alternate plans, dear Bengalureans

09:14 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Stay hydrated, folks. Relative Humidity 66% in Bangalore today

The temperature seems to be soaring up in the city as summer strengthens in Bengaluru. According to IMD Bangalore, the maximum temperature will be 36.2 degree Celsius while the minimum will be at 24 degree Celsius. With a relative humidity of 66%, this summer day will continue to dehydrate you.  Stay hydrated; drink lots of water and juices

09:05 (IST)16 Apr 2019
Now pay more to fly from Bengaluru

The user development fee (UDF) has been hiked by a massive 120% for both domestic and international departing passengers at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) for the next four months.

After the hike, the user development fee will be Rs 306 for domestic departures and  Rs 1,226 for international departures.

When we bring here on  what's happening in the city, here are few contacts of civic agencies and emergency numbers, BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 BESCOM: 1912 Ambulance:108 Police: 100 and BWSSB: 1916

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First published on: 16-04-2019 at 08:52:34 am
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