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Bengaluru News Highlights: Amid continuous rainfall, IMD issues yellow alert for Bengaluru today

Bengaluru Weather News Highlights: In other news, 14 students were shortlisted to participate in a three-day event at New York with an opportunity to showcase their impact at the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the UN Headquarters.

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New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2022 11:59 IST
Bengaluru Rain Live Updates: IMD predicts light-to-moderate rainfall in Bengaluru till December 13. (Express photo by Jithendra M)

Bengaluru Weather Today Highlights The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru for Sunday. The Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar and Mysuru districts of Karnataka have also been issued yellow alerts for the same day. In an evening bulletin, the IMD stated that Bengaluru received 12 mm of rainfall on Saturday. Rainfall occurred also at a few other places over south-interior Karnataka and at isolated places over coastal Karnataka and north-interior Karnataka. The cyclone ‘Mandous’ effect was felt in Bengaluru with the minimum temperature dropping to 16.8 degrees Celsius Saturday morning. Davanagere recorded Saturday’s lowest minimum temperature of 13.3 degrees Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Thursday said Bengaluru will receive light-to-moderate rain till December 13, owing to the impact of cyclonic storm Mandous over the southwest Bay of Bengal. Notably, the Met department sounded a Yellow alert in Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, and Shivamogga districts of Karnataka till December 13.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has given details about the state’s stand and facts regarding the raging border dispute with Maharashtra to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is likely to call a meeting of Chief Ministers of both states next week. He also indicated that the state government is likely to convene an all-party meeting soon to discuss the issue. The Chief Minister’s statement came following a delegation of parliamentarians of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (opposition coalition in Maharashtra) meeting Shah on Friday regarding the border dispute with Karnataka.

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Bengaluru News Highlights: Amid continuous rainfall, IMD issues yellow alert for Bengaluru today; Cyclone Mandous to give Karnataka's south interior districts heavy rains for next 4 days; follow for all the latest updates from Bengaluru

22:06 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Strong undercurrent in favour of JD(S) ahead of Karnataka polls: H D Kumaraswamy

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday said there is a strong undercurrent in favour of his party, especially in the rural areas, in the run-up to assembly polls in Karnataka likely to be held by April-May 2023.

The former chief minister also expressed confidence about JD(S) winning more seats than Congress and BJP in Bengaluru, during the assembly polls.

'In 2023 polls, people will decide. Some BJP friends have themselves confessed in secret that JD(S)' graph is increasing over BJP...looking at the response to my Pancharatna Ratha Yatre (statewide tour), it is clear that people in rural areas have decided to give power to JD(S) independently this time. There is a strong undercurrent in our favour,' Kumaraswamy said.


20:15 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Ahead of Karnataka polls, Kharge calls meeting of state Congress leaders in Delhi tomorrow

As assembly elections in Karnataka are due in the next few months, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has called a meeting of the party's senior leaders from the state on Monday in New Delhi, to discuss the preparations and the strategy for the polls.

According to a party functionary, 14 leaders from the state, including Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar, and state Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, among others will be attending the meeting at the AICC office in the national capital.

Amid signs of factionalism within the state unit, Kharge is likely to instruct the party leaders to work in a united manner for ensuring victory, the functionary said, adding that discussions are likely to take place regarding preparations, tour plans, preliminary discussions regarding candidate selection, among others.

He had also asked Congress workers and leaders to travel across the state and attract people towards the party, like the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi do.


17:56 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Karnataka CM favours NDA like training for middle-level police personnel

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday favoured training for middle-level police personnel on the lines of National Defence Academy (NDA).

He said, low-rank police personnel and IPS officers get the best training, but not the middle-level personnel.

Training for them must be more effective and for this a separate training centre, syllabus and various courses are required as it will help them to work with more dedication, he added.

Bommai was speaking at the investiture ceremony held for the presentation of President's Police medal to the police personnel at Raj Bhavan here in presence of Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot.

Noting that the police have the responsibility of maintaining law and order as well as crime prevention, he said, of late, technology based crimes are on the rise but evidence is left out in this mode of crimes.

Technology used by the police needs to be strengthened further, he said and added that the grants required for this purpose will be provided in the next budget with the help of experts.


16:25 (IST)11 Dec 2022
First G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies (FCBD) meeting to be held during December 13-15 in Bengaluru

The first G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies (FCBD) meeting, jointly hosted by the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is scheduled to be held during December 13-15 in Bengaluru.

In the Bengaluru meeting, discussions will focus on the agenda for the Finance Track under the Indian G20 Presidency.

This includes reorienting international financial institutions to meet the shared global challenges of the 21st century, financing cities of tomorrow, managing global debt vulnerabilities, advancing financial inclusion and productivity gains, financing for climate action and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a globally coordinated approach to unbacked crypto assets and advancing the international taxation agenda.

On the sidelines of the meeting, it said, a panel discussion will be held on 'Strengthening Multilateral Development Banks to Address Shared Global Challenges of the 21st Century'. A seminar on the 'Role of Central Banks in Green Financing' will also be held.


14:52 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Congress letting Gujarat leaders down led to poll debacle, says Moily

State leaders were let down which led to the poor show of the Congress in Gujarat Assembly elections, senior party leader M Veerappa Moily said.

Noting that the Congress should always respect leaders who brought it success earlier, the former Union Minister said the move to make Pratibha Singh, wife of former CM late Virbhadra Singh, PCC chief paid electoral dividends in Himachal Pradesh.

"Tested, well-tested and time-tested leaders will have to be given honour and respect and that's how the Congress can come up which we have not done in Gujarat", Moily told PTI.


13:02 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Know Your City | Russell Market, a Bengaluru landmark that has retained its old-world charm

One of the charms of shopping in an old market in the age of malls and supermarkets is sauntering around taking in the sights and smells of vegetables, fruits, flowers, meat, and fish produce while the hawkers call out for attention to their wares with on-the-spot discounts.

Nestled in the heart of Bengaluru, Russell Market is one such place. It began as an open marketplace in the 1820s for the sale of fresh farm produce and has been around for more than read more here

12:37 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Light to moderate rains likely over BBMP area today

The weather forecast predicted widespread light to moderate rains with strong surface winds likely over BBMP area. Maximum & minimum temperatures are likely to be around 22 and 18 degree celsius respectively.

11:36 (IST)11 Dec 2022
MAHE sets up centre for Kannada, regional languages

On the occasion of Bharatiya Bhasha Diwas on December 11, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, has announced the starting of a Centre for Kannada and Regional Languages.

The announcement comes in the wake of the recent UGC declaration of the birth anniversary of the famous Tamil poet, Indian freedom fighter and polyglot, Chinnaswami Subramania Bharathi as a commemorative day for Indian languages and to create a conducive environment for learning of Indian languages in educational institutions, a release from MAHE said. (PTI)

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CM Bommai extends wishes to P T Usha on becoming first woman president of IOA

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai extended his wishes to legendary athlete P T Usha on becoming the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

10:01 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Three die after car hits lorry near Kallukoppa

Three persons died after the car they were traveling was hit by a lorry in the wee hours of Sunday near Kallukoppa . The deceased has been identified as Karthik, Mohan and Vivek, all residents of Davangere. According to the police, the car was traveling from Shivamogga to Davangere when a lorry carrying goods hit the vehicle. The lorry driver has escaped after the incident. 

The police official said that another person named Rudresh Patil who was traveling in the car has been injured and is presently under treatment.

09:38 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Light to moderate rain very likely in the next 48 hours

The weather forecast, in a bulletin, said that light to moderate rain is very likely in the next 48 hours in Bengaluru city.

09:28 (IST)11 Dec 2022
14 youngsters from Bengaluru shortlisted to present their impact projects at United Nations

As part of the One Million For One Billion (1M1B) flagship programme ‘Future Leaders’, 14 students from Bengaluru were shortlisted to participate in a three-day event at New York with an opportunity to showcase their impact at the annual 1M1B Activate Impact Summit at the United Nations Headquarters.

1M1B is a Bengaluru-based social innovation and future skills initiative aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Know more here

08:55 (IST)11 Dec 2022
Centre of Excellence for 3D bioprinting inaugurated at IISc Bangalore

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Three of family die in car-bus collision in Karnataka

Three members of a family of Andhra Pradesh origin died when the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a private bus near Nellikaru in Udupi district on Saturday.

The accident occurred on the Udupi-Subrahmanya Road when the couple and their two-year-old child were travelling from Dharmasthala to Sringeri, police said. The three died on the spot due to the impact of the collision, they said.

Sources said the couple, which was residing in Bengaluru, had come to visit Dharmasthala and from there was proceeding to Sringeri when the mishap took place. A case has been registered and investigation is on. (PTI)

16:35 (IST)10 Dec 2022
Adoption of unborn child unknown to law: Karnataka High Court

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Today, Mitti Cafe outlets across the country are managed by hundreds of adults with special needs who have cooked and served over 10 million meals since its inception in 2017. The seeds of this venture date back to Alam’s college days in 2016 when she watched Nero’s Guests, a documentary by noted journalist P Sainath based on the farmer suicides in Vidharba.

“The documentary made me realise that keeping quiet, looking at the atrocities unfold before you, makes you side with an oppressor. And being brought up by my grandmother who is differently abled, all I saw as a child while growing up is her abilities,” says Alam. “I decided that I will not sit in college placements and instead I started volunteering with organisations in the inclusion space to reinforce my belief. I also realized that the problem is not the vast number of disabled individuals across the globe, but our very own perception that is disabled to see the magical abilities of the community,” says Alam, who found food as a common denominator to connect with people and create a livelihood for the differently abled, the founding idea for Mitti Cafe. Read More

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G N Devy writes | The Karnataka-Maharashtra border tensions are a fallout of competitive politics

The eruption of strong language chauvinism on the border of Karnataka and Maharashtra is neither sudden nor primarily linguistic. It is not as if the people in the Belgavi-Nipani area have run out of tolerance for Marathi or the people in Kolhapur and Sangli for the Kannada language. The number of speakers of both of these languages has been overwhelmingly large. The tradition of bilingualism has been an essential element of the culture of the area. The castes and communities on both sides of the disputed border have their extended families spread on either side of it.

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Bommai speaks to Shah over border row, Centre to call Karnataka & Maharashtra CMs meeting next week

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has given details about the state's stand and facts regarding the raging border dispute with Maharashtra to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is likely to call a meeting of Chief Ministers of both states next week.

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Karnataka man, female friend attacked while waiting to watch movie; moral policing suspected

In a suspected case of moral policing, five persons in the Sullia region of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka allegedly attacked a young man and his female friend who were going for a movie in the town Wednesday, police said.

They have registered a case of assault against the five persons – Abdul Hameed, Ashraf, Sadiq, Jabir, and Siddique – based on a complaint from Mohammed Imtiyaz, 20, who said that he and his female friend were attacked while they were waiting to watch the popular movie `Kantara’ at the Santhosh Talkies in Sullia.

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Body of woman found in unclaimed luggage on Bengaluru train

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