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Bengaluru News highlights: State all set for legal battle over border row with Maharashtra, says CM Basavaraj Bommai

Bengaluru News Today highlights: The chief minister further said, "Former justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Shivaraj Patil has opined that the Constitution, State Reorganisation Act and other facts are in our favour.

Bengaluru, Karnataka News highlights: Karnataka is all set for a legal battle with Maharashtra over the border dispute, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday during a meeting with senior advocates and officials. The case will be heard before the Supreme Court on November 30. “We discussed what should be our stand on it and what the Constitution says. Former justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Shivaraj Patil, has opined that the State Reorganisation Act and other facts are in our favour. Senior advocates A G Prabhulinga Navadagi and Uday Holla have given us their inputs. I will be going to Delhi on November 29 and will discuss these with our senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi,” he added.

In other news, a doctor was suspended and another was dismissed after a video of the duo demanding bride surfaced on the internet. The Department of Health and Family Services in Karnataka initiated action against them on Sunday. They reportedly demanded bribe to discharge a woman, who was admitted to a community health centre at Bidadi in Ramanagar district. The two doctors were identified as Dr Shashikala and Dr Aishwarya, both gynecologists. While Shashikala, a government employee, was suspended pending investigation, Dr Aishwarya, who is a contract employee under the National Health Service, was dismissed.

Meanwhile, two of the three controversial domes atop a bus stop in Mysuru, which had turned into a friction point between BJP leaders of the district, were removed late on Saturday. The domes atop the bus stop near JSS College, Ooty Road, which according to local MLA S A Ramdas was modelled along the lines of Mysuru Palace, had attracted the wrath of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha who had threatened to demolish them. After authorities cleared the smaller domes, Simha claimed victory saying he had stuck to his guns and ensured that the structures were removed.

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21:29 (IST)28 Nov 2022
SC stays HC order to develop Amravati as Andhra Pradesh capital in six months

The 14th edition of the Aero India show, one of the largest of its kind, will be held between February 13 and 17 next year at Bengaluru’s Yelahanka Air force station, officials said.

The show, which has been held since 1996, is expected to attract a large crowd this time as the show was restricted to a few visitors in 2021 owing to the Covid-19 situation. The five-day event was then reduced to three days.

Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), the nodal agency that organises defence events in the country, will organise the show this year. Read More

20:39 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Air Marshal Manavendra Singh visits Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru (CHAFB)

Air Marshal Manavendra Singh, Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Training Command IAF visited Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru (CHAFB) and its Lodger Units on Monday. He was received by Air Vice Marshal Subramanian Shankar, Commandant CHAFB.  The AOC-in-C was presented with an impressive Guard of Honour by the air warriors on arrival. The air Marshal reviewed various medical and training infrastructure/facilities available at the institutes.  

In his address to the station personnel, the AOC-in-C appreciated the entire medical team for providing the highest quality of health care and imparting training thereon.  He especially complimented all the medical officers, nursing officers and para medical staff for their dedication and untiring efforts post COVID pandemic.

19:12 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Debt-ridden techie says he lodged false complaint of robbery, killed two-year-old daughter

A Bengaluru-based techie who has been arrested for allegedly killing his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, has confessed to have initially gone missing along with her fearing investigation by the police into a false robbery complaint he had lodged, police said on Monday.

Rahul Parmar, who hails from Gujarat, had gone missing on November 15 along with his daughter Jiya, whose body was found afloat in a lake at Kendatti village, near Kolar, a day later, the police said. Read More

17:50 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Health minister Sudhakar announces diabetes screening for above 30-year-olds through Namma clinics

Every person above 30 years of age will be checked for diabetes through Namma clinic. The state government has decided to implement measures to curb non-communicable diseases including diabetes, Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said.

Speaking at the Arogya City Summit, the minister said that the government has decided to start 438 "Namma clinics'' in urban areas to manage and curb the increase of non-communicable diseases. Such clinics are being started primarily to cater to people in slums and other areas where the poor reside.

A database of people with and at risk of NCDs including will be created after conducting mass screenings at Namma clinics. Around 75% of diabetics are not receiving treatment. Therefore, everyone above the age of 30 years is being screened for diabetes.

More than 6,500 health and wellness centers have already been started and diabetes screening will also be done through these. Minister Sudhakar stated that more than 200 Namma clinics are ready, out of which 100 that are out of Bengaluru will be inaugurated with this month. Namma clinics in Bengaluru will be inaugurated after a week of this, Minister Sudhakar added.

17:38 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Burglars decamp with gold worth Rs 3.18 crore from Bengaluru bank

A gang managed to decamp with gold and cash worth over Rs 3 crore from a bank on the outskirts of Bengaluru early Saturday.

The incident took place in the Karnataka Grameena Bank branch in Hosahalli near Doddaballapur under Bengaluru rural district. According to a complaint filed by branch manager Thanu Chowbay, the bank employees finished their work as usual on Friday at 5.30 pm and as the following day was the fourth Saturday, they were supposed to return to work only on Monday. Read More

17:15 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Karnataka developing app-based networking platform for commercialisation of IPRs'

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) is developing an app-based networking platform called "Patentkart" for commercialisation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

An initiative under 'Make in India', Patentkart is expected to benefit patent holders and their clients in commercialising their IP, said Science and Technology Minister C N Ashwath Nararayan on Monday.

The app will be functional by early 2023, he said in a statement. (PTI)

16:03 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Boundary dispute with Maha: Discussions are on with legal experts on strategy during hearing in SC, says K'taka CM

Set for a legal battle with Maharashtra over the border dispute, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said discussions are on with the state's legal experts regarding the strategy to be adopted, when the matter comes up for hearing before the Supreme Court.

He also remained cautious while responding to demands by people of some villages in Maharashtra, bordering Karnataka, reportedly wanting their merger with the state.

"On November 30 there is a case in the Supreme Court, yesterday I held a meeting with the Karnataka Border and River Formation Commission chairperson and former judge of the Supreme Court Justice Shivaraj Patil and other experts regarding the strategy and legal perspective," Bommai said. (PTI)

15:22 (IST)28 Nov 2022
KCET 2022 Counselling: KEA extends deadline for second extended round option entry

KEA UGCET 2022: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) today extended the second round option entry of UGCET 2022 for engineering and other courses till 10 am of November 29. Candidates can enter their choices at the official KEA website — kea.kar.nic.in.

Candidates would need to key in their CET credentials to login and make the changes. Read More

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15:09 (IST)28 Nov 2022
GreedyGame launches mobile app Hackathon for developers and students to build apps

GreedyGame, an app monetization platform, has announced the launch of the first edition of Appicorns, a mobile app Hackathon for developers and students across South India to compete with each other to build apps.

Hosted in partnership with Reskilll, the teams can build apps in quizzing, games, photo editing, sports, news and entertainment, utilities, and spirituality. The top 10 apps will be co-published with GreedyGame, and selected teams will be given internship opportunities.

In addition to the Rs 1 crore funding opportunity, the winning team will receive 1 lakh Indian rupees (INR), the first runner up will receive 60 K, and the second runner-up will receive 40 K. 

14:48 (IST)28 Nov 2022
During his visit to Nanjangudu in Mysuru, CM Bommai pays respects to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar
14:02 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Three booked for alleged forcible conversion of woman

The women's police here have registered cases against three people including a woman doctor for allegedly trying to forcibly convert a Hindu woman to Islam in the city.

Based on a complaint by the mother of the victim, Shivani (22), an FIR has been filed against the accused, identified as Khaleel, Dr Jameela and Aiman, under IPC and Sections 3 and 5 of the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion ordinance, 2022, police sources said.

As per the complaint filed by the victim's mother, Shivani, who was working at a fancy store, used to recharge her mobile phone at a shop belonging to Khaleel, who befriended her and promised that he would get her a good job with a better salary in 2021.

He took her to his relative's house, where she was allegedly forced to offer namaz and recite the Quran, after changing her name to Ayisha. Khalib had also allegedly sexually molested her, the complaint said.

She was later taken to a different location for a new job. The complainant said that her daughter joined Dr Jameela's house for a job, where she was forced to wear burkha. At the same time, a person named Aiman contacted her on Instagram and forced her to get into a relationship with him.

Shivani has also sought action against three accused for allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam. Further investigation is in progress, the sources said. PTI

14:00 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Uniform Civil Code: Gathering info on developments in various states and Constitution, says K'taka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said he is gathering information regarding developments in various states and what the Constitution says vis-a-vis the "Uniform Civil Code" (UCC), and any decision on implementing it in the state, will be taken after going through them.

He also clarified that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has not spoken to him in this regard.

"Our party has been speaking about Uniform Civil Code for thirty years now, there is nothing new in it. Now, in some states committees have been constituted regarding implementing it. I'm gathering information regarding the developments in various states, what the Constitution says," Bommai said in response to a question.

Speaking to reporters, he said, "After going through all of them, we will decide. But the Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) or anyone else from the central government has not spoken to me in this regard." The Chief Minister had recently said serious discussions were going on for implementing the UCC in Karnataka. PTI

11:40 (IST)28 Nov 2022
After Mangaluru blast, families of suspects from Karnataka town fret over youth falling prey to fundamentalists

“How can one be shaheed (a martyr) and enter heaven if he ends up dragging his family to the streets, leaving them in shambles,” wonders an aunt of Mohammed Shariq, 24, the accused in a November 19 blast in Mangaluru.

With tears brimming, she asks whether the family, left with only women after Shariq’s arrest and the death of his father Hasim Abdul Majeed three months ago, have seen the last of the police at their home.

Shariq was in jail for eight months in 2021 for an Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) case registered for writing provocative graffiti on the walls, and wanted in a September 2022 case of testing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Shivamogga. He is now at the centre of a new UAPA case over an accidental blast that occurred in an autorickshaw in Mangaluru this month while he was allegedly ferrying an IED. Read more.

10:27 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Bengaluru weather update

The Bengaluru Meteorological center predicted a generally cloudy sky today for the city and its suburbs. Very light rain likely with fog in some areas. 

The Maximum and Minimum temperatures are likely to be around 28 and 19 Degree Celsius respectively.

09:07 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Hoax bomb threat issued in Indigo aircraft, probe on

Tension prevailed at the Kempagowda International airport on Sunday after a tissue paper with the word 'bomb' written on it was found on an IndiGo flight that arrived from Kolkata to Bengaluru. 

The tissue was discovered on Sunday morning. Kempegowda international airport officials registered a case and investigations are underway. 

According to police, the paper was found on flight 6E 379 which departed from Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport at 5.29 am and arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) at 8.01 am.

20:29 (IST)27 Nov 2022
NCP asks Centre to take action against Karnataka CM over statements on border dispute

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday demanded that the Centre take immediate action against Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for allegedly making statements that were disturbing peace in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Earlier this week, Bommai had claimed that 40 villages in Jat taluka of Sangli district in Maharashtra had passed a resolution in the past to merge with Karnataka, and said that Kannada-speaking areas of the state such as Solapur and Akkalkot should join Karnataka.

Bommai also condemned the alleged incidents of painting of Karnataka buses with pro-Maharashtra slogans and appealed to the Eknath Shinde government to take immediate steps to stop this.

NCP national spokesperson Clyde Crasto said, "Yes, action should be taken against people who caused problems to the buses. But in that case, action should also be taken against Bommai because his unwanted statements on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue seem to have influenced the minds of some people who are taking law into their hands and causing disturbance." Crasto in a statement said the Karnataka chief minister should not have raked up a sub-judice matter and gone a step further by saying that he would claim other districts of Maharashtra as well. (PTI)

19:30 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Actor Vishnuvardhan's memorial to be opened before Dec: CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the late Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan's memorial, which is under construction in Mysuru, will be opened before December.

Addressing reporters after attending the housewarming ceremony of the newly-built house belonging to Vishnuvardhan at Jayanagar here today, he said Bharati Vishnuvardhan had personally come and invited him for the housewarming function. The house in which Dr Vishnuvardhan had lived has been beautifully renovated and one can see her hard work and efforts behind this remodelled house.

"The Vishnuvardhan memorial work will complete soon, and it has been decided to inaugurate it in a grand-scale. Further details will be finalised after discussing with his family members. Dr Vishnuvardhan was a great actor and the function will be organised according to his stature," Bommai added. (PTI) 

18:28 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Cong chief Kharge lambasts PM Modi; calls him 'chieftain of liars', sympathy seeker

Congress president Malikarjun Kharge on Sunday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "jhoothon ka sardar" (chieftain of liars), and said the latter tries to gain sympathy by calling himself poor and claiming that people abuse him.

Addressing a public rally at Dediapada in tribal-dominated Narmada district of poll-bound Gujarat, Kharge said he himself comes from the "poorest of the poor and untouchable caste".

"Modiji and (Union Home Minister Amit) Shah ask what Congress did in 70 years? Had we not done anything in 70 years, you would not have got democracy. And people like you who always claim to be poor. I am also poor. I am from the poorest of the poor. I come from the untouchable caste. At least people drink your tea. People do not even drink my tea," he said.

"And then you say, I am poor, someone abused me, said something to me, asked what my status is. If you are trying to gain sympathy by saying such things, then (understand) people are now intelligent. They are not that foolish," he said. (PTI)

16:44 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Karnataka: Doctor fired, colleague suspended after video of bribe demand to discharge woman goes viral

The Department of Health and Family Services in Karnataka Sunday suspended a doctor and dismissed another for demanding a bribe to discharge a woman admitted to a community health centre at Bidadi in Ramanagar district.

The action came after a viral video showed Dr Shashikala and Dr Aishwarya, both gynaecologists, demanding a bribe from the husband of the woman. While Shashikala, a government employee, was suspended pending investigation, Dr Aishwarya, who is a contract employee under the National Health Service, was dismissed. (Read more)

15:57 (IST)27 Nov 2022
Dome-like structures removed from Mysuru bus stop after spat between BJP MP, MLA

Two of the three controversial domes atop a bus stop in Mysuru, which had turned into a friction point between BJP leaders of the district, were removed late on Saturday. The domes atop the bus stop near JSS College, Ooty Road, which according to local MLA S A Ramdas was modelled along the lines of Mysuru Palace, had attracted the wrath of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha who had threatened to demolish them.

After authorities cleared the smaller domes, Simha claimed victory saying he had stuck to his guns and ensured that the structures were removed. District authorities, who had sought time to resolve the issue, also have fulfilled their responsibilities, he added.

In a release, Ramdas said that unnecessarily communalising the issue had hurt him. This is being interpreted as a setback for the local MLA. (Read more)

In the wake of the Election Commission of India (ECI) ordering the suspension of two officials linked to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in connection with allegations of illegal voter data collection, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the state government is carrying out an impartial probe into the charges. The officials were suspended for allowing the impersonation of block level officers by third parties for voter data collection and awareness activities.

Meanwhile, following a statement by an unknown outfit called the Islamic Resistance Council (IRC), which claimed that the suspect of the accidental blast in an auto-rickshaw in Mangaluru was ferrying an IED to target the Kadri temple in Mangaluru City, the temple officials Friday filed a complaint against unknown persons. Based on the complaint, the Mangaluru police have registered a case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 and Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code for criminal intimidation against unknown persons.

In other news, CM Bommai has said that his government was strongly mulling implementation of the uniform civil code in the state to ensure equality. Addressing his party workers here on Friday, the CM pointed out that the preamble of the Constitution speaks of equality and fraternity.

If you are wondering how Bengaluru got its name, you might find the answer not in any book or archival material but in an inscription at the Begur Fort. Located about 13 km from the city centre, the Begur Fort might be the destination of one of your short adventure rides on a bike, but the place also narrates a piece of history that every Bengalurean ought to know.

Situated in Akshaya Nagar near Hosur Road, the Begur Fort is the oldest fort in Bengaluru and is believed to have come up in the 8th or the 9th century. Surrounded by high-rise apartments and buildings in the 21st century, historians point out that the earliest settlements around Begur came up during the rule of the Ganga dynasty, between the 6th and the 9th century.

It was also the time when Jainism flourished in Karnataka. Nagattara, the Ganga chief of the region, was a Jain. The statue of a headless Jain Tirthankara has been recovered from the area, indicating that a Jain Basadi once existed here.

Lakes of Bengaluru: Untreated sewage puts Jogi Kere Lake in troubled waters

Spread over 2.67 acres, Jogi Kere lake, one of the smallest lakes in Bengaluru South, is plagued by the entry of untreated sewage through the stormwater drains, apart from encroachment issues.

The civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in its document has stated that 0.11 acre of the lake was utilised for the construction of a road and 0.03 acre for a private residential layout.


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First published on: 27-11-2022 at 08:32 IST
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