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Bengaluru News highlights: IMD predicts light-to-moderate rainfall till Dec 13 in Karnataka’s capital due to Cyclone Mandous

Bengaluru News highlights: IMD has sounded a Yellow alert in Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, and Shivamogga districts of Karnataka till December 13.

IMD predicts light-to-moderate rainfall in Bengaluru till Wednesday. (File)

Karnataka news highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday that owing to the impact of cyclonic storm Mandous over the southwest Bay of Bengal, Bengaluru will receive light-to-moderate rain from December 9 to December 13. IMD also sounded a Yellow alert in Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, and Shivamogga districts of Karnataka till December 13. Bengaluru has received 381 mm of rainfall in this season (from October 1 till now).

In other news, in Mangaluru, four engineering students were suspended for allegedly wearing a burqa and dancing to a Bollywood song at a college event after a video clip of the incident went viral, drawing criticism. The incident took place at St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) in Mangaluru on Tuesday. The college management suspended the four boys after the video clip of the ‘dance’ went viral and several people criticised it saying the ‘obscene’ dance steps ‘mocked’ the burqa.

Meanwhile, a sessions court in Bengaluru rejected the anticipatory bail plea of three revenue officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and an IAS officer K Srinivas on Thursday in the voter data theft case. Srinivas has been summoned for investigation by the Bengaluru police over the alleged impersonation of BBMP booth-level officers (BLOs) by workers of a private firm, Chilume Enterprises, for voter data collection. Gultaj Fatima, Kotresh R and Jyothilakshmi are the three BBMP officials also being investigated by the police.

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Bengaluru news  highlights: Karnataka's capital to receive light-to-moderate rainfall till Dec 13 due to Cyclone Mandous; After ‘dance’ in burqas, four engineering students suspended in Karnataka; Bengaluru court rejects IAS officer’s anticipatory bail plea in voter data theft case; Follow this space for latest updates from Bengaluru.

22:04 (IST)09 Dec 2022
CM Basavaraj Bommai launches play 'Virachita Chavundaraya' by Jayaram Raipur
20:11 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Bengaluru to experience cloudy weather due to Cyclone Mandous

Due to the cyclonic effect, Bengaluru is likely to experience cloudy weather with rainfall. (Express photo by Jithendra M.)

19:19 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Bridge built across Kapila river inaugurated in Mysore
17:47 (IST)09 Dec 2022
Woman's body found in unclaimed luggage on Bengaluru train

The body of a young woman, wrapped in a large yellow package, was found underneath a seat inside the Bangarpet-SMVT Bengaluru Express train Tuesday night, police said. Railway police said that the body was covered in blankets and stuffed in multiple plastic covers in the guise of luggage. It was spotted by a railway air conditioning mechanic when the train arrived at Sir M Visweswaraya Terminal (SMVT) in Bengaluru at 11 pm, they said.

The Railway Police have registered a case of murder upon indications of death being caused by the strangling of the victim. Railway A/C technician, Santhosh Kumar, said in his complaint that he noticed a large yellow package that was kept under his seat soon after he boarded the train at the Coromandel Station in Kolar at 8.40 pm on December 6. Read more

17:04 (IST)09 Dec 2022
People having mental issues have increased in past 10 yrs: Karnataka Minister

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Friday said the number of people having mental issues has increased in the past 10 years. Speaking at the Brain Health Initiative programme organised at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS), he said, 'A person can be considered completely healthy only if his/her mental health is also good. The number of people suffering from neurological and mental health issues is increasing since the past 10 years,' Sudhakar, who himself is a medical professional, said.

'According to statistics, about seven to eight per cent of deaths are due to mental health and brain related issues,' the Minister told the gathering. The fluctuation in mental health of a person creates problems not only to his physical health but also the society at large, he explained. Sudhakar informed the audience that the Government of India is conducting a national campaign on mental illness through the T-MANAS Tele-counseling platform.

16:38 (IST)09 Dec 2022
AAP says it will do better in Karnataka Assembly polls than in Gujarat

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is scouting for good candidates who can win on their own reputation, and would focus on about 60 constituencies in the Assembly elections in Karnataka just a few months away. AAP is upbeat after wresting control of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) from the BJP and the noticeable show in the Gujarat Assembly election, say party leaders in Karnataka.

The party's state unit Vice-President Bhaskar Rao told PTI on Friday that the five AAP candidates who emerged victorious in the Gujarat poll were not backed by "money and muscle power", and they won on their own reputation. "We would like to pursue that line here (in Karnataka)", he said. While the party would field "new and good candidates" in all the 224 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka, where the polls are due by May, it would focus on 50 to 60 "winnable" segments. (PTI)

18:16 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Police summons suspended IAS officers accused of voter data theft

Two IAS officers, suspended in connection with the alleged voter data theft by a private firm, have been summoned, a police officer said.

According to the officer, K Srinivas and S Rangappa were asked to depose before the investigating officer today.

Srinivas was the deputy commissioner of Bengaluru Urban District, and Rangappa was the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, who also served as the Additional District Election Officer, when the alleged electoral data theft took place.

The Election Commission had ordered reviewing the addition and deletion in the electoral roll in Shivaji Nagar, Chickpet and Mahadevapura Assembly segments.


18:11 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Fadnavis briefs Amit Shah on Maha-Karnataka boundary dispute

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and apprised him about developments related to the boundary dispute with Karnataka over the last one week, a period marked by war of words between leaders of the two neighboring states, attacks on vehicles and protests by activists.

Fadnavis also apprised Shah about his telephone conversation with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray said the boundary dispute should be resolved amicably through talks.

The border issue is being raked up with an eye on the 2023 Karnataka Assembly polls and Maharashtra is being targeted, he said.


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16:27 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Border dispute: Situation not yet come to call all party meet, says Karnataka Minister

Karnataka Irrigation Minister Govind Karjol said a situation has not yet arose for an all-party meeting to be convened, to discuss the border dispute with Maharashtra, and asserted that the state government was handling the case legally.

Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Siddaramaiah on Tuesday had expressed reservations about Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai not calling an all party meeting yet, to discuss the dispute, with the issue intensifying.

"BJP is not ready to do politics the way Siddaramaiah wants. We know when to call, we are in government and definitely such a situation has not come, and there is no need for it now," Karjol said in response to a question regarding Siddaramaiah's statement.

A Maharashtra ministerial delegation that was supposed to visit Belagavi and hold discussions with a pro-Marathi group active there on Tuesday, had postponed it, while Kannada organisations had staged a protest in the district in a show of strength. 


14:28 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Singer Lucky Ali’s land grab allegations are latest episode in three-decade-long Bengaluru property saga

Popular singer Lucky Ali alias Maqsood Ali, 64, created a stir two days ago by writing an open letter on social media to the Karnataka police chief, accusing the husband of a serving IAS officer, and his brother, of encroaching on a portion of his property in the Kenchanahalli area of the Yelahanka region in north-east Bengaluru.

Popular singer Lucky Ali 

Lucky Ali’s social media comments about the alleged land grab by a ‘land mafia’ are the latest episode in a property saga that dates back to the acquisition of over 150 acres of land in 1969 on the outskirts of Bengaluru by his father, the famous comedian Mehmood Ali, who died in 2004.

The land acquired by Mehmood was passed on to his six children through trusts created in their names on account of them being minors in the 1970s. (Read more)

14:28 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Day after violence, semblance of normalcy in Belagavi district

A day after the border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra escalated into vandalism in the Hirebagewadi area near Belagavi, the situation in the district returned to a semblance of normalcy on Wednesday.

While the movement of goods and private vehicles was unaffected, only a few buses belonging to the transport corporations of Karnataka and Maharashtra were operational, affecting commuters who travel between the states. (Read more)

13:27 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Majestic metro station hosts 'The Birdsong Exhibition'

The Birdsong Exhibition by The Indian Music Experience Museum is now open at Majestic Metro Station. As a part of Bangalore Design week, in collaboration with the Association of Designers India (ADI), powered by  Srishti Manipal Institute of Art and Design, and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) the exhibition will be available for free public view from 9 AM to 9 PM until the 12th of December 2022. 

Birdsong is an exhibition curated by the Indian Music Experience Museum that spotlights the contribution of birds to the ecological and cultural wealth. The exhibition features a wide range of photographs and illustrations, a display of musical instruments inspired by birds, audio-visual kiosks showcasing bird calls, computer interactives, and graphic panels that highlight the connections between birds and humans, and the significance of coexistence.

13:01 (IST)07 Dec 2022
How a private firm came to be at the centre of Bengaluru data theft case

Ahead of the 2018 assembly elections in Karnataka, former BJP MLA Nandish Reddy hired a private agency to carry out a survey in the KR Puram constituency of east Bengaluru to check if there were duplicate entries in the voters’ list for the region.

Reddy, who lost the election, says he was concerned that his then Congress rival, Byrathi Basavaraj, may have manipulated the voters’ list.

Reddy’s election affidavit states that he paid Rs 18 lakh for the work to Chilume Group, a non-profit organization which is currently being probed by the Bengaluru police and the Election Commission over alleged theft of voter data. (Read more)

12:15 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Border calm today

The situation is calm at Kognoli Toll Plaza bordering Karnataka and Maharashtra Wednesday after the tense situation reported yesterday. Apart from buses belonging to transport corporations of both states, normal movement of vehicles at the plaza.

11:29 (IST)07 Dec 2022
As Belagavi simmers, a familiar name is raising the heat: Karnataka Rakshana Vedike

EVEN AS both state governments proclaimed a lowering of temperatures over the Belagavi issue, the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike – an outfit known to fish in such troubled waters – has brought matters to a head.

On Tuesday, thousands of KRV men set off for Belagavi district, as a warning to Maharashtra to not have any plans on the district that remains a bone of contention between the state and Karnataka. Stopped by police from entering Belagavi, they pelted stones at Maharashtra number plate vehicles. The violence led to statements from both sides cautioning the other against taking matters in its own hands.

A pro-Kannada organisation, the KRV’s motto is: “Kannada is caste, Kannada is religion and Kannada is God”. In this self-proclaimed role of guardian of all things Kannada, the KRV, with more than 62 lakh members, takes stand on Karnataka-related issues and doesn’t hesitate to take law into its own hands. (Read more)

10:49 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Just in

Belagavi district police have registered an FIR against 12 Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) members in connection with the pelting stones and throwing black paint at Maharashtra registered vehicles near Hirebagewadi toll plaza on Tuesday.

10:14 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Fake mark sheets of 18 universities sold on WhatsApp, gang arrested in Bengaluru

A gang in Bengaluru which sold fake mark sheets of nearly 18 universities across the country on WhatsApp and other platforms has been arrested. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru police said Tuesday the gang operated in three places in the city and was creating fake mark sheets to sell them.

The arrested have been identified as Kishore, 40, Rajanna, 28, Shilpa, 27, and Sharadha, 30, who worked at Sri Venkateshwara Institute. The owner of the institute Srinivas Reddy from Andhra Pradesh and two others are absconding. (Read more)

09:56 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Attention, Whitefield commuters!

The Whitefield Traffic Police has issued an alert that the traffic at Hope Farm Junction in Whitefield is slow following a bus breakdown. 

09:53 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Bengaluru weather update for today

For 24 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Fog or mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 27 and 18 Degree Celsius respectively.

For 48 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Fog or mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 27 and 18 Degree Celsius respectively.

08:57 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Karnataka transport dept to give licence to e-bike taxi soon, fare set at Rs 25 for 5 km

The Karnataka transport department Tuesday said it will soon issue a licence to Wicked Ride, the parent company of Bounce, to operate electric bike taxi services in the state. The state government has fixed the fare at Rs 25 for 5 km and Rs 50 for 10 km. The E-bike taxi services will be permitted to operate under the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme, 2021.

According to officials at Bounce, the company applied for the licence to operate e-bike taxis a year ago, after the government notified the e-bike taxi scheme in 2021. The transport department Tuesday held a discussion with Bounce and Blu Smart, regarding the application for a licence to operate e-bike taxis and e-ride-sharing services in the state. According to sources, other car and bike rental service companies were also part of different meetings with regard to licensing issues. (Read more)

Cyclonic storm Mandous: Bengaluru to receive light-to-moderate rainfall till December 13

The Indian Meteorological Department has sounded a Yellow alert in Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar, Kodagu, Hassan, and Shivamogga districts of Karnataka till December 13.

“The cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ pronounced as ‘ManDous’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved nearly west north-westwards with a speed of 11 kmph during the past six hours and lay cantered at 8:30 hours of today, the 8th December, 2022, over southwest Bay of Bengal," the IMD said.

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First published on: 05-12-2022 at 09:47 IST
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