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Bangalore news August 28 highlights: No proposal to shut down Indira canteens says DCM

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Former Karnataka CM and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah expressed his displeasure on CM Yediyurappa’s plans to axe down Indira Canteens. Express Photo

Bangalore news August 28 highlights: Congress leader and former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that no attempts to axe down Indira Canteen shall be tolerated. Lashing out at CM Yediyurappa, he asked, “Is your tummy so full that you are ignorant about poor man’s hunger?” he asked in a series of tweets.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will operate 1800 extra buses on August 30,31 from Bengaluru to different parts of Karnataka in the wake of Gowri Ganesha Festival. Special intra and inter-state buses to Bengaluru from different places will operate on September 2.

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Cancellation and partial cancellation of trains in Hubli-Dharwad section

Following trains will be cancelled / partially cancelled / regulated due to Non-Interlocking work for commissioning of Hubballi Bye pass West Cabin between Unkal Navaluru stations on Hubballi – Dharwad section over Hubballi Division as detailed below: -

CANCELLATION:

1. Train No. 51419/51420 Miraj – Hubballi – Miraj Passengers commencing journey from both sides from 29.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be cancelled.
2. Train No. 56921 Hubballi – Belagavi Passenger commencing journey from Hubballi from 29.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be cancelled.
3. Train No. 56922 Belagavi – Hubballi Passenger commencing journey from Belagavi from 30.08.2019 to 06.09.2019 will be cancelled.
4. Train No. 56907/56902 Hubballi – Dharwad – Hubballi Passengers commencing journey from both sides from 30.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be cancelled.

PARTIAL CANCELLATION:

1. Train No. 56903 / 56904 Solapur – Dharwad – Sholapur Passengers commencing journey from 29.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be partially cancelled between Hubballi – Dharwad – Hubballi.
2. Train No. 12725 / 12726 KSR Bengaluru – Dharwad – KSR Bengaluru Express commencing journey from 29.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be partially cancelled between Hubballi – Dharwad – Hubballi.
3. Train No. 17301/17302 Mysuru – Dharwad – Mysuru Express commencing journey from 29.08.2019 to 05.09.2019 will be partially cancelled between Hubballi – Dharwad – Hubballi.

REGULATION:

1. Train No. 17310 Vasco Da Gama – Yesvantpur Express commencing journey from Vasco Da Gama on 31.08.2019 & 02.09.2019 will be regulated for 70 minutes at Hubballi/Enroute stations.
2. Train No. 16541 Yesvantpur - Pandharpur Express commencing journey from Yesvantpur on 29.08.2019 will be regulated for 45 minutes at Hubballi/Enroute stations.

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Users group demands better services

Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours in Karnataka) by KSNDMC

Rainfall Forecast(Next 24hrs): Widespread with moderate to rather heavy rains most likely over Coastal and adjoining parts of Malnad regions and isolated to scattered light to moderate rains likely over interior Karnataka districts.
 

Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) by KSNDMC

BBMP Rainfall Forecast: Scattered light to moderate rains likely over BBMP area.

This rare jackfruit tree gets CCTV protection in Tumkur district

A rare jackfruit tree ‘Siddu Halasu’ in Karnataka’s Tumkur district is now being protected with CCTV cameras that are connected to smartphones which issues an alert if an intruder comes near the tree.

Advertising The well-known unique variety of jackfruit, with coppery red flakes, are not only tasty but also have a high nutritive value. It is grown by 40-year-old SS Paramesha of Chelur village in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district.

READ: This rare jackfruit tree gets CCTV protection in Tumkur district

Plastic ban: Dr Sudhakar conducts surprise raids at popular retail chains

Dr. K Sudhakar, Chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, conducted surprise raids and stepped into shops in and around Brigade Road and Sadashivanagar.

Speaking to media persons, Dr Sudhakar said several shops in organised sector in Bengaluru have been using banned plastic to package fresh fruits and vegetables.

“This is against the Environment Act. We will take necessary actions to deal with issue based on the act. Closure notices will be issued to the owners of the supermarkets and legal actions will be taken against zonal health officers of BBMP who were supposed to monitor the use of plastic,” he added. Calling the use of plastic at the outlets illegal, he said that it is also inhuman to nature and living organisms.

Jairam Ramesh responsible for UPA-2’s policy paralysis: Veerappa Moily

Lashing out at Congress’ Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh for saying that “demonising” Narendra Modi all the time “was not an effective strategy”, senior leader M Veerappa Moily Wednesday blamed the former for “policy paralysis” during the UPA-2 government.

READ: Jairam Ramesh responsible for UPA-2’s policy paralysis: Veerappa Moily

KSRTC, South Western Railway offer special services ahead of festival season

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and South Western Railway (SWR) has decided to operate special services this weekend in view of the upcoming Gowri Habba and Ganesha festival on September 1 and 2, respectively. According to the KSRTC, it will operate 1800 extra buses on August 30 and 31 from Bengaluru to different parts of Karnataka.

READ: KSRTC, South Western Railway offer special services ahead of festival season

KSRTC buses to have anticollision and anti-drowsiness system

500 interstate KSRTC buses to have anticollision and anti-drowsiness system to prevent accidents and ensure drivers remain awake. 

No proposal to shut down Indira canteens: C. N. Ashwathnarayan

Deputy  CM C. N. Ashwathnarayan says there is no proposal or attempt by the state govt to shut down Indira canteens. Ashwath Narayan adds that the govt is only looking into irregularities and poor quality of food being served in the canteens.

Siddaramaiah predicts midterm polls in Karnataka

CLP leader Siddaramaiah predicts midterm polls, says BJP led government has no morality and will collapse soon.

Will work for “clean, transparent and responsive administration” says new BBMP Commissioner Anil Kumar

Senior IAS officer BH Anil Kumar takes charge as BBMP Commissioner in BBMP head office, Bengaluru. After receiving the silver baton from outgoing Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad, he said he would work towards providing a “clean, transparent and responsive administration”.


Trains to run on special fare for Gowri Ganesha festival: Railways MoS Suresh Angadi

Bangalore power disruption update

Several areas in Bengaluru including Garebhavi Palya, Hongasandra, Mico Layout, and surroundings are facing interruptions in power supply. According to BESCOM, the same is due to various repair works taking place in the transformers and power lines affecting electricity directed to these areas. BESCOM officials informed that power supply will be restored in these areas by 5 pm. 

Attempts to target Indira Canteens will worsen urban poverty: Siddaramaiah

Furthering his criticism against the new state government's move to close down Indira canteens, former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that any attempt to target the canteens would worsen urban poverty and poor families' livelihood. 

Mangaluru-Yeswantpur Express cancelled

Train 16576 Mangaluru Jn.- Yeshwantpur Tri-Weekly Express (via Shravanabelagola) slated to commence journey on August 28 is cancelled, railway officials informed.

New BBMP Commissioner officially takes charge

BH Anil Kumar, the new BBMP Commissioner officially took charge from his predecessor N Manjunatha Prasad. The event took place in the BBMP headquarters in the city. 

Anil Kumar was transferred from the Additional Chief Secretay post of the Urban Development Department to BBMP through a government notification on August 22.

Shall never tolerate any attempt to axe down Indira Canteen: Siddaramaiah

Congress leader and former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that no attempts to axe down Indira Canteen shall be tolerated. Lashing out at CM Yediyurappa, he asked, "Is your tummy so full that you are ignorant about poor man's hunger?" he asked in a series of tweets. 

CMO opens private bank account for flood-relief donations

Bengaluru airport’s second runway is ready, operations start from Dec 5

Bengaluru International Airport will soon be able to handle more flights as a second runway is set to be commissioned from December 5. 

The New South Parallel Runway (NSPR) at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru marked the successful completion of validation flights on August 27, airport officials said. As per BIAL, the company which operates the airport, operations on the new runway is planned to commence from December 5. Read more

Several areas in Bangalore face power disruption   

Several areas in Bengaluru including Rama Reddy Layout, Pragathi Club, Mahadevpura, and surroundings are facing interruptions in power supply. According to BESCOM, the same is due to feeder faulty reported in ITI MUSS F15 and various repair works taking place in the power lines in these areas. BESCOM officials informed that power supply will be restored in these areas by 11 am

4 of family killed in road accident on Sarjapur Road

Four members of a family, including a two-year-old boy and his parents, got killed after the car in which they were travelling lost control to hit the median and to crash into an oncoming truck on Sarjapur Road.

The incident took place during the early hours of Tuesday, police officials confirmed. The deceased were identified as Anjani Yadav (31), his wife Neha (28), Dhruv (2) and their family friend Shubhra Santosh (27).

The group was on their way back to their residences after having dinner at Attibele.

CCB busts prostitution racket, rescues 4 girls

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru City Police busted a prostitution racket after a raid conducted in a lodge in Gandhinagar. Three were arrested - Laxmana, Shivaraj and manager BL Ravi - during the raid at the lodge named Amshi International Inn," CCB officials said. The team has rescued four girls from the trap of the racket as well.

New Karnataka BJP chief to return party to cadre-Hindutva-based system

Nalin Kumar Kateel, the BJP’s new Karnataka president who took charge formally on Tuesday, will attempt to carry out a course correction for the BJP and return it to a cadre — and Hindutva—based system rather than the caste and personality-based system that was dominant in the nearly four decades with B S Yediyurappa at the helm. Read more

Rain, strong winds in forecast for Bangalore today

The weatherman has predicted rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru for the day. According to India Meteorological Department's daily report, "Surface wind likely to be strong and gusty at times. Maximum & Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 29 and 20 degree Celsius respectively."

Meanwhile, Bengaluru International Airport will soon be able to handle more flights as a second runway is set to be commissioned from December 5.

READ| Bengaluru airport’s second runway is ready, operations start from Dec 5

At the same time, upping the ante in the fight against single-use plastic, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is set to implement a ban on the use of cling film and plastic cutlery by app-based food delivery companies and online grocery store in Bengaluru.

READ| Bengaluru bans plastic cutlery, cling film used by app-based food delivery companies

Meanwhile, since Robot Restaurant’s official launch on August 18, thousands from Bengaluru, some even from the outskirts of the city, have already visited the new restaurant in Indiranagar.

READ| Inside Bengaluru’s first Robot Restaurant

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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