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Bangalore news August 30 highlights: Congress leader DK Shivakumar appears before ED in Delhi

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By: Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: September 2, 2019 12:50 IST
Congress leader D K Shivakumar to appear before ED today in money laundering case Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar at Karnataka Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. (ANI Photo/File)

Bangalore news August 30 highlights: Responding to a summons notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate, senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar has left the city in a New Delhi-bound flight. The flight from Kempegowda International Airport has left the city at 1.20 pm, earlier this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed the police to step up vigil and ensure that the celebration of Gowri-Ganesh festival and Muharram take place peacefully in Bengaluru and across the state.

He conducted a video conference on Thursday with superintendents of police of all the districts. He instructed that police should take care of “maintaining communal harmony and if untoward incident reported the jurisdictional police would be held responsible.”

 

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19:11 (IST)30 Aug 2019
It’s a conspiracy, says D K Shivakumar

On whether he was feeling targeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader DK Shivakumar said “whoever has done… I wish them best… I have done my duty for the party. I’m proud to do my job. Whatever is in my fate will happen.”

The ED move comes after the Karnataka High Court on Thursday dismissed Shivakumar’s petition challenging the summons issued to him in the money-laundering case registered by the agency against him and a few others on the basis of an alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions case.  Read more

19:06 (IST)30 Aug 2019
DKS appears before ED in Delhi
18:55 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Karnataka BJP cell seeks new cattle slaughter prevention Bill

The BJP’s Cow Protection Cell in Karnataka has written to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, seeking the re-introduction of a 2010 Bill for a total ban on cow slaughter in the state. The Bill had been shelved in 2013 after it did not receive the Governor’s assent. The BJP cell, in a letter to Yediyurappa, sought the re-introduction of the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010, passed in the state legislature in 2010 when the BJP was in power and Yediyurappa was CM. Read more

18:44 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Citizen activists meet new BBMP Commissioner

A delegation of members from Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB), a civic activist group met the new BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar on Friday.  The members briefed the new Commissioner about the ward committees work and requested his support to ensure all 198 wards hold regular monthly meetings on first Saturdays.

Further, the group requested the Commissioner to hold training programmes to create awareness for all ward committee members, ward secretaries, and Corporators.

18:00 (IST)30 Aug 2019
DK Shivakumar in Delhi; to appear before ED

Congress leader DK Shivakumar along with his brother DK Suresh arrives in Delhi. He is expected to rush to the ED office to answer the summons.

17:37 (IST)30 Aug 2019
6 railway stations get ISO 14001:2015 certificate

ISO 14001:2015 certificates have been awarded for six stations (Yeshwanthpur Bengaluru Cantonment, Krishnarajapuram, Kengeri, Bangarpet and Shri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam Railway stations) in Bangalore division of South Western Railway (SWR). The same has been awarded for provision of services for Train Operation, Signal and Telecommunication, Station Maintenance, Passenger Ticket Booking, Provision of Public Utilities and other Amenities and Handling of Parcels.

Ashok Kumar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru Division, received six certificates on Friday in Bangalore Railway Divisional Office, validating the same.

17:22 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Bengaluru Police ban live music in 107 pubs and discos; residents relieved

In a major crackdown against illegal live music performances in Bengaluru city, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) has served show-cause notices to 107 pubs, restaurants and discotheques. Read More

16:56 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Watch: Water gushes out of ceiling in Bengaluru airport after heavy rainfall

Passengers at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport were in for a surprise Thursday night when water started gushing out from the ceiling near boarding gate number 9 due to heavy rains. Read more

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16:30 (IST)30 Aug 2019
BWSSB to lend ears to grievances

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) will listen to public grievances in a phone-in programme organised on Saturday.

The BWSSB Chairman will receive public calls at 080-22945119 from 9 am to 10.30 am on August 31

16:12 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Planetariun hosts 3-day science exhibition

A three-day science exhibition titled ‘Science in Action’ is now up and running in the city.

Hosted at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium on T Chowdaiah Road, the exhibition which began today will go on till Sunday. Timings: 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

15:49 (IST)30 Aug 2019
DCM visits KSRTC Central Office

Deputy Chief Minister and Transport Minister Lakxman S.Savadi visited KSRTC Central Office and chaired the introductory review meeting with Transport Department, KSRTC, BMTC, NWKRTC, NEKRTC and D.Devaraj Urs Truck Terminal Limited.

15:04 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Llandslides between Padil – Kulashekhara section: SWR partially cancels/diverts trains

The South Western Railway (SWR) has announced that the following trains will be partially cancelled/diverted due to landslides between Padil – Kulashekhara section of Palakkad Division of Southern Railway as detailed below:

PARTIAL CANCELLATION:
1. Train No. 16513 KSR Bengaluru – Karwar Express of 29.08.2019 is partially cancelled between Mangaluru Central – Karwar.

2. Train No. 16524 Karwar – KSR Bengaluru Express of 30.08.2019 is partially cancelled between Karwar – Mangaluru Central.

DIVERSION:
1. Train No. 07316 Vellankanni – Vasco Da Gama Tatkal Express Special of 29.09.2019 is diverted to run via Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Renigunta, Cuddapah, Guntakal, Ballari, Hubballi, Londa, Madgaon instead of Tiruchchirappalli, Coimbatore, Shoranur, Mangaluru Jn, Madgaon.

2. Train No. 00108 Vellankanni – Sawantwadi Road Tatkal Express Special of 29.09.2019 is diverted to run via Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Renigunta, Cuddapah, Guntakal, Ballari, Hubballi, Londa, Madgaon instead of Tiruchchirappalli, Coimbatore, Shoranur, Mangaluru Jn, Madgaon.

14:49 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Sewerage to storm water drains: Jayanagar MLA arranges public meeting with engineers
14:35 (IST)30 Aug 2019
IN PICS| Transport minister inspects KSRTC's new Ambaari Dream Class buses
14:07 (IST)30 Aug 2019
DK Shivakumar leaves for Delhi

Responding to a summons notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate, senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar has left the city in a New Delhi-bound flight. The flight from Kempegowda International Airport has left the city at 1.20 pm, earlier this afternoon.

“Please don’t take tension, I have not taken tension, there is no need to take tension. I have not committed any mistake. I have not committed any rape or taken money, there is nothing against me,” Shivakumar told reporters here before leaving on Friday. Read more

13:30 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Promoting eco-friendly  clay Ganesha Idols

To promote eco-friendly festival, clay Ganesha Idols are being made by more than 700 participants at Sankey Tank, Malleshwaram.

12:57 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Congress leader D K Shivakumar to appear before ED today in money laundering case

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Minister D K Shivakumar said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons, asking him to appear before it in Delhi on Friday. The ED move comes after the Karnataka High Court had on Thursday dismissed Shivakumar’s petition challenging the summons issued to him in a money-laundering case.

READ: Congress leader D K Shivakumar to appear before ED today in money laundering case

12:15 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 11.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Jayanagar, HSR Layout, or Brigade Road The same is at 'moderate' levels near Bapuji Nagar, Ulsoor, and Koramangala.

11:54 (IST)30 Aug 2019
DK Shivakumar will appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi today

DK Shivakumar, Karnataka former minister, will appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi today afternoon in connection with a money-laundering case.

ED move comes after the Karnataka Court on Thursday dismissed Shivakumar's petition challenging the summons.

11:34 (IST)30 Aug 2019
Pratap Simha visits the ongoing construction site of Software Technology Park of India

Kodagu-Mysuru MP Pratap Simha visited the ongoing construction site of Software Technology Park of India (STPI), near the Infosys Campus (Hebbal Industrial Area) Mysuru.

The Karnataka government is all set to expand air connectivity by developing at least 15 small airports across the state. The officials from Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (KSIIDC) are in talks with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop these airports and also set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV).

READ: Karnataka to develop 15 small airports to improve regional connectivity

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

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First published on: 30-08-2019 at 08:24 IST
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