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Bangalore news July 25 highlights: Bangalore rains make a brief comeback; City Police joins ShareChat

Bangalore news July 25 highlights: Bengaluru City Police joins ShareChat; BBMP begins Bellandur lake rejuvenation; Bangalore rains make a brief comeback; and many more key developments in the city on Thursday - all at a single destination, right at your fingertips.

Written by Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: July 25, 2019 19:32 IST
Bangalore-Rain-Traffic-Summer-Shower-759 A prominent junction in Bangalore city as Bangalore rains made a comeback to Thursday. Express Photo/Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore news July 25 highlights: Caretaker CM H D Kumaraswamy said on Wednesday that the coalition government was run “smoothly” for 14 months. He also thanked all officials for their cooperation during the tenure. Admitting that the government faced “several challenges”, Kumaraswamy added, “I am satisfied that the government has worked and contributed towards the welfare of the people.” He was speaking to reporters at his residential office on Kumara Krupa Road in Bangalore.

As a parting gift, Kumaraswamy on Wednesday announced the Debt Relief Act which would ease the financial burden of private loans borrowed by poor, landless agricultural labourers and small farmers in the state.

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19:32 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Heavy rain in Bengaluru: Traffic police alert on tree fall
18:11 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Bangalore City Police is now on ShareChat
17:38 (IST)25 Jul 2019
'Wall of Kindness' in Rajaji Nagar much appreciated

The 'Wall of Kindness' in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore has been lauded by many for the idea both ofline and online.

16:53 (IST)25 Jul 2019
'Mahila Jun Sunwai' at Police Commissioner's office tomorrow

The National Commission of Women, joining hands with the police authorities and Bengaluru district legal service authorities are organising a 'Mahila Jan Sunwai' programme in the city. According to a Bengaluru City Police spokesperson, the same will take place in the Conference Hall at the Police Commissioner's office in the city at 9 am on Friday (July 26).

16:41 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Suryakiran aerobatic team displayed it's signature manoeuvres at AFS, Bidar

To commemorate the 20th year of Kargil Vijay diwas, Suryakiran aerobatic team displayed it's signature manoeuvres at AFS, Bidar. School Children participated & interacted with the pilots & IAF personnel later.

16:04 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Plantation drive at Doddakalsandra Lake on July 27

In a bid to make Doddakalsandra Lake in Bengaluru greener, a group of volunteers in the city will hold a plantation drive at the lake on July 27. According to the organisers of the event, a group of volunteers from Silicon City College will lead the same, held to observe World Nature Conservation Day.

15:53 (IST)25 Jul 2019
BBMP Commissioner gets 'Namma Samiti Puraskaara'

A delegation of CfB members met BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad to felicitate him for his contributions to Ward Committees.  "Prasad was out of station on the 14th July when CfB conferred Corporator #1 Namma Samiti Puraskaara at Town Hall, we met him in his office to felicitate him with the traditional Mysuru Peta and a plaque.," a CfB member told

14:50 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Gaurav Gupta says Government should create a platform that can act as a trigger for problem-solving

"It is the responsibility of institutions such as the Government, DSCI and NASSCOM to create a platform that can act as a trigger for problem-solving of issues that are identified,”  said Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Dept. of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka

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13:52 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Two-wheeler thieves arrested by Bangalore city police

Eight two-wheeler thieves arrested by Bangalore city police on Thursday.  The police have recovered 25 two-wheelers worth Rs 20.2 lakh.   Police are identifying the owners of the bikes to return them. 

13:35 (IST)25 Jul 2019
4 from BFC named in the India U-15 team

BFC Academy's Ratanbi Chaphamayum, Anish Mazumder, Sridarth Nongmeikapam and Lalthangliana have been named in the India U15 team which will travel to Thailand from July 27 to August 10 for an exposure tour.

12:47 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Bellandur lake rejuvenation work started by BBMP, BDA and BWSSB

The BBMP, BDA & BWSSB has finally commenced rejuvenation work at Bellandur lake which is infamous for frothing and fire.

12:03 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Crawling traffic? Potholes, vendors, stray cattle are the problem, not too many cars

The common view is that as a city increases in size, so too do the number of motor vehicles on its roads, and thus congestion increases. However, a study posits that increased levels of urbanisation can actually improve the mobility of a city.

READ: Crawling traffic? Potholes, vendors, stray cattle are the problem, not too many cars

11:45 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Anti-Corruption Bureau officials arrested ASI for taking a bribe

Anti-Corruption Bureau officials arrested assistant sub-inspector Srinivas attached to the Kalasipalyam police station for taking a bribe on Tuesday.

According to the ABC, one person had been picked up for questioning by the ASI. While interrogating him, ASI Srinivas demanded Rs 40,000 from the man’s father to secure his release.  The father then approached the ACB, who laid a trap to arrest the ASI.

10:40 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Bangalore Science Festival today

Bangalore Science Forum is organising Bangalore Science Festival and Discourse on ‘A Dating’ by Abhishek Banerjee at Dr HN Multimedia Hall, National College, Basavanagudi at 6 pm today

10:04 (IST)25 Jul 2019
The decomposed body of a newborn was found in the cellar water sump

The decomposed body of a newborn was found in the cellar water sump at an abandoned building in Vidyaranyapura on Tuesday. The building belongs to Disha Chowdary, from Singapura near Ashraya Layout in Vidyaranyapura.

Police suspect that the child was thrown into the sump three to four days ago. The body was so much decomposed that police found it impossible to identify the baby’s gender.

09:40 (IST)25 Jul 2019
One-day symposium on ‘Implications of Draft NEP – 2019 on higher education’

PES University is organising  One-day symposium on ‘Implications of Draft NEP – 2019 on higher education’; Keynote speaker to be Dr K Kasthurirangan; the programme is at Dr MRD Auditorium, PES University, Outer Ring Road campus at 10 am today.

09:19 (IST)25 Jul 2019
SIT arrests 72-year-old Chartered Accountant

SIT arrests 72-year-old Chartered Accountant Iqbal Khan for providing wrong information regarding the IMA accounts to I-T department.

09:06 (IST)25 Jul 2019
SIT issued notices to Congress leaders BZ Zameer Ahmed and Roshan Baig

The special investigation team(SIT) which is investigating the alleged IMA Ponzi scam issued notices to Congress leaders BZ Zameer Ahmed and Roshan Baig, directing them to appear before SIT on July 29.

Also Read: Explained: What is Karnataka’s IMA scam?

08:50 (IST)25 Jul 2019
Karnataka AAG Devadatt Kamat resigns

Karnataka’s Additional Advocate General Devadatt Kamat, who represented the state in the Supreme Court, resigned from the post on Wednesday. The resignation comes a day after JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka lost the trust vote.

In a letter addressed to the Governor, he cited “personal reasons” for tendering the resignation. “I have been privileged to represent the state as Additional Advocate General in the Supreme Court since 2015,” he said. 

08:42 (IST)25 Jul 2019
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister will visit Mookambika Temple

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit Kollur Mookambika Temple on July 26. As a security measure, the public entry to the temple is prohibited from 10 am to 6 pm, said Udupi DC Hephsiba Rani Korlapati.

With Kumaraswamy out of the picture in Karnataka, what is left of Opposition unity?

As the Congress-JD(S) alliance collapsed in Karnataka, here is a status check of all the Opposition leaders who were present at the swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy turning it into an Opposition show of strength fourteen months ago.

For a status check on the opposition leaders who had attended Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in and their ties with the Congress.

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Tuesday flayed the BJP for gaining access to power through the backdoor and said an “unethical, illegal and anti-constitutional government” was coming to power in Karnataka. “The BJP was coming to power through the backdoor.

They (BJP) have no faith in democracy. They allowed defection, horse-trading and lured the MLAs,” Siddaramaiah told reporters after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government led by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote.

READ: They will never be inducted into party, even if sky falls: Siddaramaiah on rebel MLAs

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First published on: 25-07-2019 at 08:17 IST
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