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By: Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: August 7, 2019 08:29 IST
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa meets PM Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday. Express Photo

Bangalore news Highlights: In the wake of works related to the airport upgrade at Kempegowda International Airport, the entry, and exit to the same is likely to be delayed. The airport officials have issued an advisory indicating that the traffic might be slow on the entrance and exit routes to the city between 8 am and 2 pm on Tuesday (August 6).

Meanwhile, Bangalore’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is likely to pick waste from apartments and bulk garbage generators at night. This is done in a bid to avoid mix-up of garbage collected from individual and bulk generators, according to the Urban Development Department (UDD).

The UDD has suggested necessary action should be taken to collect the waste from apartments and bulk generators during night hours as there are chances of the waste collected from apartments, hotels and other bulk generators getting mixed with the waste collected by contractors during day hours (10 am to 6 pm).


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18:17 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Bengaluru airport closes funding for new terminal, other projects costing Rs 13,352 cr

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB), announced the financial closure for its Rs 13,352 crore infrastructure expansion that includes the construction of the state-of-the-art Terminal 2 and associated projects.

READ: Bengaluru airport closes funding for new terminal, other projects costing Rs 13,352 cr

17:52 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Major landslide in Kodagu district

A first major landslide in Kodagu this year. The link between Kodagu and Kerala via Makkuta-Virajpet has been severed as landslides have been reported with the highway caving-in at Vaatekolli near Perumbadi on Monday.

17:36 (IST)06 Aug 2019
CM meets Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa met Union Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman, and asked her to resolve many pending issues with the Ministry of Finance.
He sought income tax exemption to State Building and other construction Workers’ Boards by including them under section 10 (29A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and requested for the release of Performance Grant under 14th finance Commission to Urban Local Bodies and Rural Local Bodies.

16:42 (IST)06 Aug 2019
BS Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss various issues including establishment of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in twin city of Hubli- Dharwad.

16:02 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Karnataka CM meets Nitin Gadkari

Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa met Union Minister of Highways and Road Transport Nitin Gadkari today in New Delhi and discussed on various highway projects of the State. He requested Union Minister to take up certain important highway projects on priority and sought approval for ring road project around Shivamogga city Chief Secretary T.M. Vijayabhaskar, ACS PWD Rajneesh Goel and other officers and MPs were present.

15:28 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Pune-Bengaluru stretch of NH 48 to be closed

The Pune-Bengaluru stretch of the National Highway 48 will remain closed for a few days for vehicle movement. The road is closed due to blockages at several points on the highway. A landslide near Kognoli in Maharashtra was reported on Monday evening and flooding of the road near Kolhapur, Kakati, and Yamagarni villages along the way on Tuesday following heavy rains in western Maharashtra and north Karnataka regions. 

14:55 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) by KSNDMC

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

13:52 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Arvind Limbavali launches new skywalk facility in Bellandur

Mahadevapura MLA Arvind Limbavali launched a new skywalk facility near innovative multiplex near Bellandur toady. 

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13:34 (IST)06 Aug 2019
CMO release: Yediyurappa calls upon Narendra Singh Tomar in Delhi

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa called on Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare today in New Delhi. On this occasion, he requested Mr. Tomar to extend the cut-off date for enrolment of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna for the Kharif Season to 14th August 2019.

He also sought to settle pending claims under PMFBY and release of Funds to meet statutory obligations under MGNREGS for the Financial Year 2019-20 and clear outstanding net advances of State for the year 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2019-20. Chief Minister requested to release financial benefits to all eligible beneficiaries under PM-KISAN in the state. MP Shobha Karandlaje, MLAs Jagadish Shettar, and R. Ashok were present.

12:47 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Karnataka Rains: Dharwad helpline numbers below

Helpline numbers to address rain-related grievances and provide timely help to the people in trouble have been set up by the district administration in Dharwad.  Helpline - 1077, WhatsApp- 9480230962

12:06 (IST)06 Aug 2019
KSRTC cancels Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi services

As heavy rains and floods continue in north Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra and Telangana, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has cancelled all services to Mumbai, Pune and Shirdi. While four services each to Mumbai and Pune stays cancelled, one service each to Shirdi and Kollapur have also been cancelled, KSRTC said in a statement released on Monday. 

11:35 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Woman shares traumatising experience in cab, Uber revokes driver’s access to app

Taxi-hailing app Uber said it has revoked the access of a driver to its app in Bengaluru after a woman shared her ‘traumatising experience’ in a cab driven by him, and accused the app of failing to address her concerns. The woman tweeted she had booked a cab and was travelling in it when she heard the driver telling someone over the phone how “bad” some of his customers were. He also told the passenger that as an educated woman, she should not be out drinking with friends. However, she said that when she told him to mind his own business, the driver started abusing her. Read more

11:25 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Traffic snarls at Agara flyover
11:24 (IST)06 Aug 2019
IN PICS| CM Yediyurappa reviews progress of Karnataka Bhavan new building in Delhi
10:21 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10.20 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Kadubeesanahalli. or Mathikere. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Koramangala, Bapuji Nagar, and Ulsoor. 

10:01 (IST)06 Aug 2019
ISKCON Temple Bangalore timings today

The Sri Radha Krishna ISKCON Temple located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore has deities of Radha and Krishna. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.

Today's timings: 7.15 am–1 pm;  4–8.20 pm

09:38 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Heavy rains: Schools, colleges to remain shut

In the wake of incessant rains, schools and colleges in Dharwad district will remain closed today and tomorrow, according to district administration officials. 

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09:18 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Rani Chennamma Express to have 2 lesser halts from now
08:51 (IST)06 Aug 2019
CM brings out ordinance to aid farmers
08:33 (IST)06 Aug 2019
Waterlogging on railway tracks: Trains diverted

Due to heavy rains and waterlogging, Yesvantpur-Barmer Express, Dehradun-Kochuveli Express and Amritsar-Kochuveli Express are diverted, Central Railway said in a press release.


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Meanwhile, the Karnataka government led by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has put Bangalore’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)’s budget on hold, irking many, including those from the opposition Congress.

READ| Karnataka CM Yediyurappa puts BBMP budget on hold, irks Congress leaders

At the same time, the world-class arena in the Kempegowda International Airport premises, according to the current plans, will have the capacity to accommodate up to 9,000 people and be capable of hosting a wide range of events such as music concerts, award shows, exhibitions, and conventions apart from weddings.

READ| Bengaluru International Airport set to become wedding destination, to host concerts

Auria Kathi, supposedly the first Artifical Intelligence bot-artist, is on cloud nine as one of her artworks have been selected to be exhibited at the Florence Biennale in Italy. An innovation of Fabin Rasheed (a designer based in Bengaluru) and Sleeba Paul (an engineer from Kochi), the AI artist-poet was named so based on an anagram for AI Haiku Art, Auria’s inventors explain.

READ| Auria Kathi, an AI bot generates Haiku poems and art to go with it

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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First published on: 06-08-2019 at 08:00 IST
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