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Bengaluru | Updated: August 7, 2019 19:05 IST
Bangalore trains, Karnataka floods, Bengaluru news LIVE Several trains have been rescheduled/partially cancelled due to incessant rains in north Karnataka and Maharashtra. (Representative Image)

Bangalore news August 7 highlights: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has been downsized the list of awardees of the Kempegowda Award to 70, the annual awards given to the city-based achievers.

Last year, the BBMP drew flak for giving the award to 540 persons, after the criticism, for the first the civic body has formed an external 10 members select committee under the chairmanship of Justice A.J. Sadashiva (retd.), to select the deserving from different categories.

Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjuna said, “the final list will be ready by August 14 and the award will be given by the Chief Minister between August 20 and 25. ”

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18:45 (IST)07 Aug 2019
#KarnatakaRains: 4 trains cancelled due to landslides
18:30 (IST)07 Aug 2019
IN PICS| CM Yediyurappa arrives from New Delhi, leaves for Belgaum

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, soon after returning to Bangalore after his New Delhi visit, left for Belgaum from HAL Airport. 

17:34 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Karnataka Congress takes a dig at Yediyurappa's advertisements on BMTC buses
17:22 (IST)07 Aug 2019
IIM Bangalore to host workshop to make cost-cutting for EV batteries

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), in association with the Indian Council for Research International Economic Relations (ICRIER), will host a workshop on ‘Exploring cost-reduction strategies for Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries’ on September 3, 2019, at the IIMB campus. The workshop is being organized by the Supply Chain Management Centre (SCMC) at IIMB.

Prof. Haritha Saranga, faculty from the Production & Operations Management area at IIMB, who will lead the workshop, said, “The workshop intends to take a holistic view of the entire EV value chain and present plausible options to reduce the cost of the batteries and improve the affordability of EVs in India. It will involve consultation with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), service providers, and battery manufacturers  to carry out a ranking exercise on strategies identified.”

16:39 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Article 370: Congress MLA Anjali Nimbalkar's tweet goes viral

A tweet made in favour of the BJP-led central government decision to revoke Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir by Karnataka Congress legislator Anjali Nimbalkar has gone viral. In her tweet, Nimbalkar, MLA from Khanapur in Belagavi termed Article 370 "a desperate measure and said the special provision had kept the country desperate for 70 years."

16:24 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Rock band assaulted in Bengaluru for not singing Kannada songs, lodge police complaint

A rock band has lodged a police complaint in Bengaluru after their members were allegedly attacked for not performing Kannada songs at an event. Mahadevapura police said a case had been filed and an investigation is underway. The incident took place in Phoenix Marketcity Mall in Whitefield last Friday when members of a Bengaluru-based rock band named Musication were performing. The keyboardist of the band sustained eye injuries after a group of almost 20 people from the audience assaulted him. The matter came to light after a Facebook post put up by a co-musician condemning the incident went viral. Read more

16:11 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Bellary remembers Sushma Swaraj as thayi and daughter of Karnataka

The high-voltage election contest between BJP’s Sushma Swaraj and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections brought the Bellary constituency to national limelight. Though Swaraj lost the election, she weaved an emotional connect with Bellary and helped BJP lay its base in Karnataka. As she passed away on Tuesday, her followers in the constituency remember her as Sushma ‘Thayi’ (mother in Kannada). 

14:50 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Karnataka to release water to Hemavathi Canal System

The government of Karnataka has decided to release 14.53 TMC water for 25 days to Hemavathi canal system starting today. 

"In flow to the Hemavathi reservoir on 6-8-2019 is 17,623 cusecs and out flow is 5000 cusecs. Hemavathi catchment area is receiving good rainfall. Hence good outflow to the river is expected. Since sufficient storage is not available in the reservoir, it is intended to provide water only for drinking purpose by filling water in tanks and anicuts and not to provide water for irrigation," the CMO said in a statement. 

As good rainfall is expected in the catchment area, the state government has agreed to release 14.53 TMC of water to the tanks and anicuts in Hassan, Tumakuru and Mandya districts through Hemavathi project canal system along with releasing water to Tamilnadu, the statement adds

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13:57 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Karnataka Rains: Train rescheduled

Prasanthi Express (18464) scheduled to leave KSR Bengaluru City railway station at 1.40 pm has been rescheduled to leave at 3.30 pm today.

13:37 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Do not top up smart cards online: Namma Metro

The BMRCL has requested commuters,  not to use the online top-up gateway to recharge the smartcards, saying a technical glitch has led to more than 3,000 incomplete transactions. 

In a press release, the Namma Metro, said it had not been able to transfer the credit to the smart cards following a technical snag on July 29.  “BMRLC was unable to provide (the) recharging of 3,092 such cases automatically as on August 3. On August 5, BMRCL has resolved the issue with respect to 3,092 cases manually and all these commuters can get their cards topped up at entry gate of any station,” the release stated, adding that officials were working to resolve the issue in the automation process of online recharge. 

“Till rectification, commuters are requested not to use the online top-up modes... Commuters may use other option(s) to top up their cards through cash/credit/debit card at all Namma Metro station ticket counters,” it added. 

13:13 (IST)07 Aug 2019
B S Yediyurappa to visit flood hit Belagavi on Thursday

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said he would visit Belagavi on Thursday and review the relief works in flood-hit areas. Belagavi and neighbouring districts are witnessing heavy rain and flood for the past three days.

12:43 (IST)07 Aug 2019
BBMP truck injures cop

A 45-year-old sub-inspector attached to Peenya traffic police station sustained a fracture after a BBMP truck rammed his bike near Pipeline Road, Dasarahalli, on Tuesday. G Basavaraju was shifted to Hosmat Hospital. 

11:47 (IST)07 Aug 2019
BS Yediyurappa pays last respects to Sushma Swaraj

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa pays last respects to former Union Minister to External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. 

10:49 (IST)07 Aug 2019
No buses via Charmadi ghat due to landslides

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) cancelled many buses from Belagavi to Pune today after heavy rain hits North Karnataka. In a statement, KSRTC said ": Buses not operating via Charmadi ghat till today evening as advisory issued from police authorities.  Due to landslide near Charmadi ghat all services towards Mangalore & Dharmasthala are deviated via Jannapura, Sakaleshpura, Shiradi ghat."

10:09 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Flood situation in North Karnataka 

The Krishna river, the Markandeya, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha and Bheema rivers are in spate, wreaking havoc in many parts of Karnataka. According to reports, water from the Markandeya river gushed into Gokak and Hukkeri in Belagavi.

The districts hit due to the torrential rains and subsequent flooding are Belagavi, Vijayapura, Yadgiri, Raichur, Bagalkot, Hubballi-Dharwad, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Uttara Kannada.

09:29 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Rain claim three lives in Karnataka

Three people have died in rain-related incidents in Karnataka on Tuesday. one each in Shivamogga, Belagavi and Haveri districts. According to reports, the situation is worst-affected in Belagavi district, surging waters have washed away crops on 80,590 hecatres of land, affected 8,000 people in 96 villages.

09:13 (IST)07 Aug 2019
HD Deve Gowda condoles death of Sushma Swaraj
09:11 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Army moves in for flood rescue and relief in Karnataka
08:59 (IST)07 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

08:59 (IST)07 Aug 2019
Bengaluru-Pune highway traffic disrupted due to heavy rains

Traffic movement on the Pune-Bengaluru national highway near Kognoli on the state’s borders with Maharashtra have been disrupted with river Vedganga flooding in several areas.

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

If you are planning for a weekend trip to Kodagu (Coorg) this rainy season, you may have to exercise caution as red alert has been declared in the hilly district following heavy rain.

Last year, Kodagu district was crippled by flood and landslides during the rainy season. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, an orange alert has been declared in Kodagu on August 6 and red alert from August 7 to 10.

READ: Planning a weekend trip to Coorg? Stay away as heavy rain and landslides reported


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First published on: 07-08-2019 at 08:22 IST
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