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Bangalore news August 8 highlights: At least 9 die in Karnataka floods; more than 44,000 people evacuated, rescue ops in full swing

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By: Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: August 8, 2019 21:16 IST
Karnataka-floods-rescue-operations People evacuated from flood-hit areas in Belagavi, Karnataka by the Indian Army. Express Photo

Bangalore news August 8 highlights: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Karnataka police recovered 300 kg gold-plated copper biscuits from a residential apartment in Bengaluru belonging to Mohammed Mansoor Khan, founder of the I Monetary Advisory Ltd which is involved in a multi-crore investment scam in Karnataka.

According to SIT officials, the biscuits were hidden near Khan’s swimming pool on the sixth floor of the seven-storey apartment in Richmond Road. An SIT official told, “The gold biscuits were hidden by one of the IMA directors, Wasim, as per Mansoor Khan’s instructions. we have arrested Nizamuddin and he is in police custody.”

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19:13 (IST)08 Aug 2019
State government appeals for citizen help to raise relief funds
18:56 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Railway dispatched essential items for flood-hit Belagavi: Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal
18:52 (IST)08 Aug 2019
11 relief camps set up in Kodagu
17:53 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Maharashtra not affected due to Alamatti backwaters: Karnataka CM
17:46 (IST)08 Aug 2019
More teams deployed for rescue operations
17:31 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Floods in north Karnataka: 9 dead

According to data from the state government, 9 people have lost lives due to floods in north Karnataka so far. While the death toll is most in Belagavi district (six),  two people from Uttara Kannada and one from Shivamogga were declared dead as of 1 pm on Thursday. 

17:08 (IST)08 Aug 2019
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16:48 (IST)08 Aug 2019
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Mysuru BJP MP apologises to Prakash Raj for 2017 ‘derogatory’ posts

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15:40 (IST)08 Aug 2019
8 trains cancelled due to restoration works in progress post-landslides
14:29 (IST)08 Aug 2019
WATCH| Bethri Bridge in Kodagu submerged due to floods
14:17 (IST)08 Aug 2019
IN PICS| CM inspects highway blocked in Nippani due to overflowing Vedaganga river
13:24 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Indian Army and para commandos rescue operations in flood-hit areas of Belagavi

After flood situation worsened in North Karnataka due to heavy rainfall Indian Army and para commandos have been deployed for the rescue operations in flood-hit areas of Belagavi district.

12:46 (IST)08 Aug 2019
CET candidates can now pay fees by Aug 13

Candidates who are selected in the third round of Common Entrance Test (CET) counselling can now pay fee by August 13. The August 7 deadline has been extended by one week after chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s directed the officials. 

11:46 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Karnataka government appoints 3 new AAGs

Advocates R Nataraj (Bengaluru), Vidyavathi M Kottur Shettar (Dharwad) and R Subramanya (Bengaluru) have been appointed as additional advocate generals (AAGs) of Karnataka.

11:26 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Nandini milk fortified with vitamin A & D

The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) has launched Nandini milk fortified with vitamin A & D. According to KMF, enriched milk is available at no extra cost. Mrutyunjaya T Kulkarni, director (marketing), KMF, said the aim is to address the increseing cases of vitamin A & D deficiency among people in Karnataka.

The vitamins will go a long way in strengthening vision, bones and other assoicated health factors. The ‘+F’ logo will be printed on Nandini toned milk, double toned milk, special toned milk and standardized milk to indicate the fortification.

11:00 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Action against PoP idol-makers: KSPCB

Since the Gowri-Ganesha festival is starting from the first week of September, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) directed officials from district and BBMP to ensure that there are no manufacturing or sale of plaster of Paris (PoP) idols. The board urged the public to celebrate the festival with idols made of clay and other eco-friendly material.

10:47 (IST)08 Aug 2019
Karnataka Raj Bhavan will be open to the public

Karnataka Raj Bhavan will be open to the public from August 17 to 30 (3.30pm to 7pm) in view of the 73rd Independence Day. Those interested can register their names online by submitting details, including Aadhaar numbers, mobile numbers and e-mail addresses and the day of visit to get their slot confirmation online and entry passes at Raj Bhavan counter.

Pass-holders will be given a tour of Raj Bhavan from the Glass House to the banquet hall by guides. A short film depicting the glorious heritage of the gubernatorial office and responsibility of the governor will be screened. Visitors will get a chance to click photographs in front of the heritage building.

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).

READ: Bellary remembers Sushma Swaraj as thayi and daughter of Karnataka

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

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First published on: 08-08-2019 at 08:21 IST
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