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Bangalore news Sept 6 highlights: PM Modi reaches Bengaluru to watch Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander’s lunar touchdown

Bangalore news Sept 6 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: September 7, 2019 8:45:27 am

 

modi-yediyurappa-vajubhai-vala-chandrayaan-bangalore PM Modi was welcomed in Bengaluru by Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and Governor Vajubhai Vala. Express Photo

Bangalore news Sept 6 highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bengaluru to watch Chandrayaan 2’s landing module Vikram’s lunar touchdown from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in the city.

He was welcomed at the airport by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

Meanwhile, Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil announced his resignation from civil services on Friday. In his letter, the DC said, “I have taken this decision as I feel it is unethical for me to continue as a civil servant in the government when the fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.”

 

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Highlights

    22:44 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    VIP movement: Bengaluru airport issues passenger advisory
    22:41 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    IN PICS| PM Modi lands in Bengaluru
    21:38 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Traffic jams expected in city: Police Commissioner
    18:47 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Cylinder explodes at shop near HKBK college; No casualties
    18:39 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    PM in Bengaluru on Saturday for Chandrayaan2
    18:33 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Traffic to airport might be affected on Saturday
    18:17 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Kumaraswamy visits DK Shivakumar's mother to console her
    15:33 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Mysuru rail users happy with new coaches
    14:38 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Modi fools people of Karnataka: Congress

    In their latest post, the Karnataka Congress has heavily criticised PM Narendra Modi for not granting flood-related aid yet to the victims in Karnataka.

    13:32 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Dakshina Kannada DC Sasikanth Senthil resigns from civil services
    12:15 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Special buses, trains to avoid Onam rush

    To help passengers travelling to and form Kerala in the light of Onam festival, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will run 65 special services, PRO Latha TS told Indianexpress.com.

    At the same time, the South Western Railway has announced two special trains on Kochuveli-Bengaluru route (KR Puram/Banaswadi).

    Train No. 06557 Banaswadi – Kochuveli One way Tatkal Express Special will depart Banaswadi at 15:40 hrs on 06.09.2019(Friday) & 09.09.2019(Monday) and arrive Kochuveli at 06:50 hrs on respective next day.

    Enroute this train will arrive/depart Krishnarajapuram – 16:06/16:08 hrs, Salem – 19:37/19:40 hrs, Erode – 20:40/20:45 hrs, Tirupur – 21:28/21:30 hrs, Coimbatore – 22:27/22:30 hrs, Palakkad – 23:47/23:50 hrs, Thrisur -01:02/01:05 hrs, Alua – 01:53/01:54 hrs, Ernakulam Town – 02:25/02:30 hrs, Kottayam – 03:37/03:40 hrs, Changanasseri – 04:01/04:02 hrs, Tiruvalla – 04:12/04:13 hrs, Chengannur – 04:19/04:20 hrs, Kayankulam – 04:44/04:46 hrs and Kollam – 05:30/05:35 hrs.

    Train No. 06558 Kochuveli - Krishnarajapuram One way Tatkal Express Special will depart from Kochuveli at 12:50 hrs on 07.09.2019(Saturday) & 10.09.2019 (Tuesday) and arrive Krishnarajapuram at 04:00 hrs on respective next day.

    Enroute this train will arrive / depart Kollam – 13:35/13:40 hrs, Kayankulam – 14:18/14:20 hrs, Chengannur – 14:38/14:40 hrs, Tiruvalla – 14:49/14:50 hrs, Changanasseri – 15:00/15:01 hrs, Kottayam – 15:22/15:25 hrs, Ernakulam Town – 16:55/17:00 hrs, Aluva – 17:20/17:22 hrs, Thrisur -18:07/18:10 hrs, Palakkad – 19:32/19:35 hrs, Coimbatore – 21:02/21:05 hrs, Tirupur – 21:48/21:50 hrs, Erode – 22:35/22:40 hrs and Salem – 23:32/23:35 hrs.

    10:56 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Will work for industry-friendly policies: Shettar

    Industries ministers Jagadish Shettar met heads of industry associations to discuss industrial development in the state and the new industrial policy. More than 50 heads of industrial associations including FKCCI, KASSIA, CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, AWAKE, COWE and SC/ST association attended the meeting.

    The Minister heard the suggestions made by various industrial associations and promised to incorporate them into various policies.

    Shettar also assured that he would work for the industry-friendly policies and environment in the State. He said, " It is after 25 years that the same party is in rule both at the centre and the state. Hence, I would use my good offices to get best packages for the state. Many unresolved matters pending with the centre will be resolved easier now."

    10:00 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    What is the money laundering case in which Shivakumar has been arrested?

    The origins of the ED’s case lie in an investigation carried out by the Income-Tax Department beginning August 2017. Based on the findings of this probe, a deputy director for investigations in the I-T Department had filed a private complaint on June 13, 2018, in a special court for economic offenses in Bengaluru.

    The complaint alleged that Shivakumar and four associates based in Delhi and Bengaluru were part of “a well hatched conspiracy” to help the Congress leader evade tax. Read more

    09:40 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Bangalore LIVE air quality check

    Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.40 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near  Mathikere, HSR Layout, or Jayanagar. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Indira Nagar, Bapuji Nagar, and Ulsoor. 

    09:14 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    BDA officials told to 'maintain confidentiality'

    Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) commissioner GC Prakash has asked officials to maintain confidentiality about departmental matters.

    He has directed officials stop sharing decisions taken and other project details on Whatsapp, explaining that the same has shamed BDA in many instances.

    Warning officials of serious consequences if they violate the direction, he suggested public to use the system of Right to Information (RTI) to obtain documents "through a proper channel."

    08:57 (IST)06 Sep 2019
    Rain, strong winds in forecast for Bangalore today

    The weatherman has predicted rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru for the day. According to India Meteorological Department's daily report, "Surface wind likely to be strong and gusty at times. Maximum & Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 27 and 20 degree Celsius respectively."

    Meanwhile, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has completed training over 5,000 community members, within a span of three years, as first responders to tackle mental health issues.

    READ| NIMHANS trains 5,000 members as mental health community workers in Bengaluru

    At the same time, responding to the viral video of a man dressed as an astronaut walking on the potholed roads of Herohalli in the city, Bangalore’s civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has repaired roads in the area.

    READ| BBMP responds to viral ‘moonwalking’ video, repairs potholes within days

    Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided to operate double-decker bus services in the historical cities of Mysuru and Hampi on the lines of London’s Big Bus model. The services are expected to commence from December this year.

    READ| Mysuru and Hampi to get double-decker buses for sightseeing, likely to start from Dec

    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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