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.”
VIP movement: Bengaluru airport issues passenger advisory
Traffic jams expected in city: Police Commissioner
Brace for Traffic jam as High Volume Ganesha processions and weekend outbound vehicles are exiting.Our Traffic Staff are doing their best to ensure movement..— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) September 6, 2019
PM in Bengaluru on Saturday for Chandrayaan2
Today post midnight will be a historic night for Space Science in India . #Chandrayaan2 lander will land on South Pole of moon post 1 30 am . PM @narendramodi with ever energetic scientists & student selects from across India & Bhutan will witness it from ISRO centre , Bengaluru.— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) September 6, 2019
Mysuru rail users happy with new coaches
New LHB coaches for 12609/10 #Mysuru - #Chennai express via #Bengaluru #Whitefield from 5.9.2019— Mysuru Railway Users (@MysuruRailUsers) September 5, 2019
Thanks to @mepratap @PiyushGoyal for extending this train to Mysuru. Now train runs with better safety & comfort coaches
Thanks to @GMSWR @SWRRLY @drmsbc for new LHB coaches
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.
.@narendramodi fools people of Karnataka— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) September 6, 2019
Our state elects 25BJP MPs & still not a penny worth of aid granted by centre for relief & rescue works
PM grants $1billion line of credit for development of Russia's Far East@BSYBJP ,BJP are you not ashamed?
Dont you have self respect?
Dakshina Kannada DC Sasikanth Senthil resigns from civil services
Dakshina Kannada DC Sasikanth Senthil resigns from civil services. Says "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 resignation note. LIVE: https://t.co/cUVWotcPEa pic.twitter.com/fmjfVn21kc— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) September 6, 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.
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."
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
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.
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."
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."