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Bangalore news Sept 11 highlights:DK Shivakumar arrest protest rally, traffic disrupted in CBD

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A massive protest march has been organised by various Vokkaliga groups on Wednesday to oppose the arrest of MLA and former minister D.K. Shivakumar. File Photo

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A large number of Vokkaliga groups and organisations are holding a protest march in the city today. Large crowds are being expected for the event and there appears to be a huge mobilisation by supporters of DK Shivakumar.

Thousands of protesters, including politicians, seers and Kannada organisation members, from Bengaluru and neighbouring districts are expected to take part in the march which will begin at the National College Grounds and end at Raj Bhavan, where a memorandum will be submitted to Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Shivakumar thanked his supporters for organising a “massive protest” on Wednesday to show solidarity with him. “I wholeheartedly thank leaders, supporters, well-wishers and friends who have organised a massive protest in my support tomorrow in Bengaluru. I humbly request that the protest be peaceful and doesn’t cause any inconvenience to citizens. Please ensure the public property isn’t harmed,” Shivakumar tweeted.

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More than 50,000 people gathered to protest against vendetta politics of BJP: Soumya Reddy

More than 50,000 people from across the state have gathered at National College Grounds, Basavanagudi in support of D K Shivakumar and against vendetta politics of BJP, says Jayanagara MLA Soumya Reddy.

BMTC  launches one more Vayu Vajra service on Whitefield Vydehi

BMTC  launches one more Vayu Vajra service on Whitefield Vydehi TTMC Bangalore route. Reach Bengaluru airport from Whitefield in 80 mins, from Kadugodi in 70 mins. 

Shivakumar protest rally: Peaceful and no untoward incidents

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai says the protest is being held smoothly. He further congratulates the security forces for their splendid job in maintaining peace in the city.

Traffic snarls reported from various parts of CBD area due to rally

Motorists travelling in the Central Business district(CBD) roads are facing huge facing gridlocks due to the rally organised by Vokkaliga community in protest against the arrest of Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar.

Traffic snarls are reported from Basavanagudi, Jayanagara, Mysuru Road, J.C. Road, Majestic and roads around National College.

Train timings revised

The timings of several trains have been revised.

Train 56913, running from KSR Bengaluru – Hubballi/Shivamogga Town Passenger will be revised with effect from September 10, as detailed:

Train 56913 KSR Bengaluru – Hubballi/Shivamogga Town Passenger will depart from KSR Bengaluru at 6.15 am instead of 6.30 am.

Enroute, this train will arrive/depart Malleswaram at 6.21/6.22 am, Yesvantpur – 6.30/6.35 am, Chikkabanavara – 6.48/6.50 am, Doddabele – 7.08/7.10 am, Niduvanda – 7.22/7.23 am, Kyatsandra – 7.36/7.38 am, Tumakuru – 7.48/7.50 am.

There is no change in timings of this train from Tumakuru to Hubballi/Shivamogga Town, a press release said.

Miscreants pelt stones at BMTC bus during protest

Miscreants pelt stones at BMTC bus near Ashoka Pillar in Jayanagar during Vokkaligas’ protest against DK Shivakumar ’s arrest.

Explained: What ED and I-T have against Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested senior Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar in action that the party has decried as political vendetta by the BJP. Shivakumar was arrested in Delhi on Tuesday, and subsequently remanded in the custody of the agency until September 13. Read

'Go to Pakistan’: BJP’s Anantkumar Hegde accuses IAS officer who quit of treachery

Senior BJP leader and Member of Parliament from Karnataka Anantkumar Hegde has accused IAS officer Sasikumar Senthil, who recently resigned, of treachery and has suggested that the officer go to Pakistan.

Advertising Hegde, a six-term MP from the Uttara Kannada region, on Monday said Senthil was a traitor for his opposition to government actions like the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir. Read

Six children enacting Ganesh Chaturthi drown in tank in Karnataka

A mock Ganesh idol immersion turned fatal for six children as they drowned in a tank while enacting it on Tuesday at a village in Kolar district of Karnataka, police said.

Advertising As Tuesday was a holiday for schools on account of Moharram, the children of Maradaghatta, about 100 km from here, in the 11-14 age group, chose to play by making a Ganesha idol and immerse it. Read

Money laundering case: ED summons Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya for questioning

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar’s daughter, Aishwarya, was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday to depose before the agency on September 12.


Advertising Shivakumar is currently in ED custody in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

READ: Money laundering case: ED summons Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya for questioning

Home Minister meets CM to brief about the security arrangements

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai met Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa and briefs about the security arrangements ahead of the protest in the city.

City police commissioner reviews security arrangements ahead of protest rally

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao reviews security arrangements at National College ground ahead of Vokkaliga community’s protest over the arrest of Congress leader DK Shivakumar by Enforcement Directorate recently.

Protest by Vokkaliga groups in Bengaluru: 5,000 policemen deployed

The Bengaluru city police have made elaborate security arrangements over the massive protest rally by the supporters of Congress leader DK Shivakumar, The police with 90 platoons of State Reserve and Armed Reserve Police along with 10,000 police personnel are deployed to maintain law and order during the rally.

The protesters will march for 5.2 km and will leave the National College Grounds at 11 am. Protesters from 12 districts will participate in the march. Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that around 5,000 policemen will be deployed during the march. “In addition, 50 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police, 40 platoons of City Armed Reserve and 550 home guards will be deployed during the protest.”

“The security arrangements will be monitored by 11 Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCPs), 42 Assistant Commissioners of Police, 106 police inspectors, 373 sub-inspectors and 2,280 police constables. Over 500 temporary CCTV cameras will be fixed across the stretch and police will shoot the entire episode in hand-held cameras,” he added.

Protest by Vokkaliga groups in Bengaluru: Traffic Diversions route

The Bengaluru traffic police have made traffic diversions to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the massive protest by the Vokkaliga groups and organisations in the city today over the arrest of MLA and former minister D.K. Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case.


Traffic is diverted on Palace Road: Vehicles coming from KG Road take right at Elite Junction, join Tank Bund Road.
Vehicles coming from Chalukya Circle take left at Maharani Bridge and continue from KR Circle.
Vehicles on Sheshadri Road take the upper ramp at Anand Rao Circle, take left at JD(S) cross and continue on Race Course Road.
Vehicles coming from Majestic to K.R. Market N.R. Junction - Devanga junction - Subbaiah Circle - Poornima Junction - Lalbhag main entrance - Lalbhag west entrance and continue from Town Hall.
Vehicles coming from Richmond Circle, take left at Hutson Circle and join Devanga junction.
From Richmond circle to Majestic: Hudson Circle - Police Corner - Cubbon Park - Fish Canteen - KR Circle - Old Post Office Road.
Vehicles coming from Queen’s Road - CTO circle - Police Thimmiah circle - Ambedkar Road - KR Road.
Vehicles from Majestic to KR Puram: Sheshadri road - Race Course Road - Chalukya Circle - Old High Grounds police station junction – Raj Bavan junction - Coffee Board and continue through Infantry Road.

DK Shivakumar arrest: Protest march route

Thousands of protesters, including politicians, seers and Kannada organisation members, from Bengaluru and neighbouring districts are expected to take part in the march which will begin at the National College Grounds around 10 am and end at Raj Bhavan, where a memorandum will be submitted to Governor Vajubhai Vala.

The rally will pass through, National college - PMK Road - Vani Vilas Road - National College Junction - Sajjan Rao Circle - Minerva Circle - JC Road - Shivajinagar Junction - Town Hall – N.R. Junction - Police Station Junction - KG Road - Mysore Bank Cricle - Palace Road - Palace Junction - Ramachandra Road - Kanakadasa Circle - Kalidasa Road - Freedom park.

Shivakumar thanked his supporters for organising a "massive protest"

Shivakumar thanked his supporters for organising a "massive protest" on Wednesday to show solidarity with him. "I wholeheartedly thank leaders, supporters, well-wishers and friends who have organised a massive protest in my support tomorrow in Bengaluru. I humbly request that the protest be peaceful and doesn't cause any inconvenience to citizens. Please ensure the public property isn't harmed," Shivakumar tweeted.

Vokkaliga groups to stage protests in Bengaluru against DK Shivakumar's arrest

A large number of Vokkaliga groups and organisations are holding a protest march in the city today over the  arrest of MLA and former minister D.K. Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an alleged money laundering case..  Large crowds are being expected for the event and there appears to be a huge mobilisation by supporters of DK Shivakumar.

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) has collected over Rs 72.49 lakh as fine within the first week since the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has been implemented in the state. The new rules, under various provisions, came into force soon after the official notification on the same reached the police department on September 3 and was implemented from the next day.

READ: Motor Vehicles Act 2019: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh in 6 days

A 25-year-old polytechnic student allegedly killed his father in Kakati village in Karnataka’s Belagavi district after being chided for his addiction to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile game.

READ: Karnataka: 25-year-old man, addicted to PUBG, beheads father for scolding him

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