Bangalore news Sept 17 highlights: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) court which was hearing the bail plea of former Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar has adjourned the same till Wednesday. He will be taken to RML hospital in Delhi for further treatment on the request of his counsel Mukul Rohatgi.
Security has been heightened in and around Ramanagara in the wake of the developments regarding the same. According to police, a team lead by a Dy SP includes four inspectors, six sub-inspectors, 19 ASIs, 60 constables, four platoons of District Armed Reserve (DAR) personnel, and two platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police have been deployed in key areas to avoid untoward incidents.
Meanwhile, BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar visited the composting plant in HSR Layout Tuesday morning. At the SwachaGraha Kalika Kendra which helps BBMP manage waste locally, Kumar met and interacted with officials, volunteers, and citizens.
150th Gandhi Jayanti to be held in grand manner: Karnataka Congress
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Tuesday decided to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a grand manner. "Paadayatras will be organised to ensure awareness on various Gandhian principles and philosophy is generated among citizens," KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao said.
ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಅವರ 150 ನೇ ಜನ್ಮ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ಮರಣೀಯವಾಗಿ ಆಚರಿಸಲು ಕೆಪಿಸಿಸಿ ತೀರ್ಮಾನಿಸಿದೆ.— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) September 17, 2019
ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೃಹತ್ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಪಾದಯಾತ್ರೆ ನಡೆಸಲಾಗುವುದು.
ಆ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಹಾತ್ಮಾ ಗಾಂಧಿಯವರ ತತ್ವ - ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತಗಳು, ಅವುಗಳ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಅರಿವು ಮೂಡಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು.
- @dineshgrao pic.twitter.com/rBNvw6TGlX
DK Shivakumar's bail plea hearing adjourned till Sept. 18
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) court which was hearing the bail plea of former Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar has adjourned the same till Wednesday. He will be taken to RML hospital in Delhi for further treatment on the request of his counsel Mukul Rohatgi.
'Set any conditions, but please grant bail'
Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi arguing for DK Shivakumar's bail cites his deteriorating health conditions to seek bail. "Set any conditions, but please grant bail," he says in the ED court.
'ED misleading court on DKS' assets'
DK Shivakumar and his siblings inherited property after their father's death. ED is misleading court on DKS' assets, Abhishek Manu Singhvi defends DK Shivakumar in ED court hearing his bail plea.
Singhvi submits details of DKS' bank accounts
Defending DK Shivakumar, advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi submits details of the Congress leader's bank accounts to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) court. "DKS has furnished details of assets and liabilities to Election Commission. The claims of transactions worth Rs 200 crore by the ED are false," Singhvi adds.
DKS suffering from chest pain, BP: Singhvi
Appealing for a bail, Singhvi says that DK Shivakumar is suffering from chest pain and blood pressure-related ailments. He has already undergone medical treatment thrice in Delhi, he adds in his argument in the Enforcement Directorate court.
DK Shivakumar's bail plea hearing begins
The hearing for the bail plea submitted by senior Congress leader and former Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar begins in Delhi Enforcement Directorate (ED) court. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is the lawyer arguing on behalf of the leader.
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‘Will not commit that mistake’: H D Deve Gowda rules out alliance with Congress
Days after indicating that his party was still open for continuing its alliance with the Congress, JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda on Monday spoke about going it alone, as he predicted mid-term polls in Karnataka.
“There are chances of mid-term polls in the state. If they come, let’s contest independently without going for an alliance with anyone,” Gowda was quoted as saying in a statement by his office.
“Will not still commit that mistake. Let’s face all the elections independently,” he said. Read more
Ravish Kumar to get Gauri Lankesh National Award
Bangalore airport introduces diaper-changing stations in men's and women's restrooms
We've received a big thumbs up for the diaper-changing station at both male and female restrooms at the #BLRairport. In a world where mums and dads share the responsibility of raising children, we believe that this is a must-have! #BreakingGenderStereotypes pic.twitter.com/KjjxLCTdTv— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) September 16, 2019
IN PICS| Railway officials clean Birur station, spread Swachhata awareness
As a part of Swachta Pakhwada (16th Sept to 2nd Oct) Swachta pledge, Shramdan and awarnes to the passenger at Birur station Mysuru Division by Assistant Commondant,Station Manager and staff. #SayNoToPlastic #swachbharat#SwachhataPakhwada @SWRRLY pic.twitter.com/Yr61pwkRUC— DRM Mysuru (@DrmMys) September 17, 2019
DRDO UAV crashes in farmland in Karnataka, none injured
One Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) belonging to Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) crashed during a trial in an agriculture field in Chitradurga district in Karnataka Tuesday. No casualties were reported.
According to reports, the UAV developed technical snags soon after its take-off. The UAV crashed at an areca nut farm around 7.50 am in Challekere taluk of Chitradurga district. The farmers, who were working on the farm, heard a loud noise and rushed to the spot.
Request Malala to be voice of Pakistani minority families: Shobha Karandlaje
Rather speaking Pakistan's voice for non existent Human Rights violations in India, I request @Malala to be a voice of hundreds of minority families in Pakistan, who are being persecuted & under constant attack by the Jihadi forces.— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) September 17, 2019
My condolences to the girl's family.#OmShanti https://t.co/VgJOazLnXE
Why did Mysore Pak become a talking point?
In a gaffe, various Kannada news channels misunderstood a satirical tweet by columnist Anand Ranganathan and reported that the government had given Tamil Nadu the GI tag for Mysore Pak, a popular South Indian sweet.
It all began when Ranganathan tweeted a photo of himself with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with a caption that read, “Pleased to receive this token of appreciation, on behalf of the one-man-committee for granting of the Mysore Pak GI tag to Tamil Nadu. Talks are proceeding smoothly. WDTT”
However, Ranganathan’s jovial tweet was misinterpreted and later picked by several news channels and broadcast as news. Read more
Security heightened in Ramanagara ahead of DKS ED case hearing
Security has been heightened in and around Ramanagara in the wake of the crucial hearing of the Enforcement Directorate case of former Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar. According to police, a team lead by a Dy SP includes four inspectors, six sub-inspectors, 19 ASIs, 60 constables, four platoons of District Armed Reserve (DAR) personnel, and two platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police have been deployed in key areas to avoid untoward incidents.
WATCH| DRDO's UAV crashes in Chitradurga due to technical snag
One Unmanned Aerial Vehicle belonging to Defence Research Development Organization (@DRDO_India) crashed in Chitradurga today. The UAV developed technical snags soon after take off. The UAV crashed at arecanut farm around 7.50 am in Challekere taluk, Chitradurga.@IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/QsldigR5R9— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) September 17, 2019
On PM Modi’s birthday, will turn Bengaluru’s VV Puram Food Street into ‘model street’: Tejasvi Surya
From Tuesday, Bengaluru’s renowned food street at VV Puram will embark on a more hygienic and environment-friendly makeover, according to Bangalore South Lok Sabha MP Tejasvi Surya.
Surya said that on occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, steps will be initiated to turn VV Puram food street into a “model street”, by modernising “ancillary facilities available”. Read more
IN PICS| BBMP Commissioner visits HSR Layout composting plant
Good morning #Bengaluru ! I visited the #BBMP— B.H.Anil Kumar,IAS (@BBMPCOMM) September 17, 2019
SwachaGraha Kalika Kendra in HSR Layout Sector 4. This composting unit helps BBMP manage waste locally. It was nice to meet committed officials, #volunteers & #citizens there. pic.twitter.com/3e5F7aLhwo
CCB conducts raid in Koramangala hookah bar
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) raided a hookah bar in Bengaluru Monday night to seize hookah pots and other articles. According to the police, the raid was conducted in a bar named Uncle Johnny Cafe in Koramangala. The owner has been detained by the CCB team.
CM announces ditrict in-charge ministers; keeps Bengaluru to himself
The BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka state government has formally announced in-charge ministers for various districts in the state. In the development that has taken place after a month since the cabinet expansion, CM Yediyurappa has decided to keep himself in-charge of capital city Bengaluru.
The other ministers in-charge of key districts are as follows:
Ballari, Koppal - Laxman S Savadi
Belagavi, Dharwad - Jagadish Shettar
Shivamogga, Davangere - KS Eshwarappa
Bengaluru Rural, Mandya - R Ashok
Ramanagara, Chickaballapura - Ashwath Narayan
Chamarajanagar - S Suresh Kumar
Mysuru, Kodagu - V Somanna
Chikkamagaluru - CT Ravi
Udupi, Haveri - Basavaraj Bommai
Tumkuru, Hassan - JC Madhuswamy
Dakshina Kannada - Kota Srinivas Poojary
Kolar - H Nagesh
Bidar, Yadgir - Prabhu Chavan
Uttara Kannada - Shashikala Jolle
Bagalkot, Kalaburagi- Govind M Karjol
Raichur, Chitradurga - B Sriramulu
Gadaj, Vijayapura- CC Patil
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 29 and 20 degree Celsius respectively."