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Bangalore news Sept 17 highlights: D K Shivakumar’s bail plea adjourned till Sept 18; to be taken to RML hospital for treatment

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Shivakumar’s ED custody extended
Shivakumar was first taken into custody on September 3.

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.

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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. 

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. 

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'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

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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.

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Request Malala to be voice of Pakistani minority families: Shobha Karandlaje

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.

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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

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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

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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."

Meanwhile, with an increase in demand for its Ambaari Dream Class Volvo sleeper service, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) has decided to double the size of its fleet from 12 to 24 by 2020.

READ| KSRTC to double its Ambaari Dream Class fleet by 2020

At the same time, the much-awaited Kalaburagi airport is likely to be inaugurated on Karnataka Rajyotsava (Karnataka Formation Day) November 1. The airport was constructed under Public-Private Partnership at a cost of Rs 175.5 crore and will now connect Bengaluru with the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

READ| PM Modi likely to inaugurate Kalaburagi airport on Karnataka Formation Day

Meanwhile, cops in Bengaluru will now get a day off work on their birthday, thanks to the novel initiative put in place by the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) Commissioner.

READ| Now, Bengaluru cops to get offs on their birthdays

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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