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Bangalore news highlights Sept 20 : Belagavi MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar being questioned by ED in DK Shivakumar case

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

Bangalore, Karnataka news  Sept 20: After the hearing for D K Shivakumar’s bail plea was adjourned to September 21, a special court announced today that the family members of the former minister can meet him on September 20 from 8 am to 11:30.

Following a special court in Delhi granting permission, family members of former Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar will be allowed to visit him today till 11.30 am in the morning. Shivakumar, who is in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody since September 3 is in Tihar jail, in connection to a money laundering case.

His brother and Bangalore Rural MP D K Suresh who visited him in Tihar was denied entry on Thursday.

Meanwhile, days after Gollarahatti village, a settlement of the Golla community in Tumakuru’s Pemmanahalli, hit the headlines for denying entry to Chitradurga MP A Narayanaswamy as he is from an “inferior caste”, residents decided to felicitate him and welcomed him to the village on Friday.

 

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Belagavi MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar being questioned by ED

Belagavi Rural MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar is being questioned by Enforcement Directorate on financial transactions between her and former minister DK Shivakumar.

Karnataka likely to slash traffic fines

Deputy CM Laxman Savadi holds meeting with transport officials at Vikas Soudha. The state government likely to slash traffic fines soon.

BBMP begins app based survey of stray dogs

BPAC Workshop on “Regulatory Ecosystem in Bengaluru Mobility"

Online sale of liquor cannot be allowed without enabling provision in Karnataka

IAS officer Vijay Shankar appears before CBI in IMA jewels case

IAS officer Vijay Shankar appears before CBI sleuths in connection with IMA Jewels scam case. Vijay Shankar was accused of receiving Rs 1 crore bribe from IMA kingpin Mansoor Khan.

Corporate tax rate slashed for domestic companies: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

In a major boost to employment and economic activity, the government on Friday slashed corporate tax rate for domestic companies to 22 per cent inclusive of all cess and surcharges for domestic companies from 30 per cent.

“Tax concessions will bring investments in Make in India, boost employment and economic activity, leading to more revenue,” said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Announcing a new provision in the income tax act with effect from fiscal year 2019-20, the Finance Minister said, “new domestic manufacturing companies incorporated after October 1 can pay income tax at 15 per cent rate without any incentives.” Read more

D K Shivakumar cannot turn tainted property into untainted by paying tax, ED tells court

While opposing the bail application of Congress leader D K Shivakumar in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Thursday said just by paying the tax on it, he cannot turn his tainted property into untainted one, PTI reported.Advertising At a session court in New Delhi, the ED said Shivakumar may influence the persons who are in knowledge of his “grave offence” of money laundering and are yet to be examined

President Kovind appoints 4 judges for Karnataka

The high court will get four more judges. Based on the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, SR Krishna Kumar, Ashok S Kinagi, Suraj Govindaraj and Sachin S Magadum have been appointed additional judges by the President. 

Karnataka govt to shift Winter Session from flood-hit Belagavi

The BJP government in Karnataka has decided to shift the venue of the annual Winter Session of the state legislature from the north Karnataka city of Belagavi to Bengaluru on account of the ravages of the recent floods in the Belagavi region.

“Officials in Belagavi said they would be hard-pressed to hold the Winter Session on account of the necessity to carry out flood relief work. As a result, the Winter Session will be held in Bengaluru from October 14 to 26,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said.

After barring his entry, Karnataka village to felicitate MP

Days after Gollarahatti village, a settlement of the Golla community in Tumakuru’s Pemmanahalli, hit the headlines for denying entry to Chitradurga MP A Narayanaswamy as he is from an “inferior caste”, residents decided to felicitate him and welcomed him to the village on Friday. Read

State govt proposes to bifurcate Ballari district

Karnataka government has proposed to create a new Vijayanagara district by carving out six taluks from the existing Ballari district. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has asked the Chief Secretary to place the proposal before the next cabinet meeting.

In his letter to Chief Secretary, Yediyurappa has said Ballari has become a tedious task for the government administer considering it has 11 taluks and 11 revenue sub-divisions. In his proposal, Yediyurappa has said that Hospete, Kampli, Hadagali, and Harapanahalli will form the new district of Vijayanagara. Yediyurappa has announced that Hospete will be the capital of the new district.

Rain, strong winds in forecast for Bangalore today

The weatherman has predicted rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru for the day. According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) 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."

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s plan of building a film city in one of the remaining lung spaces of Bengaluru, the ‘Roerich and Devika Rani Roerich Estate’ at Tataguni, has drawn the ire of several environmentalists and has been panned by the Opposition as well.

At the same time, days after Gollarahatti village, a settlement of the Golla community in Tumakuru’s Pemmanahalli, hit the headlines for denying entry to Chitradurga MP A Narayanaswamy as he is from an “inferior caste”, residents decided to felicitate him and welcomed him to the village on Friday.

READ| After barring his entry, Karnataka village to felicitate MP

Meanwhile, coffee growers in three Karnataka districts are gripped by the fear of black rot disease affecting their crop, after heavy rains lashed the region. Many parts of Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru and Hassan districts may see an abysmally low coffee and agriculture output after they received in excess of 60 inches of rain.

READ| Heavy rains hit coffee production for second year in a row

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