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Bangalore news Sept 30 highlights: DK Shivakumar’s bail plea adjourned till Oct 14; ED serves notice to DK Suresh

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By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 1, 2019 10:34:34 am
DK Shivakumar Congress money laundering ED case court bail Senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar’s bail plea has been adjourned by the Delhi High Court till October 14. (File)

Bangalore news Sept 30 highlights: The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar’s bail plea to October 14.

Shivakumar, who has been arrested in a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Thursday had moved the Delhi High Court against a lower court’s order denying him bail.

He had challenged the special judge’s September 25 order, which said that his release may hamper the probe into the case which is at a crucial stage.

The Enforcement Directorate had arrested Shivakumar on September 3 in connection with a money laundering case filed last year following an investigation by the Income Tax Department in 2017, when unaccounted cash to the tune of more than Rs 8 crore was found in New Delhi in locations allegedly linked to the Congress leader.

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17:41 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Truck breaks down at DB Halli flyover; irked commuters take to Twitter
17:28 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Dasara special Ambaari installation attracts many at Bengaluru airport
17:06 (IST)30 Sep 2019
257 representatives to vote in mayoral elections tomorrow

As many as 257 representatives will pick the new Bengaluru mayor and deputy mayor in the elections scheduled to be held in the city on Tuesday.

The voters for the same include five Lok Sabha MPs, nine Rajya Sabha MPs, 23 MLAs, and 22 MLCs apart from 198 councilors elected from each ward of Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

16:22 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Siddaramaiah visits flood victims

Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah visited flood victims in Devadurga constituency on Monday. He interacted with people hit by the floods that took place in the first half of August, in which many experienced loss of kin lives and in property.

16:08 (IST)30 Sep 2019
14 MPs to pick new Bengaluru mayor tomorrow

As many as 14 MPs - nine from Rajya Sabha and four from Lok Sabha - will attend BBMP mayoral elections scheduled to be held from 11.30 am in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Security arrangements for the same and other election-related arrangements are in the final stages, BBMP officials told

15:36 (IST)30 Sep 2019
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15:17 (IST)30 Sep 2019
20% of Bengaluru's waste plastic: BBMP Commissioner

BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar Monday urged citizens to join hands with Bengaluru's local civic body to make the city plastic-free. "20% of the total waste generated in Bengaluru is plastic," he said.

14:56 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Gorakhpur Express rescheduled

Train no. 12592 Yesvantpur-Gorakhpur Express scheduled to leave YPR at 5.20 pm today (Sept 30) is rescheduled to 11.55 pm. The same is due to the to late running of pairing train no. 12591 GKP-YPR Exp. by more than 8 hrs and running on diverted route," South Western Railway officials said.

14:07 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Congress appeals for immediate issue of code of conduct
13:44 (IST)30 Sep 2019
PM Modi failed to meet us even after request: CLP leader Siddaramaiah
12:32 (IST)30 Sep 2019
ED serves notice to DK Suresh

The Enforcement Directorate has served a notice to Lok Sabha MP D K Suresh on Monday related to transfer of property. Bengaluru Rural MP Suresh is the lone Congress parliamentarian in Lok Sabha from Karnataka. He is also the brother of senior Congress leader and former minister DK Shivakumar, who is now in ED custody in connection to a money laundering case. 

12:10 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Karnataka govt will complete irrigation projects on priority: CM B S Yediyurappa
12:07 (IST)30 Sep 2019
DKS bail plea adjourned till Oct 14: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday adjourned Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar’s bail plea to October 14. The HC has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to submit a status report of the investigation into the case by then. 

Shivakumar, who has been arrested in a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Thursday had moved the Delhi High Court against a lower court’s order denying him bail.

11:00 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Bengaluru's boost to public hygiene: 416 public toilets to be added

Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will soon set up 416 more public toilets across the city, in a bid to boost public hygiene.

According to BBMP officials, tenders have been invited for these proposed toilets which will be environmentally-friendly.

With the new move, BBMP aims to ensure a toilet within each kilometer in commercial areas and one at every 500 metres in residential locations.

At present, there are 613 public and community toilets in different zones of the city within BBMP limits.

10:24 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Check out who's in the list of most powerful Indians in 2019 from Karnataka

If there was one clear message from the 2019 mandate, it was the fortification of the power structure built over the previous five years.

The list features some names associated with Bengaluru and Karnataka as well.

Here are some of them:

8. Nirmala Sitharaman - Successfully contested Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka


In just over a decade, Sitharaman, who once was a part of the Free Thinkers group while studying in JNU and joined the BJP only in 2006, has risen from being a low-profile leader to a vociferous defender of the party in TV debates, to India’s first woman Defence Minister and now Finance Minister. Sitharaman is, in fact, the sole woman member in the elite Cabinet Committee on Security.

Power Punch

As Finance Minister, she announced the biggest corporate tax rate cut since the 1991-92 reforms.

What Next

With the Indian economy riding a roller-coaster, these are tough times for any Finance Minister.

By the way

Has huge collection of handloom saris, buys directly from weavers.

16. B L Santhosh


A full-time pracharak and strong RSS ideologue, Santhosh is the Sangh man in the BJP and expected to play the role of a hardliner in the party. Earlier, ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections in Karnataka, he was a dark horse in the race for the Chief Minister’s post.

Power Punch

After B S Yediyurappa, his bete noire in the BJP, was appointed CM of Karnataka, Santhosh convinced the party to appoint three deputy CMs.

What Next

As the BJP seeks to make inroads in the South, the burden of that responsibility lies for a large part on Santhosh’s shoulders.

By the way

If he likes a certain movie, he can watch it multiple times — has seen Chak De! India 10 times and Taare Zameen Par six times.

42. B S Yediyurappa


For fighting his way back to the CM’s chair — his fourth stint — by engineering defections and toppling the Congress-JS(S) government. He has managed to cement his credentials as the foremost leader of the Lingayat community in Karnataka.

Power Punch

After the Karnataka Assembly polls in 2018, he led the party to stake claim to form the government over-riding doubts within the BJP, given the party numbers.

What Next

With the BJP in power with only a fragile majority, his political acumen will be tested in the coming months. Protests over the recent arrest of Vokkaliga strongman D K Shivakumar are a headache.

By the way

Yediyurappa once worked as a clerk at a rice mill in Shimoga.

65. Azim Premji


Known informally as the Czar of the Indian IT industry, Premji is renowned for his philanthropic activities, at a time when big-ticket donations by India Inc have declined.

Power Punch

Wipro won a landmark 10-year contract from Alight Solutions in the US for $1.6 billion last year. Earlier this year, Premji donated $21 billion to the Azim Premji Foundation, which works in rural regions, one of the world’s largest private endowments.

What Next

After handing over the reins of Wipro to his son Rishad earlier this year, Premji has decided to devote more time to his philanthropic activities.

By the way

His philanthropy is guided by Mahatma Gandhi’s dictum that we must remain ‘trustees’ of our wealth for society, not its owners.

84. Siddaramaiah


Despite the Congress letting ally JD(S) take the CM’s post last year, ignoring his protests, Siddaramiah remains the party’s tallest leader in Karnataka. Among the MLAs who rebelled causing the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka were several of Siddaramaiah’s supporters.

Power Punch

Policies framed during his tenure as CM were continued by both H D Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) and now B S Yediyurappa of the BJP.

What Next

With the BJP government in Karnataka delicately poised, Siddaramaiah surely hopes for another shot at power banking on his good record as CM last time.

By the way

Has presented 13 state budgets as finance minister, the most for a politician in Karnataka.

100. Deepika Padukone


The highest-paid female actor in Bollywood, Padukone is loved by the critics and masses in equal measure. Advertisers love her as well — her brand value stands at $86 million, coming in third after Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli.

Power Punch

Padukone formed her own production company, KA Entertainment, this year. She is producing and starring in Chhapaak, a drama by Meghna Gulzar, based on the life of acid-attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. She is also producing and starring in 83, a film about India’s first cricket World Cup win.

What Next

Padukone will reprise the role of Serena Unger in the fourth instalment of the XXX film series with Vin Diesel.

By the way

For her role in Chandni Chowk to China (2009), Padukone learned Jujutsu and performed most of the stunts herself.

09:52 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Explained: Both economics and politics — why govt has decided to ban export of onions

The Centre on Sunday announced a ban on the export of onion to control the retail price hike of the bulb in markets across the country.

Both the central and state governments had maintained a strict watch over the bulb rates since June amid reports of a possible dip in production from the main onion growing states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Earlier this year, the government had discontinued the 10 per cent export subsidy given to the bulb. Read more

09:02 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Bengaluru Police arrest van driver who fled with Rs 99 lakh cash meant for ATMs

The Bengaluru city police on Sunday nabbed a 23-year-old who fled with Rs 99 lakh stolen from the vehicle of a cash logistics management company.

Pawan, a resident of Mandya, joined the company as a van driver a week ago. He ran away with the money on Friday while filling cash with three other staff members in ATMs in Bengaluru East division, the police said. Read more

08:41 (IST)30 Sep 2019
Yesvantpur-Tumkur DEMU to run 6 days per week

The South Western Railway has decided to run Train No. 06597/06598 Yesvantpur – Tumakuru – Yesvantpur DEMU Special Six days in a week (except Sundays) with effect from Monday.

The train will depart from Yesvantpur at 7.50 pm and arrive at Tumakuru at 9.25 pm.

On its return journey, Train No. 06598 Tumakuru – Yesvantpur DEMU Special will depart from Tumakuru at 9.50 pm to arrive in Yesvantpur at 11.25 pm.

This DEMU Special train will have a composition of eight coaches.

08:26 (IST)30 Sep 2019
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 30 and 21 degree Celsius respectively."

Meanwhile, there is a significant rise in the number of online binge-watching addiction cases at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).

Significant rise in binge-watching has medical experts worried

At the same time, special trains and buses have been announced by the South Western Railway (SWR) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to help lakhs of people to travel during the festive season.

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Meanwhile, the Bengaluru city police on Sunday nabbed a 23-year-old who fled with Rs 99 lakh stolen from the vehicle of a cash logistics management company.

Bengaluru Police arrest van driver who fled with Rs 99 lakh cash meant for ATMs

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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