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Bangalore news Oct 4 highlights: Farmers gherao CM Yediyurappa’s car in Belagavi; demand immediate release of flood relief funds

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By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 6, 2019 11:02:37 am
karnataka, karnataka floods, BS Yediyurappa karnataka flood relief, karnataka weather update, Indian express The Karnataka state BJP government has been facing flak for the delay in getting relief funds from the Centre. (File).

Bangalore news Oct 4 highlights: Clarifying confusion regarding receiving relief funds from the Centre, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said that the state is expecting the same is less than a week from now. “The relief funds will reach us in 4-5 days as per their (central agencies) norm. The funds will constitute the loss of crops that took place during the floods,” he said.

Meanwhile, a 55-year-old coffee farmer in Chikkamagaluru district, who suffered crop losses in the recent floods and was battling a serious health condition, committed suicide on Wednesday, officials said.

The family of Chandre Gowda (55), who lost around half an acre of the five acres of coffee cropland he was holding in the flood in August, has filed a police complaint stating that delay in compensation precipitated his financial position, which eventually led to him commit suicide.

 

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18:44 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Karnataka govt to erect a 118 km fence along forest boundaries to avoid man-elephant conflict

To reduce man-elephant conflict, the Karnataka government plans to erect rail fences along forest boundaries at a cost of Rs 628 crore. The State Cabinet meeting held Thursday approved the project and sanctioned Rs 100 crore in the first phase to fence 118 km of forest land.

After the cabinet meeting, Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister JC Madhuswamy said, “The fence will cost Rs 1.2 crore per kilometre, we plan to fence about 517 km at a cost of Rs 628 crore in three years. The cabinet approved the proposal after forest department officials promised to erect the track in a scientific and safe manner so that animals are not harmed.”

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16:45 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Dasara: Traffic DCP (West) inspects security arrangements in Majestic area

Ahead of the busy weekend at bus stations and railway stations due to lakhs travelling home for Dasara from Bengaluru, Traffic DCP (West) Soumyalatha SK inspected key areas of the Kempegowda Bus Stand and KSR Bengaluru railway station in the city. Police are also overseeing arrangements made to avoid any untoward incidents due to rush in these areas. 

16:14 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Farmers gherao CM Yediyurappa’s car in Belagavi; demand immediate release of flood relief funds

Demanding immediate release of flood relief funds, a group of farmers gheraoed CM BS Yediyurappa during his visit to flood-hit areas in Belagavi. The protesters cried foul alleging ignorance to their loss and their counterparts' lives in different areas of Karnataka.

15:45 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Karnataka flood relief: Chorus grows for Yediyurappa's resignation

The Karnataka Congress on Friday intensified their protests against the Yediyurappa-led BJP state government criticising the CM for his 'inability' to bring in relief funds from the Centre post Karnataka floods. "It is best to resign with morality & accept your failure," Karnataka Congress stated. 

14:54 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Bengaluru top cop seeks citizen feedback to reduce traffic woes
14:09 (IST)04 Oct 2019
BBMP Commissioner inspects Sanjaynagar; clears footpath encroachments
13:28 (IST)04 Oct 2019
RECAP| Part of false ceiling collapses at Bengaluru metro station

Two panels of a false ceiling at metro station in Bengaluru collapsed on Monday while four passengers were entering via the automatic fare collection gate.

The incident that took place in Namma Metro’s National College metro station at 6.03 pm on September 30 came to light after a video showing the CCTV footage of the incident surfaced on social media on Thursday. Read more

13:07 (IST)04 Oct 2019
IN PICS| DCP meets tiny tots, builds 'positive police' image
12:57 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Additional 3A coach in Mysuru - Yelahanka Malgudi Express: Rail users thank authorities
11:52 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Bengaluru cab drivers must only use toll route to airport post 7 pm: Cops

The Bengaluru police has asked cab aggregators to refrain from taking alternative routes from the airport to the city between 7 pm and 7 am. The direction from City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao comes following several incidents of drivers travelling via Bagalur after dark in order to avoid the toll.

In July this year, a young model and event manager from Kolkata, Pooja Singh Dey, was allegedly murdered by an Ola driver while she was travelling to the airport. According to the police, the driver had murdered her in an attempt to rob her.

“Despite asking cab aggregators to direct their drivers not to do so, they still follow that route. The route is not safe as of now. They (drivers) should not use the route until we make it safe after dark,” Rao said. Read more

11:28 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Karnataka govt's failure results in reduced relief funds: Krishna Byre Gowda

Byatarayanapura MLA and former minister Krishna Byre Gowda lashed out at the Yediyurappa-led state government for its "incapability even been to submit a proper memorandum to the Center."

In a series of tweets quoting media reports, he said, "Now, for the second time that is going to be lowered again. So, instead of getting our due relief of ₹10000 cr, we will get only ₹2-3000 cr. State Government’s failure will cost the State and its people 6-7000 cr."

10:59 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Karnataka govt admits financial bankruptcy: Siddarmaiah

Continuing strong criticism against the BJP state government in Karnataka, former chief minister Siddarmaiah said it is high time "the government resign and leave for admitting the government is financially bankrupt." He wrote on Twitter, "After all, you are not entitled to continue in office for a moment after your government has admitted that it is financially bankrupt. Please resign and leave. Do not punish the people of the state for your disability." 

10:05 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Flood-affected farmer commits suicide

A 55-year-old coffee farmer in Chikkamagaluru district, who suffered crop losses in the recent floods and was battling a serious health condition, committed suicide on Wednesday, officials said.

The family of Chandre Gowda (55), who lost around half an acre of the five acres of coffee cropland he was holding in the flood in August, has filed a police complaint stating that delay in compensation precipitated his financial position, which eventually led to him commit suicide.

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09:35 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

The average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near HSR Layout, MG Road, or Jayanagar. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Indira Nagar, Bapuji Nagar, and Ulsoor. 

09:21 (IST)04 Oct 2019
President to visit Mysuru on Oct 11

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in Mysuru on October 11. He will take part in Mysuru Dasara events held by the erstwhile Mysore royal family.

09:08 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Amid resignation threat, BSY puts off call to bifurcate Ballari

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has put off a decision to divide the state’s iron ore-rich district of Ballari into two halves following apprehensions of a rebellion by a section of Ballari MLAs who see the move as a political threat to them.

The decision to split Ballari district, which was scheduled to be taken up in a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, was put off by Yediyurappa till the completion of a crucial by-election to 17 assembly seats in the state in December, including Hospet constituency in Ballari.

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08:58 (IST)04 Oct 2019
Mysore Dasara: Minister Somanna, MP Pratap Simha inspect final arrangements

In the wake of the Dasara jumbo savari procession as part of Mysuru Dasara, district in-charge minister V Somanna and Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha inspected seating arrangements and final preparations at the venue Friday morning. They have directed officials to ensure no untoward incident takes place. 

At the same time, the BJP government in Karnataka has been contemplating to introduce the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday.

READ| BJP govt in Karnataka mulling to bring in NRC to identify ‘illegal migrants’

Meanwhile, two panels of a false ceiling at a metro station in Bengaluru collapsed on Monday while four passengers were entering via the automatic fare collection gate.

WATCH| Part of false ceiling collapses at Bengaluru metro station

At the same time, after much delay over the proposal to procure electric buses citing high costs, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has finally given its clearance to induct 300 electric buses.

READ| BMTC gives clearance to induct 300 e-buses

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