Bangalore news August 19 highlights: Bengaluru’s iconic Independence Day Lalbagh flower show has collected an all-time record of Rs 2.1 crore from tickets this time. The 210th edition of the flower show was held across 10 days from August 9 to 18 and was dedicated to former Mysuru ruler Jayacharamaja Wodeyar as part of his 100th birth anniversary celebrations.
As usual, the highest footfall and thereby collection was made on August 15, when Rs 80.7 lakh was collected with 1,31,000 adults and 41,100 children visiting the Lalbagh botanical garden on the Independence Day itself.
Meanwhile, having run the government without a cabinet for 22 days, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa finally got the go-ahead on Saturday from BJP national president Amit Shah to undertake the exercise tomorrow (August 20).
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