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Bangalore news August 23 highlights: Slow moving traffic on roads leading to ISKCON Temple, Rajajinagar due to Janmashtami celebrations

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In the wake of Sri Krishna Janmashtami observed today, traffic snarls are expected in roads leading to ISKCON temple, Rajajinagar.

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In the wake of Sri Krishna Janmashtami observed today, traffic snarls are expected in roads leading to ISKCON temple, Rajajinagar. According to North Traffic ACP, slow-moving traffic can be expected on Tumkur Road, Soap Factory Jn., Rajkumar Road and West of Chord Road.

BH Anil Kumar has been appointed new Commissioner of Bangalore’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). He has replaced N Manjunath Prasad.

At the same time, M Maheshwar Rao has been appointed new Chairman of The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). He has replaced Tushar Giri Nath to take over the new post. The same were announced after an official notification from the Karnataka state government was issued on Thursday evening.

Other major news highlights of the day include:

  • Bengaluru mayor lays foundation stone for new skywalks
  • Parking fee hiked at Bangalore City railway station
  • Amazon Fresh begin home-delivery of vegetables, groceries in Bengaluru
  • Mysuru Dasara preparations: Dasara tuskers reach city
  • Secular forces should unite to fight BJP-led communal forces: Siddaramaiah
  • Deve Gowda trying to blame others to cover up his mistakes: Siddarmaiah
  • South Western Railway has completed arrangements to provide free Wi-Fi across all 99 railway stations (except halt stations) in Hubbali division.
  • Hubbali Airport hosts over 46k passengers in June
  • Coalition govt would have survived if Kumaraswamy tried to pacify rebels: Zameer Ahmed
  • Kempegowda International Airport’s Terminal 2 to host ‘complete garden experience’
  • Split talk is not healthy when secular forces have to unite: Kumaraswamy

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CM condoles death at Bellary stadium

"It is unfortunate that two people died after collapsing at the stadium in Bellary's Siruguppa. Minister Sriramulu visited the site to console the bereaved families and direct the authorities on the next course of action," Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said on Friday. 

WATCH: Bengaluru airport’s new terminal gives an ‘immersive garden’ experience

A video walkthrough of the upcoming Terminal 2 (T2) of the Bengaluru airport has gone viral on social media since its release Thursday.

The video claims that the terminal, which replicates elevated walkways, gardens, artificial waterfalls and green seating areas in the interior and the exterior, is designed to deliver “the most memorable and meaningful garden experience in the world”. Read more

Landslide in Palghat division: Several trains running via Karnataka affected

Several trains have been cancelled, partially cancelled, and diverted by the Southern Railway due to landslides in the Palghat division.

Split talk is not healthy when secular forces have to unite: Kumaraswamy

Reacting to allegations redirected by Congress leader Siddaramaiah blaming JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda for the fall of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, former CM HD Kumaraswamy said, "This is not the time to answer the allegations levelled by Siddaramaiah. Split talk is not healthy when secular forces have to unite. I will definitely give an answer to everything when the right time comes."

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Minister Sreeramulu holds meeting with officials to review flood relief in Bellary

IN PICS| Kempegowda International Airport's Terminal 2 to host 'complete garden experience'

Coalition govt would have survived if Kumaraswamy tried to pacify rebels: Zameer Ahmed

Former minister and Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed: I was a minister in the same cabinet and I know how (the then CM) Kumaraswamy ignored my request to try to pacify the rebels then. If that along with winning the confidence of all ministers and MLAs of the coalition would have happened, the government would have easily completed the term. The allegations HD Devegowda has raised against (CLP leader) Siddaramaiah are totally baseless. 

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Hubbali Airport hosts over 46k passengers in June

Hubbali Airport (HBX) witnessed passenger inflow of over 46,000 in the month of June 2019, according to data recorded by airport authorities. The airport saw maximum pax recorded for flights to (9,316) and from (7,594) Bengaluru during the same timeframe. Meanwhile, a total freight of 111.8 tonnes was also transported as cargo from the airport which is now consistently seeing over 100 tonnes cargo cross the airport monthly. 

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Free Wi-Fi at railway stations

South Western Railway has completed arrangements to provide free Wi-Fi across all 99 railway stations (except halt stations) in Hubbali division. Passengers can use the internet for 30 minutes, with speed ranging from 4 to 10 MB per second.

Deve Gowda trying to blame others to cover up his mistakes: Siddarmaiah

Siddarmaiah further redirected allegation to Deve Gowda saying, "He (HDD) is trying to blame others like me to cover up his mistakes. There is a clear political intent behind these allegations made by him."

Secular forces should unite to fight BJP-led communal forces: Siddaramaiah

Responding to JD(S)supremo HD Deve Gowda's allegations that Siddaramaiah led to the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah said, "He (HDD) has levelled baseless allegations against me. It is important that secular forces should unite to fight communal forces led by the BJP in the state and in the Centre as well."

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'Home away from home' for IIMB students

Students at the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIMB) can now experience a home away from home concept as the institute has decided to introduce serving of ethnic meal once a month at the mess.

According to the plan, the meal will be served mostly during lunchtime on a Friday or on specific occasions. Further, students of the concerned state would dress up in their traditional attire to serve the food to co-students and faculty members.

Mysuru Dasara preparations: Dasara tuskers reach city

As preparations for Mysuru Dasara celebrations are underway, six Dasara elephants - Arjuna, Abhimanyu, Dhananjaya, Eshwara, Vijaya and Varalakshmi - have been sheltered at Aryana Bhavan in Mysuru. The 2019 Mysuru Dasara will begin on September 29 and will go on till October 8. 

The tuskers left Veeranahosahalli on the outskirts of Nagarahole, on Thursday. Gajapayana - the traditional send-off from the forests usually include special prayers for their well-being and safe return. 

Amazon Fresh begin home-delivery of vegetables, groceries in Bengaluru

People in Bengaluru can now order and get complete grocery requirements across a selection of over 5000 fruits & vegetables, dairy, meat, ice-creams, and dry groceries like staples, packaged food, personal care, and home care delivered home within a span of 2 hours.  

Amazon India has announced the launch of Amazon Fresh store on Amazon.in for select pin-codes in Bengaluru. The Amazon Fresh store will serve a complete grocery experience with the most convenient 2-hour delivery slots powered by Prime Now from 6 AM to midnight on Amazon.in. 

Siddharth Nambiar, Director – Category Management, Amazon India said that the service that has been rolled out in Bengaluru will soon be expanded to customers in other cities as well.

Through the Amazon Fresh store on Amazon.in, Prime members will get exclusive access to the fastest 2 hour delivery slots for INR 49. All customers get convenient 2-hour delivery slots from 6 AM to midnight with free delivery for orders above INR 600. Orders below INR 600 will be charged a delivery fee of INR 29.

Parking fee hiked at Bangalore City railway station

The South Western Railways has hiked the parking fee by a whopping 1400% at KSR (City Railway Station). Earlier, parking a four-wheeler attracted a fee of only Rs 20 a day, which now has been hiked to Rs 300. The Bangalore Railway Division has ordered all contractors to display boards of the hike at three prominent spots within the premises.

Bengaluru mayor lays foundation stone for new skywalks

In a relief to pedestrians in Bengaluru city, construction work for two more skywalks has begun. Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun laid the foundation stone for two more skywalks in the city on Wednesday. While one is planned near St Teresa's Girls' High School in Chamarajpet, the other is near Mahalakshmi Layout metro station.

BWSSB gets new Chairman

M Maheshwar Rao has been appointed new Chairman of The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). He has replaced Tushar Giri Nath to take over the new post.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Slow moving traffic expected

In the wake of Sri Krishna Janmashtami observed today, traffic snarls are expected in roads leading to ISKCON temple, Rajajinagar. According to North Traffic ACP, slow-moving traffic can be expected on Tumkur Road, Soap Factory Jn., Rajkumar Road and West of Chord Road.

CM visits Delhi yet again; third this month

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa was in Delhi Thursday evening, to discuss allotment of portfolios. He was in the national capital to reach out to the party top brass to sort out issues related to the same, which continues to be a challenge even after 17 ministers swearing-in to his state cabinet.

According to party sources, the CM will meet BJP national president Amit Shah and working president J P Nadda on Friday. The disgruntlement among senior MLAs for denied cabinet seats and rebel legislators - former JD(S), Congress MLAs- who are in Delhi to lobby for their inclusion to the state cabinet, in case of a positive verdict on their pleas on 'disqualification'.

Top officials of BBMP transfered

The Karnataka state government, in a notification released on Thursday evening, announced the transfers of top BBMP officials. While BH Anil Kumar has replaced N Manjunath Prasad as the BBMP Commissioner, Harsh Gupta has been appointed Regional Commissioner, Bengaluru Division, BBMP.

Meanwhile, even though some Bengalureans think that this innovation arrived a bit late to the Silicon Valley, the atmosphere at the first Robot Restaurant in the city is nothing short of festive.

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At the same time, after a decade-long wait, Bengaluru’s National Military Memorial (NMM), built as a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives for the county, is likely to be opened for the general public by Vijay Diwas on December 16.

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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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