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By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 27, 2019 3:01:54 pm
In a fillip to state units, SC says: ‘Disqualification only for office-bearers’ Supreme Court stays Karnataka by-polls in 15 assembly constituencies.

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After the protest from the students of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru, Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy is appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday.

Krishnaswamy, who graduated from NLSIU in 1998, was recommended as the first of three choices for VC by a committee headed by Justice S A Bobde of the Supreme Court on August 4.

Earlier, over 400 undergraduate students were set to boycott the semester examinations that are scheduled to begin on Monday to protest the delay in appointing Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy as the new VC.

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17:33 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Karnataka Congress welcomes postponement of bypolls

Dinesh Gundu Rao, Karnataka PCC president:

I welcome this development. The Supreme Court is going to look at the real intention of the anti-defection law and the orders of Speaker Ramesh Kumar. If disqualified MLA’s can contest by polls, what’s the use of the law? Our case has only got strengthened.

17:01 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Will defer bypolls to 15 Karnataka Assembly seats: Election Commission to SC

The Election Commission Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will defer the forthcoming bypolls for 15 assembly constituencies in Karnataka, news agency PTI reported.

Advertising The poll watchdog’s statement came after a three-judge bench headed by Justice N V Ramana said it would decide on the plea of 17 disqualified Karnataka MLAs challenging the decision of then-Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar, who had refused to accept their resignations and had instead disqualified them. Read

15:38 (IST)26 Sep 2019
21 year old dies in Accident 

A 21-year-old two-wheeler rider killed after he lost control and rammed into a divider on Agara flyover in HSR Layout on Wednesday 

15:01 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) by KSNDMC

Widespread with moderate-heavy likely over NIK and Scattered with light-moderate likely over SIK district associated with thunder activity. Coastal and Malnad district is likely to receive scattered-widespread with light-moderate and isolated places heavy rains.

14:24 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Dasarahalli-Bagalkunte recorded highest 18mm rainfall on Wednesday in Bengaluru

Dasarahalli-Bagalkunte recorded highest 18mm rainfall on Wednesday in Bengaluru. 

13:47 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Traffic and Road Safety awareness programme to students

Traffic and Road Safety awareness programme conducted to Staff and Students of R V College of Engineering Bengaluru at Traffic Management Centre by Bengaluru traffic police. 

12:13 (IST)26 Sep 2019
CBI searches former Bengaluru top cop’s residence

The Karnataka government led by B S Yediyurappa had announced a CBI probe after disqualified JD(S) MLA A H Vishwanath, who served as the party’s state president and turned rebel, accused the H D Kumaraswamy government of tapping phones and spying on more than 300 people, including him. Read

11:36 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Karnataka phone tapping case: CBI searches former Bengaluru top cop’s residence

The CBI Thursday conducted searches at the residence of former Bengaluru Police Commissioner Alok Kumar in connection with alleged phone tapping of politicians and bureaucrats during the tenure of the Congress-JDS government, news agency PTI reported.

11:18 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Significant rise in binge-watching has medical experts worried

There is a significant rise in the number of online binge-watching addiction cases at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). According to Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, who leads the Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic at NIMHANS, there has been a 20-30 per cent rise in the last one year, and has become the third-ranked at the clinic, after excessive gaming and social media addiction. Read

10:27 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Government referred another ponzi scam to CID

The State government has handed over a rural ponzi scam where unemployed youth were duped by cab companies to be probed by the Crime Investigation Department. Revenue Minister R Ashoka informed media persons that fly-by-night operators Yellow India Express and Yellow India Finance were taking deposits from rural youths with an assurance to get them cabs at Rs 2.5 lakh. 

10:00 (IST)26 Sep 2019
BMTC collected over ₹10 lakh in fines

In August 2019, the  Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has checked 18,894 trips and penalised 5,400 ticketless passengers. The organisation collected Rs 10.24 lakh as penalty and booked 2,977 cases against conductors for their dereliction of duty.

09:14 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Uber now offering free insurance to all its riders

Uber has introduced free insurance for all its riders across its platform. The insurance will apply for riders using the regular Uber four-wheeler car, Uber auto or UberMoto, which is the company’s two-wheeler service.

Uber will be providing insurance cover worth Rs 5 lakh in case of accidental deaths or disability or partial disability. For in-patient hospitalization, the cover is Rs 2 lakh. For outpatient, the covered amount is up to Rs 50,000.

09:02 (IST)26 Sep 2019
MLAs have democratic right to quit, Karnataka Speaker tells apex court

Coming to the defence of the disqualified Karnataka MLAs, the state Assembly Speaker on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that legislators have a “democratic right” to resign and urged the court to lay down guidelines for Speakers so that such controversies can be avoided in future. Read

08:40 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Illegal OFCs cleared in Yelahanka

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials from Yelahanka zone removed unauthorised optic fibre cables (OFCs) of about 7 km length in ward no 10 on Wednesday.

08:29 (IST)26 Sep 2019
Money laundering case: Delhi court dismisses Shivakumar’s bail plea

A Delhi court Wednesday dismissed the bail application of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate, saying his release may hamper the probe which is at a crucial stage. Read

The Bengaluru Police arrested two people Tuesday for allegedly selling counterfeit products under the multi-national brand name Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). The police arrested Bahavar Lal and Jagamram, both native of Rajasthan. The two were involved in manufacturing HUL companies’ tea powder brands – Red Label Tea and Brooke Bond 3Roses tea products.

READ: Two held for selling counterfeit Red Label and 3Roses tea powder

Meanwhile, over 160 passengers on board IndiGo flight 6E 9002 from Bengaluru to New Delhi were stranded in the aircraft for more than an hour Monday after the pilot and co-pilot had forgotten an important document before take-off. The flight, which was supposed to depart at 11 am, left only by 12.05 pm.

READ| Indigo flight delayed for more than 1 hour as pilot forgets ‘important documents’

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