Bangalore news Sept 5 highlights: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar released a book of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh titled ‘Kandahage-4’ in Bengaluru on Thursday. The book is a collection of Lankesh’s editorials and the same was released in St Joseph’s College, Langford Road.
Meanwhile, with the revised traffic fines in place in Bengaluru, a motorist was fined Rs 17,000 on Wednesday for drunken driving, driving without license and helmets for him and his pillion rider.
The fine charged by Kumaraswamy Layout traffic police station was the first major one recorded after the same was hiked up to 10 times for several offenses as the provisions of the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019 was notified in Karnataka.
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Kanhaiya Kumar recalls work of Gauri Lankesh
We realise the significance of certain people only when they leave us but not when they are among us: Kanhaiya says remembering Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru.
To attain the complete idea of justice, battles have to be fought by Humanity vs inhumanity, Information vs misinformation: Kanhaiya Kumar in Bengaluru @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/XE95K24aoS— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) September 5, 2019
Kanhaiya Kumar releases Gauri Lankesh’s editorials on her second death anniversary
Bandh hits normal life in Ramanagara
Normal life was hit in parts of Ramanagara district on Thursday following a bandh called to protest the arrest of senior Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. Sporadic protests were reported in places, including Channapattanna and Ramanagara, since morning, while schools and colleges remained shut in the district, under which Shivakumar's assembly segment Kanakapura is located.
DK Shivakumar arrest: BJP says no vendetta, so nothing to protest against
BJP MP and CM Yediyurappa's son BY Raghavendra reacting to Congress leader DK Shivakumar's arrest says it is 'natural for Congress to blame others when they are in trouble'
Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Minister JC Madhuswamy reacting to DK Shivakumar's arrest says that the BJP did not indulge in vendetta politics and says there was no need for the Congress to protest.
Traffic cops collect over Rs 30.11 lakh from violators in Bengaluru; 2978 cases booked since new notification
.@blrcitytraffic collects over Rs 30.11 lakh as fine in 1.5 days from violators since implementation of revised fines according to the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. Rs 26.39 lakh collected from motorists/pillions without helmets alone. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/8zRl1cXtsd— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) September 5, 2019
Cong workers protest in Byatarayanapura; traffic hit
Congress workers are now holding protests in Byatarayanapura, on the outskirts of Bangalore city, condemning the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrest of former minister DK Shivakumar. As sloganeering against PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah intensifies at the area, more than a hundred protesters on the road have affected vehicular movement, especially towards Kempegowda International Airport.
Yesvantpur-Mangaluru express rescheduled
Train 16585 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru Jn Express will leave at 6.45 pm today instead of scheduled time at 4.30 pm. According to Bengaluru DRM, the same is due to the late arrival of pairing train.
CCB detains five for gambling
As many as five people were detained by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) on Wednesday night for indulging in Makta gambling. The officials who caught the offenders from Bamboo Bazaar in Kalassipalaya also seized Rs 1.78 lakh in cash along with other gambling articles
Kanhaiya Kumar to release Gauri Lankesh book today
Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar will be in Bengaluru on Thursday to release a book of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh. The book titled 'Kandahage-4' is a collection of Lankesh's editorials. The release function will take in St Joseph's College, Langford Road at 4 pm.
Independent journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in the city on September 5, 2017. The special investigation team probing the case has arrested 16 persons and is on the lookout for two persons who are absconding.
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Jayanagar, Mathikere or HSR Layout. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Indira Nagar, Bapuji Nagar, and Ulsoor.
CCB busts hookah bar in Brigade Road
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) busted a hookah bar at Brigade Road in Bengaluru on Wednesday night. According to the police, a case has been registered under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (COTPA) Act after the team seized hookah pots, pipes, and boxes.
Security beefed up at BJP leader's residence
Following violent protests by DK Shivakumar supporters in Ramanagara, the police have deployed more personnel outside BJP leader CP Yogeshwara's residence. This in the light of various reports that Congress workers might continue protests on Thursday as well after DKS was sent to Enforcement Directorate's (ED) custody till September 13 on Wednesday.
Karnataka youngster drowns to death in US
A 24-year-old NRI student drowned to death in the United States on Tuesday, reportedly while trying to save a friend from drowning.
Identified as Ajay Kumar Koyyalamudi (24), a resident of Srirampura Junction of Sindhanur, the deceased was pursuing Construction Engineering Management at The University of Texas in Arlington.
Ajay had left for Dallas in December last year for higher studies. He had graduated from New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru, in Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Special trains to and from Bengaluru to avoid Onam rush
South Western Railway will run two special trains on Kochuveli-KR Puram (Bengaluru) route to help passengers commute this Onam season.
Train No. 06557 Banaswadi – Kochuveli One way Tatkal Express Special will depart Banaswadi at 15:40 hrs on 06.09.2019(Friday) & 09.09.2019(Monday) and arrive Kochuveli at 06:50 hrs on respective next day.
Enroute this train will arrive/depart Krishnarajapuram – 16:06/16:08 hrs, Salem – 19:37/19:40 hrs, Erode – 20:40/20:45 hrs, Tirupur – 21:28/21:30 hrs, Coimbatore – 22:27/22:30 hrs, Palakkad – 23:47/23:50 hrs, Thrisur -01:02/01:05 hrs, Alua – 01:53/01:54 hrs, Ernakulam Town – 02:25/02:30 hrs, Kottayam – 03:37/03:40 hrs, Changanasseri – 04:01/04:02 hrs, Tiruvalla – 04:12/04:13 hrs, Chengannur – 04:19/04:20 hrs, Kayankulam – 04:44/04:46 hrs and Kollam – 05:30/05:35 hrs.
Train No. 06558 Kochuveli - Krishnarajapuram One way Tatkal Express Special will depart from Kochuveli at 12:50 hrs on 07.09.2019(Saturday) & 10.09.2019 (Tuesday) and arrive Krishnarajapuram at 04:00 hrs on respective next day.
Enroute this train will arrive / depart Kollam – 13:35/13:40 hrs, Kayankulam – 14:18/14:20 hrs, Chengannur – 14:38/14:40 hrs, Tiruvalla – 14:49/14:50 hrs, Changanasseri – 15:00/15:01 hrs, Kottayam – 15:22/15:25 hrs, Ernakulam Town – 16:55/17:00 hrs, Aluva – 17:20/17:22 hrs, Thrisur -18:07/18:10 hrs, Palakkad – 19:32/19:35 hrs, Coimbatore – 21:02/21:05 hrs, Tirupur – 21:48/21:50 hrs, Erode – 22:35/22:40 hrs and Salem – 23:32/23:35 hrs.
Karnataka protests: KSRTC incurs loss of Rs 13.67 lakh
In the wake of several violent protesters vandalising buses protesting the arrest of former minister DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Wednesday incurred a loss of Rs 13.67 lakh. "This is calculated only on basis of the damages made to the buses. Revenue loss due to cancellation of trips have not been included," the KSRTC PRO told Indianexpress.com.
While two buses were burnt, another 16 buses were damaged by stone-pelting by the protesters.