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Karnataka Bengaluru News October 27 Highlights: Bengaluru to go dry on account of Legislative Council polls

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 27 Highlights: The order said the liquor shops should be closed from Monday to Wednesday in all the police station limits under the jurisdiction of the Bengaluru commissioner.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 28, 2020 8:15:07 am
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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News October 27 Highlights: Bengaluru city will go dry for three days, owing to the election to the Legislative Council. The Bengaluru city police announced that liquor stores will be closed from 6 pm on Monday to 6 pm Wednesday.

The election to the Bangalore Teachers Constituency is set to be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Wednesday. This constituency consists of Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara districts.

The order said the liquor shops should be closed on the above days in all the police station limits under the jurisdiction of the Bengaluru commissioner.

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18:34 (IST)27 Oct 2020
BBMP Administrator conducts review meeting on white-topping work

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Administrator Gaurav Gupta held a review meeting with the Bengaluru civic body officials on Tuesday regarding the White topping works in the city.

For the past one year, BBMP has been taking up white-topping work (covering the asphalted road with a layer of concrete to make it durable) in 68 major roads in the city under various packages.

Gaurav Gupta has instructed the BBMP officials from the road infrastructure department to finish the white-topping work soon since the work is creating traffic chaos across the city. He also instructed officials to coordinate with the Bengaluru traffic police.

17:49 (IST)27 Oct 2020
IIM Bangalore’s PGPEM ranked in top 100 globally

The Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), offered by IIM Bengaluru, has been ranked in the top 100 in the Financial Times (FT) EMBA 2020 Ranking.

According to release, the PGPEM at IIMB is a weekend MBA programme designed for working mid-level and senior executives with a minimum of four years of work experience after graduation. The programme aims to prepare the participants to manage greater responsibilities as business leaders.

“Among the parameters that the ranking is focused on, IIM Bangalore’s PGPEM has scored particularly well in categories such as salary increase, career progression, aims achieved, women-on-board, and corporate social responsibility. IIM Bangalore is committed to maintaining this advantage and working on the other parameters of importance to improve its global standing,” said in a release.

Professor Abhoy K Ojha, Dean Programmes, IIM Bangalore, said: “The FT EMBA ranking is yet another reaffirmation of IIMB’s leadership role in delivering global management education. We, at IIMB, acknowledge the need for working professionals to constantly upskill and reinvent themselves to be able to keep their respective organisations competitive and growth oriented. The PGPEM at IIMB is designed to help working professionals stay ahead of the curve.”

17:49 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Traffic police collect Rs 3.63 crore in a week from violators

The Bengaluru Traffic Police collected Rs 3,63,07,300 from violators for not following traffic rules in the city last week.

According to statistics shared by B R Ravikanthe Gowda, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) these fines were collected by personnel on duty between October 19 and 25.

While Rs 1.02 crore was collected as fine from two-wheeler riders for not wearing a helmet, another Rs 62.38 lakh penalty was levied from pillion riders for not doing so. Meanwhile, as many as 10,077 people were caught jumping traffic signals as well. A total of 86,380 cases were filed at the same time for 81 different violations.

17:24 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Weather update: IMD forecasts fog/mist in Bengaluru

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Tuesday predicted fog/mist in some areas of Bengaluru during early hours on Wednesday. "Rain very likely to occur at isolated places over the State," the report added.

Meanwhile, the department observed the highest maximum temperature in Kalaburgi (33.4 degree-Celsius) and the lowest minimum temperature of 15.2 degree-Celsius in Bidar.

17:02 (IST)27 Oct 2020
IN PICS| MP Tejasvi Surya inspects repair works in Bengaluru's rain-affected areas

Bangalore South Lok Sabha MP Tejasvi Surya inspected repair works taking place in Hosakerehalli and surrounding areas in the city which experienced waterlogging last week due to heavy rains.

"In Hosakerehalli & other low-lying areas in B'luru South, the focus must be on a permanent solution. Coordination between agencies & involvement of stakeholders - citizens - is of utmost importance," he tweeted.

16:53 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Rahul Agarwal assumes office as new Divisional Railway Manager

Rahul Agarwal assumed office as the new Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway, Mysuru Division in Mysuru on Tuesday.

According to AWR, he is the 1992-Batch Indian Railway Traffic Service Officer (IRTS) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has obtained his second Masters in Thermal Engineering, also from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Agarwal has a wide range of experience in all sectors of Railway Operations & Management, having worked as Executive Director, Traffic Transportation (Steel) Railway Board, New Delhi, and also as Chief Passenger Traffic Manager and Chief Commercial Manager, Freight Marketing North Central Railway. Agarwal has attended training courses in Singapore and Malaysia. He also participated in the Advanced Management Programme at the National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara.

Aparna Garg, who demitted office today, will assume charge as the Principal Financial Advisor at the Rail Wheel Factory, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.

16:50 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Infantry Day celebrated in Bengaluru

Indian Army celebrated the 74th Infantry Day at the War Memorial of The Parachute Regimental Training Centre in Bengaluru today, following all Covid-19 precautions.

To commemorate the occasion, wreaths were laid in remembrance and gratitude towards members of the Infantry fraternity, who have made the supreme sacrifice for the honour and safety of the nation. General Officer Commanding, Karnataka & Kerala Sub Area represented the serving Infantry personnel while the Veterans were represented by Lt Gen K Nagaraj, PVSM, UYSM, ADC (Retd), the Senior Most Veteran.

October 27 is celebrated as Infantry Day by the Indian Army as it was on this day that an Infantry Company of the First Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was air-lifted from Delhi to Srinagar to liberate Kashmir from the invading tribals who were supported by the Pakistan Army. This action was ordered after the instrument of accession, acceding Jammu & Kashmir to India was signed by the then Maharaja of the princely state.

16:01 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: AAP demands cancellation of RR Nagar bypolls, cites irregularities

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday urged the election commission to call off byelections to Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) assembly constituency in Bengaluru citing several irregularities and violations of the model code of conduct allegedly done by leaders across all three major parties in fray - BJP, Congress and JD(S).

"The special election officer appointed by the Election Commission is not active and is not noticing the irregularities and violation of the model code of conduct. In this fight among the ruling and opposition parties, has there not been a minor irregularity in this election? If this is an election with non violation of code of conduct and irregularities then it can be declared as indeed a world record," Suresh Rathod, Vice President (Bengaluru City), AAP said.

Further, the party issued a statement urging the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate to intervene in the campaigning done despite the election commission setting the maximum limit spent by each candidate at Rs 30.8 lakh.

Huge amounts withstanding this limit have been mobilized at the houses of booth level party workers of BJP, JDS, and Congress candidates to be distributed to voters, the AAP leadership alleged. "The IT and ED departments intervene immediately to call off this bypoll which is non-transparent and filled with hooliganism," Rathod added.

15:13 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Senior Congress leader and former minister Y Nagappa passes away

Former Social Welfare Minister in Karnataka and senior Karnataka Congress leader Dr Y Nagappa passed away on Tuesday. He was 75.

Nagappa, a doctor, had practised at Akkialur in Hangal taluk of Haveri District in North Karnataka before joining active politics about 30 years ago.

He was the Medical officer at Harihar government hospital before joining active politics. He had won the Harihar seat for three terms in 1989, 1999 and 2004. In his 2008 run for congress, he was beaten by B. P. Harish.

14:47 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Lab technician, ASHA worker suspended for issuing ‘false’ Covid-19 reports

Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Tuesday suspended a lab technician and an ASHA worker for allegedly issuing false Covid-19 negative reports at a hospital in Bengaluru.
Confirming the same, Sudhakar said he was apprised of the situation by various media reports that emerged recently pointing out the irregularities at Pobbathi Maternity Hospital at V V Puram in the city.

“A team of health officers led by the jurisdictional BBMP Joint Commissioner was sent to the hospital for inspection immediately, after which the irregularities were found to be confirmed. An FIR will be registered against the lab technician who was on contract and the ASHA worker who were issuing negative Covid-19 reports,” the Minister said.

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13:41 (IST)27 Oct 2020
'Covid vaccine to reach across Karnataka, corona warriors to get vaccinated first'

Explaining on the Karnataka government's plan to distribute Covid-19 vaccine in the state once it is ready, Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar Tuesday said, "A technical committee comprising health experts, epidemiologists, technology partners, and logistical partners with the assistance of the Union Health Ministry will ensure that the vaccine reaches the nook and corner of the state."

Further explaining the priority for vaccination planned by the state, he said 'corona warriors' including doctors, nurses, paramedics, support staff, and healthcare workers would be the first beneficiaries in Karnataka followed by elderly citizens, patients with co-morbidities, and lactating mothers among others. "A final decision on this will be taken within a week," he said.

13:28 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Two arrested for murder of Tulu actor Surendra Bantwal

Dakshina Kannada district police on Monday arrested two men in connection with the murder of Tulu fim actor and rowdy-sheeter Surendra Bantwal.

The arrested are identified as Sathish Kulal (39) a native of Bantwal and Girish (28) a native of Kinnigoli. According to police, the duo was arrested from Mudipu near the Karnataka-Kerala border and further investigation is underway.

Surendra Bantwal was stabbed to death in his apartment at Bantwal town in Dakshina Kannada district on October 21. His body was found with multiple stab wounds lying on a sofa.

A day after the killing, Sathish Kulal had made an audio clip allegedly confessing, where he reportedly said that Surendra was murdered to avenge the murder of real estate businessman Kishan Hegde in Udupi on September 24.

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09:34 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Highest Covid-19 infection rate in India is in Bengaluru: Priyank Kharge

Criticising the BJP-led Karnataka state government for its claims of performing well in containing the coronavirus pandemic, senior Congress leader and former minister Priyank Kharge Tuesday said that the highest infection rate in India is in Bengaluru. 'The test positivity rate is 12.5 per cent in Bengaluru. Covid-19 infection in the city has risen from 1.6 per cent to 2.6 per cent in a month now,' he said.

Further, taking to Twitter, the legislator from Chittapur constituency in Kalaburagi alleged that the government 'has abandoned' towns and rural areas. 'In rural areas test results are taking more than a week. The next spike will be in towns where cases are already underreported,' he said.

As on Monday, most active cases in the state apart from Bengaluru Urban were noted to be at Bengaluru Rural (3602), Dakshina Kannada (2427), Tumkur (2193), and Mysuru (2157).

08:58 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Bengaluru: Two arrested for placing bets on IPL matches

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Tuesday arrested two men from Malleshwaram for allegedly placing bets on the ongoing Indian Premier League matches being played in the UAE.

According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Sandeep Patil, Rs 13.5 lakhs in cash and two mobile phones have been recovered from the accused. The accused were running a cricket betting racket for the match of the IPL between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad held on 22 October.

Sandeep Patil added that the police found that the duo were placing bets on the tournament through a website.

08:38 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Karnataka govt releases Rs 1 crore to build memorial for former CM S Bangarappa

The Karnataka government announced Friday that a grant of Rs 1 crore for the construction of a memorial of former chief minister Sarekoppa Bangarappa in Soraba taluk in Shivamogga district has been released.

Announcing the same, chief minister B S Yediyurappa said, “Officials have been directed to release a grant of Rs 1 crore for the construction of a memorial as a homage to S Bangarappa here.”

The CM virtually inaugurating a park constructed in the town as a tribute to the former CM on his 87th birth anniversary. The park, according to the Chief Minister’s Office, was constructed at a cost of Rs 21.15 lakh, with the Soraba Town Panchayat entrusted with the responsibility of its maintenance the park constructed at a cost of Rs 21.15 lakh.

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08:23 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Tiger Vikram, star attraction of Pilikula Biological Park in Mangaluru, dies of old age

Vikram, a 21-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger died at Pilikula Biological Park in Mangaluru to age-related illness on Monday. According to park officials, Vikram was also suffering from a kidney-related ailment. Vikram was one of its star attractions, said officials.

Pilikula Biological Park director, H Jayaprakash Bhandari said, “The tiger was under treatment for nearly two months as it was suffering from age related issues, kidney-related ailment and blindness.”

According to Bhandari, tigers on an average live for 16 to 18-years and Vikram is the third tiger to die at the park which lived for 21-years. Raja and Sharavathi tigers also lived for more than two-decades.

Vikram 'fathered' Kadamba, Krishna, Vinaya, Oliver, Akshaya, Manju, Amar, Akar, Anthony and Nisha in its life-span.

08:20 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Bengaluru to go dry on account of Legislative Council polls

Bengaluru city will go dry for three days, owing to the election to the Legislative Council. The Bengaluru city police announced that liquor stores will be closed from 6 pm on Monday to 6 pm Wednesday.

The election to the Bangalore Teachers Constituency is set to be held from 8 am to 5 pm on Wednesday. This constituency consists of Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara districts.

The order said the liquor shops should be closed on the above days in all the police station limits under the jurisdiction of the Bengaluru commissioner.

08:19 (IST)27 Oct 2020
Karnataka reports 3,130 fresh COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

Karnataka on Monday reported 3,130 fresh Covid-19 cases and 42 deaths taking the total tally to 8,05,947 and 10,947 deaths in the state. According to the state health department, the total cases comprise 7,19,558 discharges including 8,715 on Monday and 75,423 total active cases including 942 in the ICU.

Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,603 fresh cases and 20 deaths on Monday. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,27,376 cases, 3,754 deaths, 2,74,397 discharges, including 4,031 on Monday and 49,224 active cases.

153 cases were reported in Dakshina Kannada district, 139 in Mysuru, 124 in Davangere, 98 Hassan, 87 in Bengaluru Rural, 86 in Chitradurga, 75 in Kolar, 63 in Vijayapura, 57 in Tumakuru, 56 each in Chikkaballapura and Mandya and 51 in Bagalkote.

One death each was reported in Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Yadgir districts.

08:18 (IST)27 Oct 2020
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Meanwhile, Karnataka on Monday reported 3,130 fresh Covid-19 cases and 42 deaths taking the total tally to 8,05,947 and 10,947 deaths in the state. According to the state health department, the total cases comprise 7,19,558 discharges including 8,715 on Monday and 75,423 total active cases including 942 in the ICU.

Also Read | Karnataka govt releases Rs 1 crore to build memorial for former CM S Bangarappa

Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,603 fresh cases and 20 deaths on Monday. Cumulatively, the city has reported 3,27,376 cases, 3,754 deaths, 2,74,397 discharges, including 4,031 on Monday and 49,224 active cases.

153 cases were reported in Dakshina Kannada district, 139 Mysuru, 124 Davangere, 98 Hassan, 87 in Bengaluru Rural, 86 in Chitradurga, 75 in Kolar, 63 in Vijayapura, 57 in Tumakuru, 56 each in Chikkaballapura and Mandya and 51 in Bagalkote.

One death each was reported in Davangere, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Yadgir districts.

Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll-free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

Also Read | Weekend traffic ban on Bengaluru’s popular road Church Street from November 7

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 in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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