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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus August 27 Highlights: ACB raids officials’ homes in Bengaluru and Mysuru

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News August 27 Highlights: In Mysuru, ACB officials raided the residence of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Zone-6 Zonal Officer Nagaraj at Kuvempunagar in the city for allegedly amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 28, 2020 8:18:07 am
In Bengaluru, raids were conducted at AEE M N Devaraju's residence in HSR Layout, broker K P Nagaraj's house in Kannuru village, another broker B Nagaraju's house in Yerappanahalli, and at the residence of Subba Rao, landowner and Transferable Development Rights (TDR) applicant. (File) (Representational)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 27 Highlights: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducted simultaneous raids on the premises of an assistant executive engineer, BBMP, brokers, and a TDR applicant in Bengaluru and in Mysuru, ACB officials raided the house of an officer attached to Mysuru City Corporation here on Wednesday.

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In Bengaluru, raids were conducted at AEE M N Devaraju’s residence in HSR Layout, broker K P Nagaraj’s house in Kannuru village, another broker B Nagaraju’s house in Yerappanahalli, and at the residence of Subba Rao, landowner and Transferable Development Rights (TDR) applicant.

In Mysuru, ACB officials raided the residence of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Zone-6 Zonal Officer Nagaraj at Kuvempunagar in the city for allegedly amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income.

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22:34 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Watch: Elephant rescued after falling into trench near Karnataka wildlife sanctuary

A tusker that fell into a trench near a wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka’s Arkanahalla on Wednesday was rescued by the state forest department.

Locals alerted forest department officials after spotting the tusker stuck inside a trench near the MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.

Officials levelled the ground and created a path for the elephant to climb out of the trench, but it was too exhausted. A video shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Service officer Yedukondalu V showed how officials used a crane to pull the elephant out.

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15:09 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Bengaluru metro: Trail run on Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura stretch begins

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) Thursday commenced trial runs on the new stretch of Namma Metro in Bengaluru between Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura. "This (trial runs) will continue for a 30-day period to check all the system parameters at different speeds for safety," a BMRCL statement read.

14:32 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Watch: DKS supporters smash 1001 coconuts praying for his Covid-19 recovery

Supporters of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar Thursday smashed 1001 coconuts at a temple in Bengaluru praying for his speedy recovery from coronavirus. The former Minister had contracted the infection on Tuesday, after which he was admitted to a private hospital in Rajajinagar.

13:24 (IST)27 Aug 2020
IN PICS | Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) starts mobile toilet facilities for women passengers
13:17 (IST)27 Aug 2020
3 inter-state drug peddlers nabbed

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Thursday arrested three inter-state drug peddlers and seized 204 kgs of Cannabis (Ganja) worth Rs. 1 crore from them.

According to CCB police, the accused would smuggle drugs from Andhra Pradesh and supplied drugs in Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Mysuru, and Chikkaballapur district.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police,(Crime) said, “During the investigation, it was found that they were smuggling ganja from East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh in a lorry and supply it to Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Mysuru, and Chikkaballapur districts.”

12:05 (IST)27 Aug 2020
IN PICS| CM inaugurates renamed flyover near Anand Rao Circle in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Thursday inaugurated the renamed in Bengaluru located near Anand Rao Circle. The flyover is named after Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, the 19th century military chief who was also a warrior in the Kittur princely state.

The flyover in Gandhinagar ward limits connects West Bengaluru with the Central Business District. Bengaluru's City Railway Station is also named after Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna.

11:30 (IST)27 Aug 2020
PM Modi should be more sensitive towards students: Siddaramaiah calls for postponement of NEET, JEE

Joining leaders from other states opposing the Centre’s move to conduct NEET, JEE examinations, Karnataka’s Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah urged PM Modi to be more “sensitive” towards students.

"Traveling is not safe for students, accommodation is difficult, public transportation is not fully functional & yet students are expected NOT to be anxious to write exams. @narendramodi should be more sensitive towards young students & postpone exams," he tweeted.

The former Karnataka CM added, "Covid19 cases are increasing rapidly in the country & yet students are being forced to take risk. Should they pledge their lives to take the exams?"

10:28 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Karnataka: 8580 new cases, total exceeds 3 lakh-mark

With 8,580 more people testing positive for coronavirus in Karnataka on Wednesday, the total tally exceeded the 3 lakh-mark.

According to the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the state is 3,00,406. At the same time, in Bengaluru, 3,284 new cases were reported.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 15,723. The health department also attributed 31 more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru’s death toll on August 26.

With this, 1786 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city.

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09:16 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Reality is conducive, NEET should not be opposed: Karnataka Dy CM

Responding to concerns raised by students and other stakeholders of the higher education sector in conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the Deputy CM said he suspects “something fishy” about the issue.

“Maybe, certain invisible groups want seats allocated through an opaque ‘system’ rather than on the basis of merit. Some vested interests have been trying to disrupt the NEET examination since the beginning. There is a huge ecosystem behind it with efforts going on for many years now,” he alleged.

He added, “When the reality is so conducive, I do not understand why people are opposing the NEET from being conducted,” citing how the Karnataka government successfully conducted the Common Entrance Test for more than 1.94 lakh students, including 63 COVID-19 Positive students who attended the exams on July 30 and 31.

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08:35 (IST)27 Aug 2020
BJP MLC H Vishwanath hailed erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan as ‘Son of the Soil’ on Wednesday

Vishwanath praised Tipu Sultan while speaking to reporters at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. “Tipu Sultan doesn’t belong to any party, caste or religion. Tipu Sultan is the son of this soil. We shouldn’t reduce him to anyone caste or religion,” Vishwanath told reporters when asked about the issue of Tipu Sultan chapters to be omitted from school textbooks.

“Children should study Tipu Sultan, Mahatma Gandhi, and the likes...that will instill a sense of pride for the country,” Vishwanath added.

Vishwanath joined BJP last year with 17 rebels who led to the fall of the Congress-JD(S) coalition for the BJP to come to power. He was with the Congress and JD(S) before joining the BJP.

08:27 (IST)27 Aug 2020
ACB raids officials’ homes in Bengaluru and Mysuru

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducted simultaneous raids on the premises of an assistant executive engineer, BBMP, brokers, and a TDR applicant in Bengaluru and in Mysuru, ACB officials raided the house of an officer attached to Mysuru City Corporation here on Wednesday.

In Bengaluru, raids were conducted at AEE M N Devaraju's residence in HSR Layout, broker K P Nagaraj's house in Kannuru village, another broker B Nagaraju's house in Yerappanahalli, and at the residence of Subba Rao, landowner and Transferable Development Rights (TDR) applicant.

In Mysuru, ACB officials raided the residence of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Zone-6 Zonal Officer Nagaraj at Kuvempunagar in the city for allegedly amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income.

08:25 (IST)27 Aug 2020
BBMP chief writes to Health Dept seeking clarity on usage of masks in public places.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad wrote to Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Jawaid Akhtar, seeking clarity regarding the use of masks while driving and jogging.

Prasad said that many people were asking whether they have to use masks while taking a solo walk or driving alone in a car or riding a two-wheeler. This made him seek clarification from the health department.

The following are the clarifications asked by the BBMP commissioner: While driving alone in a car with the windows open or closed, should one wear a mask?. If the vehicle stops at a traffic signal and you roll down the window to talk to someone, is the mask mandatory? Should a two-wheeler rider, without pillion, wear a mask while riding? Should a lone rider wear a mask when he stops the vehicle? Whether joggers in public places are exempt from wearing a mask?

08:24 (IST)27 Aug 2020
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Traffic-police mannequins-759 The rethink also appears to be linked to a change of guard in the police commissionerate, with former commissioner Bhaskar Rao, who brought in the mannequins, being transferred on July 31 to be replaced by Kamal Pant. Express Photo by Darshan Devaiah B P

Until a fortnight ago, two mannequins dressed up like police constables stood guard at the entrance of the main building of the police commissionerate in Bengaluru. But over the past few days, real policemen have started manning the entrance.

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After nearly a year-long experiment with substituting real policemen with mannequins, especially in the traffic department, Bengaluru police are gradually easing out mannequins from policing duties on account of various problems, including the general opinion that they serve no real purpose and weather-related problems in the monsoon season.

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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

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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