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Karnataka RR Nagar, Sira bypoll results November 10 Highlights: BJP candidates Munirathna and Rajesh Gowda win RR Nagar and Sira

Karnataka RR Nagar, Sira Bypolls Results 2020, Karnataka By-Election Results 2020 November 10 Highlights: The Election Commission (EC) has made elaborate arrangements for the counting. According to the Karnataka Election Commission, counting will start with postal ballots at 8 am and EVMs at 8.30 am.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 11, 2020 8:25:45 am
The counting of the votes is scheduled to be on December 12. (Representational)

Karnataka RR Nagar, Sira Bypolls Results 2020 November 10 Highlights: Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) BJP candidate Munirathna won by a margin of 57,672 votes, defeating Congress candidate H Kusuma and JD-S candidate V Krishnamurthy on Tuesday. By winning the RR Nagar constituency for the third time, Munirathna beat his own record from the last election when he contested as Congress candidate.

BJP candidate in Sira Dr. B.M. Rajesh Gowda, secured around 13,000 votes more than the Congress to clinch victory in Sira. Rajesh Gowda won the election against six time legislator and Congress candidate T.B. Jayachandra who ended up polling 61,573 votes. The Janata Dal Secular nominee Ammajamma was at a distant third polling 35,982 votes.

Counting of votes in the RR Nagar in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumakuru Assembly bypolls and biennial elections to four Legislative Council seats began at 8.30 am on Tuesday. The Election Commission (EC) had made elaborate arrangements for the counting. According to the Karnataka Election Commission, counting started with postal ballots at 8 am and EVMs at 8.30 am.

RR Nagar had recorded a low voter turnout of 45.24 per cent, while Sira recorded good voter turnout with 82.31 per cent on November 3.

Biennial elections for 4 Council seats were held on October 28 in the Karnataka West Graduates, Karnataka North-East Teachers, Bangalore Teachers and Karnataka South-East Graduates constituencies. In West Graduates, 70.11 per cent voting was recorded, followed by 75 per cent in South-East Graduates, 73.32 per cent in North-East Teachers and 66 per cent in Bangalore Teachers.

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18:32 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Platform tickets at railway stations to remain at Rs 50 till Nov 30

Platform tickets at railway stations in Bengaluru and surroundings will remain at an enhanced cost of Rs 50 till November 30, South Western Railway (SWR) announced on Tuesday.

As per the SWR statement, officials will continue to collect Rs 50 for each platform ticket at Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Tumakuru, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Kengeri, Mandya, Hindupur, Penukonda, Yelahanka, Banasaadi, Carmelaram and Whitefield railway stations till the end of this month.

"With a view to restrict entry of non-travellers at railway stations due to the extraordinary circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic, charges of platform tickets were enhanced from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at these stations from October 21 to November 10 as announced before," the statement mentioned.

18:15 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Bapuji Nagar fire incident: 25 fire tenders at spot to douse fire

Hours after fire broke out from a chemical factory in Bapuji Nagar in Bengaluru, firemen are yet to douse the fire completely even though the flames are under control. No casualties have been reported so far.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, District Fire Officer P M Nagesh said the fire is under control as of 6 pm. "However, we are yet to douse the fire completely. 25 units of fire tenders are now at the spot. While the investigation is on, we have been told by workers that the factory was used to store hand sanitisers in bulk."

He added that the fire had spread to nearly four houses in the locality where the fire has been completely put out. Around eight vehicles parked in the vicinity have also been damaged, Nagesh added.

18:15 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Bapuji Nagar fire incident: 25 fire tenders at spot to douse fire

Hours after fire broke out from a chemical factory in Bapuji Nagar in Bengaluru, firemen are yet to douse the fire completely even though the flames are under control. No casualties have been reported so far.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, District Fire Officer P M Nagesh said the fire is under control as of 6 pm. "However, we are yet to douse the fire completely. 25 units of fire tenders are now at the spot. While the investigation is on, we have been told by workers that the factory was used to store hand sanitisers in bulk."

He added that the fire had spread to nearly four houses in the locality where the fire has been completely put out. Around eight vehicles parked in the vicinity have also been damaged, Nagesh added.

16:51 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Sira Bypoll: BJP candidate Rajesh Gowda wins by a margin of 13,000 votes

BJP candidate in Sira Dr. B.M. Rajesh Gowda, secured around 13,000 votes more than the Congress to clinch victory in Sira. Rajesh Gowda won the election against six time legislator and Congress candidate T.B. Jayachandra who ended up polling 61,573 votes.

The Janata Dal Secular nominee Ammajamma was at a distant third polling 35,982 votes. The Sira seat fell vacant after the Janata Dal Secular candidate B Satyaranarayana, an advocate who won the 2018 polls, succumbed to a chronic illness on August 4.

16:19 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Fire breaks out at chemical factory at Bapuji Nagar, four workers rescued

Four workers were rescued after a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory situated in Bapuji Nagar in Bengaluru Tuesday even as authorities are trying to ascertain the reason behind the incident. No casualties have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, a senior official of the Fire and Emergency Services added that they were first alerted at 11.18 am on Tuesday. “As many as 15 firefighters are at the spot. Residents in the surroundings have been evacuated safely and all roads to the spot have been blocked,” the official explained.

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15:42 (IST)10 Nov 2020
RR Nagar Bypoll: BJP candidate Munirathna won by a margin of 57,672 votes

Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) BJP candidate Munirathna has won by a margin of 57,672 votes, defeating Congress candidate H Kusuma and JD-S candidate V Krishnamurthy on Tuesday.

The R R Nagar seat fell vacant in July 2019 after the Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu, a wealthy civil contractor and film producer, crossed over to the BJP to help the party come to power. The R R Nagar bypoll should have been held in December 2019 but was delayed on account of a case of electoral fraud filed against Munirathna Naidu by his BJP rival from the 2018 polls.

By winning the RR Nagar constituency for the third time, Munirathna beat his own record from the last election when he contested as Congress candidate.

15:31 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Railway ministry tweets fresh video of ‘water test’ to highlight work done

To show just how smooth journeys are on South Western Railway’s line between Londa & Miraj the Ministry of Railways tweeted a video of its ‘water test’.

In a tweet on November 10, the ministry shared a video showing a glass filled with water kept on a table in a train compartment, and a speedometer that indicates the train’s speed.

As the train touches speeds of almost 130 kmph, the water in the glass remains undisturbed, which according to authorities shows trains can operate on the track at speeds above 125 kmph.

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15:11 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll Results: BJP’s Rajesh Gowda leading with 63,299 votes in Sira

After round 20 of counting in Sira assembly constituency in Tumakuru BJPs Dr Rajesh Gowda still leading with 63,299 votes.

TB Jayachandra from Congress is trailing with 52,914 votes, while JDS candidate Ammajamma polls 28,745 votes.

The Sira seat fell vacant after the Janata Dal Secular candidate B Satyaranarayana, an advocate who won the 2018 polls, succumbed to a chronic illness on August 4.

14:30 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Deepavali: Police plans crackdown on vendors selling 'non-green' firecrackers

In a bid to enforce the Karnataka government's decision to restrict the sale of firecrackers to those only falling under the "green" category, the police force has planned to crackdown on violators of the rule by taking stern actions.

Chikkaballapur Superintendent of Police GK Mithun Kumar told indianexpress.com that the police will furnish no-objection certificates (NOCs) to those selling only green crackers. "These will be done as per instructions of the State government and as defined by the Supreme Court," he said.

Further, he appealed to the citizens to use only green crackers urging them to verify the same before purchase. "A logo and a QR code will be present on each box. This can be scanned to check the genuineness of green crackers," he added.

Meanwhile, a senior police officer from the Bengaluru City Police said that teams have been formed to check products being sold at shops in the city. "Those selling non-green crackers will have to face legal action as per relevant sections of the Explosives Act."

13:45 (IST)10 Nov 2020
RR Nagar Bypoll Results: BJP’s Munirathna leads with 98,001 votes

After the 19 round of counting in RR Nagar, BJP Candidate Munirathna polls 98,001 votes, according to the Election commission.

Congress candidate Kusuma H has polled 55,956 votes so far, while JD-S candidate Krishnamurthy is trailing at third spot with 7,772 votes.

A voter turnout of 82.31 per cent was recorded in RR Nagar constituency. Due to the counting of votes, elaborate security measures have been put in place in RR Nagar along with prohibitory orders and liquor ban from 6 am to 12 midnight.

13:32 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka SSLC re-evaluation result 2020 released, here’s how to check

Karnataka SSLC re-evaluation result 2020: The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has declared the results for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or class 10 re-evaluation. Students can check their result at the official website- kseeb.karnataka.gov.in. The change in marks, if any, after re-evaluation will be effective in the final mark sheet, as per rules.

The results of the SSLC exam were earlier released on August 10, and a total of 5,82,316 students cleared the annual SSLC exam this year with a pass percentage of 71.80 per cent. The students who were dissatisfied with the marks applied for revaluation, while the failed candidates appeared for the supplementary exams later.

In the supplementary exams held in September, as many as 51.28 per cent of the students became successful.

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13:31 (IST)10 Nov 2020
BJP's Rajesh Gowda, Munirathna lead over Congress in Sira, RR Nagar

After 14 rounds of counting in Sira, BJP candidate Rajesh Gowda still steadily leading with 41,847 votes. After 16 rounds of counting in RR Nagar,BJP Candidate Munirathna polls 83,047 votes.

12:30 (IST)10 Nov 2020
IN PICS | Fire breaks out at chemical factory in Bapuji Nagar

A fire accident took place at a chemical factory situated in Bapuji Nagar in Bengaluru on Tuesday. While three firetenders were rushed to the spot, another two are on the way according to the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil said no casualties have been reported so far. "As many as four workers were there in the factory when the fire broke out this morning. All of them have come out safely," he said adding that the reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The factory is situated near Mahadev School on 1st Main Road in Bapuji Nagar.

12:17 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Deepavali: KSRTC to operate 1000 additional buses

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Tuesday announced that it will operate 1000 additional buses to facilitate passengers travel to different destinations in south India during the ongoing festival season.

"KSRTC has made elaborate arrangements in the view of Narakachaturdashi on November 14 and Balipadyami Festival on November from various places for intra and inter-state services", a statement read. According to KSRTC officials, these special buses will be operated from Bengaluru on November 13 and 14 and return services are planned for November 16.

List of destinations to which special buses are scheduled to operate from Bengaluru Kempegowda Bus Station: Dharmastala, Kukkesubramanya, Shivamogga, Hassan, Mangaluru, Kundapura, Sringeri, Horanadu, Davangere, Hubballi, Dharwad, Belagavi, Vijayapura, Gokarna, Sirsi, Karwar, Raichur, Kalaburagi, Ballari, Koppala, Yadgir, Bidar, Tirupathi, and others

Special buses planned to leave from Mysuru Road bus station are to: Mysuru, Hunsur, Piriyapatna, Virajpet, Kushalanagar, Madikeri.

Further, premier special buses will be operated from BMTC bus station in Shanthinagar to Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, and other places in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana and Kerala.

"While the facility is provided to book computerized reservation tickets in advance for the special buses, passengers are requested to note the place of boarding while making reservations. Passengers can book tickets online by logging on to www.ksrtc.in," the statement added.

12:10 (IST)10 Nov 2020
RR Nagar Bypoll Results: BJP’s Munirathna leads with 55,103 votes

After the 10th round of counting at Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency in Bengaluru, BJP Candidate Munirathna leads with 55,103 votes.

Congress candidate Kusuma has polled 27,923 votes so far, while JD-S candidate Krishnamurthy is trailing at third spot with 2,256 votes.

11:52 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll Results: BJP’s Rajesh Gowda leading with 21,401 votes in Sira

After round seven of counting in Sira assembly constituency in Tumakuru at 11.15 am, BJP's Dr Rajesh Gowda is still leading with 21,401 votes.

TB Jayachandra from Congress is trailing with 18,076 votes, while JDS candidate Ammajamma polls 11,648 votes.

The Sira seat fell vacant after the Janata Dal Secular candidate B Satyaranarayana, an advocate who won the 2018 polls, succumbed to a chronic illness on August 4.

10:59 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll: BJP’s Munirathna leading with 39,087 votes in RR Nagar

In the 7th round of counting at Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) assembly seat at 10.45 am BJP candidate Munirathna leading with 39,087 votes, while Congress candidate Kusuma H has garnered 19,315 votes. JD(S)’s Krishnamurthy has received 1,572 votes so far.

The counting of votes for bypolls to two assembly constituencies in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumkur began on Tuesday morning.

10:25 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll: BJP’s Rajesh Gowda leading with 8,919 votes in Sira

In the fourth round of counting at Sira assembly constituency in Tumakuru at 10 am BJP candidate Rajesh Gowda leading with 8,919 votes, while Congress candidate Jayachandra has garnered 7577 votes. JD(S)’s Ammajamma has received 4842 votes so far.

The counting of votes for bypolls to two assembly constituencies in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumkur began on Tuesday morning.

The Sira seat fell vacant after the Janata Dal Secular candidate B Satyaranarayana, an advocate who won the 2018 polls, succumbed to a chronic illness on August 4.

10:17 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll: BJP’s Munirathna leading with 22,845 votes in RR Nagar

In the fourth round of counting at Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) assembly seat at 10 am BJP candidate Munirathna leading with 22,845 votes, while Congress candidate Kusuma H has garnered 11,121 votes. JD(S)’s Krishnamurthy has received 728 votes so far.

The counting of votes for bypolls to two assembly constituencies in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumkur began on Tuesday morning.

09:31 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Karnataka Bypoll: BJP candidates leading in both RR Nagara and Sira assembly seats

With the second round of counting completed at Sira and RR Nagar assembly seats at 9 am, both BJP candidates are leading.

The counting of votes for bypolls to two assembly constituencies in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and Sira in Tumkur began on Tuesday morning. RR Nagar BJP Candidate Munirathna and BJP candidate in Sira constituency Rajesh Gowda are leading according to Karnataka election commission.

RR Nagar

  • BJP-Munirathna: 9950
  • Congress- Kusuma: 4890
  • JDS- Krishna Murthy: 2340

Sira

  • BJP- RajeshGowda: 1202
  • Congress-Jayachandra: 890
  • JDS-Ammajamma: 221

RR Nagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Karnataka bypolls, RR Nagar bypolls Voters in RR Nagar as they wait to cast their ballots last week.

The Sira seat fell vacant after the Janata Dal Secular candidate B Satyaranarayana, an advocate who won the 2018 polls, succumbed to a chronic illness on August 4.

The R R Nagar seat fell vacant in July 2019 after the Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu, a wealthy civil contractor and film producer, crossed over to the BJP to help the party come to power. The R R Nagar bypoll should have been held in December 2019 but was delayed on account of a case of electoral fraud filed against Munirathna Naidu by his BJP rival from the 2018 polls.

For the Sira seat, the BJP has fielded a new entrant to the party, Dr C M Rajesh Gowda, 47, a radiologist by profession and the son of a former Congress MP, as its candidate. Gowda initially tried to get a ticket from the Congress, but joined the BJP after he was rebuffed.

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The Congress has fielded the veteran six-time MLA and former minister T B Jayachandra, 71, for the Sira seat. The JDS has fielded Ammajamma Satyanarayana, 61 the widow of the former JDS MLA B Satyanarayana.

At the R R Nagar seat, the BJP has fielded Munirathna Naidu, while the Congress has fielded H Kusuma, 31, a political novice who was the wife of the IAS officer D K Ravi who died in 2015. Kusuma is the daughter of JDS leader Hanumantharayappa.

The JDS has fielded a local leader, V Krishnamurthy, 41.

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