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Karnataka Bengaluru November 26 Highlights: IMD forecasts gusty winds in Bengaluru, other districts

Karnataka Bengaluru Latest News November 26 Highlights: The India Meteorological Department(IMD) has sounded a yellow alert in Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Mandya, and Ramanagara districts of Karnataka on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 27, 2020 8:36:45 am
Bengaluru rain. rain in Bangalore, Bangalore rainfallStreets in Bengaluru are devoid of traffic as the city receives light to moderate showers. Express Photo: Ralph Alex Arakal

Karnataka Bengaluru News November 26 Highlights: The India Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm with lighting in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumkur, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Ramanagara, and Mandya districts later this evening.

As per a forecast issued at 4 pm, “Thunderstorm with lightning, with wind speed reaching 41 to 61 kmph accompanied with moderate spells of rain” is likely to affect these districts in the next three hours.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that the state government has taken measures to control the effect of Cyclone Nivar. “I have directed concerned officials to take necessary measures to control the effects of Cyclone Nivar in the state,” Yediyurappa said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a yellow alert in Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Mandya, and Ramanagara districts of Karnataka on Wednesday. “These districts are very likely to experience isolated heavy rainfall on November 26 and 27,” C S Patil, IMD Bengaluru Director said.

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18:25 (IST)26 Nov 2020
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya booked for trespass on Osmania varsity campus

BJP MP from Karnataka and the party's youth wing president Tejasvi Surya allegedly trespassed on the Osmania University (OU) campus without permission and a case was registered against him and his supporters by the police.

He removed the barricades to enter the campus to pay respects to the martyrs of the Telangana movement.

The case was registered under IPC section 447 (criminal trespass) and under relevant provisions of the Hyderabad City Police Act based on a complaint filed by OU authorities on Tuesday, a police official told PTI on Thursday.

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18:24 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Winter, pandemic situation trigger seizures in epileptic patients

As days get chilly in Bengaluru, doctors in the city warn of an increase in seizures in epileptic patients, calling for better attention and care to them. Doctors say they have observed a 10 per cent increase in such cases in the last few weeks, even as they deny any direct link between epilepsy and winter.

Based on her observation of patients and various studies, Neurologist Dr Veena Vedartham of Manipal Hospitals (Old Airport Road) says that sunlight plays an important role in reducing seizures. "Unstable weather conditions especially during winter season where the sunlight is less has been associated with an increase in abnormal electric discharges on EEG (investigation which reads ongoing electrical activity in the brain) and subsequently more seizures during this season," she told indianexpress.com.

"Epileptic patients are advised to take their medications regularly, maintain a good sleep hygiene, avoid essential oils, to regulate temperature at home by using a room heater and warm clothing," she added.

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17:59 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Chadalpura accident: Death toll rises to 5

With the police confirming one more death, the death toll linked to the accident on national highway 44 in Chikkaballapur on Thursday rose to five.

According to Chikkaballapur police, the fifth person who has been declared dead on Thursday has been identified as Rangappa (55 years). "The deceased was working as a mason from Narasimhan Palya, Srinivasapuram, Kolar. He was working near Chadalpura, where a lorry rammed into two cars, at around 10 am," the police said.

The other deceased have been identified as Yamanachar (44), Venkatesh G V (45), Kalanjiyam (47), and Nitesh Gowda (25).

17:56 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Whitetopping work: Traffic restriction on Thanisandra main road

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has restricted traffic movement on Thanisandra main road from Railway underpass to Bagalur junction from 27 Nov to 1 Jan 2021 to take up white topping work.

“The traffic will be only allowed in the remaining portion of the road,” BBMP said in a statement.

17:39 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Kannada writer Deshamsha Hudagi dies from COVID-19 complications

Kannada Writer, theatre personality and lexicographer Shantappa Sharanappa Devaraya (91), died in Bidar on Wednesday night due to COVID-19 complications.

Shantappa Sharanappa Devaraya is known by his pen name ‘Deshamsha Hudagi’. He leaves behind children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. According to reports, he had suffered from COVID-19 related complications and was admitted to the Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences.

He had written 60 books including poetry, short stories, commentaries on Vachanas of Sharanas and about the history of Kalyana Karnataka region. Hudagi was a winner of the Karnataka Sahitya Academy and Janapada Academy awards.

16:37 (IST)26 Nov 2020
68-year-old priest arrested for raping minor girl in Bengaluru

A 68-year-old priest was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at his daughter’s home, located within a temple premises, Bengaluru Police said on Thursday.

According to the police, the accused has been identified as Venkataramanappa, a resident of Chikkaballapura, who was looking after the temple in the absence of his son-in-law. On Tuesday evening, Venkataramanappa saw the girl playing outside the temple and allegedly lured her by promising to give sweets.

He took her to his daughter’s house, which is adjacent to the temple, and raped her, C K Baba, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast), said. After she did not return home till evening, the girl’s mother began to make enquires in the neighbourhood. “After asking about her daughter around the temple, a vendor who sells flowers in front of the temple told the mother that he saw the girl going to the priest’s house,” C K Baba added.

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16:18 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar: IMD forecasts gusty winds in Bengaluru, other districts

The India Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm with lighting in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumkur, Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Ramanagara, and Mandya districts later this evening.

As per a forecast issued at 4 pm, "Thunderstorm with lightning, with wind speed reaching 41 to 61 kmph accompanied with moderate spells of rain" is likely to affect these districts in the next three hours.

15:52 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Chikkaballapur: 4 killed as lorry rams into cars

As many as four were killed in an accident on national highway 44 in Chikkaballapur on Thursday after a lorry rammed into two cars. According to Chikkaballapur police, the incident took place at Chadalpura Cross at around 10 am.

"Among the deceased are two people who travelled in a Tata Nexon car from Bengaluru and two other residents of Chikkaballpura in a Swift Dzire car. An FIR has been registered under various sections of the Motor Vehicle Act including negligent driving causing death," Chikkaballapur Superintendent of Police G K Mithun Kumar said.

The deceased have been identified as Yamanachar (44), Venkatesh G V (45), Kalanjiyam (47), and Nitesh Gowda (25).

15:35 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar: Rain alert in Bengaluru on Nov 25 & 27, Yellow alert sounded in 7 districts

The India Meteorological Department has sounded a yellow alert in Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Mandya, and Ramanagara districts of Karnataka on November 26. "These districts are very likely to experience isolated heavy rainfall on November 26," C S Patil, IMD Bengaluru Director said.

South Interior Karnataka is very likely to experience rainfall on 26 Nov and light to moderate scattered rainfall on November 27. North Interior Karnataka is very likely to experience isolated rainfall on November 27 and 28, IMD said.

Coastal Karnataka to experience isolated rainfall on November 27 and 28. “Bengaluru is very likely to experience rain on November 26 and 27,” Patil added.

14:31 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Hacker nabbed by CCB confesses hacking 30 websites

A 25-year-old software engineer who was allegedly hacking websites and was using the dark web to procure drugs from overseas has confessed to the Central Crime Branch that he had hacked 30 websites in total.

"So far, Srikrishna (the accused) has confessed to have hacked 30 websites, mainly bitcoin exchanges, poker, and other gaming sites. Further inquiry including gathering and analysis of technical evidence is going on," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said.

The accused is in police custody till December 1, CCB sleuths confirmed.

14:30 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Air India announces first direct flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco

Passengers from Bengaluru airport can soon fly non-stop to San Francisco as India’s national carrier Air India on Wednesday announced a direct flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco.

The new flight, which will be operated twice-weekly, is scheduled to commence from January 11, 2021. “This would be the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and the United States, connecting the world’s two tech hubs – the original Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley of India,” Bengaluru International Airport Limited(BIAL) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Air India has opened ticket booking starting from Wednesday. BIAL further said that the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco is a significant milestone for Kempegowda International Airport Airport in Bengaluru and will transform it as the new gateway to India.

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14:29 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: BBMP promises quick restoration of Avenue Road, nearby areas

In what would be a relief to traders in and around Avenue Road, Chickpet, Akkipet, Mamulpet and surrounding areas, Bengaluru's civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has promised restoration of roads soon.

Bangalore Central MP P C Mohan and BBMP Administrator Gaurav Gupta, who visited these areas Wednesday, directed officials to complete desilting and repairing works soon. "Desilting work should be taken up immediately to ensure water flows without stagnation," Gupta told BBMP engineers.

According to BBMP officials, development works have been going on in the area under the TenderSURE project for which the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) are completing underground drainage works on Cottonpet Road.

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12:58 (IST)26 Nov 2020
High demand: Festival Specials extended till Dec end

With the South Western Railway (SWR) observing high demand of passengers in 'festival special' trains that have been operating since October, the authorities have decided to extend services of 34 such trains till the end of December.

According to a notification from SWR, the trains will continue to operate with the same timings, stoppages, composition and maintenance pattern as follows:

12:24 (IST)26 Nov 2020
IN PICS | Constitution Day celebration at BBMP head office

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Administrator Gaurav Gupta and Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad celebrated the 71st Constitution Day in BBMP head office on Wednesday.

On the occasion of Constitution Day, BBMP Senior officers garlanded the statue of B.R. Ambedkar in BBMP office in NR Square.

The day is celebrated every year on November 26 to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on January 26, 1950.

10:47 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Raising minimum age to smoke to 21 helpful in reducing tobacco consumption: NLSIU report

Raising the tobacco sales age to 21 has the potential to reduce tobacco use initiation and progression to regular smoking, a report released by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore says. The report has recommended the Union Health Ministry to increase the legal age for tobacco consumption in India from 18 to 21 years besides undertaking a number of other steps, even as the Centre is mulling to notify the same.

In the study titled ‘Tobacco Control Laws in India: Origins and Proposed Reforms’, NSLIU Professor Ashok R Patil has noted that countries are increasingly recognising that almost all people who become long-term tobacco users commence the practice while they are adolescents or young adults.

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10:32 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Power disruption tomorrow

Power supply will be disrupted on Friday between 10 am and 5.30 pm in the following areas Vivekananda Nagar, Srinivasanagar, Kathriguppe East, CK Achukattu, Kathriguppe Main Road , ITI Layout, Vidyapeeta Circle and surrounding areas, according to Bangalore Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Bescom).

On Saturday, supply will be disrupted in Hosakerehalli, Mookambika Nagar 7th Block, Banashankari Stage 3, Venkatappa Layout, Dattatreya Nagar and surrounding areas, BESCOM said in a release.

10:17 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Panchalinga Darshana at Talakad will be celebrated taking all COVID 19 precautions: CM Yediyurappa

The Panchalinga Darshana mahotsav at Talakad in Mysuru will be celebrated, taking all precautions keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic and only thousand people will be allowed for Darshana, Chief minister BS Yediyurappa said.

Panchalinga Darshana, which usually draws thousands of devotees, will be held on December 14.

Panchalinga Darshana entails a visit to the five major Shiva temples located in and around Talakadu on a single day. The last Panchalinga Darshana mahotsava was held in 2013.

10:16 (IST)26 Nov 2020
IN PICS | Less traffic on Bengaluru roads as morning showers shower city

Several Bengalureans chose to stay indoors Thursday morning as morning showers poured across the city. While most main roads saw lesser traffic, the temperature has also dropped to 21 degrees Celsius.

According to a traffic police personnel on duty at St John's Junction in Madiwala, a dip in regular traffic has eased vehicular movement in the area. "It is evident that at least 40% of the vehicles which usually ply on this route aren't out yet. People should be aware of the weather alert and might be taking a call based on how the day pans out," he told Indianexpress.com.

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had sounded a yellow alert in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Mandya, and Ramanagara districts of Karnataka on Thursday and Friday in the wake of the likely effects of Cyclone Nivar.

09:33 (IST)26 Nov 2020
DK Shivakumar appears before CBI for interrogation in disproportionate assets case

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar appeared before CBI officials Wednesday for interrogation in connection with a case of disproportionate assets (DA) to the tune of Rs 74.93 crore.

Shivakumar who reached CBI office at Ganganagar in Bellary road around 3.40pm was present till 5.30 pm and later left for Gujarat to pay his last respects to Congress leader Ahmed Patel who passed away on Wednesday morning.

Speaking to reporters at the CBI office, Shivakumar said he will cooperate with the investigating officers: “I will cooperate with CBI as I did with the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate officials,” he said.

On November 19, the CBI had issued summons to DK Shivakumar to appear for questioning on November 23, but due to his daughter’s engagement, he requested the agency to allow him to appear before them on November 25.

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09:21 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Mysuru: New public grievance redressal initiative to be launched today

In a bid to enhance the public grievance redressal system in Mysuru, the Mysuru district administration will launch a new initiative named 'Spandana' at select places across the district.

As per the present plans, Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri will attend to the grievances at the taluk headquarters. "People from rural areas will now be able to reach out to their respective taluks and can avoid visiting the city for the same. Officials will try to address the grievances on the spot if the application is made in the prescribed format," a district administration official said.

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The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar appeared before CBI officers for interrogation on Wednesday afternoon at CBI office in Bengaluru in connection with the case of disproportionate assets (DA) to the tune of Rs 74.93 crore.

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Shivakumar who reached CBI office at Ganganagar in Bellary road around 3.40pm was present till 5.30 pm and later left for Gujarat to pay his last respects to Congress leader Ahmed Patel who passed away on Wednesday morning.

Speaking to reporters at the CBI office before going for interrogation, DK Shivakumar said that he will l cooperate with the investigating officers “ I will cooperate with CBI as I did with the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate officials," he said.

On November 19, the CBI officials had issued summons to DK Shivakumar to appear for questioning on November 23, but due to his daughter’s engagement, he requested the agency to allow him to appear before them on November 25.

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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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