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Karnataka Bengaluru January 26 Highlights: Farmers tractor rally enters Bengaluru City

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 26 Highlights: The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP , Shivani Ramakrishnan | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 27, 2021 8:20:32 am
Karnataka tractor rally, Karnataka farmers tractor rallyThousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles.

Karnataka Bengaluru News January 26 Highlights: Thousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’. The farmers are now driving the tractor rally towards Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru. The tractor rally entered into the city from Mysuru road, Tumkur road and Devanahalli into the city by afternoon.

The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.

The rally is being held in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi.

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18:21 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Approximately 10,000 farmers participated in farmers rally, say organisers

Approximately 10,000 farmers and protestors took part in the anti-farm law protest and tractor rally organised as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’ held in Bengaluru, said Vinya Sreenivasan, activist and member of Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions.

The rally by farmers across Karnataka has been peaceful.

Farmers entered into Bengaluru by Tumakuru road, Mysuru road, Devanahalli, Hosakote and Hebbal road. All these rallies converged at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru.

17:36 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Karnataka's war on COVID commendable: Governor Vajubhai Vala

Governor Vajubhai Vala in his Republic Day speech on Tuesday commended the efforts of the Karnataka government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and in using technology to monitor those who were quarantined.

"Karnataka's fight against coronavirus is commendable and the state is using technology to quarantine people. People are using the Apthamitra helpline during the COVID-19 pandemic," he said at the Republic Day Parade organised in Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru.

The Governor said that when the lockdown was imposed during the peak of COVID-19, more than 16 lakh construction workers in Karnataka were given a one time financial assistance of Rs 824.31 crore and 90 lakh food kits.

"During the pandemic, 63.59 lakh people in the state were given financial assistance of Rs 5,300 each. The beneficiaries include farmers, autorickshaw drivers, weavers and members of the unorganised sector," he told the gathering.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, his ministerial colleagues and senior government and police officials participated in the event.

15:47 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Police permit only 10 tractors to be part of the rally in Bengaluru city

The Bengaluru police permitted only 10 tractors to be part of the rally which is on the way towards Freedom Park.

Earlier, Bengaluru Police Commissioner had said that no farmer organisation had come forward to take permission for the tractor parade in the city. Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant on Monday evening said, "If farmers come in cars, buses and jeeps, there is no problem. Whatever permissions we have been giving for rallies will be given. There is no permission to do any tractor rally inside the city".

So far, the rally by farmers across Karnataka has been peaceful. Farmers entered into the city by Tumakuru road, Mysuru road, Devanahalli and Hebbal road. All these rallies will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru on Tuesday.

14:58 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Farmers tractor rally enters Bengaluru City

Thousands of farmers from various parts of Karnataka reached Bengaluru by tractors and other vehicles.

The farmers are now driving the tractor rally towards Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru. The tractor rally entered into the city from Mysuru road, Tumkur road and Devanahalli into the city by afternoon.

The farmers led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions, Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.

13:40 (IST)26 Jan 2021
WATCH | Hundreds of vehicles and tractors enter Bengaluru via Mysuru road

Hundreds of vehicles and tractors entered Bengaluru city via Mysuru road. They will hold a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru. They are expected to reach the city railway station soon and will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru. 

13:22 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Bengaluru court attaches 26 properties of astrologer who conned HC ex-judge

A civil and sessions court in Bengaluru has attached 26 properties valued at over Rs 80 crore belonging to an alleged conman who posed as an astrologer and political middleman to dupe a retired high court judge, politicians and businessmen.

The provisional attachment of the property belonging to Yuvaraj Swami alias Sevalal was done under the Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 1944 following an application by the Bengaluru central crime branch police, which is investigating 14 cases against the astrologer, for confiscation of his properties.

The court was informed by the police that Swami acquired the 26 properties in the name of his wife N Prema by using funds swindled from persons who have filed 14 cases against him.

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12:42 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Farmers tractor rally starts from Hoskote

Farmers tractor rally has started from Hoskote taluk in Bengaluru Rural District. Farmers are expected to drive into Bengaluru as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’.

12:25 (IST)26 Jan 2021
IN PICs | Pourakarmikas, domestic workers, students, farm workers support farmers protest in Bengaluru city railway station
11:43 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Bengaluru: Farmers protest in Hebbal

Hundreds of farmers from Bengaluru rural district and Devanahalli held protests in Hebbal in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi. Farmers in Karnataka will hold a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day.

Thousands of farmers from across the State are expected to drive into the city in tractors and as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’. 

11:25 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Karnataka: BSY rejigs cabinet again, new portfolios for some ministers

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday carried out a reallocation of portfolios to four ministers to address the resentment among some ministers following a cabinet expansion last week.

With former law minister J C Madhuswamy reportedly unhappy over being given the Medical Education portfolio, Yediyurappa Monday initially allocated the departments of Tourism, Ecology and Environment to the former JD(U) leader. Later in the day, he allocated the Minor Irrigation Ministry to Madhuswamy and gave the Tourism, Ecology and Environment portfolios to newly inducted minister C P Yogeshwara.

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11:10 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Watch: Farmers from various parts of Karnataka protest in front of Bengaluru City Railway station

The farmers from here will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru at 12.30 pm to protest against farm laws.

10:53 (IST)26 Jan 2021
CM Yediyurappa hoists national flag at his residence on Republic Day

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa hoisted the national flag at his residence in Bengaluru on Republic Day on Tuesday. 

The chief minister also extended his wishes on Republic Day.

10:40 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Tumkur: Farmers to participate in tractor rally after flag hoisting

Farmers groups, Dalit Sangharsha Samiti members and others will hoist national flag on the occasion of Republic day at Madhavara ground in Tumkur district. 

According to Rajashekhar Akki, a farmer union leader from Tumkur, they will start for city railway station after the flag hoisting.

10:21 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Karnataka High Court restrains Centre, NIC from sharing Aarogya Setu data

The Karnataka High Court has ruled that data collected by the Aarogya Setu application cannot be shared with third parties beyond what is specified in the privacy policy presented to users. It restrained the Centre and the National Informatics Centre from sharing app data without the informed consent of users.

“Prima facie, we hold that there is no informed consent of users of Aarogya Setu app taken for sharing of response data as provided in the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol, 2020, as there is no reference to the said protocol in the terms of use and privacy policy available on the app,” a division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Sreenivas Oka and Justice Viswajith Shetty said in its interim order.

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10:15 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Belagavi: Hundreds of women to participate in tractor rally

Women farmers from Belagavi in North Karnataka held a protest ahead of the tractor’s rally by farmers' unions across the state on Tuesday.

Farmers in Belagavi will parade in tractors towards Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi district in solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi. Farmers in Karnataka will hold a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day.

10:05 (IST)26 Jan 2021
WATCH | Farmers protest in front of Bengaluru city railway station

Farmers staged protests in front of Bengaluru KSR city railway station ahead of the tractor’s rally in the city. 

The tractors rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of New Delhi and other parts of the country. 

Farmers in Bengaluru are taking out a rally from NICE Road junction on Tumakuru Road, Bidadi industrial junction on Mysuru Road, Devanahalli Nandi cross on Chikkabalapura road, Hosakote toll Junction on Kolar road, starting from 9 am on Tuesday and at 11 am from the city railway station. All these rallies will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru at 12.30 pm on Tuesday.

09:30 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Farmers from Chikkaballapur reach Bengaluru

Ahead of the tractor’s rally in Bengaluru, farmers who arrived at Devanahalli Nandi cross on Chikkaballapur road are protesting against the farm bills by the state and union Government. 

The tractors rally will mark the completion of two months of protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws by farmers camping at the borders of New Delhi and other parts of the country. 

Farmers in Bengaluru are taking out a rally from NICE Road junction on Tumakuru Road, Bidadi industrial junction on Mysuru Road, Devanahalli Nandi cross on Chikkabalapura road, Hosakote toll Junction on Kolar road, starting from 9 am on Tuesday and at 11 am from the city railway station. All these rallies will converge at Freedom Park in Central Bengaluru at 12.30 pm on Tuesday.

Thousands of farmers from across the State are expected to drive into the city in tractors and as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’.

09:18 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Transgender community cooks food for farmer tractor rally

Members of the Transgender community in Bengaluru on Tuesday have been cooking breakfast for farmers who will arrive this morning for the protest in the city. 

In solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi, farmers in Karnataka will hold a massive tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day.

Thousands of farmers from across the State are expected to drive into the city in tractors and as part of the ‘Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade’. More than 50 farmers’ organisations, including Dalit organisations, and labour associations are expected to take part in the parade.

09:05 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Matha B. Manjamma Jogati named for Padma Shri

Transgender folk artist from Karnataka Matha B. Manjamma Jogati who currently heads the Karnataka Janapada Academy was named for the Padma Shri award this year by the Home Ministry.

Shortly after the announcement by the Home Ministry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those awarded were exceptional individuals from different walks of life who brought qualitative changes in the lives of others.

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08:59 (IST)26 Jan 2021
Traffic diversions in Bengaluru during Republic Day

Bengaluru City Traffic Police has made traffic arrangements in and around the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground to enforce restrictions on Cubbon Road and around Manekshaw Parade Ground to ensure smooth movement of traffic on Tuesday.

The traffic police release said that all the invitees with White Car Passes and the Secretaries to the Government, Military Officers, Senior Police Officers etc. should use Gate No.2 (Two), Cubbon Road and park their vehicles on Western side of the parking lot inside the parade ground.

All invitees with Pink Pass should park their vehicles at Cubbon Road, from Manipal Centre to K.R.Road & Cubbon Road Junction., Main Guard Cross Road, Near Safina Plaza and Kamaraja Road, near Army Public School both sides and enter Parade ground through Gate No. 3 by walk.

All Media Vehicles, Dy.Commissioner of Police and above Rank Officers and other Department, Senior officers vehicles should enter parade ground through gate Number 3 and park their vehicles on eastern side of the parade ground.

Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Tender, Water Tanker, KSRP, CRT, BBMP, PWD vehicles will enter the parade ground from Gate No.2 on Cubbon Road and park their vehicles behind the Fort Wall (Southern Side).

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CRIMINAL Investigation Department, canine dog squad, Kolkata Police, SVSPA Dog Squad , specialising in seeking drugs and explosives, The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has made arrangements for the live streaming of the event. (Representational)

Raita Sangha leader, Badagalapura Nagendra, said the event has been organised under the banner of Samyukta Horata-Karnataka Vedike. Farmers from Kalyana Karnataka(Hyderabad Karnataka), North Karnataka, Mysuru and Kodagu will take part in the rally.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner said no farmer organisation had come forward to take permission for the tractor parade in the city. Bengaluru police commissioner, Kamal Pant said, "If farmers come in cars, buses and jeeps there is no problem. Whatever permissions we have been giving for rallies will be given. There is no permission to do any tractor rally inside the city".

Meanwhile, in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the public will not be allowed to attend the Republic Day event at the Manekshaw Parade Ground in Central Bengaluru, said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad.

READ | Republic Day event will be low-key in Bengaluru; see list of traffic diversions

“Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we have decided to celebrate Republic Day in a simple manner this year. The public will be barred from the event and there will be no cultural programmes,” Manjunath Prasad added.

The KSRP, CRPF, BSF, traffic police, fire and emergency services, dog squad and the police band will be among the 21 marching contingents, comprising 750 personnel, taking part in the event on Tuesday.

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