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Karnataka Bengaluru January 15 Highlights: Metro line to Anjanapura inaugurated, opened for public from today

The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 18, 2021 8:21:35 am
Yediyurappa, Metro Phase 2, Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line, Bengaluru metroKarnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurate the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line of Metro Phase-2 on Thursday.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 15 Highlights: After missing several deadlines, the Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute line of Metro Phase-2was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

The 6.29-km elevated line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

The complete work on Phase 2, which contains a metro network of 74 km, are set to be completed by 2024 at a cost of Rs 30,695 crore.

On the occasion, the CM also inaugurated a 73-metre long and 4-metre foot-over bridge across NH 48 for providing connectivity to the Nagasandra Metro station.

BMRCL also opened the MG Road Metro station to be used as a foot-over bridge.

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18:18 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Bitcoins worth Rs 9 cr seized from arrested hacker, probe sheds light on his lavish life

Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) Police seized Rs 9 crore worth of bitcoins from an arrested hacker identified as Shri Krishna. Further investigation has revealed that Krishna, along with five friends, hacked into three bitcoin exchanges and ten poker websites by pushing three types of malware into them. They also hacked into YFI coin (Yearn Finance) Ethereum sites in various countries using a similar modus operandi, police said.

Krishna, resident of Jayanagar in south Bengaluru, is a software engineer. He was arrested by the CCB in November last year for sourcing drugs through the darknet using bitcoins. Bengaluru Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patil said Krishna and his friends, apart from buying drugs, were also using these bitcoins to lead lavish lives, adding that they had stayed in star hotels and resorts.

The 25-year-old Krishna was also booked for stealing Rs 11 crore from the Karnataka government’s e-procurement portal in August 2019. “We have recovered 31 bitcoins from Krishna, which is worth Rs 9 crore. Along with other accused – Suneesh Hegde, Prasad Shetty, Sujay, Hemanth Mudappa, and Robin Khandelwal – Krishna hacked into various international poker sites, stole data and used it in their gaming sites. We shared all information with the companies concerned, through Interpol,” Patil said.

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17:32 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Defence Minister unveils India's first indigenously developed driverless metro car

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) manufacturing facility at Bengaluru and unveiled India’s first indigenously developed Driverless Metro Car.

“I’m proud of the good work the team of engineers and technicians are doing at BEML. They are the real warriors of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, taking India ahead,” Rajnath Singh said.

15:23 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Dharwad road accident: Injured shifted to hospital for treatment

12 persons died after the tempo they were travelling in collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road in North Karnataka on Friday morning. Five injured have been shifted to a local hospital. According to the police, all of them hailed from Davangere district and they were on their way to attend a family function in Goa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office tweeted on Friday and said, “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured: PM @narendramodi”

14:57 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Karnataka’s Dharwad accident toll rises to 12

12 persons died after the tempo they were travelling in collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road in North Karnataka on Friday morning. 

The 12 women passengers identified by the police are Praveena, Poornima, Preethi Ravikumar,Manasi, Paramjyoti, Rajeswari Sivakumar, Shakuntala,Usha, Veda, Nirmala, Manjula, and Ranjini Srinivas. Five injured have been shifted to a local hospital. According to police, all of them hailed from Davangere district and they were on their way to attend a family function in Goa.

“The tempo had left Davengere at around 3 am in the morning when it reached near Ittigatti cross located about 8 km from Dharwad city at around 7 am the tempo collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction,” Dharwad Rural Police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office tweeted on Friday and said, “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured: PM @narendramodi”

An accident case has been registered and further investigation is on, said police officials.

13:47 (IST)15 Jan 2021
11 dead after tempo collides with truck in Karnataka’s Dharwad district

11 persons died including the driver after a tempo collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road in North Karnataka on Friday morning.

Ten women passengers and a driver of the tempo died in the accident. Six injured have been shifted to a local hospital. According to police, all of them hailed from Davangere and they were heading to attend a family function in Goa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office tweeted on Friday and said, “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured: PM @narendramodi”

Further details are awaited.

13:07 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Karnataka: Sanitation workers to get first shot during Jan 16 vaccine drive

As the country prepares for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on January 16, the Karnataka Health Department has issued instructions to health centres across the state to ensure that health sanitation workers are among the first to receive the Covishield vaccine shots.

The health department on Wednesday issued instructions to not start the vaccination rollout until Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurates the programme through video conferencing at 10.30 am. The department has also been holding briefings to ensure efficient implementation of the vaccine drive.

Around 16 lakh people, including healthcare workers and frontline staff, have been identified to receive vaccine shots during the drive on Saturday, state health officials said.

“PM is launching it at 10.30 am and after that the programme will begin,” the Karnataka additional chief secretary (health) Jawaid Akhtar said.

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11:39 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Mangalore airport customs officials seize 2.15 kg gold worth Rs 1.09 crore

Mangaluru airport Customs officials have seized 2.15 kg of gold worth Rs 1.09 crore, from two passengers at Mangalore International Airport.

The officials arrested Faizal Thotty Melparamba and Mohammad Shuhaib Mugu ,native of Kasargod, Kerala. Both had arrived from Sharjah by Air India flight and on personal search, both passengers were found to have concealed gold in paste form in their underwear.

09:24 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Karnataka reports 408 fresh COVID-19 cases, three deaths

Karnataka on Thursday reported 408 fresh coronavirus cases and three deaths, taking the total infections to 9,29,960 and fatalities to 12,155 since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Health Department said.

The total number of people discharged so far were 9,09,058 and it included 564 Thursday and 8,728 active cases with 187 patients in the ICU. All the three deaths occurred in Bengaluru urban district alone while 141 infections were reported in the city.

Cumulatively, the city reported 3,93,814 infections and 4,355 deaths. 3,83,897 got discharged, including 255 yesterday, and 5,561 active cases. Barring Bengaluru, no other city reported more than 30 cases.

According to the health bulletin, 28 infections were reported in Dakshina Kannada, 23 in Mysuru, 20 in Dharwad, 19 each in Bengaluru rural and Chitradurga, 16 in Kodagu, 13 in Kalaburagi, 12 each in Ballari, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Uttara Kannada. Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Belagavi, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapura, Davangere, Gadag, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Shivamogga, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.

A total of 29 districts recorded zero infections and there were no fatalities in Ramanagara.

09:13 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Cabinet expansion: Take up grievances with BJP high command, says Yediyurappa

Amid simmering discontent post his cabinet expansion, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday asked such sulking BJP leaders to take up the matter with the national leadership and urged them to refrain from making any remarks affecting the party.

The chief minister had expanded his cabinet on Wednesday after much deliberations and the exercise already saw some aspirants who could not make it publicly air their displeasure.

If the BJP MLAs have any objection they can go to Delhi, meet our national leaders and give them all the information and complaints they have. I won’t object to that but I ask them not to damage the party’s reputation by talking ill,” Yediyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru.

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08:45 (IST)15 Jan 2021
Karnataka: Man assaulted for ‘cattle transport’ now booked under new anti-slaughter law

In what is being considered the first case under the new ordinance banning cow slaughter in Karnataka, Chikmagalur police have booked a truck driver who was allegedly transporting cattle when he was stopped by a group of unidentified people and assaulted.

Police said Abid Ali, who is also the owner of the truck, was allegedly transporting 12 to 15 cattle head in his truck from Ranebennur to Mangaluru.

Chikkamagaluru SP Akshay M Hakay told The Indian Express that the case has been registered under the new ordinance. According to the police officers, Ali was beaten up by a group of unidentified people on January 8 while he was allegedly transporting the cattle. The group also took away money from him, they said.

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08:17 (IST)15 Jan 2021
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In what is being considered the first case under the new ordinance banning cow slaughter in Karnataka, Chikmagalur police have booked a truck driver who was allegedly transporting cattle when he was stopped by a group of unidentified people and assaulted.

Police said Abid Ali, who is also the owner of the truck, was allegedly transporting 12 to 15 cattle head in his truck from Ranebennur to Mangaluru.

READ | Karnataka: Man assaulted for ‘cattle transport’ now booked under new anti-slaughter law

Chikkamagaluru SP Akshay M Hakay told The Indian Express that the case has been registered under the new ordinance. According to the police officers, Ali was beaten up by a group of unidentified people on January 8 while he was allegedly transporting the cattle. The group also took away money from him, they said.

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