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Karnataka Bengaluru December 14 Highlights: Karnataka Transport employees call off strike after negotiations with government

Karnataka Bengaluru Latest News December 14 Highlights: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa expressed concerns over the inconveniences caused to the public and the loss and problems caused to the KSRTC and its employees.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: December 15, 2020 8:24:14 am
BMTC, KSRTC, KSRTC strike, Bengaluru busThe indefinite strike by drivers and conductors had begun on Friday. Express Photo: Darshan Devaiah BP

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 14 Highlights: The Karnataka transport employees on Monday called off their strike following negotiations with the state government.

The KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC NWKRTC strike was called off after Transport minister Laxman Savadi agreed to nine of ten demands of employees of road transport undertakings in Karnataka.

The indefinite strike by drivers and conductors had begun on Friday with them demanding them considered government employees, with pay on par with state government staff and compensation similar to Covid-19 frontline workers in an event of death due to the pandemic.

Earlier, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had appealed to KSRTC staff to call off their strike. “A sincere effort was made to resolve problems of KSRTC staff in Sunday’s meeting convened by Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi and Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai. Except for the condition to consider KSRTC staff as Government employees, other demands such as rectifying salary differences, Rs. 30 lakh ex-gratia to the employees, who died of Covid 19, action to avoid harassment from senior officials were promised to be fulfilled, ” chief minister’s office said.

He had expressed concerns over the inconveniences caused to the public and the loss and problems caused to the KSRTC and its employees. In this wake, Chief Minister has called upon the employees to end their strike and join duty.

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18:09 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Accident-prone zones: Traffic police close U-turns in Whitefield

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police Monday closed two U-turns which were causing accidents in the Whitefield area. According to officials of the BTP Whitefield Division, U-turns near Pushpa Nursing Home on Whitefield Main Road, and near Whitefield Club have been closed. "These two unnecessary u-turns were observed to be causing accidents," a traffic officer said.

17:31 (IST)14 Dec 2020

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16:49 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Karnataka Transport employees call off strike after negotiations with government

The Karnataka transport employees on Monday called off their strike following negotiations with the state government.

The KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC NWKRTC strike was called off after Transport minister Laxman Savadi agreed to nine of ten demands of employees of road transport undertakings in Karnataka.

The indefinite strike by drivers and conductors had begun on Friday with them demanding them considered government employees, with pay on par with state government staff and compensation similar to Covid-19 frontline workers in an event of death due to the pandemic.

16:02 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Karnataka: Alert railway police save three lives over the weekend in separate incidents

As many as three people — an eight-year-old boy, a 19-year-old college student, and a 29-year-old college lecturer breathed a second life over the weekend in Karnataka, thanks to timely action by alert officials of the Railway Police Force (RPF) on duty.

The first of these nail-biting moments took place on Friday at Belagavi railway station when a boy aged eight years tried to re-enter a train that began moving from the station. “The boy first jumped out on to the platform when the train began moving. He soon tried reboarding the train when he slipped and fell down partly between the train and the platform. An alert act of RPF home-guard Holappa Badava and his colleagues helped save the boy’s life,” the railway police said.

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15:43 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Bengaluru: CCB nabs rowdy-sheeter involved in 21 cases

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru City Police Monday arrested rowdy-sheeter Ullal Kartik under the provisions of the Goonda Act. Confirming the same, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said, "Notorious rowdy Ullal Kartik has been involved in 21 heinous cases including murder, robbery, and drug-related incidents. He has been detained by the CCB and is under preventive detention now."

CCB sleuths added that the accused will be interrogated for his involvement in cases registered in different police stations in Karnataka.

13:39 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Vijayapura: One killed, three injured in accident

A 35-year old died in an accident that took place in Karnataka's Vijayanagara during the early hours on Monday after a car lost control to crash into a house.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Maruthi Hosur, a resident of HUDCO Colony in Muddebihal town. "Three others who were in the car sustained injuries. They were shifted to a hospital in Bagalkot for treatment. Fortunately, all five members of the family residing in the house that is totally damaged due to the impact of the hit espaced from injuries," the police added.

10:00 (IST)14 Dec 2020
KSRTC employees strike: Few staffers back to duty

Few employees from Karnataka's road transport on Monday joined back to work after their 4-day strike.

According to Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), 58 Buses were operated in the state today, while Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operated 69 buses till 9 am today.

The indefinite strike by drivers and conductors had begun on Friday with them demanding them considered government employees, with pay on par with state government staff and compensation similar to Covid-19 frontline workers in an event of death due to the pandemic.

09:44 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Karnataka floods: Loss at Rs 15,410 crores, says CM, urges more central relief

Karnakata suffered an estimated loss of Rs 15,410 in floods and landslides that took place in September and October on account on heavy rainfall, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Sunday, briefing an inter-ministerial central team that arrived in Bengaluru to decide on an additional relief package.

Earlier this year, Rs 577.84 crore was released from the National Disaster Management Fund (NDRF) after an on-the-spot assessment by a central team.

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09:11 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Belagavi police launch 'One Nation One Helpline' scheme

In a bid to step up emergency response services provided to citizens, the Belagavi police Sunday launched the One Nation One Helpline scheme, clubbing healthcare, policing, and Fire and Emergency Services.

Launching the service, Police Commissioner K Thiyagarajan said while there were different helplines including 100 and 101 for various services, essential government services have now been integrated by dialing 112 from a fixed line or mobile telephone.

"Help can be sought by also sending an SMS or email to the 112 portal or using the panic mobile application," he added.

08:49 (IST)14 Dec 2020
House help steals items worth Rs 1.31 cr from actor Boman Irani's cousin’s house in Bengaluru

The East division of Bengaluru police have arrested a mother and son duo who allegedly stole cash and gold ornaments worth a crore from Bollywood actor Boman Irani’s cousin’s house in Halasuru.

According to police, the articles were stolen from Khursheed Irani’s home at Embassy Crown Apartment located in Abbas Ali Road in Halasuru.

The arrested are Mary Alice, 65 and her son Michael Vincent, 22 of KG Halli. According to the complaint made by Khursheed Irani, 59, on 4 December, seven gold biscuits, weighing 700 grams in total, Rs 85 lakh cash, 15,000 US dollars’ worth Rs 11 lakh were stolen from the house. Though the theft had been happening from the past three years, Irani noticed this in December.

According to the police, Alice worked in Irani’s house as a house help for nearly 25 years and her son Vincent who has completed PUC was pursuing animation course.

The police said that the accused have been taken into custody for further investigation.

08:34 (IST)14 Dec 2020
Wistron plant violence: 156 arrested, damages worth Rs 437 crore

After Wistron's iphone facility at Narsapur witnessed violent incidents on Saturday, the police has submitted a report quoting Wistron CEO Prashanth T D who estimated the damage to the factory at Rs 437 crores.

According to the assessment and the complaint filed by Wistron Private Limited administrator Prashanth T D, lakhs worth iPhone brand smart phones, laptops and monitors have been decamped from the plant on Saturday morning. Superintendent of Police (SP) Karthik Reddy said as on Sunday afternoon, 156 people have been arrested.

The police said that the arrests are being made based on the CCTV footage as well as after checking the list of workers in the shift to ascertain the culprits.

08:29 (IST)14 Dec 2020
RRC apprentice recruitment 2020: Apply online for 1004 posts in South Western Railway

RRC SWR apprentice recruitment 2020: The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) has released a notification inviting interested and eligible candidates to apply for the vacant posts of apprentices in South Western Railway. Interested candidates can apply online for various positions at rrchubli.in by January 9.

There are in total 1004 vacancies out of which, 287 posts are for Hubballi division, Bengaluru- 280, Carriage Repair Workshop Hubballi- 217, Mysuru- 177, Central Workshop Mysuru- 43.

Eligibility criteria: 

Educational qualification: The marks obtained in highest class 10 or 8 and ITI will be considered while creating the merit list.

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08:29 (IST)14 Dec 2020
CM appeals to KSRTC staff to call off strike

"A sincere effort was made to resolve problems of KSRTC staff in Sunday's meeting convened by Deputy Chief Minister Lakshman Savadi and Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai. Except for the condition to consider KSRTC staff as Government employees, other demands such as rectifying salary differences, Rs. 30 lakh ex-gratia to the employees, who died of Covid 19, action to avoid harassment from senior officials were promised to be fulfilled, " chief minister's office said.

"Though the employees association leaders agreed to this in the meeting and said that they would announce the same in the freedom park, they are creating unnecessary confusion, by joining hands with Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, " Yediyurappa added

"It is not appropriate for Kodihalli Chandrashekhar to mislead the employees and his malafied intentions are condemnable", said the Chief Minister.

He expressed concerns over the inconveniences caused to the public and the loss and problems caused to the KSRTC and its employees. In this wake, Chief Minister has called upon the employees to end their strike and join duty.

08:28 (IST)14 Dec 2020
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There has been a significant decline in dengue and chikungunya cases and related deaths in Karnataka this year. While the health department attributes it to Covid-19 restrictions on movement, doctors also suspect underreporting.

According to data accessed by indianexpress.com, there have been 3,502 dengue cases reported in the state this year, down sharply from 18,183 cases last year. Also, the state has reported zero fatalities this year; there were 17 deaths reported last year.

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Chikungunya incidence in the state has also seen a huge fall, with the number of cases down to 1,181 this year from around 3,000 last year.

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