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Karnataka Bengaluru News November 9 Highlights: BBMP to fill up potholes in Bengaluru by November 15

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News November 9 Highlights: Total recoveries in the state crossed the 8-lakh mark as 2360 more people recovered from the infection. The Covid-19 positivity rate in the last 24 hours was recorded at 2.33 per cent.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 10, 2020 8:15:02 am
Bengaluru, Bengaluru potholes, BBMPReacting to several complaints raised by citizens over the past few months, Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to resolve the pothole issue in the city on a "war-footing" basis.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News November 9 Highlights: Capital city Bengaluru reported 58 per cent of the new coronavirus infections recorded in the state as 2740 more people tested positive on Sunday. Meanwhile, total recoveries in the state crossed the 8-lakh mark as 2360 more people recovered from the infection. The Covid-19 positivity rate in the last 24 hours was recorded at 2.33 per cent.

At the same time, active cases in Karnataka dropped further to 33,678. 1,17,345 samples were tested (including 26,811 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on November 8 were Mysuru (135), Mandya (111), and Chitradurga (106). The death toll rose to 11,391 as 22 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Sunday.

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18:32 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Watch: DEO, top cop review preparations at counting centres

With the counting of votes of the recently held byelections scheduled for Tuesday, top officials including District Electoral Officer N Manjunatha Prasad and Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant visited counting centres in the city to review preparations.

While strong rooms will be opened at 7.45 am, counting will begin from 8 am with postal ballots. Votes in EVMs will be counted from 8.30 am, Prasad said.

18:24 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Former Daksina Kannada DC Sasikanth Senthil joins Congress

Former IAS officer Sasikanth Senthil, who had resigned last year alleging that “fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised”, joined Tamil Nadu Congress Monday in the presence of state Congress Committee leader KS Alagiri and AICC general secretary Dinesh Gundu Rao. Sasikanth said he has always worked for the welfare of the people and will continue to do so.

On Sunday, Sasikanth posted a note on Twitter confirming that he has decided to join the Congress party. In his note, Sasikanth mentioned that he decided to leave the civil service in “search of a method to stem the totalitarian attack on the country he dearly loves.”

A 2009 batch officer, Senthil last served as the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka. After resigning from the civil services in 2019, the 40-year-old Senthil had alleged that it will be “unethical” for him to continue as a “civil servant in the government when the fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.”

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18:22 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Bengaluru: Potholes to be filled by November 15

Reacting to several complaints raised by citizens over the past few months, Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to resolve the pothole issue in the city on a "war-footing" basis.

Confirming this, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said that a deadline of November 15 has been set to fill up potholes across stretches of arterial and sub-arterial roads. The other roads will be filled by the end of this month, he added.

Recently, BBMP had commissioned a hot mix plant at Kannur. Prasad added that around 10 truckloads of asphalt are being produced at the plant every day, which will be doubled to 20 loads over the next ten days and then tripled to 30 truckloads of asphalt within 30 days.

"More teams will be deployed to attend work on bad roads. As many as 15 teams, each with 25 personnel, will be deployed in the five outer zones while six other teams will be in charge for the three core zones," he added.

18:13 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Bengaluru-Chennai Express rescheduled

Train No. 02658 KSR Bengaluru – Chennai Express Special scheduled to depart from KSR Bengaluru at 10.40 pm on Monday will leave at 12.30 am on November 10, South Western Railway announced. The train has been rescheduled due to late running of its pairing train, officials added.

17:43 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Karnataka to develop global innovation alliances with other countries: Dy CM

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan Monday said that the state is inching towards developing "global innovation alliances" with leading cities and countries in the innovation of technologies.

At an event held prior to the Bengaluru Tech Summit, the annual flagship event of the Departments of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, Ashwathnarayan said, "We are now working at global level, through the exchange of people and ideas, so that Karnataka may consistently maintain its lead position in innovation, science, and technology. We will embark on developing global innovation alliances (GIAs) with innovation hubs of the world. The participation of our GIA partner countries at BTS 2020 will create meaningful and long term international partnerships in the coming days."

The 23rd edition of BTS is scheduled to be virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19. Over 25 countries and more than 250 speakers are expected to participate in the three-day event this year.

16:00 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Riyadh-Bengaluru flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai

An Ethiopian Airlines freighter aircraft made an emergency landing at the Mumbai international airport on Sunday evening following a technical glitch. The aircraft, ET690, was heading to Bengaluru from Riyadh when it was diverted to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after fumes were noticed by its pilots.

A spokesperson for the Mumbai International Airport Limited said that as per standard operating procedures, a full emergency was declared for the aircraft after the glitch was identified as a hydraulic leakage. “The aircraft landed safely and was parked,” said the spokesperson.

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15:43 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Byelection counting day: Security beefed up in Bengaluru

In the wake of the by-election results to the Karnataka assembly scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, security has been beefed up in various parts of Bengaluru.

According to Bengaluru City Police (BCP), as many as 1670 police personnel led by three Deputy Commissioners of Police and eight Additional Commissioners of Police have been deployed in and around areas of Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) constituency in the city.

Further, a platoon of Central Armed Police Force personnel will also be on duty in the areas, BCP officials added.

Another 197 police personnel led by an officer of the DCP rank have been deployed at Government Arts College and surroundings where the counting for Teachers Constituency in the Karnataka Legislative Council is scheduled to take place. As many as 80 head constables/police constables and other 80 women constables are among those deployed near the counting centre.

The polls to South-East Graduates, Karnataka West Graduates, Karnataka North-East Teachers, and Bangalore Teachers constituencies were held on October 28 while bypolls to RR Nagar and Sira seats were held on November 3.

14:44 (IST)09 Nov 2020
AAP accuses Karnataka govt of 'neglecting' Indira Canteens

The Aam Aadmi Party Monday accused the Yediyurappa-led Karnataka state government of neglecting Indira Canteens set up in Bengaluru and other areas to provide cooked food at a subsidised rate to the urban poor.

"The BJP government is neglecting 174 canteen and 15 mobile canteens across Bengaluru by not even giving the basic facilities. The Yediyurappa government is neither paying due fee nor the due respect to contractors running these canteens," Jagdish V Sadam, Media Head, AAP Karnataka said.

He added that the government did not take any action even after AAP urging repeatedly to provide free meals to migrant workers and the poor from these canteens. "CM Yediyurappa and Education Minister Suresh Kumar should be ashamed of letting citizens sleep hungry despite having a facility ready to provide free food. Kumar and Deputy CM Ashwathnarayan have been planning to close down Indira Canteens in one way or the other," Sadam alleged.

Further, AAP Karnataka urged the government to look into all remaining bills and infrastructure development of the canteens in a bid to resume operations soon.

11:43 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Potential data breach: Bigbasket files complaint with Bengaluru Cybercrime cell

Grocery e-commerce platform Bigbasket has faced a potential data breach that could have leaked details of its around 2 crore users, according to cyber intelligence firm Cyble.

The company has filed a police complaint in this regard with Cyber Crime Cell in Bengaluru and is verifying claims made by cyber experts.

Cyble said that a hacker has put data allegedly belonging to Bigbasket on sale for around Rs 30 lakh.

“In the course of our routine dark web monitoring, the research team at Cyble found the database of Big Basket for sale in a cyber crime market, being sold for over USD 40,000. The leak contains a database portion; with the table name ‘member_member’. The size of the SQL file is about 15 GB, containing close to 20 million user data,” Cyble said in its blog.

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10:53 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Karnataka: Biodiversity Board recommends GI tag for mango, paddy varieties

The Karnataka Biodiversity Board has recommended the Union government to grant a geographical indication (GI) tag to a variety of mango and paddy cultivated in Uttara Kannada, and another paddy variety in Hassan district.

The varieties picked for the same include 'Kari Ishad' (mango) grown in Ankola taluk, Gajani Kagga (paddy) cultivated in Kumta taluk (both in Uttara Kannada), and Rajamudi (paddy) grown in Hassan. While Rajamudi is usually consumed as unpolished rice, Gajani Kaggais salt-tolerant and survives in standing water. Kari Ishad is one of the two varieties of the Ishad mango unique to Ankola. It has thin skin and has more pulp and sweetness when compared to Bili Irshad, the other sub-variety.

10:33 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Butterfly Festival in Karnataka will have you experience the thrill virtually this year

As part of the Butterfly Festival’s virtual lineup, which begins November 7, are a series of photo exhibitions, some talks and discussions on butterflies, a photo contest, a quiz, and a crossword.

Experts are of the opinion that instead of gathering at a place to physically see the butterflies, it is a good idea to have the festival move online this year, so as to keep people safe while also allowing them to share their own findings and get to know about some new species of butterflies, like Little Tiger Pierrot, Alida Angle, Red Admiral and Orange Awlet, among others.

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09:34 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Karnataka Guv accepts CT Ravi's resignation

After over a month since Tourism, Kannada and Culture Minister CT Ravi tendered his resignation to focus on his new party role as the BJP National Secretary, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala accepted the resignation from the cabinet during the weekend.

Ravi had decided to resign and had approached Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Governor Vala to relieve him from the state cabinet on October 2. However, according to sources, he was directed to continue in the wake of the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations and Mysuru Dasara.

Ravi's resignation is also expected to help Yediyurappa designate more legislators to the cabinet as he is expected to take a call based on the central leadership's recommendations after the bypoll and legislative council results on Tuesday.

08:59 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Devas-Antrix PMLA case: Court issues fresh summons to US-based Devas founders

A special court in Bengaluru has issued fresh summons — the third issued by the court — seeking the appearance of two US-based founders of the Bengaluru-based start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd to commence the trial of a money laundering case being prosecuted by the ED.

The move — in the case in which a chargesheet was filed in 2018 by the ED — comes after the special public prosecutor’s office submitted during a hearing on October 28 that the agency was unable to serve summons on the firm’s CEO Ramachandran Viswanathan and senior official M G Chandrashekhar, who are among six individuals and four entities linked to the firm accused of involvement in the over Rs 500 crore money laundering case, for the trial.

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08:32 (IST)09 Nov 2020
No masks: Mysuru Police collect Rs 1.9 lakh fine

The Mysuru City Police, in a drive conducted during the weekend, collected Rs 1.9 lakh as fine from those not wearing a face mask in public places. According to the police, as many as 1024 people were penalised for the same during their enforcement drive.

While most violations were noted within the limits of Siddartha traffic police to collect Rs 19,800, Udayagiri station collected Rs 15,500 from violators.

Meanwhile, 135 more people tested positive in the district with 1069 active cases as on Sunday, as per the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

08:27 (IST)09 Nov 2020
ACB raids KAS officer’s house in Bengaluru, unearths gold

Searches were carried out at six locations linked to a Karnataka Administrative Officer here and other parts of the state on Saturday following which cash and gold ornaments were seized, the Anti-corruption Bureau officials said.

According to the Anti-Corruption Bureau officials, the raids were conducted following a complaint against Sudha, presently serving as the Administrative Officer in the Information and Bio-Technology Department, in a court alleging that she has amassed wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income.

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08:27 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Central University of Karnataka awards honorary doctorate to environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka

The Central University of Karnataka has awarded an honorary doctorate to 108-year-old environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakkadoctorate. University officials visited her residence in Bengaluru to award her the same.

Thimmakka, who was awarded Padma Shri last year, is known for growing nearly 400 banyan trees and protecting them on a four-kilometre stretch between Hulikal and Kudur near her husband’s hometown in Tumakuru district. Her name is prefixed with ‘Saalumarada’ which means rows of trees in Kannada in the view of her efforts.

The environmentalist has also won the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, the Nadoja Award from Hampi University, and the National Citizen Award from the Government of India, among other international and national recognitions for her work.

08:27 (IST)09 Nov 2020
Covid-19: Bengaluru records 58% of new cases in Karnataka

Capital city Bengaluru reported 58 per cent of the new coronavirus infections recorded in the state as 2740 more people tested positive on Sunday. Meanwhile, total recoveries in the state crossed the 8-lakh mark as 2360 more people recovered from the infection. The Covid-19 positivity rate in the last 24 hours was recorded at 2.33 per cent.

At the same time, active cases in Karnataka dropped further to 33,678. 1,17,345 samples were tested (including 26,811 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on November 8 were Mysuru (135), Mandya (111), and Chitradurga (106). The death toll rose to 11,391 as 22 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Sunday.

08:26 (IST)09 Nov 2020
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BBMP, Karnataka Administrative Services Officers, COVID-19 BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad with other officers. (Representational)

Meanwhile, in a bid to bring more transparency to the system and to attract citizen’s feedback on its projects, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has launched a separate option named ‘Citizen View’ on its official website. The initiative helps visitors to get information on all projects taken up by the local body, payments made to contractors, and developments at the ward-level works among other options.

READ | BBMP launches ‘Citizen View’ to upload details of all public works online

At the same time, a special court in Bengaluru has issued fresh summons — the third issued by the court — seeking the appearance of two US-based founders of the Bengaluru-based start-up Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd to commence the trial of a money laundering case being prosecuted by the ED.

READ | Devas-Antrix PMLA case: Court issues fresh summons to US-based Devas founders

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Find your nearest fever clinic and testing Covid-19 facility here | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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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