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Karnataka Bengaluru August 25 Highlights: Four men ‘gang-rape’ woman in Mysuru, SIT formed to nab culprits

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News August 25 Highlights: Meanwhile, Congress workers in Mysuru staged protests, alleging that the government has failed to prevent crimes against women. They also demanded the resignation of the state home minister.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 26, 2021 8:08:23 am
Police officials at the incident site. (Express photo)

Karnataka Bangalore News August 25 Highlights: Four men allegedly gang-raped a woman in Mysuru on Tuesday night. The incident took place at around 8 pm in Lalithadripura when four men, who were drunk at that time, allegedly gang-raped the woman and also assaulted her friend, police sources said.

Home minister Araga Jnanendra said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to nab the culprits.

Meanwhile, Congress workers in Mysuru staged protests, alleging that the government has failed to prevent crimes against women. They also demanded the resignation of the state home minister.

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22:26 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka CM meets Amit Shah 

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S. Bommai Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Earlier in the day, Bommai had met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as well.

20:38 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Mysuru 'gang-rape' case: SIT formed to nab suspects 

Four men allegedly gang-raped a woman in Mysuru on Tuesday night. The incident took place at around 8 pm in Lalithadripura when four men, who were drunk at that time, allegedly gang-raped the woman and also assaulted her friend, police sources said.

Home minister Araga Jnanendra said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to nab the culprits. Kiran Parashar reports

18:45 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnakata CM meets Narendra Singh Tomar in Delhi

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Wednesday called on Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi. They both discussed scholarship programmes for the children of farmers in Karnataka.

18:36 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Why Bengaluru IT professionals sought government clarification on ‘extend WFH’ notice

The Karnataka government had issued an advisory to the IT companies and business parks along the Outer Ring Road (ORR) to extend work from home (WFH) options for their employees till the end of December 2022 to complete the planned construction work of Metro. Day after issuing the advisory on Tuesday, the state government clarified that it was only an “advisory” and not “mandatory” to be followed. More details here.

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16:19 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Mysore woman gang-raped by four unidentified men

A woman has alleged that she was gang-raped by four men in Mysore on Tuesday night. According to police sources, the incident took place around 8 pm when the victim was going with her friend. Four men, who were reportedly drunk, stopped them and assaulted her friend before taking the victim to an isolated place. A case has been registered and efforts are being made to nab the accused, a police officer said.

16:01 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka aims to be first state to double farmers' income by 2023-24: CM

Karnataka aims to be the first state to double the farmers’ income by 2023-24, and will be constituting a committee comprising farmers to prepare a state-specific report in this regard, which the government will implement, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday.

The government has also decided to set up a ‘secondary agriculture directorate’ that will be working with regards to processing of food and all agro products.

The CM today held discussions with Dr Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) and Chairman Empowered Body, Doubling Farmers’ Income, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India. More details here.

15:02 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Mysuru city corporation gets new mayor

BJP corporator Sunanda Palanetra is now the new mayor of Mysore City Corporation.

14:42 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Bengaluru: Landslide in Nandi Hills, no casualty reported

Due to heavy rain on Tuesday night, a landslide was reported in Nandi Hills, a popular tourist destination near Bengaluru. 

The district administration said no one was injured in the incident and officials said that tourists won't be able to access the hills due to the landslide.

Nandi hills has a historical significance as the hill station goes back to the time of Tipu Sultan, who used to frequently visit the place as a summer retreat.

14:31 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Fuel prices in Bengaluru today

The prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged across the country on Wednesday, August 25. On August 24, petrol and diesel prices were cut by 15 paise per litre each in the national capital.

In Bengaluru, petrol is priced at Rs. 104.98 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 94.34 per litre.

14:00 (IST)25 Aug 2021
It’s an ‘advisory and not mandatory’: Karnataka government clarifies extend WFH notice

Days after issuing an advisory to IT companies and parks located along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) to extend work from home (WFH) options for their employees till the end of December 2022, the state government clarified that it was only an “advisory” and not “mandatory” to be followed.

The new communication issued Tuesday by E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Electronics, IT & Biotechnology, said, “The advisory is issued as an information about the planned construction work of Metro and is to be treated only as an advisory for the consideration of the industry.”

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13:16 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka SSLC 2021: Supplementary exams datesheet released, check schedule

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has released the date sheet for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) supplementary examination. The exam will be held from September 27 to 29.

Exams for mathematics, science, social science, sociology, economics, political science and Hindustani music will be held on September 27 in the morning shift from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

The state board released the supplementary examination timetable on its official website. As per the date sheet, the junior technical subject papers – elements of mechanical and electrical engineering, engineering graphics-2, elements of electronics engineering and elements of computer science – will be held on September 27 in the afternoon shift from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. These exams will be of a duration of 2.5 hours.

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12:34 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Star Air announces its first-ever flight service between Bengaluru-Hyderabad

Bengaluru-based commercial airline Star Air will start Embraer Jet between Hyderabad and Bengaluru from August 26 (Thursday). The flights will be operated every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Hyderabad is the 15th destination that Star Air has added to its network. “For the first time, Star Air will be competing with the major players in the industry with its 50-seater Embraer Jet which offers superior comfort by providing extra legroom with a 31″ seat pitch and no middle seats,” Star Air said in a release on Wednesday.

“Launching the new route between Hyderabad and Bengaluru will be a prominent milestone for us. Star Air is proud to introduce our premium service which will be unique to the travel enthusiasts in Hyderabad,” said Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman, Star Air.

Along with connecting the metro cities of Bengaluru and Jamnagar, Star Air is introducing direct flights from Jamnagar to Bengaluru and Hyderabad from 26th August 2021 as well.

12:04 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka asks IT firms along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road to extend WFH till Dec 2022. Here’s why

In a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the area due to the ongoing Metro work, the Karnataka government has issued an advisory to IT companies and parks located along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) to extend the work-from-home (WFH) option for their employees till the end of December 2022.

The advisory was issued by E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Electronics, IT & Biotechnology, who later clarified that it was only a suggestion and not mandatory.

The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has already started construction work on the stretches from Silk Board to KR Puram and from KR Puram to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

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11:25 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka’s KRS dam to host national level sailing event from August 26

In a first of its kind event Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) dam at Mysuru will witness a national level sailing competition from August 26 to 31. The championship, accredited as a national ranking event under the aegis of Yachting Association of India (YAI), is being hosted by ‘Trishna Yacht Club’ administered by the Madras Engineer Group and Centre in association with GETHNAA (General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure).

The opening ceremony of the championship will be held on August 27, which will feature 75 sail boats participating in a sail parade. This event is planned to be made an annual feature in the national sailing sports calendar under the YAI.

The Trishna Yacht Club, initially called ‘Madras Sappers Sailing Club’ was established in the Ulsoor lake in 1977 and rechristened as the ‘Trishna Yacht Club’ in late eighties after the Yacht Trishna that circumnavigated the globe under the command of Lt Gen KS Rao, PVSM, SC, SM (Retd), an Arjuna Awardee.

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10:53 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Air Chief Marshal visits DRDO and HAL

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited IAF units and flight test establishments/ facilities of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Bengaluru on  August 23 and 24. On arrival, CAS was received by AVM Jeetendra Mishra VSM, Commandant Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE). 

During his visit to ASTE, CAS was given an overview of ongoing projects and briefed on progress of operational trials. During his interaction with personnel, CAS spoke of the unique and challenging role of ASTE, noted its laudable achievements and reemphasised the need for staying ahead of the curve in order to leverage its expertise in delivering the requirements of IAF Operational units.

10:22 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Power to be suspended in parts of Bengaluru today

There will be no power supply on Wednesday in parts of Bengaluru due to the planned works of Bescom in sub-divisions of Jayanagar Division, South Bengaluru.

According to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), the areas that will be affected are: Jaraganahalli Krishnadevaraya Nagar, 10 am to 5 pm; Maruthi and Samruddhi layouts, Vittal Nagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, 10 am to 1 pm; ISRO Layout, Kumaraswamy Layout, Pipeline Road 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Bikasipura, Mango Garden, Prathima Industrial Layout, Kashinagar Lake, ISRO Layout, Jaraganahalli, M.S. Layout, Chikkaswamy Layout, Govind Reddy Layout, part of Rajiv Gandhi Road, 10 am to 5.30 pm.; J.P. Nagar 4th Main Road, Ayodhya Nagar, J.P. Nagar 5th Phase, Rajakaluve, 9 am to 3 pm; Kathriguppe Main Road, Kathriguppe Village, KEB Layout, Ramarao Layout, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm; near Om Shakthi Temple, 10 am to 5 pm; BSNL Exchange office, Thimmaiah Road, 10 am to 1 pm; R.K. Layout limits, 10 am to 3 pm.

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09:56 (IST)25 Aug 2021
One shot dead by robber at Mysuru jewellery store, police announce Rs 5 lakh reward for info about culprits

A day after armed robbers shot a 23-year-old in Mysuru, Karnataka at a small jewellery store, the Mysuru Police announced Rs 5 lakh cash reward for information about the four assailants captured on CCTV.

Around 5:30 pm Monday, four armed robbers entered the Amruth Gold and Silver Palace, a small jewellery store, at Vidyaranyapuram in Mysuru on the pretext of purchasing gold chains. The robbers who came one by one into the store while a lone attendant was showing jewellery closed the shutters of the store and attempted to steal the jewellery.

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09:42 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Karnataka exempts air passengers from UK, Europe, Middle East from mandatory RT-PCR test at airports

The Karnataka government has exempted those arriving from the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East from RT-PCR testing at state airports. However, passengers arriving from South Africa and Brazil would continue to provide their samples at airports in the state and wait for their results. 

The decision was taken by the government following recommendations from the State’s COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee and guidelines from the Centre. 

'The passengers arriving from the UK, Europe and Middle East on arrival at Kempegowda International Airport and other entry airports in Karnataka, shall provide the sample and leave the airport for further compliance as per the SoP (standard operating procedure),” the government order said on Tuesday. 

For passengers arriving from South Africa and Brazil the government said, “On testing negative, they shall leave the airport.'

Earlier, the state government had mandated a RT-PCR test at the airport for passengers arriving from the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

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09:24 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Bengaluru civic body issues notices to 15 residents near Singapura lake over encroachment

The Lakes Division of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued notices to 15 residents living in the vicinity of Singapura lake, west of Bengaluru, for allegedly encroaching on the lake’s buffer zone. A recent BBMP survey had found that the houses, built around 10 years ago, are situated on encroached land.

Janata Dal (Secular) MLA R Manjunath has, however, taken up the cause of the residents and has called for a fresh joint survey to be carried out by the BBMP and Revenue Department to ascertain the legal position on the land.

“Almost 10 years ago a survey was undertaken by the Revenue Department and the houses were built only after the lake boundaries were marked. Recently, the ownership of Singapura lake was transferred from the Revenue Department to the BBMP,” the Dasarahalli MLA has said in a letter to the BBMP.

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09:07 (IST)25 Aug 2021
Sulking Karnataka minister assumes charge

Disgruntled Karnataka Minister Anand Singh on Tuesday said he has assumed charge as Minister for Environment, Ecology and Tourism, following assurance from the Chief Minister and state BJP President to look into his “appeal”.

Singh has been sulking ever since Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai allocated him the Environment, Ecology and Tourism portfolios on August 7 and had not taken charge as the Minister. He wants a ‘better’ portfolio.

“I have brought to the notice of the party state president my appeals and discussed with him a few things. He asked me to first take charge of the portfolios I have been allotted and begin work, and that my appeals will be considered and necessary action will be taken,” Singh said.

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Karnataka Monday logged the lowest number of Covid-19 deaths at 10, since the second wave hit the state in March this year, with Bengaluru recording zero Covid-19 deaths. However, the health experts opined that it is too early to lower the guard against the virus. They advised people to be vigilant as the third wave is expected to hit in the first week of October.

READ | Bengaluru records zero Covid deaths on Monday, experts warn against lowering guard

In a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the area due to the ongoing Metro work, the Karnataka government has issued an advisory to IT companies and parks located along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) to extend the work-from-home (WFH) option for their employees till the end of December 2022. The advisory was issued by E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Electronics, IT & Biotechnology, who later clarified that it was only a suggestion and not mandatory.

READ | Karnataka asks IT firms along Bengaluru’s Outer Ring Road to extend WFH till Dec 2022

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 | 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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