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Karnataka Bengaluru August 27, 28 Highlights: Five, include a juvenile, arrested in Mysuru gangrape case

Karnataka Bangalore Latest News August 27, 28 Highlights: Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood said on Saturday the accused were from Tiruppur and frequently visited Mysuru for work. They are labourers, including a driver, carpenter, painter and others who were doing odd jobs.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: August 30, 2021 8:14:16 am
Basaravaj BommaiKarnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai speaks to the media outside the Parliament. (Photo: PTI)

Karnataka Bangalore News August 27, 28 Highlights: The Karnataka Police has arrested five persons including a juvenile from Tamil Nadu for allegedly gangraping a 23-year-old MBA student in Mysuru on August 24. One of the accused is absconding.

Director General of Police (DGP) Praveen Sood said on Saturday the accused were from Tiruppur and frequently visited Mysuru for work. They are labourers, including a driver, carpenter, painter and others who were doing odd jobs.

On August 24, a 23-year-old MBA student, who was with her friend in the Tippayyanakere region in Lalithadripura area of Mysuru, was allegedly gangraped by the accused at around 8 pm.

On Thursday, Bommai had said his government will form a special team to investigate the case and asserted that the perpetrators will be caught soon and brought to justice.

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22:13 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Four members of a family allegedly murdered over land dispute in Bagalkot district

Four members of a family were allegedly murdered over a land dispute in Karnataka's Bagalkot district on Saturday. The incident took place in Madhurkhandi village.

According to Jamakhani rural police, the land dispute between two families led to the incident. The deceased have been identified as Hanumant (48), Mallappa (44), Ishwar (40) and Basavaraj (36). Cops have registered a case and a probe is underway.

20:25 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Karnataka reports 1,229 new Covid cases, 13 deaths

Karnataka reported 1,229 new Covid-19 cases, including 310 in Bengaluru, and 13 deaths on Saturday, the health department said. The day also saw 1,289 discharges, including 329 in Bengaluru.

The positivity rate stood at 0.66 per cent, while the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 1.05 per cent. The state now has 18,897 active cases. (PTI)

20:19 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Illegal quarrying triggered the recent landslide in Nandi Hills, say activists

While the Chikaballapur district administration has blamed heavy rains for the August 24 landslide at the popular tourist destination Nandi Hills, located around 50 km from Bengaluru, environmentalists believe that it may have been triggered by the illegal stone crushing units that operate in the region.

While heavy rains are known to cause landslides, human activities like mining and quarrying can act as catalysts, they point out. The landslide, which occurred in the Brahmagiri hill range, washed away the road to Nandi Hills. Read more

18:59 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Bengaluru civic body claims to have vaccinated over 1.6 lakh beneficiaries on August 27

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) claimed to have vaccinated as many as 1,64,787 people in the city as a part of Covid-19 Lasikaa Mela on August 27.

The civic body had aimed at vaccinating 1.25 lakh people across eight zones in its limits. However, it claimed the figure at its own primary health centres (PHC) exceeded 1.2 lakh during the day. As many as 71,564 were administered the first dose while 93,223 were inoculated with the second dose. On an average, BBMP claims to give 65,000 doses every day. Read more

18:22 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Subject rapists to police encounter: JD(S) MLA

An MLA, belonging to Janata Dal (secular), on Saturday suggested subjecting those involved in the alleged rape of a college student here to a police enounter.

The MLA Sa Ra Mahesh said the case of gang-rape has made the cultural city of Mysuru in Karnataka hang its head in shame.

"I know there is a legal hurdle in this. In bitter incidents like these, the police-government have to take stringent action," the legislator, representing Krishnarajanagara in the city, said.

"I press the Mysuru police and the police department of the State to show boldness to subject such people to encounter and the government to issue appropriate direction," Mahesh said. (PTI)

17:45 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Mysuru gangrape case: State Home Minister says recommendation to be made to appoint special public prosecutor

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Saturday said a recommendation will be made to appoint a special public prosecutor to ensure that befitting punishment is meted out to the accused in the Mysuru gangrape case.

He also said that he has instructed the Mysuru city police to take steps to ensure that citizens feel safe and step up security measures at all places, including near Chamundi hill.

17:39 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Meat shops to remain closed in Bengaluru on Monday due to Janmashtami

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Saturday said all meat shops will remain closed on Monday, August 30, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

16:57 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Maintain status quo on NGT order to demolish project in Bengaluru: SC

The Supreme Court has ordered status quo on a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order that quashed the environmental clearance to a high-rise luxury project by Godrej Properties Limited and Wonder Projects Development Private Limited in Bengaluru and ordered its immediate demolition.

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant issued notices to the Bangalore Development Authority, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and others, and sought their response in four weeks.

The NGT had also imposed a penalty of Rs 31 crore on the project proponent and said the amount would be used for demolition of the construction and rejuvenation and reforestation of Kaikondrahalli Lake. (ENS)

16:28 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Following public ire, Mysore University revokes ban on movement of women on its campus post 6.30 pm

After drawing much flak, the University of Mysore (UoM) on Saturday withdrew the circular it had issued banning the movement of women on its Manasa Gangothri campus after 6.30 pm. The university has, however, said that male and female students need to be cautious after evening hours.

Following the gang rape of a 23-year-old MBA student in Mysuru on August 24, the university had on Friday issued a circular in which it stated that women students are not allowed to move unaccompanied within the campus after 6.30 pm. The entry to Kukkarahalli lake, which is part of the campus, was also banned. Read more

14:50 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Paid postings have resulted in inefficient police system in Karnataka: Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has alleged that the emergence of a system of policemen buying lucrative postings by paying politicians has led to an inefficient police system in the state. “There are a lot of issues which is leading to inefficiency that includes payments for postings and transfers,” the former CM said in the context of the Mysuru gang rape case that occurred on August 24.

“Though I do not want to dwell much on it, I blame the government for allowing people to consume alcohol in such places (the site of the crime),” Kumaraswamy said. Read more

12:52 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Probe is on in Mysuru gangrape case: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Saturday said that the Mysuru gangrape incident has been taken seriously by the Police.

"Five teams have been formed and they are investigating. I ordered them to nab culprits very soon. Our Police have cracked many cases earlier too," he said, news agency ANI reported.

12:19 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Mysuru gangrape case: 5 arrested; home minister says case cracked

At least five people have been arrested in connection with the Mysuru gangrape case, police sources told The Indian Express Saturday.Home Minister Araga Jnanendra Saturday said the case had been successfully cracked. DGP Praveen Sood is expected to hold a press conference shortly to provide more details.

A 23-year-old MBA student was allegedly gangraped by four or five persons when she was returning from a forested area with a male friend in Mysuru on Tuesday night. The incident took place around 8 pm in the Tippayyanakere region, in Lalithadripura area of Mysuru, police sources said. The woman has been identified as a student from outside Karnataka who was studying in Mysuru. Also read

22:25 (IST)27 Aug 2021
Karnataka reports 1,301 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths

Karnataka reports 1,301 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths.

19:55 (IST)27 Aug 2021
Mysuru gang-rape: Former CM Kumaraswamy says 'follow what was done in Hyderabad '

JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Friday suggested dealing with alleged rapists of a college student near Mysuru, on the lines of police action in Telangana nearly two years ago when perpetrators of such a crime were shot dead.

Amid outrage over the gang-rape, Kumaraswamy said, "I appreciate the Hyderabad police in dealing with a rape case. What did they do finally? Unless stringent action is taken things will not improve."

The former Chief Minister was referring to the way the Hyderabad police shot dead the four alleged rapists who had burnt alive a veterinarian along with her vehicle after committing the crime at Shamshabad in the Telangana capital in 2019.

While recreating the crime scene, all the four accused were taken to the spot. When they allegedly tried to escape, Telangana police shot them. "The government should handle it delicately and follow what was done in Hyderabad," Kumaraswamy added.

19:54 (IST)27 Aug 2021
Rare Neelakurinji flowers bloom in Karnataka’s Kodagu after 12 years

With the hills of Mandalpatti and Kote Betta flush with the purplish hue of Neelakurinji, whose flowers bloom only once every 12 years, tourists are heading to Karnataka’s Kodagu district to witness the rare phenomenon and a heli-taxi firm has even offered an aerial glimpse of the visual treat.

Sightseers who have just started to step out after repeated Covid-19 lockdowns have been visiting Kodagu to see the flowers for the past one week, according to forest officials from Kodagu. Darshan Devaiah reports

19:49 (IST)27 Aug 2021
74% people in Bengaluru given first dose, 26% second: BBMP chief

Speaking at a virtual meeting with commercial establishments/ industries/ hotels and restaurant associations and other organisations, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said that 74% people in the city have been given the first dose of vaccine while 26% the second dose. 

"Everyone eligible must get themselves vaccinated to contain the Covid19 virus in Bengaluru," he added. 

Every day, a total of 400 or more vaccines are being supplied to each of the 198 wards in the city on priority and with this, around 80,000 to 90,000 people are getting the vaccine daily. There is enough vaccine stock in the city and there is no shortage, he said. He requested the people to visit the nearest primary health centre for the vaccine. He informed for those who are 50 years of age and older who need to get vaccinated, a special vaccination camp will be set up by BBMP.

He added that this requires the cooperation of the citizens, and only when there is support, everyone will be able to get the vaccine.

18:20 (IST)27 Aug 2021
MDMA smuggled from Germany, Bengaluru woman arrested

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Bengaluru arrested a woman who allegedly was receiver of 1kg Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA) crystals worth Rs 40 lakh that arrived from Germany. According to the police sources, based on tip off, the police officials zeroed the woman when she came to receive the parcel. The accused is Yogita S, a resident of Bengaluru.

According to police sources, the parcel from Germany arrived on Thursday to Electronic city post office. The MDMA crystals were found to be cleverly concealed in two sides of a carton box in grey coloured duct tapes. Each packet was found to be weighing 500 grams and thus a total quantity of 1 kg MDMA crystals was seized. The carton box also contained packets containing sandwich grill, flexible mirror, medicure and pedicure set, two table tennis bats and two pouches of chocolates.  Surveillance was mounted for the lady who was to come and receive the parcel and after prolonged surveillance, one Yogita S who received the seized parcel was apprehended. She accepted that she ordered the contraband from Germany and it was meant for supply in various parties and individuals in Bangalore city. She is doing drug trafficking in Bangalore for last three years.

18:17 (IST)27 Aug 2021
Fortis Hospital holds workshop on Robotic Uro Gynaecology

Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road is conducting a two-day hands-on workshop in Robotic Uro Gynaecology for corporate doctors of CGHS, ESI, railways as well as doctors in private practice.

The workshop led by Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy - Director-Urology, Uro-Oncology, Uro-Gynaecology, Andrology, Transplant & Robotic Surgery aims to provide an innovative method of training for novice surgeons. The workshop will have live session of the surgery transmitted to the hospital auditorium followed by educational session with video/didactic lectures, hands on training on the latest Da Vinci surgical system and surgical solutions for female incontinence.

18:12 (IST)27 Aug 2021
National-level sailing competition begins

A national-level sailing competition started on August 26 and will continue till August 31 at Krishna Raj Sagar Dam. 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 & Centre in association with GETHNAA (General Timayya National Academy of Adventure).

16:12 (IST)27 Aug 2021
Karnataka DGP to supervise probe into Mysuru gang rape case

Director General of Police Praveen Sood will supervise the investigation into the gang rape of a college student near Chamundy foothills on the outskirts of Mysuru, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai said on Friday. "The DGP is going to Mysuru. I have directed him to supervise the investigation and crack the case at the earliest," he told reporters here. The CM said investigation teams have been formed and the probe is in progress in full swing. He added that he has told the police to send the investigation report directly to him. Meanwhile, Home Minister Araga Jnanendra told media that he would hold a meeting with the police officers on the issue and get the progress report. He said the probe was in progress and the number of crack teams have been increased. "I am sure the case will be cracked," Jnanendra said. --PTI

Despite early concerns, very few cases of the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 have been reported in Karnataka, the genome sequencing data provided by the state’s health department revealed. Of the 1,416 samples sequenced, only four are of the Delta Plus variant. Over 100 Delta plus cases have been reported in neighbouring Maharashtra.

READ | Karnataka: Only 4 cases of Delta Plus variant found of 1,416 samples sent for genome sequencing

An oxygen concentrator designed and developed by the researchers of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) led by Praveen Ramamurthy, Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, was launched Thursday. The group had been working on oxygen concentrators since March 2020. A prototype capable of producing oxygen at more than 93% purity at 5 litre per minute (LPM) and 82% at 10 LPM was developed by August 2020 itself.

READ | Karnataka: IISc researchers launch concentrator capable of producing oxygen at more than 93% purity

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