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Karnataka, Bengaluru News Highlights: Rivers in spate as heavy rains lash many parts of state

Bengaluru News Today, Karnataka News Highlights August 8, 2022: Taking its cue from the NITI Aayog at the Centre, the state government has issued an order to set up the State Institute for Transformation of Karnataka (SITK) in place of the state Policy and Planning Commission, officials said.

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Bangalore | Updated: August 8, 2022 10:39:30 pm
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Bangalore, Karnataka News Highlights (August 8): Several rivers are in spate following heavy rains lashing many parts of Karnataka, especially villages near Tunga and Tungabhadra rivers, officials said on Sunday. At least one lakh cusecs of water was released from the Tungabhadra Dam into the Tungabhadra river following heavy downpour in the catchment region and heavy inflow of water in Vijayanagara district.  The dam with a storage capacity of 1,633 ft already has water-level reaching 1,631 ft, reports PTI.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which was ordered on Wednesday by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to investigate the murder of a BJP youth leader in the Bellare area of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, has registered an FIR in the case in New Delhi. The BJP Youth leader Praveen Nettaru was hacked to death by three men at Bellare village on the night of July 26. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said on Saturday that the state police have gathered information that the murder was executed by people from the Dakshina Kannada region who are affiliated with a radical outfit.

Meanwhile, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan Saturday asked Karnataka principal secretary (health) TK Anil Kumar to take measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection. Notably, the direction came after Karnataka experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases. On Friday, Karnataka had reported 2,042 new Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate for the day was 6.32 per cent. In total, 32,277 tests were conducted during the day.

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22:01 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Jowar roti and ragi balls proposed for midday meals in north and south Karnataka

Karnataka’s Department of School Education and Literacy has proposed to introduce jowar roti and ragi balls in the midday meal scheme and written to the central government seeking jowar and ragi at subsidised rates for the purpose.

21:23 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Karnataka HC ‘concerned’ about fate of repeaters, but allows KEA to begin documentation verification process

The high court had last week issued a notice to Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) seeking an explanation on KCET rankings and put on hold the documentation verification process earlier scheduled to take place Monday. Read More

16:05 (IST)08 Aug 2022
2 sisters held for brother’s murder in Kalaburagi city

Six people including two women were arrested in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi city last week on charges of murdering a local resident. Notably, the two women held are sisters of the victim, Nagaraj, 28. The murder took place on July 28, said the police. Read more

14:51 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Karnataka releases Rs 1,059 crore to road transport corporations to clear PF, fuel dues

According to the government order issued on August 4, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) received Rs 330 crore, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) received Rs 279 crore, North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) received Rs 320 crore, and Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC) received Rs 130 crore.

The government order stated that Rs 800 crore of the total grant should be used to clear the provident fund (PF) dues and the remaining amount to meet the diesel bills. Read More

13:33 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Father, son held for killing Bihar man for stealing iron rods from shop

A father-son duo has been arrested for allegedly killing a construction worker after catching him red-handed when he was stealing iron bars from their shop in Bengaluru in the early hours of Saturday, said the police.

The deceased, Amarnath Mohato, 51, was a native of Bihar who worked in Manjunath engineering and fabrication workshop, Dwarakanagar near Yelahanka. The accused have been identified as Karunakaran, 67, and his elder son Srinivasan, 37. The police said that another son of Karunakaran also assaulted Amarnath and is absconding. Read more.

13:27 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rainfall warning issued in coastal Karnataka

A bulletin from the IMD stated that the Southwest monsoon was active over Interior Karnataka and normal over Coastal Karnataka on Monday. Rainfall occurred at most places over the State.

Heavy rainfall warning:

Heavy rain likely to occur at a few places with isolated very heavy fall over all the districts of Coastal Karnataka and heavy to very heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places over Bidar and Kalaburgi districts of North Interior Karnataka and over Chikkamagaluru and Kodagu districts of South Interior Karnataka.

Heavy rain also likely to occur at isolated places over Vijayapura, Belagavi, Yadgiri and Bagalkote districts of North Interior Karnataka and over Hassan and Shivamogga districts of South Interior Karnataka.

Thunderstorm warning:
Thunderstorm with lightning are likely to occur at isolated places over the State.

13:13 (IST)08 Aug 2022
4561 schools, 2249 anganwadis damaged due to floods this year in Karnataka: Minister

Revenue minister R Ashok addressing a press conference on Monday said that a total of 4561 schools and 2249 anganwadis were damaged due to floods this year in Karnataka.

11:30 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Sub standard flags by BBMP: NSUI writes to Bengaluru police commissioner

Members of the NSUI wrote to the Bengaluru police commissioner to take action against BBMP’s sub-standard flags

Members of National Students’ Union of India, a student wing of Congress, has written to Bengaluru police commissioner Pratap Reddy, to take action against the civic agency, BBMP, for distributing flags that are of ‘sub-standard’ quality and of ‘incorrect’ size.

The NSUI also alleged that the stitches in the flags are wearing out and this is in violation of the Flag Codes and is demanded action against BBMP.  

The members have also planned to protest against the issue if no action was initiated.

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09:43 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Two kids die after wall collapses in Karnataka's Ramanagara district

Two children in Karnataka's Ramanagara district died after a part of wall of a cowshed collapsed on their house following heavy rains on Sunday. 

The deceased have been identified as Parbeen Sunak (4) and his cousin Ishika (3).

Monisha and her daughter-in-law Meena have escaped with minor injuries.

According to the police the incident took place in Solur village in Kudur police station limits when they were asleep.

The incident took place around 2.30am when a part of the wall of the cowshed adjacent to their house collapsed. 

09:21 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Heavy rainfall: River Cauvery in Kodagu crosses danger mark

Heavy rain continues to lash Kodagu district in Karnataka. Due to the rain, River Cauvery crosses danger mark.

09:17 (IST)08 Aug 2022
Two more men arrested in connection to Praveen Nettaru murder case

Karnataka police have arrested two more in BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru murder case. The arrested have been identified as Abid (22) and Naufal (28). Total six accused have been arrested in the case. 

22:31 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Bengaluru plays host to 75th India Independence Day Flower Show

The 75th India Independence Day Flower Show took place at the Glass House in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. The theme of the show is based on Kannada film stars Dr Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar.

22:07 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Karnataka logs 1,837 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

Karnataka on Sunday reported 1,837 fresh COVID-19 cases and four fatalities, taking the cumulative infections and deaths to 40,20,087 and 40,118 respectively, the health department said. Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 1,137 cases and one death. (PTI)

21:26 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Lakes of Bengaluru: Restored in 2019 but entry of sewage still a problem in Devasandra lake

While the 16.8-acre Devasandra lake in K R Puram was restored completely in 2019 by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the issue of untreated sewage water entering the lake through the inlets still persists.

According to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the water quality index of Devasandra lake is Class D which means that propagation of wildlife and fisheries is possible. Local residents have been demanding a solution to the problem. Read more here

20:59 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Carrying corpse on shoulder, villagers wade through swollen stream for cremation

Residents of Kodlu village in Shivamogga district had to wade through chest-deep water of a stream to carry the dead to the crematorium that was on the other side, sources said on Sunday.

The villagers told reporters that they face this problem during the rainy season. (PTI)

19:44 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Rivers in spate as heavy rains lash several parts of Karnataka

Several rivers are in spate following heavy rains lashing many parts of Karnataka, especially villages located near Tunga and Tungabhadra rivers, officials said.


At least one lakh cusecs of water was released from Tungabhadra dam into the Tungabhadra river following heavy downpour in the catchment region and heavy inflow of water in Vijayanagara district. (PTI)

18:15 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Bengaluru very likely to receive spells of rain

The city's meteorological centre's forecast stated that Bengaluru is very likely to receive one or two spells of light to moderate rain over the next 48 hours.

17:04 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Bengaluru civic body: After delimitation, Opposition sees quota break-up favouring BJP

Protests are brewing in the state over a draft notification by the Karnataka Urban Development Department (UDD) on the quota matrix for the 243 seats in the Bengaluru city council, ahead of its long-pending polls. Read why

16:38 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Girl died from cardiac arrest, not chocolate wrapper, say police in Karnataka’s Byndoor

The police in Byndoor under Udupi district said Sunday a seven-year-old girl, who died after swallowing chocolate along with its wrapper, suffered a cardiac arrest and did not choke to death.

The police said Samanvi, a Class II student of Vivekananda English Medium School in Byndoor, collapsed and died while she was waiting to board the school bus on July 20. Read more...

16:22 (IST)07 Aug 2022
Complaint filed against JD (S) MLA Suresh Gowda

The Karnataka forest department has filed a complaint against JD(S) MLA Suresh Gowda on charges of abusing and threatening forest officials. A complaint was filed at the Nagamangala Rural police station.

Devasandra lake in K R Puram. (Express photo by Jithendra M)

While the 16.8-acre Devasandra lake in K R Puram was restored completely in 2019 by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the issue of untreated sewage water entering the lake through the inlets still persists.

According to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), the water quality index of Devasandra lake is Class D which means that propagation of wildlife and fisheries is possible.

Karnataka: Fake stamp paper racket busted, 11 arrested

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have arrested a gang of 11 including a father-son duo on charges of selling fake stamp papers.

Joint commissioner of police (crime) Raman Gupta said they have seized 2,664 fake stamp papers with a face value of over Rs five lakh, a computer and printer, around 119 fake seals of various government departments and fake documents related to four different plots in the city.

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First published on: 07-08-2022 at 08:07:09 am
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