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Bengaluru News highlights: CM Basavaraj Bommai, Karnataka Governor celebrate Republic Day in Bengaluru

Bengaluru News highlights: Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Thursday said he would order the installation of statues of freedom fighters Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Sangolli Rayanna in every government college of the state.

By: Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: January 27, 2023 07:37 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai lay wreath at the war memorial in Bengaluru on the occasion of India's Republic Day.Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai lay wreath at the war memorial in Bengaluru on the occasion of India's Republic Day.

Bengaluru News highlights: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, along with Governor and other dignitaries, Thursday celebrated the 74th Republic Day in Bengaluru. CM Bommai also laid a flower wreath and paid tributes at the military war memorial in the city. Meanwhile, after celebrating Independence Day last year at Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru’s Chamarajpet, the Karnataka Government observed Republic Day at the controversial ground. Amid a long-standing controversy over the ownership of the land, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) last year declared the ground to be a property of the state revenue department.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Thursday said he would order the installation of statues of freedom fighters Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Sangolli Rayanna in every government college of the state. He was speaking at an event to mark the 192nd death anniversary of Rayanna organised by the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Pratishtana in Bengaluru. “Our children should learn about those who really sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this country. We should work towards identifying personalities who can inspire our children,” the Chief Minister said. The government will consult with leaders from Belagavi to name the airport at Sambra near Belagavi after Sangolli Rayanna, he said.

Bengaluru Metro’s Purple Line will be partially closed from January 27 to 30, officials said. Train services between Mysuru Road and Kengeri stations will be closed for four days due to commissioning works of the extension lines beyond Kengeri to Challaghatta. Consequently, the metro train services will be available only between Baiyapanahalli and Mysuru Road metro stations on these days.

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22:28 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Leopard that killed 11-year-old boy captured in Karnataka after six days

Karnataka’s forest officials on Thursday captured a leopard that killed an 11-year-old boy at Horalahalli in Mysuru district’s T Narsipur taluk on January 21. The leopard will be shifted to the Bannerghatta Rescue Centre.

“The man-eating leopard that was terrorising the public in Mysuru has been successfully captured. Congratulations to the team of forest officials for successfully capturing the leopard. A government order to form a leopard task force will be issued,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Chief conservator of forests Malathi Priya confirmed it was the same leopard that killed the boy. “The forest department had installed camera traps where his body was found. It is a five-year-old male leopard,” she said. Read More

22:27 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Largest payload of Aditya-L1 spacecraft handed over to ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) Thursday received the largest payload — Visible Line Emission Coronagraph (VELC) — which would fly on Aditya L1, India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study the Sun by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) at a function in Bengaluru.

IIA has built the VELC at its Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) campus in Hoskote. Isro will now conduct further testing of VELC and its eventual integration with the Aditya-L1 spacecraft.

Aditya L-1 is a planned coronagraphy spacecraft. VLEC is designed to perform tasks like imaging and spectroscopy to unravel the secrets of the solar corona which is the outermost layer of the Sun and is one of the most difficult attributes of the star to be studied. Read More

18:41 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Technical snags cause chaos and frustration at Bengaluru airport

The Republic Day break for some ended in disappointment and frustration after chaotic scenes erupted at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Wednesday due to technical glitches. Operations were normal at the airport Thursday.

Airport sources said Navitaire’s GoNow app, which allows self-check-in, prints boarding passes and allows self-tagging, was hit by a technical glitch from 12 pm and worked inconsistently until evening. As a result, passengers had to wait longer than usual to manually get their boarding passes and check in their luggage.

On Wednesday, many expressed their frustration over social media about the serpentine queues and long waiting time during check-in. Many passengers took to Twitter to express their displeasure with airport authorities for the inconvenience they faced. Some even missed their flights despite arriving at the airport hours before the scheduled time. Read More

18:38 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Karnataka minister urges NLSIU to prepare revised selection list to implement 25% domicile reservation

Raising objections over the procedure followed to implement domicile reservation at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) (Bengaluru), Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, Thursday urged the university to prepare a revised selection list considering the super numeric criteria (that exceeds or is beyond the regular or prescribed number) to implement the 25 per cent domicile reservation.

“For the academic year 2023-24 there are 240 seats available and out of these, 60 students should be considered under domicile reservation. In case if this has not been ensured in the provisional selection list, it should be rectified immediately. If it cannot be corrected this way, the University should prepare a revised selection list considering the super numeric criteria,” he said.

In a second letter written to the vice chancellor of the university Thursday, Narayan stated that the non-implementation of the 25 per cent domicile reservation would violate the law of natural justice if the students selected under the all India quota are considered under domicile reservation. Read More

18:29 (IST)26 Jan 2023
With expert report in hand, Bengaluru police set to act on fatal metro pillar collapse

With an expert panel report on the January 10 collapse of an under-construction metro pillar in east Bengaluru, which killed a woman and her two-year-old son, suggesting design lapses, police are set to fix criminal liability for the incident, sources said.

A case of causing death due to negligence was filed on January 10 by police on the basis of a complaint by Lohit Kumar, 33, a software engineer and the husband of Tejaswini L, 28, (also a software engineer) and father of two-year-old Vihan L, who were killed in the metro pillar crash at Govindapura.

Lohit and his family, including a two-year-old daughter, were travelling to the Manyata Tech Park to drop Tejaswini when the pillar crashed on the rear portion of their motorcycle, where Tejaswini and Vihan were seated. Lohit and his daughter escaped. Read More

14:28 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Duty of every citizen to construct a respectable and developed India in next 25 years, says Governor

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Thursday said it is the duty of every citizen to construct a respectable and developed India, which will make the country "crown of the whole world", in the next 25 years.

On the occasion of the 74th Republic Day, he also urged the people to unite and make Karnataka healthy and prosperous. "In the next 25 years of golden period of Amrithkal, it is our duty to construct a respectable and developed India, which will make our nation the crown of the whole world," Gehlot said.

He said, "I have faith that all of you will not only take an active role in public life, but also encourage everyone to tender their contribution towards the progress of our nation." The Governor was speaking after unfurling the national flag and receiving the guard of honour at the Manekshaw Parade Ground parade ground here. (PTI)

13:22 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Padma awards for 8 Kannadigas show Karnataka has abundant talent, says CM

Expressing happiness over Padma Awards being conferred on 8 distinguished Kannadigas from different walks of life, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said it shows the bountiful talent that Karnataka has.

He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for picking people, who have made rich contribution to the nation without any expectations, for the award.

"Eight persons from Karnataka-including former CM S M Krishna, social worker Sudha Murty and noted Kannada litterateur Prof S L Byrappa have been selected for Padma awards. The selection of eight persons from Karnataka shows the bountiful talents that Karnataka has. The government will like to congratulate everyone," Bommai said. (PTI)

12:10 (IST)26 Jan 2023
UP native held for bid to molest girl in Mangaluru

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on charge of attempting to molest a minor girl at Maravoor in Mangaluru taluk, Karnataka, police said Thursday.

He was identified as Gopal Binda, a native of Uttar Pradesh, said the police. According to a complaint from the girl's parents who are labourers from the northern region, the man sneaked into the room of the workers and tried to sexually assault the girl. The incident was reported on January 23.

A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was filed against him, said the police. (PTI) 

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09:45 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Watch: CM Bommai celebrates Republic Day

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has shared the live feed of the Republic Day celebrations in the state.

09:02 (IST)26 Jan 2023
Karnataka Govt to celebrate Republic Day at Bengaluru’s Idgah Maidan

After celebrating Independence Day last year at Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru’s Chamarajpet, the Karnataka Government will observe Republic Day at the controversial ground Thursday.

Amid a long-standing controversy over the ownership of the land, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) last year declared the ground to be a property of the state revenue department. BBMP said that any decision on its usage will be taken by the revenue department amid threats by right-wing activists to hoist the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day. (Read more)

08:51 (IST)26 Jan 2023
With expert report in hand, Bengaluru police set to act on fatal metro pillar collapse

With an expert panel report on the January 10 collapse of an under-construction metro pillar in east Bengaluru, which killed a woman and her two-year-old son, suggesting design lapses, police are set to fix criminal liability for the incident, sources said.

A case of causing death due to negligence was filed on January 10 by police on the basis of a complaint by Lohit Kumar, 33, a software engineer and the husband of Tejaswini L, 28, (also a software engineer) and father of two-year-old Vihan L, who were killed in the metro pillar crash at Govindapura.

Lohit and his family, including a two-year-old daughter, were travelling to the Manyata Tech Park to drop Tejaswini when the pillar crashed on the rear portion of their motorcycle, where Tejaswini and Vihan were seated. Lohit and his daughter escaped. (Read more)

20:44 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Kumaraswamy indicates Bhavani Revanna may not be fielded from Hassan

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy indicated that his sister-in-law Bhavani Revanna may not be fielded as the candidate from Hassan in the upcoming assembly polls, two days after she publicly claimed that her name has been finalised by the party.

Bhavani Revanna, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member, is wife of Kumaraswamy's elder brother and former Minister H D Revanna, and daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. "If it was necessary for Bhavani Revanna to contest, I would have fielded her myself, but she is not necessary there today, because we have a capable candidate there," Kumaraswamy said.

19:23 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Karnataka HC forms panel to find out if Krishik Samaj building is on Cubbon Park land

The Karnataka High Court constituted a fact-finding committee to assess whether the Karnataka Pradesh Krishik Samaj building near Hudson Circle in Bengaluru stands on land belonging to Cubbon Park.

The committee comprising engineers from the Public Works Department and the Assistant Director of Land Records will conduct the survey on February 4 and submit a report to the court on February 8. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued the order.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Cubbon Park Walkers Association, which had claimed that several unauthorised constructions have come up on Cubbon Park premises and the Horticulture Department that manages the park has failed to prevent it.

19:22 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Karnataka HC okays marriage of bride aged below 18

The High Court of Karnataka has held that a marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act cannot be termed void even if the bride is below 18 years of age. A lower court had declared a marriage void under Section 11 of the Act but the High Court pointed out that this section does not include the condition of the bride being 18.

Overturning the Family Court order, the High Court Bench of Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty, in their judgement, on January 12, said, “Section 11 of the Act deals with void marriages. The Act provides that any marriage solemnised after the commencement of the Act shall be void and the court may on the petition presented by either of the parties thereto, declare the same to be nullity if it contravenes the provisions of Clauses (i), (iv) and (v) of Section 5 of the Act. Thus, it is evident that clause (iii) of Section 5 of the Act, which provides that the bride has to be 18 years of age at the time of marriage, has been omitted from the purview of Section 11 of the Act.” Setting aside the trial court order passed on January 8, 2015, the High Court said, “The trial court has, however, failed to appreciate the aforesaid aspect of the matter.” Sheela from Chennapatna Taluk had approached the High Court in 2015 against the order of the Family Court.

14:29 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Two arrested in Bengaluru for stealing Titan watches worth Rs 57 lakh

The Bengaluru west division police have arrested two persons in connection with the robbery of 1,282 Titan company watches, valued at Rs 57 lakh, on January 15 in Rajarajeshwari Nagar.

The accused, Zameer Ahmed alias Zameer, 28, and Syed Shahid alias Shahid, 26, were allegedly part of a group of five to six youths that stopped a tempo and attacked its two cleaners, before decamping with 23 boxes of watches. (Read more)

13:46 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Just in

Former BJP minister and MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi said that he has evidence of the involvement of a big Congress leader in a conspiracy to trap him in a sex CD honey trap episode of March 2021.

Jarkiholi says he will seek CBI probe through state government and central home minister. Karnataka Congress chief D K Shivakumar says he did not ask Jarkiholi to take off his pants. Shivakumar says Jarkiholi damaged Congress party by leading defections to BJP in 2019.

12:31 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Karnataka Congress files complaint against CM Bommai

Karnataka Congress has filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, BJP national president JP Nadda, state president Nalin  Kumar Kateel and MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi at High Grounds Police station.

The complaint was in connection with a statement made by Jarkiholi about offering Rs 6,000 per voter to vote for BJP in the coming elections. This shows how BJP is trying to bribe voters. This is a concerted effort to undermine the democratic process, Congress says in it's complaint

11:43 (IST)25 Jan 2023
Man who killed his pregnant wife was illegal Bangladeshi immigrant, say Bengaluru police

The Bengaluru police investigating the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant woman by her newlywed hardware engineer husband over a week ago have revealed that the accused was an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, officials said.

The Karanataka Police with the help of their counterparts in West Bengal managed to arrest the accused, Nasir Hussain, 29, while he was trying to cross the international border near Siliguri, West Bengal, on January 19.

According to the investigators, Hussain had entered India illegally in 2014-15. “He was a hardware engineer by skill and not education. Hussain had worked in cities like Kolkata, and Delhi, and other places and acquired the skill to repair mobile phones and laptops,” said an officer. (Read more)

Karnataka tableau artists rehearsing, ahead of the Republic Day Parade 2023, in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (PTI)

In other news, days after a woman and her son were crushed to death after a Metro pillar under construction collapsed on them, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Anjum Parvez has been summoned for questioning. According to police sources, Parvez was called for questioning on Friday but he cited health issues and responded that he would not be able to appear. Parvez will be summoned again and he has stated that he would appear for questioning once his health condition improves.

Know Your City: Tales of bravery housed at Madras Sappers’ museum in Bengaluru

The Madras Engineer Group (MEG), popularly known as the Madras Sappers, is a group of the Corps of Engineers in the Indian Army. Its headquarters – located at Halasuru in Bengaluru – have been chosen as the venue for the Army Day parade this year. After India’s Independence, the Army Day parade will take place outside the national capital for the first time.

The Madras Sappers/ HQ MEG and Center (Express Photo by Jithendra M)

The Madras Sappers draw their origin from the erstwhile Madras Presidency Army of the British Raj and are older than the other two groups of the Corps of Engineers – Bengal Sappers and Bombay Sappers. (Read more)

Bengaluru metro’s KR Puram-Whitefield stretch to be open in March: MD

The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has invited the commissioner of metro rail safety to inspect the metro work between KR Puram and Whitefield, which is expected to be thrown open in March, according to BMRCL MD Anjum Parvez.

The inspection work will include checking of tracks, station safety, signalling, electrical establishment on the stretch. “We have submitted all the required documents related to the metro work on this stretch to the metro rail safety commission. The commissioner is expected to start the inspection work on February 16 and submit the report in four to five days. After that we will begin our trial runs. We are expecting the stretch to be ready for operations from March this year,” said Parvez.

While the KR Puram-Whitefield stretch is part of the phase 1 metro work of the Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield stretch, the phase 2 metro work between KR Puram and Baiyappanahalli will start only by June. “Under phase 2 we still have a major challenge to address, which is the railway crossing line near the Baiyappanahalli depot. Once the work is completed, we can expect the operations to start in June. Until then, we will be arranging BMTC feeder buses from KR Puram to Baiyappanahalli, for passengers who want to travel beyond KR Puram from Whitefield,” said Parvez.

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First published on: 23-01-2023 at 08:55 IST
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