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Bengaluru Highlights: Hindu outfits to start ‘I’m Nupur Sharma Supporter’ campaign

Bengaluru Highlights: Karnataka high court was hearing a case where a law student had sought Rs 25 lakh compensation from the Karnataka government after police allegedly humiliated him by handcuffing him and taking him in a public bus after his arrest in a cheque bounce case.

By: Express Web Desk
Bengaluru | Updated: June 30, 2022 1:09:30 pm
Karnataka High Court. (File photo)

Karnataka, Bengaluru News Highlights: Justice Alok Aradhe was on Thursday appointed as the acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court as Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi demits office on July 2. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted about the appointment of Justice Aradhe as the acting chief justice of the Karnataka High Court.

Meanwhile, Condemning the the brutal killing of a tailor in Udaipur, Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Mutalik on Wednesday stated that Hindu society will not tolerate such acts of terror, and demanded capital punishment for those involved in the killing. He also announced “I’m Kanhaiya Lal”, “I’m Nupur Sharma Supporter” campaigns.

In the wake of the gradual rise of Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru since June 10, the Karnataka health department on the recommendation of the state-appointed Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Tuesday issued guidelines for testing, isolation, treatment, and quarantine for clusters in apartment buildings, offices, and educational institutions other than schools up to Class 12. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, an earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale was reported in parts of Madikeri Taluk in Kodagu(Coorg) district and a few areas in Dakshina Kannada at 7.45 am.

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Bengaluru, Karnataka live updates: State recorded 968 new cases on Tuesday, Bengaluru airport achieves milestone by crossing 250 million passenger mark, HC asks police to consider using body cameras during arrests and more. Follow this space for more updates.

13:09 (IST)30 Jun 2022

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12:14 (IST)30 Jun 2022
Karnataka Bank raises interest rates on deposits

Karnataka Bank has raised the interest rates on deposits of below Rs 2 crore to up to 5.50 per cent per annum to be effective from next month.

The bank said it has increased the deposit rates by 10 basis points (0.10 per cent) for 1-2 years of deposits as well for above 2-5 years of deposits.

The rate of interest for 1-2 years of deposits will be 5.35 per cent per annum and for deposits above 2-5 years, the rate will be 5.50 per cent per annum, Karnataka Bank said in a release on Wednesday. These rates will be effective from July 1. (PTI)

11:15 (IST)30 Jun 2022
Weather update for today

Bengaluru city is likely to see a maximum temperature of 29.5 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 20.5 degree Celsius, according to an update from the Meteorological Centre in Bengaluru. The humidity is set to be 88 %.

Here's the local forecast:

For 24 hours: Generally cloudy sky. One or two spells of rain/thundershowers very likely. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 28 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.

For 48 hours: Generally cloudy sky. One or two spells of rain/thundershowers very likely. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 28 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.

10:19 (IST)30 Jun 2022
Furious over divorce discussions, man sets father-in-law and family members on fire

A man in Karnataka, reportedly furious over not getting a divorce from his wife, allegedly set his father-in-law, brother and two relatives ablaze on Wednesday in Yadgir district of Karnataka. Two of them died while the other two are being treated in a hospital.

According to the police sources, the accused in the case Sharanappa was married to Huligemma 16 years ago and have two children. The couple wanted to separate but had issues with the conditions of the divorce. On the pretext of holding a meeting, Sharanappa met his wife's family at his residence and set them on fire. 

The deceased are Sharanappa's relatives Nagappa Hagaragunda (35) and Sharanappa Saruru (65). His father-in-law Siddaramappa Mural (65) and brother-in-law Muttappa Mural (40) are being treated at a hospital.

10:07 (IST)30 Jun 2022
Bengaluru: 11-year-old boy falls to death from apartment passageway

A 11-year-old boy fell to death from the window of a passageway on the eighth floor of Gopalan Grandeur apartment near Hoodi on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Adhrith Roy, who was a seveth standard student. He was the only child of software engineer couple from Bengaluru. The incident took place around 8.30 pm when Adhrith was playing in the passage way.

Police suspect he slipped on the floor and later fell through the window. Mahadevapura police have registered a case and have continued the probe.

09:21 (IST)30 Jun 2022
Prayer meet disrupted in Chitradurga

Alleging forcible conversion, apparent members of a pro-Hindu outfit barged into a house in Chitradurga district of Karnataka and set Bible and other religious books on fire.

A group of men wearing saffron scarves reportedly barged into the house and disrupted the prayer meet. They also threatened a woman named Enkatamma, in whose residence the prayer meet was being held on Tuesday night. The men disrupted the prayers and forced them to stop abruptly.

22:56 (IST)29 Jun 2022
In Pics | Rain lashes Bengaluru

(Express Photo by Jithendra M)
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(Express Photo by Jithendra M)
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22:42 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Karnataka man cooks up kidnap story to extort Rs 5 lakh from parents, repay gambling debt

While investigating a case of kidnap, the Karnataka Police found out that a 25-year-old man from Udupi was calling his parents from Goa in the guise of an abductor to extort Rs 5 lakh from them. The youth, identified as Varun Nayak, has been arrested.

On June 22, Varun left home informing his parents that he is going in search of a job and will soon return. However, on June 26, he called his mother in the disguise of a kidnapper and said Varun has been kidnapped and demanded Rs 5 lakh as ransom. He also threatened them not to inform the police. (Read More)

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22:37 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Karnataka govt hikes power tariff, Opposition fumes

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved the proposal submitted by various electricity supply companies in the state to revise power tariff starting July 1. After the revision, a consumer using 100 units per month will have to shell out an additional Rs 19 to Rs 31 depending on the supplying company for a period of six months. (Read More)

21:00 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Karnataka women stripped for not repaying loan; police draw ire for FIR ‘delay’

Two sisters were allegedly stripped and assaulted near their house on the outskirts of Bengaluru for not repaying a loan.

Though they arrested two men on Wednesday, two days after the assault, police were initially accused of refusing to register a first information report. (Read More)

19:35 (IST)29 Jun 2022
EV Expo to connect producers and consumers

To promote green energy, both Centre and Karnataka governments taken up many initiatives to provide favourable atmosphere to promote  electrical vehicles in the state. 


To make Bengaluru as EV capital of the state, the Karnataka government has brought EV policy in 2017.  The government has also nominated BESCOM as Nodel agency to facilitate infrastructures for EV charging stations in the state. 


BESCOM has developed EV Mitra app to provide information about EV charging stations in the city. Information regarding charging stations and rates are available in EV Mitra app. 

The EV Mitra App is user friendly, it will provide information on charging stations, rates, payment options and advance booking for charging. 

19:03 (IST)29 Jun 2022
JD(S) indicates support to Murmu for President, formal announcement soon

Indicating his party's support to BJP-led NDA's candidate for presidential polls Droupadi Murmu, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said a final decision on this will be arrived at soon after going through the background of the two candidates in the fray.

The former Karnataka chief minister said Murmu has spoken to JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda seeking support and has also sought appointment to meet him personally.

"Already she (Murmu) has discussed with our national president (Gowda) over phone twice and has requested for support. Also, she had sought time to come and meet. I requested our national President that there is no need for her to come personally in the current situation," Kumaraswamy said. (PTI)

18:34 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Department of PU orders fee reimbursement for girls

The department of pre-university (PU) education, on Wednesday, ordered to reimburse the girls a total of Rs 456- a fee that the department had promised to reimburse at the time of admission for the academic year 2019-20.  

In order to promote education for the girl child, the government usually exempts girls from paying the first and second PU fees at the time of admission. 

The statement also said that, for the past two years the fees exemption for girls was given by depositing the reimbursements to the respective PU principal's account. However for the 2022-23 academic year, the girls would be reimbursed Rs 456, after their admission to PU colleges. 

17:29 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Karnataka government increases monthly salary of government school guest teachers by Rs 2,500

The Karnataka government on Wednesday increased the monthly salary of government school guest teachers by Rs 2,500. Minister of school education, BC Nagesh announced that, after the hike, the high school teachers will be paid Rs 10,500, an increase from Rs 8000 and the primary school teachers will be paid Rs 10,000, an increase from Rs 7,500.

17:02 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Protest in Bengaluru against Udaipur killing

Condemning killing of tailor kanhaiya lal in udaipur, pro hindu activists in Bengaluru stage protest and demanded stringent action. They also submitted a memorandum to deputy commissioner of Bengaluru urban district office.

14:45 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Kempegowda International Airport achieves milestone by crossing 250 million passenger mark

The Bengaluru airport has achieved a significant milestone by crossing the 250-million passenger mark since the launch of its operations or Airport Opening Day (AOD), during the last weekend of June 2022.

An additional 50 million passengers traveled from Bengaluru Airport in a span of nearly three years despite the pandemic and consequential slowdown.  

Furthermore, the airport also achieved the milestone of 2 million Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) since AOD, making it the fastest Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airport in South India to achieve this milestone. 

14:25 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Karnataka HC asks police to consider using body cameras during arrests

The Karnataka High Court has asked the Karnataka police to make efforts to provide body cameras to police personnel involved in carrying out arrests, in order to maintain records for the arrest process.

The high court order comes in the context of a case where a petitioner, a law student, claimed Rs 25 lakh compensation from the state after the police allegedly subjected him to humiliation by handcuffing him during his transportation for production in court in a public bus after arrest in a cheque bounce case filed in the Belagavi region of Karnataka in 2019.

The high court rejected the plea of the Karnataka government that the petitioner Suprit Ishwar Divate was handcuffed while being taken to court on account of the lack of sufficient police staff for court duties at the Ankali police station in Chikkodi where he was detained. Read more

13:30 (IST)29 Jun 2022
BBMP to expand schools, colleges to more zones; set to benefit over 10,000 students

In an effort to make schools and colleges more accessible to students in the new Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) zones demarcated after 2008, the civic agency has now announced the construction of 10 education institutions (nursery to PU) in about seven assembly constituencies in Bengaluru. 

According to Umesh D S, assistant commissioner, education (BBMP), the construction of new educational institutions will take place in Dasarahalli, Bommanahalli, Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru South, K R Puram, R R Nagar, and Byatarayanapura where it is expected to benefit over 10,000 students.

“The project is being carried out at a cost of Rs 180 crore and we will complete it before the start of the next academic year,” said Umesh and added that the process for recruiting teachers will start soon.

12:31 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Authorities seal 16 illegal resorts near World Heritage Site Hampi in Karnataka

Acting on various complaints, the authorities in Karnataka’s Vijayanagara district have sealed 16 illegal resorts near Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of these establishments were situated within the core zone on the northern banks of the Tungabhadra river, according to the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority officials.

“The authority had sent showcause notices to the resort owners since they were operating on the agricultural lands, but the owners did not reply to those and continued operating, hence we had to seal the 16 resorts and disconnected electricity,” an official from the authority told The Indian Express on Wednesday. Read more

11:54 (IST)29 Jun 2022
Bengaluru space startup team upbeat as ‘Digantara’ finds mention in PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Anirudh Sharma and his team were pleasantly surprised after Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself announced their much-awaited first space mission during his monthly Mann Ki Baat episode Sunday. Founders of ‘Digantara’, a Bengaluru-based space startup, Sharma, Rahul Rawat and Tanveer Ahmed are all geared up to launch their satellite on PSLV C53 on June 30 to understand radiation in space. Incubated out of Society for Innovation and Development (SID), Digantara found its mention by PM Modi in his latest monthly radio programme where he was impressed with their idea to map the space and also track space debris. Read more

Covid in Karnataka

The state recorded 968 new cases on Tuesday, June 29. This includes the backlog of cases that couldn't be reported earlier due to glitch in ICMR portal. The active cases now stand at 4918. Bengaluru city alone recorded 887 cases, with the active cases in the city at 4682. One death was recorded and 337 patients were discharged. The positivity rate for Karnataka is 5.44%. As many as 17,784 samples were collected in the state for testing.

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First published on: 29-06-2022 at 10:46:48 am