Bangalore News 24 Oct Highlights: Rains likely to intensify in Karnataka today, D K Shivakumar gets bail in money laundering casehttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/karnataka-rains-live-updates-heavy-rains-bengaluru-weather-6083409/

Bangalore News 24 Oct Highlights: Rains likely to intensify in Karnataka today, D K Shivakumar gets bail in money laundering case

Catch the latest news in Karnataka and Bengaluru as we bring you live updates on rain in Karnataka and Bengaluru.

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Heavy rain accompanied by gusty predicted. Express Photo, Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore, Karnataka Rains Highlights: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red and orange alert in several districts in Karnataka and has predicted heavy rains in various parts of the state and Bengaluru this week.

The authorities declared holidays for schools and colleges in rain-hit Belagavi, Bagalkote and Vijayapura districts till Friday. Due to heavy rain on Tuesday evening several trees uprooted in Bengaluru. According to civic body officials, the waterlogging was reported from Ashoka Pillar Road, Vellara Junction, Shanthinagar, Mysore Road, JC Road, Tumkur Road and Old Madras Road.

Bengaluru IMD Director CS Patil said a red alert had been issued for coastal and north interior Karnataka and an orange alert for south interior Karnataka. “Bengaluru and Karnataka will experience more rain this week, a red alert has been issued for coastal and north interior Karnataka and an orange alert for south interior Karnataka from October 23,” Patil said.

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Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) in Karnataka

North Interior Karnataka: Parts of North Interior Karnataka, ie, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri districts and parts of Ballari and Kopal district received widespread with moderate rain in the past 24 hours. Forecast: Scattered with moderate to rains and at isolated places heavy rains likely over North Interior Karnataka districts, i.e, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal, and Ballari for next 2 days.

WATCH: Who is DK Shivakumar, Why was he arrested?

The former Karnataka minister was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on September 3, based on a chargesheet filed by the Income Tax Department against him. He was accused of funneling unaccounted money through hawala channels with the help of others. Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Shivakumar was charged with tax evasion and ‘hawala’ transactions worth crores of rupees.

Congress leader D K Shivakumar gets bail in money laundering case

Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar has been granted bail by the Delhi High Court Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case. He was asked to sign a personal bond of Rs 25 lakh and not leave the country till hearing ends in the case.  READ

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visits various flood-affected areas

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visits various flood-affected areas in Badami. 

Vidhyapeeta, in South Bengaluru, received the highest rainfall

According to KSNDMC, Vidhyapeeta, South Bengaluru, received the highest rainfall of 42 mm on Tuesday night. 

Rains likely to intensify in Karnataka

Red alert situation is expected to emerge in coastal areas of Karnataka anytime now. North Interior Karnataka may also experience moderate to heavy rains.  Bengaluru may also receive moderate showers.  Rain likely to intensify in Karnataka this evening.  Rains may continue over the state until October 25.

Bhagavathi Temple in Yadgiri partially submerged, after heavy rains

Four engineering teams from the Indian Army for flood relief 

Four engineering teams from the Indian Army for Raichur district with flood relief and rehabilitation materials including boats have been activated from 5.30 am on Wednesday. 

BBMP prepares to face the rains

Bengaluru city Mayor Gautham Kumar conducted an emergency meeting to review zonal-level preparedness in view of rains with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials. 

“In view of rains predicted over the next three days, BBMP has put all control rooms on alert. Areas with frequent water logging will be monitored. Vulnerable SWD retaining walls will be strengthened and blocked drains will be identified and cleared,” said BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), the state will receive light to moderate showers with isolated heavy rains while it has predicted widespread moderate to heavy rains over the BBMP area in the next 24 hours. KSNDMC has also issued a flood warning due to excessive inflow into reservoirs in the state.

READ: IMD issues alert in several districts; heavy rains to lash Bengaluru this week