Bangalore Live News Today: Bangalore In what is seen as a welcome move, the Karnataka Road Development Corporation (KRDCL) has confirmed that the elevated corridor project in Bangalore will not be built on stormwater drains.
A recent survey by a team of citizen activists had reported that pillars of the proposed elevated corridor project might be built on the adjacent drains (rajakaluves) on the BTS Main Road in Shantinagar. The same was observed as part of the social impact assessment survey of the elevated corridor project conducted by the citizen team.
Meanwhile, Namma Metro officials have begun to warn commuters of slippery floors at metro stations in Bengaluru. Posters stuck at various stations read, “Passengers are requested to be cautious while walking in Metro station areas having a smooth surface.” Several complaints of slippery floors were raised to the BMRCL by passengers in the last few months.
Bangalore Central: Here's a citizen's suggestion to PC Mohan
"PC Mohan, MP from Bangalore Central, should urge people of Bengaluru to refrain from using cars at least one day per month. This will bring down the city's pollution levels," opines Shubha Sanjay Urs of the International Music and Arts Society.
"@PCMohanMP in #BangaloreCentral should urge people of Bengaluru to refrain from using cars at least one day per month to bring down the city's pollution levels, opines Shubha Sanjay Urs of the International Music and Arts Society. @IndianExpress | @decision2019 pic.twitter.com/xHmJpeV5MP— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 24, 2019
Bangalore South: Citizens hope Tejasvi continues the Ananthkumar legacy
"I hope Tejasvi Surya, as a young leader, will do his best for the people of #BangaloreSouth constituency, continuing Ananthkumar's legacy," Shivakumar, an auto driver, tells indianexpress.com
"I hope Tejasvi Surya, as a young leader, will do his best for the people of #BangaloreSouth constituency, continuing Ananthkumar's legacy," Shivakumar, an auto driver says. @decision2019 | @IndianExpress | @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/gTl3T2bR7j— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 24, 2019
Bangalore North: Will Sadananda Gowda perform? Citizen shares hope
"Sad to see Krishna Byre Gowda's defeat in Bangalore North. We need development, let's wait and see how Sadananda Gowda and the Narendra Modi government would work for this," says Madhu R, a marketing professional.
"Sad to see @krishnabgowda losing in #BangaloreNorth. We need development, let's wait and see how @DVSBJP and @narendramodi government would work for this," says Madhu R, a marketing professional. @IndianExpress | @decision2019 pic.twitter.com/mVm2RcrohZ— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 24, 2019
Campaign builds up for Bangalore Central MP, P C Mohan as Railways minister
Soon after BJP’s P.C. Mohan won from Bangalore Central parliament constituency, some groups have started campaigning on social media for him to be made the Union Railway minister.
Karnataka KCET 2019: How to check results on May 25
The result of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019 will be declared on Saturday, May 25 at around 11 am by Karnataka Higher education minister GT Devegowda.
The coalition is strong in Karnataka-DCM
The coalition is strong in Karnataka and both the parties are keen to foil the efforts of the opposition to destabilise the government. The coalition reposes faith in the leadership of Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister, DCM Parameshwara said.
Deputy CM also said that a meeting of Congress ministers and legislators were held and they all have reposed faith in the present government and the leadership of CM Kumaraswamy.
Mandate given for the lok sabha polls not to state- DCM Parameshwara
Informal cabinet meeting discussed the results of the parliament elections and the mandate that it has given. The decision was that the mandate given for the Lok Sabha polls was for the national elections and hence it has no impact whatsoever as for as the Karnataka government is concerned, says Deputy CM Parameshwar
Press Conference by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy
CM HD Kumaraswamy and Dy CM G Parameshwar holds a joint Press Commissioner
No threat to the Karnataka government: Congress leader Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil writes to party president Rahul Gandhi
Karnataka Congress Campaign Committee President, HK Patil writes to party president Rahul Gandhi, states, 'It is time for all of us to introspect. I feel it my moral duty to own up the responsibility, hence, I submit my resignation from the post.'
Bangalore Weather Update
At 1 pm, mercury levels are at 32-degree Celsius in Bangalore.
BJP registers biggest win, bags 25 seats in Karnataka
With a nearly eight per cent surge in vote share over its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP in Karnataka registered its biggest-ever victory in the state winning 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats. The party managed to garner 51.2 per cent of the votes, outdoing its 2014 performance when it received 43.37 per cent of the votes.
Kumarswamy and Revanna meets JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and PWD Minister HD Revanna hold meeting with JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda. Reportedly discussing poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.
Suniel Shetty’s first look from Sudeep starrer Pailwaan unveiled
Kannada movie star Sudeep on Wednesday unveiled the character poster of Suniel Shetty from the upcoming film Pailwaan. Dressed in traditional white dhoti and shit, Suniel Shetty’s Sarkar strikes a powerful pose in new posters. Pailwaan, which stars Sudeep in the lead role, will mark Suniel Shetty's debut in the Kannada film industry.
Prajwal Revanna to give up Hassan seat to pave way for HD Devegowda
Newly-elected JDS MP Prajwal Revanna to give up Hassan seat to pave way for his grandfather HD Devegowda to contest.
According to TV reports, newly-elected JDS MP @PrajwalRevanna to give up Hassan seat to pave way for his grandfather @H_D_Devegowda to contest.#LokSabhaElections2019 | @IEBengaluru | @IExpressSouth | @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/NLupwGpNiQ— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) May 24, 2019
Bangalore South MP Tejasvi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar
Bangalore South's newly elected MP Tejasvi Surya paid tribute to BR Ambedkar in the city today. He visited the popular Indian jurist's statue in front of Vidhan Soudha and paid respects.
My first task as MP elect was to pay pranams to my childhood hero Baba Saheb Ambedkar.— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) May 24, 2019
Born into nothing, he grew to become the most influential scholar - leader of the country. An inspiration for everyone.
Let's infuse fresh energy into his sublime Constitution pic.twitter.com/mQbGqUz42y
Abbigere lake inspection tomorrow
As the Joint Director of Land Record (JDLR) 's joint survey on lakes in Bengaluru with BBMP, KSPCB and BWSSB officials progress, the team will inspect Abbigere lake on Saturday (May 25). Kaggadasapura lake's survey was done along with citizen activists after some of them raised a complaint to Lokayukta alleging encroachment and pollution of lakes in Bengaluru.
Joint Director of Land Record (JDLR) conducts a joint survey with BBMP, KSPCB and BWSSB officials at Kaggadasapura lake with citizen activists. @unitedbengaluru had raised a complaint to Lokayukta alleging encroachment and pollution of lakes in Bengaluru. https://t.co/srph9g5I4P pic.twitter.com/Tlb3CqhrGQ— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) May 22, 2019
Bangaloreans want PC Mohan to become new Union railway minister
Soon after BJP's P.C. Mohan won from Bangalore Central after the Lok Sabha polls were counted on Thursday, citizens started expressing on social media that they would love to see the MP as the union railway minister. #PCMohanForRailwayMinister has garnered more than a thousand tweets already.
#PCMohanForRailwaysMinister— Mukunda (@mukundsj) May 24, 2019
Make him the Railway Minister as Bengaluru needs More thrust in Railways. @narendramodi @PMOIndia let's make Bengaluru a model for Railway Transport. @BJP4Karnataka @Tejasvi_Surya
He was first person to moot suburban railway for Bangalore— Pradeeepks (@Mailpradeepks) May 23, 2019
So would the first MP to be considered for railway post #PCMohanForRailwaysMinister
BJP welcomes Sumalatha to join party
Karnataka state president BS Yeddyurappa has welcomed Mandya MP Sumalatha to join the party. Sumalatha, wife of former Congress MP Ambareesh, won against Nikhil Kumaraswamy by a margin of 1,25,876 votes.
Explained: Why BJP’s victory may trigger the fall of Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka
The BJP juggernaut seems set to inflict defeats on Congress-JD(S) big guns such as H D Devegowda, Mallikarjun Kharge, Veerappa Moily and K H Muniyappa.
Peak hour traffic is getting heavier on several roads
Peak hour traffic is getting heavier on several roads. Traffic snarls are reported from various parts of Central Business District, Indiranagar, Banashankari, Bannerghatta Road, Mahadevapura, Koramangala, Malleshwaram, Hebbal, Goraguntepalya and Yeswanthpur.
JD(S) leaders meet HD Devegowda and reportedly discussed poll debacle
JD(S) leaders like Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, MP Shivaramegowda met JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda at his residence in Padmanabhanagar and reportedly discussed poll debacle.
Disgruntled MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi may convince rebel congress MLA to resign
According to TV reports disgruntled Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi likely to hold a meeting with rebel Congress MLAs today and try to convince them to resign from the party.
DCM Parameshwara to hold Breakfast meeting with Leaders
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara to hold breakfast meeting with leaders over their failure in Loksabha elections
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.15 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Brigade Road or Mathikere. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Jayanagar and City Railway station.
Cabinet meeting at 12.30 today
The Cong-JD(S) coalition government's state cabinet will meet today in capital city Bengaluru to discuss their next steps after the massive defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. Both Congress and JD(S) could manage to get only one seat each out of the total 28 constituencies in Karnataka as even their seniormost leaders, Mallikarjun Kharge and H.D. Devegowda respectively, tasted defeat.
According to the CMO, "Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will hold an informal meeting with ministerial colleagues at 12.30 pm tomorrow.
After the cabinet meeting, JD(S) MLA's will hold a meeting in the party office." The cabinet meeting is scheduled to take place at Krishna, Karnataka CM's official residence in Bangalore.
Upendra's party faces huge defeat
The Uttama Prajaakeeya Party led by filmstar Upendra were among the major upsets in the state post-Lok Sabha polls. His party fared best in Chamarajanagar where UPP candidate Hanur Nagaraju won 9,276 votes.
Mandya MP Sumalatha in Bangalore today
Independent candidate Sumalatha who won from Mandya in a historic battle will be in Bengaluru today. She is expected to visit her husband Ambareesh's memorial in the city after her win against Nikhil Kumaraswamy by a margin of 1,25,876 votes.
Bangalore South gets India's youngest MP
BJP's Tejasvi Surya who won in the Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South is India's youngest MP. The 28-year-old lawywer defeated Congress' Rajya Sabha MP B.K. Hariprasad to retain the constituency known as a BJP bastion. He secured a comfortable margin of 3,31,192 votes to seal the constituency in his name.
Bengaluru weather today: Evening rains predicted
The weatherman has predicted a generally cloudy sky for Bangalore today. Rain/thundershowers are likely to make an appearance, mostly by evening. The mercury levels are expected to range between 22 and 34-degree Celsius respectively.