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Bangalore news 17 June Highlights: Under construction water tank collapses in North Bangalore; 3 killed, 6 seriously injured

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Three killed after under-construction water tank collapses in Bengaluru.

From July 1 the garbage collection may affect across Karnataka as Pourakarmikas(sanitary workers) have decided to go on an indefinite strike.

The strike will obstruct the door-to-door garbage collection, road cleaning and other works in Bangalore as well as major cities in the state. The Karnataka State Corporation, Municipality, Town Municipality, Pourakarmika Maha Union has called for the indefinite strike as they fear reintroduction of the contract system

Around 12 African nationals were arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday for overstaying in the country despite the expiry of their visas.

The foreigners had come to India on student, tourist and business visas and did not return, the police said. Early this month, 21 nationals from various African countries had been arrested on a similar charge.

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Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya takes oath as MP

Newly elected Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Bangalore Central MP PC Mohan, takes oath as a member of the Lok Sabha

Bangalore Central MP PC Mohan, takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. P. C. Mohan from BJP won Bengaluru Central against Congress's Rizwan Arshad and famous film personality Prakash Raj in recent Loksabha election.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Union Minister and Bangalore North MP D.V. Sadananda Gowda takes oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Three dead after under-construction water tank collapses in Bengaluru

Three people were killed and several people were injured after an under-construction water tank collapsed at Jogappa Layout in Nagavara, North Bengaluru, on Monday. At least six of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

Read: Three dead after under-construction water tank collapses in Bengaluru

Bangalore South and Mysuru MPs charm in ethnic wear as they take oath

The first session of 17th Lok Sabha beginning today saw Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Shima attending Parliament to take oath wearing traditional Kodava attire. Meanwhile, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya was also seen in traditional attire.

Bangalore Water tank collapse: 3 killed, 11 injured and 6 labourers are in critical condition

Minister Krishna Byre Gowda visited the site of the water tank collapse. Eight fire tenders were also rushed to the spot. 3 killed, 11 injured in the tragedy. 6 labourers are in critical condition. rushed to the nearby hospitals. 

BBMP Pourakarmikas protest opposing biometric attendance.

Hundreds of BBMP Pourakarmikas stage a demonstration in front BBMP head office opposing Biometric attendance system. 

Three killed after under-construction water tank collapses in Bengaluru

An under-construction 110 MLD water tank collapsed at Jogappa Layout in Nagavara, North  Bengaluru on Monday morning. 10-13 people reportedly trapped under debris and 3 labourers killed in the accident said police.  NDRF personnel arrive at the spot to assist in the rescue operation. The fire department,  emergency services and police, along with eight ambulances, have reached the spot.

Huge water tank collapses in Bengaluru; four suspected to be caught in debris

Huge water tank collapses at Jogappa layout, North Bangalore; four suspected to be caught in debris. Police is on the spot and conducting rescue operations.

Students and parents stage a protest in front govt school run by IMA Jewels

Students and parents stage a protest in front of VKO Government school in Shivajinagar which was run by IMA Jewels. 

Public consultation on converting Church street as a pedestrian-only road

BBMP to consult citizens to discuss on converting Church street as a pedestrian-only road. The public consultation will be headed by BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad at the Matteo Cafe on Church Street on Tuesday, June 18, at 3 pm.

All govt doctors must report to work- Karnataka Government

A notification issued by the Karnataka department of health and family welfare and Ayush services saying that all government doctors must report to work. No leave will be granted on Monday in the wake of the doctor's protest.

Video of Bengaluru cab driver speaking fluent Sanskrit goes viral

Taking a taxi can be a pretty mundane part of our lives. One particular video of cab ride, however, has amused many online. The short clip of a driver conversing with a passenger in Sanskrit is going viral on social media platforms.

Reportedly shot in Bengaluru, it was shared on Twitter by a user, Girish Bharadwaja, who is a member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Bharadwaja was surprised when he found his taxi driver speaking fluently in Sanskrit!

Read: Video of Bengaluru cab driver speaking fluent Sanskrit goes viral

Uber launches wheelchair-accessible vehicle in Bangalore Airport

Uber Access is now available for the differently abled in Kempegowda International airport, Bengaluru. Uber Access is a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for assisting people with disabilities.






Many Private hospitals suspend out-patient services; Clinics open for patients in the city.

Despite an appeal from the Karnataka Health Family Welfare Minister to limit doctors protest to a symbolic gesture, on Monday, many of the private hospitals have suspended their out-patient services. However, some clinics in the city were open for patients with a board which says ' zero tolerance to violence'. A doctor from a private clinic on Hessarghatta road, North Bengaluru says, “we condemn attacks on doctors, but our clinic will serve the patients.”

Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Hebbal or BTM Layout. The same is at 'moderate' levels near City Railway Station and Jayanagar.

Private hospitals in Bangalore support doctor's protest

Officials from private hospitals and nursing homes association of Karnataka say that they are supporting the strike, but are not encouraging to doctors to go on a protest mode. They however say that OPD will be affected today and in-patient services would not be affected. Emergency services would go on as usual. Meanwhile faculty of Ramaiah hospital including students are planning a silent protest at BEL road.

NIMHANS doctors are participating in the strike and have shut outpatient services.

Though NIMHANS is a government hospital, doctors are participating in the strike and have shut outpatient services. NIMHANS officials have asked doctors to report to service and have withheld registration for OPD cases. Patients are asked to register only if it is an emergency.

Private hospitals in Bangalore support doctor's protest

Officials from private hospitals and nursing homes association of Karnataka say that they are supporting the strike, but are not encouraging to doctors to go on a protest mode. They however say that OPD will be affected today and in-patient services would not be affected. Emergency services would go on as usual.

Meanwhile faculty of Ramaiah hospital including students are planning a silent protest at BEL road.

Kumaraswamy requests doctors to withdraw protests in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy,my condemns the assault on doctors, requests doctors to withdraw protests 

Bangalore traffic police to crack down on drag racing

Police say that more than 400 cases have been filed during this year, and the incidents of drag racing are being reported from airport road, hebbal, electronic city, outer ring road, Nice road and RT Nagar. Special teams have been formed in specific police stations to exclusively look for drag racing and take action against them. Last year cases have been filed in more than 1,200 instances.

Fire breaks out in Yelahanka; no casualties

Massive fire breaks out in Attur layout of Yelahanka, in Bengaluru after a pile of garbage caught fire. Firefighters rush to the spot. No casualties reported.

Doctors strike: Govt hospitals to function normally says minister

Karnataka health minister Shivanand Patil has asked all government doctors to report to work without fail and said that all government hospitals will function normally. A strike call has been given by the Indian Medical Association protesting the attack on doctors at hospitals in Kolkata.

Bellandur residents join hands to map trees in Bellandur ward

Project Vruksha and Bellandur Jothege (a Bellandur citizen group) launched the Bellandur Tree Census on Sunday.
Armed with a measuring tape, the Vruksha app and trees of Delhi handbook, residents mapped 32 trees on the ‘Bellandur Walks’ project stretch of Outer Ring Road, in just one hour, averaging two minutes per tree.

Alok Kumar to be new city police commissioner

The Karnataka government has on Sunday transferred several IPS officer including the city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar. Alok Kumar was additional commissioner of police, Crime, in Bangalore and he will taking over his new charge soon.

To cater to the workers of Bengaluru Airport and other associated businesses around the airport premises, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has introduced non-AC bus services to the airport from various parts of the city.

Read: BMTC begins non-AC bus services to Bengaluru airport

In a bid to bring down instances of power disruption and cases of electrocution, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has decided to carry out underground cabling work in the city.

Around 6,900 kilometres of 11kV high-tension overhead lines in the Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone will soon take an underground route, according to BESCOM officials.

Read: Bangalore’s power cables to go underground soon

Of 176 talukas, 156 have been listed as drought-hit following the failure of the northeast monsoon between October and December 2018. Of these, 107 talukas have been listed as having severe drought conditions and 49 under moderate drought conditions by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC)

The economic survey of the state for 2018-19 has projected “a negative growth of 4.8 percent in the agricultural sector because of the drought situation prevailing due to scarcity of rain”

Read: Karnataka: Nearly 9 in 10 talukas hit by drought, 2/3rds of irrigation tanks run dry