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.
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.
मनस्येकं वचस्येकं कर्मण्येकं महात्मनाम् |— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) June 17, 2019
Let my thoughts, words & actions always be one. Let not hypocrisy or deceit ever take over. Let me not forget my roots. Let me cry everyday for those not as fortunate as I am. Let me always remain idealistic.
Thank you PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/daC5ssQAtZ
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.
As a representative of Bengaluru Central, today I took oath as member of the 17th LokSabha.— P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) June 17, 2019
I reiterate my commitment to the people of #BengaluruCentral will
continue to work hard for them & always be their voice in Parliament. @narendramodi @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/zcyH1mlFr0
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.
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.
Bengaluru: An under-construction water tank centering of a sewage treatment plant being constructed by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board collapses. Rescue operations underway. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/uXia2LadUH— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019
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!
Sanskrit speaking cab driver in Bengaluru🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/2Kc5tRrnzU— Girish Bharadwaja (@Girishvhp) June 11, 2019
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.
Never let anything stop you from experiencing the real joy of travel. Uber Access now available for the differently abled. Enjoy comfortable and hassle-free connection to the #BLRAirport with @Uber_India. pic.twitter.com/BfWG9r3INn— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) June 17, 2019
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
Assault on anyone is unacceptable.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) June 17, 2019
I condemn the attack on the doctors and request the doctors on strike today to ensure that their protest is peaceful and does not cause any problems to the patients. #DoctorStrike #DoctorsProtest
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.