Bangalore news June 18 Highlights: A portion of the Kamaraj Road, connecting MG road with Cubbon road was blocked for traffic to take up construction of metro work. Bangalore Metro said the stretch would be closed to traffic for at least three to four years for the construction of the underground MG road metro station. Though metro officials had intimated about the Kamaraj road blockage, commuters were angry and confused as barricades came up on Monday.
Hundreds of private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in Karnataka suspended outpatient services on Monday on a call given by the Indian Medical Association to hold a daylong strike in solidarity with the doctors protesting in West Bengal.
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 in Bengaluru. However, some clinics in the city were open for patients with a board which says ‘ zero tolerance to violence’.
IMA jewels scam: Roshan Baig and Mansoor Khan – a friendship gone sour?
Shivaji Nagar Congress MLA Roshan Baig is in the thick of a controversy over his friendship with the IMA jewels scam accused Mansoor Khan. Baig, a former Karnataka Home minister and a very senior legislator, is a very popular MLA from Shivaji Nagar, a constituency with a large number of Muslim voters. Police now say that more than 38,000 complaints have been received in the IMA scam and the amount swindled could run into thousands of crores.
HD Kumaraswamy launched various development project in Chanapatana
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy launched various development project in Chanapatana Taluk, Ramanagara.
ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಹೆಚ್.ಡಿ. ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಅವರು ಇಂದು ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ಟಣ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಬೇವೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಋಣಮುಕ್ತ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಪತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಗೂ ಭಾಗ್ಯಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಫಲಾನುಭವಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬಾಂಡ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ವಿತರಿಸಿದರು. pic.twitter.com/gPpXnMiCE6— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 18, 2019
Kuamraswamy trying to mislead people by uttering lies- Yeddyurappa
In continuing war of words with Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy over the JSW Steel land issue, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday accused the former of trying to mislead people by uttering lies.
A day after Kumaraswamy raked up allegations against Yeddyurappa that he had received Rs 20 crore from the company when he was the chief minister during 2008-11, the BJP leader said he and his family members had been cleared of the charges by a CBI court in the case
R Ashoka demands CBI probe into the IMA scam
BJP leader R Ashoka demands CBI probe into the IMA scam, says the government should hand over the case probe to CBI and the BJP will continue protests until investors get justice.
H Vishwanath expresses displeasure over the delay in portfolio allocation
JD(S) state chief H Vishwanath expresses displeasure over the delay in portfolio allocation to the newly inducted MLA’s to the cabinet. Vishwanath says the delay comes as an insult to new ministers. He adds that the education department is in urgent need of a minister after the resignation of N Mahesh.
Mayor inspects work on stormwater drain
Bangalore Mayor Gangambike Maliikarjun inspected the ongoing stormwater drain works in near Malleshwaram. The BBMP is constructing the SWD at the cost of Rs 10 crores in a 2km stretch of the Vrishabhavathi valley.
4 die after bus crashes into autorickshaw in Bengaluru
Four people were killed and another eight persons suffered serious injuries after the autorickshaw they were travelling in was hit head-on by a bus in Vishwanathapura on the Devanahalli-Doddaballapur road on Monday The four deceased have been identified as Haseena Taj (35), her daughters Sadia (8) and Saniya (17), and their neighbour, Zoya (5), all residents of Bitappanahalli in Hoskote taluk.
Man hacked to death in Malleshwaram
A man identified as Ganesh was brutally hacked to death in Malleswaram, Bengaluru last night. 3 bike-borne assailants attacked Ganesh with lethal weapons. The reason behind the murder still unknown.
Parents allege teachers have not been conducting classes in IMA run school
Parents continue their protest against IMA-run Urdu school in Shivajinagar, Bengaluru. Parents allege teachers have not been conducting classes.
Will raise issues related to Bengaluru’s crumbling infrastructure in Parliament: Tejasvi Surya
Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya speaks to The Indian Express about his first day in Parliament and issues he plans to raise in the House
Enjoy your vacation, Prakash Raj tells man unhappy with wife taking selfie with actor
After losing the recent Lok Sabha election from Bangalore Central, actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj was in the news when he took to Twitter saying the voters had delivered a slap on his face.
Now, on a visit to Kashmir where he is shooting for a film and holidaying with family, Prakash Raj took to Twitter to share an incident that took place in Gulmarg when a woman and her daughter (fans of his) wanted to take a selfie with him.
Kumaraswamy visited the family of a farmer in Mandya who committed suicide
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the family of a farmer in Mandya who committed suicide due to harassment by money lenders.
ಆತ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆಗೆ ಶರಣಾದ ಮಂಡ್ಯ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಕೆ.ಆರ್ .ಪೇಟೆ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಅಘಲಯ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ರೈತ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಹೆಚ್.ಡಿ.ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಅವರು ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿ 5 ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂ.ಗಳ ಪರಿಹಾರಧನದ ಚೆಕ್ ವಿತರಿಸಿ, ಸಾಂತ್ವನ ಹೇಳಿದರು. pic.twitter.com/60kkm0xLdD— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) June 18, 2019
DK Shivakumar to host dinner for Karnataka MPs in New Delhi today
Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar to host dinner for Karnataka MPs in New Delhi today. Shivakumar to discuss state's projects including Mekedatu dam and Mahadayi with state MPs.
Water harvesting checkdams are full of water, tweets Krishna Byre Gowda.
After the recent rain thousands of recently built water harvesting checkdams (under NREGA scheme) are full of water, tweets Karnataka minister for rural development and panchayat raj Krishna Byre Gowda.
Some relief. First good rain across most districts of Karnataka during the last 24 hrs. Hope this good start leads to a good rainy season. Thousands of recently built water harvesting checkdams (under NREGA scheme) are full of water. pic.twitter.com/6U2WFkA3ZZ— Krishna Byre Gowda (@krishnabgowda) June 6, 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. Around 9.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Hebbal or Peenya. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Jayanagar and Hombegowda Nagar.
Bangalore LIVE weather update
At 11 am, mercury levels are at 25-degree Celsius in Bangalore. While 75% humidity is recorded, wind speed in the city is 3 km/h, according to the weatherman.
Bangalore LIVE traffic updates
Bangalore's peak-hour traffic has kicked in several roads. Traffic issues have been reported from Yesvathapur, Tumakuru road, Malleshwaram, MG Road, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Silk board, KR Puram, Jayanagara, Mysuru road, Hebbal flyover and Majestic.
Siddaramaiah to meet AICC chief Rahul Gandhi today
Former CM Siddaramaiah to meet AICC chief Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today to discuss infighting within the Congress and political developments in Karnataka.
Water tank tragedy: Police file cases against six for negligence
Amruthahalli police have registered a case of a criminal negligence against six persons — two from SMC Infrastructures; two from Enviro Control Associates; a BWSSB assistant executive engineer and a assistant engineer and arrested them on Monday evening. The BWSSB has suspended three officials in connection with the tragedy.
Govt appoints new BDA commissioner
N Manjula from the 2002 IAS batch will replace Rakesh Singh. She will be the second woman commissioner to head the authority. The first was Lakshmi Venkatachalam, who held charge between 1995-1999.
Traffic diversion near MG Road leaves commuters angry
A portion of the Kamaraj Road, connecting MG road with Cubbon road was blocked for traffic to take up construction of metro work. Bangalore Metro said the stretch would be closed to traffic for at least three to four years for the construction of the underground MG road metro station. It might be recalled that for the construction of the Cubbon road metro station, a nearby road was closed for four years. Though metro officials had intimated about the Kamaraj road blockage, commuters were angry and confused as barricades came up on Monday.