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BBMP has issued an advisory to marriage halls to use environment-friendly utensils.

As the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka is about to complete 13 months since its formation, a one-year achievement book will be released today in Vidhana Soudha. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy CM G Parameshwara will jointly release the book at 12 noon Thursday.

Meanwhile, 21 government schools in Karnataka will offer daily yoga lessons to students from June 21 on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The initiative named Yoga for Young is spearheaded by the Akshaya Patra Foundation and aims to give students an option to consider yoga as a career option and to help them improve posture, concentration, and overall health.

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Bengaluru hit-and-run case: Actor Sanjay Dutt’s photo helps cops trace accused auto driver

A photo of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on an auto helped Bengaluru traffic police trace a driver involved in a hit-and-run case.

Rama Rao, a 65-year-old retired police constable, was killed after he was mowed down by an auto near Madiwala market in East Bengaluru on Monday. He was earlier working with the Karnataka State Reserve Police.

Read: Bengaluru hit-and-run case: Actor Sanjay Dutt’s photo helps cops trace accused auto driver

Sadananda Gowda writes to Cauvery Water Management Authority

Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda writes to Cauvery Water Management Authority Chairman Masood Hussain and Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat to release 2 tmc water from KRS dam to Mandya district immediately 'to overcome standing crop loss and to mitigate farmer problems'

Bengaluru’s lakes to have CCTV cameras to check encroachment, illegal dumping

Bengaluru’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will soon install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras around all lakes in the city in a bid to prevent illegal activities such as encroachment, damaging or dumping garbage and other materials into the water bodies.

Read: Bengaluru’s lakes to have CCTV cameras to check encroachment, illegal dumping

ED has issued summon to IMA jewels scam accused Mansoor Khan

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summon to IMA jewels scam accused Mansoor Khan to appear before it on June 24. He has also been asked to get several documents mentioned in the summon

Kannadada Kotyadipathi reboots with Puneeth Rajkumar

Viacom18 has rebooted Kannadada Kotyadipathi for its regional channel, Colors Kannada, and the showrunners have roped in Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar to play the quizmaster on the show.

It is a homecoming of sorts for Puneeth, who made his television debut in 2011 with the first season of Kannadada Kotyadipathi on Star Suvarna, the Kannada channel run by Star India. He also returned for the second season in 2012. The third season, however, was revived in 2018 with actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind stepping in as the anchor of the show.

Read: Kannadada Kotyadipathi reboots with Puneeth Rajkumar

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw met Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw met Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today to discuss infrastructure development in the city

BBMP issued an advisory to marriage halls to use environment-friendly utensils

BBMP has issued an advisory to marriage halls to use environment-friendly utensils. Manjunath Prasad, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner said, "we had recently we had a meeting with the Chairman of NGT, enforcement will be increased in the coming weeks."

CM and DCM release report on the Congress-JD(S) coalition government's first-year performance

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and DCM G Parameshwara release report on the Congress-JD(S) coalition government's first-year performance in Bengaluru.

JD (S) leader Vishwanath continues tirade against Siddaramaiah

Continuing his series of allegations against Karnataka coalition coordination committee chief and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah, former JDS Karnataka president H. Vishwanath said the former "is not good in politics." He further added, "This is personal vindictiveness of Siddaramaiah. Roshan Baig was suspended by the party (Congress), Siddaramaiah would have done the same to me if I was in Congress."

HD Devegowda denies complaining against Congress leaders to AICC chief Rahul Gandhi

JD(S) Supremo HD Devegowda denies complaining against Congress leaders to AICC chief Rahul Gandhi, says he didn’t discuss politics during his meet with the Congress president. He further adds that government was formed as per Rahul and Sonia Gandhi's wishes.

IMA Jewels scam: Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan visits VKO school

Karnataka minority welfare minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan visited V.K.Obaidulla Government School, run by IMA Group and met parents, teachers and school committee members on Thursday. After listening to the stakeholders' grievances, the minister has assured positive action from the state government. He has also asked stakeholders not to panic at all.

Also read: Bengaluru school in trouble as benefactor firm accused of fraud, its founder missing

Minister GT Devegowda quashes rumours, says no rift in JD(S)-Cong bond

Karnataka Higher Education minister GT Devegowda said that there has been no complaints by anyone within the coalition on the other. Further adding that rumours of Congress-JD(S) rifts are baseless, he said the bond between the parties continue to stay strong. According to him, CM Kumaraswamy met social welfare minister Priyank Kharge to discuss coalition matters recently.

DCM meets officials to discuss Bengaluru water crisis

Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister G. Parameshwara met officials Thursday to discuss the feasibility of bringing water from Linganamakki reservoir to solve Bengaluru's water crisis. Social welfare minister Priyank Kharge, MLAs Byrathi Basavaraj, Prasad Abbaya and BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath were among the top officials that attended the meeting held on Thursday.

International Yoga Day: Over 8,000 NCC cadets to attend yoga sessions in Bangalore

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, yoga sessions for the NCC Cadets of NCC Directorate Karnataka and Goa will be held at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bangalore on June 21. The special sessions that are scheduled to begin at 6.30 am will see over 8.000 NCC Cadets' participation. 

Heavy vehicles continue to ply through city during peak hours

Pointing out poor management by the Bengaluru Traffic Police, citizens continue to take to Twitter to express displeasure on heavy vehicles entering city roads during peak hours. The traffic police had earlier banned movement of heavy vehicles including trucks and trailers on city roads to avoid traffic congestion. 

IMA Scam: ED inspects Shivajinagar office

As the investigation continues in the IMA Jewels Scam case, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials visited IMA Group's office in Shivajinagar Thursday.  The ED has now registered a case against the IMA group under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (2002). 

Farmer creates tree-running 'bike'

A farmer from Karnataka is gaining popularity across the nation for his innovation - a 'bike' that runs on trees. Ganapathi Bhat, hailing from Dakshina Kannada invented the machine to make climbing easier for farmers. A science graduate, he has been working on the petrol-run machine for the last two years. 

IMA Scam: Jeweller files complaint against Mansoor Khan for cheating

As I Monetary Advisory founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan continues to be missing, a jeweller from Bangalore has joined the bandwagon of complainants accusing IMA group of cheating them. The complaint filed at Commercial Street police station by Ankit Sanghvi, director of Dharmesh Jewellers Pvt Ltd says that he has been cheated of Rs 9.83 crore.

Actor and writer Ranga Niranthara DK Chowta passes away

Popular actor, writer and working president of Ranga Niranthara D K Chowta passed away in Bengaluru on Wednesday. A popular figure in the field of theatre, Chowta was 81 when he passed away in Jayadeva Hospital in the city. Also a winner of the Tulu Sahitya Academy Award in 2011, Chowta is a former president of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. Hailing from Manjeshwaram in Kerala, he was born on June 1, 1938. His books ‘Mithabail Yamunakka’, ‘Ardhasatya, Baki Sullalla’, ‘Kariyajjana Kathegalu’, ‘Pilipathi Gadas’ and ‘Mooru Hejje’ are well acclaimed.

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, BTM Layout or Peenya. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Koramangala, Srirampura, and Ulsoor.

Bangalore among top 10 cities in Asia Pacific for realty investment

Bangalore has secured one among the top 10 spots in the best 10 global cities list in the Asia Pacific region for cross-border investment in the real estate sector. According to the rankings, investment in the sector has doubled to over Rs 11,000 crore in FY19 when compared to Rs 5,573 crore in FY18. The survey by CBRE South Asia, a global real estate consultancy also noted that the city being featured second on the list of best Global Startup Ecosystem Growth Index by ‘Compass’ Infrastructure in 2018 was another contributing factor to the fete.

Bengaluru school in trouble as benefactor firm accused of fraud, its founder missing

The VK Obaidullah government school in Shivajinagar, partly administered by a private investment firm of the I Monetary Advisory (IMA) group of companies, is facing problems with the group and its missing founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan accused of defrauding hundreds of investors through Ponzi schemes run by his firm. The school, which has nearly 1,700 students, was renovated and partly administered by the IMA Group under a memorandum of understanding signed with the Karnataka government in 2015. The IMA Group has claimed to have spent Rs 16 crore in developing the school under a three-year MoU renewed last year.

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Coalition govt to release 1-year achievement book today

The JD(S)-Congress coalition government will release a  one-year achievement book will be released today in Vidhana Soudha today. The HD Kumaraswamy-led government will complete 13 months since its formation on June 23.  CM Kumaraswamy and Deputy CM G Parameshwara will jointly release the book at 12 noon Thursday in Vidhana Soudha.

Bangalore weather today: light rains predicted

The weatherman has predicted light rains in Bangalore today, most likely by evening. According to IMD's daily weather report, the city will witness a generally cloudy sky throughout the day. "Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 32 and 21 degree Celsius respectively," reads the report.

Meanwhile, a Buddhist monk residing in a Tibetan colony in Mundgod, Uttara Kannada district was duped online of Rs 1.73 crore by a person claiming to be working with the US army. Karma Kedup (74), the victim, has lodged a complaint at Mundgod police station. As the amount is over Rs 1 crore, police have handed over the case to the Criminal Investigation Department.

Read: Karnataka: Monk duped of Rs 1.73 crore by person posing as US Army staffer

In a relief to many environmentalists and activist groups in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government on Tuesday informed the High Court that it had dropped the controversial steel flyover project. The project, proposed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) between Basaveshwara Circle (Chalukya Circle) and Hebbal, hit headlines as citizens came out in large numbers to oppose its construction.

Read: Karnataka govt blinks, drops bridge project as #SteelFlyoverBeda campaign wins

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.