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Written by Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 25, 2019 8:02:16 am
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Bangalore news Highlights: Visitors at Bangalore’s iconic Lalbagh Botanical Garden will soon get to know more on the origin, species and other details of several trees at their fingertips live, thanks to the authorities’ decision to install QR codes on trees in the next six months.

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According to officials of the horticulture department, QR codes will provide information to visitors on the height, width, age, texture, lifespan, and other vital points of each tree.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru city witnessed advancing monsoon on Sunday as several areas around MG Road, Koramangala and Lalbagh Road received heavy rain. HAL Airport recorded the highest rainfall (28 mm) until 7.30 pm on Sunday according to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNDMC). Although three cases of tree fall were reported to BBMP from Mysore Bank Circle, Vannarpet and Mission Road, no damages were registered.

Meanwhile, the weatherman has predicted a fall in temperature in and around Bengaluru city today. According to the met department’s daily report, mercury levels are expected to be between 20 and 29 degree Celsius in the city on Monday. Rain is very likely in the city, mostly by evening.

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19:00 (IST)24 Jun 2019
After Church Street pub accident, Bangalore Police want safety barriers on rooftops

After two persons fell to their death from the second floor of a pub in Church Street on Friday, Bengaluru Police said they will instruct building owners to install safety barriers to prevent such accidents.

READ: After Church Street pub accident, Bangalore Police want safety barriers on rooftops

18:50 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Rainfall Forecast for next 24 hours in Karnataka

Widespread moderate to heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka & scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over NIK districts & isolated to scattered light to moderate rains over SIK & Malnad district

18:36 (IST)24 Jun 2019
IMA Scam: SIT finds gold mortgage documents of over 600 people at IMA office

SIT finds gold mortgage documents of over 600 people at IMA office. Most of the documents belong to IMA staff and school teachers. The SIT has found around 50 Kgs of gold.

18:16 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Man allegedly attempts suicide inside Karnataka Assembly, calls for raise in minimum wage

A 44-year-old daily wage worker allegedly attempted suicide on the third floor of the Vidhana Soudha building in Bangalore on Monday

R Revanna Kumar, who hails from Chickballapur, allegedly tried to slit his throat and wrist inside a restroom next to Room no. 332 of Karnataka’s Legislative Assembly building. A handwritten chit found alongside other several documents he was carrying demanded a rise in minimum wages, the police said.  The 44-year-old man was rushed to Bowring hospital where he received first aid

READ: Man allegedly attempts suicide inside Karnataka Assembly, calls for raise in minimum wage

17:06 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Police to act against pubs violating safety of customers

Following the death of  two persons who fell off the  second floor of a pub located in Church Street, in Bengaluru on Friday night, the police are taking looking into the safety regulations and procedures in pubs and bars in the city.

Speaking to Indianexpress.com, D Devaraj, DCP (central), said, “we will soon have a meeting with pub and restaurants owners and also with the civic agencies to  avoid such accidents. We are coming up with specific suggestions to improve safety.”

16:07 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Injured while performing stunt for TikTok, Karnataka youth dies in hospital

A 22-year-old singer and dancer who fractured his spinal cord while attempting a stunt for popular mobile app TikTok recently died at a Bengaluru hospital on Sunday.

Read: Injured while performing stunt for TikTok, Karnataka youth dies in hospital

15:09 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Karnataka BJP demands CBI probe into IMA Scam

Karnataka BJP held Press meet in Vidhana Soudha demanding a CBI probe into IMA Scam. BJP MLA Aswathnarayan called  IMA Fraud is the Saradha Chit Fund Scam of Karnataka. 

15:01 (IST)24 Jun 2019
IMA scam: Police ready to give protection to Mansoor Khan, says SIT chief

SIT chief Ravikanthe Gowda reacts on Mansoor Khan’s video, says police are ready to give protection to the accused and his family members. He adds that they know the whereabouts of Khan but won’t reveal it since the probe is underway.

14:08 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Man tries to commit suicide in Vidhana Soudha

Pointing fingers to security arrangements at Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, a man tried to commit suicide on the third floor of the building. Identified as R. Revanna Kumar hailing from Chickballapur, the man tried to slit his throat in a restroom next to Room no. 332 of Vidhana Soudha. Police officials rushed to the spot to take the 44-year-old man to a nearby hospital. 

More details awaited. 

13:26 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Bangalore power disruption update

Several areas including Ejipura, Balaji Nagar, Thigalarapalya Main Road, Madhura Nagar and Varthur face power cuts. According to BESCOM officials, the power has been switched off for maintenance works. Power will be restored by 3.30 pm

13:15 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Inter-state private bus operators strike: KSRTC announces 4 extra services to Kerala

As private inter-state bus operators from #Kerala are on an indefinite strike protesting alleged "harassment of motor vehicle departments", the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation will operate 4 extra buses from Bangalore - one each to Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kannur and Palakkad.

12:46 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Yeddyurappa releases book criticising HDK's grama vastavya

Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa released a book criticising CM HD Kumaraswamy 's 'grama vastavya'. The state BJP chief alleges that the CM spends Rs 1.22 crore each day for the stay.

12:20 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Mangalore celebrates Kesard Onji Dina

Children, youth and women participated in Kesard Onji Dina (a day in slushy water) organised by Shri Jnana Shakti Subramanya Swamy Temple, Pavanje at Bakimar paddy field in Mangaluru.

11:50 (IST)24 Jun 2019
DCM Parameshwara lays foundation for eye hospital

Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara laid the foundation for a speciality eye hospital in Arasapura, Korategere on Monday. He also inaugurated an eye camp at the venue.

11:17 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Chorus grows for Hospete-Bengaluru intercity train

The demand for an intercity train on the Hospete-Bengaluru route via Ballari, Guntkal has been on since quite some time now. The online movement for the same requesting Railways MoS Suresh Angadi has been intensified now with more people joining the bandwagon. 

10:30 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Car accident: Three killed, two injured

Three members of a family including two women were killed and two others injured when the car in which they were travelling crashed into a tree in the early hours of Sunday at Magadi in Ramanagara district, police said. "A family of five was on the way from Sripathihalli in Magadi to Kunigal when the car crashed against a tree at a turning near Huchcha Hanumegowdanapalya village. The driver probably failed to judge that there was a curve," Ramanagara Superintendent of Police Chetan Singh Rathor told PTI. The injured have been admitted to a private hospital, he added.

10:09 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Sumalatha remembers late husband Ambaressh

Mandya MP Sumalatha remembered her husband and former politician and actor Ambareesh on Monday as the day marked seven months since his death. "7 months .. You were , are & always will be.. The centre of our universe The memories which make us laugh & cry The force which sustains our very life Miss you every moment," Sumalatha wrote on Twitter posting a family photograph. 

09:55 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Pakistani woman arrested for overstaying, forging documents

Bengaluru city police arrested a 50-year-old Pakistani woman for overstaying her visa and for forging documents. Identified as Shabana Nasira residing in Siddapura, she held Indian citizenship before moving to Pakistan after marrying a Pakistani man. Interestingly, during her stay in India, she got an Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Ration Card, PAN card and other documents. The police is investigating the matter now.

09:37 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.30 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.

08:58 (IST)24 Jun 2019
Five Bangalore girls to represent India at football event in France

Five Bangalore girls will be travelling to Lyon later this month to take part in Festival 19, a 10-day event that will bring together disadvantaged youngsters from across the globe. Festival 19, which coincides with the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, seeks to empower women and girls through football.  Parimala Honappa, Raksha Ramesh Kumar, Shylaja Naganoor, Divyashree Nanjappa and Sana Farheen are among one of the three delegations from India. Around 40 such delegations from 35 countries will feature in the event.

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Meanwhile, five Bangalore girls will be travelling to Lyon later this month to take part in Festival 19, a 10-day event that will bring together disadvantaged youngsters from across the globe. Festival 19, which coincides with the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, seeks to empower women and girls through football.

READ| Five Bangalore girls to represent India at football event in France

At the same time, two persons died after falling off the second floor of a pub located in Church Street, Bengaluru on Friday night. The victims have been identified by the police as Pawan, who worked with a leading newspaper in the city, and Vedha, who worked in a private IT firm.

READ| Bengaluru: Two fall to death from second floor of pub on Church Street

In another incident, a joyride turned harmful for four people after a ride in Bengaluru’s Wonderla amusement park malfunctioned. The news came to light Friday afternoon after a video of the mishap went viral on social media.

READ| Bengaluru’s Wonderla amusement ride malfunctions, four injured

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