The Bengaluru City Police are likely to introduce token system across in a bid to resolve cases on priority basis. According to City Police Commissioner Alok Kumar, this is being done to avoid people reaching out directly to superior officers when they feel issues aren’t solved at the station level. He added that the feasibility of the same is currently being discussed with legal experts and the same would be introduced soon.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka state government will carry out a survey in August to assess school dropouts in the state. Confirming this, chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar Wednesday directed the Department of Women and Child Development to make arrangements to collect details. According to the primary and secondary education department’s Students Achievement Tracking System (SATS), at least 70,000 children from the age group 6-18 are dropouts in the state
Puttur gang-rape case: 8 arrested for sharing video on WhatsApp
"Eight people have been arrested by Puttur Town police today for circulating the video online. The incident took place on April 3. The discovery of the first person who uploaded the video led to the discovery of the other online perpetrators who shared it to other WhatsApp and social media groups," Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police B. Laxmi Prasad told Indianexpress.com
Bangalore spots a rainbow after light drizzles
Roshan Baig inspects Haj terminal at KIA
Chairman of Karnataka State Haj Committee and Shivajinagar MLA R Roshan Baig went on a walkthrough of the Haj terminal in Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore on Thursday. He also spoke to CISF, BIAL, AIR SATS and others requesting smooth movement for pilgrims.
Hon'ble Chairman Karnataka State Haj Committee, janab R Roshan Baig Sab Having a walkthrough of Haj terminal at Bangalore International Airport with Officials from CISF,BIAL,SAUDIA AIRLINES,AIR SATS, etc. For the smooth movement for Hajees. pic.twitter.com/gxARvYF7qi— INC SHIVAJINAGAR (@INCShivajinaga) July 4, 2019
Five accused arrested after a video of a gang-rape went viral on Whatsapp.
Five accused arrested after a video of a gang-rape went viral on Whatsapp. BM Laxmi Prasad, SP Dakshina Kannada: Y’day we got info about the viral video. We registered a suo-moto case. We further identified boys in video&enquired the girl seen in the video.
Mangaluru: 5 accused arrested after a video of a gang-rape went viral on Whatsapp. BM Laxmi Prasad, SP Dakshina Kannada: Y’day we got info about the viral video. We registered a suo-moto case. We further identified boys in video&enquired the girl seen in the video. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/nlskR5A7x2— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2019
Nikhil Kumaraswamy is now JD (S) youth wing president
In the first organisational reshuffle following the JD(S) drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, party supremo H D Deve Gowda Thursday appointed his grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy as the party’s youth wing president and Sakleshpur MLA H K Kumaraswamy as the party’s Karnataka president.
Looking forward to work for the party: Nikhil Kumaraswamy
Nikhil Kumaraswamy claims that he was surprised that JD(S) supremo HD Devegowda had appointed him as the youth wing president of the party and looks forward to work for the party.
Two held for stealing high-end cars using bluetooth gadget in Bengaluru
In a first, the Bengaluru Police arrested two people for allegedly stealing high-end cars using a bluetooth-enabled tablet.
The Bengaluru South-East division police arrested one Babu from Vellore and Saddam Hussain from Chennai, who had allegedly stolen 15 cars worth Rs 1 crore in south-east Bengaluru for the past few months.
JDS appoints new state chief, working president, and youth wing head
JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda appoints senior legislator HK Kumaraswamy as the Karnataka president of the JD(S) on Thursday. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil was appointed as Karnataka JD(S) youth wing president. Nikhil replaces former legislator Madhu Bangappa, who has been elevated as JD(S) state working president.
‘Gangrape’ videos of college student go viral, Karnataka Police arrest 5
The Karnataka Police have arrested five youngsters in connection with the alleged gangrape of a college girl. The incident, which allegedly took place in February, came to light only on Tuesday after two sexually explicit videos were circulated in various WhatsApp groups. A suo motu case was filed soon after a women’s police station received an alert about the videos from the social media monitoring cell of the Dakshina Kannada police department.
Bangalore's population cross 1.3 crore: BBMP statistics
According to the statistics presented by Bangalore's local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore is home to over 1.3 crore people. As per the presentation made by BBMP officials presenting 'Bengaluru’s swm road map & vision,' the city has a population of 1,30, 88, 022 in 198 wards of BBMP within city limits.
Congress MLA Anand Singh reacts on his resignation
Congress MLA Anand Singh reacts on his resignation, says he will not meet any Congress leaders today and will only hold talks with CM HD Kumaraswamy once he returns from US.
In Karnataka trains, all-women RPF teams will track complaints on WhatsApp, act swiftly
In a first in Karnataka, a 15-member all-women Railway Protection Force (RPF) team will travel in different trains in a bid to enhance the safety of women passengers. Named Shakthi, the teams pledge to work real-time on complaints from women passengers. Debasmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, RPF Bangalore Division said, “Real-time tracking of issues related to women passengers is made possible via WhatsApp groups which include Shakthi teams comprising RPF officers, lady representatives from daily passenger trains and frequent travellers on the route.”
Releasing sewage to drains can get you booked in Bangalore
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has informed that criminal charges will be laid on violators who release sewage directly into drains in Bengaluru. Criminal proceeding against 70 such offenders identified by the Board will be initiated soon, BWSSB officials said. A list of property owners not complying to BWSSB show cause notices for the same has also been submitted to the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KPSCB) to initiate further action.
Vivekananda remembered by IISc professor on 117th death anniversary
On the 117th death anniversary of visionary Swami Vivekananda, a tweet made in memory of the legendary philosopher has been shared widely on social media. The tweet made by Prof. Abhishek Banerjee, a Maths professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) reads, "It was Swami Vivekananda who inspired Jamsetji Tata to found the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Tributes to him."
It was Swami Vivekananda who inspired Jamsetji Tata to found the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) July 4, 2019
Tributes to him.
Gang rape in Dakshina Kannada: Five arrested
The Karnataka police Wednesday arrested five youngsters for an alleged gang rape of a college girl. The incident, according to police, took place on April 3 but came to light only after a video of the same got widely circulated on WhatsApp on Tuesday. A case was filed based on this which led to the arrest of five, which includes a college student.
BBMP councillor's assets: Court seeks response within a week
The High Court of Karnataka has given a week to the BBMP to respond to a petition challenging the non-declaration of assets by 34 of its councillors. The court issued the ultimatum when Justice G Narendar heard a petition filed by Anil Kumar, seeking direction against the councillors and show what authority they have to hold office.
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
IISc students call off protest
Hundreds of students who sat on a protest in Indian Institute of Science (IISc) students for three consecutive days called off the same Wednesday night. According to the protesters, the director informed students that immediate disciplinary action was taken against the project engineer and another contractor for negligence of work. The internal investigation committee has also promised to share the detailed report with students once the investigation is completed.
Student commits suicide, investigation underway
A tenth standard student committed suicide by hanging herself in a classroom of her school on Wednesday. The incident took place in a school in Shanti Grama, of Hassan Taluk. A case has been filed at the Shanti Grama police station and the investigation is underway.
Karnataka: A 10th standard student committed suicide by hanging herself in one of the classrooms of her school in Shanti Grama, yesterday. Case registered at Shanti Grama police station, investigation underway.— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2019
Explained: How stable is Karnataka govt?
The resignations imply that Congress tally in the 224-member strong Assembly falls from 79 (including the Speaker) to 77. While this reduction does not, by itself, rob the current government of a majority — because the coalition enjoys a simple majority thanks to the support of 37 JD(S) MLAs as well as 2 Independents and 1 BSP MLA – yet it signals an opportunity where the principal opposition, the BJP, can turn the tables on the government. One key change brought about by the two resignations is that the effective simple majority mark in the House falls from 113 seats to 112. That’s because the overall strength of the assembly is just 222 as against 224 earlier.
Light rain likely in Bangalore today
The weatherman has predicted light rains in Bangalore today, most likely by evening. According to IMD's weather forecast, "Surface winds very likely to be strong and gusty at times. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 31 and 21 degree Celsius respectively."