Bangalore News May 21 Highlights: In the light of the counting day of the recently held Lok Sabha elections, no alcohol will be served in hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, eateries and such in Bangalore from 6 am on May 23 to the same time on May 24. Bengaluru City police have also notified that prohibitory orders under section 144 near counting centres will be in effect.
The counting centres identified for the three constituencies of Bengaluru are St Joseph’s Indian College near Mallya Hospital for Bangalore North, Mount Carmel College for Bangalore Central and SSMRV College in Jayanagar for Bangalore South. In a press meet District Election Commissioner, N Manjunath Prasad said, “The counting of the Bengaluru’s three constituencies will be held on 23 May from 8 am.
Bengaluru Police investigating the mysterious blast that claimed the life of a man killed in a blast outside Karnataka Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu’s residence in Vyalikaval in Bangalore on Sunday, confirmed the man was killed after the chemical container he was carrying exploded. Venkatesh Kumar, was killed on the spot when the chemical — methyl ethyl ketone peroxide — exploded in his hand outside the house around 9.30am.
Meanwhile, the weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky in most parts of the city. Temperature is expected to range between 23 and 35-degree Celsius respectively.
Thousand-plus deaths due to electric shock in Bangalore, BESCOM jumps to ‘awareness’ mode
While citizens in Bangalore face issues with dangling cables all around, the number of deaths caused to this carelessness suggests the issue is of prime importance. Be it optical fibre cables or live electric wires, recent incidents generate fear and panic among pedestrians and others alike.
Karnataka PU board revises seat matrix
The Directorate of Pre-University Education (DPUE) has revised the seat matrix for admission PU colleges for the year 2019-20. According to their latest notification, the board has withdrawn the 50% seat reservation for girl students
Admission open for KSOU
Admissions open at Karnataka State Open University for the academic year 2019-20. Courses offered include UG and PG Diploma programmes. Application and prospectus available at http://www.ksoumysore.karnataka.gov.in Last date: July 25.
Admissions open at Karnataka State Open University for the academic— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 21, 2019
year 2019-20. Courses offered include UG and PG Diploma programmes. Application and prospectus available at https://t.co/CtC3izkVzL Last date: July 25. @IEBengaluru #KSOU pic.twitter.com/RhUe8oxJQQ
Weatherman predicts Bangalore Rains in next 2-4 hours. Rain and thundershowers with gusty winds forecasted in Ramanagara, Hassan, Bellary, Mysuru Bagalkot, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Raichur, Shimoga, and other parts in Karnataka too.
Weatherman predicts #BangaloreRains in next 2-4 hours. Rain and thundershowers with gusty winds forecasted in Ramanagara, Hassan, Bellary, Mysuru Bagalkot, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Raichur, Shimoga, and other parts in #Karnataka too. pic.twitter.com/q0fc4hq4wZ— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 21, 2019
JD(S) president H Vishwanath backs Congress leader Roshan Baig
JD(S) president H Vishwanath backs Congress leader Roshan Baig, says his remarks were right and thanked him for telling the truth.
Congress leader Roshan Baig gets showcause notice
Shivajinagar MLA and senior Congress leader Roshan Baig gets showcause notice seeking explanation on his latest remarks against KC Venugopal, Dinesh Gundurao and Siddaramaiah. The notice is sent by KPCC General Secretary Venkatrao Y Ghorpade.
Chorus grows against PMO for stalling suburban rail project in Bangalore
Demanding intervention from the union government and seeking response from the Prime Minister's office, citizen activists have started an online petition from Bengaluru. "#SuburbanRail can take a minimum of 10 lakh rides per day off the roads & quickly. Imagine the impact in traffic . It’s the single largest hope to solve traffic woes," reads the petition titled 'PMO, shame on punishing Bangalore by derailing critical suburban rail project.'
#Pl #Sign! Why has @PMOIndia #punished/ #cheated #Bangalore by stalling the #SuburbanRail they #committed to us? In their #pettypolitics, must #Blr & #citizens #suffer? #Health #Time #Sanity lost..#Shame PMO ! https://t.co/6UxENuL9fY @HeritageBeku @citizensforblr @drharshvardhan— Priya Chetty Rajagop (@priyachettyr) May 21, 2019
Finnish Ambassador meets Deputy CM
Finland's Ambassador to India Nina Vaskunlahti met Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Tuesday. The meeting held at the Vidhana Soudha discussed developments in the IT-BT sector, industries and startups on Tuesday.
All cities in Top 10 fastest growing economies are from India, Bangalore third
According to research institute Oxford Economics, all the top 10 fastest-growing cities by GDP between 2019 and 2035 will be in India. Bangalore is third on the list just behind Surat and Agra. According to the report, India’s Silicon Valley grows rapidly because of its booming tech and start-up scene – will grow 8.5% year on year by 2035. "Think of the world’s wealthiest cities: New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London probably spring to mind. But based on annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth Asian cities – particularly those in India – are powering ahead of other urban economies," the report reads.
CM Kumaraswamy pays tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy took it to Twitter to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary. "Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary leader. He was instrumental in bringing in reforms that lead to the information revolution in India..." he tweeted.
Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary leader. He was instrumental in bringing in reforms that lead to the information revolution in India. We pay our heartfelt tribute to the great leader on his death anniversary.#RajivGandhi— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) May 21, 2019
CM meets KMF members
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy met members of the Karnataka Milk Federation in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Dinesh Gundurao inspects park
Gandhinagar MLA Dinesh Gundurao inspected Nehru Park near Seshadripuram in ward number 94
Inspected Nehru Park in ward94, Gandhinagar.— Dinesh Gundu Rao / ದಿನೇಶ್ ಗುಂಡೂರಾವ್ (@dineshgrao) May 21, 2019
Discussed with walkers about further improvements and checked the development works undertaken. pic.twitter.com/pAJAm399oR
Bangalore air quality update
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'unhealthy'. At 12.30 pm, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Chamarajpet, Peenya, Jayanagar, Domlur and Whitefield.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: DCM reaction on Roshan Baig's reported comments
Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara said Congress leader Roshan Baig's reported comments are his personal opinion, it is not party's opinion or assessment.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Congress leader Roshan Baig's reported comments "If Congress loses, Dinesh Gundu Rao & Siddaramaiah to blame": It is his personal opinion, it is not party's opinion or assessment. pic.twitter.com/PffV7QWMFv— ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2019
Bureaucrat lauds BBMP initiative
Recipient of Dr Kalam Award for Innovation in Governance and IFS officer Sudha Ramen has appreciated the BBMP's citizen initiative #BYOCSelfie which urges citizens to click from areas that need the local civic body's attention. "This is amazing...," she tweeted
May 20, 2019
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress leader stirs up controversy
Shivajinagar MLA Roshan Baig has started blaming congress leaders Dinesh Gundu Rao and Siddaramaiah for running a lacklustre campaign. He was on TV telling that the exit polls had not come as a surprise to him.
Senior Congress leader & former Minister @rroshanbaig attacks Karnataka Congress leadership. Speaking to @News18Urdu my father has reiterated the fact that he's not surprised looking at the exit polls.https://t.co/PkvJZREiEL— R Ruman Baig (@Rumanbaig) May 20, 2019
CM Kumaraswamy cancels Delhi visit, reason unknown
As politics in Karnataka heats up even before the counting of votes on May 23, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has called off his visit to New Delhi just minutes before his scheduled departure from the city. When contacted, the CM's office responded, "reason was not specified." A delegation of 21 opposition parties was expected to convene at the Constitution Club in the national capital before heading off to meet Election Commission officials on Tuesday afternoon.
City boy who touched live wire succumbs to burn injuries
Nikhil, a 14-year-old boy who was rushed to Victoria Hospital last week after being electrocuted by a live high-tension wire, succumbed to burn injuries on Monday. He was admitted in the ICU since May 16 when he touched a live wire dangling onto the terrace of a neighbour's house where he went to fetch a cricket ball. The incident took place near Netaji Circle in Mathikere
Bureaucrats might be registrars in state varsities soon
In a bid to bring in effective administration in state universities, the Karnataka state government is mulling over bringing back bureaucrats to the registrar's designation. Several administrative issues had contributed to controversies recently among which the idol controversy at Bangalore University hit most headlines.
Bangalore orders online food most in India
A recent study has revealed that Bangalore orders food online the most among Indian cities. A study by the National Restaurant Association of India indicates that an average Bangalorean orders food worth Rs 3,536 online per month. The survey also found that many prefer experimenting with fusion food rather than picking from regular cuisines.
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 Hebbal or Peenya. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Jayanagar and City Railway station