Darshan Devaiah B P works as Senior Sub Editor for The Indian Express Online (indianexpress.com) from Bengaluru. He reports on urban issues and has experience using Right to Information (RTI) as a reporting tool.
The burnt KSRTC bus parked in Majestic has a banner introducing the bus, with info about manufacture date, depot the bus belongs to, bus route served and the distance covered by the bus so far in kilometres.
The accused identified as Ashwani Jhunjhunwala, was vice president of the company in the Bengaluru office. According to police, Jhunjhunwala been charged on Sunday with siphoning off 5.4 million dollar (around Rs 38 crore) by logging on to the company’s internal computer systems of his junior colleagues.
While violent protests rocked the outskirts of Bengaluru in places like Kanakapura and Ramnagara, the capital city remained largely calm, with schools and colleges open and offices functioning normally.
Last year Kodagu district was devastated by flood and landslides during the rainy season. As per the predictions by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on heavy rain in the district, an orange alert has been declared in Kodagu on August 6 and red alert from August 7 to 10.