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Polling concluded at 14 Lok Sabha constituencies from Karnataka, as the third phase of Lok Sabha elections took place in 15 states and 2 union territories today. The other 14 from the state had gone to the polls on April 18, recording 61.84% poll percentage
Bangalore News Highlights: Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka were killed in the serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, 33.30 million passengers transited through the Bangalore International airport at the end of FY 2018-19.
The Karnataka education department has asked teachers of selected 947 Kannada and Urdu government schools to visit households in the locality to promote admissions, post-election and examination-related duties. A comprehensive training programme, beginning April 29, is in the pipeline for teachers to be trained with special modules on effective English teaching.
IT professional Rahul Nair had a long wait to exercise his right to vote when compared to others. Interestingly, the 32-year-old reacted differently from several others when asked about his first-time experience. "I find not a single candidate is worth voting but still chose to express my opinion on the EVM," he says.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: HD Deve Gowda in Tumkur; his grandson JD (S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Mandya; independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh from Mandya; Prakash Raj from Bangalore Central constituency are among the 362 contestants in fray for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, held in 14 seats of Karnataka.
Bangalore News Highlights: Pre-monsoon rains dip temperature below 20 degree Celsius | Power supply affected throughout the day in several areas of Bangalore | Prakash Raj-Rizwan Arshad fake post controversy | Mahavir Jayanti Celebrations | DEO inspects Lok Sabha polling day preparations and much more made news on April 17, 2019
Interestingly, researchers observed that as much as 5 million people left the workforce between 2016 and 2018. "The beginning of the decline in jobs coincided with demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends," The State of Working India (SWI) 2019 report released by Azim Premji University says.
How to Check Name in Voter List in Bangalore for Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 1. Search with the EPIC (Electoral Photo ID Card) number | 2. Search with name and other details | 3. Search via mobile number
Prakash Raj interview: "The responsibility of a citizen is to elect a parliamentarian of a constituency… whichever party he belongs to is not important to the electorate. There are 500+ parliamentarians, it is their job to elect the leader and opposition leader."
Jenifar J. Russel, a 38-year-old, reveals that his job as a food delivery executive has helped him connect with the city better. "Earlier I used to switch on the AC in my car and go to work. Now I'm aware of the pollution levels, potholes on road, traffic problems, parking issues, and foul smell arising from garbage dumping areas. Travelling on a two-wheeler gives me the real feel of the city," he says.
PM Modi in Bengaluru Highlights: BJP is gearing up for PM Narendra Modi's first rally in Bengaluru today. Over 90 lakh voters spread across five constituencies in and around the city will be listening to what the BJP has to offer.
The Byre Gowda-starred "fact check video" touches upon various issues that affect the city, with the iconic Vidhana Soudha (stage legislature building) in the background. "How much of the Rs 10,000 crore investment promised for basic infrastructure in the city was materialised?" one among the major questions raised in the video mentions.
The mobile application will enable users, apart from paid volunteers, to record multiple features of each tree in their neighbourhood. Details such as species, girth, height, and approximate age can be uploaded.