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Multi-modal Logistics Park in Chennai to be awarded in August

After award of the project, the private sector will make an investment of around 782.58 crore for the Chennai MMLP. Bids for the Nagpur and Bengaluru MMLPs are expected to close soon too, Prakash Gaur, the chief executive of National Highways Logistics Management Ltd (NHLML), told ET. Gaur said bids for the MMLP in Bengaluru will close next, followed by Nagpur.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 12:40 am

K'taka: Two more held in Praveen Nettaru murder case

The Dakshina Kannada district police have arrested two more persons in connection with the Praveen Nettaru murder case.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 9:46 pm

Akasa Air takes to the skies

Starts flights on Mumbai-Ahmedabad, will soon launch flights to Kochi and Bengaluru

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 9:28 pm

Visakhapatnam-SMVT Bengaluru weekly train gets tremendous response

Rail users seek running of train at least twice a week

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 9:10 pm

Two children die in wall collapse in Bengaluru

Two women were injured in the incident

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:14 pm

Bengaluru native arrested

He is accused of defrauding money in promise of a job

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:12 pm

Bike lifter arrested in Bengaluru

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 8:09 pm

Akasa Air, Indias newest airline, debuts with Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight

Akasa has announced a total of five routes, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, and Chennai

The Hindu Businessline 7 Aug 2022 7:23 pm

B'luru civic body to provide tuitions for poor kids from Aug 15

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will launch a new project under which it will provide tuitions to poor children studying in the 3rd and 5th standards from August 15.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:49 pm

Hindu outfits celebrate BBMP order on Bengalurus Idgah grounds

Idgah Maidan Row The order said that Karnataka State Board of Auqaf did not submit necessary documents despite multiple notices. TNM Staff Hindu outfits in Bengaluru gathered in Chamarajpet near the Idgah maidan to celebrate an order passed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikes (BBMP) Joint Commissioner (West), S M Srinivas stating the ownership of the land is now vested with the Karnataka Revenue Department. The order was passed on August 6. The groups gathered at the maidan on August 7 and burst crackers and distributed sweets to locals. The order dated August 6, 2022 says that the Karnataka State Board of Auqaf (Wakf) was given seven days to furnish the document. The time allotted for them to appear before the BBMP with the required documentation was extended for an additional five days since they failed to do so earlier. The order stated that the Wakf board members had only presented the Supreme Court orders, which was insufficient despite several extensions. The BBMP has dismissed their requests, stating that the Supreme Court judgement from 1964 only granted congregational rights to the Muslim community and did not confer ownership rights, because the board had not provided the necessary documentation showing ownership. In June this year, Hindu organisations requested permission from the BBMP to organise celebrations for all religions on the property, which rekindled the dispute over the site which has been going on for several decades. The royal Wodeyar family of Mysuru gave the Muslim community more than 10 acres of land many years ago to be used as a cemetery and for Eidgah. After a lengthy legal dispute that lasted for decades, the Supreme Court finally decided that the land belongs to the Central Muslim Association (CMA) in 1964. After the cemetery was moved to a new position close to Mysore Road over time, the land's size decreased to two acres and 10 guntas. Therefore, all that was left was a space where Eid prayers could be delivered in front of an already-existing minar. The public uses the area for a variety of activities, such as cow grazing and as a playground. The Idgah Maidan is listed in the 1974 city survey documents as a playground with a khata in the name of the BBMP, suggesting that the area is a public property owned by the city corporation. The Karnataka State Board of Auqaf, according to the BBMP, should have represented themselves and declared their ownership of the land during the 1974 survey, or they might have asserted their claim at a later time and had the khata transferred in their name, which has not been done. The Karnataka State Board of Auqaf disputed that the Idgah Maidan's two acres and 10 guntas of land are officially recognised Wakf properties in the wake of the Idgah Maidan controversy. The Central Muslim Association (CMA), who have looked after the Idgah maidan, has provided a number of documentation to support their ownership. This includes a Supreme Court decision from 1964 that apparently rejected a plan to build on the site and a subsequent Wakf gazette notification from June 7, 1965, identifying the property as a Wakf property. Despite this, there was misunderstanding, because the area was listed as a playground in the 1974 survey and civic records. Following the recent order, the BBMP now says that any dispute that the Wakf board has over the ownership of the land must be taken up with the Karnataka Revenue Department.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 4:53 pm

Karnataka, Bengaluru News Live Updates: NIA registers FIR in Karnataka BJP youth leader murder case - The Indian Express

Karnataka, Bengaluru News Live Updates: NIA registers FIR in Karnataka BJP youth leader murder case The Indian Express Karnataka Home Minister says BJYM worker Praveen Nettaru was attacked by locals The News Minute Karnataka home minister says locals are behind killing of BJP member Hindustan Times Praveen murder: Locals involved in case, says Karnataka Home Minister News9 LIVE Locals involved in killing of BJP Yuva Morcha worker Praveen Nettaru: Karnataka HM Times Now View Full Coverage on Google News

Google News 7 Aug 2022 4:22 pm

Affordable food: Can Annapurna canteens in Telangana do better?

Food security These canteens are not exclusively for the economically poor. The basic intent of these canteens is to see that no human should live in hunger or lead a food insecure existence. Amalendu Jyotishi Gummadi Sridevi Matta Srinivas Patturi Balaji The emerging concerns of urban food insecurity are acknowledged, but very little is known on the nuanced dimensions of these. Higher urban economic growth need not by itself, imply improved access to food for all. In particular, the recent pandemic and continuing phenomenon of rising food prices along with the decline in employment in urban India, has further aggravated the food insecurity. For the urban poor, access to food is heavily dependent on monetary transactions, accentuated by the high proportion of unorganised and informal sector employment that fetches low and irregular income. In this backdrop, the study has been carried out to understand the role of the state supported urban canteens towards improved food security in Hyderabad. While food production and the market are critical dimensions generally well discussed in various forums, there is little knowledge on how food reaches the plate. What are the constraints in availing and accessing a minimum meal per day? What role do the state and other institutions play in addressing food insecurity? Annapurna canteens and urban food security Telangana State Government introduced Annapurna canteens in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in the year 2014. GHMC, in collaboration with the Hare Krishna Charities provides hygienic and safe food at Rs 5 per meal. Popularly known as the Five rupees meal programme, it was officially termed as Annapurna by the state government. The scheme had started at eight centres in 2014 and has now expanded to 150 centres serving approximately 25,000 meals a day. In this scheme, Rs 5 is paid by the beneficiary and GHMC subsidises the remaining amount to the Hare Krishna Movement Charitable Foundation. The Hare Krishna Charity Kitchens serve around 6,750 kgs of rice, 5,265 litres of lentils and 4,500 kgs of curry, every single day. These canteens are not exclusively for the economically poor. The basic intent of these canteens is to see that no human should live in hunger or lead a food insecure existence. These canteens are located in Hyderabad covering a vast, diverse population belonging to different economic, occupation, ethnic, religious, and gender identities. Our intent was to understand how inclusive these canteens are in provisioning of food to various segments of the society and how exclusion manifests in different forms. GHMC Telangana canteens provide only lunch for approximately four hours. We went to the canteens located across diverse demographic orientations including the canteens near the bus stops, hospitals, IT corridor, and railway station. The food provided by each canteen varies every day. However, rice and sambar are consistent in the menu. Each canteen attracts a different composition of customers including the homeless on the one extreme and junior doctors on the other. The supply volume differs across canteens depending upon the demand for the food. The canteen's ambience varies across locations and the surrounding environment. Customers desire to have a shelter and place to be seated while consuming food at every canteen. However, these facilities are available only in Hitech City, and Kukatpally Zonal Commissioners office. Canteens at Goods shed, Moosapet; Yellammabanda, Kukatpally and Yousufguda are poorly maintained despite attracting numerous customers. Several customers we interacted with, had complaints on the supply of water packets, lack of variety of vegetables in the menu, long queue, and unhygienic surroundings. Location of the canteens matters in accessing them Observations at the sales points revealed that the locations with high concentration of working urban population and bus stops had more sales. Canteens located at KPHB Metro Station and HiTech City Metro Station catered to a large number of consumers (approximately 700) during the lunch hours. The composition of the customers generally include low-income groups. If I have to eat in a hotel in this area, it would cost me around Rs 100 per plate and here it is just Rs 5. I can save more money eating here rather than eating in any hotel, said one of the respondents availing the facility of the canteen at HiTech City, Madhapur canteen. The number of rice cans supplied is also an indicator of food demand in each canteen. For example, canteens at HiTech City are supplied with 11 cans (approximately 25 kgs per can) of rice. These other canteens with a high supply of cans are on KPHB and Miyapur X Road and in Osmania General Hospital. In contrast, Moosapet Goods Shed and Nampally Station canteens sell about two rice cans each. The canteen at Hitech City attracts consumers ranging from homeless to the junior doctors who are working in the vicinity. Good ambience and aesthetic of the canteen is one of the important attractions across social and economic groups. This canteen is well maintained. Only this canteen has seating arrangements*among all canteens in Hyderabad. I have eaten in many canteens. But I like to have food in this canteen, because of the good ambience and it is hygienic, said one of the customers at HiTech City canteen. Some canteens open at 10:30 am and close at 3:30 pm while some others open at 11:30 am and close by 1:30 pm. The functioning of the canteens also depends upon the demand and the perception of the respective canteen supervisor. I open this canteen at 10:30 am by seeing the public in front of the canteen for food. They work as maids, municipality women who sweep the roads, and slum population who live nearby, said the canteen's supervisor at Yellammabanda. Closer the canteens to each other, more the customers The canteens locality and the running time are major factors for some of the customers to utilise the canteen for their food needs. Some localities have more than one canteen nearby while some do not have any. Lingampally has three canteens in close proximity and functions at the similar time. Nampally Gandhi Bhavan, Koti, MGBS, Patancheru, Beeramguda have proximity features. Others like Uppal, HiTech City and Osmania General Hospital do not have these features. Availability of canteens in close proximity helps the customers to avail the low-priced food provided by the Annapurna canteen. I have gone to Beeramguda canteen, it was closed, so I came here to have food as this canteen runs for longer time than that canteen, said a customer at Patancheru Bus Stand canteen. The respective canteens supervisors have varied opinions on the functioning of the canteen based upon the composition of the customers and location. At HiTech City, Miyapur X Roads, and Yousufguda canteens, the supervisors opine that the canteen benefits the homeless more and it is providing good food at cheaper price. The remuneration is based upon the sale of rice cans each day and is fixed at Rs 1.10 paise per customer. On an average, they earn Rs 7,000 per month. Most of the supervisors across the canteens in Hyderabad are male. The Patancheru and KP Zonal Commissioners Office, Moosapet are the only exceptions having female supervisors. A customer complains about uncooked food at Chilakalaguda canteen In some canteens, management has hired employees to serve food on a part-time basis. They serve the food in the stipulated functioning time and get back to another work. I have been working here since the inception of the canteen. I see many people coming here and having food. Beggars come, students come, auto drivers come, labour come, and drunkards also come. Some people ask for more food, and more water packets. But I cannot give, since it is fixed for one person. They eat and wash their hands here only. Some people put the plates in the dustbin and some throw and make this place dirty, said a canteen supervisor near the Patancheru Bus Stand. Food quality better in Hyderabad area Composition of the customers of the canteens vary across the locations of the city. In the Secunderabad area, the majority of the customers include construction workers and daily wage earners, vegetable sellers, auto drivers, and a good number of homeless. In the Hyderabad area, the composition of the customers extended to the food and other delivery boys, taxi drivers, entry level IT and hospital employees, and GHMC workers. Our interactions revealed that the perception of food quality varies across the locations. One of the determining factors could be the composition of the customers. Food quality was found to be low in Secunderabad areas compared with Hyderabad areas. A person with a walker being served at Osmania General Hospital canteen I know that we do not get food anywhere at this rate but see this curry, the potato is unpeeled, rice is not cooked properly and it is hard, they have added flour in sambar for its thickness. I appreciate the governments idea to give food to us at cheaper rates but if they can also look into the quality, we will be very happy, said a mason at Chilakalaguda canteen in Secunderabad. Rice is not cooked and curry is bad. If I want to eat at a hotel I can, but I have to save money, so I come to this canteen to have food at a cheaper rate. Government has to look into this issue and provide us with a good quality of food, said a person who works as a security guard at the same canteen. But the views have been found to be different by a different set of customers. Taxi, auto, and truck drivers found the canteen's food quality to be adequately good. These people travel through the city and avail services of various canteens whereas the first set of customers work near a particular canteen and eat food from the same canteen on a regular basis. The composition of the canteens supervisor varies across the canteens and depending on the situation can make them vulnerable to various threats. I have been working here since the lockdown. I have been verbally abused by the customers if I do not give extra water packets, food quality is found to be bad. I complained to the concerned people, but received no help, instead they said, it will be like that only and I have to manage the situation. It is becoming very difficult for me to serve food, said the female supervisor at one of the canteens. Food plates thrown by customers at Uppal canteen During lockdown the government kept the canteens open and provided free meals through the chain of 250 canteens in the respective geographical limits. The main purpose of this was to serve the needy during the lockdown. Patient attendees, daily wage workers, hawkers, people living in shelter homes, and others have availed the service of these canteens during the lockdown. Hygiene and ambience of the surrounding is one of the neglected areas across most of the canteens. Interestingly, recently GHMC had initiated to serve the food in a thin paper plate kept over a plastic plate. Each canteen was given approximately 60 plastic plates. Customers were expected to consume the food in the green thin plate, put the plastic plate as a base and should return the plastic plate after their consumption. But supervisors across canteens had complained that many customers were not returning the plastic plates. It is difficult for them to chase the customers for not returning the plastic plates. Need to make the canteens more customer friendly Making the canteens accessible, hygienic, and providing basic infrastructure and proper seating arrangements can attract various segments of the population who are hungry and looking for affordable good quality food. It is equally important to make these canteens accessible to various strata of the society including women and children. For this, the place needs to be felt safe for the canteen supervisors and customers alike. Having women in the role of canteen service provision can help in making the canteens more accessible for the women customers as observed in Ammas canteens in Tamil Nadu. Branding the canteens for the poor may be counterproductive. Along with food, affordable safe drinking water is another challenge the city dwellers face. Integrating adequate drinking water provision in these canteen premises would be further useful. To link it further, women self-help groups (SHGs) can play an important role in such basic food provisioning services. This requires the state's willingness and proactiveness in engaging them in this service. It will not only be useful towards addressing food security, but also livelihood security of the women engaged in the services. Nonetheless, it is important to recognize urban food insecurity is a glaring issue that needs urgent and large-scale intervention by the state in provisioning affordable nutritious food. These should go beyond a few cities as examples and reach to the urban-scape of the entire nation. (All photographs are by the authors) Professor Gummadi Sridevi is with the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad. Professor Amalendu Jyothishi is with the School of Development, Azim Premji University in Bengaluru. Matta Srinivas and Patturi Balaji are Research Assistants at the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 4:09 pm

Rakesh Jhunjhunwalas Akasa Air operates its first flight

Starting Sunday, Akasa Air will offer weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Progressively adding cities and routes to its network, the airline has already announced a total of five routes alongfive cities, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Bengaluru and Chennai.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 2:14 pm

Idgah Maidan row to resurface as Karnataka civic agency says its govt property

Bengaluru: The Wakf board on Sunday said it was preparing for a legal battle after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) declared that Idgah Maidan belonged to the Revenue Department. Objecting to the BBMPs decision, Wakf Board Chairman Shafi Saadi stated that the board would wage a legal battle. The Supreme Court has given a Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 1:56 pm

Idgah Maidan row to resurface; K'taka civic agency says its govt property [details]

The Wakf board on Sunday said it was preparing for a legal battle after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) declared that Idgah Maidan belonged to the Revenue Department.

IBTimes 7 Aug 2022 1:29 pm

Karnataka Home Minister says BJYM worker Praveen Nettaru was attacked by locals

Crime Police had earlier suspected a Kerala connection, as the location of the murder was close to the Kerala border. PTI File Photo | Facebook Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Saturday, August 6 indicated that those involved in the recent murder of BJP activist Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada district were locals, and that efforts were on to nab them. A BJP Yuva Morcha member, Praveen was attacked and murdered on July 27 by a few bike-borne men. Police had earlier suspected Kerala links to the murder and sent teams to the neighbouring state, citing that the location of the murder was close to the border. According to information, those involved in Bellares Praveen murder are locals from Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada) district limits, Jnanendra told the media. Their background, which organisation they belong to the police are conducting inquiries on all these angles and making all efforts to nab them, he said. Praveen (32), a zilla BJYM committee member, was hacked to death by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants at Bellare in Dakshina Kannada district, sparking massive outrage. He was attacked with a long knife when he was closing his shop. The attack took place days after a man named Masood was attacked and killed by a gang of eight people in Kalanja village. Praveens murder took a communal turn after Hindutva groups started claiming that he was targeted for revenge over Masoods death. Two persons from Bellare with suspected links to the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested on July 28 by the Karnataka police in connection with the murder. The state government later handed over the probe into the killing to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The government is under pressure as there were widespread protests and a spate of resignations from BJP and Yuva Morcha members at various places. There was also open expression of angst by several Hindutva ideologues and organisations, accusing the state government of not standing up to protect the lives of Hindu karyakartas. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 1:08 pm

Battle for Bengaluru: As BJP, Cong fight it out, AAP exudes confidence [details]

BJP and the Congress want to establish their supremacy to show that they are running the show in the Silicon Valley of India. The verdict is expected soon.

IBTimes 7 Aug 2022 12:57 pm

Plastic and wax lined paper should also be banned, say environmentalists

Plastic ban The country-wide rules mandate a ban from July 1 on manufacturing, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic items an industry that is worth Rs 10,000 crore. Rida Fathima Tom Sova/ Pixabay The consistent cry against the use of single-use plastic has turned many citizens to consciously adopt paper packaging and cutlery. The ban of single-use plastic from July 1 across the country has also now left the food service industry to move to paper based packaging as well. But there is a little known fact that this paper used for food packaging is not as sustainable as believed. Environmentalists say that cutlery made from paper is not nearly as eco-friendly as believed, as it has a wax coating on the paper. Sandeep Anirudhan, an environmentalist based in Bengaluru, says that it is both an ecological and health hazard and calls it a significant loophole in the law that permits the production of fused plastic. The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, in August last year. The rules mandate a ban from July 1 on manufacturing, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic items an industry that is worth Rs 10,000 crore. The single-use plastic ban has now come into effect and environmentalists have flagged the loopholes of this particular legislation. The plastic and wax are fused in the food while using paper cups, and because of this, they cannot be recycled, says Sandeep Anirudhan, explaining the lack of awareness about health risks that are associated with the use of paper cups. Furthermore, Radhika Srinivasan, a local environmentalist, says that items with fused plastic linings are prohibited from use as well. But since paper cups are not on the list of banned items, they are in use despite their plastic lining. This law offers no recourse or alternative to business owners who deal with the manufacturing and production of single-use plastic. Ravindra, a former employee of a plastic-producing company is currently unemployed after the company he worked for closed down. Speaking to TNM, he says that while there is a need to ban single-use plastic, employees and business owners need alternatives as well. I am looking for a new job, and there are many like me who have been affected by the ban. The government should make sure we arent collateral damage in the process of this ban, because we do not have any recourse, he explains. BBMP officials have had trouble enforcing the ban since a lot of manufacturers get away with their products being labelled as biodegradable and consider themselves exempt from the ban. Suhani, a student who volunteers with local NGOs stated that legislators and lawmakers need to work closely with environmental experts before putting a law into action, as it can avoid a lot of misgivings such as these. These laws, although well-meaning, are not nearly as well-planned. Are environmentalists consulted? Are the woes of the average worker affected by this decision, considered? If yes, what measures are taken to ensure they do not suffer in the process? Are we factoring in welfare schemes for small business owners and their employees? These are questions that remain unanswered and as a result, public consensus is lost in translation, it is all very concerning, says Suhani. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 12:11 pm

Karnataka rains: Rs 200 crore released for rescue and rehabilitation

Karnataka Rains 2022 Till August 2, a sum of Rs 657 crore was available with the Deputy Commissioners to take up rescue and relief works, and the State government on Saturday released Rs 200 crore for 21 districts. PTI As torrential rains continued to batter many parts of Karnataka on Saturday, August 6, the State government released Rs 200 crore to take up relief and rehabilitation operations, even as Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed the constitution of two more State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) contingents. The Chief Minister, who has tested COVID-19 positive, held a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of rain-affected districts, Ministers and officials, and obtained details on flood havoc, landslides, crop losses and relief work undertaken, from his home where he has isolated himself. While 70 people have lost their lives due to incessant rains from June 1 to August 6, a total of 507 livestock loss have been reported during the period. Bommai has instructed the officials to constitute the additional SDRF contingents to strengthen relief and rescue systems, his office said in a statement. Already, SDRF and NDRF contingents have been deployed in the flood-hit areas. The DCs should maintain constant contact with the teams and take up immediate relief and rehabilitation works, he said. Further stating that there is no shortage of funds for relief and rehabilitation operations, the Chief Minister said already Rs 200 crore has been released for 21 districts, and the DCs should take immediate action to disburse compensation for houses destroyed or damaged. According to information, till August 2, a sum of Rs 657 crore was available with the DCs to take up rescue and relief works, and the State government on Saturday released Rs 200 crore for 21 districts. Repair and restoration of roads, bridges and electric supply lines should be taken up immediately. Power supply in villages should be restored and DCs should interact with the electricity supply companies (ESCOMS) concerned in this regard, he said. Adequate stock of electric poles and transformers should be ensured, and crop loss survey should be completed at the earliest and compensation disbursed without any delay, he added. Bommai wanted the officials to issue flood alerts in advance and instructed for action in this regard at Bennehalla in Gadag district, Varada river banks in Haveri district and other places. He also said that alerts should be issued to villages downstream before releasing waters from reservoirs, and precautions should be taken to prevent breach of tank bunds. He wanted the officials to also identify the areas prone to landslides in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts and to shift the people in these areas to safer places. People should be provided with good, quality food at the care centres, he said. While 3,559 houses have been damaged completely due to rains, 17,212 houses have been partially damaged. Agriculture crops in 1,29,087 hectares, horticulture crops in 7,942 hectares, 3,162 km of roads, 8,445 km of rural roads, 1,068 bridges and culverts, 4,531 schools, 222 anganwadis have been damaged. Also, 16,760 electric poles, 1,469 transformers, 409 km of electric wires, and 33 minor irrigation tanks have been damaged.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 12:03 pm

Unfortunate: NITI Aayog on KCR boycotting General Council meeting

Controversy The General Council is the apex body of NITI Aayog, and PM Narendra Modi chaired the seventh Governing Council meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre. This is the first physical meeting of the Council after July 2019. PTI File Photo | Facebook The apex public policy think tank of India NITI Aayog, on Saturday, August 6, termed Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's decision to boycott the Governing Council meeting held on Sunday as 'unfortunate'. Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to boycott the meeting of the Governing Council, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a mark of protest against the alleged discriminatory policies of the Union government towards the states.It is unfortunate that the Chief Minister of Telangana has chosen not to participate in the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog to be held on August 7, the Aayog said. The Governing Council, it added, is a forum where the highest political leadership in the country at the Center and State levels deliberate on key development-related issues and agree on appropriate outcome oriented solutions for national development. The Telangana Chief Minister on Saturday told the Prime Minister that he will be boycotting the meeting as a mark of protest against the present 'discriminating' trend of the Union government towards the state governments. In a strongly-worded letter to Modi, Telangana CM KCR said, India as a strong nation can develop only when the states develop. KCR also listed a host of reasons for boycotting the meet. I do not find it useful to attend the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog scheduled to be held on August 7, 2022 and I am staying away from it as a mark of strong protest against the present trend of central government to discriminate against the states and not treating them as equal partners in our collective effort to make India a strong and developed country, he added. NITI Aayog in a statement dismissed the charges levelled by KCR. The Aayog said a delegation led by its Vice Chairman met the Telangana Chief Minister in Hyderabad on January 21, 2021, to discuss development issues pertaining to the state. More recently, despite requests made by NITI Aayog for a meeting, the Chief Minister did not respond, it added. The statement pointed out that in preparation for the August 7, 2022, Governing Council meeting, detailed consultations between the Union government and States, including Telangana, were held resulting in the first National Chief Secretaries Conference held in Dharamshala in June 2022. The allegation of Hon'ble CM Telangana that states were not co-opted in preparation of agenda is incorrect, it said. The statement noted that NITI Aayog was set up as an Institution with the mandate of cooperative federalism with a premise that strong states make a strong nation. A number of measures have already been put in place to work closely with states, it said, adding that in the last year alone more than 30 meetings have been held with the chief ministers of states by the Vice Chairman, and members of NITI Aayog. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the seventh Governing Council meeting of the NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre on Sunday, in which discussions will be held on various issues such as crop diversification and implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP). The Council, the apex body of NITI Aayog, includes all chief ministers, lieutenant governors of Union Territories and several Union ministers. The prime minister is the Chairman of NITI Aayog. This will be the first physical meeting of the Council after July 2019. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 12:03 pm

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-owned Akasa Air begins ops in India, Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight takes off

Akasa Air has also opened ticket sales for its first commercial flights on Friday, with a network that includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi, reports ANI.

Zee News 7 Aug 2022 11:40 am

Battle for Bangalore: BJP, Congress fight it out, AAP exudes confidence

Bengaluru:The political parties in Karnataka have drawn their swords for the battle of Bengaluru. After the intervention of the Supreme Court, decks have been cleared for conducting elections for the 243 wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the elections of which have been pending since September, 2019. The BJP and the Congress want Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 11:37 am

New airlines Akasa Air commences operations, takes off first flight on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

Starting August 13, the airline will start operating an additional 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 11:33 am

India's new Akasa Air commences operations, takes off first flight on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

Akasa Airlines news: India's brand new airline Akasa Air commenced operations today, as it took off its first flight on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia along with MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.). The ticket booking for this flight, and its other commercial flights had commenced on July 22. Its initial network is in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi.

India TV 7 Aug 2022 10:45 am

India's new Akasa Air commences operations

Akasa Air, Indias newest carrier backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has finally taken off. The airline's inaugural flight between Mumbai and Ahmedabad was cleared by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh on Sunday.Akasa Air's service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will see 28 weekly flights.Akasa started taking reservations for its inaugural commercial flights on Friday. The airline will initially operate out of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi.Subsequently, from August 13, the airline would start flying an extra 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. With immediate effect, tickets are available to everyone.Akasas network strategy will be to connect metro cities with smaller towns across India, Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief commercial officer, said. The network will expand in a phased manner and connect more cities as Akasa adds two aircraft each month in the first year, he said. The carrier expects to have a fleet of 72 737 jets within five years.The carriers debut comes as most rival airlines in the cutthroat Indian market are tainted with repeated non-fatal incidents caused by mid-air technical malfunctions. The aviation regulator recently grounded two Airbus SE A320 aircraft of Go First, Indias second-biggest airline, and a Boeing Co. 787 jet of Air India Ltd., the former state-run carrier thats now under Tata Group, after they reported incidents. We are extremely excited to finally be able to offer up our flights for sale. We are also excited to reveal our product which promises to be unlike anything experienced in the category thus far. With Akasa employees providing warm and efficient customer service, a reliable and dependable network, and affordable fares - we look forward to serving our customers with a flying experience that I am sure they will find delightful, Vinay Dube, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air, had said. Bookings for flights are available via the mobile app, and its website www.akasaair.com.After meeting all of the DGCA's strict regulatory and compliance standards, an airline can finally begin operations and receive an Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 10:31 am

Bengaluru Mother Confesses to Murder, Tried Abandoning Child Before, Say Police

The four-year-old girl child who was thrown down from a fourth-floor balcony was previously abandoned on a train.

The Quint 7 Aug 2022 10:30 am

Akasa Air commences operations, takes off first flight on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route

In the inaugural phase, Akasa Air, whose airline code is QP, will launch its operations by offering 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad starting August 7, 2022. Subsequently, starting August 13, the airline will start operating an additional 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. Tickets for all are open for sale with immediate effect.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 10:01 am

Japan Airlines starts more flights between Bengaluru and Tokyo, details here

Japan airline's latest flight schedule operates three weekly roundtrip flights, it said, adding that JAL is working towards the original plan of operating one flight daily,reportsPTI.

Zee News 7 Aug 2022 9:10 am

IAF chief VR Chaudhari flies India-made fighter jet in Bengaluru | WATCH

IAF chief VR Chaudhari flies India-made fighter jet in Bengaluru | WATCH

India Today 7 Aug 2022 5:48 am

Bengaluru: What keeps actor Aamir Khan going? It's fear and insecurity

When a professor pointed to his 30-year career marked with excellence and asked what kept him going, Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan's prompt reply took everyone by surprise. He said fear is what drives him.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:58 am

Registration scam: Cheated luxury car owners file police complaints in Bengaluru

While the state government is dragging its feet on handing over investigation into the luxury car registration scam to Lokayukta/CID, skeletons continue to tumble out of the transport department's closet.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:38 am

I-Day gift from BMTC: 75 non-AC e-buses to hit Bengaluru roads by Aug 15

To commemorate the 75th year of Indian Independence, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will roll out 75 non-AC electric buses by August 15. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai was supposed to launch the buses on Monday, but it has been postponed after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:33 am

Govt struggles to find freedom fighters in Karnataka

An entire generation of freedom fighters seems to have become scarce as the country is all set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:26 am

Karnataka: 2 more SDRF units mooted for rain relief

With heavy rain playing havoc in many parts of the state, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday instructed officials to raise two more units of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to carry out quick rescue operations.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:19 am

Depressed over job, woman commits suicide in Bengaluru's MN Halli

The woman, who was working from home, was found hanging from the hook of the ceiling fan.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 3:41 am

After Siddaramaiahs birthday bash, G Parameshwara keeps his birthday low key

Still, his supporters put up publicity material all over the town as planned and thousands of them gathered at his residence at Gollahalli off Bengaluru-Shivamogga NH-206.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 3:19 am

Cases of gender violence have doubled in last 5 years: Forensic expert Dr Jagdeesh Reddy

Speaking at a workshop on Saturday, Dr Reddy suggested that doctors and hospitals should have SOPs to deal with abuse cases to ensure that no person is devoid of their rights and proper care.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:45 am

BBMP now says Idgah ground belongs toRevenue department

The ownership of property number 147 measuring 2.5 acres was challenged byRakan-Ul-Mulk and Abdul Wajid in 1955. There was an injunction against the corporation to enter the land by the Munsif court.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:42 am

Centre flags drop in Covid testing in Karnataka, rise in cases

The official admitted that Bengaluru Rural being listed in both categories is a cause for concern as the region had done well in vaccination and testing.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:41 am

6 railway stations ofBengaluru division to get green cover

An official release said this will be carried out by planting low-height plants, shrubs, creepers, bushes, herbs, medicinal plants, climbers, ornamental plants and flowering plants in vacant spaces.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:36 am

NEP promotes unscientific thinking: Astrophysicist Prof Prajval Shastri

Technology empowers us to change the world, natural science predicts its impacts, social science illuminates our motives.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:30 am

Bengaluru's Majestic Metro gets emergency care

Metro was looking at providing such AEDs at MG Road, Yesvantpur and Jayanagar Metro stations.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:29 am

After Covid break of 2 years, photographers hope for pretty pics and people to return to Lalbagh gardens

The demand for postcard-size photos was very high during the 1990s. Photographers charged Rs 15 for a small size photograph and Rs 50 for 4x6 size.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:24 am

The mentor in uniform: Looking beyond the khaki

Kumar, who speaks Maithili, had scored only 18 in the SSLC exam. With the help of 21-day special coaching arranged by Police inspector Rajesh, his marks almost doubled to 34 and was promoted.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 2:18 am

Joy Ma Calamari: A 2022 Kalkatta diary

Generations of young Bengali men and women continue to leave the city. The portrait in their heads gets imagined in Bengaluru or Noida or Surrey or Houston or Sydney.... While Kolkata is frozen for them, the real here-and-now city flows for those that will fill the gaps in their departure and their empty houses.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 9:31 pm

Karnataka govt forms institution on the lines of NITI Aayog

Bengaluru: The state government on Saturday issued an order forming the State Institute for Transformation of Karnataka (SITK), in place of Karnataka State Policy and Planning Commission, on the lines of NITI Aayog at the Centre. The order stated that the new institution has been created to realise the mission of building a New Karnataka Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 8:51 pm

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai tests positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus Bommai said he has mild symptoms and has isolated himself at home. Agencies Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, August 6, said he has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. He said he has isolated himself at home.I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in the last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested. My trip to Delhi stands cancelled, Bommai tweeted. Bommai was to travel to New Delhi on Saturday, August 6 to take part in third meeting of the national committee of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and NITI Aayog's Governing Council meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening and August 7 morning respectively. He was also expected to meet BJP's national leadership and hold discussions regarding recent developments in the state and preparations for 2023 assembly polls. Bommai had attended a series of meetings and events throughout the day on Friday like the State High-Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC), inaugural of annual Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh's glass house, Annual General Meeting of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), among others. The Chief Minister's positive result comes as Karnataka reported 2,042 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours. Currently, the overall number of active cases in the state stood at 11,403, while the daily positivity rate was 6.32 per cent, weekly positive rate 6.30 per cent and the weekly fatality rate was 0.09 per cent. Bengaluru Urban district reported 1,309 cases, while 1,175 patients were discharged. The total active cases stood at 8,338, while one fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. Belagavi district (110), Dharwad (96), Mysuru (82), Hassan (61) districts recorded the most number of new cases after Bengaluru Urban. So far, Karnataka has administered 11,66,46,496 COVID vaccine doses and 67,98,015 precautionary shots. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 7:29 pm

Bengaluru: Independence Day flower show begins in Lalbagh

The annual Independence Day flower show began at Lalbagh in Bengaluru on August 05. It started after the gap of two years due to COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is based on the Kannada film stars Dr Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar. The show was giving special floral tribute to the Kannada thespian Dr Rajkumar and his son and actor Puneeth Rajkumar. 50 varieties of flowers from abroad and another 50-60 varieties of local flowers are part of the show. It is an 11-day event from August 5 to 15.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 5:46 pm

JAL inc flight between Bengaluru to Tokyo

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 5:30 pm

Rain fury: 3 buildings cave in, Ktaka CM to hold meeting with DCs of affected districts

Rain fury: 3 buildings cave in, Ktaka CM to hold meeting with DCs of affected districts Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to hold a video conference with Deputy Commissioners and other senior officials of the rain-affected districts on Saturday. Chief Minister Bommai is under isolation after testing positive for Covid-19. He is [] The post Rain fury: 3 buildings cave in, Ktaka CM to hold meeting with DCs of affected districts appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 6 Aug 2022 5:05 pm

IAF chief flies and reviews combat aircraft in Bengaluru

Indian Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari reviewed and flew indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Mk 1 Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter and HTT-40. The Indian Air Force chief was on a two-day visit to Bengaluru and reviewed the aircraft which are being inducted into IAF as part of its drive towards AtmaNirbhartaInDefence.CAS was on a two-day visit to Bengaluru where he flew the #indigenous platforms, Light Combat Aircraft Mk 1 Tejas, Light Combat Helicopter & HTT-40, which are being inducted into IAF as part of its drive towards AtmaNirbhartaInDefence, Tweeted IAF.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 4:27 pm

Indian Railways shares glimpse of Airport-like railway terminal in Bengaluru- Watch Video

Indian Railways has shared glimpses of theSir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal built with modern facilities and architecture and billed as the Airport-like station by the Railway Ministry.

Zee News 6 Aug 2022 4:22 pm

Karnataka: Strict vigil at ports and Airports over Monkeypox

Bengaluru:The Karnataka government has intensified vigilance along the state borders to keep the monkeypox virus at bay, Health Minister Dr K. Sudhakar said here on Saturday. We are being vigilant. We are taking up surveillance measures at our state borders and we have taken all precautionary measures, he said. He further stated: We have also Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 2:57 pm

Monkeypox: Strict vigil at Ktaka ports, airports

Monkeypox: Strict vigil at Ktaka ports, airports Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has intensified vigilance along the state borders to keep the monkeypox virus at bay, Health Minister Dr K. Sudhakar said here on Saturday. We are being vigilant. We are taking up surveillance measures at our state borders and we have taken all precautionary [] The post Monkeypox: Strict vigil at Ktaka ports, airports appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 6 Aug 2022 2:52 pm

Three storey building collapses in Bengalurus Mamulpet, none hurt

Goods worth around 50 lakh were destroyed in Mamulpet due to heavy rains in the early hours of Saturday

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 2:46 pm

Fake stamp paper racket busted in Bengaluru, 11 arrested

Fake Racket The CCB sleuths seized fake stamp papers of various denominations worth Rs 5.11 lakh. IANS IANS The Special Inquiry Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Karnataka police busted a racket by a syndicate of manufacturing fake stamp papers and arrested 11 persons in Bengaluru on Friday, August 5. The gang was operating under the nose of the revenue department office in Kandaya Bhavan in the heart of Bengaluru city. The accused were printing and selling duplicate government stamp papers. The Karnataka government had banned the open sale of stamp papers following the multi-crore Telgi fake stamp paper case in the 1990s. The CCB sleuths seized fake stamp papers of various denominations worth Rs 5.11 lakh which were being sold to brokers and middlemen who further transacted with real estate businessmen. With the help of the fake stamp papers, the accused created back dated documentation. They sold each fake stamp paper for Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000. The seized 2,000 plus fake stamp papers would have fetched the accused Rs 1.33 crore, said the police. The police said that the CCB officials received information that a few typing stalls at Kandaya Bhavan were making government prohibited stamp papers and they even mentioned back dated dates and years of their choices to facilitate bogus documentation and sold them to people who sought them. The CCB's Special Inquiry officials carried out a raid and detained 11 men who were involved in the racket. A total of 2,664 fake stamp papers of various denominations were seized from them. The CCB also seized a computer, printer, mobile phones, hard disks and rubber stamps of various government offices including that of the revenue department along with 119 fake seals of various other government departments. The team also seized fake GPA documentation of 1990, and other GPA documentation of 1995, 2002 and 2009. The accused also prepared old franking papers so that they become a part of pre-dated valid documentation that used to exist in the past, but was banned for many years after the Telgi scam surfaced. The CCB sleuths have seized four fake property documents, and they are probing who sold these stamp papers to whom and which fake documents have been created using the fake stamp papers. The 11 accused are being interrogated to unearth the full details.

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 2:40 pm

M'luru: Head constable dies of cardiac arrest

A police head constable attached to Konaje police station in Mangaluru died of a heart attack when he was on duty on Saturday.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 1:46 pm

Ktaka Health Minister laments shortage of vascular surgeons in country

Ktaka Health Minister laments shortage of vascular surgeons in country Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K. Sudhakar on Saturday expressed concern over shortage of vascular surgeons at the time when the country is witnessing an increase in the vascular diseases. Sadly, for a population of 1.3 billion, we have only around 500 vascular specialists. Spreading [] The post Ktaka Health Minister laments shortage of vascular surgeons in country appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 6 Aug 2022 1:38 pm

IAF Chief VR Chaudhari flies indigenous aircraft in Bengaluru

Indian Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari was given a demonstration of upgrades on the Tejas program & capabilities of other two indigenous platforms. He also interacted with the test crew & designers to understand current status & future plans.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 12:46 pm

Here's what Jhunjhunwala asked Titan management after Q1 results

The company management also informed Jhunjhunwala that it has opened up a second Fastrack Prescription eyewear retail store, to cater to the youth segment. It plans to add 5-6 stores in the Bengaluru city and take the number to 25 across the country. The company said it is expanding into the lifestyle segment.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 12:31 pm

I-Day weekend rush: Bengaluru airport asks passengers to arrive early for check-in

Travel Owing to the high security measures in place during the weekend leading up to Independence Day, the airport authorities have advised passengers to arrive early. TNM Staff Image for representation One week ahead of Independence Day, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru has issued an advisory asking passengers to arrive early so as to allow sufficient time to complete the check-in and security procedures in view of the high security measures being implemented. The airport authorities took to Twitter and asked travellers to schedule their journey over the forthcoming long Independence Day weekend and arrive early at the airport. With August 12 being Raksha Bandhan followed by the weekend and Independence Day on August 15, the airport authorities are expecting a huge number of flyers to depart to various destinations. On Friday, August 5, KIA issued a passenger advisory through Twitter, Passengers are requested to arrive early to allow sufficient time for check-in & security process due to high security measures during Independence Day weekend. Passengers are requested to arrive early to allow sufficient time for check-in & security process due to high security measures during Independence day weekend. You may monitor queue wait times here: https://t.co/LnzCMJg5KL. Appreciate your patience and cooperation. #BLRAirport pic.twitter.com/dKuLTrWFpL BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) August 4, 2022 Passengers are advised to arrive early as the airport is anticipated to have a tight security check ahead of the long Independence Day weekend in August. The announcement read, We are expecting a surge in passenger volumes during the Independence Day weekend and owing to the high security measures in August, there may be delay in passenger processing at Bangalore airport. Passengers are advised to plan their travel to the airport to allow sufficient time for security check. However, the airport authorities clarified that there are no restrictions on individuals visiting the airport to drop off or pick up passengers.. We would like to inform you that there is no restriction for people coming to send-off. Apart from passengers, visitors are not allowed inside the terminal building, the management clarified. Hello, thank you for reaching out to us. We would like to inform you that there is no restriction for people coming to send-off. Apart from passengers, visitors are not allowed inside the terminal building. BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) August 5, 2022 Meanwhile, the South Western Railway (SWR) recently introduced five new MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) trains to make commuting easier for flyers from Bengaluru. These five electric trains running from KSR Bengaluru City/KSR Bengaluru Cantonment to KIA halt station are: 06531/06532 KSR Bengaluru City-Devanahalli; 06533/06534 Devanahalli-Yelahanka; 06535/06536 Devanahalli-Bengaluru Cantonment; 06537/06538 Devanahalli-Bengaluru Cantonment; and 06539/06540 Devanahalli-Yelahanka.

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 11:56 am

Bengaluru rains render several domestic workers homeless

Rains In Bendapalaya, when it rains heavily the garbage from landfill enters the drains, clogging them resulting in flooding. Samrah Attar Nothing reveals the sorry state of Bengalurus infrastructure the way rains do. A week of continuous downpour in Bengaluru has wreaked havoc on many of its underprivileged residents. Homes of hundreds of domestic and construction workers, daily wage earners and slum dwellers residing in areas such as Bandepalya, Nanjappa Garden, Vannarpet and Kadarenahalli, are flooded and a few slum dwellings have completely collapsed rendering them homeless. Shobha is a domestic worker who lives in Vannarpet area and a sole earner in a family of four. The rain has flooded our house and were forced to live in lodges despite having less income. The houses of our neighbours have collapsed and ours may collapse if it continues to rain. We have informed the authorities, they clicked pictures of our homes but we haven't heard anything more from them, she said. Bandepalya also houses a huge landfill. When it rains, the garbage from this landfill enters into drains and sewage pipes which clog them. Clogged drains and sewage pipes along with reduced stormwater drain capacity due to rapid urbanisation are some of the major reasons behind waterlogging in Bengaluru. Radha is a domestic worker living in Bandepalya. She, like Shobha, is also the sole breadwinner as her husband is physically disabled. Its a week since my house was flooded but we haven't got any relief from the government yet. We faced a similar flood two months ago. It floods everytime there is heavy rain, said Radha. A flooded house in Vannarpet Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has a facility where people whose houses have flooded in rains can claim financial assistance after sending them geo-tagged pictures of their homes. We have sent them pictures and asked local corporators for help but there has been no response yet. Satish Reddy, the corporator of Bommanahalli even asked why these people are living on public land and that they should live somewhere else, said Geeta Menon, Joint Secretary, Domestic Workers Union. Yashoda P, a field activist who works for the welfare of domestic workers confirmed that revenue officials from BBMP reached out to Bandepalya residents. They have taken details of their documents but it is not yet known when the compensation will reach them and whether it will reach them at all. However, there has not been any such developments in other areas.

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 11:28 am

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Tests Positive For COVID-19

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Bommai took to Twitter and wrote: I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with me in last few days, kindly isolate yourself and get yourself tested. [] The post Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Tests Positive For COVID-19 appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 6 Aug 2022 11:24 am

Karnataka CM Bommai tests Covid positive, cancels Delhi trip

Bengaluru, Aug 6: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. He said he has isolated himself at home. I have tested positive

Oneindia 6 Aug 2022 11:04 am

Karnataka govt clears Toyota Kirloskar's Rs 3600 crore facility in Bengaluru

Investment The State High-Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) of the government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met in Bengaluru and gave the clearance for the investment proposals. PTI The Karnataka government on Friday approved 18 industrial projects worth Rs 34,432.46 crore that is expected to generate jobs for over 48,000 people in the state. The State High-Level Clearance Committee (SHLCC) of the government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met in Bengaluru and gave the clearance for the investment proposals. The meeting was attended by senior ministers and officials. Among the projects approved are automaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor's plan to invest over Rs 3,600 crore to produce hybrid vehicles along with traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles at its facility in Bengaluru.The High-Level Clearance committee has considered and approved eight new projects and 10 additional investment projects that are expected to further push the industrial growth and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in Karnataka, an official release said. Major investment or project proposals approved in today's meeting include -- an ethanol plant of 2,000 KLPD capacity by Trualt Bioenergy Limited, Bengaluru, with an investment of Rs 1,856.47 crore. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited with its passenger cars and diversified product profile of hybrid technology vehicles along with ICE vehicles will invest Rs 3,661.5 crore. Project proposals with additional investment include Applied Materials India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru for showerheads or capital equipment manufacturing for semiconductors, with an investment of Rs 1,573 crore and Rs 977 crore investment by Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd. Also, Rs 2,500.09 crore investment by Prakash Sponge Iron and Private Limited, Bengaluru for an integrated steel plant of 0.2 Million Metric Tonne Per Annum (MMTPA). Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Private Limited, Bengaluru's investment of Rs 232.15 crore for solar photovoltaic module and solar cells unit; Rs 775.35 crore investment by Shree Renuka Sugars Limited, Belagavi for distillery/ethanol plant; and Chidanand Basaprabhu Kore Sahakari Sakkare Karakhane Niyamit Chikodi, Belagavi's distillery/ethanol plant with an investment of Rs 270.36 crore, were among those cleared by the government. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 6 Aug 2022 10:48 am

Karnataka: Congress questions BJP over Hindi imposition in state

Bengaluru: Questioning the ruling BJP over the imposition of Hindi in Karnataka, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Friday slammed the saffron party for neglecting Kannada language. Taking to social media, the Congress leader said: The government headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is trampling Kannada language repeatedly and glorifying Hindi language only to please the central Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 10:45 am

VP elections 2022: Like Odisha stood behind Murmu, an appeal from Karnataka Congress

Bengaluru, Aug 06: Karnataka Congress on Saturday as Odisha stood behind Draupadi Murmu who became the President of India last month, all Karnataka MPs should vote for Margaret Alva, a Kannadiga. Taking to Twitter, the Congress in Karnataka wrote,'' All Karnataka

Oneindia 6 Aug 2022 10:42 am

Karnataka: CM Bommai tests positive for COVID-19

Bengaluru:Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. He said he has isolated himself at home. I have tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms and have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch with Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 9:56 am

K'taka CM Bommai tests positive for Covid-19

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, with mild symptoms.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 9:28 am

The Executive Centre adds four new centres in India

The two centres in Bengaluru will be operational this quarter, and the ones in Gurugram and Chennai will be operational in the last quarter of 2022

The Hindu Businessline 6 Aug 2022 8:52 am

Locals demand RuB along ORR

Members of several organisations led by corporator K V Sridhar on Friday held protest against Mysuru Urban Development Authority (Muda) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) seeking railway under bridges along the Outer Ring Road, particularly between KRS Road junction to Bengaluru

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 8:26 am

Ktaka: Cong questions BJP over Hindi imposition in state

Ktaka: Cong questions BJP over Hindi imposition in state Bengaluru: Questioning the ruling BJP over the imposition of Hindi in Karnataka, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Friday slammed the saffron party for neglecting Kannada language. Taking to social media, the Congress leader said: The government headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is trampling Kannada language [] The post Ktaka: Cong questions BJP over Hindi imposition in state appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 6 Aug 2022 8:09 am

'Semicon plant in India to create next Silicon Valley'

Anil Agarwal, chairman of Vedanta Group, was in Bengaluru on Friday to meet Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.A major discussion was presumably on Vedanta and Taiwanese chip giant Foxconn's plan, announced in February, to invest in a $20-billion chop and display glass facility in India. In an exclusive interaction with TOI prior to the CM's meet, Agarwal provided some indication of what he would discuss.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 7:40 am

270 lawyers keen on buying BDA flats on outskirts

This follows a visit facilitated by BDA for 270 lawyers on Saturday (July 30) to showcase the houses built by it.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:20 am

Traders want Jayanagar complex plan scrapped

Project delayed since 2016; MLA Sowmya Reddy blames lack of funds and political will

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:20 am

Bengaluru schools allege harassment over non-payment of loans, seek govts intervention

Several Bengaluru schools have raised allegations of harassment by an NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company), for non-payment of loans as they have been affected by the pandemic.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:19 am

Pay Rs 1.19 crore to three victims, Karnataka HC tells KPTCL, Bescom

Justice S Sunil Dutt Yadav directed KPTCL and Bescom to pay the compensation within three months. If there is a delay, 6 per cent interest has to be added per annum, it said.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:18 am

Parents seek retrial of hearings under rights panel chairperson

In a complaint filed by the committee, president B N Yogananda said Dr Channal had routinely ruled in favour of private schools.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:18 am

New mothers struggle to breastfeed; careers, age, stress are main cause

Doctors and experts have expressed concern over this trend, as the world observes Breastfeeding Awareness Week.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:17 am

Truly, madly, deeply

Even though the mighty Arabian Ocean separates us, I am always excited at this time of the week because I get to connect with you guys!

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:09 am

The reign of Ragi

Dry-roast ragi flour and rice flour in a pan for five minutes and let it cool. Transfer it into a bowl and add wheat flour, gram flour, sesame seeds, and cumin seeds.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:07 am

Spotlighton stage

Feisal Alkazi, son of late Ebrahim Alkazi, former director of the NationalSchool of Drama (NSD), is bringing two iconic plays to the city this weekend

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 7:06 am

Congress questions BBMP ward list, Bommai hits back

KPCC president DK Shivakumar said the list has to be prepared according to the population and keeping in mind social justice, but it was not done.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 6:25 am

Civil contractor loses over Rs 11 Lakh to fraudsters in Bengaluru

A civil contractor from Jakkur lost over Rs 11 lakh to cybercriminals after he responded to a message on payment of electricity bill.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 5:22 am

70-yr-old drowns in lake while plucking lotus in Bengaluru

A 70-year-old farmer drowned in a lake at Konaghatta village near Doddaballapur on Thursday evening while plucking lotus for Varamahalakshmi festival.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 5:17 am

Karnataka: 6 of a family die in accident; boy, 3, lone survivor

Six members of a family, including a one-year-old, died and a three-year-old boy is the lone survivor after their car collided with a truck in Yadgir's Gurmitkal taluk early Friday.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 4:52 am

Yogi inaugurates AirAsia Indias flight service connecting Lucknow with Bengaluru, Goa & New Delhi

Prabhat Ranjan Deen Lucknow, Aug 5: In another step towards easing air travel in the most populous state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated AirAsia Indias flight services connecting the state capital Lucknow with Bengaluru, New Delhi and Goa on Friday. AirAsias flight services from Lucknow to Kolkata and Mumbai will commence in September. Emphasising the importance of seamless air connectivity in ensuring the states development and inclusive growth, Yogi Adityanath reiterated his resolve to present Uttar Pradesh as [] The post Yogi inaugurates AirAsia Indias flight service connecting Lucknow with Bengaluru, Goa & New Delhi appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 6 Aug 2022 3:15 am

CBI raids at 30 places in Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru in SI exam leak

BSF MO, BJP DDC members kin among 33 booked Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Aug 5: In a major crackdown on the accused involved in leakage of question paper of Sub Inspectors in Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) today conducted raids at 30 locations in Jammu, Srinagar and Bengaluru after registration of FIR against 33 persons including three former officers of Service Selection Board (SSB), a BSF Medical Officer, an ASI of police, former CRPF official and [] The post CBI raids at 30 places in Jammu, Srinagar, Bengaluru in SI exam leak appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 6 Aug 2022 3:13 am