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Karnataka cop keeping tabs on IPL betting racket arrested for running one himself

Crime According to a senior police officer, the accused Manjunath had been running this racket for a long time and was part of the police team which kept tabs on betting. TNM Staff Karnataka police arrested a District Crime Bureau's head constable for allegedly running an IPL betting racket in Chikkaballpura district on Thursday. Chikkaballapura police was in for a shock when a betting racket ring leader raised his voice and challenged them to arrest their own staff member who was running a bigg

30 Oct 2020 9:29 am
COVID-19 patients who want to vote in Bengaluru will be given PPE kits: BBMP

Politics We will ferry them in an ambulance to the respective polling stations to allow them to exercise their franchise, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. TNM Staff Image for representation Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad on Thursday announced that the civic body would provide ambulance as well as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits to COVID-19 patients who wish to cast their votes during the forthcoming bye-polls in the Rajarajeshwari Nag

30 Oct 2020 9:24 am
Liquor stores in parts of Bengaluru to be shut as RR Nagar goes to bye-polls

The areas where liquor stores, hotels, bars, restaurants and taverns will be closed are listed in an order issued by Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant. TNM Staff Image for representation Liquor stores in parts of Bengaluru will be closed from 5 pm on November 1 to midnight on November 3 this weekend on account of the bye-elections in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency. The areas where liquor stores, hotels, bars, restaurants and taverns will be closed areYeshavanthapura, RMC Yard, Raja

29 Oct 2020 6:23 pm
In pics: Damaged Bengaluru roads are a nightmare for motorists

Civic In some places, the roads have remained in bad shape for close to a year. TNM Staff Several parts of Bengaluru citys 14,000 km of road network are either riddled with potholes or full of craters making it extremely difficult for two wheelers to ride safely. While the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has come under fire several times for not doing upkeep of the citys roads, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent rains seemed to have worsened the situation even further. Be it the central par

29 Oct 2020 5:54 pm
RR Nagar bye-polls: BJP candidate Munirathna cries in front of media, sparks row

Politics Munirathna accused Congress DK Suresh of making derogatory statements about his deceased mother. TNM Staff A war of words broke out between Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh and BJP's RR Nagar candidate Munirathna Naidu after the latter cried in front of cameras. On Wednesday, Munirathna Naidu, who defected from Congress to BJP, turned emotional in front of the media before he set out for the election campaign. I was with your party (Congress) for ten years. Now you (referring to DK Suresh)

29 Oct 2020 5:08 pm
Bangalore Business Lit Fest to be held virtually on Oct 30, 31

Event BBLF is touted to be Indias first business literature festival, started in 2015. TNM Staff The sixth Bangalore Business Literature Fest (BBLF) 2020 will be held virtually on October 30 and 31. BBLF is touted to be Indias first and largest business literature festival, started in 2015 by journalist Benedict Paramanand, former IIM Ahmedabad professor, V Raghunathan, former Economic Times resident editor, Shankar P, authors Shinie Anthony and Sangeet Varghese. This years festival is virtual.

29 Oct 2020 4:17 pm
Bheemasena Nalamaharaja review: Interesting recipe but a bland meal

Review The slow pace and the adult Vedavallis shrill characterisation make it difficult to stay invested, even though Aravinnd Iyer does his best with what hes given. Sowmya Rajendran Karthik Saragurs Bheemasena Nalamaharaja is about a chef and his troubled marriage with his wife who has had a traumatic childhood. The title refers to two famous male cooks from mythology; Nala, who is said to have written the first ever book on cookery, and Bheema who disguised himself as a cook when the Pandavas

29 Oct 2020 4:13 pm
Yediyurappa won't be Karnataka CM after Bihar polls, Congress ready: Siddaramaiah

Crime The former Chief Minister said that if the BJP government collapses after Yediyurappa steps down as the CM, the Congress is ready to face elections. TNM Staff Representation photo Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be removed from his post after the Bihar elections. Siddaramaiah was speaking to a local television channel, when he made the statement. I have accurate information that Yediyurappa wil

29 Oct 2020 3:52 pm
Activists say K'taka govts delay to give dry ration to students will worsen nutrition crisis

Education An RTI by independent researcher Siddarth Joshi had found that dry ration kits were not provided to students since June. TNM Staff Image for representation A collective of 210 citizens and activists wrote to the Karnataka government asking it to provide mid-day meals for school children in the state. Students from government and aided schools in the state were given dry ration kits till May but since June, when the academic year began, lakhs of children have been deprived of dry ration

29 Oct 2020 1:56 pm
Bengalurus Whitefield residents complain of foul smell at night in the neighbourhood

Civic Issues While the stench is acute near Whitefield Forum Value Mall and Thubarahalli area, it partially affects all areas within the 2 km radius. TNM Staff Representational image| VEERA.SJ [CC0], VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS The residents of Bengalurus Whitfield have been complaining of a peculiar unpleasant odour that has been emanating in their neighbourhood every night for the last 10 days. While many residents have raised the issue with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the civic a

29 Oct 2020 11:40 am
Bengaluru reports almost half of Karnatakas 3146 COVID-19 cases on October 28

Coronavirus Yelahanka and Bengalurus west zone reported 16% of the new cases each, the highest to be reported from any zone in the city. TNM Staff Image for representation/PTI Bengaluru reported 1,617 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the citys total active cases to 43,760. The city contributed almost 50% of the fresh infections in Karnataka and reported 23 of the 55 mortalities due to COVID-19. Recoveries recorded on the day were at 4,457, taking the total discharges in Bengaluru to 2,83,30

29 Oct 2020 10:24 am
71.1% polling recorded for four legislative council seats in Karnataka

Elections This election is important for the BJP as it lacks a majority in the Upper House to pass crucial bills. TNM Staff An average polling of 71.1% was recorded during the election to four legislative council seats in Karnataka on Wednesday, Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission had directed the returning officers to ensure that face masks and physical distancing should be maintained by the staff as well as the voters. According

29 Oct 2020 9:38 am
Mumbai Indians stay top after comfortable win over RCB

Sport Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball while Suryakumar Yadav hit a fine 79 not out to guide Mumbai to a five-wicket win. TNM Staff Mumbai Indians secured top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) table with a comfortable win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball while Suryakumar Yadav hit a fine 79 not out to guide Mumbai to a five-wicket win. Electing to bowl first, Mumbai restricted RCB to 164-6 despite a 45-ball 74 by youngster

28 Oct 2020 11:10 pm
Mansoor Khan, kingpin of IMA ponzi scam granted bail by Karnataka HC

Crime Mansoor has been in jail since July 2019. TNM Staff File image The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday granted bail to IMA Jewels Founder and Managing Director Mansoor Khan, the prime accused in the ponzi scheme. Mansoor has been in jail since July, 2019 when he was first arrested by officials of the Enforcement Directorate. According to reports, his bail conditions include submitting his passport, and furnishing a bond of Rs 5 lakh. As widely reported, Mansoor is the kingpin of the scam tha

28 Oct 2020 7:30 pm
BJP leaders from north Karnataka hold 'secret' meeting in Hubballi hotel, raise eyebrows

Politics Interestingly, other than the Katti brothers, none of CM Yediyurappas loyalists were a part of the meeting, leading to speculation that all is not well within BJPs state unit. Theja Ram Representation photo Karnataka Large-Scale Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP state President Nalin Kumar Kateel and several BJP MLAs from northern Karnataka districts met on Wednesday at a hotel in Hubballi to discuss several important issues. One of the important issues discussed was regarding t

28 Oct 2020 5:53 pm
BJP leaders complain of BSYs exclusionary politics, seek high commands intervention

Politics BJP sources said that if the party wins both the RR Nagar and Sira bye-polls, it would add to Yediyurappas strength and bargaining power. Theja Ram PTI/Representation Photo Ahead of bye-elections in Karnataka, disgruntlement in BJP seems to be continuing with several leaders voicing their disappointment with Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his alleged exclusionary politics. With many of them feeling that the party loyalists are being not given important positions and the newcomers bei

28 Oct 2020 4:21 pm
Wearing masks inside cars now mandatory in Bengaluru, even if you're driving alone

Coronavirus The new rules by the BBMP come two months after the Union Health Ministry announced that it was not necessary to wear masks while driving alone in a car. TNM Staff Pixcy representation photo Bengalurus civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday night issued new guidelines related to wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Wednesday, it will be mandatory for all those who are driving cars, even if they are alone and have the windows closed, to wear

28 Oct 2020 4:03 pm
NIA searches house of Bengaluru researcher, accuses NGOs of 'secessionist' activity

Controversy The researcher was associated with civil society organisations which criticised the union government's abrogation of Article 370. TNM Staff Representational image/PTI The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday carried out a search and seizure operation in Bengaluru at the residence of an independent researcher. According to sources, Swati Seshadri's residence was searched and her laptop, phone was seized by the NIA officers. The search conducted on Wednesday were done simult

28 Oct 2020 2:40 pm
Karnataka MLC polls underway, four seats up for grabs

Politics The Election Commission has said as of 10 am, the voting percentage has been below 10% across the constituencies. PTI Representational image/PTI Voting for four legislative council seats got underway in Karnataka on Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The MLC polls are taking place for Karnataka South-East Graduates, Karnataka West Graduates', Karnataka North-East Teachers' and Bangalore Teachers' constituencies, which fell vacant due to the retirement of R Chowda Reddy Thoo

28 Oct 2020 12:11 pm
Bengaluru reports 1874 new COVID-19 cases, city now has 46628 active cases

Coronavirus Most of the patients were from Yelahanka and the west zone. TNM Staff Image for representation/PTI Bengaluru reported 1,874 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The number of recoveries recorded on the day were 4,446, along with 24 deaths. This brings the total active cases in the city to 46,628, total recoveries to 2.78 lakh and total deaths in the city to 3,778. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikes (BBMP) COVID-19 War Room Report, both Yelahanka and west zone had the highest

28 Oct 2020 10:32 am
Shocking CCTV footage shows man flashing, sexually assaulting woman in Bengaluru

Crime The footage of a 20-year-old man sexually assaulting the woman helped the police nab him fast. TNM Staff A horrific incident of sexual assault has been caught on a CCTV camera in Bengaluru, where a man is seen flashing and attacking a woman in a narrow lane. A 40-year-old woman, a resident of JC Nagar in Bengaluru, wearing a scarf across a face, can be seen walking down the road near JC Nagar, about a kilometer away from DJ Halli in Bengaluru. The accused, identified as Tata Datt, can be s

28 Oct 2020 10:12 am
Ward-level committees in Bengaluru to enforce COVID-19 regulations

Coronavirus The BBMP Commissioner on Tuesday issued an order for formation of the committees at zonal and ward levels. PTI PTI/Representation Photo Civic committees in Bengaluru will now ensure that people strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at public places. In order to check the spread of coronavirus in the city, which is the major contributor of fresh COVID-19 cases in the state, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (city corporat

28 Oct 2020 8:07 am
Sira bye-elections: Fight for survival, prestige and the future

Politics With all three parties fighting hard, Sira is still a triangular fight so close to the date of polling. The results could go a long way in realigning dynamics within each of the parties. Pooja Prasanna The results of the November 3 bye-elections have no bearing on the future of the Karnataka government but the outcome of the Sira bye-polls are crucial for all three parties for different reasons. While in RR Nagar, the other constituency where bye-elections are being held, BJPs Munirathn

27 Oct 2020 8:14 pm
7 Bengaluru police cops caught gambling, booked

Crime All the accused were of constable and head constable ranks. TNM Staff Representational image Seven Bengaluru policemen were booked for gambling. The policemen who were caught gambling comes at a time when the city police are running a high pitch campaign against betting since the start of the IPL tournament. The incident has been reported within Puttenahalli Police Station limits. The policemen were caught gambling during a raid on October 19. The raids found the accused police staff were

27 Oct 2020 7:57 pm
Congress files complaint with EC against BJPs Sira candidate alleging cash-for-vote

Politics The Congress alleged that distribution of money and liquor to voters has been rampant and that the BJP has distributed money to over one lakh voters. TNM Staff Screenshot The Karnataka Congress has filed a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner alleging that Rajesh Gowda, the BJPs candidate for the Sira bye-elections along with BJP leaders, has been indulging in corrupt practices to influence voters ahead of the polls. KPCC Working President Saleem Ahmed, on Tuesday, filed the c

27 Oct 2020 7:44 pm
Karnataka may get COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021: Health Minister

Coronavirus This statement came following Health Minister K Sudhakar's meeting with AstraZeneca Managing Director Gagan Singh Bedi. PTI Image for representation Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar on Tuesday expressed confidence that a vaccine for COVID-19 would be available early in 2021 and said the government would ensure that it reaches every nook and corner of the state after its launch. This statement came following his meeting with AstraZeneca Managing Director Gagan Singh Bedi,

27 Oct 2020 6:32 pm
Mysuru Dasara celebration shows goddess Chamundeshwari slaying coronavirus

Festival Many tableaux at the Dasara celebrations had COVID-19 related themes on display. TNM Staff Like every year, the Dasara festival celebrations in Mysuru's Amba Vilas palace grounds had stilt walkers and tableaux. However, the crowd was much thinner thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings. Even in the muted celebrations, there was one scene that brought cheer to the onlookers when goddess Chamundeshwari slayed the novel coronavirus on Monday. The stilt walkin

27 Oct 2020 6:02 pm
'It isnt me': Kodagu DC on viral video claiming she was felicitated for COVID-19 work

Video Annies Kanmani Joy has earned praise for handling the COVID-19 crisis in Kodagu district. Prajwal Bhat On Monday evening, Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy was amused to receive WhatsApp videos and messages stating that she was being felicitated by the people of Kodagu for her role in helping manage the COVID-19 crisis in the district. Except, the woman in the video was not her. That is not me in the video. Since yesterday (Monday), I am receiving endless messages about it but

27 Oct 2020 5:55 pm
Bengaluru govt hospital staff dismissed for giving fake COVID-19 certificates

Coronavirus The state government has dismissed the lab technician and has filed a complaint against him and one ASHA worker. TNM Staff PTI/Representation Photo Bengaluru's civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, on Tuesday conducted an inspection at a primary health centre in the city and found that the health workers and lab technicians were providing fake COVID-19 negative certificates to people in exchange for money. This was uncovered at the Pobbathi City Primary Health Centre in

27 Oct 2020 1:55 pm
Bengaluru's containment zones remain at 18, Mahadevapura reports most new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 With 1,603 people testing positive for coronavirus in 24 hours, Bengaluru accounted for 51% of the new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on Monday. TNM Staff PTI In a span of 24 hours, 1,603 new people in Bengaluru tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the city till October 26 to 3,27,376. Bengaluru accounted for 51% of the new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on Monday. The state reported 3,130 new cases. While 4,031 COVID-19 patients in Bengaluru

27 Oct 2020 11:01 am
Doing bike stunts in Bengaluru? Cops to slap Rs 2 lakh fine on repeat offenders

Crime Similarly, persons who tamper with their bike silencers will be penalised with a fine of Rs 50,000 for a second offence. TNM Staff Representational image In an attempt to rein in illegal stunts performed by bikers in Bengaluru, the city traffic police have increased the penalty to Rs 2 lakh if anybody is caught doing stunts for the second time. Similarly, offenders who are caught for the first time will submit an undertaking before the jurisdictional Deputy Commissioners of Police under Se

27 Oct 2020 10:31 am
Parts of Bengaluru to see no sale of liquor till Wednesday due to MLC elections

Prohibition The areas include HSR Layout, Koramangala, Electronic City, Jayanagar, RR Nagar, Devanahalli, Malleshwaram, Hebbal and KR Puram among others. TNM Staff Representational image/PTI Sale and consumption of liquor has been prohibited in parts of Bengaluru city from Monday to Wednesday for the biennial MLC elections in the Graduates' and Teachers' constituencies on October 28, police said. With this, all liquor vendors, pubs and bars will remain closed till midnight of Tuesday in designat

27 Oct 2020 8:51 am
If all goes well, Bengaluru will have a suburban train to airport within 3 years

Transport The three-year deadline given by the Union government is significant as many activists were fearing delay. Soumya Chatterjee Representational image/ To the satisfaction of those who have been advocating for sustainable transport in Bengaluru, the union government has asked for the dedicated suburban rail connection between the city to the airport to be completed ready within three years. The Railway Board and Ministry of Railways has issued a sanction letter to the K-RIDE (Kar

26 Oct 2020 7:22 pm
Bengaluru family has been living in public toilet for 2 weeks after losing home in rains

Floods 71-year-old Rashmiamma, a Dalit woman, who was living in the public toilet died on October 23. Theja Ram Theja Ram The stench of a week-old garbage surrounds the public toilet in Bengaluru's Lakkasandra. Its narrow passageway is dimly lit, and towards the tail end of the passage are a bed, a cupboard and household items owned by 71-year-old Dalit woman Rashmiamma who lived there since her house collapsed due to heavy rains. On October 23, Rashmiamma died of a heart attack according to

26 Oct 2020 5:22 pm
Complaint filed against web series makers, accused of defaming Sudha Murty

Controversy Nandini Layout Police said that no first information report (FIR) has yet been filed in connection with the complaint. TNM Staff FIle image | BYRAJA GOPAL VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS A pro-Kannada outfit in Bengaluru approached the police on Monday to file a complaint against a web series maker. Namma Karnataka Rakshana Vedike leader Lion Jayaraj Naidu in his complaint with Nandini Layout Police Station alleged that a web series called 'The Old Town Criminals', had made disgraceful remarks

26 Oct 2020 4:37 pm
Bengaluru reports over 6,700 COVID-19 recoveries on October 25

Coronavirus The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day has been going down in Bengaluru while recoveries have been surging. TNM Staff Image for representation. PTI Bengaluru reported 6,759 COVID-19 recoveries on October 25, against 2,468 new COVID-19 cases on the same day. In Karnataka, on the same day, a total of 10,106 recoveries were reported as against 4,439 total COVID-19 cases. This takes the total active cases in the state to 81,050.A total 7,10,843 people have recovered in the state

26 Oct 2020 10:31 am
Mysuru set to hold Dasara finale amid COVID-19 restrictions

Festival The grand celebration has been muted this year due to the restrictions over COVID-19 in place in the city. TNM Staff The world-famous victory procession of caparisoned elephants (jamboo savari) to mark the triumph of good over evil would be held in the royal Amba Vilas palace arena in Mysuru on Monday on the 10th day of the Dasara festival under the COVID-19-induced guidelines, an official said on Sunday.The 410th year Dasara finale on Vijayadashmi will be simple and subdued due to stat

26 Oct 2020 9:17 am
Siddaramaiah demands special Assembly session to discuss Karnataka flood situation

Politics The Leader of Opposition alleged that the people of the state were facing havoc due to rain, the COVID-19 pandemic and alleged corruption in the BJP-led government. TNM Staff Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah on Sunday called for a special Assembly session to discuss the flood situation in Karnataka, a state troubled by floods thrice in the last three months. In a series of tweets, the Leader of Opposition alleged that it was a triple whammy for the people of the state, who are facing h

26 Oct 2020 9:13 am
Wife of martyred soldier, harassed and intimidated by Karnataka Congress politician

Crime The panchayat member of Hasigala village in Bengaluru Rural allegedly threatened to kill her employees after an altercation about fuel. Theja Ram Bengaluru Rural Police The family of a martyred soldier, late Colonel Jojan Thomas, who died fighting in Jammu and Kashmir, was harassed and threatened by a panchayat member in Bengaluru rural on Friday. Manjunath Gowda, a member of the Hasigala gram panchayat located in Bengaluru Rural, allegedly hired goons, who assaulted and threatened employe

25 Oct 2020 5:14 pm
Karnataka yet to decide if COVID-19 vaccine will be free for all in state

COVID-19 Clamour to make the vaccine available free for all in the state gathered momentum after BJP's manifesto for the Bihar assembly elections. IANS Representational image The BJP-ruled Karnataka government would soon decide on providing a free vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus, Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan said on Sunday.A meeting has been convened here after Dasara to decide on the free distribution of vaccine to treat the Covid pandemic, as and when the central gov

25 Oct 2020 4:43 pm
Bengaluru riots case: Former Mayor Sampath Raj files plea for anticipatory bail

Bengaluru Riots Sampath Raj has been named as the prime conspirator and executor in the case by the Central Crime Branch. TNM Staff Representation photo Former Bengaluru Mayor and DJ Halli corporator Sampath Raj has filed an anticipatory bail petition with the Bengaluru Sessions Court on Saturday evening. Sampath Raj's counsel filed the plea as he has been named as the prime conspirator in the DJ Halli and KJ Halli violence case. The sessions court has adjourned the hearing to October 27. Detail

25 Oct 2020 2:34 pm
Bengaluru floods: BBMP to build stronger retaining wall of Vrishabhavathi river

Civic Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre on Saturday issued a yellow warning for 16 districts, including Bengaluru. TNM Staff Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad on Saturday said that a new and stronger concrete retaining wall will be built along the stormwater drain in the Vrishabhavathi Valley, which flows through the city. This comes after the long spell of rain on Thursday flooded Gurudatta Layout and Dattatreya Nagar (Ward

25 Oct 2020 10:58 am
Karnataka Minister Eshwarappa to lead march demanding ST status for Kuruba community

Politics Prior to the padayatra, the Kuruba community will organise four massive conventions across Karnataka. IANS Official Twitter Karnataka's third-biggest community Kuruba (shepherds) will organise a padayatra from Kaaginele in Haveri district to Bengaluru, with the demand to include their community in the list of Schedule Tribe castes. The march will be led under the joint leadership of Kuruba community seer Kaginele Niranjananadapuri Swamiji and Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Ra

25 Oct 2020 10:50 am
CM Yediyurappa announces Rs 25K aid for rain-hit families in Bengaluru

Rains The CM also said that the government would look for a permanent solution to prevent flooding in Bengaluru. PTI PTI photo On Saturday, a day after south Bengaluru was battered by heavy rains, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 for every family affected by floods. Speaking to reporters after chairing a high-level meeting with city legislators and official concerned, Yediyurappa also assured that the state government was looking into a permanent solu

24 Oct 2020 7:00 pm
Caste very much there in Indian cities: A panel discussion in Bengaluru

Caste The online discussion featured Cynthia Stephen, Vijeta Kumar, Rajendra Prabhakar and Naveen Bharathi. Aditi Kumar Image courtesy: S What we really have the is The Great Indian Apartheid, said Professor Deepak Malghan of the Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), in a panel discussion on Explaining caste discrimination in Bengaluru. The online discussion, conducted by IIMB, took place at 6 pm on October 23, and had speakers who talked about lived experiences as w

24 Oct 2020 6:45 pm
Bengaluru residents upset as stormwater drains overflow after rains lash city

Rain A compensation of Rs 25,000 will be provided for every family affected by flooding. Prajwal Bhat Bengaluru shop flooded On Friday evening, Anwar noticed that water had entered the godown in his shop even though it had been raining only for a couple of hours. His shopRiding Gearselling plates and stickers, is located on the main road leading to Lalbagh in central Bengaluru. By 7 pm, Anwar had spent a frantic hour moving the important items in his godown to a nearby helmet shop located on hig

24 Oct 2020 5:33 pm
Karnataka CM asks BBMP officials to be on alert as heavy rains predicted

Rains The direction comes a day after several parts of city, especially south Bengaluru region had faced the brunt of heavy rains as stormwater drains overflowed. PTI With the Met department predicting heavy rains for two more days, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday instructed the city civic body to stay alert. The direction comes a day after several parts of city, especially south Bengaluru region had faced the brunt of heavy rains as storm water drains overflowed, roads turn

24 Oct 2020 2:16 pm
In Karnataka, COVID cases decline and recoveries surge

Controversy The state saw 8749 recoveries and only 5356 positive cases in one day. PTI Recoveries rose to 6,93,584 till date, with 8,749 discharged from hospitals across the state on Thursday, while 5,356 tested positive, taking the Covid tally to 7,93,907, including 89,483 active cases, said the state health bulletin on Friday. With 51 succumbing to the infection in a day, the death toll across the state rose to 10,821 so far, while 21 died of the virus in Bengaluru, taking its toll to 3,688 si

24 Oct 2020 1:49 pm
Videos show how areas in Bengalurus Hosakerehalli were flooded within hours

Floods With many places receiving 100 mm rainfall in just three hours starting from 4.30 pm, houses were flooded and even vehicles washed away. TNM Staff On Wednesday, as heavy rains lashed parts of Bengaluru, a portion of the Storm Water Drain (SWD) wall in Gurudatta Layout near Hosakerehalli collapsed. And just as the BBMP and BWSSB were engaged in repair works, more heavy rain came on Friday evening, leading areas near the Hoskerehalli lake to flood almost immediately. With many places receiv

24 Oct 2020 12:37 pm
No free vaccine for people of Karnataka? Siddaramaiah asks Karnataka BJP

Politics Senior Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar questioned the BJP for promising a free vaccine in Bihar, which is going to polls. TNM Staff Siddaramaiah: PTI photograph Taking exception to the BJP's poll promise in Bihar of providing free COVID-19 vaccine if the party is voted to power, the Congress in Karnataka termed the party as Opportunist BJP. Launching an attack through his Twitter handle, Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah asked, There is no general election in Karnata

24 Oct 2020 10:08 am