Bengaluru News: KSRTC and BMTC staff extend support to Bandh on September 26
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated nine Vande Bharat Express trains today and the most awaited Bengaluru – Hyderabad Vande Bharat train is one among the nine. The semi high speed train is expected to enhance the connectivity between the two IT hubs which are also the capital cities of Karnataka and Telangana.
The Cauvery water sharing dispute is expected to escalate further as the BJP is planning to continue protest in various parts of the state. The Karnataka cabinet announced that a decision on water sharing with Tamil Nadu will be made by September 26, the date of the next meeting of the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. Deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar, during a media briefing, said that the state is currently releasing approximately 3,000 cusecs of water daily. However, only about 34% of the water ordered for transfer to Tamil Nadu has been released thus far, he added.
Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda announced an alliance with the BJP in Karnataka and formally joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Many resignations from the party followed after the announcement of alliance.
Pro Kannada organizations and farmer associations have called for a Bengaluru bandh on September 26. The organizations are also planning to conduct a Karnataka bandh on the same day and a decision regarding it will be taken in a meeting which is scheduled on Monday.
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- Sep 24, 2023 03:54 PM IST
Central Bengaluru to face traffic congestions
Begaluru traffic police alerted the commuters in central Bengaluru about the ongoing Ganesh immersion.
In an X post, they said, “As Ganesh immersion is set to take place, about 60-70 Ganesha Idols will ply from 3.00 PM to 8.00 PM at City Market Traffic Police Station Boundary BVK Iyengar Road, OTC Road, RT Street, Kilari. There will be a procession of Ganesha idols on the road and avenue roads, and as there is heavy traffic, alternative routes have been requested to be used.”Sep 24, 2023 03:20 PM IST
Traffic comes at a standstill as Ganesh immersion begins in Bengaluru
Traffic at various parts of the city got stuck after Ganesh idol proecssion has begun for the immersion. Over next few days, the Ganesh immersion will happen and the BBMP has made all arrangements at major lakes in Bengaluru.
The whitefield traffic police alerted about the traffic congestions on Sunday. In an X post, they wrote, “'Traffic Advisory' Slow moving traffic due to the ongoing Shree Ganesha Procession. Looking forward to your cooperation.”Sep 24, 2023 02:36 PM IST
KSRTC and BMTC staff extend support to Bengaluru Bundh
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) services are likely to be affected on September 26 after the KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation extended its support for ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ called by pro-Kannada outfits, political groups and farmers’ associations, to protest the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Read hereSep 24, 2023 02:07 PM IST
Karnataka win taught us an important lesson: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the party has learnt a very important lesson in Karnataka that the BJP wins elections by distracting and not allowing us to construct our narrative and so we fought the polls constructing our party's narrative.
“What we did in Karnataka is we gave a clear vision for the state, 'this is the social security programme that we are going to set up for you' and then we control the narrative,” he saidSep 24, 2023 01:33 PM IST
Bengaluru - Hyderabad Vande Bharat to have no stoppages in Karnataka
The Bengaluru Hyderabad Vande Bharat Express which was launched by PM Modi will not have any stoppages in Karnataka. The train will only stop at Dharmavaram, Ananatapuram, Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh and Mahabubnagar in Telangana before it reached Hyderabad. Karnataka's Raichur expected to get a stop but for the faster commute, the Indian Railways decided not to stop at this location.Sep 24, 2023 01:03 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Bengaluru - Hyderabad Vande Bharat Express
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday virtually flagged off nine Vande Bharat Express trains and one of them is Bengaluru - Hyderabad train. The train started its journey from Hyderabad's Kacheguda station and will reach Yeswantpur in Bengaluru in next eight hours. The commercial operations of this Vande Bharat Express will begin from tomorrow. The Prime Minister expressed his congratulations to people of the country after he launched the Vande Bharat trains/Sep 24, 2023 12:54 PM IST
Karnataka govt is misleading people on Cauvery issue: Pralhad Joshi
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Saturday accused the Congress government in Karnataka of 'misleading' people over the Cauvery water sharing dispute with Tamil Nadu, by blaming the Centre. Joshi alleged that the state government did not apprise the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) of the prevailing situation in the dams in Karnataka.Sep 24, 2023 12:34 PM IST
Nikhil Kumaraswamy meets ex CM Yediyurappa in Bengaluru
JDS second-in-chief HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy met former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa after JDS announced alliance with the BJP.
Speaking to reporters, Nikhil said, “As we all know JDS and BJP are now a part of the NDA alliance. On that basis, Mr Yediyurappa is one of the tallest leaders in Karnataka. So I just came here to take his blessings personally. We all know that my grand father and father share a great bonding with him and during our coalition governement, they worked together for people of Karnataka.”Sep 24, 2023 12:19 PM IST
Karnataka HC rejects MLA's plea to enter constituency
The High Court of Karnataka has dismissed a petition filed by Dharwad MLA Vinay Kulkarni seeking relaxation of bail conditions that restrict his entry into the district.
The Congress MLA is the main accused in the murder of BJP leader Yogesh Gowda in 2016.
Kulkarni was denied permission to enter the constituency even when he contested the assembly election in May this year.Sep 24, 2023 11:44 AM IST
“I was with JDS for 30 years but.,” says Syed Shafiulla who quit the party after an alliance with the BJP
After submitting his resignation to the JDS, the party's former vice president Syed Shafiulla said that JDS joining hands with the BJP might create rift between the communities.
He said, "I was with the party for the past 30 years. Our party stand on secular credentials, and we have always propagated the principles of Secularism to the voters, and to the general public. Now if my party is joining hands with a party which creates a rift between the communities and caste, which preaches and propagates and acts on communal agenda, we the secular leaders oppose it."Sep 24, 2023 11:29 AM IST
5th World Coffee Conference to be held in Bengaluru from Sept 25
The fifth World Coffee Conference will be organised from September 25 to 28 at the iconic Bangalore Palace. The four-day event will be organised by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Government of Karnataka, and the Coffee industry.Sep 24, 2023 10:47 AM IST
Karnataka HC enhances quantum of maintenance awarded to wife, nixes man's plea
Enhancing the maintenance amount payable by a husband to his wife, the Karnataka High Court observed that when he could maintain a fleet of cars and repay a business loan of ₹7.72 lakh per month, he could surely support his partner and son. Directing the apellant to pay maintenance of ₹1.5 lakh per month to his wife as against ₹75,000 awarded by the Family court,Sep 24, 2023 10:26 AM IST
Karnataka: Mandya farmers continue to protest over Cauvery water row
The farmers in Mandya, protesting to stop water being released from Karnataka dams to Tamil Nadu, continued their demonstration here on Saturday.
Farmers across Karnataka have been protesting since the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) ordered the state to release 5000 cusecs of water to its neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, for 15 days, effective from September 13.
Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the CWMA order.Sep 24, 2023 10:04 AM IST
IMD issues yellow alert in parts of Karnataka amid severe drought
The Indian Meteorological Departement (IMD) has issued a yellow alert to the North Karnataka region and predicted heavy rainfall on Sunday. This is said to be a crucial downpour for the region as districts like Bidar, Vijayapura and Kalaburgi are badly hit by the drought and even the state government declared a few taluks as drought hit. Bagalkot, Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri, Koppal and other regions in the belt are also likely to see the rain.Sep 24, 2023 09:49 AM IST
Karnataka JD(S) VP resigns after party join hands with BJP
Days after Janata Dal (Secular) joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the ensuing 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the party's state unit Vice President Syed Shafiulla Saheb has decided to cut his ties with the party.
Shafiulla, in his resignation letter to the JD(S) Karnataka president said that he had opted to stay outside the party for the period during which our state unit of the party had joined with the BJP to form the state government.Sep 24, 2023 09:39 AM IST
Bengaluru Bandh declared on September 26
Amid the Cauvery water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, pro Kannada organizations and farmer associations have called for a Bengaluru bandh on September 26. They also requested the schools, colleges and other commercial establishments in the city to support the bandh and keep them shut on Tuesday. Read full storySep 24, 2023 09:35 AM IST
Bengaluru Hyderabad Vande Bharat Express to be launched today
The most awaited Bengaluru Hyderabad Vande Bharat Express will be virtually launched today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. This semi high speed rail is expected to reduce the travel time between both the IT hubs and enhance the connectivity between two capital cities. Read full storyStory SavedLive Score