Bengaluru News Updates: Viral infection kills 7 leopard cubs in Bannerghatta zoo

Sep 18, 2023 03:48 PM IST

Bengaluru News: Follow our liveblog for all the latest developments from the Karnataka capital in crime, health, traffic, weather and politics.

The Ganesh Chaturthi has begun across the city and Bengaluru police are closely monitoring the celebrations to avoid any untoward incidents. The streets and apartments are decked up with Ganesh idols. 

Bengaluru News Live Updates: Viral infection kills 7 leopard cubs in zoo.
Bengaluru News Live Updates: Viral infection kills 7 leopard cubs in zoo.

The BBMP has already imposed a strict ban on the sale and manufacture of Ganesh idols that are made with Plaster of Paris (POP). A hefty penalty will be imposed on the makers if they flout the rules.

Row over the pitch of three deputy CMs in Karnataka continues as various leaders give their two cents about Siddaramaiah led Congress government in the state. Karnataka health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said that the future of Siddaramaiah will be decided by the Congress high command and also said that he has been doing good as a chief minister. 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also said that high command would decide on it ultimately, and that he would comply with the decision.

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  • Sep 18, 2023 03:48 PM IST

    Bengaluru temple adorned with coins, currency notes worth 2.5 cr on Ganesh Chaturthi

    On the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi, the Sathyaganapati Temple premises at JP Nagar here was adorned with coins and currency notes worth 2.5 crore.

    The Ganesh Chathurthi festival began on Monday with religious fervour in Bengaluru and across Karnataka with devotees thronging to temples and pandals to seek blessings of the deity.

    With its unique decoration, the Sathyaganapati Temple has caught the attention of devotees.

  • Sep 18, 2023 03:04 PM IST

    Viral infection kills seven leopards in Bannerghatta Zoo

    A total of seven leopard cubs reportedly between August 22 and September 5, said a report by News9. The cubs died because of a viral infection called Feline panleukopenia. 

    All the dead cubs are said to be aged between seven to nine months old and the zoo authorities are taking measures to curb the virus outbreak inside the zoo and safari area. 

  • Sep 18, 2023 02:55 PM IST

    CM Siddaramaiah hoists national flag on 'Kalyana Karnataka Utsav'

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfurled national flag on the occasion of the 'Kalyana Karnataka Utsav' here in karnataka's Kalaburagi. The flag hoisting ceremony was held at DR Ground in Kalaburagi.

    The state is celebrating September 17 as Kalyana Karnataka Utsava. The Hyderabad-Karnataka region was renamed as as Kalyana-Karnataka by the previous BS Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party goverment.


  • Sep 18, 2023 02:03 PM IST

    Development stopped due to gurantee schemes: BS Yediyurappa

    Former Karnataka CM and BJP leader Yediyurappa slammed the Congress government and said that the development works have completely stopped in the state. Speaking to reporters, BS Yediyurappa said, “Congress party has been saying about the guarantee schemes in Karnataka but what about the developement? The works are stopped completely and the progress of the state came at standstill.”

  • Sep 18, 2023 01:29 PM IST

    Karnataka govt is saying no enough water: VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan

    VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan said that they are going to meet union minister Ganhendra Singh Shekhawat on Cauvery water issue. 


    He said, “We are demanding to implement what the Cauvery management board announced, but the Karnataka Govt is saying that there is not enough water to release as per the direction of the Cauvery management board. In this crisis, we are going to meet the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Ganjendra Singh Shekhawat to represent our demand. We need the support of the Union Minister to get water. The Karnataka Govt is not telling the truth (about water levels in the reservoir). We will meet the minister today or tomorrow." 

  • Sep 18, 2023 12:59 PM IST

    Karnataka govt conducts ‘Special Industry Networking Meet’ 

    The Government of Karnataka, in collaboration with ELCINA (Electronic Industries Association of India) and SEMI, hosted a "Special Industry Networking Meet" to felicitate the ‘First Movers’ in Semiconductor Domain at Karnataka. The event also included the recognition of industry leaders who have been trailblazers in the semiconductor domain.

    Speaking at the event, Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge said, "Karnataka takes immense pride in leading India's electronics revolution. We are dedicated to creating a conducive ecosystem for electronics and semiconductor companies to thrive, making substantial contributions to the growth of our state and nation. The Government of Karnataka is actively working on Five initiatives such as skills development, Centers of Excellence, global innovation hubs, sector-specific cluster development, and improving the ease of doing business to attract and nurture the industry."

  • Sep 18, 2023 12:31 PM IST

    Discuss with Karnataka CM: MP Lahar Singh writes to TN CM on Cauvery issue

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Lahar Singh Siroya on Sunday wrote to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin urging Tamil Nadu CM to discuss the Cauvery water issue with his Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah.

    BJP MP Siroya's letter comes in the backdrop of a meeting called by the Cauvery Water Monitoring Authority (CWMA) in New Delhi on Monday to discuss the way forward in water sharing in this distress year.

    "Tamil Nadu to realise that Karnataka's water needs include the water needs of lakhs of Tamil speakers who work and live in Karnataka," Siroya said in a letter to Stalin.

  • Sep 18, 2023 12:13 PM IST

    Karnataka: Youth drowns in sea, two friends rescued

    A youth from Bagalkote drowned in the sea while two of his friends who were also washed away by giant tidal waves, were rescued at Mallamar beach near Mangaluru, police said.

    The deceased has been identified as Manthesh (29).

    Police said the three friends were washed away by the sea when they went to the beach Sunday evening. The local people managed to rescue two of them, while Manthesh was washed away. (PTI)

  • Sep 18, 2023 11:45 AM IST

    Two held in Bengaluru airport for smuggling e-cigarettes 

    The custom officials arrested two accused for allegedly smuggling e - cigarettes into the country from Malaysia. 

    Bengaluru Customs department said, “On the basis of profiling,2 pax arriving by Malaysian Airline MH 192 from Kaula Lumpur to KIAL Bengaluru were intercepted by Bengaluru Air Customs,in attempt to smuggle in 1590 e-cigarettes worth Rs.15.9 lacs.Goods seized under Customs Act 1962.” 

  • Sep 18, 2023 11:18 AM IST

    K-Ride looks for a full time MD, releases notification 

    Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya said that the K RIDE (Rail Infrastructure Development Company of Karnataka) is in a need of an MD and thanked railway minister Ashwini Vaishnav for releasing the notificatio. 

    In an X post, he said, “A full-time MD for K-RIDE is need of the hour to expedite projects like Suburban Rail, critical to Bengaluru. Had raised the same with Railway Minister Sri @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji. His intervention & action has led K-RIDE to release notification.” 

  • Sep 18, 2023 11:02 AM IST

    We are all with Siddaramaiah: Karnataka health minister

    Karnataka health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao spoke in support with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. 

    "Congress high command will decide whether CM Siddaramaiah will be CM for five years or not. He is doing good things, and we are all with the CM Siddaramaiah," Rao said while speaking to reporters in Ejipura, Bangalore after inaugurating a BBMP's (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) primary health centre.

  • Sep 18, 2023 10:19 AM IST

    Our focus is on boosting investments and employment, within state: Karnataka min

    Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge said that the primary focus of the government is to improve the investments in Karnataka. He also said that the recent investments are going to create 18,000 jobs in the state. 

    In an X post, he said, “The SLSWCC headed by Sri. @MBPatil has cleared investments worth 7660 Cr in industry, semiconductor & electronics, paving the way for the creation of over 18,000 job opportunities. Our focus remains on boosting investments and employment within the state's industrial sector. Investments #BeyondBengaluru will remain the prime focus.” 

  • Sep 18, 2023 10:13 AM IST

    BBMP imposes meat ban at Bengaluru on Ganesh Chaturthi. Details

    The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat today as the city celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi. The BBMP’s animal advisory board has issued the guidelines to all meat shop owners. The civic body warned a strict action if anyone found slaughtering and selling meat  on Ganesh Chaturthi. 

  • Sep 18, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    Four found dead at a poultry farm in  Bengaluru rural, probe on

    Four members of a Nepalese family were found dead at a poultry farm in Bengaluru rural district of Karnataka on Sunday morning, police officers said, adding that the exact cause of the deaths could not be ascertained.

    According to the police, the family worked at Holeyarahalli, near Doddabelavangala in Doddaballapur taluk. The deceased have been identified as Kale Sarera (60), Lakshmi Sarera (50), Usha Sarera (40), and Pool Sarera (16). “The family joined for work just 10 days back at the poultry farm on graveyard road,” a police officer said, requesting anonymity.


Bengaluru police bust 854 crore cyber investment fraud, arrest six people

Published on Sep 30, 2023 03:49 PM IST

Bengaluru police arrested six people in a ₹854 crore cyber fraud scam involving thousands of victims across India.

The accused gang lured the victims through WhatsApp and Telegram. (Pic for representation)
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Karnataka govt levying ‘election tax’ to fund Telangana Congress: BRS leader KTR

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao criticizes Congress for levying an "election tax" on builders in Bengaluru to fund Telangana Congress in upcoming elections.

BRS working president KT Rama Rao. (PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 01:11 PM IST
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‘Talking to legal experts should have been done long ago’: Ex-K'taka CM Bommai

Former Karnataka CM criticized the state government for lack of coordination and delay in seeking legal advice on Cauvery water issue.

Former Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.(PTI)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 12:09 PM IST
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Karnataka govt ‘very casual in its approach’: BJP's Tejasvi Surya on Cauvery row

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya criticized the Congress government's approach to the Cauvery water issue, says it is helping DMK in Tamil Nadu.

MP Tejasvi Surya (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 10:46 AM IST
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Steps should be taken to prevent human-wildlife conflicts: Karnataka CM

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, at a ceremony organized by the Karnataka Forest Department, said steps should be taken to prevent human-wildlife conflicts.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Picture Service)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 08:56 AM IST
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State to challenge Cauvery panel’s directive in SC: Karnataka CM

Siddaramaiah, along with senior cabinet members held a meeting with retired Supreme Court judges to address the ongoing Cauvery water dispute.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah holds a meeting with retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Advocate General over the release of the Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:56 AM IST

700 detained in Bengaluru as bandh hits normal life in parts of state

While districts like Chikamangaluru, Tumakuru, Mandya and Kolar saw protesters burning effigies and organising sit-ins, North Karnataka largely remained unaffected by the bandh and normal life remained uninterrupted.

Kannada activists block the road during the Karnataka Bandh over Cauvery water issue, in Hubballi on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Tumakuru: 6 injured in LPG cylinder blast

Six members of a family, including two children, were injured in a LPG cylinder blast in Tumakuru district, Karnataka. The blast occurred due to a leakage of gas from the cylinder, causing a portion of the house to collapse. The injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Investigation is underway.

A portion of the house and RCC roof collapsed due to impact of the blast.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:30 AM IST

Follow directive on release of Cauvery water to TN, panel tells Karnataka

A top panel mandated to oversee sharing of water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu asked the former to follow directions issued earlier by a regulatory body.

Kannada activists burn an effigy of Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin, in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur, on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

CWMA directs K'taka to release 3,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to TN till Oct 15

Taking note of the recent CWMA order, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said he will hold a meeting with retired Supreme Court judges today on the matter.

CWMA directs Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to TN till October 15
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:44 AM IST
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700 protesters detained in Bengaluru, police call it a 'peaceful' strike

Around 1,500 protesters had gathered at Freedom Park here as part of the protests.

700 protesters detained in Bengaluru, police call it a 'peaceful' strike(PTI photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 08:46 PM IST
Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

‘Bengaluru will run out of drinking water soon,’ says MP Tejasvi Surya

Tejasvi Surya also said that the Congress government should settle the issue with their ‘alliance’ partner DMK which is the power in Tamil Nadu.

MP Tejasvi Surya (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Sadhguru urges Karnataka, TN to strengthen Cauvery, MP Tejasvi Surya responds

Spiritual leader Sadhguru urged Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to strengthen the Cauvery basin instead of fighting, which evoked a response from BJP MP Tejasvi Surya.

Sadhguru's post evoked a response from BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, who thanked the leader and said both the states should look into the cropping pattern in the region.
Published on Sep 29, 2023 04:49 PM IST

Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue disrupts life in Bengaluru, other districts

State authorities have imposed section 144 in several areas of Karnataka and extra police force has been deployed across the state.

The bandh, called by the 'Kannada Okkuta' - a blanket organisation of pro-Kannada groups - comes after a Bengaluru bandh held on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Karnataka bandh: Former CM HD Kumaraswamy demands release of arrested activists

Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy demanded the release of activists detained during the Karnataka bandh against release of Cauvery water.

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy. (ANI)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 12:45 PM IST
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