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Bengaluru cafe blast LIVE: CCTV footage of Rameshwaram Cafe shows explosion inside the eatery.

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast: At least nine people were injured in an explosion that took place at The Rameshwaram Cafe, Bengaluru's popular eatery, on Friday.

The explosion took place in the afternoon, triggering panic among the customers and residents in the area. Police teams and fire brigade teams were rushed to the blast site. They were seen analysing the after-effects of the explosion.

Shattered glass and furniture were seen strewn on the floor of the cafe, which drew attention among residents. A team of forensic experts has also started collecting the evidence from the site of the explosion. Dog squad also arrived at the site of the explosion.
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The area was secured by the police and Fire Brigade teams and the injured were hospitalised. The Rameshwaram Cafe is one of the popular hangouts and is usually extremely crowded during lunch hours.

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Mar 1, 2024 11:34 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: How blast took place

As a low-intensity IED blast took place in Bengaluru's popular Rameshwaram cafe during busy lunch hour, investigators are finding clues from CCTV footage. Karnataka deputy chief minister DK Shuvakumar said the suspect has been identified as a man of 28 to 30 years old. He came to the cafe during the breakfast hour, and bought a coupon for Rava idli but left the cafe without having the idli. Read on.

Mar 1, 2024 11:05 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Hyderabad police enforce vehicle checks

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: After the bomb blast at the Rameswaram Cafe in Bangalore, Hyderabad Police on Friday announced the implementation of precautionary measures, including vehicle checks, across the city, an official said.

"Precautionary measures, along with vehicle checking, are being carried out across Hyderabad after the Rameshwaram cafe blast incident," Hyderabad Police Commissioner Kothakota Sreenivasa Reddy said.

Mar 1, 2024 10:38 PM IST

Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe blast a terror attack? Here's what Karnataka CM said

On whether the Bengaluru blast is an act of terror, CM Siddaramaiah said,"It was not a large-scale blast, it was an improvised explosive blast. Such things have happened earlier too, it should not happen. Let's see what it is. In recent times such blasts had not taken place other than the incident in Mangaluru (Nov'22 pressure cooker blast) during BJP rule. This is the first such incident during our government,"

Mar 1, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: ‘No law and order in Karnataka’, says LOP R Ashoka

“The mindset has to be changed. They (Karnataka government) are saying 'Brand Bengaluru' but it will become 'Bomb Bengaluru'. I request the government to take serious action. There is no law and order. This government is not running properly,” R Ashoka, leader of opposition in Karnataka assembly, was quoted by ANI as saying.

Mar 1, 2024 10:24 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: What is IED?

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is a homemade bomb or destructive device. These devices exhibit diverse forms, spanning from small pipe bombs to intricate constructions capable of causing substantial damage and loss of life. IEDs can be transported in vehicles, carried by individuals, delivered in packages, or concealed along roadsides.

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Mar 1, 2024 9:58 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Case under UAPA registered

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Between 12.50 and 1pm, a man aged between 28-30 entered the cafe and ordered for Rava Idli. However he didn't take the order and left the cafe. After 10 min, the blast has occurred. Total 10 injured

A case under UAPA has been registered at HAL police station. Both bomb squad and police are coordinating with each other for more clues

Mar 1, 2024 9:41 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Dy CM, home minister visit spot

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Karnataka deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar and state home minister G Parameshwara, along with DGP Alok Mohan, visited the Bengaluru explosion site for inspection.

Mar 1, 2024 9:04 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: What we know about the nature of the explosion

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: "At 1.08 pm today, the Fire department received a call about LPG leakage fire in the cafe. When our officers and teams reached the spot, there was no fire or flame. A bag which was lying behind a woman who was sitting with six other customers at the eatery exploded. It is suspected that the explosion could have been caused due to some object in that bag," TN Shivashankar, Director of Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services department told PTI.

Mar 1, 2024 8:37 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: ‘CM must give free hand to investigate,’ says BJP MP Tejasvi Surya

“At first, they tried the narrative of cylinder blast. Now, they are trying the narrative of business rivalry. Why can’t the Congress Govt allow the investigation agencies to do their job? Why preempt? Why prompt? Vote Bank compulsions?” BJP MP Tejasvi Surya said in an 'X' post.

“CM Siddaramaiah must give free hand to investigate and give clear answers to people of Bengaluru,” he added.

Mar 1, 2024 8:24 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Blast occurred in a bag kept by a youth an hour ago, says deputy CM

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: On the Bengaluru cafe blast, Karnataka Dy CM DK Shivakumar said, "It was a low-intensity blast. A youth came and kept a small bag which exploded after an hour. About 10 people received injuries. 7-8 teams formed to probe the incident. We are looking at all angles. I ask every Banglorean to not worry."

Mar 1, 2024 8:13 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: 'First ensure 'guarantee' of safety and security to the people of Karnataka,' says Karnataka assembly LoP

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly and BJP leader R Ashoka said Rameshwaram Cafe bomb blast was yet another glaring example of the "deteriorating law and order situation" in Karnataka ever since the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government came to power in the state.

"Wherever the Congress comes to power, the terrorists and anti-national elements feel emboldened because of its policy of unabashed and unbridled appeasement," he alleged.

"The Congress government should first ensure 'guarantee' of safety and security to the people of Karnataka," he said.

Mar 1, 2024 8:04 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: BJP charges Siddaramaiah government

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: "Deeply troubled to hear about the blast at Rameswaram Cafe in Bangalore. Praying for a swift recovery of all the injured in the incident. State govt should order a detailed enquiry and spare no efforts in apprehending the perpetrators," Karnataka BJP President Vijayendra posted on social media platform X.

Vijayendra said the failure of police intelligence is also evident in this incident. "We strongly urge the police to conduct a thorough probe and eradicate these elements from the core without yielding to any political pressures," he added.

Mar 1, 2024 7:40 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: ‘Accused will be punished,’ says Karnataka CM

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Addressing reporters in Mysuru, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said, "CCTV footage from the cafe is being examined. It has come to be known that someone had left a bag at the cafe. The accused in the incident will be punished."

Asserting that "multiple explosions have also taken place in the previous governments," the Chief Minister said, "This incident has happened in our government. Disciplinary and strict action will be taken against those who involved. Politics should not be done in this matter."

Mar 1, 2024 6:53 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Know about the popular cafe

• The Rameshwaram Cafe, part of the renowned South Indian Quick Service Restaurant chain, operates under the trademark-registered brand M/s. Altran Ventures Pvt. Ltd, as stated on the eatery's website.

• The cafe prides itself on the on-the-go preparation of cuisines, promising hot and fresh servings crafted with the finest ingredients, authentic South Indian recipes, and strict adherence to hygiene standards. Operating hours for the brand's outlets are from 6.30 am to 1 am.

• Launched in 2021 by Raghavendra Rao and his wife Divya Rao, the cafe chain successfully opened two outlets in Bengaluru.

• The name 'Rameshwaram' was selected as a tribute to the birthplace of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as mentioned on the website.

• Raghavendra, a former Mechanical Engineering graduate with over 20 years of experience in the food industry, serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Divya, a qualified Chartered Accountant and postgraduate from IIM Ahmedabad in Finance and Management, leads the Management and Finance Department at the Rameshwaram Cafe.

Mar 1, 2024 6:23 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Eatery owner says two explosions took place within 10 seconds

Divya Raghavendra Rao, co-founder and managing director of the cafe chain, said she was told there were two explosions within 10 seconds of each other. "It happened in the area where customers wash their hands ... something that was kept in a bag exploded," Rao told the local TV9 news channel.

Mar 1, 2024 6:14 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: NIA to visit explosion site at eatery

National Investigation Agency (NIA) is to visit the Bengaluru explosion site as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Forensic team is already at the blast site.

Mar 1, 2024 6:09 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: What Karnataka DGP said on condition of people injured in explosion?

“We are conducting an ivestigation, the FSL team has arrived. We will definitely find out what happened. They are not seriously injured, but are getting treatment now,” says Karnataka DGP

Mar 1, 2024 6:04 PM IST

‘CCTV footage examined…someone left bag at cafe’: Siddaramaiah

“CCTV footage from the cafe is being examined. It has come to be known that someone had left a bag at the cafe. The accused in the incident will be punished,” Karnataka CM tells reporters.

Mar 1, 2024 5:57 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Security guard narrates moments before explosion hit eatery

A security guard working at the Rameshwaram Cafe told ANI, "I was standing outside the cafe. Many customers had come to the hotel. Suddenly there was a loud sound and a fire broke out, causing injuries to the customers inside the hotel.

Mar 1, 2024 5:54 PM IST

Rameshwaram cafe explosion was IED blast, confirms Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday confirmed that the Rameshwaram Cafe blast was caused by a low-intensity improvised explosive device. Dig deeper

Mar 1, 2024 5:49 PM IST

Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast live: Nine injured in explosion, says Karnataka DGP

Karnataka director general of police Alok Mohan says, " The CM and the Home Minister have been given complete information on the incident. Nine people were injured in the incident. An investigation is underway. We will get feedback from the FSL team."

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