Bengaluru sources have stated that former Congress minister and a prominent Muslim leader from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Qamar ul Islam, passed away at the age of 69, due to cardiac arrest, here on September 18. Islam was the All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary-in-charge for Kerala.
Karwar sources have made a statement that two women died, while four other tourists, including a woman, were missing after being washed away in an overflowing stream at a waterfall near Karwar in Karnataka. Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police Patil Vinayak Vasanth Rao told "The incident occurred late afternoon when a group of 25-30 tourists from Goa's Madgaon were in the stream at the Nagarmani waterfall near Chandia village”.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the CID will share the details of its probe into the killing of rationalist M M Kalburgi with the Special Investigation Team probing the Gauri Lankesh case. According to sources Gauri was shot dead outside her house by unidentified men who came on a motorcycle on September 5. The modus operandi bore a grim resemblance to the way rationalists Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and Kalburgi were gunned down.
Bengaluru sources have stated Aruna Sundararajan, Telecommunication Secretary said that all 6,092 gram panchayats in Karnataka will get 100 Mbps broadband internet connectivity by November. Sources have stated that at present, 643 villages have WiFi connectivity, where people can access free internet up to 100 Mbps per day per user.
Bengaluru sources have stated that it's more than a week since the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, there have been no arrests or clear leads in the case. Currently the police have submitted the bullets and cartridges found at the scene of the murder Ms Lankesh's home to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). Meanwhile sources in the Special Investigative Team set up specifically to look into the murder said the report from the lab was expected.
New Delhi sources have reported that the Supreme Court on Wednesday continued hearing the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Sources have stated that the apex court on July 11 commenced final hearing on the appeals filed by Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) final award.
Bengaluru sources have made a statement that the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry is setting up GST Simulation and Facilitation Centres in all districts of Karnataka in association with District Chambers of Commerce, said K Ravi, president, FKCCI. According to sources any member of the chamber can visit the centre and seek clarification on specific issues related to their line of business.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Karnataka BJP workers had filed a police complaint against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party after the killing of senior Kannada journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh. According to sources the BJP members filed a complaint at a police station in Chikmagalur.
Bengaluru sources have reported that The Karnataka government has offered a 10 lakh award for clues in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, even a special investigative team of the police set up to find the killers asked the public to share any information they might have to help solve the crime.
New Delhi sources have stated that after Gauri Lankesh was shot three times, she tried to run into her house in Bengaluru but collapsed outside, where neighbors who heard the gunshots discovered her lying in a pool of blood. Meanwhile the murder which has outraged journalists, activists and citizens was reportedly filmed by security cameras installed near Ms Lankesh's garage.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the Karnataka government today decided to form a Special Investigation Team or SIT to investigate the killing of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. Meanwhile briefing reporters after a meeting with top police officials and state Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the SIT would be headed by an Inspector General level officer.
Mangaluru sources have stated that the BJP in Karnataka is attempting to proceed with a huge rally which will see hundreds of party workers riding on bikes to Mangaluru despite being refused permission for the event. According to sources the rally is intended as a protest against a series of attacks and killings of right-wing activists in recent months.
Bengaluru sources have made a statement that a man died in Karnataka after being run over by an SUV used by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Raghavendra. Sources have stated that Mr. Raghavendra, a BJP lawmaker, was travelling at night in Madapura, around 150 km from Bengaluru, when his driver allegedly knocked down the man.
New Delhi sources have stated that nine new ministers, all from the BJP, took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his cabinet on Sunday. According to sources four ministers including Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal have been elevated to Cabinet rank.
Sources from Bengaluru have stated that with more than 3 lakh passengers using its services daily, the Bengaluru Metro has become a popular mode of transport in the city, but despite its popularity, last minute connectivity from the metro stations has been a concern for metro users. In order to address this, an event was held in Bengaluru where people converged to share their idea to improve usage of the city's public transport system
Bengaluru sources have stated that with rains playing truant in the first month (June) of monsoon season, the state Cabinet has decided to go ahead with its plans for cloud seeding without any further delay and moreover the cabinet approved a grant of 30 crore to take up cloud seeding immediately spread over a period of next 60 days. The contract for cloud seeding operation has been awarded to Hoysala Project Private Ltd.
Sources from Bengaluru have reported that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had kicked off the process to start working on construction of one lakh housing units in the city as promised in the budget. Meanwhile when chairing a meeting with Ministers M Krishnappa and K J George, Housing Board Chairman Malikayya Guttedar and officials from Revenue, Housing, Finance, Home department and BBMP, Siddaramaiah instructed the officials to start the groundwork on this project.
As per report from Bengaluru sources it was stated that after taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is likely to turn his visit to the United States of America into an opportunity to woo investors. The chief minister is expected to inaugurate the North America Vishwa Kannada Association (NAVIKA) Utsav 2017 at Dallas in Texas. The event will be held for three days from September 1.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the imposition of 5% GST on job work in the textile sector is expected to badly hit the industry across India, especially States like Karnataka that has a large number of garment and textile units. It was stated that Karnataka contributes 20% to the country’s apparel production.
Bengaluru sources have stated that a person has been arrested for creating a fake twitter account under the name of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and tweet contents as if it was tweeted by the office of the Chief Minister.
Benagluru sources have reported that the Commercial tax practitioner Mr. B.T. Manohar had been running from one Goods and services workshop to the next in the state for the past few months. It was stated that he had been conducting workshops which was sponsored by the Karnataka Chambers of Commerce in coordination with the commercial tax department and Central excise department.
Sources have stated that the central government on Thursday had approved Rs. 795.54 crore assistance to drought hit Karnataka and the decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.
Hubballi sources have stated that on account of mass prayer which was organized at two Idgah Maidens at Hubballi, where the Hubballi Dharwad Police Commissioner had imposed restrictions to control traffic movement in the place on Monday. The restrictions were in forced from morning 7 am to afternoon.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Chandana Chandrasekhar unexpectedly made the news last year after she followed up a meeting with Rahul Gandhi when he visited her college, Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru with a letter.
Bengaluru sources have stated that after pressure from farmers and opposition parties, the Karnataka government today announced crop loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 per farmer that will cost Rs 8,165 crore to the state exchequer.
Bengaluru sources have added that for over 12 million residents of India's IT capital Bengaluru, infamous for mind-melting traffic jams and long commute times, there is now a new hope of a smoother ride. It was stated that the excitement over the completion of the first phase of Bengaluru Metro is palpable. More than 3 lakh passengers rode the Bengaluru Metro on Monday and its first full day of operation after the 42 km Phase One was completed.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that as many as 1.32 lakh households in the city will get piped CNG in five years.
Meanwhile when speaking at the inauguration of Gas Authority of India Ltd’s (GAIL) `6,283 crore Bengaluru City Gas Distribution (CGD) project, Pradhan said that “The project will cover 4,395 sqkm in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts covering Nelamangala, Doddaballapur, Devanahalli, Hosakote, Bengaluru East, Bengaluru North,