Bengaluru News Highlights, November 7, 2022: A Bengaluru court Monday ordered Twitter to block handles of the Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharat Jodo Yatra in a copyright infringement suit initiated by MRT Music alleging the illegal use of KGF2 sound records. The court observed that if the handles have illegally used the sound records as alleged by the plaintiff, it will cause irreparable damage and encourage piracy at large.
On October 31, senior BJP legislator from Karnataka’s Chitradurga G H Thippareddy received a video call on WhatsApp from an unknown number. In the short while that the call lasted, the caller displayed the private parts of a woman to the MLA, screen-recorded the call, and sent the video to Thippareddy’s number. This incident, which grabbed headlines in Karnataka, was among the several cases of ‘sextortion’ being reported in the state. Extorting money or other valuables is the least of concerns in such cases, as victims have even chosen to end their lives after falling prey to such traps.
A group of fraudsters allegedly deceived two banks by pledging counterfeit gold ornaments to avail loans worth Rs 3.1 crore loan in Karnataka’s Gadag district, said the police. In the first case, the accused pledged 4,870 gm of fake gold ornaments to get a loan of Rs 1.43 crore from the IDBI Bank, according to the police. In the second case, they pledged 4,983 gm of counterfeit gold ornaments to avail Rs 1.58 crore loan from Union Bank, the police said.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against three senior Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi for alleged unauthorised usage of the music from the blockbuster Kannada film ‘KGF-2’ during the party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. The FIR was registered in the Yashwanthpur police station on Friday under the provisions of Copyright Act, the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code against Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and Supriya for using KGF-2 music for the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi on a complaint lodged by M Naveen Kumar, who manages MRT music.
The trial run of the semi-high-speed train Vande Bharat on the Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai route began on Monday morning from Chennai.
This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express in the country which is all set to operate from November 11.
The Idgah Maidan in Karnataka’s Hubballi, which was recently at the centre of a controversy over the celebration of Ganesh Utsav, is back in focus after the AIMIM and Samata Sainik Dala approached the municipal corporation seeking permission to celebrate Tipu Jayanti on November 10.
AIMIM Dharwad district joint secretary Vijay M Guntral told The Indian Express since the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) owns the land, it can allow them to celebrate Tipu Jayanti as well. “We are requesting them legally to allow us to celebrate Tipu Jayanti who fought against the British and is a warrior we need to be proud of,” he added. Read More.
ಭಾರತೀಯ ಜನತಾ ಪಾರ್ಟಿ ಜನಸಂಕಲ್ಪ ಯಾತ್ರೆ, ಕಾಪು ವಿಧಾನಸಭಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ, ಉಡುಪಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ. #JanaSankalpaYatre @BJP4Karnataka pic.twitter.com/zTB7Fj0Tsj
The Karnataka government has ordered a CID investigation into the death of Dalit activist P Deekaiah, official sources said.
Deekaiah was found unconscious with head injuries in his house in Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada district on July 6, when other occupants were away. He was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru where he died on July 8.
The body was buried at his native village of Kaniyoor after his organs were donated. (PTI)
A preliminary forensic report on the death of a nine-year-old student at a school in north Bengaluru has revealed no signs of external injuries on the girl’s body, even as further forensic reports are awaited, police sources said.
“Preliminary forensic report does not indicate any external injuries. A cardiac arrest could be the cause of death. Histopathology and forensic reports are still awaited. A final forensic conclusion will be available only after all the tests are done,” a police official said.
The Gangammagudi police in north Bengaluru took up a case of unnatural death after Nishita, who studied in Class 4, collapsed in her classroom at RD International School in East Jalahalli at around 1.30 pm on Friday. The child was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead on arrival. A post-mortem was subsequently conducted at another hospital. Read More
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Monday said the state unit of the BJP will conduct two more ‘rath yatras’ after the completion of the ongoing Jana Sankalp Yatra.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Jana Sankalp Yatra scheduled in Udupi, Bommai said one rath yatra will cover Assembly constituencies in south Karnataka while the other will travel across constituencies in north Karnataka. “All 224 constituencies will be covered,” he said.
ರಾಜ್ಯ ಬಿ ಜೆಪಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಜನಸಂಕಲ್ಪ ಯಾತ್ರೆ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಕರಾವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ಕಾಪು ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಿಂದ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗಲಿದೆ. ನಾವು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರವನ್ನೂ ತಲುಪಲಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲ ಪಕ್ಷದ ಹಾಗೂ ಜನರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಮಾಡಲಿದ್ದೇವೆ.
Another stand-up comedy show in Bengaluru is now under threat of being cancelled with Right-wing group Janajagruthi Vedike urging the police to cancel permission given to noted comedian Vir Das to hold the show.
A letter submitted at the Vyalikaval police station by Mohan Gowda, state spokesperson of the outfit, demanded that “(sic) this program be canceled immediately.” The comedian, according to the petition, had passed derogatory remarks against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India at a show at the John F Kennedy Center in Washington DC, which “denigrated the nation”, the outfit added.
The outfit took offence at a line in the Washington show where Vir Das said, “In India, we worship women in the day and rape them at night.” Read More.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti petitioned Bengaluru City Police to not allow comedian Vir Das’s show in the city, which is scheduled on November 10. The petition contends that Das “hurts religious sentiments” in his show. The program should be cancelled immediately, said the petition.
Watch | Vande Bharat Express reaches Mysuru as trial run ends pic.twitter.com/oxVZfbmIk2
Three farmers in Karnataka’s T Narasipura taluk died due to electrocution on Sunday. The deceased were Rachegowda (62), his son Harish (30) and Mahadevaswamy (40). They were residents of Neelasoge village in T Narasipura taluk.
The incident took place when the trio had gone to their farm to spray pecticides. All the three farmers died on spot after they came in contact with a live electricity wire that had fallen to the ground.
On October 31, senior BJP legislator from Karnataka’s Chitradurga G H Thippareddy received a video call on WhatsApp from an unknown number. In the short while that the call lasted, the caller displayed the private parts of a woman to the MLA, screen-recorded the call, and sent the video to Thippareddy’s number.
This incident, which grabbed headlines in Karnataka, was among the several cases of ‘sextortion’ being reported in the state. Extorting money or other valuables is the least of concerns in such cases, as victims have even chosen to end their lives after falling prey to such traps. Know more here
Investments worth 9.87 lakh crore
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Over 6 lakh jobs to be created
The Global Investors Meet 2022 has been a resounding success and we will redefine Karnataka’s growth story. pic.twitter.com/TRmb44sXbj
ಭಾರತ್ ಸ್ಕೌಟ್ಸ್ ಮತ್ತು ಗೈಡ್ಸ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಆಯುಕ್ತ ಪಿ ಜಿ ಆರ್ ಸಿಂಧ್ಯಾ ಅವರು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai ಅವರನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಿದರು. ಶಾಸಕ ಎಸ್. ಎ. ರಾಮದಾಸ್, ಎಂ.ಪಿ. ನಾಡಗೌಡ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು. pic.twitter.com/Cgm1qhtD8j
There it is 🚂 #VandeBharatTrain train from Chennai enters #Bangalore City limits via #Whitefield
This is a trial run fyi!
Must arrive at SBC Station in another 20-25 minutes (approx)@ChristinMP_TOI @KARailway @bengalurutrains @NammaBengaluroo @PCMohanMP @mepratap https://t.co/G5zqNOdNmt pic.twitter.com/qbkJQLzZJR
The Bengaluru police said Sunday they arrested five people, including a woman, for allegedly honey-trapping a man who had come from Tamil Nadu to meet his ‘virtual girlfriend’.
According to the complainant, a resident of Hosur, in October, received a “Hi” message on WhatsApp from a woman, who claimed her name was Priya. She told him she hailed from Tamil Nadu and lived in BTM Layout in Bengaluru searching for a job. The duo got intimate over the phone and decided to meet in person at the read more…
ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai ಅವರು ಇಂದು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ತಮ್ಮ ನಿವಾಸದ ಬಳಿ ಜನತಾ ದರ್ಶನ ನಡೆಸಿ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರ ಅಹವಾಲು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದರು. pic.twitter.com/ciaWbtBIqQ
The trial run of semi-high speed train Vande Bharat on the Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai route, began Monday morning from Chennai. According to South Western Railway (SWR), the train left Chennai at 5 55 am.
This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express in the country which is set to start from November 11. The train which has the ability to go at a speed of 160-180 km/hr will run at a speed of 75-77 km/hr in the above route.
SWR is yet to officially announce the price of the tickets.
The local forecast predicted a generally cloudy sky and a possibility of light rain for the city in the next 24 hours.
Spread across 5 acre in the R R Nagar zone, the Lingadheeranahalli lake is considered to be a pristine water body. However, in March this year, local residents observed untreated sewage water entering the lake through the storm water drains (SWD) connected to it. Read more here
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Morbi bridge collapse that killed 138 people. He asked if Modi’s ‘kai guna’ (skill of one’s hand) resulted in the tragedy just days after he inaugurated the bridge. Read more on what Kharge said
Spread across 5 acre in the R R Nagar zone, the Lingadheeranahalli lake is considered to be a pristine water body. However, in March this year, local residents observed untreated sewage water entering the lake through the storm water drains (SWD) connected to it.
In July, the civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), included the lake in the list of water bodies to be restored under the state government’s Amrutha Nagarothana Scheme. Under this scheme, Rs 6.6 crore was reserved for the restoration of the lake out of which Rs 2 crore was for desilting and diversion of sewage from the lake. However, the restoration work is yet to begin and officials said it may be taken up next year.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to unveil a giant 108ft-bronze statue of Kempegowda I, the founder of Bengaluru, at the city airport on November 11, it is worth remembering that the landmarks established by the Kempegowdas are still cherished by the residents of Bengaluru.
The four Kempegowda towers in the city are one of the earliest markers that still define the township of Bengaluru. However, historians are quick to point out that the Kempegowda towers were not built by Kempegowda I but by his son Immadi Kempegowda, or Kempegowda II.