Bengaluru News Live Update: Currency notes rain down from KR Market flyover; police question former kabaddi player – The Indian Express

Bengaluru News Live Update: A former kabaddi player was questioned by the Bengaluru police on Tuesday after he was seen throwing Rs. 10 currency notes from the top of the K R Market flyover in the city on January 24 morning. The man has been identified as Arun and is being questioned. In a video that went viral, a man wearing a black blazer is seen throwing notes as people jostle each other to pick them up. The incident caused commotion and traffic snarls on the stretch for a while.
Karnataka’s ‘Naarishakti’ tableau will be displayed at the Republic Day parade, CM Basavaraj Bommai said Monday. This comes after the Centre initially rejected the poll-bound state’s tableau. CM Bommai said that the tableau has been prepared in just 8-10 days. “I spoke to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi after which permission was given to feature our tableau at the Republic Day parade,” he said.
In other news, the viral video of a student from Karnataka unfurling the state flag during his graduation at a London university has triggered a debate with comments in favour and against displaying regional identities at a foreign forum. Adhish R Wali tweeted a video of his graduation ceremony at City, University of London, in which he is seen unfurling the yellow and red flag of Karnataka.
Metro rail services between Mysuru Road and Kengeri stations on the Purple Line will be closed for four days from January 27 to 30 due to commissioning works to extend the line beyond Kengeri to Challaghatta.
JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda’s daughter-in-law Bhavani Revanna has claimed that party leaders have decided to field her as its candidate for Hassan assembly constituency in the upcoming Karnataka polls.
However, her brother-in-law and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said, an appropriate decision will be taken by the party in this regard, keeping in mind the organisation and the message that needs to be sent out to people ahead of polls due by May.
Bhavani Revanna, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member, is the wife of Kumaraswamy’s elder brother and former Minister H D Revanna. –PTI
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The City Market police in Bengaluru have issued a notice to a man who threw hundreds of Rs 10 currency notes from the K R Market flyover Tuesday morning.
The police identified the man as Arun K, an employee of an event management firm, and were questioning him. They visited his house in Nagarbhavi and issued a notice for an offence leading to public nuisance. They said the man denied charges of being mentally unstable. Read more
To solve the mystery behind two unidentified women’s bodies found at railway stations in Bengaluru over the last two months, the Karnataka railway police have begun looking at instances of similar dumping of bodies in other parts of India.

In one of the cases reported on January 4 at the Yeshwanthpur railway station in Bengaluru, where the decomposing body of a woman aged around 20 was found in a blue drum abandoned at the end of platform number 1, the police are looking at possible clues from a similar unsolved case reported in April 2022 in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. (Read more)
A former Kabaddi player created a sensation on the K R Market flyover on Tuesday morning by throwing Rs 10 notes into the air. The police have located the man and are questioning him.
#Bengaluru | A former Kabaddi player created a sensation on the K R Market flyover on Tuesday morning by throwing Rs 10 notes into the air. The police have located the man and are questioning him.

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The ruling BJP has filed a complaint with the Lokayukta against former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the Congress, alleging irregularities in ‘TenderSURE’ (Specifications for Urban Road Execution) projects back in 2013-14.
Speaking to reporters after filing the Lokayukta complaint on Monday, BJP SC Morcha president and MLC Chalavadi Narayanaswamy said the Congress is making “40 per cent commission” charges without any proof and also carrying out a misinformation campaign against the BJP and the state government.
“We have lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta. We have proof for the allegations we are making, but they don’t. They have not been able to produce any proof till now,” Narayanaswamy said. (PTI)
How many watches and clocks are too many? Showcasing the wide variety of such beautiful creations, some of them archaic and some ranking higher on the innovation scale, was the 21st edition of the Indian International Watch and Clock Fair — Samaya Bharati 2023.
The trade exhibition brought together over 300 brands under one roof at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru, for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some like vintage-style grandfather watches, cutting edge 3D watches and even a special edition Panchanga clock caught the visitors’ attention. (Read more)
For 24 hours: Partly cloudy sky. Light rain is likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 16 Degree Celsius respectively.
For 48 hours: Partly cloudy sky. Light rain is likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 16 Degree Celsius respectively.
Karnataka’s tableau for the Republic Day parade will feature ‘Nari Shakti’ and was readied in eight to 10 days, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Monday. After initially rejecting the poll-bound state’s tableau for the 2023 Republic Day parade, the Union government approved it on January 12.
This Republic Day Karnataka Tableau is dedicated to the ideal women of the state who served the state selflessly.

This time our stills showcase the achievements of Midwife Narasamma, Tulsi Gowda Halakki and Salumarada Thimmakka. pic.twitter.com/Au82rdHYDA

Speaking to reporters, Bommai took a dig at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D K Shivakumar for his remarks indicating that the government’s refusal to allow the state’s tableau was an injustice. “In 2009, Karnataka had sent its proposal for the tableau which was rejected by the UPA government. Then, they (Congress leaders) did not pile pressure (on the Union government) to exhibit the tableau,” Bommai said, adding that it was exhibited continuously for 13 years since then. (Read more)
Citizens of Bengaluru want better roads, streetlights, and pedestrian ways, according to a survey conducted by BBMP ahead of its budget. The My City My Budget campaign survey was conducted by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in coordination with Janaagraha, a city-based NGO, where people from 243 wards in eight zones of Bengaluru participated.
 
BBMP chief commissioner Tushar Girinath said in a press conference Monday that 16,261 people participated in the survey and 67 per cent of them demanded that road infrastructure, footpaths, and drain maintenance should be prioritised by the civic body. (Read more)
Karnataka Law Minister J C Madhuswamy on Monday called on party men to be “aggressive” in their response political opponents’ allegations against the government ahead of Assembly polls, as he derisively suggested that the ruling BJP and its men have become “mute spectators” to such developments.

Reacting to his Cabinet colleague’s comments, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said let Madhuswamy start speaking aggressively first. PTI
The viral video of a student from Karnataka unfurling the state flag during his graduation at a London university has triggered a debate with comments in favour and against displaying regional identities at a foreign forum.

Adhish R Wali tweeted a video of his graduation ceremony at City, University of London, in which he is seen unfurling the yellow and red flag of Karnataka. Read More

I graduated with MS in Management from City University of London – Bayes Business School (Cass). A moment of pride as I unfurled our Karnataka state flag during the ceremony in London, UK.
– ARW #ARW😎 #karnataka #bidar #kannada #kannadiga #london #uk #England @bidarupdates pic.twitter.com/Hofb01W0WX

BJP Parliamentary Board member B S Yediyurappa said Monday that Congress leader Siddaramaiah was playing a “political drama” by announcing that he would contest the Karnataka Assembly elections from Kolar.

Speaking to reporters at Belagavi, the former chief minister said that Siddaramaiah would not contest the upcoming elections from Kolar at any cost. Read More

How many watches and clocks are too many? Showcasing the wide variety of such beautiful creations, some of them archaic and some ranking higher on the innovation scale, was the 21st edition of the Indian International Watch and Clock Fair — Samaya Bharati 2023. Read More


Requested Prime Minister @narendramodi to withdraw the closure order of VISL in Bhadravati. It is the pride of Karnataka. As PM in 1996 I had merged VISL with SAIL. I had also introduced the idea of public sector Navaratnas. Public sector units can be saved with innovative ideas. pic.twitter.com/kaY0j2YAT5
After celebrating Independence Day last year at Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru’s Chamarajpet, the Karnataka Government will observe Republic Day at the controversial ground Thursday.

Amid a long-standing controversy over the ownership of the land, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) last year declared the ground to be a property of the state revenue department. BBMP said that any decision on its usage will be taken by the revenue department amid threats by right-wing activists to hoist the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day. Read More
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India observes ‘National Girl Child Day’ every year on 24th January. The main objective of this day is to work towards the empowerment of girls in our society and eradicate inequalities faced by them.

On this day, the South Western Railway has allowed free entry to all girls accompanied by a guardian/parent to the Hubballi Railway Museum, Gadag Road on January 24, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eatable items are not permitted inside the museum premises.

The regular working hours for the museum are as follows: Normal days (Tuesday to Friday) 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends and public holidays from 12 p.m. to 8 pm. Every Monday is a holiday.
Karnataka’s tableau for the Republic Day parade will feature ‘Nari Shakti’ and was readied in eight to 10 days, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Monday. After initially rejecting the poll-bound state’s tableau for the 2023 Republic Day parade, the Union government approved it on January 12. Read More


In the 2018 Assembly elections, the performance of the Congress in the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of coastal Karnataka was among its worst ever. It managed to bag just one of the 13 seats in the districts. To address this slide and to woo voters, the party has now released ‘Dasha Sankalpa’ — a 10-point charter for the coastal region.
The announcement of the charter was made during the party’s Praja Dhwani Yatra held on Sunday, in which the party assured it will establish a dedicated development authority for the coastal districts and ensure communal harmony in every gram panchayat of the district. Read more.
Karnataka tableau artists rehearsing, ahead of the Republic Day Parade 2023, in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (PTI)
In other news, days after a woman and her son were crushed to death after a Metro pillar under construction collapsed on them, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Anjum Parvez has been summoned for questioning. According to police sources, Parvez was called for questioning on Friday but he cited health issues and responded that he would not be able to appear. Parvez will be summoned again and he has stated that he would appear for questioning once his health condition improves.
The Madras Engineer Group (MEG), popularly known as the Madras Sappers, is a group of the Corps of Engineers in the Indian Army. Its headquarters – located at Halasuru in Bengaluru – have been chosen as the venue for the Army Day parade this year. After India’s Independence, the Army Day parade will take place outside the national capital for the first time.
The Madras Sappers/ HQ MEG and Center (Express Photo by Jithendra M)
The Madras Sappers draw their origin from the erstwhile Madras Presidency Army of the British Raj and are older than the other two groups of the Corps of Engineers – Bengal Sappers and Bombay Sappers. (Read more)
The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has invited the commissioner of metro rail safety to inspect the metro work between KR Puram and Whitefield, which is expected to be thrown open in March, according to BMRCL MD Anjum Parvez.
The inspection work will include checking of tracks, station safety, signalling, electrical establishment on the stretch. “We have submitted all the required documents related to the metro work on this stretch to the metro rail safety commission. The commissioner is expected to start the inspection work on February 16 and submit the report in four to five days. After that we will begin our trial runs. We are expecting the stretch to be ready for operations from March this year,” said Parvez.
While the KR Puram-Whitefield stretch is part of the phase 1 metro work of the Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield stretch, the phase 2 metro work between KR Puram and Baiyappanahalli will start only by June. “Under phase 2 we still have a major challenge to address, which is the railway crossing line near the Baiyappanahalli depot. Once the work is completed, we can expect the operations to start in June. Until then, we will be arranging BMTC feeder buses from KR Puram to Baiyappanahalli, for passengers who want to travel beyond KR Puram from Whitefield,” said Parvez.

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