Bengaluru News Live Updates: Islamic Resistance Council claims responsibility for Mangaluru blast in ‘Hindutva Temple’ – The Indian Express

Bengaluru News Live Updates, November 24: A little-known outfit Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Mangaluru blast on November 19, saying one of its ‘Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq’ attempted to attack a ‘Hindutva Temple in Kadri,’ reported the news agency PTI. While top police officers remained tight-lipped, police sources said they are verifying the origin of this information.
Bengaluru is likely to continue receiving light rain till Saturday and the weather will continue to be cold because of the cloudy sky, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD also predicted dry weather from Sunday onwards.
In other news, the Karnataka Milk Federation has increased the prices of Nandini brand of milk (per litre) and curd (per kg) by Rs 2, effective Thursday. The double-toned milk would now be priced at Rs 38, toned milk at Rs 39, homogenised toned milk at Rs 40, homogenised cow milk at Rs 44, Special Milk at Rs 45, Shubham at Rs 45, Samruddhi at Rs 50 and Santrupthi at Rs 52. Nandini Curd would be priced at Rs 47.
Three persons, including the son of the vice-president of the Gadag-Betageri City Municipality Council, have been arrested for allegedly taking loans against low-quality or fake gold ornaments from banks and private persons, Bengaluru police said.
The accused, arrested Wednesday, were identified as Dattatreya Bakale (28), son of Sunanda Bakale, the vice-president of the Gadag-Betageri City Municipality Council; Arun Raju Kanade (30) from Shivamogga and Sathyananda (28) from Udupi. Read more
A little-known outfit Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Mangaluru blast on November 19, saying one of its ‘Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq’ attempted to attack a ‘Hindutva Temple in Kadri.’
While top police officers remained tight-lipped, police sources said they are verifying the origin of this information.
“We the Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) would like to convey the message: One of our Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq attempted to attack the Hindutva Temple in Kadri (in Dakshina Kannada district), a bastion of the Saffron terrorists in Mangaluru,” the message which has gone viral in social message said.
It further said, “Although this operation didn’t meet its objectives, we still consider it a success from a tradecraft and tactics point of view as the brother in spite of being wanted and being pursued by the state and central intelligence agencies, was not only able to successfully evade them but even prepared and mounted an attack.” On November 19, Mohammed Shariq, who was at large, was travelling in an autorickshaw with a cooker which exploded in Mangaluru injuring him and the driver. Police called the blast an act of terror. (PTI)
State: Scattered to widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over South Interior Karnataka and Malnad districts and isolated to scattered very light to light rains likely over North Interior Karnataka districts and scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains likely over Coastal Karnataka districts.
South Interior Karnataka: Widespread light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over Tumakuru district and scattered to widespread very light to moderate rains likely over remaining districts of the region.
North Interior Karnataka: Isolated to scattered very light to light rains likely over Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Vijayapura, Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri, Raichur and Vijayanagara districts and dry weather likely to prevail over remaining districts of the region.
Malnad: Widespread light to moderate rains with isolated to scattered heavy to very heavy rains likely over Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Hassan districts.
Coastal: Widespread light to moderate rains likely over Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts and scattered very light to light rains likely over Uttara Kannada district.
The Kolar police in Karnataka have arrested a 45-year-old former IT sector employee in Bengaluru in his two-year-old daughter’s murder case. Rahul Parmar, a software engineer, was arrested at Bengaluru railway station on Wednesday, a Kolar police official said.
Around 12 hours after Rahul and his daughter Jiya went missing from their Bengaluru home on November 15, her body was found near Kendatti lake in Kolar district, 60 km from Bengaluru. The body was found even as police investigations in Bengaluru revealed that Rahul had filed a false case of robbery at Bagalur police station. (Read more)
Cytecare Cancer Hospitals and students of Canadian International School have jointly launched the ‘Red Wave Initiative’ to fight the shortage of blood in India. 

The four students involved plan on conducting blood donation camps, marathons, workshops, and flash mobs to spread awareness on the issue while the hospital will act as the clinical knowledge partner for this. 
Karnataka police have arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly purifying a drinking water tank after a scheduled caste woman consumed water from it in Heggotara village of Chamarajanagar district on November 18.
The arrested has been identified as Mahadevappa belongs to the Lingayat community. According to SP TP Shivakumar, Mahadevappa went missing after the incident. He has been remanded in judicial custody.
Police had registered an FIR under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act 2015 naming Mahadevappa. (Read more)
The seventh edition of the MyCityMyBudget campaign by the NGO Janagraha and the BBMP will be launched at the BBMP head office on Thursday.  
BBMP chief commissioner Tushar Giri Nath will flag off the budget bus. The ‘budget bus’ will traverse across the city and collect inputs from people in different neighbourhoods of Bengaluru, and Janaagraha’ will collate all the inputs received, analyse and provide the report to BBMP for incorporation in the city budget.
For 24 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Light to moderate rain is very likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 25 and 19 Degree Celsius respectively.
For 48 hours: Generally cloudy sky. Light to moderate rain is very likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 19 Degree Celsius respectively.
The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) announced on Wednesday that the price of Nandini milk and curd in the state will increase by Rs 2 per litre/kg from Thursday. While toned milk will now cost Rs 39 per litre, the curd will cost Rs 47 per kg.

The federation, which had initially proposed to increase the price by Rs 3, eventually decided on a Rs 2 increase after a meeting with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai last week. (Read more)
Bengaluru received 2 mm of rainfall on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which also said the Karnataka capital would receive light rain till Saturday and that weather would be cold because of the cloudy sky. The IMD also predicted dry weather from Sunday onwards.

“A cloudy sky and light to moderate rain are very likely. Mist is very likely during early-morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 19 degrees Celsius respectively,” IMD said. (Read more)
The minority welfare department in Karnataka has prepared a plan to help Maulana Azad Model (MAM) schools achieve a 100 per cent success rate in Class 10 or Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination.
The department has issued an order stating that around 200 MAM Schools in the state will have to ensure students of Class 10 get quality training and education by implementing a series of activities directed by it.
A high-level committee consisting of government officials including those from the minority welfare department, Karnataka Haj and the WAQF board was formed to design the campaign to achieve a 100 per cent pass percentage in Class 10 board examinations. (Read more)
Karnataka police have arrested a 55-year-old man for allegedly purifying a drinking water tank after a scheduled caste woman consumed water from it in Heggotara village of Chamarajanagar district on November 18.
The arrested has been identified as Mahadevappa belongs to the Lingayat community. According to SP TP Shivakumar, Mahadevappa went missing after the incident. He has been remanded in judicial custody. Read more
Bengaluru received 2 mm of rainfall on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which also said the Karnataka capital would receive light rain till Saturday and that weather would be cold because of the cloudy sky.
The IMD also predicted dry weather from Sunday onwards.
“A cloudy sky and light to moderate rain are very likely. Mist is very likely during early-morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 19 degrees Celsius respectively,” IMD said. Read more
Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday apologised for the use of an expletive while referring to Congress legislator and former state assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar.
Kumaraswamy’s apology came after his video during a private conversation went viral.
“The word I used for former speaker Ramesh Kumar hurts me too. The use of that word is neither my nature, nor it is my personality. I regret if my word has hurt Ramesh Kumar or anyone else. I withdraw my words,” the JD(S) second-in-command said in a tweet. –PTI
The Karnataka police failed to track down Mohammed Shariq, who was arrested in the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case, even after his name cropped up in a terror plot in September because he did not use conventional modes of communication like cellphones, state Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said in Mangaluru on Wednesday.
“He was not using a phone to communicate. His communications were personal in nature. Police were trying to find him but could not pick up his trail due to the efforts taken to conceal his tracks,” Jnanendra said. Read more
Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood said Wednesday that the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case will be formally handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) soon, reports the news agency ANI.
The officers of the Ramamurthy Nagar police station in Bengaluru were in for a rude shock after a 32-year-old man walked into the station saying that he had killed his friend and brought his body in his car in the early hours of Tuesday.

Even before the police started to question the man identified as Rajashekar, a resident of Jayanthi Nagar, he narrated the crime to sub-inspector Budde Gowda and also the motive behind it, police said.
As Rajashekar stood calm, the police were confused for a minute but they searched the car and found the body inside the vehicle. The police arrested Rajashekar and registered a case of murder. (Read more)
Maharashtra cabinet minister Shambhuraj Desai Wednesday said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s claims over the border dispute between the two states should not be taken seriously.
Bommai on Tuesday claimed that panchayats in Jat taluka of Maharashtra had passed a resolution in the past to merge with Karnataka when there was a severe drought situation and acute drinking water crisis, and his government has evolved schemes to help them by providing water. The state government is seriously considering it.
The Karnataka CM also said his government has decided to give special grants to Kannada medium schools in Maharashtra and also pension to Kannadigas in the neighbouring state who fought for the unification of the state. (PTI)
Four policemen in Karnataka are on the run for allegedly extorting Rs 5 lakh from a gold merchant and threatening to frame him under a smuggling case in the Chikkamagaluru district.
The officers have been identified as inspector Lingaraju, constables Dhanapal Nayak, Omkarmurthy and Sharat Raj, attached to the Ajjampura police station in the district.
A case was registered under section 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Ajjampura police station. Chikkamagaluru SP Uma Prashanth told The Indian Express that the accused policemen were suspended. (Read more)
For 24 hours: Generally cloudy sky expected. Light rain is very likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 24 and 19 Degree Celsius respectively.
For 48 hours: Generally cloudy sky expected. Light rain is very likely. Mist is very likely during early morning hours in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 24 and 19 Degree Celsius respectively.
Days after the much-awaited Vande Bharat (VB) Express from Chennai to Mysore, via Bengaluru, was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, local passengers who commute on the route have expressed their frustration over the ‘long delay’ caused by the train during crossovers at some critical stations.
Local passengers in Bengaluru, including those traveling on MEMU trains, complained their trains stop for at least 30 minutes at the Whitefield Station between 9.30 am to 10 am the time around which Vande Bharat, followed by Shatabdi Express, crosses the station. They pointed out that the halt of local trains to give way for high-speed express trains has caused a great amount of ‘inconvenience’, especially to the working class section.
On the other hand, after the train departs from Bengaluru at around 10.20 am, passengers travelling from Mysore to Bengaluru are impacted, especially at stations like Ramnagara and Channapatna.
Mangaluru blast
The makers of the improvised explosive device (IED) which exploded in an autorickshaw in Mangaluru Saturday had little experience in making IEDs, Karnataka Police’s investigation into the blast has revealed.
The police also identified the main explosive material used in the IED as around 500 grams of gunpowder – which has potassium nitrate as its main chemical and is easily available for purchase.
The police suspect “inexperienced persons” built the low-intensity device by referring to literature on making IEDs and using easily available materials, resulting in the accidental blast while the device was being transported.
Meanwhile, the India’s IT capital Bengaluru woke up to a cold Monday morning with the weather agency recording a minimum temperature of 13.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest reported in November in a decade.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Garden City recorded a maximum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 13.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature at HAL airport station was as low as 12.5 degrees Celsius while Bengaluru International Airport station reported 14.7 degrees Celsius.
The IMD said the last time the month of November saw the mercury dip so low in Bengaluru was on November 21, 2012 when the temperature was recorded at 13.3 degrees Celsius. However, the all-time record is 9.6 degrees Celsius, reported on November 15, 1967.
 

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