Bengaluru News Live Updates, September 18: Karnataka government to launch 15-day health campaign in celebration of PM Modi's birthday – The Indian Express

Bengaluru, Karnataka news live updates (September 18): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Sunday he has turned down three proposals of Kerala government following his meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.  In a bilateral talk held on Sunday, Vijayan asked to allow Kanhagad  – Panathur – Kaniyur Railway line. This will cover 45km in Karnataka and 31km in Kerala. Earlier Indian Railways had rejected the plan but later they gave a nod on the condition that both the states agree.
The Karnataka Lokayukta police have registered an FIR under the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988 and sections of the Indian Penal Code for cheating and extortion against former Karnataka CM and member of the BJP parliamentary board B S Yediyurappa and several members of his family in a case referred by the courts.
Meanwhile, former Karnataka minister and Congress MLA H K Patil has alleged that people claiming to be the world’s “second or third richest person” have made Rs 60,000 crore from insurance business. At the national level, insurers paid Rs 26,393 crore as against the gross premium of Rs 32,000 crore, the former agriculture and rural development minister said. The entire crop insurance scheme is helping insurers, not farmers, he said.
In Other News, Chennai’s Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act (SAFEMA) authority and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Tribunal recently ordered the forfeiture of his immovable assets, the market value of which is pegged at Rs 1.6 crore. Mruthyunjaya, 50, was arrested by the central crime branch in July this year, along with drugs worth Rs 80 lakh
A week after Bajrang Dal activists allegedly attacked an interfaith couple who had arrived at a sub-registrar office in Karnataka to get their marriage registered, the man and woman said they were childhood friends and did not intend to convert their religion, while underlining that Dalit women have every right to marry according to their wish. Chikkamagaluru residents Jaffar and Chaitra eventually registered their marriage on Friday. (Read More)
The Lokayukta police in Karnataka have registered a case against former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and several members of his family in connection with a corruption case.
The case was registered on Friday following a special court direction to the Lokayukta police to book the senior BJP leader and his kin, including his son B Y Vijayendra, who is the BJP state vice president, his grandson and the then BDA commissioner.
The FIR was registered under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal on a complaint by a social activist T J Abraham, alleging that the accused obtained bribes in return for granting BDA (Bangalore Development Authority) contracts.
The case pertains to awarding tender for the construction of BDA apartments at Konadasapura in Bidarahalli in the city. (PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday junked the Opposition’s demand that State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar resign and held him responsible for the deaths in the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS).
Bommai said it is the job of the opposition to seek Sudhakar’s resignation,and added that the Congress has developed a tendency to politicise every issue.
“In the past when the Congress government tabled the Karnataka Private Hospitals Bill, the doctors went on a 5-day strike resulting in the death of 80 people. Did the Congress government take moral responsibility? Did anyone resign that time? Did the then Health Minister resign? The Congress tends to politicise every issue,” the Chief Minister charged. (PTI)
 Industrial establishments not giving first priority to Kannadigas in jobs, as prescribed, will not be eligible for rebates, tax exemptions and incentives from the state as the Karnataka government moots wide-ranging measures for comprehensive development and promotion of Kannada at different levels.
Activists have been demanding for many years now a legal framework providing teeth to existing rules and regulations aimed at giving primacy to Kannada language in Karnataka, and to make it “legally mandatory”.
In a major move to fulfill this long standing demand, the Karnataka government is slated to introduce a bill during the ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature this week.
Making an announcement in this regard, amid protests and anger in some quarters against observing ‘Hindi Diwas’, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on September 14 had said that for the first time a legal framework is being given in the state, making Kannada mandatory, aimed at protecting the language and its users, and also to grow it further.
The ‘Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill’, in addition to defining “Who is a Kannadiga”, has penal provisions for violations of rules. (PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was in Bengaluru on Sunday seeking collaboration to build rail and road connectivity in his state, had to return empty-handed as the Karnataka government turned down his proposals.
After a bilateral discussion with Vijayan, held as part of the southern regional council meeting, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “The government of Kerala sought co-operation for its various railway projects, including the Kanhangad-Kaniyur Rail Line, and highway projects. The proposed Kanhangad-Kaniyur rail line project has a 40-km route in Kerala and 31 km in Karnataka. However, this project is not very beneficial for Karnataka.” (Read More)

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said Sunday he has turned down three proposals of Kerala government following his meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 
In a bilateral talk held on Sunday, Vijayan asked to allow Kanhagad  – Panathur – Kaniyur Railway line. This will cover 45km in Karnataka and 31km in Kerala. Earlier Indian Railways had rejected the plan but later they gave a nod on the condition that both the states agree.

Also, Pinarayi Vijayan also requested to establish a line between Thalassery and Mysuru which will pass through tiger reservoirs. I clearly told him that the government will allow the project as it will affect eco-sensitive zones and it is also an elephant corridor.

CM Bommai said, “Kerela requested to allow four 4 buses from Karnataka to Kerela but we have refused it as the project is based on an eco-sensitive zone.” Presently two buses are plying and Bommai said that he has been informed that they will not permit it.
Indian National Congress’s nationwide march ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ will enter Karnataka on Oct 1. Currently, in Kerela, it would traverse through the state covering 450 km, touching seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka. 
#Karnataka govt has rejected proposal of Panattur & Thalassery railway line projects as they come under eco sensitive zones, national parks & tiger sanctuaries informs @CMofKarnataka after his meeting with @CMOKerala @LeoSaldanha13@wii_india @conserve_ind @cwsindia @joehoover60 pic.twitter.com/ckrOqfrh3Y
The Lokayukta police in Karnataka have registered a case against former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and several members of his family in connection with a corruption case.

The case was registered on Friday following a special court direction to the Lokayukta police to book the senior BJP leader and his kin, including his son B Y Vijayendra, who is the BJP state vice president, his grandson and the then BDA commissioner. (PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday called on his Karnataka counterpart Basavaraj Bommai here and discussed many issues including development of border region.

According to sources, Bommai and Pinarayi held talks related to the development of border region and night traffic on the highway running through the Bandipur tiger reserve. Opening the NH passing through the ecologically sensitive Bandipur tiger reserve for night traffic had been a long pending demand of Kerala. (PTI)
Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivkumar took to Twitter to clap back at Karnataka BJP on their promise to distribute free napkins to women and students in the state. 
ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಹಾಗೂ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯರಿಗೆ ಉಚಿತ ನ್ಯಾಪ್ಕಿನ್ ವಿತರಿಸುವ ಭರವಸೆಯನ್ನು ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಮರೆತಿದೆ.

ಬಹುಶಃ ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ 40% ಕಮಿಷನ್‌ಗೆ ಅವಕಾಶ ಸಿಗಲಿಲ್ಲವೇ?
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ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ವಿರೋಧಿ ಮೂಲಭೂತವಾದವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿಪಾಧಿಸುವ ಬಿಜೆಪಿಗೆ ಮಹಿಳಾ ಸಬಲೀಕರಣದ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಅಲರ್ಜಿಯೇ?

ಮಾತು ಮರೆತಿದ್ದೇಕೆ @BJP4Karnataka?#nimhatraidyauttara pic.twitter.com/vYN6xJWCaR

Bangalore university has invited applications for the posts of full-time and part-time guest faculties to teach at the department of architecture and various branches of engineering. The applications were invited for the academic year 2022-23.

The candidates who are interested can apply on the official website of the university– bangaloreuniversity.ac.in. The candidates are required to submit copies of the relevant documents to the chairpersons of the respective departments on or before September 26. Read More. 
September 15, the birthday of Sir M Visvesvaraya, is celebrated as National Engineer’s Day. While the work of the 19th Diwan of Mysore, known as the first Indian civil engineer, is out there for everyone to see and learn, there are some iconic landmarks in Bengaluru to celebrate him and remember him for his contributions to the engineering world.

One such establishment is the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technical Museum, right in the heart of the city at Kasturba Road inside Cubbon Park. Read More.


Ponsankari is a teacher with a difference. The 59-year-old went the extra mile to create a unique style to teach her students and make the classes more entertaining. Her sincere efforts have helped her scale great heights and win the coveted National Teachers Award 2022.

The biology teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) in Tumkur, Karnataka, uses multiple teaching methodologies, including collaboration with other science teachers and experts such as nurses, sports teachers and old students of the school in order to make science classes more experiential and fun-loving. She also uses cartoons to break down concepts of science and make learning more practical. Read More. 
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Saturday inaugurated the pedestrian flyover at Guttahalli bus stand and hi-tech diagnosis service centre, Express Clinic in Malleswaram assembly constituency along with Higher Education, IT, BT, Skill Development Minister.
ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai ಅವರು ಇಂದು ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರಂ ವಿಧಾನಸಭಾಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಗುಟ್ಟಹಳ್ಳಿ ಬಸ್ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾದಚಾರಿ ಮೇಲುಸೇತುವೆ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು. ಉನ್ನತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ, ಐಟಿ, ಬಿಟಿ, ಕೌಶಲ್ಯಾಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಸಚಿವ @drashwathcn, ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಆಯುಕ್ತ ತುಷಾರ್ ಗಿರಿನಾಥ್ ಮತ್ತಿತರ ಗಣ್ಯರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. pic.twitter.com/vmgVmDf6qc
ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai ಅವರು ಮಲ್ಲೇಶ್ವರಂ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಣಿಪಾಲ್ ಹೆಲ್ತ್ ಎಂಟರ್ಪ್ರೈಸಸ್ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಲಾಗಿರುವ ಹೈಟೆಕ್ ಡಯಾಗ್ನಾಸಿಸ್ ಸೇವಾ ಕೇಂದ್ರ- ಎಕ್ಸ್ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ಕ್ಲಿನಿಕ್ ಅನ್ನು ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು.
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Industrial establishments not giving first priority to Kannadigas in jobs, as prescribed, will not be eligible for rebates, tax exemptions and incentives from the state as the Karnataka government moots wide-ranging measures for comprehensive development and promotion of Kannada at different levels.

Activists have been demanding for many years now a legal framework providing teeth to existing rules and regulations aimed at giving primacy to Kannada language in Karnataka, and to make it “legally mandatory”.

In a major move to fulfill this long standing demand, the Karnataka government is slated to introduce a bill during the ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature this week. (PTI)


Karnataka on Saturday reported 476 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death, taking the total infections and fatalities to 40,61,157 and 40,232 respectively, the State Health Department said.

The department in its daily COVID bulletin said 358 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 40,17,148 till date. Active cases stood at 3,735.

Bengaluru urban district alone contributed 215 fresh cases. Other districts too reported new infections today including 97 in Ramanagara, 24 in Kodagu, 18 in Mysuru, 12 in Shivamogga and 11 each in Tumakuru and Uttara Kannada.(PTI)
A special court in Bengaluru on Saturday ordered the issuance of a notice under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act-2018 to the US-based CEO of satellite communications firm Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd, Ramachandran Viswanathan, on the basis of an application filed by the ED to declare him a fugitive economic offender (FEO).

The ED has sought to declare Viswanathan, the founder-CEO of Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd, a start-up in Bengaluru, which was liquidated in May 2021 by the National Company Law Tribunal, an FEO in a money laundering case filed against him and nine others for allegedly diverting to the United States 85 per cent of a total of Rs 579 crore of FDI it received following a 2005 satellite deal with the Indian Space Research Organisation after the satellite deal was annulled in 2011. Read More. 


According to state health minister K Sudhakar, the campain focuses on screening of and creating awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will launch the campaign on September 17.

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