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Karnataka: Contactor who accused KS Eshwarappa of corruption found dead
The Udupi district police have launched an investigation after Belagavi based contractor Santhosh Patil was found dead in a lodge in Udupi. Patil had accused Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa of corruption. READ MORE
BJP worker Santosh Patil wasn’tspared after he levelled corruption charges against KS Eshwarappa…I’m told he named the minister in suicide note.Eshwarappa must be arrested without delay,or else, we’ll have to gherao CM house & demand his resignation too: Randeep Surjewala, Cong
KS Eshwarappa solely responsible for his (Santosh Patil’s) death, he should be sacked from Karnataka cabinet): Ex Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on death of Patil, a BJP leader & contractor from Udupi, who had accused Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Min KS Eshwarappa of corruption
Bommai as a CM has failed to take any action against his minister KS Eshwarappa who should be dismissed from the cabinet…Eshwarappa responsible for Patil's death (alleged suicide)..he must be arrested..Entire state knows Eshwarappa is a corrupt man.
We heard about the death of Santosh Patil, a contractor from Udupi. Everyone knows it’s a murder. He died over corruption allegations (he levelled against KS Eshwarappa)… FIR must be filed against Eshwarappa; must be arrested under IPC 302 Sec: Karnataka Congress’ DK Shivakumar
Another Bengaluru school finds bomb scare mail
Panic gripped Bishop Cotton Girls School on Monday when school authorities found the four-day-old bomb scare email in their inbox. This was the same email that was sent to more than 15 schools in and around the city on April 8. READ MORE
Private schools in Mysuru have decided to increase the annual tuition fee from anywhere between 8% and 15% besides a monthly revision of transport costs, citing daily increases in the diesel rates.
Metro delay in Bengaluru: Only 1 new section may be operational this year
Namma Metro’s phase-2 project, which missed several deadlines in the past, is likely to further slow down. READ MORE
Regional transport offices in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts issued more than 13. 7 lakh driving licences (DLs) between 2019 and 2021.
Karnataka: Mosque at village centre sparks protest
Residents of a village in Srirangapatna taluk have urged the tahsildar to stop the construction of a mosque at the centre of the village as they apprehend communal tension. READ MORE
Bengaluru: Challaghatta Metro depot work to begin soon
Work on Challaghatta Metro depot is likely to commence soon with the RITES–Power Mech Projects joint venture (JV) on Monday emerging as the lowest bidder to construct the depot and workshop.
MBBS aspirants cheated of Rs 2 crore
Close on the heels of miscreants duping at least 20 people of Rs 3 crore on the pretext of getting them MBBS seats, another 20 such victims have approached city police saying they were cheated of nearly Rs 2 crore.
Thunderstorm likely in north interior Karnataka on April 12, 13
North interior Karnataka is expected to receive highly localised thunderstorms on April 12 and April 13 and medium rain from April 14-17. READ MORE
Metro delay: Only 1 new section may be operational this year
Namma Metro’s phase-2 project, which missed several deadlines in the past, is likely to further slow down. According to sources, only one Metro section — 2km Kengeri-Challaghatta section (Purple Line extension) — will be commissioned this year. Even this section, which was earlier expected to be ready by March 2022, will now be completed only by December. While BMRCL has been maintaining that Whitefield Metro (15km Byappanahalli–Whitefield, Purple Line) will be operational by December 2022, sources said it is likely to be ready only in March 2023. “Civil work between KR Puram and Byappanahalli is pending. South Western Railway insisted on open web girders instead of composite girders for rail crossover at Benniganahalli, which has delayed the work,” a source said. BMRCL had earlier planned to open four sections: KengeriChallaghatta, Whitefield Metro, Electronics City Metro and BIEC Metro by December 2022.
Several parts of Bengaluru will face power outages on April 12 and April 13.
Only 46% Karnataka health staff took booster dose in 3 months
With the Covid graph constantly going down in the past two months and due to the mandatory nine-month gap between the 2nd and the next jab, some 46% of healthcare workers and barely 19% of frontline workers in Karnataka have taken the precaution dose — or, booster shot — against Covid-19 in the three months since the drive began for priority workers. READ MORE
Microplastics in Cauvery may be harming fish, says IISc
Pollutants like microplastics present in the Krishna Raja Sagara reservoir (Mandya district) may be causing growth defects in fish, including skeletal deformities, in the Cauvery river, according to a study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on pollution in the dam and potential effects on fish. READ MORE
Karnataka: Boy writes SSLC exam hours after mom’s death
Barely hours after his mother died following prolonged illness, a Class 10 student of a private school in Hanur town of Chamarajanagar district gathered himself to write Science paper and returned home to perform her last rites. READ MORE
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, BS Yediyurappa talk tough on intolerance by fringe groups
In near-coordinated statements in a bid to stem the rising tide of targeted hate campaigns, CM Basavaraj Bommai and his predecessor BS Yediyurappa on Monday sent out a strong warning to fringe groups stoking communal tension in the state and said the government will not tolerate if they breached the line. READ MORE