QBengaluru: HC Asks Police to Consider Sunny’s Application & More
Top headlines from Bengaluru.
1. Sunny Night in Bengaluru: HC Asks Police to Consider Organiser's Application
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition filed by the organiser of "Sunny Night in Bengaluru" by asking the city police to consider it before 25 December. The application was submitted on 1 December seeking permission for the event.
Vacation Judge Justice B Veerappa gave this direction after the city police informed the court that they are waiting for certain clarifications sought from the petitioner. It can be noted here that Bollywood actor Sunny Leone has already capped the controversy over her performance in Bengaluru on New Year's Eve, saying she wouldn't visit the city as police had said they could not ensure her or her team's safety.
However, the counsel for the petitioner told the court on Thursday that they would submit those clarifications on Friday itself. He further claimed that actor Sunny Leone is not the only artiste attending the event and there are others also and a Kannada rap dance event is also planned.
2. BJP’s Latest Strategy in Karnataka – ‘Water Politics’
As the Assembly elections are getting closer, the BJP in Karnataka has introduced a new strategy – water politics. The BJP leadership in Karnataka has promised a solution for the long-pending river dispute between Karnataka and Goa to provide much-needed drinking water for drought-affected North Karnataka.
The leadership has been hoping to influence the BJP-led government in Goa, through central command, to resolve a dispute. If successful, this resolution increases the BJP’s chances of getting a large chunk of the 50 Assembly seats north Karnataka has to offer. However, the plan has not been as easy as the Karnataka BJP thought.
A long political drama unfolded over two days in Karnataka and Goa regarding the disputed Mahadayi river, with the BJP’s allies in Goa refusing a compromise. After several meetings, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wrote to the Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, offering an amicable solution. However, the ambiguity in letter has taken the dispute back to square one.
(Source: The Quint)
3. Speeding Biker Kills Dad Dropping Girl to College
A techie riding his bike recklessly on the Mysore Road flyover rammed into another bike on Thursday morning resulting in the death of the latter while his daughter, who was riding pillion, suffered head injuries in the accident. Both legs of the techie snapped due to the severity of the impact.
The deceased two-wheeler rider, later identified as 49-year-old Sathish Pandit, was going to drop his daughter Swathi Pandit (19) to NMKRV College, when the techie, Govind Divakar, rammed into him.
The accident took place around 9:15 am when the Pandits were on the Mysore Road Flyover (BGS flyover) and headed towards Town Hall; Sathish had just passed the turn that connects the flyover to City Market when Divakar – who passersby said was riding at 90+ km/h – hit Sathish’s bike from behind.
4. 2,021 History Sheeters off Police Radar, Says Report
The city police have lost track of nearly 2,021 history sheeters of 9,490, a Crime Records Bureau (CRB) report has revealed. According to the CRB-2017 report, 6,340 repeat offenders have responded to police calls for inquiry, while 1,129 reprobates were in judicial custody. The remaining 2,021 lawbreakers have absconded.
Based on the crimes committed, the police maintain the list of offenders in A, B or C categories with their backgrounds and residential addresses. They control the criminals by keeping an eye on them. If the criminals are active in their own areas, they would be categorised as A, while those committing crimes in different police limits would fall into the B category.
If the individual is violent and shows signs of growing into a criminal in his own right, the person finds himself in the C category. His name will be in the list for one year and would be removed if his behaviour remains good. In the event that the person commits even one crime, he will be moved to either A or B category.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
5. 7,000 Endosulfan Victims Await Relief & Rehab
When Sharath, now 24, didn't walk or talk by the age of three, his parents Somappa and Lalitha Gowda took him to doctors in Mangaluru. The couple, who live in Idmal, a tiny hamlet in a forest in Belthangady taluk, were told he had mental retardation, then severe cerebral palsy. A few years later, the diagnosis was the same for his sister Bharathi, now 22. It was only then that the couple realised their children were victims of the endosulfan sprayed by the Karnataka government on cashew farms for 20 years.
Some 6,950 people in three districts — Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada — suffer the effects of exposure to the toxic pesticide. The Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation sprayed its farms with endosulfan to kill tea mosquitoes between 1980 and 2000. More than 100 people have died due to endosulfan poisoning in Dakshina Kannada. The government banned use of endosulfan — proved to cause genetic disorders, fetal anomalies, damage to eyesight, cancer and endocrine disorders — in 2011.
6. Singer From Mumbai Kills Self in Bengaluru
The deceased has been identified as Ankit Dubey, a second-year Arts student at Mumbai’s Elphinstone College. According to preliminary investigations, Dubey was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a piece of cloth. The incident came to light on Wednesday night though the police said he might have ended his life on Tuesday night.
The matter came to light when the house owner, Mahesh Kumar, peeped through the room window on Wednesday at 9 pm. Mahesh told police that the victim’s brother told him to check his whereabouts after failing to reach Dubey despite having tried multiple times. On spotting the body, he called Dubey’s brother, besides informing the police.
Police broke open the door, but failed to spot any letters/notes. According to police, Dubey had liquor before taking the extreme step. “We found four emptied packets of liquor, cigarette packets and soft drinks bottles at the spot. It seems like Dubey consumed all the packets on Tuesday night and then ended his life.”
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