QBengaluru: No Karnataka Bandh on 12 April & More
Latest news updates from Karnataka.
1. No Karnataka Bandh on 12 April
Pro-Kannada outfits that had earlier called for an 12 April bandh on Monday decided to postpone it in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s (SC) directions.
Kannada Okkoota leader Vatal Nagaraj, who is leading the agitation, said, “The SC has neither asked the Centre to form or not form the Cauvery Management Board (CMB). Since the court has asked the Centre and the states to detail what their plans are on 3 May, we have decided to postpone the bandh until then.”
2. Young Footballer Dies in Hit-and-Run Case
A 22-year-old footballer from the city was killed in a hit-and-run road accident on Sunday. Tejaswini was riding pillion on a scooter when a car hit the two-wheeler on the Hosakerehalli flyover near PESIT College. "She fell to the right and was run over by the car," said her coach Chitra Gangadharan.
The car driver did not stop. Police are analysing CCTV footage from the area to identify the vehicle involved in the accident.
An engineer, Tejaswini, was employed with an IT firm in Cessna Business Park. She had represented Karnataka in the Senior Nationals in Assam in 2015. She had turned out for the State U-19 side and was part of the Bangalore United FC (BUFC) women's team.
3. Bengaluru Must Wait Longer to Rebuilt Krumbiegel Hall
Work on rebuilding the famed Krumbiegel Hall in the Lalbagh Botanical Garden will not begin anytime soon, given the model code of conduct. There has been little progress in putting back the heritage structure, which was demolished on 22 November 2017, despite public protests.
The building is named after Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel, the German botanist who gave Lalbagh its present shape.
The horticulture department, responsible for the upkeep of Lalbagh, had argued that there was no option but to demolish the building as it had begun to fall because of seepage.
Horticulture officials also tried to wash their hands of Krumbiegel Hall, saying the building was maintained by the public works department, which paid no attention to maintain it.
Source: Deccan Herald
4. PM Modi is Behaving like a ‘Dictator’: Doreswamy
Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy, who turns 100 on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behaving like a “dictator” which has resulted in a “sad state of affairs” in the country. He, however, did not qualify his remarks about the PM.
Arguing that the impending Assembly election in the state would be a battle between “Karnataka and Modi”, he called upon non-BJP parties to join hands in defeating the saffron party.
Speaking after a felicitation ceremony marking his 100th birthday at Central College, Doreswamy said he recently met former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and urged him not to support the BJP.
5. BJP’s First List Sparks off Dissent in Party, Loyals May Contest as Rebels
The head start the BJP hoped to gain from its first list of candidates for the 12 May elections has, instead, turned into a headache with dissent breaking out in its ranks. Conscious that disgruntled leaders could upset its applecart, the BJP is now assuaging their feelings.
The first flag of dissent was raised by the party’s Bengaluru city spokesperson NR Ramesh, who wanted to contest from Chickpet. With the party nominating Uday Garudachar, who lost to Congress candidate RV Devaraj in 2013, Ramesh quit his party post on Monday. “I am disappointed that loyalty and hard work has been ignored,” he said, adding that he would decide on his future course in another two days.
6. Attempts to Make IPL ‘Trash-Free’
After successfully introducing green initiatives at the Bengaluru Pinkathon, waste volunteers are working towards ensuring that the on-going Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are also trash-free.
The city will be hosting seven matches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, with the first match scheduled on 13 April, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.
NS Ramakanth, member of the BBMP’s Expert Committee on Solid Waste Management, said that a preliminary meeting with officials of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), event management company DNA and the BBMP was held last Thursday.
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