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QBengaluru: BJP Likely to Sweep Bypolls; Man Loses Rs 95K Online

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People stand in the queue at Yeshwantha Pura constituency to cast their vote for Karnataka bypolls in Bengaluru on 5 December 2019.
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Exit Polls Predict BJP Will Continue in Power

If the exit polls predictions in Karnataka by-elections are anything to go by, then Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will comfortably hold onto his chair, post-9 December.

The BJP needs to win at least six of the 15 seats that went for the polls on Thursday. The results will be declared on 9 December . Four prominent exit polls predicted that the BJP will win at nine seats or more.

C-Voter exit polls have predicted the BJP will win 12 out of the 15 seats and Congress will win only three seats. The JD(S) is pegged to win no seats, according to C-Voter.

(Source: The News Minute)

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2. 'BJP Has No Moral Ground to Stay in Power in K'taka': Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah. 
Siddaramaiah. 
(Photo: IANS)

Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah claimed on Thursday the BJP does not have the "moral grounds" to stay in power in Karnataka, as he alleged that the Amit Shah-led party bought over 17 disqualified MLAs.

"They (BJP) are the ones who came to power through the backdoor. They don't have the moral grounds to stay in power as chief minister and ministers. They formed the government by horse-trading, forcing the 17 people to resign, and destroying democracy," he told reporters at the district headquarters town of Gadag

Siddaramaiah's statement came despite Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's warning that he would file a defamation suit against him and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy for making statements alleging that the 17 disqualified MLAs were bought over by his party.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

3. Ex-Congress MP Gets Re-elected to Rajya Sabha on BJP Ticket

QBengaluru: BJP Likely to Sweep Bypolls; Man Loses Rs 95K Online
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Former IPS officer from Karnataka, KC Ramamurthy was re-elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday as a BJP MP, on the same day 15 Assembly constituencies in the state went to polls. Neither the Congress nor the JD(S) fielded any candidate against him, resulting in Ramamurthy walkover. While there were two independent nominations, they were rejected on technical grounds.

Thursday was the last day of filing nominations and he was adjudged the winner due to lack of any competition.

Ramamurthy had filed his nomination for the post on 29 November amidst much fanfare in the presence of fellow Rajya Sabha MP from Bengaluru — Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, party state president Nalin Kumar Kateel and senior party MLAs like R Ashoka.

(Source: The News Minute)

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4. Man Orders Pizza Through App, Ends up Losing Rs 95,000 in Online Scam

Many restaurants continue to offer deals on food on Zomato Gold.
Many restaurants continue to offer deals on food on Zomato Gold.
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Ordering a pizza proved to be costly for this Bengaluru techie, who ended up losing Rs 95,000 in an online scam.

At around 1.30 pm on 1 December, NV Sheik, a resident of Bengaluru’s Koramangala, used food delivery app Zomato on his phone to order himself a pizza. According to the police, even after an hour of waiting, his order had not been delivered following which he looked up the number for the app’s customer care service.

Upon calling the number, he was allegedly informed that the restaurant was not accepting orders and was assured that a refund would be initiated. The fraudster posing as a customer care executive allegedly informed Sheik that he would receive a message on his phone after the call and upon clicking on a link in the message, his refund request would be processed.

(Source: The News Minute)

5. Woman Fails to Remove Seat Belt, Charred to Death in Burning car

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
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A 39-year-old woman from Hyderabad was charred to death when the car she was travelling in along with her husband and their two children suddenly caught fire in Bidar district on Thursday morning.

Kalyan Uday Kumar Naidu was said to be suffering from a spinal-cord injury and she had been to Udagir in Maharashtra to seek help from an ayurvedic practitioner. The accident occurred at Nirna Cross, near Humnabad in Bidar district, when the family was returning to Hyderabad.

Police said the woman couldn’t remove the seatbelt and hop out of the burning car because of the spinalcord injury. Her husband is Uday Kumar, 48, a sharemarket adviser in Hyderabad, and their children are Kumar, 10, and Gagan, 7.

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