QBengaluru: Siddaramaiah Caught in Row With Party Worker & More
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1. Ex-CM Loses Cool as Woman Expresses Displeasure over Yathindra’s Absence
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, 28 January, courted controversy when he lost his temper after questions were raised about his son, MLA Yathindra Siddaramaiah. The ex-CM abused a local woman Congress leader, pushed her and shouted at the public during a government event.
Siddaramaiah was in a combative mood when he arrived in Mysuru around noon from Bengaluru. He lost his cool following queries from the media, which sought his reactions on chief minister HD Kumaraswamy threatening to resign. Siddaramaiah reached Gargeshwari, a predominantly Muslim pocket on the borders of Mysuru-T Narsipur taluks, 30km from Mysuru. at 1.30 pm for a programme that was scheduled to commence at 11 am.
2. I'm Ready to Step Down: Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday, 28 January, said he was ready to step down, in what has become yet another indicator that all was not well in the Congress-JD(S) coalition.
Kumarswamy’s rant of irritation came a day after some Congress legislators, including Cabinet ministers, publicly hailed Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah as their chief minister. They even criticised the Kumaraswamy administration for not taking up developmental works.
“If my style of functioning is not acceptable, I am ready to quit, I don't want to stick on to the chair,” told Kumaraswamy to media persons.
3. Toddler Falls Off Escalator in Bengaluru Metro, Dies; Negligence Case Filed
A one-and-half-year-old toddler died after she slipped through the hands of her grandfather and fell down the side of an escalator at the Srirampura Metro station in Bengaluru.
Hasini had sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to KC General Hospital following the incident on Sunday night, 27 January. She was later transferred to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health. She was confirmed dead on Monday morning. The toddler was being carried by Balakrishna (52), her grandfather and was accompanied by grandmother Kumari and mother Vani. Balakrishna lost his balance on the escalator, and the child slipped from his hands.
Meanwhile, police officials at Subramanya Nagar police station are investigating the incident. A case has been filed against the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) by the police under section 304 (A) of the IPC - causing death by negligence.
(Source: The Newsminute)
4. Parameshwara Announces Rs 50,000 cr Project for Bengaluru
A project worth Rs 50,000 crore to develop Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, is on the cards. With an aim to upgrade the amenities on the lines of other international cities, the state government is up for a huge development plan for the city, said G Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister and Bangalore Development Minister.
Speaking at the inauguration of Shankar Mutt ward development programme on Monday, 28 January, Parameshwara said: “I have ordered the officials to prepare a roadmap to develop the city in the next five years.”
“The pace at which the city is growing is tremendous, and we will spend Rs 50,000 crore for the project,” Parameshwara said.
5. Tiger Mauls Tribal to Death in Nagarahole; 2nd Attack in a Month
A tiger pounced on a 39-year-old tribal, dragged him for 200m and mauled him to death in Balle forest range of Nagarahole tiger reserve on Monday, 28 January. This is the second such attack in just over a month in DB Kuppe gram panchayat in Mysuru district, triggering demands from villagers that the big cat either be trapped or killed.
The village, Bhogapura, is near the Kerala border and locals allege the tiger has been on the prowl in their neighbourhood for weeks now. They say it struck in Manimoole Haadi, just 3km away, on December 23, killing 28-year-old Madhu. Between the killings, it was lifting cattle in villages on the way, they say.
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