QBengaluru: Woman Abducted and Molested; Reservoirs Almost Full
1. Woman Abducted on Bike, Molested
The horrors of reaching at a late hour at the Majestic bus station hit a woman hard on Monday, 10 July. The 34-year-old woman had reached the bus station at 11.20 pm from Mangaluru and was waiting for another bus to her house in Hoskote, when she was abducted by two men and molested.
The woman managed to raise an alarm and fend off her attackers and prevent herself from getting raped.
She has told the police while she was waiting for a bus a man, around 35 years old, came up to her and stood lurking around for a couple of minutes. He then approached her for sex by offering money. The woman shouted at him and asked him to go as she was not a prostitute, but she noticed there were very few people around at the KSRTC station.
Source: Bangalore Mirror
2. Karnataka Reservoirs Almost Full; Outflow Increased
Heavy rains in the catchment area of the Kabini and the Cauvery have augmented inflow into the reservoirs, which, officials say, augurs well for the state’s ability to meet its obligation to Tamil Nadu this year.
The Kabini was in spate in many parts of the Mysuru region as the authorities stepped up outflow from the dam at Beechanahalli at the rate of around 50,000 cusecs on Wednesday. This inundated the low-lying areas in the downstream of the reservoir, including the bathing ghats at Nanjangud, Suttur etc.
Discharge at the rate of 11,000 cusecs for 24 hours adds up to 1 tmcft of water. The discharge from the Kabini reservoir has roughly been 10 tmcft to 12 tmcft of water in the last three to four days alone.
3. Congress Made Sacrifice by Forming Govt with JDS: Dinesh Gundu Rao
The newly appointed KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday said that the Congress had made a "sacrifice" by forming a government with the JD(S) to preserve secularism and democracy. He said though Congress secured 80 assembly seats as against 37 of JDS, it decided to help the latter form the government, "not because we are weak, but because our objectives are different.
"We made a sacrifice by forming a coalition government to send across a message as to how we strive to preserve social justice,secularism and democracy,"he said in his first address to party workers after donning the mantle as the Karnataka Pradesh C Congress Committee head.
4. Opposition MLAs Demand Extension of Session
The short window of the current session – the first for the 15th Legislative Assembly – has had many in the Opposition upset. While the session started on July 2, it is scheduled to end on Thursday, giving only nine working days for legislators to participate in discussions.
Apart from questions taken during the Question Hour and the Zero Hour, this session has accommodated discussions on the Governor’s address to the joint session and the State Budget as well. While discussion on the Governor’s speech has been completed, discussion on the budget is under way.
On Wednesday, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Govind Karjol said the time given for discussion was limited, and that the session should be extended to enable members to participate in the deliberations.
5. No Money for Civic Workers but Corporators Given iPads by BBMP
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) claims to be short of money when it comes to paying civic workers but seems to have funds aplenty to splurge on iPads for all corporators, documents show.
Civic workers in Bengaluru have not been paid salaries for the past six months and are being pushed into financial crises and documents reveal that in March this year, the BBMP spent a whopping Rs 4 crore and bought iPads for 198 corporators.
The BBMP also spent part of this money to give corporators lessons on how to use the iPad.
When civic workers, who have been staging protests outside BBMP headquarters, demanded that they be paid for their services, officials of the BBMP claimed that the civic body was short on funds.
Source: The News Minute