QBengaluru: Woman Molested; I-T Raid on Cong Poll Candidate & More
1. Woman Molested, Cops Act After Being Branded 'Useless' on FB
Stung after an employee of a private firm labelled them “useless” in a post on social media, city police swung into action in a bid to nab four men who had allegedly sexually harassed a 24-year-old woman and roughed up her colleagues.
In his post on Facebook, Arjun Nandkumar, the victim’s colleague, said he and some of his colleagues were returning to work in Diamond District, Old Airport Road when one of the four men — believed to be inebriated since they were standing outside a bar — groped his colleague. The incident occurred on Saturday, 14 April.
2. Boy Swallows Balloon, Chokes to Death
A two-year-old boy choked to death after accidentally swallowing a balloon on Monday, 16 April.
The deceased, Nawaz, is the son of Reshma and Abubakar, who work in a garage at Kammanahalli. The family lives in Kammanahalli.
According to the police, around 9.30 am, Nawaz was playing outside the house when he accidentally swallowed a balloon. When he returned home after some time, his parents noticed that he was struggling to breath. They rushed him to a nearby hospital where they learnt that he had swallowed something. They took him to another private hospital where he choked to death during treatment.
(Source: The Hindu)
3. Karnataka Elections: All About Congress’ First List of Candidates
The Congress’ list of candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections had little surprises, yet followers of some disgruntled ticket aspirants have begun protests across the state.
The list answers one of the most anticipated questions – whether Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest from two seats or not. The answer is no.
The list saw 84 percent of the sitting MLAs getting tickets again, and three children of serving ministers making their political debut. Only 6.8 percent of the total seats were given to women candidates. Besides, a total of 42 Lingayats candidates and 39 Vokkaliga candidates, members of the prominent communities in Karnataka, have been fielded by the Congress.
Read the full story here.
4. I-T Raid on Congress MLA and Candidate in K'Taka Assembly Polls
Sitting Congress MLA B Shivanna from Anekal (Bengaluru Urban) constituency who is set to contest the 12 May polls from the same seat was raided by Income Tax sleuths on Monday, 16 April.
There has been no official confirmation from the I-T Department yet on the findings. The raid comes incidentally a day after the ruling Congress announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming elections. The MLA could not be reached for a comment.
According to preliminary reports, the MLA’s office and residences were raided by I-T sleuths.
(Source: The News Minute)
5. This Sunday, Bengalureans Get Your Pet Dogs Licenced
If you love your pet dog but finding it increasingly hard to keep them at your home because of apartment association rules, ensuring that your pet has a licence is one of the best measures you can take to make sure your pet is not taken away from you. A pet licence, recommended by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, is not yet mandatory in the city, but is likely to be made a rule soon.
Cubbon Park Canines (CPC), a group of volunteers, along with the BBMP, is organising a special drive for pet parents in the city where they can apply for a pet license with just their address proof, government identification and vaccination records of the pet. The license fee is Rs 110 and there will be a form to be filled up. Along with the licence, you can also get your pet a health checkup and subsidised vaccinations at the spot.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
6. Techie Sisters Lured, Cheated of Rs 3 lakh
Two siblings, both BE graduates, were cheated of Rs 3 lakh by a woman on the pretext of getting them jobs in an IT company. The two were paid Rs 18,000 each as salary for a month before the firm closed operations in the city.
Arpita Hegde and her sister Poojita told Whitefield police that they were cheated by a woman named Neha, who allegedly promised them a job in a software company in return for money.
Arpita told police that it began with an SMS advertising job opportunities for BE and BTech graduates she received in November last year. The message contained two mobile numbers. She said she called one of the numbers and the woman who answered identified herself as Neha.