QBengaluru: Army, Residents Clash; Hackers Target Salary Accounts 

Army and residents clash, Hackers target salary accounts, and more news from Bengaluru.

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The tension increased when messages on social media started doing the rounds, saying Army men are demolishing the prayer hall in RT Nagar.
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1) Army, Locals Spar Over Structure on Prayer Hall Campus

Tension prevailed in the premises of a prayer hall in Modi Garden on Wednesday morning when Army men erected a temporary tent that prohibited locals from walking into it.

The tension increased when messages on social media, including WhatsApp, started doing the rounds, saying Army men are demolishing the prayer hall at Kavala Byrasandra in RT Nagar.

Source: The Times of India

2) Hackers Target Salary Accounts in Private Bank

Nine victims lost money from a bank branch on MG Road
Nine victims lost money from a bank branch on MG Road
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A software engineer saw Rs 2.16 lakh disappear from his bank account in 14 transactions within two minutes on Monday. The victim, Arjith Saha (name changed), has a salary account in the MG Road branch of a private bank.

He immediately alerted the bank, blocked all cards linked to that account, and filed a complaint with the jurisdictional Halasuru police. To his surprise, he met five people at the police station who were filing similar complaints: all had lost money from the same bank and branch.

Source: The Hindu

3) Karnataka Makes Aadhaar Mandatory for Char Dham Yatra

QBengaluru: Army, Residents Clash; Hackers Target Salary Accounts 
(Photo Courtesy: Aadhaar Card Kendra)

The Karnataka government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for those going on the annual Char Dham pilgrimage (holy thirth yatra) to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand.

The move comes in the backdrop of fears of misuse of Rs 20,000 travel subsidy being provided by the government to pilgrims.

Source: The Times of India

4) A Fortnight After Bank Manager’s ‘Suicide’, Four Arrested for Murder

Police released this CCTV footage, which they claim helped crack the murder. 
Police released this CCTV footage, which they claim helped crack the murder. 
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Four men who allegedly murdered a 55-year-old bank branch manager, and made it look like he had killed himself, were arrested on Tuesday after the police realised it was not a case of suicide but a well-executed crime.

The four accused, one of whom is a 36-year-old real estate agent named Tilak Kempegowda, are suspected to have killed the manager to avoid repaying a private loan of over Rs 1 crore taken from him, the police said.

Source: The Hindu

5) I-T Probe Against DK Shivakumar: 10 Premises Raided

These were second round of I-T raids against DK Shivakumar.
These were second round of I-T raids against DK Shivakumar.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/DK Shivakumar)

Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted fresh searches in continuation with its ongoing investigation against Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar.

The searches were conducted at 10 premises in Bengaluru, Chennai and New Delhi. Sources confirmed that searches were conducted at the houses and offices of individuals with close links to Shivakumar.

Source: Deccan Herald

6) Man Beaten to Death in De-Addiction Centre

Image used for representational purpose.
Image used for representational purpose.
(Photo: iStock)

A 38-year-old man battling alcoholism was allegedly tied up and beaten to death at a privately-run de-addiction and rehabilitation centre in HBR Layout on Tuesday when he turned violent.

The deceased, Faheem Shariff, had been admitted to the de-addiction centre attached to Ashrafia Masjid by his family on Saturday. The distraught family have told the police that the in-charge of the centre and a few others had chained Shariff before beating him with rods and PVC pipes.

Source: The Hindu

7) Karnataka Drops Idea to Denotify Dried Up Lakes in State



Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka, at the state Legislative Assembly
Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka, at the state Legislative Assembly
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The state Congress government on Wednesday released a letter written to governor Vajubhai Vala stating that it has dropped all ideas of denotifying dried lakes in the state.

Referring to a letter written by Vala, seeking a report from the state over concerns raised by various organisations on the de-notification of dried up lakes, chief minister Siddaramaiah on August 26 sent his reply assuring Vala that the government is not considering the proposal anymore

Source: The Times of India

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