QBengaluru: BJP-Cong Clash; Principal Arrested for Hurting Student
Here’s your roundup of all that’s making news in Bengaluru.
1. BJP, State Government Set for Showdown Over Bike Rally
The Congress government and the Opposition BJP appear set for a showdown as the saffron party is firm on taking out its ‘Mangaluru Chalo’ bike rally from five districts across the State, starting Tuesday.
Bengaluru City Police has refused permission for the rally and imposed prohibitory orders for three days under the Karnataka Police Act. The police tightened security in and around sensitive and hyper sensitive areas.
The Dakshina Kannada police and Mangaluru City Police Commissioner have also declined permission for the rally being organised by BJP Yuva Morcha to protest the killing of RSS activists and BJP functionaries.
Source: Deccan Herald
2. FIR Lodged Against Principal for Hurting Student
A case has been registered against the principal of St Antony's High School, Kurubarahalli, in Mahalakshmi Layout for allegedly hurting a student by twisting her ears for not wearing the school uniform. However, the principal has denied causing pain to the child.
The nine-year-old girl, a class four student, complained of earache to her father, who approached police. An FIR was registered at Mahalakshmi Layout police station on 1 September under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional insult) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC.
Source: The Times of India
3. Gang That Honey-Trapped Men Arrested
A gang of four people, including a woman, have been arrested for fleecing money from techies after laying a honeytrap. The arrested, three of them in their 20s and one in his teens, would allegedly target victims at IT companies.
According to the police, the woman, 25-year-old Latha, used to lure the victims and then trap them. Other members of the gang – Pavan, 24, Raghavendra, 20, and Kiran, 19 – would make videos and take photographs of the victims in compromising positions and then extort money from them.
Source: Bangalore Mirror
4. HAL to Supply 41 Advanced Light Helicopters to Indian Armed Forces
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a Rs 6,100 crore contract to supply 41 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) to the Indian Army and one to the Navy, an official statement said on Monday.
"The latest order reflects the trust in HAL's capabilities and gives an impetus to the Make In India campaign," HAL Chairman and Managing Director T. Suvarna Raju said in the statement.
Source: The Economic Times
5. Pregnant Woman Assaulted by Landlord
An argument between a tenant and landlord quickly escalated into a violent attack on the pregnant wife of the tenant on Sunday when the landlord, along with a few others, barged into the house and assaulted the woman. The incident took place in Hosakerehalli in Girinagar.
According to the complaint filed with the police, K.G. Mahesh, the owner of the house in Kalidasnagar, barged into the house with some men and women when Lakshmi (26), wife of Ravish, the tenant, was alone. They threw household items around and some of the women also snatched her gold bangles away and assaulted her.
Source: The Hindu
6. Bengaluru Metro Phase II Gets Additional Funds
The rising cost of land in and around Bengaluru has prompted the state government to release additional funds for Namma Metro Phase II in Bengaluru. The state cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to release additional Rs 2,187 crore towards acquisition of land for the project.
Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, TB Jayachandra, Law and Parliamentary Minister, said, “Over the years, the guidance value of land in Bengaluru has been changed several times and the cost of land has shot up considerably.
Source: Bangalore Mirror
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