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QBengaluru: Controversy Over Rape Remark; Legal Notice to Snapdeal

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'Women raped at parties, not melas' - Chairperson of Women’s Development Corporation

Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation chairperson Bharathi Shankar created a controversy on Friday, saying women were raped at "unwanted parties, but not at jatres (melas)".

She was speaking at a panel discussion on women's safety during the launch of 'A Billion Eyes' campaign by B.Pac and Bangalore City police. The campaign calls upon bystanders to intervene when women are harassed.

Bharathi was answering an audience question on whether women’s empowerment was equal to women's safety. Listing measure for women’s safety, Bharathi said, "When women go to jatre, do they get raped? They do get raped at unwanted parties."

(Source: The Times of India)

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Snapdeal Gets Rs 300-Cr Legal Notice

QBengaluru: Controversy Over Rape Remark; Legal Notice to Snapdeal
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Quickdel Logistics, the parent of GoJavas, the e-commerce-focused logistics firm that had raised investment from Snapdeal, has sent a Rs 300 crore legal notice to Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, and Jasper Infotech, the entity which runs Snapdeal. Anand Rai, who had acquired Snapdeal's stake in GoJavas and merged it with his Pigeon Express, told TOI Snapdeal stopped doing business with GoJavas for the benefit of Vulcan and "stole" confidential business information such as data on employees and service vendors.

A Snapdeal spokesperson termed the charge baseless. Snapdeal held 49 percent stake in GoJavas and the founders of the company had sold it to Rai in a fire sale.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: Bengaluru Court Orders Cheating Case Against Snapdeal CEO

BMRL To Skip Citizens Meet As Media Is Invited



“Since the press would also be invited to the said round-table discussion, I am directed to inform that it will not be possible for BMRCL officers to attend this meet,” said the official spokesperson.
“Since the press would also be invited to the said round-table discussion, I am directed to inform that it will not be possible for BMRCL officers to attend this meet,” said the official spokesperson.
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Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said it will skip the round-table discussion called by NGOs for the integration of various modes of transport in the city and better last-mile connectivity to Namma Metro.

"BMRCL officers have been strictly instructed not to speak to the press/media regarding the alignment of the Cantonment Metro Station. Since the press would also be invited to the said round-table discussion, I am directed to inform that it will not be possible for BMRCL officers to attend this meet," said a press release issued by chief public relations officer U A Vasanth Rao on Friday.

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: B’luru Citizen Groups Say ‘No’ to Metro Station on Playground

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Cops Crack Down on Wheelies, 5 Minors, Their Parents Held

Motorcycles seized by Bengaluru police.  
Motorcycles seized by Bengaluru police.  
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In a drive against wheelies in the east traffic division, the Banaswadi police arrested five juvenile riders. The offenders’ parents were also arrested. The Banaswadi traffic police caught nine minors performing stunts with modified bikes on the busy outer ring road and arrested five of them. They also seized seven motorcycles from the minors and arrested their parents who were booked under various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Additional commissioner of police (Traffic) R Hitendra said, “These boys indulge in bike wheelies for thrills and to post the photos and videos of their stunts on social media to impress others. The police have arrested five boys while four of the offenders are still absconding.” He also urged parents to educate children about traffic rules and to follow them for both their own safety and for the safety of fellow-commuters.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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Nobel Prize Has A Bengaluru Connection

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics has a Bengaluru connection as a city-based institute and scientists have contributed to it.

This year’s Nobel Prize for Physics was conferred to three scientists namely Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne under the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project for their discovery of gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein’s General Relativity predicted it.

It celebrates the direct detection of gravitational waves arriving from the merger two large black holes in a distant galaxy a billion light years away. Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. This opens a new window to astronomy since gravitational waves are an entirely new way of observing the most violent events in space.

(Source: Bangalore Mirror)

Also Read: Gravitational Wave Scientists Win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

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Four Students Killed In A Road Accident

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Representational image of a crime scene.
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A late night joyride cost the lives of four students, including two medical students, after the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Kempanahalli, Sangabasavana Doddi village on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway in the wee hours of Friday.

All the four, including two girls, were killed on the spot and the Ramanagar district police had a tough time removing the bodies from the mangled car. The deceased are identified as Joel Jacob, 21, Nikith, 20, both medical students at the RR Medical College on Bengalur-Mysuru Road, Jeena, 21, and Rebecca, both students of Vellore’s VITU College.

The parents of all the victims stay in Dubai and are family friends.

(Source: Bangalore Mirror)

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