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QBengaluru: Guha Gets Legal Notice; Techie Rapes Woman, Films Act

Here’s your roundup of news from Bengaluru.

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1. ‘Sangh Killed Gauri’ Gets Ramachandra Guha a Legal Notice From BJP

Karnataka BJP Yuva Morcha has issued a legal notice to historian and writer Ramachandra Guha, on Monday. The legal notice demanded an unconditional apology from Guha for alleging that the Sangh Parivar’ was behind the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

The four page legal notice states that, in an interview to a news website, Guha said: “It is very likely that her murderers came from the same Sangh Parivar from which the murderers of Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi came.”

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2. Techie Held for Raping Colleague, Uploading Video on Porn Website

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A 28-year-old senior software engineer with a private firm has been arrested for allegedly raping his colleague, videographing the act and circulating the video on a porn website after she stopped yielding to his blackmailing threats.

Arindam Nath from West Bengal is a resident of Ejipura near Viveknagar. Arrested on Friday, he's been remanded in judicial custody .

Viveknagar police said Arindam was arrested based a complaint by a 26-year-old woman who works with him as an HR executive at a private digital transformation and digital marketing company in southeast Bengaluru.

Source: The Times of India

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3. Hoax Bomb Call to Vdihan Soudha Make Cops Tense, 3 Detained

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Police picked up three people for questioning in connection with two hoax calls about bombs being planted in the Vidhana Soudha, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and the Cubbon Park on Monday.

MG Nagendra Kumar, DCP (Command Control), said that a person who identified himself as Suresh had called the control room (Namma 100) claiming to have planted a bomb in the Vidhana Soudha, and then hung up.

“When our staff called back on his number, his phone was switched off. The staff informed me about this call and we passed the message to the DCP (Central), Chandragupta,” Kumar said.

Source: Deccan Herald

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4. Siddaramaiah Objects to UGC’s Directions to Stream PM’s Speech in Colleges

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took exception to the direction by the University Grants Commission to educational institutions to make arrangements for the students to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech to mark the centenary of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay and 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address.

Speaking to reporters on Monday at his residence before Mr. Modi's address began, Mr. Siddaramaiah said there was no need for students to watch the Prime Minister's address if it was on Hindutva.

“If Mr Modi is speaking on Deen Dayal Upadhyay, it could be on Hindutva... there is no need for students to listen to such a speech,” he said.

Source: The Hindu

Also Read: WB Govt Refuses to Follow Order to View Modi’s 11 September Speech

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5. With 7,438 Offenders Booked, Drunk Driving Cases Spiked in July

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July saw the maximum number of drunk driving cases being registered in Bengaluru in 2017. Incidentally, that was the month when most pubs and bars in central business district (CBD) were shut due to the Supreme Court order banning sale of liquor along highways.

A total of 7,438 drivers were booked for the offence during the month. On July 1, pubs and bars in CBD areas like M G Road and Brigade Road, Indiranagar, Koramangala and other locations downed their shutters. However, in a huge relief for bar owners, the court clarified on August 23 that the rule didn't apply within city limits.

Source: The Times of India

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6. BJP to Hold State-Wide Satyagraha Seeking George’s Resignation

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The BJP’s state unit has announced a state-wide satyagraha demanding the immediate resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George.

Demanding that George by dropped from the Cabinet, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa, on Monday, said the party would hold a protest satyagraha in Bengaluru on 16 September. Similar protests would be held in all district centres across the state.

He said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah must drop George from the Cabinet, as the Supreme Court has now ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police MK Ganapathy.

Source: The Hindu

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