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QBengaluru: ‘PM Modi Scared of Me,’ Says Siddaramaiah & More 

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
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1. ‘PM Modi Scared of Me,’ Says CM Siddaramaiah

Chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been attacking him during his Karnataka visits because of his rising popularity among the masses in the state.

"The PM is scared of me. That's why he's targeting me every time he visits Karnataka," he told reporters here on Monday. The CM said Modi was "jealous" of his achievements and, hence, was trying to pull him down.

Referring to Modi's statement that people of Karnataka were fed up with the Congress rule, the chief minister said: "People decide who stays, who goes. They voted for the Congress in Nanjangud bypoll. They want us in 2018 too."

(Source: The Times of India)

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2. Another Extension for Pothole Repair

This second extension obtained by BBMP. 
This second extension obtained by BBMP. 
(Photo Courtesy: The Quint)

Residents of Bengaluru had only just heaved a sigh of relief after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) got to work repairing the large number of potholes that appeared on the city’s roads due to the heavy rains during monsoon. But this relief may be short-lived.

With the North East monsoon officially setting in on the Tamil Nadu coast, pothole worries are beginning to re-appear. This comes even as Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced, in Mysuru on Monday, an extension to the deadline for filling up potholes to 6 November.

Siddaramaiah, who had earlier in October given an assurance that potholes would be filled within a fortnight, said authorities were unable to adhere to the deadline in view of continuous rainfall.

(Source: The Hindu)

Also Read: Fixing B’luru’s 15,000 Potholes in 15 Days is Counter-Productive

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3. Robbers Loot Rs 18.5 Lakh From ATM Cash Loaders

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
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Two unidentified bike-borne men robbed Rs 18.5 lakh from a private agency staffer who was loading cash at the ICICI ATM kiosk near Jalahalli Cross, North Bengaluru, on Monday morning.

According to police, the incident happened at 6:30 am on Monday. "Three staff members of the agency (Secure Well Security Services) – Sagar, Mohan and Prasanna – had gone to Jalahalli Cross ICICI ATM to replenish it. They were followed by the bike-borne duo, who then waited near the ATM," police said.

Meanwhile, Mohan and Prasanna went inside the ATM kiosk to open the machine. When Sagar got down with the cash bag, he was attacked by the two who tried to snatch the bag from him.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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4. Police Get Plaque for Providing Security Cover to Camilla

Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall
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Lauding the security arrangements put in place for Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Scotland Yard officers on Monday gave the Prince of Wales Plaque to Bengaluru Rural police. This is the fifth time she was in the city to visit the Soukya International Holistic Health Centre.

The Duchess spent a week attending sessions on yoga and meditation, and undergoing Ayush treatments and detoxification through naturopathy at the 30-acre organic campus in Whitefield.

(Source: The Times of India)

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5. Bengaluru Airport is Country's Most Punctual One, Reveals DGCA Data

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
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Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru has emerged the most punctual airport across the metros, as per the data available with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

According to the data for September 2017, Bengaluru airport has seen the best on-time performance (OTP) across metros in three of the six scheduled domestic airlines, while coming second on other three with a narrow difference.

Experts attribute this phenomenon to the more capacity at the Bengaluru airport. "The Bengaluru airport has better capacity and lesser congestion than other airports in the country," said Manish Agarwal, Leader, Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PwC India.

(Source: The Times of India)

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6. ISRO to Launch 31 Satellites in December: Kiran Kumar

PSLV C30 Take off. 
PSLV C30 Take off. 
(Photo: ISRO)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch 31 satellites, including the Cartosat-2 series, in the second week of December.

Isro Chairman AS Kirankumar said the PSLV will carry the satellites from Sriharikota. "Of the 31 satellites, 28 belong to other countries," he said.

Referring to the IRNSS launch failure, he said a glitch led to it. "The satellites couldn't be placed in the orbit due to many external and natural causes, more than technical problem. But this failure won't affect future launches," he maintained.

The remote sensing satellite Cartosat offers multiple services. The imagery sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made features and various other such data.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

Also Read: IRNSS-1H: Gloom at ISRO After Rare Unsuccessful Satellite Launch

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