QBengaluru: 15,935 Potholes on B’luru Roads; Lawyers Boycott Court

Here are all the top headlines from the previous day in Bengaluru.

Published05 Oct 2017, 02:14 AM IST
India
4 min read

1. 15,935 Potholes on Bengaluru Roads, Says BBMP

Constant complaints from motorists about Bengaluru’s roads becoming unmotorable, more so after the recent rains, now have backing from the city’s civic body. A marathon meeting with all its zonal officers and engineers by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday revealed that the city’s roads had an astounding 15,935 potholes.

The BBMP, which had cited rains as the reason for not undertaking repair works, is now promising to address the problem immediately now that the monsoon season is officially over. Mayor R Sampath Raj said officials have been given 15 days to fill all the potholes in the city.

Source: The Hindu

Also Read: Why Do Bengaluru Roads Turn Into Canals Every Monsoon?

2. Karnataka Advocates Keep Off Courts Over HC Judge’s Exit

The boycott was in protest against proposed transfer and consequent resignation of Justice Jayant Patel of the high court.
The boycott was in protest against proposed transfer and consequent resignation of Justice Jayant Patel of the high court.
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Work in various courts across Karnataka, including the high court, was affected on Wednesday as advocates stayed away from proceedings to protest the proposed transfer and consequent resignation of Justice Jayant Patel of the high court.

The Karnataka State Bar Council had, on 27 September 2017, passed a resolution asking advocates to abstain from court following the sudden resignation of Justice Patel. The Advocates' Association of Bengaluru supported the call.

Considering his seniority, Justice Patel was supposed be the acting chief justice of the high court after Justice SK Mukherjee, who is set to retire on 9 October.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: Denied Promotion, Ishrat Jahan Case’s Judge Resigns From K’Taka HC

3. Unlicenced PG Accommodations to Face Closure



Southeast division police called a meeting of all PG owners and mangers in their jurisdiction on Tuesday at St John’s auditorium in their jurisdiction.
Southeast division police called a meeting of all PG owners and mangers in their jurisdiction on Tuesday at St John’s auditorium in their jurisdiction.
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Paying guest accomodations in the city have come under scrutiny as the Bengaluru City Police (BCP) have warned that those operating unlicenced and flouting security guidelines would be shut down.

Southeast division police called a meeting of all PG owners and mangers in their jurisdiction on Tuesday at St John’s auditorium in their jurisdiction lie Madiwala, BTM layout and Koramangala.

PG owners were encouraged to report all suspicious incidents or behaviour from inmates to prevent illegal activities such as drug peddling and prostitution.

Source: Deccan Herald

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4. Ninety Six Lives Lost in Karnataka Due to Heavy Rains Since March



Death toll was highest in Bagalkot district, in northern Karnataka, where nine lives were lost due to the rain.
Death toll was highest in Bagalkot district, in northern Karnataka, where nine lives were lost due to the rain.
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The pictures of three members of a family crushed inside their car, after a tree uprooted due to heavy rains in the city on 8 September, still remains in the memory of many Bengalureans; however according to the Karnataka government, at least 96 people have lost their lives due to the heavy rains since March 2017.

The report released by Karnataka Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa, on Wednesday, said that out of the 30 districts in the state, rain-related deaths were reported in 23.

Death toll was highest in Bagalkot district in northern Karnataka, where nine lives were lost due to the rain. It was followed by Uttara Kannada and Mysuru districts, where eight deaths each were reported. In the Bengaluru urban district, the death toll was seven, said the report.

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5. Security Guard Held For Molesting Journalist

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

A 35-year old security guard was arrested on charges of molesting a journalist who had gone to interview former Union minister and MP Shashi Tharoor on 27 September.

Whitefield police arrested Velayudhan, a resident of Mahadevapura, and working as a security guard at a hotel in Whitefield. The police is looking for two more suspects in the case.

The police said the victim in her complaint stated that when she had come to interview Tharoor on 27 September, three security guards stopped her at the hotel gate and despite informing them that she had an appointment, the three guards misbehaved with her and manhandled her.

Source: Deccan Herald

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6. Pedestrian Killed, Schoolchildren and Ayah Injured In Serial Accident

In a serial accident on Wednesday morning, a rashly driven school bus rammed a BMTC bus which hit a scooter and ran over a pedestrian near Kengeri on Mysuru Road. Two of the children in the bus, their attendant and the scooterist sustained injuries.

The bus was ferrying kids to Orchids The International School near RV College of Engineering on Mysuru Road when the accident happened at 8:45am, bringing traffic on the busy stretch to a standstill. The deceased is Mohammed Zindar, a construction worker from Patna and resident of Kengeri. Zindar's relatives said he had come to the city in 2015.

Source: The Times of India

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