QBengaluru: Woman Drops Child from 4th Floor; Record Rain Reported
A seven-year old girl was allegedly flung down from the terrace by her mother.
A seven-year old girl was allegedly flung down from the terrace by her mother. (Photo: Reuters)

QBengaluru: Woman Drops Child from 4th Floor; Record Rain Reported

1. Woman Drops Daughter Twice From Fourth Floor To Kill Her

A seven-year old girl died after her mother allegedly flung her down twice to the ground from the terrace of their four-storey residential building, near Sri Rama Temple at Jaraganahalli in JP Nagar, South Bengaluru, on Sunday afternoon.

Shreya aka Aishika Sarkar died instantly. Police arrested her mother Swathi Sarkar, a former schoolteacher, and rescued her from an irate mob that caught her and tied her to an electric pole.

Source: The Times of India

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2. Bengaluru Records 17% Excess Rainfall During Monsoon



The rain refused to lose intensity in Bengaluru.
The rain refused to lose intensity in Bengaluru.
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It took just two weeks of persistent rain in the city in August to wipe out two months of anxiety over a weak monsoon after both June and July turned out to be unusually dry.

The rainfall in August is already the highest for the month in over a decade, with more than 350 mm recorded so far. With more rain being forecast in the coming days, the city could witness the highest August rainfall ever. The all-time record for the month is 387.1 mm recorded in 1998.

According to the India Meteorology Department (IMD), the city has so far received 430 mm of monsoon rainfall. This has seen the city record 17% excess rainfall during monsoon.

Source: The Hindu

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3. Tributes Pour in For City’s Football Legend



 Ahmed Khan (File photo)
Ahmed Khan (File photo)
(Photo: The Quint

Former India footballer Ahmed Khan, who represented the country at the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games, passed away at his home near Coles Park here on Sunday.

The 90-year-old was one of the finest players of his generation, and was nicknamed ‘the snake charmer’ for his magnificent ball control. Khan, who won the Asian Games gold in 1951, was the last surviving member of the barefooted Indian sides that enthralled the public at the London and Helsinki Olympics.

Source: The Hindu

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4. Flood Impact: Many Tenants Move Out of Low-Lying Areas In Koramangala



 At least 17 different locations in the city recorded severe waterlogging.
At least 17 different locations in the city recorded severe waterlogging.
(Photo: The Quint)

As Bengaluru continues to receive rain, residents of the areas that faced much of the wrath of the downpour earlier this month are doing all they can to ensure they do not live the nightmare again. Many tenants living on the ground floor or basement levels in low-lying areas, in and around Koramangala, have started relocating to other apartments or homes, some in other parts of the city.

On August 15, the city received the highest rainfall in the last decade for August. On that day, India Meteorological Department’s HAL station recorded a rainfall of 14.4cm and the city station 12.9cm. Many localities in southern and eastern parts of the city were flooded.

Source: The Hindu

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5. Ganesha Goes Green, More Clay Idols Immersed on Day 1

More clay idols have been immersed this year. 
More clay idols have been immersed this year. 
(Photo: Arun Dev/The Quint

As the festivities for Ganesh Chaturti began on Friday in the city, as many as 2.08 lakh idols were immersed in various tanks in the city.

Though the Plaster of Paris (PoP) variety dominated the bigger idols that were taken out in processions, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials said it was heartening to note that only around 12,000 idols immersed were PoP idols.

Source: The Hindu

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6. Cantonment Metro station: Kids protest for playground



BMRCL claims that the proposed station would be an underground station and post-construction, the ground will be made available to the public. 
BMRCL claims that the proposed station would be an underground station and post-construction, the ground will be made available to the public. 
(Photo: The Quint)

Nearly 200 children came to Madina Maidan on Sunday afternoon as part of a silent protest against BMRCL’s plan to build the Cantonment Metro station at the playground.

They held placards that read ‘Don't steal our playground’, ‘save our playground’ and ‘no to Metro rail’. The protest was being held after numerous letters to BMRCL authorities by local residents, calling for change of Cantonment Metro station location, failed to elicit any favourable response.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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7. Infosys Clause May Impact Probe Disclosure

Ex-CEO of Infosys Technologies Vishal Sikka (centre).
Ex-CEO of Infosys Technologies Vishal Sikka (centre).
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The non-disparagement agreement between Infosys and its former CEO Vishal Sikka at the time of the latter's exit last week could hinder public disclosures about the controversial $200-million Panaya acquisition. The clause obliges the two parties not to make any negative comments against each other.

Company co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has been demanding full disclosure of the investigation reports related to the Panaya acquisition and the huge severance payments to former CFO Rajiv Bansal and former chief legal officer David Kennedy.

Source: The Times of India

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