QBengaluru: Movie on Gauri Lankesh Murder; Radars to Track Rains 

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File photo of Gauri Lankesh. 

1. AMR Ramesh Plans Movie on Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

Noted filmmaker AMR Ramesh of ‘Cynide’ and ‘Attahasa’ fame said that he plans to make a film on the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.

Ramesh, who is also finalising a script based on the story of IPS officer D Roopa and scouting location for ‘Asphota’ in Sri Lanka, said he has shifted his focus to Lankesh’s murder.

“I was shocked when learnt about the brutal murder of Gauri. As I knew Gauri closely and I have decided to make a film on her, exploring all possible angles for her killing,” said Ramesh, who has been following the case closely.

(Source: The Hindu)

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2. Two New Radars to Track Rain, Flooding

IMD has come up with a new plan to set up radars in Bengaluru and Mangaluru which will provide accurate information on the amount of rainfall and the regions that will be affected.
IMD has come up with a new plan to set up radars in Bengaluru and Mangaluru which will provide accurate information on the amount of rainfall and the regions that will be affected.
(Photo: The Quint)

Karnataka will soon start receiving information of floods three hours before they occur. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has come up with a new plan to set up radars in Bengaluru and Mangaluru which will provide accurate information on the amount of rainfall and the regions that will be affected.

Flooding is common in Bengaluru city, the Karavali region and a few parts of South Canara and it affects thousands of people. The radars will help people better prepare for the flooding by providing them ample time to protect life and property.

(Source: Bangalore Mirror)

3. Robbers Return Gold Booty With an Apology

In a strange incident reported from Kankanady in Mangaluru, unidentified robbers who stole jewellery (around 99 sovereign gold) returned the booty after three days of the theft. Shekar Kundar a resident of Adumaroli near Marikamba temple, complained to the police about the robbery on 16 September. Besides gold, Rs 13,000 too was taken away.

Shekar works for a private firm and his wife works as a typist in a government department. While Shekar left home at 9.10 am, his wife left home at 9.50 am. It is suspected that the theft happened between 9.50 am and 1.20 pm as Shekar returned home for lunch at 1.20 pm and was shocked to see everything scattered around.

(Source: Bangalore Mirror)

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4. Gold Smuggling: KIA Customs Officer Nabbed

Photo for representation purpose.
Photo for representation purpose.
(Photo: Reuters)

A customs officer attached to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on charges of helping gold smugglers by creating easy passage for the yellow metal out of the airport. Another officer is under probe and is likely to be arrested if any evidence of wrongdoing is found.

The officers were trapped after two smugglers were caught while attempting to slip out of KIA with gold jewellery worth Rs 6.5 crore and weighing 16kg on 15 September morning.

(Source: The Times of India)

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5. Falls in Karnataka Come Alive After Heavy Rain

Gaganachukki Falls at Shivasamudram. 
Gaganachukki Falls at Shivasamudram. 
(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The recent rains have revitalized waterfalls across Karnataka, providing a visual spectacle to visitors and playing a critical part in the state's ecosystem.

The iconic Jog Falls near Shivamogga, Abbey and Irupu falls in Kodagu, Vibhuti Falls in Karwar and Gokak Falls in Belagavi are just some of the waterfalls that have received a boost from the wet weather.

More than 35 major falls and about 50 isolated falls in the state had lost their glory after successive droughts, especially in the Malnad region. Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge said that waterfalls held a unique and important place in the state's ecosystem and played a vital role in promoting tourism.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. BMTC Workers Strike After Driver Consumes Poison

A BMTC/KSRTC bus. Photo used for representation.
A BMTC/KSRTC bus. Photo used for representation.
(Photo: BMTC/Facebook)

A driver attempted to kill himself, while protests brought the operations to a standstill at the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) Shantinagar depot on 19 September morning.

Madhu allegedly consumed poison early on 19 September after “persistent harassment” by senior officials at the busy depot. While he was taken to Victoria Hospital where he is recovering and out of danger, numerous drivers and conductors staged a spot protest. For nearly three hours, more than 120 buses did not ply on their usual routes, said BMTC officials.

(Source: The Hindu)

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