BENGALURU LIVE- December 20, 2018

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  • 19:58

    KGF to release as planned: Producer

    KGF producer Vijay Kiragandoor on Thursday said the release of the movie will go ahead as planned as he had not received any court order staying the release.

    He said he just came across the media reports claiming that the release has been stayed. "As a citizenof the country, we have to obey the law. As soon after I receive the court order, I will contact my legal expert and take further decision. For now, fans need not worry about the release," he said.

  • 20:37
  • 19:12

    BREAKING: Stay on release of KGF

    Sandalwood fans are in for a disappointment after the City Civil Court ordered a stay on the release of Yash starrer KGF.

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  • 16:20

    Swiggy raises $1 billion in fresh funds

    Swiggy, a food delivery platform, on Thursday, said it has executed definitive agreements for a $1 billion Series H round of funding led by existing investor, Naspers.

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  • 16:16

    Weather Update

  • 15:52

    Manto on stage

    'Ek Mulaqat Manto Se', a mono-act by artiste Ashwath Bhatt about the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, will be staged on December 22 and 23 at 3 pm and 6.30 pm at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield.

  • 15:32

    AR Rahman- One Heart

    AR Rahman is performing in the city as a part of the ‘One Heart Tour’ on December 22 at 6.30 pm at Ozone Urbana.

  • 15:29

    Camp with pets

    Petcart presents ‘Camping with Canines’ on December 22 and 23 at Petcart Nest, Sarjapuru Road. The camp offers workshops and more to have fun time with your pets.

  • 15:23

    Urban Bazaar

    Grand Flea Market and Chittara present ‘Urban Bazaar’ from December 21 to 30 from 11 am to 7.30 pm at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road. Along with shopping, the bazaar will also have live performances, workshops and more.

  • 14:57

    Christmas treats from home kitchens

    With all kinds of goodies, from cakes, tarts, chocolates to puddings, there’s a variety of items that Bengaluru's bakers have been busy baking this Christmas season.

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  • 14:43

    Varun Gandhi delivered a lecture in IIM Bangalore

  • 14:36

    Farmers line up outside Punjab National Bank in Kalaburgi to register their names for crop loans; show the tokens issued in their name. Photos by Prashanth HG.

  • 14:28

    Some of our recent stories on developing Hampi as a tourist destination

    Hampi heritage area to have 29 villages, up from four
    Ten years since the publication of the master plan regulating the commercial and tourism activities in and around UNESCO world heritage site Hampi, the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority (HWHAMA) has called for suggestions from the public for preparation of the new Master Plan (Revised)-01.
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    State budget: Tourism university proposed at Hampi
    In a bid to give the Tourism sector in the state a boost, the Karnataka governmentis keen on leveraging human resources and has proposed the setting up a tourist university at Hampi at a cost of Rs 3 crore, for training them.
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  • 14:27

    Author suggests Karnataka government to create projects for developing Hampi as a tourist destination

  • 14:15

    Transgender community protests against Transgender Persons Bill

  • 14:13

    Karnataka is a top performer in the state's startup rankings

  • 14:11

    Bengaluru traffic police outsources this image for its PSA

  • 13:59

    In case you missed this!

  • 13:57

    Delhi HC provides interim protection to Air India pilot Arvind Kathpalia who was accused of evading pre-flight breath analyser test for Bengaluru bound flight.

  • 13:49

    Some of our more serious recent stories on surveillance projects in the city

    Safety through surveillance
    Surveillance for safety might sound reassuring. But how far will a burgeoning network of CCTV cameras, installed at every street corner, every traffic junction keep you secure? Even if it works in the city’s Central Business District (CBD), what about those dark, desolate stretches on the city’s periphery?

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    CCTVs a security cover, but cameras need maintenance
    The sense of safety is a fragile thing, it can be broken in a jiffy. A disturbance in the neighbourhood, a rumour of chain-snatchers roaming in the area, news of an elderly person murdered in his own house, or sound of footsteps while walking on a dimly-lit road... All these and more can take away that feeling of ‘safety’ bit by bit. But it does not have to be this way, feel many Bengalureans. Alertness can prevent many a crime. And this is where CCTVs gain significance.
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  • 13:48

    There was an attempt! Bengaluru police trying to use social media humorously to spread awareness on city wide surveillance

  • 13:33

    South Korean 'assaults' immigration official, held

    A South Korean national reportedly assaulted an immigration official at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday night, after the former was allegedly detained for nearly three hours.

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  • 13:02

    Some of our recent coverage on Bengaluru's ongoing environment issues

    Vital to save Western Ghats
    ​On October 3, the central government re-issued the Draft Notification — for the fourth time — to constitute an area of 56,825 sq km spread across five states as Eco-sensitive Area (ESA) in the Western Ghats. The Kasturirangan Committee had recommended an area of 59,940 sq km spread across six states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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    K'taka to reject Kasturirangan report onWestern Ghats
    The Karnataka government is all set to reject the recommendations of the K Kasturirangan committee report on conservation of the Western Ghats, for the second time in a row.
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    Reduction of Bannerghatta ESZ, for whose benefit?
    As the clamour to save Bandipur Tiger Reserve reached a crescendo about a month ago, the state government, alarmed by the intensity of public angst and widespread outburst, played to the gallery and ‘declared’ that it is committed to protecting the forests of Karnataka. But, a month down the lane after the tweet by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, the true colour of the government has come to the fore with its ‘recommendation’ to the centre to reduce the extent of the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) and notify the same subsequently.
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  • 13:00

    Bengaluru's citizen groups expressing concern over environmental issues

  • 12:52

    Read DH's interview with Kolar Gold Field's (KGF) frontman — Yash

    The most -anticipated film of the year, KGF, took two years to make. The vast expanses of Kolar Gold Fields, a two-hour drive from Bengaluru, provide a spectacular backdrop for the action drama. Yash, who plays hero Rocky, says he relates to therelates to the rebellious character because of what he has gone through in real life. Set in the 1970s and ‘80s, the film is mounted on a lavish scale, and is being released in the USA, Canada, and in many European countries.

    In an interview with Metrolife, Yash talks about the making of KGF.
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  • 12:45

    Jawa Motorcycles opening up showrooms in Bengaluru today!

    Read our article on the new Jawa:
    Return of Jawa reminiscent of biking's golden days
    Behind the sepia-tinted photographs, the memories were always there. The news of Jawa returning to India, and rumours of a similar move by Yezdi, have brought them flooding back.
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  • 12:36

    During the next 24 hours, light rains are expected over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and few parts of South Andhra Pradesh according to @SkymetWeather

  • 12:28

    De-jamming Bengaluru roads: The sustainable way out

  • 12:14

    Some of our stories on elevated corridors

    Elevated corridor not green, findsstudy
    The proposed 102.04-km elevated corridor in Bengaluru city will increase vehicular pollution and raise traffic congestion by 2030, a Sustainability Study on the project by an Indian Institute of Science (IISc) mobility expert has found.
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    Elevated corridor will be unviable by 2025: IISc study
    The elevated corridor project will likely prove to be a big mistake by 2025 when vehicle growth overshoots road capacity, IISc experts have warned and suggested that the government invest in sustainable systems like the metro.
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    95-km elevated corridor: Save 9,000 cr or 3,600 trees
    The ambitious 95-km elevated corridor can help Bengalureans save Rs 9,337 crore they incur annually due to congestion, the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL) has argued. The fallout: as many as 3,600 trees will have to go.
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    &Everything you need to know about the Elevated Corridor

  • 12:05

    Bengalureans discussing elevated corridor and traffic

  • 11:54

    HC poser to BBMP, govt over PIL on state of public loos

    The High Court of Karnataka has sought a response from the BBMP and the state government while hearing a PIL, seeking directions to the authorities concerned to constitute a management committee for the construction and maintenance of public toilets.

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  • 11:14

    Christmas rush: KSRTC to ply 550 more buses

    In view of Christmas, the KSRTC will deploy 550 additional buses to provide transport facility to the traveling public from Bengaluru on December 21 and 22. Later, special buses will be operated from various places to Bengaluru on December 25.

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  • 10:52

    After cat menace, Raj Bhavan sends SOS to BBMP

    The BBMP has found itself in a spot after the Raj Bhavan sent an unusual request to the civic body: to capture and rehabilitate the cats on the grounds, who have taken to causing trouble.

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  • 10:27

    BMTC accidents: mayor cracks the whip

    A day after two students were killed on the spot when a BMTC bus ran over them on Mysuru Road, Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun on Wednesday wrote to the managing director, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, to check the fitness certificates of all its buses.

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  • 10:02

    BBMP monthly council meetings to be webcast live

    For the first time in the country, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will be live streaming the monthly council meeting through the civic body’s official website.

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  • 09:44

    New guidance values soon; Jayanagar plot costliest

    Revised guidance values for Bengaluru and the rest of the state will be implemented from the last week of December after the legislature session ends, with Jayanagar expected to be the costliest.

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  • 09:31

    Transgender activists cry foul over draft laws

    It was a show of strength by the transgender community at Town Hall on Wednesday morning. About 150 activists and academics came together to raise their voice against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill and the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill of 2018.

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  • 09:30

    BMRCL to fall back on Centre's Metro policy

    A week after cancelling the tender for Outer Ring Road (ORR) Metro line, the BMRCL has sought to fix several gaps in policy, including the need for a comprehensive mobility plan and united transport authority, to ensure that the projects fit into the...

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  • 09:28

    Heavy traffic on Electronic city flyover and service road

  • 09:28

    Weather at 9 am: 21 degree Celsius, Mostly sunny