BENGALURU LIVE - December 31, 2018

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  • 16:35

    #DHRecaps | City’s musical journey in 2018

    Musically-inclined Bengaluru saw a number of big-ticket performances during 2018. While big names in the industry enthralled the audience at standalone concerts, musical festivals brought together established and emerging artistes toallow fans to sample varied fare in a single place.

    Read more here.

  • 16:31

    Siddaramaiah hits out at Modi, calls him 'anti-farmer'

    Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for criticising the state government's farm loan waiver scheme and called him "anti-farmer".

    Read more here.

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  • 14:52

    Iconic Rex theatre on Brigade Road is closing today!

    Curtains down on Rex Theatre

    Rex, one of Bengaluru’s oldest single-screen theatres, is closing down on December 31. A mall and a multiplex will come up in its place.

    Read more here.

    End of road for Rex

    There will be two new buildings with a common roof, housing a four-screen multiplex, a food court and some cafes. “The idea is to have a mini mall on the high street,’’ he shares.

    Read more here.

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  • 13:30

    Metro: Indiranagar-MG Road stretch to open on Jan 1

    Metro services between Indiranagar and MG Road stations will not resume on Monday morning as announced earlier with BMRCL seeking another day for the civil and restoration works.
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  • 13:27

    WATCH: Bengaluru traffic police in action while conducting safety campaign

  • 13:26

    Traffic police launches campaign on road safety

  • 12:17

    Some of our recent stories on new year

    12,000 cops to ensure safety during NY festivities
    The police have made elaborate security arrangements across the city to handle crowd during the New Year celebrations. This follows an alert by the intelligence bureau over Wednesday’s arrest by National Investigation Agency in Delhi and other parts of the country.
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    More cops, cameras, checks
    TheBengaluru City Police are leaving nothing to chance this New Year’s eve and are making elaborate arrangements to ensure that Bengalureans party safe.
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    NY revelry banned at Nandi Hills, Muthathi

    The police have restricted the entry to Muthathi forest fringe, in Malavalli taluk on New Year Eve.
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    Low-budget New Year parties
    The end of an eventful year is nearing. Though many of you might wish to party away the last few hours of 2018, this can be an expensive (and thus not feasible) option for some. For those who want to party without burning a hole in their pocket, we’ve got it covered.
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    This New Year, no bookings at Bandipur
    The Forest department has taken all measures to prevent tourists from celebrating the New Year in the forests coming under the Bandipur National Park limits. Accordingly, all requests for bookings for rooms at the guest houses and dormitories coming under the Bandipur park are being rejected.​
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  • 12:12

    Bengaluru police tweets PSA for New Year's

  • 10:09

    Major fire in buffer zone of Bellandur Lake

    A huge fire broke out in the buffer zone of Bellandur Lake on Sunday afternoon, the tenth such incident this year. It took lake marshals and the fire and emergency department nearly two hours to douse the flames. According to Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) officials, the fire started around 4.15 pm and spread rapidly.

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  • 10:06

    Haphazard land use hits forests and rivers: IISc study

    Infrastructure works affect not just forest patches but even water bodies. A study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Kali Tiger Reserve and Kali river is a clear indication.

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  • 10:00

    BBMP's ‘Plog Run’ is a Guinness record

    TheBruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Sunday officially received the Guinness Book of World Records certificate for the most plastic bottles (33,355.55 kg)collected for recycling in 12 hours.

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  • 09:59

    Litter during NYE revelry and pay Rs 200 in fine

    Ring in the newyear butthink twice before littering or indulging in any other act of public nuisancein Bengaluru's party hubs, for BBMP marshals will not think twice before fining you Rs 200.
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  • 10:33

    CM HDK fact-checks PM Modi on twitter

  • 10:35

    PM’s remark on loan waiver unfortunate: HDK

    Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday reacted strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that the state government’s crop loan waiver scheme was a “cruel joke on farmers,” stating that they were “incorrect and unfortunate”.
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  • 10:02

    New year to see smart parking in city

    This new year, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to implement a ‘Smart Parking’ project that aims to curb illegal parking and solve the city’s space crisis.
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  • 10:20

    Sandalwood's 'Uncle Loknath' passes away

    Sandalwood actor Loknath passed away in Bengaluru after suffering from a heart attack in the early hours of Monday. He was 91.
    Read more

  • 09:51

    Bengaluru live traffic update!

    The slowest roads in Bengaluru at 10:00 AM:

    AH43/AH45/100 FEET RING ROAD/HEBBAL OUTER RING ROAD/OUTER RING ROAD EB
    towards AH43/AH45/100 FEET RING ROAD/HEBBAL OUTER RING ROAD/OUTER RING ROAD EB
    Delay: 3 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Airport Road
    towards Airport Exit Road (North)
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Anna Swamy Mudaliar Road
    towards Annaswamy Mudaliar Road/Arcot Annaswamy Mudaliar Circle
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Chika Banaswadi Main Road
    towards Maruthi Sevanagara Flyover
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Dharmraaya Swamy Road
    towards J. C. Road
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Doddanekkundi Road/New Road
    towards Hal Main Road/Marathahalli Road/Varthur Main Road/Old Airport Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Hennur Baglur Main Road
    towards 1st Main Road
    Delay: 7 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Hosur Road
    towards 10th Cross Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Hosur Road
    towards Baneraghatta Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Kalinga Rao Road
    towards Kadidal Manjappa Road
    Delay: 3 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Lalbagh Fort Road
    towards Dispensary Road/1st Main Road

    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Mahayogi Vannama Road
    towards 5th Cross Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Mother Teresa Road
    towards NH-7/Richmond Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    Old Madras Road
    towards Railway Line Road
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Outer Ring Road
    towards NH-7/Hosur Road/Hosur Main Road
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Puttanna Chetty Road
    towards Sri Krishna Rajendra Road/K R Road
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Rashitriya Vidyalaya Road
    towards Lal Bagh Road/Diagonal Road/Minarva Circle
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Sri Aurobindo Marg
    towards South End Road/46th Cross Road/Sri Aurobindo Circle
    Delay: 2 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Sri Krishna Rajendra Road
    towards Dewan Madhava Rao Road/Mallika Arjuna Temple Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h

    St Johns Church Road
    towards Haines Road/Cock Burn Road/4th Cross Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Suranjan Das Road
    towards Airport Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 6 km/h


    Trinity Church Road
    towards NH-7/Genral Thimmiah Road
    Delay: 1 min Current speed: 6 km/h


    Varthur Road
    towards Outer Ring Road
    Delay: 3 min Current speed: 7 km/h


    Varthur Road
    towards Amalur Road
    Delay: 8 min Current speed: 7 km/h

  • 09:33

    Weather Update!

    Bengaluru woke up to a foggy morning today but the forecast for the rest of the day says there will be sunshine and patchy clouds.

  • 09:31

    Good morning Bengaluru!