QBengaluru: Building Collapse Kills 2; Indira Canteen Food ‘Unfit’

1. Two Dead as Under-Construction Building Collapses in Karnataka

At least two people were killed after an under-construction building collapsed in North Karnataka’s Dharwad district on Tuesday, 19 March, MN Reddi, DG Fire confirmed to The Quint.

As many as 37 people have also been rescued from the rubble so far, as per ANI.

The rescue operations, for the incident, which took place in Kumareshwar Nagar off Bengaluru-Pune highway on Tuesday afternoon, is still underway. An NDRF team is also participating in the operation. According to Dharwad district hospital authorities, 15 patients have been brought to the hospital from the location of the building collapse.

As many as 10 ambulances and five fire tenders have been pressed into action to carry out rescue and relief operations.

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2. Won’t Proceed With Elevated Corridor Without Public Consultations: CM

CM at a meeting with citizens protesting the elevated corridor project.

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday assured representatives of various citizen groups, who are demanding cancellation of the controversial elevated corridor project tender, that the government won’t move ahead with the plan without holding public consultations.

“The CM has magnanimously agreed to conduct wide-ranging and open public consultations on the issue of mobility itself, including the proposed elevated corridor project, before proceeding,” said a press release from Citizens For Bengaluru, which is spearheading the movement.

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. 44-yr-old Man in Bengaluru Arrested for Stalking, Flashing 21-yr-old Techie

I was harassed by my stalker. To the extent that I had to leave the country. 

A chilling case of stalking has come to light in Bengaluru after a 44-year-old man was arrested by the Puttenahalli police on 16 March following a complaint filed by a 21-year-old techie. Veeraiah was arrested after the woman accused him of stalking and flashing her on the road.

He has been remanded to judicial custody and is currently out on bail.

Maanya*, a techie residing near Puttenahalli, would take her dog for a walk every day between 6 and 7 am. On 15 February, Maanya first encountered a middle-aged man on Jaraganahalli Road in JP Nagar. The man allegedly began following her when she walked past him. Maanya, who did not pay much heed to it initially, got scared when he began singing songs to her.

(Source: The Newsminute)

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4. Six Candidates Submit Papers On Day One of

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Six candidates submitted their papers on Day One for filing nomination papers in Karnataka on Tuesday. 26 March is the last day for filing nomination for second phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Mysore constituency saw three nominations of Ayub Khan (INCP), Sandhya PS (SUCI-C) and Anand J J (Cong-I). In Dakshina Kannada, Supreeth Kumar Poojari (Lok Tantrik Janata Dal) and in Mandya Kowdle Chennappa (SUCI-C) filed their papers.

Independent candidate Amrose D Mello, filed his nomination papers for Bangalore South constituency. The nomination process for Phase 3, in which 14 constituencies in north Karnataka go to polls, will begin on 28 March and close on 4 April.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

5. BJP Leader Sends Indira Canteen Food to Lab; E Coli, Fungus Found

An Indira Canteen in Bengaluru

Food samples from various Indira Canteen outlets across the city, sourced and sent by a BJP corporator to two labs, have been found unfit for human consumption. Umesh Shetty had sent food samples in to MS Ramaiah Advanced Testing Lab, which found E Coli and fungus in the samples.

In response, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has ordered a new, independent analysis of food samples from the kitchens that provide food to all 198 Indira Canteens in the city.

Though he maintained that there had been no reports of illness from consumers, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad has ordered the health department to collect samples of raw materials and cooked food from the kitchens where the food is prepared by contracting agencies.

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