QBengaluru: CM hints at 5 BJP MLAs quitting, 86 taluks drought-hit

1. CM Hints at Effecting Resignation of 5 BJP MLAs

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy hinted at effecting the resignation of five BJP MLAs in Mandya on Tuesday.

Replying to the queries of media persons about the stability of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, he reiterated that his government is stable and cannot be trounced so easily, by the opposition party, the BJP. “The media has been cooking up stories on the instability of the government on the basis of various reasons. But they are not true,” he said.

Mediapersons drew his attention to the statements of Municipalities and Urban Local Bodies Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi that himself, his brother Sathish Jarkiholi and their supporters, will take a decision after the return of former chief minister Siddaramaiah, who is on a foreign tour. “I do not know how the move of the Jarkiholi brothers would affect the government. I do not have information on their disappointment in the government. But, the media has been churning out speculations. For a change, let us take a U-turn. Let us effect the resignation of BJP MLAs,” he said.

Source: Deccan Herald

2. 86 Taluks in 23 Districts Declared Drought-Hit

Representational image of drought.

The State government has declared 86 taluks across 23 districts in the State drought-hit and has estimated the crop loss owing to these conditions to run up to about ₹8,000 crore.

This followed a meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee that reviewed the drought condition in the State on Tuesday. The 86 taluks, mostly in the north Karnataka region, met three important criteria fixed in the 2016 Central guidelines to consider taluks as drought-hit, Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande told presspersons after the meeting.

The taluks had 60% deficit rainfall, had a dry spell for more than three weeks, and reported crop loss of more than 33%.

Source: The Hindu

3. Samsung Opens World’s Largest Mobile Experience Centre in Bengaluru

Samsung Opera House, Bengaluru

Samsung Opera House, which the company says is its largest mobile experience center in the world, has opened in Bengaluru. The center will showcase the company’s products ranging from mobiles, tablets, QLED Tvs, Smart TVs, refrigerators, wearable, etc. The highlight will be home theatre zone that users can pre-book to watch movies with family and friends free of cost.

Samsung will also offer Virtual Reality (VR) experience as well. For example, the center has installed 4D Sway Chairs as well as Whiplash Pulsar 4D chairs that offer 360-degree three dimensional movements to aid in this VR experience.

“Bangalore is our first one and we would want to cover the larger cities in India, say top seven or eight. I think it is only a matter of time that we go to other cities,” Mohandeep Singh, senior vice president, mobile business, Samsung India told indianexpress.com.

Source: The Indian Express

4. Techie Killed in Bengaluru Cyber Cafe After Tiff With Staff

A representational image of a crime scene. 

A 31-year-old software engineer, who walked into a south Bengaluru cybercafé on 6 September to get a colour print of his résumé and was stabbed in the left ear after an altercation with a staffer, succumbed to the injuries early Tuesday, hours before his wife delivered a baby boy.

Girinagar police said the wife had not been told about husband Guru Prashanth’s death. The couple lived behind Muneshwara temple in Girinagar. Prashanth worked with an IT major in Bellandur. Police have arrested the cybercafé employee, Karthik S, 21, from Srinagar.

“Karthik confessed to the crime and said he stabbed Prashanth with a screwdriver. Prashanth wanted colour prints of his résumé, but Karthik allegedly took out a black-and-white one. Prashanth questioned the lapse and alleged the accused was demanding Rs 10 more than the price elsewhere. It led to arguments between the duo. Karthik allegedly picked up a screwdriver and stabbed Prashanth in the left ear,” a police officer said quoting Karthik’s statement.

Source: The Times of India

5. Youth Attempts Suicide While Going Live on FB

The maid might have mixed poison in the food on Wednesday night at their residence. 

Alleging that he was being harassed by the police, a 20 year old from Bhaise village in Hosanagar taluk attempted suicide and recorded it live on Facebook (FB) on Tuesday.

Mithun Shetty who was allegedly posting inflammatory messages on social media was cautioned by the Hosanagar police recently against doing so. To maintain peace during Ganesha Chaturthi, they had booked a case against him.

On Tuesday, Mr. Shetty went live on FB and alleged that he was being harassed by the police and consumed poison. His was rushed to the hospital. His condition is stable.

Source: The Hindu

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