QBengaluru: Met Dept Predicts Rain; Driver Helps Catch Trafficker

1.Meteorological Department Predicts More Rain

Sudden showers on Sunday caught many Bengalureans by surprise. While some chose to brave the rain with umbrellas, others simply decided to stay indoors and enjoy the weather. The meteorological department has predicted light to moderate showers for the next few days.

Officials from the meteorological centre, Bengaluru, said the rain is the result of two different cyclonic circulations following a low-pressure area formed over Sri Lankan coast in the Indian Ocean and southeast Arabian Sea. “Due to these cyclonic circulations, coastal Karnataka will receive heavy rain for the next two to five days. North and south-interior Karnataka will receive widespread but moderate showers during the same period,” said CS Patil, director, meteorological centre, Bengaluru.

(Source: The Times of India)

2. Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Final: Karnataka Champions After Gowtham Defends Five Runs off Dour Balls

Karnataka team celebrates win. 

Back in Bangalore, they call Krishnappa Gowtham ‘the finisher’, but more for his documented knack of finishing close matches with big shots, the signature slog sweeps and heaves that often nestle outside the stadium. His bowling, though, is more functional than spectacular. He’s more of a tie-one-end-up trundler than an offie with a ripping off-break and cryptic variations, one cast purely in the T20 mould, either sharing the new ball or rifling through his deliveries in the middle overs.

But on a nervy Sunday night, Gowtham enhanced his death-over bowling reputation, holding his nerve to fashion a one-run win for Karnataka over Tamil Nadu to clinch the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, making a terrific comeback after being struck for consecutive boundaries off his first two deliveries

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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3. Taxi Driver Helps Nab Man Who Trafficked Women to Kuwait

Approximately 16 million girl children are believed to have been trafficked into the sex trade. Photo used for representational purpose only.

After receiving a desperate call for help from his neighbours who had been trafficked to Kuwait, a 30-year-old taxi driver from Hennur conducted a sting operation to identify the man responsible for luring the women and had him arrested.

The accused, Syed Khadar, 65, who ran the racket via an international job consultancy firm he owned, operated out of Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.

The police suspect that he is part of an international racket. According to the taxi driver, it was his firm that sent his neighbours, a 24-year-old woman and her 45-year-old mother, to Kuwait by promising them an office job.

(Source: The Hindu)

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4. Passengers Flying Out of KIA Lap Up 5k Dosas, 10k Idlis Every Day

Picture for representation purposes only 

Passengers seem to love tucking into crispy dosas and hot idlis as they fly out of Kempegowda International Airport.

They also prefer to pick up a box or two of Mysore Pak along as they leave, going by food and beverage trends observed at the departure terminal of Bengaluru airport.

Around 5,000 dosas and 10,000 idlis are sold to departing passengers at KIA daily, while 10,000 kg of Mysore Pak is sold on a monthly basis, as per statistics provided at the recently concluded Global Exhibition on Services. The number of outlets selling the two South Indian staples has, in fact, grown at the airport over the past three years.

(Source: The Times of India)

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5. 42-Yr-Old US National Surrenders for Shooting Indian man in California

Abhishek Bhat.

Two days after 25-year-old Mysuru man Abhishek Sudesh Bhat was shot dead in California in the United States, police have arrested a suspect after he himself turned him in. The accused has been identified as 42-year-old Eric Devon Turner, reported San Bernardino Sun.

The reason or motive for the crime is yet to be ascertained. San Bernardino police are yet to give a formal statement other than that the arrest was made after Eric turned himself in.

Abhishek was studying for his Masters degree in Computer Science from California State University (CSU) in San Bernardino and worked part-time in a motel. Multiple reports said that Abhishek was killed because he had objected to Eric overstaying on his property.

(Source: The News Minute)

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