QBengaluru: One Held for Raichur Student’s Murder & More

1. One Held In Student’s Suspected Murder as Protests Rock Raichur

The Raichur police have arrested one person in connection with the death of a 23-year-old female engineering student who had been missing since 13 April. Her body was found on 16 April, leading to protests by the student community outside the Navodaya Institute of Technology on Friday, 18 April, reported ANI.

According to a report by The News Minute (TNM), the student’s body was found hanging from a tree. The young woman is said to have attended college on 13 April but never made it home.

The parents have reportedly alleged that the police delayed filing a missing person’s case as the student was not a minor. On 15 April, the parents received a call stating that their daughter’s Aadhaar card was found next to a body with a suicide note, stating that her poor grades were the reason.

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2. Parties Worried Over Low Turnout in 3 B’luru LS Seats

Representative image of a polling booth in Bengaluru

Before the ink on the finger could dry, main political parties have started worrying about the likely impact of the desultory turnout in the three key Bengaluru Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday, 18 April.

The BJP, which had bagged the three Bengaluru seats in 2014, is now frazzled. It suggested discrepancies — alleged mass deletion of names, selectively knocking off names from certain residential colonies and an inflated voting population in a city of 1.3 crore — might hurt its winning prospects. According to R Ashoka, coordinator of BJP poll campaign, at least 60,000 votes in each parliamentary segment have been deleted, taking the total deletions in Bengaluru city to nearly 2 lakh

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. Centre Stalling Mahadayi Scheme, Alleges CM

HD Kumaraswamy. 

The Mahadayi Tribunal has given its nod to Karnataka to utilise 4.5 TMC feet of water from Mahadayi river. However, the Centre has been stalling the same, without issuing the gazette notification to begin the scheme for water utilisation, alleged Chief Minister Kumaraswamy.

Campaigning for Congress-JD(S) coalition candidate Veena Kashappanavar in Terdal on Friday, 19 April, he said that the state could not start the project unless the Centre issued the gazette notification. “We have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on several occasions but all appeals have fallen on the deaf ears. In spite of this, Modi visits our state to seek votes for the BJP, Kumaraswamy expressed his anger.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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4. KIA Beats Mumbai, Delhi in Feb Passenger Traffic

Kempegowda International Airport. Image used for representational purposes only.

The long queues often seen at security check points in Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) could be attributed to the surge in passenger traffic.

The latest air traffic report published by Airports Authority of India (AAI) shows KIA recorded the maximum growth in the country in the number of international passengers handled in February 2019 — 21.9% — as compared to the corresponding period the previous year. The number of domestic passengers grew by 7%.

The number of international passengers handled by Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi increased by only 7% and 5%, respectively, during the corresponding period. The Mumbai and Delhi airports, in fact, recorded a 13% and 6% decline, respectively, in the number of domestic passengers.

(Source: The Times of India)

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5. Childless Taxi Driver Kidnaps 3-year-old Girl

An abductor posed as a health worker and kidnapped a baby boy from the hospital.

Desperate about not having children of his own, a cab driver kidnapped a three-year-old daughter of a wage-earning couple and told his wife that he found her in the railway station.
The police arrested 33-year-old H Ramesh and his associate Manjunatha who snatched the girl, Mamatha, and took her away on a bike by covering her with a cloth. The incident, which happened on 10 April, was captured on a CCTV camera. Ramesh lives in Varthur and Manjunatha in Marthahalli.

Noting down the bike’s registration number from the CCTV footage, the police arrested Ramesh and Manjunatha from Gunjurpalya on Tuesday, 16 April and rescued Mamatha from a house where Ramesh was keeping her and looking after her.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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