1. Rain Throws Traffic Out of Gear in Bengaluru, Flights Diverted
Unseasonal rains lashed Bengaluru inundating streets and throwing traffic out of gear on Friday, 16 March.
Moderate to heavy rains were forecasted all over Bengaluru for Friday night while authorities have also been issued a flood alert. “The low lying areas of the city, especially in the south and Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone were identified for major inundation”, said Shubha Avinash, Project Scientist, Hydrology of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said.
Waterlogging was reported in several areas of the city including Koramangala, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, MG Road, Indira Nagar, Electronic City, Halasuru, Jayanagar, Banashankari, VV Puram and many other areas in the city. Traffic policemen took to the streets wearing raincoats to manage the worsening traffic.
Power outages were also reported from various parts of the city, however power was restored in many places.
(Source: The News Minute)
2. ‘Nirbhaya’s Mother Has Nice Physique’: Ex-DGP at Women’s Day Talk
Former Karnataka Director General of Police HT Sangliana, has put his foot in it with misogynistic statements about Jyoti Singh (or Nirbhaya as she is known) and her mother.
In a video shot at the Nirbhaya Awards 2018 in Bengaluru on 8 March, Sangliana is seen reading from a prepared speech, which reeks of patriarchy
“When I look at her (Nirbhaya’s mother), her physique is very, very nice. Then how beautiful Nirbhaya could have been,” said Sangliana.
Stating that “people like Nirbhaya attracted the attention of miscreants,” the former top cop also offered what he called “safety tips for women” which attendees say was equally disgusting and rendered them speechless.
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3. Gang Stabs Nursing Student to Steal Mobile Phone
A gang of three men stabbed a 23-year-old nursing student and robbed his mobile phone in Soladevanahalli on Thursday, 15 March.
David Robertson was walking towards his room when the incident happened, the police said. He is pursuing a diploma in nursing at a private college in the city, they said.
According to the police, the incident happened around 10.30 pm, when he as returning to hostel. Robertson, a native of Kerala, was returning to his hostel after buying food from a nearby hotel.
On the way, three men followed him and threatened him at knife point. As he resisted them, they attacked and stabbed him twice on his thigh. The victim started screaming and the suspect fled the spot after snatching his mobile phone.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
4. Not Allowed to Attend Friend’s Birthday Party, Girl Ends Life
Upset with her parents for not letting her go to a friend’s birthday party, an 18-year-old second-year PU student committed suicide by hanging herself at her at KG Nagar residence in south Bengaluru on Thursday, 15 March.
The girl was not allowed to attend the party due to her ongoing examinations, and allegedly hanged herself with a dupatta in her room, said police. Police said Arpita C, elder daughter of Chandrika and Chandrashekar, didn’t leave behind a suicide note. While Chandrika runs private tuitions, Chandrashekar is a plumber and driver.
(Source: The Times of India)
5. Bengaluru FC Embraces Date With Destiny Ahead of Final at Home
At Bangalore Football Stadium on Magrath Road in Bengaluru, a warm autumn sun shines over a group of players huddled in the centre. Standing in the middle of the huddle, coach Albert Roca’s quiet and authoritative presence oversees a rigorous training session.
There is disquiet amongst the players as they are put through their paces. It was one of the first training sessions for the reshaped Bengaluru FC team ahead of its first-ever season in the Indian Super League (ISL) in October 2017.
The club was then recovering, after replacing notable players that had left with a clutch of new signings just before it made the switch to the franchise-based football league.
“It was hard. We were a close-knit bunch and we made memories together. We lived together, fought together and won trophies together and now, we have to do it all over again with a new-look team,” Udanta Singh, the team’s livewire winger, had said at the time.
(Source: The News Minute)
6. Moily Tweet: Ticket Fight for Karkala Seat Ticks off Congress Veteran
While the Congress is grappling with senior leaders lobbying for their children to get tickets to the contest the Assembly elections, the ruling party suffered embarrassment when a scathing tweet by former chief minister M Veerappa Moily – he later denied posting it – slammed the process of selecting candidates.
Moily's tweet late Thursday, 15 March, charged that a "nexus" between Public Works Minister HC Mahadevappa and road contractors was calling the shots as far as selection of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections was concerned.
"INC needs to solve money in politics. We can't afford to have road contractors and their nexus with the state PWD minister determine how candidates are selected for the upcoming assembly elections," the @moilyv handle tweeted. The tweet was deleted Friday morning.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
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