Bengaluru's Phase 1 metro to be inaugurated on June 17
Bengaluru's wait for Phase 1 metro will soon be over with its last leg to be inaugurated on June 17 by President Pranab Mukherjee. The North-South corridor is called the Green Line. It connects Nagasandra in the north Bengaluru with Yelachanahalli in the south. The last leg of Green Line is a 10.5 km long stretch. Tap in for more from Bengaluru.
Bangalore Turf Club granted license by the government
The Bangalore Turf Club got its license back to conduct races after it had been held back by the government following a CID investigation into the club's affairs. The decision comes as a huge relief for the club's employees and the races resume from June 10. The club crisis was resolved after a meeting between former club chairman KM Srinivasa Gowda and CM Siddaramaiah.
JP Morgan to expand in Bengaluru, looking for office space
With the purpose of expanding its operations, US bank JP Morgan is looking to lease about 1.2 million sqft of office space in Bengaluru. The company is scouting the most popular area for office space in East Bengaluru. They will come to a decision by the end of the month. New JP Morgan office will have the capacity to house 12,000 people.
Furore over frisking of hijab-clad girl in Bengaluru
A hijab-clad girl was refused entry to the assembly gallery of the Vidhana Soudha after she reportedly denied to take off her hijab for frisking. However, officials seem to claim that she did not allow herself to be touched leading to a huge commotion at the entry point. The girl was part of a group of students who had come to see assembly proceedings.
Bengaluru's hospital a hive of drug activity
The government has confessed to protecting veterinary hospital near Chamarajpet from drug addicts who have been using it to consume banned substances like ganja etc. The fact that this hospital is located behind Central Crime Branch (CCB) office that deals with drug related cases is ironical. Bangalore is struggling with problem of drugs with 81 peddlers arrested in this year's first 3 months.
Council's move to tax bidis welcomed by Bengaluru's doctors
The GST council's decision to tax demerit goods like bidis and other tobacco products at a whopping 28% has been hailed by the public health fraternity and city doctors. This will discourage tobacco consumption, thereby, saving the lives of 275 million tobacco users in the country and also generate revenue for the government. Bidis accounts for 64% of all tobacco consumption.