Baahubali director appeals to Kannadigas to allow release
Baahubali: The Conclusion's director SS Rajamouli in a Facebook video appealed to Kannadigas to allow the release of the movie in Karnataka. Actor Sathyaraj had purportedly commented on the Cauvery issue on social media some years ago, referring to Kannadigas as dogs. Pro-Kannada groups are now blocking the film's release, demanding that Sathyaraj apologize for his remarks. Read on for more from Bengaluru!
Electricity to soon be available on a prepaid basis
BESCOM has proposed prepaid meters for apartment complexes with more than 200 units and industries. The proposal aims to aid residents who stay out of their homes for long periods of time. The project has already started on a pilot basis in the Indiranagar subdivision; old metres were replaced with prepaid ones. The proposal tackles problems like power pilferage, meter tampering, revenue leakage etc.
Ban on beacon, boon for Bengaluru cops
According to the Bengaluru Police, the Centre's decision to ban vehicles perched with beacons atop has come as a breather for the traffic police. The city's cops struggle on a daily basis to manage the VIP traffic on the streets. Traffic police at junctions have been forced by Ministers and MLAs to let them go. MLAs have even manhandled cops in certain situations.
Hospital that dumped biomedical waste near Avalahalli Lake fined
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) visited the spot with BBMP, where biomedical waste had been dumped at Avalahalli Lake and declared that its source was Meridian Medical Center in Fraser Town. BBMP imposed a fine of Rs. 1lakh on the hospital for the reckless disposal of hazardous waste. KSPCB wants to slap a criminal case against the hospital along with the penalty.
BESCOM has incorrect phone numbers of 80% of its consumers
According to the Managing Director of BESCOM, 80% of their consumers' phone numbers registered with them are invalid. BESCOM had collected over 48 lakh phone numbers, representing 90% of their consumers, as part of its outreach through an SMS-based system. It wants to keep its customers updated and aware of scheduled and unscheduled power cuts by sending bulk messages.
Bengalureans from 110 villages to get Cauvery water supply
Nine years after the proposal of the project, 110 villages of Bengaluru that were added to BBMP limits in 2005, are finally going to get Cauvery water connections. An inauguration ceremony was held on Wednesday and CM Siddaramaiah said the project would benefit 12 lakh residents from 5 BBMP zones-Mahadevapura, Bomanahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Dasarahalli and Byatarayanapura. Project work will begin towards May end.