12 Jun 2017
Heavy rains cause landslide in Karnataka, 3 children dead
Another landslide in Udupi district held up traffic for more than 5 hours.
Compensation of Rs. 4 lakh has been announced to the family of the deceased children.
Keep reading for news from in and around Bengaluru.
Power minister critiques Karnataka for non-expansion of power grids
According to him, the state government is not providing Right of Way (RoW) for drawing power lines.
He pressed the media to raise this issue.
He claimed the energy shortage in Karnataka has come down to zero in April 2017 from 9.5% in 2013-14.
Defying all odds, sons of daily wagers crack IIT exam
Defying all odds, sons of daily wagers Aanjinappa and Prem Kumar Naik succeeded in cracking IIT JEE 2017 and making it to the prestigious IITs.
However, their future is still not secure yet as the next hurdle in their path is arranging the fees for institutes.
An RSS linked outfit and coaching institute BASE had been looking after their expenses so far.
Karnataka health minister assures govt's commitment to protecting doctors
In light of rising assaults on doctors, health minister KR Ramesh Kumar assured doctors of protection. He also highlighted the steps being taken by the government.
According to him, a complaint box will be put up in a month's time at the government hospitals. Ex-army men will be hired for security.
Also there will be increased CCTV surveillance at the hospitals.
Bengaluru metro's frequency to reach 4 mins post June'17 launch
Post June'17 launch of the entire Phase I of metro, the frequency of Namma Metro trains will touch 4 minutes from the current 8 minutes.
President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli stretch on the Green line which will put operationalize the 42 km long Phase I network.
Commuters will be able to switch between north-south and east-west corridor at Majestic interchange.
Women sanitation workers wage a strike in Karnataka
Atleast 4,000 pourakarmikas (women sanitation workers) went on a strike demanding regularization of their services.
The state cabinet had decided in 2016 that it would regularize the services of contract workers from March 2017 onwards.
Until the government decides, the workers want their salaries to be paid directly to them rather than being paid through contractors.
They also demanded holidays, maternity leaves etc.