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26 Jun 2017

After a week of going live, Bengaluru Metro faces technical-issues

The Green-Line section of Namma Metro, that connects Sampige Road to Yelachenahalli, was hit by signal snag for an hour, just a week after it was opened for masses.

BMRC's statement read, ''Due to a technical failure at Yelachenahalli at 2.15 pm and later at RV Road at 2.45 pm operations on the Green line were affected."

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Tax

Branded rice to get costlier due to GST in Karnataka

Branded rice to get costlier due to GST in Karnataka

With GST getting implemented from July 1, branded rice will get costlier by almost 5% per kilogram.

Karnataka is worst hit among the South Indian states due to additional cess on grains and it has left traders and millers very worried.

Besides 5% GST tax, the state government's 1.5% market tax on food grains, will be continued with even after the roll-out of GST.

26 Jun 2017

Woman and her friend hacked to death in Karnataka village

42-year-old Savithramma and her 56-year-old friend Reddappa were hacked to death at Naganahalli village of Kolar district.

Their mutilated bodies were recovered from an open well in the village on Sunday morning.

Police suspect Savithramma's brothers as the murderers because there was a property dispute going on between the three.

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Politics

Karnataka government to file a review petition in Supreme Court

Karnataka government to file a review petition in Supreme Court

In the wake of SC's order of banning sale of liquor within 500m of a highway coming into effect from July 1, Bengaluru faces an undeclared prohibition as the 6 national-highways pass through the city.

The Karnataka government will file a review petition in order to have these roads denotified.

About 340 outlets will lose their licences when their term expires on June 30.

Media

Editors Guild condemns Karnataka Assembly for sentencing journalists

The Editors Guild of India (EGI) pursued the Karnataka Assembly to revoke the one-year jail sentence of editors of two Kannada tabloids and submitted a letter to the Assembly regarding the same.

The Karnataka Assembly, on June 22, announced the sentence against Ravi Belagere of Hai Bangalore and Anil Raju of Yelahanka Voice, accusing them of writing "defamatory articles" against a few MLAs.

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