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04 Jul 2017

Apex court says nothing wrong with denotifying highways within cities

The Supreme Court said that there is nothing wrong with denotifying highways passing through cities.

Many bars and restaurants had to shut down, including those located on roads which are actually highways passing through cities like Bengaluru, following ban on alcohol sale near highways.

This comes as a big relief to the bar and pub owners.

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Karnataka: BMRC gets 2nd notice over use of Hindi nameboards

City news

Karnataka: BMRC gets 2nd notice over use of Hindi nameboards

A day after Hindi letters on metro station signboards were masked by unidentified persons, the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) issued a second notice to BMRC MD Pradeep Kharola, accusing him of dereliction of duty for not removing Hindi names from nameboards.

KDA chairman S G Siddaramaiah said, "Central government agencies like railways can implement the three-language policy, but BMRC cannot impose Hindi on Kannadigas."

Crime

East Bengaluru: Drunk son kills alcoholic mother

Police arrested Prabhakar Nagaraj, who killed his alcoholic mother, in a scuffle at their house in Byappanahalli and also seized the wooden log with which Nagaraj killed her.

The neighbours claimed the son and mother drank everyday and ended up having a fight.

Neighbours said, "Not knowing that he had killed his mother, Prabhakar slept in the hall. His mother died on the bed."

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Police registers case against Sri Ram Sene chief for hate-speech

Crime

Police registers case against Sri Ram Sene chief for hate-speech

The Bengaluru police has registered a suo motu case against Sri Ram Sene Chief, Pramod Muthalik after he said, while protesting against Pejawar Mutt seer Vishweshtheertha Swamy, that there will be bloodshed if Iftar parties are held in temples in future.

Pejawar Mutt seer had hosted an Iftar party at the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt last Saturday to promote harmony between Hindus and Muslims.

Media

Kannada journalists submit review petition to Karnataka Assembly Speaker

The saga of the two Kannada tabloid journalists Ravi Belagere and Anil Raj, who are facing jail-term, continued after they appeared before Assembly Speaker KB Koliwad and submitted their review petition.

An ailing Belagere was wheeled into the Assembly by Anil Raj and their lawyer Shankarappa, who asked for a review of one year jail sentence and fine of Rs. 10,000 slapped by Assembly.

Bengaluru cops trace owner of lost iPhone via social media

Police

Bengaluru cops trace owner of lost iPhone via social media

Bengaluru police succeeded in tracing a lost iPhone's owner by using social media.

Inspector Yogesh Sarji said, "The phone was locked. But every phone has the option of making an emergency call, so we made a call to the control room (100)."

The officials found out that the owner's name was Pooja. The cops left a message on her social media profile who replied.

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