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Consultant picture. Glimpse from Freedom March. Pic: Fb/DKShivakumar.official

I-Day rush on BMTC

On Independence Day, Namma Metro recorded the highest-ever ridership of 8.25 lakh, primarily as a result of ‘freedom march’ organised by the Congress, in addition to the guests of the Lalbagh flower present.

BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted) officers mentioned that 4.02 lakh passengers travelled on the Inexperienced Line connecting Nagasandra within the northwest to Silk Institute within the southwest; 2.05 lakh on the Purple Line linking Baiyappanahalli within the east with Kengeri within the southwest and over 1.65 lakh utilizing the interchange station at Majestic. BMRCL ran near 170 journeys on Monday, which was greater than its regular 135.

At some stations, the gang was unmanageable and the doorways couldn’t be shut as passengers stood on the bay of coaches. A couple of lakh tickets have been purchased by Congress celebration staff from 16 districts. Heavy rush was noticed at Kengeri, Nagasandra, Byappanahalli, Nationwide School, Vidhana Soudha, Lalbagh and Majestic.

After the Flower Present, Lalbagh was full of paper, plastic waste and rubbish dumps, although it had earlier introduced that it could be litter-free. Officers mentioned that that they had near 1.5 lakh guests on Sunday, and practically 3.5 lakh on Monday. Therefore, they may not conduct correct checks.

Taking down flags to both retailer or get rid of them can be a tough concern, as there are codified guidelines for a similar. Broken flags might be destroyed by burning or another methodology in consonance with their dignity. However flags to be buried must be collected in a picket field.

Supply: Indian Specific, Deccan Herald

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Listening to on BBMP ballot petitions delayed

The Excessive Courtroom of Karnataka Wednesday adjourned listening to on petitions difficult BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) ward delimitation till August twenty ninth. It dominated that petitioners difficult the ward delimitation must get readability from the Supreme Courtroom concerning postponement of the elections. At the moment, seven PILs (public curiosity litigations) have been filed towards the delimitation train in 243 wards, protesting the “unscientific delimitation train”.

The bench famous that two completely different Supreme Courtroom judgements maintain contrasting views on the difficulty.

Supply: Deccan Herald, The Indian Specific

COVID instances resurface

About 19 COVID clusters have been discovered within the Mahadevapura zone and two within the West zone of town. On Monday, 6,951 energetic instances have been recorded. The weekly positivity charge is 6.59%. Many non-public hospitals have reopened COVID isolation services. Although hospitalisation numbers are nonetheless fairly low, the state Well being Division plans to make sure enough beds in case of a surge.

Manipal Hospital admits at the least two or three instances a day, principally from high-risk classes like post-transplant sufferers or these with comorbidities. Sources mentioned that they admit solely those that require oxygen, whereas amongst sufferers with comorbidities, they see extra lung involvement than in earlier instances. Whitefield hospital has six COVID sufferers on oxygen assist, whereas the three Apollo Hospitals have 10 to 25 COVID instances at any given time.

Supply: The Indian Specific, Deccan Herald

75 electrical buses launched

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai launched 75 electrical buses of the BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Company) that started to function from Monday. Made by Change Mobility, the buses are a part of the Centre’s FAME-II scheme. The non-AC buses have a seating capability of 40+1, consisting of electrically operated wheelchair mechanisms.

Picture of CM Bommai flagging off 75 new electric buses.
CM Bommai flags off 75 electrical buses. Pic: Fb/Araga Jnanendra (Min of House Dept)

The buses are plying on trunk routes and in areas with high-density populations connecting main landmarks, together with Majestic, Yelahanka, Kengeri and others. Among the many 300 electrical buses, 120 every from Yelahanka and Attibele and 60 buses from the Bidadi depots might be operated. The buses are anticipated to function for 150 kms on a single cost, whereas the remaining 75 kms might be lined with fast charging at a facility in Majestic. The identical fast charging facility might be additional prolonged to stations at Kengeri, Central Silk Board and Yeshwantpur.

Supply: The Indian Specific

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Ideological points at faculties

Training Minister B C Nagesh mentioned that Ganesha Chaturthi might be celebrated in faculties and faculties because it has been yearly. The proposal was referred to as ‘hypocritical’ and unfair by the Campus Entrance of India (CFI), the scholar wing of the In style Entrance of India. The CFI requested why the federal government permits Ganesh Chaturthi however opposes sporting the hijab in lecture rooms, which might damage the feelings of spiritual communities. An attraction towards the hijab order given by the Excessive Courtroom is pending within the Supreme Courtroom.

On Wednesday, the federal government issued an order mandating all faculties and pre-university faculties to make college students sing the Nationwide Anthem each morning, following complaints obtained by B C Nagesh towards three elite faculties – St Joseph’s Boys’ Excessive College, Bishop Cotton Boys’ Excessive College and Baldwin Ladies’ Excessive College. The order applies to all faculties (authorities, aided and unaided) and PU faculties. Earlier, Nagesh had ordered “vital motion” towards the colleges, citing a 2016 order of the Ministry of House Affairs requiring faculties to instill “nationalism” by making college students sing the Nationwide Anthem.

In the meantime, the Karnataka Textbooks Society (KTBS), headed by Rohit Chakrathirtha, has uploaded on its web site the tender copy of the errata, or booklet with re-revised parts from revised textbooks of Courses 6-10 and Kannada textbooks of Courses 1-10. They are going to be printed and circulated to 70,000 faculties by the primary week of September. Whereas one booklet every might be issued to every college, academics must ask college students to incorporate a lacking line or phrase or corrections accredited. Whereas printing for the following tutorial 12 months, the corrections might be included, mentioned sources.

Supply: The Indian Specific, Deccan Herald, The New Indian Specific

[Compiled by Revathi Siva Kumar]

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