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29 November 2019       Issue #106

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Press news in reverse chronological order


IT, Education, Healthcare, Automobile
Imposters play tech co staff to get cards, con AmEx of Rs 1.3 Cr
- none of the cardholders were employees of CSC, Electronic City
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw reaches settlement with SEBI
- in Infosys insider trading case
Azim Premji finds philanthropy more complex than business
- earmarked 34% of the company's shares for philanthropy
Bosch unveils IoT 'garage' in Bengaluru
- in Electronic City
Infosys files FIR over fake job racket
- No HR named Sumesh. Never hires through recruiting agents
Private Universities Act to be amended
- to include appointment of administrator
KT Rama Rao helps Bengaluru girl get back on her feet
- Shilpa Reddy, a class 10 student from Konappana Agrahara
Murthy's son Rohan to marry Aparna in December in Bengaluru
- met through a common friend 3 years ago
Ninja Cart staffer goes missing
- N Pradeep of Begur, was questioned for theft
Infosys faces another whistleblower complaint
- CEO based in Mumbai, visits US often at company cost
7 Indian IT firms banned from applying for H1B visa
- US Govt names 7 companies
Boy dies of snakebite as 3 hospitals fail to treat him
- Akash (16) from Kudlu gate, died because no stock of anti-venom
High fees, lack of regulation in private universities
- students affected by sibling rivalry in Alliance university
Murdered ex-VC of Alliance Univ. had lent 7 Cr to Chancellor Sudhir
- he had been asking Sudhir for his money back
This MG Motor outlet displays no cars
- gives 360-degree tour of vehicles
Cracking sound after head massage could prove fatal
- complimentary head and neck massage, led to a stroke
Relief for Arvind Ltd. CMD
- non compliance during EPF inspection in Dodda Thoguru


FASTag to be mandatory from December 1
- All you need to know about FASTag
BMTC, KSRTC seek extension of December 1 FASTag deadline
- none of the 450 BMTC buses have FASTag
Despite NGT order, trash piles continue to ruin this lake
- Kithiganahalli Lake, near Bommasandra
Hosur Road-Dairy Circle stretch shut for white-topping
- will be shut for at least two months
MP Tejasvi Surya helps fix Bannerghatta Road, but is it his job?
- Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) exists only on papers
BBMP, BDA quarrel over upkeep of Hulimavu Lake
- civic bodies indulge in blame game
Hulimavu Lake breach hits 1000 families, sinks 300 cars
- displaced families lodged in 3 rehabilitation centres
Hulimavu lake breaches, 800 houses flooded
- pipes laid by contractor on the lake bund caused the breach
Bypoll diktat: BBMP told not to dump garbage in 5 processing plants
- diverted to Chikkanagamangala plant near Electronic City
26-30% vehicles passing through toll gates have FASTag
- mandatory in tolled highways from December 1
BBMP's Special Commissioner visits Silver County Road and Haraluru
- assured widening between Birla Jn and Hosa Rd via Kudlu village
Mayor suggests upgrade of equipment in KCDC plant
- Mayor Gowtham Kumar visited KCDC plant in Kudlu Gate
Decongesting traffic with bus priority lanes
- including areas on ORR, Hosur Rd, Bannerghatta Rd
Stalled roadwork in Roopena Agrahara may resume soon
- 60 ft wide, 1km long road between Roopana Agrahara and Hosur Rd
60% signage in Kannada or lose trade licence: BBMP
- FKCCI president says BBMP should fill up pot holes first
Bus priority lane kicks off
- along ORR between Silk Board and KR Puram
Over 4000 residents stage protest on Haralur main road
- from Kudlu, Silver County, Somasundarapalya, Mangammanapalya
Water bills not sent for 8 months
- BWSSB assured that water will be properly supplied only by 2023
Road along Madiwala Lake needs to be built ASAP
- connecting BTM 2nd stage to Roopena Agarhara on Hosur Road
FASTag hiccups at NH toll plazas
- December 1 deadline to convert NH lanes to FASTAG lanes
Bangladeshi ragpickers flee
- dry waste processing hit
CM proposes new body to transform Tech Halli
- BMMA to decongest roads to tech hubs
Acquisition of All Saints Church land
- BMRCL alters plan to save school for differently abled on church land
Torturous drive to IT hubs through Hosur Main Rd
- dug up twice last year by BWSSB and BESCOM
BBMP deadline nears, but more than 3500 potholes yet to be filled
- BBMP had set itself a deadline of November 10
302 properties to go as demolition drive begins
- in Parappana Agrahara, Singasandra, Hongasandra, Begur etc.
Silk Board bus stops to get a makeover too
- along with the Metro station
'NimBuses' to run on BMTC priority lane from November 1
- 830 services will ply on the ORR with NimBus stickers
Commuters seek clarity before mega demolition of Jayadeva flyover
- longest loop demolition to begin in December
Face power cuts for 4 months
- areas under Electronics City Phases 1 & 2


Alerting ECitizens about modus operandi of conmen
Contractor is collateral damage of road rage
- resident of Hongasandra was beaten up in Begur
'Agent' offers medical seat to girl
- dupes her of Rs 6 lakhs, in Electronic City
Techie pays Rs 1L for iPhone worth Rs 28K
- victim of lottery scam is a resident of NGR layout in Bommanahalli
A costly free lift for engineering student
- at Byagadadenahalli bus stop on Anekal-Chandapura Rd
3 interstate drug peddlers nabbed
- from Begur and Mangammanapalya
2 held for skimming cards in ATM kiosks
- accused are from Mangammanapalya
LPG leak kills couple in their sleep
- Nagamuni (36) & Padmavati (30), residents of Devara Chikkanahalli, Begur
Moving car catches fire on NICE Road
- family of three had a narrow escape
4 days on, metro worker's body still in deep freezer
- neither the contractor nor BMRCL officials visited
Forest officials arrest man smuggling tortoise
- Sundaraju (28) was arrested in Madivala with star tortoises
Metro worker dies after iron beam collapses
- at the construction site in Electronic City
Using string tied to cell, he recorded women in bathrooms
- accused Masida Barwa from Assam, resident of Vidyanagar in Bommasandra
Two cabbies held for killing man over affair
- victim and accused are residents of Dodda Thoguru
3 motorists knocked down fatally by pvt bus in Attibele
- trio on motorbike were crossing Hosur Rd at Guest Line Circle

Know your ECITY

Begur TempleNaganatheshwara Temple which is 1300 years old, is in Begur village, off Hosur Road, 4 km from Bommanahalli junction. The temple was built by the Gangas and extended by the Cholas. A 9th century inscription was discovered here, with the earliest reference to the name Bengaluru. This temple is also known as Panchalingeshwara temple as it has 5 lingas, each associated with a different aspect of healing. Remnants of a circular mud fort and a Jaina Basadi are found near the temple. On Maha Shivratri crowds throng to this temple, known for its healing powers.
Read more about Begur Panchalingeshwara Temple and Fort


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