Yeshwanthapur Station to get makeover :

Yeshwanthapur Station to get makeover :

A makeover awaits Yeshwantpur railway station with the South Western Railways (SWR) planning to upgrade its facilities with an investment of about Rs. 15 crore.  Keeping the increased number of passengers and Metro in mind, SWR is planning a better parking facility and ticket counters at the station which sees a daily passenger traffic of over 40,000 to 50,000.

In collaboration with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the SWR is creating a multi-level car parking and better accessibility.

The contract for the redevelopment project will be awarded next week and March 2019 has been fixed  as deadline for its completion, including Metro Foot Overbridge.  The project will finally include the foot overbridge connecting the railway station with Yeshwantpur Metro station. The railways have taken an initiative to provide the bridge as part of the station redevelopment project, which will help about 8,000 people who switch between the Metro and railway station everyday. The Metro station sees a ridership between 15,000 and 20,000 (both entry and exit) and about half of them are railway passengers.

Inside the station, a new waiting hall, escalator for platform 6 and widening of the foot overbridge towards Tumakuru side by an additional five metres has been planned. Outside, six vertically large open structures with a front facade will give a new look to the station.  The vacant land belonging to railways will be developed commercially to maximize its potential. South Western Railway’s second busiest station, Yeshwantpur sees an annual footfall of 89 lakh passengers.

 

Praveen Chitravel Clinches Bronze Triple Jump at Youth Olympic Games

Praveen Chitravel Clinches Bronze Triple Jump at Youth Olympic Games

Indian Triple Jumper Praveen Chitravel has bagged a Bronze medal at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires.

Praveen Chitravel finished in third place behind Cuba’s Alejandro Diaz (17.14m and 17.04) and Nigeria’s Emmeanuel Oritsemeyiwa (16.34m and 15.51 m) to clinch the Bronze medal.

The 17-year-old Praveen Chitravel cleared a distance of 15.68 metres to finish fifth in the Stage 2 competition  but his good showing in Stage 1, where he was third with a jump of 15.84 metres, took him to the podium.  Chitravel is the 2nd individual from India to bag a medal in athletics.

In a new format, there are no finals in track and field (with the exception of 4km cross-country) in the Youth Olympics and each event is held twice, with results from both rounds counting towards the final standings.

Happy had a different feeling, as an exuberant Praveen Chithravel spoke about his Bronze win! His maiden international Medal will ignite a hundred more dreams.

Congratulations to Praveen Chitravel.

ACB raid at Davanagere

On 16.10.2018 the officers of ACB, Davanagere district trapped and arrested Sri. H.Ramesh, SDA (Bill collector) Purasabha Channagiri, Davanagere district while accepting a bribe amount of Rs.14,000/-

A resident of Channagiri Town, Davanagere district had applied for valuation of house tax at Purasabhe Channagiri.  Sri. H.Rameh, SDA (Bill collector) Purasabhe Channagiri, Davanagere district had calculated higher tax initially and promised to reduce the tax.  To do the same  he had demanded a bribe of Rs.14,000/-

A case is been registered and is under investigation.

 

 

Mrs. Anitha Kumaraswamy files nomination papers from Ramanagara

Mrs. Anitha Kumaraswamy files nomination papers from Ramanagara

 

The JD(S) candidate for Ramanagara assembly Mrs. Anitha Kumaraswmay w/o. Chief minister H.D.Kumaraswamy filed papers on 15th October 2018.  H.D.Kumaraswamy accompanied his wife to the Ramanagara Deputy commissioner’s office where she filed her nomination papers.

The by-elections of 3 Lok Sabha and 2 assembly constituencies in the State will  be held on 3rd November 2018 and counting will take place on 6th November 2018.

Shiramagowda of JD(S) filed his nomination from Mandya LS constituency, the traditional strong hold in the vokkaliga community belt in the old Mysuru region.

The Lok Sabha bu-polls were necessitated following the resignations of Yeddyurappa from Shhivamogga, C.s.Puttaraju (JD-S) from Mandya and B.Sriramulu (BJP) from Bellari.  The Ramanagara assembly seat fell vacant as H.D.Kumaraswamy, who won from both, Ramanagara and Chennapatna opted to represent Chennapatna.

The Chief Minister addressed the media and expressed his confidence in winning all the 5 constituencies going to polls on 3rd November 2018.

 

Jayadeva conducted 200 free angioplasties at Bengaluru

Jayadeva conducted 200 free angioplasties at Bengaluru

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research Sciences and Research, in collaboration with Medtronic, USA and Dr.Govindaraju Subramani Heart Foundation, Illinois, USA organized a free two day angioplasty workshop for 200 patients from October 11, 2018.

The workshop was planned for 200 poor patients and financially constrained senior citizens across the State.    High quality medicated imported stents were given free of cost to all the patients.

According to hospital director C.N.Manjunath, the angioplasties were planned for 200 poor patients and financially constrained senior citizens, poor farmers, daily wage laborers, footpath vendors, autorickshaw drivers, garment workers from Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu and Bihar.   High quality medicated imported stents were given free of cost to all the patients.

The youngest patient at the workshop was a 28 year old cashier while the eldest was an 81 years old.

 

 

Mohith Venkatesh and Kushi Dinesh  from Bengaluru bags gold at Dasara Games in Swimming:

Mohith Venkatesh and Kushi Dinesh from Bengaluru bags gold at Dasara Games in Swimming:

Mohith.V. of Basavanagudi Aquatics Centre clinched gold medal at 400m freestyle events at Dasara Games 2018 along with Kushi Dinesh.

For Khushi, Karnataka’s rising talent in swimming, it has been all about sacrificing a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle for success in her chosen path. Her life revolves around a strict diet, a disciplined and consistent schedule of practice, driven by the hunger to improve her skills.   Swimming is everything for her but during her leisure time, Khushi, an eighth standard student of Sophia School, loves reading books.

The Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre is functioning successfully under the mentorship of Pradeep Kumar, Dronacharya Award winner, 2016.  Padmanabh Rao works as a Head Coach and he is responsible for all the centre’s activities.

Mohith clocked 4:19:33.  In the women’s event, Kushi was in a class of her own timing 4:44.81.

 

 

 

 

ACB raids at Davanagere District

On 15.10.2017 the ACB officers, Davanagere district have trapped and arrested Sri. Ravi, BEO Harapanahally and Sri. Krishnamurthy, FDA, BEO Office Harapanahally, Davanagere district while accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000/-

A resident of Telagi village, Harapanahally Taluk, Davanagere District had applied for his retirement benefits.  The above mentioned officials had demanded a bribe of Rs.10,000/- to do the same.

The bribe amount has been seized.  A case is registered and is under investigation.

Suraj Panwar wins silver in men’s 5,000m race walk at Youth Olympics 2018

Suraj Panwar wins silver in men’s 5,000m race walk at Youth Olympics 2018

The 17-year-old Suraj Panwar finished second behind Ecuador’s Oscar Patin,  India’s first athletics medal of the 2018 Youth Olympics by bagging the silver in the men’s 5,000m race walk.

The 17-year-old recorded times of 20.35.87 and 20.23.30 in the two stages of the race walk to finish second behind Ecuador’s Oscar Patin.

In a new format, there are no finals in track and field (with the exception of 4km cross-country) in the Youth Olympics and each event is held twice, with results from both rounds counting towards the final standings.

Panwar came second in the first stage and initially crossed the finish line in the same position in the second stage as well, but Xin Wang was disqualified for a lane infringement, which pushed the Indian to the top.

Despite topping the second stage, Panwar’s total time of 40:59.17 was over seven minutes slower than Patin’s 40:51.86. Puerto Rico’s Jan Moreu finished third to get the bronze.

He hopes that it will inspire the youth of India to strive hard to win a medal for their country too

India Settles For Silver After Losing in Women’s Hockey 5s at Youth Olympics

India Settles For Silver After Losing in Women’s Hockey 5s at Youth Olympics

India women started the first period well as they attacked hosts Argentina from the opening whistle, and were rewarded after just 49 seconds with in-form Mumtaz scoring to give the team a crucial lead. However, Argentina put the pressure on their opponents to find the equaliser and were successful in their efforts as Gianella Palet (7′) and Sofia Ramallo (9′) scored to turn the match around and help their side to a 2-1 lead at the break.

The second period saw Argentina extend their dominance by holding the ball and not allowing the Indian team to find space or create chances. It was Argentina’s Brisa Bruggesser who had the first real chance of the second period in the 12th minute, and the midfielder made sure to extend the lead to make it 3-1. Argentina, backed by their home support in numbers, made sure that they managed the game well, as they kept possession and saw themselves through to the final whistle to register a historic Gold Medal.

While India tried their best to get back in the game, Argentina held on to win their first Youth Olympic Games Hockey 5s gold medal in front of a jubilant home crowd.

Despite India’s loss in finals they will be pleased to have picked up the silver medal — their first hockey medal in the history of the Youth Olympic Games.

 

 

Men hockey team wins silver medal at Youth Olympics 2018

Men hockey team wins silver medal at Youth Olympics 2018

India men’s U18 team came off second best in the final of the Hockey 5s event at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

India men’s team went down 2-4 to Malaysia in the Final of the Hockey 5s competition at the Parque Polideportivo Roca on Sunday. Captain Vivek Sagar Prasad (3′, 6′) scored twice within the first six minutes of the match to give India a 2-1 lead, but the Malaysians struck thrice in the second period through Akhimullah Anuar (14′, 19′) and Arif Ishak (17′) to secure the victory, after Firadus Rosdi (5′) had equalized for them in the first period.

It was India who struck first through Prasad in the 3rd minute. However, Malaysia was not behind for long as Rosdi threatened the Indians in the 5th minute, and struck the equaliser in his second attempt to make it 1-1. Then, Prasad forced a save from the Malaysian goalkeeper Shahrul Saupi in the sixth minute and managed to beat the Malaysian in the same minute to give India the lead again. India ensured no change to the scoring up until the half-time whistle.

But the game completely changed in the second half as Akhimullah Anuar (14th, 19th) scored two goals while Amirul Azahar found the back of the Indian net in the 17th minute to hand Malaysia a commanding 4-2 lead.

From there on it proved to be an uphill task for India as Malaysia defended in numbers and didn’t allow their opponents any inroads into their citadel.

Congratulations to the team.