Pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj and police got into an argument after the police stopped the protesters frommarching towards Freedom Park.Vatal Nagaraj, Sa Ra Govindu and many other pro-Kannada activists had gathered near Town Hall. Till 8 am, there is a mixed reaction in Bengaluru. Jun 12, 2017, 09:27 AM IST Pro-Kannada organisations, condemning the formation of Maratha Development Corporation, have called for a statewide bandh today. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time. The KSRTC and BMTC bus strike entered 2nd day as the negotiation between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led government and workers of state transport services failed. Activists of several Kannada organisations who are gathering near the city's Town Hall for staging demonstrations were detained and taken away by the police. Karnataka bandh called by various pro-Kannada organisations against the creation of Maratha Development Corporation did not affectthe normal life in Kalaburagi on Saturday.   |  A+A A-. The association is backed by the All-India Trade Union Congress. The all-India transport bandh on Thursday is expected to bring life to a standstill All-India transport bandh: KSRTC, BMTC buses and autorickshaws to go off roads today Namma Metro services have been stopped, security staff have closed the doors of the metro station entrance and exit in Majestic. Protesters of pro-Kannada organisations ransacked a BMTC bus near Town Hall. Thank you for following our coverage on the Karnataka Bandh, Stay tuned to DH for news, views and more. Buses, cabs to ply today; bandh impact unlikely. Karnataka: Metro stations wear a deserted look in Bengaluru; visuals from Balagangadharanatha Swamiji and Magadi Road metro stations.Pro-Kannada groups have called for a bandh today against the formation of Maratha Development Authority. City Today – Pulse of the city. (Express photo) Karnataka Bandh Today HIGHLIGHTS: The 12-hour Karnataka bandh call by several pro-Kannada organisations, under the banner of Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkoota, turned out to be a damp squib on Thursday as buses and autos plied as usual in … The buses of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), who had extended support to the strike, were seen running on … As confusion shrouds Bengaluru regarding tomorrow's Bharat Bandh called by trade unions, especially with its impact on public transport, transport minister Laxman Savadi and top officials have issued warning to public transport employees saying those who will absent themselves from work will not get their salary. Activists of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike stage protest at Gandhi circle in Chitradurga on Saturday to protest the formation of Maratha Development Corporation as part of the bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations. Auto rickshaws, cabs, public transport buses and metro services are available as of now, also hotels and provision stores were open. Credit: P V Manjunath, Karnataka Bandh: Business as usual in Bengaluru. College students may enquire with their respective college managements whether colleges would remain open or not in their respective towns and cities. The business is as usual in K R Market, however, Namma Metro services have been stopped, the security staff have closed the entrance and exit doors of the metro station in Majestic. I promise to take all sections of society together." The commission is aggrieved over the attack on school bus in Barasat. Till 8 am there was a mixed reaction for a bandh in the city, the business in KR Market is as usual. Many protesters including women have been detained in Malleswaram on 13th cross. JUST IN | Pro-Kannada activists Vatal Nagaraj, Sa Ra Govind, other protesters near Bengaluru Town Hall detained. 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The strike has disrupted Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) services in Bengaluru and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) services in rest of Karnataka. The bandh has been called to demand the implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which recommends job reservations to Kannadigas in the state in both the private and public sector. The Karnataka government under Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde had appointed a committee in 1983 which was led by MP Sarojini Mahishi to look into reservation for Kannadigas in the state. Of these, 45 recommendations were accepted by the state government for implementation. The state buses will also remain off roads as the KSRTC Staff and Workers Association have offered to support the bandh, therefore, services by all state-run transport corporations – BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC, NEKRTC - will be hit. This includes personalising content and advertising. Meenakshi Sundaram of Auto Rickshaw Drivers’ Union and C Sampath of Adarsh Auto Rickshaw Union said drivers had expressed their solidarity with the pro-Kannada groups. The protesters were heading towards Town Hall to participate in the rally. 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Karnataka: Pro-Kannada activists march from Mekhri Circle towards the Chief Minister's residence in Bengaluru as part of Karnataka bandh protest against formation of Maratha Development Authority. The city police are detaining protesters from various places across the city. Public transportation including the Namma Metro and the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will function as normal. Protests have also been reported in Chamarajanagara, Bengaluru Rural, Gadag, Koppa, Hassan, Ramanagara, Chitradurga, Davangere, Bagalkote, Chikkamagaluru, Mandya among other districts so far. It has been a journey of success since we launched City Today in the month of August 2013. While many … pic.twitter.com/VmCrbXqX1c, Karnataka Bandh unlikely to hit normal life in Bengaluru, districts. Pro-Kannada organisations, condemning the formation of Maratha Development Corporation, have called for a statewide bandh today. ... (BMTC) will function as normal. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. As a security measure, the police have tightened the security across the city. Although the Karnataka government has maintained that schools and colleges will remain open and state run buses will operate as usual, it will largely depend on the intensity of protests. Karnataka bandh gets no response in Hubballi. Several goods transport vehicles were also seen operating regularly from market areas. Bangalore University and Bangalore Central University postgraduate exams which were to be conducted on Thursday have been postponed, while Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar said government schools will function normally, but the respective District Commissioners may take a call. With the call for Karnataka bandh evoking no response in Hubballi, normal life prevailed in the city on Saturday. The state-wide Karnataka bandh called by the pro-Kannada outfits, on Saturday, had no major impact on normal life as such, the police said. Karnataka: Pro-Kannada groups have called for a bandh today against the formation of Maratha Development Authority.Visuals from in Hubli city. The report was finalised in 1986 and it recommended job reservations for Kannadigas in government jobs, public sector units and even in the private sector. KRV president Narayana Gowda detained by police near Maurya Circle. Karnataka bandh: No major impact on normal life so far. Stay tuned for live updates. Last Updated: 13th February 2020 08:28 AM Karnataka bandh today: Mixed response to shutdown call; KSRTC, BMTC operate bus services as usual. The police deployed at the spot are detaining them and taking them to KSRP ground in BMTC buses. Karnataka bandh today: Mixed response to shutdown call; KSRTC, BMTC operate bus services as usual. The dawn-to-dusk bandh in Karnataka has been called by 'Kannada Okoota', an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies. Day 2 Bharat Bandh: BMTC suspends operations in most routes, buses damaged in stone pelting incidents This story is from January 9, 2019 Christin Mathew Philip / TNN / Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 10:06 IST As of now autorickshaws, cabs, KSRTC, BMTC bus services are available across the city. Karnataka bandh today: BJP seeks support of farmers, traders Karnataka bandh today, state likely to be hit Cauvery issue: Vatal Nagaraj calls for Karnataka bandh on April 12 By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy. Commercial establishments, banks, hotels, market places and petrol pumps were also open as usual. The bandh will partially affect normal life with auto rickshaws and taxi services are likely to continue while essential services will remain unaffected. The protesters are kept in Karnataka Public school. We are demanding a 75 per cent reservation,” H B Nagesh, Okkuta president, told The New Indian Express. The KSRTC MD said, it will take police support to ensure safe service in sensitive areas. We have had a meeting with the Chief Minister and DyCM two months ago but so far nothing has been done. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Pro-Kannada organisations led by activist Vatal Nagaraj have called for a bandh on December 5. Several goods transport vehicles were also seen operating regularly from market areas. Even as the all India strike called by the NDA threatened to cripple life bringing it to a standstill today, all BMTC bus drivers & conductors rptd to duty ... due to the bandh … Visuals from Shivaji Nagar in Bengaluru. The bandh called by the pro-Kannada organisations to protest against the setting up of Maratha Development Board witnessed tepid response across Bengaluru with business activities continued as usualon Saturday morning. We also appeal to the law enforcement officers to ensure protection of the buses as it is public property,” he said. Bengaluru: Bharat Bandh called by the central trade unions (CTUs) on January 8 and 9, 2019 had no impact in Bengaluru, even though Karnataka is a Congress-ruled state. The state-wide bandh call given by pro-Kannada organisations in protest against the formation of Maratha Development Corporation received a tepid responsein Davangere on Saturday. BENGALURU: The Karnataka bandh called by the Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkuta on Thursday, is unlikely to hit many services in Bengaluru. Leaders of two auto rickshaw unions and representative of taxi owners and drivers union said they have given “full support” to the shut down call. As a security measure, the police have tightened the security across the city. Bharat Bandh LIVE Updates: The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Right has sent a show cause notice CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty and other party office bearers. According to senior officials of BMTC, a call on whether to suspend bus services will be taken based on the developments on Monday. ‘Global standard for local readership’ – aptly sums up the vision that drives City Today and its characteristics. Representative image news Karnataka bandh … The bandh call has not got much traction, Namma Metro and BMTC are expected to function as normal. 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Today, the state can boast of state-of-the-art two Data Centers, MPLS technology based Karnataka State Wide Area Network and core applications such as e-procurement and HRMS groomed under CeG with cent percent performance quality and standards, even setting certain benchmarks. Jun 12, 2017, 09:27 AM IST Bus service and other traffic including autorickshaws were not affected. Bharat Bandh: Banking, transport services may be hit due to trade unions' strike today Banking, transport and other services across the country are likely to be hit as trade unions have called a nationwide strike today, with nearly 25 crore people expected to join an all-India strike to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies. As of … On account of Bharat Bandh called by trade unions across the nation, the schools in Bengaluru are shut on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) staff and workers’ associations have stated that they will not be taking part in the protest but are in full support of the bandh. pic.twitter.com/HauL4Ujno1, More than one hundred history-sheeters have been detained ahead of Karnataka bandh: DCP (West) Bengaluru, Karnataka: Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a bandh today against state govt's decision to form Maratha Development Authority. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao told the media that stern action would be taken if public property is targeted. Bryn Mawr Trust provides mobile banking solutions, small business and commercial banking, mortgages, wealth management, insurance, and more! The dawn-to-dusk bandh in Karnataka has been called by 'Kannada Okoota', an umbrella organisation of Kannada bodies. The state-wide bandh called by pro-Kannada groups in Karnataka on Saturday, opposing the government's decision to create a corporation for Maratha community here has had no major impact on normal life so far, other than sporadic protests and demonstrations by burning effigies. Karnataka bandh today: Buses to run; schools to function. Nagaraj had said that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is a "Hitler". Normally, it is the highways that bandh callers block the most. Published: 13th February 2020 05:47 AM  |   They were detained and taken into the bus by police. Bank with BMT. Karnataka: Police detain pro-Kannada activists staging a demonstration at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Chowk in Kalaburagi as part of Karnataka bandh against the formation of Maratha Development Authority. Credit: DH Photo. Avoid going near Majestic, Freedom Park and Town Hall where the pro-Kannada organisations are rallying. 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Bengaluru: The call for a Karnataka bandh to demand the implementation of reservation for Kannadigas in all jobs in the State elicited a mixed response in the city on Thursday. However, cab services including those from cab aggregators and autos may take a hit from 6 am to 6 pm as those who are part of Adarsha Auto and Taxi Union and Jai Bharatha Vehicle Owners and Drivers Association will be taking part in the bandh. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. pic.twitter.com/w4skb9brSl, Karnataka Bandh evokes no response in Kalaburagi. The bandh has not disrupted metro or BMTC bus services in the city as both corporations continued regular operations. Pro-Kannada organisations had called for Karnataka bandh over the state government's decision to form Maratha Development Corporation, but the bandh has so far received a mixed response. Karnataka Bandh: Tepid response in Davangere. Credit: DH Photo/Manjunath MS, Members of pro-Kannada organisation KRV (Praveen Shetty)staging a protest at Mekhri circle. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, "There is no need for any kind of bandh as it gives people an opportunity to cause inconveniences to others. Daily business including sale of vegetables, fruits, flowers and household products at K R Market, Kalasipalya, Malleshwaram and Madiwala was as usual and witnessed normal turnout of people. Normal life in the city was not affected in any manner. Pro-Kannada organisations, condemning the formation of Maratha Development Corporation, have called for a statewide bandh today. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Karnataka Bandh: Buses, metro services to function normally on Sep 28 - No such support to the farmers' statewide agitation has been announced by the bus and metro drivers’ associations, making it clear that the services will continue to function normally. Also Read - Pro-Kannada Groups to Hold Karnataka Bandh Today Despite Govt Warning of Stern Action. Various videos uploaded by users on Twitter showed that commuters were left stranded due to the BMTC and KSRTC bus strike today. pic.twitter.com/4MavsgYY4p. “We have asked for a shutdown in the state but departments have not complied. Over 15,000 supporters are expected to take part in the protest. Karnataka bandh today LIVE Updates: No response to bandh in South and East Bengaluru. Credit: DH Photoby Janardhan BK, More than 250 members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) faction led by Nayarana Gowda have gathered in front of their office in Gandhi Nagar to march till chief minister's office Krishna. Daily business including sale of vegetables, fruits, flowers and household products at K R Market, Kalasipalya, Malleshwaram and Madiwala was as usual and witnessed normal turnout of people. Organisations like the AITUC, CITU, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, along with employees of banks and insurance companies and BSNL, would participate … It made 58 recommendations. Karnataka bandh unlikely to hit transport services today With no big releases, theatres on closing spree in Bengaluru NDPS court permits sleuths to collect accused’s hair follicle samples again With a section of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and the KSRTC employees supporting bandh, there could be disruption in bus services. pic.twitter.com/GTC5So5Gw4, Karnataka bandh receives mixed response in Bengaluru. The vehicularmovement remainedas usual and business establishment upped their shutters.A total of 14 pro-Kannada organisations had extended the support for the bandh but not even a single activist turned up till around 9.30 am. As of now autorickshaws, cabs, KSRTC, BMTC bus services are available across the city. BMTC Helpline Number: 080 22483777. Activists of KRV led by President Narayana Gowda staged a protest in Gandhinagar, Bengaluru. The Bharat Bandh move in Karnataka is supported by a host of organisations such as Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, KSRTC, BMTC, Ola and Uber Drivers and Owners Association, Auto Drivers' Association. Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! Bengaluru: Ten central trade unions will launch a two-day nationwide protest today (January 8) and tomorrow (January 9) to condemn the anti-labour and anti-trade policies promoted by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. KSRTC, Namma Metro, BMTC, Govt schools and colleges, banks. Announcing only moral support to the pro-Kannada organisation for their day-long agitation, the biggest transport system in Karnataka, BMTC and KSRTC will not take part in protests, keeping public inconvenience in mind. ... Several pro-Kannada groups have called for K'taka bandh today … KSRTC Managing Director Shivayogi Kalasad said buses will run as per schedule. A section of Kannada organisations has called for a bandh on December 5, opposing the establishment of a Maratha Development Corporation. As a security measure, the police have tightened the security across the city including at chief minister's office Krishna, Town Hall, Corporation circle and Freedom Park. Meanwhile, CM BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday invited pro-Kannada organizations for talks to discuss their demands on the implementation of the Dr Sarojini Mahishi Committee report and appealed to them to call off the bandh. Traffic movement around Corporation Circle, Town Hall, JC Road is slow as alarge number of protesters have gathered to protest. 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