Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who is currently being held captive by Pakistan, will be released tomorrow.
The announcement was made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“In our desire of peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, Pakistan will be releasing the IAF Wing commander in our custody,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Technology (IT) has asked YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat yesterday, PTI has quoted sources as saying.
ministry had asked YouTube to remove the clips following directive from the
Home Ministry, a government source said, adding that the said links have now
Group Captain Kambampati Nachiketa, the first and only Prisoner of War of the 1999 Kargil war, told that he is sure that IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released
Train seat status now can be viewed while booking online. Railway passengers will now have the opportunity to see the status of seats while booking the train.
Indian Railways (IR) is country’s national railway system operated by
the Ministry of Railways. It manages the 4th largest railway
network in the world by size,
with 121,407 kilometres (75,439 mi) of total track over a 67,368-kilometre
(41,861 mi) route. 49% of
the routes are electrified with 25KV AC electric traction while 33% of them are
double or multi-tracked.
Journey – Train seat status :
Travel is fun and when it comes to train travel, the bypaths and un-trodden depths of wilderness and travel explorations are great experience.
With over 24 million passengers traveling and commuting daily
by train, Railways aims to serve its passengers with inclusive and
comprehensive information that helps those making informed decisions, thus
simplifying their train travels.
Indian railway – train seat status :
The Indian Railways on 27th February announced the
user friendly feature to the passengers. The feature will display train coaches
and berth accommodation status on their website IRCTC.
The display includes the seating layout in various colours to
distinguish the booked seats, the vacant seats and the partially booked seats.
Train seat status incorporation :
The Railway department in the country has incorporated the coach layout of 9 classes and more than 120 various coach layouts.
These will display class-wise and coach-wise berth availability status as per the First chart of the train.
The First chart is prepared by the railways 4 hours prior to
the train departure.
According to the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reservation
charts will be available for public viewing on the internet.
The feature of Train seat status is available in the mobile version as well as in the railways web.
Surgical strike 2 – impact is carrying on. India claims to have shot down Pakistani F-16 Fighter jet. Pakistan military claims to have arrested Indian Pilot after shooting down 2 IAF aircraft.
Pakistan troops shell URI – Surgical strike 2 :
troops on 27th February, after the surgical strike 2 from Indian
side, intensely shelled Indian posts in
Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir according to officials. The shelling comes a day after the IAF carried
out air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps inside Pakistan.
Army fired mortar shells towards Indian posts in the early hours on 27th
February according to police officials There were no reports of any casualties so
official said the Indian Army retaliated to the Pakistani action in an equal
measure. The exchange of fire across the LoC in Uri sector continued for some
Surgical strike 2 – China’s reaction :
Reacting to India’s airstrikes, China called for restraint between India and Pakistan following India’s airstrikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan. China urged Indian government to carry out its fight against terrorism through international cooperation.
Asked for China’s
response to India’s airstrikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan, Chinese Foreign
Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media that “we have taken note of relevant
“I want to say that
India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. A sound
relationship and cooperation between the two serves the interests of both the
countries and peace and stability in South Asia,” he said.
Pakistan air space violation after surgical strike 2:
On 27th February after
India’s surgical strike 2, Pakistani jets violated Indian air space. They entered border areas of Nowshera sector
in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district according to reports. But they were pushed back by Indian aircraft.
entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” the
officials said. They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.
suspended after surgical strike 2:
civilian flight activity at Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab airports suspended
until further notice.
International flights in Indian and Pakistani airspace have also been hit. Some flights returning to origin, while others appear to be seeking alternate routing, shows an air tracker.
Airports closed :
The government has shut down the Srinagar, Jammu, Leh and Pathankot airports for civilian flights. All civilian air traffic towards Srinagar has been suspended.
The other airports which are closed are Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh.
The move to close the airports comes amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after Surgical Strike 2 on terror bases in Pakistan.
In Srinagar, an official of the Airports Authority of India told PTD, “The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency”.
down- surgical strike 2 results :
fighters dropped bombs at Nadian, Laam Jhangar, Kerri in Rajouri district and
Hamirpur area of Bhimber Galli in Poonch, around 10.00 am today. “Indian jets can still be seen flying in
the area. Local residents say one Pakistani jet was seen in flames across Line
of Control, headed towards Laam valley,” say police sources in Rajouri.
According to Pakistani media, Peshawar’s
Bacha Khan International Airport has temporarily been closed for commercial
flights. The airport will instead be used for military purposes, Karachi-based
Dawn news organisation said quoting officials. It further stated that a
red alert has been issued.
Coalition government seat sharing is doing rounds in Karnataka. JD(S) asks for 12 seats and the congress sites on winnability criteria.
JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda and Congess president Rahul Gandhi
will take a final call on seat-sharing.
Winnability criteria – Coalition government :
Karnataka’s ruling coalition government partners, the Congress and the JD(S), began the first round of discussions on seat-sharing for the upcoming General elections 2019 in Karnataka.
The two allies, who had formed the coalition government after striking a post-poll alliance threw up a hung verdict, have decided to fight the parliamentary polls together under a coalition arrangement.
According to KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, “we have discussed all 28 Lok Sabha seats. It has been decided based pm the winnability of the candidates”.
Seat sharing by coalition
Seat-sharing is likely to be a major test for coalition government parties. The JD(S) is banking on two-third, one-third formula was adopted in ministry formation and allocation of boards and corporations. JD(S) has demanded 10 to 12 seats out of the total 28.
is opposed to this, maintaining that sharing of seats will be based on
pressure from within the Congress not to surrender too many seats to JD(S). The
party workers does not want to give the ten seats where the party has sitting
Sharing of seats for coalition government for old Mysuru region is expected to be an acid test for both the parties. The JD(S) considers it as its bastion and the Congress has its sitting members from most of the seats there.
JD(S) vs. Congress – coalition government seat sharing:
The Vokkaliga centered region of Mandya will be another bone of contention between the coalition government partners as JD(S) plans to field Kumaraswamy’ ‘s son Nikhil from the seat that it currently holds.
The congress is getting pressure within the party to field Smt. Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of late actor-turned-politician M.H. Ambareesh from there.
announced Madhu Bangarappa’s name as his party’s candidate from Shimoga Lok
Sabha Constituency. He is the first
candidate announced by the coalition partners.
Lok Sabha set is presently held by B.Y.Raghavendra, son of B.S.Yeddyurappa.
old party of Congress is under pressure from its party workers not to surrender
the seats to the JD(S).
Government services at your doorstep will be a reality very soon. This is in line with the model adopted at New Delhi.
of Bengaluru does not have to sweat out from running from pillar to post to get
the work related to government services done.
government is planning to implement door step delivery of many government
Services offered under Government services :
The services offered by the government includes caste certificates, income certificates, senior citizen cards, residential certificate, caste-cum-income certificate and health cards, driver’s licence, death and birth certificates.
e-governance department of Government of Karnataka is planning to launch a pilot
project next week. The Government
services was announced in the Budget by the Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy.
pilot project will be launched at Mahalakshmi Layout constituency. Once the pilot project is completed, the
entire State of Karnataka will be covered in different phases.
Seva Sindhu – Government services :
e-governance department of Government of Karnataka is leveraging
Sevasindhu. Seva sindhu is an integrated
portal, a one-stop shop to provide government services to citizens.
sindhu covers 86 services from 18 of the total 54 departments but citizens will
have to go to offices concerned.
services – How it works ? :
It is a web based service where a citizen contacts the call centre to inform them about the services required. The caller will be informed about the documents needed.
After fixing an appointment with the citizen, the ‘Seva Sindhu’ will be sending a ‘mobile assistant‘ to the caller’s residence.
The assistant will be equipped with a tablet to upload the application along with the require documents on the portal.
The next step will be where the department will process the application and the assistant will deliver the require documents.
Government services – 2nd state in the country :
New Delhi, Karnataka is the 2nd state to offer door delivery of government
services. The Karnataka model will be
scheme if implemented will generate around 4500 jobs. The ‘Sevasindhu’ is planning to hire atleast
4500 mobile assistants.
service fee of Rs.110 will be charged by
the mobile assistants for each successful application submission. An e-receipt will be issued for fees and
facilitation fee. The application is
electronically transferred to department concerned.
To book service call : 080 – 44554455 (7 am to 8 pm)
Sub-urban rail gets Rs.6700 crore push from government during Lok Sabha 2019 poll year.
Central government of India has announced biggest concession towards the
coalition led government in Karnataka.
Land worth Rs. 6700 crore was given virtually free for the suburban rail
Rail minister announced that the project will be ready within six years from
the date of commissioning.
than 9 lakh people are estimated to use the sub-urban rail in the city by 2025
every day. The study was conducted by the Rail India Technical and Economic
Sub-urban rail project at Bengluru :
Commuter rail also called suburban rail is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs.
This may be beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.
In a joint press conference alongside Chief Minister
Kumaraswamy, Piyush Goyal said the long awaited sub-urban rail network which
connects 82 stations spread over 160 km costing Rs.23,000 crore will be
completed in six years.
Sub-urban rail – Piyush chawla:
Indian Railway minister Piyush Chawla announced this surprise after he had a meeting with Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.
Previously the Railway Board had rejected the State Governments condition that the railway land be given to the state on lease at a cost of Re.1 per acre for sub-urban rail project.
The state officials had said that the railway officials had agreed for the land lease previously at a nominal rate of Re.1/- per acre.
Railway Minister’s gesture will give a positive image to the BJP party after
the audio-gate scandal in the State.
The Railway Ministry is sharing half of the cost of sub-urban rail
project and also providing land free of cost.
Areas covered by Sub-urban rail :
160 km of rail tracks will primarily cover four corridors :
Kengeri – Benglauru cantonment – Whitefiled route
Bengaluru City – Yelahanka – Rajankunti
Nelamangala – Mathikere – Biyyappanahalli
Heelalige – Yelahanka – Devanahalli near the airport.
Mirage strike took place early in the morning. The air strike took place at pre-dawn 3.30 am. 12 numbers of Mirage 2000 aircraft dropped bombs on terrorist camps across the Line of Control. The strike lasted 21 minutes.
Highlights – attack :
launch pads in Chakothi, Muaffarabad and Balakot are said to be destroyed
rooms of Jaish-e-Mohammed destroyed
days after Pulwama terror attack – Air-strike takes place.
3 control rooms destroyed
reaction on Mirage attack :
Earlier on 26th morning morning, Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control.
Ghafoor tweeted that that the Indian aircraft intruded into Pakistan from the Muzafarabad sector and dropped payloads in Balakot sector.
However, he claimed that no casualties and damages were reported in the attack in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Results of Mirage air strike :
The entire act is recorded on Mirage pods. A Pakistan drone was shot down in Kutch border at 6.30 am.
The administration and police have been put on high alert
in Punjab near border areas. According
to news reports 200 to 300 terrorists are killed in the Mirage air strike.
High alert is on villages in the border areas. The IAF used laser guided bombs. Israeil AWAC’s watch on Pakistan bases.
anticipating Pakistan retaliation.
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has called the airstrike by the Indian Air Force as a strike for peace and respect for life.
Bandipur forest is blazing. Huge areas are lost in Kundakere, Bandipur, GS Betta ranges in the forest fire. The fire has destroyed 3000 hectares of forest in Bandipur Tiger reserve.
Event though the
forest fire has burnt forest spread across four hillocks in three ranges, the worst
being affected is Gopala Swamy Betta.
According to NASA of the 80 plus fire sports, a majority we seen in the
Gopala Swamy Betta range.
Fire at Tiger reserve
A major wild forest fire has destroyed around 3000 hectares of forest reserve to ashes. The Fire brigade personnel, forest guards along with volunteers are trying to douse the raging flames inside the tiger reserve.
The fire is spreading fast into other ranges. The fire initially started in the Kundakere range of the reserves. It was dismissed as a stray case but became a roaring fire.
The forests which burnt down in the fire includes Gopalaswamy Betta ranges and part of the Kullana Betta areas of Bandipur covering a length of about 20 km.
Impact of Bandipur
forest fire :
Due to the intensity of the fire, the Bandipur-Ooty highway was closed for some hours taking into account the safety of the passengers.
The forest had witnessed major fires in 2019 (1000 hectares), 2019 (2000 hectares).
Bandipur fire – other States :
The forest officials
of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are fully prepared for counter-firing to contain
spreading fire from Bandipur forest. The
fire in the forest has crossed the Beya forest range which is close to Tamil
Nadu and Kerala border.
The Tamil Nadu forest
department is setting up a counter fire at Madumalai forest region where as
Kerala forest authorities at Wayanad Forest.
Entry banned -Bandipur
The entry is banned
by the forest department authorities of devotees of Himavad Gopalaswamy Hill
and adjoining areas. The Karnataka state
Transport has suspended the bus services to the hill.
of people and vehicles, including cars, buses and trucks have been banned on
the National Highway-67 and inter-state roads.
The safari at Tiger Reserve has been suspended for a week.
Rage over fire :
Many retired IFS officers, conservationists and activists are blaming the bureaucrats for the lapses. At present the Reserve does not have a permanent field director.
The same lapse in
2012 and 2017 had cost the department the
death of a forest guard.
Impact on Wild life :
The fire is reducing the thick forest area into ashes from Kundakere range towards GS Betta range. Several mammals were displaced . Many deers and herds of elephants are spotted running scared towards road or into adjacent farms.
Several reptiles and birds are said to be burnt completely in the fire.
Tokyo-Bengaluru flight will be a reality. There will be a non-stop daily service between Tokyo (Narita) and Bengaluru from March 2020. There are no direct flights to Tokyo from any south Indian city.
Japan Airlines Ltd. – Tokyo-Bengaluru flight :
JAL (Japan Airlines Ltd) at present has direct flights to Tokyo from New Delhi. It is planning to operate flights on Tokyo-Bengaluru route daily.
The Tokyo Bengaluru flight will be leaving Tokyo city at
6.25 AM and reach Bengaluru City at 12.05 AM on the next day. In return it will leave Bengaluru city at
2.45AM and reach Tokyo city at 2.55 PM.
Reasons :– Tokyo – Bengaluru flight:
The IT industry is thriving in Bengaluru. The city is called as the silicon valley of
India. All global corporations which are
focusing in Telecommunications, biotechnology, Information technology and
automobiles are based in Namma Bengaluru.
The launch of direct Tokyo-Bengaluru flight provide a direct
route to customers from North America an option to travel to the city.
Reaction – Tokyo-Benglauru flight – Consul general:
The consul general of Japan in Bengaluru city Takayaki Kitagawa informed the Chief Minister of Karnataka about the operations.
According to Mr.Kitagawa, “launch of non-stop
Tokyo-Bengaluru flights will herald a new era of more strengthened economic
relation between Karnataka and Japan. With
this development not only will tourism flourish in Karnataka and Japan but also
many new ventures will be established, thereby creating lots of new
Government of Karnataka :
The Chief Minister of Karnataka Kumaraswamy said a land of
519.55 acres has been earmarked for Japanese industries in the
Vasanthanarasapura Industrial area at Tumakuru.
This Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor will be a
prominent industrial township.
Conclusion – Tokyo-Bengaluru flight :
With recent visa relaxation, the new Tokyo-Bengaluru flight
service will see a huge increase in Indian visitors from Bengaluru to Japan.
The airline envisions to attract many United States of
America Citizens and boost its ties with the Western world through this route.
It hopes to make Japan the “third silicon valley” by connection United States of America and India the 2 silicon valley of the world.
Tourism taxis in Bengaluru was flagged off by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and Tourism Minister Sa R Mahesh.
Tourism department – Tourism taxis :
The department of tourism plays an important role and acts as a incendiary in placing the State on the list of must visit places. The department reaches through several policy formulation measures that cover the infrastructure development at tourism destinations.
Skill development for better employment opportunities, Mega
Circuit Development and last mile connectivity and providing tourism taxis are
the priority. The department also provides
monetary incentives that come from policy formulation.
Distribution of tourism taxis :
The tourism department is planning to distribute 1470 tourism
taxis to those persons who belong to the economically weaker section.
According to Priyanka Mary Francis, Tourism Director, every
year the department of Tourism gives away taxis to empower people. This happens at the district level.
For the current year the department is planning to
distribute 1470 tourism taxis. The process
of selection involves candidates scrutiny by the selection committee in each
Once the candidates are shortlisted the deputy commissioners
will finalize the list. A subsidy of
Rs.3 lakhs will be provided by the tourism
department to the selected candidates to purchase the taxis.
Candidates selection – Tourism taxis :
These taxis are different from the taxis run by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation. The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation operates to and fro from the Kempegowda International Airport.
The taxis are given a permit to travel anywhere.
The candidates for thesetaxis are selected on the basis of their income, driving licence and their capability of repayment of loan.
The minimal educational qualification to avail this opportunity is 10th class pass. Preference will be given to those candidates who apply from other districts. Bengaluru city gets a minimum share.
Transfer of officers are taking place in Karnataka. – A major reshuffle in the state is happening ahead of General elections 2019. The Government shunted out 31 IPS officers which includes the state intelligence chief.
Election Commission – Transfer of
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019, the Election
Commission (EC) of India has directed
the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all States and Union Territories to
transfer all the officers who have completed three years in a posting or are
serving in their home district.
The EC said the order would be applicable to all senior and junior officers in the civil administration (DMs, SDMs, Tehsildars) as well as in the police department right from the Inspector General of Police down to Sub-Inspectors.
General elections – Transfer of officers :
A 1994 batch IPS Officer B.Dayananda is the new intelligence officer replacing Amar Kumar Pandey. The decision was taken after Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy submitted his state budget.
At the time, the Chief Minister had
stated, “ why do we doubt our officers so much?
In fact, I have continued with the same intelligence Chief who was
appointed by BJP. We can’t change
officers. I have only tried to take them
Reshuffling of officers :
The transfer of officers is a major reorganization in the police department. A total of 31 IPS officers have been transferred. Out of 31 officers, 16 officers within Benglauru and 15 officers outside.
Apart from these 31 officers, the
State has transferred 41 police inspectors and 57 DySPs. across Karnataka State.
According to the Chief Electoral
Officer Sanjiv Kumar the deadline for transfers of officers was over and the
state government has to submit a compliance report.
Views – transfer of officers :
According to the Home department the transfer of officers in
the law enforcement department is a major move to have great control over the
government machinery in lieu of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
According to the sources the Home Ministry was not involved in the transfer of officers.
KRIDL (Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited) is a state run agency. Many Bengaluru legislators are in favour of diverting Rs.4400 crore from the Mukhyamantri Nava Bengaluru Scheme to the state run agency.
Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited – KRIDL :
is a Government of Karnataka undertaking. Started as a Directorate of Land army in the
year 1971 under the Rural Development Department of Government of Karnataka.
incorporated as a company on the 9th August 1974 as Karnataka Land Army
Corporation under the full and Complete ownership of Government of Karnataka.
It was renamed as Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL) on
6th August 2009.
The state run agency is blacklisted in the past years for the poor quality of work done by them.
The Mukhyamantri Nava Bengaluru Scheme – KRIDL :
supposed funds are part of the Mukhyamantri Nava Benglauru Scheme amounting to
Rs.8015.00. The amount has been kept to
implement different infrastructure works to take place in a period of 3 years.
number of legislatures in the Coalition government is pressuring Chief Minister
H.D.Kumaraswamy to allot infrastructure projects and works to the KRIDL. The Works also includes storm water drain development and roadwork.
Exemption from tender :
MLAs wants exemption from tendering under Section 4(g) of the Karnataka
Transparency in Public Procurement Act. The
netas are of the view that the tender process takes a long time and is time
MLAs are of the view that the work should be completed before the commencement
of Monsoon. The work also should
commence before the general elections 2019.
oppose allotting work to KRIDL :
IAS officers oppose the proposal. According
to them all major works needs to be called for tender and cannot be
exempted. The allotted amount is for a
period of 3 years and cannot be diverted.
Many are questioning the reasons for insistence by legislators to allot the projects to the specific Co. KRIDL is known for not completing the projects on time
– blacklisted :
In the year 2015 it was found that crores of public money was found in the personal accounts of KRIDL officials. When T.M. Vijay Bhaskar was the BBMP administrator had opposed to give the work order to KRIDL.
The Co. was blacklisted by BBMP in 2010 for bad road works. In October 2018, the social welfare department had blacklisted for shoddy work.
Neutral voters are being wooed by the political parties using social media. Congress party targets BJP turf social media in the coming General elections 2019.
Chasing of voters has begun. The political parties are targeting neutral voters
with the help of voter intelligence software.
The parties are planning to tap every voter thru automated phone calls,
text messages and WhatsApp messages.
Congress party to target Neutral voters :
Congress party wants to modify its social
media cell after getting reports on its internal analysis. The social medial cell is not doing much to
tap the neutral voters on social media where the BJP is ahead.
The congress party has 8600 WhatsApp
groups. This covers approximately 40 in
The parties content is being pushed to reach
neutral voters thro social media. The
congress party is presently putting in place a structure for its social media
operations that did not exist before.
Facebook and Twitter are s the top performers
for the Congress party in the state to reach voters and neutral voters.
BJP’s claim on social media :
The BJP party claims to have 15000 WhatsApp
groups in Karnataka. The party is
expecting to increase the number to around 25000 groups. The political party claims to have formed
groups by BJP supporters where the party is not involved.
BJP Karnataka Social media cell convenor
claims that the party’s content is great.
That is the reason why it is reaching a lot of people.
Social media to target neutral voters :
Social media has become a new age battlefield. It has transformed the picture of Indian politics. The present day are the days of tweet and hashtag wars.
Social media has transformed the way political
parties connect and reach to the voters and neutral voters. It is not a campaign tool but a platform for
In Karnataka most of the parties have their
own IT cells.
Twitter is to set the political agenda, WhatsApp
to act as a distributional channel and facebook helps disseminate information.
Campaign by parties – Neutral voters :
Most political campaigns are driven by data
about target groups, voters and neutral voters.
Approximately 40% of the registered voters in India are online
users. The number is growing fast.
Political parties see in investing in social media as a long term investment. It is not only a strategy during elections but also help make opinions.
However, this raises an important question of where parties and startups are getting their database from. Especially with questions on data privacy raised in the backdrop of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
ACB, Ramnagara conducted a raid on 20.02.2019 and arrested Sri. Shamid Olekar while accepting a bribe amount of Rs.100000/-
A resident of RPC Layout, Bengaluru owns 0.33 guntas of land at Bidadi Hobli, Machanayakanahalli Panchayat bearing Survey No. 43/6. He wanted to convert the land for commercial purpose to nuild a hospital. He had applied for the conversion and NOC at Manchanayakanahalli Zilla Panchayat office.
Olekar, Panchayat development officer, Machanayakanahalli Gram Panchayat had
demanded a bribe of Rs.100000/- to do
A case has been registered and investigation is on.
International airport – the Quad – BLR :
Travellers to and from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru should account for some extra time to spend at the new open-air lounge the Quad – BLR right outside the main terminal building.
The Quad – BLR, which started operations on 1
January, promises to be an exciting stopover for travellers, with over a dozen
F&B outlets and shops, including an outpost of the well-known Whitefield
microbrewery Windmills Craftworks.
Outlets at the Quad-Blr :
The Quad-BLR has over 20 outlets on the
premises. It has 4 zones to engage and
entertain the travelers and customers including retail, F&B, Flea Market
and the Arena.
The outlet operates round the clock. There is a wide opportunity to explore a variety of fashion brands. The retail outlet the Quad-BLR has a centrally located LED video wall and an arena with life performances.
Retail therapy shops include Auromonde, which
has accessories, bath & body products, and gifting options from Auroville,
and the Hidesign showroom.
The plaza is designed to host musicals,
poetry/book reading, concerts, musical performances, plays etc.
Pub at the Quad-BLR :
The pub currently serves six fresh brews in
collaboration with Geist, a brewing start-up that delivers freshly brewed craft
beers to over 100 pubs and restaurants in Bengaluru.
While Windmills is serving up three of its
signature beers—the Stout, the Mango Ale, and Hefeweizen—Geist’s selections are
its Witty Wit (wheat beer), Unkel Dunkel (dunkelweizen), and Marzen (lager).
According to the CEO of Geist, “All six beers
are made at the Geist production brewery in Bengaluru, and are the result of a
collaboration between Windmills and Geist”.
Beer is available at Windmills Craftworks only between 10:30 am and 11:30 pm, so people flying in and out between those times are lucky.
Eateries at the Quad-BLR :
The eateries at the Quad-BLR are Burrito
Boyz, Cafe Azzure, House of Kebabs, The Wok Shop, and Barley & Grapes Café.
The retail stores include craft stores and
toy shops. A hexagonal structure in the middle of the quadrangle will have five
LCD screens, and the airport authority plans to use them for flight updates,
promotions, and telecasting sports events.
Even a road trip to the Bengaluru airport sounds like fun!
Times of India – Newspaper edition on 15th Feb. 2019, the day after Pulwama Attack had a heading “Government blames Pakistan after local youth rams CRPF convey with IED-Packed SUV in worst ever Jammu and Kashmir terror strike”.
Everybody who read the headlines early in the morning were shocked whether it is an Indian edition of Times of India or a Pakistan Newspaper.
Print media – Times of India :
Print media is important for all. Daily, weekly and monthly newspapers are known as print media. This type of media is to keep people updated from latest news such as political, economic and sports.
Print Media is a
revolutionary evolution that has buried the gap of communication with the aid
of tangible printed assets like as
newspaper, magazines, letters etc. among various targeted groups of people so
that the hierarchy of information would never gets broken down due to slacking
No medium can be at the importance of newspaper. But the moment they let it influence them, negative consequences start to surface.
General opinion about Times of India after Pulwama
People in India are angry and raged. What a shame when the proof is in front of
the face. The JeM has claimed for the
killings and here is an editor who thinks it is a local youth attack on our
Some have come out and spoken that ‘this is how a paid media works. Looks like either the editor is incompetent or has been told to do so’. Some people suggested that from now onwards the name of the paper should be ‘Times of Pakistan’ instead of ‘Times of India’.
During a time like this the insensitive comments on front page on terrorist attack is intolerable. When the whole country is showing solidarity, here is a national newspaper Times of India which wants to confuse and divert the minds of people.
One of the regular reader of Times of India newspaper commented that he did not expect the newspaper to stoop so low to write such nasty and false pro Pakistan and anti India headlines. “the Times of India newspaper called a terrorist a local youth! How disgusting? This looks like a new law of paid journalism”.
A few frustrated readers reaction in snapshots :
Times of India apologized for publishing the headline but not to the extent of satisfying the readers.
Seat sharing bickering has started in Karnataka. JD(S) Demands 12 Lok Sabha Seats in Karnataka; Congress Says ‘No Confusion’ in Seat-sharing.
Deve Gowda said the seat sharing will be on a 2:1 formula. According to
which, 11 seats should come to the JD(S). The party was seeking one extra seat,
noting that differences, if any, would be sorted out after discussion with
Karnataka has 28 seats out of which BJP is currently holding 16, congress with 10 and JD(S) 2 numbers.
The blueprint for seat-sharing would first be discussed at the
state level by the coalition coordination committee. The committee will be chaired by senior
Congress leader Siddaramaiah and then will be finalized by the heads of both
Seat sharing basis :
After the formation of the coalition
government, the formula of 2:1 was adopted in allocating portfolios, boards and
corporations. Naturally, the same formula will apply to Lok Sabha seats.
According to the formula, 11 seats should come to the JD(S) and the party was seeking one extra seat.
Many congress leaders
expressed concern over confusion among workers of both parties. The coalition duo face the poll as
allies. But they have their eyes definitely
on some seats.
Decision on seat sharing in
the Lok Sabha elections:
Sharing of seats in old Mysuru
is not favorite to both the parties.
JD(S) has set eyes on Tumakkuru and Chikkaballapura which are currently
represented by the Congress. But the
congress party is in no mood to part with these seats.
The congress is ready to
forgo Bengaluru North to JD(S), if JD(S) supremo H.D.Deve Gowda decides to
contest from there. However finalization
of tickets will depend on the seat sharing agreement between the alliance
No Support :
The congress party has
decided not to extend support to Smt. Sumalatha Ambareesh and actor Prakash Raj
if they contest independently. Mandya is
a JD(S) stronghold. Smt. Sumalatha
Ambareesh is being under pressure to contest from Mandya.
Prakash Raj has announced that
he is contesting from Bengaluru Central.
But Bengaluru Central has many ticket aspirants from congress. As Prakash raj has sought congress support,
the party may not field a candidate against him.
The political weather in India is going to be the
hottest like never before as we go for the national election.
Rare diseases – as the name says which are rare. A run is being organized by the Organisation for rare Diseases India (ORDI). This is about addressing the challenges of unfamiliar diseases.
Organisation for rare diseases India :
ORDI is a national umbrella organization representing the collective voice of all patients with rare diseases in India. It is been setup as a section 25 non-profit company in India.
The vision of the NGO is to make diseases which are unfamiliar to the public as easily diagnosed and treated as common diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension , TB, AIDS etc.
History of run :
What started as an awareness walk to commemorate World Rare Disease Day in February 2016 has now grown into a significant campaign, conducted simultaneously in multiple cities and two countries – India and the USA.
Over the years, the run has expanded and in
2019 it will be conducted over February and March across 13 Indian cities –
Bengaluru, Mysuru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Bikaner,
Hyderabad, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
Rare diseases – ‘Race for 7’ :
The NGO is conducting an awareness run in Bengaluru. The run is to raise funds and to educate people about diseases. The event is first of its kind in the world.
The event is being held on February 24, at St.Joseph’s Indian School. It is been given name as ‘Race for 7” symbolically to represent 7000 rare diseases with 7000 people running for 7 kms. to represent the average number of years taken to diagnose a disease.
Race for 7 is held in the month of February to commemorate World Rare Disease Day which falls on the last day of February. The theme for the event 2019 is ‘Bridging health and social care’, focusing on the need to better coordinate all aspects of care to improve the lives of people living with a rare disease.
One in every 20 Indians suffers from this illness . Almost half of whom are children, an important fact that often doesn’t get highlighted.
Besides lack of access to early intervention and treatment because of the lack of widespread awareness about this rare phenomenon, the cost of treatment where it is available is often prohibitively expensive.
The run is Uniting the world against rare diseases.
Surya Kiran aircrafts colluded. 2 of the surya kiran hawks have crashed into each other during a practice session prior to Aero India Show 2019.
The team of Surya kiran has been a eye catch in different aero shows. Recently the team upgraded from Kiran Air craft to Hawk.
The crash took place in the air space near Nitte Meenakshi Engineering College. 2 aircrafts colluded with each other.
The report of one pilot dead is confirmed. He is Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi. He was unable to eject after the collision. Remained in the craft as it went down.
The LCA is the world’s smallest, light weight, multi role combat aircraft. The Tejas has been designed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). The aircraft is an advanced fly by wire fighter aircraft with state of the art avionics. the aircraft structure comprises of a large amount (more than 50%) of composites.
45 squadron ‘Flying Daggers’ is the first squadron of the IAF to be equipped with LCA. The aircraft is capable of carrying BVR missiles, precision guided bombs and EW pods.
Author: Rajesh Pandit, Professor at IIM, Bengaluru.
Dear Soldier,While you have been defending the nation and the motherland without asking for anything in return, the man in the mirror is posing some serious questions to me in the backdrop of recent tragic incident. Question is “Do I deserve your supreme sacrifice?”.
I am an integral part of a nation where corruption is systemic. If not actively, I tolerate and in fact, softly celebrate the corrupt practices by passivity. I will not be surprised to soon discover the handy work of more than a few corrupt people living in this country being behind the enemy getting access to 100s of kilos of RDX. In the best case scenario, I may even discover that this corrupt person perhaps didn’t know the actual intent behind the accumulation of such large quantities of ammunition. Anyway, I will defend my actions with “Kuch lenge nahi to jindagi chalegi kaise?”, “Mehangaayi bhi to itni badh chuki hai”, “Uparwaale ko pahunchaanaa hai” and the list will go on.
Please don’t be shocked if I am part of the debate on one of the national TV channels attributing the incident to significant difference between haves and have-nots, inflation, ambition, left-right ideology, number of such incidents that took place in the past regime vs current regime. Frankly, the man in the mirror asks me, if I will care for you beyond this. Will I have the tiniest amount of your courage to stand against the officer asking me for a bribe next time? Will I have the guts to show him the picture of 40 of my soldiers who laid down their life due to a similar irresponsible act by another citizen of my country?
The criminals you are fighting against have every bit of information about me and you. They have access to sophisticated systems. I am willing to share the last inch of information on my body and soul with an unknown system that is monitoring every act of mine. However, if the state takes a step to link all the citizen information, I have a serious reservation to the same. Privacy of my information is more important than providing intelligence to you that can help identify enemies within. The fear of the state misusing the intelligence to create trouble for the political opponents is legitimate. Will I and the state that is my representative earnestly go all out in bringing that confidence among its people so that we share the necessary information from which our enemies stick out like sore thumbs against whom you can take a decisive action? It is better that you don’t know my response.
I have also started blaming the neighbouring country. Yes – Indeed we are unfortunate to have some treacherous neighbours. It is important to teach them a lesson and make them pay for the 40 brave lives. However, I am wondering if I am using this as an excuse to not take a closer look at myself at the same time. Please know that I don’t like following rules. Right from breaking all the traffic rules like driving on the wrong side, breaking the traffic signal, not standing in line in virtually any place, to urinating openly everywhere, I have scant respect for rules. In the name of caste, religion, language, faith…oh, give me a coin that has two sides…I can get into a serious conflict with my own countrymen and not think twice before harming someone. Will the incident of losing the best of my 40 men trigger the crucial change in my thinking?
I don’t like the inconvenience of being subjected to security checks in my own country. It is a different matter that I laud such efforts on a foreign soil. It is slowly coming to light that we even forced you to remove some of the security checks that you had placed for your own safety in the very place where the incident took place and that was in name of civilian freedom. When will I save you from my pettiness to gain political advantage?
Before concluding, I would like you to know that I am neither right, nor left. I am right at the centre lost in thoughts on how to face a child of a soldier. I did light a candle last night and pledged some money to financially support the families of the brave men.
Is this sufficient?
Symbolism does have its importance. Time taken out to light a candle at least helped me reflect deeply. Is this sufficient unless I changed myself drastically in my daily life to create a favourable atmosphere that will help in preventing a similar incident in future? An atmosphere that will make you feel proud of defending me with your life!
Dear Solider, this incident has helped me realize how blessed I am to have my defender in you. Now, I promise that I will relentlessly work towards becoming worthy of that defender. Jai Hind!
BBMP Budget 2019 – was presented yesterday. Chairperson of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance S.P.Hemalatha presented the BBMP Budget 2019 with an outlay of Rs.10687.79 crore.
BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) :
The BBMP is the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and some infrastructural assets of the Bengaluru metropolitan area. It is the fourth largest Municipal Corporation in India being responsible for a population of millions in an area of 741 km.
Proposals in BBMP Budget 2019 :
Rs 1186 crore for garbage disposal.
Rs 2247 crore for road development were allotted
in the budget.
BBMP’s Budget has
allocated Rs 5 cr to install machines to purify Bengaluru City’s air.
Rs.2 crore allocated
for a tree census
Establishment of 2
nurseries in each zone at a cost of Rs.3 crore
Rs.375 crore to pay
salaries for conservancy workers
Rs.375 crore for
maintaining city’s cleanliness
Rs.110 crore for developing
areas around waste management units
Rs.3 crore for new
wards, Rs.2 crore for old zone.
Proposal to amend
Sec.110 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1976 to enable levy of
property tax on schools and colleges.
Proposes to conduct
total station survey of 100 high value revenue generating properties.
Proposes an It-BT
corridor at a cost of Rs.125 cr.
Allocated Rs.3 crore for preparing a project report.
Rs.42 crore for
maintenance of arterial and sub-arterial roads, installation of reflectors,
road markings, pot hold filling and road safety.
Proposal to convert Church
street, Commercial street and Brigade road into pedestrian roads.
Rs.60 cr. Allocated under
Mahalakshmi Scheme, where every girl born in all 24 BBMP Maternity hospitals between
April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 will be gifted with 15 year Maturity bonds of
Rs. 1 lakh.
Rs.75 cro, for
welfare of differently abled persons
Rs.1.50 crore for
study tour of BBMP students and Rs.1 cr. for BMTC bus passes.
2 of BBMP’s mortgaged
properties will be released this year.
schemes – BBMP Budget 2019:
The BBMP Budget 2019
also allocated Rs.30 cr. For setting up of Reverse osmosis plants in localities
where SC/ST people are residing in large numbers.
Rs.12 crore was
announced for the mid-day meal scheme for civic workers. Rs.100 cr. Is been allotted for improving he
habitual conditions of people working in burial grounds. The budget includes Rs.19.80 cr. For women-centric
A cash incentive of Rs.25000 to 150 SSLC toppers and Rs.35000 to II PUC toppers.
Medical Welfare schemes in BBMP Budget 2019 :
Different medical welfare schemes were announced in BBMP Budget 2019. They include :
Dialysis centres at
all the assembly constituencies. A grant
of Rs.25 cr. is made for this purpose.
patients with free stents at a cost of Rs.4 crore.
Up-gradation of many
maternity and referral hospitals
Kidwai and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases at a cost of Rs.10 crore.
Overall the BBMP Budget 2019 was a Please-all surplus budget.
BCCI talks with IPL franchises to manage their workload during the course of T20 bash. Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary admitted that the franchises have diverse views on the matter.
We have shortlisted 18 players and we will rotate them before selecting the final World Cup squad – MSK Prasad – Selective Committee Chairman
The team announced for One day and T20 series, the engagement with Australia starts February 24 with the first T20 International in Visakhapatnam.
KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya makes to the list, after Coffee with Karun
After loosing New Zealand Rohit Sharma will continue to be Vice Captain, while Mr.Jasprit Bumrah makes to the team, Mayank Markande leg-spinner from Punjab makes to the list.
World Cup starts from May 30th.
Karthik Out Rishabh Pant in the List
Dines Karthik was criticized for his on-field decision-making during the final T20 International against New Zealand Hamilton. Dinesh Karthik refused a single when Krunal Pandya was on a rampage at the other end. India lost by four runs.
Rishabh Pant is young and performing better and his confidence will give him an opportunity to prove himself and may get a ticket to play World Cup 2019
Bengalureans joined hands in thousands to show solidarity. The whole city mourned pulwama brave-hearts by coming together and light candles.
The city came together irrespective of age and profession,
joined hands on 15th February with the nation in paying their last
respects to the slain CRPF jawans.
In the deadliest attack on security forces in
Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on 14th Feb. when
their convoy was targeted by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed
Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
Social Media – Bengalureans mourn:
Social Media played an important role in joining the Bengalureans. A Whatsapp message went viral around saying “we are all doing this—–so kindly in your balcony today @ 8 PM light 3 candles to show our support of strength to jawans n their families”…
With different social media platforms abuzz with the messages with candlelight marches, thousands of Bengalureans came out in support.
Peaceful demonstration by Bengalureans :
Bengalureans including Traders, shop owners, students, professionals, theatre groups, RWA’s, NGO’s, women, celebrities and film fraternity held peaceful demonstrations around the city showing solidarity.
Candle march vigils took place at different party of the city to mourn the death of our security personnel at Pulwama.
Bengalureans demanded immediate retaliatory action against
the terrorist organisation.
Places of demonstration :
Bengalureans had a candle march at World War I memorial (Brigade road – Residency road junction). Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar blocked the main road as a mark of protest. A RWA group from Bellandur is planning a protest on Sunday, 17th February.
Students and stuaf from IISc, Benglauru marched from the main
building to swimming pool road and back. They lighted candles to express their solidarity.
Many schools paid their tributes to the soldiers by
observing silence during the morning prayers.
The Traders Association of Chickpet demonstrated at Town-hall in the evening. People gathered at Freedom Park, Dr.Rajkumar Memorial and stood in silence for minutes.
no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear
record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land
they honored.” – Daniel
Hina Jaiswal, 27 years old created history on 15th February by becoming the 1st female flight engineer to be inducted by the India Air Force (IAF). She broke the taboo of what until last year was the IAF’s men-only clubs.
She was commissioned in the IAF’s engineering batch in 2015. Hina Jaiswal completed her course at the IAF Station in Yelahanka.
As a Flight Engineer, Hina would be posted to operational
helicopter units of the IAF.
In the unit, she would be routinely called to operate in demanding
and stressful conditions.
During the six-month course, Hina trained with her male
counterparts, displaying commitment and dedication.
Hina Jaiswal’s achievements :
She has served as Chief of firing team. Hina Jaiswal has served as a battery commander in a frontline surface to Air missile squadron before selected for the course.
Hina Jaiswal has achieved the feat of 1st female
flight engineer by successfully completing he course at 112 Helicopter unit.
Education – Hira Jaiswal :
Hira Jaiswal did her schooling from
Chndigarh. She completed her B.Tech from
She was the first woman officer in the IAF to apply for the flight engineer’s course when when was posted at Jamnagar.
The course includes grueling training. She displayed unflinching commitment,
dedication and perseverance to reach the feat.
Further postings of Hina Jaiswal :
Jaiswal, in her new role, will be posted at IAF’s operation
helicopter units. She will serve in “demanding and stressful conditions from
the icy heights of the Siachen glacier to the seas of the Andamans.
A flight engineer is an important part of aircraft’s crew
and requires specialized skill set to monitor and operates its complex systems.
Te IAF started commissioning women in the officer cadre in
1993 and now inducts them as pilots in various streams.
The Ministry of Defence has reportedly also dedicated an entire day of Aero India 2019, starting next week, to women in the armed forces. 0U
Temporary hoardings will be used by the BBMP for Aeroshow 2019 ads. The High Court has given the consent to use 100% non-PVC materials.
High Court permission to use Temporary
The Karnataka High court on 14th February allowed the civic body to allow Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.(HAL) to put temporary hoardings. The hoardings are for the Aeroshow 2019 from February 15 to 25 at the selected locations.
The hoardings will provide information
to the public and participants about the show. The Aeroshow
India 2019 will start from February 20 to 24.
It was made clear by the BBMC to the
High court that the hoardings are not for any commercial advertisements. The hoardings will provide information about
the global event.
Court’s specifications to use of
temporary hoardings :
The High Court of Karnataka has made
it clear to HAL that it should use only wooden structures for temporary
hoardings/display. The publicity/information
materials printed should be only on 100% cotton materials. It should be free from any plastic materials.
An undertaking has been given by HAL
and BBMP in this regard to the court. The
court has also given permission for putting up of signages. The temporary hoardings will be at different
locations to guide the public and participants to reach the venue.
Presence of Nodal Officer :
The High court has given directions to
the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), who will be the nodal officer. The nodal officer will be monitoring
complains about the instances of defacing the city.
Temporary hoardings – guidelines to
The high court has directed the HAL to
remove all the temporary hoardings, including the wooden structures and display
materials. This should be done soon
after the event ends on February 25.
HAL should submit a compliance report
to the BBMP about removal of all temporary hoardings and signages.
Places where temporary hoarding will be
HAL had sought permission to put
temporary hoardings at:
e-buses introduction delayed by BBMP. The delay was due to minister of Transport D.C.Thammanna. The minister views that the vehicles be bought instead of lease, as per the tender finalization by the previous government.
Centre’s ultimatum – e-buses:
The Central Government
on 14th Feb. issued an ultimatum to the Bangalore Metropolitan
Transport Corporation (BMTC) to issue supply order to the bidder. The last day
to induct e-buses is 28th February.
Failing which, the BMTC will miss out on the Rs.74.8
crore subsidy sanctioned for the initiative.
The deadline for FAME India (Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric vehicle in India) scheme, Phase 1 will be expiring on March 31, 2019.
Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Mr. Ajay Kumar Gaur wrote
to the Karnataka Government stating to “issue supply order to the bidder
positively by February 28th 2019, failing which, the subsidy would
be withdrawn and the BMTC will have to refund”.
The Centre has asked
the BMTC to refund the incentive amount amounting to Rs.17.95 crore. This amount is already been released by the
Centre for the e-buses project.
e-buses – Olectra Greentech:
It was in February that Hyderabad based e- buses manufacturing company Olectra Greentech had won the bid for procuring 80 electric buses. The bidder, according to the tender condition, had agreed to operate the buses in six months.
Olectra’s cost will be Rs.37.5 per km. to operate A/c e-buses
and Rs.24.5 per km. for non-A/c e-buses under lease.
Bengaluru’s public transport undertaking was
among the 11 Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad that were
selected for 40-60% subsidy from the union government.
This was under the FAME (Faster Adoption and
Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles) India scheme instituted by
Department of Heavy Industries (DHI).
PPP Model – e-buses :
Due to lack of resources, funds and technical expertise, the BMTC chose to
operate electric buses under a PPP model. Each electric bus costs about Rs. 1.6 crore.
Accordingly, the corporation will pay Rs.37.50 per kilometre to the private operator in addition to providing a conductor. The operator will invest on operating buses and its maintenance.
The BMTC operated India’s first electric bus on a pilot basis for three months in 2014. But decided to abort the idea of running them on its own as the corporation found these buses are expensive and difficult to maintain.
BMTC’s views on e-buses:
The officials of BMTC stated that leasing of e-buses would
cost less. It will be Rs.60.86 per km.
compared to purchasing them at Rs.84.71 per km.
The non-familiarity with e-bus technology is a major challenge to the BMTC.
Terror attack again on the Indian brave hearts. 44 CRPF personnel were killed and many others severely injured in a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack.
The suicide bomber rammed his explosive-loaded vehicle into
a paramilitary bus carrying CRPF personnel on the Srinagar-Jammu National highway on 14th
Highlights of Terror attack :
The Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility
for this cowardly attack.
The terrorist driving a suicide vehicle was
identified as Adil Ahmad From Kakapora in Pulwama.
The bus was blown up on Kashmir-Srinagar highway
in Awantipora area of the district.
2547 CRPF personnel were travelling in a convoy
of 78 vehicles
Explosion heart 10 km away
Terror attack facts :
A total of 44 CRPF men belonging to various battalions were travelling in the vehicle when their vehicle was ambushed. All the 44 were killed.
Police identified the attacker as Adil Ahmad Dar who joined
Jaish in 2018.
Terror attack claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed :
Jaish-e-Mohammed is a Deobandi jihadist group
active in Kashmir. The group’s primary motive is to separate Kashmir from India
and merge it into Pakistan. It has carried out several attacks primarily in the
Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
It was founded in 1998 by Masood Ahmed.
Its headquarters are at Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
objective of the JeM is to liberate Kashmir and merge it with Pakistan.
However, it projects Kashmir as a “gateway” to the entire India,
whose Muslims are also deemed to be in need of liberation. After liberating
Kashmir, it aims to carry its jihad to
other parts of India, with an intent to drive Hindus and other non-Muslims from
the Indian Subcontinent.
List of brave
hearts martyred in the terror attack :
were from every religion, caste, creed and religion. What united them was that they were INDIAN.
The names of CRPF jawans traveling in the bus that was under terror attack in kashimir are :
HC/DVR Jaimal Singal, 76 BN, Vehicle Driver
HC/GD Naseer ahamad, 76 BN, COMDR
CT/GD Sukhvinder Singh, 76 BN, Escort
CT/GD Rohitash Lamba, 76 BN, Escort
CT/BUG Tilak Raj, 76 BN, Transients
CT/GD Bhagirath Singh, 45 BN, Transients
CT/GD Birendra Singh, 45 BN, Transients
HC/RO Avadesh Kumar Yadav, 45 BN, Transients
CT/GD Nitin Singh Rathor, 3 BN, Transients
CT/GD Ratan Kumar Thakur, 45 BN, Transients
CT/DVR Surendra Yadav, 45 BN, Transients
HC/GD Sanjay Kumar Singh, 176 BN, Transients
HC/GD Ramvahil, 176 BN, Transients
CT/BUG Brahmanchandra, 176 BN, Transients
CT/GD Belkar Thaka, 176 BN, Transients
CT/GD Shyam Babu, 115 BN, Transients
CTV/GD Ajit Kumar Azad, 115 BN, Transients
CT/GD Pradeep Singh, 115 GN, Transients
HC/GD Sanjay Rajpoot, 115 GN, Transients
CT/cook Kaushal Kumar Rawat, 115 GN, Transients
CT/GD Jeet Ram, 92 BN, Transients
CT/HM Amit Kumar, 92 BN, Transients
CT/BUG Bijay Kumar Morya, 92 BN, Transients
CT/GD Kulwindersingh 92 BN, Transients
HC/GT Vijay Soreng, 92 BN, Transients
CT/GD Vasanth Kumar VV, 82 BN, Transients
CT/GD Guru.H., 82 BN, Transients
CT/GD Subham Anirang.G. 82 BN, Transients
CT/GD Amar Kumar, 75 BN, Transients
CT/DVR Ajay Kumar , 75 BN, Transients
CT/WC Maninder Singh, 75BN, Transients
CT/GD Ramesh Yadav, 61 BN, Transients
HC/GD Rarshana Kumar Shau, 61BN, Transients
HC/GD Hem Raj Meena, 61 BN, Transients
HC/GD Babu Shantra, 35BN, Transients
CTD/GD Ashwani Kumar Shau, 35BN, Transients
CTD/GD Pradeep Kumar, 21 BN, Transients
CTD/GD Sudhir Kumar Banshal, 21 BN, Transients
CTD/GD Ravinder Singh, 98 BN, Transients
H/GD M.Bashumatary, 98 BN, Transients
CT/GD Mahesh Kumar, 118 BN, Transients
HC/GD N.C. Gunjar, 118BN, Transients
We at Bangalorean.com extend our deepest condolences to the brave hearts. May the soul be at Peace. We Pray that God grant the strength to the family.