Bengaluru Karnataka News Live Updates: Former Karnataka CM S M Krishna conferred with Kempegowda International Award; protests in solidarity with Teesta Setalvad and Srikumar.


Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation Sudha Murty, former Karnataka CM S M Krishna and badminton coach Vimal Kumar from the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy have been conferred the newly instituted Kempegowda International Award by Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday. The award is instituted in the name of Kempegowda the founding father of Bengaluru to mark his 513th birth anniversary.

Meanwhile, a controversy has erupted after it came to light that a contract to supply bananas to Ananthapadmanabha temple in Kudupu on the outskirts of Mangaluru city was awarded to a Muslim trader last year. The temple authorities had given a contract to the lowest bidder to supply bananas on a regular basis needed for various sevas in the temple for a period from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022. Realising lately that the contract was given to the Muslim trader, right-wing Hindu organisations came out in protest.

In other news, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced Rs 5 lakh each as compensation to the families of the deceased in Belagavi-Gokak road accident. Seven people were killed and four others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in toppled off a bridge in Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Sunday.
According to the police, the accident took place on Belagavi-Gokak road. All of the deceased worked as labourers and were heading to their workplace in a Trax Cruiser.