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 Husband strangles wife to death goes live on TV9 to confessImage for representation: Pixabay
news Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:35

Husband strangles wife to death, goes live on TV9 to confess

Despite the reduction in fuel prices Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation there won’t be cut in prices. Ramalinga Reddy, Transport minister, cited mounting losses on operations in both the organizations as the reason for not planning any reduction in fares.  Read more from The Hindu.

The prices of flowers have gone up in Bengaluru because of the Varamahalakshmi and Onam festival coming together on the same day. Although rise in prices of flowers during festivals is a common occurrence, this year the prices have gone up by 25% owing to the lack of rains in the flower cultivating regions. Read more.

 In a bizarre incident, after strangling wife to death, the husband went straight to TV9 channel to make a live confession on Thursday night. The couple have been married for ten years and have three children. Read more in the Bangalore Mirror report.

On Thursday afternoon a fire broke out at the Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) building in Chota Maidaan in Shivaji Nagar. The Hindu reported that, over 35 fire-men took an hour to douse the fire. As a precautionary measure a fire tender has been stationed in the area to take care of any minor fire incident from the embers.

Around 2500 Jains in Bengaluru took out a procession from Jain Basti in Chickpet to Freedom Park in protest against the High Court’s declaration of the “Sallekhana” ritual as illegal. The Jain leaders told the Deccan Chronicle that they would also submit a memorandum to the Governor expressing their protest against the court verdict.