8.00 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a press conference in the evening and said he was awaiting a reply from the PMO. He defended Water Resources Minister MB Patil and the legal team headed by senior counsel Fali S Nariman. Siddaramaiah said that the opposition was merely creating trouble. He pointed out that Nariman headed the legal team even when Eshwarappa was a minister. Life across the state has resumed as is normal. No major untoward incident occured although there was violence reported from some places. A few people attempted to kill themselves but are safe and recovering.
6:00 Metro services yet to resume. BMRCL PRO Vasanth Rao said that they are waiting for police clearance.
5:40 Karnataka limps back to normalcy. Bus, autos begin to ply on roads.
2.58 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah writes to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to call a meeting of the states which share the Cauvery water - Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
2.55pm Bengaluru resident Prabhu (30) of Cholarapalya stabbed himself in the stomach at Freedom Park, Bengaluru. He has been rushed to the hospital.
2.43 pm Farmer Ramegowda (58) jumped to the river at KRS, Fire Department personnel rescued him and took him to the hospital. He hailed from Chandregrama village.
1.40 pm Police lathicharged protesters at KRS dam in Srirangapatna, Mandya district. Thousands of protesters attempted to lay seige to the dam.
12.17pm thousands of people at Town Hall, Bengaluru, to demand that release of water to Tamil Nadu be stopped.
12:10: Massive protests in Bengaluru: Kannada activists and film industry come together on #KarnatakaBandh
11:55: Tamil channels blocked on most cable networks in Bengaluru
11:50: Kannadiga protesters gather in huge numbers at Town Hall in Bengaluru
11.45 am Actor Jaggesh dares Tamil Nadu to take water from its own Mettur dam
11.45 am Actor Shruti at Town Hall: “I am not an actor and you are not a farmer today. you and I are both Kannadigas. It's not just Cauvery water that flows into Tamil Nadu, but the lives of Kannadigas are being washed away.”
11.45am Vatal Nagaraj slams Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw for calling Bengaluru as “Bandhaluru”. Read the full story here.
11.40 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi must intervene immediately for Mahadayi and Cauvery, Sa.Ra. Govindu, president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce
11:15am-Members of Auto association arrive at Townhall
10:30m - Protesters gather at Town Hall in Bengaluru. Members of Veera Kannadiga Sangha in huge numbers
10:00am - Friends of APJ Abdul Kalam is organizing anna daana (meals) by doing Ganesha puja at Sunkadakatte, Vigneshwar Nagar. Santosh, one of the organisers, said: "We are doing Ganesh pratishtapane. The anna daana is part of that. We will pray that Ganesha grants more sense to Jayalalithaa, and that she will not ask for Cauvery water; they will also pray that KRS dam is filled with more water." The immersion of the idol will be done on Sunday.
They have constructed makeshift tents on 5th Cross, APJ Abdulcalam Road in Vigneshwar Nagar and are cooking food, including sweets, enough to feed about 1,500 people.
9:30am - Protests in Hassan and Ramanagara districts, black flags shown in Gadag, bike rally in Attibele on TN-Karnataka border
9:20am - Images from Bengaluru
Agara Lake crossing
Koramangala Sony World Signal
9:07am - Manyata Tech Park shuts down, several techies work from home
9:00 am - IT corridor in Bengaluru faces near-total shut down
8: 54am - Extra security at CM official residence in Benglauru, to prevent protesters from laying seige
8:52am - Kolar: Kannada activists stage protests at KSRTC bus stand
8:47am - Jaya Karnataka activists protesting outside Bengaluru city station.
8:42am - Sa Ra Govindu, Film Chamber President, distributing jalebis and biscuits at the Bengaluru railway station, asking commuters to support the strike
8:37am - Here is the full video of the cab driver being attacked
8:30am - Karnataka Rakshana Vedike activists attack a cab driver near Majestic railway station. Cabs with kids are being spared, according to ground reports
8:24am - People have reached the Bengaluru airport far ahead of their schedule to beat the bandh. Reports emerging that there was a traffic jam at the airport at 5:30am
8:15am - Siddaramaiah appeals for peace - “We should not destroy our own property to protest the injustice meted out to us. Let the bandh proceed peacefully”
8:05am - Rozario and Veronica are from Goa. They reached Bengaluru at 6am and have been trying to get a cab since then. They were not aware of the bandh. They have to take a bus a at 9 30pm, which was booked 2 months ago. They are planning to spend the whole day outside the station.
8:02am - Transgender people join Kannada activists in Ballari
8:00am - Schools open in Bidar
7:50am - Black flags shown, tires burned in Dharwad city
7:48am - Mandya: Kasturi Karnataka Janapara Vedike activist Srinivas cuts himself, says Karnataka will give blood, not water
7:45am - Massive security arrangements in place. According to Bangalore Mirror, 36 battalions of the Karnataka State Reserve Police, 30 platoons of the City Armed Reserve, three companies of Rapid Action Force, 260 Hoysalas, water jets, and Cheetah patrol vehicles will be stationed across Bengaluru. 1000 home guards will also assist the city police.
10 companies of central forces, each with a strength of 100 have been deployed across Karnataka. In addition, following Karnataka government’s request, states like Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have sent two companies of reserve police, while Maharashtra has sent a single company of men.
7:35am - Here are some images from Bengaluru
7:25am - Bengaluru is expected to be completely shut down, we will get a clearer picture later in the morning
7:20am - Several parts of Karnataka are facing a complete shut-down over the Supreme Court ordering the state to release water to Tamil Nadu. The bandh is expected to be near-total in Mandya, Mysuru and Bengaluru districts. Read here what is expected of the bandh.