Islamic Resistance Council claims responsibility for Mangaluru blast in ‘Hindutva Temple’

Bengaluru local commuters, including those traveling in MEMU trains, complained that their trains are halted for at least 30 minutes at Whitefield station between 9.30am and 10am, during which Vande Bharat and Shatabdi Express pass through the station. They pointed out that the stopping of local trains to make way for high-speed trains has caused great “inconvenience”, especially for the working class.

On the other hand, after the train leaves Bengaluru at around 10.20 am, passengers traveling from Mysore to Bengaluru are affected, especially at stations like Ramnagara and Channapatna.

Mangaluru blast

The perpetrators of the improvised explosive device (IED) that blew up an autorickshaw in Mangaluru on Saturday had little experience in making IEDs, the Karnataka Police’s investigation into the blast has revealed.

The police identified the main explosive material used in the IED as about 500 grams of gunpowder, with potassium nitrate as the main chemical and easily procured.

Police suspect that “inexperienced people” constructed the low-intensity device citing literature on making IEDs and using readily available materials, causing the device to detonate accidentally while it was being transported.

Meanwhile, India’s IT capital Bengaluru woke up to a chilly morning on Monday with the weather agency recording a minimum temperature of 13.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest recorded for November in a decade.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Garden City recorded 25.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 13.9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature at HAL airport station was 12.5 degrees Celsius and Bengaluru International Airport station was 14.7 degrees Celsius.

The IMD said the last time the mercury dipped this low in November was on November 21, 2012 when the temperature was recorded at 13.3 degrees Celsius in Bengaluru. However, the historical record of 9.6 degrees Celsius was reported on November 15, 1967.

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