BDA official gets police cover after death threats
Mar 20, 2014
Source : The Times of India

 

BANGALORE: The threat from the underworld is no longer restricted to the rich and real estate businessmen. A senior official of the Bangalore Development Authority was given police protection after he claimed his life is under threat.

"Soon after the December 21 ,2013 shootout at Ankola, Uttara Kannada district, in which a BJP functionary cooperative leader RN Naik was killed, there were shock waves along the entire coastal belt of Karnataka where the underworld had left a terror trail in the past. Among the prominent underworld men here are Bannanje Raja of Udupi, who is reportedly hiding in Dubai and Ravi Pujari, whose exact location from where he operates is still a mystery for state police," said a senior home department official.

The security to the senior BDA official follows threats from Bannanje Raja who claims to control his outfit BR International in India with nearly 1000 henchmen. From time to time, Ravi Pujari demads protection money from real estate businessmen in the state, especially those in the coastal region, Bangalore and Mumbai.

"We sought a gunman for the BDA official who holds a crucial post in the civic agency and also the brother of RN Naik after he received several threat calls. We asked the state intelligence department to extend security to him and as per instructions, a city armed reserve (CAR) constable drawn from its headquarters on Mysore Road has been deputed," home department officials said.

 

Latest Realty News

Costlier housing
Mar 20, 2014
BANGALORE: Property prices in Indian cities witnessed a modest rise in 2013, lagging Asian peers. Prime residential property values rose by about 6 per cent in Bangalore, helped by a pick-up in demand, according to a report by global real estate consultant Knight Frank. Growth was even lower in Mumbai and Delhi, at 3 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively. This is much lower than the 13.5 per cent average increase in real estate prices in the Asia-Pacific region during the year.
New Metro line set to push realty in region
Mar 14, 2014
BANGALORE: For the residents in west and north Bangalore, March 1 was a special date. The 10-km Metro line comprising Reach III and IIIA networks, from Sampige Road up to Peenya, began operations. The ‘green line’ with 10 out of 24 stations in operation presently, will connect residential, commercial as well as industrial areas in the region and have a significant impact on real estate.
Jerry Rao’s realty firm forays into mid income homes
Mar 14, 2014
BANGALORE: Jerry Rao promoted Value and Budget Housing Corporation (VBHC), which is known for its affordable homes, is foraying into mid income housing category with a new project in Bangalore.
Bharathi hits Bangalore roads in her luxury cab
Mar 11, 2014
BANGALORE: Bharathi Veerath is Google-funded luxury cab service Uber's first woman driver.Veerath took Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw for a spin in her brand new Ford Fiesta and received a pat for her driving skills. "Great to see Uber getting women drivers on board -- just met Bharathi, a very confident n safe driver. All the best!" Shaw tweeted after the joyride in the Biocon campus.
Sobha bag awards at CIDC Vishwakarma 2014
Mar 11, 2014
BANGALORE:Realty major, Sobha Developers Ltd. has been bestowed with three prestigious awards at the 6th CIDC VISWAKARMA Awards 2014, which was held on Friday, 07th March 2014, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
It’s no lottery: BDA doubles flat rates
Mar 11, 2014
BANGALORE: After sites, it’s now the turn of flats. Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has arbitrarily jacked up the prices of flats by almost 100%-200%, spiking the common man’s last hope of owning a dream home in the city.
Bosch Ltd bets big on energy service business through investments in green buildings
Mar 10, 2014
BANGALORE: Bosch Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the world's biggest supplier of car parts, plans to earn more revenue from its energy solutions business as the company prepares to make it among the three leading players in the country by 2020 and help the company expand its business in the non-auto business.
BDA to invite applications for 5,000 sites soon
Mar 08, 2014
BANGALORE: Keeping his budget promise, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) would call for applications for 5,000 sites in Kempe Gowda Layout by the end of March.
Apartment owners wake up to a demolition
Mar 08, 2014
BANGALORE: It was 6.30am on Tuesday and many residents of Sobha Garnet, an apartment complex on Outer Ring Road, were asleep when a huge commotion outside woke them up. There were bulldozers, a police vehicle and media at daybreak outside their apartment. The compound wall, they were informed, was on encroached land and therefore had to be razed down.
10 Detained For Realtor’s Murder
Mar 07, 2014
BANGALORE: The city police on Wednesday detained and questioned 10 people in connection with the murder of realtor C Srinivas, the husband of BBMP councillor Manjula Devi.

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's