bangalore bomb blasts of july 2008.

No, no. This post is not about the news. It is rather about the bloggers (like me).

I searched on Google Web: no results talking about it. Google news: no results.

I searched on Rediff and initially, there was a simple text 3 blasts rock Bengaluru; 1 killed, several injured without a link. After a few seconds, they added a link to it, which was possibly wrong. After other few seconds, they updated it to the correct one. It initially contained only this much information:

One person was killed in three blasts that rocked Bengaluru and its outskirts on Friday. Three low-intensity blasts went off at Nayandahalli, Madivala, Adugodi.

One woman was killed and several have been injured. Gelatin sticks appear to have been used in the blasts.

Further details awaited.

The interesting stuff was Google blogs, where I found the following:


Bangalore News Bomb Blasts – Serial Bomb Blasts
9 minutes ago by Sphurthy Ravindra
Atleast one person died and more detailed news is awaited. Keep watching this space for more update information on these Bangalore Serial Bomb Blasts. Also tracking this news at Bangalore Serial Bomb Blasts.
Results and Jobs – http://sphurthy.blogspot.com/

Bomb Blast in Bangalore July 25

6 minutes ago by admin
There is a bomb blast in Bangalore in two places. Madiwala and Mysore Road. Details yet to be known. This is a test post.. Bomb Blast in Bangalore.
VijayWeb.com – http://www.vijayweb.com

Multiple Bomb blast in Bangalore – India

1 minute ago by Pradeep SV

There is a multiple bomb blast in Bangalore, 1. Mysore Road and 2. Madiwala.
News says 2 dead and many injured. Mysore road is very near to my home,
hoping not much people have injured, We were thinking Bangalore is the safest place to …
Web Analytics for Business Insights and… – http://www.pradeepsv.com/blog

Bangaloreans Be Cautious! Reports of Serial Blasts!

17 minutes ago by SumitB
I appeal to all our friends from Bangalore to be cautious as television channels are reports a series of blasts (2 reported till now :Frustrati). Please be careful and report here of your well being!
Team-BHP – http://www.team-bhp.com/forum

Fuel crisis and then some

11 minutes ago by Pallavi Baruah
I am unabashedly glad that I am a woman and can get what I want just by altering my approach strategy. On a different note, I like the Aamir Khan ads that are being aired. Breaking News. Blasts in Bangalore.. !!! FISH ! …
Point of Reflection – http://www.pointofreflection.com

Banglore Blast Updates

6 minutes ago by MoneyBazaars
BANGALORE CITY TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO HEAVY BOMB BLAST — TOTAL 5 SERIAL BLAST….. PPL ASKED TO STAY AWAY FROM ROADS AND PUBLIC PLACES — POLICE WARNING MORE BLASTS IN IT PARKS !!!
MoneyBazaars – http://moneybazaars.blogspot.com/

Bangalore Bomb blast bengaluru india

7 minutes ago by Atithi
Multiple Bomb Blast in Bangalore has took place today. 1 person is reported dead. More details awaited.
India 2008 – http://indianatithi.blogspot.com/

Bomb Blast in Bangalore

9 minutes ago by Just for Fun 😉
Guys i just heard there was a bomb blast in bangalore in three places one madiwala and other nayandahalli dont know other place if it is real do leave a comment.
Need to Know – http://probedeep.blogspot.com/

Bomb blast in Bangalore

9 minutes ago by sandeshdixit
There are two blast in Madiwala and Sarjahpur Road. One man is killed .
My Weblog – http://ashq.wordpress.com

I am sure, all these must be Software Engineers (like me) :).

And Google Trends suggest this (volcanic growth for search bangalore blasts) and display this:

Google Trends - Bangalore Blasts.

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42 Responses to “bangalore bomb blasts of july 2008.”

  1. Pushparaj Says:

    PLs give the exact info. about the blast

  2. iisc Says:

    Pushparaj, please check out any of the links given on the page. I do not have any information.

  3. vasim Says:

    ya its very bad news to all Bangaloreans.. 7 bomb blasts caused more than 15 injured and 6 killed…
    wat cud be the reason behind this… and whose hand is behind this….

  4. Sasikumar Says:

    Terror hit Bangalore Friday afternoon as seven low intensity blasts ripped through different parts of the IT city. The explosions took place within a span of half an hous, starting at 1:45 pm. The sites that were targetted were Madiwala, Adugodi area, Koramangla, Hosur Road, Nayandahalli and Shivaji Nagar on Mysore Road and Langford Town.

    All the sites are located in the southern part of the city bordering Tamil Nadu, with some hosting several upmarket malls. These are fairly congested with Madiwala being one of the biggest markets of the city. The blast here took place at the bus stand.

    It may be noted that these areas are mostly the residence of refugee Tamilians and the Hosur Road in fact is a National Higway leading to Chennai.

    Speaking to media Police Commissioner Shankar Bidri said that one woman was killed in Madiwala, while there have been injuries in the other blasts.

    All the wounded have been rushed to nearby hospitals for medical aid. Some have been admitted to St John�s and Mallya hospitals.

    Elaborating on the modus operandi, the Police Commissioner said that crude bombs with timer devices were used. Iron bolts had been fixed to them and each explosion had the intensity of 1-2 hand grenades.

    The blasts are thought to be of low-intensity using gelatin sticks and cylinders buried underground.

    One blast took place near tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi�s house. However barring shattering some window panes, there was no other major damage.

    Forensic experts and bomb disposal squads have reached the targetted sites.

    The authorities have cordoned off the entire locality and sniffer dogs are being used for further clues. Mobile networks have been jammed and major artery roads have clogged due people rushing back home.

    Bidri said that the incident looked pre-planned. He also appealed to Bangaloreans not to panic as the situation was fully under control now.

    The pattern and intensity of blasts indicate the explosions were meant to cause panic rather than claim casualties. Intelligence Bureau has said that they had no prior inkling to today�s incidents.

    Meanwhile, Delhi and other Metros have been put on high alert.

    Bangalore has been on the terror target since the IISc blast that claimed a scientist as a fatality.

  5. Vinayak M K Says:

    Reports say that near St. Johns Hospital in Madivala bomb is blasted killing a lady.
    Avoid Madivala route as much as possible

  6. vasim Says:

    Some info related to the bomb blast material Gelatin…

    Gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin, is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or gun cotton) dissolved in nitroglycerine and mixed with wood pulp and sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate. Its composition makes it easily moldable and safe to handle without protection, as long as it is not near anything capable of detonating it. One of the cheapest explosives, it burns slowly and cannot explode without a detonator, so it can be stored safely. It was invented in 1875 by Alfred Nobel, who had earlier invented dynamite. Unlike dynamite, gelignite does not suffer from the dangerous problem of sweating, the leaking of unstable nitroglycerine from the solid matrix.

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  10. johana Says:

    Does anyone know the exact locations of these incidents? I know went went off on hosur road near langford town.

  11. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Says:

    Haha…either software engineers, or new media freaks like me 😀 I was in the middle of writing a post for my space about how blogs are so much more faster than mainstream news sites these days. And pretty efficient too eh?

    The first blog post I found about the blast was http://mallutalks.blogspot.com/ – even before I came across the Reuters update 😀

  12. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Says:

    And oooops…I sounded near gleeful in that last comment – I didn’t mean to. Tis a tragedy indeed. Too bad Blore had to face this.

  13. nivasan Says:

    this is horrible . there is no security in bangalore

  14. Chetan Says:

    Bangaloreans usually thought that they were safe from all type of natural calamities and other disasters.They turned their mind towards making money
    and left all other things behind them.But fortunately god has thought them a good lesson.Now they will come to know that money is not only the thing in life.Thereis something beyond that.

  15. suresh Says:

    Bomb blast is very bad it kills life .
    Plz say no to bomb

    More details on bomb blast is given in

    http://refer.110mb.com

  16. denny Says:

    plz start SAVE BANGALORE CAMPAION

  17. Need to Know Says:

    Thanks for the posting the link to my blog

    you guessed it right i am a software engineer like you

    http://probedeep.blogspot.com/2008/07/bomb-blast-in-bangalore.html

    Cheers,

  18. deltaorangelondon Says:

    Ur blog is true. I was probably one of those leading the spike in google search for Bangalore blasts. And ndtv etc had atleast 1/2 hour lag of reporting
    even now this site seems to give so much more information.
    So thanks and hope Bangalore recovers from incidents like these.

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  21. Bangaloremirror Says:

    Follow Bangalore Mirror on Twitter for updates regarding city events (including the blasts)
    http://twitter.com/bangaloremirror

  22. iisc Says:

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  23. Shine Says:

    Pattern which i could see in blasts heppend in Bangalore and Ahemadabad is both happend in BJP ruling states.If they are planning to continue this ,then next target would be MP or Himachal Pradesh.

    This could be to warn people not to support BJP since they dont support minoritie’s growth.

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  26. sandeshdixit Says:

    Lets find the reason behind the blast

    @ http://www.ashq.wordpress.com

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  28. shalini jain Says:

    These bomb blasts have made me feel extremely sad and disgraced to think that just a handful of people can enter our territory & destroy our land , take away innocent lives & destroy families.How can we tolerate this injustice .We cannot sit back & and watch these devils trying to invade our freedom ,our peace of mind.We have to prove them we are a coutry which has always fought against the wrong & WE WILL FIGHT BACK!!!!!

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