The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs5.00 lakh (Rupees five Lakh only) on The Town Co-operative Bank Ltd., Hoskote, Karnataka, for violation of Reserve Bank’s directives on loans and advances to directors, their relatives and firms / concerns in which the directors are interested.
Hoskote is 27kms from Majestic Railway station, and today it can be considered to be part of Bangalore. As it lies at the intersection of NH-4 and NH-207 it is a busy town with both resident and floating population.
In modern history, Hoskote finds mention as the site of the Battle of Ooscota (22 August 1768) during the First Anglo-Mysore War.
Some places of tourist interest : –
- The annual Karaga and the Avimukteshwara Jatre are held in April–May (Chaitra-Poornima) when more than 10,000 people gather
- Avimukteshwara, Varadaraja and the Vithoba temples in the old fort area
- Kote anjaneya swamy temple which is about 800 years old.
- The town also has shrines of Nagather pet Kashi vishweshwar (Nagareshwar), Kashivishweswer & PrasanaRameshwar at Brahaman Street, Maravva and Venugopala. Other temples include the popular Saibaba Mandir and the Panchamukhi Vinayaka Temple.
- There are four mosques in the town. In a private garden near the fort is a Dargah ascribed to Saballi Sab Ali Sab, who is said to have lived about 200 years ago.
- Hoskote Mission of Mar Thoma church is one of the oldest Mission organization in this area, which was started in 1946.
- Other places to visit close by are Kaiwara ( Chintamani Taluk, 40 km from Hoskote on the Chintamani road), Shivarapatna ( Malur Taluk, known for its rich culture of sculptors and sculpting ) and Chikkatirupathi ( 27 km, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a mini replica of the famous temple in Thirumala )
- The Dhrupadamma Karaga was started by Ancestor people of Hoskote before Bangalore karaga. Vannikula religion people will celebrate this festival grandlly
- Farmers arrive to talk about buying wet waste (thehindu.com)