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Bengaluru school in trouble for forcing costly books on students

31 May 2018

Bengaluru school in trouble for forcing costly books on students

Going against rules, Baldwin School in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar had asked parents to buy books from particular vendors for the new session.

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

31 May 2018

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

Bengaluru to get Asia's biggest brewpub this month!

30 May 2018

Bengaluru to get Asia's biggest brewpub this month!

When Bengaluru-based Ajay Gowda won the Times Food Restaurateur of the Year award in January, he laid out some pretty exciting plans in front of us.

Nipah scare enters Karnataka: Three cases suspected in Bengaluru

30 May 2018

Nipah scare enters Karnataka: Three cases suspected in Bengaluru

The Nipah scare has now entered Karnataka. Three suspected cases have been reported in the last two days in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru dustbins in trouble: 500 go missing, some vandalized

29 May 2018

Bengaluru dustbins in trouble: 500 go missing, some vandalized

Even dustbins aren't safe in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru: IIT-Delhi grad held for stealing high-end cameras worth lakhs

29 May 2018

Bengaluru: IIT-Delhi grad held for stealing high-end cameras worth lakhs

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Bengaluru for conning several people by taking their high-end cameras and zoom-lenses on 'rent' and selling those online.

Bengaluru: Man attacked by crocodile, dies bleeding from severed leg

28 May 2018

Bengaluru: Man attacked by crocodile, dies bleeding from severed leg

A Sunday outing turned traumatic for the friends and family of a 52-year-old man, who died of bleeding post a crocodile attack.

Bengaluru: Vagabonds arrested for molesting techie, assaulting her friend

28 May 2018

Bengaluru: Vagabonds arrested for molesting techie, assaulting her friend

Two vagabonds were arrested yesterday for allegedly molesting and assaulting a techie and her friend in Bengaluru recently.

Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

25 May 2018

Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

Even as a new government comes to power, Bengaluru is becoming 'power-less'.

Baiyappanahalli triumphs Kempegowda, becomes Bengaluru's busiest metro station

22 May 2018

Baiyappanahalli triumphs Kempegowda, becomes Bengaluru's busiest metro station

In just 7-years, Bengaluru's Namma Metro registered a whopping 12-times increase in daily ridership, with Baiyappanahalli scoring the maximum daily footfall at 28,300 passengers.

Bengaluru teen to cycle 980kms to raise awareness about bullying

20 May 2018

Bengaluru teen to cycle 980kms to raise awareness about bullying

One in every three children gets bullied in India, which creates a permanent blotch in the kid's psyche. Many a times, the afflicted children don't speak out, fearing backlash.

Bengaluru Metro Union may go on strike from June 4

19 May 2018

Bengaluru Metro Union may go on strike from June 4

Bengaluru metro services may be affected from June 4, as Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) employees' union has threatened an indefinite strike from thereon.

Bengaluru's neighbor Shimogga features in Swachh Survekshan-2018, courtesy this man

18 May 2018

Bengaluru's neighbor Shimogga features in Swachh Survekshan-2018, courtesy this man

Though Bengaluru has failed to find a spot in the recently released Swachh Survekshan 2018, one man from its neighboring district, Shivamogga has made Karnataka proud.

Bengaluru girl nails NIFT exam, comes 2nd nationally

17 May 2018

Bengaluru girl nails NIFT exam, comes 2nd nationally

When the NIFT entrance exam results got declared recently, Bengaluru had a reason to rejoice.

Woman to High Court: Strike down government order, allow organ-donation

17 May 2018

Woman to High Court: Strike down government order, allow organ-donation

A 48-year-old woman has appealed to the Karnataka High Court to strike down a government order that is preventing her from donating one of her kidneys to a family friend.

Bengaluru: Home-schooled boy to represent India in International Informatics Olympiad

16 May 2018

Bengaluru: Home-schooled boy to represent India in International Informatics Olympiad

Among the four students who would represent India in this year's International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), one participant stands out.

New tip for Bengalurean nerds: No vote, no complaints, okay?

15 May 2018

New tip for Bengalurean nerds: No vote, no complaints, okay?

They were the ones who protested when Bellandur Lake caught fire, emphasizing that this cannot be the fate of the other lakes in Bengaluru.

Summer of '18: Bengaluru received double than normal rain

14 May 2018

Summer of '18: Bengaluru received double than normal rain

Bengaluru is known as the 'air-conditioned' city of India, not without any reason.

In just 7yrs, Bengaluru's population has swollen by 43%

12 May 2018

In just 7yrs, Bengaluru's population has swollen by 43%

Bengaluru's population has increased by 43% over past seven years, from 84L to the current 1.2cr.

Bengaluru boy's incredible graph: From selling vegetables to nailing SSLC

11 May 2018

Bengaluru boy's incredible graph: From selling vegetables to nailing SSLC

When parents face hardships in life, they ensure their child has a comfortable future.

58-year-old Bengaluru man traveled 200kms to save a stranger's life

10 May 2018

58-year-old Bengaluru man traveled 200kms to save a stranger's life

For this 35-year-old, Shridhar Bindiganavile will always be a messiah who saved his life.

Defying 80% disability, this Bengaluru boy scored 94% in Class-X

10 May 2018

Defying 80% disability, this Bengaluru boy scored 94% in Class-X

A 16-year-old Bengaluru boy scored 94% marks in SSLC examinations.

Karnataka polls: The Malleswaram candidate is two ex-presidents' grandson

09 May 2018

Karnataka polls: The Malleswaram candidate is two ex-presidents' grandson

The grandson of former presidents Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and VV Giri is in the fray this time in the Karnataka polls.

Karnataka polls: Highest number of critical polling stations in Bengaluru

09 May 2018

Karnataka polls: Highest number of critical polling stations in Bengaluru

With 1,595 critical polling stations, Bengaluru has the highest number of such stations in Karnataka, which has a total of 12,001 critical ones.

Have 6-years+ experience? Head to Bengaluru, get paid Rs. 11.1L/annum

08 May 2018

Have 6-years+ experience? Head to Bengaluru, get paid Rs. 11.1L/annum

Bengaluru pays a mid- or senior-level professional the highest with the annual average CTC hovering around Rs.11.1L, followed by Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.

Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

08 May 2018

Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

In a first, AirAsia will start a daily flight connecting Bengaluru with Surat from June 1 this year, the same month it completes 4 years in the business.

Bengaluru students to get 4 extra marks, if parents vote

07 May 2018

Bengaluru students to get 4 extra marks, if parents vote

Bengaluru schools are attempting to change the image of the city infamous for its low voter turnout.

Now, you can apply for driver's license and turn organ-donor

07 May 2018

Now, you can apply for driver's license and turn organ-donor

If victims of fatal accidents pledged to donate their organs, India would have toppled Spain from being the world leader in organ donation by now.

To ensure maximum voter turnout, Karnataka gets holiday on May-12

05 May 2018

To ensure maximum voter turnout, Karnataka gets holiday on May-12

In order to ensure maximum voter participation on May 12, Karnataka government has declared a holiday for all government offices, banks, government and private educational institutions.

Bengaluru man held for flashing at woman aboard metro train

05 May 2018

Bengaluru man held for flashing at woman aboard metro train

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Bengaluru after a woman accused him of sexually harassing her.

Restrictions on alcohol sale in Bengaluru till Karnataka polls

03 May 2018

Restrictions on alcohol sale in Bengaluru till Karnataka polls

Karnataka elections being just 9 days away, the atmosphere in the southern state is tensed and pulsating.

Ever-increasing congestion woes: Bengalureans take almost 1hr to cover 16kms!

03 May 2018

Ever-increasing congestion woes: Bengalureans take almost 1hr to cover 16kms!

Close on the heels of the Uber-commissioned Boston Consulting Group report that termed Bengaluru as one of the worst congested cities in India, comes another report putting India's Silicon Valley in the dock.

Machine capable of storing liver for 24-hours enters India

01 May 2018

Machine capable of storing liver for 24-hours enters India

In a revolutionary medical development, doctors in a Bengaluru hospital were able to assess the donor's liver before the transplant, a first in Asia.

Bengaluru's modified Baiyyappanahalli railway station to overhaul travel for locals

01 May 2018

Bengaluru's modified Baiyyappanahalli railway station to overhaul travel for locals

If all goes according to plan, the expansion work of Bengaluru's Baiyappanahalli railway station should be over by June, South Western Railways (SWR) says.

Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!

28 Apr 2018

Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!

Newspapers, all-purpose flour or maida, stencil and jute strings: that's all they need to make 100% biodegradable dustbin liners or garbage bags.

Kathua, Unnao rapes: IIM-Bangalore professors write to Modi demanding justice

28 Apr 2018

Kathua, Unnao rapes: IIM-Bangalore professors write to Modi demanding justice

"Your Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign hope has repeatedly been trampled upon," reads a letter by IIM-Bangalore professors, addressed to PM Narendra Modi in the wake of the Kathua and Unnao rapes.

The Queer Muslim Project is coming to Bengaluru

26 Apr 2018

The Queer Muslim Project is coming to Bengaluru

Homosexuality is haraam (sin) as per mainstream Islamic idea, but that has not stopped Delhi man Rafiul Alam Rehman to attempt and create a safe space for his Muslim queer friends.

Bengalureans get water through ATMs? Read on to know more

26 Apr 2018

Bengalureans get water through ATMs? Read on to know more

Braving long queues and scorching sun, Bengaluru resident S.Sebastian stood in front of the ATM near his Vasant Nagar house.

Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

25 Apr 2018

Bengaluru facing power-outage since days. Time to pay up, BESCOM?

If Bengalureans get paid for unscheduled power cuts, as Delhiites, they'd be crorepatis by now.

After winning case, these Bengalureans showed BWSSB who's the boss!

25 Apr 2018

After winning case, these Bengalureans showed BWSSB who's the boss!

It's not easy to win a case against a government agency, but around 40 Bengaluru residents put up a sustained fight for two years and won a case against BWSSB.