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Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

02 Nov 2022


Engineering student sentenced to 5-year imprisonment for celebrating Pulwama attack

A special Bengaluru court sentenced an engineering student to a five-year jail term for making disparaging Facebook posts about the Pulwama attack, ANI reported.

20 Oct 2022


Heavy rains lash Bengaluru, leave trail of damaged vehicles, roads

Heavy rains in Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, on Wednesday disrupted normal life as several areas witnessed severe waterlogging.

10 Oct 2022


Bengaluru: 4-month-old road caves in partially, Congress corners BJP government

A portion of a service road built as part of the busy Kundalahalli underpass—inaugurated merely four months ago—in East Bengaluru caved in on Sunday, creating a sinkhole a few meters wide.

25 Sep 2022

Air Force

Bengaluru: 27-year-old Air Force cadet found dead; six officers booked

Six Air Force officers have been charged with murder in Bengaluru, police said, after a 27-year-old cadet trainee was found dead on the college campus, NDTV reported.

22 Sep 2022


Love in the middle of traffic: Bengaluru couple's epic story

An unconventional love story that unfolded amid Bengaluru's traffic jam is winning millions of hearts on social media.

15 Sep 2022


Rain waterlogs Bengaluru yet again as anti-encroachment drive continues

Rainfall lashed Bengaluru once again this week leading to waterlogging in certain areas of the tech capital.

14 Sep 2022


Bengaluru floods: Wipro, Prestige, Eco Space among high-profile encroachers' list

The Karnataka government has begun an assessment of the recent disastrous floods in Bengaluru with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) identifying encroachers who occupied drains.

12 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Doctor runs 3 kilometers amid traffic to perform surgery

Stuck in the infamous Bengaluru traffic, a doctor getting late for a crucial surgery decided to leave his car behind and ran three kilometers to reach the hospital on time.

05 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Heavy rains leave city waterlogged, disrupt traffic

Torrential rains lashed Bengaluru on Sunday night, leaving many roads and residential areas waterlogged with people wading through knee-deep water.

14 Aug 2022


Man slits wife's throat at court after deciding to reunite

In a heart-wrenching incident, a man allegedly killed his estranged wife by slitting her throat with a large knife at a family court in Karnataka, NDTV reported.

12 Aug 2022


This Swiggy delivery executive on crutches wins the internet

The life of a delivery person can be unimaginably tough.

03 Aug 2022


Here's what the new signboard in Bengaluru's Whitefield area means

Bengaluru Traffic Police have the reputation of being rather prompt with their response on social media regarding doubts and questions on road safety and signboards.

13 Jul 2022


Bengaluru: Man spotted working on laptop while riding a bike

Known as the start-up capital of India, there is no dearth of jobs in Bengaluru. However, the increase in work pressure and deadlines has taken a toll on people's mental health.

27 Sep 2021


Three-story building in Bengaluru comes crashing down

A three-story building collapsed in Bengaluru's Wilson Garden on Monday at around 11:40 am.

22 Sep 2021


Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

06 Sep 2021


Schools reopen for Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka

Schools reopened for students of Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka on Monday, with COVID-19 protocols and standard operating procedures in place.

03 Sep 2021


Bids invited to setup Rail Arcade at Bengaluru, Chandigarh stations

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) on Friday said it has invited bids for setting up and maintaining a "Rail Arcade" at the Bengaluru's Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station and Chandigarh Railway Station for a period of nine years.

27 Aug 2021


Woman held with synthetic drugs weighing 1kg in Bengaluru

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday said that it arrested a woman with African connection, carrying synthetic drugs weighing a kilogram in Bengaluru.

25 Aug 2021


IAF Chief flies sortie in IOC LCA Tejas

Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew in an initial operational clearance (IOC) standard Light Combat Aircraft Tejas during his visit to Bengaluru, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

24 Aug 2021

Venkaiah Naidu

Why pizza, burger when we have Ragi Mudde?: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged people to avoid junk food and follow traditional Indian food, for maintaining good health.

ISRO seeks proposals for analysis, utilization of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data

The Indian Space Research Organization has come out with an "Announcement of Opportunity" (AO) seeking proposals toward scientific analysis and utilization of data from all experiments of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.

17 Aug 2021


Afghan students in Karnataka worried about their future and family

Many Afghan students who are studying in Bengaluru and Dharwad are worried following the Taliban asserting control over their home country.

05 Aug 2021


IMA Ponzi scam: ED raids ex-Karnataka minister, Congress MLA's premises

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted searches against former Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig and a Congress MLA in connection with a money-laundering investigation into the alleged Rs. 4,000 crore IMA Ponzi scam, officials said.

28 Jul 2021


Syndicate Bank branch fraud: Assets worth Rs. 5 crore attached

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has attached assets worth about Rs. 5 crore in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to alleged fraud in a Syndicate Bank branch in Bengaluru.

27 Jul 2021


Yediyurappa supporter allegedly dies by suicide, caretaker CM expresses grief

Expressing "grief" over the alleged suicide of a supporter pained by his resignation, Karnataka's caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said ups and downs are common in politics, and appealed to his followers that their regard toward him should not go to its extremity.

20 Jul 2021


Bengaluru hospitals that handled COVID-19 patients to be felicitated

Hospitals in Bengaluru which handled COVID-19 patients will be felicitated by Kauvery Hospital to acknowledge the efforts of the frontline warriors who have played a big role in the fight against the pandemic.

14 Jul 2021


IT department surveys Bengaluru company; detects Rs. 880cr hidden income

The Income Tax Department has detected "concealment" of Rs. 880 crore income after it surveyed the Bengaluru premises of a leading manpower service providing company, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Tuesday.

13 Jul 2021


Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday once again asserted that the state has got every right to implement the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery and will start the work, despite objections from neighboring Tamil Nadu.

08 Jul 2021


Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

With PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducting four new faces from Karnataka into his Ministry, and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanda Gowda resigning ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the state's representation in the Union Council of Ministers now stands at six.

07 Jul 2021


CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed officials to prepare the action plan for the Mekedatu project at the earliest, which is vital for the state, said the state's Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

06 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Bengaluru Tech Summit: PM Modi, Kamala Harris to be invited

PM Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris will be invited to the Karnataka government's flagship annual event Bengaluru Tech Summit-2021 (BTS-2021) from November 17-19.

05 Jul 2021


Karnataka Unlock 3.0: Religious places, restaurants, malls open from today

With the Karnataka government further easing restrictions under "Unlock 3.0" effective from Monday, life seems to have returned to normalcy as shops, restaurants, malls, private offices, and religious places began operations in full swing.

03 Jul 2021


Mysterious noise akin to explosion rattles Bengaluru

A mysterious noise like that of an explosion rattled southern parts of the Bengaluru urban district, parts of Ramanagara district, and Hosur in neighboring Tamil Nadu on Friday sending people into a tizzy.

29 Jun 2021


Kasturirangan pens his story of public and professional journey

Veteran Space Scientist K Kasturirangan has shared the story of his public and professional journey in different capacities spanning over five decades.

25 Jun 2021

Ministry of Railways

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects suburban rail project in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday inspected the progress of the ambitious suburban railway project in Bengaluru.

24 Jun 2021


Kala Nidhi-2021, a fundraiser concert for pandemic-hit musicians, begins Friday

Bengaluru South MP BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Thursday announced Kala Nidhi-2021, a fundraiser concert for arts by artists on social media platforms from June 25 to June 27.

22 Jun 2021


Bengaluru Urban number one among districts in nationwide vaccination drive

Bengaluru Urban stood number one among districts in the country in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday, by administering 2,09,256 doses, while Karnataka stood second among states by administering 10.36 lakh doses, Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

19 Jun 2021


Karnataka hails NGT order closing proceedings against Mekedatu project

The Karnataka government on Friday welcomed the National Green Tribunal's decision to close on its own, proceedings based on a media report against the ambitious Mekedatu project and said the project would be started soon.

18 Jun 2021


Petrol breaks Rs. 100 barrier again, this time in Bengaluru

Bengaluru on Friday became the third metro city in the country to see petrol price cross the Rs. 100 per liter mark after fuel prices were raised yet again.

17 Jun 2021


Gopichand announces national badminton scholarship program in Bengaluru

Indian badminton head coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday announced a national scholarship program at The Sports School in Bengaluru.

17 Jun 2021


Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna no more

Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday due to multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest, family sources said. He was 71.

16 Jun 2021


Bengaluru records less than 1,000 COVID-19 cases after two months

For the first time in two months, Bengaluru logged less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, as Karnataka on Tuesday reported 5,041 fresh infections and 115 deaths, taking the tally to 27.77 lakh and the toll to 33,148.

15 Jun 2021


Oxygen Express carrying 98 tonnes of medical oxygen reaches Bengaluru

The thirty-fifth "Oxygen Express" carrying 98.09 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), in six cryogenic containers has reached Bengaluru, the South Western Railway said on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2021


Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah died on Friday due to COVID-19 related ailments, sources close to him said.

11 Jun 2021


Bengaluru: Honeywell sets up critical care center for COVID-19 patients

Honeywell on Friday announced that it has established a critical care center at Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the city.

11 Jun 2021


Three more held in connection with illegal telephone exchanges

Two people, who helped the kingpin Ibrahim Mullatti obtain hundreds of SIM cards using the fingerprints of innocent people, and a Hawala operator have been arrested in connection with the illegal telephone exchanges in the city, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said on Thursday.

26 May 2021


HDFC Bank deploys Mobile ATM in Bengaluru

HDFC Bank has deployed Mobile Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to assist customers during the COVID-19 related restrictions in Bengaluru.

01 Mar 2021


Bengaluru: 97-year-old first to get COVID-19 vaccine in city

A 97-year old man became the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru as the drive for inoculating the general public got underway in Karnataka on Monday.

11 Jan 2021

San Francisco

#CreatingHistory: Air India's all-woman crew flight lands in Bengaluru

Creating history, Air India's longest flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru with an all-woman crew landed in the city on Monday.

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