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

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.

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

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.

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

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.

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

06 Jul 2021

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.

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

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.

Mysterious noise akin to explosion rattles Bengaluru

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.

Kasturirangan pens his story of public and professional journey

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.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects suburban rail project in Bengaluru

25 Jun 2021

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.

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

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.

Bengaluru Urban number one among districts in nationwide vaccination drive

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.

Karnataka hails NGT order closing proceedings against Mekedatu project

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.

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

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.

Gopichand announces national badminton scholarship program in Bengaluru

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.

Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna no more

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.

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

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.

Oxygen Express carrying 98 tonnes of medical oxygen reaches Bengaluru

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.

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more

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.

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

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.

Three more held in connection with illegal telephone exchanges

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.

HDFC Bank deploys Mobile ATM in Bengaluru

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.

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

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.

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

11 Jan 2021

#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.

Bengalureans delighted with the launch of Gem Selections, Koramangala

27 Oct 2020

Bengalureans delighted with the launch of Gem Selections, Koramangala

Gem Selections, India's biggest gemstones brand launched its first store in Koramangala, Bengaluru on September 25, 2020.

21-year-old student dies of cardiac arrest during ramp walk practice

20 Oct 2019

21-year-old student dies of cardiac arrest during ramp walk practice

In a mysterious incident, a 21-year-old MBA student died while practising for a ramp walk at her college in Peenya, Bengaluru, the police said.

Bengaluru: Google Maps-powered 'dynamic traffic signals' are now active

31 Jul 2019

Bengaluru: Google Maps-powered 'dynamic traffic signals' are now active

The worst thing about Bengaluru, as many of you may have already heard/noticed, is its traffic.

Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport

24 Jul 2019

Now, travel paperless at Bengaluru Airport

In what comes as good news for fliers, passengers boarding from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru can now travel without having to present any travel documents.

Rs. 60L: This is Google's offer to this 22-year-old engineer

28 Jun 2019

Rs. 60L: This is Google's offer to this 22-year-old engineer

Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are some of the world's biggest tech companies, and several aspire to join them.

Now, fly from Bengaluru to Mysuru in just 55 mins

29 May 2019

Now, fly from Bengaluru to Mysuru in just 55 mins

People traveling between Bengaluru and Mysuru will soon be able to their destination in just 55 minutes.

16-year-old develops an app to help people cope with OCD

17 May 2019

16-year-old develops an app to help people cope with OCD

Whether it is Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory or Danny Tanner of Full House, both the characters are made fun of for exhibiting Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

This 23-year-old visually impaired woman has scored 92% in PUC

10 May 2019

This 23-year-old visually impaired woman has scored 92% in PUC

Recently, 23-year-old Vaishali from North Karnataka made it to the news for completing her pre-university or PUC examinations with 92% marks.

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

21 Apr 2019

Karnataka: Cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore found inside spare tire

The Income Tax Department on Saturday seized cash worth Rs. 2.3 crore in Karnataka from a car, which was transporting the cash to Shivamogga and Bhadravathi from Bengaluru.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 weekend getaways from Bengaluru

15 Apr 2019

#TravelBytes: Top 5 weekend getaways from Bengaluru

Need a break from the crazy city traffic, the maddening crowds, and not-to-mention, another week at your desk job?

23-year-old man kidnapped for fourth time by disgruntled employees

12 Apr 2019

23-year-old man kidnapped for fourth time by disgruntled employees

Bengaluru Police recently arrested three people, Sanjay, Niranjan and Rakesh, for abducting their former employer, Sujay SK.

Bengaluru: Congress leader, Khushbu Sundar, slaps youth for misbehaving

11 Apr 2019

Bengaluru: Congress leader, Khushbu Sundar, slaps youth for misbehaving

Actress-turned-politician, Khushbu Sundar, slapped a youth during a Congress rally in Bengaluru yesterday.

This Bengaluru woman has written 700+ exams for the differently-abled

17 Mar 2019

This Bengaluru woman has written 700+ exams for the differently-abled

Pushpa NM is the real life hero Indian education system needs.

Bengaluru gets pilot air purifier at Hudson Circle by BBMP

02 Mar 2019

Bengaluru gets pilot air purifier at Hudson Circle by BBMP

In its recent budget, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), had announced that it will be spending Rs. 2.5 lakh/purifier on installing air purifiers across various junctions in the city.

Bengaluru's famous Karachi Bakery forced to cover 'Karachi' by mob

23 Feb 2019

Bengaluru's famous Karachi Bakery forced to cover 'Karachi' by mob

In wake of the Pulwama attack, people in India have been expressing their hate and anger for Pakistan quite visibly. And, naturally so.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

12 Dec 2018

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.

Porn-addicted man accuses wife of acting in clip, tortures her

06 Dec 2018

Porn-addicted man accuses wife of acting in clip, tortures her

Married life is tough to maintain.

Bengaluru: 'Connection' between law intern's sexual-harassment, death to be probed

30 Nov 2018

Bengaluru: 'Connection' between law intern's sexual-harassment, death to be probed

A probing team has sent two mobile phones and laptop of a law intern, who died on Saturday, for forensic examination to found link, if any, between the sexual harassment charges she leveled and her death.

Bengaluru: It's either emptying pockets or jail-term for footpath riders

22 Nov 2018

Bengaluru: It's either emptying pockets or jail-term for footpath riders

After multiple campaigns, drives and even steps like cancelling licenses failed to curb the menace of footpath riders, Bengaluru Police has now decided on a sterner action.

Karnataka: Man, abandoned by son, dies of cardiac arrest

30 Oct 2018

Karnataka: Man, abandoned by son, dies of cardiac arrest

A 76-year-old man whose son abandoned him on the Pune-Bengaluru highway died due to cardiac arrest at the Dharwad District Civil Hospital on Saturday night.

Bengaluru: Principal hacked to death while taking class

15 Oct 2018

Bengaluru: Principal hacked to death while taking class

In a shocking incident, a school principal was hacked to death by a gang of six members on Sunday, while he was holding a special class for students of Class 10.

Bengaluru: Newly-elected Deputy Mayor dies of cardiac arrest

05 Oct 2018

Bengaluru: Newly-elected Deputy Mayor dies of cardiac arrest

The Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru, Ramila Umashankar, today died due to a cardiac arrest, barely a week after being elected to the post.

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

06 Sep 2018

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

Bengaluru: Bald man sues salon, as hair treatment didn't work

03 Sep 2018

Bengaluru: Bald man sues salon, as hair treatment didn't work

Baldness is a concern for all, and when we come across advertisements promising hair re-growth within a stipulated (and impossible) time-frame, hopes get kindled in us.

Blanket-ban on smoking in Bengaluru's bars, restaurants, pubs soon

30 Aug 2018

Blanket-ban on smoking in Bengaluru's bars, restaurants, pubs soon

Soon pubs, restaurants, cafés and bars in Bengaluru will have a blanket ban on smoking, as per a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) circular.

Why Bengalureans ran out of their homes yesterday?

17 Aug 2018

Why Bengalureans ran out of their homes yesterday?

Yesterday around 3PM, residents of West and South Bengaluru were in for a shake, literally!

Bengaluru Police solves 105 cases with one arrest

08 Aug 2018

Bengaluru Police solves 105 cases with one arrest

Bengaluru Police claimed recently to have cracked a stunning 105 cases of theft with the arrest of a seasoned chain-snatcher in June, TOI reported.

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

04 Aug 2018

Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

"Hooliganism has to be the last thing in Bengaluru," thundered Karnataka HC Chief justice yesterday, while taking serious note on the attack on BBMP workers and officials who were removing illegal hoardings in Ramamurthynagar on Thursday.

Bengaluru: This woman chose noodle packets to smuggle drugs

03 Aug 2018

Bengaluru: This woman chose noodle packets to smuggle drugs

Whether noodles contain lead is still under debate, but for this Bengaluru-based woman, it contained drugs too.

Bengaluru: Samaritans fight India's hunger problem through community fridges

01 Aug 2018

Bengaluru: Samaritans fight India's hunger problem through community fridges

In a country where 3,000 children die every day due to malnutrition, community fridges are a heartwarming idea.

After Yamraj, Lord Ganesha now prods Bengalureans to wear helmets

30 Jul 2018

After Yamraj, Lord Ganesha now prods Bengalureans to wear helmets

Last week a pot-bellied Lord Ganesha was seen roaming on Bengaluru streets, a fortnight after Yamraj's visit to the city.

Beware! After bank-accounts, cyber hackers are now targeting your webcams

29 Jul 2018

Beware! After bank-accounts, cyber hackers are now targeting your webcams

Cyber frauds are passé. The latest cyber-crime is webcam-hacking.

Bengaluru's oldest inscriptions found in Hebbal?

28 Jul 2018

Bengaluru's oldest inscriptions found in Hebbal?

Till recent times, Hebbal, a historically-pregnant city located in northern endpoint of Bengaluru, was known to house Hoysala inscriptions dating back to 1300 AD.

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

27 Jul 2018

Bengaluru:Woman loses Rs. 16,000 while trying to save Rs. 317

A Bengaluru-based woman got the biggest shock after she made a payment of Rs. 317 mistakenly and while trying to retrieve it, lost Rs. 16,000 to hackers.

After tough 8-hr surgery, Bengaluru docs restore accident-victim's hand

21 Jul 2018

After tough 8-hr surgery, Bengaluru docs restore accident-victim's hand

On July 9, doctors of Hosmat hospital in Richmond Road, Bengaluru, got a challenging case: a road accident victim, who had a severed leg and detached arm.

Bengaluru metro network to get another station, courtesy Infosys

20 Jul 2018

Bengaluru metro network to get another station, courtesy Infosys

IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation will soon add a station to the Bengaluru metro network, as per an agreement between the company and BMRCL.

Colombian gang, who had robbed Karnataka bureaucrat's house, busted

18 Jul 2018

Colombian gang, who had robbed Karnataka bureaucrat's house, busted

A gang of five, including a woman, was arrested for a series of burglaries they allegedly carried out in Bengaluru last month, said police commissioner T Suneel Kumar.

Bengaluru: IPS officer in viral kissing-video replaced, no posting yet

17 Jul 2018

Bengaluru: IPS officer in viral kissing-video replaced, no posting yet

A video showing Bengaluru SP (Rural) Bheemashankar S Guled kissing a married woman has brought much shame to the state government and police force.

Deepika Padukone, NASA swear by this Bengaluru home-based baker's cookies

16 Jul 2018

Deepika Padukone, NASA swear by this Bengaluru home-based baker's cookies

She's a cosmetic scientist, but her love didn't lie in studying manufacture of perfumes, makeup and shampoos.

Bangalore Golf-Club maybe shifted after ball enters CM's premises again

15 Jul 2018

Bangalore Golf-Club maybe shifted after ball enters CM's premises again

When HD Kumaraswamy was the Karnataka CM in 2006, a golf ball flew from the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) and landed in his residence.