Bengaluru: News

Bangalore also well-known as Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. With a population of 8.42 million, it is the third most populous city in India. Being one of the most progressive and developed cities in the country, Bengaluru is often dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India. Hub of many research centres in India, it is located on the Deccan Plateau in southern India.

IMD predicts more heatwaves, intense summer in India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will face more heatwave days in the summer of 2024.

02 Mar 2024


Bengaluru cafe blast: Suspect ordered rava idli before planting explosives

In the latest development on the blast at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Karnataka's Bengaluru, police have reportedly revealed that the accused was captured on CCTV cameras ordering rava idli at the restaurant.

01 Mar 2024


Bengaluru: 4 injured in explosion at Rameshwaram Cafe

At least four people were injured after an explosion at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru's Whitefield on Friday.

29 Feb 2024

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka government extends deadline for 60% Kannada signage rule 

The Karnataka government has granted a two-week extension for commercial establishments to comply with the 60% Kannada signage rule in Bengaluru.

20 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi taken into custody briefly, granted bail 

A local court in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday granted bail to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Mishra in 2018.

13 Feb 2024


Goa murder-accused Bengaluru CEO's mental health assessment indicates no psychopathology

The Goa Police on Tuesday informed the Children's Court that a mental health evaluation of Suchana Seth—the Bengaluru CEO accused of murdering her son—revealed no signs of psychopathology.

12 Feb 2024


Japanese traffic signal tech under trial in Bengaluru: Here's why

A traffic signal system, inspired by Japan's MODERATO technology, has been introduced at the intersection of Kensington Road and Murphy Road in Bengaluru.

01 Feb 2024


Reddit users votes for the most hyped foods in Bengaluru

In the bustling metropolis of Bengaluru, the culinary scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, reflecting the city's diverse demographics and cosmopolitan spirit.

30 Jan 2024


Karnataka: Another video of students cleaning toilet goes viral

A video showing two students cleaning toilets in a government school in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district has gone viral, triggering uproar online.

25 Jan 2024

Tamil Nadu

Multiple vehicles collide in Tamil Nadu, 4 dead

At least four people were killed in an accident involving four vehicles in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.

19 Jan 2024


PM Modi inaugurates Boeing's largest overseas tech campus in Bengaluru 

In a boost to India's aviation potential, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

18 Jan 2024


Bengaluru to face scheduled power outage on Thursday and Friday

Several parts of Karnataka's Bengaluru will face scheduled power outages on Thursday and Friday.

17 Jan 2024


Apple opens new 15-story Bengaluru office with 1,200 worker capacity

Apple has unveiled its brand-new 15-story office in Bengaluru's Minsk Square, designed to accommodate up to 1,200 employees.

17 Jan 2024


Passenger trapped in SpiceJet plane toilet for over an hour

A passenger on a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru found themselves stuck in the airplane's restroom for over an hour due to a door lock malfunction.

16 Jan 2024


Bengaluru CEO visited Goa with son week before murder: Report 

The Bengaluru-based CEO and startup founder Suchana Seth, accused of murdering her four-year-old son in Goa's Candolim, had allegedly visited the state with her kid a week before the alleged killing, the Indian Express reported.

15 Jan 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Army Day 2024: How is this year's parade different

The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, is abuzz with excitement as it is set to host a grand parade to celebrate the 76th Army Day of the Indian Army on Monday.

12 Jan 2024


Note by Bengaluru CEO may reveal motive behind son's murder

A "note" purportedly written by Suchana Seth, a Bengaluru start-up founder accused of murdering her son, was recovered by police during the probe, the Hindustan Times reported.

11 Jan 2024


Murder-accused Bengaluru CEO previously filed domestic violence charges against husband

Suchana Seth, the Bengaluru-based CEO arrested for allegedly killing her four-year-old son at a hotel in Goa, had filed a case of domestic violence against her estranged husband, PR Venkataraman.

10 Jan 2024


Bengaluru CEO killed son by smothering him: Post-mortem report

Mindful AI Lab CEO Suchana Seth smothered her four-year-old son to death during a vacation in Goa, post-mortem reports have revealed.

09 Jan 2024


Bengaluru CEO tried killing self after murdering son in Goa

Bengaluru-based Mindful AI Lab CEO Suchana Seth—who allegedly killed her four-year-old son in Goa on Monday—tried ending her life after committing the crime.

09 Jan 2024


Bengaluru CEO murders 4-year-old son in Goa, travels with body

In a spine-chilling incident, a Bengaluru start-up CEO murdered her four-year-old son in Goa and was caught traveling back to Karnataka with his body in a bag on Monday.

05 Jan 2024


Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports among the world's 5 most punctual

It's a good day for the Indian aviation industry as Cirium, a leading global aviation analytics provider, has unveiled its 2023 list of the world's most punctual airports, with two Indian airports making the top five.

Karnataka signboard row: BJP leader KS Eshwarappa defends pro-Kannada activists

Former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister KS Eshwarappa on Thursday lashed out at the incumbent Congress state government for arresting pro-Kannada activists.

27 Dec 2023


Language row: Pro-Kannada activists vandalize English signboards in Bengaluru

Pro-Kannada activists of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) on Wednesday went on a rampage in Bengaluru, tearing down English signboards and demanding that 60% of all signage be in Kannada.

25 Dec 2023


Biryani is most-ordered dish on Zomato in 2023

Zomato has released its yearly report on ordering patterns, disclosing the top three dishes that were most frequently ordered.

19 Dec 2023


10am to 5pm: Powercuts in Bengaluru till Thursday; here's why

Bengaluru residents are likely to face scheduled powercuts between 10:00am and 5:00pm until Thursday this week, Hindustan Times reported.

19 Dec 2023


Ride-hailing start-up viaDOTS plans to recruit 50,000 cab drivers

Bengaluru-based ride-hailing start-up viaDOTS announced on Tuesday that it plans to recruit 50,000 taxi drivers by the first quarter of 2024.

14 Dec 2023


Bengaluru crowned 'Cake Capital' of India by Swiggy: Here's why

Bengaluru earned the title of "cake capital" of India in 2023.

11 Dec 2023


Meet Cubbon Reads, Bengaluru's community of book lovers

There's an unmatched charm in feeling the pages of a book, inhaling the smell of it while immersing yourself in its storyline.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Heavy rain floods runway at Chennai airport

Ahead of Cyclone Michaung's expected landfall on Tuesday, heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and flooded the Chennai International Airport on Monday.

01 Dec 2023

Bomb Threat

Panic in Bengaluru as 44 schools receive bomb threats

Around 44 schools in Bengaluru received bomb threats on Friday via anonymous emails, triggering panic.

24 Nov 2023


OnePlus AI Music Festival set for December 17 in Bengaluru

OnePlus is set to host its first-ever AI Music Festival on December 17, 2023, at Bengaluru's Manpho Convention Centre.

20 Nov 2023


Drunk passenger on Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight harasses crew, arrested

A 32-year-old passenger of an IndiGo flight from Jaipur to Bengaluru was arrested for misbehaving and harassing a crew member, reports said on Monday.

16 Nov 2023


WeWork India expands with 4,000 desks in Bengaluru and Hyderabad

WeWork India has revealed its intention to expand its presence in Bengaluru and Hyderabad by adding 4,000 desks across 2.72 lakh square feet.

13 Nov 2023

Satyendar Jain

CBI seeks L-G's nod to try Satyendar Jain for 'extortion'

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly sought permission from Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (L-G) VK Saxena to investigate extortion allegations against former minister Satyendar Jain.

07 Nov 2023


Torrential rains pound Bengaluru, disrupting traffic and flooding roads 

Heavy rainfall pummeled Bengaluru on Monday as the northeast monsoon strengthened in South Interior Karnataka (SIK), resulting in widespread waterlogging and hampering rush-hour traffic throughout the city.

02 Nov 2023

Zika Virus

Karnataka: Zika virus detected near Bengaluru, fever cases being analyzed

Authorities in Bengaluru are on high alert after the Zika virus was detected in a mosquito in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka.

30 Oct 2023


Karnataka: Massive fire in Bengaluru bus depot, 18 buses gutted

A massive fire broke out at a private bus depot in Veerabhadra Nagar in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Monday, causing significant damage in the area.

30 Oct 2023


A glimpse into Bengaluru's newly opened Phoenix Mall of Asia 

The highly anticipated Phoenix Mall of Asia in Bengaluru was officially opened to the public last Friday, October 27.

23 Oct 2023

Bigg Boss

'Bigg Boss Kannada' contestant arrested on set over tiger-claw locket

Bigg Boss Kannada Season 10 participant Varthur Santhosh was reportedly arrested by the Karnataka Forest Department for wearing a "tiger claw" pendant on the reality TV show.

13 Oct 2023

Sexual Harassment

Driver spams customer with nude photos after she cancels ride

In a shocking incident, a cab driver in Bengaluru sent pornographic material to a woman after she canceled her cab booking at the last minute.

06 Oct 2023


Ola launches all-electric parcel delivery service to take on Dunzo

Ride-hailing company Ola has launched an all-electric parcel delivery service called "Ola Parcel" in Bengaluru.

01 Oct 2023


Bengaluru: New measures adopted to tackle ORR traffic congestion

Traffic congestion in Bengaluru has become a major issue for locals.

01 Oct 2023

Kannada Films

Actor Nagabhushana rams car into couple; woman dead, husband critical

Kannada actor Nagabhushana reportedly hit a couple walking on the pavement at Bengaluru's Vasanthpura Main Road and rammed his car into an electric pole on Saturday night.

29 Sep 2023


Cauvery row: 44 flights canceled, schools, colleges shut in Karnataka

Amid the statewide strike called by pro-Kannada outfits in Karnataka to protest the release of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, at least 44 flights that were scheduled to take off and land at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru have been canceled.

28 Sep 2023

Road Accidents

Bengaluru's tech corridor traffic congestion costs $15 billion annually

Traffic congestion in Bengaluru's tech corridor, which spans 17km between KR Puram and Central Silk Board, costs a whopping $15 billion per year.

28 Sep 2023


Karnataka nets Rs. 311cr in a day from property registrations

On Wednesday, the Karnataka Stamps and Registration Department reached an impressive milestone, registering over 26,058 documents and collecting a whopping Rs. 311 crore in revenue.

28 Sep 2023


3 hours for 6 km: Bengaluru ORR gridlocked after bandh

Infamous for its traffic jams, Bengaluru saw free roads on Tuesday due to a bandh over the Cauvery water dispute.

26 Sep 2023


Warehouse rent surge: Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR among top 10 APAC cities

Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR are among the top 10 cities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, with the highest increase in warehouse rent over the past 12 months.

26 Sep 2023


12-hour Bengaluru bandh as farmers protest against Cauvery water release

A 12-hour bandh has been called by the Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers' unions, in Bengaluru on Tuesday to protest the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

25 Sep 2023


Bengaluru bandh on Tuesday: What's open and what's closed

Several pro-Kannada organizations and farmer associations have called for a Bengaluru bandh (shutdown) on Tuesday to protest the Karnataka government's decision to allocate Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, per Hindustan Times.

11 Sep 2023


Bengaluru: Private transporters go on strike, traffic advisory issued

Transportation disruptions were reported in Bengaluru after the Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Associations went on strike on Monday.

09 Sep 2023


Book towns in India that every bibliophile must visit

India is home to many book towns and villages that are no less than a paradise for bibliophiles.

07 Sep 2023


Bengaluru: Woman stabs live-in partner to death after dispute

A heated argument between a couple in a live-in relationship turned deadly on Tuesday, as Renuka Basavaraju Bandiwaddar alias Rekha Gowda (34) allegedly stabbed her partner Javed (29) in their service apartment in Bengaluru.

01 Sep 2023

Street Food

Exploring delightful Indian street foods: A mini guide across cities

India's vibrant street food culture captivates both locals and tourists with its array of flavors, aromas, and textures.

29 Aug 2023


Rajinikanth revisits Bengaluru bus depot where he worked as conductor

Much before he became the "Thalaivar," Rajinikanth was a humble bus conductor, working with Bangalore Transport Services (BTS) as Shivaji Rao Gaikwad.

28 Aug 2023


Bengaluru: Engineer kills live-in partner using pressure cooker, arrested

A 24-year-old woman was reportedly killed by her live-in partner in Bengaluru, Karnataka, following an altercation over accusations of adultery on Saturday, NDTV reported, quoting police officials.

26 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

August 23 announced 'National Space Day' to mark Chandrayaan-3 success

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Telemetry Tracking and Command Network Mission Control Complex (ISTRAC), Bengaluru, early on Saturday to celebrate Chandrayaan-3's successful soft-landing on the Moon.

18 Aug 2023

3D Printing

India's first 3D-printed post office opens in Bengaluru 

India's first 3D-printed post office building was inaugurated in Bengaluru by Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw today.

18 Aug 2023


Zero Shadow Day: Bengaluru to experience fascinating celestial event today

Today, Bengaluru will experience an interesting celestial event, called 'Zero Shadow Day.'

18 Aug 2023


Zero Shadow Day in Bengaluru today: Here's what it means

On August 18, Bengaluru is going to experience a rare and extraordinary celestial event known as Zero Shadow Day.

17 Aug 2023


Convert to Islam or pay: Bengaluru sextortion racket busted

The Karnataka Police arrested a woman identified as Neha alias Mehar from Mumbai on Wednesday for allegedly running a sextortion racket in Bengaluru, IANS reported.

13 Aug 2023


Karnataka: Ruling Congress, BJP fight over contractors' pending dues

The Congress's Karnataka government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has come under fire from the opposition for allegedly holding up payments to civil contractors in the state.

11 Aug 2023

Travel And Tourism

Independence Day long weekend: 5 amazing getaways from Bengaluru

A long weekend is awaiting you with the upcoming holiday of Independence Day. This means it is an opportunity for you to plan for a long weekend trip.

10 Aug 2023


IIA scientists find unique star that defies star formation theories

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in Bengaluru have discovered a unique star, HE 1005-1439, which challenges previous understanding of star formation.

07 Aug 2023


Bengaluru's Lalbagh to have its own miniature 'Western Ghats'

Lalbagh Botanical Garden, one of Bengaluru's most popular tourist attractions, is now preparing to feature a miniature version of the Western Ghats.

02 Aug 2023

Bengaluru Police

Bengaluru: Woman raped by ex-boyfriend, his friends for a year

The Bengaluru Police has arrested a 28-year-old private school dance teacher for allegedly raping his 23-year-old former girlfriend for over a year.

02 Aug 2023

Health & Wellness

Bengaluru: 'Sack of marbles' growing on a woman's scalp removed

In an unusual surgery, doctors in Bengaluru removed a bulging growth from a woman's head that resembled a "sack of marbles."

28 Jul 2023


AMD to invest $400mn for largest design center in Bengaluru

US chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced its plans to invest around $400 million in India over the next five years to enhance its operations in the country.

24 Jul 2023


BYJU'S vacates offices in Bengaluru amid funding crunch

There is no end to BYJU'S troubles. The company has been dealing with issues on different fronts, including investors, lenders, and regulators.