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26 Dec 2017


MoS Anantkumar Hegde: BJP will change the constitution

MoS Employment and Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde ruffled feathers when he announced that BJP will respect the word "secular" only because the Constitution mentions it.

25 Dec 2017


Bengaluru: Techie mysteriously goes missing; left home to meet OLX-buyer

Ajitabh Kumar, a 29-year-old Bengaluru-based software engineer, had gone missing last Monday (18 December) in a rather mysterious manner.

No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

Several petitions had been filed against the Karnataka HC's recent order quashing mandatory pictorial warnings covering 85% of tobacco packs. It put the compulsory coverage at 40%.

22 Dec 2017


Karnataka: Can the Lingayat movement be compared with Patidar agitation?

After the Gujarat battle, focus has now shifted to the Karnataka Assembly elections to be held in early 2018. This is Congress's largest remaining bastion.

HC: Reduce tobacco graphic warnings size from 85% to 40%

On 16th December, Karnataka High Court (HC) quashed the 2014 amendment rules that required graphic health warnings to cover 85% of packaging on tobacco products.

15 Dec 2017


Protesters threaten mass-suicide if Sunny Leone's New Year bash happens!

In a shocking turn of events, protests against the New Year bash of Sunny Leone continue. Members of pro-Kannada group, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene burnt posters of the actress, saying that her participation in the program is an insult to their culture.

12 Dec 2017

Aadhaar Card

Bengaluru Central Prison inmates to get Aadhaar, bank accounts

Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara prison is gearing up for a new project: issuing Aadhaar cards to its inmates.

01 Dec 2017


Bengaluru: Man rescued after 51hrs, to be booked for trespassing

In a freak incident, a Bengaluru man fell into a ditch at Karnataka's Gaganachukki waterfalls on Saturday afternoon.

28 Nov 2017


Why did this journalist change his name to 'Regret'?

India is a mysterious land: travel across the country and you will come across the most bizarre tales.

26 Nov 2017


Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah pitches for a state flag again

While inaugurating the three-day 83rd Akhil Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that those who oppose a separate state flag are disrespecting the state and language.

21 Nov 2017


Siddaramaiah's convoy blocks ambulance again, patient forced to walk

Once again, Karnataka CM Siddaramaih has managed to display his VIP mentality when his convoy blocked an ambulance, forcing a patient to walk to the hospital.

19 Nov 2017


Taking action against "killfies", a rising epidemic in India

There were 127 selfie-related deaths around the world during March'14-September'16, but that's not even the most shocking part: 76 of them occurred in India.

17 Nov 2017


Everyday 22 fined for smoking in public in southeast Bengaluru

In a bid to control smoking at public areas, nearly two dozen individuals in Bengaluru were fined everyday till mid-October for smoking in public.

16 Nov 2017


Bengaluru fourth deadliest city for motorists

This year, approximately 500 individuals have died so far navigating Bangalore's streets, making it the nation's fourth-deadliest city for motorists.

16 Nov 2017

Health & Wellness

Bengaluru: Private doctors on indefinite strike from today

About 6,000 private hospitals/clinics in Bengaluru have shut down their OPD services and elective surgeries indefinitely in protest against amendments proposed to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Bill.

16 Nov 2017

Sexual Assault

Bengaluru teen abducted, gang-raped for 10 days; four arrested

A teen girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped at a lodge in Bengaluru for 10 days, city police revealed on Wednesday.

14 Nov 2017


Bengaluru company picked by Facebook for marketing mix modelling partnership

RainMan Consulting, a Bengaluru-based marketing analytics company, has become one of the primary firms in Asia to join hands with Facebook as a marketing mix modelling partner (MMM).

12 Nov 2017


Karnataka Home Minister: Gauri Lankesh's killers will be revealed soon

Two months after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, an SIT is nearing the end of its investigation and will reveal its findings in a few weeks, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said.

11 Nov 2017


Bengaluru's own mini Niagara Falls to be ready by January

Bengaluru's famous Lalbagh botanical gardens will soon have mini-Niagara falls on its premises.

10 Nov 2017


Karnataka government approves IT employees' union, what does it mean?

At a time when India's Information Technology employees are grappling with job losses, Karnataka's massive IT-sector is going to witness some drastic changes.

08 Nov 2017


Bengaluru witnessing worst power crisis

Unscheduled power cuts ranging between 4 to 10 hours has disrupted normal life in several parts of Bengaluru.

DySP Ganapathy death case: Karnataka minister KJ George booked

In a setback to Congress in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Karnataka minister and CM Siddaramaiah close aide KJ George and two senior police officials in Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) M K Ganapathy's death case in 2016.

Two dropped cockroach in Indira Canteen meal for 'publicity', arrested

Karnataka police have arrested two men for allegedly dropping a cockroach in a meal served at Indira Canteen for 'publicity'.

21 Oct 2017


'Tourist Police' to soon make Mysuru safer for travelers

It may soon become safer to visit Mysuru, as the heritage city is set to have 'Tourist Police' to especially assist travelers.

14 Oct 2017

Prakash Javadekar

Bengaluru: Couple dead, 3 feared drowned in heavy rainstorm

Heavy rainfall in Bengaluru's Kurubarahalli and Lagere on Friday night led to the death of a couple due to a wall collapse.

13 Oct 2017

Kia Motors

Bengaluru: Bus stops to display real-time information

The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Communication (BMTC) has planned to launch digital bus-information displays at 251 bus stops in the city.

12 Oct 2017


Bengaluru: Karnataka gears up for Vidhana Soudha's diamond jubilee

Karnataka is all set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vidhana Soudha on October 25th.

Forensics: Yeddyurappa's voice confirmed in "pay-off" clip

In fresh trouble for BJP in Karnataka, the Anti Corruption Bureau has registered an FIR against BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. The Forensics Science lab (FSL) confirmed their voices in a leaked DVD where they are discussing payments made by local leaders to the party's high command.

06 Oct 2017


Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

In the latest development in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, five names associated to the right-wing Sanatan Sanstha have emerged as key suspects. Four of them have Interpol Red Notices against them for their alleged involvement in earlier crimes.

22 Sep 2017


SC allows abortion of 17-year-old Bengaluru rape victim

Two minor rape victims, a 17-year-old Bengaluru girl and a 13-year-old Delhi girl, have been permitted by the Supreme Court to abort their fetuses.

22 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: New cab-hailing app Namma TYGR launched

Namma TYGR, a cab-hailing app, is soon going to take on app-based cab services like Uber, Ola, and TaxiForSure in Bengaluru.

SC allows 17-year-old Bengaluru rape survivor to abort 24-week fetus

The Supreme Court has given its nod to a 17-year-old rape survivor's pregnancy termination, allowing the Bengaluru victim to abort her 24-week fetus.

21 Sep 2017

Cafe Coffee Day

I-T raids at premises of CCD owner VG Siddhartha

Reports have come in that the I-T department is conducting raids on several premises belonging to VG Siddhartha, founder-owner of the Cafe Coffee Day franchise and son-in-law of former Karnataka CM SM Krishna.

20 Sep 2017


Bengaluru receives 1,133mm rain till September; exceeds average annual rainfall

In the first nine months of the year itself, Bengaluru has received a rainfall of 1,133mm (until 19 September), which is much higher than its annual average level.

19 Sep 2017


Mysuru: Dasara elephant Arjuna carries 730kg weight in Vijayadashami rehearsals

One of the major attractions of Dasara celebrations at Karnataka's Mysuru is the sight of elephant Arjuna majestically walking on Raja Marga, carrying the 750kg Golden Howdah with Goddess Chamundeshwari's idol on Vijayadashami.

18 Sep 2017

Tamil Nadu

Protests against Hindi bring together activists, politicians in Karnataka

The protest against the "imposition" of Hindi in Karnataka has gone a step further with Kannada activists and politicians coming together to plan the further course of action.

18 Sep 2017

Travel And Tourism

Karnataka: Foreign tourist arrivals decline by 1 lakh since 2014

Karnataka witnessed a sharp decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting the state since 2014 due to various reasons like lack of air connectivity and basic facilities at tourist spots.

Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

Suresh, a 19-year-old medical student with a vision disability, has threatened suicide following the cancellation of his admission by Medical Council of India (MCI).

09 Sep 2017


India's first smokeless village Vyachakurahalli enters Limca Book of Records

Vyachakurahalli, India's first "smokeless village", in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district has made it to the Limca Book of Records-2017!

09 Sep 2017

West Bengal

Paytm Gold targets Rs. 1,400 crore sales in FY18

Paytm's Digital Gold is the result of a tie-up between the government-promoted MMTC-PAMP and digital payments firm Paytm, which enables it to sell 24 karats 999.9 International standard purity gold on its platform.