With the abolition of entry tax in Karnataka and the implementation of GST from July 1, both diesel and petrol prices dropped by almost Rs. 3/litre. Diesel in Karnataka is now the cheapest in South India.
Diesel cost was Rs. 54.23 per litre while the cost of petrol was Rs 64.24 per litre in Bengaluru on Saturday.
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Bengaluru: Iconic 'The Pub' shuts down
Following the Supreme Court's order of banning alcohol sale within a 500-metre distance of National Highways, Bengaluru's iconic 'The Pub', which was first to set up shop on Church Street in 1968, has finally shut down after all these years.
Additionally, the future of 741 bars and pubs hangs by a thread now with the SC's order.
Golden Gate signs $300 million deal with Chinese infra company
Real Estate group Golden Gate Properties and Chinese construction giant CNTC have joined hands to build residential projects, marking the entry of a Chinese company into Bengaluru's realty sector.
They signed a $300 million deal.
While Golden Gate will acquire land and get timely approvals, CNTC will bring in the technology to build the housing projects.
CNTC has constructed the iconic Shanghai Tower.
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Police arrest Bike-lifters who learnt tricks through online videos
Police arrested four vehicle lifters who trained themselves in stealing motorcycles by watching online videos.
A police officer said, "Following a rise in two wheeler thefts in Parappana Agrahara, we collected CCTV footage from the crime spots. One such clip showed four youths stealing a parked bike. Recently, our team spotted one of them and followed him."
28 motorcycles were recovered from them.
Bengaluru to get new road-cum-rail flyover at Silk Board Junction
Bengaluru's BBMP and BMRC joined hands and mutually agreed to share the cost of building an integrated flyover and metro track from Silk Board Junction to Ragigudda temple to decongest the traffic movement by 2020.
The elevated road, which would cost Rs. 800 crore, will serve as a deck for the upcoming Metro interchange stations coming at both the traffic junctions.
Karnataka Assembly assures Kannada editors will not be arrested
Karnataka Assembly speaker assured the High court that the two editors of Kannada tabloids will not be arrested.
The Speaker would re-examine the breach of privilege notice again on the condition that both of them appear before him personally.
Journalists Ravi Belagere and Anil Raj were sentenced to one-year jail term by state assembly for writing 'defamatory' articles against few MLAs.