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19 Jul 2017

Bengaluru: 3 foreigners arrested with cocaine worth Rs. 7 lakh

Central Crime Branch investigators caught three foreigners -a Nigerian, a Briton and a Mozambique- red handed and recovered six grams of cocaine worth Rs. 7.5 lakh from them at NGEF Layout, Byappanahalli, Bengaluru.

Seven cellphones, one iPhone, two passports were also recovered.

The cops were deployed in plain clothes and were aware about drug trade at NGEF layout.

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CM: State flag proposal has nothing to do with polls


CM: State flag proposal has nothing to do with polls

After BJP criticized the government's decision to design a state flag and called it a 'politically driven decision', Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that the decision has nothing to do with 2018 Assembly polls.

"Elections are due in April-May, not now or tomorrow or next month. If BJP wants to oppose it, let them openly state Karnataka should not have a flag," he said.


CCTV footage shows Sasikala getting VIP treatment in prison

It seems AIADMK leader VK Sasikala continues to get special treatment in the Bengaluru Central Jail even after DIG Roopa blew the whistle on her.

In the latest CCTV footage, Sasikala is seen not wearing jail uniform and carrying a shopping bag inside the prison.

A source from jail said that a 150 feet corridor with five prison cells has been allotted for Sasikala.

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Karnataka to get moderate to heavy rainfall from July 18-22


Karnataka to get moderate to heavy rainfall from July 18-22

Farmers in rain starved areas heaved a sigh of relief after Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre's (KSNDMC) week-old prediction of showers from July 18-22 became reality with some districts receiving moderate to heavy rainfall.

"Farmers in Ballari and Davanagere have reason to celebrate as they had only received isolated showers till now. From Tuesday onwards, they can expect good rainfall," KSNDMC scientist said.


Bengaluru NGO wants more women, transgenders to pursue agriculture

Badaku Community College run by NGO Samvada is looking for cis-women and transgender persons to apply to its Sustainable Agriculture course.

"We have been trying to get more cis women and transgender persons interested in organic farming and organic produce entrepreneurship. These communities too have a right to have their own land and start their own businesses," Ramesh, course-in-charge said.

Breast cancer gene mutations three times higher in India


Breast cancer gene mutations three times higher in India

Genomic profiling and bioinformatics company Strand Life Sciences revealed through its findings that prevalence of BRCA (Breast Cancer) gene mutations is three times higher in Indian population than in western countries.

"We recommend that relatives of a patient be tested in order to be aware of their cancer risk predisposition, thus allowing them to take necessary measures." said Dr Sudhir Borgonha, Strand Life Sciences.

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