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20 Jul 2017

Bengaluru man plays guitar as surgeons 'burn' his brain

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In a rather bizarre case, 32-year-old musician played guitar on operation-table as surgeons 'burned' his brain and relieved him of dystonia.

His condition was a result of abnormal, involuntary flexion of muscles, because of rigorous use.

"This problem occurred when he tried to play instrument and real-time feedback was important to ascertain location of target," a surgeon said.

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Karnataka cabinet approves free laptops for 1.5 lakh students

Education

Karnataka cabinet approves free laptops for 1.5 lakh students

In order to encourage higher education, Karnataka government approved distribution of free laptops to students who have got admission in government medical, engineering and first grade colleges in the academic year 2017-18.

"The estimated cost is Rs. 300 crore, government aims to cover 1.5 lakh students and the criteria is their family annual income should be below Rs. 2.5 lakh," Jayachandra said.

Fraud

Sri Lankan arrested in Bengaluru is TN's most-wanted bank-card fraudster

Sri Lankan national Divyan who was one among the three arrested in cloned cards case, is Tamil Nadu's most-wanted bank card fraudster; he had been running from cops for five years.

The then TN governor had issued detention order in 2012 to have Divyan arrested.

He was caught after he committed the blunder of buying a TV with a cloned card.

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Agriculture

Rising demand of compost generated out of solid waste

Bengaluru's overflowing garbage that put BBMP and villagers at loggerheads with each other, is in more demand than ever but in a new avatar.

Ramanagara, Kolar, Bengaluru Rural etc farmers are content with compost generated from solid waste at four processing plants.

Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) joined hands with agricultural department and now sells the compost at concessional rate, cheaper than other manures.

Suicide

Karnataka Administrative officer hangs self, blames work pressure

Tahsildar of T Narasipur, B Shankaraiah, was found hanging from ceiling fan by a staff member at his official quarters.

The Karnataka Administrative officer, appointed a year ago, said in his suicide note that he was under severe work pressure and was unhappy as he couldn't get a transfer.

It is suspected that tahsildar was under pressure from sand mining mafia along the Cauvery.

Bengaluru man convicted for joining group promoting ISIS ideology

Terrorism

Bengaluru man convicted for joining group promoting ISIS ideology

A special NIA Court in Shimla held a Bengaluru youth, Abid Khan, guilty of joining a group that worked towards promoting ideology of the Islamic State (ISIS).

He has been pronounced guilty under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and judgement; quantum of punishment will be announced on July 21.

Khan was arrested for joining Junood-Ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind which works to spread ISIS ideology.

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