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  • newProhibitory orders clamped in Shivamogga town area after tension over stone-pelting incidents
    The Shivamogga district administration has clamped prohibitory orders in the Ragi Gudda area in Karnataka's Shivamogga, where tension prevailed following alleged incidents of stone pelting on Sunday, police officials said.
    - 2 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 10:30pm -
  • newGuidance value: Mangaluru builders anticipate minimum 15-30% hike
    Property prices in Mangaluru in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district are set to go up from October 1, with the Karnataka government increasing guidance value.
    - 4 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 9:16pm -
  • newActor Nagabhushana 'hits' married couple with his car, woman dies
    A 48-year-old woman lost her life, and her husband sustained severe injuries when a car allegedly driven by Kannada actor Nagabhushana hit them on Saturday night on Vasanthapura main road in South Bengaluru. Police identified the deceased as Prema Krishna, a resident of Vasanthapura. Prema and Krishna were walking on a footpath around 9:50 pm when Nagabhushana's car struck them.
    - 12 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 1:17pm -
  • newWhy is this railway underpass in Bengaluru's Panathur such a bane?
    Commuters using the Panathur railway underpass in Bengaluru are facing continuous traffic congestion with no solution in sight. The underpass, important for IT professionals due to its proximity to tech parks, has become a major bottleneck. The narrow width of the road at the underpass, lack of signals, and absence of footpaths make the daily commute a difficult ordeal. Land acquisition challenges have hindered road-widening efforts, causing traffic gridlock in the area. Despite the difficulties…
    - 14 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 10:20am -
  • newAlliance with BJP: JD(S) Karnataka president hints at quitting party
    CM Ibrahim, the state president of the JD(S) in Karnataka, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the party's alliance with the BJP. He stated that he will decide on his future course of action after meeting with like-minded individuals on October 16. Ibrahim mentioned that leaders such as Sharad Pawar and Nitish Kumar have reached out to him. He also emphasized that he would consult former prime minister Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy before making any decisions. Several JD(S) leaders have resigned…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 8:10am -
  • newCybercrooks swipe Rs 850 crore in 5,000 cases, land in Bengaluru police net
    A gang in Bengaluru has been busted for defrauding people through WhatsApp and Telegram messages, promising high returns on small investments. The gang was involved in over 5,000 financial crimes, amounting to Rs 850 crore, across the country in the past two years. The modus operandi involved luring victims to invest small amounts by promising daily profits. The police have arrested six individuals and are searching for three more suspected masterminds. 84 bank accounts linked to the gang have b…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 8:09am -
  • newBengaluru: 'Fix 36 pain points to ease traffic on ORR & arterial roads'
    The Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA) has prepared a report stating that fixing the 36 choke points on the 17km stretch of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) in Bengaluru is crucial to ease the congestion in the tech-corridor. ORRCA representatives have met with the deputy chief minister to appeal for measures to decongest the road, including keeping it in good condition, clearing encroachments, and regulating movement of heavy vehicles. The congestion on the ORR has resulted in revenue loss…
    - 19 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 5:58am -
  • newLingayats distraught under Siddaramaiah: Cong MLA
    Senior MLA and president of All India Veerashaiva Lingayat Mahasabha, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, has expressed his support for a Lingayat chief minister in Karnataka. He claims that the Lingayat community is unhappy under the rule of current CM Siddaramaiah and that Lingayat officers are not considered for prominent posts.
    - 19 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 5:33am -
  • newMan who sent threat letters to Kannada intellectuals in custody
    A right-wing activist in his late 20s has been arrested in Davanagere, India, for sending threat letters to Kannada writers and intellectuals over the past year. Shivaji Rao Jadhav, who confessed to writing to 15 individuals with what he claimed were anti-Hindu ideologies, is currently in police custody. The case was cracked by studying the handwriting and postal seals on the letters. Jadhav's arrest has come as a shock to his family, who are unsure whether it was his idea or if he was provoked.
    - 19 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 5:33am -
  • newCauvery row: Karnataka files review plea with CWMA
    The state government of Karnataka has filed a review petition with the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) against the order to release 3,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu daily until October 15. They have also requested permission to build a reservoir across the Cauvery River. The government has stated that due to insufficient rainfall, the state is facing a severe water shortage. The chief minister has held meetings with legal experts to discuss the situation and is considering establish…
    - 19 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 5:33am -
  • newK'taka: Property buyers to feel the heat as govt ups guidance value
    The government in Karnataka, India, has officially raised the guidance value for property transactions by 15-30%. The guidance value determines stamp duty and registration fees, with buyers having to pay a 5.6% stamp duty and a fixed registration fee of 1%. The increase is expected to boost government revenue and property market values. The revised guidance value will be in effect from Sunday, and some areas could see an increase of up to 50%.
    - 19 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 5:32am -
  • Kambala buffaloes from Dakshina Kannada to travel to Bengaluru
    Preparations are underway for the first Kambala event in Bengaluru, with 100 to 130 pairs of buffaloes being transported in procession from Mangaluru. The buffaloes will be transported in trucks from Mangaluru on November 23, with arrangements made for their safety, rest, and drinking water along the journey. The Kambala event will adhere to Supreme Court guidelines and will feature a 145-metre-long track. The event is expected to attract 7-9 lakh spectators and will showcase the culture and del…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 23, 10:37pm -
  • 1 dead, 2 injured as SUV rams into stationary truck in Mangaluru

    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 23, 2:46pm -
  • Cauvery water crisis overshadows other pending irrigation projects in Karnataka
    The Cauvery water dispute in Karnataka has overshadowed other significant river projects, causing delays and potential cost escalations. Despite the government's push for the Mekedatu reservoir, protests and pressure from Tamil Nadu have hindered progress. Other projects, such as the Yettinahole project, which aims to provide drinking water to arid districts, are also in need of attention. Observers criticize the government for not taking sufficient initiative and failing to bring the issue befo…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 9:31am -
  • Bengaluru: 16 AC feeder buses to link KR Pura Metro station & Silk Board
    Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) plans to operate 16 AC feeder buses between KR Pura Metro station and Central Silk Board Junction once Namma Metro's Purple Line becomes fully operational. The buses will run at a frequency of five minutes during peak hours and eight to 10 minutes in non-peak hours, benefiting tech workers on the IT corridor. BMTC also plans to provide space for bicycle parking at KR Pura and charge a fee of Rs 10 for the whole day. Another feeder route has bee…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:14am -
  • Karnataka bandh: Not one bus damaged, but most passengers stayed away
    During the recent bandh in Bengaluru over the Cauvery water sharing issue, the public transport buses were not suspended and no buses were vandalized. The BMTC operated at a reduced capacity due to poor occupancy, completing only about 3,500 schedules instead of the usual 5,600. The Namma Metro also saw lower footfall, with only 1.5 lakh people traveling on Friday compared to the usual five lakh. Both bus and metro services ran as per schedule during the bandh.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:13am -
  • Karnataka bandh: Over 1,500 protesters detained
    The dawn-to-dusk bandh in Bengaluru opposing the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu was peaceful, with no untoward incidents reported. Over 1,500 protesters were detained, but were released by evening. The police had deployed platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police and other forces across the state. Pro-Kannada activists hit the roads in the city, but there were no reports of road blockages or forced closures of businesses. Public transportation services were operational throughout the da…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 5:45am -
  • More than protests, Cauvery row needs a lasting solution: Kannada cinestars
    Kannada film stars in Bengaluru have come together to appeal for a resolution to the ongoing dispute over the sharing of Cauvery river water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The actors, including Shivarajkumar and Upendra, spoke at a protest rally organised by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, urging all parties involved to find a solution in the interest of farmers. They also emphasized that artists should not be blamed for the lack of progress on the issue and called for an end to the p…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 5:36am -
  • Karnataka told to give 3,000 cusecs, gets 12tmcft relief
    The Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) has directed Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu daily until October 15, while rejecting Tamil Nadu's plea for the release of 12.2 tmcft of backlog water. In response, Karnataka plans to challenge the decision in the Supreme Court and file a review petition before CWMA. The state argues that it cannot comply with the directive due to a lack of water in its reservoirs. The CWMA's decision comes after the Supreme Court refused to i…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 5:32am -
  • Karnataka notifies 28% GST on online gaming

    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 5:29am -

Indian Express

  • newKarnataka Govt accepts report on DJ Halli riots
    Three died in police firing on August 11, 2020; ruling BJP then accused of targeting minorities BENGALURU:  The State Government has accepted the Bengaluru urban deputy commissioner’s report on the inquiry into KG Halli and DJ Halli violence in which three persons died in police firing on August 11, 2020. The Congress government has issued a gazette notification accepting the previous BJP government’s cabinet decision ordering a magisterial probe into the violence that shocked Bengaluru.T…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 9:14am -
  • newIllegal land grant: Karnataka HC refuses to quash case against MLA
    The complaint was registered by K C Rajanna, an activist, from Kolar. BENGALURU:  Taking serious note of the alleged allotment of land to ineligible beneficiaries, including a dead person which is prima facie a ‘ghost grant’, the Karnataka High Court refused to quash the criminal proceedings initiated against Malur Congress MLA KY Nanjegowda, who was the then chairman of the Land Grant Committee, and others.Along with Nanjegowda, the petition was filed by D M Nagaraja, S Nagappa and N Lak…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 9:09am -
  • newWork on Ejipura elevated flyover in Bengaluru to resume soon
    The flyover will help avoid major traffic junctions such as Srinivagilu junction, Ejipura junction, Sony World junction, Koramangala BDA Complex junction, and Madiwala-Sarjapur water tank junction. BENGALURU: The much-awaited south-east Bengaluru’s elevated corridor project between Srinivagilu to Sarjapur Road Junction, also known as the Ejipura Flyover project is all set to resume work in 15-20 days.Transport and Endowment Department Minister and BTM Layout MLA R Ramalinga Reddy told TNSE…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 9:07am -
  • newKarnataka Minister promises 3rd stage treatment of water
    The BWSSB treats the water, while the Minor Irrigation Department takes care of channelling water to lakes, he explained. BENGALURU: Minor Irrigation Minister NS Boseraju here on Saturday promised to hold a meeting to discuss the demand to subject the KC Valley and HN Valley project waters for the third stage treatment, as second stage treated water is being released now.He was reviewing the work taken up by his department at Vidhana Soudha. Under the KC Valley and HN Valley irrigation projec…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 9:04am -
  • newMan, son held for selling expired meds in Bengaluru
    The medicines and cosmetics that had expired were restamped and supplied again to the medical shops. BENGALURU: Central Crime Branch police raided a pharmaceutical company in Rajajinagar and arrested the owner and his son for supplying expired medicines and cosmetics to medical shops, saloon parlours in the city, of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The accused used to erase the original manufacturing and expiry dates and re-stamping them before selling. Medicines and cosmetics worth Rs 1.5 crore ha…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 8:59am -
  • newKarnataka govt employees submit demands to pay panel
    They also wanted medical facilities to retired employees. BENGALURU:  The Karnataka Government Secretariat Employees’ Association on Saturday urged the 7th Pay Commission to hike their wages. The commission is headed by former chief secretary K Sudhakar Rao with retired IAS officer P B Ramamurthy, retired Karnataka State Audit and Accounts Department principal director Srikanth B Vanahalli and IA S officer Hephsiba Rani Korlapati as member-secretaries. The association also presented a report…
    - 16 hours ago 1 Oct 23, 8:59am -
  • Kambala to be held for the first time in Bengaluru on November 25-26
    "In this first ever event in the capital city, around 130 pairs of buffaloes from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kasargod and other districts will participate," said Puttur MLA Ashok Kumar Rai. MANGALURU: Puttur MLA and convenor of Bengaluru Kambala Committee Ashok Kumar Rai on Saturday said that for the first time, a day and night Kambala event will be organised in Bengaluru at the Palace Grounds on November 25 and 26.Addressing a press conference in Mangaluru after holding a meeting with Kambala b…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 23, 10:19pm -
  • Bengaluru Police bust Rs 854 crore cyber investment fraud, arrest six people
    The police have been investigating the case for the past three months, said B Dayananda, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner. BENGALURU: In probably the biggest cybercrime detection recorded in the country, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have detected online investment fraud totalling Rs 854 crore pertaining to a whopping 5,013 cases registered in 28 states and some union territories — all by a gang of nine, six of who have been arrested, while three are absconding.All the 5,013 cases…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 12:03pm -
  • Stand-up sitting down!
    Whoever has dared to bring a big show into our city has devoted an enormous amount of time untangling snafus. BENGALURU: Sometimes I miss the influx of performing arts in our ooru. Dance and song shows, art shows, book and poetry reading and a myriad of other such soul uplifting activities. When they do come, they leave in a nano-second, unsung and unheard of because of our abysmal infrastructure, the traffic snarls and lack of venues. Whoever has dared to bring a big show into our city has dev…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:28am -
  • Hot drinks for the approaching cold
    Hot cocktails have been around for centuries, and their delightful flavours and aromas are sure to warm the cockles of many a heart. BENGALURU: As the festive season approaches and temperatures start coming down, there’s nothing like a warm or a hot cocktail to infuse warmth and comfort into an evening, and also to imbibe the celebratory atmosphere. Hot cocktails have been around for centuries, and their delightful flavours and aromas are sure to warm the cockles of many a heart.One of the…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:25am -
  • Flavours from the Chettinad kitchens
    The Chettiars who were traditionally vegetarians were introduced to meat, fish, pepper, red rice and spices because of their life beyond the Chettinad. BENGALURU: Chettinad cuisine, one of the most renowned cuisines of Tamil Nadu, is linked to a community called Nattukottai Chettiar (Nagarathar) from the Chettinad (Sivagangai) region. History tells us that Nagarathars who initially lived around the modern day Poompuhar relocated inland to the hot, dry and arid Sivagangai region due to natural c…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:24am -
  • Watching a nightmare unfold
    I was just shocked that nobody did a soundcheck prior to the show. The organisers pulled a scam on the city. Everyone knows about Bengaluru’s traffic woes, it’s not new. BENGALURU: Murphy’s law Anything that can go wrong will go wrong – played out in full public view turning comedian Trevor Noah’s live standup show into a spectacle. Post the abrupt cancellation of both shows, artistes tell Dese Gowda what it takes to put together a live performanceKirtana Kumar, thespianI was just…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:19am -
  • Even after planting saplings, forest cover not up: CM Siddaramaiah
    Karnataka boasts of being number one in elephant population and number 2 in tiger population, but man-animal conflicts too are on the rise. BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the forest cover in Karnataka is a mere 20%. Even as forest officials tried to correct him that it was 22%, he said, “My information tells me it is 20%. But if you say 22%, fine. But it is still less than the norm of 33%.”He said that every year, crores of saplings are planted and this year’s tar…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 8:11am -
  • Bengaluru taxi driver’s organs give new lease of life to five
    The recipients were selected as per the waiting list and the organs were transplanted. BENGALURU: Family members of a taxi driver who succumbed to his injuries in a road accident have given a new lease of life to five people by donating his organs. The 22-year-old cab driver Madhan Kumar SV met with an accident at Dabaspet on September 24 and succumbed to his injuries.While Kumar’s liver and left kidney were successfully transplanted at Sparsh Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, his right kidney was do…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:59am -
  • Doctors point to work culture, lifestyle as major risk factors in Bengaluru
    He added that more patients are being diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease, in which plaque builds up in the wall of the arteries. BENGALURU: On World Heart Day, cardiologists point to the uniqueness of Bengaluru’s population and its work culture as reasons for the large number of heart ailment cases.Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, is noticing increased cardiac disorders, also because of the unusual working style of its professionals.“People in the IT sector are an unusual group,…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:56am -
  • Markets and malls in Bengaluru remain closed till dusk
    Similar scenes of empty roads and closed shops could be witnessed at Brigade Road and MG Road as well. BENGALURU: Various traders’ associations including Russell Market Traders Association, Brigade Shops and Establishment Association, Commercial Street Association and Karnataka Malls Association had shut their operations completely till 6pm in support of the bandh.Idrees Chaudhary, General Secretary, Russell Market Traders Association, said, the traders have always supported pro-Kannada out…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:54am -
  • Kannada film industry supports cause, 550 theatres shut across state
    The federation president NM Suresh said that, when the film industry had decided to support, it also applied to theatres and hence theatres in Karnataka were closed. BENGALURU: Members of the Kannada film industry and theatres also extended their support to the and state-wide bandh. This move comes after they were accused of not participating in the Bengaluru bandh, on Tuesday.Participating in the protest organised by Federation of Karnataka Film Chambers Of Commerce, actor Dr Shivarajkumar e…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:52am -
  • Events in Bengaluru cancelled for bandh, long weekend adds to losses  
    Inauguration of an Underground Film Club which was scheduled to be held in Indiranagar, was also postponed to end of October. BENGALURU: Several events in Bengaluru were cancelled on Friday as the city came to a standstill for Karnataka bandh. Small gatherings, music events, stand-up comedy shows and theatre shows were either postponed to next week or got cancelled.An event scheduled at the Indian Music Experience Museum by Padma Shri Pandit Ritwik Sanyal got postponed to another date, as the…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:49am -
  • Bengaluru takes part in state Bandh actively, peacefully
    Around 1,500 protestors gathered at the Freedom Park and all of them left peacefully after the protest. BENGALURU: The Friday’s Karnataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations against the release of the Cauvery water to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu was totally peaceful in the city, said police officials.Speaking to media, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner B Dayananda said that the bandh was totally incident free. Around 785 protesters who tried to hold protest rallies and proce…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 23, 7:44am -
  • CPR training must for police: Dr G Parameshwara
    Manipal Hospital launched the ‘SOS QR code’ which will be positioned at key traffic intersections and apartments for easy access during emergencies. BENGALURU: “Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training will be made mandatory for police personnel in all the 12 training academies in the state. CPR education will be made part of the school curriculum,” said Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara. He was speaking after launching the ‘SOS QR Code’ and CPR education initiative program, by Ma…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 8:03am -
  • District judge to be part of panel on Murugha mutt administration
    A division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Justice MGS Kamal passed the order while disposing of a batch of appeals. BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court suggested that the District and Principal Judge of Chitradurga should be part of the committee constituted to oversee the administration and management of Shree Jagadguru Murugharajendra Vidyapeeta, till the representative of the president of the Vidyapeeta is appointed.A division bench of Chief Justice Prasanna B Varale and Jus…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 8:02am -
  • Teens kill 16-year-old in Karnataka for using filthy language
    The deceased, identified as Prajwal Mallesh Sunkad, a resident of Yattinkeri, did not respond to treatment at a private hospital in Belagavi and succumbed on Wednesday. BELAGAVI:  Accusing a 16-year-old boy of using filthy language on a social media platform, a group of teens allegedly attacked him with swords, leading to tension at Yattinkeri village in Kittur taluk on Tuesday evening.  The victim did not respond to treatment at a private hospital in Belagavi and succumbed on Wednesday. The d…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:57am -
  • Delivery man, customer both stuck in ORR jam, but order delivered on time
    On Wednesday night, the ORR was jam-packed with lakhs of vehicles stuck for hours together in bumper-to-bumper traffic. BENGALURU: A video of a design manager who was stuck in a massive traffic jam on Outer Ring Road (ORR) on Wednesday ordering pizza and receiving his pizza order in half an hour has stormed the internet on Thursday. However, the food delivery partner who was on his bike, was also stuck in the traffic jam. But was able to finish the task in 30-35 minutes with the help of anot…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:53am -
  • IsKcon Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple inaugurated
    Iskcon Cultural Centre, under the aegis of which the temple was opened, will have a Nyasadi Homa (7 to 8 AM), Maha Abhishekam (9 AM to 11 AM) and Bhoga & Shringara Arati (1:15 PM to 2:15 PM). BENGALURU: HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj and HH Bhanu Swami Maharaj, Governing Body Commission of Iskcon, participated in the grand opening of the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple on Thursday.The temple is located on the 3rd main road, Samvruddi Enclave, 2nd Stage, Kumaraswamy Layout. Followed by the opening w…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:50am -
  • Karnataka Tamil associations extend their support
    President of the Federation S Francis, said a communication has been sent to Tamil speaking population residing in Karnataka to extend their support and participate in the bandh. BENGALURU:  The Karnataka Tamil Association’s Federation has extended its support to the state-wide bandh, where pro-Kannada organisations will be protesting the release of Cauvery water to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. President of the Federation S Francis, said a communication has been sent to Tamil speakin…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:45am -
  • Will take action against those Enforcing Bandh, warns Top cop
    Along with striking forces, the entire city police with personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Internal Security Division (ISD) and home guards will be deployed during the bandh. BENGALURU: To maintain law and order during Friday’s state-wide bandh called by ‘Kannada Okkuta’ in protest against the release of Cauvery water to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, section 144 has been imposed from 12 am on Friday till 12 am on Saturday. The bandh will be in effect fo…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:44am -
  • Rethink on Balabrooie, property hunt for Constitution Club resumes
    The government is seriously rethinking its plan, and considering a parcel of land where a spacious facility can be built. BENGALURU: There appears to be a change of plan on setting up the Constitution Club in the historic Balabrooie guesthouse. The battle between legislators and civil society over Balabrooie is likely to end with the latter claiming victory, at least in this round.  While legislators could push for the earlier plan, the government is likely to announce a change in location s…
    - 3 days ago 29 Sep 23, 7:39am -
  • Miscreants attack milk co-op poll staff, snatch ballot papers in Karnataka
    The staff tried to resist the assaulters, but the accused persons allegedly overpowered them and escaped in the car. BENGALURU: A gang of unidentified miscreants attacked election officials who were on their way to conduct elections for a Milk Producers’ Cooperative Society in Magadi, Ramanagara district, and took away the ballot papers on Wednesday. The miscreants also tried to run their car over a woman staffer who tried to stop them.Police said the staffers, Umesh and Usha, were headi…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:38am -
  • Maintain calm, decorum, appeal Muslim leaders
    Wakf Board Chairman Anwar Basha said he has directed all institutions like dargahs and masjids that come under the board’s ambit to have meaningful celebrations like ‘Naath’. BENGALURU:  With Eid Milad to be celebrated on Thursday, Muslim leaders have appealed to the community to take out “decent” processions without disturbing the public. Maqsood Imran Rashadi, chief priest of Jamia Masjid in City Market, held sermons last Friday and appealed to 3,000 mosques across Karnataka to tell…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:36am -
  • Choreographer hits a ton in traffic violations in Karnataka, told to pay Rs 56,000 fine
    The violator is identified as Hasan Rahman, a 25-year-old, who is resident of Bilekahalli, who runs a dance studio at BTM second stage. BENGALURU:  A dance choreographer, who had committed 99 traffic violations, was caught by the police after a video of him committing the 100th violation went viral on the social media platform X. The penalty for the traffic violations amounted to Rs 56,000. Police seized his scooter and gave him two months time to pay the fine, or else his vehicle (currently va…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:32am -
  • Wilson Garden tragedy: Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia given to woman’s family
    Hemavathi Harsha suffered severe head injuries and died in hospital due to excessive bleeding after an electric pole fell on her in Wilson Garden on Monday. BENGALURU: Officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday gave an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the woman who died after an electric pole fell on her in Wilson Garden on Monday night. Hemavathi Harsha, 37, suffered severe head injuries and died in hospital due to excessive bleeding.The incident ha…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:30am -
  • Game plan
    Netherlands​ Captain Scott Edwards and coach Ryan Cook speak to CE about practising with local talent and their expectations from the he 2023 ICC Cricket Men’s World Cup. BENGALURU:  Team Netherlands’ dream of making it into the 2023 ICC Cricket Men’s World Cup went down to the wire, as it battled seven other national teams, each vying for a single place among the ten teams that take part in the World Cup, scheduled to be held in the next couple of months in India. Following a loss to S…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:19am -
  • Trevor Noah’s show in Bengaluru cancelled over bad acoustics
    Nearly an hour and a half after the show was originally supposed to kick off, the audience was finally informed that it would be cancelled. BENGALURU: The Bengaluru leg of South African comedian and TV host Trevor Noah’s stand-up tour was cancelled on Wednesday evening, following persistent technical issues. The much-anticipated show titled, ‘Off the Record’, had attracted thousands of fans from across south India and elsewhere. Following a successful run in Delhi earlier this month, the…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:18am -
  • Draft notification: Respondents for further hike in guidance value 
    Property owners want a higher value as it would help them when they sell their properties. It would also help them while taking loans by pledging their properties, said an official. BENGALURU: In all, 43 objections have been received from property owners to the draft revised guidance value for Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Area (BMRDA). The draft gazette notification was issued on September 8.Most of them have demanded that the guidance value be increased more than what has been p…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:18am -
  • Kids and kidney woes  
    Birth defects of the kidney and the urinary tract are among the major causes of kidney diseases in children. BENGALURU:  Nowadays, junk food is available in every nook and cranny, and it’s hard to resist for children and the youth. It is often cautioned that consuming junk food regularly can negatively impact our general health. Now, what’s worrying is that kidney diseases are increasingly rising among children. Diet, especially the consumption of junk food, plays a significant role here.…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:07am -
  • Taking charge of your heart post pandemic
    Preventive cardiovascular health checks you should look into this World Heart Day. BENGALURU:  Every cloud has a silver lining – a phrase that is often used to suggest that even in the darkest of times, there is always something positive to be found. The human race went through its greatest health crisis due to Covid-19 from 2020 to 2022. There was an alarming increase in cardiovascular deaths post-Covid-19 pandemic. But this has also led to an increase in public health consciousness with mor…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:04am -
  • Miss-Fit 
    Consume protein, fibre and plenty of fruits and veggies as this boosts metabolism and gives you a feeling of fullness. BENGALURU: 1. I can’t wake up early and end up skipping my workouts. Are late-night workouts effective?Any time is a good time for exercise. You may think that a late-night workout will have you so energised and you won’t be able to slow down, but the effects are quite the opposite. Research has shown that exercise helps you sleep deeper and longer. Please continue to exe…
    - 4 days ago 28 Sep 23, 8:00am -
  • Flyers to and from Bengaluru suffer due to cancellations and need to report for travel early
    Among the distraught passengers was Sindhu Kumar, a senior school teacher in Melbourne who was forced to dash from Kerala to Bengaluru and wait for nearly 12 hours to board her flight to Australia. BENGALURU: Many passengers who had to fly out on Tuesday were hit by the bandh and cancellation of 13 incoming flights to Bengaluru.The New Indian Express checked out the scene at the T1 and T2 terminals of Kempegowda International Airport on Tuesday.Among the distraught passengers was Sindhu Kuma…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 23, 6:20pm -
  • Karnataka: AYUSH course fee hiked by 25%, students in distress 
    It showed that the fee for AYUSH courses could be increased from Rs 60,000 to Rs 75,000 for first-year students. BENGALURU: The Karnataka education department has hiked the fees for Ayurveda, Yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) courses by 25 per cent, affecting over one lakh students in the state. The move has drawn flak from student bodies. The KEA on September 23 announced an online mop-up round for dental seats, and the first round for AYUSH displaying seat matrix…
    - 5 days ago 27 Sep 23, 9:10am -
  • Bengaluru residents fume as Developer violates RERA, HC orders
    Speaking on behalf of the house owners, advocate Pradeep Kumar told TNIE, “They are now gearing up to take over ownership of the building, as directed by RERA. BENGALURU: Homebuyers of Commune One apartments on Chandapur-Anekal Road in Anekal taluk are irate over the continued violations by their builder of orders issued by both the Real Estate Regulatory Authority-Karnataka, as well as the High Court. At least 200 families are residing in this high-rise residential complex, despite the lack…
    - 5 days ago 27 Sep 23, 9:06am -
  • Karnataka HC refuses to quash Sindhuri’s defamation case against Roopa
    She had filed a case before the magistrate court, seeking Rs 1 crore damages for sharing her photos and posted comments on her FB page for allegedly creating a false image. BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court declined to quash criminal defamation proceedings initiated against IPS officer D Roopa by IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri. “If the statements posted on a private account (FB) as well as the statements made before the print media are examined, I am more than satisfied that petitioner/accu…
    - 5 days ago 27 Sep 23, 8:53am -
  • Bengaluru woman dies trying to save daughter from falling tree amid heavy rain
    Woman rushed to save her daughter, but was herself caught under a falling electricity pole toppled by an uprooted tree amid heavy rain in Wilson Garden, Bengaluru Bengaluru: A woman was killed in Wilson Garden on Monday night after she and her daugher were trapped under a electricity pole that came crashing down after a tree fell on it amid heavy rain on Monday evening.The incident happened at 8 pm on the 8th Cross Road. The woman succumbed to injuries within hours while her daughter had six s…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 23, 5:22pm -
  • Bandh in Bengaluru against Cauvery water release to Tamil Nadu affects normal life
    Farmers' leaders and Kannada activists hit out at the government for allegedly using police force to curtail the protests and bandh. BENGALURU: The Bengaluru bandh called by farmers and Kannada organisations on Tuesday and backed by the BJP and JD(S) in protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu evoked partial response, with most of the public services functioning normally, but fewer people venturing out.'Karnataka Jala Samrakshana Samiti,' an umbrella outfit of farmers'…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 10:12am -
  • Rs 1cr accident insurance for BMTC staff, says Minister Ramalinga Reddy
    He added that jobs will be provided to the family members of employees who die by accident on compassionate grounds. BENGALURU: Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) employees will be eligible for an accident insurance of up to Rs 1 crore, said Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy.He was speaking at the BMTC Silver Jubilee celebration held here on Monday. One crore accidental insurance that is available for the employees of Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will be now…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 10:05am -
  • Rs 10cr stadium will come up in Anekal: DyCM DK Shivakumar
    A few select beneficiaries of the Gruha Lakshmi scheme were handed cheques of Rs 2,000 on the occasion. BENGALURU:  Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister DK Shivakumar on Monday said Rs 10 crore will be allotted for the construction of a stadium in Anekal. At a Janata Darshan programme, Shivakumar accepted representations from the public about roads, drinking water needs, public toilets, burial grounds and other issues. He said the Congress government has implemented the…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 10:00am -
  • Ban orders imposed till midnight in Bengaluru
    Since it is illegal to protest anywhere in the city, police will not allow any protests, and those who are found protesting will be detained. BENGALURU: City Police Commissioner B Dayananda has warned of stern action against those taking law into their own hands during Tuesday’s Bengaluru bandh. At a press conference on Monday, he told reporters that no permission has been given for Tuesday’s bandh. Those who want to protest can do so inside Freedom Park on Sheshadri Road.“Various organ…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:55am -
  • After KR Pura-Byp, Challaghatta stretch to be inspected on September 29
    A M Chowdhary has handed over a five-page letter with observations on various aspects of the inspection conducted on September 21 on the K R Pura stretch. BENGALURU: In a key development for Bengaluru Metro, the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety, Southern Circle, on Monday gave Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited the authorisation to operate trains on the 2.5-km K R Pura-Baiyappanahalli stretch. He has also agreed to visit the Kengeri-Challaghatta stretch on Friday (September 29) for insp…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:49am -
  • Minor among Four killed in separate accidents in Bengaluru
    Vinay was riding the bike and both of them were not wearing helmets. Vinay sustained head injuries and was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed. Shekhar suffered a fractured leg. BENGALURU:  Four people, including a minor boy, have died in as many accidents in the city since Sunday. A 26-year-old biker, identified as Jayalinga, a resident of Konanakunte, died on the spot after he rammed into a garbage truck near the Jayanagar metro station in the wee hours of Monday. The victim, who is from…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:41am -
  • Karnataka: Shape up or ship out, DKS tells officials
    Shivakumar lambasted officials over not keeping him informed about the developments. BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) DK Shivakumar on Monday sternly warned all officials to either work efficiently and bring a good name to the government, or vacate.He issued instructions at the Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) meeting at the Bengaluru Zilla Panchayat (ZP) office on Monday. He also directed ZP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kantharaj to suspend all the officials who were absent at th…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:35am -
  • Twist to Tradition 
    Jagriti Theatre’s annual classical music & dance festival – which concluded recently celebrated the tradition of India’s music and dance while infusing the artforms with contemporary interjections BENGALURU: Jagriti Theatre, one of the city’s cultural venues, brought back its annual classical dance and music festival last weekend. The latest edition of SwarTaal, featured three performances by artistes in the classical music and dance space.“SwarTaal was borne out of this particular…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:30am -
  • An evening at the exhibition
    It was an exhibition on dinosaurs, following the Jurassic Park film frenzy. BENGALURU: Sometime in the early 1990s, Palace Grounds in Bangalore was bedecked to host a one-of-a-kind fascinating event. Its imminent arrival was splashed over all the major dailies, while Cable TV networks back then even promoted its grand scale through a pre-recorded montage and VO that simply made the prospect of beholding this spectacle all the more irresistible for discerning Bangaloreans.It was an exhibition…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:23am -
  • Games couples play
    We do not have to wait to have a quorum. We do not have to wait till we are old and retired, and have nothing to do except play a game or two. BENGALURU: Do you play games with your loved one?I am not talking about psychological “games” that are patterns of connecting with each other with an ulterior motive that almost always has something to do with control or a more personal agenda. I am also not talking about sports, and certainly not the rigorous, competitive ones like squash or badmi…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:17am -
  • Women’s Reservation Bill: One step forward or two steps back?
    I am part of a women’s collective, Shakti, and we’re fighting for more and more representation of women in Parliament for women. BENGALURU: In a historic event, the Women’s Reservation Bill 2023, which proposes to reserve 33 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women was recently cleared in the Lok Sabha. While it comes as a welcome move for many, others are sceptical about its implementation  I am part of a women’s collective, Shakti, and we’re fighting fo…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 9:07am -
  • Protests only in Freedom Park, security to TN businesses in Bengaluru
    City police also informed court that the government has taken preventive action and made traffic arrangements to make sure the public is not put to any difficulty. BENGALURU: Stating that no protest or rally can be held in the city, except in Freedom Park, Bengaluru police on Monday told the Karnataka High Court that security will be deployed in pockets inhabited by Tamil populations and at commercial establishments owned by Tamilians in Bengaluru. Safe priority zones have been identified for T…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 8:59am -
  • India’s coffee should reach all over world: Piyush Goyal
    India is the largest exporter of coffee and we have much more potential to expand this,” Goyal said. BENGALURU: “India’s coffee must be taken to every part of the world. Coffee from different parts of India like Chikkamagalur Valley in Karnataka, Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh and other regions comes with their own unique tastes. These tastes must be popularised by the Coffee Board of India and must be introduced to the world,” said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industri…
    - 6 days ago 26 Sep 23, 8:47am -
  • First Vande Bharat Express train connecting two tech cities makes inaugural trip
    Rail enthusiasts, bloggers, YouTubers and railway officials were among the 400-odd passengers who boarded the inaugural train at various stations en route. BENGALURU: To loud chants of 'Bharat Mata ki jai' & hundreds of camera clicks from bystanders on Platform 6 of the Yesvantpur railway station, the inaugural Vande Bharat Express from Kacheguda station in Hyderabad chugged into PF 6 of Yesvantpur station in Bengaluru on Sunday night 10.53 pm.This is the third Vande Bharat that will run thro…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 12:29pm -
  • Don’t fix what isn’t broken: Students, parents, experts 
    Educationalists and students are confused about what the education board aims to achieve when there is already a firm system in place. BENGALURU:   With the slew of changes proposed for primary education in Karnataka, not many hit the nail on the head, say experts pointing to the recent announcement of annual examinations for Class IX and first pre-university (PU) grade.Educationalists and students are confused about what the education board aims to achieve when there is already a firm syste…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 9:25am -
  • Bengaluru walks, runs and cycles for heart health
    These events were organised to encourage a healthy lifestyle and promote cardio exercises to effectively enhance heart health, just ahead of the World Heart Day, on September 29. BENGALURU:   The Sunday began on a healthy note for many enthusiastic Bengalureans across the city, as they participated in different marathons and cyclathons organised to create awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle.These events were organised to encourage a healthy lifestyle and promote cardio exercises to eff…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 9:23am -
  • Two booked for misusing Sudha Murty’s name 
    City police charged two women for allegedly deceiving people in the guise of Sudha Murty, the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. BENGALURU:   The Bengaluru city police charged two women for allegedly deceiving people in the guise of Sudha Murty, the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Murty’s executive assistant Mamata Sanjay lodged a complaint with Jayanagar police station on Friday. The accused are identified as Lavanya and Shruthi.As per the complaint, Sudha Murty had received…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 9:19am -
  • Cauvery water row: After Bengaluru Bandh on September 26, statewide bandh on Friday
    Final decision on the matter to be taken after meeting among Kannada outfits today BENGALURU:   Several Kannada outfits, under the banner ‘Kannada Okkuta’ led by Kannada activists Vatal Nagaraj and SaRa Govind have called for a ‘Karnataka bandh’ on September 29 and a Bengaluru Bandh on September 26. This is in protest against Cauvery Water Management Authority directions to Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs of water till September 27.Members of various Kannada outfits protested at…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 9:18am -
  • Karnataka State Bridge Association celebrates 60 years
    Nearly 200 players between ages 15 and 85 from all over India assembled at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where the tournament was held. BENGALURU:  The Karnataka State Bridge Association (KSBA) recently completed 60 years of promoting the game of bridge. During the weekend of Sept 15 and 17, a bridge tournament was held to celebrate this milestone. Bridge, like chess, is a mindsport – a game of skill that requires mental agility rather than physical ability. It is played both socially and compet…
    - 7 days ago 25 Sep 23, 9:07am -
  • Dementia care centres to be launched in five Indian cities
    Karnataka had recently announced dementia as a public health priority, and is focusing on early intervention, and providing support to caregivers as well. BENGALURU: “Most Indian states are not equipped with dementia-care centres, memory clinics and daycare centres, and there is a need to improve the quality of services to cater to the high patient incidence,” said Dr Radha S Murthy, President of Dementia India Alliance (DIA). Intending to extend dementia-related support to other states,…
    - 8 days ago 24 Sep 23, 7:23am -
  • Google Cloud partners with Jain University 
    The curriculum will offer students hands-on training, practical labs, and industry-recognised certifications. BENGALURU: Google in a collaboration with Bengaluru based Jain (Deemed-to-be University) will integrate its Google Cloud curriculum into its B.Tech programme during the second and third year, providing students with a comprehensive and industry-relevant learning experience, making them job ready. The partnership will help students understand cloud technologies, both in business and techn…
    - 8 days ago 24 Sep 23, 7:22am -
  • Bangalore Palace ready to host 4-day World Coffee Conference
    A dome-shaped structure has been designed for the Coffee Museum which would showcase the coffee plantation from Western Ghats. BENGALURU: International Coffee Organization (ICO), in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Karnataka Government and the coffee industry, will host the 5th World Coffee Conference (WCC) - 2023 from September 25th to 28th at Bangalore Palace. This is said to be the first-ever four-day coffee event in Asia poised to be a global r…
    - 8 days ago 24 Sep 23, 7:21am -
  • Will upgrade emergency meds dept: Karnataka Health Minister 
    He was speaking at the inauguration of the 3rd Annual State Level Emergency Medicine Conference held at Vydehi Medical and Research Centre (VIMS) on Saturday. BENGALURU:  Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao plans to improve the quality of emergency medicine departments. Highlighting the importance of emergency medicine, the minister said that the life of a critical patient can be saved with adequate emergency services. He was speaking at the inauguration of the 3rd Annual State Level…
    - 8 days ago 24 Sep 23, 7:21am -

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