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Pro-ISIS account handler's parents request audience with Bangalore police chief

Bangalore, Dec. 17 : The Bangalore Police on Wednesday confirmed that the parents of the software engineer who was arrested last week for operating a pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) twitter account, have arrived in the city, adding that they have requested an audience with the police commissioner.


Centre's nod to Karnataka renaming Bangalore, 11 other cities

New Delhi, Dec 16 : The central government Tuesday agreed to Karnataka's proposal to rename its 12 cities, including state capital Bangalore which will now be officially known as Bengaluru.


Police investigating if Mehdi's tweets incited people to commit offences

Bengaluru, Dec. 16 : Following the arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas for allegedly operating a pro-IS (Islamic State) Twitter account, the Bengaluru Police on Tuesday said they were working to establish whether the information passed by him had incited people to commit offences punishable under the law.


Bengaluru on high alert over terror threat tweets

Bengaluru, Dec 15 : Bengaluru has been put of high alert Monday following tweets on Twitter threatening a repeat of the hostage drama at a cafe in Australia's Sydney, Karnataka Home Minister K.J. George said.


Apollo setting up third hospital in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 15 : India's leading integrated healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals is setting up its third super specialty hospital in the city with 200 beds at an investment of Rs.150 crore, a top official said Monday.


Bangalore police sends notice to Twitter with regard to pro-ISIS account

Bangalore, Dec. 15 : Following the arrest of a local executive for operating a pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) twitter account, the Bangalore police on Monday confirmed that a notice had been sent to the Indian offices of the social networking site.


Threat tweet to Bengaluru policeman in Mehdi case

Bengaluru, Dec 14 : A senior police official received a threat tweet a day after Islamic State (IS) terror group's Mehdi Masroor Biswas was arrested here, the official said Sunday.


Pro-IS tweeter Mehdi Biswas sent to five days police custody

Bengaluru, Dec 14 : A local court Sunday sent pro-Islamic State (IS) terror group tweeter Mehdi Masroor Biswas to five day police custody for interrogation, a police official said.


Pro-IS Indian tweeter is employed by us: ITC

Bengaluru, Dec 13 : Mehdi Masroor Biswas, an Indian supporter of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, who was arrested here early Saturday, is an employee of Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd, the company said.


Pro-IS Twitter account operator arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec. 13 : Bengaluru police on Saturday arrested a business executive, Mehdi Masroor Biswas, for allegedly operating a pro-IS (Islamic State) Twitter account.


Pro-IS Indian tweeter arrested in Bengaluru, had 17,000 followers

Bengaluru/Kolkata, Dec 13 : In an arrest with international ramifications, Indian business executive Mehdi Masroor Biswas, whose Twitter handle @ShamiWitness was alleged to be the most prolific for jihadist terror group Islamic State, was held from a Bengaluru suburb early Saturday. His family claimed he was not linked, but his account was "hacked".


Indian executive held for links with IS terror group

Bengaluru, Dec 13 : A Indian business executive, named as a supporter and publicist of the Islamic State (IS) terror group by a British news channel, was arrested from his rented house here early Saturday, a top police official said.


IS terror suspect arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 13 : A business executive suspected to be a recruiter for the Islamic State (IS) terror group was arrested here Saturday, police said.


Police probing presence of IS recruiter in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 12 : Police here are inquiring into a British news channel report that an online recruiter for the Islamic State (IS) terror group is based in Bengaluru, a top officer said Friday.


Bangalore Police probing report of executive running pro-IS Twitter handle

Bangalore, Dec. 12 : Bangalore Police on Friday said that they were looking into media reports revealing that a Bangalore-based executive was operating a pro-IS (Islamic State) Twitter account called @ShamiWitness.


Uber, three other cab operators banned in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 11 : The Karnataka government banned Uber and three other cab operators from plying their taxis in the capital city from Friday, a top official said Thursday.


Background check mandatory for Bengaluru cab drivers

Bengaluru, Dec 10 : Police Tuesday made background check compulsory for cab drivers to ensure safety and security of citizens, especially women using taxi service for commuting across the city, a top official said.


President unveils mobile governance in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Dec 9 : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday launched the unified mobile governance platform here to provide a host of services to people across Karnataka.


Factory teams in fray for Pirelli Rally

Bengaluru, Dec 5 : Being revived after a gap of five years, the Karnataka Motor Sports Club is conducting the second round of the Indian Rally Series for two-wheelers here Sunday.


Bangalore: School attendant held for allegedly sexually assaulting three-year-old

Bangalore, Dec.3 : Bangalore Police on Wednesday said that a school attendant has been arrested and sent to judicial custody for allegedly sexually assaulting a three-and-a half-year-old nursery student.


Strike cripples banking in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Dec 2 : Banking transactions across Karnataka were crippled Tuesday as about 35,000 employees of all banks across the state went on a day-long relay strike to press for their many demands, including wage revision.


Coca Cola to set up bottling plant in north Karnataka

Kalburgi (Karnataka), Nov 28 : The Karnataka government Friday allotted 250 acres of land at Yadgir in the state's northern region to Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Ltd for setting up a bottling plant at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore and creating about 500 direct jobs.


IAF chief unveils new pilot selection system

Mysuru (Karnataka), Nov 28 : Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha Friday unveiled the new computerised pilot selection system, replacing the age-old pilot aptitude battery test.


President to inaugurate Commonwealth science meet

Bengaluru, Nov 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Commonwealth Science Conference, which is being held in India for the first time, here Tuesday evening.


Retired IAF officer found murdered in Bengaluru home

Bengaluru, Nov 24 : A retired Indian Air Force officer was found bound and strangled in his house on the city's outskirts, police said Monday.


Pranab to visit Karnataka, Maharashtra

New Delhi, Nov 24 : President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Karnataka and Maharashtra Nov 25-26, it was announced Monday.


2,600 prodigal kids dazzle in Abacus math contest

Bengaluru, Nov 23 : About 2,600 boys and girls from 15 states across the country Sunday participated in the 11th edition of the national Abacus, brain gym and mental arithmetic competition SIP Prodigy 2014 here.


With two wins, Bangalore Raptors stay ahead of Pune Marathas

Bengaluru, Nov 20 : Bangalore Raptors kept their hopes alive Thursday with a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas by winning the singles and mixed doubles matches in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) zonal tie here despite losing the second singles.


Attack on north-east boy was 'drunken altercation': Bangalore Police

Bangalore, Nov. 20 : Bangalore Police on Thursday stated that the previous day's incident in which a man hailing from the north-east was attacked was a drunken altercation.


Campaign to empower vulnerable communities launched

Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov 20 : Aimed at empowering maginalised and vulnerable communities and deepen their engagement with the law, a legal-awareness campaign was launched here Thursday.


Three men attack 22-year-old Manipuri student in Bangalore

Bangalore, Nov. 20 : A 22-year old student from Manipur suffered head injuries after being attacked by three men here last night.


Bengaluru firm to supply airframe assemblies for Bell copter

Bengaluru, Nov 19 : Indian high-tech engineering firm Dynamatic Technologies Ltd. Wednesday said it would be the sole source supplier of airframe assemblies for the two new models of American rotorcraft maker Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems.


Horse riding experience leaves Nikesha Patel bruised

Chennai, Nov 19 : Southern actress Nikesha Patel's first tryst with horse riding on the sets of her Kannada film "Aaalone" and Tamil thriller "Karaioram" has left her badly bruised.


'Kutram Kadithal' goes to Bengaluru film fest

Chennai, Nov 19 : Debut filmmaker Bramma's Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which has already been selected for three popular film festivals, will next be screened in the Indian Competition Section of the 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival, starting Dec 4.


Bengaluru fake shopping portal to be shut down

Bengaluru, Nov 18 : A fake shopping portal, raided by police for allegedly duping gullible customers with false advertisements, will be shut down soon, a senior police official said Tuesday.


Two Infosys co-founders float new venture

Bengaluru, Nov 18 : Infosys' co-founders S. Gopalakrishnan and S.D. Shibulal have come together again to set up Axilor Ventures, a business incubator to help entrepreneurs and early-stage firms succeed in diverse verticals.


Tamil Nadu to move SC over dams on Cauvery

Chennai, Nov 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Tuesday said a petition will be filed in the apex court praying for staying Karnataka's plans to construct dams on the Cauvery river.


Bear shot dead after killing farmer in Karnataka

Tumakuru (Karnataka), Nov 17 : A wild bear was shot dead by police Monday after it killed a farmer and grievously injured another person at a farm near Madhugiri, a police official said.


Karnataka drives e-waste recycling to recover metals

By Fakir Balaji, Bengaluru, Nov 17 : Karnataka has taken a lead in e-waste recycling to recover precious metals, including gold, silver, copper and palladium, from electronic products, computers and peripherals.


Fake shopping portal busted in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Nov 16 : City crime branch busted a fake shopping portal here by raiding its office and arresting six partners for allegedly duping gullible customers with false advertisements, police said late Saturday.


Bengaluru court asked to expedite trial against Maudany

New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Supreme Court Friday asked a Bengaluru court to conclude the trial against 2008 serial bomb blast conspiracy prime accused Abdul Nazir Maudany in four months.


Two Bengaluru professors among six Infosys Prize winners

Bengaluru, Nov 13 : Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professor Jayant Haritsa and Intellectual Property (IP) academic and consultant professor Shamnad Basheer, both from Bengaluru, are among six winners of the Infosys Prize for this year.


Advise Karnataka to not proceed with reservoir projects: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Nov 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise Karnataka to withhold the Expression of Interest (EOI) for its dam projects across river Cauvery.


Bank strike hits business in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 12 : A day-long strike Wednesday by over 50,000 employees of state-run banks crippled transactions and customer services in about 10,000 branches across Karnataka.


CeBIT to debut at Bengaluru ITE trade fair

Bengaluru, Nov 11 : World's leading information and communication technology (ICT) event CeBIT will debut in India at the country's flagship IT trade fair Bangalore ITE.biz 2014 Wednesday.


180 Bengaluru schools booked for flouting safety guidelines

Bengaluru, Nov 10 : Cracking the whip, the Karnataka government has booked 180 schools across the capital for not complying with safety guidelines.


Karnataka, AP to share Tungabhadra river water

Bengaluru, Nov 10 : Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh Monday agreed to modernise canals on Tungabhadra's right bank for sharing the river water between the two states.


Eshwarappa's comment on women safety sparks controversy

Bangalore, Nov. 7 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader KS Eshwarappa's comment on women's safety sparked a controversy today with the Congress workers protesting in Bangalore against his remark.


KJ George clarifies earlier attack on media, requests them to not 'sensationalise' news

Bangalore, Nov. 6 : Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Thursday clarified his earlier remarks on rape, stating that he was merely requesting the media to not sensationalise cases which are under investigation.


Six year old Yemeni national undergoes cochlear implant

Bengaluru, Nov 6 : A six-year-old Yemeni national suffering from hearing impairment successfully underwent a Cochlear implant at a hospital here.


Karnataka CM requests PM Modi to withdraw IT concessions to Andhra

Bangalore, Nov. 6 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the concessions the Centre has provided Andhra Pradesh for the information technology (IT) sector, stating that such allowances would cause an unhealthy competition between the two states.


Bangalore rape case: Parents meet school, police administration

Bangalore, Nov. 5 : In wake of the rising crimes against children in Bangalore, a delegation of parents held a meeting with the school and police administration here today following which the authorities agreed to resume the classes with intensified security measures from tomorrow.


Visa to open technology centre in Bengaluru soon

Dubai, Nov 4 : World's leading financial services firm Visa Inc. would set up its new technology centre in Bengaluru, cashing in on the talent pool in India's tech hub, a senior company official said Tuesday.


A vanishing tribe on the fringes of Karnataka forests

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Nov 4 : Living far from the madding crowd and on the fringes of the deep forests in the bio-diverse Western Ghats off coastal Karnataka are the Halakki Vokkaligaru, a vanishing tribe, whose younger generation is a victim of modern lifestyle.


Another child molested in Bangalore; suspect held

Bangalore, Nov 2 : A two-year-old girl child was allegedly molested Sunday at a playground in the city, police said. The suspect has been arrested.


Bangalore minor rape: Principal, director arrested

Bangalore, Nov. 2 : Bangalore Police arrested the principal and one of the directors of the private school where a six-year-old child was allegedly raped. A case of negligence was also filed against the institution for not following the guidelines issued for children safety.


Bengaluru rape-hit school director, principal arrested

Bengaluru, Nov 1 : The director and principal of a private school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teacher early this week were arrested Saturday, police said.


Karnataka BJP leaders welcome decision to change names of cities and towns

Bengaluru, Nov. 01 : Top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka on Saturday welcomed the decision to rename major cities and towns as demanded by the Kannadigas, saying this will provide a moral boost to the people of the state.


Bangalore renamed Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Nov 1 : Karnataka's capital Bangalore Saturday shed its colonial name to become Bengaluru along with 11 other cities across the state, renamed in the native Kannada language.


Bangalore: Six-year-old sexually assaulted in school, one arrested

Bangalore, Oct. 31 : In the second such instance in the past 10 days, a six-year-old was sexually assaulted in a private school in Bangalore. According to reports, the child was assaulted on October 28 and 29 came home complaining of stomach ache on Wednesday, after which she was taken for a medical checkup.


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