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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.


Bangalore child rape: Activists, parents protest against school

Bangalore, Oct 31 : Hundreds of socio-political activists and parents Friday staged a massive demonstration against a private school in the city's eastern suburb where a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped twice this week by a teacher.


Another Bangalore school girl raped, suspect arrested

Bangalore, Oct 31 : A physical training teacher at a private school was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a six-year-old student twice this week, a police official said.


Karnataka doctors withdraw resignations, end strike

Bangalore, Oct 29 : About 2,600 government doctors, including specialists, across Karnataka Wednesday agreed to withdraw their resignation letters and call off their protest following assurances by the state government that their demands will be fulfilled soon.


Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to come under one roof

Bangalore, Oct 29 : Indian cinema's stalwarts such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohanlal will come together under one roof here Nov 29 for the inaugural ceremony of late Kannada superstar Rajkumar's memorial.


Protests held in Bangalore on second death anniversary of Savita Halappanavar

Bangalore, Oct. 29 : Scores of protesters took to the streets in Bangalore to mark the second death anniversary of Savita Halappanavar, who was denied an abortion in Ireland in 2012.


2,600 Karnataka doctors resume duty after quitting in protest

Bangalore, Oct 28 : About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity.


Bangalore becomes first railway station with Wifi facility

Bangalore, Oct. 28 : Bangalore City Railway Station on Tuesday became the first railway station in the country to be fitted with Wifi facilities.


2,800 Karnataka Government doctors submit resignations over non-fulfillment of demands

Bangalore, Oct. 28 : At least 2,800 government doctors on Monday submitted their resignation letters in protest against the non-fulfillment of their demands. The meeting between the doctors and the state's Health Minister, U.T. Khader, remained inconclusive.


Protest in Bangalore against demolition of heritage building

Bangalore, Oct.26 : The residents of Bangalore staged a protest on Sunday against state government for its decision to demolish Balabrooie guest house.


Bangalore school assistant arrested for raping child

Bangalore, Oct 25 : Police here achieved a breakthrough Saturday in the alleged sexual abuse of a nursery student in a private school by arresting the school's office assistant after the child identified him during the investigation, a top official said.


Bangalore Rape case, one arrested

Bangalore, Oct.25 : The Bangalore Police on Saturday arrested an individual in connection with the ongoing case of rape of a 3 year old girl in a nursery school.


Bangalore: Youth Congress holds protest over black money

Bangalore, Oct. 25 : Youth Congress workers staged a protest here on Saturday against the central government for failing to bring black money back into the country, as promised during the Lok Sabha elections.


Sexual abuse of minor: School trust member arrested on cheating charges

Bangalore, Oct. 25 : Bangalore Police have arrested KRK Reddy, General Secretary of the Goutham Academy of General and Technical Education Society, which runs the private school where a three-year-old girl was sexually abused, on cheating charges.


Bangalore indoor stadium venue for World snooker

Bangalore, Oct 25 : Looking at a budget of Rs.50 lakh for next month's IBSF World Snooker Championship here, Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) officials have been doing the rounds of state government offices and also the municipality in a bid to put on a show worthy of the occasion.


Bangalore school secretary arrested in child rape case

Bangalore, Oct 24 : Karnataka Police Friday arrested the secretary of a society that runs a private school here, where a three-year-old student was allegedly raped, and registered criminal cases against its three office-bearers.


Minor rape case: Fraud case registered against Bangalore school

Bangalore, Oct. 24 : A case of fraud has been registered against the school in Bangalore where the recent incident of sexual abuse of a three-year-old student took place as the educational institution has no record to prove that it is affiliated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).


Minor rape case: Karnataka CM orders action against school management

Bangalore, Oct.24 : Taking serious note of the recent incident of sexual abuse of a three-year-old student in Bangalore, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has instructed police officials to initiate prompt action against the school management.


Sexual abuse of minor: Bangalore Police files criminal case against school

Bangalore, Oct. 23 : Bangalore Police have detained a suspect and filed a criminal complaint against the private school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her school teacher on Tuesday.


Bangalore police still looking for child's attacker

Bangalore, Oct 23 : Police are sweating out to find vital clues in the alleged sexual assault of a three-year-old child in an elite school here Oct 21 as protests and public pressure intensified Thursday for nabbing the suspects.


Bangalore rape case: Ex-NCPCR chairperson wants better security for students

Noida, Oct.22 : Terming the rape of a three-year-old LKG student in Bangalore as shameful, former National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Kushal Singh on Wednesday called for serious introspection of value systems being practiced within society, and said the onus should be put on educational institutions to ensure better security and protection of kids.


Octoberfest 2014 - heady mix of soulful Indian renditions, western beats (Review)

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 22 : Those looking for unforgettable music experience, will surely vouch for Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest. A confluence of Indian ragas, folk music and hard metal rock band, EDM and hip hop from the west, the 10th edition concluded on a high note here.


Probe into Bangalore school child molestation begins

Bangalore, Oct 22 : Police Wednesday launched a probe into the alleged molestation of a three-year-old girl child in a private school here Tuesday, as hundreds of parents protested against the incident and sought stringent action against the culprits.


DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh calls for Arab style punishment for rapist of Bangalore infant

New Delhi, Oct.22 : Condemning the rape of a three-year-old school girl in Bangalore, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Wednesday called for an on the spot punishment, even an Arab-style action to ensure that such heinous crimes do not take place in the future.


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