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Gateway Hotel celebrates silver jubilee
The Gateway Hotel, a part of the Taj Group of Hotels on Residency Road in Bangalore completes 25 years. The hotel was brought under brand Gateway in 2008.
CM may create secy posts to appease ministerial aspirants
Even as he has scheduled his visit to New Delhi on Wednesday to meet the party high command over cabinet expansion, chief minister Siddaramaiah hinted that a few posts of parliamentary and political secretaries may be created.
Vala sworn in as Governor of Karnataka
Vajubhai Vala, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker and an old trusted aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was today sworn in as Governor of Karnataka. 76-year-old Vala was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court D H Waghela at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
Railway Minister Gowda’s son booked on rape charge
A case of rape was registered against the son of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on a complaint by a woman who claimed that she is married to him, even as his engagement ceremony took place. Gowda expressed shock at the allegation and suspected a conspiracy and attempt to blackmail, while his son Karthik rejected the woman's claim.
Book AirAsia International flight tickets at Rs. 2,600
After domestic flights, now AirAsia came up with offers for international flights and that too exclusively for Indians. Indians can book an international flight tickets at Rs. 2,600. Flyers now can avail international flight tickets from Cochin, Kerala to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia at Rs. 2,600.
By-election results jolt Karnataka BJP
The results of the by-elections to three Assembly constituencies, in which the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party won only one seat, have jolted its prominent leaders, especially as elections to village panchayats and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike are scheduled next year.
Congress bags 2, BJP one in Karnataka bypolls
The ruling Congress on Moday bagged two seats in the by-elections held to three Legislative Assembly constituencies in the State. The Congress wrested Bellary (ST) seat from the Opposition BJP and retained Chikodi-Sadalaga constituency. The BJP retained its Shikaripura constituency.
Principal held for caning boy in Bangalore school
The principal of a high school in Hanumanthnagar was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly caning a 12-year-old boy after he was found quarrelling with another student in the classroom. Principal Jagannath has been booked under the Right to Education Act, sections of the Juvenile Justice Act and section 324.
CID to probe gold loan scam in Shimoga
The government on Thursday ordered a CID probe into the Rs. 100-crore gold loan fraud at the District Central Co-operative Bank in Shimoga.
Bangalore rape: Chairman of school arrested for trying to destroy evidence
The Bangalore Police on Wednesday arrested Rustom Kerawalla, the Chairman of a Bangalore school in which a six-year-old girl was raped. He has been arrested under Section 201 of IPC which is destruction of evidence and Section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act.
Protesters call for an overhaul of school safety system after Bangalore rape case
The Bangalore school girl rape case has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence.
Karnataka minister gets treatment abroad, govt decides to foot Rs 1.16 crore medical bill
Karnataka government has decided to reimburse the medical bill to the tune of Rs 1.16 crore incurred on housing minister Ambareesh for his treatment, triggering a controversy over spending tax payers' money.
BSP leader’s son abducts, rapes 22-year-old woman in moving car
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by the son of a BSP leader in a car in the presence of her friend in an upmarket pocket of Fraser Town in Bangalore on Friday night. While Naseer Hyder, 23, has been arrested, his four friends who aided him in the crime are on the run.
Madani walks out on bail, wife moves NIA court
People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairman and Bangalore serial blasts accused Abdul Nasser Madani (49) walked out of the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, here after completing bond formalities around 8pm on Monday. The Supreme Court had on Friday granted a month's bail to Madani on conditions that he will not leave Bangalore.
Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days
Exactly 75 days from July 12, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc.
110 reasons why Congressmen are angry with Karnataka CM
Chief minister Siddaramaiah is facing the wrath of the Congress's rank and file over the year-long delay in reconstituting the 110-plus boards and corporations. These are statutory bodies where the chairman's post is equivalent to that of a cabinet or a minister of state in rank.
CM taps Japan for project funds
Chief minister Siddaramaiah explored additional funding from Japan for infrastructure corridors and high-speed rail projects in Bangalore during meetings at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China.
Karnataka HC rejects bail to Bangalore man held for possessing Rs. 20 lakh fake currency
The Karnataka high court has rejected bail to a man who was found in possession of ​fake currency totalling upto Rs. 20 lakh.
Bangalore jittery as psycho Shankar still on the run
Three days after a 36-year-old prisoner escaped from the central jail on the city's outskirts, police have not yet managed to catch the serial rapist-cum-killer known as 'psycho Shankar'. The serial rapist's escape has left Bangalore fuming and scared.
Karnataka MLAs daughter fights with sister, hangs herself at home
Bommanahalli MLA M Satish Reddy's 17-year-old daughter allegedly committed suicide at their residence in Hongasandra, near Madiwala, on Thursday night. A postmortem was conducted at midnight, and the body cremated in the early hours of Friday.
Three labourers killed in building collapse
Three labourers were killed and seven others got injured on Monday when an under-construction building collapsed at Kengeri on the outskirts of the city.
Cycling for Pulse Polio campaign
The Pulse Polio 2222 cycling expedition will be flagged off from Trinity Isle in Sheshadripuram at 4pm on Wednesday. The expedition with over 10 members will be sponsored by Rotary Bangalore North West (RBNW), which was established in 1991.
Yeddyurappas return : BJP puts ball in ex-chief ministers court
Applying brakes to efforts by a section of the party to bring back BS Yeddyurappa, BJP on Saturday put the ball in the former Karnataka Chief Minister's court, saying the proposal for homecoming should come from him.
Lok Sabha polls holds up happy hours for dealers, tipplers in Karnataka
Facing criticism from various quarters, the Karnataka government temporarily withheld its controversial decision to give permission to new liquor outlets. Though the government decided to give new licences.
Veteran actor Baddi Bangaramma dead
The Kannada film industry has lost yet another luminary. Barely two days after the death of veteran screenplay writer, director and actor, KunigalNagabhushan, character-actor UmaShivakumar passed away early on Tuesday.
Master plan to counter rain havoc
The state government has decided to implement the master plan on Raja Kaluve (stormwater drains) to cope with the havoc caused by rains and monsoon-related problems in Bangalore. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a written reply, said the BBMP has already drawn up a comprehensive master plan to remodel the drains in all eight zones.
Narayana Murthy returns as Infosys executive chairman as company falters
N R Narayana Murthy is returning to the executive leadership of Infosys, after having retired in 2011 from the company he founded. He will be the executive chairman with effect from June 1.
HAL Leadership Development Program Inaugurated at IIM-A
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) comprehensive one year Leadership Development Program for 30 senior executives was inaugurated by Ashok Kumar Gupta, Additional Secretary, Defence Production (MoD) at IIM, Ahmedabad.
Husband arrested for murdering wife
Cracking the mysterious murder case of Ramya B on Wednesday, Yeshwanthapur police arrested her bridegroom Nandan Gowda.
Rainy days promise rainbow for Karnataka
With more rain expected, meteorology department is looking forward to groundwater revival. According to the weather forecast by the meteorology department, the city is expected to get more rain in the coming days all the way up till the South-West monsoons in the first week of June.