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Bangalore Shocked – Five Sudden Developments Grip City Today

Supreme Court tweaks its Order on Monday reducing water to be released by Karnataka from 15,000 to 12,000 but increasing the number of day, which effectively means 30,000 more cusecs of water than last Thursday’s verdict. Soon the news spreads like a fireball with pro-Kannada activists taking to streets, burning more than 10 vehicles, damaging TN-bound buses and attacking shops ...

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Cauvery Water Dispute Turns Ugly, Dangerous in Bangalore, Chennai; Some Precautions

The ongoing dispute over water sharing by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court verdict has turned violent with attacks and counter-attacks plaguing both states alike and another Karanataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada activist groups on Thursday, September 15. On Monday, the Supreme Court modified an earlier order saying Karnataka has to release less river water, instead of ...

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After GSLV-F05 with Cryogenic Engine, ISRO Plans 2 More This Year (Video)

Now that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has mastered the long-denied cyrogenic technology, it is bracing up for more GSLV launches riding high on the successful launch of GSLV-F05, which is the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2,211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). See launch video at: http://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f05-insat-3dr/gslv-f05-lift-video ...

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6 Special Trains to Offset Dasara, Diwali Rush

To meet the rush during the Dasar and diwali season, South Central Railway has introduced six new special trains effective september 2. Thee six special trains will run between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam, Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam among others. These special trains will consist of 15 coaches viz., one AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, 10 Sleeper Class and Two Luggage-cum-Brake van Coaches ...

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NPS Schools Dilemma: Management Rushes to Court for Stay on CBSE De-Affiliation

National Public School management rushed to the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday seeking a stay on CBSE directive withdrawing affiliation to six of its schools in Bangalore and Mysuru, where thousands of students are studying. The CBSE on Tuesday withdrew affiliation by NPS following the communication from state education department that the management of these schools has violated the RTE ...

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CBSE Cancels Affilitation of 6 NPS Schools, Founder Faces Arrest

Following manipulation allegations of 25% quota for minority students by the National Public School Group with its famous founder and famous educationist K.P. Gopalakrishnan facing arrest, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cracked the whip withdrawing affiliation to all six NPS schools belonging to the group in Bangalore and Mysuru. The CBSE board on Tuesday withdrew the affiliation ...

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Equitas Small Finance Bank Begins Operations in Chennai

Erstwhile Chennai-based MFI Equitas opened the Small Finance Bank operations with 3 branches in Chennai on Monday, Sept.5, 2016, with a target to open 412 branches in 11 states by the end of fiscal 2016-17. Of these 412 branches, Equitas plans to have more than 200 in the South, 100 in the Western states and the remaining 100 in the ...

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Creation Investments Closes Find III Successfully

Creation Investments Capital Management, which has invested in several MFIs in India and elsewhere in Asia has announced the final closing of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund III, LP with $125 million of capital commitments. The Fund has accepted commitments from a diverse group of existing and new investors including US insurance companies, pension funds, foundations and family offices. The ...

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Kejriwal to Undergo Throat Surgery Amid Bangalore Bandh

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will fly to Bangalore on Monday to undergo throat surgery for his constant cough after almost two years of his sojourn in an Ayurvedic hospital last time. Kejriwal will finish his 4-day tour of poll-bound Punjab before visiting Bangalore, which is erupting in violent protests over water sharing row with the Supreme Court asking the ...

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Karnataka Bandh: Cauvery Water Row Turns Violent Again over SC Order

The ongoing tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over Cauvery water has turned belligerent with farmers in Mandya and Mysore, joined by several pro-Kannada organisations, blocking roads and and stoning Tamil Nadu vehicles or writing slogans on Chennai-bound buses. The Supreme Court on Monday directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 10 days ...

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Tomorrow Bandh: Schools, Colleges Closed as Buses, Autos to be Off Roads

As Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) and North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) have decided to extend their support for the Bharat Bandh on Friday and keep 23,000 buses off roads in Bangalore, schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow. Almost all schools and colleges have ...

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Bharat Bandh: BMTC, KSRTC Buses, Autos Not to Ply on Bangalore Roads on Friday

A month after their strike on July 30, 2016, the time has come for Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) and North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) to extend their support for the Bharat Bandh on Friday. The city life in Bangalore is likely to be affected ...

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Friday Bharat Bandh: What to Expect in Country-wide Shut Down?

Despite eleventh hour effort to stop the trade unions’ call for a Bharat Bandh on Friday with hike in minimum wage hike, government has failed to stem the shut down which will affect the country, ranging from shutdown of banks, factories and government offices across the nation. While state governments will take a decision on closure of schools and colleges, ...

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Netaji Files: 7th Batch of 25 Declassified Files Released

The 7th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in on 30 August, 2016 at 12.30 PM by Shri N.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture. The present batch of 25 files pertain to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (1951-2006). It may be recalled that first lot of 100 files ...

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E Carts and E Rickshaws Now Free From Permit Regime

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification on Wednesday that serves to free e-rickshaws and e-carts from permit requirements. According to the notification, the provisions of the sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaws (as defined in section 2A of the said Act,) that ...

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Indian Warship Visits Singapore

In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Satpura has arrived today at Singapore on a four day visit, as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific. The ship is enroute to India after participation in Exercise Malabar 16 and Exercise ...

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