Tag Archives: Bengaluru

Bangalore Schools to Re-open, No Holiday on Thursday

As Wednesday turned out to be normal with any violence reported, re-opened offices functioning as usual, private schools have finally decided to re-open schools on Thursday and parents may prepare to send their wards in the morning. The BMTC and KSRTC buses are seen plying on Bangalore roads bringing the look of normalcy back to busy Bangalore. However, Wednesday saw ...

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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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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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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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Gun-Toting Goons Scare Residents, Video on Youtube Goes Viral

In a shocking testimony of failure of the police and governance in Bangalore, goons deployed by a builder have occupied the Welfare Association’s office of Ajmera Inifinity in Electronic City showing pistols and guns to hapless residents who are virtually confined to their homes struck with utmost fear unseen in Bangalore till now. The fight began when the builder arbitrarily ...

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ISRO to Open Space Park in Bengaluru Next Month, Second One at Sriharikota in Pipeline

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to open a 100-acre Space Park in Bangalore for the private industry to set up manufacturing base of space satellites and sub-systems required for burgeoning space business, while another is being planned near sriharikota, to be in the vicinity of India’s prime Spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Speaking at the 103rd Indian Science Congress ...

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After Uberpool, Ola Launches ‘Car Pooling’ in Bangalore

OlaShare

Taxi aggregator Ola has hit upon the new idea of taking the ‘Car Pooling’ idea a step ahead and launch its new ‘Share’ Feature on its app that will bring down the daily taxi fare for many office-goers. Ola was second such cab provider after Uber had introduced ‘Uberpool’ last month in Bangalore. The cost savings are far less than ...

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RBI Nod to 10 Microfinance Players to Widen Banking in Rural Areas

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted its in-principle permission for 10 out of 72 applicants to foray into the rural and untrapped segments of households with set conditions, which they were asked to fulfil before finally allowing them to open banks. Based on Bandhan Microfinance that romped into full-fledged Bandhan bank this year, the country’s central bank is ...

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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Calls for Zero Poverty

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has called for zero poverty in the world and sought the microfinance professionals to work to achieve the goal. After inaugurating the new corporate office of NBFC-MFI Grameen Koota in Bangalore early this month, Prof Yunus, who inscribed his message “Keep Changing the world” on the wall, said: “We have to create a world where we ...

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Is Independence Day just Another Holiday for Bengaluru ? (Pictures from Flower Show at Lalbagh)

As India prepares to celebrate its 69th Independence Day, the silicon valley of India, Bengaluru seems to be not-so involved in the celebration as many of them were upset that it fell on a weekend, which is usually a holiday for them. Many of the Multinational companies are not opened on Saturday, forget about celebrating the Independence Day. Many youngsters ...

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Wild Tiger Seen in Bangalore Outskirts: Officials Confirm, Caution

Unlike some stray incidents of Bannerghatta National Park tigers stranded away from their regular habitation, forest officials said the marks of a wild tiger have been noticed in the outskirts of Bangalore near the park. The forest officials have confirmed that the wild tiger pug marks have been sighted 10-km away from the city indicating that a prey had been ...

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Google Maps Adds Indian Railways Train Timings, Bus Routes Info for 8 Cities

Directions in Google Maps, despite several shortcomings, are still very sought-after information in India and now the search giant has partnered with Indian Railways to provide schedules and updated information about delays to simultaneously appear alongside the information. To be available for eight cities, the new application called Google Transit will allow users to access information about 12,000 trains. In ...

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Delhi-type Air Quality Monitoring to Extend to Other Cities: Minister

In view of complaints over Delhi pollution and deteriorating air quality monitoring, the Indian government has decided to increase these stations from the present 10 to more cities with 46 million population. Already, reports have highlighted the worsening air pollution in the capital compared to Beijing. Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told Rajya Sabha ...

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Bangalore Demolition: 14 BDA Layouts Under Scanner Now

The Puttenahalli demolition around the Sarakki Lake is just the tip of an iceberg as BDA has also reportedly encroached land ear-marked for lakebeds 20 years ago and sold plots under its various layout schemes. About 14 layouts which were developed by Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) have been identified and nearly 3,500 BDA plots sold so far face the threat ...

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I-League Football: Bengaluru FC strike twice to down Pune team

Pune FC played gracious hosts on Tuesday as they let in two first-half goals to defending champions Bengaluru FC who thus tucked into third place in the Hero I-League standings. Goals by Shankar Sampingiraj in the very first minute and C.K. Vineeth (43rd) set up Bengaluru’s seventh win in 14 outings that took their tally to 25 points, just behind ...

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Mekedatu Water Row: Karnataka to Observe Counter Bandh Saturday

Karnataka organisations and pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh on Saturday in the state and Bangalore from 6 am to 6 pm for 12 hours in protest against what they said Tamil Nadu’s attempts to stall the Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery. The move in response to similar bandh observed by Tamil Nadu on March 28 against ...

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