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7 institutions from K'taka among top 100 in NIRF rankings

The latest rankings for higher education institutions in the country, released by the National Institute of Ranking Framewok (NIRF), present a not-so-encouraging picture for Karnataka institutions with just a handful of universities making it to the list and only two colleges from the state finding a place in the top 100.

6 Jun 2023 5:04 am
Free power only for domestic users in Karnataka

Three days after CM Siddaramaiah announced 'free electricity' up to 200 units to all eligible citizens of Karnataka from July 1 onwards, the energy department on Monday notified rules and conditions for availing the benefit under its 'Gruha Jyothi' scheme, reports Niranjan Kaggere.

6 Jun 2023 5:00 am
Karnataka: Free bus travel from Sunday

The state government on Monday issued guidelines for the 'Shakti Yojana,' under which women can travel free in state-run buses from June 11. This was one of the five poll guarantees that Congress had promised if elected.

6 Jun 2023 4:54 am
K'taka: Row over opening gate, e-way toll staffer killed

A 26-year-old staffer of a toll plaza on Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway was beaten to death by unidentified youths after a toll-related fight near Bidadi, about 30km from Bengaluru, late Sunday night.

6 Jun 2023 4:45 am
Free bus service: Smart cards to be issued for women in K'taka

According to the government order (GO), the Shakthi Scheme or free bus service for women and third gender will be launched from June 11.

5 Jun 2023 6:56 pm
LS polls: In K'taka, BJP may field new faces in most seats it won

In continuation of its experiment with the Gujarat model, the BJP is looking to replace most of its MPs from Karnataka in the Lok Sabha polls due April-May next year.

5 Jun 2023 6:32 am
Free ride: Shift of women commuters from Namma Metro likely

With the rollout of the free bus service for women from June 11, the government expects a shift in ridership from means of mass transport run by private operators and Namma Metro to buses operated by state road transport corporations.

5 Jun 2023 4:32 am
B'luru: 7 cheat engineers with job promises, held

Seven people have been arrested for allegedly cheating several government job aspirants by promising to get them a junior engineer or assistant executive engineer's job at Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom).

5 Jun 2023 4:24 am
Odisha train accident: BBMP to arrange food for passengers

Chief minister Siddaramaiah has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to make arrangements for food and water for hundreds of northeast and east-bound passengers who are stranded at Sir M Visvesvaraya terminal at Byappanahalli.

4 Jun 2023 6:29 am
PSI in Bengaluru booked for wife's murder

A police sub-inspector (PSI) working in Bengaluru was on Saturday booked on charges of murdering his wife, whom he married nearly a year ago.

4 Jun 2023 5:00 am
Broken slab: Pourakarmika falls into drain, hospitalised

A pourakarmika ended up in hospital with a broken back after she accidentally fell into a stormwater drain (SWD) in Nandini Layout. Reason: A damaged concrete slab!

4 Jun 2023 4:57 am
If buffaloes can be slaughtered, why not cows? :Min

The new Congress government in Karnataka is contemplating amending the stringent Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle (Amendment) Bill, 2020, passed in the state legislature by the BJP government in 2021.

4 Jun 2023 4:54 am
'I froze in fear seeing blood-soaked bodies strewn around'

An engine switch in Visakhapatnam flipped Santosh Jain's coach from the tail to the front. That routine exercise made the difference between life and death for Santosh who was among the 110-member group from Karnataka that was travelling to Sammed Shikharji, a Jain pilgrim centre in Jharkhand.

4 Jun 2023 4:46 am
Govt to enact Kannada language bill proposed by BJP

The Congress government may have pledged to repeal the anti-cow slaughter and anti-conversion laws enacted by the BJP regime, but there are some laws proposed by the previous government it wants to implement. One of them is the Kannada language bill. The process of implementing it will be hastened, said minister for Kannada and culture Shivaraj Tangadagi.

3 Jun 2023 7:47 am
Areas of Jayanagar division to face power cuts

Power supply will be affected in the following areas of Jayanagar division.

3 Jun 2023 6:53 am
Plumber, 2 aides held for killing woman, 82, in B'luru

A 40-year-old plumber and his two associates were arrested on charges of murdering an 82-year-old woman and looting her gold ornaments in her house on May 27.

3 Jun 2023 6:50 am
K'taka govt rolls out 5 pre-poll guarantee schemes

Ending speculation and uncertainty over the implementation of its five pre-poll guarantees, the Congress government on Friday came out with a timeline to execute the promises within this financial year itself, albeit with a few tweaks.

3 Jun 2023 6:41 am
Foxconn Bluru unit to make 2cr iPhones a year from Apr

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn, a key supplier to Apple Inc, will start manufacturing iPhones at the company's Devanahalli facility in Bengaluru by next April.

2 Jun 2023 7:02 am
'Experts to find solutions to B'lurus flooding'

Deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar, whose first meeting after being allocated the Bengaluru development portfolio last week was with BBMP officials, said his priority was to build a brand for the city, which is being hampered by multiple issues, including flooding.

2 Jun 2023 5:45 am
Students in B'luru conned of loans worth Rs 18cr

In what seems to be a massive fraud, police on Thursday detained the CEO of Geeklurn, a Bengaluru-based online 'data science programme' firm, on charges of cheating several students of money on the pretext of raising loans for their education and siphoning off the sanctioned amounts. The fraud is estimated to be worth around Rs 18 crore.

2 Jun 2023 5:40 am
Poll strategist set to be appointed as K'taka CM's adviser

Congress's poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu, who is credited with having led the party's successful campaign in the just-concluded Karnataka elections, is expected to be appointed chief adviser to chief minister Siddaramaiah with the cabinet-rank status.

2 Jun 2023 5:05 am
Another dome comes up on a Mysuru bus stop

In November 2022, three domes (one big, and two small) had sprung up on the newly constructed bus shelter opposite JSS College on Mysuru-Nanjangud national highway under MLA Local Area Development Fund, leading to a controversy.

1 Jun 2023 7:48 am
VTU sees record 90% pass in 1st-sem exams

A record 90% candidates have passed the first-semester exam conducted by Visvesvaraya Technological University, which controls engineering colleges in Karnataka, on the back of a key reform that allowed use of a formula handbook inside exam halls.

1 Jun 2023 7:21 am
With 31cm rain, B'luru saw its wettest May since 1957

Heavy thundershowers and gusty winds that wreaked havoc across Bengaluru in May have helped the city set a new record in its weather history: With a whopping 31cm of rainfall, May 2023 will go down in Bengaluru's lore as the wettest May since 1957.

1 Jun 2023 7:15 am
Saas-bahu fights erupt in Karnataka over govt Rs 2,000 subvention plan

Instances of disputes between 'saas' and 'bahu' have begun to surface as family members argue over who should receive the monthly cash incentive. The lack of clear eligibility criteria in the Congress' election manifesto, where they pledged to grant the monthly subsidy to the woman head of the family, has further contributed to the confusion among households.

1 Jun 2023 2:13 am
Karnataka second best in reducing OPD waiting at govt hospitals

Just as you scan a QR code to make payments for a cup of tea, you can also scan a QR Code at a hospital and get your token for consulations at government hospitals in the state. And Karnataka ranks second in terms of ensuring this, after Uttar Pradesh.

31 May 2023 7:40 pm
Tamil Nadu will oppose Mekedatu dam plan at all levels: Minister

Taking strong exception to Karnataka deputy chief minister D K Shivakumars affirmation that Mekedatu dam would be built, Tamil Nadu water resources minister Duraimurugan on Wednesday said his government would oppose the dam proposal at all levels.

31 May 2023 5:47 pm
B'luru needs additional 600km drains to prevent flooding: Report

The two month long study, 'Bengaluru Urban Flood' was released at Property consultancy Knight Frank's office in Bengaluru.

31 May 2023 5:13 pm
NIA raids 16 locations linked to banned PFI in Dakshina Kannada

The search was conducted in Bantwal, Uppinangady, Venur and Belthangady. The places raided included a few houses, shops and a hospital.

31 May 2023 3:51 pm
Autistic boy denied boarding over 'threat' at Bengaluru airport

In a shocking incident at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) here, a 15-year-old autistic boy was initially denied boarding by the SriLankan Airlines ground staff who claimed he could be a threat to the pilots and fellow passengers.

31 May 2023 10:59 am
Cong may keep polarisation narrative active until LS polls

With the party having reaped a rich electoral harvest through issues that saw polarisation of voters in the assembly polls, the Congress hopes to keep the same hot-button topics alive and relevant in the run-up to the general elections slated for April-May next year.

31 May 2023 10:42 am
Wall rebuilt to check flow of sewage into Bengaluru's Madiwala Lake

Planning a quickfix solution to the flooding problem in parts of BTM Layout, BBMP officials had demolished the retention wall of a major stormwater drain passing along the boundary of Madiwala Lake a few days ago. But the demolition turned out to be a major blunder, with untreated sewage from the stormwater drain flooding the rejuvenated lake.

31 May 2023 8:09 am
Bengaluru's Yemlur to Bellandur Kere Kodi Road temporarily closed

Damage to a sewage pipeline on Yemlur-Bellandur Kere Kodi Road on Monday night has led traffic police to close the stretch temporarily till Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) completes the repair work.

31 May 2023 8:06 am
Can hotels charge more for water? Courts say yes

Have you ever wondered why a bottle of soft drink or water can be more expensive at a restaurant or hotel compared to other places, where the cost is much lower?

31 May 2023 7:12 am
Another spell of rain leaves Bengaluru in misery

Thundershowers with gusty wind touching speeds up to 40kmph lashed several parts of Bengaluru on Tuesday, uprooting trees and flooding many underpasses and low-lying areas.

31 May 2023 7:08 am
Mangaluru airport recarpets 2.4km runway in 75 days

The Mangaluru International Airport (MIA), which commenced carpeting work of 2.45-km-long runway 06-24 on January 27, has completed the work ahead of its schedule on May 28. With this, from June 1, flight timings will be reverted to the old one and the airport will become operational round-the-clock.

30 May 2023 9:02 pm
Strong winds, thundershowers uproot trees, flood underpasses in Bengaluru

Dark clouds engulfing the city gave way to heavy thundershowers coupled with gusty winds with speeds up to 40 kmph throwing the traffic out of gear in Central Business District (CBD) areas of Bengaluru.

30 May 2023 6:47 pm
New govt unlikely to rush into holding BBMP elections

Despite a change in government, elections to local bodies such as BBMP and zilla and taluk panchayats are likely to be delayed further, perhaps even beyond Lok Sabha elections next year.

30 May 2023 10:37 am
Soon, Kambala may see women in action

With the Supreme Court's recent greenlight for traditional sports like Kambala and Jallikattu, the stage has been set for modernization of the sport with introduction of technology and also the likely entry of women participants in the coming season starting November.

30 May 2023 10:15 am
Agencies in B'luru have 3 months to get rain-ready

Given the fury of pre-monsoon thundershowers and hailstorms witnessed in May, Bengaluru's civic agencies now have three months to work towards minimising the impact of perennial urban flooding, which several parts of the city are vulnerable to usually during September.

30 May 2023 9:41 am
9 of family, driver die as SUV rams bus near Mysuru

Nine members of a family from Ballari returning from a sightseeing tour of Mysuru region died when their hired SUV shot out of the lane and crashed into a private bus on a state highway near T Narsipur, 36km from here, on Monday afternoon. The SUV driver also died in the accident.

30 May 2023 8:19 am
IMD issues yellow alert, Bengaluru to get rain for 5 days

Forecasting more thundershowers over Bengaluru and adjoining areas over the next five days, IMD sounded a yellow alert (heavy rainfall) in the Karnataka capital.

30 May 2023 8:08 am
Siddaramaiah seeks dept reports on poll guarantees

CM Siddaramaiah on Monday sought detailed reports from officials of key departments on finer details like beneficiary profiles and funds required for the implementation of Congress's five pre-poll guarantees.

30 May 2023 7:33 am
Eggs in midday meals for 100 days in Karnataka?

The Karnataka education department is planning to extend the scheme of giving eggs to students as part of midday meals from 46 days to 100 days in an academic year, besides rolling out the scheme to students of classes 9 and 10 as well. The scheme is now only for class 1-8 children.

30 May 2023 7:29 am
Panchamasali reservation row: HC grants petitioner to amend plea

The Karnataka high court on Monday granted liberty and time to the petitioner in a public interest litigation (PIL) to file an amended petition with regards to the interim report relating to allocation of reservation among OBCs.

30 May 2023 12:15 am
10 die in head-on collision between car, bus near Mysuru

Ten persons including nine of a family from Ballari died in a ghastly road accident after the hired SUV in which the family was travelling crashed into the oncoming private bus, on a state road near T Narasipura, some 36 km away from Mysuru city on Monday.

29 May 2023 6:03 pm
Fire breaks out after 2 trucks collide in Haveri

A massive fire broke out following a collision between two trucks near Shiggaon in the Haveri district of Karnataka on Monday morning.

29 May 2023 9:28 am
Thieves kill elderly woman, flee with gold jewellery

An 82-year-old home-alone woman was found dead at her residence at Mahalakshmipuram II Stage, north Bengaluru, on Saturday evening. The killers took away two gold chains and a pair of bangles worn by her.

29 May 2023 7:31 am