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CM dares Yeddyurappa to urge Centre to write off farm loans

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa should now ask the Centre to waive farm loans obtained by farmers from nationalised banks. "Yeddyurappa had threatened me that he will demand loan waiver by grabbing my collar...Now, will he demand loan waiver from the Centre ...

No Congress leaders' names in 'diary', says Govindaraj

Congress MLC K Govindaraj on Friday denied reports in a section of the media that he admitted before the Income Tax department that acronyms mentioned in a controversial diary were there of Congress leaders."I have nothing to do with any diary. I have already clarified it. So, the question of me ...

Vishwanath ends 40-year ties with Cong

Senior Congress leader and former MP A H Vishwanath on Friday formally quit the Congress by submitting his resignation letter to state Congress president G Parameshwara. Parameshwara later told reporters that Vishwanath is a senior leader and that he had tried to convince him not to quit the party. ...

Upbeat RIL, BP drop gas price case against government

British Petroleum Plc on Friday confirmed the withdrawal of a gas price arbitration case it had filed with partner Reliance Industries Ltd against the Indian government.The withdrawal comes close on the heels of BP and RIL announcing an investment of Rs 40,000 crore in new gas fields in the ...

Rain in some parts of state

Monsoon was active in a few parts of the state on Friday. Heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, lashed a few villages of Kampli taluk in Ballari district in the evening. For the last few days, monsoon was inactive in the district. The rainfall has brought cheers to the farmers who have now ...

Mob lynches DySP in Srinagar; 2 arrested

A senior police officer was lynched by an irate mob in old city Srinagar on the intervening night of Thursday-Friday after he opened fire on a group of people who caught him taking a video of them near a masjid here. Police have arrested two persons, while a third one has been identified in ...

Tewari death: CBI quizzes his brother, guest house staff

The CBI which is probing the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari, who was found dead on the road in the Uttar Pradesh capital last month, quizzed his brother Mayank. The team also questioned others, including the employees of the government guesthouse here where Tewari had ...

MSME investors' meet in Oct: Deshpande

The state government will not conduct the Global Investors' Meet this year, but would instead give impetus to micro-, small- and medium-scale industries in Karnataka, Large and Medium Industries Minister R V Deshpande has said. Speaking to journalists at the inauguration of Tata Hitachi Operators ...

Bengaluru finally selected as smart city

Bengaluru is among 30 cities on a list of 'smart cities' announced on Friday under an ambitious Central government project to enhance liveability in urban centres. So far, six cities in Karnataka — Hubballi-Dharwad, Mangaluru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Davangere and Belagavi — have found ...

Siddaramaiah on 'Weekend with Ramesh' today

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will appear in a popular Kannada talk show of a Kannada entertainment channel "Weekend with Ramesh" anchored by south Indian actor and director Ramesh Arvind. Siddaramaiah has shared a lot of information on his personal and public life in the show, scheduled to be aired ...

Next comes counselling

Students can now look forward to the counselling process. Students from the state who have appeared only for NEET 2017 and have not registered for CET will have to register themselves on the website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority . The CBSE has written to the department of medical education ...

City boy secures 4th rank in NEET

The long wait for the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test ended on a happy note for Karnataka, with a student from Bengaluru securing the fourth rank. The test, conducted by the Central Board for Secondary Education, determines admissions to medical and dental colleges across ...

Lakshya, Amudhan make progress

Top seeds continued to have field day at the 16th Union Bank All-India junior-ranking badminton tournament at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts here on Friday.In the under-19 category, top seed among the boys, Lakshya Sen of Uttarakhand posted a comfortable 21-17, 21-14 win over ...

Super Varun shines with all ten scalps

Lloyd Sports Foundation's Varun Soragavi achieved a rare feat by bagging all the ten wickets against Guledgudda Cricket Club in their KSCA Raichur Zone's III Division tie here on Friday. The local lad took a hat-trick and returned figures of 10/36 to set up Lloyd Sports' eight-wicket victory in a ...

Cops go smart, choke smuggling routes to Central prison

With prisoners adopting novel methods for smuggling contraband material into jails, authorities at the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, are leaving no stone unturned to block the routes. So much so that even the footwear of the prisoners are being thoroughly checked for drugs. Prisoners were ...

Federer routs Mayer to enter semifinals

Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semifinals on Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tune-up event.The 18-time Grand Slam champion will now face rapidly rising talent Karen Khachanov, who won his all-Russian ...

Government to pay pourakarmikas through bank transfer

In a relief to thousands of pourakarmikas across Karnataka, the state government on Friday decided to deposit salaries directly into their bank accounts. It has been also decided to abolish hiring civic workers on contract from next month.A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting, chaired by ...

Rowdy Palani chased, hacked to death

Ahistory-sheeter was chased and hacked to death on Friday morning at Bagalur Layout in KG Halli. The deceased is Palani alias Layout Palani, a resident of KG Halli, said the police.Palani was released from the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, about two weeks ago. The police suspect the ...

Stindl does the rescue act

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup.The Gunners' star wrote himself into the record books by capitalising on an early mistake in the German defence.However, Lars Stindl netted his ...

Rowdy detained under Goonda Act

The police on Thursday detained Jagadish alias Tami, a notorious history-sheeter, for one year under the Goonda Act.Jagadish, a resident of Domlur, has a history sheet in his name at the Basaveshwaranagar police station, and is involved in 13 criminal cases including three murders, two extortion ...

BBMP commissioner told to probe MLCs' 'fake bills'

The office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka on Friday directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike commissioner N Manjunath Prasad to submit a report on a complaint that eight MLCs claimed lakhs of rupees as travel allowance by submitting fake bills. "I have directed the BBMP commissioner to ...

Banker among three killed in accidents

A bank employee and two others were killed in two separate road accidents in the city on Friday. Two youths were killed after their bike hit the median strip on the railway overbridge near KCGeneral Hospital in Malleswaram in the early hours of Friday.The victims Venkat and Chandan, both aged 21 ...

Japanese firms keen on Tokyo-B'luru flight

A direct flight may connect Bengaluru with Tokyo, a top Japanese diplomat has hinted, stating that discussions are underway on several fronts, involving the Far East nation's two leading carriers — Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways — one of which could potentially serve the said ...

MML case: SIT told not to arrest IAS officer Jain till July 6

In a temporary relief to senior IAS officer Mahendra Jain, the High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed Lokayukta's Special Investigation Team not to arrest him till July 6.Jain, who is currently additional chief secretary is accused of irregularities during his tenure as managing director of ...

BEO told to allot RTE  seats to four kids without 2nd lottery

The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the Block Education Officer, Bengaluru South, to allot seats to four children to Class I under the Right to Education quota to another neighbourhood school without insisting that they undergo the lottery again.Justice L Narayanaswamy passed an order in ...

Notice to govt over temple in park

The High Court of Karnataka on Friday issued notice to the state government and to the Muzrai department on a PIL seeking directions to take over the administration of a temple built inside a park as it is being misused by the local leaders in the name of a trust.The petitioner, S Ravichandra, moved ...

Germany Visa Application Centre in B'luru

The new Germany Visa Application Centre was inaugurated in Langford Town on Friday in Bengaluru.Margit Hellwig-Bötte, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bengaluru, and Jürgen Pengel, Consul and Head of the Consular Department of the Consulate ...

Ante-natal care classes help expectant moms

Ante-natal care classes, given to pregnant women, are gaining popularity. The classes that last up to an hour are often conducted in hospitals, where a physiotherapist or Lamaze trainer guides expectant mothers through the process of labour.A class is usually for 10 to 15 women. They learn ...

TCS ranked top employer of US talent in IT services sector

Tata Consultancy Services has been an industry leading job creator in the American IT Services sector for the past five years, according to a recent study by The Cambridge Group. TCS was among the top two job creators, recruiting more than 12,500 US employees from 2012 -2016, while it ranked first ...

Lokayutka police file charge sheet in APP recruitment scam

The Lokayukta police have filed the charge sheet in connection with irregularities in the recruitment of 197 assistant public prosecutors . Former Director of Prosecution Chandrashekhar Hiremath and administrative officer Narayanaswamy have been named in the charge sheet. The Lokayukta police have ...

Independent investigation clears Infosys CEO

The audit committee of Infosys, the second largest IT services company, has given clean chit to its chief executive officer Vishal Sikka and other directors after its investigation revealed that there was no financial impropriety as complained by a whistleblower.The two anonymous letters sent by ...

Resident says BBMP official harassing him for objecting to shop's plan violation

A senior citizen in Malleswaram is paying the price for lodging a complaint against a commercial building in a residential area. BBMP engineers have moved ahead to demolish his building and have disconnected the water and sewerage line.Septuagenarian B R Gopal Rao, a national swimmer, had lodged a ...

We ensured Smart City proposal was not rejected this time: Mayor

After a wait of two years, Bengaluru finally got the Smart City tag when Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the list of 30 cities to benefit under the project on Friday.The city missed the Smart City bus three times. Bengaluru is considered the Silicon Valley of India and ...

B'luru set to retain top slot in office space demand: JLL CEO

At a time when corporate real estate is facing uncertainty owing to the new wave of workforce as well as workspaces, Bengaluru will remain the champion for office space demand in India, opined JLL CEO and Country Head Ramesh Nair.While 2016 saw office space absorption in excess of 12 million sq ...

BMRCL inks MoU with Embassy Group to build Metro Station

Kicking off its innovative financing model, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Embassy Group to build the Kadubeesanahalli Metro station.Under the agreement, Embassy Group will pay Rs 100 crore to BMRCL in instalments. The group is the ...

Modern Foods eyeing for local bakeries

Modern Food Enterprises is looking at acquiring local bakeries in order to expand its reach as well as to achieve its revenue target by 2021."We are aiming to achieve revenues of Rs 1,000 crore by 2021, compared with around Rs 270 crore currently. This will be done through new launches in various ...

Not many cabs near pubs on weekend nights? Blame it on drunk riders

A number of cab drivers in Bengaluru have stopped working on weekend nights as they think it's too much to deal with drunk and unruly travellers returning from various watering holes. As police become unsparing in penalising drunk drivers, partygoers are left with no option but to choose private ...

CM calls Modi a 'dictator'

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a dictator."A pro-people government will never resort to scrapping of notes without prior preparation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes without any preparation, an act which only a ...

Parameshwara's resignation sent to governor

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday forwarded Home Minister G Parameshwara's resignation letter to the Governor Vajubhai Vala.Sources in the Chief Minister's Office said Siddaramaiah will keep the Home portfolio with himself. The chief minister is likely to expand his Cabinet in the first week of ...

Central policy mandates use of Hindi in Metro

Amid protests over the use of Hindi on signboards of Namma Metro trains and stations, the Official Language Policy of the Union government says it is mandatory to have signboards in the regional language, Hindi and English in non-Hindi- speaking regions. According to the Hindi Advisory Committee of ...

India, Russia sign protocol to step-up defence engagement

In a major move, India and Russia today agreed on a roadmap for ramping up bilateral defence cooperation and decided to conclude negotiations for different military platforms soon.Both the sides signed a protocol for the roadmap to step- up defence engagement during the annual meeting of the Indian- ...

Punjab gives relief for bars along highways

Punjab has passed an amendment to the relevant bill in the Assembly, exempting hotels, restaurants and clubs from the Supreme Court's ban on the sale of alcohol along state and national highways. While no liquor vends would be allowed to sell alcohol within the 500-metre vicinity of the highways, a ...

In PM's presence, Kovind files papers

In a show of strength, BJP Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several top NDA leaders.Kovind said he will work hard to maintain the dignity of the top constitutional office, which, he stressed, was above ...

JD justifies decision to support NDA candidate

The JD on Friday said it decided to support the NDA candidate for the Presidential poll after the Congress "tacitly" delayed an announcement to force its candidate on non-NDA parties.It claimed the situation would not have arisen if the Opposition had announced the name of Mahatma Gandhi's grandson ...

Keep principles in mind and vote: Meira

Opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar has joined the battle for the top post against NDAnominee Ram Nath Kovind, and highlighted her experience and capability to take on her rival.In a statement on Friday, Meira appealed to the electoral college, which consists of Members of Parliament and ...

At Iftar party, Lalu requests Nitish to rethink prez choice

RJD president Lalu Prasad on Friday hosted an Iftar party at his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi's official residence.However, all eyes were on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was meeting Lalu a day after he reprimanded the JD strongman for the "historic blunder" of backing NDA ...

Kovind to tour states to drum up support

After filing his nomination papers for the Presidential election on Friday, NDAcandidate Ram Nath Kovind is all set to reach out to his electoral college, beginning from Uttar Pradesh on June 25.The BJP is keen to exploit Kovind's candidature - he is a Koli from Kanpur - in Uttar Pradesh, which has ...

AAP rallies behind Meira

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is likely to support joint Opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the Presidential poll.A formal announcement is awaited, but sources said the AAP has conveyed to non-Congress parties that it would vote against NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind ...

Passport fee for kids, elderly cut by 10%

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday announced a 10% reduction in the fee for issuing passports for children aged up to eight and for senior citizens.She also announced that all passports issued across the country would now have details of the holders written not only in English, but ...

Elderly man's killing triggers tension in Mau

A man was killed for protesting against the desecration of a mosque in the communally sensitive Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, triggering tension in the area. According to police sources, the incident happened in Nasirpur village late on Thursday. Unidentified people barged into the village mosque ...