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India look to seize the initiative

Number 50 seems to be the flavour of the series between India and Sri Lanka. No sooner had Virat Kohli brought up his 50th international hundred on the final day in the first Test in Kolkata than Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed his 50th Test wicket, dismissing visiting opener Sadira Samarwickrama for ...

Fun Facts about Deccan Herald Theatre Festival 2017

1. This is one of the oldest theatre festivals in Bengaluru. In fact, the idea of a theatre fest by Bengaluru-based theatre-artists was pioneered by Deccan Herald in the late 80s. The Deccan Herald Theatre Festival has grown to become one of the most-awaited events in the city. 2. In keeping with ...

Brakes applied on politics of religion and caste in UP: Yogi

Claiming that brakes had been applied to the politics of caste and religion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that only the "politics of development" will prevail during the BJP rule in the state. He also claimed that rule of law had been restored in the state replacing ...

Millions of Chinese officials directed to read Xi's new book

Millions of officials across China have been asked to study President Xi Jinpings new book on governance which contains his speeches, ideological thoughts and instructions, according to a notice issued by the ruling Communist party. Xi, 64, who has emerged as the most powerful Chinese leader in the ...

Suu Kyi meets Bangladesh minister over Rohingya repatriation

Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi met with Bangladeshs Foreign Minister today to hammer out a deal to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 people have poured into Bangladesh since ...

'Saeed to walk free if Pak does not detain him in other case'

Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed will walk free tonight if the Pakistan government does not detain him in any other case, his lawyer said today. The JuD head, who carries a bounty of USD 10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities, has been ...

Kashyap one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers: TIFF dir

Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival is immensely impressed by director Anurag Kashyaps knowledge of cinema.Kashyaps latest directorial venture "Mukkabaaz" had its world premiere at TIFF in September and Bailey says his hold on the technicalities of ...

Aussies fight back to restrict England

Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day. Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince had frustrated ...

Swakrushi: a win-win deal for farmers, end-consumers

In a bid to avoid farmers getting cheated by the middlemen and the retailers in the market, a Bengaluru-based techie-turned-agriculture enthusiast has come up with "Swakrushi", an initiative that provides a direct market for farmers in the commercial hub. Nearly two thousand farmers in Ramanagaram ...

World Television Day: What to Watch, part two

Continuing the series on television series, part 1 of which you would have already read , we bring to you a list of obscure TV shows which you ought to watch. Most obscure: There are TV shows that everyone knows, and then there those that almost nobody knows :1. John Doe: A man is picked up on sea ...

Barca, Chelsea march into last-16

Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinhos Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a second-half ...

Karnataka will soon have university on police investigation: Minister

The state government is planning to establish a separate university on police investigation, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said on Thursday. Replying to BJPs Tara Anuradha in the Legislative Council, he said the proposed university will help the state police adopt modern technology in the ...

Woman constable moves HC for sex change

In perhaps a first-of-its-kind development in Indian police forces, a lady constable from the Beed district of Maharashtra on Thursday moved the Bombay High Court seeking to undergo a sex change operation and remain part of the force. 29-year-old Lalita Kumar Salve is now based in Majalgaon in Beed ...

UKP Phase-III: Cabinet sub-committee to study ground realities

A Cabinet sub-committee on December 4 and 5 will visit the villages, in Vijayapura and Bagalkot districts, to be submerged under the Upper Krishna Project Phase - III to assess the ground reality and decide on the compensation and rehabilitation package. Water Resouces Minister M B Patil made the ...

Bollywood does not know what to do with female actors after certain age: Shefali

Actor Shefali Shah believes the film industry struggles to give roles to women after they hit a certain age. Asked whether roles start drying up for female actors after they get married, Shah said the discrepancy is wider than that. "It is not just after they get married but even after a certain ...

Dhoni pays surprise visit to Army Public School Srinagar

Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students. Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the ...

Prakash Raj slaps legal notice on Mysuru MP Pratap Simha for defamation

Multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj has slapped a legal notice on Mysore-Kodagu BJP MP Pratap Simha for making defamatory statements against him on social media. The actor has also launched a campaign on troll vandalism with hashtag # troll vandalism. He termed Simha as an important head of troll ...

Indira Canteen to serve Ragi mudde

Ragi mudde, a traditional food largely consumed in south Karnataka, is to be served in Indira Canteens soon. Karnataka governments flagship initiative Indira Canteen is currently serving rice, sambar and curd rice as a meal for Rs 10. Karnatakas Agriculture Minister, Krishna Byre Gowda, who is ...

Hebbal drain work causes jitters among residents

Panicked residents gathered in large numbers in Manoryanapalaya at Hebbal on Thursday morning when BBMP workers arrived to build retaining walls for a raja kaluve there. The residents living on the either side of the drain feared that part of their property may be destroyed or will be taken into ...

Deshpande kick-starts Vendor Development & Investors Summit 2017 in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government has kick-started a two day summit on Vendor Development and Investors Summit on Thursday at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre with an aim to leverage on the technology and manufacturing prowess to attain a position of leadership in manufacturing and overall ...

Indian Navy gets its first woman pilot, 3 women NAI officers

In a first, a woman has been inducted as a pilot in the Indian Navy. Shubhangi Swaroop, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delhi, Roopa A from Puducherry and Sakthi Maya S from Kerala, also created ...

Honda's Activa crosses 20 lakh sales milestone in 7 months

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India today said its flagship scooter brand Activa has crossed 20 lakh unit sales mark in just seven months this year. The company sold 20,40,134 units of the Activa from April to October 2017, HMSI said in a statement. Activa, which was launched in 2001, had taken seven ...

Cuba, N Korea reject 'unilateral and arbitrary' US demands

Cubas foreign minister and his North Korean counterpart rejected the United States "unilateral and arbitrary" demands on Wednesday while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, the ministry said. North Korea is searching for support amid unprecedented pressure from the ...

Mumbai Police sends Varun Dhawan a warning on Twitter

Varun Dhawan was in for a surprise today when the Mumbai Police slapped him with an e-challan for flouting traffic rules. Mid-day on Thursday had featured two pictures of actor Varun Dhawan and a fan together on a busy Mumbai road. In the first of the two pictures, she is seen taking a picture of ...

3 Muslim clerics beaten up in train

Three Muslim clerics were allegedly beaten up by unidentified persons in a moving train here leaving them injured, police said today. The maulvis, who boarded a passenger train at Delhi last night, were on their way to their village in Baghpat when they had a tiff with some youth who allegedly beat ...

Saeed is terrorist leader designated by UN and US: Trump admin

Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist leader designated by both the United Nations and the United States, the Trump administration has said, after a Pakistani court ordered the release of the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief from house arrest.The head of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah outfit, who ...

Bear cub run over by unidentified vehicle in Madhugiri

A stray bear cub was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Hunusemaradahatti Gate on Tumakuru Road in Madhugiri taluk in the early hours of Thursday. The impact of the crash was such that the two-year-old male bear was severed into two parts.The Forest department officials rushed to ...

Zaheer Khan ties knot with Sagarika Ghatge

Former Indian pace bowler Zaheer Khan and Chak De India fame Sagarika Ghatge registered the marriage in a court on Thursday morning. The couple got engaged a few months ago. The ceremony was attended by close relatives and friends. Anjana Sharma, the Head of Business and Brand marketing for Prosport ...

Zimbabwe's next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwes incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing on Thursday to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to the country on Wednesday to ...

Better subsidy targeting via technology saved USD 10 bn: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said direct transfer of government benefits using technology, bank accounts and biometric identifier Aadhaar has helped save USD 10 billion in subsidies. Addressing the Global Conference on Cyber Space here, he said technology breaks barriers and has led to ...

Channapatna toymakers regain popularity

Channapatna toymakers who were once forgotten are now regaining their popularity. Some toymakers here are busy manufacturing prosthetic plunger - an instrument used to insert artificial voice box into the throat of patients who have lost their voice either because of throat cancer or other diseases. ...

Padmavati cleared by British Censor Board, but makers want nod from India's CBFC

Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed "Padmavati", whose release has been postponed amid the protests here, has been cleared by British Board of Film Classification for the UK audience. The BBFC has given the film a 12A rating and was passed without any cuts. The 12A rating mandates that the film cannot be ...

SC to hear fresh plea to stall release of Padmavati outside India

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking a direction to makers of the Bollywood film "Padmavati" not to release it outside India on December 1.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear on Tuesday ...

People have cancer because of their sins, this is divine justice: Assam minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called "divine justice".The comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer ...

India, US will continue to work for inclusive growth: Ivanka

India and the US will continue to work together to increase economic opportunities and inclusive growth, US President Donald Trumps daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump today said, days ahead of her visit to Hyderabad for a global business summit. Ivanka, 36, will lead a high-powered American ...

England 128 for 2 at tea in first Ashes Test

England were 128 for two at tea after winning the toss on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba on Thursday.The tourists lost openers Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman as James Vince batted out through to tea.At the interval, Vince was on 72 with skipper Joe Root not ...

Former US gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex abuse

Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Lawrence Nassar, accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes over several decades, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. Nassar -- who was involved with USA Gymnastics for nearly three decades and worked with the countrys ...

Arson, rampage at TN varsity after first year student kills

Students of a private university here went on a rampage and set afire its hostel properties over the alleged suicide of a first year girl, who was caught committing "examination malpractice". Police and college authorities claimed that a section of students, upset over the death of fellow student, ...

England fight back after Cook's wicket in Ashes Test

England fought back after losing the early wicket of Alastair Cook on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday.The former England captain only lasted 10 balls before he fell to pace spearhead Mitchell Starc in the third over to get the Australians a ...

England 59 for one at lunch in first Ashes Test

England were 59 for one at lunch after winning the toss on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba on Thursday. The tourists lost experienced opener Alastair Cook for just two in the third over before Mark Stoneman and James Vince batted out the rest of the morning ...

This city temple proves Godliness is cleanliness

Following the simple rule of segregation, a city temple is leading by example in managing waste effectively. With 4,000 tonnes of waste produced every day, Bengalurus major concern has always been waste disposal methods and the Mahaganapati temple in Kalyan Nagar is proving that the problem can be ...

TG Halli dam, built in 1933, to supply water to city again

A British-era reservoir that once supplied water to Bengaluru is coming back to life, thanks to copious rainfall this monsoon. The Thippagondanahalli reservoir, on the citys northern outskirts, is just a few feet short of its maximum capacity of 72 feet. With the water level rising to 68.7 feet, the ...

Central PSUs allowed to negotiate wage talks

Decks were cleared on Wednesday for wage revision of 9.35 lakh unionised employees of 320 central public sector enterprises . The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Wage Policy for the 8th round of wage negotiations for workmen in CPSEs. However, the ...

Airline executive sexually harassed

A 27-year-old woman executive with Air Mauritius was sexually assaulted by her senior manager at a hotel room in Bengaluru on November 18. The woman lodged a complaint with the Cubbon Park police, who arrested and jailed the man. The man has been identified as Rajesh Busgeet , a resident of Chennai ...

Yeddyurappa's PA charged with bid to kidnap KSE's aide

N R Santhosh, a relative and personal assistant of state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa, is among 12 people charged by the police with attempting to kidnap Vinay Kumar, a close aide of the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, K S Eshwarappa. The assistant commissioner of police ...

Convoys of CM, Rajnath Singh disrupt traffic in CBD

Traffic was affected for some time at several intersections starting from the HAL Airport until the Central Business District on Wednesday evening as the convoys of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah passed by. Vehicular movement was held up for nearly 15 minutes at ...

Protest against 'partisan' enquiry into assault on hotelier

There is a twist in the case pertaining to police high-handedness on a restaurant owner in northern Bengaluru on November 9. The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike has alleged that Rajeev Shetty, the hotelier, had refused to follow the police directive to shut the restaurant by 11.30 pm on account of Tipu ...

High Court pulls up BBMP in Sivananda flyover case

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the BBMP to respond to an application, questioning the non-compliance of the Indian Road Congress guidelines, while hearing a PIL challenging the construction of a steel flyover at Sivananda Circle. A division bench of acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and ...

Palike in trouble over finding land for soild waste management

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is in trouble over finding land amid peoples opposition in setting up solid waste management plants in all 198 wards. After the High Court of Karnataka recently directed the BBMP to plan ways to deal with waste management from the wards itself, the civic ...

Many inconvenienced due to Vodafone network disruption

Vodafone users in Bengaluru were inconvenienced for more than two hours on Wednesday evening following a total blackout for about 30 minutes. The problem continued until 7 pm for several others. The problem began with the suspension of data connection followed by the total blackout. "At about 4.30 ...