BANGALORE: You’ve probably wondered how some podgy men in uniform ended up as security guards. Simply because it was open house with few
standards. But not anymore.
The government has framed fresh guidelines — Karnataka Private Security Rules — and brought all private security agencies in the state under its ambit.
The rules, constituted by the home secretariat, [...]
BANGALORE: The government has decided to emulate Tamil Nadu’s sand-mining policy to end the impasse with striking sand
“We have sent officials from transport, mines and geology departments to study the situation in Tamil Nadu. Based on their assessment, we will soon come out with a comprehensive policy, keeping transporters in mind,” transport minister R Ashoka [...]
BANGALORE: Ongoing civil work taken up by government contractors has been hit, thanks to the sand lorry strike for the past four days. The
truckers who are protesting over issues like permits, royalty and harassment by police, have cut sand supply to the city which survives on the construction industry.
Nearly 1,000 sand lorries that used to [...]
BANGALORE: Social welfare minister D Sudhakar, who refused to quit after the CBI chargesheeted him for allegedly defrauding a bank in a housing
scam, has been given a short breather.
Following his persistent plea, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has granted him a week’s time to put in his papers. Sudhakar met him on Monday night and [...]
BANGALORE: A 31-year-old software engineer died of influenza A (H1N1) here, taking the toll from the virus to 28 in Karnataka, an official said
The software engineer, a native of Tamil Nadu, was working with a reputed US/based IT company here. He was admitted to Lakeside hospital in the city and breathed his last on [...]
BANGALORE: Stephanie Roberts from London, who was travelling from Mysore to Bangalore by bus on Monday morning, woke up in horror near R R Nagar:
“Why is the driver trying to negotiate through a stream?’’ Her fellow traveller Shalini Kumar had to explain that when it rains in Bangalore, sometimes drains and streams overflow, even devouring [...]
Bangalore: Here’s a person who attended the Woodstock festival in 1969. John F Sperandio, a Bangalorean and American citizen, had the
time of his life for the three days when the festival was on.
He’s the founding director of Stonehill International School, and holds an MSc in physics from Yale University and an MEd from Worcester [...]
Bangalore: The power of guitar, the magic of drums and unchained voices. The iconic concert of peace and love at Bethel near
Woodstock, New York, in 1969 (August 15 to 17), has its imprints in far corners of the world, including Bangalore, even today.
On August 17, the day marking the climax of Woodstock Music Festival, [...]
BANGALORE: Boeing’s F-18 has come in ahead of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 for the IAF’s test trials in the city. The F-18’s flights began at HAL
Airport on Monday, with both Indian and American pilots trying their hand.
IAF is conducting trials for 126 fighter aircraft it plans to buy next year. The F-18 has come with flight [...]
The downpour in the wee hours of Monday hampered traffic as office-goers were stranded on the water-logged roads.
Vehicles were stuck on four arterial roads — Bannerghatta Road, Mysore Road, Old Madras Road and Hosur Road. Traffic jams on these roads connecting the city centre led to slow vehicular movement on adjacent roads.
Waterlogging on Bannerghatta Road [...]
BANGALORE: Gokulram’s family in ITI Layout near Mysore Road woke up to a bad dream in the wee hours of Monday — of getting washed away. What
they saw was water all around. “We were sleeping on a mattress on the floor and woke up wet. There was water everywhere in the house. The lake had [...]
Possible rain in the city on Tuesday has made the BJP and Congress leaders nervous. They fear that a fall in voter turn-out will mar their
electoral fortunes in the high-profile Govindarajnagar constituency.
The meteorological department has said moderate to heavy rain is likely in parts of Bangalore on Tuesday. Added to this is the growing swine [...]
BANGALORE: The Election Commission has made arrangements to ensure by-polls to the five assembly constituencies on Tuesday are held peacefully.
To prevent any untoward incidents, and political parties from luring voters with liquor, all wine shops in the districts under which the constituencies fall were closed on Monday itself.
The EC has declared a holiday to schools, [...]
BANGALORE: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the by-elections to five assembly constituencies on Tuesday.
Of the 1,110 polling booths, police have classified 670 as hyper-sensitive, 330 as sensitive and 110 as normal. They have deployed 4,654 personnel for by-election bandobust, besides 33 KSRP platoons. Five companies of Tamil Nadu State Armed [...]
BANGALORE: There’s good news relating to the much-delayed BBMP elections. The government on Monday told the high court that reservation according
to wards will be done in a week’s time.
Advocate general Ashok Haranahalli said the process could not be completed due to assembly by-polls. Then he sought a week’s time.
He said the draft amendment notification on [...]
BANGALORE: Two women, both aged 27, have succumbed to swine flu
in this IT hub, raising the toll here due to the virus to five and across the
country to 27.
With this, Bangalore accounts for the second largest number of flu deaths after Pune, where the toll is 12.
Besides Pune and Bangalore, one person each has died [...]
Bangalore/ Raipur, Aug 15: The Swine flu death toll continues to mount as Karnataka and Chhattisgarh each report a Swine Flu death. With these two deaths, the Swine Flu death toll in the country rises to 26.
The latest victim of the H1N1 virus from Bangalore identified as Shivanna was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, [...]
BANGALORE: The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) has decided to felicitate three SSLC and PUC students who wrote their examinations in Kannada and scored the highest marks at the taluk level.
KDA Chairman ‘Mukhyamantri’ Chandru on Monday told presspersons here that 1,200 students who had scored high marks in the SSLC and PUC examinations would be felicitated [...]
BANGALORE: Bangalore University has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to the first semester of the five-year LL.B. degree course at University Law College, Jnana Bharati campus, Bangalore, for the academic year 2009-10. Candidates seeking admission under payment seats should submit separate applications. Forms will be issued from May 20, and the last date [...]
Bangalore: Although the State health officials continued screening of passengers at the Bengaluru International Airport for symptoms of swine flu, Monday did not see any anxious person reporting to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) for a check-up.
However, a curious parent, who had returned from London a week ago, made a telephonic enquiry [...]