After a controversial comment on Kannada by a central minister, the Karnataka BJP party itself has criticized him. The union minister of Skill Development and entrepreneurship, Anant Kumar Hegde, who's well known for his controversial talks, has once again got himself into controversy. Recently also, he had been a part of a huge controversy, landing into trouble after saying that the Indian Constitution should be modified. In such a scenario, the central minister had been a part of a function
According to sources Bengaluru based cab aggregate Ola has recently launched a comprehensive benefit program for its Auto driver partners called Auto Unnati. Meanwhile as a part of this initiative, Ola Auto partners will benefit from Ola’s ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program, family welfare initiatives, and performance based financial benefits.
Following Cape Town, South Africa, warnings have been given to 11 cities across the world that they'll be facing huge water scarcity sooner. South Africa's Cape town has been Facing severe water scarcity issues that the government itself had imposed strict laws to its people, not to consume more than 25 liters of water per day (per person).
According to sources Congress President Rahul Gandhi had hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the previous BJP government in the southern state "broke graft records" with numerous scams. Gandhi said "While Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about corruption, he forgets that it was the BJP government led by BS Yeddyurappa that broke records in corruption with land scam, mining scam etc".
Bengaluru sources have stated that it was a big win for the citizens’ movement in Bengaluru when the Karnataka government was forced to shelve the controversial steel flyover project on Ballari Road. Last year the state government and civic agencies in Bengaluru appear to have not given up on the steel project just yet. Meanwhile the Siddaramaiah led Congress government is now going ahead with a miniature version of the Ballari Road flyover at Shivananda Circle.
According to sources Supreme Court will hear on February 12 a plea by PETA seeking to prohibit the buffalo race Kambala that is held in Karnataka during festivities that coincide with the Pongal celebrations. Meanwhile a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud had agreed to hear the plea by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as the NGO's lawyer, Arunima Kedia, mentioned the matter for an early hearing.
According to sources Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make sure Karnataka is "Congress-free" after the upcoming elections and the countdown for the Congress to be dispelled from the state has begun. Modi said "We will make sure Karnataka is Congress-free".
Bengaluru sources have stated that after accusing the NDA government of making false promises to woo the electorate ahead of the next parliamentary elections in 2019, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the Budget failed to address the agrarian crisis in the country, especially in the southern state, which faced drought over the last three years.
According to sources Mangaluru, the Federation of Indian Rationalist Association (FIRA) celebrated the super-moon eclipse in a unique way by distributing and gorging on sweets and savories. Sources have stated that since the lunar eclipse was predicted to occur between 7 pm and 9 pm, the FIRA decided to distribute eatables at the same time.
Bengaluru sources have made a statement that Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global software major Infosys, on Monday said it has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's Children's Foundation to create child labor free villages. According to sources the grant would be given out over the next three years.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Gauri Lankesh would have turned 56 years old on Monday if she had not been shot dead by unknown assailants in September 2017. Meanwhile in remembrance of the slain journalist, her family, colleagues, friends and supporters came together at Town Hall in Bengaluru on Monday.
Bengaluru sources have stated that after facing stiff competition from Uber and Ola which have impacted their business, Bengaluru’s 12 auto rickshaw and taxi driver unions are all set to launch an app aggregating services of both autos and cabs named bTag. According the app will be launched by the city’s B-transport Solution founded by Basavaraju N L.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the state wide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits demanding the Prime Minister's intervention in the interstate Mahadayi River water row with neighboring Goa. Meanwhile the major impact of the full day bandh is being seen in northern districts that come under Malaprabha river basin.
According to sources Karnataka's statewide bandh is likely to disrupt daily life as several Kannada and farmer outfits protest against the “Centre’s apathy” towards the Mahadayi dispute. Meanwhile the private schools and state government offices are expected to remain closed during the bandh. Moreover various IT offices in Bengaluru have also asked their employees to work from home or to take the day off.
A cleaner working in a software company in Bengaluru was arrested on charges of capturing photographs of female employees of the company in vulgar and obscene manner. The incident had happened at a software company at Indra Nagar. Dharmendra Kumar Yadav, 24 worked as a cleaner at the said software company.
According to sources the flat owners in Bengaluru’s Whitefield are locked in a fierce dispute with revenue officials to get khata certificates a revenue document required to calculate property tax. Meanwhile years after apartment complexes in Whitefield were issued occupancy certificates (OC’s), the city’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is yet to bifurcate the properties and issue khatas to flat owners.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde found himself in the eye of another storm by comparing Dalits to dogs. Meanwhile the incident took place on Saturday afternoon at Bellary where Hegde inaugurated a job fair. Further on his way, his car was blocked by Dalit activists who were protesting against his remark over amending the Constitution which led to a countrywide uproar.
The vice president Venkaiah Naidu, had visited the houses of one of the BJP MPs in Bengaluru, only to return home barefoot, as the senior BJP leader was given a shock as someone had stolen his slippers much to his shock. It's a common phenomenon of people losing their slippers at public places like temples, Marriage functions etc, but the same happening to a national leader, has become a huge embarrassment.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the residents on the Yemlur side of Bellandur spotted smoke on Friday morning, as the lake full of sewage, chemical effluents and construction debris went up in flames. Meanwhile, Meenakshi who resides in Orchid Lake View apartment complex, said “Thick black smoke was seen around 10.00 am from the lakebed."
A Person has been Kidnapped from Bengaluru and he went missing for past 1 month. Kumar Ajitabh is the name of the person who went missing and he was missing since December 18, 2017. Kumar Ajitabh is the son of Ashok K Sinha.
With Bengaluru city already been troubled with issues like traffic issues, potholes, damaged footpaths to name a few, now Bengaluru is all set to face a new issue with the latest announcement from Bengaluru Electric Supply Corporation (BESCOM) that there will be intermittent power cuts throughout the month of January in Bengaluru daily, between 10 am to 6 pm.
Chitradurga from Karnataka sources have stated that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's government of being anti-Hindu. Meanwhile when addressing the Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivartana Yatre in Chitradurga, Shah said, "The Siddaramaiah government is indulging in vote bank politics; it is an anti-Hindu government. They have withdrawn all cases against the SDPI, which is an anti-India organization."
The taxi rental service Ola, in its annual survey, had found that Bangalore ranks first in cities with slowest traffic speed. While it has been found that the average traffic pace in Chennai and Hyderabad has been recorded at 18.9 and 18.5 km per hour, at Bangalore it is 17.2 kmph making it the slowest in India.
After police banned Sunny Leone and the new year celebrations featuring her in Bangalore after protest threats by Karnataka Yuva Sena, the citizens aren't happy with the ban. Members of Bengaluru political action committee said that she's an entertainer and she can never be a threat to security and police doing such bans instead of tightening security is inappropriate.
With 2017 coming to an end, here's a list of women who rose despite struggles, Shone with their talents and beauty, turned inspirational and proved their might and valor when it needed the most. Let's take a look at them
A 7-Year-Old little girl sets herself on fire after trying to replicate a scene from a famous TV serial 'Nandini'. The little girl who goes by the name Prathana Manjunath is an ardent fan of the Kannada TV serial 'Nandini'. It is a spooky thriller show laced with religious sentiments.
Well, you must have known DIG Roopa as she is the one who exposed the VVIP treatment received by Sasikala in the prison. Now, she has been slapped by her former boss with a 20 Crores defamation suit. Her former Director-General of Prisons HN Satyanarayana Rao slapped Roopa with a Rs 20-crore defamation suit as she made some baseless allegations against him.