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Junket: Minister armtwists pollution board

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman was invited for a conference in Germany. but he did not accept the invitation presuming the board did not have enough funds to bear his tra

Man sends `1 lakh ‘bribe’ to Governor

Even for a country as steeped in corruption as India this has to be a first. Faced with a transfer, a lecturer in a Hassan polytechnic decided to go right to the top to stall it. He didn't stop with

Warring BU V-C, Registrar join hands, cook up scam?

The controversy surrounding the construction of a postgraduate building in Kolar under Bangalore University is turning murkier by the day. After allegations and counter-allegations over alleged irreg

One step to medical college

Ending all speculation on the fate of the National Eligibility- cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which will conduct it, has

For free hostel, benefits pass-outs rejoin BU courses

This could happen only in Namma Bengaluru. At the on-going centralised counselling for admission to various post-graduate courses of Bangalore University, students who had completed post-graduate cour

Religion on OMR sheet: Govt move reeks of profiling

The appearance of a column for specifying the religion of students in the OMR sheets for the SSLC examination, 2013, has kicked off a row, even more so as they are required to specify whether they b

BU blocks audit, registrar upset

The Bangalore University (BU), which has managed to stay in the news for all the wrong reasons over the last few years, is in the dock yet again, this time for blocking government auditors from auditi

Report of a coming injustice


Close on the heels of schools with less than five students closing down and their students transferred to nearby institutions, the academic year 2012-13 will see more schools with less than 10 student

Holes in Net: Blocked content still up

The central government may claim that it has succeeded in blocking those websites and Facebook accounts that have been carrying inflammatory texts and pictures, which allegedly caused people from Nort

Bulk SMS ban hits customers

With North-Easterners fleeing back home, the repercussions on city life have been plenty.

Restaurants, which employ a large number of young people from the North-East, are now saddled with a huge sh

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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