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At remand home, innocence is the first casualty

He is 14 years old and was brought to the Government Observation Home in Madiwala last week after he was arrested on charges of attempt to rape and murder a one-and-a-half-year old girl. The boy says

BSY rejects BJP truce


For the second time in 40 days, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha and BJP's trouble-shooter, Arun Jaitley failed to convince Lingayat strongman, B. S. Yeddyurappa to drop his plan to form his

We will bag 60 seats in next polls: Dhananjay

A few days ago, he was sacked from BJP to test the reaction of his mentor, B.S. Yeddyurappa. The four-time MP from Mangalore, V. Dhananjay Kumar remained unfazed and has been elected interim presiden

Festival spells trouble for asthmatics

The festival of light is here again, but along with the festive fervor comes along an increase in asthma and other respiratory ailments.

Added to the physical injuries, the smoke emitted from firewo

Hospitals see rise in typhoid, GE cases

The stench of garbage permeated the city is causing all sorts of health problems for the city’s residents. There is an increase of 10-20% in the number of gastroenteritis and typhoid cases admitted to

Fire guts pharma unit

A major fire broke out at the organic unit of herbal drug major Himalaya in Makali on Tumkur Road in Nelamangala on Sunday. Goods worth Rs 5 lakh was gutted.

A Fire Department official, who was at th

HC upholds jail term for official

Often, it is seen that public servants caught taking bribes somehow manage to escape punishment and go scot-free. In many cases, it is mostly due to lack of proper evidence and witnesses, who later tu

Drought spells prompt anthrax outbreak?

The prolonged dry weather conditions over Karn­ataka and Tamil Nadu could have led to the reemergence of the anthrax bacteria in the forests of Tamil Nadu.

Animal experts say that, in the past, when

Bus operators hog the roads here

The existence of several private inter-city bus operators means more choice for travellers, and while this may be a good thing, the lack of terminals or designated parking spaces for the large bus fle

Chicken sales slump 60% in city after bird flu scare

Bird flu fear has brought down the sale of chicken by about 60 per cent in the city, affecting over 45 lakh people who are dependent on the industry.

Members of the Karnataka Poultry Traders’ Associa

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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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.