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Sonia will decide SMK’s new role

Admitting that former external affairs minister S. M. Krishna’s presence would help the Congress regain power in Karnataka, pradesh Congress committee president Dr G. Parameshwar said on Monday that C

Siddapura raises a stink

Ornamental plants and beautiful flowers and their rich fragrance greet visitors at the entrance of Siddapura main road opp­osite Lalbagh Sidd­ap­ura Gate.

Sidda­pura is known for the many plant nurs

Minorities panel chief: Khan bled Amanath Bank

A day after senior Congressman from the state Mr Rahman Khan was inducted into the Union cabinet, his alleged involvement in irregularities at Amanath Cooperative Bank has surfaced.

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Drunk men refuse to pay, thrash toll collector

A group of seven to eight men allegedly thrashed a toll collector at the toll gate near Nelamangala just after midnight on Monday.

They came in an SUV to the toll gate around 1 am, and told the toll

A happy deluge for city

Come Wednesday and Bengaluru will see its water supply increase with the commissioning of the Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stage IV, Phase II which is finally ready to take off after a delay of seven m

Thousands of chickens culled near Bangalore

Thousands of infected chickens, ducks and emus have been culled at a state-run poultry farm on Bangalore’s outskirts to contain the deadly avian (bird) flu, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“We hav

Watch where you park

Unplanned road widening works and lack of parking lots have increased the number of parking violations in the city. In the last nine months of this year, over 10 lakh cases have been booked for wrong

Smooth operator

A senior official of the country’s largest travel house - Thomas Cook - has approached the police after one of the company’s former staffers allegedly misused the company’s funds.

The employee, afte

Dengue cases rise, but officials in denial

Almost every day city-based hospitals are reporting an increasing number of dengue cases to the Department of Health and Family Welfare. But ask the department officials, they say the numbers are actu

Trash to ash: BBMP’s burning problem


With the garbage crisis growing unmanageable, heaps of it were burnt by pourakarmikas and even Benga­lureans themselves at several places in the city on Thursday. Garbage was burnt at among other pla

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