Bus services remain unaffected in Bengaluru as BMTC, KSRTC employee’s hunger strike at Freedom Park fizzles out

BENGALURU: The hunger strike called for by the BMTC and KSRTC worker’s association today at Freedom Park in Bengaluru seems to have fizzled out as the BMTC bus services in…

Bengaluru customs officials at KIA cargo section seize drugs worth Rs 5 crore hidden in plastic spools

BENGALURU: Stumbling upon a novel method of smuggling banned drugs via air cargo, customs sleuths at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday seized ephedrine worth Rs 5 crore hidden in…

A survey by ‘Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike’ finds 80% of BMTC passengers consider bus fares very high

BENGALURU: Eighty per cent of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) commuters who took part in a survey said bus fares are high, while 41% of non-bus users said they will…

Devaraj DR, the constable who was allegedly assaulted by fans of sandalwood star Darshan, fights to foot medical bills for his treatment

BENGALURU: A 26-year-old police constable, who was allegedly attacked by unruly fans of actor Darshan past midnight on Saturday, was in for more pain. The medical expenses pertaining to a…

Simmering Summers: Thanks to rapid urbanization due to migration of people from other states, Bengaluru records 31.4°C on Feb 17, hotter than Kolkata & Chennai

BENGALURU: A city that once barely had houses that needed fans and has been known for it’s pleasant weather throughout the year, recorded temperatures higher than Chennai and Kolkata on…

NICE land controversy to be investigated – Karnataka cabinet sub-committee formed to look into 370 acres of land acquisition

BENGALURU: The state cabinet on Monday constituted a sub-committee to look into the controversy surrounding land acquisition by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE). Sources say the sub-committee will specifically look…

Comedy of Errors – Kambala star runner gets a ‘blank’ cover first; CM BS Yediyurappa hands over a Rs 3 lakh cheque later

BENGALURU: For a sportsman being feted for his speed, Kambala star Shrinivas Gowda got a taste of the speed-breaker that is sarkari procedure, and Bengaluru traffic. First, chief minister BS…

BBMP achieves only 65% of property tax collection target; Mahadevapura zone tops the highest arrears areas

BENGALURU: With just 45 days remaining of the financial year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been able to achieve only 65% of the property-tax target of Rs 3,813 crore…

Saving Bengaluru’s Green Canopy: Many citizen groups in city come together to save 8,000 trees from road-widening projects

BENGALURU: Fifty representatives of various citizen groups have petitioned Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) not to rush with its road-widening projects, which are likely to uproot over 8,000 trees…

Sedition charges in I-T protest case: Former CM HD Kumaraswamy files plea in Karnataka High Court

BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court on Friday ordered notice to the Commercial Street police on a petition filed by former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy pertaining to a protest held outside…

Now, fly to Seattle directly from Bengaluru as nonstop, daily Bengaluru-Seattle flight begins operations in October

BENGALURU: American Airlines will launch a daily, nonstop direct service between Seattle and Bengaluru in October 2020 in the first such flight from Bengaluru to mainland US. The service is…

Namma Metro Under Scanner: HC orders central government to appoint high-ranking officer to check if BMRCL has complied with rules of MoUs

BENGALURU: The high court on Thursday directed the Centre to appoint a higher-ranking officer to inspect whether BMRCL has complied with terms of the memorandums of understating (MOUs) pertaining to…

Karnataka Bandh Tomorrow: Normal life in Bengaluru may not get affected as BMTC, Metro will ply as usual; Banks, Hotels, Gov’t offices remain open

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations on Thursday is unlikely to have an impact on normal life in the city. While members of Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkuta, the forum…

Haris Jr. in a soup again: Police issue notice to Mohammad Nalapad, son of Shantinagar MLA NA Haris, in Sunday’s Bentley car crash case at Mekhri circle

BENGALURU: Investigations into Sunday’s Bentley car crash have taken an interesting turn with traffic police issuing a notice to Mohammed Nalapad Haris, son of Shantinagar MLA NA Haris, for allegedly…

DGCA suspends IndiGo pilot for misbehaving with Bengaluru flyers

NEW DELHI: The Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday suspended an IndiGo captain’s flying licence for three months after a probe revealed that the senior pilot had misbehaved with…

Two Bangladeshis held with fake passports at KIA in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Immigration officials at Kempegowda International Airport arrested two Bangladeshis for possessing fake Indian passports. The duo was detained while trying to board a Malaysia-bound flight on Saturday. Akel Barua…

Water Woes: BWSSB – Bengaluru’s water supply board – plans to hike water bills by 30%; waits for government nod

BENGALURU: Your monthly water bill could shoot up by 30% if the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board – the service provider for the city – secures the government’s nod…

Industry associations including BWSSB strongly oppose BESCOM’s tariff hike proposal at a public hearing

BENGALURU: A BESCOM proposal to hike power tariffs ran into huge opposition from consumers at a public hearing held by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on Friday. Bangalore Water…

Karnataka High Court reprimands BBMP again – orders to conduct new survey of potholes on roads and sets March 31 as deadline to fill them

BENGALURU: The high court on Thursday directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to undertake a fresh survey of all roads in Bengaluru to identify potholes and take necessary steps to fill…

Karnataka High Court issues BBMP Commissioner show-cause notice for not acting on illegal structures

BENGALURU: The high court on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the BBMP commissioner asking him to explain why action shouldn’t be initiated against him under the Contempt of Courts…