Lockdown Learning – Social media platforms like ‘Kannada Gothilla’, teach migrants in Bengaluru Kannada language; Members participate enthusiastically

BENGALURU: One of the biggest grouses that Kannadigas had about migrant settlers in Karnataka, especially in urban settings like Bengaluru, was their steadfast refusal to learn Kannada and truly be…

Rain and stormy winds create mayhem in Bengaluru: 621 electric poles down in 3 days, no power in many areas

BENGALURU: Several areas of Bengaluru experienced two-hour power cuts on Thursday, a day after heavy rain lashed the city. According to data available with Bescom (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company), 621…

Torrential rains, blustering winds bring down over 50 trees and damage 12 vehicles in Bengaluru; power supply disrupted in many areas

BENGALURU: Heavy rain accompanied by strong wind and thunder struck the city for the second consecutive day, leaving in its wake uprooted trees, fallen branches, damaged electric poles, flooded roads…

Yelahanka flyover inauguration in Bengaluru postponed but ‘Veer Savarkar’ name stays despite opposition from Congress and JDS

BENGALURU: A political controversy is raging in Karnataka over the naming of a newly built flyover in Yelahanka New Town after Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar.  The ruling BJP and opposition…

Cashless and Contactless Travel: BMTC goes digital as 1,000 buses allow passengers to pay fare through QR-code facility

BENGALURU: After missing the bus in 2016, when demonetisation prompted mass adoption of e-payments, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC ) is finally embracing the digital option as it looks to…

Techie killed in Bengaluru as gusty winds rain bricks and iron rods on her

BENGALURU: A 22-year-old woman employee of IT major TCS standing in front of her house was killed after hollow bricks, cement bags and steel rods fell on her from an…

Under fire from commuters, BMTC junks Rs 70 pass-only system; announces flat fares from today

BENGALURU: Under fire for launching a pass-only system that forced even those undertaking short journeys to cough up Rs 70, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has decided to introduce flat…

In a bad precedence, Union minister Sadananda Gowda flouts Karnataka institutional quarantine rules after flying from Delhi to Bengaluru

Union minister and BJP MP from Karnataka, Sadananda Gowda, on Monday took a flight from Delhi and landed in Bengaluru as domestic passenger flights resumed for the first time in…

Bengaluru Commissioner of Police Bhaskar Rao says strict curfew will be implemented in the city for 36 hours from today 7 PM to Monday 7 AM

BENGALURU: Police commissioner Bhaskar Rao on Friday said the next two Sundays will be ‘full curfew days’ and the city will be under complete lockdown between 7pm Saturday and 7am…

FIR against AICC President Sonia Gandhi: KPCC chief DK Shivakumar writes to CM BS Yediyurappa to withdraw the case; State yet to respond

BENGALURU: Congress leader DK Shivakumar wrote to Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa demanding that an FIR filed against Sonia Gandhi be withdrawn. FIR was filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi…

Daily-wage workers suffer from BMTC’s pass-only system as short distance travel cost more

BENGALURU: Thousands of domestic and daily-wage workers returning to their jobs are unable to use BMTC services because of a new pass-only system that has made short-distance bus travel expensive.…

Mysterious ‘thunder-like’ boom sound heard in Bengaluru – Defence Ministry steps in with clarification

BENGALURU: A sonic boom was probably heard while the IAF aircraft was decelerating from supersonic to subsonic speed between 36,000 and 40000 feet altitude, the Defence Ministry said about ‘mysterious’…

BREAKING NEWS: KPCC President DK Shivakumar and Ex-CM Siddaramaiah lead Karnataka Congress ‘symbolic protest’ against state and central BJP governments today in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Karnataka Congress party today staged a ‘symbolic protest’ against the central and state BJP governments for amending the APMC Act and for the mismanagement of Covid-19 crisis in the…

With most lockdown restrictions eased, Bengaluru limping back to normalcy but citizens are wary

BENGALURU: With most lockdown restrictions eased, Bengaluru was wary even as life returned to normal on Tuesday. Morning walkers queued up before Lalbagh and Cubbon Park, among other lung spaces,…

After nearly two months, BMTC buses resume service in Bengaluru; Only cashless travel with weekly passes at Rs 300; Most buses seen running empty or with very few travelers

BENGALURU: After nearly two months, BMTC buses today hit the roads in Bengaluru. However, there were very few takers as most of the buses were seen running almost empty or…

Sealed down area Hongasandra in Bengaluru is now Covid-free as all 35 patients recover, many leave for Bihar

BENGALURU: The residents of Hongasandra area, which had been sealed for the last 25 days after 35 people tested positive for Covid-19, will be relieved if no case is reported…

Karnataka cabinet meet concludes – CM BS Yediyurappa allows KSRTC buses, trains within state; BMTC buses to run from tomorrow

BENGALURU: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa chaired a crucial Karnataka cabinet meeting at the central hall in Vidhana Soudha today. The meeting was expected to finalize the lockdown 4.0 new rules…

Over 17,800 health workers conduct survey of 13 lakh households in Bengaluru to identify Covid-19 susceptible people

BENGALURU: About 2,150 health survey teams are fanning out across the city, identifying those susceptible to Covid-19 and creating a database for effective surveillance. The teams comprising about 17,800 members…

Classification Mess – Why Bengaluru Rural is still in Red Zone even though not a single Coronavirus case is seen for over a month?

BENGALURU: For over a month now, Bengaluru Rural district has not seen a single coronavirus case, but it is still listed as a red zone by the central government. The…

Top gov’t sources hint at BMTC, Metro services may resume in Bengaluru from Monday; Official announcement awaited

BENGALURU: While the Karnataka government is yet to take a decision on  extending the lockdown, transit agencies in the city are readying to resume services. Transport agencies including BMTC, Namma…