No fee money, more dropouts soon

  BENGALURU: Ever since her husband ended his life unable to repay the loans over six months ago, Lakshmi, a domestic help in Garvebhavipalya, has been in despair. In addition…

Pollution board’s Ganesha Chaturthi plan: 1 million turmeric idols for festival

  BENGALURU: In line with the all-round call to protect oneself from the rampaging coronavirus, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has appealed to households celebrating Ganesha Chaturthi to create…

184/198 wards race past the 100 mark

  BENGALURU: Slog overs? Bengaluru gets going to edge past Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai in daily COVID reporting rate A ward-wise reporting rate A ward-wise report of the number of…

Bhaskar Rao transferred, Kamal Pant is the new Bengaluru Police Commissioner

  BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has transferred Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao to ADGP internal security division on Friday. Kamal Pant, Additional Director General of Police, Intelligence has been appointed…

CM B S Yediyurappa flags off work on Namma Metro Phase 2 underground section

  BENGALURU: The much-delayed work on the underground section of the Namma Metro Phase 2 line began on Thursday with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa flagging off the tunnel boring…

Goodwill haunting: The trauma of being a volunteer

  BENGALURU: When covid started taking a toll on Bengaluru, Zameer Baig quickly signed up to help with burials etc. But the scenes that he encounters every day have exacted…

Bengaluru: Two techies arrested for uploading photos of college students on porn sites

  BENGALURU: The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch Police on Thursday arrested two techies for uploading photographs of college students and lecturers on porn sites. According to CCB Police, Ajay Thanikachalam(37)…

Bengaluru: After drastic measures, private hospitals hand over 50% beds

  BENGALURU: Show-cause notices, threats of arrests, and closure of OPDs are now making more than 50 multi-specialty hospitals to comply with the government’s demand to hand over 50% of…

Bengaluru: ‘Address proof, mobile OTP must for Covid-19 test’

  BENGALURU: As many as 1,800 COVID-positive patients have gone untraceable as they gave wrong home addresses and phone numbers at the time of testing, according to BBMP chief N…

Four held for robbing trader of Rs 45 lakh in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: One-and-a-half months after a cigarette distributor was robbed of Rs 45.5 lakh, his employee and three teenagers have landed in custody. Officials on Saturday recovered Rs 31,86,500, including Rs…

Shortage of drug, lack of manpower add to Bengaluru’s Covid-19 challenge

  BENGALURU: While Bengaluru continues to be the worst hit in Karnataka due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, doctors point out several reasons for the continuing trend — delay in…

Bengaluru: Prof Govindan Rangarajan appointed IISc director, will take charge on July 31

  BENGALURU: The governing council of the 111-year-old Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Friday formally appointed Prof Govindan Rangarajan as its new director. He will formally take charge after…

Coronavirus: Five families trapped as BBMP seals Ejipura building in Bengaluru

  BENGALURU: BBMP officials have sealed down a building in Ejipura with five families to ensure the quarantining of just one Covid-19 patient. The incident comes a day after civic…

Bengaluru lockdown news: Today’s updates

  BENGALURU: The country’s IT capital, in the span of just a few weeks, went from being hailed as one of the best Covid-19 managers in the country to grappling…

Knight of the living, dead

  BENGALURU: Tanveer Ahmed, a Frazer Town resident, has isolated himself from his family, business to help covid-19 patients, their kin. When this is all over, the only thing that…

Bengaluru adds 2,156 new coronavirus cases

  BENGALURU: Authorities disclosed 2,156 new Covid-19 cases in the city on Sunday, plus 36 new deaths. The new numbers increase the city’s total cases to 31,777, out of which…

‘Drone Boy’ surrenders to quarantine squad in Mysuru

BENGALURU: Police and the Bengaluru City Quarantine Squad apprehended quarantine breacher “Drone Boy” Prathap N M in Mysuru on Monday afternoon. A source said that the 23-year-old youth agreed to…

Karnataka forms seven teams for Covid-19 hospital admissions

BENGALURU: The state government on Sunday formed seven teams of officials to facilitate the admission of Covid-19 patients referred to private hospitals in Bengaluru. Each team will be headed by…

HAL establishes 160-bed Covid-19 Care Centre in Bengaluru

  BENGALURU: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has established a 160-bed COVID Care Centre at one of its facilities on Old Airport Road. The centre was handed over to municipal authorities…

BBMP bats for lockdown extension in Bengaluru; CM to take call

  BENGALURU: Working hard to contain the Covid-19 spread across Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has requested the state government to extend the current seven-day coronavirus lockdown by…