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KRS dam (File | PTI)
Local youth rescue six from sudden drowning after water release from Hemavathi reservoir to KRS dam

The villagers blocked the main road at Akkihebbal village in order to protest against the negligence of the authorities.

1 hour ago

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Spurned man uses fake Facebook profile to wreck marriage plan, arrested

A man who allegedly created a fake Facebook profile to create rift between the woman he loved and her fiance, has been arrested by Hebbal Police. His act had also resulted in the woman’s fiance breaki

16 hours ago

Congress netas slam Yeddyurappa at rally

A bevy of senior Congress leaders on Thursday took part in a rally termed Satyameva Jayate at Freedom Park denouncing the BJP. 

24 Feb 2017

A man cools himself down on a sweltering day in Bengaluru. Central Business District in Bengaluru recorded 34oC on Thursday | vinod kumar t
It’s only February, but State sizzles

The heat is on as summer has come early. Temperatures are soaring across the state — average maximum temperature is 2-3 degrees above normal

24 Feb 2017

Poor yield for maize, but bumper for ragi

Extreme heat will lead to low yield in some crops that require lower temperatures. For some other crops, fruits and flowers, the high temperature is expected to be a boon.

24 Feb 2017

Water board seeks Rs 74 crore from drought panel

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has requested the Drought Monitoring Committee for Rs 74 crore to tide over an expected water crisis this summer if rains fail.

24 Feb 2017

Former Union Minister M Veerappa Moily paying last respects to Mysuru Lokayukta SP Ravi Kumar at Sasalu in Doddaballapur taluk on Thursday | Express
Sasalu bids tearful adieu to its son

Life in Sasalu village of Doddaballapur came to a standstill on Thursday where Mysuru Lokayukta SP Ravi Kumar’s final rites were held with full state honours.

24 Feb 2017

The school building
Ex-student on peeing spree in school, nabbed

An ex-student who was urinating in his alma mater during night time  has finally been nabbed by the police after six months of search by the villagers and school authorities.

24 Feb 2017

Bank delays woman’s efforts to exit flesh trade

One female sex worker’s dream to come out of the flesh trade and become independent in a profession of her choice is fading.

24 Feb 2017

Blue-collar workers to benefit as BMTC plans Bus Bhagya

In a move that could benefit poor people travelling in BMTC buses, the state government is likely to announce ‘Bus Bhagya Scheme’ in the upcoming budget.

24 Feb 2017

Drink lots of water, stay indoors in afternoons

ith increasing temperatures, doctors suggest plenty of fluids, wearing soft fabrics of lighter colours to prevent absorption of heat, and staying indoors…

24 Feb 2017

Use of ACs drives up power consumption

The summer-like weather has become quite evident with the average power consumption per day in the state touching 217 Million Units (MU).

24 Feb 2017

Cong cries foul as ‘diary’ surfaces

The state Congress is seeing a conspiracy to malign party leaders and destabilise the Siddaramaiah government after the local electronic media on Thursday started showing some diary notings allegedly

24 Feb 2017

Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy (File Photo | EPS)
Karnataka government asks striking Uber, Ola drivers to approach labour court

Over one lakh drivers attached to two cab aggregators  began an indefinite strike in Bengaluru yesterday,

23 Feb 2017

Ola. (File photo | Reuters)
Ola and Uber drivers’ protest continues for the second day in Bengaluru

The strike had taken an ugly turn on Wednesday when drivers had pelted stones at Uber Office in HSR Layout.

23 Feb 2017

Kerala CM visit opposed: Miscreants set CPI(M) office on fire in Mangaluru

Speaking to Express, CPI(M) leader Muneer Katipalla said that the loss was estimated at around Rs 1 lakh.

23 Feb 2017

Tipu Sultan's armoury at Srirangapatna to be shifted on March 2

The shifting process will be taken up by South Western Railway through M/S PSL -Wolfe (JV) under supervision by Department of Archeology.

23 Feb 2017

Karnataka government makes fire extinguishers mandatory in all buses and school vans

Necessary instructions in this regard have already been issued to KSRTC, BMTC and private bus operators.

23 Feb 2017

JD(S) dissidence flares up as Devanahalli MLA Pilla Muniswamappa quits party

The MLA blamed the style of functioning of the JD(S) leadership, especially president H D Kumaraswamy, and said he had grown disgruntled by the recent inclusion of local leaders into the party.

23 Feb 2017

Passport Seva Kendra on Lalbagh Road in Bengaluru
Post Office Passport Seva Kendras​ to open by March

Applying for passports will be a little easier as the four additional centres in the state approved by the Ministry of External Affairs is set to be operational by the end of March 2017.

23 Feb 2017

Doctors say Tamiflu can be given to only those who test positive for swine flu
Swine flu cases on the rise; docs get jabs too

Swine flu cases have been on the rise in the state compared to last year when 110 cases were reported with no deaths.

23 Feb 2017