• 2.5lk people consumed food at Indira Canteens till Friday: BBMP

    Bengaluru: Indira Canteens have received a bumper response in Bengaluru. According to the BBMP, 700-800 stand in queue to savour affordable food when each canteen can just about serve 250-300 customers per day.This was disclosed by Mayor Padmavathi and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad at a press c...

  • Tigress with 3 cubs puts forest officials in Bhimgad on high alert

    Bengaluru: A tigress with three cubs has put forest staff on high alert in Bhimgad wildlife sanctuary while strengthening the case for the sanctuary being declared as a tiger reserve. Wildlife enthusiasts and experts have been urging the forest department to declare Bhimgad a tiger reserve but the ...

  • New twist: Rebel JD(S) MLAs panic after Kharge demand

    Bengaluru: There is a new twist to the drama involving seven rebel JD(S) MLAs, who recently met with Rahul Gandhi to finalize plans to join the party.According to reports, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has thrown a spanner in the MLAs' plans. Kharge reportedly wants to field candidates o...

  • Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

    By Mohammed ShafeeqHyderabad: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution.Having lived here for ov...

  • Narayana Murthy's 'continuous assault' made Vishal Sikka quit: Infosys Board

    Bengaluru: The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed its founder NR Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka."Murthy's continuous assault, including his latest letter, is the primary reason for the resignation...

  • Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

    By K.S. JayaramanBengaluru: Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.Currently there is no common procedure for extracti...

  • Kannada medium govt schools in dire straits in Madikeri

    Madikeri: As many as 53 Kannada medium government primary schools in Madikeri district are on the verge of closure. And the reason is simple: these 53 schools have less than 10 students. Though the state government took many steps to increase the standard of education in government schools and coll...

  • Slump in fruits, vegetable export prods government to look at low-cost water transport

    New Delhi: A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables due to high airfreight charges has prodded the government to explore the cost-effective alternative of water transport to boost the trade and give Indian products an edge over their competitors in the internatio...

  • How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

    Bengaluru: Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus. But ISRO is yet to develop a satellite-based early warning system (EWS) for landslides like the one that buried 50 people at Kotrupi village in...

  • Lung transplant: A ray of hope

    Respiratory diseases are one of the largest killers across the globe. After accidents, respiratory diseases cause the maximum amount of fatalities in the Indian population. Respiratory diseases do not only cause suffering, they also impose a huge economic burden on the nation. The picture is more de...

  • The wretched plight of Kodagu-Kasaragod road

    Madikeri: The Kodagu-Kasaragod road is in a pathetic condition owing to lack of maintenance since five years. The road, which passes through Patti Ghat reserve forest and Talacauvery wildlife sanctuary, receives annual rainfall of more than 200 inches. The heavy rainfall damages the road badly. And...

  • Is school education under RTE really free?

    Suresh Kumar, an auto driver in Bengaluru, earns between Rs300 and Rs600 a day. A father of two kids, the Right to Education Act 2009 came as a blessing for him. The provisions of the Act (12 (1)C), which was implemented on April 1, 2010, makes it mandatory for unaided schools to reserve 25 percent ...