• Former Carmelite and Bengaluru Model Sonika dies in accident

    Kolkata: A model-turned-actress from the city died while her companion, actor Vikram Chatterjee, was seriously injured in a car accident in south Kolkata on Saturday, police said.Sonika Singh Chauhan died in the car accident near Rashbehari area at around 3: 30 a.m on Saturday while Bengali film act...

  • Growers in Madikeri jittery as coffee, pepper prices plunge sharply

    Madikeri: A sharp drop in prices of coffee and pepper has growers in Madikeri worried.The district accounts for more than 30 percent of the nation's coffee production and 15 percent of the state's pepper production. Coffee cultivation is spread over one lakh hectares in the district while pepper is ...

  • Basava Jayanti: Remembering the life and times of a radical thinker

    Jagajyoti Basaveshwara was a great humanitarian, philosopher, thinker, a social reformer, and a revolutionary who taught that right conduct is heaven, work is worship, and who preached the ideals of simple living and equality of all people. Basaveshwara is said to have been a mystic by temperam...

  • Worse than beast: Video of man catching monitor lizard goes viral

    Bengaluru: A shocking video of a man catching a monitor lizard has gone viral on social media. The video was posted by Bhagya Lakshmi, a resident of Mysuru. Speaking to bfirst.in, she said that she had no clue about the identity of the man or the place. "There are three people in thi...

  • Unexpected delights: The trip to Shravanabelagola

    I was under the impression that travelling could be an experience only if I travel solo. I was completely fascinated by the tales of solo travelling. But my trip to Shravanabelagola in Hassan in Karnataka broke that myth. Solo travelling might work for many, but for me a trip with somebody who ...

  • It's the same old story at Bengaluru's Chikkabannavara Lake

    Bengaluru: It might be hard to believe that a lake could be a source of drinking water for four villages but the Chikkabannavara Lake was just that. Located on the Bengaluru-Tumkur highway and very close to Peenya, the lake quenched the thirst of Chikkabanavara, Somashettyhalli, Kereguddadahalli and...

  • Bengaluru residents want Srigandhakaval Lake to be revived but MLA has other plans

    Bengaluru: Ruined by incessant garbage dumping by the BBMP, the Srigandhakaval Lake in Jnanabharti Nagar in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency is facing a new threat.According to residents, RR Nagar MLA Muniratna Naidu wants to convert the lake into a playground, which means that the city would lose ...

  • Competition and chemicals send city's dhobis into oblivion

    By Rashmi PatilBengaluru: Modern technology has ended many a profession. And the city's dhobis are also fading away quietly due to the twin onslaught of the dry cleaning industry and health issues.Bengaluru has 24 dhobi ghats, which are over hundred years old and are of a cultural importance employi...

  • Demand for taluk status flares up in Ponnampet

    By: Indresh MadikeriMadikeri: After Kushalnagar, people of Ponnampet want the region to be declared a taluk. "Before merger with Karnataka in 1956, Kodagu was a separate C state and Ponnampet was the taluk centre of Kiggattu Nadu taluk," said MS Kushalappa, leader of Ponnampet taluk forma...

  • Ambiyanna to remain in Congress

    Bengaluru: Rebel star, former Housing Minister HM Ambareesh will continue in Congress party. He reasserted his stand at a meeting with CM S Siddaramaiah on Wednesday night.The CM had met Ambareesh at his residence on Wednesday night along with his ministerial colleagues Bangalore Development Ministe...

  • Kagodu Thimmappa comes and goes but Diddalli issue remains unresolved

    Madikeri: The housing problem of Diddalli tribals looks set to continue. Much was riding on the visit of Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa but the minister's visit couldn't put an end to the problem. The minister promised to provide sites and land to tribals in Diddalli itself if the land is p...

  • NGT shuts down industries near Bellandur lake, orders its cleaning

    New Delhi/Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday ordered all industries around the highly-polluted Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru to be shut and imposed Rs 5 lakh fine on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.The green panel gave the state authorities one month's tim...