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Bengaluru: The BBMP's Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme to control the stray dog population in the city is floundering. Lack of kennels, delay in paying NGOs participating in the ABC programme and other reasons have jeopardised the programme.

Bengaluru: Students of AIMS Institute of Higher Education took to the streets to create awareness about the need to save water in the city on the occasion of World Water Day on Wednesday. This year's theme, "Why waste water?" is about reducing and reusing wastewater.  

Bengaluru: Narayana Health City saved a child born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) using Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), the first hospital to do so in the city.

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Bengaluru: Members of Akhila Havyaka Okkuta on Wednesday termed Ramachandrapura Mutt pontiff Raghaveshwara Bharathi a “black mark” on the community and demanded his removal as the mutt head. Speaking to the media, K Sreenivas, former minister and leader of Akhila Havyaka Okkuta, said the extortion allegations made by the pontiff against Premlata and her husband Diwakar Shastri had been proven false by the CID, which submitted a voluminous 600-page report to the Bannavara magistrate court last month.

Bengaluru: The city police have finally nabbed the miscreant who had been terrorizing female students residing in Maharani’s women’s hostel by stealing and wearing their underclothes. The man has been identified as Abu Talim, who allegedly told the police that he stole the innerwear because he got a “thrill” out of it, and that he had been wearing women’s innerwear for many years.

Bengaluru: The protest by anganwadi workers at the Freedom Park in Bengaluru entered its third day on Wednesday. Yet, there seems to no hope for thousands of women who left their families back home to demand higher wages. Since Monday, these women have been braving scorching heat and sleeping on bedsheets laid out on roads with their children.  They are not only braving the heat but also the continuous honking of vehicles. There is no proper drinking water facility or access to clean food. What did these tiny tots do to suffer like this?

Bengaluru: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) slammed the Siddaramaiah government for not implemented the PC Hoota Committee report, which probed a series of scams in the Karnataka State Public Service Commission (KPSC) and submitted a report in July 2013. 

Bengaluru: The controversy surrounding Suhana Syed, who recently was trolled for rendering a Kannada devotional song on Zee Kannada’s reality show, hasn’t helped the channel. According to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India viewership data for the week 8, 9, 10, concluding on March 10, 2017, none of the episodes of the singing reality show appeared in the top 5 programme list.

Bengaluru: Finally, the High Grounds police have nabbed the pervert who gave sleepless nights to the inmates of Maharani's Arts, Commerce and Management College hostel on Seshadripuram on Wednesday. The arrested is identified as Abu Talim (24), a native of Bihar. He would frequent the hostel once in three or six months and would take away girls' innerwear put out for drying on the terrace, besides wearing them.  

Belagavi: In a case of fence eating the crop, a CCTV footage has gone viral where a police sub-inspector in Belagavi district has been found thrashing a bar manager and vandalising the bar for allegedly denying his quota of bribe. The incident which occurred on March 13 at Om Shiv Shakthi a bar and restaurant in Kudachi in Raibagh district has come to light recently.

Bengaluru: Agreeing to consider wage hike for childcare workers, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday appealed to them to call off their indefinite protest at the city centre. "As their demands, including wage hike, are under serious consideration of our government, I appeal to them to withdraw their protest and come for discussions," Siddaramaiah said in a statement here.

Bengaluru: As many as 10,000 anganwadi workers have been protesting at the Freedom Park since Monday afternoon under scorching heat. The workers want the government to increase their salaries. Jyothi, an anganwadi worker from Kolar, said she had been doing the job for 10 years but her salary at present was a mere Rs6,000. “What can Rs6000 rupees fetch these days? Nothing. We cannot even afford quality education for our children,” she said.

Bengaluru: Female students residing in Maharani’s College hostel want security tightened following several trespassing incidents involving an unidentified pervert, who has been spotted roaming in the hostel premises wearing women’s underclothes.

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday has ruled that there was no need for an investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the murder of RSS worker Rudresh. Hearing a petition by the five accused, arrested in connection with murder of Rudresh, Justice John Micheal D' Cunha has directed the Commercial Street Police to continue the investigation with an observation that there was no prima facie material which could either be of national importance or any terror related activities that would require NIA to hold the investigation.

Bengaluru: Contrary to reports that anganwadi workers will call off their strike after the chief minister promised to discuss their issue on April 19, anganwadi workers have decided to continue their agitation at Freedom Park. More than 10,000 anganwadi workers from various parts of the state have descended on the state capital demanding a hike in their honorarium. They had been sleeping on the road near Freedom Park since Monday night demanding a decent pay for their services. Their plight had caught the attention of the whole State.


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