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Bengaluru: In a unique experiment, students of Lisaa School of Design created "magnetic fields" on their campus. Though a magnetic field is a scientific concept, students presented the fields through art and surrealism.  The aim of this innovative workshop was to develop a story in one of the fields of applied arts: fashion, graphic design and space design etc. Students were judged based on the theme developed around "Magnetic Fields". One of the students, Rahul, designed a concept-destiny around the theme. 

Bengaluru: The BBMP’s proposal to construct separate restrooms for male and female pourakarmikas was welcomed by workers , who hoped to endure one less humiliation every day. MK Gunashekar, who presented the BBMP budget, said the BBMP would construct restrooms at a cost of Rs10 crore while Rs3 crore was reserved for their maintenance.

Bengaluru: Citizens will be able to renew, apply and get their khatas online, thanks to the BBMP's e-Khata system, which will be introduced soon. Manjunath Prasad, BBMP Commissioner, said the BBMP had signed a MOU with ISRO. "This year, we will also implement the GIS enabled Property Tax Information System with ISRO on their Bhuvan platform. Once this is enabled, citizens can get their khatas renewed and apply for fresh khatas online," he said. 

Bengaluru: Two days after former chief minister SM Krishna joined BJP, many of his ex-ministerial colleagues are expected to follow him. Considered among his inner circle, his ex-colleague Nafeesa Fazal is expected to join BJP. Sources said, she could be the face of minority when state goes to Assembly polls in 2018.

Bengaluru: Hi-tech parking facilities, introducing tree wardens to protest roadside trees, restrooms for pourakarmikas, and marshals to control littering are some of the highlights of the BBMP’s Rs9,241-cr budget which was presented on Saturday.

Bengaluru: In view of recent attacks on women on Bengaluru’s streets, the state government is contemplating to introduce night patrolling by women police in the city. This will be a great help for women in distress, especially. However, details of which are yet to be worked out, said home minister G Parameshwar.   He was speaking after visiting women’s police station that was shifted to Shivajinagar from Halasuru Gate on Friday.

Bengaluru: Two days after former chief minister SM Krishna joined BJP, many of his ex-ministerial colleagues are expected to follow him. Considered among his inner circle, his ex-colleague Nafees Fazal is expected to join BJP. Sources said, she could be the face of minority when state goes to Assembly polls in 2018.

Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) presented its 'Bruhat' budget for the year 2017-18 on Saturday. The total budget presented by the Standing Committee chairman MK Gunashekhar was Rs 9243.41 crore budget. The Palike expectes to collect Rs 3726.5 crore in taxes. It has prioritised cleanliness, digital administration and rainwater harvesting. Highlights of the budget * Stress on lake development in city * Digital numbers to be provided to houses in Palike limits

Bengaluru: Parking woes in Bengaluru City limits might soon have a permanent solution. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planning to evolve a comprehensive parking policy to address parking woes in the city. A new parking policy has been announced in the budget. The BBMP plans to have a hi-tech parking facility by joining hands with private parties. However, the details of the policy are yet to be known.

Bengaluru: Optic Fiber Cables (OFC) on trees? Yes, that’s right. OFC laying companies are using trees as pillars to support the cables endangering pedestrians. One such glaring example is on Millers Road, next to Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru Rural Office. The OFC cable runs on trees all the way till Basaveshwara Circle, posing a danger to pedestrians and students of St Mary's Convent which is located on the same road. Although the BBMP has formed an OFC committee to crackdown on firms installing OFCs illegally, it has had no effect.

Bengaluru: The CBSE has decided to setup four more exam centres in the state due to a huge spike in student registrations. As per the original notification, students could write the exam in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Belagavi and Kalaburagi. But now, the CBSE has decided to open examination centres in Mysuru, Udupi, Davanagere and Hubbali as well. According to CBSE officials, 11,35,104 candidates have registered for NEET-2017 against 8,02,594 candidates for NEET- 2016. The rise in numbers forced the CBSE to increase the centres.

Bengaluru: In a classic illustration of all that is wrong with lake rejuvenation efforts, Minister for Industries and Infrastructure, RV Deshpande publicly chided Karnataka State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (KSIIDC) chief Dhananjay for bringing foreign delegates for lake inspection without his knowledge.

Bengaluru: On World Optometry Day, Project Vision presented certificates to eight visually challenged students who had completed their computer training on Thursday. March 23 is observed as World Optometry Day. Optometry is defined as the professional practice of eye and vision care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the eye and visual system. The training programme was supported by Essilor Manufacturing India Private Limited. 

Hubli: Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya's SR Hiremath has urged the government to dismiss Dr Dattatreya Bunt, director of KIMS Hospital, Hubli. Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, Hiremath observed that Karnataka High Court, Dharwad bench has already ordered that Dr Bunt was ineligible to continue in the post. In this backdrop, the state government should not waste time to dismiss him, he observed. He alleged that Dr Bunt has violated laws to become the director. He is also involved in irregularities in the hospital, he alleged.

Bengaluru: Forty-three-year-old R Chiranthana, who covered the entire country on his bike last year, has entered the India Book of World Records and World Records India. A 43-year-old employee with Bangalore University, Chiranthana has become the first person to cover all four corners of the country solo on a 150 cc bike. The Bengalurean covered the Golden Quadrilateral and beyond up to Arunachal Pradesh, a distance of 14,104 kms, on his Yamaha FZS 150 cc bike with just Rs 40,000 in his pocket.

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