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Bengaluru: Mamatha, who had suffered severe burns in KSRTC bus fire mishap near Nelamangala last week, succumbed to her injuries on Friday.  The KSRTC officials who took this incident very serious have been extending all kinds of help. On Saturday, they arranged a KSRTC bus to take her body to her native near Hassan.  Mamatha's wish to see her estranged husband did not materialise, it is said. Mamatha's son Yashas has also suffered 70 per cent burns in the same incident and is being treated at the hospital. 

Bengaluru: Last year was bad, this year could be worse. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Bengaluru and parts of the state could experience a heatwave in the coming days and weeks due to the sudden rise in temperatures. A hint of what’s in store for the city was seen on Tuesdaywhen the temperature shot up to 35 degrees.

Bengaluru: Trio World Academy's Science Week was a grand success.    Students took part in various events such as model exhibition, quiz competitions, etc. The events, spread over two days (Feb 21-23), were held at the Trio World Academy, Sahakarnagar campus.  

Bengaluru: The municipal dumping yard in Devanahalli was up in flames on Friday afternoon. According to unconfirmed reports, miscreants were being held responsible for setting the waste on fire in the dumping yard located near Vijipura town municipal office in Devanahalli.  Villagers who noticed thick smoke called the emergency fire services.  

Bengaluru: The City police have arrested Premkumar (24) – on Friday – for molesting an airhostess at HRBR Layout, recently. The accused Premkumar was out on bail after serving four months in jail in a bike theft case when he tried to molest the airhostess. On February 12, Premkumar who was roaming in Mariappa Circle in his stolen bike saw the victim and her friend walking. He went near them and molested the victim. He allegedly ripped off the victim’s clothes when she tried to escape. The bike which Premkumar had stolen has been recovered from him.

Bengaluru: City-based astrologer Chandrashekhar swami has gone missing from his RT Nagar residence after a cheating case was filed against him by a businessman here on Friday.  It is said that Ashraf Ali, a businessman had given Rs two crore to Swamiji to buy advertisement space around Bengaluru Palace Grounds. The complainant said that the astrologer allegedly claimed his proximity to royal scion Late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar while making the agreement on leasing out hoardings around Bengaluru Palace Grounds.

Bengaluru: The details of alleged cash payment made to the Congress high command that were made public on Thursday has kicked-off a political storm in the state with Congress leaders calling it a “political conspiracy.” They have even demanded answers from the BJP as to how they obtained the IT raid details.

Bengaluru: Karnataka's Congress lawmaker K. Govindaraju on Thursday denied paying "crores of rupees" to the party high command or President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Treasurer Motilal Vohra, whose allegedly abbreviated names were found in a diary at his home here. "The diary, alleged to have been found when the Income Tax officials searched my house last year, does not belong to me. The entries in it were not made by me nor its my handwriting. Someone had left it in my house," Govindaraju told reporters here.

Bengaluru: AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala may opt for shifting to Central Jail in Chennai from the Bengaluru jail on age and health grounds, a party official hinted on Thursday. "It is early to say when Chinamma (Sasikala) will apply for transfer to Chennai jail as she has to make a strong case for consideration by the (Karnataka) government on health and humanitarian grounds," Karnataka AIADMK leader V. Pugazhendi told IANS from Chennai on phone.

Bengaluru: Cyber security awareness platform Cyware Labs and the Telangana government on Thursday announced they would make the government employees "cyber-aware" to report suspicious cybersecurity incidents. Cyware Labs will deploy its cyber situational awareness and incident reporting solution 'Cyware Enterprise System' (CES) to educate the employees of the Telangana government about cyber-related issues.

Bengaluru: After two years, the Bengaluru rural police have cracked the sensational murder of Air Commodore (retd) Parvez Khokhar by arresting 12 persons in the murder case. The arrested have been identified as R Srinivas (21), M Girish (33), V Subramani (32), N Nagaraju (28), Satynarayana N (28), SM  Suresh (38), Y Manjunath (24), N Subramani (29), N Thimmaraju (22), N Babu (26), and M Ravindra (30).

Pratham, who is basking in his success in Big Boss Kannada Season 4, is not able to honour his commitment towards the needy people. After being declared the winner of Big Boss Kannada Season 4, he had announced that he would use the prize money of Rs 50 lakh for the welfare of the poor. But he has not received the prize money even after 20 days of being declared as the winner. The reason: Pratham has no permanent account number (PAN) card which is mandatory for receiving more than Rs 49,000 or to open a bank account.

Bengaluru: An unauthorised fertility centre which used to run by unqualified doctors and cheated a number of childless couples who sought treatment here has been slapped with a fine of Rs 2,00000 for its unfair trade practice. Bellary based P Suresh and his wife Arundhathi who had no issues approached the centre after they saw an advertisement about the centre on TV. Base Fertility Centre (A Unit of Poorva Deeksha Advanced Clinical Laboratory, C/o Shrusti Global Diagonostic Pvt Limited) assured about 100 per cent fertility and success through their treatment.

Bengaluru: The BBMP is inviting suggestions from residents on the upcoming budget. Citizens can log on to the website www.bbmp.gov.in and click on the 'citizen feedback' icon.  Gunashekar, Chairperson, BBMP Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance, said they had opened the feedback section from Tuesday. 

Bengaluru: Clearly violating the The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act guidelines, Mariswamy, a member of Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights brazenly put up the photos of a school where a three-year-old child was allegedly sexually assaulted by a supervisor on his social media account. Under the POCSO Act guidelines, it’s an offence to reveal the identity of victim, her parents or even the school in this case.

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