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Bengaluru: A software engineer allegedly jumped off from her office cafeteria at Whitefield on Thursday. The deceased is identified as Shobha Lakshminarayan (30), production assistant manager at Harman Software Company. It is learnt that Shobha, a native of Mandya, was allegedly suffering from depression. It is learnt that Shobha was upset after she was told that she was a victim of black magic. On Wednesday, she reached office at 8 am. A few hours later, she jumped off from 4th floor.

Bengaluru: Jibran Khan, a Class 10 student from Greenwood High, clinched the Junior National Equestrian Championship held in New Delhi recently. After winning the gold in 1.05m show jumping event on his horse, Claudette, in the feature event- Top Score Speed Class, he is all set to get into the big leagues.

Bengaluru: The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) here on Thursday ordered attachment and recovery of tycoon Vijay Mallya's properties for defaulting on bank loans by his defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. Allowing a joint petition filed in June 2013 by a consortium of 17 banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI), the Tribunal's Bengaluru bench said properties of Mallya and Kingfisher worth Rs 6,203 crore ($909 million) be recovered from them with 11.5 per cent interest per annum since July 26, 2013 over unpaid loans.

Bengaluru: Frustrated over potholes on Bengaluru's roads? Don't fret. Here's your chance to earn money from pothole. Yes, you read it right. Click a photograph of the pothole on your phone and upload it to BBMP website to earn Rs 100! Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Manjunath Prasad has now embarked on this initiative to pull up officials from their laxity in fixing potholes. Also, to involve ever-complaining citizens in ensuring pothole-free Bengaluru roads. The project will kick off from February 1, reports Public TV.

Bengaluru: Colourful cultural programmes marked the inter-collegiate cultural festival at Sindhi College of Commerce here on Thursday. Students from various colleges presented their variety of programmes. College principal Dr Srikanta, vice-principal Dr Anil Kumar, additional vice-principal Asha N, Sandalwood actors Dhananjaya, Sunil Nagappa and playback singer Shamita Malnad were present during the inauguration.

Bengaluru: Dubbing the Congress Party's remarks that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has become the "rubber stamp" of the government as "ridiculous", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that grand old party which, had made the Prime Minister's office a rubber stamp is now talking the same about the RBI governor. "The party, which had made the Prime Minister Office a rubber stamp, is now talking about RBI governor. This is ridiculous," BJP leader S. Prakash said.

Bengaluru: Microsoft has collaborated with Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, to launch Maitri, a customised bus that visits remote villages in Karnataka to identify citizens suffering from vision problems and provide comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Bengaluru: The Horticulture Department is taking all precautionary measures for the success of annual flower show in Lalbagh. The department wants to make sure there is no repeat of the recent unfortunate incidents which claimed the lives of two boys. Horticulture commissioner Prabhas Chandra Roy said the flower show would begin on Jan 20. "We have put up sign boards at 12 places,” said the commissioner at a press conference. “In addition, security personnel have been deployed to warn visitors about possible threats.”

Bengaluru: The BBMP has formed a four-member committee to examine the structural strength of the Mantri Mall following the balcony collapse two days ago. Thippanna, Additional Director of Town Planning, BBMP, who is monitoring the debris clearance, said the committee is being headed by BBMP Commissioner, Manjunath Prasad. Top civil engineers from Civil Aid Technoclinic Private Limited have been hired for conducting the study which is likely to be finished in 15 days.

Bengaluru: Thirty-one percent of city’s traffic cops have reduced lung functions while another 20pc have some form of respiratory symptoms, according to a pulmonary lung function test conducted by Eureka Forbes in association with Anti-Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation, a Mangalore-based non-profit organization. Doctors from St. John’s hospital visited police stations to conduct the study which involved 235 traffic policemen. According to Dr. Priya of St Johns Medical College, traffic personnel fared poorly in the lung test compared with city residents.

Bengaluru: Bengalureans will once again get a chance to savour state’s rich coastal culture at the fourth edition of ’Namoora Habba-2017’. Being organised by the Abhinandana Cultural Trust, the cultural fest will be held at Chandra Gupta Maurya Stadium, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, from Jan 21-22.

Bengaluru: The Banaswadi police arrested two youths for sexually assaulting their friend on the pretext of dropping her home here on Wednesday. Although the incident occurred on January 13, the police arrested the duo – Thimmanna Uthappa and Ayub, Yemen national – on Wednesday, following a complaint by the victim.

Bengaluru: After one of its field executives – Nanjundaswamy – was found murdered – while on duty – the Flipkart has launched an initiative to ensure safety of its executives. The “project Nanjunda” – named in honour of its executive – it enables the executives to raise an alarm in case of an emergency. Nanjundswamy was found murdered in the basement of a gym near Vijayanagar here. Nanjundswamy had gone to deliver the phone to the gym where the customer was working. But the customer allegedly murdered Nanjundswamy as he did not had money to pay for the money.

Bengaluru: Giridhar, a resident of VV Mohalla, Mysuru, used to regularly visit Fabricare, a laundry and dry cleaning service, located at Gokulam in the city. On one of his visits, Giridhar gave two curtains for dry washing and obtained a bill for the same. When Giridhar returned to collect the curtains after a few days, the shopkeeper informed him that the curtains had gone missing and requested Giridhar to give him some more time to locate them.

Bengaluru: Poaching and man-animal conflict have been the biggest worries for the forest department in big cats’ conservation. But who will take the responsibility if the big cats are killed due to an overdose of tranquiliser? On January 12 and 17, two tigers were killed allegedly due to overdose of tranquiliser. This has sparked a debate over the efficiency of the veterinary doctors and the way tranquilisation mission is carried out in the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

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