• Who poisoned three students of Vidyavaridhi Residential school in Tumakuru?

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-03-10 13:40 Tumakuru: Post-mortem reports have confirmed traces of poisoning in three students who died after consuming food at Vidyavaridhi Residential School in Huliyaru, Tumkauru district.“Prima facie there have been traces of food poisoning,” said Dr Di...

  • By-elections in Gundlupet and Nanjangud constituencies to be held on April 9

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-03-09 14:56 Bengaluru: By-elections to Gundlupet and Nanjangud constituencies will be held onApril 9, as per the notification issued by the Election Commission of India.Gundlupet constituency was vacated after minister HS Mahadevaprasad passed away. By-elec...

  • Techie, wildlife photographer held with tiger and black panther mounted trophies

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2017-03-06 19:49 Wildlife photographer Ashwin RamaswamyBengaluru: A techie, a wildlife photographer and three others were arrested by the City Crime Branch for trying to sell tiger and black panther mounted trophies.The accused have been identified as wildlife...

  • Top Karnataka forest officials clash over extending safari timings

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-03-04 19:41 Bengaluru: Forest fires, animal deaths, staff shortage, and now indiscipline. The state forest department seems to be lost in the woods and lurching from one crisis to another. The latest example of the internal crisis and wrong priorities of th...

  • Bandipur fire claimed a mouse deer too

    Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2017-03-03 18:29 Bandipur: It's going to be two weeks since a massive fire broke out in Bandipur tiger reserve claiming innumerable animals. Among the countless ground and arboreal species that were consumed by the fire, a mouse deer was also found dead.While f...

  • Bandipur fire: Dry lantana worsened the situation, says NTCA

    Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2017-03-03 13:38 Bengaluru: It is the dry lantana and wind that escalated the damage to Bandipur Tiger Reserve during the fire accident, observed National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) official who visited Bandipur post-fire episode.Speaking to Bfirst.in,...

  • Bandipur fire claims innumerable loss of animals, including rare species

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2017-03-01 17:47 Bandipur: The recent forest fire in Bandipur Tiger Reserve has taken a toll on at least hundreds of animals both – ground and arboreal – many of them said to be Schedule 1 animals - endangered animals.Sources said 20 macaques including Hanuman L...

  • Angry protester slaps police sub-inspector for flaunting his gun to threaten him

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-02-28 14:15 Chikmagalur: A police sub-inspector was slapped by an angry protester when he flaunted his service gun – apparently to threaten them – when they questioned him over an accident involving his vehicle at Mugtihalli here on Tuesday.PSI Gaviraj's ve...

  • Bandipur fire spreads to pristine Gopalaswamy hills, razes 200 acres of forest cover

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-02-24 13:07 Bengaluru: The wild fire that devastated Bandipur tiger reserve has continued its dance of destruction. The fire was seen in places like Gopalaswamy hills range and Maddur range on Friday.The blaze that took the toll of innumerable wildlife and ...

  • It’s a miracle, how I’m alive today, Bandipur fire mishap survivor recounts the ordeal

    Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2017-02-19 21:35 Bengaluru: “We wanted to turn back and run. But the fire was so severe that within a flash it had engulfed whatever was in front of me. I could see nothing. It’s a miracle, how I’m alive today,” recounted one of the guards who had survived the f...

  • Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ movie crew restricts visitors entry to Belur Channakeshava temple, earns locals' ire

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-02-17 16:54 Hassan: Telugu superstar Allu Arjun’s new movie ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’ aka ‘DJ’ which is being shot at the heritage site Belur Channakeshava temple near Hassan has run into rough weather.  Locals complained that the film crew made a few alteratio...

  • Mysore University to hold seminar to remember pioneering historian Achuta Rao

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-02-10 10:30 Bengaluru: Achuta Rao, the professor from Mysore University who unravelled the social and administrative history of Mysore, will be remembered through a series of events as part of his birth centenary. The first of such events to remember the le...