Namma Ooru

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: 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 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: 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.

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.

Bengaluru: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to various state authorities such as KSPCB, KLCDA, BDA, BWSSB and CPCB for the pathetic situation of Bellandur Lake. The notice was issued while hearing an impleading application filed by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation.

Bengaluru: Widow of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, the Siachen hero who perished a year ago, has finally got what she most wanted: a job offer. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has tweeted that she would be happy to offer a position as anganwadi worker to Mahadevi Koppad, if she is willing to work in her native, Hubballi.  The news, as when it reaches Mahadevi's ears, will come as a relief to her as neither the central nor the state government have been able to provide a job to the jawan's widow.

Karwar: The CID has given a clean chit to Premalatha and her husband Divakar in the blackmail case filed by Ramachandrapura math seer Raghaveshwara Bharati. The CID submitted a 'B' report at the Honnavara JMFC court on Wednesday, stating that there was no evidence to prove the seer's allegations against Premalatha and Divakar.

Bengaluru: Terming media stories on Panaya acquisition false and malicious, Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka told its employees that the attacks were orchestrated by people hell-bent on harming their reputation. "Once again, some newspapers have carried false and malicious stories about our company -- this time it is about the acquisition of Panaya. These speculations and fabrications are designed to tarnish our reputation," said Sikka in an email to his employees (techies) coding software at the company's development centres worldwide.

Bengaluru: The Lalit Kala Akademi is all set to hold the National Exhibition of Art where Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala will confer the National Academy Award to 15 individuals at the 58th National Exhibition of Art. The awards ceremony will take place on February 24 at Hotel Shangri-La here.  The Awardees have been chosen from a 6,000 entries by a two-tier jury system of eminent artists and art personalities, who in the first stage selected 111 artworks for display at the National Exhibition, the Akademi said. 

Bengaluru: YB Ramakrishna, chairman of the national working committee for bio-fuels, said that as many as 16,000 biodiesel outlets will be opened in the country in the next few months, up from the present 3,700 outlets. Speaking at the valediction of the country's first-ever biodiesel adventure Eco Driveathon 2017, Ramakrishna said the move would create a demand for biodiesel oil seeds which in turn would help the farmers.

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