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Bomb hoax at IIM-Bangalore; campus evacuated

Bangalore: A telephone call about a bomb being planted in the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) today created panic with the staff and the students being evacuated from the building but it turned out to be hoax. The call received at the IIMB reception at 12 noon sent the staff into a tizzy and […]

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After talks, the Bangalore school all set to reopen

The school where a six-year-old was raped is scheduled to reopen on Monday. While classes from five to 10 will be reopened from Monday, the remaining classes will be reopened in a phased… The Hindu – Bangalore

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Getting the buzz on insects

Not all creepy-crawlies have to be exterminated. It may come as a surprise that many insects are actually helpful and a vital cog in the food chain. It is this message that the National Bureau of… The Hindu – Bangalore

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Premji: Wipro is focussed on profitable growth, enhancing shareholder value

Days after landing one of its largest contracts and closing an acquisition deal, Wipro chairman Azim Premji told shareholders that the company would remain focussed on making organic and inorganic… The Hindu – Bangalore

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Throw out dress code enforced by clubs: Karnataka panel

Bangalore: Wearing dhoti and chappal will no longer be a bar for entry into some of the prestigious clubs in Karnataka if the government accepts a legislature committee recommendation for scrapping the dress code enforced by them. The committee, whose interim report on the functioning of the clubs was tabled in the Assembly today, recommended […]

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School chairman arrested and released on bail

Rustom Kerawalla, the chairman and founder president of the school in Marathahalli, Bangalore, where a six-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a skating instructor early this month, was arrested… The Hindu – Bangalore

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The vataaras in South Bengaluru’s petes and gudis: a retro-journey

Old South Bengaluru had its own charm, with well-planned spacious sites which became ‘vataara’s, with multiple families living in one compound. Slowly vataaras are making way for big apartments. Citizen Matters, Bangalore

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Journalist of Kannada daily among 4 killed by elephants

Kolar: A journalist of a Kannada daily was killed today by an elephant after he went too close to it to take a photograph at Orohallikere village, while three others were trampled to death in another incident at Kanivivehalli hamlet. Manjunath Gowda (23), a reporter of ‘Vijayavani’, was killed when an elephant lifted him by […]

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Now buy wine at vegetable shops in Karnataka

Bangalore: Karnataka, which grows over 330,000 tonnes of grapes and produces around 3.5 million litres of wine annually, is promoting the drink in a unique way. Soon wine will be made available at select fruit and vegetable outlets in Bangalore. “We are going to start selling wines at five selected HOPCOMS (Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing […]

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Two accused arrested in Manipal gang-rape case

Manipal: Two of the three men accused of abducting and gang-raping a medical student here June 20 have been arrested, police said Thursday. “We arrested Yogesh and Harish in Udupi and have sent a team to Goa to nab the third accused (Anand),” Udupi Superintendent of Police M.B. Boralingaiah told IANS. A major educational centre, […]

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“Game-changer” 30 kg rice at Re one-a-kg set for launch in Karnataka

Bangalore: Karnataka Government is launching its “game-changer” initiative on Wednesday to supply 30 kg of rice at Re one to close one crore poor families across the State. The “Anna Bhagya” would be unveiled by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here, while in-charge Ministers would do so in district headquarters, in what looks like a “show-piece” scheme […]

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Rs 6540-crore budget bonanza for Bangalore

Bangalore: Responding to the cry of 10 million residents of Bangalore, reeling under crumbling infrastructure, woeful civic amenities and stinking garbage, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Friday announced a budget bonanza of Rs.6,540 crore to improve infrastructure facilities in India’s tech hub. Presenting a budget for 2013-14 in the assembly, Siddaramaiah told the lawmakers that the government […]

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Bangalore airport named after city founder Kempe Gowda

Bangalore: The five-year-old Bangalore International Airport will be named Kempe Gowda International Airport, after the founder of the city, the union cabinet decided Wednesday, according to a state government release here. Kempe Gowda is believed to have founded Bangalore about 500 years back. Folklore has it that it was known as ‘Benda kaaluru’ (baked bean […]

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Child abuse: Look out for the danger signs

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The importance of being an insect

The National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects wants to convey though its "Insectarium", that insects have a major role in maintaining biodiversity. The Hindu – Bangalore

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