Karnataka News

Kiss of Love campaign: Police free to act against violators, says George

Bengaluru: Home Minister K J George on Tuesday said the police had been given a free hand to take action against the organisers of ‘Kiss of Love’ campaign if they violate rules.

Bengaluru Cops raid fake online shopping firm

Bengaluru: A fake shopping portal, raided by police for allegedly duping gullible customers with false advertisements, will be shut down soon, a senior police official said Tuesday.

Infosys BPO removes CFO for violating code of conduct, CEO quits

Bengaluru: In a dramatic turn of events on Tuesday, IT major Infosys showed the door to Abraham Mathews, the chief financial officer (CFO) of its BPO subsidiary, for not complying with its “code of conduct”, while Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gautam Thakkar resigned on moral grounds.

Cable operators move into à la carte mode

Bengaluru: The Cable business is moving into a new phase in Bengaluru. Operators have started introducing the pay and watch or  à la carte  method of channel delivery.  While Star India Pvt. Ltd. introduced this mode on November 6, many others are expected to follow suit. In this mode,  operators  charge on the basis of the number of channels you would want to watch.

Prasar Bharati chief terms news channels as noise channels

Bengaluru: Chairman of Prasar Bharati A Surya Prakash said on Monday media schools offering courses in journalism must devise their syllabus as per the readers’ interest and changing times.

Leaders are intolerant, their 'bhakts' even worse: Rajdeep Sardesai

Bengaluru: Rajdeep Sardesai released his book 2014, 'The Election that Changed India' to a packed audience on a pleasant Sunday morning at the Chitra Kala Parishath. The book was released by Professor Radhakrishnan, historian Ramachandra Guha and political scientist Dr Sandeep Shastri.

Child Protection Policy drafted, likely to be adopted shortly

Bengaluru: The State Governtment has formulated  a draft Child Protection Policy (CPP), that will be the guiding beacon for all institutions that deal with children in the state.

Surrogacy boom: Graduates rent wombs for a secure future

Bengaluru: Mona Mahta a-28-year-old woman with a BCom degree, earned lakhs of rupees in eight months. She is using the money to not only educate her two daug-hters but also prepare for exa-mination to get a bank job. But Mehta she is not just another working mother. She is a surrogate mom.

Doreswamy a puppet in Deve Gowda’s hands: D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru: Freedom fighter H.S. Doreswamy is caught in a political crossfire between D.K. Shivakumar and the Deve Gowda family. Doreswamy, who is revered and respected across political spectrum, was described as “an agent and a puppet of Deve Gowda” by senior Congress leader and Energy Minister Shivakumar.

One year after ATM attack, no trace of assailant

Bengaluru: Nearly a year after bank manager Jyothi Uday (44) was attacked in an ATM kiosk in NR Square, the assailant is yet to be nabbed. City Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi on Saturday said that efforts to nab the attacker would be reenergised

Umashree confirms no assault on women prisoners

Bengaluru: The Minister for Women and Child Development Umashree and BJP leader and MLA Tara Anuradha visited the Parappana Agrahara central prison on Saturday November 15b after there were allegations that women inmates at the prison were sexually harassed by jail officials and male inmates.

Infy awards announced, B'luru professor gets award for Computer Science

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based Jayant Haritsa, a professor of database systems in Department of Computer Science & Automation (CSA) at the Indian Institute of Science here, won the Infosys Prize-2014 in engineering and computer science category.

'Progressive' seers want anti-superstition law passed

Bengaluru: The Congress Government, which had proposed introducing a bill to control superstitious practices in the last winter session in Belgaum, put it in cold storage after opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindutwa organizations dubbed the move “anti-Hindu.” Now, just ahead of this year’s winter session, demand for introducing the bill is coming from an unusual quarter.

Women inmates forced to have sex with male convicts in Bengaluru Central jail

Bengaluru: In shocking revelations emerging from inside the Bangalore Central jail, two letters have surfaced which allege that women inmates at the jail were forced by their jail wardens to have sex with male inmates. In turn the male inmates paid the jailors for this service.

Mr Modi sowing seeds of discontent: CM Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Centre, Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah on Wednesday quipped that Mr Modi has too little to offer to the nation except sowing the seeds of division among communities.

Now walk into Mantri Mall, file an FIR via video conference

Bengaluru: The city police have opened two FIR registration centres on an experimental basis here in the state capital. Chief minister Siddaramaiah has inaugurated the FIR centre at a Mantri Mall on Friday and praised the police for embracing the modern technology with the open arms.

HD Kumaraswamy back as JD(S) State President

Bengaluru: Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was elected as the JD(S) State President on Thursday November 13.

CM Siddaramaiah faceoff with kids a learning experience

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was stunned into silence by a child during his interaction with students drawn from government schools across the state here on Thursday.

Rajkumar bust damaged, tension in RR Nagar

Bengaluru: The yet-to-be unveiled bust of the Kannada thespian Rajkumar was damaged by some miscreants at Bangarappa Nagar under Rajarajeshwari Nagar police limits in the early hours of Thursday.

Lokayukata raid on PWD office

Bengaluru: Lokayukta officials on Thursday exposed a tender scam worth over Rs. seven crore in the award of contracts illegally by the Public Works Department.

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