Right wing activists detained in Bengaluru over Azaan row

Hanuman chalisa was being played on loudspeakers to counter Azaan Bengaluru police has detained right wing activists who played hanuman chalisa at 5 a.m. in the morning. This comes after Sri Ram Sene Chief, Pramod Muthalik called to play devotional hymns to counter Azaan, an Islamic call for prayer. Kumar Mahadevaih, a police sub inspector […]

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Bengalureans in distress due to water supply disruptions

We have been facing a water problem for the last 22 years, say residents Following an emergency shutdown of the Cauvery water supply treatment plant as well as pumping stations at TK Halli and Tatagun, areas falling under Cauvery water supply scheme stage 3 are facing a water cut today. The water supply will be […]

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Storm damages Stadium, injures one

Last night’s storm has badly affected the recently inaugurated Atal Vihari Vajpayee Stadium at HSR Layout. The canopy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium collapsed last night, injuring a passerby. He is currently admitted at Narayana Hospital. Damage in the stadium worth Rs 25 lakh is estimated. The roofing and structural metal frames of the gallery […]

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Congress wants inquiry into actions of Ashwath Narayan

Says minister should quit or be dismissed The Congress on Monday demanded an inquiry into the “scandals” of Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan. KPCC spokesperson Ramesh Babu said Ashwath Narayan was involved in the PSI scam, scandals  the appointment of Vice Chancellors and principals in government universities, andirregularities in the distribution of about 1.5 […]

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Covid cases dip, masks on Metro premises & trains become rare

We have not eased curbs, says BMRCL A crowd of commuters enters Namma Metro stations, many of them with either no masks or their masks hanging on their chins. Sanitizer and thermal screening stations at the entrances remain unused for the most part. Trains are so packed that there is hardly any space to move. […]

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Indira canteens running well in lesser populated areas

On Monday, the Karnataka state cabinet has asked to relocate Indira canteens from lesser populated areas. Even though the Karnataka’s Urban Development Board plans to relocate Indira canteens from lesser populated areas, canteen management says that business is running well there. A regular customer at RR Nagar Indira canteen,, Vikram Patil said that the relocation […]

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Sex workers struggle to repay loans taken at exorbitant rates

Are forced to pay interest at 20% a month Sex workers in Bengaluru are struggling to repay loans they took during the pandemic. High interest rates and few clients have made it difficult for them, they say. Every business was adversely affected when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020. Sex workers were the worst […]

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130-year-old Gandhi Bazaar’s heritage at stake

Vendors demand for a legal notice from BBMP and DULT following their plan to change the historical neighborhood of Gandhi Bazaar. By Shubhangi Mishra Bangalore: In a plan set-up by BBMP and the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) to change the historical neighborhood of Gandhi Bazaar, many vendors and residents expressed concern of losing […]

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