City of Palaces to get Special Commando Force in Jan

The Mysuru city police commissioner plans to constitute a Special Commando Force (SCF) to ensure additional safety and security for residents in the city. The force is being planned on the lines of the Garuda Commando Force which is in force in Bengaluru. The new security force would be formally launched on January 26 on…

Rationalist exposes mid-brain activation fraud

Social activist and Federation of Indian Rationalist Association president Narendra Nayak alleged that the entity called ‘Smart Brain’, operating in Puttur, Sullia, Udupi, Murdeshwar and other parts of Karnataka, is a fraud. The organisation has been cheating upon children and their parents in the name of mid-brain activation, looting lakhs of rupees, said Nayak. Addressing…

Madikeri bus stand work hit by procrastination

The work on the private bus stand in Madikeri has been again hit by delay. The people are skeptical over the completion of the project within the deadline. District In-charge Minister M R Seetaram had initiated the work six months ago. The project worth Rs 4 crore was started at Race Course Road in Madikeri….

Hasanamba Temple receives record Rs 4.14 cr through donations

For the first time in the history of Hasanamba temple, the administration has registered a significant increase in its income. The temple has received Rs 4.14 crore between October 12 and October 21. The temple authorities calculated the donations collected in 16 hundis on Sunday. The counting process, which commenced at 9 am, was completed…

Drunk ambulance driver fakes hospital visit

An ambulance driver is among 892 people booked by the police for drunk-driving on Saturday night. Poojappa N, 25, was not only drunk but also blared the siren without any purpose as he wasn’t rushing to hospital but only visiting a friend. Poojappa, of Peenya, was caught by the Halasuru Gate police on Nrupathunga Road,…

Post Deepavali, city sees spike in respiratory diseases

Days after Deepavali, the city hospitals are seeing a rise in the cases of respiratory ailments such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), rhinitis (an allergy that causes the inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose) among others. According to doctors from the city, there has been at least 10% increase in the…

Nine days after being washed away in SWD, body of woman found

Nine days after the mother-daughter duo were washed away in the drain at Laggere near Kurubarahalli, the body of 45-year-old Ningamma was found in Vrishabhavathi river near Jnanabharathi on Sunday. Ningamma and her 16-year-old daughter Pushpa had washed away in the drain after water gushed into their home on October 13. Pushpa’s body was found…

‘Parents/vehicle owners liable for accidents caused by minors’

The Home Department has issued a circular to all police stations to file charge sheets against parents/vehicle owners over road accidents caused by underage riders/drivers. Underage and student motorists are increasingly hitting the city’s streets, especially highways, NICE roads and outer ring roads and often without parental consent. The government seeks to make parents/vehicle owners…

Man held for growing ganja in Seegehalli

A 34-year old man was arrested for selling ganja (cannabis) at Priyanka Nagar, near KR Puram, East Bengaluru, on Saturday, police said. Kumar Biswas, a native of Nadia district, West Bengal, is accused of sourcing the banned substance from his home state and illegally cultivating some of it in an empty field near Seegehalli, where…

4 Indira canteens in Tumakuru from January

The Indira canteen scheme that was launched by the state government for all 198 wards of Bengaluru, will be expanded to Tumakuru city as well. Official sources revealed that in the first phase, four Indira canteens will be set up Tumakuru. The Tumakuru Mahanagara Palike has identified four busy locations for setting up these eateries….

Hasanamba temple collects Rs 4.14 cr in 10 days

The Hasanamba temple has raked in Rs 4.14 crore during the period from October 12 to October 21. The temple opens for 10 days during a year. The donations collected in the 16 hundis at the temple were counted on Sunday. The total income includes donations collected in the temple hundi and the money collected…

Financial aid for sportpersons

The Youth Empowerment and Sports department has invited application from sportspersons of Bengaluru rural district for extending financial assistance and awards. Sportspersons with achievements in the national and international events are eligible to apply. The applications should be submitted before October 31, according to a press release. The applications should be submitted to the office…

BJP leaders appeal to ex-MP to stay on in party

Mysore-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha and Mysuru district BJP president Kote M Shivanna called on senior party leader C H Vijayashankar at his residence here on Sunday. They were there to wish him on his 62nd birthday. But they utilised the opportunity to appeal to Vijayashankar to stay on in the party. The former…

BJP plans mega bike rally to B’luru for yatra launch on Nov 2

Six BJP workers on three motorcycles from each of the 27,000 polling booths in southern Karnataka will arrive at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) grounds here, to be present at the launch of the party’s Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthan Yatra on November 2. Speaking to reporters after participating in the Bhoomi Pooja at the grounds…

KLCDA takes Isro help to monitor lake condition

The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA), which is short of trained men and lacks support from other government departments, has decided to use technology to monitor the condition of lakes on a real-time basis through satellite images. Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is creating a special geospatial database of all lakes falling under…

Mastakabhisheka works delay irks seer

Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt pontiff Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami on Sunday expressed displeasure over the preparation works for the Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka to be held here in February 2018. Addressing reporters here, the Swami said the works related to construction of tourist bungalow, power distribution centre, dormitory at the bus stand, four temporary bus bays among others, have…

More women in B’luru have cancer than men, says study

More women in Bengaluru have cancer than men, according to statistics from the Indian Council of Medical Research. According to the data, from 2012 to 2014, the registered cases of cancer among women under population-based cancer registry (PBCR) was 4,547, while the number of men in the city with cancer was 3,824 in one lakh…

CM attacks BSY, Shettar for ‘double standards’ on Tipu

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday accused the BJP leaders of politicising Tipu Jayanti. Speaking after inaugurating various development works worth Rs 252 crore at Bantwal, he said that when BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa was in the KJP, he had worn an attire similar to that of Tipu and also had held a sword…

Congress to hold Rahul rallies in saffron strongholds

In a bid to counter the BJP’s political yatra, the state Congress is keen on holding AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s public rally in Chikkamagaluru on November 19 and his other programmes in Karnataka on a grand scale. The rally is being held to mark the birth centenary of the former prime minister, the late…