Markets begin Samvat 2074 on weak note

With banks and financial services stocks leading the slide, the Nifty index too closed lower, ending 64 points down at 10,147. Tensions in the Korean peninsula, weakness in the technology sector and rising crude oil prices are some of the reasons market players sited for the bearish investor sentiment globally. Source: TOI

Verizon will fix your smartphone’s screen for $29

It happens to the best of us. You buy a new mobile phone, you get a case, you try to be extra careful, but you drop it. Cracked screens happen often enough that most major carriers and device manufacturers have a separate section in their mobile prot… Source: engadget Tags:businesscurrent affairsengadgetbusiness newsnews paper

Google will ‘fix’ the Pixel 2’s hidden menu button

Looks like the Pixel 2's "secret" menu button was just leftover code, after all. Google has confirmed to CNET that this was a bug, not a feature, and that it'll be patched out in the future. If you're still enjoying that new phone smell, open up the… Source: engadget Tags:businesscurrent affairsengadgetbusiness newsnews paper

New Tesla lawsuit accuses company of LGBT discrimination

Tesla has just been hit with its second discrimination lawsuit in as many days. Just yesterday, the company was sued for racial harassment in its factories. A few months back, its diversity panel uncovered a slew of sexism. Now The Guardian reports t… Source: engadget Tags:businesscurrent affairsengadgetbusiness newsnews paper

3 drown as car falls into tank near Ramanagaram

Three people, including two children, drowned when the car in which they were travelling fell into a tank at Managanahalli in Ramanagaram taluk on Wednesday night. The deceased are Chidanand, 24, Shashank, 6, and Impana, 4, all from Gottegahalli in Kanakapura taluk. Dileep, 12, who was also in the car escaped unhurt. The incident occurred…

Woman smuggles gold biscuits in her rectum

A 48-year-old woman was arrested at the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday and four gold biscuits weighing 466 gm worth Rs 14 lakh were seized from her. The suspect, Poonselvi Narayanakumar, is a native of Thindivanam in Tamil Nadu, and had concealed four gold biscuits in her rectum, the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs sleuths…

3 cabbies held for chain-snatchings

Three cab drivers who stole gold chains from women were arrested and 18 cases were solved as a result. The Mahalakshmi Layout police have recovered property worth Rs 24 lakh, a release said on Thursday. The accused have been identified as Pradeep K D, Purushotham and Prajwal L, all residents of Kengeri and aged about…

Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling

A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru’s Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP…

Fake cop, aide held for robberies, impersonation

The Southeast division police have arrested a 30-year-old MBA graduate who posed as a senior police officer, raided two offices and robbed electronic gadgets worth Rs. 3 lakh from the employees. The suspect has been identified as Irfan Pasha, a resident of BTM Layout, and was arrested based on the CCTV footage which helped the…

Stunt performing biker kills girl

A seven-year-old girl was killed when a bike rider knocked her down allegedly while attempting some bike stunts at Maranayakanahalli Colony in Chikkajala on Thursday evening. However, the police said the stretch of the road did not have sufficient width to perform such a stunt. Sahana was standing outside her house watching fireworks for Deepavali….

Rail roko protest over reduction of bogies in Swarna Express

Members of various political parties and organisations held a rail roko protest at the Marikuppam railway station in the district on Thursday, against the reduction of the number of bogies in Swarna Express from 18 to 12. The train travels between Marikuppam in Bangarpet taluk and Bengaluru, with effect from Thursday. Members of the Congress,…

Rera-K to assess projects on ground

The Real Estate Regulatory Authority Karnataka (Rera-K) will assess all ongoing real estate projects in the city and take suitable action against defaulters. “In the last three months, we have received 1,600 applications, which include three from Karnataka Housing Board and around 14 from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA),” said Priya Vinoth, Rera-K Secretary. Another official…

Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death

Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The…

Fresh notices to Darshan, Shamanur hospital over land grab

The Bengaluru Urban district administration has served notices on Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, SN Hospital and owners of 69 other properties for encroaching on government land at Ideal Home township in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar said the move followed high court orders. “The high court asked us to give the property…