Representational photo: Transformer besides street, Bengaluru.

Photo: Citizen Matters

B'luru: Committee To Be Formed To Remove Transformers From Footpaths

Bangalore Electric Supply Company (Bescom) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike have planned to set up a coordination committee to get rid of transformers installed on footpaths. Filing an affidavit in the Karnataka High Court regarding the same, they assured to replace around 800 such transformers that pose threat to pedestrians.  However, the court has stated to set up a separate committee if the authorities concerned fail to do so. 

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 01:48 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: bengaluru, BESCOM, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike, Transformers, Karnataka High Court

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Protest By Private Schools

Photo: The News Minute

3,000 School Staff Protests Over Govt's Fee Concession Order In B'luru

Over 3,000 teachers and auxiliary private school staff across Karnataka marched from Bengaluru Railway Station to Freedom Park, protesting the government's decision to slash tuition fees by 70%. Protesters included drivers, attenders, security staff and management faculty. Uniting under the Karnataka Private School Management, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Co-ordination Committee, 10 private school organizations demanded revocation of the… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Karnataka, bengaluru, Private Schools, Teachers, protest

Courtesy: NDTV

 Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal

Photo: The Indian Express

India’s First Centralized AC Railway Terminal Set To Open In Bengaluru

The Railways will soon inaugurate India's first-ever centralized AC railway terminal at Baiyappanahalli, Bengaluru. Spreading over 4200 sqm, the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal will cater to a daily footfall of 50,000 passengers. Besides handling 50 trains/day, the Rs 314-crore worth modern coaching terminal promises an airport-like experience with passenger amenities like a VIP lounge, food court, and digital real-time passenger… read-more

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 09:35 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: bengaluru, centralized AC railway terminal, Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal, Baiyappanahalli

Courtesy: The Times Of India

PagarBook App

Photo: Twitter/PagarBook

Bengaluru-based PagarBook Raises Investment Of Rs 110 Crore

App-based staff management service provider PagarBook has secured Rs 110-crore investment in order to improve its products and increase its portfolio. The Bengaluru-based start-up received the investment in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and India Quotient. The start-up, which was launched in 2019, serves small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an easy-to-use staff management app. The app is available in 11 Indian languages and has… read-more

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 06:49 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: PagarBook, Investment, SMEs, bengaluru

Courtesy: Your Story

Online Scam

Photo: News Gram

Bengaluru Woman Duped Over Rs 95,000 By Online Scammer

A Bengaluru-based woman was cheated by an online fraudster who posed as a bank employee and promised to offer new credentials after the victim's bank merged with another one. Reportedly, the victim lost Rs 95,545 to the fraudster. When the woman became dubious after losing money, the scammer stated that the amount is being transferred between the merged banks. However, the victim discovered a foul-play only after she checked with her bank… read-more

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 06:25 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: bengaluru, online scam, Cyber Crime, Bank

Courtesy: Deccan Herrald

A Bengaluru man burnt his neighbour’s auto-rickshaw over a very unimportant issue.

Photo: Laredo Morning Times

Bengaluru: Man Annoyed With Neighbour's Advice Burns Auto In Revenge

A Bengaluru man, annoyed with the neighbour's advice to restrain his children from damaging the walls of the building, burned the autorickshaw of the latter one. Reportedly, after receiving the complaint from the autorickshaw owner Mohan HP, police dug the CCTV footage and arrested the neighbour accused who also owns a taxi. Later, the accused, Prabhakar, confessed his crime and a case has been registered against him.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 11:28 PM / by Anjali Bharti

Tags: Crime, bengaluru, Bengaluru Police

Bangalore Riots

Photo: The Economic Times

'Citizens for Democracy' Submits Report on Bengaluru Riots; Says, 'Pre-Planned'

A fact-finding committee headed by retired district judge Srikanth D Babaladi, submitted its report to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on September 4. The report suggests that the Bengaluru riots on August 11 were "Pre-Planned" and communally motivated. It is also claimed that people from SDPI and PFI are involved in planning the riots. The committee further stated that the mob "specifically targeted certain prominent Hindus in the area".

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 - 07:44 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: bengaluru, Bangalore Riots, Communal Riots, Chief Minister

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

UBER

Photo: Twitter/Uber

Uber to Recruit 140 Engineers To Scale Up Tech, Product Teams

Ride-hailing company Uber announced hiring of 140 engineers to build pioneering products for its tech team in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. "These expansion plans are in line with its vision to make mobility and delivery more accessible, and to become backbone of transportation in thousands of cities across the globe", the statement read. In order to spread across multiple geographies, US based company recently hired Jayaram Valliyur as its senior… read-more

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 - 06:36 PM / by Bharat Sharma

Tags: Uber, TECH TEAM, ENGINEERS, bengaluru, Hyderabad

Courtesy: THEINDIANEXPRESS

Covid 19

Photo: Times of India

More than 3,000 Covid Positive Patients Untraceable in Bengaluru: BBMP

More than 3,000 Covid-19 patients remain untraceable in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said that there have been 3,338 people whose samples tested positive for Covid-19 but are untraceable. BBMP has now instructed all the labs to collect copies… read-more

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 08:20 PM / by Sweety Agarwal

Tags: Karnataka, bengaluru, covid 19, Untraceable patients

Courtesy: Times of India