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.
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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
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
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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
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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
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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.
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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".
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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
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
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