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BSNL urged to upgrade services

Shimoga district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the services being offered by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., a public sector undertaking, be upgraded. A delegation of BJP leaders, comprising Rajya Sabha Member and BJP’s district unit ...

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Nature’s beauty of Maravanthe to become history soon

Kundapur: The natural scenic beauty of Maravanthe is going to remain only in memories after the long-awaited conversion of the highway stretch into a four-lane. The task of removing trees standing alongside the stretch of the national highway 66 between ...

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Govt docs reject pay hike offer, to quit en masse

BANGALORE : After government doctors threatened to resign en masse on Monday over wage issues, health minister U T Khader on Friday proposed a hike in salaries for nearly 5,000 doctors of the health and family welfare department. But the ...

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It’s houseful in old-age homes

BANGALORE : Twenty years ago, Violet and her husband Alfred Jackson moved into the Home for the Aged, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor on Hosur Road. They came here as they didn’t want to burden their married ...

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Teacher rapes 4-years-old girl in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A four-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a teacher at her school in North Bangalore on Tuesday. The girl, an LKG student of a private international school near Jalahalli Cross, off Tumkur Road, was subjected to medical tests and ...

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State cops get group insurance, medical check-up

Bangalore: The state’s long-suffering policemen finally have reason to smile this Diwali. Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced an increase in the group insurance cover of police personnel from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The scheme, which covered ...

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Bus fares unlikely to be reduced

Reduced diesel price would help them to make good the loss, RTCs claim State road transport corporations are unlikely to reduce fares following a reduction in the price of diesel with effect from Saturday midnight. Minister for Transport Ramalinga Reddy ...

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Namma Metro’s women drivers revel in their job, inspire public admiration

Bangalore: Namma Metro has changed commuting in the city in the three years it’s been up and running. It’s also brought down another bastion of male domination. The nine women loco pilots at the switches on its two routes have ...

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Calm Jaya gets ready to leave

Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa remained inscrutable as news of the Supreme Court granting her bail was given to her within minutes of the verdict on Friday forenoon, sources privy to the happenings in Central Jail, Parappana ...

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50-year-old man lodges complaint 10 years after wife goes missing

MANGALORE: In perhaps a late realization that wife is the real “better half” in life, a 50-year-old man from Thokkottu near here has filed a police complaint that his wife is missing for the last 10 years. The man wants ...

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95% of city is clean, claims BBMP commissioner

Mounds of garbage lying around on street corners are a common sight in Bangalore. But BBMP chief M Lakshminarayana doesn’t think so. On Wednesday, when TOI asked him about dengue cases and the mosquito men ace in the city due ...

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CM cracks the whip on land encroachment

Bangalore: Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday directed officials to demolish illegal structures on government land, regardless of the encroacher. Referring to former legislator AT Ramaswamy committee report about encroachments in Bangalore Urban district and former additional chief secretary V Balasubramanian’s ...

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State to take ADB loan for Rs. 1,377-cr. irrigation project

With the State facing frequent droughts, the government is set to implement a Rs. 1,377-crore mega irrigation project. It will borrow Rs. 918 crore ($150 million) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the remaining amount of Rs. 459 crore ...

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Chief Minister releases the 12th Annual issue of Vartha Bharati‏

October 12, 2014 | Press Release | Bhatkallys News Bangalore: The 12th Annual special issue of Vartha Bharati Kannada Daily was released by Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr.Siddaramaiah today at his home office KRISHNA at Bangalore today (12th October 2014). Former ...

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