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State gets Rs 2,000 crore, 11 trains; survey on 5 lines

Despite financial constraints, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday gave a bounty to Karnataka by announcing new trains and lines besides allocating Rs 2,000 crore, the highest in history, for ongoing projects. Of the 50 new trains announced ...

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Chaos as police launch new traffic rules unannounced

Chaos ruled the thoroughfares surrounding Commercial Street, Infantry Road and Shivajinagar areas during the peak rush hour on Monday morning and evening as the Traffic Police implemented a new set of traffic flow patterns in the area, unannounced. However, realising ...

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815 drunk drivers booked

Bangalore Traffic Police on Saturday booked 815 motorists for drunk driving. They also booked 104 cases against motorists using high beam or dazzling head lights. They seized 595 two-wheelers, 156 cars, 26 autos, 23 maxi-cabs and 18 trucks. Licenses of ...

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Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy caught on tape asking for bribe

BANGALORE: Weeks after the legislative council polls, a cash-for-seat CD has surfaced in which former chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy allegedly demands Rs 20 crore from a person to give away his party’s seat for the Upper House. ...

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Jagadish Shettar on Slapgate: Cong fears backlash, so it is shielding the MLA

BANGALORE: The BJP has stalled proceedings in both Houses of the Karnataka legislature on Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar’s issue. When the Houses meet on Monday, opposition leader in the assembly Jagadish Shettar told TOI on Friday that the party would ...

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Dakshina Kannada MP launched CARD programme at Mangalore Central railway station

MANGALORE: Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP of Dakshina Kannada on Thursday inaugurated the launching of community assisted rail development programme (CARD) at Mangalore Central Railway station. Stake holders like railway catering contract staff, cleaning staff, staff of various departments of railway ...

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Murder convict got away with 21 killings

BANGALORE: After allegedly committing 21 murders in Maharashtra, Chandrakant S Sharma migrated to Bangalore where he killed his next victim, helped by his wife and two sons. This killing landed the family in jail in just three days. Sharma, though, ...

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Now, a website to track missing kids

BANGALORE: By Monday, the Indian government may have a portal for lost-and found children that it can roll out nationally. Bangalore’s software industry responded with ala crity to a statement by IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad here that Prime Minister ...

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Bomb scare: Air India plane makes emergency landing in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A reported bomb threat on a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport here, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday. The Airbus 320 (flight AI-047) was ...

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Siddaramaiah under fire yet again

BANGALORE: For the second successive day on Sunday, Congress workers vented their ire on chief minister Siddaramaiah for his purported preference for one section of the community and confidantes in sharing of power. This prompted him to say he is ...

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Bhardwaj given warm farewell

The outgoing Governor, H.R. Bhardwaj, was on Saturday given a warm farewell by the State government with a guard of honour by the city police. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Information and Infrastructure Minister R. Roshan Baig represented the State ...

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Fire department scales new heights

With high-rises propping up around the city, the fire services have bolstered their preparedness for fire disasters with a skylift that can reach up to the tenth floor. For the Fire Department here, the commissioning of the engine marks the ...

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86 year old woman gets justice; Kundapur AC asks son to vacate house

MANGALORE: Justice has been delivered to an 86 year old woman Savithri in Udupi who was ill treated and swindled of her property by one of her sons. The Kundapur assistant commissioner S Yogeshwar ordered Keshava Bhat, son of Savitri, ...

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Biggest counterfeit Indian art controversy hits auction

BANGALORE: Bangalore-based Bid & Hammer’s forthcoming auction has been assailed by what, perhaps, is the biggest controversy to come to light in the Indian art market, writes Neelam Raaj. Questions have been raised about the authenticity of several artworks by celebrated artists Rabindranath Tagore, ...

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