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Bengaluru Police Commissioner dismisses rumours of ‘active terror cell’ in city

After an alert was sounded by the police in Bengaluru on Saturday, rumours of the ‘possibility of a terrorist cell active in Bengaluru’ began to do the rounds on WhatsApp and social media. However, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao has ...

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Karnataka cabinet may be expanded on Aug 19, BJP prepares list of ministerial candidates

It’s been over a fortnight since BS Yediyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka and yet the state has no cabinet. Sources close to Yediyurappa say that the BJP’s central leadership has instructed the state leaders that a ...

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Karnataka: Passenger safety in mind, govt bars use of mobile phones for on duty bus drivers

Bengaluru: Drivers and conductors of state-owned transport corporations – BMTC, KSRTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC – will soon be prohibited from carrying mobile phones while on duty. In the backdrop of passenger complaints that drivers were compromising their safety by using ...

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Bengaluru airport to be connected by suburban rail by end of 2019

Your chances of reaching the Bengaluru airport from the city without negotiating traffic snarls, thanks to the suburban train, may be materialising quite soon. According to a statement by the Bangalore International Airport, the operator of Kempegowda International Airport, the ...

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Karnataka boy who guided an ambulance across flooded bridge recommended for bravery award

The boy from Raichur in Karnataka seen guiding an ambulance across a waterlogged road in a widely shared video, has been felicitated by the district administration during Independence Day celebrations. He has also been recommended for a bravery award for ...

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Karnataka govt announces Rs 5 lakh compensation each to flood-hit families

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for each family, which lost its house due to landslides and floods in 17 of the state’s 30 districts. “Rs 5 lakh will be given to each family ...

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Rebel Cong-JD(S) Karnataka leaders move SC for urgent hearing of plea challenging disqualification

New Delhi/ Bengaluru: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs from Karnataka to hand over a memo to the registrar for urgent listing of their plea challenging their disqualification from the state assembly. A bench headed by Justice ...

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Former Union Min Janardhan Poojary rescued from floods in Dakshina Kannada

With some areas in Dakshina Kannada witnessing heavy rainfall and rising water levels, the district administration and the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) mounted a rescue operation in the coastal district. Former Union Minister and Congress leader Janardhan Poojary was ...

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BSNL offers free voice call within network in flood-hit K’taka, 2 other states

Bengaluru: State-run telecom firm BSNL on Sunday announced unlimited calling for subscribers within company’s network for seven days in flood-hit areas of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The company has also offered SMS and 1 GB data service for free in ...

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Flood alert issued in three Karnataka districts as gates of two dams to be opened

Flood alert has been issued in Ballari district on Monday as the Tungabhadra Dam’s gates will be opened due to the increasing rainfall in the region. According to the Tungabhadra Board, which monitors the dam, the gates are likely to ...

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Monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO inundated in Karnataka floods

Unabated rainfall in Karnataka’s Bagalakot district has inundated UNESCO World Heritage temples in Aihole and Pattadakal. Water from the Naviluteertha Dam was released into the Malaprabha River on Friday, which led to the inundation of the heritage temples. Pattadakal is ...

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83 NDRF teams dispatched for flood relief in Karnataka, 3 other states

Bengaluru: As many as 83 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been dispatched to four flood-hit states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat for rescue and relief operations, the Home Ministry said on Friday. The current flood situation in ...

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No flood warning given to us: Uttara Kannada residents slam govt for loss of property

Virje, Gotegali and Hattogi are quaint little villages located on either side of the Kadra Dam. On the morning of August 6, the residents these villages located along the Kali River in Uttara Kannada district, say they were caught unawares ...

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Death toll rises to 11 in Karnataka floods, over 40,000 people evacuated

The death toll due to heavy rains and floods in Belagavi district rose to eight after four more people died on Wednesday. This takes the number of lives lost in the state to 11. Sixteen-year-old Basavaraj Kamble was washed away ...

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