US to get a Kannada speaking surgeon general

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Bangalore: After a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka is set become the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one more interesting development. The 36-year-old Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy or Dr […]

Bangalore ATM attack: Banks seek more time to upgrade security

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bangalore: Nearly two months since the brutal attack inside a Bangalore ATM left a lady partially paralyzed, there have been no arrests. What’s more is that banks have sought more time to implement the strict guidelines recommended following the incident. The Bangalore police reviewed security at ATMs after the 45-day deadline to banks to comply […]

Karnataka MLAs to get laptops

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bangalore:  If the members of the 13th Legislative Assembly were beneficiaries of computer tablets, those of the 14th Assembly will get a laptop each. Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa said that all members have been asked to purchase laptops not exceeding Rs. 60,000 each. Members have been given the option to buy […]

Has Sushant Singh Rajput secretly married girlfriend Ankita Lokhande?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Mumbai : ‘Kai Po Che’ actor Sushant Singh Rajput has reportedly tied the knot to longtime ladylove and Ankita Lokhande. The couple have been in a live-in-relationship for the past five-year courtship. Rumours suggest that Ankita and Sushant decided to marry owing to family pressure and kept their marriage a secret due to their respective […]

Three Khans and three parties

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
three khans

New Delhi: The three Khans of Bollywood have gone three different ways – Shah Rukh Khan is seen as a Rahul Gandhi backer, Aamir Khan is for Aam Aadmi Party and now Salman Khan is pulling strings for Narendra Modi in public gaze. None of them have made any official endorsements but all three have […]

Australian man lets internet name his baby girl

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Melbourne:  An Australian man has set up a website to allow people to vote for his daughter’s first and middle names. Stephen McLaughlin, a web developer, created the website called, where netizens can vote for their favourite name for the baby which is due on April 2. “My name is Stephen and much to […]

Indian men smoking less but no change in women: Global study

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
smoking women

Pune: The proportion of Indian men who smoke every day has fallen from a third to a little over a fifth over the last three decades, but the percentage of women smokers has remained largely unchanged. Given the country’s population, this means in absolute numbers India has more women smokers than in every country except […]

Nine dead as three coaches of Dehradun Express catches fire

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Mumbai: Nine passengers were reported dead and four others injured when three reserved coaches of Dehradun Express caught fire near Dahanu early this morning. Eyewitnesses said, fire first broke out in the rear portion of S3 coach, and then it spread to S2 and S4 coaches. Passengers who had shut the windows because of winter […]

BJP MLA from MP Usha Thakur performs Asaram Puja

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Usha Thakur

Indore: Usha Thakur, a newly elected BJP MLA not only attended a bhajan programme organised by jailed godman Asaram Bapu’s followers on New Year’s Eve but also performed an aarti of Asaram’s portrait kept on the dais. This event took place in Narsingh Vatika, Indore on December 31. The lady MLA later said: “I know […]

Rakhi Birla, Aam Aadmi Party’s 26-year-old minister, gets cracking

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Rakhi Birla

New Delhi: The youngest minister in the Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet, Rakhi Birla, today said that the government was in touch with international NGOs with a view to ensuring holistic development of differently-abled children at various shelter homes in the city. The 26-year-old Ms Birla, who is the new Women and Child Development Minister, hoped that […]

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