Alternative front will be a reality after polls: Gowda

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Bangalore: Janata Dal (Secular) national president and the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda has said that a third alternative will emerge after the Lok Sabha elections.  He told The Hindu that the third alternative would not emerge in the present scenario which was marked by confusion on seat-sharing among the constituent parties, with each […]

Nandan Nilekani to join Congress on Sunday

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Bangalore: Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani, who is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Bangalore South constituency, will join the Congress here on Sunday. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) sources told The Hindu on Friday that Mr. Nilekani would join the Congress at the party office […]

Dhananjay cosies up to JD(S), seeks DK ticket

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Bangalore: Dhananjay cosies up to JD(S), seeks DK ticket V.Dhananjay Kumar, former Union minister and a loyalist of BJP leader B.S.Yeddyurappa, is cosying up to the JD(S) to become the party’s candidate from Dakshina Kannada. He met JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda here on Friday and the latter has apparently no reservations about fielding […]

Bangalore techies launch India’s first free voice calling service without internet

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Bangalore: Three Bangalore techies Yashas C Shekar, Vijaykumar Umaluti and Sandesh E have introduced a novel concept wherein any mobile user would be able to make free calls, even without Internet. They have termed this service as FreeKall. The service was launched last week and it is still in testing phase. One can make the […]

1,000 RSS members to take part at annual meet in Bangalore

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Bangalore:  At least 1,400 selected representatives and office bearers of RSS from across the country will participate in the three-day annual Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) at Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra Thanisandra, Bangalore starting today. RSS leader Manamohan Vaidya told media persons that the Sabha is the yearly meeting of RSS for evaluation annual programs and […]

BJP finalises names for 21 seats

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Bangalore: Within hours of the announcement of the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party top leaders had meetings and finalised the names of candidates for at least 21 constituencies. The names were discussed at a meeting of the party State election committee. A meeting of the party’s highest decision-making […]

KERC may defer tariff revision yet again

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Bangalore: The election code of conduct has come to the rescue of power consumers for the second time in a row as the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) may be forced to put on hold the power tariff revision for the coming financial year by a few months. Speaking on the sidelines of the swearing-in […]

Remembering Gangubai Hangal at 100

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Bangalore: The birth centenary celebrations of the late Hindustani musician Gangubai Hangal was a low-key but warm affair here on Wednesday, with some senior musicians remembering the heights achieved by the Kirana maestro and the simplicity of her life. At a function organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture and the Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya […]

Karnataka police lauded for tobacco-control measures

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Bangalore: The State Police Department, which collected Rs. 63.3 lakh in penalty in 2013 from violators of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement, regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA), has received appreciation from the Union Health Ministry. In a letter to the Karnataka police recently, Director-General […]

Karnataka to seek Survey of India’s help to define border with AP

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Bangalore: The State government has decided to request the Survey of India (SOI) to carry out a survey of the border between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in Bellary district and fix the border stones between the two States. This region has witnessed illegal iron ore mining activity in recent years. Briefing presspersons on the decisions […]