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3rd unit of RTPS shuts down
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:06:35 +0200
The third unit of the Raichur Thermal Power Plant (RTPS) was shut down temporarily on Sunday in view of fall in the demand for power.The third unit has a capacity of producing 210 MW of power. Presently, three units of the RTPS have been shut down, each...
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BJP to scrap ACB, strengthen Lokayukta if voted to power
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:03:36 +0200
Former deputy chief minister R Ashoka on Sunday said the BJP will scrap the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and strengthen the Lokayukta if the BJP is voted to power in the forthcoming Assembly polls.Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, Ashoka accused...
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Congress will retain power, if polls held now: survey
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:01:02 +0200
A pre-poll survey conducted by a private research organisation in Karnataka has revealed that the Congress will emerge as the single largest party and also secure a majority by winning 120-132 seats if Assembly polls were to be held today.The survey conducted...
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JD(S) nominees' list by Oct: Gowda
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:57:59 +0200
Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda said on Sunday that the JD(S) candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections would be announced by October.The party supremo told a press conference that state president H D Kumaraswamy would contest from Ramanagaram...
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Biplab Hazra 'NiF Photographer of the Year'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:55:39 +0200
The fourth edition of the two-day nature and wildlife photography festival Nature InFocus concluded in the city on Sunday.Biplab Hazra from West Bengal was named Photographer of the Year for his photo depicting human-elephant conflict. Shamshankar Bhat...
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Cloud seeding from today
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:53:57 +0200
RuralDevelopment and Panchayat Raj Minister HKPatil will launch the state government's ambitious cloud seeding programme in Bengaluru on Monday amid several districts reeling under severe drought.A special aircraft has been flown in from the US for the...
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Runway expansion at M'luru airport may not take off for now
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:51:32 +0200
The much-awaited runway expansion of Mangalore International Airport may not take off, at least in the next couple of years, according to an official communication from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to Karnataka Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra...
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Cap on revision knee implants unworkable: docs
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:43:41 +0200
The cap on knee implants lacks clarity in case of revision implants, doctors in Bengaluru say.Orthopedic surgeons at various hospitals have raised concerns over the lack of clarity in capping revision implants, a surgical procedure that involves the removal...
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Rain lash DK, Chikkamagaluru
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:41:07 +0200
Intermittent rain lashed various parts of Dakshina Kannada district on Sunday, pushing up water level in Rivers Kumaradhara, Nethravathi and Phalguni. The showers also brought much relief from the scorching sun. Several roads in Mangaluru were waterlogged...
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Quota policy has to continue as long as caste system exists: CM
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:38:12 +0200
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said the reservation policy will have to continue as long as caste system exists in society.Speaking after presenting the D Devaraj Urs Award-2017 to former Union Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge at the Vidhana Soudha...
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Mobile apps to cut delays, send out disaster alerts
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:33:39 +0200
The authorities are banking on mobile apps, now in the making, to send out alerts ahead of extreme natural events.DH reported on Sunday how the city had no system in place to alert citizens when a natural disaster is imminent. The downpour in Bengaluru...
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Land scam: Anti Corruption Bureau registers FIR against KMF, PWD
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:31:51 +0200
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered an FIR against officials of Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) and Public Works Department (PWD), in a case where a prime property allotted to the KMF by the PWD has been leased to realtors.The KMF had leased...
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24/7 monsoon camps mooted in low-lying neighbourhoods
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:28:46 +0200
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has resumed talks with the state government to set up emergency centres in all low-lying areas.The proposal is not new. It was taking shape when Arvind Jadhav was chief secretary. But after...
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Hospitals run out of beds as dengue cases rise
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:27:21 +0200
Bengaluru witnessed around 3,500 cases of dengue since January till date, this year. The overall number of confirmed cases of dengue in the state is 8,860.But the increase in the number of dengue cases in Bengaluru is because of more reporting of cases,...
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Rain to continue for next two days, says IMD
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:22:00 +0200
The sudden downpour on Sunday spoiled the weekend plans for many Bengalureans. While some were happy with the cooling showers, those in low-lying areas kept their fingers crossed praying that the August 15 nightmare, when the city received 13 cm rainfall...
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KSE aide kidnap bid: Cops may challenge advance bail granted to Yeddyurappa's PA
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:19:54 +0200
The police may request the court to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to N R Santosh, relative-cum-personal assistant of state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa."Santosh is not cooperating with the investigating team. He is making contradictory statements....
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Bangalore Chorus enthrals audience with Broadway classics
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:15:13 +0200
The stage was set for a beautiful evening, the light drizzle added to what was to be a magical and musical Sunday. The Big Bang 100, a celebration of iconic Broadway musicals sung by 100 singers and directed by Maya Mascarenhas and Judith Roby Bidapa,...
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India cut Lanka to size
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:11:42 +0200
The measure of India's dominance could only be understood by the stunning silence in the stands during the second half of the match.The Lankan fans, who brought down the roof in the afternoon loudly cheering each Lankan run, didn't get many chances to...
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PNB advance to quarterfinals
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00:57 +0200
Punjab National Bank secured their place in the quarterfinals of the Bengaluru Super Hockey League with a 1-1 draw against Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd on Sunday.Though Gagandeep Singh's 32nd minute opener was cancelled out by a Devinder Walmiki strike...
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Hawala dealer Wani's judicial custody extended
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:53:04 +0200
Suspected hawala dealer Mohd Aslam Wani, arrested in connection with a money laundering case involving separatist leader Shabir Shah, was on Sunday sent to judicial custody till August 31.Wani (36) was arrested on August 6, 10 days after the arrest of...
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Litmus test for AAP in Delhi Assembly byelection
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:50:48 +0200
After a series of political and electoral reversals, a litmus test awaits the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP this Wednesday, when Bawana Assembly seat goes to bypoll.It will be a prestige battle for Kejriwal as the bypoll was necessitated after AAP MLA Ved Prakash...
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NIA has checked terror funding, says Rajnath
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:47:58 +0200
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been able to instill a sense of fear among those indulging in "terror funding". Speaking after inaugurating a new building of the NIA here, Singh also said that...
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OPS may be party chief, Palani to continue as CM
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:46:03 +0200
The stage is set for the merger between the AIADMK warring factions in Tamil Nadu on Monday. While Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is expected to head the government, rebel leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) is likely to get the party chief's post after...
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Need more matches: Mithali
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:43:46 +0200
Women's cricket has been in spotlight ever since Mithali Raj's side scripted an inspiring performance at the World Cup.The runners-up finish reflected India's ability to shine on the big stage. As the new season beckons, more number of international matches...
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Tracks being cleared in Khatauli
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:42:50 +0200
Building on overnight search and rescue operation, the railways on Sunday deployed high-tech cranes and scores of workers to clear the tracks even as the town of Khatauli tried to come to terms with the tragedy.Two heavy-duty 140-tonne cranes were pressed...
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Cops file criminal case against priest, 3 others
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:43:55 +0200
Even as the parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Cordel are fighting to recover more than Rs 5 crore misappropriated by the then parish priest, a parishioner from Urwa has filed a criminal case against the Urwa former parish priest Rev Fr Victor D'Mello,...
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PM Modi's 'Competitive Cooperative Federalism' brilliant idea, says Murthy
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:04:42 +0200
Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modis idea of "Competitive Cooperative Federalism" as brilliant."Whenever the Prime Minister speaks he brings out lots of wisdom. I am so happy that he has used competitive cooperative...
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'Deadpool 2' stunt person dead after on-set accident
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:53:21 +0200
A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of Ryan Reynolds "Deadpool 2". Joi "SJ" Harris, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Vancouver set of "Deadpool 2", has been identified as the first African-American...
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Congress wishlist for PM's I-Day speech: Unemployment, Gorakhpur deaths, economy
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:52:06 +0200
On the eve of his fourth Independence Day address, Congress on Monday gave a wishlist to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it expected him to give an account of his "achievements" over the last three years. "We expect the prime minister to talk about...
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Shopian encounter: Hizbul names new commander after Ghaznavi's death
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:30:45 +0200
A day after the killing of its operational chief Yasin Yatoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Tuesday named Muhammad Bin Qasim as the new "field operational commander" of the outfit.The announcement was made after Hizbul chief Syed Salah-ud-din...
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Siwan scribe murder case: Probe at advance stage, CBI tells SC
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:30:27 +0200
The CBI today told the Supreme Court that its probe into the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan of Siwan, in which controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin is one of the prime accused, is at an "advanced stage".The probe agency told a bench comprising...
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Pak troops violate ceasefire, shell LoC areas in Poonch
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:22:17 +0200
Pakistan today resorted to firing and shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmirs Poonch district, prompting the Indian army to give a befitting response."Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate...
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Flooded homes, choked toilets ruin residents' holiday
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:07:24 +0200
Residents of Indiranagar on Tuesday woke up to flooded roads and parking lots accompanied by power outages and tree falls.Heavy downpour in the early hours of Tuesday brought life to a standstill. People could not step outside their houses as their houses...
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Only saving grace for residents: it was not a working day
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:49:54 +0200
Many residents in Madiwala and Koramangala heaved a sigh of relief as the waterlogging happened on a holiday. Even as the country celebrated Independence Day, many complained that they were still not free from the problems of waterlogging. Sitara Naidu,...
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Jio's free phone to hit sector, erode revenues: Voda to DoT
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:49:03 +0200
The countrys second largest telecom player Vodafone expects Jios effective free phone with unlimited calling to erode operators revenues which are already under pressure and sought reduction in various levies imposed by the government as a breather to...
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On I-Day, RSS functionary calls for boycotting Chinese goods
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:25:59 +0200
Amidst the Sino-Indian border standoff, a top RSS functionary today called for boycotting Chinese goods and promoting the use of swadeshi products."China is constantly making efforts to grab the Indian market. So, Chinese goods should be boycotted," RSS...
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India capable of tackling any kind of challenge: PM
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:12:49 +0200
India is capable of tackling any kind of security challenge, be it the sea or borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted amid the standoff with China in Doklam.Without naming China or the two-month-long Doklam standoff, he said the countrys...
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Arun Jaitley's discusses 'Surgical Strike' with armed forces in broadcast
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:58:18 +0200
The NDA government gave its nod for last years surgical strike across the border because it ran out of patience with Pakistan continuing with its practice of training and pushing terrorists in India to target the civilians and armed forces establishments....
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Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Doctors under scanner over corruption allegations
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:15:22 +0200
Stunned by the death of 30 children allegedly owing to shortage of oxygen at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh government was probing if demand for bribe had delayed payment of the company that supplied liquid oxygen to the hospital leading...
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Actress assault: Kerala women's panel books MLA P C George
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:59:10 +0200
The Kerala Womens Commission today suo moto registered a case against MLA P C George for his unsavoury remarks against a south Indian actress, who was allegedly abducted and molested by a gang in her car in February.The commission sources here said the...
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Hizb names successor to slain Kashmir 'operational commander'
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:40:21 +0200
Hizbul Mujahideen today named Mohammad bin Qasim as its "field operational commander" in Kashmir in place of Yaseen Yattoo who was killed yesterday in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Shopian district.Qasim was made the new commander of Hizb...
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Children's death-BJP in damage control mode
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:35:35 +0200
With the opposition parties planning to launch a major agitation on the issue of the death of 30 children allegedly owing to shortage of oxygen at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, a cornered BJP has gone into damage control mode. As the opposition...
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'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:23:28 +0200
Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76.Landhams sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital. Landham was a brawny,...
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IGNOU confers 11 lakh certificates to personnel of Army, IAF
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:25:24 +0200
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has so far conferred over 11 lakh certificates to personnel of the Army and the Indian Air Force for completing their courses in different levels.Out of the total 11,28,754 certificates issued, 1,413...
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Body of imams against use of DJs, dance in weddings
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:26:34 +0200
A group of imams, under the banner Tehreek Islah-e-Ummat, has said that marriages where DJs are used and song and dance performances held, would not be solemnised as these are against the Shariat.At a meeting on August 15, a decision was taken by this...
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Dhoni hits the straps at training along with ODI specialists
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:20:26 +0200
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the centre of attention as Indias ODI specialists enjoyed their first training session, here today.It was an optional session where Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit...
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BJP kick-starts early 2019 poll preparations
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:19:28 +0200
The BJP has started early preparations for 2019 polls as party president Amit Shah got into a huddle with top leaders on Thursday to appoint managers to curate 120 Lok Sabha seats it never won.Shah, said BJP sources, took a meeting of about a dozen union...
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HBO social media accounts hacked
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:53:36 +0200
HBOs troubles are just getting worse as on Wednesday night hackers took control of the networks social media accounts.According to Variety, a hacking group broke into companys Twitter and Facebook accounts."Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your...
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Residents stranded as sudden rain lashes city
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:09:21 +0200
Residents were caught unawares by the downpour in the city on Wednesday evening. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 25.8 mm rainfall, HAL airport recorded trace rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport received...
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Bihar flood situation still grim
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:57:24 +0200
With no let up in heavy rainfall in the upper catchment of Nepal region, rivers in Bihar maintained their swollen trend on Wednesday in the areas bordering the Himalayan Kingdom.The flood-affected districts in the State have now increased from 12 to 21...
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