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Samsara fest brings global environmentalists, lawmakers to Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Hundreds of people including noted global environmentalists, legislators, scientists, artists took part in the week-long “Roundglass Samsara Festival 2017”, that concluded on Sunday in the city, aiming to create a dialogue surrounding environmental issues. Kenyan ecologist Mordecai Ogada, New Zealand conservationist Barbara Maas, former President of the south Pacific island nation of Kiribati Anote […]

Train runs over three selfie-clicking youths

Bengaluru: A train ran over three youths on Tuesday while they were reportedly clicking selfies on railway tracks near here, police said. The incident took place at around 8.30 a.m. between Hejjala and Bidadi stations. “The youths were run over by Golgumbaz Express going to Mysuru from Bengaluru. Witnesses claimed they were taking selfies. We […]

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Australia beat India in 4th ODI

Bengaluru: Australia defeated India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. The hosts, who had already won the five-match series, now lead 3-1. Electing to bat, Australia produced a challenging total of 334/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, the hosts could only manage 313/8. The loss also saw India […]

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Bengaluru: NCC cadet drowns as friends click selfies nearby

Bengaluru: A trekking expedition by a 25-member National Cadet Corps (NCC) team ended in a tragedy as one of them drowned, even as his colleagues were busy clicking selfies on the edge of a pond at Kanakapura near here, police said on Tuesday. “The tragic incident occurred on Sunday when the cadets were visiting Ramagondlu […]

Rain may play spoilsport in India-Australia fourth ODI

Bengaluru: Rain is likely to play spoilsport in the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and Australia here on Thursday, as the southwest monsoon would remain active this week over the city, said an official on Monday. “Though the met (meteorological) office has informed us that moderate to heavy rain is likely […]

U-19 cricket Asia Cup shifted from Bengaluru to Malaysia

Bengaluru: The Under-19 cricket Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Bengaluru, has been moved to Malaysia following the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s objection to the tournament being held in India. The tournament will now be held in November in Malaysia. “The matter of shifting the tournament to Malaysia was amicably agreed by all participants […]

Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday. “We conducted a live brain circuit surgery on Abhishek Prasad to stimulate his left hand fingers even as he strummed his guitar in the operation theatre on July […]

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Odisha got Rs 2 lakh cr investment commitments from 74 cos: Industries Secy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has received investment commitments worth more than Rs 2 lakh crore from 74 companies in various sectors, including electronics, food processing, metals and minerals. “Last year, we had signed memorandum of understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 3.6 lakh crore with 124 companies during Make in Odisha Conclave in Bhubaneswar, Odisha Investors’ Meet […]

Sasikala bribed top Karnataka jailer for favours: Report

Bengaluru: AIADMK General Secretary and convict V.K. Sasikala Natarajan was on Wednesday accused of bribing Karnataka Director General of Prisons (DGP) Satyanarayana Rao and city central jail officials for undue favours. “Sasikala has given Rs 1 crore bribe to Rao and another Rs 1 crore was distributed among officials, including warden of the central jail where […]

200 boys detained at Bengaluru railway station fearing trafficking

Bengaluru: About 200 boys aged 8-13 years of age were detained at the Cantonment railway station for hours on Tuesday, fearing they were victims of human trafficking but let off after verifying their identities, said police. “On a tip-off by a fellow passenger, we asked all the boys and their 20 teachers to alight from […]

2 Odias killed in LPG cylinder explosion in Bengaluru

Balasore: Two persons from the district died today in an LPG cylinder explosion that happened five days ago at a hotel in Hatibali area of Bengaluru. The deceased identified as Jayant Sial of Miripur near Khaira and Chittaranjan Sial of Gobindbindha in the district, were injured critically in the explosion and have been undergoing treatment […]

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31 migrant labourers of Nuapada rescued in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A total of 31 migrant labourers along with their children of Nuapada district were rescued by the Bengaluru police from a brick kiln in Yelahanka area in the city on Saturday. The migrant labourers, who were kept hostage at the brick kiln in Yelahanka, alleged there were being tortured while daily meals were not provided […]

Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi championship
Four semi-finalists for Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi meet decided

Bengaluru: Classical Nationals, Y.F.A. Jaraganahalli, National Sports Club and H.M.T. Colony Boys will on Saturday compete in the semi-finals of the first-ever Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi championship here. The final of the tournament will also take place on Saturday. The quarter-finals were held on Thursday. The winners of the tournament will also get the chance […]

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2 minors among 3 of Odia family charred to death in Bengaluru  

Bengaluru/Bhubaneswar:  In a shocking incident, 3 members of an Odia family staying in Bengaluru were charred to death after a fire broke out inside their house due to cooking gas (LPG) leakage. The deceased have been identified as Prasant Mahakud, his 10-year-old son, Aditya and 2-year-old daughter, Manisha. According to sources, Prasant’s wife had a […]

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Apple unveils App Accelerator for developers in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Giving its India growth strategy a fresh impetus, Apple on Friday announced the opening of its App Accelerator in Bengaluru that will provide specialised support for developers to build tools for the iOS platform. Each week, Apple’s team will guide developers to design best practices and refine their skills to create iOS apps. “We are […]

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Govt recognition still faraway for blind cricketers: Jafar

By Surya Narayan Pradhan Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling Indian blind cricket team member Md. Jafar Iqbal as ‘My friend from Odisha’ in a Twitter post while sharing a photo with Jafar on the social media site in recent past put the spotlight back on the Bhubaneswar-based blind cricket allrounder, who played a crucial […]

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Little Miss India Myra leaves for Bulgaria to join intl pageant

Bengaluru: Five-year-old Myra Muni, who won the ‘Little Miss India 2017’ title on February 26 in Bengaluru, has left for Bulgaria to participate in the Little Miss & Mister Galaxy to be held at Bansko from March 13 to 20. Myra, a resident of Hinjilicut of Ganjam district, yesterday left for Bulgaria along with parents […]

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Bhubaneswar gets 10th position in city governance ranking

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In an annual survey of major cities conducted by Bengaluru-based Janaagraha, Bhubaneswar has been ranked at the 10th spot on basis of 83 governance parameters including laws related to city administration, taxation, local governance models, political participation of citizens, financial capacity. Talking about the survey results, Srikanth Viswanathan, Janaagraha CEO said, “Bhubaneswar is […]

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I-League: East Bengal beat Bengaluru to take top spot

Bengaluru: East Bengal thrashed defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in an I-League encounter at the Sree Kanterava Football Stadium here on Saturday. Ivan Bukenya (23rd minute) scored the first goal for East Bengal in the first half followed by Robin Singh’s brace (54th, 60th) after the break. C.K. Vineeth (85th) reduced the margin for the […]

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India to make 6 more AWACS on Airbus platform

Bengaluru: India will build six more next-generation Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) on the Airbus platform to enhance surveillance and detection with longer range and complete view, a top official said on Sunday. “Once the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) clears and the Cabinet Committee for Security approves the proposal, the six AWACS will be […]

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ED attaches properties of Ignis Technology Solutions

Bhubaneswar:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached the properties of Ignis Technology Solutions Private Limited, a Bengaluru-based IT company having expertise in aerospace engineering, on the charge of defrauding Rs 30 crore from the United Bank of India (UBI) and registered a case against Nihar Samantara, an Odia entrepreneur and one of the directors of […]

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Balugaon resident dies in accident in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A worker hailing from Balugaon of Khurda district died on Saturday after being hit by a truck in front of a concrete mixture company’s office located at Anjanapura in Bengaluru. The deceased, identified as Gangadhara Paikray, was injured critically when the truck knocked down him from behind while walking in front of the company […]

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Among 21 States, Odisha at 14 in ‘Ease of Doing Business’: Report

Bhubaneswar: Despite a host of measures taken up by the Odisha government in the recent past to create an investment friendly atmosphere, the State has been ranked 14th among 21 States across the country, chosen on the ground of competitiveness for ‘ease of doing business.’ According to a study by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) […]

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Bengaluru Investors’ meet: CM unveils Odisha start-up policy

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled Odisha Start-up Policy (OSP)-2016 at the Investors’ Meet that began here yesterday. The new policy that aims to see 1,000 ventures in the state in the next five years and place Odisha among the top three investment destinations in the country by 2020 was recently approved by the state […]

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Investors' Meet: NLC to invest Rs 25,000 cr in Odisha

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), a Navratna public sector undertaking (PSU), has expressed its desire to invest Rs 25,000 crore in Odisha. The PSU announced this at the two-day Odisha Investors' meet that began in Bangaluru on Thursday