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Six killed in explosion in Karnataka sugar factory

Bengaluru: At least six people were killed in an explosion in a boiler at a sugar factory in Bagalkot district of Karnataka on Sunday. “Six people have died on the spot due to the blast in the boiler of the sugar factory in Kulali village,” a police control room official told IANS from Mudhol, about […]

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Sophisticated cyber attacks on Cloud to dominate 2019: Trend Micro

Bengaluru: Cyber attackers will use more sophisticated tools in 2019 to take advantage of the changing technology landscape and prey upon evolving corporate technology environments especially Cloud, cyber security firm Trend Micro has said. The attackers will leverage proven methods against growing Cloud adoption, the firm said in its report late Friday, adding that more […]

Uber to double down on hiring techies in India

Bengaluru: Online ride-hailing platform Uber has announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 ‘technologists’ — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber India aims to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and […]

20 bonded labourers rescued from Karnataka

Koraput: At least 20 bonded labourers including seven women from Odisha were rescued by police from Kumbhuporu village near Bengaluru today. According to sources, all labourers are residents of Zillaguntha village under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district. They had left their village some three months back after an agent lured them to provide jobs. […]

Mahindra rolls out electric autorickshaw in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra’s arm on Thursday rolled out two variant of electric 3-wheeler autorickshaw here. “The 3-wheeler range Treo and Treo Yaari are powered with lithium ion battery, which gives 170 km ride for a single charge,a said Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd Chairman Pawan Goenka here on the occasion. The $21-billion Mahindra […]

Infosys to open Texas hub, hire 500 Americans

Bengaluru: Infosys will soon open a technology hub at Richardson in the US state of Texas where it will hire 500 American techies by 2020, said the global software major on Wednesday. “The new hub will drive expansion and create jobs in Texas to reinforce our commitment to workforce development in the US,” said the […]

Thousands pay homage to Ananth Kumar in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Thousands of people, including union and state ministers and the general public, paid homage to late Union Minister Ananth Kumar here on Tuesday. The 59-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader died on Monday at a private hospital here due to multiple organ failure. Kumar’s body was kept in a glass casket draped in the […]

AirAsia Offer! Now Fly At Just Rs 399

Bengaluru: In a big announcement for the travellers, Malaysian budget airline AirAsia on Sunday offered low-cost fares on domestic and international routes for travel from May 2019 to February 2020, covering 120 destinations across Asia, Australia and beyond. “Passengers can book this week up to November 18 for travel from May 6, 2019 to February […]

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

Bengaluru: Union Minister and senior BJD leader HN Ananth Kumar passed away in the wee hours of Monday in Bengaluru. He was 59. “Minister Ananth Kumar passed away at 3 a.m. at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment for cancer,” a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Bengaluru R. Ashoka told reporters here. […]

Karnataka's mining baron Reddy arrested in Ponzi case

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy was arrested here for allegedly shielding the accused in a multi-crore Ponzi scheme, a police officer said on Sunday. “Based on the evidences and statements, Reddy has been arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy,” Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar told reporters here. Reddy, 51, will be […]

Cuttack youth goes missing in Bengaluru; family seeks police intervention

Cuttack: A youth of Dharmagatpur area under Salipur block in the district, who had gone to Bengaluru for work 10 months back, has been missing. Parents of the youth, identified as Saroj Bhuyan, have lodged a missing complaint at the Salipur police station in this connection. As per the complaint, Bhuyan had gone to Bengaluru […]

Karnataka bypolls: Congress-JD(S) coalition leads in two LS seats

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition candidates in Karnataka were leading in two Lok Sabha constituencies and two Assembly segments in the bypolls held Saturday, according to initial trends as counting of votes was taken up this morning. The BJP was ahead in the Shivamogga Lok Sabha seat. The Congress was leading in Ballari and its […]

ISL: Bengaluru FC test for resurgent ATK

Kolkata: Hosts ATK will look to stretch their winning run when they take on last year’s runners up Bengaluru FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here Wednesday. ATK have managed to bounce back with two wins and draw after succumbing to back-to-back defeats at home in the […]

Wipro sees strong demand environment in global markets

Bengaluru: Unfazed by double-digit decline in annual and quarterly net profit and posting lower growth than rival HCL Technologies in revenue, software major Wipro on Wednesday sounded upbeat on demand environment being strong in global markets for its IT services. “Demand environment and traction in global markets continues to be strong, especially for digital transformation […]

Indian software products sector growing 9.5% yearly: Nasscom

Bengaluru: Indian software products sector, which is estimated to be worth $7-billion, is growing at a rate of 9.5 per cent annually, IT industry apex body Nasscom said on Wednesday. “India is already a matured software product ecosystem, currently a $7-billion sector with 3,720 companies, and growing at 9.5 per cent annually,” Nasscom said in a […]

Weak rupee benefited Infosys in Q2: CFO

Bengaluru: A weakening rupee against a strong US dollar benefited Indian software export major Infosys in the second quarter of fiscal 2018-19, said its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) M.D. Ranganath on Tuesday. “We benefited 80 basis points (0.8 per cent) due to depreciating rupee during the quarter. We also got benefit of another 70 basis […]

HAL a "strategic asset," says Rahul as he steps attack over Rafale deal

Bengaluru: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today described HAL as a “strategic asset” in aerospace, saying the country owed a debt to it, as he stepped up his campaign against the Modi government over the Rafale fighter jet deal. Reaching out to present and former employees of the defence PSU at an interaction with them here, […]

India tests cryogenic engine for launching second moon mission

Bengaluru: India successfully tested the cryogenic engine for the heavy rocket that would launch the country’s second moon mission on January 3, 2019, the space agency said on Friday. “The cryogenic engine of the Geo Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV MK-III) in the upper stage has been tested for the Chandrayaan-2 Mission,” said the state-run Indian […]

Boeing appoints India head Pratyush Kumar to lead F-15 programme in US

Bengaluru: The Boeing Company on Monday appointed the head of its India operations, Pratyush Kumar, to lead the defence major’s F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the United States. “Kumar has been selected to lead our F-15 fighter aircraft programme and further its business in the US and globally,” said Boeing in a statement here. Kumar […]

ISL 2018: Bengaluru FC play 2-2 draw vs Jamshedpur FC

Bengaluru: Late goals in the Hero Indian Super League match 9 at the Kanteerava Stadium on Sunday saw Jamshedpur FC hold Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw. Nishu Kumar’s stunning volley at the stroke of half-time put the hosts ahead. However, youngster Gourav Mukhi made history when he came on for Jamshedpur FC as substitute […]

L&T arm to build Bengaluru airport's second terminal

Bengaluru: Infrastructure major Larson & Toubro’s (L&T) buildings and factories business arm would build the second terminal of the Bengaluru international airport, said its operator on Wednesday. “The Rs 3,036-crore order to construct the airport’s terminal-2 has been given to the Building & Factories Business of L&T,” said the operator Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) […]

Nirmala defends surgical strike celebrations

Bengaluru: Denying that the government was politicising the Army’s surgical strike inside Pakistan two years ago, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said it was being celebrated as a festival to show that India won’t take any attack on its troops lying down. “The ‘Parakram Parv’ is being celebrated in over 50 cities across the […]

Aadhaar validity will check graft, leakage of public money: BJP MP

Bengaluru: Validation of the Aadhaar Act by the Supreme Court would check corruption, eliminate middlemen and prevent leakage of public money used for direct transfer benefit, said BJP MP from Karnataka and a petitioner, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, on Wednesday. “The judgement will ensure that corruption and leakage in the use of public money will be put […]

Infosys to design new forms for filing GST returns

Bengaluru: The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has directed its software vendor Infosys to design new forms for filing returns by traders, said its Group of Ministers (GoM) Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday. “We have directed Infosys to design new forms as suggested by the GST Council to simplify filing returns by traders […]

Infosys to offer cloud solutions on Google platform

Bengaluru: Software major Infosys would offer scalable services and solutions on demand to global enterprises on search engine’s Google cloud platform, the IT major said on Saturday. “We are partnering with Google to develop cloud transformation and migration services for enabling enterprises transform their businesses on scalable and on-demand model,” said the city-based company in […]