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Congress-JD-S panel okays Karnataka cabinet expansion soon

Bengaluru: Karnataka would expand cabinet in September third week and appoint heads of boards and corporations soon, said senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday. “Congress President Rahul Gandhi has agreed to the cabinet expansion in September third week and the appointment of chairmen of boards and corporations across the state,” Siddaramaiah told reporters here. The […]

Walmart acquires 77% stake in Flipkart Group

Bengaluru: Retail giant Walmart Inc. on Saturday acquired approximately 77 per cent stake in e-commerce major Flipkart. According to a statement, Walmart now holds approximately 77 per cent of Flipkart, while the remainder of the business is held by other shareholders, including Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Tencent, Tiger Global and Microsoft Corp. Walmart’s investment includes […]

India to soon launch space science channel: ISRO

Bengaluru: India will soon launch a dedicated space and science television channel to make their benefits reach people across the country, a top official said on Sunday. “Within the next three to four months, there will be a television channel launched to reach even the rural parts of India on how space programme can benefit […]

Restore flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru: CM writes to Civil Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to restore Air India’s flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport  to Bangkok and Bengaluru. The flight service provider, on July 17 had suddenly announced suspension of the flights from the Bhubaneswar Airport from July 16 till October 3 without citing any […]

Non-resident Odias celebrate Rath Yatra in Bengaluru & Mumbai

Bengaluru/Mumbai: At a time when the people in Odisha were dipped in religious festivities, non-resident Odia communities were also not far behind in celebrating the Rath Yatra festival in several parts of the globe on Saturday. In Bengaluru, Ratha Yatra was celebrated at multiple places of the city where devotees pulled the chariots of Lord […]

Karnataka to protest Cauvery Water Management Authority formation

Bengaluru: Karnataka would protest against the formation of the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CRMA) and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC) by the Central government at their first meeting in New Delhi on Monday, said an official on Sunday. “As decided by the all-party meeting here on Saturday, the state’s nominated members on the Authority […]

Karnataka govt to waive farm loans worth Rs 10,000 crore

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s JD-S-Congress government would waive farm loans amounting to Rs 10,000 crore, including interest, taken by farmers across the state, said an official on Monday. “The loans borrowed by the farmers from district cooperative banks and state cooperatives will be waived along with interest on them, costing the exchequer about Rs 10,000 crore,” a […]

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Indigo flight returns to Kolkata after snag

Kolkata: A Bengaluru-bound Indigo flight from Kolkata returned to the NSCBI airport here on Sunday following a crack in the windshield of the aircraft, airport sources said. The flight 6E 345 had 178 passengers on board. “At around 10.15 a.m., Indigo 6E 345 returned due to windshield crack,” the sources said. It landed safely at […]

India-Afghanistan test match begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: India skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to bat in the one-off Test against debutants Afghanistan here Thursday. Afghanistan is set to become the 12th nation to play Test cricket as skipper Asghar Stanikzai opted for a spin-heavy playing XI at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here. For the hosts sans regular skipper Virat […]

Unpaid Odia labourers in Bengaluru seek help

Bengaluru: Some Odia labourers engaged in construction work by a private company in Bengaluru are now moving from pillar to post seeking justice as they have been deprived of wages for the last eight months. The labourers, working for Prathyusha Infra in Chandapur area near Bengaluru, have alleged that the local branch of the company […]

PM insulted people of Karnataka, must apologise: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of insulting the city of Bengaluru and the people of Karnataka through his remarks during campaigning and sought an apology from him. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the Prime Minister had heaped a “special insult” on Bengaluru and its citizens by calling […]

Online fraud: Bengaluru police begins probe in Rourkela

Rourkela: A team of Bengaluru police today reached Rourkela and started investigation into the online racket that defrauded people across the country to the tune of lakhs of rupees. A member of the gang identified as Chetan Sharma has been arrested by Rourkela police. The police also seized nine pass books of different banks in […]

ISL 2018: Home team Jamshedpur FC denied victory over Bengaluru FC; loses 0-2 at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: Football lovers of the Temple City witnessed their first Indian Super League game at the Kalinga Stadium here today where Bengaluru FC defeated the home side Jamshedpur FC quite convincingly by 2-0 goals. This was the 83rd match in the fourth edition of the premier football league of India.  The game kicked off after […]

Odisha eves defeat Kerala to emerge champion in BCCI T20 League

Bengaluru/Bhubaneswar: Odisha women’s cricket team beat Kerala by a narrow margin of eight runs to become the plate group champions in the Senior Women’s T20 League played in Bengaluru. Chasing 109 runs to win, Kerala was bowled out for 100 runs in 19.2 overs in a low-scoring yet thrilling match. For Odisha, international spinner Rasanara […]

Month-long Astrosat expo unveiled in Bengaluru

  Bengaluru: An exhibition displaying the replica of India’s first multi-wavelength space observatory Astrosat was opened here for public viewing on Tuesday. “The exhibition has been organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium so as to allow students aspiring to study astronomy to understand how the Astrosat works, which they can observe through a 3-D printed replica,” […]

Four defenders from Odisha secure berth for National Hockey Camp

New Delhi: After ending the year with a bronze medal at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in Bhubaneswar, the Indian mens team will report for a 10-day national camp, starting at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, from Thursday. Four defenders from Odisha Birendra lakra, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey and Nilam Sanjeep Xess have […]

Ananta Ojha’s body arrives in Odisha, to be cremated in ancestral village

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of noted opera script writer Ananta Ojha arrived at Bhubaneswar airport from Bengaluru today. The body will be taken to his ancestral village in Pattamundai of Kendrapara for the last rites that will be conducted today. Ojha who was actively involved in opera industry for three decades, died on Sunday at […]

Ananta Ojha's body to reach home tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of noted Odia playwright, jatra actor and director Ananta Ojha will arrive at his village in Kendrapara district from Bengaluru tomorrow after Odisha government cleared the pending medical bills of the Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. The hospital authorities reportedly detained the body of Ojha as his family members were […]

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Sunny Leone not to attend New Year Eve show in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Actress Sunny Leone on Tuesday said she will not attend her scheduled New Year eve show here because police will not be able to ensure her safety and of those who would want to attend the event. Her announcement came a day after the organisers moved the High Court, seeking a direction to the […]

Facebook, Startup Village Collective launch VR programme for students

New Delhi: Facebook announced a virtual reality (VR) programme in partnership with Bengaluru-based Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) on Wednesday to help students in the country build their ideas into globally marketable products and services. The new VR programme under SV.CO’s School of Innovation will provide a platform for nearly four million engineering students across 3,300 […]

Boeing to manufacture aircraft components near Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Global aerospace major Boeing is planning to manufacture aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city’s outskirts, a senior official informed on Tuesday. “The state government on Monday approved Boeing’s proposal to set up an engineering and technology facility with electronics and avionics manufacturing and assembly […]

58 Army men ride bike in Bengaluru for world record

Bengaluru: Around 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city’s northern outskirts, official sources said. “The 58-member motorcycle team of the Army Service Corps (ASC) christened ‘Tornadoes’ set another world record by riding a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for […]

IndiGo forays into regional markets

New Delhi: Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR – short-haul regional airliner – operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry. With an aim to enhance connectivity to these […]

No let-up in Bengaluru rain havoc, 5 more dead

Bengaluru: Five people, including two women, were killed and a dozen others injured since Friday as heavy monsoon rains continued to pound the city, wreaking havoc and flooding several localities, said a civic official on Saturday. “Heavy downpour with thunderstorm and gusty winds in the city claimed five lives since Friday night. A temple priest, […]

Odia techie murdered in Bengaluru

Bengaluru/ Bhubaneswar: A software engineer from Odisha was brutally stabbed to death in Bengaluru on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Pranaya Mishra (28) of Bhubaneswar. According to sources, while Pranay was on his way to meet his friend, two unidentified miscreants stopped his bike and stabbed him twice in his stomach on Monday. […]