Deepa Balakrishnan

  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc mid-level jobs for Kannadigas 15-09-2014 08:01 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of mid-level jobs for Kannadigas in Bangalore. The corporate world was not thrilled by the decision. Bangalore has employed lakhs of people in various sectors like IT, biotech, manufacturing and textiles. A large...
  • Sadananda Gowda's son faces arrest as court issues warrant against him on actress' complaint 04-09-2014 02:23 PM

    Bangalore: A local court in Bangalore on Thursday issued an arrest warrant and lookout notice for Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik on a complaint by an actress, who has accused him of rape. The warrant has been issued after Karthik failed to appear before court for questioning. The actress...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours 04-09-2014 09:00 AM

    Bangalore: In a story of an inter-state heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a brain-dead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • Bangalore doctors' miraculous rescue effort: Heart reaches Chennai patient in 4 hours 03-09-2014 05:11 PM

    Bangalore: In a miraculous bid to save a patient in Chennai, doctors in Bangalore harvested the heart of a brain-dead accident victim and flew it to the Tamil Nadu capital in a record four hours. The victim had met with an accident on Tuesday and was hospitalised in Bangalore. Her...
  • Pullela Gopichand is still my coach, says Saina Nehwal 02-09-2014 03:37 PM

    After discussing with my coach Gopichand, I have taken the decision to go for a change, says Saina. ...
  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls 28-08-2014 07:40 AM

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that...
  • Bangalore schools in a dilemma over security guidelines, say they can't afford to implement them 27-08-2014 09:21 AM

    Bangalore: Two months after a minor girl was raped in school premises in Bangalore, schools in the city are racing against time to implement security guidelines issued by the police. However, several schools say they won't be able to comply with the guidelines as they don't have the funds. The...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress wrests Bellary from BJP 25-08-2014 02:49 PM

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka has registered a big win in the assembly by-polls. It has won two of the total three seats went to polls on August 21. The BJP has won one seat. The Congress candidate NY Gopalakrishna has won the seat by 34,000 votes. ...
  • SC extends bail of 2008 Bangalore blast accused Madani by 4 weeks 22-08-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail of Abdul Nasser Madani, main accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case for four weeks. A series of nine bombs were detonated across various locations in Bangalore in July 2008, killing two and injuring 20. Based on the confession...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes 21-08-2014 01:33 PM

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13-year-old domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking 13-08-2014 08:27 AM

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13-year-old was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • CNR Rao slams MHRD for scrapping four-year course in IISc 11-08-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Professor CNR Rao has slammed the Ministry of Human Resource Development's decision to scrap the four-year course in IISc saying that the Ministry cannot give military commands for education. Barely a month after the controversy over scrapping Delhi University's Four-Year Undergraduate programme,...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of four-year undergraduate programme 11-08-2014 08:22 AM

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the four-year course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Honda Mobilio diesel vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi: Honda's first MPV has the jaws to bite away a significant chunk from the Ertiga's share of pie 26-07-2014 01:30 PM

    There are many MPVs out there in the market, more so in the sub-ten-lakh rupee bracket. But there is a new breed that has taken birth - MPVs that are based on small-car platforms, have small engines too, but still promise large space and a car-like driving feel. I like...
  • Deve Gowda's son's Rs 40 crore demand: When Vidhana Souda became a glass house 09-07-2014 04:59 PM

    Bangalore: A clash between farmers and policemen over a power project. The alleged attack on policemen by an MLA. Errors in agriculture rights documents. The power crisis. Losing an industrial project to charming neighbour Seemandhra. Just about everything under the sun and the moon came up for discussion in the...
  • Audio of JDS chief demanding Rs 40 cr for appointment as party MLC released 06-07-2014 01:05 PM

    Bangalore: In an audio clip released by MLC aspirant Vijugowda Patil, JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy has allegedly been heard demanding Rs 40 crores to nominate an MLC from the party. Vijugowda Patil had failed to secure a nomination as an MLC. In the video, Kumaraswamy and Patil are allegedly heard...
  • Bangalore Police files FIR against Congress MLA for pub brawl 03-07-2014 02:48 PM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore City Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a Congress MLA for allegedly attacking the police at an upscale pub in the city on Tuesday night. Vijayananda Kashappanavar, the MLA from Hunagund, had gone to an elite pub at UB City for his birthday. The...
  • Bangalore: BJP protests against Congress MLA who attacked constables at a pub 03-07-2014 01:42 PM

    Bangalore: BJP workers protested in Bangalore demanding action against the Congress MLA who allegedly attacked constables after they tried to take pictures of a bar that was open late in the night. The Opposition has now demanded a debate on the issue in the state assembly. The MLA in question...
  • Axe the Tax: Middle-class India says Rs 15,000 medical reimbursement not enough 02-07-2014 09:33 AM

    Bangalore: Ahead of the Budget 2014, CNN-IBN's Axe the Tax initiative looks at five taxes middle class India dislikes. The middle class India says Rs 15,000 medical reimbursement is not enough in these inflationary times and wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to increase the limit. Anantha Bhat's small family makes...
  • Karnataka whistleblower suicide: Three accused absconding, anger in the village 25-06-2014 09:37 AM

    Bangalore: There were scenes of anguish and anger in the Kagalwadi village in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka as a family mourned the death of 24-year-old Suresh, an engineer who allegedly immolated himself on Monday. Suresh was allegedly harassed by panchayat officials to produce fake bills for projects that never took...
  • Karnataka ADGP charge sheeted for clicking pictures of women at a coffee shop 24-06-2014 05:49 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka CID has filed a charge sheet under laws on eve-teasing, against its senior IPS officer Dr P Ravindranath. The officer, an Additional Director General of Police has been booked for allegedly taking pictures of girls at a cafe in central Bangalore last month. The CID has charged...
  • 'Ache din ayenge', for that we need to hike fares: Railways Minister 22-06-2014 05:02 PM

    Bangalore: Railway passenger fare hikes two days back and a Railway Budget coming up in early July, are we to expect more hikes, what is on the cards? One of the concerns that worries Union Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is something that every company has been worried about -...
  • DA case: Anxious days for TN CM Jaya, judgement day nears 19-06-2014 05:38 PM

    Bangalore: The clock's ticking away for the judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in her crucial disproportionate assets (DA) case. Final arguments by the defence began on Thursday morning, 18 years after the first FIR was filed against Jayalalithaa by the Tamil Nadu vigilance department. The case,...
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts 18-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got...
  • A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, DRDO ex-engineer struggles to find a job 10-06-2014 08:05 AM

    Bangalore: A year after being wrongly arrested over terror charges, a former DRDO engineer is running from pillar to post to get his job back. Ejaz Ahmed Mirza, a junior research fellow at the DRDO, was arrested along with ten others in August 2012, on allegations of plotting to kill...
  • Bangalore nightlife extension to continue, pubs to be open till 1 am 07-06-2014 01:07 PM

    Bangalore: In good news for Bangalore residents, the Karnataka government has decided to continue with the city's nightlife extension for a year. This came after a meeting with the city's police commissioner and senior state officials on the matter. Earlier this year, the state government had extended the limit for...
  • Bangalore grapples with garbage crisis 05-06-2014 08:45 AM

    Bangalore: On World Environment Day, it's perhaps be wise to learn from Bangalore's looming garbage crisis, as the IT city grapples with its huge problem of unscientific waste disposal. As the crisis worsens, the Bangalore police has been called in to guard garbage and garbage trucks, as villagers around the...