Deepa Balakrishnan

  • 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...
  • 19-year-old boy rapes and kills nine-year-old girl in Bangalore 02-06-2014 11:51 AM

    Bangalore: A nine-year-old girl, the daughter of a conductor with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), was found raped and murdered on Sunday. The police have arrested her neighbour, a 19-year-old school dropout, who has allegedly confessed to the crime. Police officials say medical reports confirm rape and death due...
  • Chennai blasts: CCTV footage being probed, says Karnataka Railways DIG 02-05-2014 06:44 PM

    Bangalore: With the probe into the twin blasts at Chennai Central Railway Station underway, Karnataka DIG Railways B Srikantappa speaks to CNN-IBN where he says that the investigators are looking into the CCTV footages of the platforms for any further lead in the case. "All the platforms have CCTV cameras......
  • Bangalore: Security guard sexually abuses seven-year-old girl 18-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Bangalore: The Police have arrested a security guard in south-east Bangalore for trying to rape a seven year old girl on Thursday, the polling day. The girl is the daugther of parents who work as construction labourers, was playing with two others outside her home, when Raju allegedly lured her...
  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar 17-04-2014 09:59 AM

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • There is an anti-Ananth Kumar wave in Bangalore South: Nandan Nilekani 16-04-2014 09:36 AM

    Bangalore: All eyes are on the battle for Bangalore South in Karnataka where Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani is up against five-time MP Ananth Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nilekani said he is confident of beating Ananth Kumar. "People are ready for change. There's...
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Karnataka 09-04-2014 11:46 PM

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan visits Karnataka to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituency. Karnataka is set to vote on April 17. ...
  • Watch: Campaign trail with actor-turned-politician Ramya 09-04-2014 10:48 AM

    It's been a starry seat for long and this time again actor turned politician Ramya is fighting for re-election from Mandya in Karnataka. CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan hit the campaign trail with the Congress candidate. ...
  • Bangalore North: Lawyers, lawmakers and the law 08-04-2014 12:12 PM

    Bangalore: "Trust me, I'm a lawyer." Yes, you may laugh; but that's the one credential that all three major candidates in Bangalore North will be going to the voter with. A fourth will probably say - Trust me, I'm a former cop. The Bangalore North constituency is being wooed by...
  • LS polls: Bangalore Central, where the minorities make up the majority 25-03-2014 01:10 PM

    Bangalore: "This is a seat for a Muslim," Jaffer Sharief quotes the delimitation commissioner as having told him (about Bangalore Central) a few years back, when Bangalore Urban district was split into three Lok Sabha constituencies based on its population. Well, the one thing central to the Bangalore Central constituency...
  • Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to take on Moily in Chikkaballapur 25-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Bengaluru: Looking for new ground after suffering major losses in the by-elections in 2013, the Janata Dal Secular has decided to field former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in the Chikkaballapur Lok Sabha constituency against Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily. The JDS sources say Kumaraswamy will be...
  • Photos: Nandan Nilekani campaigns in Bangalore South 21-03-2014 11:40 AM

    Congress's Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is leaving no stone unturned in campaigning for the coming Lok Sabha elections. Over the past three weeks, Nilekani is suddenly seen eating idlis at darshinis asking for ideas for Bangalore, taking a bus to the local football match, playing badminton one day and...
  • Battle Royale at Bangalore South seat: Nandan Nilekani vs Ananth Kumar 21-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Bangalore: The grandige angadis (petty shops that sell puja accessories) of Gandhi Bazaar, the suave paved-and-asphalted roads and expressway to electronic city, the tree-lined Basavanagudi, the flyover-lined Vijayanagar, the BTM Layout homes of bureaucrats, it's all these areas that will decide who will win the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat,...
  • From Rs 200 to 7,700 crore, self-made Nandan Nilekani an inspiration for many 20-03-2014 11:54 PM

    Bangalore: A day before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha elections, former UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani, who is also the co-founder of Infosys, alongwith his wife Rohini Nilekani on Thursday disclosed details of his assets. "I started out with Rs 200 in my pocket, when I graduated from IIT;...
  • TV18 launches Kannada news channel ETV Kannada 20-03-2014 11:56 AM

    TV18's Kannada news channel ETV Kannada was launched at a star studded event in Bangalore on Wednesday. ...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal undecided on challenging Modi in Varanasi 16-03-2014 12:17 AM

    New Delhi: As the buzz surrounding Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi came to a rest when the BJP replaced senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi and gave the former a ticket from the constituency, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal says that he has not yet decided whether to contest against the...