Shylaja Varma

  • How Safe are the Pedestrians? 24-04-2015 12:11 PM

    Pothole roads and broken pavements continue to pose a serious threat to daily commuters in Bangalore. 9-months pregnant Jayanti Bhattacharya turns Citizen Journalist to speak out against this issue that almost put her life in danger. Shylaja Varma reports ...
  • Bengaluru: Men allegedly assault students from Arunachal Pradesh, pass lewd remarks 23-04-2015 06:01 PM

    Bengaluru: In a shocking incident from Bengaluru, two men allegedly assaulted two students from Arunachal Pradesh while they were returning from an ATM. Two men allegedly passed lewd and racist remarks to the students. When the students challenged them, they allegedly manhandled the girl student. One of them allegedly claimed...
  • 19-year-old trapped in a toddler's body defies all odds; carves out a career as artist 23-04-2015 02:26 PM

    It is an inspiring story of a 19-year-old who is trapped in the body of toddler due to a rare medical condition. Girija Srinivas was born with a rare medical condition called congenital agenesis, which has crippled her body's development. For years, Girija has been 2.5 feel tall and weighs...
  • Fight For Safer Schools 21-04-2015 10:14 AM

    Disturbed by the rising number cases of molestation in Bangalore schools. Maithreyi Nadapana turns Citizen Journalist to demand stringent laws for safety of children in schools. Shylaja Varma reports. ...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal 16-04-2015 06:36 PM

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested 16-04-2015 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie...
  • Karnataka government launches bike ambulance to speed up medical care 15-04-2015 12:50 PM

    Bengaluru: In the first-of-its-kind in Asia, the Karnataka government has launched a bike ambulance to speed up the medical care. The First Response mobile first aid unit can rush to an accident spot in 5-10 minutes and provide immediate medical aid. The service is operated by trained paramedics who carry...
  • Murder convict disguises himself as visitor, escpaes from Bangalore Central Jail 11-04-2015 10:54 AM

    Bengaluru: A murder convict escaped from Bangalore Central Jail on Friday evening. Manjunath disguised himself as a visitor and escaped the prison. He was in the jail for past six years. Search operations have been launched by the police to apprehend him. ...
  • Ola auto driver allegedly thrashes woman in Bengaluru 10-04-2015 03:53 PM

    Bengaluru: An Ola auto driver allegedly thrashed a woman in Bengaluru. She has posted the image of the driver's licence, which shows the driver's name and address on Facebook. The woman has filed a complaint and the auto driver has been booked for outraging the modesty of a woman and...
  • Ban on beef by Maharashtra government is nothing but cultural aggression, says Girish Karnad 10-04-2015 07:44 AM

    Amid a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, playwright Girish Karnad hit out at the government. He has called the ban a cultural aggression. ...
  • Delhi Police to record woman's statement allegedly harassed by IGI airport immigration officer 07-04-2015 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police will record the statement of female passenger who was allegedly harassed by an immigration officer at the Indira Gandhi International airport. The Delhi Police will send a team to Bengaluru this week to record her statement. An FIR was registered against the immigration officer for...
  • Bengaluru: Office assistant accused of firing at two girls arrested 01-04-2015 03:33 PM

    Bengaluru: College office assistant who shot dead a 17-year-old girl and injured her friend in South East Bengaluru has been arrested by the police on Wednesday afternoon. The injured friend has been admitted to a nearby private hospital. Reportedly, the incident took place inside college premises. The deceased is a...
  • Bengaluru: 17-year-old girl shot dead by college office assistant, another girl injured 01-04-2015 10:11 AM

    Bengaluru: A 17-year-old girl was shot dead and her friend injured by a college office assistant in South East Bengaluru on Tuesday when she was on her way to college. The girl succumbed to her injuries on the spot while the injured friend has been admitted to a nearby private...
  • Delhi Police registers FIR against airport official for harassment of a woman 31-03-2015 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the Delhi Police against airport official under sections 354 A, 354D and 506 for harassment of a woman. A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on...
  • Yemen crisis: Stranded Indian's relative says only way to contact is the internet 30-03-2015 06:32 PM

    A relative of Indian engineer Ravi Kumar who stranded in the crisis in Yemen said that there is only way to contact him is through the internet. ...
  • Bengaluru engineer stuck in Yemen's capital, appeals for help 30-03-2015 02:08 PM

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based engineer Ravi Kumar T has been stuck in Yemen for the last 6 days. He had gone to Yemen's capital Sana'a on a business trip and his family says he is stranded in a hotel along with 15 other Indians. According to his family, Ravi had gone to...
  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention 28-03-2015 07:56 AM

    Bengaluru: A senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered an inquiry into it. Earlier on Friday evening, a young woman from Bengaluru was harassed...
  • Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint 27-03-2015 03:25 PM

    Bengaluru: A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. The woman claimed that the immigration officer harassed her by asking her several uncomfortable personal questions. The...
  • Bengaluru: African nationals under scanner, police to deport those overstaying 15-03-2015 02:41 PM

    Days after a group of African nationals were attacked by an angry mob of local residents in Bengaluru, police are now planning to conduct a drive to deport foreign nationals who're overstaying in the city. But why is there a divide between the locals and the African community in a...
  • Karnataka: Four students from Ivory Coast thrashed by locals at Kothanur 11-03-2015 01:58 PM

    Kothanur: Four students from Ivory Coast were allegedly thrashed by locals at Kothanur in Karnataka late on Monday night. The police has said that there was no assault but only a verbal scuffle that happened. "It is a case of mistaken identity as another African had created ruckus earlier leaving...
  • Karnataka: Congress accuses JDS of practicing black magic, finds lemons, bangles in party office 11-03-2015 07:52 AM

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Congress has accused the Janata Dal Secular of practicing black magic against it and party workers said they found evidence of black magic rites almost everyday. The old Congress office in Bengaluru, had been taken over by the JDS for decades - but after a legal battle...
  • Re-defining gender stereotypes 08-03-2015 02:25 PM

    In Bengaluru, a young woman posted her own matrimonial advertisement that seeks non-stereotypical men while a group of design students have created a poster that takes a dig at conventional good girls. CNN-IBN's Shylaja Varma talked to the youngsters who are re-defining gender stereotypes. ...
  • Watch: Re-defining gender stereotypes 03-03-2015 11:14 PM

    A young professional who describes herself as a tomboy puts up her own matrimonial ad that seeks non-stereotypical men while a group of design students come out with a poster that takes a dig at good girls. ...
  • LPG from water, oil and sunlight? A Bengaluru scientist claims breakthrough 24-02-2015 10:52 PM

    Bengaluru: In what is possibly a major breakthrough, a scientist in Bengaluru claims to have invented a device that could make LPG using just water, vegetable oil and sunlight. Bengaluru's Scalene Energy Research Institute Chairman Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar says the device, known as Hydrodetector, is a specially designed reactor...
  • Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station 24-02-2015 10:01 AM

    In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is a status check on the infrastructure and cleanliness at our railway stations on the demands and expectations of the citizens. ...
  • Women brigade catches attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru 21-02-2015 09:33 AM

    Bengaluru: The woman brigade is creating all the buzz and catching attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. Squadron Leader Deepika Misra, Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra and Flight Lieutenant Sandeep Singh of Indian Air Force's Team Sarang are standouts at the show. Deepika Misra said, "My mother's dream was that...
  • Axe the Tax: Raise Income Tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh 18-02-2015 11:36 AM

    In CNN IBN's Axe the Tax series, the most popular expectation from Budget 2015 is to hike the income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh from the existing Rs 2.5 lakh. ...
  • After Delhi sweep, AAP eyes Bengaluru civic polls 11-02-2015 05:34 PM

    After sweeping the Delhi polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now eyeing the civic body elections in Bengaluru. Corruption will be the main plank even for the BBMP elections that will be held soon. Though the election dates are yet to be announced, AAP has already started the ground work...
  • Karnataka: Poor woman sells kidney to pay Rs 8,000 bribe 17-01-2015 01:33 PM

    Srirangapatna: Chikkathayamma is not very old, but at 55, her body aches when she lifts anything heavy, getting exhausted all too soon when she takes even a few steps. Since over a year, she has been living with a single kidney. Unbelievable as it seems, she sold her other kidney...
  • Bengaluru: Rising number of organ transplants, green corridors to save lives 12-01-2015 09:24 AM

    Bengaluru: Two-and-a-half-year-old Yatharth's heart now beats in a young Russian child's body. When his father, Bengaluru-based techie Amit Upadhyay decided to donate his toddler's heart to a Russian child in Chennai in December last year, all of Bengaluru's traffic stood still to make way for this medical effort. "This was...