Shylaja Varma

  • Bangalore: Ganesh idol sculptors worried about pinning their livelihood on a dying art 29-08-2014 12:27 PM

    Bangalore: Amidst festivities, gloom pervades the heart of a group of traditional Ganesh idol sculptors, concerned that their livelihood depends on a dying art. Consequently, second and third generation potters in Bangalore are turning towards other professions in search of a better livelihood. Seasoned sculptor Nanjundappa is one such traditional...
  • Bangalore school rape case: Parents continue living in anxiety for the safety of their children 25-08-2014 08:43 AM

    Bangalore: Almost two months after the rape of a six-year old schoolgirl, parents in the Bangalore are yet to shed the uneasiness they feel in sending their children to schools. "I never thought I would follow up a rape case in a school where my daughter goes", said an anxious...
  • South Bangalore tense after youngster commits suicide following alleged police harassment 24-08-2014 08:23 AM

    Bangalore: Protests broke out late on Saturday after a 24-year-old youngster committed suicide in South Bangalore following alleged police harassment. The deceased in his suicide note has alleged that a police inspector arrested him and kept in custody for 3 days without filing an FIR and tortured him. Local residents...
  • Bangalore: 13-year-old boy thrashed, made to walk on his knees at a government shelter home 22-08-2014 03:30 PM

    Bangalore: In a shocking incident reported from a government shelter home in Bangalore, a 13-year-old boy was brutally thrashed with a rod in the shelter. The boy was allegedly taken to the shelter home mistakenly, thinking that he might be an orphan. The boy was then allegedly assaulted in the...
  • KPSC aspirants continue to protest as government decides to hold exams afresh 17-08-2014 10:48 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to cancel recruitments done through exams of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) three years back has sparked massive protests. The government has now decided to hold it afresh. Law Minister TB Jayachandra said, "I know they are hurt by this decision, some of them...
  • Bangalore: Couple arrested for ill-treating minor domestic help 11-08-2014 10:10 AM

    A couple has been arrested in Bangalore for alleged assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help. Nikunj Todi and his wife, an urban couple with plush jobs, have been booked for assault and child labour. Police said that the girl was regularly beaten by her employers. The child is being treated at...
  • Bangalore Police records statement of minor domestic help, says she was beaten regularly 11-08-2014 09:27 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police on Monday recorded the statement of 13-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly assaulted by her employers. The girl said that she wasn't fed well by the couple. She also told the police that she was tied up by her employers who had accused her of stealing food....
  • Bangalore: Couple brutally assaults minor domestic help, arrested 09-08-2014 11:28 PM

    Bangalore: A couple has been arrested in Bangalore on Saturday for allegedly brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help who has suffered severe head injuries and multiple abrasions all over her body because of the regular beating. The girl is on life support and police reported that her condition is critical....
  • Karnataka: CCTV footage shows woman stealing newborn from hospital 01-08-2014 02:02 PM

    Belgaum: Belgaum Police in Karnataka is on the lookout for a woman who has been captured on CCTV stealing a newborn from a hospital. The newborn was allegedly stolen from the labour room of KLE Hospital on July 23 by an unidentified woman. The woman apparently walked into the labour...
  • Another rape in Bangalore school, is the city unable to protect its children? 31-07-2014 12:32 AM

    Even as Bangalore comes to terms with the twists and turns in the 6-year-old's gangrape, another horrific case came to light. A 7-year-old was raped by her school atendant's son in another corner of the city a week ago. The two cases have put Bangalore on tenterhooks. According to a...
  • Now, 7-year-old school girl raped in Bangalore, staffer's son arrested 30-07-2014 12:19 PM

    Bangalore: Even as probe continues in the case of a six-year-old's rape in a Bangalore school, another such case has come up in another city school. A seven-year-old school girl has allegedly been raped in South Bangalore. A complaint has been registered in the incident and the 28-year-old son of...
  • Bangalore rape: School reopens for primary students, parents jittery 30-07-2014 07:50 AM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore school where a 6-year-old was allegedly gangraped will re-open for primary students on Wednesday. However, a day after horrific twists and turns in the case, parents are uncertain about sending their kids to the school. The uncertainty comes after police arrested two gym instructors who they claim...
  • Bangalore Police says minor was gangraped; arrests 2 gym instructors 29-07-2014 11:38 PM

    The Bangalore police on Tuesday confirmed that a 6-year-old school girl was gangraped and arrested two gym instructors in this connection. It also claimed that the skating instructor who was arrested earlier was not involved. The anxious parents are saying they will not send their children to school on Wednesday....
  • Bangalore: Police say school girl was gangraped, arrest 2 gym instructors 29-07-2014 01:26 PM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the six-year-old girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." The police has ruled out the involvement of...
  • Bangalore rape: School reopens with safety measures 28-07-2014 08:00 PM

    Bangalore: The school where a 6-year-old student was raped earlier this month reopened on Monday after it was shut for 10 days over the outrageous incident that led to massive public protests and prompted police to issue tough guidelines for children's safety. The school has re-opened for classes 5 to...
  • Student rape: Bangalore school re-opens today for classes 5 to 12 28-07-2014 09:30 AM

    Bangalore: The school where a six-year-old student was raped will re-open on Monday after being shut for nearly ten days. The school has re-opened for classes 5 to 12, but will only open on Wednesday for classes 1 to 4. The school management has assured parents that it will meet...
  • Bangalore Police issues guidelines for schools after 6-year-old's rape 26-07-2014 07:12 PM

    Bangalore: To ensure stringent security for children, the Bangalore Police has issued fresh guidelines for schools. In an order to all schools to implement these guidelines, Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has said that schools will be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) if they fail...
  • Bangalore rape: Chairman of school arrested for trying to destroy evidence 23-07-2014 11:20 AM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Wednesday arrested Rustom Kerawalla, the Chairman of a Bangalore school in which a six-year-old girl was raped. He has been arrested under Section 201 of IPC which is destruction of evidence and Section 23 of Juvenile Justice Act. He has been arrested from Daman and...
  • Bangalore rape case: Karnataka CM snaps back, asks 'is this the only news' 22-07-2014 03:06 PM

    Bangalore: Reacting to the horrific rape incident in the city, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Tuesday lashed back at reporters, "Is this the only thing which is happening here?" The incident took place at the Bangalore school, where two staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl student. The school...
  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer 22-07-2014 12:01 AM

    Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred. The police chief, however, said that he cannot explain why he was transferred. The move also raised question whether it was a face-saving move by the Karnataka government. ...
  • Bangalore student rape: Culprits to be booked under Goonda Act, says CM 21-07-2014 06:23 PM

    Bangalore: Facing the public's ire for 'sleeping' in the Assembly during a debate on sexual offences, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah is making sure that the culprits in the rape of a six-year-old inside the premises of a top Bangalore school do not slip .. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the...
  • Student rape: Bangalore Police Chief R Auradkar transferred 21-07-2014 06:18 PM

    Bangalore: Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, the city police chief Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred on Monday. Auradkar has been moved in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the city. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah cleared the transfer...
  • Bangalore student rape: School's skating instructor arrested 20-07-2014 07:25 PM

    Bangalore: Six days after a six-year-old girl was raped inside the premises of a top Bangalore school, police made the first arrest in the case on Sunday. The school's skating instructor has been arrested, Bangalore Additional CP (Crime) Pranab Mohanthy told CNN-IBN. The 32-year-old accused who will be produced in...
  • Bangalore school rape case: Protests continue over police inaction 20-07-2014 12:11 PM

    Bangalore: Massive protests are underway in Bangalore over police inaction as no arrests have been made yet in the rape case of a six-year old in a school in Bangalore. Civil society activists are protesting at Freedom Park in the city. The BJP Minority Morcha is also protesting over the...
  • Bangalore rape: Eight detained, no arrests yet 19-07-2014 10:08 PM

    Bangalore Police is yet to make any arrests in the Bangalore student rape case. It has detained eight of the school staff members and questioned 81 people in connection with the case. ...
  • Bangalore student rape: Culprits will be brought to book in a day or two, says police 19-07-2014 07:27 PM

    Bangalore: With pressure mounting on the Bangalore Police over the rape of a 6-year-old student inside a top school in the city, eight staff members have been detained so far in connection with the horrendous crime. Police also questioned as many as 90 people in the case. It however will...
  • Bangalore rape case: Angry parents turn out in huge numbers to protest 19-07-2014 01:24 PM

    Bangalore: Tempers are running high in Bangalore where over a 1000 parents have gathered to voice their protest against the rape of a six-year-old in a school in the city. They took out a silent protest from the school till the HAL police station ground and met the Police Commissioner....
  • Bangalore school rape: State government demands cancellation of school's licence 19-07-2014 08:55 AM

    Bangalore: Five days on, Bangalore Police is yet to make any arrest in the case of a 6-year-old girl's rape inside her school allegedly by two staff members during school hours. The Karnataka government has written to the ICSE board demanding to cancel the recognition of the school. Members of...
  • Bangalore student rape: School continues to be shut, police yet to make arrests 19-07-2014 12:06 AM

    Bangalore: Even as parents continued to hold protests for the second consecutive day against the rape of a six-year-old girl inside her school allegedly by two staff members, Bangalore Police is yet to make any arrests in the case. The incident rocked the Karnataka Assembly too on Friday where the...
  • Bangalore: 6-year-old raped inside international school premises 17-07-2014 08:52 PM

    Bangalore: In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any...