Shylaja Varma

  • 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...
  • Police detain fourth IM suspect from Mangalore in Karnataka, explosives recovered 11-01-2015 09:15 AM

    Bengaluru: Police on Saturday night detained a fourth Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspect from Mangalore in Karnataka. Reportedly, the police have also recovered explosives based on the interrogation of the first three IM suspects. The three IM suspects who were arrested earlier by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore Police...
  • Bengaluru: Minor fire in Karnataka CM's chopper just before take off 10-01-2015 12:11 PM

    Bengaluru: A major accident was averted on Saturday as a technical glitch led to a fire in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's chopper. Minor smoke and fire was seen from the silencer of the chopper just before the take off. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to fly from the HAL airport in Bengaluru...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp 07-01-2015 03:51 PM

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Bengaluru: Biker alleges attack by a traffic policeman 05-01-2015 01:22 PM

    Bengaluru: A 31-year-old man has alleged that he was hit by a traffic policeman with a walkie-talkie on Saturday evening. The construction engineer said he was trying to park his bike in the 'Pay and Park' area on Dickenson Road when the policeman came and started abusing him. The complaint...
  • Watch: What's making news in Bengaluru 01-01-2015 03:14 PM

    CNN-IBN's reporter Shylaja Varma takes you through the top headlines in the city Bengaluru. The recent blast mars the city's New Year blast. ...
  • Bengaluru blast: Are SIMI suspects behind the terror? 29-12-2014 07:53 PM

    After the low intensity blast in Bengaluru, the Home Ministry says it was a terror attack but has no information on who is behind it. However, according to the sources, there are clear similarities with the Pune and Roorkee blast which was carried out by the 5 absconding terrorists of...
  • Working on Bengaluru blast probe, may hand over case to NIA: Rajnath Singh 29-12-2014 11:59 AM

    Bengaluru: Condemning the Bengaluru blast that killed a woman and injured three others, Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the Centre is working in close coordination with Karnataka government. "Within 24 hours, the report will be complete and we will decide our future course of action," he said. While providing all...
  • Woman dies, man injured in low-intensity IED blast in Bengaluru; Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata on high alert 28-12-2014 09:30 PM

    Bengaluru: A woman has died and another person has been injured in the explosion that took place in the Church Street area of Bengaluru on Sunday evening. The 38-year-old woman was critically injured in the blast that took place around 8.30 pm. Bangalore Commissioner of Police MN Reddi said, "Lady...
  • Nightlife deadline extended to 2 AM on New Year's eve 27-12-2014 04:09 PM

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police has given permission to bars and restaurants to remain open till 2 AM on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. The usual nightlife deadline on weekdays is 11:30 PM. Earlier this year, the deadline on Friday and Saturday was extended till 1 AM....
  • Live heart of a 2.5 year-old boy airlifted from Bengaluru to Chennai 19-12-2014 04:03 PM

    Bengaluru: In a heart-warming incident, a live heart from a 2.5 year-old boy who died was airlifted from Bangalore to Chennai on Friday. The donor child was admitted to Manipal Hospital for a neurological condition and he was declared brain dead Friday. His parents agreed to donate all his organs...
  • Pregnant woman slips and falls on broken footpath, turns Citizen Journalist 19-12-2014 10:11 AM

    Having survived a fatal accident, Jayanti Bhattacharya, a mother-to-be, turned a Citizen Journalist to highlight the problem of broken pavements on Old Airport Road in Bengaluru. ...
  • Bengaluru: With rise in rapes, mother files plea to make school safer 18-12-2014 10:14 AM

    A worried mother Maithreyi Nadapana in Bengaluru has filed a petition on change.org to make school safer for children. "When I first came to know about a rape happening in a high end school, it shattered me. I was enraged. As a mother, I was devastated. Where are my children...
  • Watch: How safe is Bengaluru for women 15-12-2014 03:20 PM

    A woman turned CJ for CNN-IBN to find out how safe is Bangaluru for women. She was stared at, followed by men in broad daylight. "This is the street just off the busy Cunningham Road in the heart of Bengaluru. I work here and have to take this road every...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes 14-12-2014 06:01 PM

    Bengaluru: Techies in Bengaluru have launched a campaign demanding commuter rails in order to save time and also for a safer and faster mode of transport. At present, Bengaluru's metro covers barely 20 km and techies say it simply is not sufficient. With Bengaluru commuters getting stranded in the city's...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody 14-12-2014 08:46 AM

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 13-12-2014 11:05 AM

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended 11-12-2014 08:32 AM

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • Bengaluru: Competitive pricing makes cheaper cabs available but safety remains at bay 10-12-2014 09:40 AM

    Bengaluru: The Uber rape case in Delhi has brought taxi services across India under the scanner. The price war between taxi companies is leading many customers to ask if a cheaper service means compromising on safety. While there is a fare war in Bengaluru leading to cheap rates available for...
  • Bengaluru: Fans, music legends give tribute to Mandolin maestro U Srinivas 08-12-2014 02:11 PM

    Music legends and fans gave a beautiful tribute to Mandolin maestro U Srinivas in Bengaluru. Better known as Mandolin Srinivas, he passed away earlier in 2014. ...
  • Bengaluru: Robbery attempt foiled as passersby catch man who robbed woman inside ATM 07-12-2014 09:17 AM

    Bengaluru: A robbery attempt was foiled in Bengaluru as passersby caught the man who robbed a woman inside an ATM of Punjab National Bank on Friday evening in Vasanth Nagar area. The incident took place when the woman and her friend had gone to the ATM to withdraw cash. As...
  • Bengaluru eight-year-old girl's alleged suicide: Police recover note saying she was depressed 02-12-2014 06:24 PM

    Bengaluru: The police have recovered a suicide note from the house in which an eight-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by setting herself ablaze in Bengaluru. The police recovered the suicide note written in broken language in which the girl has mentioned that she was depressed. Additional Commissioner of...
  • A Karnataka village where menstruating women are treated as untouchables 28-11-2014 07:40 PM

    This happens in modern India. Women from the Kadugolla community in Karnataka face a regressive practice in the name of tradition. These women are shunned by their own every month when they menstruate and after delivering a child. But the younger lot of women are beginning to fight back. ...
  • Bengaluru: 'Kiss of love' organisers to go ahead despite police ban 27-11-2014 04:18 PM

    Bengaluru: After the Bengaluru police rejected permission for the 'Kiss of Love' campaign that was proposed for this Sunday, the organisers have decided to defy the police orders and go ahead with the event. The police had said that the protest would amount to allowing an indecent act in a...
  • Techie jumps to death in Bengaluru 27-11-2014 02:32 PM

    Bengaluru: An IT employee working with Cognizant in Bengaluru committed suicide on Thursday morning by jumping from the 4th floor of an under construction building in Bengaluru. Locals nearby noticed when he was about to jump. By the time they alerted police and fire brigade, it was too late. He...
  • Watch: Five women harassed in public in Bengaluru 24-11-2014 10:10 PM

    A horrific incident is reported from the heart of Bengaluru where five women were harassed and threatened by some men late on Saturday night when they were out to have ice cream. ...
  • Rtd Air Commodore found dead in Bengaluru house 24-11-2014 05:16 PM

    Bengaluru: A retired Air Commodore was found dead in his house in Bengaluru Rural district on Monday morning. 70-year-old Parvez Khokhar, who was living with his wife in a residential villa in Huskura area, was found dead with his hands and legs tied with a cloth in his room. Khokhar...
  • Karnataka government intensifies drive to shut illegal schools, future of 1 lakh students uncertain 21-11-2014 07:45 AM

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has ordered the unauthorised school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in October to shut down classes and allow students to transfer to other schools. Just as a month-long drive to identify more illegal schools gets underway, the drive is bound to open up a...
  • 'Kiss of love' organisers get hate mails, threat in Bengaluru 19-11-2014 06:39 PM

    Bengaluru: Even before the 'Kiss of Love' is to be held in Bengaluru, organisers are already getting hate messages both on social media and offline. There were protests in several parts of Karnataka opposing the event. The Bharatiya Janata Party workers staged a protest in Chikkamagaluru while Pramod Muthalik's right...