Shylaja Varma

  • 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...
  • Coming soon: Kiss of love in Bengaluru 17-11-2014 02:16 PM

    Bengaluru: The Kiss of Love campaign is set to be held in Bengaluru in a week or two. The Bengaluru edition is spearheaded by 23-year-old human rights activist Rachita Taneja. "We're holding the event to show solidarity with those who faced moral policing. I've always been against moral policing," says...
  • Despite spate in rape incidents, Bangalore schools yet to follow safety guidelines 14-11-2014 08:51 AM

    A tour of a government school in Bangalore will demonstrate one that the IT city and its government is yet to act upon many guidelines that ensures safety of students in educational institutions. ...
  • Government will punish schools found flouting safety, security norms: Karnataka Minister 08-11-2014 03:42 PM

    Karnataka Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar said that the government will punish all school officials found flouting safety and security regulations. The remarks came days after a Bangalore school, where a 6 year old student was raped, re-opened with extra security measures. Ratnakar said, "After the Vibgyor school incident, we issued...
  • Bengaluru rape: If their daughters are raped, CM and HM will act differently, says BJP leader Eshwarappa 07-11-2014 05:41 PM

    Bengaluru: Karnataka's former deputy chief minister and leader of opposition in Vidhana Parishad KS Eshwarappa on Friday said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister KJ George would wake up only if their daughters are raped as they do not consider everyone as their own. The Bharatiya Janta party (BJP)...
  • Bangalore rape: High Court pulls up schools, tells them it is their responsibility to ensure students' security 07-11-2014 02:21 PM

    Bangalore: In wake of the spate in crime against children in educational institutions, Karnataka High Court on Friday pulled up private schools asking them to ensure students' security. In its ruling, the court said that the schools should act as guardian to the students as government cannot monitor schools round...
  • School rape case: Karnataka Home Minister blames media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image 06-11-2014 08:42 PM

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Thursday sparked a controversy by blaming media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image by focusing on rape cases. His statement came on the day when the school, where a 6-year-old was allegedly raped, reopened with stronger security. "Nowadays people in the media are playing only...
  • Bangalore school where 6-year-old was sexually assaulted reopens 06-11-2014 11:59 AM

    The Bangalore school where a six-year-old student was allegedly sexually assaulted by her teacher has reopened after it was shut down following the gruesome incident. ...
  • Bengaluru school reopens after week-long protest over 6-year-old's alleged sexual assault 06-11-2014 08:18 AM

    Bengaluru: After facing a week-long protest over the alleged rape of a 6-year-old student, the school in Bengaluru is opening its gates to students once again with intensified security measures. "They have already started implementing all the measures, our DCP has already examined all the measures and they are in...
  • Bengaluru: BJP women workers taken into custody for protesting against rapes 05-11-2014 02:07 PM

    Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party women activists have been taken into preventive custody while they were marching towards the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's residence to protest against rising cases of rapes in the city. The BJP also held protests outside the school where the incident took place. Meanwhile, the school management after...
  • Bangalore: BJP protests sexual assault of six-year-old in school 05-11-2014 12:41 PM

    Bangalore: After the common man, it is the Bharatiya Janata Party workers who have taken to the streets in Bangalore protesting the alleged sexual assault on a six-year-old girl in a reputed school. While the protests were on, a meeting between the school management and the parents were on regarding...
  • Two more instances of rape reported from Bangalore 04-11-2014 03:06 PM

    Bangalore: Two more instances of rape have been reported from Bangalore. Bangalore Police has arrested four people in connection with an alleged gang rape and robbery in HSR Layout. The victim is a 25-year-old woman who says the four men barged into her house, looted gold and cash, and then...