Shylaja Varma

  • Another rape in a Bangalore school of a 7-year-old girl, staffer's son detained 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 has allegedly been raped in a school in South Bangalore. A complaint has been registered in the incident and the 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...
  • Watch: Parents protest, Bangalore school evasive in student rape case 17-07-2014 02:24 PM

    Angry parents are protesting outside a prominent international school in Bangalore after two of its staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl inside the school premises. The school management has refused to accept responsibility for the incident and added that they will bolster the security measures. ...
  • Bangalore: 2 staff members allegedly rape 6-year-old girl inside school 17-07-2014 12:45 PM

    Bangalore: Two staff members allegedly raped a 6-year-old girl inside a prominent school in Bangalore on Monday. The accused allegedly committed the rape during the school hours on Monday. Several parents protested outside the school accusing the top international school in East Bangalore of not taking any action. They allege...
  • After onions, tomato prices soar due to delayed monsoon 17-07-2014 10:44 AM

    A delay in monsoon is seeing vegetable prices soar. After onions, now tomato prices have shot through the roof in the metros. "The rising prices have severely affected our monthly budget," says a customer in Bangalore. ...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill 17-07-2014 08:20 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • Woman doctor allegedly attacked for questioning poor quality food served at anganwadi 16-07-2014 12:58 PM

    Bangalore: A woman doctor and her assistant were allegedly assaulted by a mob in Bangalore Rural district after a group of villagers entered an Ayurvedic health centre where the doctor was practising. The incident took place on July 7. The two women were assaulted after the villagers were reportedly angry...
  • Bangalore: Six men abduct woman, sexually assault her in a car 15-07-2014 01:54 PM

    Bangalore: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted by six men and then sexually assaulted in Bangalore on Friday night. According to her complaint, a male friend was dropping the woman at her apartment when the men came in a Skoda Fabia and surrounded their car. When she tried to run,...
  • Uncertainity over release of Bangalore blast accused Madani continues 14-07-2014 06:06 PM

    Bangalore: The uncertainty over the release of the Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani on one month bail continues. After the Supreme Court granted him one month bail, his family and lawyers approached the Central Prison in Bangalore seeking his release. Since he is still awaiting the cancelling order of...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel 12-07-2014 05:31 PM

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a...
  • Young footballers from Bangalore travel to China 12-07-2014 01:43 PM

    A group of young footballers from the slums of Bangalore will be travelling to Beijing to participate in the Great Wall Cup. ...
  • Coorg: Coffee plantation takes a hit as deficit monsoon damages crops 11-07-2014 08:13 AM

    Coorg: Coffee capital Coorg, a region that sees heavy rains every year, is facing a deficit monsoon this year. Fully-grown coffee plants are being set in flames due to the pest that thrives during extended dry spells. Along with the coffee plants, it is also the hopes of people like...