IBN Bangalore

  • B'lore rape case: French diplomat says he's been framed November 8, 2012

    Bangalore: French diplomat Pascal Mazurier, who is accused of raping his daughter in Bangalore, has said that he's been framed. Pascal has filed a police complaint seeking investigation. He claims that there is no DNA evidence against him in his daughter's rape case. Pascal also said that he wanted the safety...
  • Bangalore: Fire in paints godown, no casualties November 8, 2012

    Bangalore: A major fire has broken out in a paints godown on Hosur Road in Bangalore. As the godown was stacked with chemical substances, the fire spread quickly. The fire control department said the blaze is likely to be brought under control in 30 minutes. There was no one present inside...
  • Bangalore: Girl accused of killing fiancee November 6, 2012

    Bangalore: A young girl in Bangalore was on Tuesday accused of killing her fiancee over reasons that are yet unclear. The police say that the girl, identified as Saumya, hatched a conspiracy to kill him after she noticed "a change in behaviour" in her fiancee Nitesh. The police say that Saumya...
  • Cyclone Nilam effect seen in Bangalore as rains lash the city November 1, 2012

    As Cyclone Nilam weakened, its effect was seen in Bangalore which witnessed a heavy rainfall dropping the mercury to 18.3 degrees Celsius. The rain is likely to remain disruptive for some more days, though its intensity may ease now and then, weather forecasters said. ...
  • Bangalore garbage crisis: City image takes a hit November 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The IT city is slowly becoming the garbage city and even the New York Times has reported about the falling hygiene standards here. For more than two months now city authorities have failed to sort out the garbage mess. Under fire, the corporation has now approved Rs 300 crore...
  • Bangalore bartenders gangrape: Police arrest nine October 23, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police have arrested nine men in connection with the gangrape of three female bartenders on October 18, 2012. Three bartenders were allegedly gangraped on Thursday night by a group of over nine men. A complaint in this regard was lodged by a security personnel. The complainant was...
  • Bangalore: Rescued Bangladeshi girls tell brutal tales of rape October 20, 2012

    Bangalore: A chance raid by the police saved 15-year-old Bangladeshi girls. They had been doped and transported from their homes to Bangalore in mid-August to be sold to brothels. One of the victims said, "They got me cake and a bottle of water and I was sleeping all the way...
  • LPG cap: B'lore NGO serving free food to shut down? October 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Hundreds of destitute people may go hungry due to the government's cap on LPG cylinders. The cap has risen pressure on NGOs who offer food, but say the new rule is hampering their work. At 'Home of Hope', a home for the abandoned, there is a fresh crisis. Now...
  • ISRO security breach: Accused woman's judicial custody ends October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of the woman who breached security at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in September ends on Friday. Buela M Sam had posed as a scientist and stayed at the ISRO guest-house for three days with a fake identity card. The woman, who was carrying fake...
  • B'lore: Gang loots ATM van, decamps with Rs 65 lakh October 5, 2012

    Bangalore: A four-member gang waylaid a van carrying cash to an ATM here and decamped with Rs 65 lakh, police said today. The gang waylaid the van when it was proceeding from Electronic City to fill cash in the Union Bank of India's ATM in Jayanagar last night. After...
  • B'lore struggling with its growing pile of garbage September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangalore, once known as the Garden City, its residents now mockingly refer to it as garbage city, and with good reason. The city is struggling with its growing pile of daily waste, a whopping 5000 tonnes and there is no space to dump it. It's a problem that has been...
  • Bangalore: Hebbal lake a haven for migratory birds September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Spread over an area of 150 acres in North Bangalore, Hebbal lake is the success story of a conserved water body that faced lot of controversies and issues pertaining to its rejuvenation and maintenance. But, today it is a haven for a large number of migratory birds. Serving as...
  • Bangalore: Karnataka Assembly to sport a new look September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Following the diamond jubilee celebrations in June this year, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will now be witnessing a major renovation work adding a new and modern touch to the majestic two storeyed assembly hall of the Vidhana Soudha. Speaking to City Express, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker, KG Bopaiah...
  • Bangalore: BMTC temporarily halts refunds September 25, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be halting the process of refunding students for those who purchased bus passes before a reduction in rates was introduced. The refund process which started on September 7 at 36 centres across the city was scheduled to run till September 30. It ...
  • Bangalore: Paving greener ways through plastic September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: The garbage menace has been accentuated using every possible means, be it the media, the public, the civic bodies, NGOs, the state government and even the central government. A city-wide discomfort fuelled by a groundswell of anger brought the incompetence of the civic apparatus, out in the open with...
  • Bangalore: Flex boards, cut-outs on their way out? September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Trying to tackle the menace of illegal usage of flex boards and cut outs in the name of publicity, BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel has tightened the grip on the zonal officers. As a result 96 criminal cases pertaining to cheap publicity have been registered against various film producers, politicians...
  • Bangalore overbridge to be revamped soon September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: The Maruthi Sevanagar over bridge is an important link between the Central Business District and the ever expanding residential areas like Kamanahalli, Banaswadi, Ramamurthy Nagar and Kalyan Nagar. However, the unscientifically designed two-lane bridge has failed to cope up with the exploding vehicular traffic. Hence, the residents in the...
  • Bangalore: Woman with fake ISRO ID cards arrested September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: A woman posing as a scientist has been arrested at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in Bangalore. The woman, carrying fake identity cards, was arrested by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on September 21. During a routine check at the ISRO headquarters in Yelahanka, the CISF stopped...
  • Bangalore: Deadline for garbage segregation nears September 22, 2012

    Bangalore: The issue of mandatory segregation of garbage at source from October 1 has been keeping the officials of BBMP on tenterhooks. Of late, many initiatives have been taken by BBMP to popularise the segregation of waste at source generating awareness among public. But, it is also creating confusion among...
  • Bangalore: PU lecturers upset over merger plan September 22, 2012

    Bangalore: Terming the Dr Govandaiah’s report on the merger of schools with Pre University “unscientific”, the Karnataka State PU Education Officers’, Principals’, Lecturers’ and Non-Teaching Employees’ Federation have urged the State government not to accept the report. Speaking at the conference on Friday, State President of the federation, Muni Raju, said,...
  • Bangalore: No 'takers' in Council for new garbage by-law September 22, 2012

    Bangalore: With only a few days left to implement the new rule - compulsory segregation of waste at source - councillors, seemed to be disinterested in passing the new garbage bylaw in the council. At a special meeting held on Friday to discuss the new garbage by-law, councillors seemed to...
  • Bangalore: BBMP stonewalls CID probe in multi-crore scam September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike seems to be stonewalling a CID probe into the Rs 1,539-crore bogus bill scam, in which many officials and elected representatives are allegedly involved. The CID sleuths, who took over the probe in December 2011, are unable to make any headway as the Palike...
  • Bangalore: Bandh blocks Rs 200 cr to Karnataka exchequer September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: Though the Bharat Bandh was successful in bringing the city’s businesses to a halt, a few restaurants and street hawkers continued with their routine business. According to K Shiva Shanmugam, president, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), there was a loss of over Rs 1,200 crore...
  • Bangalore traders participate in Bharat Bandh September 20, 2012

    Supporting the bandh against FDI in retail, the businessmen in Bangalore said the proposal will hit the small traders and the self-employed people the most. Traditional sellers will lose their work after malls enter the market. The self-employed people are left to fend for themselves. ...
  • Bangalore: This Ganesh Chaturthi, shop till you drop September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: While torans of fresh mango and plantain leaves adorn archways and doors; lights illuminate every corner of the shops located on the crowded streets of Gandhi Bazaar. And, as the stimulating aroma of obbattu and modaka wafts through the air, one could notice scores of people, especially last minute...
  • Bangalore: Nayandahalli flyover to open by weekend September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The level-one flyover built by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) at the junction of Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Nayandahalli Junction, connecting ORR from Tumkur Road to Banashankari is all set to be inaugurated by this weekend. Earlier, commuters needed at least 15-20 minutes to cross the junction during...
  • Bangalore: Beggar burnt alive inside truck September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: An unidentified man aged around 40 years, who was sleeping inside a truck, was burnt alive. Police said the truck was parked next to a garbage dump, which caught fire. The fire spread to the truck. The incident was reported near Indiranagar BDA complex on Tuesday. Police said the deceased,...
  • Bangalore: Cultural carnival planned for Ganesh Chaturthi September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: If you are looking forward to cultural activities this time of the festival season, Ganesh Chaturthi is the right time. Bangalore today has become the hub of many local and national cultural activities as many temples, cultural organisations and resident welfare organisations in the city have geared up to...
  • Bangalore: Lightweight Ganeshas slacken clay idols' sale September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: This year, the traditionally designed clay Ganesha idols that Karnataka artists specialise in, have found a few takers and idols designed using other raw materials like plaster of paris, chalk and papier-mache have witnessed an increased demand. According to the artists associations in the city, groups showcasing the festivities...
  • After garbage menace, B'lore deals with potholes September 19, 2012

    Bangalore: After the garbage menace in Bangalore, residents are now dealing with a pothole crisis. There has been nearly a 200 per cent increase in potholes in just one year. Bangalore may be the leader in the information highway, but when it comes to its roads, it's a sorry story. Recent...