BENGALURU

  • Live heart of a 2.5 year-old boy airlifted from Bengaluru to Chennai 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Lucky Ali allegedly threatened by land mafia in Bengaluru over property dispute 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Claiming that his life is under threat by the land mafia, singer, composer Lucky Ali has approached the Bengaluru Police. He has filed two complaints after some men allegedly barged into his house with sickles and knives and threatened his staff. The reason for the threat is reportedly a...
  • Prompt action is being taken on assault cases: Bengaluru police chief 6 days ago

    "Prompt action is being taken on assault cases. We are building awareness in the society regarding the safety of women," says Bengaluru police chief MN Reddi. ...
  • Keeping a close watch on Twitter, says Bengaluru Police probing Mehdi's account 1 week ago

    "There has been a message from Islamic State media talking about an operation supporting Mehdi in Bengaluru. We are giving it the importance it deserves," Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi said. ...
  • Mehdi Biswas's 60 per cent followers non-Muslims, most Muslims from UK: Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: More than 60 per cent followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-IS Twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Making a suo motu statement in...
  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh 1 week ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • NIA officials interrogate parents of IS Twitter account handler December 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru. Family sources said that the NIA officials went to the resident of Masroor in the city and interrogated...
  • Bengaluru: Rs 280 crore duped in online money fraud December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Approximately Rs 280 crore were duped from the people in Bengaluru in online money fraud. The police are hunting for Dhamodar Reddy, the main accused, and five others have been arrested in the case. The police have registered case of cheating and money circulation against the accused. Additional Commissioner of Police...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes December 14, 2014

    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 nightmarish...
  • Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal receives threat on Twitter for arresting Mehdi Masroor December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal received a threat from a twitterhandler for arresting Mehdi Masroor. The direct tweet to the DCP says that revenge will be taken. "Not alarmed by the tweet, taking it in our stride," said the DCP. ...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist December 14, 2014

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account December 14, 2014

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Extending full co-operation with investigation process: ITC December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After one its employees was arrested for allegedly being the handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) twitter account, ITC on Saturday issued a statement extending full cooperation with the investigating agencies. "An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out...
  • India @ 9 with Arunoday Mukharji December 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Arunoday Mukharji on India @ 9. ...
  • Bengaluru youth's father denies son's links with Islamic State December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The father of the man, who was for arrested for being the alleged handler of an influential Twitter account of Islamic State(IS) group, on Saturday said he did not believe that his son has any link with the terror outfit and claimed his internet account was hacked. M Biswas, father...
  • Youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle did not resist arrest: police December 13, 2014

    The 24-year-old Bengaluru youth arrested for operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account worked in an MNC during daytime and became active on internet late at night, said police. ...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account December 13, 2014

    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...
  • Haven't waged a war against India, won't resist arrest, says alleged Islamic State Twitter handler December 13, 2014

    Bengaluru: Alleged Islamic State's Bengaluru-based Twitter account handler identified as Mehdi Mehboob Biswas has reportedly told a British news channel that he has not waged war against India and fears an imminent arrest. "I have a suspicion that the police, when they come to arrest me, might try to kill me....
  • ISIS' twitter 'jihadi' may not be in Bengaluru: International agencies December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspect behind a pro-ISIS twitter account followed by foreign jihadis may not be based in Bengaluru as claimed by a British media report and he could be using a pseudonym - Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, according to preliminary assessment by central intelligence agencies. The individual may not be based...
  • Parking in 'No Parking' zones may cost you driving licence in Bengaluru December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: Think twice before parking your vehicles in 'No Parking' areas in Bengaluru. You can no longer get away with your offence by paying just Rs 100 fine. Be ready to lose your driving licence also. Bengaluru's Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B Dayananda has come out with this new...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    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...
  • Karnataka launches M One App, citizens can access 637 government services December 8, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka launched its ambitious mobile governance project, the first of its kind in the country that allows citizens of the state to access as many as 637 government services at a tap on their cell phones. President Pranab Mukherjee launched the M One app on Monday in Bengaluru. The...
  • Bengaluru: Fans, music legends give tribute to Mandolin maestro U Srinivas December 8, 2014

    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. ...
  • Bullying babus of Bengaluru threaten its famous club culture December 7, 2014

    If you were hoping to spend your Christmas and New Year eve holidays in the salubrious climes of Bengaluru this time, you may like to quickly rethink your plan, as your local host may not be able to take you and your family on a wine-and-dine binge as most prestigious...
  • Bengaluru: Robbery attempt foiled as passersby catch man who robbed woman inside ATM December 7, 2014

    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 there...
  • Bengaluru all set to take smart-city tag December 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: Housed in a plush mall just a stone's throw from the city railway station, this is Bengaluru police's latest tech-enabled attempt to take the police station to the people. As police constable Ramachandra demonstrates, it is a remote FIR kiosk with state-of-the art video streaming. It helps anyone file...
  • Bengaluru: Mob ties man to a pole, beats him up for 'stalking' a girl December 3, 2014

    Bengaluru: In a case of brutal mob justice, a young man in his early twenties was tied up to a pole and severely beaten up. According to sources, police officers saved the man and rushed him to Nimhans hospital for medical treatment. Though the man is not in a critical...