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Ahmedabad third-best city in India in Centre’s Ease of Living Index

Bengaluru has emerged as the best city in the country in the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020, which was announced on Thursday. It is followed by Pune and Ahmedabad, whereas Surat comes fifth on the ranking. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said, “Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+...

Toolkit Case: Delhi Police arrests climate activist from Bengaluru

The Delhi Police have arrested a 21-year-old climate activist from Karnataka’s Bengaluru in connection with the online campaign against the Indian government on the issue of farmers’ protest. The activist, Disha Ravi, was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell on Saturday for her alleged involvement in sharing a “toolkit” related to the farmers’ protest....

Is your BigBasket account data safe?

Online grocery platform BigBasket has become the latest target of a cyberattack in India. The company recently faced a potential data breach with the information of over 2 crore users on the darkweb for sale, revealed US-based cybersecurity firm Cyble. The entire database was available for sale for US$40,000 on the darkweb. The data included...

Pregnant woman delivers baby onboard Delhi-Bangalore IndiGo flight

A pregnant woman who was travelling from New Delhi to Bengaluru on Wednesday on an IndiGo flight delivered a baby boy enroute. IndiGo in a statement confirmed the incident that took place on Wednesday evening when the flight was on its way to Bengaluru. The baby boy was born enroute on IndiGo’s Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122...

Political Row: Congress, JD(S) oppose naming of flyover in Bengaluru after Savarkar

The Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka have opposed the move to name a flyover in Bengaluru after Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar, and termed it as an insult to freedom fighters of the state. The 400-metre-long flyover, constructed at an approximate cost of Rs 34 core, is scheduled to be inaugurated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa...

Union minister cites ‘I am minister, I am exempted’ logic after violating Karnataka’s travel diktat

Union Minister and BJP MP Sadananda Gowda was exempted from compulsory institutional quarantine after he took a flight from Delhi to Bengaluru on Monday. After landing at Bengaluru airport, Gowda straightaway got into his car and drove off to his residence. His assistant said that Gowda had tested negative for COVID-19, so he can be...

Mysterious loud boom heard in several parts of Bengaluru, police launches probe

A loud, booming sound was heard across several areas in eastern Bengaluru on Wednesday afternoon, prompting the police to launch a probe. The noise was heard in areas like Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, HAL, Kammanahalli, Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Koramangala, Hosur Road, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield and HSR Layout of Karnataka’s capital...

Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy’s son’s weeding amid lockdown stirs controversy

Amid the coronavirus lockdown across the country when public gatherings and events have been stopped to maintain social distancing, it seems VVIPs, especially politicians, bother the least about lockdown guidelines. The wedding ceremony of Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, with Revathi, grandniece of Congress leader and former...

Railway official suspended for hiding coronavirus positive son

A railway official in Bengaluru has been suspended for hiding her son, who returned from abroad and later tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday. The officer allegedly concealed the travel history of her 25-year-old son who had returned from Spain. The woman, an Assistant Personnel Officer, also booked her son into a room...

Coronavirus scare: Infosys vacates building in Bangalore

Software major Infosys vacated one of its buildings in Bengaluru after one of its team member was suspected to have been exposed to coronavirus. “To ensure preparedness, we are evacuating only the IIPM building as a precautionary measure on receiving information that a team member from the building may have been in proximity to COVID-19...

Google employee in Bangalore tests positive, employees asked to work from home

Internet giant Google on Friday confirmed that one of its employees in Bengaluru has tested positive for coronavirus. The 26-year-old man had recently returned from Greece and reportedly visited several places in the Karnataka capital. He has been placed in isolation at a Bengaluru hospital, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said. People who may have...