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Siddhanth Kapoor, son of actor Shakti Kapoor, tests positive for drugs, arrested

Bengaluru: Siddhanth Kapoor, son of actor Shakti Kapoor and brother of Shraddha Kapoor, was detained from a rave party at a five-star hotel in Bengaluru on Sunday night. He later tested positive for consumption of drugs. “Siddhanth Kapoor has tested positive for drugs. He has been brought to Ulsoor police station,” Dr Bheemashankar S Guled,...

BS Yediyurappa’s granddaughter found dead at apartment in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s 30-year-old granddaughter Soundarya Neeraj was found hanging at her residence in Bengaluru on Friday. Soundarya, a doctor at MS Ramaiah Hospital, was the daughter of Yediyurappa’s daughter Padma. She was married to Dr Neeraj S in 2018 and gave birth to a girl last year. Soundarya is suspected...

‘Bulli Bai’ app case: Mumbai cops arrest 21-year-old Bengaluru student

Bengaluru: A 21-year-old engineering student in Bengaluru who had been detained for his alleged role in the controversial ‘Bulli Bai’ app was formally arrested on Tuesday by the cyber cell of Mumbai police. He has been identified as Vishal Kumar. He was produced in Bandra court on Tuesday. A 21-year-old woman detained from Uttarakhand is...

Covid outbreak at Bengaluru school; 33 kids, staff member test positive

The international school in Whitefield in Bengaluru has announced it is returning to online classes   Bengaluru: At least 33 students and a staff member of an international residential school in Bengaluru tested positive for Covid-19. The premises of The International School Bangalore in Whitefield has been vacated, while the infected individuals have been isolated...

Bengaluru MLA’s son, wife killed after Audi rams into electric pole

Bengaluru: Seven people, including the son of DMK MLA Y Prakash’s son, were killed when an Audi car they were traveling in rammed into an electric pole in Bengaluru. The mishap took place early on Tuesday. As per case details, the car hit the the pole and dashed against the wall of a nearby building...

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...