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Summer rains cool drought-hit Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) A year after the worst drought in decades, widespread summer rains or pre-monsoon showers have brought relief to the people from scorching heat and water scarcity across Karnataka, said an official on Monday. Summer rains this month across the southern state have been good compared to the prolonged dry weather last year and augurs well for all ahead of the south-...

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Saurabh Shukla's play to raise funds for education

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Director-actor Saurabh Shukla's play 2 To Tango, 3 To Jive, which marked its 100th show in Mumbai earlier this month, will be staged here for a project to educate underprivileged children. It will be performed at the annual charity show hosted by Round Table India along with Ladies Circle India through which they will be raising funds for their long term project ...

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Kabaddi: Leaving behind tragic past, Rohit keen on justifying hefty price tag

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Bengaluru Bulls' player Rohit Kumar, who was in the limelight for all the wrong reasons not so long ago, wants to put behind the tragic incidents of his life and is aiming to live up to his price-tag of Rs 81 lakh which he grabbed in the recent auctions here. Rohit, who was born in the village of Nizampur in Haryana, was the sec...

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Four Nigerians among five held with cocaine in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Four Nigeria nationals and one from Ivory Coast were arrested for allegedly peddling cocaine in the city, said police on Sunday. On a tip-off, the Crime Branch raided two houses in the suburbs and seized 168 grammes of cocaine valued at Rs 18 lakh, said Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime, S. Ravi said in a statement here. In the first raid, three Ni...

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IAF chief commends test pilots, flight engineers

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Sunday commended 12 test pilots and three flight test engineers who graduated from the Air Force Test Pilot School here. You need to ensure that the systems meet the operational needs and are inducted fast for optimum utilisation of resources, said Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa after presenting the certificates to the graduating officers of th...

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Himachal to have vegetable excellence centres

Shimla, May 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will promote cultivation of vegetables, especially off-season, in a bigger way by setting up its centres of excellence, an official said on Sunday. Vegetable production plays an important role in the state's economy, and centres of excellence are being established for vegetable nursery production to provide quality rootstocks to growe...

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Market for pre-owned foreign luxury cars growing in India

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The demand for fancy foreign luxury cars is witnessing a steep rise, with buyers, including from faraway northeast, picking up Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Range Rovers that cost up to Rs 1.5 crore apiece -- but all pre-owned, a polite term for second-hand. Big Boy Toyz, based in Gurugram, Haryana, is one firm that specialises in selling pre-owned foreign luxury c...

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Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. An international team of scientists, including from the National Centre for Antarctic...

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Kannada film director for abducting ad agency owner

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A Kannada film director and four others were arrested for allegedly abducting an advertising agency owner over a money transaction, police said on Saturday. Film director Madan and his four accomplices Chalapathy, Kiran, Murthy and Mohan, aged 25-40 years, were arrested on Friday on the charge of abducting Paramesh, owner of Ravi Askhay Ad Agency, who was paid Rs...

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New test facility for Indian drones, other weapons in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) India is getting a new high-tech facility to test its drones, air-to-ground weapons and other equipment at Challakere in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, a defence official said on Saturday. The dedicated Aeronautical Test Range at Challakere will evaluate the indigenous aeronautical systems built for the Indian armed forces by the Aeronautical Development Estab...

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3 fake Pakistanis remanded to 14-day police custody

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) A local court on Friday remanded the three Pakistan nationals held for staying illegally with fake identities in the city to 14-day police custody till June 9 for interrogation. The First Additional Magistrate Court judge remanded the four accused, including their Indian accomplice to 14-day police custody to ascertain their purpose of entering India and staying ...

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Trapped in well for 48 hours, bear dies, cubs serious

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A female sloth bear, suspected to have stuck in an open dry well in Karnataka for 48 hours, died while her two cubs are in a serious condition, officials said on Friday. The incident happened on Wednesday night about 200 km from Bengaluru and came to light 24 hours after a pregnant female leopard, with two litters in her womb, died after falling in an open well i...

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Purab set to be showstopper at luxury fashion event

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli is set to become the showstopper for Mumbai-based designer Kshitij Choudhary at the India Luxury Style Week here on Sunday. Yes, I'm walking for Kshitij Choudhary and looking forward to the luxury style week men's edition in Bengaluru. Kshitij's fashion is very elegant and I'm curious to see what he puts on me on Sunday evening, Purab told IANS....

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Four semi-finalists for Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi meet decided

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Classical Nationals, Y.F.A. Jaraganahalli, National Sports Club and H.M.T. Colony Boys will on Saturday compete in the semi-finals of the first-ever Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi championship here. The final of the tournament will also take place on Saturday. The quarter-finals were held on Thursday. The winners of the tournament will also get the chance to tr...

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Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday. A Pakistani passport, with an Indian visa stamp of 33 days' validity, and Indian identity cards were recovered from his possession. His visa expired in 2016. The nam...

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Not switching from Bollywood to Malayalam filmdom: Dino Morea

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea, who is venturing into the Malayalam film industry with a cameo in Dulquer Salmaan's Solo, says he isn't making a permanent switch. I'm not switching from Bollywood to the Malayalam film industry. As an actor, I will work -- whether it is in a Malayalam, Telugu or any film, Dino told IANS over phone from Mumbai. He has already started sho...

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Banks told to renew loans to drought-hit Karnataka farmers

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah urged the state-run banks and cooperatives to grant fresh loans to farmers, reeling under the impact of severe drought across the state. There is an urgent need to financially assist the farmers to mitigate their hardship, as 139 local bodies (sub-districts) during the 2016 kharif season and 160 local bodies for the rabi seas...

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10 kg narcotic drug haul at Bengaluru airport, one held

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday. The contraband was found in 35 schoolbags of Mujibur Rahman, who tried to smuggle it to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia onboard a Malaysian Airlines aircraft, Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Dir...

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Bosch net profit dips 10% in Q4

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Automotive components maker Bosch Ltd. on Thursday reported a 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in net profit to Rs 441 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal 2016-17 from Rs 491 crore in same period year ago. Sequentially, however, net profit in Q4 zoomed a whopping 102 per cent quarter on quarter (QoQ) from Rs.218 crore in the third quarter (Q3) of FY...

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Infosys, HP partner to offer new enterprise service

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Software major Infosys is partnering with American multinational Hewlett-Packard (HP) to offer a new service for the digital transformation of global enterprises, said the IT major on Thursday. Our joint Retail Point of Sale (RPoS) and Enterprise Device as a Service (DaaS) solutions will help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation, said the IT major ...

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