As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel get set to talk technology in Bengaluru, several of the city's roads have been turned into no parking zones, raising fears of a traffic nightmare for citizens.
Written by Maya Sharma | Monday October 05, 2015, Mysuru, Karnataka
Last Monday, a young parliamentarian in Karnataka leapt 13,000 feet from an aircraft to make a point. Or two. Prathap Simha wanted the world to know that the airport in Mysuru is functioning again, and it is offering skydiving for waiting passengers.
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio programme, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today addressed the people of the state through radio to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday September 30, 2015, Mangaluru
October 1 is observed as World Elders Day - but for some, age is clearly just a number - and no reason to take the foot off the accelerator and apply the brakes. Meet Joe Gonsalves, a spry 94-year-old - and he plans to get the traffic of Mangaluru into some kind of order. He has volunteered to work with the traffic police in his home town to set up a Traffic Warden Squad.
Normal life was affected in the IT city and other parts of Karnataka today following a 12-hour statewide bandh called by several pro-Kannada outfits demanding implementation of Kalasa-Banduri canal project, over which state government has locked horns with neighbouring Goa.
Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday September 26, 2015, Bengaluru, Karnataka
An all-Karnataka bandh was called on Saturday in favour of the Kalasa Banduri drinking water project for north Karnataka. Schools were closed in different districts across the state, and public transport was off the road in Bengaluru and other cities.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday September 23, 2015, Bengaluru
Amid outrage over a man being charged for the death of his wife in an accident in Bengaluru when their motorcycle went into one of the city's many potholes-ridden roads, the police have said the indictment was 'procedural'.