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Duo attack temple priest, steal gold chain adorning deity 26.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Posing as devotees, two men entered a temple at Srinivasanagar in south Bengaluru on Monday morning and fled with a gold chain adorning the deity. They threw chilli powder into the eyes of the priest when he tried to catch them. The incident occurred at 6.10 am at Renuka Yellamma temple. Manjunath, the priest, was going towards a corner of the temple to collect water for the puja when one of the suspects approached him. "He sought details of Panchamrutha abhisheka and I gave him the details," Manjunath told DH. As Manjunath was returning to the sanctum sanctorum after collecting water, he spotted a stranger coming out holding the gold chain. "I realised that he had stolen the gold chain and ran towards him to nab him," the priest added. He threw chilli powder into Manjunath's eyes and the duo escaped. They were wearing monkey caps while running away from the temple. There are two CCTV cameras opposite the temple, but are defunct, said the police. Recently, the temple's administrative body had relieved ...
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Woman power at Draupadamma Karaga 26.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Karaga festival is common to many parts of South Karnataka including Bengaluru, Hoskote, Anekal, Kolar and Chikkaballapur. Multiple tales, mostly from the epics and those centred on Draupadi, explain the observance of this Karaga ritual. One story is about Draupadi walking on a bed of coals, wearing yellow clothes and carrying the Karaga on her head. A similar pot was carried on the head by Adishakti, who rescues Draupadi from a demon, in another tale. The reference to the scriptures is upheld to this day. The very name of Karaga brings to mind the picture of a priest in yellow clothes carrying the floral Karaga on the head, with a cane and sword in the hands, walking on coals and narrating the Mahabharata as he walks. The priest is given moral support by devotees who blow conches, play cymbals and recite prayers in worship of Lord Govinda all through the ritual. The most unique feature of the festival is in Chikkaballapur, where a woman is a priest for the ritual. Chikkaballapur town was ...
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Prayers, festivities mark Eid-ul-Fitr in Bengaluru 26.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After a month of rigorous fasting, Muslims in the city celebrated the end of Ramzan with prayers, gifts and sumptuous feasts. Thousands of people, dressed in white clothes, gathered at the Mysuru Road Eidgah Masjid, Chamrajpet Eidgah Masjid and Jamia Masjid in Halasuru. At the Mysuru Road Eidgah Masjid, the crowd spilled onto the roads and latecomers struggled to find a spot to sit. Former Union ministers C K Jaffer Shareef and C M Ibrahim, Urban Development minister R Roshan Baig and MLC Rizwan Arshad attended the special prayers organised at Masjid-E-Khadria on Millers Road. As their parents prayed, little children dressed in colourful clothes played with friends. Elders tried to teach young boys and girls the correct way to say their prayers. After the religious prayers, the mood was relaxed and families clicked selfies in their festival attire. Kids posed for photos in their colourful headscarves and kandura. Friends and relatives embraced and wished each other on the occasion. People spent the rest ...
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Repair work on Kino theatre stuck as Palike, BWSSB pass buck 26.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The work on the railway underpass near Kino theatre at Anand Rao Circle, where waterlogging problems are common during rains, has been stalled as BBMP and BWSSB officials pass the buck to each other. But the road is thrown open to traffic even as the work is in progress. A pipeline was being laid by BBMP to prevent waterlogging. But even before the completion of asphalting process and removal of debris, vehicular movement has been allowed. Siddegowda, engineer, stormwater drains (SWDs), Banaswadi region, said, "We have covered the SWD. A pipe has been laid at the underpass towards Mantri Mall to prevent waterlogging. Another pipe for sewerage has to be laid by BWSSB officials. Only then, can we do the remaining work." The concrete debris along the path has left no room for pedestrians, while the uneven road makes it difficult for the movement of vehicles. The walls along the sides of the road also seem to be in dire need of renovation. When contacted, BWSSB officials denied any responsibility. "It is the ...
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Prosthetic arm for Bengaluru techie as crocodile bites off forearm 26.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A 26-year-old city techie will soon have a prosthetic arm fitted, after a crocodile bit off his left forearm in a nearby lake on Sunday, said a private hospital doctor on Monday.
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How Paul John gets high on risk 26.6.2017 HBL: Companies
Home-grown whisky brand Original Choice selling in 28 countries
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Karnataka government to move review plea in SC if no highway relief from Centre | Bengaluru News - Times of India 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka government to move review plea in SC if no highway relief from Centre | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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It’s not always a shark tank out there 26.6.2017 Hindu: S & T
Training in water is a great bang for your buck, says our team of fitness experts
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India should aim to get 40% electricity from n-power by 2050: Former AEC chief (Interview) 26.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indigenous manufacturing of major components and ensuring a strong participation from the domestic industry are the major challenges before the Indian nuclear power programme now, says former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief M R Srinivasan.
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Bengaluru startup CEO enters restricted forest area, loses arm fighting a crocodile to save dogs 26.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
Founder and CEO of a startup in Bengaluru lost his arm while fighting a crocodile that tried to attack his dogs. He was operated on after the crocodile bit off a part of his arn and is now recovering.
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This IIT graduate loses arm in crocodile attack 26.6.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
Police said the 26-year-old IIT alumnus, Mudit Dandwate, who is from Nagpur, had gone trekking in a forest area near Thattekere Lake in Ramanagara district, with a friend.
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Crocodile bites off man's hand on outskirts of Bengaluru 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Crocodile bites off man's hand on outskirts of Bengaluru
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Starved of water, Chikkaballapur pins hopes on Hebbal STP 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Starved of water, Chikkaballapur pins hopes on Hebbal STP
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Vehicles seized for wheelies, drag racing will be left to rot 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Vehicles seized for wheelies, drag racing will be left to rot
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Bengaluru to get 7 Bescom model sub-divisions by April next 26.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The areas that they will cater to are likely to have negligible power cuts
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Greens, residents oppose move to expand Kaiga plant 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Environmentalists, scientists and members of the public on Sunday expressed reservation over the move to set up units 5 and 6 of the Kaiga nuclear power plant, at a meeting at Yellapur.

The meeting was presided over by Gangadharendra Saraswathi Swami of the Swarnavalli Mutt.
The pontiff said the government could harness renewable forms of energy like solar and wind to meet the growing needs of electricity, instead of spending huge amounts for the expansion of the nuclear plant. He said thermal power harmed only the immediate surroundings. But nuclear power plants harm the environment in a radius of 100 km, the pontiff said. The seer said this was the only rain forest in the world where a nuclear plant had been set up.

T V Ramachandra of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, said 1,474 hectares of forest in the two-km buffer zone of the Kaiga power station had been reduced 407 hectares.

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Pressure on us not to restore Vasanthpura tank, say officials 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Muzrai officials, who had announced that the 350-year-old Vasanthpura Kalyani off Kanakapura Road would be developed according to the 100-year-old village map, have now developed cold feet. The officials said there is tremendous pressure on them not to restore the tank to its earlier state. The Muzrai officials had almost levelled three-fourth of the Kalyani on the pretext of reviving it. The plan was to build a small tank of 22,000 sq ft and build a 40 ft road on the eastern side of the tank connecting the main road in the north to a private property in the south. The work stopped ever since DH broke the story about the Muzrai department's plan to cover the tank to benefit a realtor. The officials later said they will scrap the development plan and retain the actual water holding area of the tank. Now, the Muzrai officials want a hearing with Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty, who is funding the development project at an estimated cost of Rs 2.5 crore. Four days ago, Bengaluru rural MP D K ...
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Boy dies after flower vendor dumps him into sump 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A flower vendor murdered a six-year-old boy by dumping him into a sump at an under-construction building at Bilekahalli on Bannerghatta Road on Friday. The suspect Mahesh (21) is a resident of Bilekahalli. He dumped Manoj (6), a resident of Mariyanapalya in Hebbal, into the water-filled sump to settle scores with the boy's mother over a petty issue, said the police. Manoj, son of James and Anitha Mary, was studying in class 1 in a local school. According to the police, Mahesh would regulary sell flowers to Anitha. As usual, he reached her house around 5.30 am on Saturday and repeatedly knocked on the door. She woke up due to the frequent knocking of the door and got angry. She yelled at Mahesh and abused him for disturbing her family in the wee hours. An enraged Mahesh shouted back at Anitha and vowed to take vengeance for abusing him. "Mahesh came back to her house around 8.30 am and spotted Manoj playing in front of the house. He took the boy with him on the pretext of buying him ice cream. He took ...
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He fought off crocodile and there came timely help 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
People normally do not listen to a forest guard or a watcher cautioning visitors not to enter water bodies. But Mudit Dandwate and his female friend, and possibly picnickers at large, have now learnt a lesson to be careful and pay heed to advice. The couple will never forget the four alert staffers for their courage and timely help. Ravikeerthi K N, range forest officer, Anekal wildlife range, Bannerghatta wildlife division, along with three watchers Lakshmayya, Sahakayya, Prakash and guard Nagaraj saved Mudit from the crocodile. The team was perambulating the area, when they heard someone scream. Close shave "We rushed there and found two people in the water. We saw Mudit trying to save himself from the crocodile. He pushed the animal and we pulled him out of the water, before the crocodile could charge at him again. We held him and his friend and ran as fast as we could, to escape the animal," Ravikeerthi said. "The crocodile must have been resting on the lake bed. When it smelt food and saw some ...
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Misadventure misfired for youth who ignored warnings 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
It is that time of the year when people make a beeline for water bodies to relax and enjoy nature in its full splendour. But they should exercise caution as danger looms large, especially in the form of crocodiles. Sunday's incident where a start-up entrepreneur lost his hand after being attacked by a crocodile at Thattakere lake in Anekal forest division is yet another pointer of how misadventure can misfire. "The victim, Mudit Dandwate, and his friend ventured into the water body, despite being warned. We have put up many signboards around the lake. Signages have been put up wherever crocodiles are present, warning people against venturing into the water body. But people do not listen. It is a very unfortunate incident. But he is lucky to have survived," said Javed Mumtaz, deputy conservator of forests, Bannerghatta National Park. According to forest officials, crocodiles are found in a number of water bodies on the city's outskirts. "Crocodiles can survive even in marshes. They are very strong and can ...
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