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Amazon to embed Alexa in third-party consumer electronic products 20.10.2017 homepage
Consumer electronics maker BPL will launch an Alexa-integrated line of smart speakers in January 2018
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Dowry praised in sociology material, but college denies it's from textbook 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A Bengaluru college was accused on Friday of promoting dowry in its study material. St. Josephs Arts and Science College, Shanti Nagar, was at the centre of a social media storm after a page from the chapter on dowry appeared on Facebook, and was reposted by many on Twitter. The college, however, said the chapter was not from a prescribed textbook. "In fact, we have no prescribed textbook for sociology," a college official said. "The students read reference material." Dowry is considered a heinous criminal act by the Supreme Court and the government and attracts penalty and imprisonment. However, in some places, the age-old tradition of a brides father showering the grooms family with gifts of money, precious metals and even property continues. In a Facebook post, Rithika Ramesh shared a page of a B.A. students sociology study material, which shows not one, but at least seven advantages to the dowry system. Some of those benefits it lists are: 1. Dowry makes possible the marriage of ugly girls, who would ...
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BPL to unveil smart speaker next year 20.10.2017 HBL: Smartbuy
BPL Voice One will connect to Alexa-cloud-based voice service — to play music, set alarms and timers, provide information, check calendar, weather, sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, amongst others.
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Indians are turning into impulsive pilgrims: OYO survey 20.10.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Oct. 20 (ANI): A survey conducted by OYO, India's largest hospitality company has revealed that travel aspirations and technology adoption have turned Indians into impulsive pilgrims.
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Heating up the dance floor 20.10.2017 Hindu: Home
DJ Teri Miko, who has carved a niche in the bass music scene, performs in Bengaluru
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Did a Bengaluru college hand out study material that says dowry helps ugly girls? 20.10.2017 Karnataka
ADVANTAGES-of-dowry.jpg Are there ‘advantages’ to dowry? The study material reportedly distributed to sociology students at one Bengaluru college definitely seems to suggest so. On Wednesday night, a Facebook post put up by a young woman said that students of Bachelor of Arts in St Joseph's College of Arts and Commerce in Bengaluru were given study material which endorses the system of dowry. What exactly does this study material say? It starts off innocuously enough. “Generally, though accepted as an evil practice, dowry has its supporters,” the page says, under the heading ‘Advantages of Dowry’. It then goes on to list these ‘advantages’, ‘according to them’. "The marriage of ugly girls who would otherwise have gone without a partner is made possible by offering heavy amount of dowry," the study material reportedly given to students states. "It is a useful and effective method of attracting good, handsome and sometimes unwilling boys for marriage," the text further states. "Dowry increases the status ...
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Reason to be Matteo 20.10.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
Italian drummer and composer Matteo Fraboni on his music, maestros, call of the muezzin and his dreams of sailing to Brazil
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How is it fair to tax us the same as powerlooms: K’taka handicrafts artisans protest GST 20.10.2017 Karnataka
Grama Seva Sangha FB 750x500.jpg Facebook / Grama Seva Sangha In a passionate plea directed to Prime Minister Modi, noted theatre personality and activist Prasanna urged the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council to reduce tax on handmade products to zero. He was speaking at a press conference organised by the Grama Seva Sangha in Bengaluru on the sixth day of the activist’s hunger strike against the taxation.  Pointing out that GST does not define handmade products, Prasanna urged the GST council to make the distinction between a machine-made product and a handmade product. “When there is such a disparity between the person who makes plastic goods and the person who makes handmade clay goods, why is it not reflected in the tax paid?,” asked the noted activist.  Currently, handmade products are taxed at 5% GST. “They (GST council) should acknowledge their mistake and rectify it immediately as you are taxing the rural poor,” he added. Prasanna is no stranger to hunger strikes. Three years ago, he did a ...
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Inspired by India's colours, French artist holds show in city 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Growing up with artists as parents, Olympe Thomas-Lamotte (31) decided art was the last thing she wanted to do and became a lawyer instead. Now, the French native is living in Bengaluru and has opened her first art exhibition. "I was not feeling myself [as a lawyer] and after a few years, I realised that I just had an empty soul. I needed something else," she said. Four years ago, the Normandy native quit her job and went on a pilgrimage across Spain and France, known as the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St James. "I decided to do this as a reflection on myself. Covering 1,600 kilometres with my backpack, alone, thinking of what I wanted to do." She decided to go back to her family roots and pursue art. She came to Bengaluru and started painting full time, inspired by the colours and chaos of India. This month, her first public art exhibition in Bengaluru will go on display at Navrathan's Antique Art on M G Road. She had held private exhibitions before, but after a friend told her "art is made to be ...
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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Invited Darshan on my personal capacity: UK MP 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
British Labour Party MP Virendra Sharma has clarified that he invited Kannada actor Darshan Thoogadeepa in his "personal capacity" to receive an honour in London.

Reacting to reports that Darshan has been invited by the British Parliament, the Ealing (Southall) MP said: "I would like to make it clear that the invitation was issued by me, in a personal capacity.

"Many members of the local community and Kannada diaspora requested that I invite Mr Darshan Thoogadeepa to Parliament, he said in a mail to DH.

DH had reported on Wednesday that Darshan had been invited by the British Parliament for his "contribution to Karnatakas art and culture through his movies".
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Siddaramaiah urges exemption of GST on handmade products 19.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday wrote to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, requesting him to exempt various categories of handmade products from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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On song 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Singer-composer Ankit Tiwari, who just released his independent song feels the genre will revive soon
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Death metal, the French way 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Get set to head bang with Bordeaux band Gorod which will perform in the city this weekend
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A warrior in life 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
The Vasanthratna Foundation For Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with a cultural event this week
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Ilayathalapathy Vijay's fans, pro-Kannada activists clash in Bengaluru 19.10.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) October 19 : Tamil actor Ilayathalapathy Vijay's fans allegedly clashed with pro-Kannada activists outside a theatre in Malleshwaram on Wednesday.
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Actor Prakash Raj joins protest against GST on handmade products 18.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Noted film actor Prakash Raj today joined the protest being staged by theatre personality Prasanna against the imposition of GST on handmade products. Prasanna is on indefinite hunger strike for the last five days demanding total waiver of GST on handmade products, saying it would cause the collapse of the rural economy. Raj, who spoke to a private news channel from the stage said "it is unfair to impose GST on the products prepared by a tribe, which lives in forest. He pays GST equal to a multinational company. You are not only economically burdening them but also disturbing the social fabric", he said. "You are breaking them morally and rendering them jobless. This is by a government which said Make in India and promised creating jobs," said Raj expressing solidarity with Prasannas demand. "When you see people are suffering because of GST, then it is time to change," said Raj. Raj has been vocal against Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since the murder of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was his ...
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Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements 18.10.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements.
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When life is a party 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Jaydeep Mitra from Silchar, Assam is convinced that he has found his second home in Bengaluru. He came into the city for his graduation and the city's cosmopolitan character bowled him over. Since then, he vouches that life has been an interesting ride. Jaydeep, who works as a manager with a bank, lives here with his wife Mou Senroy from Bongaigaon. She works as a talent acquisition lead with Microland. From his graduation days to now Jaydeep has had an interesting journey. "I had the time of my life during my college days. Having grown up at an unrestful place, I began to appreciate the smallest of things," he says. After being blessed with a job right after his degree, he felt that his life was mapped out well, right in front of him. "I adapted to things easily and never thought of leaving this city," he says. He met Mou during a train journey back home and their romance bloomed soon after. After a few years, Mou moved to the city for her MBA course. She says, "The city gave me everything that I hold ...
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British Council introduces digital dance experience in India 17.10.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
The British Council has unveiled an interactive, digital dance experience across India, created by Flying Object with world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Attakkalari Dance Company from India.
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