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Last updated: Dec 17 2017 22:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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On the night track 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Neither the night nor the mild chill was a deterrent for the large number of men, women and children who turned up at the 11th edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon at KTPO, Whitefield on Saturday. Hosted by Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor, the marathon turned out to be a carnival of sorts. People enjoyed the live performances by bands Rock Paper Scissors, Pineapple Express and Raqeeb, while the food stalls served piping hot beverages and short eats. Most of the participants had registered for the marathon almost a month in advance and had been working hard for the big day. Having completed a successful 10k Run, 36-year-old Shabarish Rao, an employee with Manipal Global, said, "I wanted to push my limit and test my stamina. And I am glad that I have been able to complete the run without a hitch." He said that he felt energised because of the vibrant atmosphere. "I hope more people embrace running and fitness as a way of life." Thirty-year-old Varun Rathi accompanied a team of eight to participate in the ...
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Driving home a message 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and travelling across the city to take part in festivities, especially for women, can be a challenge. This is where a safe ride home becomes imperative. There are lot of cab services offered exclusively for women and these are also driven by women. Metrolife spoke to women drivers and representatives of service providers to understand the safety options involved in such a commute. Anuradha B M, co-founder of Go Pink, says, "We do not have women taxi drivers in Bengaluru. We have to hire and train them. There may be hardly 50 women drivers. So, the ratio is still less when compared to the female population that we may have to cater to. This is despite working two and a half years towards training women drivers." "We cater to only women and men from their family accompanying them. Many senior citizens whose children are staying abroad book cabs for picking them up and dropping them to temples, hospitals etc," she says. "Since it is the festive season, ...
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Slain BJP leader's wife moves women's panel against her family and party leaders 17.12.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Claiming threat to her life, Mallamma Yogeshgouda Goudar, the wife of the slain BJP zilla panchayat member Yogeshgouda Goudar from Dharwad, on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Karnataka State Commission for Women, against her family members and local leaders. Charging that the BJP was playing politics over her husbands death, Mallamma has accused that she was harassed by her brother-in-law Gurunath Goudar and BJP workers Amrut Desai and Basavaraj Koravar. Stating that the trio had tried to grab her husbands property, she has also claimed that the three were monitoring her day to day movements and were imposing restrictions on her. She has stated that her childrens lives was at risk, as the trio had warned her of dire consequences. It is rumoured that Mallamma is joining the Congress, which has irked the BJP leaders, who have linked the name of Mines and Geology Minister Vinay Kulkarnis name to Goudars murder. The BJP, which has demanded Kulkarnis resignation, is apprehensive that Mallammas induction ...
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Sarjapur residents step out to protest loud pubs and traffic hold-ups 17.12.2017 Karnataka
Protests The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”. greenwood regency protest.jpg Facebook page: Greenwood Regency Several residents of Greenwood Regency in Bengaluru's Sarjapur road formed a human chain on Saturday to protest against growing traffic snarls and rapid commercialisation in their residential locality. The residents said that they wanted relief from the “nuisance caused by the loud music and invariable traffic jams”.  “It has been almost three years since the pub was established here. The major problem is the high decibel levels of the music played at the club, which disturbs residents. The road leading to the pub is narrow and often results in a traffic jam. In addition, incidents of catcalling have been reported in the past,” Gopu Nair, president of Greenwood Regency, told The Hindu. A memorandum was also drafted, which the residents planned to submit to Bengaluru's civic authorities.  Speaking to the Times of India, ...
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Children prove their mettle at Quizabled 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Yathish, a 16-year-old with autism, was among 200 children from over 20 schools in the city who participated in Quizabled 2017 â€" Knowledge for All on Saturday. The event was organised for students with disabilities from regular and special schools. It was aimed at developing a sense of team spirit among such children, and instill in them a sense of confidence. Organised by Seva In Action, which works towards minimising the gap between needs and opportunities for people with disabilities, it witnessed participation of students from Bengaluru urban and rural districts. The quiz was divided into four groups for children with intellectual disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment and cerebral palsy. "We got a brilliant response to the event from schools and students alike. It was inspiring to see the spirit of these children, who proved that anything is possible. The enthusiasm in each of the participants was infectious," said Varada Hegde, a member of the organising team. The ...
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Eleven people from two families rescued from bonded labour in city 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Eleven people from two families from Krishnagiri were rescued by the Bengaluru Urban District Administration’s South Sub-Division and the Labour Department on Friday from a rock in Jigani. According t...
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Moving glaciers 16.12.2017 Hindu: Education
Educationist Sonam Wangchuk on his ice bank project and the need to move away from classroom learning
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DIY generation: Chew on It 15.12.2017 India Today| NATION
FeedOn, which makes good quality, fresh food available to the needy, was launched in April 2016.
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'You'll see an epidemic of non-smoking lung diseases' 15.12.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'Just like we have accepted that more Indians have hypertension and diabetes, lower lung capacity of Indians should not be construed as normal.'
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SAAP signs pact with Zeeshan Ali Tennis Academy 15.12.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
‘Aim is to promote tennis in a big way in all districts’
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Romance of train travel 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
It was ages since I had travelled by train. As my train chugged out of Kolkata, on its way to Shantiniketan, I dozed off. I opened my eyes when my ears heard the strains of Rabindra Sangeet, to see a blind beggar singing in the aisle. I also saw a stream of vendors selling a variety of items. Then, I fell into a reverie. My earliest memory of a train journey was between Bengaluru and Mysuru during our Dasara holidays. As children, we would be excited to see the "rail chombu," a brass water container with a screwable lid, cleaned and polished, and trunks and hold-alls dusted and packed. Mom would start cooking a variety of snacks for the journey and to be given to our hosts in Mysuru. The very thought of relishing them during the journey would make our mouths water. Sitting in the train, we would eagerly wait for sellers of cotton candy, churumuri, unshelled peanuts and masala cucumber, hoping against hope that our parents would buy them. Toy sellers at Channapatna would fascinate us and if lucky, we ...
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Movements that heal 14.12.2017 Hindu: Home
A recent conference in Bengaluru highlighted the therapeutic effect of dance
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A mission to read 14.12.2017 Hindu: Leisure
With courage and conviction by your side, take a chance, exults Manmohan Jain of India Literacy Project (Hyderabad)
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Headmaster, two teachers suspended for giving students water bottle filled with alcohol 14.12.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
In Bengaluru, teachers are worried about children filling their water bottles with alcohol. One school in Tumakuru district, however, appears to have a problem that is the exact opposite, with teache...
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Ending the year on a creative high note 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There is something magical about watching children dressed as animals, walking on stage and singing an acapella version of the Bee Gees song, Stayin Alive, or filling into the aisles and hanging from ropes to the to the tune of boomwhackers that transport us all the way to Africa. For many children, year-end theatre productions, habbas and annual days are not just great ways to showcase talent. They also help them reflect on the journeys of the preceding months and to really take the reins of their own learning. For the people of Bengaluru, these events are part of their memories. Priyanka Shah, for instance, grew up watching plays in Bengaluru and the 1998 production of The Sound of Music produced by Ashley Williams from Sophia High School remains one of her favourites. "It was staged by both the students and the teachers. Seeing the seniors enact the characters and sing the songs was wonderful and such moments stay with you forever," she says. Valuable life skills While theatre and the performing arts ...
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Bengaluru court grants journalist Ravi Belagere interim bail on medical grounds 13.12.2017 Scroll.in
The ‘Hi Bangalore’ editor is accused of hiring contract killers and plotting to kill journalist and former colleague Sunil Heggaravanahalli.
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Not joining politics, says actor Sudeep 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep said on Wednesday that he had no plans to join politics, spiking rumours of his meeting with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on December 11. He was launching the logo of We Respect Farmers Trust in the city. Sudeep said he would sell one of his luxury cars and donate money to the farmers Trust. Former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde felicitated 15 progressive farmers from various districts of Karnataka during the logo launch. Sudeep handed over a cheque for Rs 10,000 towards education of farmers children. Speaking on the occasion, Justice Hegde said, "Farmers should be respected by the society. The government should give farmers crop insurance so that they will not suffer losses due to natural calamities or crop diseases." Justice Hegde advised farmers not to take loans unnecessarily from banks to spend on a lavish lifestyle. "Use the loan amount only for agriculture purposes, he said. Former High Court judge Justice A J Sadashiva, former MLC and poet Doddarange Gowda and K ...
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Quake wipes out Koynanagar 11.12.2017 Hindu: Home
About 100 people, most of them women and children, were killed and Koynanagar, the hydel project town 250 miles from Bombay, was reduced to ruins in the worst earthquake that rocked the whole of the ...
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Cops hunt for 'molester' after letting him off the hook 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Police are hunting for a 32-year-old man who purportedly molested a woman in a drunken stupor in central Bengalurus MG Road on Monday evening. The cops had let him off as the woman refused to file a complaint. However, when the matter was brought to the notice of senior police officers, they directed the station house officer of the Cubbon Park police station to open a suo motu case of molestation and arrest the suspect, Thimmegowda, of Veerabhadra Nagar, Banashankari 1st Stage. Police appear to have botched up the case. Though they slapped a notice of eve-teasing and public nuisance on the suspect under section 92Q of the Karnataka Police Act, they didnt get him medically examined, in spite of eyewitness accounts that he appeared drunk. The incident occurred around 7.30 pm when the woman, along with a female friend and two children, was near the MG Road metro station. She let out a scream that Thimmegowda had touched her inappropriately. A crowd gathered soon after and confronted Thimmegowda and ...
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BJP to organise protests in Karnataka against alleged murder of Hindutva activists 11.12.2017 Scroll.in
The police have not yet filed a case of murder over Paresh Mesta’s death in Uttara Kannada district as they are awaiting the autopsy report.
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