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Karnataka Bus Strike to Cripple City Life

As employees of the Karanataka State road transport undertakings declared to go on strike from Sunday midnight for two days,  the government hurriedly declared a holiday for all schools. About 23,000 KSTRC, BMTC and regional RTC buses will be off roads on Monday and Tuesday, crippling life throughout the state not for one but for two days in a row. The ...

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Banashankari Home to Man 400000 Years Ago?

The city of Bangalore has a history longer than expected as new stone-age implements discovered by archaeologists show that man wandered in the area 400,000 years ago. Dr K B Shivatarak, retired professor of ancient history and archaeology, Mangalore Universitiy told TOI that he has unearthed the earliest pre-historic evidence in Bangalore that can be traced to stone-age man. “The ...

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4th of July, US Independence Day: Interesting Facts at Glance

Fourth July, 1776: John Adams signing the Declaration of Independence On 4th of July, every year, the US celebrates its Independence Day with greater national unity marked by functions, display of fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, discount sales, concerts and of course, baseball games. The New York City leads others in displaying the largest fireworks in the country, followed Chicago on ...

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Cabinet approves 4-Lane Highway of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the development of four-laning of Hubli-Hospet Section of NH-63 in Karnataka. The cost is estimated to be Rs.2,272.20 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 144 kms. This work will be done under the National ...

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CBSE Class 12 Exams on May 25, Students Upset Over Delay

As the Class 12 results are scheduled to be declared on Monday, May 23 for sure, the grape vine says that the Class 10 results will be declared two days later on May 25 but it may get staggered unless precedence is given to Class 10 results over Class 12. Tension among the students of CBSE Class 10 is increasing ...

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Ordinance Issued to Defer NEET This Year for States, Private Colleges Not Exempted

In a deja vu, the Union government on Friday issued an ordinance postponing the implementation of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for medical and dental courses in institutions under state governments. The NEET will apply in these institutions from next year, 2017 onwards, said the statement. It means the NEET 2016 will be applicable only to those who are ...

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New Bangalore Office Opened for Attestation: Passport Officer

A new attestation branch secretariat (ABC) will be functional from June 1, 2016 at the Regional Passport Office (RPO) in Koramangala, Bangalore. Bangalore Regional Passport Officer P S Karthigeyan told DH that the office will be one 10 new ABC offices being opened across the country. Earlier, the nearest office for Bangaloreans was Chennai or Hyderabad. “The decision to launch ...

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Biocon Q4FY16 Net Profit at Rs 361 Cr, Up 17%

Bangalore-based Biocon Ltd. (BSE code: 532523, NSE: BIOCON), a biopharmaceuticals major, reported a net profit of Rs.361 crore with Rs.1,000 crore as revenue for the fiscal year 2015-16. The overall Sales at Rs 971 Cr registered a growth of 17% in Q4FY16. The Biopharmaceutical segment delivered sales of Rs 655 Cr, reporting a growth of 11% y-o-y. Within the segment, ...

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Krishna Mariyanka Chartered in as Rotary Bengaluru Basavanagudi President

Rotary Bengaluru Basavanagudi, a brand-new club of Rotary International District 3190 was recently chartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India with Rtn. Krishna B. Mariyanka as its president for the year 2015-16. Several new rotary members were inducted to the club on the occasion. Rotary International (www.rotary.org) is a global team of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who have, over ...

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