Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) In a daring heist, a gang of six unidentified men stole an entire ATM, containing Rs.10-15 lakh, from a branch of the state-owned State Bank of India (SBI) in the city's northeast suburbs early Tuesday, police said. "The incident came to light when our patrolling team detected the ATM missing from the bank outlet during its late night beat and no security guard around," Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) T.R.
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government is ready to hold a dialogue with Maoists to resolve their issues and address grievances to ensure peace in the areas they are active in, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Tuesday. "We are open to dialogue with Maoists or Left-wing elements though we are opposed to their activity, which is against the rule of law
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon permit the state ombudsman (Lokayukta) to prosecute senior officials named in the probe report on the multi-crore iron ore mining scam in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Tuesday. "We will sanction permission to the ombudsman to prosecute about 130 officials, including those of IAS and IPS ranks named in the Lokayukta report, which named them for their role in the mining scam," Siddaramaiah told editors of local newspapers and bureau chiefs of news agencies here. Asserting that the guilty would not be spared, the chief minister said though the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was probing the mining scam as directed by the Supreme Court, the state government had enough evidence to act against the corrupt officials.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To make browsing more affordable for its users, Vodafone India slashed data charges by 80 percent in three circles of Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh West and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh from Tuesday.
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) As India's tech hub and state capital, Bangalore will get more funds in the new budget for this fiscal (2013-14) to meet its infrastructure needs, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Tuesday. "We will certainly increase the outlay for Bangalore to provide more funds for its infrastructure projects in the state budget that is likely to be presented July 12," Siddaramaiah said at an interaction with editors of local newspapers and bureau chiefs of news agencies here.
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) In an attempt to restore the sagging image of Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told top officials that they would be held accountable if a clean, efficient and corruption-free governance was not ensured in day-to-day administration. "I have strictly told all officials, especially deputy commissioners and superintendent of police in districts, to focus on administration and ensure efficient delivery of services to bring about a change in the perception of the people about governance, failing which they will be held responsible," Siddaramaiah said here Tuesday. In his maiden interaction with editors of newspapers and bureau chiefs of news agencies a month after he assumed office, Siddaramaiah said his top priority was to change the image of the administration, which took a severe beating during the previous BJP government due to series of scams, scandals and corruption cases against several ministers and officials.
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) Britain's deputy high commission in Chennai will issue visas on the day of application from Tuesday to Indians in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu,, an official said Monday.
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) The state-run Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and its National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) have jointly set up a research facility here to test bird strikes on aircraft using air guns, the institute said Monday. "The integrated impact and crashworthiness research facility is equipped with capability for bird strike testing using one of the largest air guns in the world," NAL's structural technologies division head Satish Chandra said in a statement here. The indigenous facility will also carry out tests for runway debris, hail stones and other foreign object damage as part of its research in flight safety and occupant safety, applicable to aerospace and automotive customers.
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) Global search engine Google is offering a new format in India to advertise products and brands for users, the company's Indian subsidiary said Monday. "The new format on Google.co.in under 'product listing ads' menu will help users to find and compare products and prices with their images and links," the company said in a statement here. The facility will appear on the right side of the search results page above text ads under product listing
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) J.D. Seelam, who was Monday inducted in the union council of ministers as minister of state, is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Karnataka cadre.