No question of exit polls being aired, says EC

 Conducting, Telecasting and printing results of the exit polls is banned under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The Karnataka State Election Commission today in a workshop for media personnel mandated that  conducting  dessimination of exit polls is prohibited  under the Model code of Conduct . Manoj Arya, Special Commissioner (Finance), Bruhat Bengaluru […]

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November convention to promote autologous gene therapy

Autologous gene therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to cure diseases like cancer, HIV, cardiovascular diseases and even eye infections. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) will hold a convention in November this year to promote autologous gene therapy for commercialization where 12 countries are likely to participate. Autologous […]

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Planning to go Organic? Check the certification says FSSAI

While retailers are unhappy with FSSAI’s decision, consumers have welcomed it. Bangalore, April 11, 2018:  If you have a favorite organic brand, prepare to bid your goodbye to it if it doesn’t follow the latest Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regulation that wants food companies selling organic produce to get certified with […]

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Public libraries thrive as government increases funding

Public libraries continue to grow in the city as more funds are released by the government India’s Ministry of Culture has increased spending on public libraries over the last four years from Rs. 78.02 crore in 2015-16 to Rs. 95.75 crore in 2017-18. And the estimate for 2018-19 is Rs. 109.18 crore. There are 200 […]

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Kannadigas wear their language on their sleeves; quite literally

With more and more Bangaloreans buying t-shirts printed with catch phrases in Kannada, their sales are steadily rising. Bangalore, March 22, 2018: Startups manufacturing t-shirts with quirky Kannada phrases, movie dialogues or idioms have seen a surge in sales as more people are buying into the trend. “Our unique concept has picked up really well among […]

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Number plate violations mount as Bangaloreans flaunt their style

The “decorative” number plate violations rose by 288 per cent in the last year.   Bangalore, March 15, 2018: Number plate violations have drastically increased in the last 13 months in Bangalore as vehicle-owners continue to purchase decorative plates despite the rules. These violations include use of fancy fonts, logos, special characters, and words. In […]

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CM inaugurates multiple lane corridor to reduce traffic woes

The corridor is expected to benefit vehicles traveling from west Bangalore to heart of the city. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated an 8-lane bi-directional corridor constructed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) today at Okhalipuram junction, near the City Railway Station. The corridor comprises of a two-lane road from Rajajinagar to Malleswaram, […]

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