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Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru. is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.

Bangalore is sometimes referred to as the “Silicon City of India” or “IT capital of India” because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organisations ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India.

Bangalore is known as the “Garden City of India” because of its greenery, broad streets and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Bangalore is sometimes called as the “Pub Capital of India” and the “Rock/Metal Capital of India” because of its underground music scene and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.

Bangalore is home to the Kannada film industry, which churns out about 80 Kannada movies each year. Bangalore also has a very active and vibrant theatre culture with popular theatres being Ravindra Kalakshetra and the more recently opened Ranga Shankara The city has a vibrant English and foreign language theatre scene with places like Ranga Shankara and Chowdiah Memorial Hall leading the way in hosting performances leading to the establishment of the Amateur film industry.
The first printing press in Bangalore was established in 1840 in Kannada by the Wesleyan Christian Mission.Bangalore got its first look at television when Doordarshan established a relay centre here and started relaying programs from 1 November 1981.Wifi is a free municipal wireless network in Bangalore, the first free Wifi in India.The first Internet service provider in Bangalore was STPI.

Cricket and football are by far the most popular sports in the city. Bangalore has many parks and gardens that provide excellent pitches for impromptu games.
The Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC are based in the city. The city hosted some games of the 2014 Unity World Cup.India’s Davis Cup team members, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna reside in Bangalore. Other sports personalities from Bangalore include national swimming champion Nisha Millet, world snooker champion Pankaj Advani and former All England Open badminton champion Prakash Padukone.

Latest Bangalore News

Car pooling halt in Karnataka – Ola and Uber riders affected

Car pooling or share ride in Karnataka is halted immediate effect.   The Karnataka Transport Department on 28th June directed popular cab aggregators Ola and Uber to withdraw car pooling feature from their mobile applications immediately. While the drivers are happy about the ban on car pooling, the move is likely to affect and disappoint passengers […]

Jaladhare – water supply project – Bengaluru

Jaladhare drinking water supply project is a big  project, which will be implemented by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department.  The project aims to provide piped water supply to every village in the state. Raising a loan for Jaladhare project : The State Government of Karnataka is planning to raise a loan of […]

Compulsory Kannada in Schools – Bengaluru

Compulsory Kannada in schools is being implemented according to S.R.Srinivas, Primary and Secondary Education Minister. The Kannada language will be compulsory in all schools across all boards. Students from Class 1 to Class 10 will be taught Kannada in all the schools. Statement by Minister: S.R.Srinivas, who is the Primary and Secondary Education Minister instructed all the Deputy Directors of […]

Violation of Traffic Rules – cost heavier

Violation of Traffic Rules – has become very expensive.  According to the new traffic rules of the Motor Vehicles Act Amendment Bill, violation of traffic rules attracts a minimum of Rs.1,000/- fine and a maximum of Rs.1,00,000/- lakh. The other traffic violations inviting heavy fines are: Not giving way to Ambulance attracts Rs.10,000/- Traffic violations […]

Cross border investments – Bangalore in top 10 in APAC list

Cross border investments – Bengaluru entered the list of top 10 cities that attracted maximum cross-border investment in Asia Pacific (APAC) for the 1st time.  It will be receiving over USD 1.6 billion last fiscal according to property consultant CBRE. APAC : Asia-Pacific (abbreviated as APAC) is the part of the world  in or near the Western […]

Hoax calls leads to Jail term – Bengaluru

Hoax calls can lead to jail term.  If the hoax call harms a person or if it results in any sort of loss, then it is considered a crime and a legal action will be taken. The menace of hoax calls has increased over the past years and Bengaluru city finds itself on the list […]

Footpaths to be free of encroachments in Bengaluru

Footpaths to be free of encroachments in Benglauru.  Making footpaths free is an obligation by BBMP.   Illegal footpath encroachment has been narrowing the road, causing inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians. Everyday we come across a lot of vehicles parked on footpaths and pavements.  Cars and two wheelers are parked on both sides of narrow residential […]

Government holiday on 4th Saturday in Karnataka

Government holiday on 4th Saturday every month in Karnataka to Government offices.  The Karnataka Cabinet decided to declare fourth Saturdays a holiday for the state government employees in addition to second Saturdays. According to sources, the decision would save a lot of money to the State exchequer since it would reduce consumption of electricity, water […]

Bengaluru LS 2019 results

Benaluru LS 2019 results are out. BJP has sweeped the Lok Sabha polls 2019 in Benglauru and also in Karnataka with 25 seats. Bengaluru Central : P.C.Mohan of BJP wins the seat again Rizwan Arshad of INC and Prakash Raj an Independent candidate from Benglauru Central. The Bengaluru Central segment was on the verge of […]

PG (Paying Guest) – Majority unlicensed in Bengaluru

PG (Paying Guest) hostels –  Majority of the PG hostels in Bengaluru are unlicensed.  Only a few women’s PG hostels have CCTV cameras and round the lock 24/7 security guards. The PG (Paying Guest) hostels are not monitored by any authority.  Bengaluru police doesn’t have a list of paying guest facilities in the city. And […]

Higher cutoff for girls in Bengaluru Colleges

Higher cutoff for girls in Bengaluru colleges is illegal and discriminatory.  PU colleges in Bengaluru are setting higher cut-off for girls when compared to that for boys this admission season.   Female students are apparently being punished for scoring better marks.  In a country where women are under represented in almost all walks of life, where women […]

Bengaluru Boy Udit Kumar V top JEE (Mains) Paper 2

Bengaluru boy – Udit Kumar V. tops JEE Main paper 2 in Karnataka. The results were announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA). National Testing Agency: National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. To assess competence […]

De-congestion of Bengaluru roads- Japanese Technology

De-congestion of Bengaluru roads is in progress using Japanese Technology.  Roads sensors at junctions are expected to reduce traffic snarls by at-least 30%. Seeing the present scenario the way things are moving, it looks like Bengaluru traffic police will soon  get a magic wand. The State government will soon deploy advanced Japanese Traffic technology to […]

Vibha Swaminathan – Bengaluru girl tops ISC exams

Vibha Swaminathan has topped the country in the ISC exams 12 Humanities stream.  She is a student of Aditi International School. ISC Exams : The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)  is a privately held national-level Board of school education in India that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the Indian School Certificate examinations for […]

Internet handling fee – BookMyShow under RBI Microscope

Internet handling fee – charged by movie ticket booking sites and payment platform are under RBI microscope/scrutiny for charging ‘convenience’ and ‘internet handling’. It is very easy and convenient to book a movie ticket online through app on ones mobile phone or a website using computer.  But one has to think what is the ‘internet […]

High Voter turnout at Karnataka – 69% LS Elections 2019

High voter turnout was recorded at Karnataka at 69% for the general elections 2019. General Elections 2019 : After a non-stop campaign for about a month, the remaining 14 seat out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the State of Karnataka went to polls in the second and final phase on 23rd .  The battle […]

Bengaluru Airport User fee hike 120%

Bengaluru Airport – user fee hike is by 120% . Flying out from the Bengaluru airport will be costlier by a massive 120 percent from 16th April  following the airport tariff regulator (Aera)  allowing it to revise upwards the user development fee (UDF) for four month. This order of AERA No. 18/2018-2019 follows the interim […]

I Phase General Elections / LS 2019

I Phase – of elections started on 11th April 2019 in different states.  The voting turnover percentage at 5 PM in the evening was : Bihar: 50.26% Telangana: 60.57% Meghalaya: 62% Uttar Pradesh: 59.77% Manipur: 78.20% Lakshadweep: 65.9% Manipur sees 78% Assam at 68%

Mrs. Pratibha Saunshimath – Mrs.India 2015 – Bengaluru

Mrs. Pratibha Saunshimath was crowned Mrs. India in 2015.  She is been described as “She’s Mentor”; “She’s a Mother”, She’s an Inspiration”, “She is Beautiful and a Star”, “She’s a Queen”, She’s a Go-Getter”, “She’s a Friend”, ‘She’s a Winner”, “She’s the support”, “She’s a Rock-Star”, and She’s the Sunshine that Never Stops Shining”- Yes […]

Bruhat Bengaluru Hotels Association – discounts – voters

Bruhat Bengaluru Hotels Association – is offering discounts to voters on food at city’s hotels on April 18 and 23.   If you are interested in getting discount on food just get your finger inked. Besides awareness programs by the Election Commission, hotels, restaurants, are adopting a novel method of incentivising voters to perform their democratic […]

Mission Shakthi – Indian anti-satellite mission

Mission Shakthi – is India’s first anti-satellite mission tested successfully.  India is the fourth country to achieve this feat along with USA, Russia and China. India has entered an elite club of nations that are capable of knocking off satellites in space.  The  DRDO missile tested off the Odisha coast successfully hit a low orbit […]

Money contribution – IPL – Armed forces

Money contribution to armed forces by BCCI instead of spending on the opening ceremony of IPL season 12. In the wake of the recent terror attack at Pulwama the BCCI decided to cancel the opening ceremony and donated the money to the armed forces. The estimated cost of hosting the opening ceremony was amounted to […]

Ola cabs banned – 6 months – shame/timing

Ola cabs ban – Implemented in Bengaluru for 6 months.  The Karnataka Transport Department on 22nd March 2019 suspended the  licence of online cab operator Ola for 6 months in Bengaluru.  This ban comes in the wake of old running its bike taxis while possessing a licence only to run four wheelers.  Ola had a […]

APP to trace polling stations – LS Polls 2019

APP to trace and navigate to the polling station is available now.  The mobile application— ‘Chunavana  APP’  — to navigate you to the polling station using your Voter ID number. According to an official, “The application is developed to increase voter turnout. It will direct the voters to their closest polling booth with the help […]

IAF Wing Commander will be released – Flash News

Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who is currently being held captive by Pakistan, will be released tomorrow.  The announcement was made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “In our desire of peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, Pakistan will be releasing the IAF Wing commander in […]

E-Kshana – Revenue Department – Power to citizen

E-Kshana by Revenue department, Government of Karnataka is a facility which is anywhere and anytime online delivery of revenue department certificates and RTCs.  The list of Revenue department services and rate under E-kshana : SL.No. SERVICES  APPLICATION FEE DURATION 1 Caste & Income certificate 25 21 2 Caste Certificate 25 21 3 SC/ST Certificate 25 […]

Train seat status – booking online-Indian railways

Train seat status now can be viewed while booking online.  Railway passengers will now have the opportunity to see the status of  seats while booking the train. Railways in India : Indian Railways (IR) is country’s national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways.   It manages the 4th largest railway network in the world by size, […]

Surgical strike 2 : India strikes Pakistan

Surgical strike 2 – impact is carrying on.  India claims to have shot down Pakistani F-16 Fighter jet.  Pakistan military claims to have arrested Indian Pilot after shooting down 2 IAF aircraft. Pakistan troops shell URI – Surgical strike 2 : Pakistani troops on 27th February, after the surgical strike 2 from Indian side,  intensely […]

Mirage drops 1000 Kg. bombs – India destroys JeM bases

Mirage strike took place early in the morning.  The air strike took place at pre-dawn 3.30 am.  12  numbers of Mirage 2000 aircraft dropped bombs on terrorist camps across the Line of Control. The strike lasted 21 minutes. Highlights – attack : Terror launch pads in Chakothi, Muaffarabad and Balakot are said  to be destroyed […]

Fire at Aeroshow

Fire at the aero- show 2019. There was a fire at car parking of Aero-show 2019 at Yelahanka. Commuters are advised to avoid the Kempegowda International Airport road.

Transfer of officers – General elections 2019 – Bengaluru

Transfer of officers are taking place in Karnataka. – A major reshuffle in the state is happening ahead of General  elections 2019.   The Government shunted out 31 IPS officers which includes the state intelligence chief. Election Commission – Transfer of officers : Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019, the Election Commission (EC)  of India […]

The Quad BLR – Entertainment, retail plaza – KIA

The Quad BLR is now opened at the Bengaluru International airport.    Now the airport is  Super Cool With Craft Beer, Doner Kebabs, Gyros And Some Retail Therapy. Bengaluru International airport – the Quad – BLR : Travellers to and from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru should account for some extra time to spend at […]

Times of India Newspaper – What a shame

Times of India – Newspaper edition on 15th Feb. 2019, the day after Pulwama Attack had a heading “Government blames Pakistan after local youth rams CRPF convey with IED-Packed SUV in worst ever Jammu and Kashmir terror strike”. Everybody who read the headlines early in the morning were shocked whether it is an Indian edition […]

Surya Kiran Crash – Aero India 2019

Surya Kiran aircrafts colluded. 2 of the surya kiran hawks have crashed into each other during a practice session prior to Aero India Show 2019. The team of Surya kiran has been a eye catch in different aero shows. Recently the team upgraded from Kiran Air craft to Hawk. The crash took place in the […]

Massive fire at Nelamangala

A massive fire broke out today at United paints, nelamangala, Tumkuru road .  Those who are travelling that side take precautions if possible avoid Tumukuru road on Nelamangala side. 

Signal jump- caught on camera – Benglauru

Signal jump is an offence.  If get caught on camera, pay a hefty fine.  The traffic police in Bengaluru are set to install 5494 bullet and Pan-Tilt Zoom CCTV’s in the city.  These number of cameras are in addition to the already existing 731 cameras already installed in the central business district and other sensitive […]

Central budget – 2019-2020

The Central budget for the Fiscal year 2019-2020 was presented by the Interim Finance Minister Mr.Piyush Goyal today.  The highlights of the Central Budget 2019-2020 are : Central Budget 2019-2020 – Benefits to Tax Payers and Business: Full tax rebate upto Rs.5 lakh If the Gross income is Rs.6.5 lakh then there is no tax […]

Wildtrails – Spot animals with app. help

Wildtrails – Spot animals during safaris with the help of app.  The CEO of ‘Wildtrails’, Mr. Manjunath Gowda sees a 20% increase in wildlife tourism among Bangaloreans. Spot animals – Wildtrails : Love for adventure is increasing.  More Indians are now choosing for vacations in and around the country.  Some choose locations to relax and […]

Aero India 2019 show – Namma Bengaluru

Aero India 2019 show – a five day show will come alive on Feb.20 in Namma Bengaluru.  The show includes the controversial Rafale jets. Features – Aero India 2019 : Aero India 2019 will provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in International aviation sector. A rapidly growing economy and opening up of defence […]

Vehicle ban – lalbagh botanical gardens

Vehicle ban will be implemented in lalbagh very soon.  The drive is to make the botanical Gardens a paradise for ‘walkers’.  Complete vehicle ban inside Lalbagh : The complete vehicle ban will be implemented within two months in the botanical gardens.  All the officials and the visitors to the gardens either have to walk or […]

Dr. Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamigalu

Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamigalu is no more, the state has lost an eminent person today Shivayogigalu Shatayushi Dr. Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamigalu PB KR (born 1 April 1907), also known as Nadedaduva Devaru (Walking God) and better known as the Shivakumara Swami, is a Lingayat religious figure and humanitarian. He is the head […]

Free Wifi – across Bengaluru

Free Wifi at 3500 locations across Bengaluru will be soon  a reality.  The Wifi will be provided by the civic body BBMP. Bengaluru gears up for free-connectivity in public places. What is Wifi? Wi-Fi is the name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections.  A […]

BWSSB – Water tariff hike – Bengaluru

Water tariff hike is looking inevitable.  The BWSSB is seeking revision of water tariff to meet the operational costs.  The last revision of tariff was in 2014. BWSSB – Government Agency The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is the premier governmental agency responsible for sewage disposal and water supply to Bengaluru city. It was formed in […]

Mirle Vardaraj – rowdy arrested

Rowdy Mirle Vardaraj arrested.  Property documents worth over Rs 500 crore seized.  He is accused of involving in cheating and criminal activities. Mirle Vardaraj is a history-sheeter who used to threaten landowners and bought their property by paying a lesser amount with the help of his rowdy friends. On 6th December 2018, he was arrested […]

How About A Chennai Bengaluru Ride in 120 Minutes?

Whenever we take our car out for a Chennai-Bengaluru trip, we are prepared for a 4-hour journey. But if I say, we will be able to finish Chennai-Bengaluru journey in just 120 minutes? Does that sound awesome? Well, the good news is Germany has submitted a report that says bullet train from Chennai to Mysore […]

#MeToo – Rape Case Filed Against Alok Nath By Vinta Nanda

Mumbai Police has registered a rape case against actor Alok Nath after a complaint was filed by the writer-producer, Vinta Nanda. An FIR was registered at the Oshiwara Police Station, when Vinta accused Nath of raping her nearly two decades ago. About Alok Nath Alok Nath, who has been known for his 90s TV show, was alleged in […]

The 5G Revolution – Is it the 5G Mobile or the 5G Network?

5G revolution is the next big thing, just around the corner. Even if you are not aware of it, there is one thing that you would definitely agree to. This technology is sure to change our lives. If you ask Verizon, 5G is already here… Ever since Verizon revealed that it would be the first […]

Bengaluru Loses 37% Water Everyday, Coming Its Way

Bengaluru has been associated to Singapore, many times. But, when it comes to checking leakage and water-pilferage, we are not even close to Dhaka. What BWSSB Has To Say on Stopping Water Leak? The chairman of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Tushar Girinath said that Bangalore will have to wait for three more decades to fix such […]

Gilly’s Redefined – have you been here?

Have you ever got happy-high and danced your night away at Gilly’s Redefined? Dancing is an excellent stress-buster, especially after an exhausting day and Bangalore houses some of the grooviest party destinations. Apart from just being a hub of IT professionals, the bustling city hosts the best dance floors for you to groove on. After the […]

Last chance to enroll name in electoral rolls

Electors in 28 assembly constituencies of Bengaluru can file their claims and objections from October 10  to November 20 according to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad who is also the District Election Officer. The BBMP is planning to conduct a special revision of electoral rolls for 4 days in namma Bengaluru.  The […]

Eco friendly Seed Ganeshas

Go Green, Save Earth.  Plant Trees Rotary, Bengaluru has come out with a  project of Rotary Bangalore Green City. This Ganesha Chaturthi goes for Eco-friendly seed Ganeshas, 1-foot height cocopeet and visarjan pot are available.  Place your orders before 30th August so that there will ample time for pick up from the delivery location.   […]

Constitution Museum at Bengaluru by 2020.

The state government is planning to establish a Constitution Museum in Bengaluru.  This will be an opportunity for the younger generation to get a feel of the debates in the Constituent Assembly, clarifications and justifications from Ambedkar on every article or section of the Constitution, before it was drafted and the history of Karnataka legislature. […]


The Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of IT major, Infosys supports various programs in different streams like education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture.  The foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting their projects with care and working in areas that are ignored or overlooked by the society. The Infosys Foundation, […]


Theaters these days make most of their revenue from food. There is no legal or statutory provision to prohibit one to carry personal food and water to cinema.  This is a rule flouted by cinema halls having their own stalls for food and beverages. The reason, of course, is that the theatre wants people to […]

Controversy over iPhone, leather bag gift to Karnataka MPs

The Karnataka Coalition Government which has been facing a lot of difficulty in raising funds to pay salary to its civic workers who works tirelessly to keep our city clean, waive loan of the farmers, provide free bus passes to students, has funds to give away expensive gadgets and leather bags to State MP’s . […]

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