Bangalore ready to avenge loss in Chennai

The second face-off between IPL heavyweights Bangalore and Chennai may go to the wire with last season’s finalists aiming to keep their winning momentum going after a stuttering start.

While Daniel Vettori’s men will try hard to add to their hat-trick of wins, expect the yellow shirts to spring a few surprises.

Bombardier opens ESO in Bangalore

Bombardier Aerospace, on Tuesday, opened its engineering service office (ESO) here. The office, which now employs about 20 people, will house about 50 engineers before 2013, a release says.

The ESO will support Bombardier’s in production and in development aircraft programmes by providing assistance to the company and more than 400 engineers at its partners’ offices in the areas of complex engineering structure design, advanced stress analysis and project management services.

‘4G services in Bangalore within next 30 days’

Union Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal said that the industry needed to reflect as to why 3G had failed to deliver so far although 2G was a success.

Mr. Sibal said this while launching the country’s first 4G services here. He said that the government wished to auction the 4G spectrum by this fiscal. “The real 4G will come when spectrum of 700 MHZ is put for auction,” he said.

Gowda falls foul of caste politics

Two setbacks within a week: that’s what chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda experienced with the Karnataka high court striking down the appointment of Shankar M Bidari as DG&IGP on March 30, and the appointment of Justice Chandrashekaraiah as Upa Lokayukta on Tuesday. More >

Bangalore student suffers burns, alleges ragging

A Bangalore engineering student suffered 60 per cent burns following his repeated ragging. While it has been established that he was ragged by his seniors, how the 18-year-old got the burn injuries, continues to be a mystery, because of the boy’s conflicting versions.

Police were probing whether the first year aeronautical engineering student, Ajmal, tried to commit suicide or was he doused with kerosene by someone else. He has been battling for life in the hospital.

Won’t leave Bangalore till made CM

In a further hardening of stand, former chief minister turned rebel BS Yeddyurappa has refused to go to Delhi for talks with BJP central leadership till he is reinstated as chief minister if Karnataka.

As per reports, Yeddyurappa has refused to leave Bangalore till his demands are met. His reluctance to head to Delhi is understandable as he had, over the weekend, whisked away almost 50 MLAs to a resort outside Bangalore and would not want any breaking away from his ranks while he is away.

3 held in Banglore for killing Gobi lawyer

Defending a habitual offender proved fatal for a 59-year-old advocate from Gobichettipalyam in Erode district. The offender and his two aides allegedly strangled to death Appuswamy Sriranga Gounder, a lawyer in Gobichettipalyam and Tirupur, before dumping his body in a canal in Mandya district.

Gounder had gone missing since February 11 after he left his hometown for Mandya. Brother of former MP E Chinnasamy, Gounder was known to be a leading criminal lawyer of the region, handling high-profile cases.

Bright boy succumbed to emotional trauma

A 100 on 100 in Maths. Bright in studies which perhaps meant a rich future, but a moment’s emotional vulnerability snuffed out the life of Vishnu Sharan who committed suicide by jumping in front of the Metro train on Monday night. There are murmurs of a troubled moment in a relationship with a young girl he liked but no one confirmed it.

He was a genius. That’s what most people had to say about Vishnu. He was a topper at St Joseph’s College Boys’ High School; scored 97% in the 2010 ICSE exams and went on to study Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science. He scored 100% in a recent Mathematics class exam.

12-yr-old girl dies in WonderLa’s wave pool

12-year-old Sayeeda Shabrina Taj, a sixth standard student of Mata English School in RT Nagar, Bangalore, met with a fatal destiny in the amusement park – WonderLa. The girl drowned and died as she failed to hold rope provided under water insde the wave pool of the park.

Bangalore police officials claimed that Sabrina might have lost grip of the safety rope while moving from the shallow end to the deep end. The force of teh wave could have carried her to the six-feet-deep side of the pool where she was found unconscious state.

One lakh devotees worship god Shiva in Bangalore

An estimated one lakh people from 60 countries assembled at the Art of Living (AoL) international centre on the city’s outskirts Monday to worship Hindu god Shiva on the occasion of the deity’s night-long festival. More >