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Bollywood actor Tabu at Express Adda: WATCH LIVE

According to Tabu, Indian cinema has always had female-centric characters but it’s only now that women actors have gained the courage to take on layered characters.

The committee gave the clearance for the movie’s theatrical release on the condition that its team won’t use any title other than S Durga (which was earlier called Sexy Durga) during its exhibition.

Actor Nana Patekar speaks on his recently released Marathi film Aapla Manus, why content is the real star today, his creative process and retirement plans.

Technology

The DoT had first announced the norms for the 13-digit mobile number for SIM cards to be used in M2M communication devices back in 2016.

Massive blackholes, NASA Cahndra X-ray telescope, University of Montreal, massive galaxy clusters, Institute of Space Sciences, Einstein's theory of relativity, radiowave detection, gravitational pull

Researchers using NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope have found that massive black holes are 10 times heavier than previously expected.

Robotic system, item organisation, MIT, industrial robotic hand, grasping algorithm, retail warehouses, picking technologies, deep neural network, learning algorithms

Scientists have been able to create a robotic system that can help organise items, with on-the-job object recognition.

Bangalore News

Bengaluru pub brawl: Karnataka Youth Congress general secretary suspended for six years for alleged role
Bengaluru pub brawl: Karnataka Youth Congress general secretary suspended for six years for alleged role

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the law must take its course and the police must bring to book whoever is guilty. “Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are,” Siddaramaiah said.

Police bust medical, engineering seats racket in Bengaluru, arrest two
Police bust medical, engineering seats racket in Bengaluru, arrest two

The arrested duo, Rajath Shetty, an engineering graduate and Jaiprakash Singh, a management degree holder, both aged 31, had set up offices in the city under the names of six fictitious firms

LeT man convicted for terror financing, money laundering in Karnataka
LeT man convicted for terror financing, money laundering in Karnataka

The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was charged with “waging war” against Government of India, possession of arms and explosives and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Bengaluru: 24 hour Yagna on February 2 to create awareness on importance of cow
Bengaluru: 24 hour Yagna on February 2 to create awareness on importance of cow

BJP will organise a 24 hour ‘Go Raksha Asthayama Yagna’ in Bengaluru on February 2.

Bengaluru: After seven hours, 5,000 Army jawans bring Bellandur fire under control
Bengaluru: After seven hours, 5,000 Army jawans bring Bellandur fire under control

Bellandur lake, the largest water body in the city, is spread over 1,000 acres and is situated in the middle of wetlands. A contingent of 5,000 jawans were deployed on Friday evening to bring the situation under control.

Bengaluru fire: 5 dead after fire breaks out in Kailash Bar and Restaurant, two held
Bengaluru fire: 5 dead after fire breaks out in Kailash Bar and Restaurant, two held

Bengaluru fire: The victims, employees of the restaurant, were sleeping inside the building when the fire broke out.

Rahul Gandhi’s charm will not spell magic in Karnataka: NDA leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Rahul Gandhi’s charm will not spell magic in Karnataka: NDA leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Chandrasekhar alleged that Congress always played divisive politics in the name of caste and religion, Siddaramaiah’s government in Karnataka was no exception.

Karnataka mulls capital punishment law for rapists of minor girls
Karnataka mulls capital punishment law for rapists of minor girls

Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters that the government would get details of the law passed by the Madhya Pradesh government and plan on getting it enacted in the state.

33 kg gold worth Rs 11 crore seized from cargo in Bengaluru airport
33 kg gold worth Rs 11 crore seized from cargo in Bengaluru airport

The gold was found in a cargo consignment which was supposed to be dispatched from Bengaluru, officials said.

Will ensure adequate security for release of ‘Padmavati’: Karnataka govt
Will ensure adequate security for release of ‘Padmavati’: Karnataka govt

The minister also said that the censor board’s decision will be final on the concerns relating to the content of the movie. 

B S Yeddyurappa alleges irregularities in purchase of laptops by Karnataka govt
B S Yeddyurappa alleges irregularities in purchase of laptops by Karnataka govt

Besides asking for Basavaraj Rayareddi to resign, Yeddyurappa demanded that CM Siddaramaiah should get the matter investigated by a sitting High Court judge.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah invites Chinese investors, says ready to receive with open arms
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah invites Chinese investors, says ready to receive with open arms

Karnataka will continue to actively engage with China and explore all possible avenues to build a strong and prosperous state, CM Siddaramaiah said.

Bangalore: At least seven killed in house collapse, many feared trapped
Bangalore: At least seven killed in house collapse, many feared trapped

Eye-witnesses said the blast took place at around 7 am They said a noise of the blast was heard and the 20 year-old building was reduced to rubble.

Bengaluru rains: Girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10
Bengaluru rains: Girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10

The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have triggered a political slugfest between ruling the Congress and the BJP.

Bengaluru potholes claim fourth victim this month: A 21-year-old woman on scooter
Bengaluru potholes claim fourth victim this month: A 21-year-old woman on scooter

The government has drawn flak for the condition of the roads in the city. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has attributed the potholes to torrential rains received in the city, and has promised to fix them within a fortnight.

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in Bannerghatta Biological Park
White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in Bannerghatta Biological Park

The Park’s executive director Santosh Kumar confirmed Anji’s death, but said: “Since a police investigation is on, it is not fair on my part to give any reason behind Anji’s death.”

Karnataka HC strikes down forest development fee
Karnataka HC strikes down forest development fee

Last year, the government had brought in an amendment to the Karnataka Forest Act and renamed the KFT as Karnataka Forest Fee, retrospectively from 2008.

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in parts of Bengaluru    
Heavy rains disrupt normal life in parts of Bengaluru    

Many trees were uprooted, lakes breached their banks, and houses were inundated as rains pounded Bengaluru.

Friend among four held for kidnapping, killing I-T officer’s son in Bengaluru
Friend among four held for kidnapping, killing I-T officer’s son in Bengaluru

According to police, Sharath Kumar (19), a second-year engineering student, went missing on September 12 after he left his home in west Bengaluru on a new motorcycle his parents had gifted him.

JDS beats Congress to launching low-cost canteens
JDS beats Congress to launching low-cost canteens

Gowda, his wife, Chennamma, and priest Nanjavadoota Swamiji launched jeweller and JDS legislator T A Saravana’s ‘Namma Appaji Canteen’ dedicated to the former Prime Minister.

For ‘provocative speech’, activist files complaint against BS Yeddyurappa
For ‘provocative speech’, activist files complaint against BS Yeddyurappa

Police said RTI activist N Hanume Gowda’s complaint has been forwarded to Mangaluru city police commissioner for action.

Bangalore Metro protest called off; BMRCL resumes services
Bangalore Metro protest called off; BMRCL resumes services

Thousands of people who depend on Metro services to reach their workplaces, colleges and other places were shocked on Friday morning as the Metro service did not commence.

Bengaluru Metro strike called off, services resume after talks
Bengaluru Metro strike called off, services resume after talks

Thousands of commuters were stranded as Metro stations across Bengaluru were closed in the wake of a protest undertaken by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) staff members.

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike plasters Hindi name plate of Chickpet metro station in Bengaluru
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike plasters Hindi name plate of Chickpet metro station in Bengaluru

The KRV had last week staged a protest and demanded the BMRCL end the practice of Hindi signboards in metro stations as well as announcements. KRV has said that Hindi was not being used in metro trains in neighbouring states of Kerala and Maharashtra.

Bengaluru startup CEO’s arm bitten by crocodile, police register case for trespassing
Bengaluru startup CEO’s arm bitten by crocodile, police register case for trespassing

The incident happened when Dandwate reportedly took his two dogs for a bath at the Thattekere Lake, which is part of a protected area in Bannerghatta forest.

Namma Metro ready for full-fledged operation
Namma Metro ready for full-fledged operation

The first phase of the metro rail project, which was initiated in 2005, has reached completion after missing several deadlines.

Bengaluru: Five-year-old girl sexually assaulted, dumped on roadside

The girl had bleeding head injuries and was immediately rushed to the state-run Bowring hospital.

Passenger train derails in Karnataka, no injuries reported
Passenger train derails in Karnataka, no injuries reported

The train derailed between Kalagapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka on the Parli-Vikarabad section of Secunderabad division at around 1.50 AM today.

Video: Rs 40 crores demonetised notes recovered from former corporator’s office in Bengaluru
Video: Rs 40 crores demonetised notes recovered from former corporator’s office in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru police on Friday recovered over Rs 40 crores of demonetised currency in a raid conducted at a former corporator’s office.

Bengaluru domestic help was sold for Rs 19,000: Cops

Police have found that Grover had employed the girl through Milan Enterprises.

Karnataka bypoll result: Boost to Siddaramaiah as Congress wins both Nanjangud, Gundlupet
Karnataka bypoll result: Boost to Siddaramaiah as Congress wins both Nanjangud, Gundlupet

Karnataka bypoll result: The victory is seen as a big boost for the populist policies of Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah

Christian event cancelled in Bengaluru
Christian event cancelled in Bengaluru

The Pulikeshi Nagar police said the event was cancelled by the organisers and management of the school.

Bengaluru: Man caught on camera stealing undergarments arrested
Bengaluru: Man caught on camera stealing undergarments arrested

CCTV cameras on the college campus had on February 12 captured a man roaming around wearing undergarments of women and stealing inner wear left out in the hostel’s washing area.

Bengaluru: Professor sacked over sexual orientation
Bengaluru: Professor sacked over sexual orientation

In 2010, he was removed by the management of the Indian Institute of Technology (Hyderabad) allegedly over his sexual orientation.

Karnataka govt cancels Bengaluru steel flyover project
Karnataka govt cancels Bengaluru steel flyover project

The move to cancel the project was announced by the Bengaluru Development Minister K J George at a meeting with local MLAs and representatives Thursday.

Karnataka abandons steel flyover project in Bengaluru
Karnataka abandons steel flyover project in Bengaluru

“The steel flyover will not be constructed as the project has been cancelled,” Bengaluru Development Minister K J George told reporters Bengaluru.