Ralph Alex Arakal

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LiveBangalore news LIVE updates: Discussion on confidence motion continues past Guv’s second deadline to CM Kumaraswamy; IMA Mansoor in ED custody

Bangalore news LIVE updates: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Revised Bengaluru Metro route to airport likely to make ride longer for many

The revised route to the airport might make commuters' access to the designated red metro line tedious from various parts of the city, mobility experts and activists point out.

Bangalore news July 18 highlights: Karnataka assembly adjourned till Friday 11 am; BJP prepares for all-night dharna

Bangalore news July 18 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

Bengaluru: Kerala band forced off stage after unruly pub-goers object to singing in Malayalam

Many pointed out that the issue should be taken to court and should be fought legally. However, Street Academics has decided to fight the issue in their own way. "In fact, we are coming out with a song about the same issue this week."

Bengaluru news: Top stories – July 15

Welcome to your one-stop destination for the top news from Bengaluru on July 15.

IMA scam: Bedridden for last 30 days, want to return in 24 hours, says Mansoor Khan in video

In his latest video, Khan says he is suffering from three heart blockages for which he requires immediate treatment. The SIT, probing the IMA case, is yet to react to the video. Khan further says he was on "bed rest for the last 30 days".

Bangalore news July 11 highlights: Will meet MLAs individually from tomorrow to scrutinise resignations: Speaker Ramesh Kumar

Bangalore news LIVE updates: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

DK Shivakumar: Congress’ crisis man and eternal troubleshooter

Shivakumar has lived his political life with the 'troubleshooter' image ever since he hosted Congress MLAs from Maharashtra in Bengaluru as the Vilasrao Deshmukh-led government faced a similar crisis back in 2001.

LiveKarnataka crisis Live Updates: Shivakumar released, being sent back to Bengaluru

Karnataka MLA Resign, Karnataka Political Crisis Today Live News Updates: The rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs had approached the Mumbai Police, saying they felt "threatened" by their state leaders and do not want to meet them in this regard.

Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar: The man who holds the cards amid political crisis

The role of the Speaker becomes key given the fact that the crisis is all about numbers. He will decide on whether and when to accept a demand for a floor test.

Bengaluru: National Law School students protest steep tuition fee hike

Incidentally, the NLSIU stated that the hike was incorporated to meet the payment of salaries of the staff according to the seventh pay commission recommendations.

Karnataka crisis: 11 MLAs submit resignation, leaves ruling Cong-JD(S) coalition in tizzy

The political crisis in Karnataka has been brewing ever since the BJP swept the parliamentary polls in the state, with the ruling Congress-JD(S) leaders expressing fears that the BJP would try to dislodge the government.

Five held for ‘gang-rape’ of college student, 8 arrested for circulating videos: Karnataka Police

The incident, which allegedly took place on April 3, came to light only on Tuesday after two sexually explicit videos were circulated in various WhatsApp groups.

IISc Bengaluru students’ protest enters third day over security guard’s death

The protests held in the Faculty Hall building continue late evening for hours after which policemen from Sadashivanagara station were called in to pacify the protestors.

In Karnataka trains, all-women RPF teams will track complaints on WhatsApp, act swiftly

Apart from men entering lady compartments and refusing to move out even while pointed out, instances of groping and brushing against female passengers in crowded trains are still common, women passengers point out.

Mumbai airport’s main runway shut after heavy rain, several flights diverted to Bengaluru

However, officials at the Bengaluru International Airport clarified that operations were not impacted in the airport even in the wake of unscheduled arrivals.

Bangalore-Kerala private bus services resume; strike called off

The bus operators for their part agreed with the Kerala government that a redressal system to address passenger grievances will be set up for each bus plying on these routes.

IMA scam: BBMP councillor arrested, SIT says he knows promoter Mansoor’s hideout

Incidentally, Mujahid had uploaded a video on YouTube as an appeal to Mansoor Khan. In the six-minute video uploaded on June 12, he advises Mansoor to address the concerns of his investors by making a video.

Bangalore’s British Council Library gets a makeover

Established in 1960, the British Library (as it is popular among folks of Bangalore) operated out of the first floor of Koshy's Parade Cafe (Koshy's Bar and Restaurant) in St Marks Road.

Bangalore: AC Volvo buses might be stopped due to lack of commuters

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) had introduced AC Volvo buses in 2006 under two brand names - Vajra and Vayu Vajra, the latter operating as exclusive services to Bengaluru International Airport.