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IT, directed by Andrés Muschietti, is one of the most successful R-Rated films of all time. The first film covered the first part of King's novel 'It'. It: Chapter 2 is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019.

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Race 3 box office collection day 8: Race 3 has absolutely no competition this week. It is expected to dominate the box office in the coming week until Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju hits theatres.

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The executives at Lucasfilm are focusing on Star Wars: Episode IX, which is scheduled to hit theatres next year. The publication further reports that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie was in development, but it is no longer the case.

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NASA seems to have created a blueprint in preparation for the possibility of an asteroid hitting the Earth.

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The banks arranging Xiaomi’s IPO are pitching the company as a fast-growing firm that started as a phone brand and has since expanded into smart home gadgets and highly profitable internet services.

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Twitter said Smyte's products will help it address challenges in safety, spam and security more quickly and effectively.

Bangalore News

Ola cab driver ‘molests’ woman passenger in Bengaluru, forces her to strip for photo
Ola cab driver ‘molests’ woman passenger in Bengaluru, forces her to strip for photo

Condemning the shameful incident, Ola has said that it has blacklisted the accused driver.

Respite from heat after heavy rain, hailstorm hits Bengaluru
Respite from heat after heavy rain, hailstorm hits Bengaluru

Bengaluru has received 44 mm rain in March. In 2017, the city had recorded 47.8mm rain during the same month. 

Toll collection at Sadahalli toll plaza towards Bengaluru airport begins
Toll collection at Sadahalli toll plaza towards Bengaluru airport begins

The Sadahalli toll plaza in Bengaluru was marred by violence a few years ago when motorists had attacked toll booth personnel.

World Water Day: ‘Bengaluru’s taps may run dry if authorities don’t act’
World Water Day: ‘Bengaluru’s taps may run dry if authorities don’t act’

Till 1970, Bengaluru, the city of pensioners and gardens with salubrious climate through the year had enough water to meet the needs of its denizens from wells in the backyards of every home, borewells and supply from water bodies, including rain-fed lakes, reservoirs, ponds and tanks.

Bengaluru Metro employees union threaten to go on indefinite strike from March 22
Bengaluru Metro employees union threaten to go on indefinite strike from March 22

The BMRCL Employees Union said though it is registered and affiliated to the Indian National Trade Union Congress, it has not yet been recognised.

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty stabbed inside office, attacker arrested
Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty stabbed inside office, attacker arrested

Shetty was reportedly stabbed in the stomach at least three times. He was taken to the Mallya Hospital, where he was reported to be “out of danger”.

Panel recommends religious minority status for Lingayats
Panel recommends religious minority status for Lingayats

The BJP has accused the Congress of attempting to divide the community for electoral gains, with party chief Amit Shah calling it a political game being played by the rival party.

BJP releases Bengaluru-specific charge sheet against Karnataka govt
BJP releases Bengaluru-specific charge sheet against Karnataka govt

Releasing the booklet carrying the “failures” of the Congress government, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said  Bengaluru has been reduced to a “garbage and crime city” ever since Siddaramaiah took over as chief minister.

PM Modi ‘facilitator of corruption,” alleges Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah
PM Modi ‘facilitator of corruption,” alleges Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Taking a jibe at Modi, the Chief Minister said that when BJP followers shout ‘Modi, Modi, Modi’ in public rallies, they referred to the three Modis – Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi and Narendra Modi.”

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.