Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Bengaluru

Fresh Covid cases nearly double in 24 hrs in Karnataka at 4,246; Bengaluru reports 3,605

Bengaluru: Fresh COVID-19 cases in Karnataka nearly doubled in 24 hours to 4,246 and reported two deaths on Wednesday, taking the count to 30,17,572...

Pandemic showed we can’t hide anywhere, geopolitics will be technology-led: Mohandas Pai

Experts like Pai & Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw say at Global Tech Summit that Bengaluru is on par with Tokyo, Boston, Silicon Valley etc. Call for coalition of tech-intensive cities.

Slight uptick in cases in Bengaluru but don’t expect 2nd wave kind of scenario: Civic body chief

BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta says 'finding source of Omicron' is very difficult, but 'task at hand is to test, isolate patients and trace contacts of every case'.

Live in Bengaluru & lost your dog? New app could help with facial recognition, online network

Released on 3 November, dog lovers can use this facial recognition app to find missing pets. The app already has over 10,000 downloads despite being available only in the city of Bengaluru.

Bengaluru best city for jobs & economic growth, Kolkata worst — Niti Aayog’s SDG Urban index

Overall, Shimla, Coimbatore & Thiruvananthapuram have topped the Niti Aayog's SDG Urban Index, while Dhanbad & Meerut are the worst performers.

Bengaluru most accessible and attractive city in India for remote workers, study finds

A study by WorkMotion ranks cities on remote working compliance, cost of living, civic infrastructure, and liveability.

Gangs of Bengaluru: ‘Silent’ Sunil, Ajith ‘Malayali’ & the dark underbelly of India’s IT capital

There have been 10 murders related to ‘rowdy-sheeters’ in Bengaluru in 2021 alone. Numbers might seem alarming, but Bengaluru police insist trend is no different from past years.

Karnataka CM Bommai’s new headache — ministers battling publicly to be Bengaluru in-charge

While two senior ministers in the Bommai cabinet have made the battle for Bengaluru quite public, a few others are quietly lobbying for the post.

Hindu girl’s family missing after Muslim man’s ‘murder’ in Belagavi, no one knows where they are

Arbaz’s mutilated body was found on railway tracks on 28 September. He was allegedly murdered over his interfaith relationship with a Hindu woman.

4 suicides in 7 months at IISc Bengaluru during Covid put spotlight on mental health issues

Students accuse IISc of paying little heed to mental health amid the Covid pandemic, while authorities say they have been looking at ways to address the issue.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.