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Karnataka Schools Closed to Mourn Minister’s Death

Following the death of Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadeva Prasad, the state government declared a holiday on Tuesday but many schools were already opened, making it defunct. There was considerable confusion among the schools as the government declared holiday on Tuesday itself after finding the minister dead in a resort room near Chikkaballapur in the morning around 8:30 ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro Status: Stand-Alone Stations in Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar Await Elusive Connection

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It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual. The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before ...

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BMTC Bus Strike: Many Schools to Open Tomorrow

As Karnataka is beset with transport strike for over three days with no signs of relief, many schools have decided to go ahead and open on Thursday. Even the deputy commissioners who issue holiday have decided to let schools open and see the situation. [FLASH: Bus strike Ends, Schools to Open Tomorrow] To begin with many Bangalore schools with their ...

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BMTC Strike Not Called Off, Some Schools Opt for Holiday, Others to Open

The ongoing BMTC, KSRTC and other RTC unions continuing their two-day strike into an indefinite strike, the government tried to push the trainees and mechanical engineers to run some skeletal bus service with no relief for commuters. Many schools have taken pre-emptive action declaring a third day holiday on Wednesday too. While many office-goers are given the option to work ...

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Namma Metro East West Corridor Opening Delayed to April Now

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With the work on Kempegowda Interchange metro station at Majestic almost completed, officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) said the inspection team will visit for clearance of safety on Friday, March 25, which means a dealy of one more month. Once the safety clearance is granted by the Commissioner for Railway Safety, the new corridor connecting Byappanahalli to ...

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Minister Appeals Trade Unions Not to Hold Bandh, Assures Action on 9 Out of 12 Demands

Union Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya has appealed trade unions, which have called for a nation-wide bandh tomorrow to reconsider their decision as the government is working on 9 of their 12 demands seriously. He has reiterated the government assurance to consult trade unions while taking Labour Law reforms. His earlier appeal was sent out on August 27. In his letter ...

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Harsha Vardhan Pitches for Technology for Common Man; Here’s How it Can be Done

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsha Vardhan has brought home the major point of debate in the country aimed at bringing technology to the precincts of a common man in each of state-funded laboratory in India. The minister who visted Bangalore’s Raman Research Institute on Friday said the results of the scientific research should reach the people bridging ...

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Foxconn to Invest $5 Billion in India, to Match China Factories in Production

Riding on high turnout in China, thanks to iPhone boom for over a decade, Foxconn is now eyeing Indian manufacturing base to be set up at about $5 billion (Rs.6,300 crore), including a research and development facility in Maharashtra. Subash Desai, Maharashtra’s industries minister, said the largest electronics centre in India would provide jobs to about 50,000 employees and an ...

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