Bangalore

Mumbai martyr''s father gives cold-shoulder to Kerala Chief Minister

NSGBangalore, Dec. 1 : An angry father of slain National Security Guard (NSG) commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan on Monday refused to accept the condolences of Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan.

Directing his anger at the politician, K. Unnikrishnan, Sandeep''s father asked Achuthanandan to leave his home immediately.

As commandos gunned down the last of the militants on Saturday, ending the gun battle that started late on Wednesday night, local television channels were divided between covering the operations and an outpouring of venom against both the ruling Congress party-led coalition and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Pietersen fears Guwahati ODI may also be affected by bad light

Bangalore, Nov. 22 : England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has warned that the one-day international to be played at Guwahati, could also be decided by the Duckworth-Lewis rules, as bad light could curtail play.

Guwahati is the venue for the sixth one-dayer on November 29.

"They [the authorities] will have to do something about Guwahati. We are going to start there at 8.30 a. m. but that will still not make too much of a difference. It could get dark there by 3.30 p. m.," Cricinfo quoted Pietersen, as saying.

Guwahati is located in the north east and the sun sets earlier in the region than elsewhere in India.

Freddie Flintoff still feeling gloomy about Kanpur ODI loss

Freddie Flintoff still feeling gloomy about Kanpur ODI lossBangalore, Nov. 22: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was still angry last night at the injustice of England’s defeat.

All-rounder Freddie said the farcical conclusion of the third one-day international "left a bad taste in the mouth."

Former players who insisted the regulations must be changed to allow a proper game of cricket supported him, reports The Sun.

Indian biotech industry expected to grow despite global meltdown

Indian biotech industry expected to grow despite global meltdownBangalore, Nov 22: India's biotechnology industry is confident of excellent augmentation in the coming years despite global meltdown.

Experts feel that the Indian biotechnology industry, which currently holds only two percent share of the global market, has the potential to grow and emerge as global player in coming years.

Bangalore gets its first foreign consulate

Frank Walter SteinmeierBangalore, India - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday opened the first foreign consulate in India's information-technology hub of Bangalore.

More than 120 German firms operate in or near the southern city of 8 million people, including carmaker Daimler AG and software company SAP AG.

Bangalore cobbler wants to be famous with miniature shoes

karnatakaBangalore, Nov. 19 : A roadside cobbler in Bangalore city has nurtured a big dream to earn name and fame for himself. He is determined to one day realize it by raising a collection of miniature shoes and sandals.

Fifty-year-old K. R. Shivshankar maintains a 6` by 3`shop, where he spends his day mending and polishing shoes and sandals of the passers by.

Campaign against drunk driving launched by Diageo and MTV

Campaign against drunk driving launched by Diageo and MTVIn a press conference on Monday, Liquor giant Diageo Plc, in association with MTV, kicked off Guardian Angel campaign against drunk driving. The campaign, to be based in Mumbai and Bangalore - the two cities considered as prominent party cities by the companies - a team of ambassadors dressed as angels will visit key watering holes.

IIM-B placements dispel fears of gloomy job scenario

IIM-B placements dispel fears of gloomy job scenario The fears of low placement period for management students in the coming months may prove wrong as the summer placements at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, were encouraging. The placement session ended on Saturday. 

A total of 24% of the batch of 268 students confirmed positions in consulting firms cutting across finance, strategy and marketing functions. The single largest consulting sector recruiter was McKinsey and Co, which took five students. 

Chandrayaan-I lands on Moon with tri-colour

Chandrayaan-I lands on Moon with tri-colourBangalore, Nov 15: Chandrayaan-1, India''s first moon mission achieved a significant landmark on Friday when the Moon Impact Programme, (MIP) was ejected by the spacecraft successfully onto the lunar surface with National Tri-Colour.

The MIP detached itself from Chandrayaan-1 about 100 km from the moon''s surface and crash-landed on the south pole of the moon exactly at 8:06 p. m last night It took 25 minutes to reach the Moon at a speed of 1.09 kilometres per second.

Sreesanth denies brawl at birthday party

Sreesanth denies brawl at birthday partyIndian bowler, S Sreesanth ruled out any quarrel at his birthday party held at an apartment in Bangalore. He said that media reports are baseless and nothing wrong happened in his presence.

He said that it was, infact, a small gathering of close friends who were dancing and enjoying in his apartment on music beats. He criticized his neighbors for spreading baseless rumors for cheap publicity. Regarding the charges of bleeding, Sreesanth said it was due to the injury, caused by fall of a brick on the head of one of his friend.

ISRO to develop Sun mission ''Aditya'', says G. Madhavan Nair

ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan NairBangalore, Nov 10 : After the success of Chandrayaan -1, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has conceptually developed a Sun mission called ''Aditya''.

Talking to ANI here, ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, said the success of Chandrayaan -1 has boosted the confidence of ISRO scientists to look beyond the moon.

"Aditya has been approved and its operations would begin soon. Sun mission is very critical and one of its kind in the global space research," Nair added.

Free Treatment For Poor Diabetic Children

Free Treatment For Poor Diabetic Children Jnana Sanjeevani Medical Centre at Marenahalli in Bangalore will provide medical care and insulin injection to 100 children, from below poverty line families till they complete schooling, under a free diabetic treatment programme.

This programme is supported by Sarojini Damodaran Charitable Trust.

Dr Srikanta, diabetologist and member of the Trust, said that the Centre mainly caters to children with type-1 diabetes, in which insulin shots form their lifeline.

BSNL Launches Web Conferencing Service In Bangalore

BSNL Launches Web Conferencing Service In BangalorePublic sector telecom operator BSNL has launched its Web Conferencing that would permit audio, video and image transfer facility to its broadband customers.

Police commissioner Shankar Bidari inaugurated the BSNL Web Conferencing service in Bangalore on Monday.

While explaining the salient features of Web Conferencing, BSNL Karnataka Principal General Manager Subendu Ghosh stated that audio, video and image transfer could be done simultaneously through this new facility.

Chandrayaan-I enters lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-I Bangalore, Nov 4 : Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon has entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory after the fifth and final orbit raising manoeuvre was carried out on Tuesday morning

According to ISRO spokesperson S Satish, "Chandrayaan-1 has entered the lunar transfer trajectory and is heading to an apogee of 3,80,000 KM, expected to happen on Saturday evening, the time at which the lunar orbit insertion manoeuvres are planned to be carried out."

During this manoeuvre the spacecraft''s 440 Newton liquid engine was fired for 145 seconds.

Kumble sees bright future for Indian cricket under Dhoni

Kumble sees bright future for Indian cricket under DhoniBangalore, Nov 4 : Former Indian Test skipper Anil Kumble sees a bright future for Indian cricket under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who succeeded him.

"Dhoni has done exceptionally well and we have a very able leader in him,” Kumble told a news conference in Bangalore, his hometown, on Monday.

“I think the time was right for me to move on and the Indian cricket is definitely in good hands and the team looks pretty set to become number one in all forms of the game," added Kumble.

Round-the-clock Emergency Response Service started for public

Round-the-clock Emergency Response Service started for public

Arogya Kavacha-108, a round-the-clock Emergency Response Service was launched in Bangalore on Saturday by former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava Day. This project has been taken up by the State Government in partnership with the Hyderabad-based Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI).

Presently five districts — Bangalore, Tumkur, Chitradurga, Davangere and Bellary have been covered under the new scheme. On Saturday, 66 ambulances commenced their operation under the project in Bangalore.

Wipro BPO to set up business shared services centre in Curitiba, Brazil

Bangalore, Oct 31 : Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited announced that its Business Process Outsourcing division, Wipro BPO, is setting up a Shared Services centre for AmBev, the largest brewery company in Latin America with leading brands like Brahma, Becks, Stella and Antarctica.

The Shared Services Centre will provide services to AmBev across Latin America in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Order Management, Customer Services and HR Services. The partnership is expected to provide significant financial benefits and leverage transformation opportunities across AmBev operations in the region. These services will be provided from Wipro''s facility at Curitiba in Brazil.

Global Recession Hits Karnataka's IT Industry

Indian IT hub, Bangalore is also facing the heat of the global recession. The IT industry of state of Karnataka has suffered 5 percent decline in manpower utilization.

Employment opportunities have also decreased by 3 to 5 percent during the April-September 2008 period. It has been established in a report based on the survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the Southern Region.

IT sector witnessed low demand following global financial crisis. A decline of 2-3 percent in pricing (billing) during the first half of the current financial was also noticed. Overall decrease in the demand from European countries is also a cause of concern for the Indian IT industry.

Chandrayaan-I left all cheerful but Byalalu villagers high and dry

Chandrayaan 1Byalalu (Bangalore), Oct. 27 : The launch of India''s maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-I from Sriharikota recently cheered all across India, except the residents of Byalalu and Chandrappa Circle villages near Bangalore where Deep Space Network is tracking the Chandrayaan – 1 satellite with the help of two large antennae.

Villagers here lament that the state government acquired their land at a very low rate for the project a few years ago. But today they feel cheated in comparison to those who can currently sell off their land at many times higher than that prices.

Chandrayaan-1 enters deep space

Chandrayaan-1Bangalore, Oct 27 : Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, India''s maiden moon mission, on Sunday crossed the 1,50,000 km distance mark from Earth and entered deep space.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in a statement on Sunday in Bangalore, said that the milestone was reached after the successful completion of the spacecraft''s third orbit raising manoeuvre.

ISRO also said that in the coming few days more orbit raising manoeuvres have been planned to take Chandrayaan-1 towards the Moon.



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