Karnataka

BEL to make components for Boeing's Hornet fighter jet

BEL to make components for Boeing's Hornet fighter jetBangalore, March 28 : State-run defence behemoth Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will manufacture sub-assemblies for the Boeing Super Hornet fighter jet under a follow-on contract with the US-based global aerospace major.

"Under the follow-on contract of 2011, BEL will deliver components for our F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft," Boeing said in a statement here Thursday.

Top Indian space scientist honoured in the US

Top Indian space scientist honoured in the USBangalore, March 28 : Top Indian space scientist U. R. Rao has been inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame in Washington DC by the Society of Satellite Professionals International, in the US.

"Rao is the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame and joins the select group of about 50 members, including Arthur C. Clarke, Van Allen, Harold Rosen, Peter Jackson and Robert Berry, among others," the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement here Thursday.

Eight lakh TVs in Bangalore may go blank after March 31

Eight lakh TVs in Bangalore may go blank after March 31As many as 8 lakh television sets in Bangalore will go blank on April 1 as the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has declared that the date for digitisation of cable TVs would not be extended in any case.

The last date for digitisation of cable TVs is just four days away, but nearly 40 per cent TVs of the total customer base of 22.68 lakh connections in Bangalore are still running analog connections.

In Mysore, nearly 50 per cent of the total 2.19 lakh connections were yet to install a set-top box required to digitize a cable TV.

Indonesia names Davis Cup squad for India tie

Davis-Cup-AsiaBangalore, March 26 : The National Tennis Association of Indonesia named its squad for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round play-off against India to be played at the KSLTA Stadium here April 5-7.

The team comprises of Christopher Rungkat, Elbert Sie, Wisnu Adi Nugroho and David Agung Susanto. Hendri Susilo Pramono will be the non-playing captain.

The Indonesian squad will arrive here Sunday evening and are expected to practice from Monday. The Indian team will start assembling from Saturday.

KSInC joins Google to launch Innovation Karnataka project

KSInC joins Google to launch Innovation Karnataka projectThe Karnataka State Innovation Council (KSInC) has joined global online giant, Google to launch the new Innovation Karnataka project to nurture and develop internet-driven innovations in the southern Indian state.

Remote sensing data benefits Indian farmers, fishermen: Scientist

NCAER-LogoBangalore, March 16: Voluminous data from the Indian remote sensing satellites has benefited millions of farmers and fishermen in achieving higher productivity and making optimal utilisation of resources, a senior space scientist said Saturday.

HAL-Rolls-Royce production unit opened in Bangalore story for defence news:

Hal-Rolls-Royce-LogoBangalore, March 15 : A joint venture of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Rolls-Royce of Britain, International Aerospace Manufacturing Ltd (IAML) unveiled its production facility here Friday.

Set up with an investment of Rs. 135 crore ($25 million), the 50:50 venture will produce components for the Trent family of aero engines and compressor parts for marine and energy gas turbines.

Infosys bags BMW contract for IT services

Infosys bags BMW contract for IT servicesBangalore, March 14 : Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has bagged a five-year contract from German auto major BMW group to provide a range of IT services, including infrastructure management, content management and business intelligence systems.

"The five-year engagement will cover services such as maintenance and operations of BMW's web infrastructure, SAP Basis operations and its internal IT system," the global software firm said in a statement from Frankfurt Thursday.

BEL to develop aerostat radar for armed forces

BEL-LogoBangalore, March 13 : State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will develop an advanced aerostat and communication system to meet the surveillance and reconnaissance needs of the Indian armed forces, an official said Wednesday.

Floated as a set of balloons in the shape of an inflated aircraft, the helium-filled aerostats are used for providing radar platform to ground forces. When tethered into a strategic position at a pre-determined height above ground, they double as communication relay systems for the forces.

Yuvraj's memoir to be auctioned online

Yuvraj-SinghBangalore, March 8 : The first 20 copies of Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'The Test of My Life', which chronicles the cricketer's battle against cancer following the euphoria of the 2011 World Cup, will go up for bid on Collectabillia. com's newly launched auction portal at 9.00 a. m. on Saturday.

Collectabillia, along with Random House, is offering fans an opportunity to own the first 20 autographed copies long before the book hits the stands. Bids open at Rs. 5,000.

The limited edition books will also include a handwritten letter by the Arjuna Awardee and proceeds raised from the week-long auction will be donated to the YouWeCan Foundation.

Karnataka CM wants centre to help in developing CNG infrastructure

Karnataka CM wants centre to help in developing CNG infrastructureJagadish Shettar, the Chief Minister of Karnataka has urged the Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas M. Veerappa Moily to help develop the CNG infrastructure in the state capital, Bangalore.

Karnataka reveals new policy to boost pharmaceutical sector

Karnataka reveals new policy to boost pharmaceutical sectorThe state government of Karnataka has revealed a new pharmaceutical policy that is aimed at promoting the pharmaceutical sector in the state.

The state’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Arvind Limbavali released at a function yesterday, which was also attended by several industry players including Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

Not possible to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, says Jagadish Shettar

Jagadish-ShettarHubli (Karnataka), Feb 18 : Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu is not possible at present in the wake of drought situation and acute drinking water scarcity in the state.

"For now, it is not possible for the government to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as the state is reeling under drought and acute drinking water problem," he told reporters on Sunday here.

Indian aviation sector growing at the fastest pace: Antony

A-K-AntonyBangalore, Feb 6 : Defence Minister A K Antony today said the Indian aviation sector is growing at the fastest pace and will evolve into a major hub for aerospace operations and outsourcing in the coming days.

Inaugurating the 9th edition of Aero India-2013, at Air Force Station, Yelhanka, Bangalore, Antony underscored the need to create a strong defence industrial base in the country.

He said in view of immense opportunities available in the aerospace industry the revised Defence Procurement Policy of 2010 has provided for more public-private partnerships model to the industry.

Pilatus to be main attraction of Aero India 2013

Pilatus-PC-7-Mk-IIBangalore, Feb 5 : With the induction of Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II trainer aircraft, Indian Air Force (IAF) trainee pilots will now get a new set of wings to learn their basic flying skills.

The Swiss-made Pilatus also known as `Astra' would fill the void in basic flying training after indigenous HPT-32 Deepak was grounded around two years back.

Pilatus would also draw a lot of attraction during Aero India-2013, Asia's premier Air Show being held at Air Force Station, Yelhanka, Bangalore between February 6-10, 2013.

Kingfisher's third quarter loss at Rs.755 crore

Kingfisher-AirlinesMumbai/Bangalore, Feb 5 : Debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines Tuesday reported a net loss of Rs. 755 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal.

The airline had to suspend its operations due to labour issues and suspension of the passenger carrier's flying licence in October 2012.

The airlines auditors - B. K. Ramadhyani & Co. - said the loss would have been Rs. 1,090 crore if the airline had used the prevailing accounting standards in India.

No threat to Karnataka Govt.: CM Jagadish Shettar

Jagadish-ShettarBangalore, Feb  4 : Reiterating that there was no threat to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Monday excluded confidence of presenting a good budget on February 8.

"I already expressed that there is no threat to the government. I am smoothly running the government. I am confident that nothing will happen and on 8th February I will present the good budget," he told the media here.

Congress demands dissolution of Karnataka assembly

Jagadish-ShettarBangalore, Feb 1 : Congress Party supporters took to the streets here on Friday pressing their demand for the dissolution of the Karnataka assembly after the resignation of at least 13 legislators of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Taunting the ruling BJP Government, the Congress supporters depicted a drama portraying Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar as ill and admitted in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Congress counsellor Sampath Kumar lamented the incumbent government for deceiving the people, and said that it has lost the moral right to continue in office.

Tiger poisoned at Nagarahole National Park

Tiger poisoned at Nagarahole National ParkInvestigators have said that the tiger found deal at Nagarahole National Park in Kakanakote forests earlier in the month, was poisoned.

Officials suspect that the poisoning of the tiger was an act of revenge and believe that the animal might have strayed out of the range and might have attacked live stocks of the nearby inhabitants. The post-mortem report and visceral analysis of the tiger found on January 13 near the Kabini backwaters showed the presence of zinc phosphide, a substance used in rat poison.

Karnataka crisis: 13 MLAs submit resignations to assembly speaker

B-S-YeddyurappaBangalore, Jan 29 : Thirteen MLAs, who are loyal to Karnataka Janata Party chief and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman B. S. Yeddyurappa, met assembly speaker KG Bopahiah here on Tuesday and formally submitted their resignations.

The BJP earlier on Monday submitted a petition to the assembly speaker seeking the disqualification of 13 MLAs on the charge of participation in ''anti-political'' activities.




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