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As accidents rise, questions mount on BMTC drivers' skills

Accidents involving BMTC buses are more shocking because the corporation follows strict hiring process. DH file photo

The increasing number of accidents involving BMTC buses has once again brought into focus the need to reduce stress on drivers and improve their skills......

974 drink-driving cases on Sat, cops to check vehicles on weekdays too

olice have not only confiscated the offenders documents but also recommended to the transport department that their licences be impounded. DH photo for representation purpose

After booking almost 1,000 people for drink-driving (DD) on Saturday night, the City traffic police have asserted that the drive against the offence...

Home budgets go haywire as vegetable prices shoot up

There has been a constant rise in the prices of vegetables since the first week of April.  DH photo

This summer, it is not just the mercury levels but also the prices of vegetables that are rising in the City. Bangaloreans have already started...

Bangalore: From Garden City to barren city

An aerial view of Bangalore

The reputation of Bangalore as a "Garden City" may have become a thing of the past as a study by the Indian Institute of Science...

To make Marcopolo buses productive, BMTC may remove their AC

The BMTC procured the Tata Marcopolo buses under the JnNURM. The buses were much cheaper than similar AC buses manufactured by Volvo and Corona.  DH photo

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is in two minds on what to do with the unproductive Tata Marcopolo buses in its fleet...

People's problems

Bangalore has too many unnecessary speed breakers which add to the chaos on roads. It is only in Bangalore that road humps have been constructed on main roads and just before traffic signals. DH photo

The residents of TC Palya are facing trouble due to unscheduled power cuts which lasts for three-four hours at a stretch in the night...

Fake currency: Convict, undertrials shifted

The authorities of the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, have acted swiftly after counterfeit currency notes were recovered from a cell recently...

Cultural exchange to Italy

The Ferriswheel's Cultural Exchange Vertical will organise a cultural exchange programme to Italy for children aged between 8 and 16...

Youth who 'jumped signal' killed on spot

A 21-year-old motorcyclist, who "jumped the signal", was killed on the spot and the pillion rider sustained injuries when a BMTC bus hit their bike...

'Tremors' trigger panic in parts of City

People in Kanakapura, Ramanagara and areas on the periphery of western parts of Bangalore made frantic calls to the Indian Meteorological Department...

Painter run over by goods vehicle

A 47-year-old painter died when a goods vehicle ran him over near Kodigehalli Gate on Bellary Road, under Yelahanka traffic police limits, on Saturday night......

CID probe ordered into ANF killing man

The State government has ordered CID probe and a magisterial inquiry into the incident wherein the Anti Naxal Force shot dead a 23-year old...

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People purchasing mangoes at Russel Market Bangalore. DH photo

People purchasing mangoes at Russel Market Bangalore. DH photo

Members of the Christian community praying on the occassion of Easter Sunday at the Sacred Heart...

Members of the Christian community praying on the occassion of Easter Sunday at the Sacred Heart...

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican...

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican...

Children holding Easter Egg during the prayer at 'Platt Memorial' Church in Bangalore on Sunday...

Children holding Easter Egg during the prayer at 'Platt Memorial' Church in Bangalore on Sunday...

Christians offer prayers on easter day, at St Mary's Cathedral, in Bangalore. DH photo

Christians offer prayers on easter day, at St Mary's Cathedral, in Bangalore. DH photo

A man waits for customers while selling 'samosas',  along a road divider in Karachi. Reuters photo

A man waits for customers while selling 'samosas', along a road divider in Karachi. Reuters photo

A man pours water on a competitor during a road race as part of traditional festival games to ...

A man pours water on a competitor during a road race as part of traditional festival games to ...

A man baths using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station in the southern...

A man baths using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station in the southern...

A butterfly and a honey bee fight to collect nectar from a flower in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

A butterfly and a honey bee fight to collect nectar from a flower in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

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A man and his bullock cart crashes with a truck at a race during traditional festival games to ...

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