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5 burnt alive after bus caught fire in south India

At least five people were burnt alive after a bus caught fire in India. Twenty seven other passengers were injured. The bus was travelling in the south Indian state of Karnataka, from Vijayapura to Bengaluru. The bus caught fire on the highway in Chitradurga district in the early hours of Wednesday. The bus run by […]

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Photography enthusiast builds camera-shaped house, names his children Nikon, Canon and Epson

A man in Karnataka’s Belgaum built a house shaped like a camera and has also named his children after well-known camera brands. The pictures of the were shared by ANI and have gone viral. 49-year-old Ravi Hongal is a photography enthusiast since he was a child. However, he decided to take his passion to the […]

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Kannada television actor Susheel Gowda dies at 30

A Kannada television actor ended his life at his residence in Karnataka’s Mandya district. Susheel Gowda, 30, acted in a television serial and in an upcoming movie Salaga, which marks Duniya Vijay’s directorial debut. He was also a fitness trainer. The reason for ending his life is not yet known. Authorities finish conducting a postmortem […]

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Suspected coronavirus man wrapped in PPE left unattended at bus shelter for at least 3 hours

The dead body of a suspected coronavirus man was wrapped in PPE, and left unattended at a bus shelter in Karnataka’s Haveri district for at least 3 hours. Outraged over the incident residents say that the hospital staff who were involved in carrying the last rites of the person, wrapped the body in PPE in […]

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China’s Great Wall Motors to invest US$ 1 billion in India

China’s Great Wall Motors today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra government, to invest  in the state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon. The MOU was signed in the presence of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India. The company will invest $1 billion […]

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Injured monkey shows up at hospital for help, gets treatment

A video that is winning hearts on social media shows an injured monkey waiting patiently on the steps of a hospital in Karnataka, where he later received medical care. The monkey reportedly showed up at the Patil Hospital in Dandeli recently, where kind-hearted staff members took care of him. A video shared on Friday by […]

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Actor Chiranjeevi Sarja dies at 39

Kannada star Chiranjeevi Sarja died at a hospital in Bangalore on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was aged 39. Mourning his death, south star Allu Sirish wrote on Twitter: “Shocked at the sudden demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. He’s just 39 years old. My condolences to the Sarja family. Rest in peace, […]

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Teen sneaks friend to apartment in a suitcase amid lockdown

A teenage student was caught while trying to sneak in his friend’s apartment by stuffing him inside a suitcase. The student resorted to the bizarre attempt, frustrated at the apartment association denying permission to any outsider into the complex in view of the coronavirus scare. His valiant effort, however, turned futile as the occupants in […]

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K’taka Govt publishes details of foreign returnees raising privacy concerns

The Karnataka Government published contact details of thousands of Karnataka residents who returned from abroad since March 10. The list for each district with details of the person’s residential address has now raised privacy concerns as it has started circulating on social media. The details are on the official website of the Department of Health […]

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Rail official hides her coronavirus positive son at Bengaluru railway colony

A railway official in Bengaluru has been suspended for hiding her son, who returned from abroad and later tested positive for coronavirus or COVID 19, officials said on Friday. The officer allegedly concealed the travel history of her son; the 25-year-old had returned from Spain. The woman, an Assistant Personnel Officer, also booked her son […]

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India reports first coronavirus death, 76-year-old man who returned from Saudi Arabia

India has recorded its first death in Karnataka’s Kalburgi district. State Health Minister B Sriramulu confirmed late Thursday night, adding that “necessary contact tracing (of family members and others he came in contact with), isolation and other measures, as per protocol, are being carried out”. The 76-year-old victim who had returned from Saudi Arabia on […]

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Forest official who shot elephant at Bandipur National Park, fired

A Karnataka forest department staffer, who shot at an elephant in the Bandipur National Park on March 7 was sacked. Officials said that Rahim, a temporary staffer, was responsible for shooting the elephant. He has been fired with immediate effect. In a video of the incident that has gone viral on social media, the perpetrator […]