First lot of petrochemicals flagged off

Niche petrochemicals are produced in world scale for first time in country The first parcel of petrochemicals produced at the new propylene derivatives complex of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s Kochi refinery was flagged off by N. Vijayagopal, director (finance), BPCL, on Thursday. The event marks a milestone in the petrochemical sector in the country as […]


Citizens allege shortage of COVID-19 testing kits in PHCs

BBMP denies, official says they have been conducting 67,000 tests every day over the last two weeks With the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the State government has decided to ramp up testing. But a few citizens who went to get tested at Primary Health Centres [PHCs] in Bengaluru alleged that […]


Gangs Of London is Peaky Blinders with a modern twist

96 shootings, 30 stabbings and 113 DEATHS (so far): Sky Atlantic’s brutal drama Gangs Of London is Peaky Blinders with a modern twist… and it’s tooling up for even more carnage in season two Gangs Of London relies on thriving commercial London backdrops, fast cars, and the kind of high-caliber guns Tommy Shelby could only […]


‘Starved of business’, food service sector seeks relaxation of curfew

Police shut flyovers, seal entry and exit points of the city to enforce night curfew With the police virtually barricading the city on Saturday to enforce night curfew, the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels’ Association (BBHA) and National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) sought a relaxation in the timings. The two associations, which together represent thousands of […]


Rear-view mirror and use of indicators must for two-wheeler riders

Traffic police will penalise motorists for non-compliance Bengaluru City Traffic Police have announced that they will start penalising owners of two-wheelers for not installing rear-view mirrors and not using indicators while changing lanes and taking deviations. The fine for each offence is ₹500. Most of the accidents in the city involve two-wheelers. Police officials hope […]


Transporters, MSMEs wary of a lockdown

Ferrying essentials may be hit as drivers head for hometowns; fresh orders on hold As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in several parts of the country, fears of a fresh nationwide lockdown have caused panic among transporters and MSMEs. Following protests by traders, restaurant owners and their employees in Maharashtra, which is under a mini-lockdown […]


A summer playlist of podcasts for kids aged 10 to 16

Listen to folk tales, the history of India’s space programme, and the story of the ta-dum sound that introduces Netflix After a year of online classes and kids glued to screens of various kinds, give digital fatigue the boot this summer holidays. Introduce your children to podcasts. Parents who are dipping their toes into this […]


Cong. accuses Yanam police of bias

Member of Parliament V. Vaithilingam has accused the police in Yanam of working in favour of the All India N.R. Congress. In a virtual press conference on Friday, the senior Congress leader said independent candidate Ashok, contesting against AINRC chief N. Rangasamy in Yanam, had complained against former Minister Malladi Krishna Rao of using money […]