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13 March, 2018 9:20 AM Google India makes address search, navigation easy on Maps

New Delhi: In a bid to make it easy for users to find addresses and navigate, Google India on Tuesday announced a string of updates and features on Maps and added "Voice Navigation" in six additional regional languages. In India, it can be challenging to reach a given residential address. While some addresses are well defined by street names and house 117

11 March, 2018 5:31 PM RS polls: BJP chooses Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Two-time Independent member of the Rajya Sabha from the State and media entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar has been announced as Bharatiya Janata Party’s sole candidate. Mr. Chandrasekhar won twice in 2006 and 2012, both times taking additional votes from BJP and JD(S). In 2006, he won against Kannada writer U.R. Ananthamurthy. Active in Bengaluru’s civic 53

11 March, 2018 5:27 PM RS polls: Congress fields 3 candidates

Ruling out support to Janata Dal (Secular) candidate B.M. Farooq for the third seat of the Rajya Sabha, the Congress in Karnataka has decided to field Syed Naseer Hussain, AICC spokesman, L. Hanumanthaiah, former MLC and former Kannada Development Authority chairman, and G.C. Chandrashekar, former Chairman of Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage 60

9 March, 2018 4:48 AM Karnataka State flag unveiled

The Siddaramaiah government on Thursday unveiled the State flag (nada dhwaja) for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jammu and Kashmir. The yellow-white-red flag has the State emblem at the centre. The proposal will be now sent to the Union Home Ministry for approval, since a State has no powers 84

8 March, 2018 8:04 AM Nadoja honour for sarod maestro Rajiv Taranath

Kannada University Hampi will be conferring the prestigious ‘Nadoja’ title (equivalent to honorary D. Litt degree) on sarod maestro Rajiv Taranath, in recognition of his contribution in the field of classical music. Governor Vajubhai Vala, who is Chancellor of the university, will be awarding the degree at the 26th Nudi Habba (convocation) to be held on Saturday 77

6 March, 2018 2:34 AM Curtains for Rashtrakuta Utsav

Rashtrakuta’s importance to Kannada vital: Writer With cultural events enthralling the audience, the Rashtrakuta Utsav ended in Malkhed village in Sedam taluk, Kalaburagi district, on Monday. Earlier in the day, several deliberative sessions on the contributions of Rashtrakuta rulers, musical and poem reciting session were held. In one of the sessions 61

4 March, 2018 7:19 PM Low-key start to first-ever Rashtrakuta Utsav in Malkhed

Malkhed in Sedam taluk of Kalaburagi district was earlier know as Manyakheta and served as the capital of the Rashtrakutas dynasty The first-ever Rashtrakuta Utsav to hail and celebrate the contributions of the Rashtrakuta dynasty to the social, political and cultural life of the land began at the historical Malkhed village in Sedam taluk, Kalaburagi 84

3 March, 2018 6:14 PM Bababudangiri: Cabinet accepts report of expert committee

Panel had said that the shrine was not a wakf property and belonged to Muzrai Department The State Cabinet on Saturday accepted the report of the three-member expert committee that had been set up to look into religious practices in the controversial cave shrine of Bababudangiri in Chikkamagaluru district. The panel had said that the shrine was not a wakf property 55

23 February, 2018 6:41 PM Writer Vijaya Dabbe dead

Noted writer Vijaya Dabbe, 67, a native of Dabbe in Belur taluk, died in Mysuru on Friday evening. The writer had settled at Dabbe village with her siblings. According to her family members, she had developed breathing problems four days ago and her sister had taken her to Mysuru for treatment. But she developed complications on Friday evening again 21

22 February, 2018 7:19 PM Puttannaiah laid to rest with full state honours

K.S. Puttannaiah, farmers’ leader and MLA, who passed away on February 18, was laid to rest with full state honours in his native village Kyathanahalli, near Pandavapura, on Thursday afternoon. Nearly 50,000 people — a majority of them farmers — paid their last respects, apart from a host of political leaders. Farmers also came from neighbouring Tamil 82