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The search at the office of Instakart, e-commerce giant Flipkart’s logistics arm, concluded late on Thursday, one of the sources said.(REUTERS)

Income tax department searches offices of Flipkart unit, Swiggy on alleged tax-evasion charges

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
The searches began on Wednesday at Swiggy and Instakart’s offices in the southern city of Bengaluru, the sources said.
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Yash will be seen next in KGF 2.
Yash will be seen next in KGF 2.

Happy birthday Yash: Did you know KGF star is the son of bus driver, hails from middle-class family?

By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Happy birthday Yash: On the occasion of the 34th birthday of Yash, we take a look at some lesser known facts about the actor, who is popularly known as ‘rocking star’.
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The funds will be used by the four-year-old company to boost its research and development capability, expand its product portfolio and gear up for manufacturing in the country.
The funds will be used by the four-year-old company to boost its research and development capability, expand its product portfolio and gear up for manufacturing in the country.

Warburg Invests $100 mn in boAt

By Nandita Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:12 AM IST
About five years ago, Micromax, which rose to become India’s second-largest mobile phone seller in India, was driven out of business by the onslaught of cheaper and better Chinese phones.
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PC Mohan, a three-time MP from Bengaluru Central, has said that the state which accounts for nearly a third of the IT exports from the country should cancel the WFH option for tech workers.(HT PHOTO.)
PC Mohan, a three-time MP from Bengaluru Central, has said that the state which accounts for nearly a third of the IT exports from the country should cancel the WFH option for tech workers.(HT PHOTO.)

BJP MP wants ‘Work From Home’ for techies to be scrapped, says its hurting other sectors

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Most technology companies have enabled the WFH option for their employees till the end of June at least.
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The Kerala gold smuggling case came to light on July 5 after 30 kg of the yellow metal was seized by the Customs from a package camouflaged as diplomatic consignment addressed to the UAE consulate in the state capital.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Kerala gold smuggling case came to light on July 5 after 30 kg of the yellow metal was seized by the Customs from a package camouflaged as diplomatic consignment addressed to the UAE consulate in the state capital.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala gold smuggling: NIA files chargesheet against 20 accused

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:28 PM IST
The NIA filed the first chargesheet since some of the accused were planning to move court for bail citing their 6-month long judicial custody.
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The ADB signed a USD 100 million loan with the Government of India on December 31, 2020 to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system.(Reuters file photo)
The ADB signed a USD 100 million loan with the Government of India on December 31, 2020 to modernise and upgrade the power distribution system.(Reuters file photo)

Asian Development Bank to provide USD 100 million loan to upgrade power distribution in Bengaluru

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:22 PM IST
In parallel to underground distribution cables, over 2,800 km of fibre optical cables will be installed to strengthen communication network.
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Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) railway station (twitter.com/DVSadanandGowda)
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) railway station (twitter.com/DVSadanandGowda)

Maiden run of train connecting Bengaluru with its airport begins

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:26 PM IST
“The trains will operate from Bengaluru city station to the newly built KIA, Devanahalli Railway halt station,” Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted, greeting people on the occasion.
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The Chinese nationals ran the call centre with the assistance of the two Indians. All of them were arrested in Bengaluru on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, according to Chennai Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal.(Representative image)
The Chinese nationals ran the call centre with the assistance of the two Indians. All of them were arrested in Bengaluru on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, according to Chennai Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal.(Representative image)

2 Chinese among 4 held for running instant loan app

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Of late, there have been many instances of app-based money-lenders harassing borrowers over repayment, which led to suicides.
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Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience
Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Mahita Nagaraj

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:12 AM IST
This single mum from Bengaluru created a community of over 55,000 volunteers to help those stuck due to lockdown
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A girl wearing a protective mask looks at decorations at a mall on New Year's Eve, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A girl wearing a protective mask looks at decorations at a mall on New Year's Eve, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

India recorded 29 cases of Covid-19 UK variant this week: A timeline

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:32 AM IST
From November 25 to December 23, 2020, midnight, about 33,000 passengers disembarked at various Indian airports from the UK. All these passengers are being tracked and subjected by states to RT-PCR tests to detect Covid-19.
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The panel also suggested that full liquor bottles be allowed on tables and alcohol be served in open areas.(Representational photo)
The panel also suggested that full liquor bottles be allowed on tables and alcohol be served in open areas.(Representational photo)

Let bars, restaurants stay open till 3am, says Delhi govt panel

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:58 AM IST
The report, uploaded on the excise department’s website for feedback from stakeholders ahead of drafting a policy, has also called for licence fee for bars to be rationalised on the basis of location instead of seating capacity.
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Barricades put in place on a road as security has been beefed up on the eve of New Year, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Barricades put in place on a road as security has been beefed up on the eve of New Year, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Night curbs in metros to ensure Covid-safe revelry

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:32 AM IST
Authorities across the country, including those in Delhi, are on alert in view of the emergence of the mutant strain of the coronavirus that was first detected in London and Kent in mid-September.
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States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have placed night curbs to prevent large gatherings.(HT Photo. Representative image)
States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have placed night curbs to prevent large gatherings.(HT Photo. Representative image)

All you need to know about New Year restrictions imposed in Bengaluru due to Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday announced that strict measures will be enforced in Bengaluru and all other cities. The minister urged all the people of the state to follow Covid-19 protocols.
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In-house celebrations in residential complexes and private clubs may be held for residents and members respectively, without organising any special events.(AP)
In-house celebrations in residential complexes and private clubs may be held for residents and members respectively, without organising any special events.(AP)

Covid-19: Strict measures in place in Bengaluru ahead of New Year celebrations

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Gathering of people at public places and roads for celebrations has been barred, but routine activities in these areas can be carried out.
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Passengers dressed in safety equipment line up to enter IGI Airport Terminal - 3, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Passengers dressed in safety equipment line up to enter IGI Airport Terminal - 3, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

States scramble to locate hundreds of UK returnees

By Venkatesha Babu and Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/new Delhi/bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:59 AM IST
Many of the missing are from Karnataka and Telangana, the two states where maximum number of persons returned from UK since November last week.
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File photo: Citizens who were quarantined at a hospital for a mandatory period of 14 days following their arrival from abroad prepare to leave after they were tested negative against for Covid-19 in Bengaluru.(PTI)
File photo: Citizens who were quarantined at a hospital for a mandatory period of 14 days following their arrival from abroad prepare to leave after they were tested negative against for Covid-19 in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Karnataka government amps up effort to trace 570 ‘missing’ UK returnees

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Of the 1,614 passengers who came to Bengaluru, 26 had tested positive for Covid-19 and of them, three have tested positive for the new UK strain of the virus.
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Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)

‘Rajini’s wish, can’t force him to change mind’: Kin on superstar’s U-turn on political debut

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it’s his brother’s wish and one can’t force him to change his mind.
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Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said that Section 144 of CRPC would be imposed across the city in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI PHOTO.)
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said that Section 144 of CRPC would be imposed across the city in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI PHOTO.)

Bengaluru police announce night curfew on New Year’s Eve

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Under Section 144 of CRPC assembly of five or more people is barred and the Bengaluru police said that they have advised hotels, malls and other public places to ensure that the laws are respected and followed.
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Nine people were injured after four cars collided with each other at the airport road in Bengaluru(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Nine people were injured after four cars collided with each other at the airport road in Bengaluru(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

9 injured after four cars collide near Bengaluru airport

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:28 PM IST
According to it, all the injured have been rushed to the hospital.
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Under the express test method, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 15 minutes, while the regular RT-PCR test result would take up to six hours, BIAL said.(AP | Representational image)
Under the express test method, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 15 minutes, while the regular RT-PCR test result would take up to six hours, BIAL said.(AP | Representational image)

Bengaluru airport sets up Covid-19 testing facility for passengers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Located near the arrivals area of the terminal, the RT-PCR testing centre is managed and operated by the Auriga Research Pvt Ltd, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said in a statement.
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NIA in the release also said that investigation had revealed the use of social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to spread terror among people and mobilise them.(HT PHOTO.)
NIA in the release also said that investigation had revealed the use of social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to spread terror among people and mobilise them.(HT PHOTO.)

NIA arrests 17 SDPI and PFI activists in Bengaluru riots case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:50 PM IST
NIA said that the investigation so far had revealed that the SDPI leaders including Md Sharieff, president, Bengaluru District, Imran Ahmed, president KG Halli Ward along with other senior leaders like Rubah Waqas, Shabbar Khan and Shaik Ajmal had conducted meetings at Thanissandra and KG Halli wards on the evening of August 11.
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Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd at Narasapura area in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd at Narasapura area in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Violence at India Apple plant: What exactly happened at Karnataka unit?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The plant became operational earlier this year. There were 5,000 workers initially. But the number rose to 10,500, according to Karnataka factories department report.
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File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)

Yediyurappa unveils Bengaluru Mission 2022 to turn it into ‘world-class city’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The announcements are being seen as a part of BJP’s outreach to the Bengaluru city voters ahead of the local civic body polls.
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Unidentified factory workers trashed the facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru over the weekend as employees demanded unpaid wages and better working hours, trade union representatives said(AFP)
Unidentified factory workers trashed the facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru over the weekend as employees demanded unpaid wages and better working hours, trade union representatives said(AFP)

Apple investigating Wistron facility in India after violence

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Videos made by employees inside the factory showed men breaking security cameras, windows and other equipment with rods and sticks. Wistron said it was “deeply shocked” by the violence, which it blamed on “unknown persons ... with unclear intentions”.
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In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In the study, commissioned by handset maker Vivo and conducted by CMR about 70 per cent agreed that if their usage continues at the current rate or grows, it is likely to impact their mental or physical health.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Average time spent on smartphone up 25% to 6.9 hrs amid pandemic: Vivo-CMR report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:31 PM IST
About 74 per cent said they get moody and irritable when they stop using their mobile phone, while 73 per cent said they “feel compelled” to constantly check their smartphone.
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In this age of the virtual keypad and voice notes, it helps to have a favourite pen or pencil(Parth Garg)
In this age of the virtual keypad and voice notes, it helps to have a favourite pen or pencil(Parth Garg)

Humour: Bold, sharp or blunt?

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Celebrating the simple joys of stationery in the era of the voice note
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A trade union leader, claiming information from the plant alleged most employees -on contract- were not paid ‘on time’ besides concerns over ‘many deductions’ from their salary.(ANI)
A trade union leader, claiming information from the plant alleged most employees -on contract- were not paid ‘on time’ besides concerns over ‘many deductions’ from their salary.(ANI)

Workers damage iPhone manufacturing plant near Bengaluru over salary issues

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:56 PM IST
According to sources in the company, many workers were involved in the violent incident. When contacted, there was no immediate reaction from the company over the incident and claims on ‘salary issues.’
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The new guidelines are reminiscent of the clash that played out in the courts in 2016 between regulators and operators like Ola and Uber
The new guidelines are reminiscent of the clash that played out in the courts in 2016 between regulators and operators like Ola and Uber

'Govt norms for cab aggregators regressive, will dampen investments'

By Sharan Poovanna | Livemint
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:23 AM IST
The centre’s guidelines proposes to bring Ola and Uber among others under a regulatory framework as a measure to protect customers from getting “fleeced” by surge pricing.The decision to cap commissions at 20%, analysts said, is not aligned with demands by the IFAT demands of limiting it to 5-10%
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Representational photo.
Representational photo.

Woman, Nigerian associate arrested with 10.5kg of drugs at Delhi railway station

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The police said that the consignment was meant to be distributed at new year rave parties in Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Farmers backed by various unions on Wednesday took out a protest march to the Vidhana Soudha here, where the winter session of the Karnataka Legislature is underway(PTI)
Farmers backed by various unions on Wednesday took out a protest march to the Vidhana Soudha here, where the winter session of the Karnataka Legislature is underway(PTI)

Farmers in Karnataka protest amendments to farm laws, march to Vidhan Soudha

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Following a call given by the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Hasiru Sene and allied organisations, the farmers geared up for another show down, a day after joining the nationwide protests against the farm bills brought by the Centre.
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