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Academic pressure drives engineering student to end life

Bangalore, December 22: Apparently wilting under pressure to perform, a fifth semester engineering student committed suicide by drinking a soft drink laced with unidentified poison, in his hostel room in Anekal on Tuesday night.

Akash, a native of Shimoga and student...

M'lore: Two houses burgled; ornaments worth Rs 5.75 lakh stolen

Mangalore, December 22: In yet another serial theft, thieves broke into two houses and made away with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 5.75 lakh at Dwarkanagar in Urwa police station in the city.

According to Ram Aithal, owner of the...

Two-and-a-half-year-old endosulfan victim dies

Mangalore, December 21: A two-and-a-half-year-old boy, suspected to be a victim of the harmful effects of endosulfan pesticide, died on Tuesday despite continuous medical care in Kasargod district in the nearby state of Kerala.

The victim is Sreehari, son of Sowmya,...

Van topples in Arsikere; 23 injured

Arsikere, December 21: A van carrying passengers toppled from the tank bund injuring 23 persons near Kanthenahalli on the outskirts of Arsikere on Tuesday.

Out of them five are said to be in a serious condition and have been shifted to government hospital in Hassan....

Gas cylinder explosion injures woman and daughter in Sharjah

Sharjah, December 21: A gas cylinder exploded at a house in Al Khazamia, resulting in first and second-degree burns to a 36-year-old Iraqi woman and her 12-year-old daughter, as well as head wounds to her seven-year-old son, police said yesterday.

A senior official at Sharjah...

Coastal security police arrest ganja peddler

Mangalore, December 20: A youth was arrested by sleuths attached to Karntaka Coastal Security Police on Monday on for illegal possession of 1.1 kg of ganja worth Rs 30,000. The police arrested Alwyn Pinto alias Anil Bengera (33) during routine patrolling near Ganesh Katte on Thannirbhavi beach, when he was allegedly attempting...

Nine star tortoises seized; Man held

Mangalore, December 20: Dakshina Kannada Mobile Forest Special Police Squad have seized nine star tortoises found in the possession of Rajesh Kumar (38) at Adipila near Narikombu village in Bantwal taluk. Acting on a trip-off, the squad, under the direction of IGP Nissar Ahmed, detained the suspect and found nine star tortoises in his...

Raid on Yelahanka MLA’s houses yield 2.6 kg gold

Bangalore, December 20: The Lokayukta police conducted an early morning raid on the houses and office of Yelahanka MLA S?R Vishwanath on Monday.

The police had registered a case on December 16 after the Special Lokayukta Court directed them to investigate allegations of cheating and...

IISc terror attack: Six get life imprisonment in Bangalore

Bangalore, December 19: Six people, suspected to be members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Karnataka court for a terror attack at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science here in 2005 that killed a retired professor. Fast track court Judge VR Revankar...

Huge quantity of alcoholic beverages seized in Oman

Muscat, December 18 : An attempt to smuggle a large quantity of alcoholic beverages through the Wajaja border post was foiled by Royal Oman Police (ROP), according to a press release today.

According to police, a truck driven by an Arab national was carrying concrete, iron and...