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Former Minister Qamarul Islam buried with State honours
Qamarul Islam, the former Minister and senior Congress leader, who died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday, was buried with full State honours at Khalender Khan burial ground in Anand Nagar here on Tuesday evening. The last rites were performed by his adopted son Farazul Islam as per the Islamic traditions after offering Zanazah-ki-Namaaz at the KCT Engineering College grounds here. Thousands of people from Kalaburagi and neighbouring districts paid their last respects to Qamarul Islam.
No More Jon Snow, Darth Vader Memes on B'luru Cops' Social Media
Next time the Bengaluru police announces the arrest of a drug dealer, it won't be accompanied by a 'Narcos'-themed quirky meme. The recent change in approach to accommodate more Kannada content on social media has put the popular memes on the back-burner. The Quint has learnt that the private agency, which was putting out memes based on various popular TV series, is no longer working with the Bengaluru police, as their contract has not been renewed.
Pro Kabaddi Live score, Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers Live score: Puneri paltan take on Haryana Steelers
The last time the two sides met, Paltan had better control over Steelers. The match between Pureri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers is followed by Zone B match between Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls. Puneri Paltan come into the game on the back of a 38-22 win over Haryana Steelers - their opponents on the night. Haryana played one more game in their own backyard which finished in a 27-27 draw against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Thousands pay homage to Qamarul Islam
Thousands of people from Kalaburagi and neighbouring districts paid last respects to their beloved leader Qamar Ul Islam, former minister, on Tuesday. The body of the leader, who passed away at private hospital in Bengaluru on Monday morning, was shifted to Kalaburagi by road on Tuesday morning. The cortege was kept at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday before being shifted to Kalaburagi. Hundreds of people gathered en route to catch last glimpse of the body wrapped in the Tricolour.
Paytm Bets Big On Travel, Looks To Acquire Sequoia Backed Via.com
One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, is reportedly in talks to acquire Bengaluru-based online travel company Via.com. The acquisition will be in a bid to strengthen the travel and hospitality services offered by Paytm. The travel marketplace team is headquartered in Bengaluru and has about 150+ members in the last 12 months. In the past, Paytm has partnered with Booking.com to facilitate accommodation bookings on its online travel marketplace.
Crackdown on underage driving, racing
In light of the accident where an underage boy lost his life in a car race that went horribly wrong on Hosur Road Elevated Expressway, the Bengaluru Traffic Police have decided to crack down on street racing and underage driving. To keep a check on this growing menace, instructions have been issued to all senior police officers to hold campaigns to flag down and catch racers as well as underage drivers who roam the streets without a licence.
Uber Roasted On Twitter For Sexist Promotional Message, Apologises
Global ride hailing app Uber has apologised after its food delivery service's 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion in Bengaluru was called out for being 'sexist' by social media users from across the world. Through its app, the company had put out a promotional message on Sunday for UberEATS, its food delivery platform, which was launched in the city a month ago. Order on UberEATS and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen, it said.
AirAsia announces new routes, offers tickets at starting price of Rs Ra 2,299
All the new AirAsia flights will connect Ranchi with different cities in India. AirAsia India on Tuesday has announced that it will start flights on new routes in the country with ticket priced at starting range of Rs 2,299. The airline has said that there will be daily flights operating from Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Bhubaneshwar. AirAsia India is also offering all-inclusive airfares starting at Rs 2,299 on its new direct flights to Ranchi for a limited time period.
Unlike peers, Dunzo is still up and running
Lizzie Chapman, cofounder of fintech startup Zest Money, used hyper-local concierge app Dunzo to get together all the material required for her friend's Bollywood-themed wedding. She is among Dunzo's nearly 30,000 monthly active users in Bengaluru who employ its mobile app for an assortment of errands. While Ola, Nexus and SAIF did not reply to emails seeking details on any investment-related discussions with Dunzo, a Swiggy spokesperson dismissed it as unsubstantiated speculation. Dunzo cofounder Kabeer Biswas declined comment on any fundraising-related talks.
JD(S) MLAs, 1,000 farmers to meet CM
A farmer who had 400 coconut trees has left the village to work as a security guard in Bengaluru. Mr Balakrishna said, till a few years ago a family with 100 coconut trees was earning enough for their family. They are struggling to get a coconut for their own use, forget selling it in the market, he said. He suggested that we approach the Prime Minister with a delegation led by the Chief Minister of the State.
Back from the unknown
Communication with the outside world was almost nil with WhatsApp and social networking websites blocked in the country. Internet worked only in six rooms in the hotel the team was put up in, called Yngg-Ak-Do. We were holed up in our hotel for most of the time, striker Sunil Chhetri, BFC's captain, said. The boys were discussing stuff happening around the world at dinner, which was refreshing because none of our phones were working.
Theatre of real life stories
The question on Bengaluru's rains was meant to ease the audience into an evening of playback theatre, performed by the Actors Collective. Playback theatre is a form of improvisational theatre that draws on stories, experiences and incidents that members of the audience will narrate. The first playback theatre company was founded in New York in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, and this form of theatre has been around in Bengaluru for close to 17 years.
Your app-based milkman: Doodhwala is digitising milk delivery
The Bengaluru-based dairy and grocery delivery startup wants to make milk delivery easy, and having added more products, has expanded to Pune. Around 4 am, they went around the city to understand what the milk supply market was like. Doodhwala was founded in 2015 and is progressing steadily with a 25 percent month-on-month growth rate, according to the team. Doodhwala is the first in Bengaluru and Pune to bring fresh farm milk directly to customers.
'It was strange, but surprising in good ways too'
On the streets of DPR Korea's capital, though, there was no palpable excitement or anxiety. BFC's media manager, Kunaal Majgaonkar, turned to the contingent's guide - 'minder' is a better word - for assurance. They were afforded a glimpse into a world few outsiders have seen, a world behind a modern day iron curtain. It was strange, but surprising in good ways too, says Majgaonkar. When the group landed in Pyongyang, it found that 15 bags of kit and equipment had not arrived from Beijing.
Bengaluru: 50-year-old woman kills herself over 'tasteless sambar'
A 50-year-old homemaker got so upset over a fight with her paralysed husband over 'tasteless sambar' that she hanged herself at her residence in Cholurpalya, in west Bengaluru. The woman, Nagarathna Srinivas is survived by her husband Srinivas and son Mithun, who runs an electronics shop on SP Road. They would often fight over trivial issues and and Srinivas would get upset if Nagarathna shouted back at him.
Bengaluru: Pedestrian knocked down by mini-truck while trying to avoid potholes; loses leg
This time, a pedestrian was knocked down by a mini-truck while trying to avoid a pothole and he lost a leg as a result. Mumbai biker woman tries to avoid pothole, gets crushed to death by truck. The 54-year-old victim's leg was so severely injured that the doctors had to amputate it in order to save his life. Dr Deepu K N, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon of the Hosmat Hospital, amputated the victim's leg in September 6.

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