Bangalore ‘terror’ blast injures 16 ahead of elections

A partly torn poster of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hangs on an electric pole next to a car, damaged in an explosion in a residential neighbourhood near the BJP office, in Bangalore, India, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

A top Indian official said a blast in the city of Bangalore that wounded 16 people on Wednesday, including 11 policemen, was “an act of terror” designed to disrupt upcoming state elections.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 2:04am

Heightened security for India-Pakistan cricket match

Mohammed Bashir, a Pakistani cricket fan, holds up the national flags of India and Pakistan in Bangalore. Photo: AFP

Police were out in full force in Bangalore on Tuesday as part of a massive security operation ahead of Pakistan’s first cricket tour of India for five years.

The tour, the first by Pakistan since 2007, begins with a Twenty20 international which will be played under lights at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy stadium later on Tuesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ista Bangalore

What is it? A business hotel in a business city. The 143-room Ista is situated close to the centre of Bangalore and is thus favoured by those who are visiting 'the Silicon Valley of India' for work.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Too busy to make that personal call? Let the 'Bangalore butler' do it

In a new twist on outsourcing, an Indian company is offering busy executives in the west a 24/7 personal assistant at a cut-rate price.

Companies worldwide have already outsourced office work to India, but Asksunday is novel in offering a kind of 'Bangalore butler' - although the work is actually done in Hyderabad.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Women fume at night work ban

A selective ban on women working after 8pm is to be introduced in Karnataka state in southern India.

The restriction, applying to hotels, business centres, shops, spas and recreation centres, has outraged and mystified women.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

bank staff arrested

An employee of HSBC Holdings' Indian unit was arrested in Bangalore and accused of helping a group withdraw GBP233,000 ($3.3 million) illegally from bank customers' accounts, police said.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Investors snap up Indian hot properties

Hong Kong investors snapped up dozens of deals at a recent exhibition of Indian property, the largest such promotion in the city for more than a decade.

'Many Indians living in overseas countries come back to buy our properties,' said Manu Goswamy, head of sales and marketing with Jaypee Greens, of the May 5 to 7 India Property 2006 exhibition.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

Huawei says Bangalore manufacturing base is on track

Huawei Technologies said its first US$60 million manufacturing base in Bangalore was going ahead, denying the expansion plan could be derailed due to Indian government security concerns.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Artfully asking all the correct questions

'We consulted the public and received widespread support for the canopy concept. The public thinks it is a very creative idea.'

Thomas Tso Man-tai,

Deputy Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands

21 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Cyberports study shows SAR has wires crossed

The Government will have a tough time making a case that we need the proposed $13 billion Cyberport if a recent consultancy study it commissioned is any indication.

13 May 1999 - 12:00am

Indian move

Hong Kong doctor Jonathan Ho, accused of implanting pig's organs in a human, had been allowed to leave Guwahati, India, for Bangalore, his lawyer said yesterday. No reason was given for his visit.

14 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Property value proves magnet for Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the poor man's Bombay. People who cannot afford the sky-high property prices of Bombay, New Delhi, Madras or even Bangalore, are flocking to the Andhra Pradesh capital.

Despite recent sharp increases in real estate prices, Hyderabad remains more affordable to the middle class than the three main crowded Indian metropolitan cities and heavily polluted Bangalore.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

City growth leaves trail of poverty and despair

Dogs astray in Bangalore often wind up in small concrete-and-wire cages, but stray humans can do even worse.

21 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Property boom is good news for satellite towns

PHENOMENAL real estate prices in India's major cities have sparked a migration of both businesses and populations to smaller cities and satellite towns.

Over the last two decades, property prices in Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta and Madras have risen so steeply that buying even a small flat in the far-flung suburbs has become well-nigh impossible for many local residents.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Private E-mail licences issued

THE privatisation of value-added telecommunications services in India has taken a big leap with the issuing of licences for electronic mail (E-mail) to private and public-sector companies.

11 Sep 1993 - 12:00am