Nischita Verrendra

Nischita Verrendra

Special Correspondent

Opinions/Stories

Bengaluru team to conduct trial on convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients

The principle behind plasma therapy is that immunity can be transferred from a healthy person to a sick patient using convalescent plasma

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Nanjangud- Inside Karnataka's red zone

Before the Nanjangud cluster came to light, Mysuru had developed a system to track over 1400 foreign returnees.

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Bengaluru uses drones to disinfect the city

The drones are being used to cover highly crowded areas like railway stations, bus stops, markets and some of the major slums in the city.

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Bengaluru's war room uses technology to contain covid-19

The war room was built by the BBMP in just 24 hours and will bring all relevant departments under one roof to tackle the virus problem in a more streamlined manner.  

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Eco-Sensitive Zone around Bengaluru's national park shrinks, conservationists fume

The shrinking zone not only increases the risk to the wildlife but also heightens chances of man-animal conflict in the area

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Karnataka bypolls: What it means for BJP, Congress, JD(S)

The crucial by-poll results are out in Karnataka and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is rejoicing after bagging 12 out of the 15 constituencies that went into polls

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Karnataka bypolls: Bharatiya Janata Party wins 12 out of 15 seats 

n a major loss to former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Congress won only 2 seats despite expecting victory in at least 7. 

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Indian IT sector stares at another wave of major layoffs

Although the homegrown IT major say there is no mass layoffs that has been planned, the idea is to correct the current "barrel shape" structure of the offshore pyramid. 

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Karnataka: Government doctors stage sit-in to protest assault

The protesters were demanding compensation for several patients who had lost their eyesight following cataract surgeries in July this year.

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Air quality dips in four major Indian cities during Diwali: Environment startup

In October 2018 the Supreme Court had banned the use of firecrackers that contained mercury, arsenic and barium.

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Karnataka government might drop Tipu Sultan chapters from textbooks

The controversial Tipu Jayanti was celebrated for three years on November 10, amidst tight security up until 2018.

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Growing tiger numbers leads to big cats spilling out of forests in Karnataka

After India hit an all-time low of 1400 tiger in the 2006-2007 period, concerted efforts by conservation activists, forest departments and the government led to a healthy increase in big cat…

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The rise and fall of Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha

Siddhartha decided to open his own chain of coffee outlets after noticing an internet cafe serving beer in Singapore

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Grateful for opportunity to govern: Kumaraswamy after losing trust vote in Karnataka Assembly

Celebrations broke out at BJP office in Bengaluru with supporters sloganeering in favour of BJP State Chief BS Yeddyurappa. 

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Karnataka crisis: Trust vote in Vidhana Soudha expected to take place before 6pm today

The Supreme Court in its order last week had said the rebel MLAs were not compelled to attend the session, essentially insulating them from the whip.

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