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Past articles by Sharan:

Tesla drives into India through Bengaluru

Tesla’s expected entry comes at a time when the Union and state governments are encouraging higher adoption of green vehicle technologies to help reduce air pollution → Read More

Elon Musk's Tesla opens India entity in Bengaluru, names three directors

Tesla has named Vaibhav Taneja, Venkatrangam Sreeram and David Jon Feinstein as the three directors in the newly formed entity in the country.The state government had earlier said that Tesla would open an R&D centre in Bengaluru → Read More

Karnataka approves EV manufacturing projects of nearly ₹23,000 cr

The projects have the potential to create nearly 5,000 new jobs.This system is part of the state's efforts to ease regulations and attract more investments into Karnataka → Read More

Wistron’s loss may be rivals’ gain

Apple said it won’t give additional work to Wistron until the problems are addressed → Read More

How the Indian dream of working in 'iPhone company' went wrong at Wistron

The Karnataka government, eager to bring in more investors and boost job creation, gives companies a free-hand to operate even if it means compromising on labour practices, according to activists and elected representatives → Read More

Worker unrest takes violent turn at iPhone maker Wistron's campus near Bengaluru

Mob resorts to stone-pelting, damaging property over non-payment of salaries → Read More

Ola to launch electric two-wheeler range in New Zealand

Ola said its EV offering will lend to the New Zealand government's goal of on-roading 64,000 new electric vehicles by the end of 2021, while also helping the public sector become carbon neutral by 2025 → Read More

Karnataka targets becoming $50 billion bioeconomy by 2025

The state has started work on a life-sciences park in Bengaluru to help create an integrated biotechnology ecosystem in Karnataka and leverage its potential to attract investments, promote innovation, and generate jobs in the city and state → Read More

Over 27.3% of Karnataka may have been exposed to covid-19: Sero survey

The survey was carried out on 15,624 persons in 290 hospitals on persons above the age of 18 across all 30 districts of the state.The survey has found that this number is around 30% in Bengaluru, one of the worst affected regions in the country → Read More

Karnataka records nearly 11,000 covid- 19 cases in a day, highest so far

Bengaluru recorded over 5,000 cases for the second consecutive day .Karnataka has reported 55,938 cases in the last seven days, according to government data → Read More

Bengaluru lets its guard down even as covid cases rise

The pandemic-induced economic crisis has taken precedence over covid-19, as the out-of-control health crisis has now been reduced to a few warning signs at entrances of establishments, along with temperature scanners and sanitizer dispensers → Read More

Murugappa board a men’s club, alleges Valli Arunachalam

At the AGM, 91% shareholders vote against inducting a woman in Murugappa Group board.Valli, her sister Vellachi Murugappan and their mother M.V. Valli Murugappan, collectively hold 8.15% stake in Ambadi Investments, the group’s holding company → Read More

Karnataka home minister tests positive for covid-19

The home minister said that he is asymptomatic and is currently under self-isolation. He contracted the virus after his domestic help tested positive for the infection yesterday. → Read More

Pubs, bars to resume services in Karnataka from today

Bars, pubs and other liquor serving establishments can resume service with 50% seating and other mandatory safety norms that include regular sanitising of these spaces, health screening, and maintaining social distancing norms → Read More

The toy story of Karanataka’s Channapatna: Covid pushes it to its last act

As business shrank, the number of traditional artisans in Channapatna declined from around 3,500 in the late 1990s to just around 1,500 earlier this year.The plight of smaller toy-manufacturing units that operate as feeders to large distributors and retailers is worse → Read More

With record 8,580 new Covid-19 cases in a day, Karnataka's tally crosses 3 lakh

The death toll climbed to 5,091 as 133 more people succumbed to the virus → Read More

Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw tests positive for Covid-19

The 67-year-old biotechnology industry veteran said on Twitter she has mild symptoms and hopes they 'stay that way' → Read More

Bengaluru riots: State govt seeks high court's intervention to recover losses

The riots were triggered after the relative of a Congress legislators posted a communally provocative post against Prophet Mohammed → Read More

With 8,818 new Covid-19 cases, Karnataka witnesses another single-day high

At 3,495 cases, the state capital Bengaluru too reported its biggest ever 24-hour spike in new cases → Read More

Record 7908 new covid-19 cases in Karnataka

The death toll continues to climb in Karnataka as 104 more died in 24 hours until 5 pm on Friday that takes the total number of fatalities to 3717 → Read More