Bangalore /bæŋɡəˈlɔːr/, officially known as Bengaluru ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu]), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities of India.

A succession of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present region of Bangalore until in 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore. In 1638, the Marāthās conquered and ruled Bangalore for almost 50 years, after which the Mughals captured and sold the city to the Mysore Kingdom of the Wadiyar dynasty. It was captured by the British after victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), who returned administrative control of the city to the Maharaja of Mysore. The old city developed in the dominions of the Maharaja of Mysore and was made capital of the Princely State of Mysore, which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. In 1809, the British shifted their cantonment to Bangalore, outside the old city, and a town grew up around it, which was governed as part of British India. Following India's independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State, and remained capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in 1956. The two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949. The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.

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Deccan Herald 26 Jan 2023
Eight personalities including former C M S M Krishna, and writer S L Byrappa from Karnataka have bagged this year's Padma awards. Former Chief Minister S M Krishna (Padma Vibhushan) in Public Affairs ... A graduate of Maharaja’s College, Mysore, he later obtained a law degree from the Government Law College, Bangalore ... He also got Padma Shri in 2016 ... .......

Block on BBC documentary is colonial, says jurist

The Telegraph India 23 Jan 2023
The issue is criticism of the persona of Narendra Modi, quite irrespective of the office he holds,” Gopal, who was also director of the Bangalore-based National Law School of India University, told The Telegraph on Monday ... “What happened in Gujarat in 2002 was a ‘crime against humanity’ as the term is defined under international law....

Rossell India Ltd to demerge tea, aerospace businesses

The Telegraph India 19 Jan 2023
Advertisement ... Subsequently, the scheme of arrangement will needs to be approved by the lenders, shareholders and the National Company Law Tribunal among others before becoming effective. The aerospace division, based out of Bangalore, was established in 2011, while the tea division continues to be managed from Calcutta ... Aerospace division ... The plan ... ....

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Financial Express 12 Jan 2023
If a law is found to \u201cdamage ... In his book-length defence of the basic structure doctrine, Dr Sudhir Krishnaswamy, the Vice Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore argues that the doctrine rests on a sound structural interpretation of the Constitution....

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