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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Karnataka HC: No criminal proceedings can be initiated without approval from chairman of pollution control board

The Times of India 27 Sep 2022
Justice Suraj Govindaraj has directed the Chairman of KSPCB to hold necessary workshops to educate and train the officers of the Board as regards initiation of criminal proceedings under Air and Water Act, by taking the assistance of the Environment Law Centre, National Law School of India University, (Bangalore)....

Former CM SM Krishna admitted to hospital due to respiratory infection

Hindustan Times 25 Sep 2022
He has acute respiratory tract infection ... Born on May 1, 1932, Krishna did his graduation from Maharaja’s College, law degree from Government Law College, Bangalore and then pursued his education in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA ... Back in India, he worked as a professor of lnternational law in Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore ... .......

Let’s begin at the very end — by attending the convocation

Indian Express 25 Sep 2022
Tamil Nadu opposes NEET, its students perform better. share in 95 percent... Real-time weather alerts, tests & tips. Kashmir gets an app for apples. Inside Track. Ghar Wapasi? ... It was an unusually hot Bangalore afternoon but no one appeared worried about the weather ... The writer is Registrar, National Law School of India University, Bangalore ... ....

Bengaluru: NLSIU to tie up with IISc, IIMB for research

The Times of India 19 Sep 2022
The National Law School of India University (), Bengaluru, will form a cluster with the (IISc) and , Bangalore (), in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 ... "This repository will transform access and visibility of our work, and we aim to make it the go-to portal for information on Indian law and public policy," he added....

Two who robbed elderly man in Kalkaji bump into police, arrested

Hindustan Times 16 Sep 2022
One of the suspects then fired two rounds at the five-member police team, which retaliated, firing a couple of shots of their own ... The UP Police team finally arrested the two near Indirapuram in Ghaziabad, early on Thursday, officers aware of the matter said ... His son, Nitesh Punhani, was at work in Noida and his daughter-in-law was in Bangalore ... .......

Life is not an exam and other such hacks

Indian Express 11 Sep 2022
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Data analytics helps speed up layout regularisation processA tech team is working with a Supreme ...

Deccan Herald 08 Sep 2022
A city-based data analytics company has successfully helped lower the workload for a committee mandated with regularising buildings at a controversial layout ... But the data had to be intelligible ... “The work has grabbed the attention of the National Law School Bangalore, Kennedy School of Public Administration (Harvard), and the University of Chicago....

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