The failure of the monsoons in the state for the second consecutive year has, besides driving farmers into despair, plunged the major urban centres - including the capital city Bengaluru - into a m

BENGALURU: Gangotri glacier, the source of Ganges, has been out of reach for scientists for conducting proper field studies all these years, mainly because of its sheer size and inaccessibility.

BENGALURU: Whitefield resident Dharani M takes her seven-year-old son to a physician thrice a month. "This is because he keeps complaining of respiratory problems.

If you haven't installed the rainwater-harvesting unit at your house yet, then cough up a huge penalty from December.

A major protest is being held against the state government demanding necessary action to clean Bellandur and Varthur lake, which are facing severe pollution.

BENGALURU: The report card has arrived. Varthur Lake is frothing because of sewage.

Bengaluru: When the national tiger census report was released in January this year, Karnataka had every reason to feel proud. The state is now home to 406 tigers, the highest in the country.

Bengaluru: Ten-year-old Tanisha K, a resident of Vijayanagar in West Bengaluru, ends up in hospital every few weeks with breathing difficulties.

That long wait at the Silk Board junction for the signal is not only delaying you but also slowly killing you, adding pollutants to your lungs.

Flanked on its three sides by busy roads and two bus stands, the hospital is at the epicentre of a cacophonic nightmare. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) norms declare that area within 100 metres of any hospital should be a silent zone. But noise levels around the hospital are 59% beyond the prescribed 50 dB level. The situation at ESI Indiranagar and Victoria Hospital in KR Market too was no different, found a KSPCB study .