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Bengaluru Namma METRO Phase-1 with 42km fast track is now ready!

Eleven years after then PM Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Namma Metro project, Bengaluru gets its 42-km Metro network, fulfilling the one dream lakhs of Bengalureans share-a hassle-free commute. The Green Line+ section, connecting Mantri Square Sampige Road and Yelachenahalli, was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee. It took 11 years, five chief ministers […]

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Hiring techies in US Silicon Valley costs 12 times more than that in Bengaluru

The 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report has listed four Asian countries in the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. In 2015, the continent was represented by Singapore and Bengaluru only. But this year, Beijing and Shanghai was added to the list. Singapore now ranks 12th (10th in 2015) and Bengaluruis at number 20 (previously […]

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Karnataka has the highest number of MBBS seats in the country

According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the state has 8,750 seats followed by Maharashtra (7,120) and Tamil Nadu (6,660). Director of medical education Dr S Sacchidanand told TOI: “Karnataka has the highest number of MBBS seats in the country and 350 additional seats will be available from this academic year. We have asked […]

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Rolls-Royce sets up Bengaluru facility to support engine fleet

Rolls-Royce has opened a facility in Bengaluru to support their 750 engines that power Indian military aircraft, and provides repair and service to engines that urgently require it. The UK-based engine giant announced on Thursday that its so-called Defence Service Delivery Centre (SDC) in Bengaluru would provide the army and navy with “fleet management, services […]

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Apple to start assembling iPhones in Bangalore by April 2017

Apple plans to start assembling the iPhone in Bangalore by end April 2017 under a contract manufacturing arrangement with Taiwan’s Wistron. The move by the company comes even as it awaits approval from the federal government for some of its proposals for lowering the import duties on components and for creating an ecosystem of local […]

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Boeing’s engineering, technology center opens in Bengaluru

US aircraft maker Boeing today announced the formal launch of its engineering and technology center in Bangalore. The newly set up centre, Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC), would undertake high quality technology-driven work to support Boeing in various areas of aviation engineering and technology, a release said. BIETC plans to employ locals to […]

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Bengaluru beats “Silicon Valley” has the most dynamic city in the world

Bengaluru has been ranked the most dynamic city in the world, as per the City Momentum Index-2017 released by Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate services firm. The report, which is being discussed at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, places Bengaluru at the top spot, followed by Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam […]

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NetApp opens new Rs 1,000 crore campus in Whitefield, Bengaluru

Storage and data management company NetApp inaugurated an independent campus in Whitefield in Bengaluru, set up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore. The centre is NetApp’s largest in the world in terms of engineering strength. Out of its eight such sites, seven are in North America. It currently employs 2,000 people in Bengaluru, all of […]

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Apple plans to assemble iPhones in Bengaluru from April-2017

Apple plans to make iPhones for the Indian market in Bengaluru. Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple, is setting up a facility in Peenya, the city’s industrial hub, to manufacture the iPhones. The facility will start production from next April, according to industry sources. Top sources in the company confirmed to TOI that Apple […]

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F-16 team in Bengaluru to discuss potential partnership

After making a bid to sell F-16s to India, a team from US aviation major Lockheed Martin arrived in Bengaluru to meet potential industrial partners, officials said on Wednesday. Lockheed Martin’s ‘Make in India’ F-16’s (Block 70) executive team are set to conduct a meeting this week with local aerospace suppliers and tier one industry […]

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THIRD WEALTHIEST CITY IN INDIA is BENGALURU

Bengaluru is the third wealthiest city in India according to a study. Bengaluru boasts of a total wealth of USD 320 billion. The city is home to 7,500 millionaires and 8 billionaires. India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of USD […]

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Bengaluru is second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world.

Bengaluru is the fourth most innovative city and is the second fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world. “The city hosts diverse industries spanning machine tools, electronics, defence, aeronautics, garments, medical, bio-tech and a host of research institutes, both national and International. In fact by the year 2020, estimates are that city is likely to […]

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China’s Huawei set up its biggest global service centre in Bengaluru

China’s leading telecom gear maker Huawei has set up its biggest global service centre in Bengaluru at an investment of `136 crore. The centre will support Huawei’s domestic and international telecom carrier customers in 30-plus markets across Asia, Africa and Middle East, handling more than 50 projects across these markets. “Some 1,000-odd techies, comprising engineers […]

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Bengaluru’s office space vacancy is only 3%

The IT capital of India has only 3% vacancy in office space, an all-time low, against the top seven cities in the country as strong demand from corporates sucks up space but builders are moving to pre-fabricated buildings and customised offices to stay in business. According to JLL, the average vacancy in commercial real estate […]

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Qualcomm to lease 5L sqft of office space in Bengaluru

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is close to acquiring about 0.5 million square feet of office space in Bengaluru to expand its operations in the city, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is looking for space in Outer Ring Road, which is home to numerous multi-national companies including Google, Cisco and Visa, sources […]

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Apple picks north Bengaluru – Yelahanka for its 50k sft new office space

Apple has leased about 50,000 sq ft of office space in Yelahanka, north Bengaluru, for its design and development accelerator to support engineering talent and grow the country’s iOS developer community, sources said. The office space, expected to house about 300 people and open next year, will be in RMZ Galleria — an 11-acre plot […]

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Bengaluru is India’s most preferred city for professionals to work: LinkedIn

Bengaluru, India’s technology hub is witnessing a larger inflow of qualified professionals than it is losing talent to other cities in the country, according to social network firm Linkedin that compiled data based on changes users made on their profiles on its platform. Nearly a third of its 2.3 million users in the IT capital of […]

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Malyasia’s Parkway Group to acquire Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital

Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare, which owns Parkway Hospital Group, is close to finalising a Rs 600 crore deal to acquire Vikram Hospital, the Bengaluru-based multiple speciality hospital chain, which will help it to strengthen its presence in India, people familiar with the development said. Parkway has a presence in Bengaluru, with its acquisitionof BGS Hospital last […]

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Bengaluru developers completing office projects ahead of deadlines: JLL

As corporate occupiers in India have been staring at a severe supply crunch of ‘right product-right place’ grade-A commercial realty, a few developers in Bengaluru have completed their office projects a couple of quarters prior to the original deadlines. Ashutosh Limaye, National Director, Research, JLL India said: “This is most probably due to developers taking […]

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South India’s first underground Metro rail flagged-of in Bengaluru

It took 10 years, but the wait finally paid off as the Metro Rail’s underground stretch between MG Road and Magadi station was opened for commercial operations by Union Minister of parliamentary affairs, Venkaiah Naidu in the city on Friday. There were whistles, smiles and many curious faces as passengers boarded the Metro Rail for […]

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