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Karnataka University VC arrested on graft charges

Dharwad (Karnataka), Oct 20 : State Lokayukta (ombudsman) sleuths Monday arrested Karnataka University vice-chancellor H.B. Walikar and three other university officials on charges of financial irregularities and abuse of power in recruitments, a senior official said here.

Music festivals are encouraging local talent: Lucky Ali

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 20 : Lucky Ali, whose simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice are a huge draw for music aficionados -- a proof of which was his latest performance here, says music festivals across the country give an impetus to local talent.

Metal, blues, indie rock Octoberfest 2014

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 19 : The second day of the ongoing 10th edition of Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest (TGIOF) - saw a heavy mix of metal, blues, indie, soft rock and electronic music here.

Octoberfest 2014: Mix of music and style

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 19 : From mini-skirts to backless tops to midriff revealing crop tops and shorts in bright shades, the second day of the 10th edition of Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest (TGIOF) - here saw young girls putting their best foot forward in terms of fashion while attending the shows of their favourite bands.

Bangalore court orders Jayalalithaa's release

Bangalore, Oct 18 : A special court Saturday ordered the release of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa from the central jail here a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail in a corruption case, a top official said.

Karnataka unveils new industrial policy to woo investments

Bangalore, Oct 17 : Karnataka Friday unveiled a new industrial policy to attract Rs.5 lakh crore (Rs.5 trillion) from domestic and overseas investors over the next five years.

Five new institutes to treat speech and hearing impaired

Mysore, Oct 17 : Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday announced the setting up of five new national-level institutions along the lines of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH).

Music, food, beer: The Great Indian Octoberfest is here

Bangalore, Oct 17 : From live performances of progressive metal band The Ocean Collective, reggae master Apache Indian, the very soulful Lucky Ali to a flea market, lip-smacking food and lots of beer -- the 10th edition of Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest (TGIOF) here promises to enthrall city dwellers in a bigger and better way.

Jayalalithaa's jail time: Eating curd rice, evening strolls

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Oct 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was granted bail Friday, spent about three weeks in jail getting up early in the morning and reading newspapers, taking rest in the afternoon after a lunch of curd rice, a stroll in the evening and hitting the bed early.

Top runners for Bengaluru Marathon

Bangalore, Oct 17 : The country's leading long-distance runners like Karan Singh, Sudha Singh and Kavita Raut will be among some 10,000 competitors participating in the Shriram Properties-sponsored Bengaluru Marathon to be run here Sunday monrning.

Karnataka Home Minister assures action against Manipuri youth's attackers

Bangalore, Oct. 16 : Karnataka Police has taken action against the three people who allegedly attacked a Manipuri student yesterday, state Home Minister K J George said on Thursday.

Karnataka clears 13 projects worth Rs.9,912 crore

Bangalore, Oct 15 : The Karnataka government Wednesday cleared 13 projects with a combined investment of Rs.9,912 crore and a potential to generate employment to 5,986 people in nine of the 30 districts across the state.

Three held for assaulting Manipuri youth in Bangalore

Bangalore, Oct 15 : Three people were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a Manipuri youth at an eatery here for refusing to speak with them in the local (Kannada) language, police said.

Manipuri student attacked in Bangalore, forced to speak Kannada

Bangalore, Oct. 15 : A 24-year-old engineering student from Manipur named T Michael Lamjathang was beaten up by three miscreants in Bangalore and was forced to speak Kannada.

Medical tests exonerate Nithyananda of rape charge?

Bangalore, Oct.15 : Science in all likelihood appears to have to come to the assistance and rescue of self-styled god man Nithyananda, with medical tests carried out on him by a government-run hospital in southern India reportedly showing that he is incapable of committing rape.

'Yaamirukka Bayamey' to be remade in Kannada

Chennai, Oct 15 : Recent Tamil blockbuster "Yaamirukka Bayamey", a horror-comedy, is all set to remade in Kannada as "Namo Bootha Athma".

Bangalore frontrunner in ordering food between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Survey

New Delhi, Oct 14 : If one goes by a survey, Bangalore is the frontrunner in placing food orders post lunch and before dinner.

Wage hike strike by Bosch workers in Bangalore banned

Bangalore, Oct 10 : The Karnataka government Friday banned the indefinite strike launched by the workers' union of German auto components major Bosch Ltd at its main production plant in the city Sep 16 for a higher wage hike.

Veteran journalist Kamath dead; hundreds bid adieu

Udupi (Karnataka), Oct 9 : Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal near here. He was 93.

Veteran journalist Kamath dead; hundreds bid adieu

Udupi (Karnataka), Oct 9 : Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal, 5 km from this coastal town. He was 93.

Two killed in Bangalore building collapse

Bangalore, Oct. 9 : Two people, including a child, were killed when a building collapsed in Bangalore early Thursday morning.

Journalist M.V. Kamath who scripted Modi biography is dead

Bangalore/Mumbai, Oct 9 : Veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died Thursday morning in his native place Manipal in Karnataka, said a relative. He was 94.

Health insurance has lowered death rate in Karnataka: Study

New Delhi, Oct 8 : At a time when the central government is mulling a universal health insurance policy for the poor, a study shows that a similar programme in Karnataka to provide health insurance to households below the poverty line has lowered both mortality rates and out-of pocket expenses for beneficiaries.

DA case: Karnataka HC rejects Jayalalithaa's bail plea

Bangalore, Oct.7 : The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa bail plea in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case, days after a trial court had sent her to four-years in prison.

Karnataka High Court begins hearing Jayalalithaa's bail plea

Bangalore, Oct 7 : A regular bench of Karnataka High Court here Tuesday began hearing on the criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa amid tight security.

Jayalalithaa's bail plea hearing on in Bangalore

Bangalore, Oct 7 : A Karnataka High Court bench here Tuesday began hearing of the criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa amid tight security.

DA case: Karnataka HC to hear Jayalalithaa's bail plea today

Bangalore, Oct 7 : The Karnataka High Court will hear AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa's plea for immediate bail and suspension of her four-year jail sentence in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case.

Remakes shouldn't be a carbon copy of original: Ramesh Aravind

Chennai, Oct 7 : Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says he isn't against the idea of a movie's remake as long as it doesn't end up being a "carbon copy" of the original. He prefers remaking a story with a touch of creativity.

Frenzied fans flock to cracker of contest (Sidelights)

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Oct 4 : Frenzied fans in thousands flocked to the Chinnaswamy stadium here Saturday to watch a cracker of contest between reigning IPL title holders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) tournament.

Thousands witness Dasara grand finale in Karnataka

Mysore, Oct 4 : Thousands of people Saturday thronged this cultural capital of Karnataka to witness the grand finale of the Dasara festival, as the famous victory procession of caparisoned elephants (jamboo savari) passed through main roads from the illuminated royal palace to Bannimantap ground across the city, amid tight security.

US awards for India-born Stanford scientist, scholar

Bangalore, Oct 4 : India-born scientist Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and mathematics scholar Himanshu Asnani at Standford University in the Silicon Valley have been awarded prizes by the Marconi Society in Washington.

Scion's absence robs Dasara fete of grandeur

Mysore (Karnataka), Oct 3 : The famous 10-day Dasara festival celebrations in this city of palaces have been low-key in the absence of scion Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who passed away last December in Bangalore, about 150 km away.

Two Indian-born achievers to be honoured in US

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Oct 1 : Indian-born Stanford University professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and Indian techie Himanshu Asnani, pursuing research in mathematics at Stanford, will be honoured in Washington DC Thursday by the US-based Marconi Society.

DA case: Jayalalithaa's lawyers request for matter to be discussed with Karnataka Chief Justice

Bangalore, Sept. 30 : Lawyers of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J. Jayalalithaa today filed a memo with the registrar of the Karnataka High Court requesting that the matter of the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case and the appeal for bail thereof be discussed with the Chief Justice of Karnataka D H Waghela, and added that it should be treated as a special case.

Karnataka HC admits Jayalalithaa's bail petition

Bangalore, Sept.30 : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Chief J. Jayalalithaa's petition to the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction in the disproportionate assets case, seeking immediate release on bail, has been admitted by the court here today.

Jayalalithaa to seek bail from Karnataka High Court

Bangalore, Sep 28 : Jailed AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa will file a criminal revision petition Monday in the Karnataka High Court to seek bail in the four-year jail term she has been sentenced to for corruption.

Jayalalithaa holds talks on successor in Bangalore jail

Bangalore, Sep 28 : Jailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday discussed the issue of her successor with a few cabinet ministers following her conviction for corruption.

Heavy rainfall in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sep 26 : Heavy rainfall has flooded India's tech hub Bangalore and disrupted normal life across the city Friday.

Modi unveils mega food park in Karnataka

Tumkur (Karnataka), Sep 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday commissioned an integrated India Food Park in Karnataka.

Modi gets rousing welcome in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a two-day visit to Karnataka for the first time after assuming office, was Tuesday given a rousing welcome by thousands of people, including the BJP's state leaders and cadres, at the HAL airport.

300 Bangalore kids ill after mid-day meal

Bangalore, Sep 19 : About 300 children fell ill Friday after eating mid-day meal at a state-run primary school here, a health official said.

Bangalore: Over 100 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal

Bangalore, Sept. 19 : Over 100 students of a government primary school in Bangalore fell ill after consuming their mid-day meal.

Fresh guidelines for mining sector soon

Bangalore, Sep 18 : The NDA government is framing fresh guidelines to revive the mining sector, which has been reeling under a host of problems due to irregularities by a section of miners and judicial interventions for compliance.

BJP building martyrs' memorial in Karnataka

Bidar (Karnataka), Sep 17 : The BJP's youth wing is building a martyrs' memorial at Gorata, 65 km from here in northern Karnataka, as a tribute to about 200 freedom fighters who were massacred by Nizam soldiers (Razakars) in the village in 1948 when it was part of the erstwhile Hyderabad state.

BJP will win upcoming assembly polls with clear majority: Amit Shah

Bidar (Karnataka), Sept. 17 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday asked his party cadres not to be demoralized because of the defeat in by-polls and said that his party would win the upcoming assembly elections in four states with a clear majority.

Nasscom bats for Amazon dealers in Karnataka

Bangalore, Sep 17 : The Karnataka government should facilitate the growth of e-commerce by removing tax issues faced by dealers of global e-tail major Amazon India in selling goods in the state, a top IT industry representative said Wednesday.

No preferential treatment given to Karthik Gowda: Bangalore Police

Bangalore, Sept. 13 : The Bangalore Police on Saturday said that they have collected the necessary information from Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik with regard to the rape allegations levelled against him and denied the fact that he was given a preferential treatment during the interrogation.

Karthik Gowda appears at RT Nagar police station

Bangalore, Sep. 13 : Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik, who has been accused of rape and cheating by a Kannada actress, appeared at the RT Nagar police station in Bangalore on Saturday for interrogation.

500 entries for Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival

Bangalore, Sep 9 : About 500 players will be seen in action in the sixth Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival commencing at the KGA course here Thursday.

Bangalore court grants anticipatory bail to Sadananda Gowda's son

Bangalore, Sept. 8 : A Bangalore civil court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik, who has been accused by a Kannada actress of rape and cheating.

Railway minister's son gets anticipatory bail

Bangalore, Sep 8 : A sessions court here Monday granted anticipatory bail to Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, in a rape and cheating case filed against him by Kannada actor Maithreyi.

Swami Nithyananda brought to hospital for potency test

Bangalore, Sept. 8 : Self-styled god man Nityananda, who is facing criminal charges, including rape, has been brought to the Victoria hospital for a medical test to determine his potency levels as directed by the Supreme Court last week.

Karnataka Governor calls on PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 4 : Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, who took oath on Monday, today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mallya to challenge Kingfisher's wilful defaulter tag

Bangalore, Sep 4 : Kingfisher Airlines Ltd would pursue legal remedies to challenge the decision of state-run United Bank of India (UBI) to declare it as a wilful defaulter, promoter and chairman Vijay Mallya said Thursday.

Arrest warrant issued against railway minister's son

Bangalore, Sep 4 : A court Thursday issued an arrest warrant against Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, in a rape and cheating case filed against him by a Kannada actress after he got engaged to another woman.

Heart harvested in Bangalore, transplanted in Chennai

Chennai/Bangalore, Sep 3 : A 37-year-old dead woman's heart, harvested in a Bangalore hospital, now beats in a man after it was flown to Chennai for a live transplant in a record time Wednesday.

Boy hospitalized due to ragging in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sep 3 : A 17-year-old was, while being allegedly ragged, beaten up so severely that he had to be hospitalized here today.

Deputy Chief of Air Staff flies Tejas Light Combat Aircraft

Bangalore, Sept. 3 : Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal SBP Sinha, flew Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (trainer version) here on Wednesday.

IAF deputy chief flies Tejas

Bangalore, Sep 3 : The trainer version of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) was flown here Wednesday by the IAF deputy chief, Air Marshal S.B.P. Sinha.

'Bullet Rani' not spoof on 'Gabbar Singh': Director

Chennai, Sep 2 : Telugu-Kannada bilingual "Bullet Rani" features actress Nisha Kothari in the role of a police officer, but the movie is not a spoof of Pawan Kalyan-starrer "Gabbar Singh", says its director Suresh Goswami.

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