Karnataka News


Digital transformation to benefit APAC enterprises: Hitachi
Bengaluru, Dec 7 : Digital transformation would dominate the IT strategies of enterprises across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2017, said computer data and storage systems major Hitachi Data Systems on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Driver kills himself, hurls black money charge against baron
Bengaluru, Dec 7 : A driver who committed suicide alleged that his boss got Rs 75-crore unaccounted money converted into white for the grand wedding of Karnataka's mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy's daughter last month, police said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Man commits suicide, accuses Karnataka mining baron Reddy, KAS officer of harassment
New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 (ANI): A man on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide after blaming former BJP minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer of mentally torturing him. Read Full Story

Lenovo K6 Power a huge hit on Flipkart
Bengaluru, Dec 7 : Lenovo's K6 Power smartphone has been a hit on Flipkart with over 1,000 units reported to have been sold every minute after the sale went live. Read Full Story

Japanese firm Minebea expands capacity in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 6 : Leading Japanese maker of weighing and measuring instruments Minebea Intec on Tuesday expanded its production capacity at a new facility here. Read Full Story

Karnataka fondly recalls its 'Komalavalli' nee Jayalalithaa
Bengaluru, Dec 6 : Hundreds of people across Karnataka on Tuesday fondly recalled its 'daughter' and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and paid glowing tributes to her, as she was born at Melkote near Mysuru and spent her early days in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Gill wins India Rally, creates history
Chikkamagaluru (Karnataka), Dec 5 : Indias Gaurav Gill notched up a historic win as he emerged champion in the Coffee Day India Rally, the concluding round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) here on Monday. Read Full Story

AirAsia India appoints Amar Abrol as Managing Director
Bengaluru, Dec 5 : Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India on Monday announced the appointment of Amar Abrol as its Managing Director in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Read Full Story

Flipkart founders named 'Asians of the Year'
Bengaluru, Dec 5 : Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, founders of Flipkart, have been jointly named "Asian of the Year 2016" by Singapore-based newspaper The Straits Times as part of a group called the "The Disruptors". Read Full Story

20 injured in MP bus-truck collision
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 4 : At least 20 persons were injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar town, police said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash seized in Bengaluru, three held
Bengaluru, Dec 3 : About Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash was seized on Saturday at two places in the city and three persons were arrested for holding it without documentary proof, police said. Read Full Story

Karnataka suspends two IAS officers with 'black money'
Bengaluru, Dec 2 : The Karnataka government on Friday suspended two senior IAS officers for allegedly hoarding unaccounted cash in crores and bullion and gold jewellery at their homes. Read Full Story

Bengaluru bids tearful adieu to Major killed in Nagrota
Bengaluru, Dec 1 : Hundreds of people, including army officers, friends and relatives, bid an emotional adieu here on Thursday to Major Akshay Girish Kumar, who died in the gun battle when militants attacked an army base near Jammu. Read Full Story

Rs.6 crore cash, 7kg gold haul in Bengaluru tax raids
Bengaluru, Dec 1 : In surprise raids in Karnataka, Income Tax officials found and seized a whopping Rs 6 crore in cash and 7kg gold from the residences of two state government engineers and two contractors in the city, said an official on Thursday. Read Full Story

Long queues at banks as many ATMs shut in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 1 : With hundreds of ATMs shut after cash dried up in them by Thursday afternoon, thousands of people queued up at banks in the city to draw whatever amount they could get across the counters. Read Full Story

K'taka Govt. announces Rs. 25 lakh ex gratia for Nagrota braveheart
Bengaluru [India], Dec. 1 : The Karnataka Government on Thursday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 25 lakh to the relatives of Major Akshay Girish Kumar, who was killed in the Nagrota terror attack. Read Full Story

Heavy rush for cash at banks, ATMs in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 1 : Braving the morning chill, hundreds of people, young and old, queued up at ATMs and banks across this tech hub on Thursday to draw cash at the earliest. Read Full Story

IT industry hiring to surge in Karnataka: survey
Bengaluru, Nov 29 : Karnataka will be the most preferred state for hiring by the IT industry in 2017, according to a joint survey by a human resource firm with a talent assessment firm and the Association of Indian University (AIU). Read Full Story

Cash van driver in Bengaluru heist arrested
Bengaluru, Nov 29 : Dominic Selvaraj, the van driver of a logistics firm who drove away with Rs 1.37 crore in cash from a Bengaluru bank, was arrested here, police said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Technology key to marketing in today's digital world: Report
Bengaluru, Nov 29 : Digital channels, smart mobility and new marketing and advertising technologies are redefining what is expected of marketing leaders in today's changing world, a new report has said. Read Full Story

Karnataka to use fibre network for digital inclusion
Bengaluru, Nov 28 : Karnataka will use national optic fibre network to provide last mile connectivity in all villages across the state for digital inclusion, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday. Read Full Story

More efficient use of sunlight can improve crop yields
Bengaluru, Nov 28 : Researchers in the US, led by one of Indian origin, have developed a genetic manipulation technique that results in more efficient use of sunlight in photosynthesis by plants. They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice. Read Full Story

Esprit goes online in India with Myntra
Bengaluru, Nov 25 : American casual fashion brand Esprit made its foray on e-commerce platform in India with leading e-tailer Flipkart's fashion and lifestyle products' subsidiary Myntra. Read Full Story

Bengaluru heist: Cash van found abandoned; driver still missing
Bengaluru, Nov 24 : A logistics driver who drove away with Rs 1.37-crore from the city centre remained at large while his cash van was found abandoned in a residential area, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Drought-hit Karnataka seeks waiver of 50% farm loans
Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 24 : Reeling under severe drought, Karnataka on Thursday urged the Centre to waive off 50 per cent of the farm loans, as the state government is ready to write off the rest. Read Full Story

Driver flees with Rs 1.37 cr cash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 23 : Giving a slip to the security guard and two bank employees, a contract driver of a logistics firm fled with Rs 1.37 crore in cash in a van from a busy road in the city centre on Wednesday, police said. Read Full Story

Hospital refuses to hand over brother's body to Union Minister, asks for new notes
Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda has become the latest victim of the demonetisation drive after the administration of the Kasturba Manipal Hospital in Mangaluru refused to accept old currency notes to clear pending bills for handing over the body of his brother. Read Full Story

Hospital refuses to give Union Minister his brother's body, asks for new notes
Mangaluru(Karnataka) [India], Nov. 22 : Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday became the latest victim of the demonetisation drive after the administration of Kasturba Manipal Hospital in Mangaluru refused to accept old currency notes to clear the pending bills for handing over the body of his brother. Read Full Story

Karnataka: BJP distances itself from I-T raids on Reddy
Bengaluru [India], Nov. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday distanced itself from former BJP minister G. Janardhan Reddy - who hit the headline for spending lavishly on his daughter's marriage - after the Income Tax Department conducted raids on his house earlier today. Read Full Story

Taxmen quiz mining baron Reddy on daughter's fat wedding
Bengaluru, Nov 21 : The Income Tax (IT) department on Monday asked Karnataka's mining baron and former BJP Minister Gali Janaradhan Reddy how much he spent on his daughter's "fat" wedding in the city on November 16. Read Full Story

Datasigns Tech raises angel round from bankers
Bengaluru, Nov 21 : Financial tech start-up Datasigns Technologies -- which helps borrowers who find it difficult to secure formal approvals to get loans -- has secured angel funding. Read Full Story

No new Rs 500 notes in Karnataka yet
Bengaluru, Nov 21 : Even 13 days after the demonetisation of higher currency, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has not yet released the new Rs 500 notes in Karnataka, resulting in continuing cash chaos in the state. Read Full Story

Third-party logistics firms ride on e-com boom in India
Bengaluru, Nov 21 : With the tech-savvy Gen-Next and the upwardly mobile shopping online to buy even their daily needs in cities and towns across India, third-party logistics firms are riding high on the e-commerce boom. Read Full Story

Karnataka woos investors under Make In India
Mumbai, Nov 20 : Karnataka in association with the Union government's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and industry chamber CII, will hold a "Make in India" conference in Bengaluru on February 13-14, 2017, state Industry Minister R.V. Deshpande said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Elderly farmer dies in bank queue in Karnataka village
Bengaluru, Nov 19 : A 70-year-old man died on Saturday allegedly after he suffered a heart attack while waiting in queue for nearly four hours to exchange old notes at the State Bank of Mysore branch in Cheluru village in Tumakuru district, about 105 km from Bengaluru, police said. Read Full Story

5 Maoists guuned down in Chhattisgarh
Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 19 : Five Maoists guerrillas were killed in a gun battle on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said on Saturday. Read Full Story

SHAREit to open its India HQ in Gurugram
Bengaluru, Nov 19 : China-based content-sharing platform SHAREit on Saturday announced that it will set up its India headquarters in Gurugram. Read Full Story

Karnataka court orders winding up of Kingfisher Airlines
Bengaluru, Nov 18 : The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered winding up of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd for failing to pay $6 million (Rs 41 crore) dues to a British firm that supplied aircraft components to it. Read Full Story

Lenovo partners with Paytm for cashless purchases
Bengaluru, Nov 18 : Chinese technology company Lenovo has partnered with Paytm to ensure hassle-free cashless transactions that will benefit laptop buyers who are facing cash crunch after demonetisation. Read Full Story

Opulent Reddy wedding in Bengaluru stirs outrage across cash-starved nation
Bengaluru [India], Nov.17 : Mining tycoon and former minister B Janardhan Reddy's extravagant wedding arrangements for his daughter has evoked national outrage. Read Full Story

BJP has indulged in organised corruption, claims Congress
Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 17 : The Congress party on Thursday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in organised corruption, even as the nation's pained citizens continue to scramble for cash because of the NDA regime's abrupt demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes. Read Full Story

Mining baron Reddy splurges on daughter's lavish wedding
Bengaluru, Nov 16 : The lavish wedding of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy's daughter on Wednesday raised eyebrows for its pomp and grandeur -- held at a time when millions are queueing up outside banks and ATMs for cash. Read Full Story

Blind association in Karnataka urges PM Modi to print new currency in Braille
Hubli (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 16 (ANI): A visually impaired association in Karnataka's Hubli district, while lauding the demonetization initiative, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to print the new currency notes in the Braille script. Read Full Story

First Women's Park for entrepreneurs in north Karnataka
Bengluru, Nov 15 : The Karnataka government on Tuesday announced setting up the first Women's Park at Kalaburgi in the state's north to facilitate women entrepreneurs open their manufacturing and processing units. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM for extending use of old notes till December 30
Bengaluru, Nov 15 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday urged the Centre to extend the deadline for using old notes for exempted categories to December 30 from November 24 to mitigate the hardships of people after the November 8 demonetisation. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Siddaramaiah urges Jaitley to address common man's concerns
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 15 (ANI): In the wake of the Centre's move to demonetise Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to take immediate steps to mitigate the difficulties faced by the citizens of the country. Read Full Story

Karnataka to set up women's parks to facilitate entrepreneurs
Bengaluru, Nov 14 : The Karnataka government on Monday invited women entrepreneurs to explore investment opportunities in the state, saying it will set up 'Women's Park' in all 30 district to facilitate their business endeavours. Read Full Story

Free consultation on kids' depression announced on their day (Lead, fixing 2nd para)
Bengaluru, Nov 14 : Studies have found a link between bullying and a higher risk of mental health problems during childhood. A free service offering psychological assistance allows children with disabilities to help those in need. Read Full Story

Free consultation on kids' depression announced on their day
Bengaluru, Nov 14 : Studies have found a link between bullying and a higher risk of mental health problems during childhood. A free service offering psychological assistance allows children with disabilities to help those in need. Read Full Story

Infosys upgrades Council of Europe HR system
Bengaluru, Nov 14 : Software major Infosys Ltd on Monday announced deploying an upgraded human resources (HR) management and payroll system for Council of Europe, an regional inter-governmental organisation focused on promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law. Read Full Story

Azim Premji Foundation offers fellowships
Bengaluru, Nov 14 : The Azim Premji Foundation of Wipro czar Azim Premji on Monday announced its annual fellowship programme in education for the 2017-18 academic year. Read Full Story

Jayaram, Rizwan triumph at national racing tourney
Bengaluru, Nov 13 : Veteran Pratap Jayaram literally set the track on fire in a fully modified Reva on his way to victory in the Indian Open class for cars in the Indian National Drag Racing Championship at the Taneja Aerospace facility near here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Don't sell old notes to touts, cautions Modi
Belgaum (Karnataka), Nov 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned people against selling their 500- and 1000-rupee notes to the touts in lieu of smaller amounts. Read Full Story

Students in Bengaluru on hunger strike, allege wrongly failed
Bengaluru, Nov 13 : More than 100 students of Visvesvaraya Technical University (VTU) sat on a hunger strike on Saturday alleging a cock-up in the checking of their papers by the examiners, resulting in an unusual number of students failing. Read Full Story

Jagan, Sofyyan shine at national racing tourney
Bengaluru, Nov 12 : Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing and local Sofyyan Ahamed of Quick Shift Racing achieved a double each in the first round of the Indian National Drag Racing Championship at the Taneja Aerospace facility near here on Saturday. Read Full Story

After banks, ATMs run out of cash in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 11 : It was the turn of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) to run out of cash on Friday across this tech hub while banks struggled to meet the demand for new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes and lower denomination currencies in exchange of the old notes that were suddenly demonetised on Tuesday. Read Full Story

BRICS draws action plan for cooperation in ICT arena
Bengaluru, Nov 11 : The BRICS Ministers of Communications, as the five-member association of the emerging national economies, on Friday drew an action plan to institutionalise cooperation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) arena. Read Full Story

Raghunath to lead India in Four-Nations hockey tournament
Bengaluru, Nov 11 : Seasoned drag flicker V.R. Raghunath will lead the men's team in the Four-Nation tournament in Australia, starting November 23 as Hockey India (HI) on Friday left out injured seniors P.R. Sreejesh, S.V. Sunil and Ramandeep Singh from the squad. Read Full Story

Chaos reigns in Bengaluru as banks run out of cash
Bengaluru, Nov 10 : It was a harrowing Thursday for thousands of people here as hundreds of state-run and private banks ran out of cash due to delay in delivery and limited supply of lower currency notes. two days after Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 denominations were demonetised. Read Full Story

K'taka education minister caught watching porn during Tipu Jayanti
Raichur [India], Nov. 10 : Karnataka's primary and secondary education minister Tanveer Sait was today found watching obscene photographs on his mobile phone during the Tipu Jayanthi celebrations in Raichur. Read Full Story

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