Karnataka News

Lokayukta can take independent decision for Yeddyurappa
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Taking a leap at the approval of the extension of Karnataka former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's land de-notification case by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Saturday said that Lokayukta is an independent body and can take prompt decisions without being intervened. Read Full Story

NSD Bengaluru students begin protests after being evicted over unpaid rent
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 17 : The students of the National School of Drama (NSD) Bengaluru took to protest outside Guru Nanak Bhavan on Thursday as they were evicted from premises due to non-payment of rent dues by institution. Read Full Story

Siddaramaiah assures action in Bellandur Lake menace
New Delhi , August 17 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday assured that the government is taking all necessary action to tackle the Bellandur Lake menace adding the problem will be solved within one or two years. Read Full Story

Bellandur Lake spills toxic foam again, residents complain of foul smell, pollution
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 17 : The Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru once again spilled toxic foam, on Thursday, which grew to such an extent that the residents have started complaining of foul smell and pollution. Read Full Story

Manipal University Gears Up to Host its very First Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform - MILAP 2017
Bangalore, Aug 16: Manipal University, one of the leading Private Universities in India is gearing up to host a first-of-its kind literature festival - Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform (MILAP), a platform to celebrate art in various forms - literary, performing, visual, and cinematic. Read Full Story

Rahul launches Indira canteen in Bengaluru, meals available at Rs. 5, 10
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 16 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched 'Indira Canteen' in Bengaluru with the vision of providing good quality of food to the poor at a cheap price. Read Full Story

Historic day in our fight against hunger: K'taka CM on Indira Canteens launch
New Delhi , August 16 : A total of 101 Indira Canteens, one of Karnataka Government's most ambitious projects to serve affordable food, will roll out on Wednesday, serving breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10. Read Full Story

Cauvery issue: SC to continue hearing dispute over water sharing
New Delhi , Aug 16 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue hearing in the Cauvery water issue dispute involving tussle between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Unbelievable deluge leaves residents wading through waterlogged roads
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Aug 15 : Overnight rains in Bengaluru have resulted in severe waterlogging in many areas, especially in southern and eastern parts, as the city witnessed record breaking rains. Read Full Story

Bellandur Lake again spills toxic foam
Bengaluru (Karnataka) August 15 : Bellandur Lake on Tuesday once again spilled toxic foam after heavy overnight rain in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

MLAs are happy, want to vote for Ahmed Patel: Cong MP DK Suresh
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug. 06 : Congress Member of Parliament (MP) D.K. Suresh on Sunday said that the Gujarat Congress is united and all the 44 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are ready to vote for Ahmed Patel in the upcoming Gujarat Rajya Sabha election. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Congress Gujarat MLAs to fly back tomorrow
New Delhi , Aug. 6 : At least 44 Congress Gujarat MLAs, who were staying in Bengaluru's Eagleton Resort to ensure they don't succumb to police and political pressure to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), will return back to Gujarat on Monday. Read Full Story

Shivakumar apologizes for his mother's statement accusing Siddaramaiah over I-T raids
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 05 : Karnataka Energy Minister D.K Shivakumar on Saturday apologized for his mother's statement, in which she accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of being responsible for the Income-Tax raids on her son. Read Full Story

I-T raids on Shivkumar BJP's tactic to instill fear: Congress
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug.5 : Soon after raids carried out by the Income Tax Department (ITD) on the premises of Karnataka Minister D K Shivkumar had ended, the Congress Party on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had initiated it to instill a sense of fear. Read Full Story

As IT raid ends Shivakumar says 'truth will come out soon'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 5 : As the Income Tax department ends its raid at Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar's various addresses, the minister on Saturday thanked the leaders for supporting him at the time of crisis and said truth will come out soon. Read Full Story

IT raids on K'taka Min. Shivakumar 'almost over'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 4 : The Income Tax (IT) raids have almost concluded at Energy Minister DK Shivakumar premises, ongoing since Wednesday. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM dubs IT raids 'politically motivated move'
Bengalauru (Karnataka), Aug 04 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that IT raid on state Power Minister D.K. Shivkumar is a politically motivated move. Read Full Story

IT raids: All 10 crore doesn't belong to Shivkumar, says his brother
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 4 : Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivkumar's brother, Suresh Kumar, on Friday said that the rupees 10 crore recovered during the raids by the income tax does not belong to the minister. Read Full Story

'Over Rs 11 crore recovered from Karnataka Minister'
New Delhi Aug 03 : The Income Tax department has seized over Rs. 11 crore during the raids at various places belonging to Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar. Read Full Story

Congress, Karnataka Govt. should cooperate with IT raids: Ananth Kumar
New Delhi , Aug 3 : Union Minister for Parliamentary Affair Ananth Kumar on Thursday said Congress should not oppose Income Tax raids against Karnataka Power Minsiter DK Shivakumar as the action is intended toward combating corruption. Read Full Story

Congress protests in Bengaluru against IT raid
Bengaluru (Karnataka), Aug 3 : The Congress party on Thursday staged a protest in Bengaluru against the income tax department on Karnataka Power Minister D. K. Shivakumar. Read Full Story

IT now raids Delhi house of Karnataka Minister
New Delhi , August 3 : Income Tax (IT) Department on Thursday morning started raiding the house of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar's house in the Safdarjung area in Delhi. Read Full Story

Linking IT raids with RS polls not right: Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 3 : Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday said that the Income Tax raid at state's Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar's residence should not be linked with Rajaya Sabha polls in Gujarat. Read Full Story

IT now raids house of Karnataka Minister's father-in-law
Bengaluru (Karnataka) August 03 : Income Tax department on Thursday morning started raiding house of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar's father -in-law. Read Full Story

I-T raids in Bengaluru depict hypocrisy of ruling government: Cong.
New Delhi/Mumbai , August 3 : The Congress on Thursday said the Income Tax raids at a resort in Bengaluru were a tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proclamation of participatory federalism in the country and highlights the hypocrisy of the ruling government. Read Full Story

Cash recovered during raids on Shivakumar have legitimate source: Congress
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 02 : Following the Income Tax department raid on multiple locations linked to Karnataka Energy Minister D. K Shivakumar, Congress MP, D. K Suresh, who is also the former's brother, asserted that all the recovered money can be accounted for. Read Full Story

More IT raids underway at locations connected with Karnataka Min. Shivakumar
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug. 02 : More raids are underway at various locations connected with Karnataka Minister for Energy DK Shivakumar. Read Full Story

Unprecedented 'witch-hunt' by BJP to win RS seat: Congress on Karnataka raids
New Delhi / Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 02 : After the Income Tax department raided a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru where 42 Congress MLAs from Gujarat were holed up to avoid poaching by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat, the Congress on Wednesday slammed the saffron party for conducting a 'witch-hunt' to win Rajya Sabha. Read Full Story

Siddaramaiah terms IT raids against his minister as 'undemocratic'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 2 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday dubbed Income Tax (IT) raids at residence of Karnataka power minister DK Shivakumar as 'undemocratic'. Read Full Story

IT department denies 'Bengaluru raid' connected with Gujarat MLAs
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 02 : The Income Tax department on Wednesday denied that its raid at Karnataka Energy Minister's residence and resort has anything to do with the Gujarat's Congress MLAs. Read Full Story

Gujarat Congress MLAs' 'Bengaluru abode' raided by IT department
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , August 02 : The Income Tax department on Wednesday morning conducted raids at Karnataka's Minister for Energy DK Shivakumar's residence and at Eagleton Golf resort where 44 Congress Gujarat MLAs are staying. Read Full Story

Grameen Koota Appoints M.N. Gopinath as New Chairman
Bangalore, August 1: At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Grameen Koota Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. on July 25, 2017, Mr. M.N. Gopinath was elected as the Chairman of the company. Read Full Story

Chinese national attacked: Bengaluru Police arrest five accused
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 31 : The Indira Nagar police on Monday arrested all the five accused, who attacked a Chinese national with knives here. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: BJP workers stage protest against 'irresponsible' Congress MLAs from Gujarat
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 30 : Leaders and party workers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday staged a protest against the MLAs of the Congress Party who are currently in the city, criticizing their absence from Gujarat at a time when the state has been hit by severe floods. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Congress MLAs deny pressure, say not scared of BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 29 : The 44 Congress MLAs, who left for Bengaluru to ensure they don't succumb to police and political pressure to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said on Saturday that there is no pressure and that they are not scared of the saffron party. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM writes to Centre, asks for removal of Hindi script from Namma Metro
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Delhi , July 28 : Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar asserting that the state government was compelled to ask the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to temporarily re-design the signages and name boards in Namma Metro stations, without using the Hindi language, in the backdrop of the row over its use. Read Full Story

Sasikala jail perk row: Defiant D. Roopa ready to face defamation suit
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jul 27 : Former deputy inspector general (Prisons) D. Roopa on Thursday said she wouldn't apologise and is ready to face the court proceedings after former Director General of Police (Prisons) H.N. Sathyanarayana Rao sent a legal notice asking her for her unconditional apology into the alleged bribery remarks she had made against him. Read Full Story

CBI arrests garrison engineer employee for accepting bribe
Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 27 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested Lt. Colonel J.S. Bath of Garrison Engineer and R.B. Chauhan, an assistant in Garrison engineer for accepting bribe for clearing pending bills of civil contractor. Read Full Story

PM Modi condoles death of former CM of Karnataka N Dharam Singh
New Delhi , July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the death of former chief minister of Karnataka N. Dharam Singh. Read Full Story

Sasikala jail perk row: Legal notice sent to DIG Roopa for 'defaming' DG Sathyanarayan Rao
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 26 : Troubles for former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) Roopa do not cease to end as now a legal notice has been served to her by the lawyer of Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao. Read Full Story

SC to continue hearing Cauvery water dispute case
New Delhi , July 26 : The Supreme Court will on Wednesday continue hearing the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Karnataka Police busts state-based online fraud
Karnataka , July 25 : The Karnataka Police has busted a gang of online fraudsters which has duped more than 500 people in the state. They used to cheat people through different internet portals and websites. Read Full Story

'Hindi-Centric' BJP does not respect diversity: Karnataka Congress
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 25 : The Congress Party on Tuesday said there is no existing rule stating that a state cannot have its own flag and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being 'Hindi-Centric' and not respecting diversity. Read Full Story

Karnataka flag row: BJP calls on Sonia Gandhi to clarify stand
New Delhi , July 23 : With Congress leader Shashi Tharoor saying he has no objection to states having their own flags, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday called on party President Sonia Gandhi to make her stand clear on the same. Read Full Story

Anti-Hindi row: KRV activists demand signboards to have 70 percent Kannada
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 21 : The Pro-Kannada organisation Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) on Friday staged a protest in front of the the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) demanding 70 percent of the language written on any board/signboard or name plate should be in Kannada. Read Full Story

Man plays guitar while getting operated in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 20 : A 31-year-old man was operated here in a hospital while playing guitar on the directions of the doctors. Read Full Story

Pro-Kannada activists demand existence of old flag, condemn setting up of committee
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 20 : The pro-Kannada activists on Thursday demanded the old flag of the state to continue, while condemning the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) opposition to a Karnataka flag. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Anti-Hindi row continues to grow as pro-Kannada activists blacken Hindi words
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 20 : The anti-Hindi agitation seems to be growing with each passing day, as the members of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) blackened words written in Hindi on the signboard outside Yeswanthpur metro station. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM writes to PM Modi over disparity in allocation of SDRF
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 20 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raising issues of disparity in allocation of State Disaster Relief Funds (SDRF) allocated to each state, for the five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20 under the 14th Finance Commission. Read Full Story

Karnataka youth Abid Khan found guilty for being ISIS member
New Delhi , July 19 : A special NIA Court in Shimla has held Bengaluru youth Abid Khan guilty under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Read Full Story

BJP calls protest on D. Roopa's transfer, demands Karnataka CM to take back decision
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka on Wednesday, called for a "protest" throughout the state on Deputy Inspector General (DIG) D. Roopa's transfer demanding Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaih to revoke his decision. Read Full Story

Karnataka flag row: Siddaramaiah says BJP, JDS quoting non-existent clauses of Constitution
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 19 : Following the Karnataka Government's demand a separate state flag, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) were quoting non-existent clauses of the Constitution adding, the demand for a seprate state flag was in no way an insult to the national symbols of India. Read Full Story

Karnataka Govt. should be taught a lesson: Shiv Sena on 'state flag' row
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 19 : On the issue of demanding a separate flag by the state of Karnataka, the Shiv Sena has condemned the matter saying the Central Government needs to take this matter seriously and intervene. Read Full Story

NHRC sends notices to Parappana Agrahara prison authorities over torture, inhuman treatment
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jul 18 : Taking cognizance of a complaint about inhuman treatment meted out to the 32 prisoners at Parappana Agrahara Bangalore, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to Director General of Police and Inspector General (Prisons). Read Full Story

Sasikala jail perk row: H.S. Revanna appointed as DIG Bengaluru replacing D. Roopa
New Delhi , July 18 : I.P.S H.S. Revanna has been appointed as Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Bengaluru and also given additional charge of Chief Superintendent, Bengaluru Central Jail replacing D. Roopa. Read Full Story

Karnataka flag row: Shiv Sena calls for the state govt.'s "suspension"
New Delhi , July 18 : In the wake of the Karnataka government demanding a separate flag for the state, Shiv Sena on Tuesday condemned the decision and said, the state government should be suspended for such a demand, and Presidential rule should be imposed in the state. Read Full Story

D. Roopa has been allotted responsible position: Karnataka DGP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) July 18 : Karnataka Director General of Police, R.K. Dutta on Tuesday said that former DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa has been allotted a responsible position and it is not a punishment posting. Read Full Story

Karnataka can have its own state-flag: Constitutional expert
New Delhi , Jul 18 : Senior Supreme Court lawyer and constitutional expert Pavani Parameswara Rao on Tuesday asserted that Karnataka can have its own flag as there is no restriction in the Indian Constitution. Read Full Story

Sasikala VIP treatment row: N.S. Megharik takes additional charge as DG Prisons replacing Satyanarayana Rao
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 18 : N.S. Megharik on Tuesday took additional charge as Director General (Prisons) replacing H.N. Satyanarayana Rao . Read Full Story

Siddaramaiah defends demand for separate flag of Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 18 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday defended the demand for a separate flag for the state, asking if there is any provision in the Constitution that prohibits the state from having its own flag. Read Full Story

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