Karnataka News

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

Committee formed to check possibility of designing separate flag for Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 17 : The Karnataka Government has constituted a nine-member committee to submit a report to the state government on the possibility of designing a separate flag for the state. Read Full Story

DIG Roopa transfer row: BJP accuses Siddaramaiah Govt. of targeting whistleblowers
Bangalore (Karnataka) , July 18 : Condemning the transfer of Deputy Inspector General of prisons Roopa D Moudgil, after she alleged that AIADMK leader VK Sasikala received preferential treatment in Bengaluru Central Prison by paying a bribe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said instead of protecting the officer, the Karnataka government has chosen to protect the culprit. Read Full Story

Transferring DIG Prisons D Roopa a decision taken in Public interest: Siddaramaiah
New Delhi , Jul 17 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday defended his action of transferring Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D Roopa, who exposed irregularities in Parappana Agrahara Prison, stating that the action was taken "in view of the Government's commitment to public interest, truth and justice." Read Full Story

Parappana Agrahara Central Prison Jail superintendent transferred
Bengaluru (Karnataka) July 17 : Parappana Agrahara Central Prison Jail superintendent Krishna Kumar was transferred on Monday following Deputy Inspector of General (Prisons) D Roopa's transfer to the traffic department. Read Full Story

Yeddyurappa requests Centre to open NIA office in Mangalore
New Delhi July 17 : After meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Monday said that he had requested the former to open a National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in Mangalore, adding Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Sharath Madiwala murder case to be referred to the agency. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM, law minister refrain to comment on DIG Roopa transfer
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 17 : Refraining from commenting on the transfer of Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa over a report stating about the irregularities going on in the central prison, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said it is not necessary to disclose everything to media. Read Full Story

Sasikala VIP treatment: DIG transferred to traffic department, JDS lambasts govt.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 17 : Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Roopa, who wrote a report to the Director General (Prisons) H.N. Satyanarayana Rao stating about the irregularities going on in the central prison, was transferred to the traffic department on Monday. Read Full Story

Air India Express flight skids off while landing at Mangalore Airport
Mangalore (Karnataka) July 16 : An Air India Express flight skidded off the runway while landing at the Mangalore Airport in the early morning hours of Sunday. Read Full Story

Being targeted for exposing irregularities at Parappana Jail: DIG Prisons Roopa
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jul 14 : Bengaluru's Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa on Friday said she is being unnecessarily targeted and singled out for exposing irregularities at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison. Read Full Story

Allegations will be enquired: Siddaramaiah on alleged VIP treatment to Sasikala
Mysore (Karnataka) July 14 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that an enquiry will take place regarding the allegations of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa that former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala is getting VIP treatment in Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara central prison. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM orders probe into Bengaluru central prison irregularities
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 13 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty, while taking cognizance of allegations of irregularities in the Bengaluru central prison and VIP treatment given to former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala. Read Full Story

SC to continue hearing in Cauvery water dispute
New Delhi , July 12: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday continue hearing the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Three More Sewerage Treatment Plants Added to Bengaluru this Year with JICA Support
Bengaluru, K, July 11: The inauguration ceremony of 3 newly constructed Sewerage Treatment Plants was held for Raja Canal STP, Nagasandra STP and Chikkabanavara STP, whose total treatment capacity is 65 Million Liters per Day. Read Full Story

Communal goons need to be watched: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 10 : In the wake of the killings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Monday said, the communal goons need to be strictly watched. Read Full Story

Lynching in name of protecting something not acceptable: Ram Madhav
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Jul 9 : Amid rising incidents of lynching of people by 'gau-rakshaks' across the country, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that lynching in the name of protecting something is not acceptable. Read Full Story

RSS worker stabbed to death: Party demands Karnataka Govt. intervention, impartial probe
Mangaluru (Karnataka) , July 8 : Following the death of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Sharath, who succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed, the party on Saturday demanded an impartial probe into the matter and a strict action against the perpetrators. Read Full Story

Bengaluru metro employees call off strike, metro services resumed
Bangalore (Karnataka) , July 7 : Metro services have been resumed after being temporarily suspended today, due to the metro workers protests, in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Bangalore metro services temporarily halted after workers protest
Bangalore (Karnataka) , July 7 : Metro services have been temporarily suspended in Bengaluru, after metro workers protested against the arrest of their colleagues, on Thursday. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Three killed in collision between truck, bike
Gulbarga (Karnataka) , July 7 : At least three people were killed after a collision between a truck and bike in Karnataka's Gulbarga. Read Full Story

Mysore District Administration clueless about saree dress code
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 6 : The Mysore district administration said Thursday that it had no information about a 'saree dress code' circular issued by the regional joint commissioner of collegiate education. Read Full Story

Karnataka's anti-Hindi row now also includes English
Bengaluru (Karnataka) July 06 : After Hindi, now English is facing the heat of pro-Kannada activists in Karnataka. Read Full Story

Cong., CPM criticise hotel that denied room to interfaith couple
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 5 : The reported incident where a Bengaluru hotel denied an interfaith couple entry has invited the wrath of political parties, particularly the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and the Congress. Read Full Story

'No ids, no luggage': B'luru hotel justifies refusing room to interreligious couple
Bengaluru , July 5 : After a married couple was allegedly denied a room at a Bengaluru hotel, the hotel has now come up with a justification, claiming that religion had nothing to with denying of the room. Read Full Story

Cauvery dispute: Karnataka has not fully complied order, TN Govt. tells SC
New Delhi , July 05 : The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday mentioned before the Supreme Court that Karnataka has not yet fully complied with the order in the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Will wait for ACB, SC to decide: Deve Gowda on complaint against Karnataka CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 4 : Following a complaint filed against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Tuesday said that he would rather wait for the final report than to comment on the issue. Read Full Story

Liquor ban: Corruption complaint against Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 4 : A complaint has been filed against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for indulging in corruption over cancellation of liquor licenses throughout the state. Read Full Story

Bull sport Kambala now legal in Karnataka!
New Delhi , July 3 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday promulgated the ordinance legalizing the traditional 'Kambala' sport. Read Full Story

Man arrested for creating fake Twitter account in name of Karnataka CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 30 : A person has been arrested for creating a fake twitter account under the name of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and tweet contents as if it was tweeted by the office of the chief minister. Read Full Story

Centre approves Rs. 795.54 cr fund for drought-hit Karnataka
New Delhi , June 29 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) in connection with providing central assistance to Karnataka in the wake of drought (Rabi). Read Full Story

Dell, Sikshana Foundation announce scholarship for 360 girls in Karnataka
New Delhi , June 25 : Sikshana Foundation, a Karnataka-based NGO, in collaboration with Dell awarded scholarships for the education of 360 underprivileged girl children from rural Karnataka. Read Full Story

Karnataka: BJP leader hacked to death
Ballari (Karnataka) , June 23 : A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bandi Ramesh was hacked to death in Karnataka's Ballari last night by unidentified persons at a roadside eatery. Read Full Story

Karnataka Speaker imposes jail term on two journalists for defaming legislators
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 22 : Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad on Thursday imposed one-year jail term on two journalists for writing defamatory articles against legislators. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Turkish currency worth Rs. 75 crore seized, four arrested
Chitradurga (Karnataka) , June 21: The police on Wednesday arrested four persons, including a police constable with Turkish currency worth Rs. 75 crore from Chitradurga district of Karnataka. Read Full Story

Loan waiver will give farmers' relief: Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) June 21 : With the Karnataka Government announcing a waiver of short term loans of farmers till Rs.50,000 from cooperative banks, the state's Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, T.B. Jayachandra, said Wednesday that a certain amount of relief will be provided to farmers through this decision. Read Full Story

Karnataka Govt. to waive farmer loans upto Rs. 50,000
New Delhi , June 21 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday announced to waive off short term loan of farmers till Rs 50,000 availed till June 20, 2017 from cooperative banks. Read Full Story

World's oldest Yoga teacher, India's oldest Yoga Guru show how it's done
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 21 : World's oldest Yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch and India's oldest Yoga guru Amma Nannamal demonstrated various asanas in Bengaluru at Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium today on the occasion of the third International Yoga Day. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland agitation trickles down to Bengaluru, massive demonstration held
Bengaluru (Karnataka) June 20 : Amidst a burgeoning political crisis in Darjeeling, a major demonstration was held in Bengaluru city on Tuesday in support of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) demand for Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Traffic cop stops President's convoy to let ambulance pass, wins hearts, reward
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 20 (AN): A traffic police officer deployed at Bengaluru's Trinity Circle on Saturday won hearts of the city and the netizens alike for deftly making way for an ambulance even as a convoy of the President of India was to pass through a busy junction. Read Full Story

Petrol Minister plans to turn Bengaluru into city of 'quality power'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 18 : Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the government would introduce a policy to ban the fuel oil and put more pressure on the usage of Natural Gas, adding that in the coming years, Bengaluru will have latest quality power. Read Full Story

Pradhan assures people won't suffer due to daily revision of fuel prices
Hubli (Karnataka) , June 17 : Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said people won't suffer due to daily revision of fuel prices. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: President Mukherjee to inaugurate Green Line of 'Namma Metro'
Bengaluru (Karnataka), June 17 : President Pranab Mukherjee will today inaugurate the first phase of Green Line of 'Namma Metro' in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Karnataka LC Chairman wins no-confidence motion
Bengaluru(Karnataka) , June 15 : The no-confidence motion against Legislative Council Chairman DH Shankaramurthy failed on Thursday as the ruling Congress lost it by one vote. Read Full Story

Money laundering case: Ex-Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy's anticipatory bail rejected
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 13 : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) court on Tuesday rejected further extension of anticipatory bail to former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in connection with a money laundering case. Read Full Story

Karnataka: CCTV camera captures Govt. contractual employee assaulting woman colleague
Raichur (Karnataka) , June 13 : A government woman employee was brutally thrashed and assaulted by her colleague at Raichur's Sindhanur city corporation in Karnataka. Read Full Story

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