Karnataka News

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

Karnataka: Pro-Kannada activists call for bandh over Mahadayi water dispute
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 12 : Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a state-wide bandh on Monday in lieu of early implementation of the Mahadayi river water dispute. Read Full Story

Rupee 1 compensation: Karnataka Govt calls it 'test to avoid subsidy in wrong account'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 11 : Clarifying the recent reports of providing Rupee 1 subsidy to the farmers, the Karnataka Department of Revenue (District Management) on Sunday asserted that the measure was taken to test the account, to avoid input subsidy being credited to wrong accounts and to ensure that the money reaches the intended beneficiary (valid account number). Read Full Story

Karnataka CM writes to PM Modi asking to repeal 'unconstitutional' cattle ban
New Delhi , June 10 : Dubbing the Centre's notification on cattle trade as 'unconstitutional and unfair', Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to repeal the new rules which would put 'enormous financial burden on the farmers.' Read Full Story

Congress should be punished: Farmer leader on Re. 1 compensation by Karnataka Govt.
Gulbarga (Karnataka) , June 10 : Slamming the Congress government for depositing a compensation of Rupee 1 for the damaged crops in farmers' bank accounts, farmer leader Basavaraj Ingin on Saturday said that this move should be punished by the public. Read Full Story

Mysore village head forces manual scavengers to clean blocked manhole
Thavarekatte (Mysore) (Karnataka) , June 8 : Guru Shanthappa, a person living in Mysore's Thavarekatte village, has lodged a complaint against village panchayat president Geetha for forcing two municipality workers, Ganesha and Cheluva, to clean a blocked manhole. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Coast Guard rescues seven fishermen from sinking boat
Mangalore (Karnataka) , June 7 : The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Wednesday rescued seven fishermen from a sinking boat. Read Full Story

KERC expediting solar projects as demand surges in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 7 : Taking cue from Prime Minster Narendra Modi's ardent appeal in Paris Climate Conference in 2015 to make India a solar-powered nation, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has taken an initiative to provide a predictable long-tem tariff for renewable energy projects. Read Full Story

Minor gangraped in Karnataka, accused absconding
Davangere (Karnataka) , June 6 : A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in the Channagiri area of Karnataka's Davangere district. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Pregnant woman burnt alive for marrying Dalit
Bijapur (Karnataka) , June 6 : In a dreadful incident of honour killing, a pregnant woman in Karnataka's Bijapur district was burnt alive by her family members for allegedly marrying a Dalit man. Read Full Story

Karnataka Water Minister performs special prayer to please god of rain
Kodagu (Karnataka) , June 4 : To please the god of rain for good monsoon, Karnataka Water Minister M. B. Patil on Sunday performed a special prayer here on the bank of Cauvery River. Read Full Story

IAS officer Anurag Tiwari was 'unsatisfied working in Bengaluru'
New Delhi , June 04,: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), that returned to Lucknow after completing the probe in the Anurag Tiwari death case from Bengaluru, has revealed that the late IAS officer was not satisfied with his work. Read Full Story

Coast Guard Karnataka rescues four personnel
Mangaluru (Karnataka) , June 4 : Coast Guard Karnataka rescued four personnel from Dredger Ibis, which was reported to be in distress 4 km south of Old Port Mangalore, off Kotepura. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Doctors, teachers Association protest demanding adequate security
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 2 : The Medical College Doctors and Teachers Association here staged a protest over a demand for adequate security after a doctor was assaulted by a patient's relative. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Denied stretcher, wife drags ailing husband
Shivmoga (Karnataka) , June 2 : In yet another shocking incident, a woman Fahmida forced to drag her ailing husband Amir Saab due to unavailability of stretcher in Megan Government Hospital. Read Full Story

Karnataka HM G. Parameshwara offers resignation
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , June 1 : Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara on Thursday offered to resign on instruction of high command for the upcoming assembly elections preparations. Read Full Story

Congress banks upon Siddaramaiah in Karnataka polls
New Delhi , May 31 : The Congress Party on Wednesday said the upcoming state elections will be fought under the leadership of Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah. Read Full Story

Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passes away
New Delhi , May 31 : Noted film producer and wife of wife of Kannada actor Rajkumar, Parvathamma Rajkumar passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness. She was 78. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM rejects Centre's notification on cattle ban
Bengaluru (Karnataka) May 30: Reacting to the Central Government's new rule on cattle trade, Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said it is not mandatory to follow every notification which comes from the Centre. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM assures to solve Varthur lake issue soon
New Delhi , May 29 : After the heavy showers that lashed Bengaluru city in the past week resulting in Varthur Lake foaming again, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted to solve the issue soon. Read Full Story

It's 'snowing' in Bengaluru but not the kind you are thinking
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 29 : Yes, you read that right. After the pre-monsoon showers that relieved the IT city, Bengalureans are now facing trouble due to a one-of-its-own-kind of snowfall. Read Full Story

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals pioneers day care Bone Marrow Transplant
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 27 : BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, successfully pioneered the day care Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) transplant program for low risk transplants like autologous transplant for multiple myeloma and mini-allo transplant for various hematological disorders. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah 'dozes off' during press conference
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 26 : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appeared to have drifted to sleep during a press conference in Bengaluru on Friday. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Three Pakistanis with fake documents detained
Bengaluru (Karnataka), May 25 : The Crime Branch of the Bengaluru Police booked three Pakistanis with fake documents along with an Indian from Kumaraswamy Layout on Thursday. Read Full Story

KAS officer files complaint against four IAS officers alleging harassment
Bengaluru(Karnataka) , May 24: Karnataka Administrative Service officer K. Mathai has filed a complaint against four IAS officers for allegedly harassing him. Read Full Story

Money laundering: Complaint registered with I-T wing against former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 24 : A complaint has been registered with the Income Tax (IT) investigations wing against former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in a money laundering case on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Don't want to beg: Lt. Col. Niranjan's friend on road rename issue
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 22 : After Minister of Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K.C. George assured that the Karnataka Government "another" road in Lt. Col Niranjan E.K.'s honour, if not the one for which the Karnataka Aam Aadmi Party and the residents of Vidyaranyapura has even started an online petition, the braveheart's friend Shashank Shiv Kumar on Monday said that they didn't "want to beg on this issue." Read Full Story

Will name another road after Martyr Niranjan: Karnataka Govt.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 22 : After the Karnataka Government passed a resolution to rename the Doddbommasandra main road in Vidyarayanyapura after Lt Col Niranjan EK, who lost his life in the 2016 Pathankot attack, Minister of Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K C George on Monday said that they will be naming another road in his honour. Read Full Story

Dalit meal row: BJP defends Yeddyurappa, says allegations 'politically motivated'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 22 : Downplaying allegations against State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief B.S. Yedyyurappa of eating breakfast brought from a nearby hotel at a Dalit household in Tumakuru, the BJP while defending its chief said the allegations are purely politically motivated. Read Full Story

Yeddyurappa under fire for eating 'hotel food' at Dalit's house
Tumakuru (Karnataka) , May 22 : State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief B.S. Yedyyurappa is once against amidst a brewing controversy over claims of promoting untouchability, as he had a meal at a Dalit's home that was allegedly prepared and brought to him from a nearby hotel. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM should take serious action in IAS officer's death case: Sadanand Gowda
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 20 : Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation Sadanand Gowda on Saturday urged Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to take serious action in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Anuraj Tiwari's death case. Read Full Story

IAS officer death: BJP says Centre will order CBI inquiry, if required
Hubli (Karnataka) , May 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the Centre would order a Crime Branch of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the death of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Anurag Tiwari, if required. Read Full Story

Siddaramiah insults defence veterans, keeps them waiting for an hour
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 17 : Indian Army and Air Force veterans have expressed their dejection, saying that they felt insulted when a function related to war memorial, turned into a political event. Read Full Story

Illegal mining case: SIT arrests Karnataka Principal Secy
Bengaluru (Karnataka) may 15 : Principal Secretary of Karnataka Revenue Department was on Monday arrested in the illegal mining case. Read Full Story

Surgeons perform rare surgery on patient with Arteriovenous Malformation
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 11 : A rare kind of neuro surgery was conducted on a 33-year-old foreign national patient in one of reputed hospital, here. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Police arrests former corporator V. Nagaraj
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 11 : The Bengaluru Police on Thursday arrested former corporator V. Nagaraj, who was absconding since raid in his office and residence, which led to recovery of Rs. 14.8 crore in old currency notes. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: BJP worker Mohammad Hussain succumbs to injury
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 11 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Mohammad Hussain, who was attacked on May 4, succumbed to his injuries today. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Bellandur Lake catches fire again
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 7 : Even as the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been trying to clean the Bellandur Lake after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) rapped the former for its lax approach, the Bellandur Lake was again seen catching fire on Monday. Read Full Story

Bengaluru woman shoots husband over argument in moving car
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 6 : In a startling incident, a woman opened fire on her husband in a moving car here on Friday. Read Full Story

Kannada TV actress Rekha Sindhu killed in car accident
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , May 5 : Kannada television actress Rekha Sindhu was killed in a car accident on Friday near Natrampalli in TN Vellore District. Read Full Story

New west Bengaluru - a new beginning to holistic lifestyle
New Delhi , May 4 : For decades, officially and unofficially, to locals and tourists, Bengaluru was and continues to be known as the Garden City of India. Bestowed with a dynamic multicultural landscape, flourishing industry, a conducive weather cycle and extensive green cover, the city is regarded as one of India's most favorable living destinations. Read Full Story

Complaint against Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah filed with Lokayukta
Bengaluru (Karnataka) May 4 : A complaint has been filed against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and 27 other ministers with the Karnataka Lokayukta on Thursday over transfer of police officers in the state. Read Full Story

Karnataka: WhatsApp admin arrested for offensive posts on PM Modi
Bhatkal (Karnataka) , May 3 : Karnataka Police has arrested the administrator of a WhatsApp group and two other persons, for sharing morphed photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

Karnataka : Naidu to review progress of urban sector schemes
New Delhi , May 2 : Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will review progress of urban sector schemes in Karnataka tomorrow. Read Full Story


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