Karnataka News

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

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

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