Karnataka News

Oops! Bengaluru theatre 'accidentally' plays second half of 'Baahubali 2' first
New Delhi , Apr 29 : Movie lovers are going ballistic over the experience of 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' release, however, some moviegoers did witness an unpleasant surprise at a theatre in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Problematic Eshwarappa still unhappy says B. S. Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 27 : The Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president B. S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday lashed out at senior party leader K. S. Eshwarappa for creating ruckus in the party, asserting that rebel leaders will be given an appropriate answer. Read Full Story

Why should I remove red beacon before May 1?: Karnataka CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , April 25 : While most of the ministers have already removed the red beacon atop their vehicles following the Centre's ruling, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he would remove the beacon when the order comes into force on May 1. Read Full Story

Karnataka borewell tragedy: Body of six-year-old Kaveri fished out
Belagavi , Apr. 25 : In a tragic development, the body of Kaveri, a six year old girl who fell into a 400 feet deep borewell in Belgaum, Karnataka on April 22 was fished out early on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Tragedy averted as bird hits Karnataka CM's chopper
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 24 : A major tragedy was on Monday averted when a bird hit Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's helicopter while it was taking off. Read Full Story

Google doodle remembers Kannada actor Rajkumar on his birth anniversary
New Delhi , Apr 24 : Google today dedicated its doodle to veteran Kannada actor Rajkumar and paid a tribute to the star on the occasion of his 88th birth anniversary. Read Full Story

Coffee scented stamps released in Bengaluru
Bengaluru [Karnataka], April 23 : Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha on Sunday released coffee scented postage stamps at the General Post Office, Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Karnataka: 6-year-old falls into 400-feet borewell, rescue operation underway
Belgaum (Karnataka) , Apr 23 : The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team are at the spot in Athani taluk of Belagavi district where a six-year-old girl fell into an open borewell on Saturday night. Read Full Story

Pro-Kannada activists withdraw protest against movie 'Baahubali 2'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , April 22 : A day after actor Sathyaraj apologised for his 'abusive' statements over the River Cauvery made nine years ago, Pro-Kannada organisations on Saturday decided to withdraw their protests against the movie 'Baahubali 2'. Read Full Story

Bajrang Dal activist found dead in Mangaluru
Mangaluru (Karnataka) Apr 22 : A Bajrang Dal activist's body was found on Friday under mysterious circumstances on the shores of Alivebagilu Beach. Read Full Story

NIA files charge sheet against five for killing RSS member
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 21 : The Hyderabad branch of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against five men accused of killing an RSS member. Read Full Story

BJP pulls up Siddaramaiah calls Mandya SP 'useless fellow'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday pulled up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for taking Mandya Superintendent of Police C?H Sudhir Kumar Reddy to task in full public view during a programme yesterday and said that every political party has the right to protest against injustice in a democracy. Read Full Story

Aurangabad- Hyderabad passenger train derails in Karnataka, no injuries
Bhalki (Karnataka) , Apr 21 : An Aurangabad- Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Friday. Read Full Story

Karnataka: NGT directs immediate shutdown of industries around Bellandur lake
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr 19 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed immediate and complete shutdown of industries around Bengaluru's Bellandur lake where a mound of garbage was set on fire earlier in February. Read Full Story

Bengaluru : Ex-French diplomat acquitted on charges of raping minor daughter
Bengaluru , Apr. 19 : Five years after Pascal Mazurier, a former French diplomat, was accused of raping his three-year-old daughter, he has been acquitted by a court here today. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Ex-French diplomat acquitted on charges of raping minor daughter
Bengaluru , Apr. 19 : Five years after Pascal Mazurier, a former French diplomat, was accused of raping his three-year-old daughter, he has been acquitted by a court here today. Read Full Story

Government of Karnataka to host India's first 'National Trade Fair for Organics and Millets 2017'
New Delhi , Apr 18 : Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka in association with ICCOA will host 'National Trade Fair - Organics and Millets-2017' during April 28 to 30, 2017 at Palace Grounds, Bengaluru. Read Full Story

NGT summons Karnataka UD officials over cleaning up of Bengaluru's Bellandur lake
New Delhi , Apr 18 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday expressed anger at Karnataka Urban Development department and other officials for failing to implement earlier orders to clean up Bengaluru's Bellandur lake after last year's fire. Read Full Story

Karnataka's Bellandur Lake gives back what it gets!
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Apr 17 : The Bellandur Lake in Karnataka once again on Monday spilled toxic foam, creating panic among the people living in nearby areas. The spilled chemical foam can is seen flowing on the roads and into nearby drains. Read Full Story

Kannada news channel CEO arrested for blackmailing
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 15 : CEO of Kannada news channel 'Janashri news' Laxmiprasad Vajapai, was arrested on charges of blackmail. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Police bust cricket betting racket in Hubli, one arrested
Hubli (Karnataka) , Apr. 14 : The Karnataka Police on Friday bust a cricket betting racket in Hubli and arrested one accused in this regard. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Former corporator in dock over kidnapping case
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr.14 : The Bengaluru Police on Friday conducted raid at the office and residence of former corporator V. Nagraj alias Bombnaga in connection with a kidnapping case. Read Full Story

Siddaramaiah expresses happiness over victory in bypolls, says EVMs not tampered in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 13 : Expressing happiness over the recent victory in the state bypolls, Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Thursday defended his government from the ongoing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) controversy in the country and said the voting machines were not tampered in these two by-polls. Read Full Story

Red-faced Yeddyurappa says defeat won't affect BJP's prospects in 2018
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 13 : The Bye-polls results in two assembly constituencies in Karnataka on Thursday left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) red-faced, but it claimed this will not affect BJP's prospects in 2018 assembly elections. Read Full Story

Heat wave prevails in Karnataka: IMD
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) , Apr. 11 : The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday recorded heat wave condition with the highest temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district following a rise in temperature during night hours also. Read Full Story

Karnataka: BJP defends Yedurappa, says he was giving out compensation to poor family
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 9 : As Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief B. S. Yeddyurappa raked in controversy for offering money to a family ahead of by-polls, the saffron party on Sunday defended the former chief minister stating he was merely offering compensation to a poor family. Read Full Story

Yeddyurappa caught bribing red-handed, no escape now: Congress
New Delhi , Apr. 8 : The Congress has called on the Election Commission to show no mercy to Bharatiya Janata Party president BS Yeddyurappa after he was slapped with charges of distributing money ahead of Karnataka by-polls. Read Full Story

Congress files compliant to EC against Yeddyurappa for allegedly distributing money
New Delhi , Apr. 8 : The Congress Party on Saturday filed a complaint to the Election Commission of India (EC) against Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president B.S. Yeddyurappa for allegedly distributing money ahead of Karnataka by-polls. Read Full Story

Pathankot braveheart's friend knocks President's door over 'unfulfilled promise'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 6 : It's been more than a year that Pathankot braveheart Niranjan E. Kumar died in the Indian Air Force (IAF) base attack but his friend Shashank S.K. still awaits for the promise made by Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah. Read Full Story

Karnataka: Water crisis after heat wave grips Gulbarga
Gulbarga (Karnataka), April. 5 : The ongoing heat wave conditions across the southern states have led to severe water crisis in Gulbarga city in Karnataka. Read Full Story

Karnataka: 14 arrested with demonetised currency worth Rs.9.1 crore
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 3 : As many as 14 persons were arrested with demonetised notes of the value of Rs. 9.1 crore earlier on Saturday night in Bengaluru. Read Full Story

Udupi District Deputy Commissioner alleges murder attempt by illegal sand miners
(Udupi) Karnataka , Apr. 3 : Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Udupi district Priyanka Francis has filed a complaint with the police alleging that she and the Assistant Commissioner (AC) Shilpa Nag faced murder attempts by illegal sand miners at Kandlur near Kundapur. Read Full Story

Cops defended some VIPs in Ayeesha Meera case: Brinda Adige
Bengaluru , Apr. 2 : Social activist Brinda Adige on Sunday alleged that the cops put innocent Satyam Babu behind bars in the Ayesha Meera rape and murder case to defend some VIPs. Read Full Story

Congress leader Sharief backs Mohan Bhagwat's name for Prez, writes to PM
New Delhi , Apr. 1 : Karnataka Congress leader Jaffer Sharief on Saturday backed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Mohan Bhagwat for the position of the President and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying there should not be any doubt about his patriotism. Read Full Story

Shell opens new technology centre in Bangalore
New Delhi, Mar 31 : Shell on Friday opened a new major technology hub in Bangalore, India, expanding the company's R&D activities in Asia. Read Full Story

SC asks for probe into former Karnataka chief ministers' role in coal scam
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Mar 30 : A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Karnataka will probe into the alleged involvement of the state's two former chief ministers in a coal mine scam, according to media reports on Thursday. Read Full Story

Thirsty Cobra drinks water from a bottle in Karnataka village
Kaiga (Karnataka) , Mar. 30 : In desperate need of water, a deadly but dehydrated King Cobra accepted water from a bottle offered by kind-hearted wildlife rescue work in a drought-hit village in Southern Karnataka state recently. Read Full Story

BJP dubs 'sangharsh yatra' as 'drama politics'
Bangaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday dubbed the 'sangharsh yatra', which is being led by Indian National Congress (INC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra, as 'drama politics'. Read Full Story

SC demands Karnataka Police SIT probe in former CMs iron-ore mining case
New Delhi , Mar 29 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Karnataka Police to probe allegations against two former chief ministers N. Dharam Singh and H. D. Kumaraswamy in connection with an iron ore mining case. Read Full Story

Karnataka to form rules for media is not healthy in democratic setup: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 29 : A day after Karnataka house panel decided to form rules for media, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said regulating media is not healthy in a democratic setup and requested the Assembly Speaker to relook into his decision. Read Full Story

India breaks through to Next Generation Programmatic TV Era
Bangalore (Karnataka) , Mar.28 : In a first for the global television industry, media convergence pioneer, SureWaves MediaTech today announced the launch of its pathbreaking Programmatic Television Advertising Marketplace - 'Skynet'. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Two foreigners arrested for drug trafficking
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 28 : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal unit of Andhra, Karnataka and Telangana on Tuesday arrested two foreigners and seized drugs from them. Read Full Story

Bengaluru Police recovers 56 deer horns, arrest three
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 28 : The City Crime Branch (CCB) personnel of Bengaluru Police on Tuesday recovered 56 deer horns and arrested three persons in this regard. Read Full Story

Congress leader congratulates PM Modi for overwhelming victory in assembly elections
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 28 : Congress leader from Karnataka and former union minister M.V. Rajasekharan praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for winning the assembly elections with the support of young leaders. Read Full Story

Karnataka villagers carry Zilla Panchayat CEO on shoulders to cross drain
Raichur (Karnataka) , Mar.24 : In what may come as a shock, Kurma Rao, the Chief Executive Officer of the Raichur Zilla Panchayat in Karnataka, was recently filmed being carried across a drain by two people, ostensibly as he did not want to get his shoes and pants wet. Read Full Story

Siddaramaiah downplays Krishna's entry in BJP prior to Karnataka Assembly polls
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Days after veteran politician S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Friday said that this would not make much of a difference as the saffron party would yet again be defeated in the state assembly polls. Read Full Story

Saluting the spirit of acid-attack survivors
Bengaluru , Mar. 24 : To celebrate the true spirit of womanhood, Housejoy's 'Joy Squad', in association with Atijeevan Foundation in Bengaluru and Chennai; brought joy into the lives of a few acid-attack survivors. Read Full Story

Four pregnant women carried on a stretcher in Karnataka hospital
Hubli (Karnataka) , Mar. 23 : As many as four pregnant women were carried on a single stretcher in a state government hospital in Karnataka's Hubli district on Thursday. Read Full Story

Impressed with PM Modi's 'zero tolerance' for corruption: S.M. Krishna
New Delhi Mar. 23 : Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress veteran S.M. Krishna, who yesterday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi is neither committed nor serious about Congress: S.M. Krishna
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Veteran politician S.M. Krishna, who yesterday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has clearly blamed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his exit from the grand old party, stating that one should be serious if one has to re-build the party from grass root level to the paramount level. Read Full Story

Drugs worth Rs. 64 lakh recovered from Lankan national
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 23 : The Air Intelligence Unit officers on Thursday recovered drugs worth Rs. 64 lakh from a Sri Lankan national. Read Full Story

Bengaluru: Fake notes worth Rs 1.28 crores recovered, two arrested
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 23 : The Karnataka Police's anti-rowdy squad on Thursday recovered fake currency worth Rs 1.28 crores and arrested two people in this regard. Read Full Story

Karnataka girl thanks PM Modi for education loan
Mandya (Karnataka), Mar. 23 : Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing her education loan so that she could complete her studies, the Muslim girl from Karnataka today said the former is connected with the masses and added that he has not launched the schemes just for namesake but implemented them in true sense. Read Full Story

S.M. Krishna joining BJP not a loss for party: Congress
Bengaluru/New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Close on the heels of Congress leader S.M. Krishna joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the grand old party said his ouster from the party was not loss for them. Read Full Story

Didn't expect disloyalty from S.M. Krishna: NCP
New Delhi , Mar. 23 : Day after former Congress leader S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) dubbed his decision as 'opportunism' saying that a person of his reputation was not expected to be disloyal and selfish. Read Full Story

S.M. Krishna joined BJP for his 'personal greed': Congress
New Delhi , March, 22 : The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the party's veteran leader S.M. Krishna after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that the grand-old party respected him but the former changed his allegiance for 'personal greed'. Read Full Story

Amit Shah welcomes Congress veteran S.M. Krishna, says BJP will now be stronger in Karnataka
New Delhi , March, 22 : Veteran Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday and stated that he would like to rededicate himself to the cause of the nation under the saffron party's banner. Read Full Story

Former Congress veteran S M Krishna joins BJP
New Delhi, Mar 22 : Former Congress veteran S M Krishna, who earlier served various government posts, formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Krishna committing mistake by changing his 'principles' at this age: Mallikarjun Kharge
New Delhi , Mar 22 : Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Karge, on Wednesday said that former union minister S.M. Krishna is committing a big mistake by changing his principals at this age. Read Full Story

BJP will gain strength from S.M. Krishna's 'progressive image': Ananth Kumar
New Delhi Mar. 22 : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday expressed his delight over former Congress veteran S.M. Krishna joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the saffron party will get strength from his progressive image in Karnataka. Read Full Story

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