Karnataka News

'Selfie with Mufflerman' by AAP to raise funds for Delhi polls

 Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party on Saturday announced the launch of a new fund raising campaign called "Selfie with Mufflerman" to collect donations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

'Brain dead' child's heart flown from Bengaluru transplanted in Chennai

In a successful inter-city coordinated effort, a heart harvested from a brain dead woman in Bengaluru was flown in here to be transplanted in a patient in a private hospital.

Karnataka: One-day-old girl child found abandoned

An unidentified newborn girl was found abandoned at the roadside in nearby Puttur on Thursday.

Mehdi's parents seek meeting with Bengaluru police chief

The Bengaluru Police on Wednesday confirmed that the parents of the software engineer who was arrested last week for operating a pro-ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Twitter account, have arrived in the city, adding that they have requested an audience with the Police Commissioner.

Sexual assault of school girls, terror blot on Karnataka

Bengaluru: India scripting space history with its mission to Mars in its maiden attempt marked the high point of variegated developments from Karnataka during 2014 that also saw a resurgent BJP and rising sexual assaults of minor girls in schools with the year ending on a terror tinge.

Police investigating if Mehdi's tweets incited people to commit offences

Following the arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas for allegedly operating a pro-IS (Islamic State) Twitter account, the Bengaluru Police on Tuesday said they were working to establish whether the information passed by him had incited people to commit offences punishable under the law.

Sydney siege: Second Indian held hostage was also Infosys employee

Another Indian national, who was among about 15 people held hostage in a popular Sydney cafe and later rescued, was also an Infosys employee.

Bengaluru on high alert over terror threat tweets

Bengaluru has been put of high alert Monday following tweets onTwitter threatening a repeat of the hostage drama at a cafe in Australia`s Sydney, Karnataka Home Minister KJ George said.

Police seeks more details from Twitter on IS account handler

Intensifying its investigation into the alleged handler of pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account Mehdi Masroor Biswas, city police has asked for more details regarding ShamiWitness account from the micro blogging site, which are crucial to the probe.

Karnataka: BJP, JDS members stage walkout over cane growers issue

The BJP and JDS members on Monday staged a walkout from the Karnataka Assembly over state government's alleged failure to ensure payment of Rs 2,500 per tonne to cane growers with immediate effect.

Demand for renaming MIA

Mangaluru: The Akhila Bharatha Tulu Okkoota has demanded that Mangaluru International Airport be renamed as 'Tulunadu International Airport'.

Investigators looking into possible Biswas' links with ISIS: Official

Investigators are looking into "every possible" connection of alleged handler of pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account Mehdi Masroor Biswas with the ISIS' "virtual and actual world", a top police official said on Sunday.

Police officer receives threat message after arrest of IS Twitter a/c handler
Police officer receives threat message after arrest of IS Twitter a/c handler

A senior police officer has received a threat in connection with the arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the most influential pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, even as the latter was remanded in five-day police custody.

Bengaluru exec handling pro-ISIS Twitter account remanded to five-day police custody
Bengaluru exec handling pro-ISIS Twitter account remanded to five-day police custody

Pro-Islamic State Twitter account holder Mehdi Masroor Biswas has been remanded to five-day police custody on Sunday.

ISIS' twitter 'jihadi' may not be in Bengaluru: Intel agencies

 The suspect behind a pro-ISIS twitter account followed by foreign jihadis may not be based in Bangaluru as claimed by a British media report and he could be using a pseudonym -- Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, according to preliminary assessment by central intelligence agencies.

After Priyanka pic row, Karnataka Assembly bans mobiles during proceedings

Use of mobile phones in the Karnataka Assembly was banned on Friday, a day after the House was rocked by chaos over a BJP member watching a zoomed in picture of Priyanka Gandhi during proceedings.

Chaos in Karnataka Assembly over BJP MLA gazing at Priyanka Gandhi's pic

Karnataka Assembly was on Thursday adjourned briefly amid chaos over a BJP MLA watching a zoomed in picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his mobile phone during House proceedings.

BJP MLA caught zooming in on Priyanka Gandhi’s pic in Karnataka Assembly
BJP MLA caught zooming in on Priyanka Gandhi’s pic in Karnataka Assembly

In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which sits in Opposition in Karnataka, a party MLA on Wednesday courted controversy as he purportedly watched the zoomed in photo of Priyanka Gandhi on his mobile phone inside the Legislative Assembly.

Huge concern that family of former MP racially abused in Bangalore: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticised the spurt of racial attacks in Bangalore on people from the Northeast after the daughter of former police commissioner and MP HT Sangliana's daughter Rachel allegedly faced harassment, adding that it was a matter of huge concern that the family of such an esteemed personality had to face such an assault.

Ex-Bangalore top cop's daughter alleges racial slur

Daughter of a former state top police official hailing from North-East has alleged that she was racially attacked by two women while shopping in the city.

Dec 31 deadline set for verification check for taxi drivers in Bengaluru

In the wake of the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive in Delhi by a taxi driver, City Police on Tuesday issued instructions that all drivers must get their background verification done before December 31.

Karnataka Assembly adjourned twice as BJP raises farmers' issue

The Karnataka Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice after BJP MLAs demanded adjournment motion to discuss problems faced by farmers, including sugarcane price issue, as the winter session of the Legislature began.

Jayalalithaa files paperbook in Karnataka HC

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a voluminous paperbook of her appeal in the Karnataka High Court in line with the Supreme Court order while granting her conditional bail in the disproportionate assets case.

Karnataka Minister spends night in graveyard to bust the myth

 To create awareness against superstitions, Karnataka Excise Minister Satish Jarkiholi along with hundreds of people spent a night at a crematorium here.

Nine-year-old girl gang-raped, accused arrested in

A 9-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four minors at an open space in Hospet, following which the accused were arrested, a top police official said today.

Convict commits suicide in Belagavi Jail

A convict, sentenced to death for rape and murder, committed suicide by hanging in Hindalaga prison premises here, a police official on Sunday said.

ATM attack case: Bengaluru police team in Salem

A special police team from Bengaluru on Saturday visited the central prison here to find out if the culprit involved in the 'ATM attack cases' has been arrested in some other case and lodged in jail.

Students share views on bullying with HRD minister

 Six students from Bangalore shared their views on bullying in schools with HRD Minister Smriti Irani here as part of an endeavour to reach voices from the ground directly to policy and decision makers.

Another minor girl sexually assaulted in Bengalaru school

A three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted twice in the premises of a private school here in the fifth such incident in as many months.

Bengaluru shocker: Eight-year-old allegedly commits suicide

A shocking case of an eight-year-old girl allegedly committing suicide in Bengaluru has come to light, as per news reports on Tuesday.