Karnataka News

'Controversy over Vyapam ended as MP CM recommended CBI probe'

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said the controversy surrounding the Vyapam scam has 'ended' as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that he would recommend to the Jabalpur High Court for a CBI probe.

Chargesheet filed against four Bhatkal aides in Karnataka

Karnataka Police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against four people for their alleged link with terror outfit Indian Mujahideen and involvement in blasts across the country from 2010 to 2014 in collusion with terror suspects Bhatkal brothers.

Karnataka govt withdraws Lokayukta Bill bowing to Opposition pressure

Bowing to Opposition pressure in the Assembly, government Tuesday withdrew a bill proposing certain amendments to the Lokayukta Act and agreed to come out with comprehensive changes in light of the raging row over an alleged bribery scandal linked to the anti-graft ombudsman.

Pay hike for govt doctors in Karnataka

Karnataka government Tuesday announced pay hike in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 35,000 to its doctors, with an intention to attract more doctors for government service.

BJP demands debate on cheque bouncing case against minister

Opposition BJP in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday demanded discussion on the alleged cheque bounce case against Minister for Textiles Baburao Chinchansur, saying he was "not fit" to be in office and was threatening the complainant.

Met department predicts heavy rainfall in Karnataka today

Rain and thundershower would occur on Tuesday at a few places in Karnataka, officials said.

Examining plea for motion seeking Lokayukta's removal: Karnataka Assembly Speaker

 Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa on Monday said he is "carefully" examining a petition by the Opposition to allow a motion in the House to initiate the process for removal of Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, who is in the eye of a storm over an alleged extortion racket in his office linked to his son.

Dry weather to persist in Karnataka

Dry weather would continue in Karnataka as the south-west monsoon weakened further, an official from the meteorological department said here on Monday.

Moderate rains to continue in Karnataka

Rain and thundershowers would occur at many places in coastal Karnataka, a few places in the south interior and at isolated places in north interior, the weather officials said on Sunday.

25 farmers committed suicide in Karnataka since June: CM Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that twenty-five farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka since last month.

Bengaluru women swap kidneys, save each other's husband

Two women in Bengaluru gave a new life to each other`s husband by participating in a kidney swap at a Bengaluru hospital.

Congress MLA seeks to move adjournment motion, colleagues protest

In an unusual move, a ruling Congress member in the Assembly on Friday sought to move an adjournment motion, amidst opposition from his own party members.

Govt gives clean chit to minister over murder of youth fighting graft

Opposition BJP on Thursday staged a walk out from the Karnataka Assembly, as government ruled out a CBI inquiry into the alleged murder of a youth in Koppal district who spoke against corruption, and gave a clean chit to district in charge Minister, accused of "shielding those involved in the case".

Youth fighting corruption murdered; BJP demands debate in Karnataka Assembly

Opposition BJP on Thursday demanded discussion in the assembly on alleged murder of a youth in Koppal district who spoke against corruption, charging that the district in charge Minister was "shielding those involved."

Southwest monsoon continues to be weak in Karnataka

Most places in Karnataka would experience heavy to moderate rainfall even as the southwest monsoon continues to be weak in the state, the Met office said here on Thursday.

Karnataka HC stays Lokayukta probe into bribe charge

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday stayed an inquiry being conducted by the state Lokayukta's police into the bribe charge against some of its unidentified officials.

Lokayukta row: Govt cannot hand over probe to CBI on its own, says Karnataka minister

Investigation into charges of corruption in the Lokayukta office cannot be handed over to CBI unless the anti-graft body itself makes a request for it, Home Minister KJ George said on Wednesday.

Rainy Wednesday likely in Karnataka

Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in Karnataka on Wednesday, the Met office said here.

Timely rains herald sowing operations in Karnataka

With the onset of southwest monsoon in Karnataka on time, resulting in widespread rains across the state, sowing operations are in full swing for what could be a bumper kharif crop this year.

Karnataka govt forms SIT into Lokayukta graft charges

Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Tuesday said that he has formed an SIT into the graft charges levelled against the state Lokayukta.

South-west monsoon weakens over Karnataka

With the southwest monsoon weakening over Karnataka, rainfall would occur in only a few places in the state, a meteorological department official said on Tuesday.

Dr. Subhash Chandra Show travels to Manipal: News media shields democracy from being exploited, says Essel Group Chairman
Dr. Subhash Chandra Show travels to Manipal: News media shields democracy from being exploited, says Essel Group Chairman

News media, as the fourth pillar, protects democracy from being exploited used for individual gains, opined Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group and ZEE.

Yet another debit-ridden farmer ends life in Karnataka

In the second case of suicide by a debit-ridden farmer in the district since last week, a 37-year-old man, slapped with a bank notice to repay his farm loan, allegedly ended his life, police said on Monday.

Karnataka govt's 'Suvarna Gramodaya Yojana' a failure: CAG

Karnataka government's 'Suvarna Gramodaya Yojana' was a "failure" as the overall development of each village was not achieved, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has stated.

Farmers' suicide issue rocks Karnataka Assembly

The Opposition on Monday turned the heat on the Siddaramaiah government on recurring farmers' suicides in Karnataka, accusing it of being "irresponsible" and "careless" in addressing the issues concerning peasants.

Six Nigerians held for cheating through online ads

 Six Nigerians have been arrested by the city police for allegedly cheating several people by luring them with throwaway price offers of expensive cars and mobiles phones through online ads.

Can't hand over Lokayukta graft case to CBI: Siddaramaiah

 Rejecting the demand by social activists to hand over the corruption case against some Lokayukta officers to CBI, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said government does not have powers to do so as the institution is an independent anti-corruption body.

Karnataka session beginning Monday expected to be stormy

Opposition BJP and JDS are set to confront the Congress government on a host of issues, including farmers' suicide, as the monsoon session of Karnataka legislature begins here Monday.

Rains affect vehicular movement in Dakshina Kannada

Vehicular movement was affected in many parts of Dakshina Kannada (DK) district following heavy rains that lashed the region in the last two days.

Graft allegations: Karnataka Lokayukta hands over cases to CCB

Under scanner for alleged corruption by some of its officers, Karnataka Lokayukta has handed over all such cases to Central Crime Branch (CCB) for a probe.