Karnataka News

Five men caught on camera harassing women in Bengaluru, case filed

Bengaluru: In yet another shameful incident highlighting concerns about women's safety in major metropolitan cities, a shocking video of a group of women being allegedly harassed and threatened by at least three men here came to fore on Monday.

Karnataka govt to set up smart class rooms, virtual classes

 Karnataka government will soon set up smart class rooms and virtual classes at its first grade colleges to achieve quality enrichment of teaching-learning processes through technological intervention, a minister said.

Dakshina Kannada district administration bans Kambala

 The Dakshina Kannada district administration has imposed a ban on the conduct of Kambala (buffalo racing on slush tracks), a folklore sport that has been part of rural life in the district.

Pre University students write Konkani exam for the first time

 As many as 65 Pre University students from three different colleges who opted Konkani as an optional subject appeared for the first semester examination here.

Karnataka govt to go after "big encroachers" of land

In the wake of Karnataka High Court's direction to the state government to act on big encroachers of government land and to clear encroachments of over five acres, Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad on Friday said the state government will take action on it on a war-footing.

Mangalore International Airport to get Ebola Virus scanner

The Airports Authority of India has requested the Union Health ministry to set up a thermal scanner equipment to check the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the Mangalore International Airport here.

We have the right to build dam on Cauvery: Karnataka

Karnataka government on Thursday said it has the right to construct a dam on the Cauvery river without violating the order of Cauvery River Water Tribunal.

Manipuri youth attacked in Bangalore; police detain three

In yet another incident of a racist attack, a 25-year-old Manipuri youth was allegedly attacked by three people in IT city Bangalore, reports said on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu to move SC over dams on Cauvery

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday said a petition will be filed in the apex court praying for staying Karnataka's plans to construct dams on the Cauvery river.

Move to unite Janata parivar parties a positive step: Yechury

 Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday described the ongoing efforts to unite the constituents of erstwhile Janata Parivar as a positive step and said the policies on which they are crystallizing should be looked into.

Karnataka minister rejects call for resignation over alleged land grabbing

Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday said he would not resign from the post as demanded by BJP for his alleged encroachment of government land as the case has been closed.

Alleged forced sex in Bengaluru jail: NCW chief doesn't have comment because it's weekend

In a completely unexpected reaction, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Saturday refused to make a comment on reports that women inmates of a Karnataka prison were being pushed into "forced sex", as it was a weekend.

Karnataka govt orders probe into alleged forced sex in jail

The Karnataka government on Friday directed the Department of Child and Women's Welfare officials to probe reports that women inmates of the central prison here were being pushed into "forced sex" with male convicts within its complex.

Sex scandal in Bengaluru jail: Male convicts force themselves on female inmates, says report

In yet another sex scandal, female prisoners of the Central jail have alleged that they are being forced by the warden to have sex with the male convicts, reports stated on Friday, as per a letter found in complaint box outside the jail premises here.

Gowda announces son as party president of Karnataka unit

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Thursday announced appointment of his son H D Kumaraswamy as President of the JDS state unit, even as he acknowledged there was a need to dispel the impression that his was a "father-son party."

Narayana Murthy pitches for higher autonomy to educational institutions
Narayana Murthy pitches for higher autonomy to educational institutions

IT veteran N R Narayana Murthy on Thursday advocated higher autonomy and less governmental interference in the functioning of educational institutions.

Bank strike hits business in Karnataka

Bengaluru: A day-long strike Wednesday by over 50,000 employees of state-run banks crippled transactions and customer services in about 10,000 branches across Karnataka.

Two persons secured for hoax bomb threat to Bangaluru airport

Two persons have been secured here for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat call inside Bangaluru's Kempegowda International Airport, police said on Sunday.

Karnataka rape row: MLC targets LoP's wife

Marking yet another low in the political blame game over repeated incidents of rape in the state, a member of Karnataka legislative council on Saturday hit back at BJP leader KS Eshwarappa for his "loose comments" by asking him what if he rapes Eshwarappa's wife.

KS Eshwarappa makes insensitive rape remark in Bengaluru, stokes controversy

In a yet another insensitive rape remark by a politician, state's former deputy chief minister and leader of opposition in Vidhana Parishad KS Eshwarappa on Friday said that the Karnataka Home Minister and Chief Minister do not consider everyone as their own and would take action over the recent spate of sexual assaults in schools only when 'their daughters get raped'.

Sexual assaults of minor girls: HC raps Karnataka govt, schools

Taking serious note of the rising incidents of sexual assaults of minor girls in schools, the Karnataka High Court on Friday pulled up the education department and private schools and asked them to ensure the safety and security of students.

Karnataka vs Andhra Pradesh over IT concessions

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the concessions the Centre has provided Andhra Pradesh for the information technology (IT) sector, stating that such allowances would cause an unhealthy competition between the two states.

Karnataka minister under fire over faulting media for publicising rape stories
Karnataka minister under fire over faulting media for publicising rape stories

In an irresponsible remark, a Karnataka minister on Wednesday blamed the media for highlighting rape cases in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru school where 6-year-old was raped reopens
Bengaluru school where 6-year-old was raped reopens

A school here which was shut last week after the alleged rape of a 6-year-old girl inside the institution's premises, reopened on Thursday.

BJP protests increasing sexual assaults

Targetting the Congress Government over increasing sexual assaults, particularly of minor girls in schools, Karnataka BJP on Wednesday staged a protest, demanding resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister K J George.

Former JD(S) leader Abdul Nazeem likely to join BJP today

Former Janata Dal (Secular) Secretary General Abdul Nazeem, who recently quit the party, is likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

Woman gang-raped by robbers in front of husband, mother-in-law in Bengaluru

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by knife wielding robbers in the presence of her husband and mother-in-law at her residence here, police said on Tuesday.

Woman gang-raped by robbers in front of husband, mother-in-law in Karnataka

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by knife wielding robbers in the presence of her husband and mother-in-law at her residence here, police said on Tuesday.

Another child molested in Bangalore; suspect held

A two-year-old girl child was allegedly molested Sunday at a playground in the city, police said. The suspect has been arrested.

Sexual assault in schools: Task Force to be set up in Karnataka

In the wake of recurring incidents of sexual assault on minor girls in schools, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said a task force will be constituted to coordinate between managements and parents.