Karnataka News

Bangalore blast: Karnataka govt announces series of security steps

 Tightening security further, Karnataka government today announced a slew of steps, including bringing in Public Safety Act and installation of CCTVs at all "vulnerable" places in the wake of the blast in which a woman was killed three others got injured.

Bengaluru blast terror attack: Kiren Rijiju

 The low-intensity blast in Bengaluru is a "terror attack" possibly carried out by SIMI, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said Monday.

LIVE: SIMI hand suspected in Bangalore blast, IB says ​terrorists learnt to make bombs from al Qaeda websites
LIVE: SIMI hand suspected in Bangalore blast, IB says ​terrorists learnt to make bombs from al Qaeda websites

Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief Syed Asif Ibrahim, Home Secretary Anil Goswami and other top officials in Delhi to discuss Bangalore blast.

Bengaluru blast: Rajnath Singh speaks to Karnataka CM, assures all help

Shortly after a low-intensity blast took place in Bengaluru on Sunday night, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah and assured all help from the Centre.

One killed, three injured in bomb blast outside restaurant in Bengaluru
One killed, three injured in bomb blast outside restaurant in Bengaluru

Two people have been injured in a low-intensity blast in the Church Street area here on Sunday, as per reports.

BJP spreading false propaganda against Congress: KPCC chief

Alleging BJP of indulging in spreading false propaganda against the party by painting it anti-Hindu, Karnataka Congress chief G Parameshwara on Sunday called on the Congressmen to raise their voice against such wrong information.

Karnataka: JDS opposes bill on mutts

 JDS on Saturday said it opposed a bill, which religious mutts fear is an attempt to take over their institutions, and hit out at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for blaming its coalition government with BJP for first initiating the legislation.

VHP plans 'Ghar Vapsi' in Karnataka

Even as "Ghar vapsi" (home coming) programme is snowballing into a controversy across the country, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning to hold such an event in Karnataka.

Karnataka govt to withdraw bill on mutts

Facing resistance from Hindu seers and reservations within cabinet, Congress government in Karnataka Wednesday said it would withdraw a bill which religious mutts fear is an attempt to take over their institutions.

Bengaluru: Youth Congress protests over religious conversions

The Youth Congress staged a protest over the religious conversion row in Bengaluru on Monday.

'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.