Karnataka News

BJP retains power in Bengaluru civic polls, setback for Congress
BJP retains power in Bengaluru civic polls, setback for Congress

In a hat-trick of sorts for BJP in civic polls across the country, the party on Tuesday won control of the IT city's civic body for a second term in the bitterly fought elections, with the outcome coming as a setback to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

BBMP Election Results: PM Narendra Modi rejoices over hat-trick of wins for BJP
BBMP Election Results: PM Narendra Modi rejoices over hat-trick of wins for BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated BJP workers and the people of Bengaluru for the party's victory in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections held last week.

BBMP polls: People didn't accept our proposals, says Congress

The Congress Party on Tuesday accepted defeat in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections and said the people have not accepted their proposals despite the BJP`s misrule.

Mangalore: Muslim man stripped, beaten for talking to a Hindu woman
Mangalore: Muslim man stripped, beaten for talking to a Hindu woman

In yet another shocking incident of moral policing from the town of Mangalore in Karnataka, a Muslim was stripped and beaten at a crowded marketplace for talking to a girl belonging to another community.

Central team to be sent to Karnataka to assess drought: PM Modi

 A central team is being sent to Karnataka soon to assess the drought situation there, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an all-party delegation from the state led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah which raised the matter along with a number of other issues.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to meet PM Modi to mitigate farmer's issues
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to meet PM Modi to mitigate farmer's issues

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lead an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for seeking Centre's relief to mitigate farmer's issues.

Karnataka CM to meet PM Modi on Monday to mitigate farmer's issues

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lead an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for seeking Centre's relief to mitigate farmer's issues.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to meet Modi on Monday

 Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lead an all-party delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, seeking Centre's relief to mitigate farmers' issues and also request his intervention in resolving the inter-state Mahadayi river dispute.

46 percent voting in Bengaluru civic corporation poll

Around 46 percent of the 74 lakh electorate voted on Saturday in 197 wards of the Bengaluru civic corporation across the city amid tight security, a poll official said.

Bengaluru civic polls tomorrow

The civic body in the country's IT capital is finally going to polls on Saturday, being held after much dithering with the ruling Congress investing heavy prestige in the electoral battle.

PM to review digital policing at Cubbon Park station in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with officials of the Cubbon Park police station here through video-conferencing on August 26 to review its digital policing.

Two labourers die after falling in manhole

Two labourers who entered into a manhole to clean it near Karnataka Minister H Anjaneya's official quarters here today died due to suffocation, police said.

Two suffocate to death in Bengaluru manhole

Two civic workers suffocated to death on Tuesday in a choked manhole near a minister`s house here, an official said.

Student alleges she was molested, writes to PM Modi

A 22-year-old engineering student has written a letter seeking help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi after she was allegedly molested and assaulted near her college by a group of people.

Venkaiah hits back at Karnataka CM over 'smart city' issue

Hitting back at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Union Minister on Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said the state itself had not proposed Bengaluru for "Smart Cities Mission" and the Centre was committed to make it a "great city" even if the ruling Congress did not want it to be so.

Bengaluru: Undertrial at NIMHANS succumbs to bullet injuries

An undertrial at the country's top mental health institute NIMHANS here, who snatched a rifle from an escort policemen and fired 23 rounds randomly, succumbed to bullet wounds in a counter-attack by the commandos.

Undertrial opens fire at NIMHANS in Bengaluru; no casualties

An under treatment prisoner at NIMHANS here snatched a rifle from a police guard and opened fire in the hospital premises.

Farmers' suicides haunt Karnataka CM on I-Day

The spate of suicides by farmers across Karnataka since July is haunting Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Independence Day fervour grips Karnataka

The 69th Independence Day celebrations began on Saturday in Karnataka on a patriotic note with the spirit of freedom and fervour gripping the state.

BJP MP Sriramulu served notice by Andhra Pradesh police for questioning

BJP MP B Sriramulu was on Friday served a notice by Ananthpur police of Andhra Pradesh to appear before them within eight days in connection with alleged purchase of illegal weapons in that state.

New commander for Mangaluru Coast Guard

 Deputy inspector general KR Suresh has taken over charge as the new commander of number 3 Coast Guard District (Karnataka) at Panambur here, a release from the Coast Guard headquarters said on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to Siddaramaiah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended birthday wishes to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

800 file nominations for Bengaluru civic body polls

At least 800 candidates from mainstream political parties, independents and rebels have filed nominations for the August 22 city corporation elections.

See pic: An anaconda pops out of pot hole in Bengaluru!
See pic: An anaconda pops out of pot hole in Bengaluru!

It was an usual day for the people of the city here until they spotted something very strange over the street which broke the crowd into frenzy. 

Government is committed to go ahead with Mekedatu dam: CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday accused his Tamil Nadu counterpart of "politicising" the Mekedatu dam project across river Cauvery and reaffirmed his government's commitment to go ahead with the project.

Underworld don to be brought from Morocco to Bengaluru

Alleged underworld don, Bannanje Raja, who was facing an Interpol red corner notice, will be brought to the city from Morocco in a week's time, Karnataka Director General of Police Om Prakash on Friday said.

184 farmers commited suicide in Karnataka in last 3 months: Govt

As many as 184 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka in the last three months mainly due to debt burden, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Bengaluru school headmistress, husband held in child molestation case

The headmistress of a private school and her husband were arrested here on Thursday in connection with the alleged molestation of a three-year-old pre-nursery student by its security guard, a senior police official said.

AAP not to contest Bengaluru civic body polls

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said it would not contest the August 22 elections to the Bengaluru civic corporation, as the party feared the state government might dissolve the local body, after the decision to split it for administering the city better.

Minor sexually assaulted: Principal of Bengaluru school arrested

Principal and chairman of a Bengaluru school was arrested on Thursday after a three-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted by the watchman there, as per reports.