Karnataka News

Drought situation worsening in Karnataka: Govt

 Sounding the alarm bells, the Karnataka government today said the drought situation in the state has worsened with deficit rainfall and water storage in dams being low.

Karnataka govt for CBI probe into MM Kalburgi's murder
Karnataka govt for CBI probe into MM Kalburgi's murder

Apparently bowing to public pressure, the Karnataka government on Monday decided to hand over the probe in to the murder of renowned scholar MM Kalburgi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Kalburgi murder: CID probe ordered by Karnataka govt
Kalburgi murder: CID probe ordered by Karnataka govt

A CID probe was on Monday announced by the Karnataka Chief Minister into the murder of progressive Kannada thinker and scholar M M Kalburgi at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka.

People pay homage to MM Kalburgi, funeral to be held today
People pay homage to MM Kalburgi, funeral to be held today

Hundreds of people on Monday paid their last respects to the mortal remains of former vice-chancellor of Hampi University, MM Kalburgi, who was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence yesterday by unidentified gunmen.

Progressive Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi shot dead

Noted Kannada scholar and researcher, MM Kalburgi, who often courted controversies with his outspoken stand on various issues including idol worship, was shot dead at point-blank range by two unidentified men at his residence here on Sunday.

Former vice-chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi shot dead
Former vice-chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi shot dead

Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence here this morning by unidentified gunmen, police said.

Congress urges Karnataka Govt to nab murderers of Kalburgi

The Congress Party on Sunday urged the Karnataka Government to nab the murderers of noted Kannad scholar MM Kalburgi.

BBMP: Hectic efforts by political parties to gain control of Bengaluru civic body
BBMP: Hectic efforts by political parties to gain control of Bengaluru civic body

BJP accused ruling Congress of "horse trading" on Saturday as it continued efforts to gain control of Bangalore civic body even as JDS maintained suspense over reports it was trying to hobnob with Congress for an alliance.

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.