Karnataka News

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.

Deve Gowda, Yeddyurappa meet family of K'taka farmer who committed suicide

Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday met the family members of the farmer who committed suicide in the state`s Mandya district.

Many places in Karnataka record heavy rainfall

The whole of Karnataka, now covered by the southwest monsoon, will continue to get heavy rainfall, the meteorological department said on Friday.

Heavy rainfall in Karnataka

Heavy rainfall, due to the south-west monsoon, will continue in Karnataka, the meteorological department said on Friday.

Polls for Bengaluru corporation announced; Congress, BJP in big fight

Elections to Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, the city corporation, will be held on July 28, with the ruling Congress and BJP, now controlling the civic body, set for a prestigious battle.

Karnataka seeks Rs 500 crore for 'Swachh Bharat'

Karnataka on Wednesday sought Rs 500 crore from the central government to expand infrastructure for the Swacch Bharat Mission in the state.

Subhro Mukherjee appointed Karnataka Chief Justice

Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee has been appointed the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

Make "Swachh Bharat" a centrally sponsored scheme: Karnataka govt

The Congress government in Karnataka on Wednesday pitched for making "Swachh Bharat" a centrally sponsored scheme, as it committed itself to make the state open defecation-free by October 2, 2018, a year ahead of the Centre's deadline.

Mandya district to reach 100 percent electrification soon

Mandya district is on way to achieve cent per cent electrification soon, District Electricity Committee President and MP C S Puttaraju has said.

PATA apologises to Karnataka govt over distorted map of India

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has apologised to Karnataka government for publishing a distorted map of India in an advertisement in a Malaysian magazine, showing part of Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East missing from it.