Karnataka News

De-notification row: Digvijay pats Karnataka CM for judicial probe

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday praised Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for setting up a judicial commission to look into Arkavathi Layout land de-notification, an issue on which the Opposition has targeted him alleging irregularities.

Ex-BJP minister Janardhana Reddy out of jail on bail

Karnataka`s former BJP minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy walked out of the central jail here Friday after three years and four months on conditional bail.

Bengaluru rated most liveable city in India

A leading international rating agency has certified Bengaluru as the most liveable location in India, followed by Mumbai and Chennai.

Prohibitory orders ahead of mining baron Janardhan Reddy's release

 Prohibitory orders were promulgated today in about half-a-km radius around the Parappana Agrahara prison here ahead of former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy's release from jail.

Prohibitory orders ahead of mining baron Reddy's release

Prohibitory orders were promulgated on Thursday in about half-a-km radius around the Parappana Agrahara prison here ahead of former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy's release from jail.

Jayalalithaa case: DMK govt erroneously over-valued jewellery, counsel

 The then DMK-led government had "erroneously" over-valued the jewellery of AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa and they were purchased before she became chief minister, her counsel told the Special Bench of the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday.

Red sanders wood smuggling bid foiled, four Chinese held in Karnataka

Four Chinese nationals were arrested in a rural Karnataka district for attempting to smuggle six tonnes of red sanders wood to China, a police official said Tuesday.

SC grants bail to Karnataka mining baron Janardhan Reddy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, who is an accused in the illegal mining case involving his Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).

Karnataka to gift Obama Channapatna toys

US President Barrack Obama will receive Karnataka's famous Channapatna toys as a special gift from the state government on the Republic Day in New Delhi, a senior official said Monday.

No breakthrough yet in Bengaluru blast case

More than three weeks after the Improvised Explosive Device triggered blast here that claimed the life of a woman and injured three others, police on Monday said there is no breakthrough yet in the case and they were following the clues.

JD(S) demands CBI probe into land denotification issue

JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday sought a CBI inquiry into Arkavathi Layout land de-notification, an issue on which the Opposition has targeted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah alleging irregularities.

Maoist banners, pamphlets surface in Karna village

Pro-maoist banners and graffiti asking people to fight against Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats and protect the forest ranges appeared in a village in Udupi District of Karnataka, causing a flutter.

One person being questioned in Bengaluru blast case

A man is being questioned in connection with the IED blast in front of a restaurant here that had killed a woman and injured three others last month, police said on Friday.

'Secular' Hindu outfit launched by Mangaluru Congress leader

A local Congress leader has launched Bharatiya Hindu Parishad, in a move touted as an attempt to counter the aggressive growth of Sangh Parivar outfits.

PM Modi greets Karnataka on Makar Sankranti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Karnataka on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, saying the festival may bring "abundant happiness and prosperity in everyone's lives".

BJP opposes govt move on celebrating "Tipu Jayanti"

Calling the 18th century legendary king Tipu Sultan "communal", BJP on Wednesday expressed strong reservations about the state government's move to celebrate his birth anniversary as "Tipu Jayanti".

Cargo vessel sinks off Mangaluru, sailors rescued

Seven persons aboard a mini cargo vessel carrying goods from Lakshadweep to Mangaluru were rescued after it developed a technical problem and sank near the port here, police said.

Arrested IM operatives procured, delivered explosives: Bengaluru Police

Four suspected operatives of banned outfit Indian Mujahideen arrested recently were part of a terror module that was used to procure, fabricate and deliver deadly explosives, a top police official said on Monday.

Muslim body seeks police, NIA clarification on Bhatkal raid

A social organisation run by Bhatkal Muslims has demanded that police and the NIA, who claimed to have seized explosives from a few suspects with terror links from Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district, should come clean on certain issues, including why they did not take the local people into confidence before the raids.

Two injured in clashes in Kundapur

Two persons were seriously injured in clashes between members of two communities at Kodi near Kundapura in Udupi district, police said.

Another suspected IM operative held at Mangaluru airport
Another suspected IM operative held at Mangaluru airport

Another suspected Indian Mujahideen operative has been arrested at the Mangaluru international airport here before he was to board a Dubai-bound flight.

Anxious moments as fire noticed in Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's chopper before take-off

Anxious moments gripped Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his entourage after fire was noticed just before take off in the silencer of a helicopter in which they were to fly to Mysuru on Saturday.

Amit Shah to visit Mangaluru on Jan 27

 BJP's membership campaign in Dakshina Kannada district is expected to get a boost with the scheduled visit of party's national president Amit Shah to the city on January 27, party district president K Pratap Simha Nayak has said.

Three suspected IM operatives arrested from Karnataka, explosives seized
Three suspected IM operatives arrested from Karnataka, explosives seized

A suspected terror module was busted on Thursday in Karnataka and a huge cache of explosives was seized.

Education in Indian culture is no saffronisation: Karnataka Governor

Mangaluru: Education in Indian culture and tradition was aimed at its refinement and it would be wrong to term it as 'saffronisation', Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has said.

Bangalore school molestation: Authorities not curbing sexual violence, say activists

New Delhi: Social activists on Wednesday condemned the latest case of sexual violence to emerge from a school in Bangalore, alleging that authorities are not taking the correct measures to curtail such incidents from taking place.

Bengaluru: Violent protest over alleged sexual assault on school girl, teacher held
Bengaluru: Violent protest over alleged sexual assault on school girl, teacher held

Bengaluru: Yet another shocking incident of child abuse has come to the fore in IT city Bengaluru where a class II student was allegedly molested by a male teacher inside school premises, reports said on Wednesday.

Jaya DA case: DMK leader seeks removal of SPP

DMK General Secetary K Anbazhagan on Tuesday filed a petition before a special bench of the Karnataka High Court, seeking removal of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, alleging he was "sailing" with the accused.

Investigating officer in pro-ISIS Twitter handler case transferred, BJP demands probe
Investigating officer in pro-ISIS Twitter handler case transferred, BJP demands probe

Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday slammed the Karnataka government for allegedly transferring the police officer who had investigated the pro-ISIS twitter account case, adding that such a move will be a diversion from the ongoing enquiry.

Congress does not need lessons of honesty from BJP: Karnataka CM

 Hitting back at BJP President Amit Shah for his offensive against the Congress government in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said they did not need lessons of honesty from BJP, whose former ministers and a former Chief Minister were jailed on corruption charges.