Karnataka News

Karnataka govt to form panel on sex workers

The Karnataka government will soon form a panel to look into problems faced by sex workers, Women and Child Welfare Minister Umashree said on Monday.

On adventure trip, Bengaluru businessman dies in microlight plane crash

Prominent brand strategist and businessman Ramesh Rao, a flying enthusiast, has succumbed to injuries he received when the microlight plane he was flying crash-landed in Kodagu district.

Have established existence of IAS mafia, says MN Vijaykumar
Have established existence of IAS mafia, says MN Vijaykumar

Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service​ (IAS) officer MN Vijaykumar, who was penalised with 'compulsory retirement' for "indiscipline", just three days before his tenure was to end, revealed on Sunday that he has established the existence of 'IAS mafia'.

Six-year-old girl raped by high school boys in Bengaluru

A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two high school boys at Bannerghatta near here, police said on Sunday.

Urwa church celebrates post-centenary golden jubilee

A large number of faithful took part in the 150th anniversary celebrations of The Lady of Immaculate Conception Church at Urwa here Friday evening.

Video showing principal beating students goes viral

A videograph of a principal allegedly beating the students of Industrial Training Institute here has gone viral after it was shared with the media by the students on Friday.

TN's objection to Mekedatu project politically motivated: CM

A Karnataka delegation has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery is "politically motivated", Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Friday, as he stressed government's strong resolve to go ahead with the project.

Mekedatu dam: Karnataka CM leads all-party delegation to PM

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday led an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the Centre's "cooperation" for implementing the Mekedatu dam project in his state, which is being opposed by neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

Illegal assets worth Rs 14 cr unearthed during Lokayukta raids

Illegal assets worth Rs 14 crore were unearthed by Lokayukta Police on Tuesday during simultaneous raids in 36 premises belonging to government servants in different parts of the state.

Mild tremor in Karnataka's Mangaluru

Mild tremors lasting about 30 seconds were reported from parts of the city around noon on Saturday, triggering panic in the area.

Five engineering college students drown in quarry pit near Bengaluru

Five students of an engineering college in their early 20s drowned in a stone-quarry pit at Bettahalasur near the Karnataka capital on Thursday, police said.

Govt hikes pension for 'martyrs' of Maha-K'taka border dispute

 The family members of "martyrs" of Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute agitation will get a raise of Rs 2,000 in monthly pension.

Karnataka: Heavy rains lash DK, woman killed in lightning

Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed the Dakshina Kannada district in coastal Karnataka last night, claiming the life of a woman who was killed in lightning.

Karnataka HC judge KL Manjunath alleges campaign to ruin his career

Raising questions about the functioning of the erstwhile Supreme Court Collegium, a senior Karnataka High Court judge, whose appointment as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court was stalled, on Monday alleged a "wild campaign" had been on to "ruin" his career by "some" members of the judiciary and there was no justice to a judge.

Court restrains election panel on Bengaluru civic poll date

The Karnataka High Court on Monday restrained the state election commission (SEC) from announcing the date for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) poll till April 22.

Five foreign nationals arrested for alleged assault

Six students, including five foreign nationals, were arrested for allegedly assaulting and stabbing five local youths following a quarrel, police said on Sunday.

Irate villagers damage toll booths at Hoskote

A number of toll booths at Hoskote, about 25 km from here, were damaged and one of them set ablaze by irate villagers on Sunday after a local was allegedly assaulted by employees following an argument over paying the toll fee.

Jayalalitha DA case: SC will hear issue relating to SPP on April 21

The Supreme Court will hear on April 21 afresh the issue relating to the removal of special public prosecutor, who is arguing before Karnataka High Court the matter relating to the appeal of AIADMK chief Jayalalitha in the disproportionate assets case.

Bandh over Cauvery issue cripples normal life in Bengaluru, other parts
Bandh over Cauvery issue cripples normal life in Bengaluru, other parts

A 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown was underway across Karnataka on Saturday in support of building a reservoir dam across Cauvery river at Mekedatu for hydro-power and drinking water supply in the old Mysore region.

 CBI registers preliminary enquiry into Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi's death
CBI registers preliminary enquiry into Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi's death

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into the death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi.

PMK, DMK leaders oppose transfer of Karnataka chief justice

The PMK and DMK on Tuesday questioned the transfer of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela to Odisha, ahead of the apex court's order in a case relating to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction in a corruption case.

Centre okays CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi's death case
Centre okays CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi's death case

The Centre Monday gave its nod for a CBI probe into the mysterious death of IAS officer D K Ravi after Karnataka government fell in line and sent a fresh notification without any time limit.

Bengaluru: Auto driver arrested for alleged assault of woman commuter

An autorikshaw driver who allegedly assaulted a woman commuter was arrested today, even as the victim's post about the incident went viral on a social networking site.

SC upholds disqualification of BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Governor's decision to disqualify BJP MLA Bajrang Bahadur Singh from Uttar Pradesh assembly for acquiring a road construction contract from the state government while serving as a lawmaker.

BJP MLA arrested on charges of illegally supplying iron ore

The Special Investigation Team of Lokayukta on Thursday arrested BJP MLA Anand Singh on charges of illegally supplying iron ore from his company to another company.

BJP appeals to Governor not to clear proposed ordinance to bifurcate Bengaluru

Opposition BJP on Thursday petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala requesting him not to approve the proposed ordinance by the government to trifurcate the city and to advise it to hold Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections as directed by the High Court.

Train services hit for nearly two hours in Bengaluru station

Train services were affected for nearly two hours at the city station causing inconvenience to hundreds of passengers tonight as railway staff staged a protest, demanding release of one of their colleagues arrested on the charge of illegally auctioning abandoned vehicles at the parking lot.

IAS officer death: Govt statements violation of fundamental rights, says counsel

Statements given by Karnataka government and its investigating agencies in the "unnatural death" of upright IAS officer DK Ravi are more offensive than the telecast of the documentary on Nirbhaya because investigation into the matter is incomplete as yet, it was contended in the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday.

DK Ravi death case: Will send case back to CBI, says Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that his government will send the request for an inquiry into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi back to the Central Bureau of Investigation, after the agency refused to investigate the case.

DK Ravi's death: CBI says no time limit can be fixed for probe

CBI has turned down the request of Karnataka government seeking a time-bound probe in the alleged suicide of IAS officer D K Ravi, saying there is no provision in law to complete investigations in a given period.