Karnataka

Chikkaballapur quarry blast: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai orders CID inquiry

According to Karnataka Police, at least six people have died and another has sustained injuries in the blast at Chikkaballapur district last night. They were killed when gelatin sticks that they were trying to dispose of exploded accidentally at a stone quarry site.

Feb 23, 2021, 15:18 PM IST

Six killed while disposing of explosives meant for quarrying in Karnataka, probe ordered

The incident comes close on the heels of a similar blast at a quarry site in Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's hometown of Shivamogga on January 22, which left six dead. Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar, who represents the Chikkaballapur constituency visited the spot and said the bodies of the victims were badly mutilated and scattered all over the place.

Feb 23, 2021, 09:51 AM IST

VHP slams former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy over Ram Temple remark, calls tweet 'highly irresponsible'

In a statement, the YHP stated, "It happens to be a highly irresponsible tweet coming in from the former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sri Ram Mandir Nidhi Samarpana Abhiyan. The volunteers of various organisations including VHP are reaching out to all."

Feb 16, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

Dog gets locked inside toilet with a leopard in Karnataka: This is how Twitterati reacted

In a strange incident, a stray dog found itself locked inside a toilet with a leopard for nearly seven hours hours on Wednesday. Both the animals were discovered by a resident of Karnataka’s Bilinele village and she quickly bolted the door and alerted the police. 

Feb 04, 2021, 08:27 AM IST

This state allows theatres to open fully for next four weeks on 'experimental' basis

Kannada film superstar, Punit Rajkumar taking to Twitter hit out Karnataka government’s decision that was taken on Tuesday not to allow theatres in their full capacity. He questioned why the state government was targeting the film industry alone when markets, shops and all other commercial establishments were functioning without any hindrance.

Feb 04, 2021, 07:33 AM IST

Karnataka Congress leader Prakash Rathod caught 'watching' obscene videos in Assembly

Karnataka Congress legislator Prakash Rathod was seen surfing through his phone; and among other visuals, a few porn clips were also seen on his phone storage. The politician, however, does not click on any but goes ahead to look at the other items on his phone.

Jan 30, 2021, 06:50 AM IST

Schools for class 9 and 10, PUC students to start from February 1 in this state, read details

The decision was taken in consultation with the state Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19, keeping in mind the health and educational future of the students. The Education Minister stated that the decision on starting classes for the other students would be taken after observing the present set up.

Jan 29, 2021, 14:09 PM IST

Row over naming of Belgaum region: We're all Indians, says Karnataka Deputy CM Ashwathnarayan after Uddhav Thackeray threatens to make it part of Maharashtra

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had said, "Despite the matter being in court, the Karnataka government deliberately changed the name of the disputed region to Belgaum. They made Belgaum the second capital where they also held an assembly session. Here, we think about the law but Karnataka does not. We will bring that part in Maharashtra for sure if we all come together."

Jan 27, 2021, 19:41 PM IST

Ready to dismiss them from service: BS Yediyurappa on officials involved in FDA paper leak

The exam conducted by the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) was to take place today but ahead of it, the city police arrested six people with Rs 24 lakh in cash and the question papers. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the officials allegedly involved in leaking the First Division Assistant (FDA) examination question papers may be dismissed from service.

Jan 24, 2021, 15:22 PM IST

8 killed in dynamite blast at railway crusher site in Karnataka's Shivamogga, PM Narendra Modi expresses grief

At least eight persons were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Karnataka’s Hunasodu village in the Shivamogga district late on Thursday, According to the District Collector, KB Shivakumar, the massive explosion took place near gravel and boulder crushing facility around 10.30 PM, sending shockwaves not only in Shivamogga but also in neighbouring Chikkamagaluru and Davangere districts.

Jan 22, 2021, 07:04 AM IST

Karnataka political leaders blast Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over his statement on border issue

Thackeray said on Sunday his government is committed towards incorporating into the state the areas of Karnataka where Marathi-speaking people are in majority.

Jan 18, 2021, 23:47 PM IST

Karnataka health department employee dies after COVID-19 vaccine jab, officials say death not related

According to the Union Health Ministry, 580 cases of Adverse Event Following Immunization have been reported across the country so far.

Jan 18, 2021, 23:32 PM IST

Home Minister Amit Shah to address public rally in Karnataka’s Bagalkot

The Home Minister will inaugurate KLE Hospital’s advanced simulation centre in the district at 12.45 pm.

Jan 17, 2021, 09:22 AM IST

Bengaluru becomes fastest-growing tech hub on planet since 2016, says report

Karnataka's capital Bengaluru has topped the charts of a fastest-growing technology hub in the world since 2016.

Jan 16, 2021, 17:07 PM IST

BS Yediyurappa to expand Karnataka cabinet today, 7-8 new ministers likely to take oath

The announcement came two days after Yediyurappa finalised the expansion at a meeting with top BJP leaders, including party chief J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.

Jan 13, 2021, 10:46 AM IST

Wedding bus from Karnataka falls on house in Kerala's Kasaragod, 6 killed

The driver reportedly lost control of the bus, leading to the accident.

Jan 03, 2021, 17:48 PM IST

Good news! Karnataka permits all shops, commercial establishments to remain open 24 hours all days a week

The employer shall appoint additional staff in order to allow every employee to avail one day holiday in a week on a rotation basis.

Jan 02, 2021, 18:08 PM IST

Karnataka gram panchayat polls: Counting of votes underway, BJP confident of big win

Elections were held for a total of 91,339 seats in 5,728 gram panchayats of 226 taluks in the state and 2,22,814 candidates were in the fray. Already, 8,074 candidates have been elected unopposed in both phases.

Dec 30, 2020, 07:01 AM IST

Karnataka: Deputy Speaker of Legislative Council commits suicide

SL Dharmegowda, deputy speaker of Karnataka Legislative Council and JDS leader, committed suicide by jumping in front of the train. A suicide note has also been recovered from the body.

Dec 29, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Speaker SL Dharme Gowda commits suicide, body found on railway track

Gowda had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Gunasagar in Kadur on Monday evening. He had left his home alone on Monday evening around 7 PM in his Santro car.

Dec 29, 2020, 08:03 AM IST