Child enters temple; Dalit family in Karnataka fined Rs 25,000

Five people have been arrested for allegedly seeking to fine a Dalit family of Rs 25,000 for “purification” of the Hanuman temple in Miyapur...
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Karnataka govt asks districts to strengthen preparedness in wake of Nipah virus

The Karnataka government directed the districts bordering Kerala to strengthen surveillance and preparedness in the wake of the Nipah virus in the neighbouring state. The government said that all people coming to the state from Kerala should be monitored for symptoms like fever, altered mental status, severe weakness, headache, respiratory distr...

Bengaluru crosses one crore vaccination mark; second only to Delhi

More than one crore COVID vaccine doses were administered in Bengaluru till Sunday (September 5), said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta. New Delhi is still the number 1 in total vaccinations (1,41,02,635), now followed by Bengaluru (1,00,37,956), Mumbai (1,02,67,836), Kolkata (60,11,947) and Chennai (52,2...

Bengaluru is most linguistically diverse city in country: Study

Bengaluru is the most linguistically diverse district in the country with 107 scheduled and non-scheduled languages being spoken here, reveals an analysis conducted recently on the basis of 2011 census data. Pune comes second with over 100 languages spoken in the district, reported The Deccan Herald. Bengaluru’s linguistic richness could be a...

Travelling to Bengaluru? Then you must keep things handy

Travellers reaching Bengaluru airport from the UK, Europe, middle-eastern countries, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe must undergo compulsory RT-PCR test, stated a Karnataka government advisory issued on Thursday (September 2). The guidelines were revised for international arrivals from selec...

Watch: No seat belts; airbags fail to deploy: Audi crash in Bengaluru kills 7

Seven people, including the son and daughter-in-law of a DMK MLA, died in a midnight road accident in Bengaluru on Tuesday because none of them was wearing a seat belt, as a result of which, the airbags did not open.   https://youtu.be/Qa4uuAIGPYE The Audi car rammed into a pole and then collided against the wall of a nearby building ...

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Yediyurappa to tour Karnataka, add to BJP’s unease

Former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be touring the state a month after he has been replaced as the Karnataka CM, making the ruling BJP uneasy.

Five men arrested in Mysuru gang-rape case: Police

All five are labourers from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur district. A sixth accused is still on the run, according to the police

Police suspect 4 engg students to be behind Mysuru gang-rape

Mysuru Police suspect four engineering students to be behind the gang-rape of an MBA student near Chamundi Hill area on Tuesday. One of the four suspects are from Tamil Nadu while three are from Kerala, an officer told Deccan Herald. A team of officers have already left for Kerala where the police suspect the accused are hiding. The 23-year-o...

Why did victim go to isolated spot? asks Karnataka HM on Mysuru gang-rape

Political leaders continue to be shockingly insensitive to young rape victims going by recent comments made by the Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on the recent gang-rape of a Mysuru college girl at Chamundi Hills. Media reports highlighted the remark made by the state home minister blithely equating the political pressure he was facing ...

College girl gang-raped, boyfriend thrashed in Mysuru

A group of men surrounded the couple and asked for money. When they refused to pay, two men allegedly raped the woman while the others thrashed the boyfriend

Plan to expand NH through Bandipur Tiger Reserve sparks row

It is a familiar debate: conservation Vs development. Should roads, infrastructure etc be developed at the cost of our ever-shrinking forests? Or should we give priority to saving our natural biodiversity, even if it means some inconvenience to motorists? When the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) directly approached the Union Ministry ...

FB post: Karnataka man back home after 19 months in Saudi jail

Harish Bangera from Udupi district returned home from the Gulf after spending torturous 19 months behind the bars in a prison in Saudi Arabia for a blasphemous post against the Saudi crown Prince and the holy land of Mecca made out by fraudsters in his name. Harish was freed on August 17 and he reached his home in Koteshwar in Udupi district on ...

Watch: 30 king cobra hatchlings rescued, released in forest

At least 30 king cobra hatchlings were released to the forest of Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka, after a two-month-long incubation drive.

Bengaluru lake statue: Activists allege threats from right wing workers

Environmentalists and civil society leaders accuse police and municipality officials of ignoring threats against them

Bengaluru set to open schools, but COVID cases rise among children

Amid reports that schools (class 9-12) will reopen in Karnataka from August 25, about 240 children tested positive for COVID-19 in last five days in Bengaluru, raising fears of a resurgent wave. A total of 106 children below the age of 9; and 136 between 9 and 19 years have tested positive in the past five days in the city, says the health depar...

Bommai to request BJP central leaders to quell dissent in Karnataka

CM already scheduled to visit Delhi to discuss the Mekedatu dam project. He will also convey that it is not possible to manage the dissidence at the state level

Discontent in Karnataka again: CM Bommai says things under control

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that there is absolutely no confusion regarding cabinet expansion, though a couple of ministers have openly expressed their unhappiness. The Chief Minister had expanded his cabinet last week, by inducting 29 ministers and had allocated portfolios to them on Saturday (August 7). Bommai said on...

Proposal to merge Konkan with Indian Railways faces opposition

While Karnataka lobby groups favour merger to bag more routes for state, Metroman Sreedharan says its agaisnt the federal structure

Yediyurappa declines cabinet rank status offered by Bommai

Karnataka's former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has written to the new incumbent, Basavaraj Bommai urging him to withdraw the cabinet rank status accorded to him by the Karnataka government and to be given only those facilities eligible to a former CM.

Bommai team: Araga Jnanendra gets Home Ministry, Nirani gets industries

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday (August 7) allocated portfolios to 29 ministers in his new cabinet. The new CM has kept the key portfolios of finance, Bengaluru development and cabinet affairs. His trusted aides in the BJP have secured prime berths as well. A government notification said Sunil Kumar has been given the Energy ...

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu to reopen schools for Class 9 to 12

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Friday (August 6) decided to reopen schools and colleges for classes 9 to 12. Schools and PUC colleges (9th to 12th) in Karnataka will restart from August 23 with classes to be held on alternate days. On the other hand, the M K Stalin government in Tamil Nadu too has decided to open schools and colleges for classes 9 ...

Coastal Karnataka bears brunt of heavy rain, subsequent flooding

On the night of July 22, Dongri village in Ankola, along the Gangavali river in Western Ghats of Karnataka, received unprecedented rainfall, causing flash floods in villages downstream. Ruvu D Harikantra, a 65-year-old farmer, has a terracotta tiled-roof house in Bilehoingi village, located 2 km from the river and 5 km from the sea coast. Heavy ...

Bommai inducts 29 ministers: Here is the full list and other things to know

A week after taking over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday (August 4) expanded his new cabinet, by inducting 29 Ministers. The new Ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. Bommai has, by and large, opted for old hands, as 23 of the M...

Congolese man’s death in Bengaluru: Karnataka orders CID probe

A fight broke out between Bengaluru police and protesting African nationals after alleged custodial death of a Congolese national in the state capital on early Monday (August 2) morning. The JC Nagar police have arrested five people for disturbing law and order. Police Inspector Munikrishna said that Joel Shindani Malu, 27, a native of the Democ...

Decision on cabinet expansion likely on Aug 2: Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the cabinet expansion won't take a week and the BJP leadership would take the decision by August 2.
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