Karnataka HC issues contempt notice to Rahul, other Congress leaders over ‘KGF&#...

Admitting a petition against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and party leaders Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate for contempt of high court orders...
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Explained: The 3-layered EC-led probe into Bengaluru voter data theft

The poll panel is monitoring inquiries done separately by Bengaluru Police, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, and the Bengaluru Regional Commissioner

Siddaramaiah, the hugely popular leader who can’t find a safe seat

The former Karnataka CM needs to choose his seat for the 2023 polls carefully in view of factional politics in the Congress, competition from aides-turned-rivals and the thin majority by which he won the polls in 2018

Karnataka govt mulling implementation of uniform civil code: CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that his government was strongly mulling implementation of the uniform civil code in the state to ensure equality. Addressing his party workers in Shivamogga on Friday, the CM pointed out that the preamble of the Constitution speaks of equality and fraternity. Reaffirming his commitment to im...

Bengaluru court registers criminal case against Karnataka health minister Sudhakar

An Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court in Bengaluru issued an order to register a criminal defamation case against Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar after finding a prima facie witness on his defamatory remarks against an activist. The 42nd ACMM judge J Preethi has asked the court to register a criminal case against the minister in the BJ...

Why Kannada social media is baying for a ban on Rashmika Mandanna films

The actor is currently part of two big films that will see a grand release in Karnataka — Varisu with Vijay and Pushpa 2 with Allu Arjun; banning her films in Karnataka might have a huge impact on the producers

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Why Karnataka police, NIA suspect link between Mangaluru, Coimbatore blasts

The call records of Mohammed Shariq, the accused in the Mangaluru cooker blast case, allegedly show his links with Jameesha Mubin, the deceased Coimbatore car blast case accused

With massive Ballari rally, Sriramulu sends strong message to BJP, Congress

The rally not only proved the BJP leader’s clout among the ST community, but also made the Congress nervous; he was also sending a signal to his own party bosses that if his demands were not met, he would leave to form his own party

Mangaluru blast: Bomb-making materials found at accused’s rented house

Karnataka Police found materials that go into making a bomb at the house where the Mangaluru blast accused Mohammed Shariq, was staying as a tenant in Mysuru, a senior police official said on Monday (November 21). Shariq was "influenced and inspired" by a (terrorist) organisation with global presence, Additional Director General of Police (Law a...

Police raid Mangaluru blast accused Shareeq’s house

The police on Sunday (November 20) conducted searches of Mangaluru autorickshaw blast accused Shareeq's rented house in Madahalli, located around 13 km from Mysuru. A bomb squad has been deployed in the area. According to media reports, the police said Shareeq had rented the one-room accommodation last month, telling the house owner that he was ...

Karnataka: CM Bommai orders probe into voter data theft to start from 2013

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Sunday asked officials to start their investigation into the voter data theft scandal involving non-profit Chilume Trust from 2013 when the Congress came to power. “I have directed officials to expand the probe and start from 2013,” Bommai said. “At what points in time were permits given (to the Chilume Trust) sin...

Kantara’s production house Hombale Films closely linked to BJP: Report

The production house that delivered the major hit Kannada film Kantara is closely linked to the BJP, said a news report. A report in the Indian Express said that the Karnataka minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, was a bank guarantor for loans obtained by Kantara's production house, Hombale Films, for their two real estate ventures and has invested ...

Major terror organisations may be behind Mangaluru blast: State home minister

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Sunday said “there might be major terrorist organisations” behind Saturday’s autorickshaw blast in Mangaluru and that the state police and central security forces are investigating it. Jnanendra’s statement came soon after the state Director General of Police (DGP) confirmed that the auto-rickshaw blast...

With Deve Gowda faux pas, Ashwath Narayan ruins BJP’s Vokkaliga gameplan

The former Deputy CM has no mass appeal and is known only as a Bengaluru leader with 'good educational qualification'; snubbing Deve Gowda snowballs into big issue for party

Rocked by sex scandals at mathas, Lingayats seek to rein in their seers

As factional fights to control wealth and influence lead to rampant transgressions and intense power struggle within the mathas, the moral authority of the centuries-old institutions is on the wane, triggering a chorus for reform

Bommai orders probe as Cong accuses Karnataka BJP govt of collecting voters’ data

Karnataka Congress has accused Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and state Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan of being responsible for the collection of voters’ information and their political preferences through a private entity. Randeep Singh Surjewala, in charge of Karnataka Congress, Opposition leader Siddaramaiah, and KPCC presid...

Arrest CM Bommai for this ‘electoral malpractice’, demands Congress

The Congress on Thursday demanded the arrest and resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai alleging he is directly responsible for a corrupt electoral practice by assigning a private entity to collect door-to-door voter information.

Karnataka school apologises for playing azaan, making students offer namaaz

A Jesuit school in Karnataka apologised after coming under fire for allegedly playing 'azaan' (call to public prayer) and making students offer namaaz at a cultural event. The Mother Teresa Memorial School at Shankaranarayana town in Kundapur Taluk of Udupi district organised a sports meet ahead of which a cultural programme was held. During th...

Security breach in Bengaluru airport before PM visit: Intruder caught at trolley gate...

The Ministry of Home Affairs and Intelligence Bureau are worried about a security breach by an intruder at highly secured HAL Airport in Bengaluru just two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on November 11. A 36-year-old person tried to climb the walls of HAL Airport twice, was secured by the HAL security staff after he entered the...

Karnataka PSI recruitment scam spreads tentacles to Punjab, Telangana

The multi-crore “police sub-inspector recruitment scam” has crossed Karnataka borders, investigation has revealed. There is also a money-laundering angle to it, which has brought the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the picture. Investigating agency CID reportedly traced the “money-laundering links” of the alleged scamsters, including ADGP Amri...

What a tall Kempegowda statue may do for ‘edgy’ BJP in Karnataka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have rubbed off his charm on Kannadigas on Friday (November 11) when he unveiled the 108-feet-tall statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda and basked for a few hours in the glory of the great 16th century chieftain of the Vijayanagara kingdom.

‘Tipu Sultan was a barbarian’: Amit Malviya slams Owaisi for celebrating ...

BJP leader Amit Malviya on Friday (November 11) lashed out at Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM for celebrating Tipu Jayanti in Karnataka's Hubbali since he felt 'Tipu was a barbarian whose legacy is a blot'. Observing Tipu Jayanti is an affront to the sensibilities of all Indians, he added. Tipu Jayanti was celebrated at the controversial Idgah ground i...

Modi unveils 108-feet bronze statue of Bengaluru founder Kempe Gowda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (November 11) unveiled the 108-feet tall statue of the city's founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the "first and the tallest bronze statue of a founder of a city", as per the World Book of Records. Called the "Statue of Prosperity", it has been built to commemorate the contribution of Kempegowda towards Bengalur...

Yediyurappa remark shows Lingayats are disowning POCSO case-tainted seer

Yediyurappa apart, no political party has commented on the issue in fear of antagonising the Lingayat community, as it could prove costly in the upcoming polls

Comedian Vir Das’ Bengaluru show cancelled after outfit raises objection

Comedian Vir Das’ stand-up show, scheduled to be held on November 10 at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, was cancelled after objections were raised by the Hindu right-wing group Hindu Janajagruthi Samhiti (HJS). HJS on Monday (November 7) filed a complaint opposing Vir Das’s upcoming show in Bengaluru, saying that he insult...

REPLUG | Bengaluru airport T2: capacity boost, aesthetics enthuse flyers

T2 is also expected to significantly help airlines, which can now operate more flights; with restrictions on terminal capacity removed, they get greater operational flexibility
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