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In a new twist to the alleged sex-for-job scandal in Karnataka, the activist Dinesh Kallahalli, who had filed a sexual harassment complaint ...

Media gag, vandalism follow minister’s sex scandal in Karnataka

Days after a sex scandal tape allegedly featuring Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi (now resigned) came to the fore, six of his cabinet colleagues on Saturday obtained a media gag, apprehending that they may also be defamed.

Sex scandal dents Jarkiholis’ clout in Belagavi, may benefit Congress

After a gap of nearly 16 years, Jarkiholis, the famous five brothers in the political circles in the North Karnataka region, are out of the power corridor at least temporarily

Jarkiholi’s supporters on a rampage in Gokak, vandalise public property

Supporters of former Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi have been on a rampage in Gokak damaging public property, ever since he quit the cabinet over an alleged sex scandal. Besides pelting stones at buses and attacking motorists on road, they have been forcefully shutting shops.

Karnataka sex scandal: Activist claims dirt on three more politicians

Jarkiholi resigned on Wednesday a day after a CD allegedly involving him and an unidentified woman was played by local TV channels. Kalahalli had filed a complaint with the Bengaluru police alleging coercion and “sexual harassment” by Jarkiholi

Karnataka BJP minister resigns over sexual harassment complaint 

The minister resigned pending an investigation into the alleged incident where he was accused of sexually exploiting a woman who sought his help for a documentary on dams

Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi caught in sex tape scandal

Two days ahead of the budget session in Karnataka Assembly, BJP Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has landed in trouble over allegations of sexual assault and cheating against him. Activist Dinesh Kallhalli on March 2 complained to Bengaluru Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant, alleging that  Jarkiholi sexually assaulted a woman and sought sexual favours ...

Hesarghatta: Bengaluru’s last grassland under threat over film city project 

After tossing around several locations for the Film City project for the Kannada film industry, the axe finally fell on the eco-sensitive zone of Hesarghatta, the last standing grassland on the outskirts of Bengaluru

Yediyurappa govt sanctions new cars worth ₹13.8 crore for ministers, MLAs

In a decision criticised by the Opposition, Karnataka’s BJP government has approved new Innova cars, priced at  ₹ 13.8 crore, for its 32 ministers and 28 MPs, media reports said

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Two days after six people were killed while allegedly trying to dispose of illegally procured explosives in a stone quarry, the state police arrested the key accused G S Nagaraja, partner-owner of the quarry, a BJP leader from Chikkaballapur

Several Karnataka pvt schools stay shut to protest fee cut order

Bengaluru: Several private schools in Karnataka remained shut on Tuesday (February 23) in protest against the state government's order to slash 30% of their tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21.

Yediyurappa on sticky wicket as Panchamasalis demand more share in OBC quota

The Panchamasali community, one of the dominant subsects of the Lingayat caste, has been pressuring the BS Yediyurappa government to provide them a higher reservation in the caste quota. Currently, the Panchamasalis are in category 3B with 5 per cent reservation and share it with other caste or religious groups like the Marathas, Jains, and Chri...

Beware second COVID wave, Karnataka minister warns people

Bengaluru: Urging people to take necessary precautions, while cautioning about the possible second wave of COVID-19, Karnataka Health Minister, K Sudhakar, on Saturday (February 20), said that according to experts till March end it is crucial

Tie-up with BJP is purely issue-driven, says Kumaraswamy

Three years after a dramatic rout by the BJP in Karnataka, the JD(S) has decided to bury the hatchet and form an alliance with the saffron party to facilitate the election of its leader Basavraj Horatti as the chairman of the state Legislative Council. In an interview with Hindustan Times, JD(S) leader and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, howe...

PSUs in Karnataka in a shambles due to mounting losses, other lapses: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has made some glaring observations in its report on public sector undertakings in Karnataka, pointing out the mounting losses, lack of transparency in maintaining account books, and delay in projects and building excess capacity.

Youth Congress election brings internal tussle to the fore in Karnataka PCC

The recently held Youth Congress election in Karnataka has brought the party’s internal tussle to the fore. Mohammed Haris Nalapad, son of three-time MLA NA Haris, won the election with nearly a 7,000-vote margin. 

Bengaluru IPS officer alleges dowry harassment against diplomat husband

An IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre has filed a complaint of dowry harassment against her husband, an IFS officer and his family in Bengaluru. Thirty-four-year-old Vartika Katiyar, a 2010-batch officer of the Karnataka cadre in her complaint has alleged that her husband Niteen Subhash Yeola, a deputy secretary in the Ministry of External Affai...

Reduced devolution hits Karnataka’s finances; lawmakers cry for funds

Transport department employees in Karnataka have said they will go on strike later this month as the government has failed to pay their salaries and also honour the promises it made during an earlier strike in December 2020.


Right-wing lawyer throws ink at noted writer K S Bhagwan on court premises

In a brazen attack, a right-wing lawyer Meera Raghavendra threw ink on the face of noted Kannada writer and rationalist K S Bhagwan on Thursday (February 4) on a court's premises in Bengaluru for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.The lawyer also posted a video of the incident on her social media account with the slogan, 'Jai Shri Ram', which has gone viral.

Karnataka’s effort to end labour dispute at Toyota, Wistron fail

The Karnataka government’s efforts to resolve labour disputes in Toyota and Wistron have failed, with both companies yet to fully resume operations.

Black panther dies after being hit by express train near Udupi

A black panther was killed by a train, Mangala Express, on a railway bridge near Kundapura in Udupi district, Karnataka at 2 am on Tuesday (February 2)

New camaraderie of BJP, JD(S) sparks speculation of an alliance

The election of MK Pranesh of the BJP as deputy chairperson of the Karnataka Legislative Council today, with support from the Janata Dal Secular JD(S), has once again sparked off speculation about an alliance between the two parties.

Stormy joint session of Karnataka Legislature begins today

Bengaluru: The joint session of the Karnataka Legislature, set to begin today (January 28), is likely to be a stormy affair with Congress all geared up to corner the state’s BJP government over a series of issues including the recent accident in illegal mines in Shivamogga.

Karnataka farmers to take out R-Day ‘tractor march’ despite prohibitory order

The farmers of Karnataka have planned to take out a rally in Bengaluru along the lines of the tractor march planned by their protesting brethren at the borders of Delhi, on Republic Day. The protest call comes in the backdrop of farmers from the southern state extending their support to the agitating farmers in Delhi who are demanding a repeal o...

Upset ministers in Karnataka force CM to reshuffle portfolios

Under pressure from his own party men, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa changed portfolios of new cabinet ministers within 24 hours of their appointment.

Yediyurappa allocates portfolios to new ministers, reshuffles cabinet

In the backdrop of simmering discontent among party MLAs after his much-anticipated cabinet expansion last week, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has gone ahead and allocated portfolios to his seven new inductees today.

Border row erupts, Yediyurappa slams Maharashtra CM Uddhav’s statement

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday (January 18) slammed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for his statement on “integration of Marathi language and culture into Maharashtra”, and said it is “contrary to the principles of the Indian Union”.

Shah talks of doubling farmer income as protests taint BJP image

Bagalkote (Karnataka): With the Delhi protests painting the Modi government as being anti-farmers, Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday sought to do an image makeover, asserting that doubling farmers' income was the Centre's biggest priority.

Reliance deal with farmer company sparks price war in Karnataka

At the start of 2021, Reliance Retail procured paddy (sona masuri variety) from a farmer producer company in Karnataka’s Raichur paying 4.4 percent higher than the minimum support price set by the government
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