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  • Bangalore: Security guard sexually abuses seven-year-old girl 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The Police have arrested a security guard in south-east Bangalore for trying to rape a seven year old girl on Thursday, the polling day. The girl is the daugther of parents who work as construction labourers, was playing with two others outside her home, when Raju allegedly lured her...
  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka Yesterday

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is...
  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar Yesterday

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 2 days ago

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • Siddaramaiah's neighbour objects to urinating on his wall, attacked 2 days ago

    Mysore: In a rare protest on Tuesday, the neighbour of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah protested outside his house alleging he was attacked by his son's personal assistant and his bodyguard. Gopal, who owns a house next to Siddaramaiah's own house in Mysore, sat on a protest after he was allegedly...
  • Bangalore: AC bus catches fire, six charred to death 3 days ago

    Bangalore: In a tragic incident a bus travelling from Davangere in Karnataka to Bangalore caught fire early on Wednesday morning. Six people were burnt to death in the incident. The Sleeper AC bus had 29 people on board. The driver is absconding after the incident. YS Ravikumar,SP, Chitradurga told CNN-IBN,...
  • Over 11,000 polling stations 'hypersensitive' in Karnataka 4 days ago

    Bangalore: A total of 11,424 polling stations have been declared hypersensitive for the April 17 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, for which about 60,000 security personnel will be deployed. "Total number of polling stations in the state is 54,264, of which the number of hypersensitive polling stations is 11,424, number...
  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Cheating case registered against Sriramulu 4 days ago

    A case of cheating involving Rs 2.96 crore has been registered against BJP Bellary candidate B Sriramulu on a complaint by a functionary of his previous party BSR Congress who claimed he was promised a ticket by him to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Sriramulu, who joined BJP recently, had...
  • Sonia's 'blind love' for Rahul left country in ruins: Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    Haveri/Chikkamaglur: In a full-scale offensive, Narendra Modi on Sunday charged that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's "blind love" towards her son Rahul Gandhi had left the country in "ruins". He also charged that the UPA government was "remote-controlled" by her. "A mother's blind love towards her son has left the country...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka 6 days ago

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district...
  • LS polls: Nilekani, Ananth in tight race for Bangalore south seat 6 days ago

    The man who steered a mammoth programme to give a billion Indians an identity card is battling heavy odds in his bid to reinvent himself with his political foray as he faces a high-octane contest for the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat in the April 17 polls. Billionaire Infosys co-founder...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 27 Congress candidates in Karnataka are billionaires April 10, 2014

    Of the 28 Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka, 27 are billionaires, led by its star nominee Nandan Nilekani (Bangalore South). "Till date, Nilekani (co-founder of IT bellwether Infosys Ltd), is the richest candidate in the country with assets worth Rs.7,710 crore (Rs.77 billion). The average assets...
  • Narendra Modi misused CM office to tap phones of women: Rahul Gandhi April 7, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi hit out at Narendra Modi over the snoopgate scandal during his rally in Karnataka. ...
  • Fighting elections more exciting than Infosys job, says AAP candidate Balakrishnan April 7, 2014

    In poll fray on AAP ticket, former Infosys director V Balakrishnan, once in charge of managing over Rs 15,000 crore of Infosys cash, finds fighting elections more exciting than his job at the IT giant. Bala, as the former finance head of Infosys is commonly known as, is fighting his...
  • My popularity makes Congress nervous, says Yeddyurappa April 6, 2014

    Bangalore: BJP candidate from Shimoga BS Yeddyurappa shrugged away allegations of corruption against him by his opponents. This comes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Bellary last week had attacked the BJP for giving tickets to 'tainted' leaders like Yeddyurappa. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa blamed the Congress for creating...
  • Cobrapost sting true, but Babri demolition not planned: Muthalik April 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has admitted that he too was part of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement during the demolition of Babri Masjid. Muthalik's confession comes after the Cobrapost sting operation which claims that Babri Masjid demolition was planned and that senior BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders were...
  • Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Mangalore April 4, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was shown black flags on Friday while he was campaigning in Mangalore in Karnataka. In Mangalore, Rahul hit out BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his remarks that public should make him their 'chowkidaar' (guard). He also said that the BJP is dividing the...
  • Mangalore: Cong woman councillor alleges molestation by Hindutva group April 3, 2014

    Mangalore: A Congress councillor in Mangalore has alleged that she was molested by a group of men from the right-wing group Hindu Jagarana Vedike while she was campaigning for her party on Sunday. The councillor claims that the incident happened while she was holding a door-to-door campaign in Kodigere area....
  • LS polls: Son syndrome evident in Karnataka April 2, 2014

    Call it "son stroke" or a generational shift in Karnataka politics; it is all evident in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. A few old guards are paving the way for their sons to take over. The sons are steering talks, chalking out campaign strategies and setting sights on...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray April 1, 2014

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • Bangalore: Ugly scenes at Ananth Kumar, Nilekani debate; supporters clash March 30, 2014

    Bangalore: It is not everyday that one gets to see candidates from rival parties sharing the stage, agreeing to engage in a healthy discussion on the issues in their constituency. What was meant to be a civilised debate between the four key candidates of Bangalore South constituency turned ugly in...
  • Man returns home after four months of mysterious disappearance March 28, 2014

    Nearly four months after his mysterious disappearance, a senior official of Indian Bureau of Mines belonging to Karnataka on Friday returned home at Bhubaneswar, his family in Bellarysaid. Ibrahim Sharif, Assistant Controller of Mines at IBM, was reported missing on November 25 last year from Bhubaneswar with his whereabouts remaining...
  • After being thrown out, Muthalik to fight against Karnataka BJP chief March 25, 2014

    Dharwad: After being shown the door by the Bharatiya Janata Party just a few hours after joining the party due to his controversial past, Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has decided to take on the party. Muthalik, who was involved in beating up women in a Mangalore pub, will...
  • LS polls: Bangalore Central, where the minorities make up the majority March 25, 2014

    Bangalore: "This is a seat for a Muslim," Jaffer Sharief quotes the delimitation commissioner as having told him (about Bangalore Central) a few years back, when Bangalore Urban district was split into three Lok Sabha constituencies based on its population. Well, the one thing central to the Bangalore Central constituency...
  • Congress 'conspiracy' behind membership cancellation, says Pramod Muthalik March 24, 2014

    Controversial chief of right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik, on Monday claimed it was Congress' "conspiracy" that had stalled his entry into BJP, which quashed his party membership within hours after opposition from within and severe flak from other parties. "It is a Congress conspiracy. There was a...
  • Sriramulu surrenders before court in poll code violation case March 24, 2014

    Former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu, who joined the BJP recently to contest Bellary Lok Sabha seat, on Monday surrendered before a court in Bellary which had issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against him in a case relating to poll code violation during Assembly polls last year. Sriramulu appeared before the Judicial...
  • BJP does a U-turn, cancels Sri Rama Sene chief Muthalik's membership March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday inducted controversial Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik into the party, although hours later cancelled his membership for the party. "In the benefit of the nation and to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India, I have...
  • BJP cancels Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to avoid any controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cancelled Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party. "Due to various reasons the induction of Pramod Muthalik has been set aside under Central party direction," said party's Karnataka unit. Muthalik, who was involved...
  • Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's BJP membership put on hold March 23, 2014

    Bangalore: In a damage control mode, the Bharatiya Janata Party has put Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's membership into the party on hold. "His induction is put on hold. The central leadership has put his induction on hold. Everyone was in the loop, the objections are being re-considered," said...