Karnataka

  • Health Minister directs DHO to file case against Ebola rumour Yesterday

    Mangalore: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has asked the District Health Officer of Dakshina Kannada to lodge a complaint with the cyber cell police in Bangalore against persons spreading rumours on social media claiming Ebola virus had entered the city. Some people had spread a WhatsApp message last month that a...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes Yesterday

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • Karnataka mining scam: Rs 37.86 crore assets of Reddy attached 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A special anti-money laundering court has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multi-crore iron ore mining scam. The assets, which include a Rs 4 crore flat in Bangalore, a...
  • KPSC aspirants continue to protest as government decides to hold exams afresh 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government's decision to cancel recruitments done through exams of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) three years back has sparked massive protests. The government has now decided to hold it afresh. Law Minister TB Jayachandra said, "I know they are hurt by this decision, some of them are...
  • Bangalore: Woman forces friend to have sex with husband, arrested 6 days ago

    Bangalore: In a bizarre case, a woman allegedly abetted her husband to 'rape' her neighbour and friend in her presence in Bangalore and the couple have been arrested. The woman and the victim were said to have become close friends over a period of time and used to frequent each other's...
  • Ebola: Karnataka health minister writes to PM, seeks more checks at Delhi, Mumbai airports August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan to step up vigilance for possible Ebola virus affected patients landing at Delhi and Mumbai airports; the only two airports in the country that receive direct flights from Africa. He has...
  • Ranji Trophy starts Dec 7; Mumbai, Karnataka in Group A August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI tournament committee has decided to kick start the current domestic season with the Duleep Trophy starting October 15 while the prestigious Ranji Trophy will start from December 7 and continue till March 12. The Duleep Trophy will be a three-week affair from October 15 to November 3. With...
  • Snapshot: Heavy rain in coastal and hill districts of Karnataka August 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Heavy rain continues to batter coastal and Malnad (hill districts) region of Karnataka. The rain has not taken a break after it intensified in the first week of July. Almost all rivers are flowing above danger mark and reservoirs are full. Heavy rain has caused a huge damage to...
  • Railways plan to improve food quality; Haldirams, ITC to supply on some trains soon August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways will soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based on passenger feedback, this...
  • Karnataka: 70-year-old teacher arrested for sexually abusing minor girl in school premises August 5, 2014

    Bangalore: A 70-year-old teacher was arrested in Ramnagara district of Karnataka on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old student. The principal was arrested for abetting the crime. The incident comes barely a month after alleged gangrape of a six-year-old girl at a high-profile school in Bangalore that evoked public outrage. The...
  • Karnataka: Efforts on to rescue 6-year-old boy trapped in borewell in Bagalkot August 4, 2014

    Bagalkot (Karnataka): Intense efforts were underway on Monday to pull out a six-year-old boy trapped in an abandoned borewell at a farm in nearby Sulikeri village. Teams from National Disaster Relief Force, nearby Hutti gold mines and fire brigade were engaged in the operation to rescue Thimmanna Hatti, reportedly stuck at...
  • Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region. "It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but...
  • Remove local police, bring in central forces in Belgaum: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Speaking on the Belgaum border dispute, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should deploy its forces in the region and remove local police from there. ...
  • Shiv Sena re-ignites Belgaum border dispute ahead of Assembly polls July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: With just three months remaining for the crucial Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena has re-ignited the debate over the Belgaum border dispute. In its mouthpiece Saamna, Sena has accused the Karnataka Police of removing a 'Maharashtra Rajya' plaque from one of the villages in Yellur. The editorial read, "Karnataka...
  • Travel Escapes: Exploring Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali July 26, 2014

    CNN-IBN in partnership with Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Chikmagalur, Mussoorie and Manali. ...
  • Karnataka CM clarifies his remark July 24, 2014

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been forced to clarify his insensitive comment on being questioned about the rape of a six-year-old in a top Bangalore school. He had lost his cool and asked reporters if the Bangalore rape was the only news they had. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Mysore: Rape survivor made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical test July 22, 2014

    Mysore: A rape survivor in Mysore was made to wait naked for three hours in a government hospital on Tuesday. Karnataka State Women's Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa has taken up the issue. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah, too, promised action in the case. "We will take whatever action is needed," he said. Earlier...
  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer July 22, 2014

    Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred. The police chief, however, said that he cannot explain why he was transferred. The move also raised question whether it was a face-saving move by the Karnataka government. ...
  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • Karnataka government asks ICSE to derecognise school where child was raped July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: In further trouble for Vibgyor High School, where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, Karnataka government on Friday requested the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) Board to derecognise the school. The Department of Public Instruction in a release said the state government had written...
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Watch: Parents protest, Bangalore school evasive in student rape case July 17, 2014

    Angry parents are protesting outside a prominent international school in Bangalore after two of its staff members allegedly raped a six-year-old girl inside the school premises. The school management has refused to accept responsibility for the incident and added that they will bolster the security measures. ...
  • Bangalore: 2 staff members allegedly rape 6-year-old girl inside school July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Two staff members allegedly raped a 6-year-old girl inside a prominent school in Bangalore on Monday. The accused allegedly committed the rape during the school hours on Monday. Several parents protested outside the school accusing the top international school in East Bangalore of not taking any action. They allege that...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Karnataka Assembly panel blames mobiles for rise in rape and molestation cases July 12, 2014

    In a bizarre recommendation, a Karnataka Assembly panel said that the State Government ban mobile phones in schools and colleges. "Cell phones are the root cause of rise in rape and molestation cases," the panel said. ...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • Government acquires land for Infosys in Hubli July 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka government on Thursday said it has acquired land for Infosys Technologies to set up a unit with an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in Hubli. Replying to a query by Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar during question hour in the assembly, IT Minister S R Patil said, "the land has...
  • CD row: Kumaraswamy turns emotional in Assembly July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Turning emotional in Karnataka Assembly over an audio CD on the cash-for-MLC seat controversy involving him, JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered to face any probe into the issue and said he was ready to go to jail if he was guilty. Raising the...