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  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites to roll over Baroda 1 week ago

    Mysuru: A rampant Karnataka, strengthened by the return of Test batsman Lokesh Rahul, take on Baroda, in the sixth round of the Ranji Trophy starting here on Wednesday, in what should be another comfortable outing for the hosts. They currently lead Group A table with 28 points. With four wins and...
  • SC grants bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining case 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining scam. The BJP leader has been behind bars for the Bellary scam since 2011. Reddy and some others had been chargesheeted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of...
  • Karnataka: Poor woman sells kidney to pay Rs 8,000 bribe January 17, 2015

    Srirangapatna: Chikkathayamma is not very old, but at 55, her body aches when she lifts anything heavy, getting exhausted all too soon when she takes even a few steps. Since over a year, she has been living with a single kidney. Unbelievable as it seems, she sold her other kidney...
  • Bengaluru: Minor fire in Karnataka CM's chopper just before take off January 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: A major accident was averted on Saturday as a technical glitch led to a fire in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's chopper. Minor smoke and fire was seen from the silencer of the chopper just before the take off. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to fly from the HAL airport in Bengaluru...
  • Three Indian Mujahideen operatives arrested from Bhatkal in Karnataka, may be linked to Church Street blast January 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: Three Indian Mujahideen (IM) suspects have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bangalore Police from Bhatkal. A large cache of explosives, bomb-making materials, circuitry and incriminating documents have been recovered from them. The three are being interrogated and they may be linked to the Church Street...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Rd 5: Mumbai concede points to MP, Baroda beat UP January 8, 2015

    Round 5 of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy concluded on Wednesday, where Karnataka extended their lead at top of Group A by beating Jammu and Kashmir, while Mumbai conceded three points and gained just one after a draw at home against Madhya Pradesh. Here's a brief round-up of the final day's...
  • Violence over alleged sexual assault of minor girl in school January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Violence erupted on Wednesday over alleged sexual assault of a minor girl here by a school teacher, as angry protesters demanded he be handed over to them and given "instant justice", leading to police laticharge and bursting of teargas shells. Converging outside...
  • Karnataka politician honours donkeys for hard work; dogs, buffaloes, cows next in line January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Strange as it may seem, a seasoned Karnataka politician, who heads a regional political party, on Tuesday honoured two donkeys in Bengaluru in recognition of their hard work, loyalty, honesty, discipline and obedience. "I have decided to honour all domestic animals like donkeys, dogs, buffaloes, cows and oxen, as they...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 3 January 7, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Robin Uthappa slammed a brilliant 156 as defending champions Karnataka took command of their Group A Ranji Trophy league match against Jammu and Kashmir who, trailing by 243 runs in the first innings, were 37 for one in their second...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case: DMK leader seeks removal of SPP January 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: DMK General Secetary K Anbazhagan on Tuesday filed a petition before a special bench of the Karnataka High Court, seeking removal of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, alleging he was "sailing" with the accused....
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka the favourites against J&K January 4, 2015

    Hubballi: Aiming to continue their imperious form which has fetched them three comprehensive victories in the new season, defending champions Karnataka would take on giant-killers Jammu and Kashmir in their Group A Ranji Trophy match at the KSCA Stadium here on Monday. Fresh from their third comprehensive triumph against Railways, Karnataka...
  • Karnataka: Five killed as overhead water tank collapses in Raichur January 3, 2015

    Raichur(Karnataka): Five people were killed and at least two others injured when a newly constructed overhead water tank under Gram Panchayat programme collapsed on them at nearby Yapaladinni village on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred when the victims, most of them pilgrims taking part in...
  • Working on Bengaluru blast probe, may hand over case to NIA: Rajnath Singh December 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Condemning the Bengaluru blast that killed a woman and injured three others, Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the Centre is working in close coordination with Karnataka government. "Within 24 hours, the report will be complete and we will decide our future course of action," he said. While providing all assistance...
  • Karnataka forests bound to have more tiger trobule next year December 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: As we head into the New Year, we have to brace ourselves for more man-animal conflicts in the periphery of all tiger reserves in Karnataka. We are bound to have more tiger trouble. The recent man-eating incident near the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is just the beginning of what is to...
  • Tiger kills a pregnant woman, Karnataka government orders catch or kill the man eater December 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has ordered the forest department and the police either to shoot a man eater tiger dead or capture it alive. A man eater tiger killed a pregnant woman at Maragayi village in Khanapur taluk of Belagavi district on Wednesday night. After this horrific incident, thousands of...
  • Karnataka government to develop infrastructure to boost tourism December 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is setting up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to develop infrastructure at tourist destinations across the state under the public-private partnership (PPP), a senior official said on Wednesday. "The state cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal of the tourism department to set up the SPV for tourism...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Karnataka decimate Railways by 136 runs; J&K secure 3 points against Baroda December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka reaffirmed their status as the giants of domestic cricket outclassing Railways by 136 runs to record their third successive outright victory in this year's Ranji Trophy Cricket Tournament. Such has been the dominance of the Ranji champions that they are now on 18 points from three games with...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Uthappa, Nair put Karnataka on top against Railways December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa and Karun Nair scored sublime fifties to put defending champions Karnataka in a commanding position against Railways on day three of the fog-hit Ranji Trophy Group A match on Tuesday. Railways, resuming the day at 106 for four, were all out for 171 against a high-quality Karnataka...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Abhishek Kaushik's fifty keeps Railways alive against Karnataka December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Opener Abhishek Kaushik struck a gritty half century to lead Railways' fight against defending champions Karnataka on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on Monday. Kaushik's 59 runs off 90 balls on a two-paced surface helped Railways reach 106 for four at stumps, trailing Karnataka by...
  • Karnataka: Girl gangraped by minor boys December 21, 2014

    Kalburgi: A 7-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four minor boys at Chidi Tanda here, police said. All the boys were arrested. The incident took place on December 19. The boys, three of them studying in 6th standard and another in 8th standard, are relatives of the victim, police said....
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 December 21, 2014

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories over Tamil...
  • Karnataka: Four minors arrested for raping 7-year-old girl December 21, 2014

    Gulbarga: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in Chittapur village of Gulbarga. The four accused in the case are also minors and have now been arrested. The incident took place on Friday but the FIR was filed on Saturday night. The Victim's mother said that one of the accused...
  • Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home Ranji Trophy cricket tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Sunday. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories over Tamil Nadu and Bengal...
  • Supreme Court extends Jayalalithaa's bail till April 2015 December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In major relief to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday extended her bail by four months in the disproportionate assets case. The AIADMK chief will be out on bail till April 18, 2015. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu ordered that...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets December 17, 2014

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • Ranji Trophy: Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer December 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. It was...
  • Year 2014: Sexual assault of school girls, terror blot on Karnataka December 17, 2014

    Bengaluru: India scripting space history with its mission to Mars in its maiden attempt marked the high point of variegated developments from Karnataka during 2014 that also saw a resurgent BJP and rising sexual assaults of minor girls in schools with the year ending on a terror tinge. In a...
  • Prompt action is being taken on assault cases: Bengaluru police chief December 16, 2014

    "Prompt action is being taken on assault cases. We are building awareness in the society regarding the safety of women," says Bengaluru police chief MN Reddi. ...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Tamil Nadu get past Jammu & Kashmir at a canter on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match. Chasing a mammoth 409 for a win in the four-day encounter...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...