Karnataka

  • Bangalore: Over 300 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal Yesterday

    Bangalore: Nearly 300 children have fallen ill after consuming a mid-day meal in a government-run Urdu primary school in Bangalore. The students have all been rushed to a local hospital. The school claimed that they took all students for check up after a few students complained of uneasiness. Karnataka Health...
  • Act to protect cane growers comes into effect in Karnataka 4 days ago

    Bangalore: An Act to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers in Karnataka has come into effect which would also help ensure purchase and supply of cane in a transparent manner, state's Cooperation Minister HS Mahadev Prasad said on Tuesday. "The Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 2013, has already...
  • Karnataka government threatens to ban Sri Rama Sene if indulges in illegal activities 4 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities. "We will ban Sri Rama Sene as it was done by the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa after police gave an adverse report about its activities,"...
  • Karnataka government stirs controversy, reserves 70 pc mid-level jobs for Kannadigas 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has stirred a controversy by approving a policy which reserved 70 per cent of mid-level jobs for Kannadigas in Bangalore. The corporate world was not thrilled by the decision. Bangalore has employed lakhs of people in various sectors like IT, biotech, manufacturing and textiles. A large per...
  • Onion prices crashes in Karnataka, farmers gets just Rs 5-10 per kg 1 week ago

    Bangalore: The price of onion has hit the bottom in Karnataka, the second largest onion growing state in India. The wholesale purchasing rate of the best onion (price the growers get) has gone down to Rs 15 per kg and other mid-level onions are being purchased from the farmers for...
  • Karnataka new industrial policy targets Rs 5 lakh crore investment September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday approved a new industrial policy for 2014-19 with an aim to attract investment of up to Rs 5 lakh crore and create around 15 lakh jobs in the state. "New Industrial policy will be in force from 2014-2019. We had discussed it in the...
  • After Sadananda Gowda's son, minister Ananth Kumar's wife in trouble in a financial irregularities case September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: After row over case against Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son, there is now trouble for another minister from Karnataka. The Bagalkot police in Karnataka has registered a complaint against Union Minister Ananth Kumar's wife, Tejaswini, for alleged financial irregularities in a trust of which she is a member. The...
  • Order on Karthik Gowda's bail plea on September 8 September 6, 2014

    Bangalore: The Sessions Court on Saturday posted for September 8 its order on the anticipatory bail plea of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son, who is facing charges of rape, cheating and kidnap from a Kannada starlet. Sessions Court Judge Mudigoudar had on Friday reserved his order for Saturday but posted...
  • Karnataka to take action against firms not giving jobs to locals September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a bid to push private firms into appointing locals in jobs, Karnataka government today said it will table a report in next 10 days on such persons appointed in companies set up under previous industrial policy and action would be taken against those failing to comply. "I have been...
  • Sadananda Gowda's son faces arrest as court issues warrant against him on actress' complaint September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: A local court in Bangalore on Thursday issued an arrest warrant and lookout notice for Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik on a complaint by an actress, who has accused him of rape. The warrant has been issued after Karthik failed to appear before court for questioning. The...
  • SC asks self-styled godman Nithyananda to undergo potency test in a 2010 rape case September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing the petition of self-styled godman Nithyananda, the Supreme Court has ordered him to undergo a potency test in connection with in a 2010 rape case that has been filed against him. He had challenged the Karnataka High Court's order directing him to take the medical test. A bench...
  • Karnataka CM unhappy he was not consulted on Governor's appointment by Centre August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: On the eve of the swearing-in of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state. "It is customary that the Chief Minister is consulted before appointing the new Governor; they have done...
  • 'Dead' RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma arrested August 28, 2014

    Noida: RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was presumed to be dead after a charred body was found in his car, was on Thursday evening arrested by police. On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police had detained Sharma and his lover in Karnataka. According to police, Sharma might have faked his death...
  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls August 28, 2014

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that we'll...
  • Did UP RTI activist fake his own death for love? August 27, 2014

    Noida: Three months after the charred body of RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found in his car in Greater Noida, the plot has thickened. It has now emerged that the body may not be Sharma's. In fact, the police says that he may have faked his death to be...
  • Governors for four states announced; Kalyan Singh gets Rajasthan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday appointed new governors for four states, namely Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. While senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh was anointed as the Governor of Rajasthan, former Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala was named the Governor of Karnataka. Mridula Sinha, a former BJP Mahila Morcha...
  • Bypoll results: Congress wins key seats in 4 states, BJP suffers defeat in Bellary August 25, 2014

    The bypoll results on Monday have resulted in a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which witnessed a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections. In Bihar, the RJD-JDU-Congress alliance won six out of the 10 Assembly seats. The Congress also won key seats of Bellary in Karnataka and Patiala...
  • MHA recommends names for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa Governors August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa are likely to have new Governors soon with the Home Ministry recommending names to President Pranab Mukherjee for appointment to the posts. Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh, veteran BJP leaders VK Malhotra and Lalji Tandon are among the few probables who...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Karnataka Cabinet to be expanded after consulting Congress high command: Siddaramaiah August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Getting a booster from the Assembly bypoll outcome, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that he would expand his Cabinet after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The main issue before us is (Cabinet) expansion. We will fill all four vacancies in consultation with Congress High Command," he...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress wrests Bellary from BJP August 25, 2014

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka has registered a big win in the assembly by-polls. It has won two of the total three seats went to polls on August 21. The BJP has won one seat. The Congress candidate NY Gopalakrishna has won the seat by 34,000 votes. ...
  • Bypoll results: RJD-JDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states - Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • Karnataka bypoll results: Congress wins 2 seats; BJP wins 1, faces shocking defeat in Bellary August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The ruling Congress in Karnataka has registered a big win in the assembly by-polls. It has won two of the total three seats went to polls on August 21. The BJP has won one seat. The Congress has wrested the prestigious Bellary Rural seat from the BJP. The seat...
  • The litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not: Political Analyst August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared today. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Political Analyst Manisha Priyam said, "the litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not. This alliance...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJD-JDU-Cong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the Lalu-Nitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in Chikkodi-Sadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • Sonia, Rahul condole Kannada writer Ananthmurthy's demise August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill. In his condolence message,...
  • Health Minister directs DHO to file case against Ebola rumour August 21, 2014

    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...