KARNATAKA

  • Karnataka government faces dilemma as key water project requiring land acquisition hangs in balance 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Even as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gathers his forces together against the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the Congress government in Karnataka is in a dilemma. The Siddaramaiah government wanted to do away with the enormously time-consuming social impact assessment for a Rs 12,000-crore water project, but has been unable...
  • Normal life hit by Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Normal life in the country's IT capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled on Saturday as a 12-hour statewide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery, began. Bus, auto and taxi services were badly hit in...
  • SC extends Jayalalithaa's bail in disproportionate assets case Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa till the disposal of her appeal before the Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case in which she has been sentenced to four years in jail. The apex court also allowed the...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday registered preliminary enquiry into the mysterious death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi, sources said. The Karnataka government on April 6 had sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case after the agency returned the earlier one. According to sources,...
  • Spilt verdict by SC on plea to remove Jayalalithaa DA case prosecutor, matter referred to larger bench 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on plea seeking removal of special public prosecutor G Bhawani Singh in former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case before Karnataka High Court. Justice Madan B Lokur allowed the plea for removal of SPP but Justice R...
  • Karnataka government launches bike ambulance to speed up medical care 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: In the first-of-its-kind in Asia, the Karnataka government has launched a bike ambulance to speed up the medical care. The First Response mobile first aid unit can rush to an accident spot in 5-10 minutes and provide immediate medical aid. The service is operated by trained paramedics who carry...
  • Murder convict disguises himself as visitor, escpaes from Bangalore Central Jail 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: A murder convict escaped from Bangalore Central Jail on Friday evening. Manjunath disguised himself as a visitor and escaped the prison. He was in the jail for past six years. Search operations have been launched by the police to apprehend him. ...
  • Karnataka government embarks on its biggest caste census ever April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka will embark on its biggest caste census ever with primary school teachers across the state on Friday. There will be a 20-day survey to understand social and educational development of different castes. The survey will be undertaken from April 11 to 30 and will cover 6.5 crore residents...
  • Siddaramaiah government to start controversial caste census in Karnataka from Saturday April 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's 'ambitious' caste census begins across the state on Saturday. The census, which ends on April 30, has already led to controversies. The census has been named 'Social and Educational' census of the people in Karnataka. Noted music director Hamsalekha has composed music for this census. Some...
  • Bengaluru: Dalit organisations to eat beef in public opposing beef ban April 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: Some Dalit organisations have organized a beef eating programme in Bengaluru on Thursday. They have invited noted playwright and actor Girish Karnad to attend the function and eat beef in protest against the ban on beef eating by Maharashtra government. According to them Karnad has agreed to attend the...
  • Karnataka government re-issues order for CBI probe in IAS officer DK Ravi death case April 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Monday sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case of IAS officer DK Ravi after the agency returned the earlier one. According to sources, while returning the order, the CBI had said that the scope of investigation cannot be decided by state...
  • IAS officer's death: CBI says no time limit can be fixed for probe April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI has turned down the request of Karnataka Government seeking a time-bound probe in the alleged suicide of IAS officer DK Ravi, saying there is no provision in law to complete investigations in a given period. CBI sources said in New Delhi on Monday that a communication has been...
  • DK Ravi death case: Karnataka government can't order time-bound probe, says CBI April 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: In a huge blow for the Karnataka government, the Central Bureau of Investigation has returned its order into the investigation in the death of IAS officer DK Ravi. According to sources, while returning the order, the CBI has said that the scope of investigation cannot be decided by state the...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on salary hike of Karnataka MLAs by 100% April 4, 2015

    Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a bill to increase salaries of all MLAs by nearly 100 per cent. The hike puts them in the bracket of some of the highest paid law makers in the country. Here's Cyrus Broacha talks to state government's spokesperson over the move. ...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha April 4, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Union Minister Giriraj Singh's racist remarks against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, rift within the Aam Aadmi Party, Karnataka government hikes 100 per cent in salary of MLAs and Deepika Padukone's My Choice video, etc. ...
  • Bengaluru: Congress workers protest against Modi government over black money April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress workers on Friday staged a massive protest outside the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) National Executive venue. They were protesting against the Narendra Modi government over the issue of black money. Congress workers distributed fake cheques of Rs 15 lakh to expose the BJP's promise of bringing back black money. The...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 30, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India. ...
  • News 360: Indians stranded in Yemen will be evacuated via sea route, says MEA March 30, 2015

    Concerned over the safety of Indians in strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an inter-ministerial meeting during which it was decided to evacuate at least 400 nationals from Aden by sea routes on Monday night. ...
  • Karnataka Assembly passes Bill to hike salary of MLAs by nearly 100% March 30, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a bill to increase salaries of all MLAs by nearly 100 per cent. The hike puts them in the bracket of some of the highest paid law makers in the country. With the new hike the basic salary of the chief minister has gone...
  • Bengaluru engineer stuck in Yemen's capital, appeals for help March 30, 2015

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based engineer Ravi Kumar T has been stuck in Yemen for the last 6 days. He had gone to Yemen's capital Sana'a on a business trip and his family says he is stranded in a hotel along with 15 other Indians. According to his family, Ravi had gone to...
  • Karnataka: Man allegedly rapes 3-year-old, arrested March 28, 2015

    Mangalore: One person has been arrested in Mangalore for allegedly raping a three-year-old child. Angered residents and activists have started an online campaign demanding justice for the child. The child was allegedly abused by her school van driver on her way back from school. Activists leading the campaign have met...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Karnataka thrash Tamil Nadu, Delhi lose to Haryana March 27, 2015

    Karnataka bowlers produced a clinical show to bowl Tamil Nadu out for just 61 to set up an easy eight-wicket victory for their team in a South Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy on Friday. Seamer Ronit More produced a spell of 3-2-1-2 as he reduced Tamil...
  • 'I'm not a liar, can't live without you,' IAS officer DK Ravi allegedly wrote to his female colleague March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: In a major breakthrough in Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi death case, police sources claim that he might have committed suicide due to crisis in his personal life. According to the Whatsapp messages accessed by the police, Ravi was in love with one of his female colleagues. "After you hear...
  • Unseasonal rainfall hit crops, farmers suffer in Gulbarga March 27, 2015

    Gulbarga district of Karnataka has suffered huge losses due to unseasonal rains. Unseasonal rains have also reduced the yield of jowar and wheat crops. The market value of a special variety of wheat has come down from 100 to 20 rupees per kg. The price of jowar has also reduced...
  • Karnataka government's flip-flop on DK Ravi an avoidable embarrassment March 25, 2015

    Ever since the Congress fared poorly in the Lok Sabha elections from Karnataka, its government in the state has been stumbling from one crisis to another. The latest imbroglio is the shoddy way in which the investigation into the unfortunate death of a young IAS officer was handled. This episode...
  • Karnataka: BJP reminds Siddaramaiah government of fiscal responsibilities March 24, 2015

    Bengaluru: Reminding the Siddaramaiah government of its fiscal responsibilities, Opposition BJP leader Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday criticised it for the loans it has taken in the last two years compared to previous BJP rule. Siddaramaiah was an experienced Finance Minister who had presented budget for a record ten times and,...
  • CBI inquiry in DK Ravi's death case should have been ordered earlier: Law Minister Sadanand Gawda March 24, 2015

    IAS officer DK Ravi was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his flat in Bengaluru on March 16, with police suspecting it to be prima facie a case of suicide. ...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court March 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • Savvy media: The twisting tale of two IAS officers March 23, 2015

    He, an honest IAS officer. She, an honest IAS officer. Young. In their thirties. Barely into the fifth year of the Indian Administrative Service. Mates of Batch 2009. There was more. Naturally. He took on the land mafia in Karnataka. He was their scourge. He untiringly tried to unearth...
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...