Tumkur

  • Karnataka: Rahul woos women voters, promises empowerment February 16, 2014

    Tumkur: Wooing women voters, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday sought their empowerment and said the party's aim was to bring more women forward in the election process. "India can't be a superpower until we empower women. Wherever women are being empowered and given a chance, those states are progressing...
  • Supreme Court cancels Karnataka's 49 mining leases April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled all the leases for iron ore extraction in 49 category C mines - with the highest degree of illegal mining - in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka. The apex court's forest bench of Justice Aftab Alam, Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice...
  • Karnataka: Telugu actor dies in road accident December 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Telugu actor Bharath alias Yasho Sagar, whose debut film 'Ullasanga Utsahanga' was a blockbuster, died in a road accident near Tumkur in Karnataka in the wee hours today. Besides Sagar, in his mid 20s, his assistant Vishvanath Reddy was also killed and another person injured when their car rammed into...
  • K'taka bypolls: Sonia shown black flags in Tumkur April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited the Tumkur region in Karnataka on Saturday apparently in a bid to woo the Lingayat community ahead of the 2013 bypolls in the state. Sonia attended the birthday celebrations of the highly respected Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami at 'Siddaganga math', which is reportedly...
  • Karnataka: MBBS students pay Rs 1 lakh to pass June 14, 2011

    Bangalore: One lakh rupees for every mark added - that's the going rate in the fake marks scam in Karnataka. If you are an MBBS student, you could pass the university exam by just shelling out money. Evaluating officers will change the marks when they get the copies for retotalling. Students...
  • India's first woman serial killer gets death March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The first lady serial killer in India, Mallika, has been given death sentence by a Tumkur court in Karnataka. Cyanide Mallika - as she was known - was involved in one of the most chilling serial murder sagas of the country. The 43-year-old allegedly poisoned six women to death...
  • Third Front to have common agenda for polls: Naidu March 13, 2009

    Tumkur: The Third Front, launched by 10 parties with much fanfare near Tumkur on Thursday, will meet in New Delhi on March 15 to decide on a common agenda for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "The leaders of the political parties constituting the Third Front will meet in Delhi March 15...
  • Third Front takes rebirth, pledges to win March 13, 2009

    Tumkur: Call it Act 2 for the Third Front- leaders of eight parties including the Left came together in Tumkur Karnataka to announce their non-congress, non-BJP alternative ahead of the elections. And the Third Front has taken rebirth. Some are potential kingmakers. Others were not even there, yet decided to...
  • Third Front plays it big, yearns to defeat the big two March 11, 2009

    New Delhi: It is the game of the alliance index- and as the big two struggle to keep their flock together- the Third Front promises to rise like the phoenix from the ashes. “This third front will be formidable,” says JD(S) Chief, Deve Gowda. On March 12, eight political parties-...
  • Victims bring Railways to a stop April 6, 2007

    Tumkur (Karnataka): Over the last week, every time the Bangalore-Hubli Intercity Express chugged into Tumkur railway station, passengers were eager to see whether it would leave the station at all. That's because it came very close to getting a permanent red signal. A local court had ordered that the train...