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  • Shweta Basu Prasad set to make a debut in the Kannada film industry with 'Devravne Budu Guru' February 18, 2015

    National Award-winning actress Shweta Basu Prasad has had a tough time last year with prostitution controversy. The child star-turned actress, who was embroiled in false charges of prostitution last year, is back on track as far as her career is concerned. Shweta is now set to make her Kannada film debut...
  • Not only Hindi, Twitter rolls out #hashtags in 11 other Indian languages February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: While Indians have been tweeting in languages other than English for quite some time now (Twitter announced Hindi support back in September 2011) one of the most talked-about Twitter features - the #hashtag - didn't lend itself to native Indian scripts. Until now. On February 15, when India beat...
  • Kannada filmmaker R Chandru gets emotional during the audio launch of his upcoming film 'Male' February 11, 2015

    Last week Saturday was a very happy day for Sandlewood director-producer R Chandru. Along with it being his birthday, it was also the audio release of his latest Kannada flick 'Male' (rain). The four songs of the film were released one by one by Basha, Srikanth KP, Ramakrishna Gowda and Naveen...
  • Actress Lakshmi Menon plans to quit acting; not happy with the kind of roles offered February 6, 2015

    Actress Lakshmi Menon says she is planning to quit the industry soon, as she is not happy with the kind of roles being offered to her. "Most filmmakers in Kollywood bring to me scripts that have me either playing a village girl or a girl-next-door. I am extremely bored essaying the...
  • Actress Priyamani to judge Kannada show 'Dancing Stars' season 2 with actor V Ravichandran February 4, 2015

    South Indian actress Priyamani, who's appeared in critically-acclaimed films like 'Paruthi Veeran', will now don a new avatar -- that of a judge of a reality show. The actress will judge the show along with actor V Ravichandran and Mayoori Upadhyay, wife of music composer and singer Raghu Dixit. ...
  • 'Ranavikrama': Puneeth Rajkumar and Adah Sharma team wrap up last leg of the shoot February 2, 2015

    Puneeth Rajkumar's upcoming film 'Ranavikrama' recently completed the last schedule of its shoot in Milan, Italy. The cast and crew of the film wrapped up the shoot hastily, because the temperature in Milan hovered around 2 degrees Celsius, and their Bangalore-based team wasn't used to the extreme weather. Directed by...
  • Snapshot: Actress Adah Sharma posts photo from the sets of Puneeth Rajkumar's 'Rana Vikrama' January 7, 2015

    Bollywood actress Adah Sharma seems very ecstatic with her debut in the Kannada film industry. She recently posted a photo from the sets of the film 'Rana Vikrama', starring Puneet Rajkumar. Posing with a bunch of flower garlands, the actress said that she was shooting with 'fools'. Haha! ...
  • Snapshot: Kannada star Upendra heads to the Himalayas for 'Uppi 2' January 7, 2015

    'Real star' Upendra seems to have gone AWOL these days. Before his fans start scrambling for details, we'd like to add that he's gone to the Himalayas to work on his upcoming film 'Uppi 2'. The actor-director has been painstakingly keeping the details about his film under wraps. ...
  • Shanvi Srivastava to star opposite Yash in Manju Mandavya's next film 'Masterpiece' December 31, 2014

    Chennai: Actress Shanvi Srivastava has been signed as the female lead opposite promising Kannada star Yash in upcoming film "Masterpiece". Regular shooting of the film will start from second week of January next year. "We were on the lookout for a heroine for a while. Then I saw Shanvi's performance in...
  • 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...
  • Is Kannada superstar Upendra playing a double role in his next film 'Shivam'? December 9, 2014

    Director Srinivas Raju's film has been in the news for the wrong reason. The director's new film has been facing flak for its title. The director had initially planned to name his film 'Brahmana' but objections were raised from several quarters. Eventually the director titled the film as 'Shivam' which will...
  • Is Ragini Dwivedi set to replace Ramya in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'? December 3, 2014

    Reports are abuzz that actress Ragini Dwivedi is set to play the leading lady in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'. It was earlier reported that actor Jaggesh and actress Ramya would be the lead pair in the film. The actress had even started shooting for the film, but later backed...
  • Amazon India launches Kannada books, movies, music store November 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon.in, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store. The store with a wide selection of more than 7,300 books, 4,700 movies and 2,500 music albums are available at "great" prices and convenience of shopping online, making it thus the largest selection in India, Amazon...
  • Bangalore family court to hear case against Karthik Gowda today October 21, 2014

    Bangalore: A Bangalore family court will hear the case against Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday. A case had been registered against Karthik in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. The actress is seeking the status of his legally wedded wife. The...
  • Bangalore: Manipuri student beaten up by mob demanding him to speak in Kannada October 15, 2014

    Bangalore: In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. The 26-year-old student - T Michael Lamjathang Haokip sustained injuries on his head and back but is now out of danger. Michael claims that...
  • Railway Minister's son appears before police for questioning, refuses to talk about the case September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik presented himself before the Bangalore Police on Monday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. Karthik is currently out on bail, but has been asked to present himself at the police station every 15 days. He continues to...
  • Rapecheating case: Rail Minister's son Karthik Gowda appears before investigating officer September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: The son of Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, Karthik Gowda has finally made an appearance before the investigation officer on Friday in the alleged rape and cheating case against him. Karthik is likely to record his statement later on Friday. Karthik has undergone a medical examination in Bangalore. The sessions court...
  • 'Railway Minister Gowda's son rape case not an embarrassment to BJP' September 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Calling allegations of rape, kidnap and cheating by a Kannada starlet against Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik as purely personal, Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party President Prahlad Joshi on Wednesday said that the party has nothing to feel embarrassed about it. "...this case is between Karthik Gowda and a...
  • Court grants anticipatory bail to Railway Minister's son Karthik Gowda September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Sessions Court in Bangalore on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son, who is facing charges of rape, cheating and kidnap from a Kannada starlet. Karthik has been given bail on the conditions that he has to appear before police on 15th and 30th of...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 4, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kannada actress rape case: Will treat Karthik Gowda as an absconder, says police September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Karthik Gowda, the son of Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, may be in for more trouble after he failed to appear for questioning in the actress rape case on Thursday. The Bangalore Police Commissioner, MN Reddy, has now said that they will treat Karthik as an absconder. "We gave Karthik Gowda...
  • 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,...
  • UR Ananthamurthy: Eternally vigilant writer, thinker and teacher August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. Born at...
  • Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 82 August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. The Karnataka government...
  • Sunny Leone's item song shot secretly to avoid public attention August 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Adult film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, who recently grooved to songs in a Tamil and well as Telugu film, is currently shooting for an item number here for upcoming Kannada film "DK". She will be seen in an outandout folk number. The song featuring Sunny is called "Seshamma...
  • Kannada starlet honey traps a doctor, demands Rs 1 crore, police bust racket July 4, 2014

    Bangalore: This incident has all the ingredients of a masala movie. A struggling actress and her friends with a 'criminal' background come together to extort money from the rich people after honey trapping them. The actress, who has acted in several Kannada and Tamil movies, seduces a rich doctor, they...
  • Mangalore BJP MP faces 'illicit' affair charge, police register FIR May 13, 2014

    Mangalore: Just two days before the Lok Sabha results, sitting BJP MP from Dakshina Kannada and its candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel has been charged with having an 'illicit' affair with the wife of a Mumbai based businessman. The Mangalore City police have registered an FIR against Kateel at Bandar police...
  • Siddaramaiah cracks whip, decides to return nonKannada files May 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has served an ultimatum to all bureaucrats on the use of Kannada in official work. He has instructed the bureaucrats to prepare all files in Kannada or face action. Speaking to IBNLive from Bangalore, he said, "I have returned more than 200 files which...