Kolar

  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka April 17, 2014

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is in...
  • Digvijaya tweets picture of Sonia getting kissed by a well-wisher April 9, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi received an affectionate kiss from a young well-wisher while campaigning in Karnataka. The moment was captured by party leader Digvijaya Singh who tweeted this photograph. ...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducts surprise inspection of government offices January 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted surprise inspection of several government offices in Bhopal during which he also got an officer fined for smoking inside the premises. The Chief Minister's inspection tour on Friday, which included checking of a newly constructed road in Bhopal, came as a surprise even to the...
  • Karnataka: Over 1,900 detonators recovered in bus May 2, 2013

    Bangalore: More than 1900 detonators were recovered on Thursday by the CISF from Kolar district of poll-bound Karnataka after a bus was intercepted along the state's border. The seizure was made when a bus coming from Pummur in Andhra Pradesh was intercepted at Baipelly checkpost and two unattended bags were found...
  • No plan to dump N-waste in KGF: Minister November 24, 2012

    Chennai: The Centre on Saturday made it clear there was no plan to dump Uranium waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in defunct gold mines at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. Amid media reports that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has decided to dump the uranium waste...
  • Nuclear waste in Kolar mines? Residents protest November 23, 2012

    Kolar: Protests have broken out in Karnataka's Kolar district after reports that the government is planning to dump nuclear waste from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant into the defunct gold mines. Residents of Kolar observed a bandh on Friday against the move and backed by the MLAs and MPs. The bandh...
  • Rains wreak havoc across India, 42 dead August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rains, flash floods and landslides wreaked havoc across much of India on Tuesday. Nearly 34 people were dead and 20,000 were said to be affected in Uttarakhand, eight people had lost their lives in Kerala and four in Madhya Pradesh, while train services between Mangalore and Bangalore...
  • Czech striker Baros retires from international football June 22, 2012

    Moscow: Czech striker Milan Baros has retired from international football, national team spokesman Jaroslav Kolar said on Friday. Baros, 30, played in all four of the Czech Republic's games at Euro 2012 before they exited with a 1-0 defeat to Portugal on Thursday. "After the game, Baros told his teammates that his...
  • Bribery case: K'taka BJP MLA Sampangi seeks bail June 5, 2012

    Bangalore: Jailed in a corruption case, BJP MLA Sampangi on June 4 moved to the Karnataka High Court seeking bail and also to review the Lokayukta court verdict. The matter will come up for hearing on June 5 before Justice Jagannathan. In the first-ever conviction of an elected representative of the people...
  • K'taka: BJP MLA convicted in bribery case June 2, 2012

    Bangalore: The Lokayukta Special court on Saturday convicted BJP MLA from Kolar Gold Fields Y Sampangi in a bribery case. Sampangi was sentenced to three and half years in jail and a fine of Rs 40,000 has been imposed on him. Sampangi was reportedly caught by the Lokayukta police while...
  • Inhuman, but manual scavenging lives on August 14, 2011

    Kolar: Despite being declared illegal, the practice of manual scavenging is still rampant in certain parts of the country, even after 65 years of Independence. The pictures of manual scavengers emptying a pit of human waste at Kolar in Karnataka can disgust one. Dealing with the extreme stench, inhaling toxic...
  • BJP sweeps by-polls in Karnataka May 13, 2011

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Friday made a clean sweep in by-election held on April 9 winning all the three seats by comfortable margins. BJP candidates CP Yogeshwar won by 12,000 votes in Chennapatna over his nearest JDS rival SL Nagaraj, dashing the H D Devgowda led party's hopes...