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MLC Suraj Revanna, accused of sexually abusing man, remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

MLC Suraj Revanna, who has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 27-year-old man in Hassan district, was produced before a magistrate court judge here on Sunday, who remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days. The investigation into the case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) earlier in the day, following which Suraj was shifted to Bengaluru from Hassan, and produced before the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (ACMM) judge, at his residence. Former PM Devegowdas family faces multiple sexual abuse allegations Suraj Revanna, the grandson of HD Devegowda, was apprehended after a complaint by a youth from Arkalgud taluk in Hassan district. The victim had complained to the police that Suraj Revanna, the eldest son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, sexually abused him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada on June 16, promising him a job. Based on the complaint, the Holenarasipura police registered a case against the JD(S) MLC under IPC sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) late on Saturday evening. However, Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and the nephew of Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has categorically denied the charge. Suraj had also alleged that the man had filed a false complaint in a bid to extort Rs 5 crore from him.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:55 pm

Karnataka staring at bankruptcy: Vijayendra - The Hindu

Karnataka staring at bankruptcy: Vijayendra The Hindu

Google News 23 Jun 2024 10:25 pm

All this put lakhs of students in jeopardy Karnataka HM on postponement of NEET-PG exam - MSN

All this put lakhs of students in jeopardy Karnataka HM on postponement of NEET-PG exam MSN

Google News 23 Jun 2024 10:22 pm

Sreeja Akula becomes first Indian to win WTT Contender singles title

Sreeja Akula becomes first Indian to win WTT Contender singles title Lagos: Sreeja Akula has created history by becoming the first ever Indian paddler to win a WTT Contender Singles title as she beat Chinese player Ding Yijie 4-1in the final. WR 38 Akula lost the first game against the rising Chinese younger with a [] The post Sreeja Akula becomes first Indian to win WTT Contender singles title appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

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Mungaru Samskritika Raichuru Habba comes to an end - The Hindu

Mungaru Samskritika Raichuru Habba comes to an end The Hindu

Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:11 pm

Suraj Revanna arrest: JD(S) to wait and watch

Union Heavy Industries Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy distances himself from the arrest of his nephew

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 8:48 pm

Inflow into KRS hasnt yet brought any cheer owing to sluggish rains in Kodagu

Reservoir position not conducive for water release: Cheluvarayaswamy

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 8:46 pm

CREDAI State Conclave in Mysuru on from today

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 8:18 pm

Another member of JD(S) first family in trouble: Who is Suraj Revanna? - The Indian Express

Another member of JD(S) first family in trouble: Who is Suraj Revanna? The Indian Express

Google News 23 Jun 2024 8:10 pm

Man found dead in Hubballi, eight, including a few friends of his, taken into custody

Following the crime, autorickshaw drivers expressed anger over what they termed lethargy of police officials in checking such incidents in the twin cities

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 7:55 pm

With transfer rules in a tangle, newly appointed assistant professors awaiting placement for over four months - The Hindu

With transfer rules in a tangle, newly appointed assistant professors awaiting placement for over four months The Hindu

Google News 23 Jun 2024 7:55 pm

Man arrested as his girlfriend ends lifein Raichur

Both were said to be in love with each other and approached the police seeking protection for their marriage

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 7:46 pm

INTACH to submit action plan on conservation of Kukkarahalli lake

Stakeholders come out with slew of suggestions on conserving the lakes biodiversity

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 7:38 pm

Three award-winning films to be screened in Dharwad from Wednesday - The Hindu

Three award-winning films to be screened in Dharwad from Wednesday The Hindu

Google News 23 Jun 2024 7:33 pm

Focus should be on inculcating moral, cultural values among children

The former Deputy Chief Minister K.S. Eshwarappa addresses scholarship distribution programme organised by Kanakashri Charitable Trust in Dharwad

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 7:12 pm

Five-day cultural festival at ISKCON in twin cities from today

Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to participate in the mega cultural festival

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 7:02 pm

Janaspandana to resume in Dharwad district today

The monthly programme being organised by the district administration to redress public grievances was suspended because of the model code of conduct

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 6:50 pm

Janaspandana to resume in Dharwad district today - The Hindu

Janaspandana to resume in Dharwad district today The Hindu

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:50 pm

No conspiracy theory, political angle to this: Karnataka Home Minister on Suraj Revanna's arrest - MSN

No conspiracy theory, political angle to this: Karnataka Home Minister on Suraj Revanna's arrest MSN

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Events tomorrow - JUNE 24: Mysore Art Gallery and Kannada Sahitya Kalakoota, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - JUNE 24: Mysore Art Gallery and Kannada Sahitya Kalakoota, Mysuru Star of Mysore

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:22 pm

Why are India-W wearing black armbands in today's ODI match vs South Africa in Bengaluru? - MSN

Why are India-W wearing black armbands in today's ODI match vs South Africa in Bengaluru? MSN

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:22 pm

Free training at RUDSETI - Star of Mysore

Free training at RUDSETI Star of Mysore

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Byndoor: MLA Gururaj Gantihole says govt schools played vital role in community happiness - Daijiworld.com

Byndoor: MLA Gururaj Gantihole says govt schools played vital role in community happiness Daijiworld.com

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:09 pm

Monsoon tracker: IMD issues red alert in Kerala, Karnataka; rainfall to increase in Bihar, UP, Bengal in 2-3 days | Today News - Mint

Monsoon tracker: IMD issues red alert in Kerala, Karnataka; rainfall to increase in Bihar, UP, Bengal in 2-3 days | Today News Mint

Google News 23 Jun 2024 4:55 pm

IMD Weather Forecast: Heavy Rainfall In Kerala, Goa And Karnataka, Heatwave Alert In Parts Of UP - Times Now

IMD Weather Forecast: Heavy Rainfall In Kerala, Goa And Karnataka, Heatwave Alert In Parts Of UP Times Now

Google News 23 Jun 2024 4:43 pm

Shivamogga police conduct drive against consumption of ganja

Shivamogga SP G.K. Mithun Kumar says public can call him directly if they notice consumption of ganja in the district.

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 4:14 pm

Byjus challenges NCLT order restricting fund use in Karnataka High Court - The Economic Times

Byjus challenges NCLT order restricting fund use in Karnataka High Court The Economic Times

Google News 23 Jun 2024 3:54 pm

CID takes charge of sexual abuse case involving JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna

A case of alleged sexual abuse against JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna has been transferred to the CID for further investigation in Hassan, Karnataka. Following accusations from a party worker, Suraj Revanna was arrested on charges of 'unnatural offences.' The CID is tasked with conducting a detailed investigation and providing a comprehensive report.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 3:30 pm

HD Revanna cites 'conspiracy' in sexual abuse allegations against son Suraj Revanna

JD(S) MLA H D Revanna has dismissed allegations against his son, MLC Suraj Revanna, of sexually abusing a male party worker as a 'conspiracy.' Suraj was arrested for 'unnatural offences' involving a male party worker. Former MP Prajwal Revanna, Suraj's brother, is also in custody for sexually assaulting women.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 3:23 pm

1 killed, 7 missing after landslide in China

1 killed, 7 missing after landslide in China Changsha: One person was killed, and seven others remain missing as of noon after a landslide in a county in central Chinas Hunan Province on Sunday, according to the local publicity department. The landslide happened in Douxi Village, Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County of Huaihua City, and was [] The post 1 killed, 7 missing after landslide in China appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 23 Jun 2024 3:12 pm

Prohibitory orders on Hyderabad outskirts after attempt to encroach government land

Prohibitory orders on Hyderabad outskirts after attempt to encroach government land Hyderabad: Prohibitory orders have been imposed for a week in Miyapur and Chandanagar police station limits in Greater Hyderabad, following the trespassing incident in which hundreds of people tried to encroach government land. Cyberabad Police Commissioner Avinash Mohanty imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 [] The post Prohibitory orders on Hyderabad outskirts after attempt to encroach government land appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 23 Jun 2024 3:08 pm

Top news developments in Karnataka on June 23, 2024

Here are the key news stories to watch out for from Karnataka today

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 1:46 pm

Top news developments in Karnataka on June 23, 2024 - The Hindu

Top news developments in Karnataka on June 23, 2024 The Hindu

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Cop-Turned-Serial-Killer: Story Of Umesh Reddy, Who Terrorised Karnataka & Beyond - ABP Live

Cop-Turned-Serial-Killer: Story Of Umesh Reddy, Who Terrorised Karnataka & Beyond ABP Live

Google News 23 Jun 2024 1:21 pm

India Women Vs South Africa Women Toss Update, 3rd W-ODI: SA-W Opt To Bat In Bengaluru - Check Playing XIs - Outlook India

India Women Vs South Africa Women Toss Update, 3rd W-ODI: SA-W Opt To Bat In Bengaluru - Check Playing XIs Outlook India

Google News 23 Jun 2024 1:09 pm

Prajwal Revanna's Brother Suraj Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Man - NDTV

Prajwal Revanna's Brother Suraj Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Man NDTV

Google News 23 Jun 2024 1:07 pm

D K Shivakumars gamble: Why Karnataka Deputy CM is talking about contesting Assembly bypoll on JD(S) turf - The Indian Express

D K Shivakumars gamble: Why Karnataka Deputy CM is talking about contesting Assembly bypoll on JD(S) turf The Indian Express

Google News 23 Jun 2024 1:00 pm

Karnataka court remands actor Darshan to judicial custody till July 4 in Renukaswamy murder case - Hindustan Times

Karnataka court remands actor Darshan to judicial custody till July 4 in Renukaswamy murder case Hindustan Times

Google News 23 Jun 2024 1:00 pm

Suraj Revanna sexual abuse case: Victim taken to Bengaluru for medical tests

The complainant refused to undergo medical tests in Hassan citing the influence of the family of the accused in the district

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 12:01 pm

Maharaja Trophy T20 to be held in Bengaluru from August 15 onwards - Cricket.com

Maharaja Trophy T20 to be held in Bengaluru from August 15 onwards Cricket.com

Google News 23 Jun 2024 11:49 am

Latest main news of mangalore, udupi - Page Fruit-fest-jackfruit-mela-begin-at-Pilikula - Mangalore Today

Latest main news of mangalore, udupi - Page Fruit-fest-jackfruit-mela-begin-at-Pilikula Mangalore Today

Google News 23 Jun 2024 11:24 am

Departments at loggerheads over LKG-UKG in Karnataka government schools - The Times of India

Departments at loggerheads over LKG-UKG in Karnataka government schools The Times of India

Google News 23 Jun 2024 11:15 am

Karnataka HC prohibits Bengaluru turf club from conducting races, betting

BENGALURU: Acting on an appeal by the state government, the High Court of Karnataka on Saturday prohibited Bengaluru Turf Club (BTC) Limited from conducting on-course and off-course racing and betting events. A division bench comprising Chief Justice NV Anjaria and Justice KV Aravind passed this interim order upholding the decision of the government to reject an application seeking license submitted by BTC to conduct racing and betting events. The bench said the interim order issued on June 18 by a single judge permitting BTC to conduct racing and betting events stands suspended and stayed, subject to the outcome of the petitions challenging the rejection of license pending before him. On June 6, the government rejected BTCs application seeking license to conduct racing and betting events from April 2024 to August 2024 citing several alleged irregularities in the club. The bench observed that the discretion to refuse licence could be said to be an exercise, on all prima facie considerations, used reasonably well based on relevant factors. When the discretion was properly exercised by the state, there was no prima facie case for the petitioners -- Bengaluru Turf Club and others -- to seek any interim relief granted by the single judge, the bench said.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 11:09 am

Three arrested for beating Malur Mutt seer to death over disputes

KOLAR: Chinmayananda Swamiji, 70, of Ananda Marga Mutt at Mylanda Halli near Malur in Kolar district was allegedly beaten to death by three people, including two seers of the mutt, on Saturday morning. Police gave the names of the arrested as Arun Kumar, 55, Acharya Dharmananda Avadhoot, 45, and Acharya Praneshwar, 48. Kolar SP M Narayana, who visited the mutt, told TNSE that preliminary investigations revealed that some civiland administrative disputes in the mutt led to the seers murder. Narayana said Chinmayananda Swamiji, who went to the toilet around 6 am, was allegedly attacked by Acharya Dharmananda and Acharya Praneshwar with sticks. Later, they dragged himout when Arun Kumar, a mutt employee, joined them and assaulted the seer. People living near the mutt rushed to the spot and shifted the seer to a hospital in Malur. As theseers condition deteriorated, he was shifted to RL Jalappa Medical College Hospital Hospital where he died. Sources said the head office of the mutt is in Kolkata. The mutt ran several educational institutions till 2012 when they were closed because of several disputes.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 11:05 am

IMD Issues Alerts for Heavy Rain Across Multiple Regions News Karnataka - News Karnataka

IMD Issues Alerts for Heavy Rain Across Multiple Regions News Karnataka News Karnataka

Google News 23 Jun 2024 10:59 am

Nadoja Kamala Hampana passes away at 89

BENGALURU: Well-known Kannada writer and scholar Nadoja Dr Kamala Hampana passed away after suffering aheart attack at her daughters house in Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, on Saturday morning. Dr Kamala Hampana was89. She is survived by her husband Prof Hampa Nagarajaiah, two daughters and a son. As per her wish, her body will be donated to Ramaiah Medical College. A recipient of Daana Chintamani Attimabbe Award and Nadoja Award, Dr Kamala Hampana was born in Devanahalli on October 28, 1935, and had her primary education at Challakere. She went to high school in Tumakuru and completed SSLC in 1953. She moved to Mysuru for college education and completed BA course in 1955. After obtaining a doctorate degree in Kannada literature, she worked as a Kannada professor in Bengaluru and Mysuru Maharani colleges. She later became the principal of the Government First Grade College at Vijayanagarin Bengaluru. She was known for her works on Jain literature and identified herself with womens and Dalit movements. In 2003, she presided over the 71st All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Moodabidri. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, DCM DK Shivakumar, BJP MP Basavaraj Bommai and otherdignitaries mourned her death. I am saddened by the unexpected death of veteran writer Dr Kamala Hampana. Dr Kamala was popular for her research and teaching along with literary work. She wished good for all. I extend my condolences to the family of Dr Hampa Nagarajaiah. May her soul rest in peace, the CM wrote on X. Sad to hear the news of Kamala Hampanas demise. She contributed immensely to the field of literature through her writings, speeches, studies and teaching for six decades. The passing away of Nadoja awardee Kamala is a great loss to the literary world, Shivakumar said. The news of Nadoja Kamala Hampanas demise is very painful. My condolences to herfamily. She made a mark in the field of Kannada literature through her articles and research. I pray to God to give strength to Dr Hampa Nagarajaiahs family to bear this loss, Bommai posted on X.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:59 am

Grisly murder of top actor's fan roils Karnataka - The Sunday Guardian

Grisly murder of top actor's fan roils Karnataka The Sunday Guardian

Google News 23 Jun 2024 10:29 am

KSDC helps 94 Karnataka youth get jobs in Slovakia

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) has implemented its ambitious scheme to help youths from Karnataka get jobs abroad. As part of the scheme, the KSDC has succeeded in providing jobs to 94 youths in Slovakia. They have completed BE, diploma, ITI and other job oriented courses. The department has taken all the steps, including training to job aspirants as per their qualifications, getting visas, scrutinising documents, food, lodging and other facilities. After Slovakia has shown interest to recruit 1,500 assembly line operators from Karnataka, Skill Development, Livelihood & Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash Patil had directed the officials to ink an agreement with the External Affairs Ministry. The department invited eligible candidates and started recruitment process and as part of this arrangement, a batch of 94 candidates including 54 ITI and 31 diploma holders were sent to Slovakia, stated a release from the department. Patil said each candidate would get 970 Euros (Rs 86,000) per month as salary. The KSDC has also facilitated jobs for 37 drivers in Hungary besides working out modalities for welders to get jobs in Mauritius and continuing recruitment process for other technicians and blue collar jobs. KSDC MD M Kanagavalli said that they are trying to meet the human resources demand from Australia, Japan, Germany, Finland, Norway and other European and Gulf countries.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:10 am

University of Agricultural Sciences product Santhe attracts 15,000 visitors

BENGALURU: The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) organised its inaugural University of Agricultural Sciences - Product Santhe at the GKVK Campus on Saturday. The event aims to raise awareness among the public, particularly farmers, about the universitys activities and products. N Chaluvarayaswamy, Agriculture Minister and Pro-chancellor of UAS Bangalore, inaugurated the santhe that serves as a platform to showcase a diverse array of products and varieties developed by UAS and promoted by self-help groups. Highlights included seeds, aromatic and medicinal plants, organic jaggery, honey, and value-added products such as silkworm cocoons and banana plants. Additionally, Rajmudi rice, organic ragi, coconut oil, handmade scented soaps, face creams, vegetable seed packets, jackfruit products, millets, nutritional laddus, bakery products, ready-to-cook powders, mixtures, and pickles were featured attractions. Over its six-decade history, UAS Bangalore has developed 485 technologies and 328 varieties, which continue to be highly favoured among farmers nationwide, significantly boosting agricultural production in Karnataka. The event attracted more than 15,000 attendees, comprising both the public and farmers.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:00 am

Tarahunise lake in Karnataka thrives with 232 flora, fauna species

BENGALURU: Tarahunise Lake in North Bengaluru, which was dug back in 1964, and had largely been dry with only a few pools of water for the past three decades, is being revived for the past two years, and following its rejuvenation, the lake now hosts about 232 species of flora and fauna. Currently, the lake covers 34.15 acres, and the water is spread across 32.32 acres, supporting fishing activities, and providing sustenance for communities residing around it. As part of the rejuvenation, bi-weekly systematic field surveys were conducted between October and December 2023 to assess the biodiversity surrounding the lake ecosystem. Methods like quadrat sampling and acoustic monitoring were used to capture a comprehensive view of the diverse taxa in the environment, along the lakes perimeter. Additionally, treated water was pumped from the Hebbal-Nagawara STP. In the Quadrat Sampling method, the area was divided into quadrants for a close look at the flora and fauna of each quadrant. The method gave a structured and detailed understanding of different species that were present in and around the lake perimeter, including the walk path. Acoustic monitoring was also used to record sounds made by different organisms, which helped identify and document species by their unique calls and sounds as well. The efforts to revive the lake began when WeWork India, in collaboration with the Anonymous Indian Charitable Trust (TAICT) adopted Tarahunise village, to address critical issues like soil erosion, area cleanup, and waste management awareness. The volunteers were trained by experts from Friends of Lake and the Foundation of Environmental Monitoring, which enabled them to conduct water quality testing, and enhanced their ability to monitor and protect the lake effectively. Adoption of the lake led to several impactful environmental projects including Bund stabilization, the creation of a biodiversity park, and installation of floating wetlands to preserve the lake. These initiatives have protected the lake bunds from erosion, improved road safety near the lake, and maintained cleanliness in the surrounding areas. The installation of fences, litter bins, and community bins around the lake has further prevented pollution and enhanced its visual appeal.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:56 am

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Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:56 am

Work at Kaggadasapura Lake in Karnataka picks up pace, will finish by December

BENGALURU: After two-and-a-half-years of slow work at the 47-acre Kaggadasapura Lake, the lakes developmental work has finally picked up pace, after completing the de-weeding, de-watering and desilting. Now, the BBMP is working on fencing the reclaimed land, and building a walking track and security room among other works. This apart, the BWSSB is also constructing a STP of 5 MLD capacity, which would treat the sludge and ensure that there is water in the lake during all seasons. Talking to TNSE, S Raghu, MLA, CV Raman Nagar said, Developmental work at the lake is being done in phases, at a cost of Rs 8 crore. By the end of December, all the work will be completed. The residents of this locality will get a New Years gift in the form of a completely rejuvenated lake with a walking track. Some activists and residents who had come with the MLA to see progress of the work, and the tree plantation drive as part of the World Environment Day, on Saturday, said, Some people had filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal in 2020, to put a stay on the project. In 2021, the stay was recalled, but the lockdown stunted the progress. From 2022 onwards, the work resumed, and nearly 65 per cent of the work is complete now. Executive Engineer Lakes Division, BBMP Nithya J, who is monitoring the developmental work, informed that the progress is being monitored and regular reports are submitted to Special Commissioner (Lakes), Preeti Gehlot. There was an encroachment of 2.5 acres. After the survey, 20 private encroachments were found. The palike reclaimed about one acre and has already fenced an area of 22 guntas. The inlet work at Jalakanteshwara Temple entry, Bairasandra entry and Bagmane Teck Park entry, and desilting work has also been completed under Phase 1. In Phase 2, the remaining work will be completed, Nithya said.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:52 am

Congress government in Karnataka will fall soon, HDK knows when: V Somanna

BENGALURU: Union Minister of State for Railways and Jal Shakti V Somanna has predicted that the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state will not last much longer and Union Minister of Steel and Heavy Industries H D Kumaraswamy may know exactly when it will crumble. He was speaking after being felicitated along with Kumaraswamy and other BJP and JDS MPs at an event organised by the state BJP at Palace Grounds here on Saturday. It can be noted that both Somanna, whom the BJP top brass attempted to groom as a Veerashaiva-Lingayat leader on an equal footing with former CM B S Yediyurappa, and Kumaraswamy, a Vokkaliga strongman, have been on good terms with Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Whether this government runs for six months or not I have no clue, but Kumaraswamy can tell whether it will fall in three months, six months or after a year, Somanna said. Yediyurapppa insisted that BJP MPs from the state, including the five ministers, should start the groundwork now itself for the next Assembly polls for the party to win 130-140 seats. He suggested that they work as a voice of the state and get clearance for pending projects. Somannas statement came in the backdrop of him spending a couple of weeks in the national capital meeting the party bosses. Kumaraswamy too met Shah on June 19 and claimed that he discussed the political situation in Karnataka. Interestingly, Kumaraswamy also met BJP national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh on Friday evening. I doubt that the Congress government will conduct the BBMP polls. The BJP-JDS alliance should work in tandem in the zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat polls to create a situation where we do not necessarily snatch power from the Congress, but it should collapse on its own, Somanna said. Somanna, who won as NDA candidate from Tumakuru Lok Sabha seat, said the long-term dream of the BJP and JDS coming together has come true, which he felt has been giving sleepless nights to the ruling Congress in Karnataka. We should keep aside small differences and work together to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in good humour, he said. He was disheartened over the BJPs poor performance in Kalyana Karnataka region where it lost five seats. Taking note of the partys defeat in Davanagere because of internal bickering, Somanna suggested that party state chief B Y Vijayendra should take action against those responsible for the defeat. Yediyurappa admitted that the party lost two-three LS seats because of oversight in the selection of candidates. Vijayendra claimed that the LS polls have once again proved that Karnataka is a BJP stronghold in South India. The Congress, which won one seat earlier, may have won nine seats now. But the alliance took the lead in more than 145 Assembly constituencies (that come under 28 LS seats) in the state, he said.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:49 am

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault in Karnataka News Karnataka - News Karnataka

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault in Karnataka News Karnataka News Karnataka

Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:44 am

Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj Revanna arrested for 'sexual assault' of party worker - The Indian Express

Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj Revanna arrested for 'sexual assault' of party worker The Indian Express

Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:41 am

State govt: Balancing between guarantees and price hike

In September 2021, as Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, Siddaramaiah demanded a reduction in Sales Tax on petrol and diesel in Karnataka. During a debate in the Assembly on the issue of price rise, he urged the then BJP government to bring down petrol prices by over Rs 3 per litre while citing the Tamil Nadu governments move to reduce the prices. The party had also launched a massive campaign against the price rise. Now, fast forward to July 2024. A year after it came to power, the Siddaramaiah government is facing flak for increasing the fuel prices by Rs 3 per litre. Opposition BJP and JDS leaders are up in arms and have hit the streets in protest. Accusing the government of burdening common people to fund the guarantee schemes, the opposition parties have decided to continue the protests till the decision on the fuel price hike is rolled back. The political slugfest between the ruling and opposition parties will continue. After the Lok Sabha elections, the government is taking several measures to mobilize resources as the harsh realities of delivering on the guarantee schemes and sustaining them seem to have turned the heat on the states finances. It is exploring every means to get that extra buck for the guarantee schemes and development works. There is a perception that development works have taken a hit over the last year. The increase in fuel prices is expected to help to generate around Rs 3,000 crore a year. The government requires an amount in the range of a whopping Rs 60,000 crore a year for the guarantees. Although the state government has limited options for resource mobilisation, tightening the screws too much on the citizens could be counterproductive. The very essence of some guarantee schemes, especially the Gruha Lakshmi that provides Rs 2,000 financial assistance per month to women heads of households, was to lessen the burden of inflation. At the schemes launch in August last year in Mysuru, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated that during his Bharat Jodo yatra in the state, thousands of women expressed concerns about inflation. Ironically, the move of the government by his own party to increase the fuel prices will impact everyone, including the beneficiaries of the guarantee scheme. The diesel price increase will impact everyone as transportation costs will go up. As a result of this, prices of commodities will also spike, while the hike in petrol prices will pinch the pockets of motorists. However, the Chief Minister has maintained that there is no plan to hike state transport corporation bus fares. Justifying its decision to hike fuel prices, the government maintains that it is committed to balanced and responsible governance and the VAT adjustment ensures funding for essential public services and development projects. The government contends that despite increasing VAT on petrol to 29.84% and on diesel to 18.44%, the states taxes on fuel remain lower than most South Indian states, and the diesel prices in Karnataka are lower than in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the BJP-ruled states. The State Government has also blamed the Centre for an increase in Central Excise duty and urged it to reduce the taxes. While the timing of the fuel price hike immediately after the Lok Sabha polls raised many eyebrows, the state government is also contemplating revising the water tariff, which was not done in the last 10 years. It has also decided to take womens Self-Help Groups (SHGs) help to collect property tax and water cess arrears. Property tax arrears of Rs 1,860 crore and water cess dues of Rs 20.25 crore have to be recovered. Meanwhile, earlier this week, the government issued a draft notification for rationalising liquor prices in the state. With the move to bring down the prices of premium liquor, the state is aiming at making the prices more competitive compared to other southern states and increasing the states revenues. While going on an overdrive to mobilise the resources, the State Government has to be extra cautious as any move that burdens the citizens could invite their wrath. That could undo the goodwill it has gained by implementing the five guarantees.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:38 am

Karnataka: Police arrested Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj over alleged sexual assault of man - India TV News

Karnataka: Police arrested Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj over alleged sexual assault of man India TV News

Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:34 am

Karnataka: Suraj Revanna arrested for sodomising party worker

HOLENARASIPUR(HASSAN): Janata Dal-Secular leader Suraj Revanna has been arrested for sodomising male party worker. Suraj is the brother of Prajwal Revanna who is facing several sexual assault charges. The Holenarasipur Rural police on Saturday registered a case against MLC Dr Suraj Revanna following a complaint by a youth alleging that he was forced into a homosexual act by the legislator. The youth, hailing from a village in Arkalgud taluk, mentioned in the complaint that the incident happened at the MLCs farmhouse in Gannikada village of Holenarasipur taluk on June 16. The police registered the case against Suraj under Sections 377, 342 and 506 of the IPC. The victim filed a complaint against Suraj at the DG&IGPs office in Bengaluru when the Holenarasipur police allegedly refused to register the case on Friday. Sources said the DG&IGP reportedly directed the Hassan SP to act on the complaint. Security was tightened at the Holenarasipur Rural police station when the youth arrived to lodge the complaint. In the complaint, he stated that Suraj, the elder brother of former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, threatened him with dire consequences if he disclosed the matter. Suraj allegedly also warned the victim that he had murdered three persons and will kill his family. Suraj told him that his grandfather is a former PM, uncle a Union minister and the family has strong political clout, the complaint stated. Meanwhile, Suraj termed the matter as politically motivated. The complaint is baseless. A counter case has also been registered against the complainant. The truth will come out soon, he said. Holenarasipur Rural police brought Suraj from his farmhouse to the CEN station in Hassan on Saturday evening for inquiry over the complaint on alleged blackmailing by the victim. (With inputs from Online Desk)

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:22 am

After LS results, BJP, JDS to keep up momentum for ZP, TP elections

BENGALURU: Having tasted success with the alliance in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP and JDS leadership on Saturday blew the poll bugle for the BBMP and ZP, TP polls. These elections are crucial to strengthen the key bases of both parties across the state and gives an indication that they are likely to continue their alliance up to the next Assembly polls in Karnataka. Both parties vowed to keep up the momentum to snub the ruling Congress which has also been making preparations for the upcoming elections. The felicitation event organised by the state BJP unit for the 19 NDA MPs, including five ministers, at Palace Grounds was a testimony to the future political endeavour of the two parties with the BJP top brass apparently giving a go ahead for the continuation of the alliance. Zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat elections, which empower party workers, will come next. It should be handled responsibly. Lets all work hard. Even in the Assembly session, we will break the arrogance of the Congress together, said BJP state chief B Y Vijayendra. He said he will embark on a statewide tour after the Assembly session to organise the party for the future polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given five central ministerial posts to the state and they, along with the MPs, will pay attention to the work that needs to be done for the state, he said. BJP Central Parliamentary Board member and former CM B S Yediyurappa said the BJP-JDS alliance should work in coordination for the BBMP, ZP and TP and gram panchayat elections. We should show our strength by winning these together with the JDS, he said. Yediyurappa said the Congress false guarantees, corruption, mismanagement and lack of development should be highlighted with the people. Despite promising false guarantees aimed at bigots, the Congress could not attain double digit of seats in the LS polls, he said. Union Minister of State for Railways and Jal Shakti V Somanna said the alliance will work out in the ZP, TP polls as leaders of both parties will work out the seat sharing matrix amicably. Leader of opposition R Ashoka felt that the hike in the fuel prices will prove a death knell for the ruling Congress in the state. Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Pralhad Joshi said the LS poll results have given a clear slap to the Congress government, led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and DCM D K Shivakumar, within just a year of the Assembly elections. Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar should have resigned in light of the Maharshi Valmiki Development Corporation scandal. We have to work hard to remove the corrupt, anti-Hindu Congress government, he said.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:16 am

Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj arrested over alleged sexual assault of JD(S) party worker - The Economic Times

Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj arrested over alleged sexual assault of JD(S) party worker The Economic Times

Google News 23 Jun 2024 9:15 am

Karnataka steps up vigil in villages along TN border

MYSURU: With the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy still fresh in the minds of people, the Karnataka Excise Department has swung into action, conducting surprise raids along the states border with Tamil Nadu. As many as 55 people have died so far in the hooch tragedy in the town of Kallakurichi in Tamil Nadu. The Karnataka Excise Department raided some houses in a few villages in the state along the Tamil Nadu border on suspicion that a few residents were manufacturing spurious liquor. The excise team led by its DySP and police inspectors of Ramapura and Hannur conducted the raids in Pupsapura, Kote Pode, Thanda Medu Bidarahalli, and Maratahalli villages. The team, based on past information, raided the houses and warned the occupants against manufacturing illicit liquor. The team has also taken the local police, panchayat officials, and social workers into confidence to gather information on those involved in the manufacture and sale of illegal liquor. The manufacture and sale of spurious liquor thrived for decades in border villages in Nallore, Kadamabur, Dinnahalli, Jaggere, and Kote Lambani Thanda, with dozens of families involved in it. The liquor would be manufactured, filled in glass bottles, and sold to households. In the past, many in the excise and police departments feared abduction from the Veerapan gang and hence did not conduct any raids or prevent people from selling spurious liquor across the border. Japamalai, a resident of Maratahalli village, said that many people preparing spurious liquor buried mud pots in mud for a week for the liquor to ferment. Illegal liquor flowed more than water in a few villages. However, the manufacture and sale have stopped as youth and children in the families involved in the illegal activity got educated and opted for other professions in nearby towns in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, he added. Mani of nearby Nallore village added that spurious liquor was manufactured on farms and hilly terrain to avoid trouble from the excise officials. While a few others said that the illegal sale of liquor in many shops and houses in almost all the villages has put an end to spurious liquor. Why will anyone take the risk of preparing spurious liquor when several brands are sold in petty shops or in houses in many villages, asked a resident. However, the officials concerned are in no mood to take any risk and have stepped up vigil along the border. They have started gathering information on the movements and earnings of a few people who were involved in preparing spurious liquor in the past.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:07 am

Two elephants found dead in Kodagu estates

MADIKERI: In two separate incidents, two wild elephants were found dead inside private estate limits in Kodagu. One elephant drowned in an estate lake, while another died of suspected electrocution. In the first incident, a wild elephant was found floating in a lake inside a private estate in Kodagu. The incident was reported at Hacchinadu village near Ammathi of South Kodagu. The male tusker is suspected to be approximately 13 years old. A herd of wild elephants entered the estate limits of M Nanda of Hacchinadu village at sunset on Friday. The herd came to quench their thirst from the lake, and it is suspected that the male elephant accidently slipped and fell into the lake. The recent rains increased the slush deposit in the lake, and because of this, the elephant was unable to pull itself up. Forest department veterinarian Dr Chittiyappa confirmed that the elephant suffocated after it could not lift itself from the lake. In another incident, a wild elephant approximately aged 10 was found dead in Arvathoklu village limits near Gonikoppal. The elephant is suspected to have come in contact with an old electricity line. The spot was visited by DCF Jaganath.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:05 am

Plaint registered after actor Darshan's aides threaten witnesses

Police registered a fresh complaint against Darshan's aides and others for threatening witnesses in Renuka Swamy murder case. The murder followed derogatory comments on Darshan's girlfriend Pavithra Gowda. Special public prosecutor requested to shift four accused-witnesses to another prison due to security concerns. Five accused recorded statements before court under CrPC 164, detailing the assault on Renuka Swamy in Pattanagere shed.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 9:00 am

UP CM for reduction in stamp fee on rent agreements

UP CM for reduction in stamp fee on rent agreements Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that an online system for stamps and registration is crucial for ease of living and better record and data management. He directed that preparations should be made regarding this as soon as possible and a draft [] The post UP CM for reduction in stamp fee on rent agreements appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 23 Jun 2024 8:24 am

Will always finds a way!

MADIKERI: Government schools might be losing importance in cities, but they are still the mainstay for educating children from rural areas. In Kodagu, a government school this year scored cent percent results in SSLC with the lone girl student from the school passing. At a time when many government schools are shutting down because of lack of students, villagers at Neerugalale in the interiors of Somwarpet taluk in Kodagu district and alumni of the school got together to revive the Neerugalale Government Primary and High School . The villagers formed a committee along with the alumni association -- Poorva Prathamika Shala Samithi (Pre-Primary School Committee) -- and started the process. What is inspiring and unique is that the villagers did not take any monetary assistance from the state government, and the entire project is the initiative of the villagers and alumni. The school, which is 67 years old, started off as a primary school. The high school section was introduced only in 2007. While the institution had a considerable number of admissions in the past, it slowly started declining with parents preferring private schools. The majority of students come from backward classes, and this year, 114 were admitted in all, from grades 1 to 10. Government schools must not become places reserved only for the labour class. These schools can survive only when they are on a par with private schools, said high school teacher Rathna Kumar, who has been working with the institution for the past 16 years. The Neerugalale Government School, and the new LKG classroom at the school, after the renovation | Express The majority of students here are from the Jenu Kuruba tribe, who work as estate labourers. But the school management wanted to attract more admissions and that was when the Poorva Prathamika Shaala Samithi was formed. As the admissions were declining year on year, the villagers, along with the school alumni, and the School Development and Monitoring Committee (SDMC) formed the committee. We held a meeting in March last year, and had set plans that we looked forward to introducing at the institution, explained Rathna Kumar. The committees first plan was to introduce kindergarten and to renovate the old building on the campus, for which permission was sought from the taluk BEO. But the education department authorities informed the committee that there was not enough funds or manpower to enable new classes for students. The committee then decided not to take any monetary help from the government. The campus has an old building with five classrooms, which was renovated using crowdfund. The BEO was supportive of the committee, and we took it upon ourselves to introduce LKG in the school, Kumar said. Members from the committee and SDMC approached donors before starting the renovation work, and collected around Rs 10 lakh from villagers and alumni. The Poorva Prathamika Shaala Samithi committee members The work began with replacing old roof-tiles and plastering the walls. In about four to five months, three of the five rooms were renovated. One was converted into a classroom with brand new furniture, the second room became a games room and the third into an office. There are two more rooms that will be renovated once more funds are arranged. We have also built a hi-tech toilet on the school campus, Kumar said. After the renovation, the committee members visited villagers and encouraged them to enrol their wards in the school. The committees efforts bore fruit and 15 students enrolled for LKG. Next year, we will introduce UKG. And the year after, we hope to get the states permission to introduce English medium for grade 1, Kumar said and added that currently, the SDMC is bearing teachers salaries. While many teachers in interior villages wait to be transferred out, the efforts of the Neerugalele School management has set an example. Teacher Rathna Kumar took special care in ensuring the schools development. The villagers joined hands to save the school that has imparted education to thousands, said school principal Esthela Silva.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 7:35 am

Karnataka high court prohibits all racing, betting activities at Bangalore Turf Club

The Karnataka high court issued a prohibitory order against Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) and associations representing racehorse owners, jockeys, punters, and trainers, restraining all horse racing and betting activities on BTC premises. This prohibition will be in force till the pendency of writ petitions before the single bench and will be subject to the outcome of those petitions. The writ appeal filed by the state government will be taken up by the court on August 13. The division bench observed the potentiality of the event degenerating into illegal activities due to the presence of bookies, both licensed and non-licensed, who could operate clandestinely from within or outside the BTC premises.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 7:25 am

CV Ramans abode hosts first art exhibition

BENGALURU: The historic residence of Sir CV Raman -- Panchavati, nestled in the heart of Malleswaram, is abuzz with new life, as it hosts its first art exhibition. The two-day exhibition weaves a rich tapestry of Bengal, featuring the works of a Kolkata-based artist Avijit Dutta. Raman once lived in Bengal, and made significant contributions to science from the state. Over the years, the historic home has been a hub for science-related educational programmes primarily aimed at children. Now, for the first time, the house will host an art exhibition on themes of memory, fantasy and thought, bringing a new dimension to its storied legacy. From mid-October to November, Avijit Dutta came to Bengaluru when he received an invitation to design a commemorative India Post stamp, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the esteemed Raman Research Institute in Bengaluru. A series of 17 captivating paintings titled The Revisiting is displayed across the home, including two rooms in Panchavati where Ramans photograph is present surrounded by an extensive collection of books. The artworks are on display in Panchavati on June 22 and 23. Duttas masterpieces caught the eye of Ramans grandson Vivek Radhakrishnan, who curates art for the KYNKYNY Art Gallery on Infantry Road. Duttas work will be displayed at the gallery till July 19. Dutta told TNSE that it took him around 11 months to curate the 17 artworks that delve into the realms of memory, imagination and time. Each painting invites viewers on a journey through fragments showcasing places, people, nature, homes and histories. The artworks celebrate the vibrant essence of the two cities Kolkata, hometown of the artist, who has been painting for the last 30 years, and Bengaluru, where CV Raman lived for about 30 years. Infused with the energy of Duttas hometown, the paintings also gracefully acknowledge Bengalurus charm and vibrance. Panchavati, which enhanced the artists viewpoint and added depth to his expression, features a classic design centred around a spacious octagonal hall with four rooms two on each side, surrounded by lush green trees older than the building. Each painting has been strategically placed to interact with the space it occupies and the neighbouring artworks. The dim lightning enhances the whole experience by adding more depth to the vibrant strokes of the painting and its artistic journey. The exhibition also features the short film, My City, My Mother, co-created by Ramans grandson Vivek, who has undertaken the restoration of the building, envisioning its revival into a hub for arts and sciences. What sets Duttas art apart is his creativity, evident not only in his paintings but also in the frames he crafts. Dutta views frames as accessories that complete and unify the artwork. Each frame is a work of art in itself adorned in bronze, black, and brass hues, reminiscent of belonging to Ramans house.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 7:25 am

Renukaswamy murder case: Actor Darshan, three others in judicial custody till July 4

Sandalwood actor Darshan and associates, including his girlfriend Pavithra Gowda, were remanded for the murder of fan Renukaswamy. Fans cheered for 'D Boss' as he was taken to Central Prison with tight police security led by deputy commissioner CK Baba from Southeast.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 7:18 am

Safety concerns on critical train routes as Karnataka lacks 'Kavach' - Deccan Herald

Safety concerns on critical train routes as Karnataka lacks 'Kavach' Deccan Herald

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:41 am

FIR lodged against Prajwal Revanna's brother over alleged sexual assault case - ap7am

FIR lodged against Prajwal Revanna's brother over alleged sexual assault case ap7am

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:39 am

The Sunday Read: Split wide open: To divide BBMP or not? - Bangalore Mirror

The Sunday Read: Split wide open: To divide BBMP or not? Bangalore Mirror

Google News 23 Jun 2024 6:00 am

Attempt to protect guilty in double murder: Samiti

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 5:12 am

Govt halts forest land transfer to KIOCL

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 5:12 am

Rise in price of veggies pinches people of Bgavi

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 5:06 am

LS success: BJP, JD(S) signal continuation of partnership

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 5:02 am

No Congress MLA tried to influence police: Zameer

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 5:01 am

Rhyme in UKG textbook triggers controversy

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 4:58 am

In Mandya, 38 farmers died by suicide in 2023-24

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 4:57 am

Palike & Hosa Road residents lock horns over stray dogs

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 4:55 am

Palike & Hosa Road residents lock horns over stray dogs - The Times of India

Palike & Hosa Road residents lock horns over stray dogs The Times of India

Google News 23 Jun 2024 4:55 am

10.2 acres encroached land reclaimed

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 4:53 am

Rebuilt Chitaguppi Hospital handed over to HDMC

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 4:53 am