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ED files chargesheet against DK Shivakumar in 2018 money laundering case

Corruption Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested in 2019 in the same case, and is currently out on bail. Agencies Three years after he got bail in the case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday, May 26, submitted a chargesheet in a Delhi court against Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar over alleged money laundering. The case, registered by the ED in 2018, was filed in a Bengaluru court against DK Shivakumar and others, and was based on a chargesheet by the Income tax departm

26 May 2022 5:18 pm
74-year-old Bengaluru man found dead with hands tied, mouth gagged

Crime Based on a complaint by the family, police suspect that one Bijaram, who had been hired to assist the deceased, may have committed the murder. TNM Staff Image for representation The family of a 74-year-old man was in shock on the morning of Tuesday, May 24, when they arrived at his flat in Bengaluru, after he did not respond to their calls. After breaking down the door to his apartment, they found the man identified as one Jugraj Jain lying on the bathroom floor with his hands tied and h

26 May 2022 12:07 pm
IKEAs flagship store to open in Bengaluru in June: Details

News Jester Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group of which IKEA is a part, met CM Bommai and held discussions and invited him for the inauguration in June. TNM Staff Swedish furniture and homeware company IKEA will be opening its flagship store in Bengaluru in June 2022, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos on Wednesday, May 25. Jester Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group of which IKEA is a part, met CM Bommai and held discussions in the bac

26 May 2022 11:48 am
'Sorry' painted all around Bengaluru school, police try to find who is behind it

Vandalism The graffiti was seen on the stairs, walls and even the road leading up to Shanthidhama school, under the Kamakshipalya police station limits. TNM Staff People living near the Shantidhama school in Bengaluru, woke up to the word sorry spray painted all over their street on Monday, May 23. The word was spray painted on walls and even on the road, besides the steps of the institution leading to its main entrance. The graffiti, which was seen even on the walls of Shanthidhama school unde

25 May 2022 7:11 pm
Bengaluru school claims email on Gyanvapi mosque was sent without screening

Controversy The New Horizon Public School had also asked its staff to compulsorily attend a screening of 'The Kashmir Files'. TNM Staff NHPS /Facebook A well-known private school in Bengaluru has claimed that an email was sent to all its alumni urging them to go on to Google Maps and change the name of Gyanvapi mosque to Gyanvapi temple. The New Horizon Public School (NHPS) landed itself in the centre of a controversy after it sent an email on May 20 on the mosque. Please update on Goo

25 May 2022 3:25 pm
Two Kannada writers want their stories withdrawn from revised textbooks amid row

Controversy I am happier if my write-up is not used in the textbook. If it is included, it will not have my consent, noted Dalit writer and activist Devanur Mahadeva said. TNM Staff Dr G Ramakrishna & Devanur Mahadeva | BookBrahma.Com/Wikimedia The BJP-led government in Karnataka has come under pressure amid a row over revision of certain textbooks, as some noted authors and activists have asked the government to drop their works from the textbooks. Noted Dalit activist and litterateur Devanur M

25 May 2022 12:53 pm
VHP, Bajrang Dal hold pooja outside Mangaluru mosque, claim there's a temple inside

Controversy The pooja was carried out near the 700-year-old Malali mosque, even as Mangaluru Commissioner N Shashi Kumar issued prohibitory orders. Sanyukta Dharmadhikari Tension is building up in the communally sensitive Mangaluru region after Hindutva activists staked claim to the 700-year-old Jumma masjid in Malali village near Ganjimath area on the outskirts of the city. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has started an agitation claiming the structure to be a Hindu temple on the basis of the d

25 May 2022 12:13 pm
Five injured in Bengaluru as under-construction stormwater drain collapses

Accident Local residents have pinned the blame for the incident on the alleged negligence of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). TNM Staff Twitter/ Pushkar V Even as Bengalurus rajakaluves or stormwater drains have come into focus following flooding after heavy rains, a drain that was under construction collapsed, injuring five workers. The incident occurred at around 11.15 on Monday, May 24, at the rajakaluve near Kalidasa Circle in Bengalurus Srinagar. The workers were pouring a con

24 May 2022 7:31 pm
Karnataka Council polls: BJP ditches Yediyurappa's son Vijayendra, Cong sees tussle

Politics There is speculation that BY Vijayendra will be accommodated in the party's campaign committee, which is to be constituted shortly. Naheed Ataulla BJP leader Laxman Savadi (centre) files his nomination papers In a major setback to former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, the BJP central leadership went by the rule book not to promote dynasty politics and denied a ticket to his son BY Vijayendra, for the legislative Council elections from the Assembly to be held on June 3. The ticket d

24 May 2022 6:34 pm
Karnataka HC dismisses plea stating KGF: Chapter 2 promotes smoking

Court The Cancer Patients Aid Association contended that smoking was represented in the film in a manner that violated the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act. TNM Staff A screenshot from the film The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, May 24, dismissed a plea against the hit movie KGF: Chapter 2, which had claimed that it promoted the habit of smoking. A division bench of Chief Justice Awasthi and Justice Ashok Kinagi was hearing a petition filed by the Cancer Patients Aid Association, whic

24 May 2022 5:18 pm
Bengaluru's world-class Visvesvaraya Terminal opens on June 6: Five things to know

Infrastructure While the formal inauguration will take place at a later date by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the terminal will be open to the public from June 6. TNM Staff Credit: Twitter/ Piyush Goyal The new Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, which is touted to be modelled after the citys international airport and has multiple grand features, is set to open for the public on June 6. Despite being completed over a year ago, the South Western Railways has been awaiting a response from Pr

24 May 2022 1:45 pm
Lulu Group to invest Rs 2000 crore in Karnataka, Rs 500 crore in Telangana

Investment It is also keen to establish export-oriented food units in Karnataka, and the projects are expected to create employment opportunities for 10,000 people, the CMO said. TNM Staff The Lulu International Group is looking to make more headway in south India, as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government on Monday, May 23, and also announced an investment in Telangana. The Karnataka government signed an MoU with the Lulu group for an investment of Rs 2,000

24 May 2022 12:36 pm
Panic among Bengali Muslims in Bengaluru as police launch new 'anti-Bangladeshi' drive

Religious Profiling Bengali speaking Muslim migrants who were rounded-up over the past weekend complained that the police resorted to unprovoked violence, and segregated suspects based on religion. Sudipto Mondal File photo. A migrant colony in Bengaluru demolished in Jan 2020. After a lull of over two years during the pandemic, the police have launched a fresh drive to identify and extradite undocumented Bangladeshi migrants in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Reports came in about raids over the pa

24 May 2022 11:55 am
Nine killed, 25 injured in Karnataka after truck collides with bus

Accident The accident occurred in the early hours of May 24 when a truck collided with a private bus on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway. IANS Vehicle damaged in accident near Hubballi At least nine people were killed and around 25 others injured in a collision involving a lorry and private bus in Karnataka's Hubballi-Dharwad district in the early hours of Tuesday, May 24. The mishap occurred around 12.45 am on the outskirts of Hubballi near Tarihal on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway. Vis

24 May 2022 11:41 am
'Lies being spread to fan communal hatred': Karnataka Edu Min on textbook row

Controversy Education Minister BC Nagesh was responding to a controversy that emerged after some groups alleged a chapter on RSS founder Hegdewar was added in place of one on Bhagat Singh in school textbooks. PTI File Image Defending the move to revise school textbooks in the state, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh on Monday, May 23, alleged that confusion is unnecessarily being created among the people and students, along with attempts to create communal hatred by sp

24 May 2022 11:28 am
Video: Man attempts to scale Karnataka dam wall, falls down 30 feet

Crime The man, who sustained serious injuries, was rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru from the Srinivasa Sagar dam in Chikkaballapura, about 70 km from the city. TNM Staff A mans attempt to perform a stunt at a dam in Karnataka ended in disaster, after he sustained serious injuries. The man, who seems to be in his 20s, had reached the Srinivasa Sagar dam in Karnatakas Chikkaballapura district, which is a popular tourist spot, on Sunday, May 22. A video of the incident has been widely shared on so

23 May 2022 7:47 pm
Bengaluru man arrested for allegedly raping tenant at gunpoint

Sexual violence According to the tenant, the landlord had been harassing and intimidating her over her friends visiting her house. TNM Staff Image for representation A house owner was arrested in Bengaluru on charges of raping a student who was his tenant by threatening her with a pistol, police said on Monday, May 23. Anil Ravishankar Prasad, the accused, who works in the tiles business, has been arrested. The young woman who hailed from West Bengal and was a student at a private college was st

23 May 2022 4:57 pm
Bengaluru couple's charred bodies found in Udupi, cops suspect suicide

Death Jyothi and Yashwanth, both 23 years old, had eloped a few days ago and reportedly got married in Mangaluru without their parents knowledge. TNM Staff Jyothi and Yashwanth | IANS Jyothi M and Yashwanth Yadav, a young couple from Bengaluru, had both packed their bags and told their families that they were stepping out for a short while on May 18. But their families were shocked when, in the wee hours of Saturday, May 21, their bodies were found in a burning car near Udupi, over 300 km away.

23 May 2022 12:51 pm
Bengaluru's Visvesvaraya terminal to open on June 6, over a year after completion

Infrastructure Though it was completed last year, the terminal remained closed to the public for over a year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unavailable for the inauguration. TNM Staff Image: Twitter/Piyush Goyal The South Western Railway has decided to begin train services at the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengalurus Byappanahalli, over 14 months after it was completed. Though it was initially slated to be inaugurated on March 15, 2021, it remained closed to the public for over a year a

23 May 2022 12:29 pm
DK Shivakumar denies differences with Siddaramaiah on MLC candidates

Politics The KPCC chief Shivakumar said both of them have discussed and unanimously sent in the proposals. PTI pti Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar on Sunday, May 22 rejected reports about differences between him and Congress Legislature party leader Siddaramaiah regarding the recommendations made by the state unit on candidates to the party high command for the upcoming MLC polls. With May 24 being the last date to file nominations for the polls to seven seats of the Karnataka Legisl

23 May 2022 9:50 am
Fuel tax cut: Karnataka CM Bommai says will consider reducing rates

Fuel Last month, Bommai was non-committal on any further cut in fuel tax by the state govt, and had maintained that any decision in this regard will be taken after looking at the states economy. PTI Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday, May 22, said his government will consider further cut in fuel tax, following the Union governments decision to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel. Bommai, last month was non-committal on any further cut in fuel tax by the state government, and

22 May 2022 4:35 pm
Bengaluru student falls to death from shopping complex on Brigade road

Accident The 20-year-old womans friend, who tried to pull her back, was also injured as he lost his balance and fell to the ground with her. The incident took place at the 5th Avenue Shopping Complex on Brigade Road. TNM Staff Twitter/IANS A 20-year-old woman died and another person was injured after they fell from the second floor of a shopping complex at Brigade Road in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 21. The duo was reportedly shopping for a birthday gift for their classmate at the 5th Avenue Shop

22 May 2022 3:21 pm
Didnt mean to start any riot or debate: Kichcha Sudeep on language row

Language Sudeep has said he had no intention to spark a debate with his comments on Hindi as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Indian languages the soul of Bharatiyata. PTI South star Kichcha Sudeep has said he had no intention to spark a debate with his comments on Hindi as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Indian languages the soul of 'Bharatiyata'. Last month, Sudeep was involved in a Twitter exchange with Bollywood star Ajay Devgn over his remarks that Hin

21 May 2022 5:12 pm
No talks with BJP leadership on cabinet expansion, focused on local polls: CM Bommai

Politics Elections to seven Council seats will be held on June 3, and the biennial elections to four seats of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka on June 10. PTI Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who paid a sudden visit to Delhi sparking off speculation in political circles, on Saturday, May 21, said there was no discussion with the BJP's central leadership on Cabinet rejig or expansion. The consultations during his visit revolved around the upcoming polls for Rajya Sabha and Legislative Cou

21 May 2022 4:35 pm
Caught on cam: Speeding car rams into four pedestrians on Bengaluru ORR, one dead

Accident The incident occurred on Friday, May 20, near the Kathriguppe junction in Banashankari. TNM Staff A man was killed and three others injured when a speeding car rammed into a group of pedestrians, who were walking on the side of Bengalurus Outer Ring Road. The incident occurred on Friday, May 20, near the Kathriguppe junction in Banashankari. The accident was caught on CCTV (Closed circuit TV) cameras. In the footage, a man, identified as one Suresh, is seen walking on the footpath, with

20 May 2022 7:37 pm
Bengaluru rains: Teams of MPs, MLAs formed to handle emergencies

Civic issues The task force will be in effect in all BBMP ward zones. Each team will be headed by a minister, while MLAs, MLCs and MPs will be its members, CM Bommai said. PTI Image for representation Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said a task force headed by a minister will be constituted for all the eight zones in the city, to monitor developmental work and to take necessary decisions in their respective jurisdictions in case of emergencies like heavy rains. The Chief Minister, alon

20 May 2022 2:48 pm
BBMP elections in 10 weeks? Karnataka says delimitation to be done in 8 weeks

BBMP Polls The Supreme Court has asked the state election commission to announce BBMP election dates a week after Karnataka concludes the delimitation process and the determination of OBC seats. Sanyukta Dharmadhikari File image | PTI The Karnataka government on Friday, May 20, told the Supreme Court that the delimitation exercise that is needed to conduct elections to the Bengaluru civic body will be completed in the next eight weeks, which means that the much-delayed BBMP polls are likely to b

20 May 2022 1:38 pm
In Bengaluru, temperatures dip to low of 17C as rains continue

Weather Karnataka is set to see more rains, with a red warning being issued in Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Chikkamagalur, Udupi and Shivamogga districts for Friday. TNM Staff PTI /FILE IMAGE Amid heavy rains across Karnataka, mercury in capital city Bengaluru dipped considerably as it recorded a minimum temperature as low as 17.9C. This was the lowest minimum temperature recorded in the month of May in 10 years. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin on

20 May 2022 1:07 pm
Bengaluru airport receives bomb threat, man arrested for hoax call

Hoax The Bengaluru police said that the man had made the threat call to the airport as revenge after his brother-in-law divorced his sister. TNM Staff File image The security apparatus at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru went into a tizzy in the wee hours of Friday, May 20, following a hoax call about the presence of a bomb. After a rigorous search of the premises, the police established that the threat call was a hoax. The police have said that the man who made the call has bee

20 May 2022 11:44 am
Incessant rains continue in Karnataka, Bengaluru may witness downpour

Weather The IMD has issued a red warning in six districts for May 19 even as a yellow warning has been issued for the rest of the state. TNM Staff Image for representation | PTI Heavy downpour continued to wreak havoc in various parts of Karnataka including Bengaluru for the third consecutive day on Thursday, May 19. More rains are in store for the state, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning in six districts Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shivamogga, Udupi, Dakshin

19 May 2022 6:53 pm
Rains damage Bengaluru pourakarmikas' homes, they say it happens every year

Infrastructure Pourakarmikas in Bengaluru's Mahadevapura zone live in tarpaulin sheds, and the fresh spell of rains led to flooding and the collapse of the outer wall in the settlement. Prajwal Bhat Pourakarmikas' homes in Mahadevapura Bengaluru has been witnessing heavy rains over the past couple of days, and while residents welcomed them at first as a respite from the heat, the rains have highlighted Bengalurus crumbling road and drainage infrastructure. Houses and roads in areas across t

19 May 2022 4:33 pm
Karnataka SSLC exam results declared: 85.63% pass percentage recorded

Education This was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that the exams were conducted offline. TNM Staff Image for representation After the first offline Class 10 board exam since the onset of the pandemic, the Karnataka government announced the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams on Thursday, May 19. The exams began on March 28 and ended on April 11. The overall pass percentage for the 2021-22 exam was 85.6%, down from the 99.9% the previous year. Over 7,30,88

19 May 2022 1:59 pm
Karnataka SSLC results to be announced today

Education Around 8.73 lakh students in the state had appeared for the SSLC examinations, which were held amid the hijab row and tight police cover in the state. IANS Image for representation: PTI The Karnataka Education Department is all set to announce the SSLC (Class 10) results on Thursday, May 19. About 8.73 lakh students in the state had appeared for the SSLC examinations, which were held amid the hijab row and tight police cover in the state. The results will be announced on the website by

19 May 2022 12:23 pm
Karnataka rains: School holiday in three districts

Rains Karnataka capital Bengaluru, which found itself inundated under rain water a couple of days ago, will also see a few spells of rains and thundershowers, heavy at times. TNM Staff PTI file image A holiday for schools has been sounded in at least three districts in Karnataka in view of the heavy rains predicted in some areas in Karnataka. A holiday was declared at 8 am on Thursday, May 19, for schools in Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada and Shivamogga districts. Many students were seen returning hom

19 May 2022 11:36 am
Power cuts haunt industrial units in Bengaluru as infra yet to catch up

Electricity Despite repeated representations to various branches of the government, industrial area associations have been unable to ensure regular supply of power to the manufacturing units. Nandini Chandrashekar Image for representation. By Munna/Picxy Karnataka has been one of the few Indian states to produce surplus power to meet its requirements this year, unlike several other states which are experiencing power supply issues due to the shortfall in the supply of coal. Ironically, this wind

19 May 2022 11:18 am
After hijab ban, Karnataka makes uniforms compulsory for PU students

Education The uniforms prescribed by the college development committees will be compulsory for the academic year 2022-23. TNM Staff File image Following the Karnataka High Court order after the controversy over the wearing of the hijab in classrooms in Karnataka, the state's department of Pre-University Education has made uniforms prescribed by the College Development Committee (CDC) compulsory for pre-university (PU) students from the 2022-23 academic year. Following the controversy earlier thi

19 May 2022 10:47 am
AIIMS in Bengaluru gets Union govt nod: Karnataka Health Min Sudhakar

Health The new institute is likely to come up at Kyalasanahalli near Hennur Main Road in Bengaluru. PTI Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has given a green signal for establishing an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Karnataka, state Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Wednesday, May 18. The assurance was given during a meeting between Sudhakar and Mandaviya in New Delhi. I thank our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and Union Healt

19 May 2022 9:05 am
Bengaluru residents upset as choked stormwater drains lead to flooding

Rains Residents of a gated community in Mahadevapura, which was flooded following the rains blamed the lack of a stormwater drains and a nearby techpark. TNM Staff Purva Parkridge gated community, Bengaluru The mid-summer rains in Bengaluru brought the city's stormwater drainage system under sharp focus once again after several neighbourhoods in the city reported waterlogging on Tuesday night. One such neighbourhood was a gated community called Purva Parkridge in the city's Mahadevapura area whe

18 May 2022 7:34 pm
Bengaluru rains: CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of labourers who died

Rains Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also announced that Rs 25,000 aid will be given to those whose homes were flooded during the downpour. TNM Staff Image for representation After two labourers died at a construction site following heavy downpours in Bengaluru, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday, May 18, announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased. The workers, identified as Devbharath from Bihar and Ankit Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, were engaged in Cauvery Stag

18 May 2022 4:54 pm
After Bengaluru gets inundated, CM repeats stormwater drains will be revamped

Infrastructure The Chief Minister announced that Rs 25,000 aid will be given to those whose houses were flooded during the heavy rains in Bengaluru. TNM Staff Facebook Bengaluru saw heavy rains on the night of Tuesday, May 17, which led to severe flooding in many areas of the city, as well as fallen trees which led to traffic snarls. As the city is set to witness more rains over the coming days, residents have questioned the governments plans to improve drainage infrastructure to prevent inconve

18 May 2022 2:35 pm
Bengaluru rains: Two labourers killed at pipeline worksite after heavy downpour

Bengaluru Rains Three workers had entered the worksite near Upkar Layout bus stand in Ullal Uppanagar, and two of them were found dead after the heavy rains on May 17. TNM Staff Pipeline worksite near Upkar Layout where the two workers died As heavy rains lashed Bengaluru on the evening of May 17, Tuesday, two labourers were found dead at a pipeline worksite near Upkar Layout bus stand in Ullal Uppanagar. The workers, identified as Devbharath from Bihar and Ankit Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, were e

18 May 2022 11:55 am
Bengaluru to see more rains on Wednesday, Thursday

Weather On Tuesday, May 17, Bengaluru saw heavy rains that left several areas heavily flooded and trees uprooted, leading to traffic snarls. TNM Staff Image for representation only Even as Bengalurus roads are beginning to clear from the deluge on the night of Tuesday, May 17, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that more rains are in store for the city. The IMDs local forecast for Bengaluru published at 9 am on Wednesday as well as for surrounding neighbourhoods, stated that th

18 May 2022 11:35 am
Bengaluru rains: Heavy downpour leads to waterlogging, more showers in store

Weather Many areas in Bengaluru witnessed waterlogging and traffic congestion as heavy rains continued for a few hours on the evening of May 17. TNM Staff People wading through knee-deep water in Bengaluru after heavy rains Many parts of Bengaluru saw heavy downpour on Tuesday, May 17, with many roads waterlogged. Commuters were seen stuck as vehicles were unable to move forward in knee-deep water in some areas. Heavy rains continued for a few hours in the city on Tuesday evening. Several areas

18 May 2022 9:07 am
Chapter on Bhagat Singh not removed from Karnataka textbooks, committee clarifies

Controversy The Karnataka Textbook Society, in charge of making revisions to Class 10 textbooks in the state, has said that the new batch of textbooks are currently under print. PTI Representative image /wiki commons - Daniel Connell Amid allegations in some quarters that a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was omitted, the Karnataka Textbook Society on Tuesday clarified that the chapter has not been removed, and the Kannada textbook of Class 10 is currently at the printing stage. Organisat

17 May 2022 8:21 pm
Karnataka Governor assents to ordinance on anti-conversion law

Law The Bill has been passed by the Assembly but is yet to be presented in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is one seat short of majority. Agencies Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot on Tuesday, May 17, gave his assent and promulgated the ordinance brought in by the BJP government on the controversial Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 popularly known as the anti-conversion Bill. The ordinance was sent to the Governor's approval by the ruling BJP aft

17 May 2022 8:12 pm
Actor Chethana Raj was rushed to hospital but had no pulse, doctors say

Controversy After suffering a cardiac arrest, Chethana Raj was shifted to the Kaade Hospital ICU, whose doctors have alleged suspicious behavior by those at the cosmetic clinic. TNM Staff Hours after the death of a 21-year-old Kannada actor due to complications from a liposuction, the hospital where she was declared dead has written to the police alleging irregularities. Chethana Raj, who acted in popular Kannada soaps, had admitted herself to Dr Shettys Cosmetic Clinic for a liposuction procedu

17 May 2022 7:20 pm
Orange alert issued for Bengaluru on May 18 as heavy rains predicted

Weather The IMD also stated that coastal and south interior Karnataka is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning. TNM Staff Image for Representation | PTI An orange alert has been issued for Bengaluru by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The alert has been issued to rural and urban Bengaluru with very heavy rains predicted in isolated places on Wednesday, May 18. IMD had earlier, on Tuesday, predicted very heavy to extremely heavy rainfal

17 May 2022 7:20 pm
Karnataka textbook row: Kejriwal calls removing Bhagat Singh chapter an insult

Controversy A row erupted when the Karnataka government announced plans on removing a chapter on Bhagat Singh in textbooks for Class 10 students, and adding a speech by RSS founder Hedgewar. IANS Hitting out at the BJP government in Karnataka over the reported removal of a lesson on Bhagat Singh in school textbooks, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, May 17, called the move an insult to the sacrifice made by the iconic freedom fighter, and demanded a roll back of the decision. Taki

17 May 2022 6:59 pm
Kannada actor Chethana Raj dies after liposuction procedure, family blames hospital

Death Chethana Raj, a 21-year-old TV actor, passed away due to a cardiac arrest, suspected to be a complication of the liposuction procedure. TNM Staff Chethana Raj A 21-year-old Kannada small-screen actor died after she underwent a fat-removal surgery in Bengaluru. Chethana Raj was admitted at a private hospital for the liposuction (surgical fat removal) procedure on Monday, May 16. However, on Tuesday, she passed away due to a cardiac arrest, reportedly caused by a complication of the surgery.

17 May 2022 4:35 pm
Number of Muslim girls in Udupi colleges doubles in 15 yrs, hijab ban threatens progress

Education Data provided by the Education Department showed that the number of Muslim girls attending pre-university colleges in Udupi doubled between 2005 and 2021. But the hijab ban may reverse the trend. Prajwal Bhat Muslim girls outside MGM College, Udupi Hijab or education? A question which made a false equivalence was posed to young Muslim girls studying in colleges in Udupi district at the height of the hijab controversy that rocked Karnataka this year. The same question was misused by Hi

17 May 2022 1:55 pm