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Rahul Gandhi conviction: Kharge says Congress will appeal

Politics A Gujarat court on Thursday, March 23, found Congress leader Rahul Gandhi guilty in a criminal and civil defamation case related to his statement made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019. File Photo/PTI Congress leaders in Karnataka condemned his conviction in a Gujarat court, saying that it was an attempt to divert the attention of the public. The court on Thursday, March 23, found Congress leader Rahul Gandhi guilty in a criminal and civil defamation case related to his state

23 Mar 2023 5:32 pm
Height of dictatorship: Activists, politicians condemn arrest of Chetan Ahimsa

Controversy Actor Chetan Ahimsa has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days over a tweet in which he stated that Hindutva is built on lies. Facebook Chetan Kumar's recent arrest has sparked a wave of reactions with many expressing their support for the actor and calling for his immediate release. Chetan Kumar, a Kannada actor and social activist, was taken into custody by the Bengaluru police on Tuesday, March 21. The police arrested him over a tweet he made on March 20, in which he stated tha

23 Mar 2023 11:35 am
Vijay Karnataka newspaper censured by PCI for targeting Muslims

News The censure means that government advertising will be stopped for a certain period with the newspaper, as a means to hold the newspaper accountable for violating the Norms of Journalistic Conduct. The Press Council of India (PCI) censured Vijay Karnataka, a Bengaluru-based Kannada newspaper, for publishing an article that allegedly contained hate speech against Muslim community. The article in question, published on March 28, 2020, was titled All those who have died from corona are from the

22 Mar 2023 7:48 pm
Bengaluru: ECI to send notices to voters after publication of final electoral list

News Sending notices to residents after the publication of the final electoral list by the Election Commission of India (ECI) is a violation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) established by the ECI. Picxy The Election Commission of India (ECI) recently announced that electors identified as shifted and dead in three Assembly constituencies of Bengaluru would get 'another opportunity' to file objections and make corrections. The decision comes following the identification of 16,040 elect

22 Mar 2023 6:19 pm
Actor Chetan Ahimsa remanded in 14-day judicial custody for tweet on Hindutva

News The actor had said that Hindutva, a political ideology based on Hindu nationalism, was built on lies and could be defeated by truth. A Bengaluru court has ordered Kannada actor Chetan Kumar, also known as Chetan Ahimsa, to be held in judicial custody for a period of 14 days. Chetan's arrest followed a tweet he posted on March 20 that criticised Hindutva. The actor had said that Hindutva, a political ideology based on Hindu nationalism, was uilt on lies and could be defeated by truth. He wa

22 Mar 2023 10:38 am
Prominent Dalit leaders join Congress in Karnataka ahead of 2023 Assembly polls

Karnataka polls 2023 More than 15 Dalit leaders including Ambanna Arolikar, Hennur Srinivas, Sudam Das, and B Gopal have joined the party. Twitter /Randeep Surjewala Over a dozen prominent leaders of the Madiga community in Karnataka, who have been at the forefront of the fight for internal reservations within the Scheduled Caste category, joined the Congress on Tuesday, March 21. This is significant because the exodus of the Madiga community to the BJP in the last elections in 2018 proved costl

22 Mar 2023 9:50 am
'Why is PM Modi launching incomplete Whitefield metro line in Bengaluru': Congress

Bengaluru News PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the KR Puram to Whitefield metro line, which Karnataka Congress in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala called discontinuous, disjointed and disconnected. The Congress in Karnataka has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modis planned visit to Bengaluru to launch the KR Puram-Whitefield line, calling it a discontinuous, disjointed and disconnected project. Calling it a metro line that connects nowhere to nowhere, Congress Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Su

21 Mar 2023 7:10 pm
Bengaluru-based Vahak aims to transform road logistics sector using digitisation

Logistics This logistics tech company is fostering one of Indias largest ecosystems of transport MSMEs, shippers, lorry and fleet owners on its website and app. Vahak, a major transport community platform based in Bengaluru, on Monday, March 20, organised a roundtable to highlight the present state of the road logistics sector and key technological interventions needed to bring ease of doing business. In 2019, IITians Karan Shaha and Vikas Chandrawat co-founded Vahak with an intent to digitise t

21 Mar 2023 4:18 pm
Actor Chethan Ahimsa arrested in Bengaluru for saying Hindutva was built on lies

News Actor Chethan Kumar, also known as Chethan Ahimsa, was booked under charges of outraging religious sentiments by the Sheshadripuram police in Bengaluru. Screengrab/Twitter Kannada actor and activist Chethan Kumar was arrested by the Bengaluru police on Tuesday, March 21, over a tweet on March 20 saying that Hindutva is built on lies. Reportedly based on a complaint by a member of a pro-Hindu group, the Sheshadripuram police in Bengaluru arrested the actor under sections 295 A (malicious int

21 Mar 2023 1:50 pm
Bengaluru cops arrest railway ticket inspector for misbehaving with woman

News The ticket inspector, V Santhosh, allegedly heckled the woman passenger to show her ticket and even tried to put ink on her face. Screengrab/Twitter A deputy chief ticket inspector (DCTI) of the Indian Railways has been arrested for reportedly misbehaving with a female passenger at a railway station in Bengaluru. The incident took place on March 14 when the woman was travelling on the Howrah-SMVT Bengaluru Humsafar Express and decided to get off at KR Puram, which was not a designated stop.

21 Mar 2023 12:14 pm
Viral image of drunk startup employee sparks debate on Bengalurus party culture

Social Media Twitter user Caleb shared his story on Twitter as a cautionary message to startup founders who believe in working hard, partying harder. Twitter A Twitter post by user Caleb Friesen has sparked a debate online after he shared a story of a Bengaluru startup employee passing out and choking on his own vomit at a bar while the rest of his team partied. According to Caleb, he ran to the employee's rescue after noticing the young man convulsing, while his colleagues appeared more focused

21 Mar 2023 9:53 am
Sanitation workers of Karnataka begin protest against contract system

News The BBMP Pourakarmika Sangha, which is leading the protest, has been urging the government to abolish the contract system and bring all workers under direct payment for the last few months. Twitter/AICCTU In a coordinated effort, sanitation workers in multiple cities across Karnataka, including Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Vijayanagar, and Koppala, went on strike to protest the contract system of employment on Monday, March 20. The workers demanded an end to the system, which they sai

21 Mar 2023 8:53 am
Bengaluru cops detain 500 protesting auto drivers amid 24-hour strike

Protest As many as 20 auto unions called for a strike in Bengaluru over illegal bike taxi aggregators, alleging that such operations severely impact their business. Representative Over 500 auto rickshaw drivers protesting against illegal bike taxi operations in Bengaluru were detained by the police on Monday, March 20. Around 5,000 auto drivers showed up at the CAR Police Ground on Mysuru road in Bengaluru in a protest organised by the Auto and Taxi Drivers Union, even as auto drivers across the

20 Mar 2023 6:31 pm
Karnataka elections: Congress promises financial assistance to unemployed youth

Karnataka Elections 2023 The Yuvanidhi scheme was announced at the Yuva Kranti Samavesha in Belagavi, attended by top Congress leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi. In the run-up to the Karnataka elections, Congress has announced a new scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to unemployed youth if they come into power. The Yuvanidhi scheme promises to provide Rs 3,000 every month for a period of two years to unemployed youths with graduation degrees. Additionally, those w

20 Mar 2023 6:28 pm
Karnataka Min bows to Vokkaliga pressure, halts movie on Uri Gowda & Nanje Gowda

Controversy Minister and film producer Munirathna held a meeting with Adichunchanagiri seer Nirmalananda Swami on March 20. Karnataka Horticulture Minister and movie producer Munirathna on Monday, March 20, announced that he would be dropping the idea to produce a movie about the two fictitious characters, Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda. The decision to make a movie about the two characters was met with strong opposition from the Vokkaligara Sangha which threatened that two prominent seers of the com

20 Mar 2023 5:04 pm
Vokkaligara Sangha miffed about BJPs narrative on Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda

News Historians have long believed that Tipu Sultan was killed by the British during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, and there is no evidence to support the claims that Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda were involved in his death. The controversy surrounding Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda, the fictional characters being promoted as brave Vokkaliga soldiers who killed Tipu Sultan, has caused tension within the Vokkaliga community in Karnataka. The Vokkaligara Sangha, a community organisation, has called on the s

20 Mar 2023 2:04 pm
Shivamogga man offers prayers from DCs office after Eshwarappa's azaan comment

News BJP legislator KS Eshwarappa had objected to the use of loudspeakers for Azaan, citing its disturbance of the early morning quiet and students preparing for exams. Screengrab/Twitter The Karnataka police have filed a case against a Muslim youth for reciting azaan amid a row sparked by comments made by BJP leader KS Eshwarappa regarding the use of loudspeakers for azaan. The incident occurred on March 17 when Muslim organisations staged a protest in front of the Shivamogga Deputy Commissione

20 Mar 2023 12:30 pm
Karnataka masjid row: Hindu groups perform gana yagna for construction of temple at mosque site

News The controversy surrounding the Malali mosque erupted in 2022, when Hindu groups claimed that a temple-like structure was discovered during the mosque's renovation The Malali Masjid controversy has resurfaced in coastal Karnataka as right wing Hindu organisations conducted a 'gana yagna' or ritual sacrifice a couple of kilometres from the disputed mosques site. The yagna, which was the latest act of provocation since Sangh Parivar outfits claimed that the mosque was an ancient temple,

20 Mar 2023 11:44 am
Bengaluru auto drivers call for 24-hour strike against illegal bike taxis

Protest The protesting auto drivers will be staging a protest march from KSR Bengaluru City railway station to the Chief Minister's official residence. Image for Representation/Picxy Auto drivers in Bengaluru have called for a 24-hour strike starting from the midnight of Sunday, March 19, to protest against the illegal operations of private bike taxi aggregators in the city. As many as 20 auto unions are participating in the strike. According to reports, more than two lakh autos will not be

20 Mar 2023 9:07 am
Football: Bengaluru to host 2023 SAFF Championship in June-July

Sports Bengaluru will host the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2023 from June 21 to July 3, All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Kalyan Chaubey announced. Bengaluru will host the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2023 from June 21 to July 3, All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Kalyan Chaubey announced here on Sunday. The 2023 SAFF Championship will be played from June 21 to July 3, with all member associations expected to fight it out fo

20 Mar 2023 8:45 am
Bajrang Dal stops ladies party at Karnataka hotel, claims it damages Hindu culture

Moral Policing Bajrang Dal leader Rajesh Gowda claimed that girls in Shivamogga were growing up in a good environment and that such activities would corrupt them. Twitter/KeypadGuerilla A late-night ladies party organised at a hotel in Shivamogga was disrupted by Bajrang Dal workers on Friday, March 17. The members of the right-wing Hindu organisation, led by Rajesh Gowda, gathered outside Hotel Cliff Embassy on Kuvempu Road late in the evening, protesting against the Women's Day party taking pl

19 Mar 2023 5:01 pm
Karnataka mining case: ED attaches assets worth Rs 5.21 cr

Enforcement Directorate The ED has attached assets worth Rs 5.21 crore belonging to Mineral Enterprises Limited and its officials in a case related to illegal mining. IANS The Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s Bengaluru Zonal Office has attached assets worth Rs 5.21 crore belonging to Mineral Enterprises Limited and its officials in a case related to illegal mining, officials said on Sunday, March 19.According to the officials, the assets attached are in the form of six immovable properties owned b

19 Mar 2023 1:43 pm
Landless Dalits affected most as govt burial grounds in Karnataka are filled to capacity

caste Dalit communities bury their dead, as do a handful of caste Hindus. But with government burial grounds filled to capacity, and no land of their own, most Dalit families in Karnataka are left searching for their place even in death. In Byrenahalli village of Tumakuru district, the grief over the death of a Dalit man, Hanumathrayappa, in February last year was quickly overshadowed by the inability of the family to find a proper burial place for him. As a landless Dalit family, their choice w

19 Mar 2023 11:48 am
Passenger arrested for smoking in toilet on Indigo Assam-Bengaluru flight

News According to the airport police, the arrested person has been identified as Shehari Choudari. Representative image The airport authorities at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru have arrested a passenger on charges of smoking in the toilet on an IndiGo flight, sources said on Saturday, March 18. According to the airport police, the arrested person has been identified as Shehari Choudari, and he committed the act while travelling from Assam to Bengaluru on Indigo flight 6E 716.

18 Mar 2023 6:50 pm
Newly inaugurated Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway waterlogged again after heavy rain

Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway This is the third time the expressway has experienced waterlogging. Last August, heavy rainfall caused flooding when the expressway was still under construction, and it was flooded again in October. Twitter Heavy rainfall caused waterlogging on the recently inaugurated Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway on Saturday, March 18, raising concerns about the quality of the 119-kilometre-long road. Visuals of the flooding went viral on social media platforms with citizens criticisi

18 Mar 2023 2:49 pm
Campaigning in Karnataka, Assam CM says he will shut all madrasas

Controversy Hemanta Biswa Sarma was addressing a large gathering in Karnataka after inaugurating a light and sound show on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. pti Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is currently on a visit to Karnataka, has triggered a controversy by announcing his intention to shut down all madrasas in his state. Addressing a gathering at an event in Karnataka ahead of the assembly elections, Sarma argued that the state needed schools, colleges, and universities to produce d

18 Mar 2023 11:04 am
Security lapse at Bengaluru Airport as intl passengers taken to domestic arrival

News Airline staff realised no immigration procedures were carried out after passengers alerted airport personnel. In a security lapse, passengers on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL713) from Colombo to Bengaluru were taken to the domestic arrival area instead of the international arrivals without going through immigration. The incident, which occurred on March 17, has raised serious questions about airport security and safety measures. According to sources, the passengers were taken to the dome

17 Mar 2023 7:25 pm
Bengaluru activist roughed up by BJP MLAs supporters for questioning borewell dig

News The altercation with MLA K Gopalaiahs men left civic activist Vinay Kumar with a torn shirt and injured shoulder. A Bengaluru-based civic activist was allegedly beaten up by a BJP MLAs supporters for questioning them about a new borewell in the area. The incident occurred on Thursday, March 16, when a new borewell was being dug for a temple in Basaveshwara Nagar. The supporters of BJP MLA from Mahalakshmi Layout, K Gopalaiah, allegedly got into an altercation with Vinay, who ended up with a

17 Mar 2023 11:07 am
Three arrested in connection with murder of woman found in Bengaluru railway terminal

Crime Superintendent of Police Soumyalatha SK said that the murder was not related to the two similar cases reported in Bengaluru in December 2022 and January 2023. Bengaluru Railway Police arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old woman whose body was discovered inside a plastic drum at the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal on March 13. The victim, Tamanna, hailed from Bihar and was married to Intiqab, an AC mechanic from Anekal. Three accused, Kamal (21), Tanveer (28), an

16 Mar 2023 6:24 pm
Sumukhi Suresh to perform new comedy act 'Hoemonal' in Bengaluru

Bengaluru news This will be Sumukhi's first solo act at a 1,000-seater hall, and the event will take place at Ambedkar Bhavan on March 25. Sumukhi Suresh | Instagram Popular stand-up comedian Sumukhi Suresh is all set to perform her first solo act at a 1,000-seater hall in Bengaluru. The event will take place at Ambedkar Bhavan, where she will perform her latest stand-up comedy special titled 'Hoemonal', live on March 25. Throughout her performance, she will talk about subjects like dating

16 Mar 2023 5:05 pm
Two injured in Bengaluru HSR layout as underground gas pipe explodes

News Two women sustained 25% to 30% burn injuries as a result of the explosion and are undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital. Screengrab/Twitter Two women were injured in a gas explosion in Bengalurus HSR Layout during repair works undertaken by the Bangalore Water and Sewerage Supply Board (BWSSB). The incident took place in Sector 7 of HSR Layout at 23rd cross and 4th main on Thursday, March 16, while BWSSB officials were using an earth excavator machine to fix a damaged water pipe line. A

16 Mar 2023 4:50 pm
Karnataka BJP MLC's home raided by tax officials, articles worth Rs 30 lakh seized

News Among the items seized by the Commercial Tax Department were 6,000 saris, 9,000 school and college bags, plates, and household items. Officials from the Commercial Tax Department conducted a raid at the home of R Shankar, a Member of the Legislative Council in Ranebennur, Karnatakas Haveri district on Wednesday, March 15. The raid led to the seizure of items worth around Rs 30 lakh, which were allegedly meant for distribution ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. Among the seized items

16 Mar 2023 3:55 pm
Karnataka HC allows govt to conduct board exams for Classes 5 and 8

Court The High Court had earlier struck down the government order mandating board exams for Classes 5 and 8, based on a petition filed by private school management associations. Representative Image: PTI The Karnataka High Court has allowed the state government to conduct board exams for students of classes 5 and 8 in the state board syllabus. A division bench of Justices G Narendar and Ashok S Kinagi heard the matter on Wednesday, March 15, and permitted the Karnataka government to hold the exa

16 Mar 2023 2:59 pm
Auto drivers in Bengaluru threaten strike over illegal bike taxi services

Bengaluru News A union of auto drivers in Bengaluru is protesting app-based bike taxi aggregators for operating illegally, and demand that they be banned by the state government. A section of auto drivers in Bengaluru have threatened to go on strike from March 20 if the state government does not take action to ban illegal bike taxi services in the city. The Bangalore Auto Drivers Unions Federation alleged that app-based aggregators are illegally conducting bike taxi businesses using two-wheelers

16 Mar 2023 2:14 pm
Lingayat Panchamasalis to field candidates if BJP doesnt meet reservation demand

Politics Their ongoing demand for reservation under the 2A category, the most backward category of the Other Backward Classes (OBC), has placed Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in a difficult position. The Panchamasali reservation agitation committee in Karnataka has threatened to field independent candidates in the upcoming assembly elections if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government does not meet its demand for 2A category reservation to the Panchamasali-Lingayat community. The committee h

16 Mar 2023 2:08 pm
BJP infighting escalates in K'taka; Yediyurappa's son warns detractors within party

Politics The Union leaders said that the next government would be formed as per the wishes of Yediyurappa. As the differences between state Congress President DK Shivakumar and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah seem to have ebbed, the infighting within the BJP is now coming to the fore. The infighting got impetus after the BJP high command's declaration that the polls would be fought under the guidance of former Chief Minister and BJP Central Parliamentary Committee Member BS Yediyurappa. The Union

16 Mar 2023 1:30 pm
Massive fire in Bengalurus Turahalli forest, cause unknown

News The extent of damage caused by the forest fire in Bengalurus Turahalli remains uncertain even as officials work to assess the impact on the environment and wildlife. Twitter/CitizenKamran A massive forest fire broke out in Bengalurus Turahalli forest on the evening of Wednesday, March 15. The fire was spotted near Banashankari 6th Stage's 80 Ft Road and rapidly spread to other areas of the forest, burning the bushy vegetation and engulfing the region in dense smoke. The fire in Turahalli ha

16 Mar 2023 12:23 pm
No serial killer in Bengaluru say cops, three murders not linked

News SP Soumyalatha SK told TNM that the victim has been identified and investigations are ongoing. The Bengaluru railway police said that the latest body found in a plastic drum at the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal is not linked to the previous three cases. Superintendent of Police (Railways), Soumyalatha SK told TNM that the victim has been identified and investigations are ongoing. The woman whose body was discovered in a drum on March 14, was believed to be around 30 years old. The Railway pol

15 Mar 2023 5:22 pm
Mobile Girls Koottam: A nuanced play on working women's lives, ambitions, and fears

Review Directed by Sam PC, Mobile Girls Koottam revolves around the lives of four women Satya, Abhinaya, Lakshmi, and Kalpana who work in a factory that manufactures Nokia mobile phones. The aroma of freshly made tea and bajjis hit you as you walk into the set of the play Mobile Girls Koottam. These delicacies also make their way to the audience as the play progresses. The actors refer to the audience as pakathu veetu kaaranga (neighbours) and even invite them to help them with the chores. No

15 Mar 2023 5:11 pm
BJP propagates fiction as history: 'Uri and Nanje Gowda killed Tipu Sultan'

Karnataka polls Historians have long believed that Tipu was killed by the British during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1798-99. They call the BJPs new version a sinister design. Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom, has been used to polarise votes in Karnataka for over a decade. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now brought in two new characters to further provoke and divide voters in the state Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda. These two names have started featuring in right-wing

15 Mar 2023 5:04 pm
Karnataka elections 2023: ESCOMs say no load shedding this summer

Karnataka Elections 2023 The decision was taken keeping in mind the interests of students and farmers, the MDs of the five Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs) said after a meeting on March 15. As summer begins in Karnataka, the five Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs) in the state have said they will ensure that there is no load shedding in the coming months. The decision was taken keeping in mind the interests of students and farmers, the ESCOM directors said during a meeting on Wednesday,

15 Mar 2023 3:42 pm
'Party decisions aren't taken in the kitchen', BJP leader CT Ravi hits out at Yediyurappa

Politics Yediyurappa as early as July 2022, had hinted that his son Vijayendra would be contesting from the Shikaripura Assembly seat. His other son, BY Raghavendra, is a BJP Member of the Parliament from Shivamogga. Karnataka BJP leader and national general secretary CT Ravi lashed out at party senior BS Yediyurappa over the latters statement that his son BY Vijayendra would be contesting from the Shikaripura constituency. Speaking to the media in Vijayapura on Tuesday, March 14, Ravi said that

15 Mar 2023 2:55 pm
Bengaluru man poses as IPS officer and got lakhs in bribes, owned BMW car

News Inspired by south Indian movies, Srinivas got a uniform stitched and created a fake ID card. A man from Maruthi Nagar in Bengalurus Chandra Layout, identified as R Srinivas, was arrested by the Talaghattapura police on Tuesday for posing as a probationary IPS officer and cheating people of their money. Srinivas, who had the desire to become a police officer after watching south Indian movies with plots revolving around the police force, got a uniform stitched and created a fake ID card to g

15 Mar 2023 2:30 pm
Two students killed in Bengaluru after their car jumps median and rams two vehicles

Accident The two deceased students were identified as Karthik (24) and Bhageerath (17), and both were from Andhra Pradesh. Representative image Two students were killed in Bengaluru in the early hours of Tuesday, March 14, after their car jumped a median and crashed into a car and a bus coming from the opposite direction. The accident occurred on Hosur Road near Silk Board junction. According to the Times of India, at around 4:40 am, 24-year-old Karthik was driving along with 17-year-old Bhageer

15 Mar 2023 1:49 pm
Serial killings in Bengaluru? Three bodies found in railway stations since December

Crime Railway police have said that the only link that has been confirmed is that the three women are aged around 30-35 years. The body of an unidentified woman was found inside a plastic drum at the Sri M Visvesvaraya Terminal (SMVT) in Byappanahalli on March 14. Railway police opened the drum when they found a foul smell emanating from it and found the body of a woman, suspected to be around 30 years old. This is the third such body that was found by the police in the citys railway stations si

15 Mar 2023 11:00 am
Karnataka Lokayukta moves SC challenging bail to corruption-accused BJP MLA

Court Blurb: The Karnataka High Court had, on March 7, granted interim bail to BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa after he was accused of accepting a Rs 40 lakh bribe in awarding tenders. PTI The Karnataka Lokayukta moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 14, challenging an order of the Karnataka High Court granting interim anticipatory bail to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Madal Virupakshappa in a corruption case. The matter was mentioned before Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aravind Kumar and Ahsa

15 Mar 2023 9:31 am
Karnataka: Tension in Haveri district as Hindu outfits pelt stones at mosque

News As the procession passed through a Muslim locality, a few individuals hurled stones at nearby houses and a mosque. Screengrab/Twitter Miscreants in Karnatakas Haveri district pelted stones at a mosque during a rally on Tuesday, March 14. The miscreants targeted Muslim homes and a mosque during a procession by Hindu outfits and Kuruba community organisations. According to the police, a group of Hindu outfits numbering around 200 people, conducted a bike rally in Rattihalli taluk, carrying a

14 Mar 2023 8:19 pm
IIT Madras student dies by suicide, second incident in one month

Suicide The deceased person has been identified as Vaipu Pushpak Sri Sai (23) and was a third-year Electrical Engineering student from Andhra Pradesh. A BTech student at IIT Madras died by suicide in his hostel room on Tuesday, March 14. The deceased person has been identified as Vaipu Pushpak Sri Sai (23) and was a third-year Electrical Engineering student from Andhra Pradesh. He was staying at the Alakananda hostel. According to reports, his friends went to check on him on Tuesday afternoon si

14 Mar 2023 7:18 pm
In three years, Karnataka BJP govt spent over Rs 260 cr on hosting VIP guests

Politics A reply to an RTI query revealed that under the previous Congress government, hospitality expenses of the Chief Ministers office in five years amounted to Rs 52 crore. In the last three years since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in Karnataka, the state government has spent at least Rs 260 crore on hospitality. This includes an expense of Rs 92.2 crore towards hosting Union ministers and the delegations that accompany them, as well as hospitality expenses incurred by the

14 Mar 2023 3:45 pm
Karnataka BJP under fire for allowing rowdy 'Fighter' Ravi togreetPMModi

News Fighter Ravi recently joined the BJP and is a ticket aspirant from the Nagamangala Assembly constituency. Twitter Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje has taken responsibility for the lapse in security during Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Mandya on March 12. She promised an inquiry into the incident after a photo emerged of PM Modi greeting a man with a criminal record named Mallikarjuna alias Fighter Ravi. The picture has put the BJP in a tough spot, with Shobha Karandlaje admitting t

14 Mar 2023 12:43 pm