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Karnataka Cabinet expansion: Senior Congress leaders denied ministerial berth take out protest

Apart from Bengaluru, protests were held in Sira in Tumakuru, Mysuru, Haveri, Kodagu and various other places as well, with many disgruntled legislators and their supporters voicing their discontent. BENGALURU: While joy swept Raj Bhavan as 24 ministers were sworn in on Saturday, the discontent among many senior legislators who were denied a ministerial position in the 34-member Cabinet of the Siddaramaiah government erupted in the form of protests outside. Dejected supporters of the legislators

27 May 2023 9:52 pm
Karnataka cabinet: Siddaramaiah likely to keep finance, D K Shivakumar may get water resources

Siddaramaiah while speaking to the press said that having a full-fledged cabinet helps deliver good governance. BENGALURU: Karnataka government, with a full-fledged 34-member cabinet under Chief Minister Siddaramaah, came into existence with an expansion by inducting 24 new ministers into the cabinet here on Saturday. Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot administered oath to the ministers including the new faces- lone woman Laxmi Hebbalkar, Belagavi rural MLA, Ballari rural MLA B Nagendra, Rahim Khan f

27 May 2023 6:14 pm
KarnatakaCabinet expansion: 24 ministers inducted in Siddaramaiah Ministry

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving caste and region-wise representation along with giving due respect to senior as well as junior MLAs, an official statement said. BENGALURU: The Congress government in Karnataka expanded its cabinet on Saturday by inducting 24 ministers thereby filling all the 34 ministerial positions a week after assuming power in the state. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to these 24 ministers. These ministers in

27 May 2023 1:28 pm
Slain BJP worker Praveen Nettaru's wife loses job with change of Karnataka government

Speaking to The New Indian Express, Nutana Kumari said that state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel has assured her to get her job back and she is hopeful to be reinstated in the same post. MANGALURU: Nutana Kumari, wife of slain BJP Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru has been relieved from her temporary post soon after the new government took charge. An order has been issued relieving her fromthe post of Senior Assistant (Group C). Her last working day was May 22. Speaking to The New Indian Expr

27 May 2023 1:18 pm
Man walks into marriage hall holding green-vine snake, posed with groom in Karnataka

According to reports, the accused had gone for a snake rescue in the city limits. As he was getting delayed for his friend's marriage, he went with the snake to attain the wedding. HUBBALI:A 34-years old man walked into a wedding ceremonyin Vijayapura with agreen-vine snake inhis hand and posed for photographs with the groom. As the photo went viral, the Forest officials traced the offender Hanumeshthrough his social media account and warmed him. They explained the ethical ways of catching s

27 May 2023 11:53 am
Students discuss key issues for G20 inBengaluru

Students from Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics University in collaboration with Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies made presentations on the seven themes of T20 this year. BENGALURU:Think20 (T20) which serves as an idea bank for the G20 by bringing together think tanks and high-level experts to discuss policy issues relevant to the G20 hosted an event in Bengaluru on Friday to address issues related to gender, startups, digital technology, economy, sustainable tourism, blended fina

27 May 2023 6:13 am
Withdraw pump set-Aadhaar link decision: Kurubur Shanthakumar

There are 40 lakh farm pump sets in the state. On the pretext of linking them with Aadhaar cards, the government is planning to privatise power supply which will become a burden on farmers, he said. BELAGAVI: State Sugarcane Growers Association president Kurubur Shanthakumar said the government must withdraw the decision to link farm pump sets to Aadhaar cards. There are 40 lakh farm pump sets in the state. On the pretext of linking them with Aadhaar cards, the government is planning to privatis

27 May 2023 6:09 am
Ramanath Rai demands SIT probe into political killings inDakshina Kannada

He also took strong objection to BJP Belthangady MLA Harish Poonjas controversial statement that Siddaramaiah has killed 24 Hindutva activists. MANGALURU:Former minister Ramanath Rai on Friday demanded that the state government form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into politically-motivated communal killings in Dakshina Kannada. Addressing media persons at the district Congress office, the KPCC vice-president said that many innocent Hindu and Muslim youths like Sharath Madivala, Prav

27 May 2023 6:05 am
Karnataka government doing hate politics to mask failure: Basavaraj Bommai

The former CM said people are demanding immediate implementation of the five guarantees that Congress had announced in the run-up to the Assembly elections. BENGALURU:BJP leaders on Friday hit out at the state government over the delay in implementing the five guarantees and accused them of trying to divert peoples attention by resorting to hate politics. Former CM Basavaraj Bommai said there are differences between the two leaders Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivak

27 May 2023 6:02 am
24 set to take oath on 27th May, Siddaramaiah cabinet full!

A surprise exclusion is that of Laxman Savadi, who won from Athani on a Congress ticket after quitting the BJP. Another exclusion is that of former cm Jagadish Shettar. BENGALURU/BELAGAVI:The Congress high command along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar late on Friday night finalised 24 additional names for the Karnataka cabinet. All 24, including HK Patil, Krishna Byregowda, N Cheluvarayaswamy and Eshwar Khandre, will be sworn in as ministers by Governor T

27 May 2023 5:57 am
Karnataka: BK Hariprasad likely to resign as MLC

When contacted, Hariprasad refused to comment. Instead of Hariprasad, NS Boseraju, who belongs to the Raju community and is not a member of either House, has been accommodated. BENGALURU:Speculation is rife that an upset BK Hariprasad is likely to resign as an MLC from Congress. Hariprasad, a senior Congress leader who has served as party general secretary in 16 different states, and as Opposition Leader in the Council, could not find a place in the ministry. When contacted, Hariprasad refused t

27 May 2023 5:52 am
Uttara Kannada: Analebail villagers trying to save their only bridge

Work on the bridge across the Aghanashini River began in 2005. Till then, the villagers were using a temporary bridge made of areca trunks to go to Sirsi and other places. SIDDAPUR (UTTARA KANNADA):To save the only bridge that provides connectivity to at least half-a-dozen villages, the people of Analebail gram panchayat have been placing sandbags around its pillars since 2020. The bridge, which was constructed in 2008 at Analebail, is now in a dilapidated condition, thanks to heavy rains in the

27 May 2023 5:48 am
G20: Shift from women development to women-led development, advise leaders

Dr Sandhya, chair of the G20 group on gender equity, said that in order to holistically tackle gender inequality, opinions and voices of women from different backgrounds must be taken into account. BENGALURU: Dr Sandhya Purecha, chair of the G20 group on gender equity, W20, said on Friday that skill development programmes need to be redesigned so that they are more inclusive and result-oriented. She was speaking at the Women in Higher Education for Enabling Leadership (WHEEL), a women vice-chanc

27 May 2023 5:41 am
Congress is shedding crocodile tears: HDKumaraswamy

He also alleged that the Congress has won 45-50 seats, including Ramanagara and Magadi constituencies, by inducing voters and dared CM Siddaramaiah to order a probe. BENGALURU:Former CM HD Kumaraswamy attacked Congress for allegedly politicising the inauguration of the new Parliament building and defended the partys stand after former prime minister HD Deve Gowda decided to attend the event amid an opposition boycott. Kumaraswamy explained that the decision was unanimously taken in the national

27 May 2023 5:33 am
Digital India Act should vouch for privacy, foster innovation'

In India, the DIA comes at a time when it is leading in technological innovation and a much-needed change since the IT Act (23 years). BENGALURU:The Information Technology Act, 2000, is all set to get a makeover in the first week of June as Digital India Act (DIA), 2023. The new legislation aims to regulate digital services such as social media, OTT platforms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), data security, user privacy and cybercrime, among other technology-related matters. While the Act is crucia

27 May 2023 5:27 am
Talaguppa-Bengaluru intercity-express: Tense moments as engine detaches from coaches

According to a source from the South Western Railway, the onboard staff promptly reconnected the engine with the coaches. SHIVAMOGGA:The engine of the Talaguppa-Bengaluru Intercity Express detached from its coaches and started to move independently at Bilaki on Friday morning. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident which occurred near the Kadakkatte railway level crossing in Bhadravati taluk. The engine of Talaguppa-Bengaluru Express got detached due to a technical an issue near Bhadravath

27 May 2023 5:19 am
Karnataka cabinet expansion: 24 legislators to take oath as ministers on Saturday

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving caste and region-wise representation along with giving due respect to senior as well as junior MLAs, an official statement said. BENGALURU: A week after assuming power in Karnataka, the Congress on Friday released a list of 24 legislators who will be sworn in as ministers on May 27, according to party leaders. The Karnataka government can have 34 ministers. Ten of them, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar

27 May 2023 12:52 am
After winning Karnataka, now local battles brew for Congress

With the delimitation and reservation process concluded recently, Congress might go for a re-exercise of both delimitation and reservation, which could become another challenge for them. BENGALURU:Congress has conquered Karnataka and now, if everything goes well, the party will be facing the onerous tasks of battling out the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), and zilla and taluk panchayat elections, which are likely to be held before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. To undertake the elec

26 May 2023 6:03 am
Seniors in or out? Young Karnataka MLAs track cabinet talks

The second-rung leaders are confident that the party will accommodate them if the seniors are not inducted as many including Jains, Uppara, and other backward communities are eyeing cabinet berths. MYSURU: As the Congress high command, CM Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar, and AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge finalised the list of ministers for cabinet expansion, MLAs who have won three to four times and new faces are closely tracking the developments. The second-rung leaders are confident

26 May 2023 5:58 am
Congress may use same ammunition for LS polls

Apparently, the party has decided that its stance would not change on the corruption issue ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. BENGALURU:During its campaign in the run-up to the Assembly elections, Congress had consistently hammered on corruption in the BJP government, with its PayCM campaign on the allegations of 40 per cent commission, and communal politics. The campaign plank backed by its five guarantees, which recently received cabinet approval, gave massive benefits to Congress, and the Grand Ol

26 May 2023 5:55 am
Congress politics of vengeance says CN Ashwath Narayan

He clarified that his remarks were a way of telling the voters to halt Siddaramaiahs political career, and recalled that he had regretted the statement soon after making it. BENGALURU/ HUBBALLI:The state government has filed an FIR against Malleswaram MLA and former deputy chief minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan for his finish off Siddaramaiah just like Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda finished off Tipu Sultan remark, Narayan said theCongress is indulging in politics of vengeance. With a huge mandate, Con

26 May 2023 5:53 am
JDS Vokkaliga vote up for grabs, BJP gains

TNIE checked the statistics, and vote share numbers for the BJP showed a huge jump in 2023, compared to votes polled in 2018 in the Vokkaliga heartland of Old Mysuru. BENGALURU:The Vokkaliga vote, which was once cornered by the JDS, is drifting away. This election has shown that a portion of it has gone to Congress, but the big story is that the Vokkaliga vote has significantly gone to the BJP. The JDS Vokkaliga vote is melting. If we can get about 15 per cent of that vote, we can take our vote

26 May 2023 5:51 am
Congress governments fate hangs on LS poll results: HDKumaraswamy

Attacking the Congress government, the former chief minister alleged that Congress launched a propaganda campaign against JDS, instigating a community against the party. BENGALURU:Resolving to strengthen JDS in the coming days, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said that the future of the Congress government depends on the result of the Lok Sabha elections next year. Speaking at the introspective meeting following the poor performance of JDS in the Assembly elections,Kumaraswamy stressed that

26 May 2023 5:49 am
Speakers post wont hamper my work for people: Khader

Asked if his role as the Speaker would limit his functions as an MLA which his supporters are fearing, Khader said he will make time for the people of his constituency and resolve their grievances. MANGALURU:Newly-appointed Assembly Speaker UT Khader, after being elected to the prestigious position, visited Mangaluru for the first time on Thursday.He assured that as an MLA he will continue to work for the people of his constituency which will not be impeded by his position as the Speaker. Speaki

26 May 2023 5:44 am
ISRO set to launch NVS-01 navigation sat on May 29

Interestingly, the NVS-01 will also carry an indigenously-built atomic clock. The previous IRNSS satellite series had initially carried atomic clocks in the IRNSS-1A. BENGALURU:The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) mission carrying the NVS-01 satellite on May 29. The NVS-01 satellite is the first satellite to be launched as part of the NVS series of satellites under the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services. N

26 May 2023 5:41 am
Eight PO passport kendras to be open in Karnataka on Saturdays

The waiting period at Hassan is 16 days, Ballari 13, Bidar 9, Chikkaballapur and Vijayapura (8 each). The waiting time for appointments at PSKs in Bengaluru (Lalbagh & Marathahalli) is 15 days. BENGALURU: Citizens can now look forward to swifter processing of passports, with the Regional Passport Office deciding to keep its Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) open on Saturdays too, at eight locations across the state. This will open up more slots for the public seeking appointments for pa

26 May 2023 5:38 am
Threat calls to Nitin Gadkari: NIA files FIR in Bengaluru

The prisoner again made three phone calls to the ministers public relations office in Nagpur on March 21 demanding Rs 10 crore. He also threatened to harm the minister if the money was not paid. BELAGAVI:The case pertaining to threat calls made to Union Minister for Highways Nitin Gadkari by a prisoner from Hindalga jail in Belagavi has taken a new turn with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) launching an investigation after registering an FIR in Bengaluru. Jayesh Kantha alias Jayesh Pujari

26 May 2023 5:32 am
Fishermen vs Navy in Karwar: Its peace for now

The Navy officials, who attended the meeting, gave an assurance that they will not damage the nets of fishermen found in the waters near their boundary. KARWAR:The Uttara Kannada district administration seems to have brokered peace between fishermen and Navy officials at the INS Kadamba Naval Base,at least for now. In a meeting convened by PrabhulingKavalikatti, Deputy Commissioner, Uttara Kannada,the fishermen made several complaints against the defence personnel. Every time wego near their bre

26 May 2023 5:21 am
Moral policing: Group threatens boy, girl in Karnataka'sChikkaballapur

The sources said that an argument broke out between the youths and the girl when she and her friend came out of the chat centre. CHIKKABALLAPUR:A girl and a boy from different faiths were reportedly threatened by a group of youths at a chat centre in the city on Wednesday evening. The video of the moral policing incident has gone viral. Chikkaballapur Superintendent of Police DL Nagesh told The New Indian Express that a case has been registered after the girl filed a complaint. The police have l

26 May 2023 5:14 am
Karnataka: 24 MLAs to take oath as ministers on 27th may, tentative list ready

As pressure mounted on the Congress party high command with over 40 aspirants lobbying at various levels at the national capital, it was left with no other option than filling up all vacancies. BENGALURU:Twenty-four more MLAs will take oath as ministers in Chief Minister Siddaramaiahs cabinet at a swearing-in ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan on Saturday at 11.45 am. Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot will administer the oath to the new ministers and his office has already been approached,

26 May 2023 5:11 am
Siddaramaiah govt to get 20-24 more ministers;swearing-in ceremonyon Saturday

The source said that most of the ministers are to be from the Siddamaraiah camp whereas Shivakumar will get at least three to four portfolios with two prominent departments. NEW DELHI: At least 20 to 24 new ministers are now scheduled to be inducted in the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka on Saturday, party sources said on Thursday. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DKShivakumar had met party General Secretaries KCVenugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewa

26 May 2023 1:15 am
Karnataka: Hindu youth thrashed for hanging out with Muslim woman

The police have got the video of the incident and launched a hunt to nab the accused persons. BENGALURU: A Hindu youth on Thursday was thrashed in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur by a group of Muslim men after he was spotted having snacks at a food outlet with a Muslim woman who was also attacked and threatened for visiting the eatery with a Hindu man, the police said. Police said the youth and the woman visited 'Gopika Chaats' in Chikkaballapur. The woman was clad in a burka. The accused noticed the

26 May 2023 1:04 am
Bommai slams DK Shivakumars saffronisation remark

The former CM told reporters that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar have warned the department that they would not allow the saffronisation of the police force. BENGALURU:Former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and other senior BJP leaders took exception to Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumars remarks that the State Government will not allow saffronisation of the police force. Bommai said such comments will demoralise the force and this is not a good beginning. The former CM

25 May 2023 6:51 am
Siddaramaiah, DKShivakumarin Delhi to discuss cabinet expansion, portfolios

On Wednesday, Shivakumar reached Delhi well ahead of Siddaramaiah. He and his brother DK Suresh, Bengaluru Rural MP, held talks with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge for about 45 minutes. BENGALURU:After the fight for the chief ministers post, there seems to be a tug-of-war between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar over ministerial berths for their loyalists. The leaders are likely to get the party high command nod to induct 20 more MLAs into the cabinet, which

25 May 2023 6:51 am
Veterans in dark about Karnataka CMs plans

With 37 MLAs winning from seven districts of Bombay-Karnataka, the party may include more Lingayats from this belt. BELAGAVI: Supporters of Congress legislators have intensified lobbying for cabinet berths. With many MLAs being veterans, the party leadership is under pressure on how to placate all of them. The inclusion of eight MLAs in the initial round has already left several seniors disappointed. Sidelining of prominent party legislators like Krishna Byregowda, RV Deshpande, Shamanur Shivash

25 May 2023 6:50 am
Congress should win 20 seats in Karnataka Lok Sabha polls: DKShivakumar

Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) faced the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as alliance partners and suffered a humiliating defeat as they won just one seat each, while BJP won 25 seats. BENGALURU:After its thumping victory in the recent Assembly elections, Congress is keen on continuing its winning momentum for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and elections to urban local bodies (ULBs). At the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting on Wednesday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister and KPCC pre

25 May 2023 6:46 am
Poll effect: Ibrahim to step down as state JDS chief

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ibrahim said that he owned the moral responsibility of the defeat in the elections and had decided to tender his resignation to the presidents post. BENGALURU:Taking moral responsibility for the partys poor performance in the recent Assembly elections, Janata Dal (Secular) state president CM Ibrahim has decided to step down from the post. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ibrahim said that he owned the moral responsibility of the defeat in the elections and

25 May 2023 6:45 am
I feel honoured... will have to remain strictly neutral

In an interview, MLA UT Khader speaks of what the role means to him, and how he will fulfill his responsibilities. BENGALURU: Five-time Mangaluru MLA MLA UT Khader, who was unanimously elected Speaker, is the first Muslim member to hold the post. In an interview, he tells Bansy Kalappa what the role means to him, and how he will fulfill his responsibilities. You are one of the senior-most Congress MLAs from coastal Karnataka and one of only two from Dakshina Kannada. The people have expressed c

25 May 2023 6:43 am
Hariprasad may get berth to steer Congress in Dakshina Kannada districts

Many feel the party can woo back Billavas by making Hariprasad in charge of the Dakshina Kannada district. This will also help the party give a tough fight to BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. MANGALURU:After five-time Congress MLA UT Khader was elected Assembly Speaker, party leader BK Hariprasad is likely to emerge as a frontrunner for a ministerial berth from the coastal region and also the Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister. The 68-year-old hails belongs to the numerically domin

25 May 2023 6:42 am
Finish off Siddaramaiah remark: FIR against Ashwath Narayan

Congress leaders had registered a complaint against the BJP leader at Devaraja police station on February 17, but no action has been initiated to date. So, a fresh complaint has been filed now. MYSURU:An FIR has been registered against BJP leader and former higher education minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan over his statement that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should be finished off just like Tipu Sultan, during a public meeting in Sathanuru, Mandya district, on February 12. Karnataka Pradesh Congres

25 May 2023 6:40 am
As lobbying hots up in Dharwad district, Shettar may have last laugh

The senior leader said by giving Shettar a plum post, the party will be pitting him against four-time MP and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi in the Dharwad Lok Sabha segment. HUBBALLI: While veteran Congress MLAs from Dharwad district is lobbying hard for a ministerial berth in the Siddaramaiah cabinet, there is a likelihood of a new entrant from BJP, Jagadish Shettar, making the cut from the district despite his bitter loss in the Assembly polls. But that could cause some serious heartburn among o

25 May 2023 6:39 am
Cow traps to avoid underpass flooding?

Cow traps are made of flat steel bars with spaces between them and installed atop the small drains built at underpasses. They are connected to regular stormwater drains. BENGALURU:Here is a simplesolution to avoid flooding of underpasses install cow traps (rainwater diverters).These cowtraps atunderpasses will help divert rainwater to stormwater drains, according to Vijay Raj Sisodiya, who has implemented two underpass projects for BBMP and has 22 years of experience in water conservation. Cow

25 May 2023 6:38 am
Worlds costliest mango has a price tag of Rs 40,000 a piece

The mela will continue till May 31. Many farmers were seen clicking selfies and pictures of this expensive mango. The pictures of red Miyazaki have gone viral after the mela began. KOPPAL:Worlds costliest mango, Miyazaki, is now on display at a mela in Koppal.With each fruit priced at a whopping Rs 40,000 (Rs 2.5 lakh per kg), the Horticulture Department is planning to popularise its cultivation in Koppal district. Horticulture officials brought only one Miyazaki mango from Madhya Pradesh for di

25 May 2023 6:37 am
No power bhagya, man attacks Gescom staffer in Karnataka'sKoppal

According to eyewitnesses, the accused demanded that he needs time to clear the bills. He will do so only after the state govt implements its guarantee of providing 200 units of free electricity. KOPPAL:A Gescom employee wasbeaten up by a man at Kukanapalli village in Koppal district on Tuesday. R Manjunatha, the bill collector, had gone to the village to issue electricity bills when the accused, Chandrashekar Hiremath, who had not cleared his pending bills, attacked him. The Munirabad police ap

25 May 2023 6:36 am
Slow start to note exchange

Banks in Delhi witnessed brisk activity and crowds. However, there was confusion among customers about the procedure to exchange and depositing notes. The first day of exchanging Rs 2,000 currency notes passed off largely peacefully as it was business as usual in most banks and there were no large crowds as seen in the aftermath of the 2016 demonetisation.Note exchange was a low-key affair in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha and Telangana, where people chose not to rush to banks to repl

25 May 2023 6:33 am
Karnataka G20 working group meet: Focus on WTO reforms

Nearly 75 delegates from G20 member countries, invitee countries, regional groupings and international organisations are engaged in deliberations in the three-day event to accelerate global trade. BENGALURU: Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel on Wednesday said there is a need to address World Trade Organisation (WTO) reforms on top priority basis. Delivering the keynote address at the second day of the Trade and Invest Working Group (TIWG) meeting inBengaluru, she said WT

25 May 2023 6:31 am
Priyank Kharge: Well revise or withdraw BJPs orders, legislation

He said a lot of executive orders that the BJP government had passed and which were against the transparency act as they have tried to favour certain people, will also be reviewed. BENGALURU:Minister Priyank Kharge on Wednesday said the new Congress government would either revise or withdraw orders, legislation and policies which went against the interests of the state under the previous BJP government, including cow slaughter, school textbook revision and anti-conversion. He said all the polici

25 May 2023 6:31 am
Preparations on at Hampi for G20 meeting

Preparatory works like creating more parking slots, enhancing security, creation of more accommodation and other works are being taken up. HOSAPETE: The Vijayanagara district administration has started its preparations to host the 3rd G20 Sherpa meeting which will be held in Hampi from July 10-12. Officials from the External Affairs Ministry have visited Hampi twice in the last two months and they are likely to hold another meeting with the district administration officials in the coming days. P

25 May 2023 6:29 am
Kaup police book four men for performing car stunts on Moodabettu-Moolur highway

The video of 29 seconds, which went viral, shows the drivers of the four cars racing against each other and driving in a zigzag motion violating traffic laws. UDUPI:Kaup police have booked four men for performing stunts on as many cars between Moodabettu and Moolur on National Highway 66 as a video of the same has gone viral. Ayaan (24) of Udyavara, Mishalvuddin (23) of Kunjibettu, Shanoon DSouza (25) and Vivek (23) both of Udupi, were booked by the police under sections 279 and 336 of IPC. The

24 May 2023 3:51 pm
Siddaramaiah says K'taka Ministers will be allocated portfolios soon; Bommai slamsdelay

Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar were sworn in as CM and Deputy CM respectively along with eight legislators as Ministers on May 20. Portfolios haven't been allocated since then. BENGALURU:Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said Ministers in his cabinet will soon be allocated portfolios, after the opposition BJP raised the issue in the state assembly. The CM gave the assurance in the House, in response to a question raised by former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai of the BJP, o

24 May 2023 1:42 pm