Chief minister BS Yediyurappa will hit the campaign trail in Tumakuru district on Friday, ending speculation that he had decided to keep a low profile this time. He will address rallies in Madaluru village and Sira town to boost the chances of BJP candidate CM Rajesh Gowda.
In a study on how the pandemic has impacted IIT alumni, the cream of the engineering sector in the country, Dolan Champa Banerjee, HOD, postgraduate department of commerce, St Agnes College, found 66.7% of them had learnt to do household chores.
Following allegations of corruption levelled against deputy director of the Mysore Palace Board TS Subramanya members of the Dalit Sangharsha Samithi have been protesting in front of the Mysuru deputy commissioners office for the past week DC Rohini Sindhuri ordered an inquiry to probe the charges.
Kannegowdana Koppalu residents were caught unaware on Thursday when officials of Mysuru City Corporation landed on their doorsteps to check receipts for the property tax paid by them as part of a week-long special drive to verify records and collect dues from defaulters.
Mangaluru City Police in four separate cases against cricket betting have arrested 16 persons and seized property including a car, cash and cell phones valued above Rs 11 lakh. While three of these cases were registered in Mangaluru South police station, the other case was registered in Mangaluru North PS. City crime branch personnel carried out the raids.
In a joint operation, 17 girls aged between 13-18 were rescued from Malpe port at 5 am on Thursday. The children were working as labourers to carry fish from the auction area at the Malpe Port to the vehicles of buyers. The children hailed from Koppal and Ballari districts
Dakshina Kannada police in a swift overnight operation nabbed three of the four accused, including a teenager, who assaulted a studio photographer at Farangipete on Wednesday evening. The hunt is on for the fourth accused and a special police team is following up on leads, SP BM Laxmi Prasad said on Thursday. Personal enmity is believed to have sparked the near fatal assault on the photographer.
Annual Rathotsava (car festival) of the famous Chamundeshwari temple atop the Chamundi Hills in the city was held on Thursday amid Covid-19 restrictions. Teppothsava, usually conducted in the evening, was cancelled.
The states famed Sanehalli National Theatre Festival will happen online this year, a decision that brought joy to theatre buffs, who were earlier not sure whether the event would be held or not, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The situation in Lingapatna village, where more than 70 persons took ill due to suspicious contaminated prasadam at Sri Aramma temple on Wednesday, returned to normalcy on Thursday as most patients were declared out of danger.
In a joint operation, 17 girls aged around 13-18 years have been rescued from the Malpe port on Thursday at around 5 am. The children were working as labourers to carry fish from the auction area at the Malpe Port to the respective vehicles of the buyers. Most of the children hail from Koppal and Ballari.
Amid its Covid-19 enforcement duties that demand on-road vigilance, the BBMP has intensified crackdown on solid waste management violations. It has collected nearly Rs 75 lakh as fine from violators from June 1 till October 27.
KS Eshwarappa, minister for rural development and panchayat raj, said the government is willing to hold gram panchayat elections, but it believes the best course of action is to postpone them for the wellbeing of villagers.
A 23-year-old BSc graduate from Uttar Pradesh, son of a farmer, cleared NEET this year in his sixth attempt after he moved to Karnataka to prepare for the entrance examination at a PU college in Bidar.
The death of a young newly married couple in a ghastly accident at Thokkottu flyover on Tuesday evening saw the Mangaluru city police brass descend there a day later, seeking solutions. With Mangaluru city taffic police (MCTP) officers in tow, city police chief Vikash Kumar Vikash deliberated on the situation arising from the accident threadbare with officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Customs officials arrested an international traveller for attempting to smuggle gold stashed inside his body at Mangaluru International Airport on Monday. The accused Abubakar Siddique from Dakshina Kannada had arrived from Dubai on board a SpiceJet flight and was accosted by sleuths of customs on arrival based on passenger profiling, Joannes George, joint commissioner of Customs stated on Wednesday.
Erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada (DK) has received fair representation among 65 Rajyotsava awards that the state government announced on Wednesday. Achievers in the field of literature (Valerian DSouza aka Valli Vagga), music (K Lingappa Sherigar Kateel); judiciary (M K Vijaya Kumar); horanadu Kannadiga (Kusumodhar Deranna Shetty Kelthadka); institutions (Dharmothana Trust, Dharmasthala) have made it to this list.
Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), that is battling to manage its solid waste, put urban local and panchayati raj bodies dependent on it for managing their waste, on three months notice. While directing ULBs and panchayat raj bodies to compulsorily segregate their waste at source, before handing it to the MCC for disposal, the civic body said it will stop accepting the same after three months, and they must make their own arrangements to handle it.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikes (BBMP) latest rule making it mandatory for solo motorists in four-wheelers to wear a mask, even if the windows of their automobiles are rolled up, has triggered outrage on social media, with users lambasting the civic body for its mindless directive.
The pandemic has turned the issue of fees demanded by private unaided schools in Karnataka into an even more contentious one than it previously was. Allegations have surfaced across districts of children being removed from WhatsApp groups used as a communication channel between teachers and students after parents failed to pay the fees on time. In Hassan district, however, the situation, as alleged by some of the parents, is more severe.
Help came pouring in for 21-year-old Buddana Gowda, a nursing student from Badami taluk in Bagalkot, within hours of a report being published in The Times of India under the headline Nursing student tuns mason to save for fees on Wednesday highlighting the struggles he was going through in the pursuit of his ambition. Many readers of the paper have volunteered to lend financial assistance to the young man to help realise his dream.
Mangaluru City Corporation on Wednesday exhorted Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) to route any new smart city mission projects through its council. MSCL is the special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up as directed by the ministry of housing and urban affairs to implement the projects. Such a move will give real time updates to the corporators on projects that the SPV intends to take up under the smart city project of the ministry.
A day after they had eaten puliyogare served as prasadam at the Sri Maramma temple in Lingapattana village in Malavalli taluk, Mandya district, more than 70 devotees fell sick on Wednesday. Among the complaints that the devotees who were rushed to the primary health centre in Halaguru village on Wednesday had included dysentery and fatigue.
In an alleged incident of moral policing, a group of people thrashed a taxi driver, after abusing him, near Halla Sethuve in Charmadi village on Tuesday. A complaint in this regard was registered at the Dharmasthala police station.
The Karnataka government on Wednesday capped transportation charges for liquid medical oxygen supplied to hospitals by manufacturers. Depending on the volume of the oxygen supplied, the cap on the transport cost per km varies from Rs 35 to Rs 60.