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Nawayath Cricket League in Mangaluru concludes, Ruknuddin Challengers emerge champions

Mangaluru: 21 September (Bhatkallys News Bureau)  Nawayath Cricket League (NCL) witnessed a thrilling conclusion at the 'Perfect Pass' sports arena on Wednesday, with the Ruknuddin Challengers emerging victorious in a closely contested final match. The Bhatkal Cricket Friends (BCF) team

Painting with Islamic symbols at Hindu religious centre in Kolar, one held

Kolar, Sep 20 (IANS): A man has been arrested for colouring boulders in green and drawing Islamic symbols atop a hill in a painting at Hindu pilgrimage centre in the district. The arrested person has been identified as Anwar a.k.a Pyarejaan, a resident of Paparajanahalli in Kolar Rural polic

Set minimum age to access social media, says Karnataka high court

BENGALURU: 20 September 2023 (Agencies ) The Karnataka high court on Tuesday said it would be "better for the nation" if access to social media is restricted for youngsters, especially schoolchildren, and suggested that the threshold age for access should be 21 or 18 years when they get

Udipi police book cheating case against Hindutva hardliner Chaitra Kundapura

UDUPI: Hindutva hardliner Chaitra Kundapura, who was booked by the Bengaluru CCB police in connection with a cheating case, is also accused of cheating a person from Brahmavar in Udupi to the tune of Rs 5 lakh. Chaitra allegedly cheated Sudina, 33, a resident of Kodi village by promising him of hel

Operation Hasta: 15 plus leaders from BJP, JD-S join Congress in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Sept 15 (IANS): More than 15 prominent leaders and former corporators from BJP and JD-S joined Karnataka's ruling Congress n Bengaluru on Friday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar. The function was held at the Bharat Jodo Auditorium at the party office he

Nipah virus: Schools, colleges shut for 2 days in Kozhikode, Kerala on alert

In the wake of the Nipah outbreak in Kerala, a holiday has been declared for all educational institutions in Kozhikode on Thursday and Friday. The holiday was declared by Kozhikode District Collector A Geetha, who in a Facebook post said educational institutions can arrange online classes on the

Nipah outbreak: Health alert issued on Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Following the deaths due to Nipah virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has issued an alert in the border areas. Dr. T.S., Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Government of Tamil Nadu. In view of the two cases of Nipah

Gold powder worth Rs 14.50 lakhs seized at Mangaluru Airport

Mangaluru, Sep 13: Smuggled gold was seized by customs department officials at Mangaluru International Airport from a passenger on Tuesday September 12. The passenger had arrived from Dubai. The sleuths of the customs department seized 242 grams of gold powder valued at Rs 14.50 lac. C

Four killed, 10 injured in truck-KSRTC bus collision in Chitradurga

Chitradurga, Sep 11 (IANS): In a tragic incident, four persons travelling in a bus were killed and ten others injured in an accident near Gollahalli National Highway 150 in Karnataka's Chitradurga district on Monday.  According to police, the accident took place at 3 a.m. when the bus at

Bengaluru bandh on September 11. What's open, what's closed

The private taxi and bus associations in Bengaluru declared strike on September 11 (Monday) and most of the private transportation in the city is expected to shut. As Monday is a working day for the IT employees and other commuters, the BMTC is also planning to deploy extra buses to meet the deman

Cauvery protest: Motorbike rally held from Bengaluru to KRS

Meanwhile, BJP workers staged a ‘Appiko Chaluvali’, by hugging the statue of Goddess Cauvery, on the premises of Cauvery Neeravari Nigama in Mandya. Various organisations extended support to the ongoing protests by the farmers, against releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, in Man

Konkan Railway announces rescheduling of trains between Mangaluru Central-Madgaon Junction

Mangaluru: The Konkan Railway on Sunday in its release announced rescheduling of services between Mangaluru Central and Madgaon Junction.  According to the release, the Mangaluru Central- Madgaon Junction MEMU express (Train no.10108) has been rescheduled on September 7. The Train which wa

Bantwal: Gold ornaments worth Rs 5.36 Lac stolen in broad daylight

Bantwal, Sep 3: Gold ornaments, silverware, and cash totaling Rs 5.36 lac were stolen from a rented house near Sajipa Munnur on September 1. Michael D’Souza, the occupant of the house, had locked it in the morning and left with his children. When his daughter returned around 2.45 pm, s

‘Go to Pakistan’, Karnataka teacher tells 2 Muslim students, transferred pending departmental inquiry

Action was taken against the teacher, Manjula Devi, following a complaint by Shivamogga JD(S) leader A Nazrullah. By: Express News Service Bengaluru | Updated: September 3, 2023 15:45 IST The Karnataka Department of School Education and Literacy has transferred a teacher and initiated a departm

Former US president Obama and Dalai Lama to visit Karnataka’s Mandya in December

They will lay the foundation stone for the International Yoga and Meditation Centre to be built in Hallegere By: Express News Service Bengaluru | Updated: September 2, 2023 09:02 IST Former US president Barack Obama and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Mandya in Karnataka in Decembe

Bengaluru city drowns in 3-hour showers, water invades homes, mutt

The showers also flooded homes and temples in certain areas despite instructions from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) top brass to their staff to be on vigil to handle the heavy rains in September. A heavy three-hour thunderstorm ravaged the city on Thursday night, resulting in the

'Consult foreign affairs ministry', says HC on conviction of Mangaluru man in Saudi Arabia

Bengaluru, Sep 1 (IANS): The Karnataka High Court has suggested to the authorities to get in touch with the foreign affairs ministry in connection with a case of conviction of a Karnataka man in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous posts.  The bench headed by Justice Krishna S

K’taka to set up committee to formulate new education policy, Centre can’t impose it: CM

Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS): Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced on Monday that a committee will be formed to formulate a new education policy for Karnataka. As education is a state subject, it was decided to set up a committee to formulate the education policy, while continuing the old educatio