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People’s verdict is a warning, time for course correction, says D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru, June 10: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar has termed the recent verdict in the general elections as a warning bell and felt it was time for course correction.  Speaking to media persons at his official residence on Monday, he said: "We will be holding review meetings with

Heavy rains: Red alert declared along Karnataka coast on June 8-9

Udupi/Mangaluru, Jun 8: Severe rains along with gusty winds and thunderstorms are expected in coastal Karnataka in the next three days. A red alert has been declared by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The southwest monsoon has intensified in the coastal regions. Heavy to very heavy st

Overconfidence on guarantees, appeasement allegations reduced Cong seats to single digits in K’taka

Bengaluru, Jun 5  (IANS): Overconfidence on guarantees and allegations of appeasement proved costly for the ruling Congress in the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka. The Congress, which was confident of winning 18 to 20 seats, managed to secure only 9 seats in the state. The calculati

K'taka: BJP emerges victorious in 17 seats, JD(S) 2. Cong misses double digit claim with 9

Bengaluru, Jun 4 (IANS): The BJP has managed to win 17 Lok Sabha seats while its partner JD(S) has emerged victorious in two constituencies. The ruling Congress party in the state has failed to reach the double digits by winning 9 seats of the 28 seats in Karnataka. BJP candidate Dr C N Manjunath

I don’t believe in Exit Polls, Cong will get double digits in Karnataka: D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru, Jun 2 (IANS): Commenting on the Exit Polls which projected a clear majority for the NDA, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday said that the Congress will end up with double digits in the state on June 4. “I don’t believe these Exit Polls. You wil

JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna refuses to cooperate; SIT hunts for key mobile

Bengaluru, Jun 1 (IANS): The Special Investigation Team (SIT) is making every effort to recover the mobile phone allegedly used by arrested JD(S) MP and prime accused in the sex videos case, Prajwal Revanna, to record sexual acts and assaults on his victims. The recovery of the mobile phone

JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest warrant issued, says Parameshwara

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS): Karnataka Home Minister Dr. G Parameshwara stated on Wednesday that the warrant for JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s arrest had been issued. The fugitive MP who is former prime minister, H D Deve Gowda’s grandson, is the prime accused in the sex videos case th

Prajwal Revanna sends video message, to appear before SIT on May 31

Bengaluru, May 27: Member of Parliament for Hassan, Prajwal Revanna, who is accused of sexual harassment and obscene video making, has resurfaced via a video message after a month.   Revanna has released a 2.20-minute video purportedly from an overseas location. In the message he h

Mangaluru: Southwest monsoon likely to weaken due to low pressure over Bay of Bengal

Mangaluru, May 27: There is a possibility that the southwest monsoon will weaken as it enters Kerala in a few days due to the low pressure likely to form over the Bay of Bengal within that timeframe. Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted an early onset of the monso

Sex video scandal: War of words between Siddaramaiah & HDK turn personal

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS): The war of words between Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy in connection with the alleged sex video scandal turned personal on Saturday. Taking exception to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s statement that former Prime

CM directs suspension of police officials over youth’s custodial death in Channagiri

Mysuru, (Karnataka) May 25 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday directed the suspension of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) and Police Inspector in connection with the death of a youth in police custody. “It is not a case of lockup death. However, I have d

High alert in Bengaluru as luxury hotel in IT corridor gets email bomb threat

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): Authorities have sounded a high alert following an email bomb threat to a luxury hotel in the heart of the tech corridor, adjacent to a technology park housing many IT companies in Electronics City, Bengaluru. According to police sources, the email claimed that the bomb

Sex scandal: Siddaramaiah urges PM Modi to cancel Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking cancellation of the Diplomatic Passport of prime accused in the sex videos case, JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna. CM Siddaramaiah has also sought PM Modi’s help t

Bengaluru cafe blast case: NIA raids residences of two doctors in Coimbatore

Chennai, May 21 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids at the residences of two Coimbatore-based doctors in Tamil Nadu. According to the investigating agency sources, the raids were connected to the blast at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Bengaluru on March 1. A low-in

JD(S) MLA H D Revanna gets conditional bail in sexual harassment case

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS): The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (ACMM) court on Monday granted conditional bail to JD(S) MLA H D Revanna in a sexual harassment case. Revanna, the son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, was recently released from prison in a kidnap case. Magis

Emergency landing at Bengaluru airport: Air India Express flight catches fire, lands at airport with 179 onboard

A Kochi-bound Air India Express flight from Bengaluru made an emergency landing at Bengaluru on May 18 after one of its engines caught fire, news agency PTI reported. The Air India Express issued a statement that read, “All the passengers and crew were evacuated, and no one was injured.&q

No objection to action against Prajwal Revanna, says Deve Gowda

Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS): In his first statement on the sex video scandal involving his grandson Prajwal Revanna, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda stated on Saturday that there was no objection to initiating action against the fugitive JD(S) MP who is the prime accused in the case. The release

Teenager kills minor brother over game addiction in Bengaluru, arrested

Bengaluru, May 18 (IANS): A teenager, who killed his minor brother for the latter's game addiction, was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday. The accused was identified as Shivakumar, a resident of Neriga village near Anekal town on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Shivakumar confessed to the