State news

‘Not agriculturists but Khalistanis’: BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde on farmers' protest

Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS): BJP MP from Karwar Anantkumar Hegde on Saturday said that those who are taking part in protests in New Delhi are not farmers but are Khalistanis. “They arrive in high end cars. Do farmers have this much money? Those protesting are not farmers. It is not farmer

Tata Group to invest Rs 2,300 crore in Karnataka, create 1,650 jobs

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS): Tata Group companies Air India and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) are planning to invest Rs 2,300 crore in Karnataka in projects that are expected to create employment for 1,650 people, the state government announced on Monday. According to the MoU that has been s

High court grants bail to 106 persons in Hubballi riot case

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS): Karnataka High Court granted bail to 106 persons in Hubballi riot case on Friday. The division bench headed by Justice Srinivas Harishkumar and Justice Venkataesh Naik passed the judgement. Violence erupted on April 16, 2022 in Hubballi city in Karnataka over a provoc

Siddaramaiah presents revenue deficit budget; total outlay Rs 3.71 lac crore

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Friday presented a revenue deficit state budget for the year 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rs 3.71 lakh crore. Siddaramaiah, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said: "I am presenting a revenue deficit budget... I have

After backlash, state govt revokes order to ban religious festivals at residential schools, college

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS): After facing backlash, the Karnataka government on Thursday revoked its order to restrict the celebration of religious festivals in government-run residential schools and colleges. The Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS), earlier in the da

Karnataka extends deadline for HSRP installation by three months

Bengaluru, Feb 15: Due to the low uptake of high-security registration plates (HSRP) by motorists as of February 17, the deadline has been extended by three months. This marks the second extension granted to owners of older vehicles to install the HSRP. Transport minister Ramalinga Reddy mad

Arrest accused or suspend cop: Speaker U T Khader on threat to BJP MLA

Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS): Karnataka Speaker U.T. Khader on Wednesday asked the state government to get the accused, who gave life threat to the BJP MLA in Bengaluru, arrested by evening or suspend the concerned police inspector. Addressing the Congress government in the Assembly, Khader said

Karnataka BJP slams Siddaramaiah for Rs 32 cr-grant for Wakf property

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS): Karnataka BJP has objected to the Congress government's move to release Rs 32 crore grant for the protection of Wakf properties at a time when the state is reeling under severe drought and facing drinking water crisis. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the

No one can prevent Modi from becoming PM for third time: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, Feb 12 (IANS): Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD (S) Karnataka President H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said that no one can prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister for the third consecutive term. “I have observed it very closely that no one will be able to preve

38 medical students punished for making reels at district hospital in Gadag

Gadag, Feb 10 (IANS): A day after Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao terminated a doctor from service for doing pre-wedding photo-shoot inside an operation theatre at the government hospital in Chitradurga district, the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) on Saturday punished 38

Karnataka health dept bans sale, consumption of hookah products

Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS): The Karnataka government has banned hookah bars and sale of hookah products in the state with immediate effect on Wednesday. The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka, has released a gazette notification in this regard banning the sale, consumption, stor

Karnataka Congress all set to stage 'Chalo Delhi' protest in national capital

Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS): Karnataka Congress is all set to stage a protest demonstration in Delhi against the alleged step-motherly treatment towards the state. The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written letters to all central ministers, MPs and Rajya Sabha members to take part in

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Karnataka on February 10

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS): Home Minister will visit Karnataka on February 10 and hold discussion with the state party leadership over the upcoming Lok Sabha election preparations. Karnataka State President B.Y. Vijayendra said that Shah will hold the Lok Sabha cluster meeting of the party.

Mangaluru-Jeddah direct weekly fight from April 3

Mangaluru International Airport is all set to have direct flight connectivity to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia from April. The flight to Jeddah will take flight connectivity from Mangaluru International Airport to eight international destinations. Air India Express has announced the weekly flight that w

Congress wants to have communal clashes in Karnataka to win LS polls: BJP

Bengaluru, Feb 3 (IANS): Karnataka unit of BJP on Saturday alleged that the Congress government in the state wants to have communal clashes so that they could win the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “The Congress has laid out well-prepared plans to create communal clashes, to start debate on

Siddaramaiah warns of strict legal action over manual scavenging

Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday warned of strict legal action if anyone is found engaging any individual in manual scavenging, while saying there should be no manual scavengers in the state. He said this while speaking at a programme in which

Tipu Sultan’s statue garlanded with slippers; Raichur tense

Raichur, Jan 31 (IANS): Karnataka’s Sirwar town in Raichur District is tense following the violation of the statue of the erstwhile ruler of Mysuru, Tipu Sultan on Wednesday. Some miscreants garlanded the statue of Tipu Sultan with slippers in the wee hours of Wednesday and the people

Air traveller arrested for bomb joke in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS): An air traveller, who joked that he is carrying a bomb in his bag when the staff was conducting security check in the aircraft, has been arrested in Bengaluru. The arrested person is identified as 48-year-old Saju K Kumaran, a private company employee. The incide