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18 buses gutted as massive fire breaks out at depot in Bengaluru, no injuries

A huge fire broke out near the Veerbhadra Nagar in Bengaluru on Monday, in which 18 buses parked at a private depot were gutted. Deputy Director of Fire Service, Gurulingaiah, told India Today that 18 buses were completely burnt in the fire that broke out earlier in the day. The official noted that

Massive fire breaks out inside Haj Bhavan

Bengaluru: A major fire broke out at the new Haj Bhavan building on Thanisandra Main Road near Hegdenagar on Saturday evening. No casualties were reported. The fire started in the assembly hall on the first floor around 5.10pm and spread to other parts of the building, police said. As many as 13 fi

CM Siddaramaiah promises to accept caste census report after its submission in Nov or Dec

Bengaluru, Oct 29: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday promised to accept the caste census report which will be submitted by Backward Classes Commission Chairman K Jayaprakash Hegde in November or December. Inaugurating the ‘’Prerana’’ function jointly organised by

12 killed in road accident in Karnataka

Chikbalapur: 26 October: (PTI) Thirteen people were killed when the SUV they were travelling in crashed into a stationary tanker here on Thursday morning, police said. The accident occurred on the outskirts of the district headquarters town of Chikkaballapur at around 7 am, they said. The vehi

You are reincarnation of Mir Sadiq: Kumaraswamy to CM Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, Oct 24 (IANS): JD(S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday attacked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, calling him the reincarnation of Mir Sadiq. Kumaraswamy took to social media and dubbed him as "the modern reincarnation of Mir Sadiq".  Sadiq was a Minister duri

Karnataka permits hijab at exam centres, sparks row

The Karnataka government has allowed students to wear hijab, a headscarf wrapped around the head by some Muslim women, during competitive exams. The permission has yet again reignited the debate around the subject that sparked controversy last year. Pro-Hindu groups have threatened to protest aga

KSRTC to run electric buses to international airport soon

Mangaluru, Oct 22: KSRTC will run electric buses to international airport in the city from Kasaragod, Bhatkal and Manipal. Earlier, though Volvo bus was introduced, it was withdrawn due to poor patronage. In total, four electric buses will ply along these routes. There is no need for a speci

Deve Gowda Expels C.M. Ibrahim, Who Opposed Alliance with BJP, as JD(S) Karnataka President

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)] on Thursday, October 19, expelled C.M. Ibrahim, who had opposed the party’s alliance with the BJP, as the Karnataka state president. The party’s national president H.D. Deve Gowda also dissolved the state unit and appointed his son H.D. Kumaras

Bengaluru airport ranked as world’s most punctual, Hyderabad at 3rd spot

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS): Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport has been ranked as the world's most punctual airport for the past three months in a row, according to the on-time performance report by aviation analytics firm Cirium. The other airports that figure in the top f

'Aware of BJP's attempts to topple Congress govt', says DyCM D K Shivakumar

Bengaluru/Belagavi, Oct 18: The new-found allies BJP and JD(S) have reached the end of their frustration and disillusionment that they can be rescued only with a major surgery, ridiculed Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Wednesday. Speaking to media persons near his residence in Bengal

Traders oppose biz by non-Hindus around Mangaluru temple

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Sanathana Hindu Vyaparasthara Sangha have opposed the allowing of non-Hindus to carry out business at the fair organised as a part of Navarathri festivities at Mangaladevi temple in the city. Accordingly, the VHP and the Sangha have tied Bhagwadhwaja on the stall

Indian Navy Recruitment 2024: 224 vacancies for Short Service Commission Officers; details here

  Karwar: 16 October,2023 (Agencies) The Indian Navy invited applications for Short Service Commission Officers for various entries -June 2024 course. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the official website of Indian Navy- This recruitment dr

Mangaluru: Man calls for prayers for victory of Hamas, video goes viral; arrested

Mangaluru, Oct 14 (IANS): A video showing a man in this district urging for special prayers for the victory of the terrorist outfit Hamas against Israel has gone viral on social media triggering a debate. In the 30-second video, the man identifying himself as Zakir, a member of Khabarst

Karnataka Youth Picked Up by Cops 'Warned' for Sharing Pro-Palestine Video

Bengaluru: 13 October 2023, A 20-year-old man was let off with a warning by the Hospet Police in Karnataka's Vijayanagara district after he allegedly shared a pro-Palestine video as his status on WhatsApp on Thursday, 12 October. "The person was not arrested, nor was any criminal case re

'BJP will lock ESCOM offices, hold protest over power crisis in Karnataka', warns Bommai

Chikkballpur, Oct 11 (IANS): Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will lock ESCOM offices and hold a protest if the state government fails to ensure an uninterrupted seven hours of power supply in three phases to farmers across

Karnataka HC issues notice to Centre over reducing NEET PG cut-off to zero

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS): The Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre in connection with the recent decision of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) to reduce the NEET PG qualifying percentile to zero. The decision was challenged by Advocate Dr. Vinod Kulkarni from

Man arrested in Bengaluru for posting obscene pics of live-in partner, friends on social media

Bengaluru, Oct 11 (IANS): The Karnataka Cyber Crime police have arrested a man on charges of posting obscene pictures of his live-in partner and other friends on social media. The investigations revealed that the accused took sadistic pleasure in commenting on those posts, said police on Wed

5,000 from Dakshina Kannada alone stuck in Israel, will be evacuated safely back to India

Mangaluru, Oct 10 (IANS): About 5,000 people from Dakshina Kannada district alone are stuck in war-hit Israel and will be evacuated safely back to India, Karnataka BJP president and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Kateel stated, "I have information of about 5,00