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54th City Civil and Sessions Judge M Lathakumrai held Anil Balagar guilty of rape and murder and sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and death respectively for the crimes. In her order on Saturday, the judge also directed the Karnataka government to pay Rs 2 lakh to the victim's parents.
BENGALURU: Hailing from one of the more influential political families in Hyderabad-Karnatak, IT-BT minister Priyank Kharge is perhaps facing one of the toughest challenges for both himself and his father, Mallikarjun Kharge, to maintain their hold over Kalaburagi district. Admitting that every election is a ...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today announced that he would undertake the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage post-Karnataka Assembly polls, saying the thought struck him when he was travelling to the state in a chartered aircraft that suddenly came down by 8,000 feet four days ago. After he ended his ...
Karnataka poll effect? ... Shares in Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum — that control more than 90% of fuel retailing —have lost 9-16% since April 11, when a media report said the government had asked oil retailers to hold rates and absorb part of the hike ahead of Karnataka polls.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is not a familiar face in Karnataka politics, but she was in the State recently campaigning for the Janata Dal (Secular). She is one of the many leaders of parties with minor presence in Karnataka who have already ...
This once again brings to the fore the lack of women's representation in Karnataka politics. Despite 49% of the state's voting population being women, their representation is not even in single digits. The 2018 polls are not an exception in this regard. For instance, in 2013, of the 175 women who contested, ...

Lingayat community members today took out a morcha here to demand a separate religion status for the community in Maharashtra as done in neighbouring Karnataka. Community members from five districts – Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar and Nandurbar – took part in the morcha which started ...
Bengaluru: A private travel company bus with 42 passengers on board was hijacked by four men posing as Central Crime Branch police officers, allegedly to recover the money lent to the vehicle owner, police said. The men who were later arrested, claimed they were from the recovery team of a finance ...
Taking a dig at the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, spokesperson of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Rakesh Tripathi has termed the proposed visits of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to poll-bound Karnataka as "political tourism". He, however, claimed that BJP workers and people in Karnataka ...
BENGALURU: Three video advertisements of the BJP against the ruling Congress in poll-bound Karnataka were banned by the Media Certification and ... on behalf of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), who had contended that the advertisements violated the election code of conduct.
The Congress on Thursday sought an investigation by the Karnataka police after an aircraft carrying party president Rahul Gandhi and four others from Delhi to Hubli developed a glitch. According to a complaint filed by Congress functionary Kaushik Vidyarthee, one of the passengers, the special flight that ...
The primary health centre in her village, Siddaramanahundi, in Karnataka's Mysuru district was locked from the inside. “I have been standing here for an hour,” she complained, struggling to complete her sentences. “There are neither nurses nor doctors.” Villagers said the doctor at the centre rarely showed ...
The Income Tax Department seized Rs 6.76 crore of unaccounted cash from four government contractors in Mysuru in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Thursday. "Rs 6.76 crore in bundles of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes that were not accounted for were seized from four of the 10 contractors raided ...
JD(U) national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is most likely to campaign for his party candidates in Karnataka and the date of his visit has not been finalised yet. JD(U) has made it clear that it was in alliance with the BJP only in Bihar and had earlier contested against the saffron party in ...
BENGALURU: A quick-thinking driver succeeded in saving the lives of 32 passengers when the Airavat club-class bus operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation caught fire on Wednesday night. The bus (bearing registration KA-57-F-212) was on the way to Hyderabad when fire broke ...
Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to tour poll-bound Karnataka. The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battle field for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati, who will be criss-crossing the state to turn the tide in ...
Compared to the Congress party's 2013 Karnataka elections manifesto, the 2018 manifesto not only brags more about its achievements throughout the document but has also shifted the discourse from the national and Nehruvian idea of politics to a more regional, Karnataka-centric vision – focusing on ...

“When in power, Yeddyurappa and Reddy brothers looted Karnataka. Our government brought them to justice. Now Mr Modi is trying to take 8 of them from jail, into the Vidhan Sabha. This is an insult to every honest citizen, to Karnataka and to the spirit of Basavanna (sic),” the Congress chief had tweeted ...
A senior government official told ET that the state had passed the Karnataka Determination of Seniority of Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (To the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act in 2002, assuring reservation in promotions in government jobs for SC/STs. This was ...
... quality of learning from mistakes. Coming as this current situation of inner-party turmoil in Karnataka does months after the Gujarat assembly polls showed how much infighting can eat away into pre-electoral advantage, this quality needs to quickly come to the fore if BJP's serious about its southern plans.
NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah will be touring Karnataka for two days from tomorrow during which he will visit mutts associated with the Lingayat and Dalit communities. Besides visiting a number of mutts associated with various communities, including Lingayats and Dalits, Shah will also address ...
BENGALURU: Karnataka is on course to clear decades old legal hurdle to build modern 'Karnataka Bhavan' on its 7.5 acre-piece of land atop the Tirumala hills in Tirupati for the convenience of thousands of pilgrims from Karnataka who visit the temple town daily.A stay order issued by Andhra Pradesh ...
Four persons from Vallur village in Nagalagidda mandal under Narayanakhed limits were killed in a road accident at Gulbarga in Karnataka on Saturday night. According to sources, some members from this village were on their way to Mogulukod in Karnataka to offer special prayers. The bus they were ...
Shah is likely to strike a deal between two warring factions during his visit to Shimoga, the nerve centre of central Karnataka politics. ... After Congress president Rahul Gandhi's whirlwind tour of temples in Malnad, coastal and south Karnataka, BJP president Amit Shah will tour south central Karnataka on Monday and ...
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said this year's assembly polls will be a contest between the ruling Congress's secularism, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) communalism and Janata Dal (Secular)'s, or JDS's, opportunism. Though the Congress has consistently targeted the ...
The rebel MLAs had resigned from Karnataka legislative assembly yesterday, a day after they crossvoted in favour of the Congress candidates in the March 23 Rajya Sabha biennial election in the state. Zameer Ahmed Khan, Chaluvaraya Swamy, Iqbal Ansari, Balakrishna, Ramesh Bandisiddegowda, ...
The Board may now have 'extra members' to accomodate representations from Kerala and Karnataka, as per The Hindu. Both states have expressed concerns over the constitution of the board in the last month. The Board will monitor the flow of water in the Cauvery River basin and decide the quantum of ...
The first 4G mobile tower of the State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) in Karnataka installed in Shivamogga city was commissioned by Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Communications and Railways, at a programme held at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bhavan here on Saturday. Mr. Sinha said ...
An aerospace engineer. An IIM-Lucknow graduate. Homemakers. Lawyers and former journalists. These are among the 30-odd volunteers running the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s war room for the pitched electoral battle in Karnataka, now just a month or so away. Located in Malleshwaram in north-west ...
In his honour, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) introduced a bus service from the village to the M.M. Hills depot — a single trip up and down per day. But it was discontinued in two months. Over a decade later, a social worker, on behalf of the tribal communities, used a phone-in ...
A special court on Thursday granted a conditional bail to Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar for allegedly destroying evidence in three income tax evasion cases. Economic Offences Wing Court judge Justice MS Alva granted conditional bail to Shivakumar on Rs 1 lakh personal bond and Rs ...
By Sudhakara Suvarna PUTTUR: Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka some of the agriculturists in the state have started an online agriculture manifesto campaign through a Facebook group. The Facebook group created by the agriculturists has 2.77 lakh active members across the ...
NEW DELHI: NHAI has awarded two projects worth Rs 1,395.38 crore in Karnataka to Ashoka Concessions and Dilip Buildcon for widening of stretches of ... Besides, two-laning of about 52 km of the highway on Karnataka/Goa border has been awarded to Dilip Buildcon on engineering, procurement and ...
BENGALURU: Despite the unexpectedly lukewarm response to its latest solar tender, the Karnataka government has decided not to reissue it but ... Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) had issued a 1,200 MW tender for projects at its Pavagada Solar Park, at a reserve tariff of Rs 2.93 ...
Confusions prevailed for sometime during the Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka as leaders from Congress and JD(S) engaged in verbal fights. The argument ... GS Chandrashekar of the Congress, Rajeev Chandrasekhar of BJP, and BM Farook of the JD(S) -- are contesting the elections from Karnataka.
The developments in the lead up to the May election in Karnataka highlight "emerging cracks" in BJP's popularity and an improvement in the opposition strategy, said Shailesh Kumar, Asia director at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy. "The road to 2019 will now change, with Modi going further on ...
The income-tax department has conducted as many as 50 searches, unearthing unaccounted for income of Rs 5,259 crore in the 2018 financial year. Some of the major search operations include properties of Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar and former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna's ...
BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Friday notified minority religion status to Lingayats amid protests by some sections of the community. "The state Social Welfare Department has issued a notification terming Lingayat followers of 12th century social reformer Basava's philosophy (tatva) as a ...
With an additional allocation of 14.75 tmcft of Cauvery water to Karnataka, the all-party meeting — convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on Thursday to discuss the fallout of the Supreme Court's verdict on the issue — has unanimously decided against filing a review petition challenging the final ...
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the inclusion of the communities 'Parivara' and 'Talawara' in the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) in Karnataka. "This will fulfil the long term demand of 'Parivara' and Talawara' communities for granting Scheduled Tribes ...
Farmers' suicides rose by 32% in Karnataka in 2016 over the previous year, Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh told Parliament on Friday. Singh, quoting from provisional data gathered by the National Crime Records Bureau, said the farm sector in Karnataka witnessed 2,079 suicides in 2016 ...
Karnataka and Maharashtra may be at loggerheads over border issue, but the two states are joining hands to tame wild jumbos. The Maharashtra government has sent an SoS to the Karnataka forest department, asking it to save its agricultural lands from wild elephants running amok and damaging ...
BENGALURU: Bengaluru Railway Division went ahead and empowered its women staffers in the eyes of the world by setting up Karnataka's first all-women railway station at Banaswadi on March 8. But just under ten days, the women staffers are terrified about working there. The reason: Let alone the ...
For the beleaguered growers of robusta coffees in Karnataka, the largest producer of the bean, the ongoing spell of rains has raised the hopes for next crop year starting October 2018. The low pressure and depression off the West Coast has brought rains to several parts of the key coffee growing regions of ...
Not far from the border separating Ballari (formerly Bellary) from its neighbouring district of Chitradurga in Karnataka is a small, red house. It faces a plot of about 26 acres, where ornamental shrubs and coconut trees wilt in the afternoon heat. Visible in the distance are the dry forests of the Sandur Hills and ...
The biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha for four seats from Karnataka are interestingly poised, with cross-voting by a section of the elected members of the Legislative Assembly expected to prevail, which will be a significant factor to tilt the scales in favour of the ruling party. The elections are due on ...
New Delhi: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the state Assembly elections will see a "secularism versus communalism" contest and the Congress will emerge victorious. He also said the poll results will work as a "stepping stone" for the 2019 general elections. The chief minister was ...
In Karnataka, the Congress does to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) what is done to the Congress by the BJP elsewhere. The BJP is kept off balance on issues it monopolises in other parts of India. On the issue of nationalism, it has been made to squirm by the Congress in Karnataka. On March 8, the ...
Karnataka Bank has appointed Mythily Ramesh, a former Senior Vice President at Wipro as an Additional Director. A Bengalurean, Ramesh was responsible for pre-sales and solutioning, product management, transition, platform BPO, BPO Consulting and procurement, BPO operations etc at Wipro in her ...
Sources in the Congress said Siddaramaiah was confident that the move to set up the board could be delayed or stalled, particularly as the BJP wants to score points with the Karnataka electorate, who are set to vote in May for the assembly polls. “We also have a strong case to ask for more water allocation ...


 

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