Karnataka

  • No Night Shifts For Women, They Are Needed At Home, Say Karnataka Legislators
    Women should not be forced to work in night shifts and companies should, as far as possible, avoid women on the night shift, a committee of legislators has proposed in Karnataka. The proposal has triggered a barrage of protests from activists and civil society, who have called it regressive and argued that if accepted, it will shrink the space for women at workplaces. Critics have already pointed out that the new law allowing women 26 weeks of maternity leave can work as a disincentive to employing women.
  • Why Do Bengaluru's Foamy Lakes Need Foreign Help, Ask City Experts
    Foam and froth and even flames, all caused by toxic chemicals and untreated sewage have been flowing into the two largest lakes in Bengaluru - Bellandur and Varthur - for decades. Foreign companies are now proposing to clean up the lakes. Last Saturday, experts from a UK firm and an Israeli firm visited Bellandur Lake.
  • Bengaluru Man Hasn't Paid Water Bill In 22 Years. Why That's A Good Thing
    The family of a senior scientist in Bengaluru has not paid their water bill for 22 years. Reason: AR Shivakumar is doing without a water connection, using treated rainwater not just for bathing and washing, but also for drinking.
  • Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help
    Bengaluru's lakes have turned into showstoppers for reasons the city should be ashamed of. The two largest one - Bellandur and Varthur - have, in the last 20 years, frothed, foamed and burst into flames, the result of relentlessly being forced to accommodate toxic chemicals and untreated sewage.
  • Will Not Allow Karnataka To Become '<i>Udta Punjab</i>', Says State Minister G Parameshwara
    Asserting that his government has taken stringent steps to check drug menace, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara has said that Karnataka shall refrain from an 'Udta Punjab' scenario, after the BJP raised the issue in the legislative council.
  • Defying Supreme Court, Karnataka Refuses To Release Cauvery Water To Tamil Nadu
    Heading for a showdown with the Supreme Court that wants the state to share Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu, the Karnataka government has declared there was no question of releasing water to its neighbour since the state did not have enough for its people. This week, the Supreme Court fixed the final hearing of appeals by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) and told Karnataka to release 2000 cusec of water every day.
  • Thanks To PM Narendra Modi, Karnataka Girl Can Now Pursue MBA
    When her application for a student loan was turned down by the Central Bank of India, Bibi Sara from Mandya, over 100km from Bengaluru, didn't know how to arrange funds for an MBA. She wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help to get her education loan sanctioned. The PMO promptly responded to her plea and the 21-year old girl was granted the loan under the central government's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme.
  • Watchman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old Girl In Bengaluru
    A watchman has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old schoolgirl in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) area, a police official said. "We have arrested a watchman, employed at a building in which the girl and her family stayed, for the March 20 incident," HAL inspector Sadiq Pasha said.
  • Cauvery Water Dispute: Supreme Court Fixes July 11 For Final Hearing
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will commence on July 11 the final hearing of the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water for 15 consecutive workings days.
  • Bengaluru Woman Faces Police Case For Facebook Posts On Yogi Adityanath
    Bengaluru Police lodged a criminal case against a woman for making "objectionable posts"on her Facebook page which allegedly depicted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in "poor light."
  • Declare Jayalalithaa A Convict In Corruption Case, Karnataka Appeals To Supreme Court
    The Karnataka government moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking a review of its verdict that did not rule on Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's role in the disproportionate assets case. The state argued that it would be impossible to recover the 100 crore penalty imposed by the court unless she too was held guilty.
  • 15 Killed In Truck-Van Collision In Karnataka
    Fifteen persons were killed and 20 others injured today when a truck rammed into two overcrowded autorickshaws and a van at Rampura, police said.
  • Punish Culprit Who Assaulted Arunachal Student In Bengaluru: Chief Minister Khandu
    Days after reports emerged that a student from Arunachal Pradesh was allegedly assaulted in Bengaluru by his landlord, the Arunachal Pradesh government has taken note of the episode. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has written to his Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah requesting his personal intervention in punishing the culprit who assaulted 22-year-old Higio Gungtey.
  • Karnataka Budget Picks Populist Measures From Delhi, Tamil Nadu And Uttar Pradesh
    In his last full budget before coming up for re-election, Karnataka's Congress government found inspiration in the populist schemes of Arvind Kejriwal, J Jayalalithaa and Akhilesh Yadav.
  • No VIP Lane At Toll Booth? Karnataka Lawmaker Allegedly Manhandles Manager
    Angry that he had to queue up at the highways toll plaza, a BJP lawmaker in Karnataka allegedly manhandled the toll booth manager who tried to pacify him. B Suresh Gowda, the BJP's lawmaker from Tumkur Rural seat, was livid that the Kyathasandra toll plaza in Tumkur district did not have a separate lane for VIPs like him.

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