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  • BJP Alleges Payoffs To Top Congress Leaders From Karnataka Lawmaker
    The Congress government in Karnataka has been caught in a storm of corruption allegations from the BJP over the contents of a diary allegedly seized by the Income Tax department in March 2016 from the house of a Congress lawmaker. State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has claimed that the diary contained "explosive" information about money paid to top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Digvijaya Singh and party treasurer Motilal Vohra. The pages of the diary, he said, conveyed such information through abbreviated initials.
  • German National Allegedly Robbed, Molested Near Mysuru
    A German national was allegedly molested and robbed by an unidentified person on Monday evening at Chamundi Hills near Mysuru.
  • No Ambulance, He Carried Dead Daughter Home From Hospital On A Moped
    A father in Karnataka barely had time to grieve before he was forced to carry his 20-year-old daughter's body from the hospital to his village on a moped, her uncle keeping her upright.
  • 3-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted By School Supervisor In Bengaluru
    A day after a three-year-old girl was found dead near Chennai on Sunday with her mouth stuffed with cloth rags, another girl of the same age met with a similar fate, if not as fatal as the previous case.
  • Karnataka Teen 'Wakes Up' Just Before His Cremation
    In a bizarre incident, a 17-year-old boy 'woke up' on the way to his funeral in a Karnataka village. Kumar Marewad was bitten by a stray dog about a month ago, after which he developed high fever last week, reports The Times of India. Kumar was put on life support at a hospital as his condition worsened. But the family shifted him back home when doctors said the infection had spread and he would not survive without a ventilator.
  • Bellandur Lake On Fire, Toxic Smoke Leaves Bengaluru Angry And Stunned
    A fire erupted at 4 pm yesterday on Bellandur Lake in Bengaluru, causing drivers to swerve dangerously.
  • Kambala Back Despite Cruelty Claims, Karnataka Assembly Amends Law
    Following in the steps of neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Karnataka has made a move to make the banned buffalo-racing sport Kambala legal again. On Monday, the state assembly passed a bill that would amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to allow the sport following huge protests in the state. The move was backed by all parties, which had made it clear that they would support the state's Congress government in its bid to bring back the event, popular in the coastal belt of Karnataka.
  • Over 120 Crores In Unexplained Income Found In Raid On Karnataka Congress Legislator
    The Income Tax department on Saturday claimed to have detected undisclosed income worth Rs 120 crore and seized cash worth Rs 1.10 crore and 10 kg of gold after it conducted raids on a Congress legislator in Bengaluru earlier this week.
  • Karnataka Favours Cab Pooling, Want Change In Law
    The Karnataka transport department's decision to ban ride sharing for taxi aggregators Uber and Ola has not gone down well with those who believe this form of car-pooling will reduce traffic congestion, besides saving money for the customer.
  • Reintroduce Kambala? First Say It Right, Insists Siddaramaiah
    After the bull-taming sport Jallikattu was permitted in neighbouring Tamil Nadu through an executive order, the Karnataka legislature is trying to bring back the buffalo-racing sport, Kambala. And the chief minister's first challenge is making sure people say it right. Asked about the issue today, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters, "Please properly pronounce it. It is Kambala."
  • Lying In Blood, Karnataka Teen Cried For Help. They Filmed Him Instead
    A teenager in Karnataka lay bleeding on the road; instead of helping him, people took photos on their phones and filmed him. For 25 minutes, Anwar Ali was offered no help. Video shows him begging for help, surrounded by his blood. One person offered him water. The 18-year-old was finally rushed to a hospital nearby, where he died.
  • Ready To Welcome SM Krishna Into BJP, Says Karnataka Party Chief BS Yeddyurappa
    A day after former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna quit the primary membership of the Congress, state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has said that he is open to welcoming the senior political leader to the party. The development comes on a day when many senior Congressmen trying hard to convince Mr Krishna to take back his resignation.
  • SM Krishna Quits Congress, Says Party 'Doesn't Need Me'
    Former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna, who has quit the Congress, today dismissed speculations about changing camps and a possible meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Karnataka Congress Veteran SM Krishna Resigns From Party
    Former Karnataka Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader S M Krishna has confirmed his resignation from the primary membership of the party in a formal announcement today.
  • Over 200 Crores Unearthed In Bengaluru Credit Co-operative Society Raid
    Over Rs 200 crore has been unearthed after a 48-hour-long raid by the Income Tax department at a Credit Co-operative Society in Bengaluru. The operation, which concluded in the early hours of Republic Day, revealed that the society had mobilised this amount from a "claimed" 30,000 members and depositors.

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