Karnataka

  • Neelamani N Raju To Be Karnataka's First Woman Police Chief
    Karnataka is all set to get its first woman police chief in Neelamani N Raju. Ms Raju, a 1983 batch IPS officer, will replace incumbent Director General and Inspector General of Police Rupak Kumar Dutta, who retires today, official sources said.
  • PM Modi Visited Temple On Empty Stomach, Says BJP Leader
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Lord Manjunatha temple at Dharmasthala on an empty stomach, a Karnataka BJP leader said today, taking a jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, whose recent visit to the shrine after eating fish had triggered a controversy.
  • People In Karnataka Don't Want To Wait Long For Polls, Says PM Modi
    Targeting the Congress government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the people do not want to wait for long for polls and the state will join the "mainstream of development" after the Assembly elections.
  • Highlights: PM Modi Inaugurates Bidar-Kalburgi Railway Line, Flag Off Train Services
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Karnataka today, offered prayers at the famous Lord Manjunatha Swami temple at Dharmasthala. He then attended a function organised by the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural development Project in the temple town in Dakshina Kannada district. The prime minister symbolically launched the distribution of RuPay Cards for self-help group members who enrolled for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana through the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural development Project, a non-governmental organisation, during the programme. PM Modi symbolically transfered RuPay cards to women who would then conduct banking transactions in the MICRO ATMs placed on the dais during the programme.
  • After Outrage, Indian Institute Of Science Cancels Astrology Workshop
    An astrology workshop to be held at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, where India's only science Nobel Prize winner CV Raman worked, has sparked immense outrage by the faculty.
  • Karnataka SSLC 2018 Exam Provisional Time Table Released; Check Here
    Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board of Government of Karnataka has released the provisional time table for organising SSLC 2018 annual examination during the months of March and April 2018.
  • Minister Charged In Cop Suicide, Political Row In Karnataka: 10 Points
    Allegations that Karnataka minister KJ George drove a police officer to suicide have returned to challenge the state's ruling Congress months ahead of elections. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asked by the Supreme Court to investigate the suicide, has charged Mr George, 66, and two police officers with harassing MK Ganapathy, who had named them in an interview before he was found hanging. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, accused by the opposition BJP of shielding Mr George, said after meeting with his top ministers: "We don't see any need for George's resignation. It's an old FIR and CBI's case is a continuation."
  • President's Speech His Own, Siddaramaiah Says On Tipu Sultan Row
    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the speech delivered by President Ram Nath Kovind to the state legislature in which he hailed Tipu Sultan was his own and accused the BJP of trying to give it a "political colour".
  • PM Narendra Modi To Visit Karnataka's Famous Lord Manjunatha Temple
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at the famous Lord Manjunatha temple at Dharmasthala in Karnataka on October 29.
  • Tipu Sultan Descendant Demands Apology From Minister
    A descendant of Tipu Sultan today demanded an unconditional apology from Union minister Anantkumar Hegde for describing the 18th century Mysore ruler as a "mass rapist" and "brutal killer".
  • Tipu Sultan Descendants Mull Legal Action Against Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde
    The descendants of Tipu Sultan here are considering legal action against Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde for his alleged "derogatory" comments against the 18th century Mysore ruler.
  • BJP, Congress In War Of Words Ahead Of Tipu Sultan's Birth Anniversary
    Back in 2015, when the Congress government in Karnataka decided to start celebrating the birth anniversary of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan, it may not have anticipated the fallout of that decision. For the third year running, the party's plans have run into controversy.
  • 'Don't Add My Name': Union Minister On Tipu Sultan Anniversary Celebrations In Karnataka
    When the Congress government in Karnataka decided to start celebrating the birth anniversary of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan two years ago, it may not have anticipated the fallout of that decision. The state government describes Tipu Sultan as a patriot and a freedom fighter who fought the British but the opposition sees him as a bigoted tyrant who forcefully converted people to Islam.
  • In Bengaluru, A 'Satyagraha' Against GST On Homemade Products
    A satyagraha against the GST taxation of handmade products is underway in Bengaluru. Veteran theatre personality, Prasanna, has been on a hunger strike since October 14, urging the Centre to rescind the GST on all handmade products in the country.
  • Siddaramaiah Pours Cold Water On 'Gold For Karnataka Lawmakers' Plan
    A Rs 26-crore plan to mark the 60th birthday of the Karnataka Assembly building by giving gold biscuits to lawmakers has been nixed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The Chief Minister has ordered drastic cuts to both budget and the duration of the festival. Instead of two days, the lawmakers get to celebrate for only one day and the expenses must be kept within Rs 10 crore.

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