Karnataka

  • Siddaramaiah Government "Anti-Hindu", Says Amit Shah In Karnataka Rally
    BJP chief Amit Shah today pushed up the pitch for the party's campaign in Karnataka, accusing the Congress government of being anti-Hindu. Karnataka is the only southern state where the BJP had been in power, and it hopes to wrest the state from the Congress in the assembly elections that would be held later this year.
  • MM Kalburgi's Wife Wants SIT Probe, Supreme Court's Notice To Centre, State
    Professor Kalburgi's wife wants a Special Investigation Team to probe the murder of her husband. The Sahitya Akademi award winner writer and rationalist's wife Uma Devi has petitioned the Supreme Court seeking a special probe. The top court has issued a notice to Karnataka, Centre and the National Investigative Agency on setting up a Special Investigation Team to probe the murder of MM Kalburgi.
  • Woman, Friends With Muslim Man, Kills Self As BJP Man Said "Love Jihad"
    A BJP youth wing leader has been arrested in Karnataka's Chikmagaluru district after a young woman named him in her suicide note, blaming moral policing by him and four others. The police indicated that the young woman was systematically hounded for her alleged friendship with a Muslim man. The local BJP leaders, however, has defended Anil Kumar, the district president of the party's youth wing, saying he has done nothing wrong.
  • In Bengaluru RSS Activist's Murder, Accused To Be Tried Under Anti-Terror Law
    Five men including a local leader of the controversial Popular Front of India, or PFI, have been charged by a Bengaluru court for hacking an RSS activist to death in Karnataka capital Bengaluru by a special court under the anti-terror law. The court also decided to start the trial from January 27.
  • Sword Stunt Kills Hyderabad Teen; 2 Hospitals Allegedly Refused Him
    A 16-year-old boy died after he was accidentally hit by a sword on the neck. The tragedy happened when the teenager, Syed Hameed, a class 10 student, suffered deep wounds while watching a stunt with his friends during an engagement ceremony late on Friday night. The incident happened in Shaikpet area of Hyderabad.
  • Heckled By Moral Police, 20-Year-Old In Karnataka Commits Suicide
    A 20-year-old woman hanged herself at her home in Chikmagalur in Karnataka, blaming moral policing by a local right-wing organisation in her suicide note. Police said the woman, who was friendly with a Muslim man, named five men who came to her house on Saturday evening and heckled her in front of her parents.
  • "Local BJP Corporator Involved In Murder Of Hindu Activist", Says Former Karnataka Chief Minister
    Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today alleged that a local BJP corporator was involved in the murder of a Hindu activist near Mangaluru last week and demanded to know why the government was not bringing out the truth.
  • 5 Sleeping Workers Killed As Fire Breaks Out At Bengaluru Bar
    Five men died in Bengaluru after a fire swept through the bar in which they were sleeping during the early hours of Monday. Kailash Bar and Restaurant in Bengaluru's busy Kalasipalyam turned into a death trap. A passer-by saw smoke at 2:30 am and the fire service responded. But it was too late to save the workers.
  • 'Silicon City Is Now Crime City': BJP Slams Karnataka Government
    A few months before Karnataka votes in the assembly elections, the state BJP is scaling up its attack on the ruling Congress. The latest ammunition is poor law and order in the state, as the BJP claims
  • Eatery Owner, Attacked Allegedly Over Karnataka BJP Worker's Murder, Dies
    An eatery owner who was attacked by a group of men in Karnataka on Wednesday, reportedly in retaliation for the murder of right-wing activist Deepak Rao, died at a hospital this morning. Basheer Ahmed, who ran a food stall in Mangaluru, was attacked on the night of January 3 when he was closing his shop. The CCTV cameras captured the assault and helped the police identify the attackers.
  • Karnataka Cop Thrashes 2 Men With Leather Strap In Police Station, Video Goes Viral
    A thick leather strap in his hand, a police officer has been caught on camera mercilessly thrashing two young men accused of violating traffic rules at a police station in Karnataka. The shocking incident took place after the two men were accused of violating traffic rules and misbehaving with the police, after which they were hauled to the police station.
  • Karnataka BJP Worker's Killing Triggers Face-Off With Congress
    The murder of a 28-year-old BJP worker Deepak Rao, who was hacked to death on Wednesday in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district, has triggered a political face-off between the BJP and the Congress in the region.
  • Man Hacked To Death In Mangaluru, BJP Demands NIA Probe
    A 32-year old man, said to be a "Hindu activist", was hacked to death by a four member gang who intercepted him while he was riding a bike at nearby Katipalla on Wednesday, police said.
  • Youth Hacked To Death Near Mangaluru, RSS Says Was Bajrang Dal Volunteer
    A young man hacked to death near Karnataka's port city of Mangalore was an "active volunteer" of the Bajrang Dal, a local RSS leader said today.
  • Karnataka Cabinet Approves Bill Mandating Aadhaar For Subsidies
    The Karnataka state cabinet has approved a central legislation to provide statutory backing to Aadhaar, the unique identification scheme, for use for transferring government subsidies and benefits.

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