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EC put off Karnataka bye-polls under govt orders, alleges Congress

Hours after the Election Commission on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it would put off bye-elections to the 15 Karnataka Assembly seats till the three judge bench decides on the petitions by the 17 disqualified legislators, the Congress hit ...

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Karnataka bye-polls to be deferred until SC order on disqualification of rebel MLAs

The Election Commission on Thursday said that by-elections to 15 Karnataka Assembly constituencies will be deferred until the Supreme Court decides on the issue of disqualification of the 17 rebel MLAs. The Election Commission made this submission to the Supreme ...

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Belagavi: Students protest against NWKRTC bus drivers

Belagavi: The students and along with villagers of Khanapur taluk on Wednesday staged a protest on a state highway against the alleged rude attitude of North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) drivers with passengers at Bekwad crossing in Khanapur taluk. ...

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Karnataka Premier League cricket team owner held in betting scam

Karnataka Premier League (KPL) cricket team Belagavi Panthers’ owner Asfaq Ali Thara was arrested for his alleged involvement in a betting scam in the KPL tournament, run by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), police said on Wednesday. “On a tip-off ...

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No objections to 17 disqualified MLAs contesting bye-polls in Karnataka: EC tells SC

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has no objections against the 17 disqualified MLAs contesting bye-polls slated to be held in Karnataka. Fifteen of the 17 constituencies go to polls on October 21. The EC ...

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Karnataka woman arrested for allegedly killing her 10-year-old grandson

A 65-year-old woman from Karnataka has been arrested for allegedly killing her 10-year-old grandson by drowning him the Hemavati River in Mandya. Disturbing pictures of the little boy’s body, with his arms and legs tied to a rope and lying ...

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Disqualified Karnataka MLAs seek interim stay on October 21 bye-polls, SC to hear plea

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the plea made by the 17 rebel MLAs from Karnataka, who challenged their disqualification. The disqualified MLAs also requested the Supreme Court to grant an interim stay on the bye-elections slated to be held ...

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Karnataka man’s 58-chain link carved from pencil lead enters him into Guinness Book

After four months of intense wait, Guinness Book of World Records (GBWR) has officially announced a Karkala artiste’s 58-chain link as the ‘Most links carved from pencil lead (graphite)’. With his achievement logged, the 32-year-old contract worker of Karnataka Power ...

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Big blow for disqualified Karnataka MLAs: 15 seats to go to bye-elections on Oct 21

In what has come as a blow to 15 rebel MLAs, who were later disqualified by the former Karnataka Speaker, the Election Commission on Saturday announced bye-elections to the Assembly constituencies. The bye-elections are also crucial for the survival of ...

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Karnataka cuts traffic fines, keeps drunken driving penalty unchanged

Bengaluru: BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has issued a notification about the revised fines on select traffic offences. The state government has slashed rates on several traffic offences under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, but has kept penalties for drunken ...

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Karnataka BBM graduates held for printing fake currency notes by watching YouTube videos

Two BBM graduates from Davangere who cheated shopkeepers in rural areas by handing over fake Rs 200 notes, were arrested by Udupi police on Wednesday. The duo printed the currency on their own after watching tutorial videos on YouTube. Karkala ...

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Bengaluru man held for toppling pillars at Hampi World Heritage Site

In the second similar incident this year, two stone pillars at the Vijaya Vittala temple at World Heritage site Hampi were found allegedly vandalised. A Bengaluru-based chef, who visited Hampi, has been sent to judicial custody in connection with the ...

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Congress leader DK Shivakumar sent to Tihar jail in money laundering case

Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who has been accused in a money laundering case, was sent to Tihar jail on Thursday. The senior party leader was undergoing treatment at RML Hospital and was taken to Tihar after being discharged from the ...

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Why is Isha Foundation taking money to plant trees? Petition against ‘Cauvery Calling’

The Karnataka High Court issued notices to the state government after a petition was filed questioning the ‘Cauvery Calling’ campaign launched by Isha Foundation headed by ‘Sadhguru’ Jaggi Vasudev. The petition raised questions about how the foundation was collecting funds ...

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