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107-yr-old activist Thimakka convinces Karnataka CM to not chop trees for road widening

Intervention by 107-year-old Padma Shri awardee Saalumarada Thimakka may save the fate of hundreds of trees which were at the risk of facing the axe courtesy of a road widening project. Thimakka met Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Deputy ...

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Bengaluru man hangs 12-year-old son, daughter shoots it on cellphone

Bengaluru:  A 45-year-old man who hung his son from a ceiling fan while his screaming daughter filmed the act on a mobile phone has been arrested in Bengaluru. He also killed his 38-year-old wife, who worked as a help, the ...

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IT sector exempted from Industrial Employment Act for five more years in Karnataka

The Karnataka government has once again exempted the IT/ITeS sector from the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, for five years despite stiff opposition from trade unions and other labour rights organisation. Other than IT/ITes, the other sectors that have ...

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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy holds talks with Siddaramaiah to ease coalition crisis

Bengaluru: Amid talks of cabinet expansion to save the government in Karnataka, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy Saturday met the Congress-JD(S) coalition coordination committee chief Siddaramaiah and held discussions. “Both leaders have met on cabinet issue and have held discussions. Whether ...

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Karnataka BJP told by central leaders not to destabilise coalition govt: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, May 31: Allaying fears that the BJP was trying to weaken the JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka, the saffron party’s state president B S Yeddyurappa Friday said central leaders have asked the state unit not to indulge in any activity ...

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After LS rout in Karnataka, Congress makes strong comeback in local body polls

A week after its worst-ever drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, the Congress has emerged as the most successful party in the recently concluded Urban Local Body elections. Among a total of 1221 wards across 20 districts, which ...

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Merry-go-round over Hassan DC role continues: Akram Pasha now replaces Priyanka Mary

Hassan Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis was transferred out of the district and replaced by Akram Pasha, who was previously the Commissioner of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department. The transfer comes just three days after the Election Commission of ...

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Electricity bill for Bengaluru households to increase by about 5% from June

Bengaluru residents, your electricity bills will get more expensive from June onwards. This after the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on Thursday announced a hike of 33 paise per unit for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) customers. Officials said this would ...

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K’taka CM HD Kumaraswamy to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. The Chief Minister said that he will also meet Rahul Gandhi during his Delhi visit and ask him to ...

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GA Bava appointed as Chairman of the State Minorities Commission

Bengaluru: The state government has issued a notification on the appointment of the retired police officer and KPCC secretary GA Bava as the Chairman of the Karnataka State Minorities Commission with immediate effects. The deputy director of Minority Welfare, Haj ...

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Karnataka govt to install air purifiers on Bengaluru’s proposed elevated corridor

The Karnataka government plans to pacify the opposition to the proposed elevated corridor by installing open-air purifiers and carbon absorbent machines along the 102-km long network. “These are not the regular air purifiers or carbon-absorbing machines, but they are of ...

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Karnataka cop turns ‘lathi’ into flute to play folk songs

A head constable in Karnataka’s Hubli rural police station turned his fibre-made lathi (cane) into a flute to play folk songs as a hobby. “Making musical instruments and playing them have been my hobby for long. I turned the fibre ...

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FIR against Vishwavani editor has undertones of hatred: Karnataka journalists’ union writes to CM

The Karnataka Union of Working Journalists on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy condemning the FIR registered against editor-in-chief of Vishwavani for publishing an article about Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the CM’s son. In a letter, the president of the association ...

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Belagavi teen’s death is suicide: Cops rule out murder, arrest 2 for spreading rumours

The death of Shivakumar Uppar, a teenager from Belagavi, took a communal turn on Monday when many people including BJP leaders took to social media claiming that he was murdered for protecting cows. Belagavi police investigating the incident confirmed that ...

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