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Rahul Gandhi asks Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka to strive unitedly to defeat Modi

Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Sunday asked leaders and workers of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka to strive unitedly to defeat the Modi government in the Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi’s comments come amid reports of deep resentment in several constituencies ...

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Under EC’s direction, Hassan gets new DC

The State government, as per directions from the Election Commission (EC), on Saturday, transferred Hassan Deputy Commissioner Akram Pasha and appointed Priyanka Mary Francis in his place. Ms. Francis, who was the Director of Tourism, took charge within hours of ...

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Karnataka CM seeks EC help to stop tax raids

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday sought the Election Commission’s intervention to stop the Income Tax department raids on contractors and businessmen allegedly associated with the ruling JD-S and Congress. “As IT officials continue to raid those associated with ...

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After 33 withdrawals, 241 candidates in fray for first phase of Karnataka LS polls

As many as 241 candidates are in the fray for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka for the first phase of polling on April 18 after the last date of withdrawals on Friday, said an official. “With 33 withdrawals after ...

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Bengaluru teacher sacked for equating BS Yeddyurappa, HD Kumaraswamy with earthworms

BENGALURU: A faculty member of Mount Carmel English High School in Bengaluru was sacked after its question paper for class 8 students asked if a farmer’s friend was an earthworm or Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy or BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, ...

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Two children die after falling in water tank

Bengaluru: Two children, including a one-year-old girl, were killed when they accidentally fell into a water tank under the limits of KR Pura police station in Bengaluru. Whitefield Division DCP Abdul Ahad informed that the deceased were identified a Basamma ...

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Rebel Congress MP from Tumakuru withdraws nomination, clears path for Deve Gowda

Muddahanumegowda, the sitting Congress MP from Tumakuru turned rebel, has withdrawn his nomination as an independent candidate in the Lok Sabha Elections. Tumakuru was the only constituency in the state where JD(S) is fielding a candidate in spite of a ...

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I-T Dept. conducts large-scale searches in Karnataka, including Minister’s residence

The Income Tax (I-T) Department has launched a large-scale search and seizure operation in Karnataka against multiple people linked to the ruling Janata Dal (Secular), including Minor Irrigation Minister C.S. Puttaraju, a key man of the party in Mandya. The ...

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Anekal: Tragic road accident kills four, injures four other

Anekal: In a tragic road accident four persons died while four others have sustained severe injuries. The incident took place Tirumanganahalli in Anekal Taluka of Bengaluru City District. The deceased have been identified as Sethu, Paramesh, Vinod and Ratan while ...

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362 candidates file nominations in Karnataka for first phase of Lok Sabha polls

A total of 362 candidates have filed nominations from 14 constituencies in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka on April 18, an official statement said on Tuesday. With the last date for filing nominations for the first ...

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HC notice to Karnataka govt. on plea seeking action against political leaders

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to the State government on a PIL petition seeking actions against MLAs and MLCs who had allegedly influenced the Chief Minister as well as the State police chief for ...

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Complaint filed against Chief Minister Kumaraswamy with Election Commission

Bengaluru: State police Maha Sangha President Shashidhar has filed a complaint against Chief Minister Kumaraswamy with the Election Commission. He has mentioned in the complaint that Chief Minister Kumaraswamy did not submit the correct information about his private affiliation to ...

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Sumalatha Ambareesh cries foul: Govt snooping, tapping my phone

Bengaluru: In a stinging complaint to the Election Commission, independent candidate Mrs Sumalatha Ambareesh on Monday feared a threat to her life, and accused the state government of eves dropping on conversations over her phones as well as posting policemen ...

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Tumkur Cong MP to contest against Deve Gowda as an independent

Defying the pre-poll alliance between the ruling allies in Karnataka, sitting Congress Lok Sabha member SP Muddahanumegowda on Saturday dared to re-contest from Tumkur constituency from where JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda is contesting and filing nomination on Monday. “Though ...

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