Karnataka: News

Karnataka, originally known as the State of Mysore was formed in 1956 under the States Reorganisation Act, and was renamed to Karnataka in the year 1973. Located in south western India, Karnataka is the eight most populous state in the country with a total of 30 districts. Bangalore, the capital city is often dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India.

28 Dec 2022


Karnataka: Mysuru church vandalized, Jesus statue broken days after Christmas 

A group of unidentified individuals on Tuesday vandalized a church in Karnataka's Mysuru, the police revealed. It also reported that the church's statue of baby Jesus was also damaged.

27 Dec 2022


After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.

26 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties

The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.

25 Dec 2022

Section 144

Mangaluru: Man stabbed to death by miscreants; Section 144 imposed

Two unidentified miscreants reportedly stabbed a man to death on the outskirts of Karnataka's Mangaluru at Katippalla on Saturday night.

Karnataka: BJP government unveils Savarkar's portrait in Assembly; Opposition protests

The BJP-led Karnataka government on Monday triggered controversy as it installed a portrait of Hindutva idealogue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar inside the State Assembly.

17 Dec 2022


Maharashtra: Maha Vikas Aghadi launches 'Halla Bol' against Shinde government

A fresh political dispute has been triggered in Maharashtra over a range of issues including the border dispute with Karnataka.

14 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border row: CMs, Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah today

Maharashtra's Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his counterpart from Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, are set to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the raging border issue between both states.

13 Dec 2022


Karnataka: Man kills father, chops body into 32 pieces, dumps

In a repeat of the gruesome Shraddha Walkar murder case, a 20-year-old man in Bagalkot district of Karnataka killed his father using an iron rod, chopped his body into 32 pieces, and dumped them in an open borewell.

13 Dec 2022

Zika Virus

Karnataka reports first Zika virus case, 5-year-old girl tests positive

Karnataka recorded its first case of Zika virus as a five-year-old girl from Raichur district tested positive, informed state Health Minister K Sudhakar on Monday.

07 Dec 2022


5 period rituals in different Indian states

One of the turning points in a girl's life, menstruation not only brings in hormonal changes but is also a sign that the girl is now transitioning into a woman.

06 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute escalates after fresh protests in Belagavi

The inter-state border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has escalated following protests in Karnataka's border town of Belagavi, reported NDTV.

06 Dec 2022


Jharkhand: Man beheads cousin over land dispute, friends take selfie

A 20-year-old man allegedly beheaded his 24-year-old cousin after abducting him over a land dispute, after which the friends of the accused even took a selfie with the severed head in Jharkhand's Khunti district, said the police on Monday.

25 Nov 2022

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute: Won't forfeit even an inch, says Shinde

Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.

25 Nov 2022


Bengaluru: 67-year-old dies during sex, paramour's husband helps dump body

A 67-year-old Bengaluru man, whose body was found inside a plastic bag a week ago, died of cardiac arrest while having sex with his paramour, revealed preliminary police investigation.

24 Nov 2022


Mangaluru blast case: Unknown terrorist outfit claims responsibility

The autorickshaw blast case in Mangaluru, Karnataka has taken a new twist on Thursday after a little-known terrorist outfit—Islamic Resistance Council—claimed responsibility for the incident, PTI reported.

24 Nov 2022


Fadnavis, Bommai engage in spat over Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue

The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute is once again in the news and this time for the latest back-and-forth between Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

21 Nov 2022


Mangaluru autorickshaw blast: Accused Shareeq 'inspired by ISIS terror outfit'

The Karnataka Police on Monday claimed a major breakthrough in the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case, saying that the accused—Shareeq—was "inspired" by the ISIS terror outfit and used the dark web to contact his handlers, said reports.

20 Nov 2022


Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case: Police raid accused Shareeq's house

The Karnataka Police on Sunday raided the house of the accused, Shareeq, in the Mangaluru autorickshaw blast case, following the emergence of his terror links.

20 Nov 2022


Mangaluru autorickshaw blast an 'act of terror': Karnataka top cop

A day after an explosion in an autorickshaw was reported in Mangaluru, Karnataka, the police on Sunday stated it was not an "accident."

16 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Pro-Hindu activists up in arms over students performing Azaan

In Karnataka's Udupi, pro-Hindu activists staged a protest against a private school authority after the education institution allegedly made its students perform the 'Azaan' (prayer).

11 Nov 2022


Walk in the garden! PM inaugurates Bengaluru airport's new terminal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated first of its kind terminal at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.

09 Nov 2022

Education Ministry

Karnataka: Sunny Leone's photo on TET admit card, probe ordered

In a faux pas, the hall ticket of a candidate appearing for the Teacher's Eligibility Test (TET) in Karnataka was found bearing the photo of Bollywood actor Sunny Leone instead of the candidate.

07 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Karnataka: Congress leader triggers controversy over 'Hindu meaning' remarks

Karnataka Congress Working President Satish Laxmanrao Jarkiholi stoked a major controversy by saying the word "Hindu" has a vulgar meaning and did not originate in India but from Persian, NDTV reported.

05 Nov 2022

Yamuna Expressway

10 die in 2 separate road mishaps in Karnataka, UP

Around 10 people lost their lives in two separate road accidents in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours.

25 Oct 2022


Karnataka: Lingayat seer found dead; suicide note alleges blackmail

A 45-year-old seer of the Lingayat sect, Basavalinga Swami, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his room in Karnataka's Ramanagara district on Monday.

Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

21 Oct 2022


5 traditional Diwali recipes from different Indian states

One of the most anticipated festivals of the country, Diwali is almost here and we are already getting all the festive vibes with lit-up streets and decorated homes.

19 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Meet new Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, a Gandhi family loyalist

Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday in a historic election.

17 Oct 2022


Diwali long weekend: Travel to these 5 getaways from Bangalore

This year, Diwali is bringing us a long weekend of celebration.

15 Oct 2022


Karnataka: Muslim man first to be arrested under anti-conversion law

Syed Moin, a Muslim man, was arrested under recently promulgated Karnataka's anti-conversion law for allegedly converting a woman on the pretext of marrying her.

Hijab ban: SC delivers split verdict, refers to three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of hijab ban.

11 Oct 2022


Rains continue to lash Delhi, Karnataka; 11 dead in UP

Nonstop rains over the last few days have thrown life out of gear in many regions of the country.

07 Oct 2022


Karnataka: Mob forcibly performs Dussehra puja in madrasa, 9 booked

Members of a Dussehra procession allegedly broke into a heritage madrasa shouting slogans of "Jai Shree Ram" and performed a puja at the corner of a structure in Bidar of Karnataka in the wee hours of Thursday.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Sonia walks with Rahul in Karnataka's Mandya

Senior leader and Indian National Congress (INC) interim president Sonia Gandhi joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday, and walked beside son Rahul Gandhi.

03 Oct 2022

Congress Party

Rahul Gandhi's image on 'Karnataka flag' triggers controversy

The Congress's ongoing "Bharat Jodo Yatra" has triggered a fresh controversy in Karnataka over the use of Rahul Gandhi's image on the "Karnataka flag."

22 Sep 2022

Karnataka High Court

Hijab row: SC reserves verdict on Karnataka HC's 'controversial' ban

After 10 days of rigorous hearings over the controversial hijab ban in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the case.

14 Sep 2022


Bengaluru floods: Wipro, Prestige, Eco Space among high-profile encroachers' list

The Karnataka government has begun an assessment of the recent disastrous floods in Bengaluru with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) identifying encroachers who occupied drains.

12 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Doctor runs 3 kilometers amid traffic to perform surgery

Stuck in the infamous Bengaluru traffic, a doctor getting late for a crucial surgery decided to leave his car behind and ran three kilometers to reach the hospital on time.

10 Sep 2022


Heavy rains predicted in Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha; Bengaluru still inundated

Amid a week of heavy rains and knee-deep water throwing life out of gear in Bengaluru, the city is likely to continue receiving showers till Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.

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