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Bengaluru: 300 kids test positive for Covid-19 in 6 days

Bengaluru: Over 300 children have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru in Karnataka in past six days. As per data released by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the period from August 5 to 10, a total of 301 children have been found to be infected by coronavirus in past six days. Of these...

Dissent in Bommai’s Cabinet: Sulking MLA Anand Singh shuts office

Bengaluru: All is not well in the revamped Cabinet of newly appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. One of the MLAs, Anand Singh, has shut down his office reportedly because of displeasure over not getting the portfolio of his choice. Bommai had announced his new Cabinet earlier this month. A total of 29 ministers had...
Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa who resigned on July 26 after 2 years in office Bengaluru: Two days after BS Yedyurappa stepped down as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, senior BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai stepped into his shoes. He took oath as the 23rd CM of the state at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning. He...

Yediyurappa resigns after 2 years as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stepped down from his post on Monday, the day he completed two years in office. This was his fourth term The talks in this regard had been doing rounds for quite some time now. He had earlier dropped hints about his exit, saying that he would abide by the...

‘Let Yediyurappa stay’: Lingayat seers, Congress MLAs out in support of Karnataka CM

Bengaluru: Amid the buzz about the likelihood of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stepping down from his position, purportedly on instructions of the BJP high command, Congress MLAs and seers heading Lingayat mutts in Karnataka have come out in his support. They have said that his removal would be the “end of BJP in Karnataka”....

Karnataka: 24 people died in hospital allegedly due to oxygen shortage

In an unfortunate incident, 24 patients lost their lives at a district hospital in Chamarajanagar in Karnataka allegedly due to oxygen shortage. Of the deceased, many were availing treatment for COVID-19.  Notably, 144 patients were availing treatment at the hospital. Family members of the deceased staged a protest at the hospital and alleged that the...

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa again tests positive for COVID-19, hospitalised

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced that he has again tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. This is the second time that the veteran BJP politician has tested COVID positive. Yediyurappa took to Twitter to reveal the same. He tweeted, “Upon having mild fever, today I...

Reliance enters into rice deal with Karnataka farmers

Reliance Retail Limited, an arm of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has entered into a deal with the farmers of Sindhanur taluk in Raichur district of Karnataka for the procurement of 1,000 quintals of Sona Masoori—a variety of rice. The deal is being hailed as the first such transaction between a corporate and farmers...

iPhone manufacturer claims loss of Rs 437.4 cr in Karnataka violence

A company that owns a plant manufacturing iPhones in Karnataka’s Kolar district has claimed that it has suffered losses to the tune of Rs 437.40 crore due to the violence by the workers on Saturday. Notably, several workers of the Taiwanese firm Wistron Corporation had allegedly indulged in arson, loot and violence at the Narasapura...

Karnataka, Andhra cross 1 lakh COVID-19 cases

Two more states in India—Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh—on Monday crossed the 1lakh-mark in coronavirus cases. Both, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, have reported more than 5,000 cases in the past 24 hours. So far only three states in India have crossed the 1 lakh-mark in COVID-19 cases. These include Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. These three...

Govt to auction five mineral blocks in Gujarat, Karnataka

The government will auction five mineral blocks in Gujarat and Karnataka having reserves of 667.2 million tonnes starting Monday. The development assumes significance in the wake of the Centre asking each state having mineral resources to identify at least five new mining projects for auction with pre-embedded clearance on a pilot basis, with a view...

Unbecoming of an Indian women to sleep after rape, remarks Karnataka HC

Allowing the pre-arrest bail of a man accused of rape, the Karnataka High Court noted that it was “unbecoming” of an alleged rape survivor to have slept after she was “ravished”. “The explanation offered by the complainant that after the perpetration of the act, she was tired and asleep, is unbecoming of an Indian woman....