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Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.

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PM Modi dubs Congress as ‘sultan of tukde-tukde gang’

PM Modi hailed BJP's manifesto as a vision for a transformed India, accusing Congress of dangerous intentions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wasg presented a shawl by BJP women wing leaders during an election campaign rally ahead of Lok Sabha election, in Mysuru, on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:09 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bengaluru cafe blast: Accused on state police radar since 2020

A Karnataka police officer said that the state government will seek custody of the suspects within the next few days.

One Karnataka police officer said, “In all the arrests made since the graffiti case to the Bengaluru blast case, we have found involvement of Shazib and Taahaa.” (PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 07:45 AM IST
By, Bengaluru, New Delhi

HDK’s ministership is JD(S) election strategy in Mandya

Earlier, Kumaraswamy made his demand clear that if given an opportunity and if PM Modi has confidence in him, he wants to be the agriculture minister.

In Mandya, HD Kumaraswamy’s campaign has been prominently highlighting his potential ministerial role, although no official announcement has been made by the NDA (File photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 08:03 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Amit Shah blames Siddaramaiah for delay in drought relief funds to Karnataka

Karnataka has declared 223 out of 240 taluks as drought-hit; 196 of them were categorised as severely drought-affected

Union home minister Amit Shah with BJP senior leader B S Yeddyurappa, party state president B Y Vijayendra, opposition leader R Ashok and others during the party's Karnataka Shakti Kendra Pramukh meeting, at Palace Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 08:01 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

NIA links ‘Thirthahalli module’ to IED blasts in parts of Karnataka

Mussavir Shazeeb Hussain, bomber in Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Café blast, and another alleged key conspirator, have emerged as key figures within this module.

Mussavir Shazeeb Hussain has been dentified as the bomber in Bengaluru’s Rameshwaram Café blast. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Tracing political journey of Mysuru royal family

Till now, no scion of the royal lineage has ever secured victory under the saffron party’s banner, posing a litmus test for historical precedence.

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, a prominent member of the Mysuru royal family, has stepped into the political fray for the first time since the defeat of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, a seasoned four-time MP, in 2004. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:19 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

BJP, JD(S) workers’ clash casts shadow on vote transfer between allies in Karnataka

The confrontation unfolded during a coordination meeting convened in support of V Somanna, the BJP candidate endorsed by the alliance

Clashes erupt between workers of the BJP and JD(S) in a joint event in Tumukuru district on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Modi kicks off campaign for Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka

PM Modi launches BJP's campaign in Karnataka, targeting Congress for corruption and lack of law & order. Pledges to win over 400 seats in upcoming elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting in Kalaburagi on Saturday (ANI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 09:19 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka Lok Sabha election 2024 to be held in two phases on April 26 and May 7

The Bharatiya Janata Party swept the national polls in Karnataka in 2019, winning 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats while Congress got just one seat

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka were held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. (AP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 09:21 AM IST

CID to probe Pocso case against former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa dismissed the allegations, saying he will tackle the matter legally.

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 08:13 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Zonal pressures squeeze Bengaluru dry

Two-thirds of Bengaluru’s water supply originates from the Cauvery River, with the remainder sourced from borewells and alternative sources.

People wait in a queue with cans to collect drinking water amid an ongoing water crisis in Bengaluru. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Yediyurappa booked after woman accuses him of sexually assault on minor daughter

Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara said the woman lodged the complaint on Thursday night and police registered the case after examining the details

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Bommai, royal scion, relative of Deve Gowda in BJP’s 2nd Lok Sabha list

BJP announces 20 candidates for Karnataka in its second Lok Sabha list. Notable figures include former CM Bommai, royal family member, and cardiologist.

BJP announced candidates for 20 seats in Karnataka on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 07:51 AM IST

Residents seek work from home, online classes amid water shortage

Bengaluru residents and organizations push for remote work amid water crisis. Blogger urges 90-day work from home policy for IT firms.

Women protest against the Karnataka government over ongoing water crisis. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 08:41 AM IST

Investigators close to locating suspect of Rameshwaram Cafe blast: Parameshwara

Progress made in identifying suspect in March 1 blast at Rameshwaram Cafe, Bengaluru. NIA and CCB actively pursuing leads to locate the suspect.

Ten people were injured in the blast at The Rameshwaram Cafe (PTI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 08:09 AM IST

Row as Kuvempu’s slogan outside schools modified

The slogan by renowned Kannada poet Kuvempu that was painted at the entrances of government schools and colleges in Karnataka

The slogan, ‘This is the temple of knowledge, ask boldly’ has now been painted outside government-run schools and colleges (HT)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:27 AM IST

Siddaramaiah accuses central govt of discrimination

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah accuses the centre of discrimination in devolution of funds, causing the state to suffer losses of ₹45,322 crore in seven years.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah presents the state budget 2024, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru (ANI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka budget: CM allocates 52,000 cr welfare funds on 5 guarantee schemes

The chief minster announced ₹1,20,373 crore for welfare programmes, of which a whopping 43% (Rs55,000 crore) has been set aside for the five welfare schemes.

Karnataka chief minster Siddaramaiah with a bag containing budget papers arrived at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru on Friday (PTI)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:05 AM IST

BJP-JD(S) name second candidate for RS polls

Reddy, a former Rajya Sabha MP representing the JD(S), is one of the richest politicians in Karnataka with his assets exceeding ₹800 crore.

JD(S) leader Kupendra Reddy filed his nomination papers on Thursday (X)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:13 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

KREIS revokes order banning religious festivals in residential schools amid uproar

The earlier circular, seen by HT, said that festivals “such as Ugadi, Ramzan, Christmas, Sankranti, and Eid Milad, among others, are not to be commemorated within the premises of residential schools and colleges”

The Karnataka government had ordered that only state and national festivals will be celebrated in schools operated by KREIS. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 07:44 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Farmers held in MP released after Karnataka CM intervenes

Nearly 70 Karnataka farmers were detained in Bhopal during the “Delhi Chalo” protest march on Sunday

Chief minister Siddaramaiah approached his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Mohan Yadav over the matter on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 06:56 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

BJP MLA targets Infosys over job creation, Karnataka government to seek reply

The Karnataka government will ask Infosys for a response to MLA Arvind Bellad's accusation of failing to provide jobs to local residents in Hubbali.

The state government had provided 58 acres to Infosys in Hubbali at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35 lakh/acre (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 07:55 AM IST

Inside the Centre vs states battle over funds

The entire Karnataka cabinet and Congress party MLAs staged a protest at Jantar Mantar, and the Kerala cabinet will host a protest at the same venue.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy (on his left) DK Shivakumar during the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Reuters)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, , , Bengaluru/chennai/kochi

Karnataka govt forms panel to probe ‘irregularities’ in KEONICS

The government has ordered a probe into the alleged Bitcoin scam, PSI recruitment and accusations by the contractors’ association.

Chief minister Siddaramaiah responded to complaints from contractors in 10 districts (PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Will stage stir in Delhi against Centre’s injustice on Feb 7: Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah announced on Monday that the state government, along with all MPs and MLAs, will protest in New Delhi on Wednesday

CM Siddaramaiah and deputy CM DK Shivakumar address a joint press conference on budget (ANI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Row erupts over Congress MP DK Suresh’s ‘separate nation’ remark

Suresh had criticised the central government for allegedly neglecting the southern states in fund distribution.

Asserting his commitment to being an Indian citizen, Congress MP DK Suresh told reporters that he intended to highlight the perceived disparity in fund allocation by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government, particularly towards southern states (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 01:05 AM IST

Governor returns ordinance on 60% Kannada on signboards

While sending back the ordinance, the governor advised the state to pursue its passage through the assembly, sparking a sharp response from the government

Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot’s refusal to approve the ordinance comes days after CM Siddaramaiah met him and implored him to expedite the clearance of bills passed during the Belagavi session of the legislature in December (HT)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka govt to set aside 100 crore to revamp Ram temples

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah allocated ₹100 crore for the renovation of ancient Ram temples in the state, sparking political debates ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah inaugurating the Sitarama Lakshmana temple in Mahadevapura in Bengaluru. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 07:55 AM IST

‘Gives us strength’: Yediyurappa on Jagadish Shettar rejoining BJP after 9 mnths

Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar said he was disappointed that Jagadish Shettar did not come clean on his plans when he asked him about the swirling rumours

Former Karnataka CM Jagadish Shettar who rejoined BJP being welcomed by the party chief J P Nadda, in New Delhi along with BS Yediyurappa (PTI)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 05:07 PM IST

12-yr-old girl dies after falling from 29th floor of building; police suspect suicide

The incident unfolded in the early hours of Tuesday, around 5 am, when a security guard from the apartment complex heard unusual sounds and rushed to investigate

Police said the only child of her parents, the Class 7 student was depressed, but did not share further details. (HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Bengaluru
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