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3 booked for ‘threatening’ to attack train returning from Ayodhya; 1 held

Three men threatened to attack a train carrying pilgrims, leading to outrage and demands for arrests from BJP workers. One person detained, two others sought.

The men boarded the second coach of the Ayodhya special train (HT)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 09:00 AM IST

Karnataka: Andhra tourists fined for taking selfies with elephant in Bandipur reserve

Andhra Pradesh tourists fined ₹25,000 for taking selfies with violent elephant at Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Forest officials emphasize safety measures for visitors and wildlife.

In the viral video, two individuals were seem narrowly escaping an approaching elephant while attempting to take selfies. (HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:20 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Shivamogga: Village shuns family after murder charges

A woman and her family in Shivamogga district have been ostracised by their own Ediga community after the woman’s son was arrested on charges of murder.

Approximately 60 families living in the village have shunned the woman and her family (HT)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka High court issues interim stay on returning wild animal artifacts

Karnataka HC stays govt's order mandating return of wildlife artifacts, providing relief to farmers in Malnad districts.

The prohibited items under the Wildlife Protection Act include tiger claws, skin, elephant tusks, deer antlers, etc. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 07:47 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Protest in village after Dalits denied haircuts

When the Dalit leaders complained to social welfare department, they took out a Constitution awareness march with an aim to end untouchability

The protesters ensured that haircuts were given to Dalits in their presence (HT)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:27 AM IST

Elephants trample to death 2 Asha workers on Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border

The victims were identified as Asha worker Vasanta (37) from Anniala village and Ashwathamma (40) from Dasarapalli village

Forest officials said, elephants were spotted around Gummalapur, Anniyallu, and Gandi areas for the past few days (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:23 AM IST

Karnataka: Couple booked after abandoned bag explodes, shopkeeper injured

A bag kept at a handloom shop located near Shiralakoppa bus stand in Shikaripura town exploded on Sunday noon, injuring the shop owner, said police.

Police said, the bag contained explosives used for wild boar hunting. (Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Maoist with 5 lakh reward nabbed in Kerala after two decades

61-year-old Maoist suspect, Suresh, arrested in Kerala forest after 2 decades on the run. Injured in elephant encounter, now under police custody.

A Maoist camp (HT)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:51 AM IST

Karnataka woman marries off minor grand daughter, arrested

A team of police and district child protection unit rescued a class 8 girl who was illegally married off by her grandmother to a 24-year-old man.

Police came into action after the mother of the 14-year-old girl filed a complaint at Sarjapur police station. (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka: Man held after tribal girl he raped dies by suicide, say cops

A 33-year-old man was arrested for raping a 17-year-old tribal girl on February 2 who later died by suicide, said police.

Police said, the man raped the minor when she returned to her village based in Nellore. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 07:49 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Two arrested under SC/ST Act in Koppal village, say police

Two people have been arrested in Koppal district, Karnataka, for allegedly practicing untouchability in business establishments. A third person is absconding.

HT Image
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 08:21 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

2 BJP MLAs, corporators among 5 booked for promoting enmity in Karnataka

On February 12, a teacher of a school allegedly made derogatory statements against Lord Ram and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

They were booked after they staged a protest outside St Gerosa School in Pandeshwara (Representational Image)
Updated on Feb 16, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Teacher made students clean toilets to implicate headmistress, suspended

The education department officers suspended a teacher from a government high school following the allegations of compelling girl students to clean toilets

A video surfaced on social media showing girl students cleaning toilets (HT)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Man held for ‘insulting’ Varanasi judge, released later

A lawyer was arrested for making derogatory remarks aimed at a Varanasi court judge, who allowed Hindus to worship in the basement of Gyanvapi Mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque (PTI)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 08:12 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Davanagere: Another school in Karnataka makes students clean toilets

A video has been doing the rounds of social media in which more than 10 girls can be seen cleaning the toilets.

 (DDPI instructed Davanagere north BEO to investigate the matter)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 08:13 AM IST

Karnataka: Youth rapes woman, 5 aides thrash husband

A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped in Gangavathi, Bengaluru on February 9. Police arrested the accused, and five others involved were also detained.

All the accused have been sent to 14-day judicial custody (HT)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:03 AM IST

Foreign student alleges sexual assault, police say complaint is false

A 17-year-old international yoga student residing filed a complaint of sexual assault by four men in November last year

On November 20, 2023, when the girl was alone at her home, four men barged into her home and molested her (HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Woman, infant ousted from village over superstition get court’s relief

The residents of Kuntanahalli Gollarahatti village in the Tumkur expelled a 25-year-old woman and her month-old child from the village over age-old superstitions

The 25-year-old woman with her month-old baby was staying in a small makeshift hut. (HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 07:32 AM IST

55-year-old digs well to provide water for Anganwadi kids

A 55-year-old woman has taken it upon herself to dig a well to ensure a steady supply of water for the children at Anganwadi

Gauri Nayka aims to complete the well within three months (HT)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 04:40 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka man arrested for harassing, raping minor over 6 yrs

The accused, who assaulted and extorted from the survivor using her obscene pictures and videos, was arrested on Sunday

The accused extorted <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>85,000 from the survivor.
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Karnataka: Head constable suspended over sexual harassment, says Gadag SP

The allegations include the police officials obtaining the student’s contact number and sending explicit messages, causing to mental distress to the student

Gadag superintendent of police said the deputy SP is investigating the complaint and stringent action will be initiated after the investigative report is submitted. (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 09:16 AM IST

Hanuman flags hoisted on houses in Karnataka’s Mandya; BJP leads campaign

BJP workers took part in a campaign, hoisting Hanuman flags on houses in Keragodu village on Saturday

The row erupted on January 28 when the Hanuman flag on the Arjuna pillar of Keragodu village in Mandya district was lowered, and the tricolor was raised by the district administration. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Elephant dies during translocation in K’taka

The death of the elephant was caused by the negligence of inexperienced forest officials, Bengaluru-based environmentalist Joseph Hoover alleged

Tanneer Komban, the wild elephant that died, was captured in Mananthawady in Kerala’s Wayanad district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Video of girl cleaning Karnataka school toilet goes viral

After a series of such incidents over the past few months, the education department had issued an order prohibiting use of students for toilet cleaning

A senior education department official ordered a probe after a video clip showing a girl student cleaning a school toilet in Chikkaballapura district went viral on social media. (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 07:50 AM IST

Karnataka: Woman held captive by husband for 12 years rescued

A 29-year-old woman, identified as Suma, was kept under house arrest for 12 years by her “suspicious” husband Sannalayya (45)

A team of police, Santhwana workers and women and child welfare officers rescued a 29-year-old woman from Mysuru’s H Matakere village. (HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 08:42 AM IST

Clashes in village over Ambedkar nameplate

Violent clash in Mysuru village over installation of nameplate of Bhim Rao Ambedkar; 3 policemen injured, 25 villagers hurt, 36 arrested.

A group of youths belonging to the Scheduled Caste community obtained permission from the local panchayat to name a road (HT)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 08:01 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Panchayat officer removes flag, Savarkar board

The gram panchayat public development officer in Tenginagundi village removed a saffron flag and Savarkar’s nameplate from a circle, sparking protests.

A saffron flag was removed in Tenginagundi village in Uttara Kannada district (HT)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 08:03 AM IST

Owner of cracker factory held in Dakshina Kannada: Police

Police said the mobile forensic team and the department of explosives team went to the site to gather information and investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident

The owner, the cracker factory in Dakshina Kannada district, Syed Bashir, was arrested at Sullia where he had fled after the explosion that killed three workers, police said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 09:38 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Man held for harassing minor in Puttur, mob attempts to lay siege

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Puttur, Bengaluru for molesting a 15-year-old girl at a Kambala event. He has been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.

A crowd gathered in front of Puttur town police station and demanded that the man be handed over to them (HT)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 10:52 AM IST

District minister announces jobs for 32 families affected by oxygen shortage

The families of 32 people who lost their lives at Chamarajanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) district hospital on May 2, 2021, was due to shortage of oxygen supply, a minister said

Minister Venkatesh declared that starting February 1, the affected families would be provided with government jobs. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 06:08 AM IST
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