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‘Today I’m enjoying coconut water': UNGA prez lauds Karnataka wastewater project

Published on Feb 03, 2023 12:14 PM IST

UNGA President Csaba Korosi was all praise for Karnataka's KC valley wastewater management project, terming it a “success story” and a “transformation in the making”.

UNGA President Csaba Korosi at the KC valley wastewater management project in Karnataka on Wednesday.(@UN_PGA/Twitter)
UNGA President Csaba Korosi at the KC valley wastewater management project in Karnataka on Wednesday.(@UN_PGA/Twitter)

Bengaluru: After cats on bikes, a dog takes ride on car roof | Video

A video of a dog travelling on a Bengaluru road on top of a car is igniting a fresh debate on road safety and animal abuse.

The video showed a collared dog standing on top of a moving car, before perching on the car roof.(@ForeverBLRU/Twitter)
The video showed a collared dog standing on top of a moving car, before perching on the car roof.(@ForeverBLRU/Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:38 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka announces 50% discount on all pending traffic fines; offer till Feb 11

The Karnataka government has decided to offer a 50 per cent discount to residents across the state on all pending traffic violation fines in a one-time settlement, valid till February 11.

Around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>530 crore is due from traffic violators across the state. (HT FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)
Around 530 crore is due from traffic violators across the state. (HT FILE PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 10:38 AM IST

Karnataka poll: KPCC chief indicates tickets likely for majority of sitting MLAs

In what is being seen as an indication that most of the sitting Congress MLAs may get the ticket to contest the upcoming assembly polls, party's state President D K Shivakumar on Thursday said all of them have worked amidst people, and have done a "good job".

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar. (PTI Photo)
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 09:44 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Amit Shah to visit Puttur in Karnataka on Feb 11

Union Minister for Home and Co-operation Amit Shah will be visiting Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district to participate in a co-operative convention on February 11.

This is the first visit of Shah to Dakshina Kannada ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
This is the first visit of Shah to Dakshina Kannada ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 08:52 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Bengaluru: Youth murdered for chatting with girl, four arrested

The matter came to light after the victim's family approached the police and lodged a missing person's complaint.

Four persons have been arrested in connection to the youth's murder. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Four persons have been arrested in connection to the youth's murder. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 05:46 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Sankey road widening, flyover will not solve traffic congestion: IISc expert

The sustainable solution lies in reducing the total vehicles kilometre travelled (VKT) by motorized mode and reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Fundamental strategy should be to reduce number of motorized vehicles, reduce total motorized VKT, and fix India’s energy mix to renewable sources.

Mobility expert from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Prof Ashish Verma, said the proposed project will not solve traffic congestion in the area, and that is not even a short-term solution (HT Photo)
Mobility expert from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Prof Ashish Verma, said the proposed project will not solve traffic congestion in the area, and that is not even a short-term solution (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByPriyanka Rudrappa

VHP seeks ban on non-Hindu traders at temple fair in Karnataka

In their petition submitted on Thursday to Tumakuru collector YS Patil, the pro-Hindu groups warned of protests if traders from other religions are allowed to carry out business directly or indirectly on the premises of the temple or within 100-meter surrounding.

Since March last year, campaigns targeting Muslim businesses have been underway in Karnataka, especially after the hijab row.
Since March last year, campaigns targeting Muslim businesses have been underway in Karnataka, especially after the hijab row.
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 04:51 AM IST

‘Inclusive, growth-oriented': Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw's take on the union budget

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the executive chairperson of Bengaluru-based biotech giant Biocon Limited, on Wednesday welcomed the union budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, calling it an “inclusive, growth-oriented budget”.

Mazumdar-Shaw lauded the announcement of a new programme to promote research and innovation in pharmaceuticals.
Mazumdar-Shaw lauded the announcement of a new programme to promote research and innovation in pharmaceuticals.
Published on Feb 02, 2023 04:04 PM IST

Bengaluru news: Concrete mixer falls on car, kills mother and teen daughter

The deceased, Gayathri Kumar and her daughter Samatha, were on their way to school when the concrete mixer overturned and fell on their car, crushing them both to death.

The deceased woman was taking her 16-year-old daughter to school when the freak accident happened.(ANI)
The deceased woman was taking her 16-year-old daughter to school when the freak accident happened.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 03:18 PM IST

‘Should be Olympic sport’: Anand Mahindra on Bengaluru waiter balancing plates

Mahindra Group's Chairman, Anand Mahindra, suggested that a waiter's productivity should be an Olympic sport after watching a waiter at Bengaluru's iconic eatery, Vidyarthi Bhavan, balancing 16 plates of dosa.

Vidyarthi Bhavan has been a famous place for localites in Bengaluru, famous for its south Indian dishes like dosa and idli. (@anandmahindra/Twitter)
Vidyarthi Bhavan has been a famous place for localites in Bengaluru, famous for its south Indian dishes like dosa and idli. (@anandmahindra/Twitter)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:38 PM IST

Bengaluru events in February: Valentine's day specials, Aero India and more

Whether you are looking for a special night on Valentine's day with your significant other or chill out with friends at concerts and other events, Bengaluru has it all. Here is a curated list of events to choose from for a fun February.

Block your calendars for fun events this month in Bengaluru.
Block your calendars for fun events this month in Bengaluru.
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

‘Leave ego and bow down to God’: Karnataka CM inaugurates Mukteshwar Temple

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the elders built temples to unite everyone and make them involved in religious activities without differentiation.

The CM said Mukteshwara is the most revered god and this temple has a rich history.(PTI)
The CM said Mukteshwara is the most revered god and this temple has a rich history.(PTI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:09 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Budget is like 'seedless peanut,' says Karnataka Congress

Terming the Central budget as a ‘seedless peanut’, the Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday claimed that it has nothing to offer to the people, especially for the State.

AICC general secretary and Karnataka Congress in-charge Randeep Surjewala with Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah during a press conference, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
AICC general secretary and Karnataka Congress in-charge Randeep Surjewala with Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah during a press conference, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:54 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

'Trouble-engine govt' for the rich, against poor: Siddaramaiah on Union Budget

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said the Union Budget represented 'Ameer Ke Saath, Garib Ka Vinash' (Standing with the rich, destroying the poor) as the Centre continues its "anti-people" policies.

The Congress stalwart said there was no relief provided for the farmers and unemployed people who were battered by coronavirus. (ANI)
The Congress stalwart said there was no relief provided for the farmers and unemployed people who were battered by coronavirus. (ANI)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 08:53 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Ilkal saree worn by Nirmala Sitharaman on Budget day was hand-woven in Karnataka

The maroon colour saree that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wore while presenting the Union Budget on Wednesday is Karnataka's Dharwad region's hand-woven 'Ilkal' silk saree with traditional 'Kasuti' work.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, wore Dharwad region's hand-woven 'Ilkal' silk saree with traditional 'Kasuti' work.(REUTERS)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, wore Dharwad region's hand-woven 'Ilkal' silk saree with traditional 'Kasuti' work.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 08:31 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Takes 3-4 years to get affiliation: Orchids school amid fake CBSE affiliation row

Even as parents alleged that the school falsely claimed to be affiliated with CBSE and duped them of lakhs of rupees in fees, the institution said that the process to secure CBSE affiliation is lengthy and time-consuming, and it can take up to 3-4 years for a school to formally get the affiliation.

Protest against the Orchids The International School in Bengaluru for falsely claiming affiliation with the CBSE (HT Photo)
Protest against the Orchids The International School in Bengaluru for falsely claiming affiliation with the CBSE (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 12:41 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Two held for dumping medical waste into Makuta reserve: Cops

According to forest officials, the two people were going back to Andhra Pradesh in a mini lorry after unloading goods in Kerala. While returning, the duo collected 15 bags of biowaste from a hospital, which was alleged to be disposed of in the Makuta reserve forest.

The forest officials of the Brahmagiri wildlife division caught two persons dumping 15 bags of medical waste into the Makuta reserve (Agencies/Representative use)
The forest officials of the Brahmagiri wildlife division caught two persons dumping 15 bags of medical waste into the Makuta reserve (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 12:30 AM IST

Man held for rape and murder of 3-year-old

A senior police officer said that the mother found the toddler’s body when she returned home from work. The child was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival, said the officer, adding, the body was sent for medical examination as the girl had wounds on her body

Police said the crime took place on Monday afternoon, when the victim’s mother had gone out for some work. (HT Archives)
Police said the crime took place on Monday afternoon, when the victim’s mother had gone out for some work. (HT Archives)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Kerala lawyer booked over bribery claims

Earlier, the police sought the opinion of the advocate general on whether a case could be registered against the lawyer, who is also the president of the Kerala high court advocates association and got a green signal. On Monday, the Bar Council of Kerala also served a show-cause notice to him

Police said the FIR was filed against the lawyer under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 7(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (HT Archives)
Police said the FIR was filed against the lawyer under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 7(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (HT Archives)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 12:25 AM IST
By, Thiruvananthapuram

Man arrested for raping, murdering 3-year-old girl in Bengaluru

Police said the accused in custody was known to the girl’s mother and while she was not at home he assaulted the girl

The suspect was missing from the house but police tracked him. (Representative Image)
The suspect was missing from the house but police tracked him. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:03 PM IST

‘Be morally and ethically right..’: Sudha Murthy on controversies

Sudha Murthy, chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, gave advice on life, wisdom, patience and controversies to her husband, daughter and son-in-law.

Sudha Murthy, author and philanthropist, was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award this year.
Sudha Murthy, author and philanthropist, was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award this year.
Published on Feb 01, 2023 05:30 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

3-year-old toddler raped, murdered in Bengaluru; accused arrested: Report

The accused was in a relationship with the toddler's mother for over an year and committed the crime when she was not at home.

The shocking crime took place in the Kamakshipalya police station limits. (HT File)
The shocking crime took place in the Kamakshipalya police station limits. (HT File)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 04:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

KSRTC bus driver dives into pond to save two drowning girls: Report

A KSRTC bus driver was felicitated for his bravery after he dove into a pond and saved two girls from drowning near Tumakuru district, Karnataka on Sunday.

Both the girls were out of danger, Manjunath said.(HT Archive)
Both the girls were out of danger, Manjunath said.(HT Archive)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 01:42 PM IST

5,300 crore central aid to Karnataka for irrigation in election year

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the centre will provide ₹5,300 crore assistance to the drought-prone regions of Karnataka for irrigation purposes.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24.(PTI)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24.(PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 12:33 PM IST

‘A warm hug..’: UNGA president lauds Anganwadi centre in Karnataka

United Nations General Assembly President Csaba Korosi visited Anganwadi centre, the rural childcare centre in Karnataka, and appreciated the community, state government and UNICEF for providing essential services.

Korosi, who arrived in India on Sunday on a three-day visit at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, landed in Bengaluru on Monday. (Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Korosi, who arrived in India on Sunday on a three-day visit at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, landed in Bengaluru on Monday. (Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 10:59 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Scandal-hit BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi holds long meeting with CM Bommai

A day after accusing Congress state president D K Shivakumar of being involved in a conspiracy behind the sex scandal that led to his resignation as minister in 2021, BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi on Tuesday held a lengthy discussion with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, sources said.

Jarkiholi had insisted that the case should be handed over to the CBI for thorough investigation.
Jarkiholi had insisted that the case should be handed over to the CBI for thorough investigation.
Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:56 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

SDPI to contest in 100 seats in upcoming Karnataka assembly polls

The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest in 100 seats in the coming assembly elections in Karnataka, SDPI state secretary Afasar Kodlipete said on Tuesday.

The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest eight seats in the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest eight seats in the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
Published on Feb 01, 2023 09:42 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Fake CBSE affiliation: Parents continue to protest against B’luru school

At the Mahalakshmi Layout branch of the school, an altercation broke out between the parents and the school management, for allegedly falsely promoting themselves as a CBSE school and duping them of lakhs of rupees in fees.

The parents continued to protest against a private school in Bengaluru over alleged false affiliation with the CBSE (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
The parents continued to protest against a private school in Bengaluru over alleged false affiliation with the CBSE (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 05:26 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Outsourced civic workers in Karnataka to go on strike from Wednesday

All outsourced workers of local administrative bodies in Karnataka will go on an indefinite strike from February 1, demanding regularisation of their services in a phased manner on the lines of municipal workers.

Outsourced workers of all 330 local bodies in the state will take part in the protest. (HT File)
Outsourced workers of all 330 local bodies in the state will take part in the protest. (HT File)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 08:38 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S
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