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Bengaluru International Airport records highest passenger traffic in financial year 2023-24

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport saw record passenger traffic and cargo numbers in the financial year 2023-24, with 37.53 million passengers and 4,39,524 metric tonnes of cargo passing through. The airport connected travellers to 108 destinations, with notable growth in both domestic and international air traffic movements. The airport's commitment to cargo development was highlighted, solidifying its position as the premier gateway in South India.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi to address two public meetings in Karnataka tomorrow

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Karnataka for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, addressing public meetings in Mandya and Kolar. The Congress faces JD(S), BJP's ally, in both seats. Rahul Gandhi's visit marks his first to the state since the poll schedule was announced. Karnataka has 28 constituencies, with the Congress aiming to win 15 to 20 seats.

Mysuru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally ahead of Lok Sabha election, in Mysuru, Sunday, April 14, 2024. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak) (PTI04_14_2024_000323B)

Cong files EC complaint over Modi's ‘Sultan of Tukde Tukde gang' remark at Mysuru rally

The Congress in Karnataka has complained to the Election Commission, seeking legal action against PM Narendra Modi for calling them the 'Sultan of Tukde Tukde gang' at an election rally in Mysuru. They allege Modi also accused the Congress of boycotting the Ram Mandir consecration and wanting to weaken the Hindu religion. The KPCC has urged the poll body to take action for free and fair elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj, at Maharaja’s College Grounds, in Mysuru on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Karnataka: PM Modi accorded warm welcome by Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj at mega rally in Mysuru

Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj welcomed PM Modi at a Karnataka rally, sharing images of the meeting. He plans to visit Ayodhya with his family on April 15 to celebrate Ram Navami. Yogiraj expressed joy in meeting devotees who share love for Ram Lalla, highlighting the beauty of the sculpture imbued with love.

EAM S Jaishankar

‘Constantly reminding, tracking the process of establishing US consulate in Bengaluru’: EAM S Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar is tracking the process of establishing a US consulate in Bengaluru and reminding US officials constantly. He expressed eagerness to visit the consulate on behalf of PM Modi. The initiative follows discussions between PM Modi and US President Biden last year to open new consulates in each other's countries, aiming for a stronger partnership.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan denied anticipatory bail, appear before ED on April 18, orders SC

The Supreme Court denied anticipatory bail to AAP leader Amanatullah Khan in a money laundering case related to Waqf Board irregularities. The court cautioned the ED against unnecessary arrests and ordered Khan to appear before ED on April 18, 2024. The High Court had previously refused pre-arrest bail, citing repeated evasion of summons. Khan is accused of illegal recruitment and property leasing during his time as Waqf Board Chairman.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. (ANI)

BJP slams Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah over his post on demolition of 'illegal' houses in Goa

The BJP criticizes Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah for commenting on the demolition of houses in Goa, urging him to focus on issues in his own state first. The demolitions in Sangolda village were carried out following a Supreme Court directive. Siddaramaiah called for a halt to further demolitions until alternatives are provided. Goa BJP spokesperson Vernekar highlighted water crisis in Bengaluru and said Goa CM promised assistance to the affected families.

Former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (ANI)

‘BR Ambedkar must be addressed as Mahatma,’ says former Karnataka CM Bommai

Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai of Karnataka and BJP candidate for the Gadag-Haveri Lok Sabha constituency emphasized the importance of addressing Dr BR Ambedkar as "Mahatma Ambedkar" and following the path of the Constitution to show respect to the nation. He praised Ambedkar's role in shaping India's democratic framework, noting the relevance of his principles. PM Modi also paid tribute to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, calling him an inspiration for backward-class people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mangaluru on Sunday for an election campaign.

PM Modi thanks people of Dakshina Kannada ‘for turning out in record numbers’ for roadshow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada for their record turnout at his roadshow. He highlighted the development initiatives and promised more work in transportation, healthcare, and tourism if elected for a third term. Modi also criticized the Congress government, urging people not to vote for them. The roadshow in Karnataka was attended by enthusiastic crowds, with the state going to polls in two phases.

Morning aarti being performed at the Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peeth temple at Chhattarpur in Delhi on Monday.

Watch: Devotees offer prayers at Chhattarpur Temple on seventh day of Navratri

The morning aarti was performed at the Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peeth temple in Delhi on the seventh day of Navratri. Devotees gathered to worship Goddess Durga, especially Maa Kaalratri, the fierce form. The festival started on April 9 and will end on April 17, celebrating the nine manifestations of Maa Durga. Chaitra Navratri is a time for fasting and invoking goddess Shakti.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mangaluru on Sunday.

PM Modi holds massive mega roadshow in Karnataka's Mangaluru

PM Modi held a massive road show in Mangaluru, Karnataka, with enthusiastic crowds chanting his name. Thousands showered flower petals as his cavalcade passed through, covering a 2km stretch in an hour. Tight security and festive arrangements were in place, with saffron flags and attire dotting the route. Karnataka goes to polls in two phases.

Mysuru geared up for PM Modi's mega poll rally

Karnataka's Mysuru geared up for PM Modi's mega poll rally

Tight security in Mysore for PM Modi's rally on Sunday at Maharaja college grounds to support BJP and JD(S) candidates. Over 80,000 chairs set up with water facilities. PM Modi to address public meeting in Mysuru before roadshow in Mangaluru. Women to welcome him with "Solmelu Modi Ji" and "Thank you, Modi." First rally before second phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka on April 26.

Sculptor Arun Yogiraj with idol of Lord Ram.

I will just introduce myself: Arun Yogiraj on meeting PM Modi tomorrow in Mysore

Prime Minister Modi will be received by Ram Lalla idol sculptor Arun Yogiraj in Mysore for a public meeting on April 14. Yogiraj expressed excitement to meet the PM and praised Lok Sabha candidate Yaduveer Krishnadatta Wadiyar. Additionally, he plans to visit Ayodhya with his family on April 15. Yogiraj shared that devotees in Ayodhya express their love for Ram Lalla.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

Ahead of PM Modi’s Mysuru visit, Siddaramaiah him to explain his contribution to city

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah questioned PM Modi's contributions to Karnataka during the Lok Sabha campaign. He criticized Modi's unfulfilled promises and urged voters to remember the development work done by Congress in Mysuru. Siddaramaiah also accused BJP of neglecting the constituency's development. He asked voters to support Congress candidate M Lakshmana over BJP's Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar in Mysuru-Kodagu.

Clouds hover over the capital near airport in New Delhi

Delhi rain: 22 flights diverted at IGI airport due to bad weather

22 flights were diverted from Delhi airport due to bad weather, with 9 going to Jaipur, 8 to Lucknow, and others to Chandigarh, Varanasi, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad. IndiGo, Air India, and Vistara flights were among those diverted between 3 pm and 6:30 pm. Delhi airport handles around 1,300 flights daily.

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