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  • Watch: Woman in Karnataka thrashes bank manager for allegedly demanding sexual favours to approve loan

    In a wake of #MeToo movement, a woman beat a bank manager in Karnataka’s Davanagere district for allegedly demanding sexual favours in return of sanctioning her loan. Getting angry at him, the woman starts beating up the man in public with a cane and later with her footwear. Then, when the manager takes the cane, the woman then kicks, punches and slaps him left, right and centre. The video of the same

  • JSW Energy puts solar plans on back burner

    Karcham: As uncertainties loom over the solar power sector, mainly on the policy front, the Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy has put its ambitious expansions plans in the segment on the backburner. The company in May had announced plans to set up a 1,000-MW solar photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility at Vijayanagar in Karnataka and to install 200 MW of solar power systems in the current fiscal. However, it has so far commissi-oned just

  • No one in favour of bypolls in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: An ‘ek din ka sultan’ (king for one day) syndrome has hit political parties in Karnataka with the announcement of byelections in the state. With the general elections just months away, the three major parties in the state – BJP, Congress and JD(S) – show no interest in the bypolls announced to Ballari, Shivamogga and Mandya Lok Sabha seats.
    The newly elected members would face the Lok Sabha just once or twice

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    Finally! Sunny Leone granted permission to perform in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: Despite facing opposition by some Kannada outfits, actor Sunny Leone has been given permission to perform in Bengaluru on November 3, the police said. “We have granted permission for a program in which Sunny Leone is taking part. Organisers have been asked to take precautions on aspects of a number of tickets to be sold. There is a strict prohibition on the sale of liquor in

  • Karnataka’s 203 MLAs richest in India with Rs 111.4 lakh annual income

    New Delhi: Of the 224 Karnataka MLAs, 203 have the highest average annual income of Rs 111.4 lakh, followed by Maharashtra’s 256 MLAs (Rs 43.4 lakh), according to an analysis of the affidavits of 3,145 legislators. The findings were released on Monday by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO that works for electoral and political reforms.

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    Gauri Lankesh murder case: Maharashtra ATS, Karnataka SIT may share custody of mechanic

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad are likely to share Vasudev Suryavanshi’s custody with Karnataka’s SIT, who are probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Karnataka SIT  will be asking for Suryavanshi’s custody as he has been identified as ‘mechanic’ mentioned in Amol Kale’s diary. The ATS also took custody of two accused arrested for Lankesh murder case in order to interrogate them in connection with the alleged plot to conduct disruptive

  • Karnataka floods: PM Narendra Modi to send central team to assess damage

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy-led delegation that the Centre would send two teams of Officers to assess the damages caused by floods in Kodagu district and neighbouring coastal and Malnad districts.

  • Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy meets PM Narendra Modi, seeks Rs 1,199 crore as flood relief

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation from Karnataka led by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday and sought a relief of Rs 1,199 crore for flood-hit seven districts of the state. The delegation also apprised the prime minister of the prevailing drought-like situation in 17 of the total 30 districts in the state. The delegation comprised former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, and ministers HD

  • Bharat Bandh affects normal life in Karnataka   

    Bengaluru: Normal life was thrown out of gear during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress and supported by JD(S), its ally in the coalition government, and other parties, to protest the rise in prices of petroleum products. Roads in the city wore a deserted look since morning as government buses, private taxis and most of the autorickshaws did not ply.


    New Delhi : The Election Commission on Friday announced the legislative council elections on October 3 for one seat in Maharashtra and three seats in Karnataka.

  • Karnataka civic polls: BJP blames JDS-Congress for the defeat

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday blamed Karnataka’s ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for its defeat in the state civic polls held across 22 districts. “The BJP should have won more seats but we could not perform the way we wanted to because of the Congress-JD-S coalition,” BJP state unit President B.S. Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

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    Dabholkar killing probe: CBI will take custody of accused held in Gauri Lankesh murder case

    Pune: The CBI, which is probing rationalist Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case, on Thursday told a court here that it would be taking custody of three men arrested by Karnataka police in the Gauri Lankesh murder case. The CBI had earlier said there was a link between the accused in the two cases. The Pune court today extended till September 1 the police custody of Sachin Andure, one of the alleged shooters who

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