Karnataka High Court: News

11 Apr 2024

Ajay Devgn

Karnataka High Court lifts ban on 'Maidaan'

On Thursday, the Karnataka High Court revoked a temporary ban on the screening of the Hindi film Maidaan.

15 Sep 2023

Ganesh Chaturthi

Idgah Maidan to host Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court on Friday reportedly dismissed Anjuman-i-Islam's petition challenging the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC)'s decision to allow Hindu groups to organize Ganesh Chaturthi at Hubballi's Idgah Maidan.

02 Aug 2023


X challenges Karnataka High Court ruling on blocking orders

X, previously known as Twitter, is appealing a Rs. 50 lakh penalty and dismissal of its plea by the Karnataka High Court.

30 Jun 2023


Karnataka High Court dismisses Twitter's lawsuit against Indian government

Last year, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the Indian government seeking a review of some of the content takedown orders by New Delhi.

29 Jun 2023

Congress Party

No relief for Rahul Gandhi, others in KGF copyright case

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday declined to quash the FIR against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh, and Supriya Shrinate over the alleged unauthorized use of music from the Kannada film KGF Chapter 2 during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY).

19 Apr 2023


Karnataka: Students study in small room after government demolishes school 

The Karnataka High Court has directed the authorities to rebuild a government school at Agaralingana Doddi village in the Mandya district of Karnataka, reported The Quint.

13 Mar 2023


'Headache': Karnataka BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa on Azaan; triggers controversy

The political space in Karnataka is likely to heat up again after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA KS Eshwarappa made a controversial statement regarding Azaan, the Muslim community's call to prayer.

12 Jan 2023


Karnataka HC halts Sadhguru's Isha Yoga Centre, Adiyogi statue inauguration

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered the status quo be maintained on the inauguration of Sadhguru's Isha Yoga Centre and Adiyogi's statue at the foot of Nandi Hills near Bengaluru.

Meet BV Nagarathna, SC judge who dissented from demonetization verdict

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Centre's 2016 demonetization decision and dismissed all pleas contesting it.

SC dismisses plea seeking collegium meeting details on judges' appointment

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking disclosure of discussions during a collegium meeting held on December 12, 2018, stating that collegium deliberations were not subject to the RTI Act.

Hijab ban: SC delivers split verdict, refers to three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the issue of hijab ban.

22 Sep 2022


Hijab row: SC reserves verdict on Karnataka HC's 'controversial' ban

After 10 days of rigorous hearings over the controversial hijab ban in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the case.

20 Sep 2022

Hijab row

Hijab row case: SC questions Karnataka HC's judgment banning hijab

The Supreme Court remarked on Tuesday the Karnataka High Court erred in addressing the essential religious practice issue in the hijab row case.

Karnataka: HC allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at Hubballi's Eidgah ground

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday upheld the Dharwad municipal commissioner's ruling permitting the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration to be organized at the Hubballi Eidgah Maidan.

24 Aug 2022


Indian government forced Twitter to hire its agents: Whistleblower Zatko

In startling revelations, a former Twitter security chief has accused the Indian government of forcing the social media giant to hire its agents, so they could have access to sensitive user data.

05 Jul 2022


Twitter challenges Indian government in court over content takedown orders

The long-drawn saga between Twitter and the Indian government has reached the corridors of the Karnataka High Court.

10 May 2022


Xiaomi alleges coercion by Enforcement Directorate; China seeks fair treatment

The Xiaomi India v/s Enforcement Directorate (ED) saga has seemingly entered a crucial phase, with the tech giant alleging threats of physical violence and intimidation by the Indian agency.

07 May 2022


Karnataka HC stays ED's seizure of Xiaomi's assets: Details here

In a huge relief to Xiaomi India, a vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court ordered an interim stay on the seizure of its assets worth Rs. 5,551.27 crore by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Hijab row: No urgent SC hearing against Karnataka HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request for an urgent listing of appeals against a Karnataka High Court judgment that upheld colleges' authority to prohibit female Muslim students from wearing hijab in educational institutions in Karnataka.

20 Mar 2022


Karnataka HC judges who gave hijab verdict get Y-category security

The Karnataka government has decided to provide "Y" category security to all three Karnataka HC judges who issued the verdict upholding the ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions after alleged life threats to Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi.

Karnataka HC's order upholding hijab ban challenged in Supreme Court

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday morning upheld the ban on wearing hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions and dismissed several petitions against it.

15 Mar 2022

Basavaraj Bommai

'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

After days of back-to-back hearings, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions that challenged the state government's recent ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.

16 Feb 2022


Karnataka High Court adjourns hijab row hearing until tomorrow

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on petitions against a ban on hijabs (headscarves) in schools and colleges until the next day.

14 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till tomorrow

The Karnataka High court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the ban on hijab (headscarves) in colleges till Tuesday.

14 Feb 2022


Karnataka HC lifts ban on online gambling in state

In a big relief for the fantasy sports industry, the Karnataka High Court on Monday struck down the provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, which prohibit online gambling.

13 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around high schools in Udupi

The Deputy Commissioner of Karnataka's Udupi district has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) within 200-meter radius area of all high schools in the district.

12 Feb 2022


Karnataka students offer namaz in school classroom amid hijab row

A video showing Muslim students offering namaz (Islamic prayers) inside a classroom of a government school in Karnataka has surfaced on social media.

10 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Karnataka HC restrains students from wearing religious attire

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday restrained students from wearing hijab or any religious attire till the matter is pending with the court.

09 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Bengaluru police ban protests, gatherings near educational institutions

In wake of the escalating tensions in Karnataka over wearing a hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions, the Bengaluru Police have banned protests and gatherings near schools and colleges in the city for two weeks.

09 Feb 2022


'Horrifying': Malala Yousafzai weighs in on Karnataka hijab row

Women's rights activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday waded into the ongoing hijab controversy in Karnataka where Muslim girls wearing headscarves were barred from attending classes.

08 Feb 2022


Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered all high schools and colleges to remain shut for the next three days.

07 Feb 2022


Karnataka: College sends students wearing hijab to separate classrooms

Amid protests over wearing hijab in Karnataka, two colleges announced a holiday on Monday, while another allowed students wearing headscarves into the campus.

05 Feb 2022


Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders weigh in on Karnataka hijab row

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday spoke out on the controversy over Muslim students' demand to wear the hijab (a traditional headscarf) during their college classes.

SC denies relief to journalist for defamatory article against lawyer

The Supreme Court Friday refused to grant relief to a journalist convicted in 2015 for writing defamatory articles against a lawyer.

India could get its first woman CJI in 2027

India is likely to get its first woman Chief Justice (CJI) around six years from now.

06 Jul 2021


Twitter MD says would appear before police on one condition

Manish Maheshwari, the chief of Twitter's India operations, has told the Karnataka High Court he is ready to appear before the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the Ghaziabad assault video case, on one condition.

24 Jun 2021


Twitter India MD gets relief from court in Ghaziabad case

Manish Maheshwari, the Managing Director of Twitter's India operations, has been granted interim protection from arrest by the Karnataka High Court in connection with tweets about the alleged assault of an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad.

Supreme Court rejects Centre's plea over oxygen supply to Karnataka

The Supreme Court of India today rejected the central government's petition challenging a Karnataka High Court order over oxygen supply to the southern state.

05 May 2021


Karnataka: Retired Judge to probe death of 24 COVID-19 patients

The Karnataka government on Wednesday appointed retired High Court judge Justice BA Patil as the one-man commission to inquire into the death of 24 COVID-19 patients in Chamarajanagar District allegedly owing to oxygen shortage.

25 Jun 2020


Women don't sleep after being raped: Karnataka HC

It is unbecoming of an Indian woman to sleep after being raped, the Karnataka High Court said on Monday as it handed over a pre-arrest bail to the accused.

26 Oct 2019


Death sentence for serial killer, rapist 'Cyanide' Mohan Kumar

A Mangaluru court on Thursday sentenced infamous serial killer 'Cyanide' Mohan Kumar for the rape and murder of an Anganwadi worker from Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district in 2005.

12 Oct 2019


Bengaluru police fined Rs. 1L for wrongly arresting Facebook-page admin

The Karnataka High Court on Friday imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on Bengaluru police for registering FIRs against the administrator of a Facebook page.

ED summons Congress leader Shivakumar to appear before it

For those who don't know, DK Shivakumar has established himself as the go-to person whenever Congress runs into trouble in Karnataka.

16 Apr 2019


Why can't Rahul Dravid vote this time: Details here

In an ironical incident, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid, who is Karnataka election body's ambassador, won't be able to cast his vote this time as his name was excluded from the list.

26 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP fields 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from Bangalore South

After high-octane discussions, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday fielded 28-year-old Tejasvi Surya from prestigious Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat.

29 Dec 2018


Desperate for government job, man forges PM's signature

The race to secure a government job in India is tough, and people go to extreme lengths to acquire such employment.

04 Aug 2018


Illegal-hoarding drive: Karnataka HC slams top-cop for BBMP officials' assault

"Hooliganism has to be the last thing in Bengaluru," thundered Karnataka HC Chief justice yesterday, while taking serious note on the attack on BBMP workers and officials who were removing illegal hoardings in Ramamurthynagar on Thursday.

08 Jul 2018


Karnataka court awards life-term to man 11-days after murdering wife

A Karnataka court has sentenced a 75-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his wife, just 11 days after the crime took place.

06 Jun 2018


CM Kumaraswamy doesn't think Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' should release in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has suggested the makers of Rajinikanth starrer 'Kaala' to avoid releasing the film in the state, given the present circumstances.

17 May 2018


Woman to High Court: Strike down government order, allow organ-donation

A 48-year-old woman has appealed to the Karnataka High Court to strike down a government order that is preventing her from donating one of her kidneys to a family friend.

07 Mar 2018


Bengaluru: Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed in office

Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty, was stabbed multiple times by a man who went to meet him in his office in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

07 Mar 2018


Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed "multiple times" in Bengaluru office; one arrested

In an extremely shocking incident, Karnataka's senior-most anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty was today stabbed repeatedly in his office.

19 Jan 2018


Karnataka High Court to become first paperless court

The Karnataka government has recently decided to implement Integrated Court Case Management System (ICCMS) for its courts. The implementation of the system will convert the state's High Court and its benches at Hubballi-Dharawad and Kalaburagi into paperless courts.

03 Sep 2017


Karnataka HC denies 17-year-old rape victim's abortion plea

The Karnataka HC denied permission for undergoing an abortion to a 17-year-old rape survivor who is over 20 weeks pregnant.

01 Aug 2017


Actor-Cricketer Dhruv Sharma passes away in Bengaluru

Speech and hearing impaired Dhruv Sharma, who went on to become Sandalwood actor and professional cricket player, died from multiple-organ failure in Bengaluru today.

30 Jun 2017


Karnataka: 11 civic corporations will soon have free Wi-Fi services

The Karnataka government is set to put in place a system that will provide free Wi-Fi service to 11 municipal corporation limits and 2,500 gram panchayats.

28 Jun 2017


Karnataka:Study finds examples of gender stereotyping in NCERT books

A study conducted by Action Aid India, a child rights NGO, found glaring examples of gender bias and gender stereotypes in primary school NCERT textbooks.

24 May 2017


Bengaluru's college students to design Hyperloop pod

25 students from Bengaluru's premier colleges will gather to build their idea of a pod, a vehicle meeting the high-speed norms of Hyperloop, a futuristic transport system.

12 May 2017


Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

A fire which broke out at an ATM-kiosk inside Mysuru Palace caused damage to parts of the palace's gate, the compound wall near the ticket counter and the counter.

25 Apr 2017


Bengaluru cinemas, restaurants ordered to provide clean drinking water free

Multiplexes and restaurants in Bengaluru have been directed by a consumer court to provide clean drinking water to their customers for free.

11 Apr 2017

Kia Motors

Bengaluru Police will soon have its own bomb squad

Currently, Bengaluru has just one Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) which belongs to the state intelligence and not the city police.

21 Nov 2016


Karnataka High Court directs closure of Kingfisher Airlines

After mounting debts and losses, India's Kingfisher Airlines was asked to wind up in an order issued by the Karnataka High Court.