Karnataka, originally known as the State of Mysore was formed in 1956 under the States Reorganisation Act, and was renamed to Karnataka in the year 1973. Located in south western India, Karnataka is the eight most populous state in the country with a total of 30 districts. Bangalore, the capital city is often dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India.
12 May 2021
COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage
Facing acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines amid the raging second wave, at least 10 Indian states have decided to reach out to international vaccine manufacturers to fast-track the inoculation drive.
10 May 2021
State of confusion: Karnataka's new lockdown rules leave residents miffed
Karnataka's COVID-19 lockdown from May 10 to May 24 has left residents of the hilly state confused about the new curbs.
07 May 2021
Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers
Facing the wrath of Bengaluru's civil society for "communalizing" an alleged bed allocation scam by the civic body, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya visited the Bengaluru south zone war room on Thursday to apologize for his actions.
06 May 2021
Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply
The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against a Karnataka High Court order seeking an increase in the daily supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state to 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) from the present 965 MT.
05 May 2021
Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers
On Tuesday, Karnataka became the latest state to designate journalists in the state as "frontline workers" adding that they would be vaccinated on priority.
03 May 2021
Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage
As many as 24 patients died at a government hospital in Karnataka's Chamarajanagara district allegedly due to the lack of oxygen supply, reports said on Monday.
03 May 2021
Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths
The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage.
01 May 2021
Kannada actor Arjun Gowda becomes ambulance driver for COVID-19 patients
Many celebrities have come forward to help as India continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis.
26 Apr 2021
IMD predicts wet spell in several parts from April 26-30
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted a wet spell over several parts of the country, including central, south, and northeast India, from April 26 to 30.
26 Apr 2021
Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines
The Karnataka government on Monday announced a 14-day lockdown in the state amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.
24 Apr 2021
Karnataka to set up makeshift hospitals to meet COVID-19 demand
Amid explosion of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government has decided to set up makeshift hospitals with ICU and ventilators in Bengaluru and elsewhere in a fortnight and ordered the private facilities to reserve 80 percent of the beds for coronavirus patients.
24 Apr 2021
Bengaluru battered: 124 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in one day
Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, hit a new peak of daily deaths on Friday, as 124 more people died of COVID-19.
23 Apr 2021
Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant
India's fourth largest car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced a temporary halt in production at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka.
21 Apr 2021
Karnataka night curfew: What's allowed and what's not?
The Karnataka government on Tuesday imposed a curfew on weekends and during nights to contain the spread of COVID-19.
16 Apr 2021
Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20
COVID-19-related restrictions like the 'corona curfew' that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.
16 Apr 2021
BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time
Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.
15 Apr 2021
India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days
India added more than two lakh coronavirus cases to its tally, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. Worryingly, the daily case count is doubling in 10 days.
09 Apr 2021
Karnataka: Night curfew in Bengaluru, 6 other cities over COVID-19
The Karnataka government has announced a night curfew in state capital Bengaluru as well as six other cities in the wake of the soaring COVID-19 cases across the state over the past few weeks.
07 Apr 2021
Karnataka: Section 144(1) imposed in Bengaluru as COVID-19 cases rise
The Bengaluru Police on Wednesday imposed Section 144(1) of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city.
05 Apr 2021
Supreme Court puts on hold corruption case against BS Yediyurappa
The Supreme Court on Monday granted relief to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa as it put on hold a case involving corruption allegations against him.
03 Apr 2021
Karnataka: 26 students test COVID-19-positive at Basavanahalli school; classes suspended
As many as 26 students tested positive for COVID-19 at a school in Basavanahalli of Karnataka's Davanagere district on Saturday, sending authorities into a tizzy.
01 Apr 2021
BJP v/s BJP: Karnataka minister accuses CM Yediyurappa of 'authoritarianism'
Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa has complained against state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to Governor Vajubhai Vala.
25 Mar 2021
Karnataka Minister dares MLAs to take 'monogamy test,' gets criticized
Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar sparked a row on Wednesday as he challenged all his colleagues in the state legislative Assembly to come clean on their extramarital relationships by undergoing what he called the "monogamy test."
18 Mar 2021
Karnataka: Manipal Institute declared containment zone after 52 COVID-19 cases
The campus of the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), an engineering college located in Udupi district, Karnataka, was on Wednesday declared a containment zone by the Udupi district administration.
15 Mar 2021
Karnataka sex CD scandal: SIT serves notice to involved woman
The Karnataka Government-constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is investigating the sex CD scandal involving the state's former Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, intensified search for a woman who purportedly features in the video and two suspects, too.
09 Mar 2021
Karnataka marching toward becoming a COVID-19 free state: Health Minister
Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on Tuesday said the state will become COVID-19 free state with more than 10 lakh vaccinations having been done so far.
08 Mar 2021
Women's Day: Karnataka CM proposes six-month child care leave
On the occasion of International Women's Day on Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced a proposal to provide six-month child-care leave to government women employees, and the up-gradation of Anganwadis situated in Bengaluru and other cities into creches for the benefit of working women.
08 Mar 2021
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020/21: Devdutt Padikkal scores fourth consecutive ton
Karnataka batsman Devdutt Padikkal continues to prove his mettle in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy T20 competition.
03 Mar 2021
Karnataka: BJP minister quits amid row over alleged sex tape
Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has resigned after an alleged sex tape involving the 60-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader surfaced in the media.
02 Mar 2021
BJP minister sparks row after getting COVID-19 vaccine at home
Karnataka Minister BC Patil today sparked controversy as he took the COVID-19 vaccine at his home instead of a designated hospital.
01 Mar 2021
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020/21: Devdutt Padikkal slams third consecutive ton
Young Karnataka batsman Devdutt Padikkal continued his incredible run in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a third successive century on Sunday.
26 Feb 2021
Fast bowler Vinay Kumar retires from international, First-class cricket
Fast bowler Vinay Kumar announced his retirement from international and First-class cricket on Friday.
14 Feb 2021
Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa
American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
09 Feb 2021
Karnataka CM celebrates passage of anti-cow slaughter bill
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday offered special prayers to cows to celebrate the passage of the contentious anti-cow slaughter bill in the Legislative Council.
07 Feb 2021
Vijay Hazare Trophy to take place from February 20-March 14
India's domestic One-Day competition, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, will take place from February 20 to March 14.
30 Jan 2021
Karnataka Congress MLC Prakash Rathod caught watching porn during session
Karnataka Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Prakash Rathod was allegedly caught browsing pornographic content on his mobile phone in the Karnataka Vidhan Parishad on Friday, said reports.
30 Jan 2021
Start vaccinating frontline workers from next week, Centre tells states
Two weeks after the coronavirus vaccination drive was launched in India, the union government on Friday directed all states and union territories to begin inoculating frontline workers from Monday, i.e., February 1.
30 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases
India on Friday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.73 million cases.
29 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases
India on Thursday reported nearly 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.72 million cases.
28 Jan 2021
Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit
A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."