Articles about Karnataka

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.

Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

12 May 2022

India
Karnataka government takes ordinance route to enforce anti-conversion bill

The government of Karnataka promulgated an ordinance to give effect to the anti-conversion bill on Thursday.

Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

08 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Setback for Congress as senior leader joins BJP

Former Karnataka minister and Congress state vice-president Pramod Madhwaraj has resigned from the party alleging "political suffocation."

Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

07 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Congress demands probe into BJP MLA Yatnal's allegations

The recent accusation by Karnataka BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal that he was offered the Karnataka chief minister post for Rs. 2,500 crore has sparked a political controversy.

5 tourist places in Puttur, Karnataka

29 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 tourist places in Puttur, Karnataka

Located in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, Puttur is a hidden gem that many people are not aware of.

Top 5 tourist attractions in Coorg

27 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 tourist attractions in Coorg

Located in Karnataka, Coorg is well-known for its breathtaking natural beauty, scenic waterfalls, sprawling coffee plantations, and ancient mythic landmarks.

Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

25 Apr 2022

India
Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

Months after the hijab ban controversy erupted in Karnataka, Bengaluru's Clarence High School has now taken an undertaking from parents that they wouldn't object to their children carrying the Bible to the school.

Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

18 Apr 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

Karnataka: 40 arrested, 12 injured in violence over online post

17 Apr 2022

India
Karnataka: 40 arrested, 12 injured in violence over online post

The Karnataka Police arrested 40 people for pelting stones at the Old Hubli police station in the Dharwad district on Saturday.

Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

14 Apr 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

Karnataka Congress leaders on Thursday protested against the state's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa, demanding his resignation and arrest over his alleged role in civil contractor Santosh Patil's suicide.

5 popular monasteries worth visiting in India

12 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 popular monasteries worth visiting in India

India has some exceptionally stunning Buddhist monasteries that are worth a visit.

Ram Navami: Communal violence reported from four states during processions

11 Apr 2022

India
Ram Navami: Communal violence reported from four states during processions

Communal clashes erupted in four states on Sunday during the Ram Navami processions.

Karnataka: Tension in Mulbagal after Rama Shobha Yatra stone-pelting incident

09 Apr 2022

India
Karnataka: Tension in Mulbagal after Rama Shobha Yatra stone-pelting incident

Communal tensions erupted in Mulbagal town of Karnataka's Kolar district on Friday after stones were pelted at a Sri Rama Shobha Yatra procession—prompting the police to resort to lathi-charge.

Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

07 Apr 2022

Politics
Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that al-Qaeda will never understand the significance of wearing uniforms in educational institutions, but Indian Muslims will.

5 offbeat tourist destinations in Karnataka

03 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 offbeat tourist destinations in Karnataka

When you think of a vacation, the mind wanders toward beaches, hills, the desert, a jungle safari, and so on.

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

20 Mar 2022

India
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.

BJP MLA's controversial remark on student's death in Ukraine

04 Mar 2022

Politics
BJP MLA's controversial remark on student's death in Ukraine

Arvind Bellad, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Karnataka, has courted controversy with his remarks on the recent killing of an Indian student in Ukraine.

Karnataka Bajrang Dal member's murder: Probe suggests local gang rivalry

26 Feb 2022

India
Karnataka Bajrang Dal member's murder: Probe suggests local gang rivalry

Police in Karnataka say that the murder of Harsha Hindu—a 27-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal—was likely carried out due to a local and long-standing gang rivalry.

Six arrested for Bajrang Dal member's murder in Karnataka's Shivamogga

22 Feb 2022

India
Six arrested for Bajrang Dal member's murder in Karnataka's Shivamogga

The police in Karnataka's Shivamogga district have arrested six people in connection with the murder of Harsha—a 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal.

Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

21 Feb 2022

India
Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

A 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Sunday night.

Wear hijab at home, not outside: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

17 Feb 2022

Politics
Wear hijab at home, not outside: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

Amid the ongoing row over hijab, BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur said headscarves should be worn when people feel unsafe at homes and not outside, where there is "Hindu Samaj."

Karnataka High Court adjourns hijab row hearing until tomorrow

16 Feb 2022

India
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.

Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

15 Feb 2022

India
Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

As the COVID-19 situation is improving in the country, many states have eased the restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infection, driven by the Omicron variant.

Hijab row: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till tomorrow

14 Feb 2022

India
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.

Karnataka HC lifts ban on online gambling in state

14 Feb 2022

India
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.

Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around high schools in Udupi

13 Feb 2022

India
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.

Karnataka students offer namaz in school classroom amid hijab row

12 Feb 2022

India
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.

Hijab row: Karnataka HC restrains students from wearing religious attire

10 Feb 2022

India
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.

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

09 Feb 2022

India
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.

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

09 Feb 2022

India
'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.

Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

08 Feb 2022

India
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.

Karnataka: College sends students wearing hijab to separate classrooms

07 Feb 2022

India
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.

Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders weigh in on Karnataka hijab row

05 Feb 2022

Politics
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.

India nominates Karnataka's Hoysala Temples for 2022-2023 World Heritage List

01 Feb 2022

India
India nominates Karnataka's Hoysala Temples for 2022-2023 World Heritage List

The Hoysala Temples of Halebid, Belur and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been selected as India's nomination for 2022-2023 World Heritage List, said the Union Culture Ministry on Monday.

Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

28 Jan 2022

India
Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

Soundarya, the granddaughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, died by alleged suicide on Friday (January 28), news agency ANI reported.

5 places in India to enjoy a work vacation

21 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
5 places in India to enjoy a work vacation

While working from home sounds like an exciting idea, it isn't all that fun.

5 places in India for a tropical holiday

12 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
5 places in India for a tropical holiday

A lazy afternoon, relaxing on the beach, with a drink in hand and waves crashing into the shore—does it get any better than this?

5 exciting things to do in Hampi

06 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
5 exciting things to do in Hampi

Located in Karnataka, Hampi is a small historical village that houses beautiful temples, chariot structures, and several monumental ruins.

Tejasvi Surya 'unconditionally withdraws' remarks on 'reconversion' to Hinduism

27 Dec 2021

Politics
Tejasvi Surya 'unconditionally withdraws' remarks on 'reconversion' to Hinduism

Bharatiya Janata Party's youth leader and MP Tejasvi Surya said on Monday that he "unconditionally" withdrew comments calling for the "reconversion of those who left the Hindu faith."

Omicron scare: Which states have imposed fresh restrictions?

26 Dec 2021

India
Omicron scare: Which states have imposed fresh restrictions?

Amid the growing number of cases involving the Omicron variant of coronavirus, several Indian states have introduced fresh restrictions to curb viral spread.

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