Karnataka: News

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.

24 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Indian film bags top honor at 77th Cannes Film Festival

Indian director Chidananda S Naik's film, Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know, has clinched the Best Short award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

'Surrender or face my anger': Deve Gowda's warning to grandson

Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief, HD Deve Gowda, has issued a stern warning to his grandson, Prajwal Revanna.

13 May 2024


N Chandrasekaran to lead Tata Electronics's $14 billion semiconductor venture

N Chandrasekaran, the chairman of Tata Sons, is set to expand his responsibilities by taking on the role of chairman at Tata Electronics.

12 May 2024


Karnataka: 3 men kidnapped, given electric shocks to private parts 

Three second-hand car dealers were kidnapped and subjected to brutal torture in the Kalaburagi district of Karnataka.

BJP leader who flagged Prajwal's sex abuse arrested for molestation

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G Devaraje Gowda was taken into custody late Friday for molestation and sexual harassment.

10 May 2024

Indian Penal Code

Karnataka: Man beheads minor fiancée after engagement called off 

A 32-year-old man in Karnataka allegedly beheaded a 16-year-old girl he was supposed to marry after the Commission for Protection of Child Rights stopped the engagement ceremony due to the girl being a minor.

08 May 2024

Amit Malviya

Nadda, Amit Malviya summoned over BJP's 'communally-charged' animation 

The Bengaluru Police has summoned JP Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Amit Malviya, the party's IT Cell chief, over an "objectionable post" made by the Karnataka unit of the BJP.

08 May 2024

DK Shivakumar

Prajwal's 'sex scandal': Shivakumar says Kumaraswamy behind pen drives' distribution

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday accused Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former CM HD Kumaraswamy of plotting to distribute thousands of pen drives containing purported explicit videos of his own nephew Prajwal Revanna.

06 May 2024


Mother throws speech-impaired son into crocodile-infested river: Report

A 26-year-old woman, Savitri, allegedly threw her six-year-old speech-impaired son into a river known for its crocodile population in a disturbing event in Dandeli taluk, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka.

05 May 2024

Amit Malviya

Karnataka Deputy CM Shivakumar slaps party worker, sparks controversy

A video showing Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar, slapping a Congress Party worker during a political rally in Haveri has ignited controversy.

04 May 2024

Andhra Pradesh

Heatwave alert in Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra till May 7

Several states in India, including West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, are expected to continue seeing heatwave conditions until May 7.

03 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Sex scandal row: Prajwal's father booked in kidnapping case

HD Revanna, a former minister of Karnataka and current JD(S) MLA, is facing accusations in a kidnapping case.

03 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

2nd case registered against Prajwal Revanna in sex scandal row

Karnataka government's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed a rape case against Janata Dal (Secular)'s Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.

02 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'PM Modi asking votes for rapist Prajwal Revanna': Rahul Gandhi 

Congress heavyweight Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for supporting Janata Dal (Secular) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is currently embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal.

02 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Prajwal's 'sex scandal': Lookout notice issued against Deve Gowda's grandson 

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Karnataka government has issued a lookout circular against the suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna.

01 May 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Prajwal Revanna breaks silence amid sexual abuse allegations 

Suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP and grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Prajwal Revanna has publicly addressed the ongoing scandal surrounding videos of him assaulting multiple women for the first time.

Severe heatwave sweeps across India, prompting warnings and closures

India is grappling with an intense heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 45°C on Monday.

29 Apr 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Explained: Deve Gowda's grandson Prajwal, son Revanna's 'sex scandal'

Amid the Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Deve Gowda's grandson, Prajwal Revanna, and his son, HD Revanna are facing allegations of sexual harassment and stalking.

28 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi insulted Maharajas but ignored Nawabs' atrocities: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday of insulting India's Rajas and Maharajas while remaining silent on the atrocities committed by Nawabs, Nizams, Sultans, and Badshahs.

22 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

Hiremath murder: BJP-Congress clash as father says Karnataka Police 'negligent'

The murder of a Congress councillor's daughter in Hubballi for allegedly rejecting a man's proposal has triggered a political row in Karnataka, ahead of general elections.

21 Apr 2024


PM Modi, Siddaramaiah clash over Bengaluru water crisis

The water crisis in Bengaluru has become a bone of contention between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

20 Apr 2024

Love Jihad

Karnataka: Brutal murder of Congress corporator's daughter sparks political controversy

The murder of Neha Hiremath, the 23-year-old daughter of a Congress corporator, has ignited a political feud between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka.

13 Apr 2024


BJP destroyed Ambedkar's Constitution, will not win 200 seats: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of destroying the constitution drafted by BR Ambedkar.

13 Apr 2024


BJP 'offered ₹50 crore' to Congress MLAs, claims Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to carry out an 'Operation Lotus.'

Lok Sabha elections 3rd phase: Schedule for filing nominations announced 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that the commencement of the nomination process for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections will begin on Friday.

11 Apr 2024

Ajay Devgn

Plagiarism row: 'Maidaan' hit with stay order in Mysore

The biographical Hindi film Maidaan, which was released nationwide on Thursday (April 11), has become embroiled in plagiarism allegations.

09 Apr 2024


Double trouble: Bengaluru tackles heatwave amid water crisis

The soaring temperatures have compounded Bengaluru's challenges, exacerbating its existing struggle with severe water scarcity.

'Let there not be contest...': SC on Centre-states fund row

The Supreme Court on Monday called for unity between the central and state governments, expressing concern over recent disputes requiring its intervention.

03 Apr 2024


'Child died of shock': Police's chargesheet against Bengaluru CEO Suchana 

The Goa Police has filed a chargesheet against AI start-up CEO Suchana Seth, accused of murdering her four-year-old son about four months ago.

'Mysuru Maharaja' Yaduveer Wadiyar 'doesn't own house, car or land'

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the successor to Mysuru's erstwhile royal lineage, has recently made his assets public.

30 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Outrage after Congress MLA passes sexist remark on BJP leader

Senior Congress MLA Shamanur Shivashankarappa has sparked a debate with his comments on Gayathri Siddeshwara, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Davangere parliamentary seat in Karnataka.

25 Mar 2024

Amit Shah

2024 polls: Mining baron, Karnataka MLA Janardhan Reddy rejoins BJP

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, former Karnataka minister and mining magnate G Janardhana Reddy has returned to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

25 Mar 2024


Bengaluru: 22 households fined for wasting Cauvery water

Amid an escalating water crisis, authorities in Bengaluru have levied fines totaling Rs. 1.1 lakh on households for squandering the precious resource.

21 Mar 2024


Can aerators halt Bengaluru water crisis by curbing wastage? 

Bengaluru—known as India's Silicon Valley—is experiencing one of the biggest water crises in its history

20 Mar 2024


Scanty rainfall, empty reservoirs: What has caused Bengaluru's water crisis

Bengaluru has been battling a severe drinking water crisis for almost a month.

20 Mar 2024

H D Deve Gowda

Lok Sabha polls: BJP-JD(S) finalize seat-sharing agreement in Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalized a seat-sharing agreement with the Janata Dal (Secular), or JD(S), led by HD Deve Gowda, in Karnataka for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

19 Mar 2024

Tejasvi Surya

BJP's Tejasvi Surya detained amid protests over Bengaluru shopkeeper assault

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya was detained on Tuesday in Bengaluru for participating in a demonstration.

19 Mar 2024

BS Yediyurappa

CID searches ex-CM Yediyurappa's Bengaluru residence in POCSO case: Report

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday carried out a search at the Bengaluru residence of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in connection with a case registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, the Hindustan Times reported

15 Mar 2024


Bengaluru water crisis: Residents shift to online classes, disposable utensils

India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, is grappling with a severe water crisis.

15 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

2024 polls: Why Southern states are significant for Modi-led BJP 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be focusing his attention toward Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh recently.

15 Mar 2024

BS Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa booked for sexually assaulting minor; former CM denies allegation 

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa (81) has been booked under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at his Bengaluru residence on February 2.

13 Mar 2024

Union Health Ministry

Kerala sees mumps outbreak; over 2,500 cases reported in March

Kerala is witnessing a mumps outbreak with the state reporting over 2,500 of the infection cases alone.

Bengaluru Rameshwaram cafe blast: NIA detains man who 'met' suspect

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday detained a person linked to the Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast case, according to reports.

11 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Haryana section of India's first 8-lane expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Haryana section of the Dwarka Expressway, which was constructed at an approximate cost of Rs. 4,100 crore.

10 Mar 2024

Electric Vehicles

Karnataka imposes 10% lifetime tax on high-end EVs: Here's why

The Karnataka government has revealed a new policy that imposes a 10% lifetime tax on high-end electric vehicles (EVs) during registration, according to the Economic Times.

09 Mar 2024


Karnataka imposes Rs. 5,000 fine for washing car: Here's why

In response to ongoing water crisis, the Karnataka government has implemented a Rs. 5,000 fine for washing cars with drinking water.

08 Mar 2024


Bengaluru blast: Rameshwaram Cafe to reopen today, Siddaramaiah to attend

Almost a week after witnessing a low-intensity explosion, the famous Rameshwaram Cafe in the Whitefield area of Karnataka's Bengaluru is reportedly all set to reopen on Friday at 6:00pm.

07 Mar 2024


As Bengaluru suffers worst-ever water crisis, political blame game ensues

The ongoing water crisis in Bengaluru has sparked a political blame game, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pointing fingers at the Congress's government for poor water management and threatening protests.

07 Mar 2024


Bengaluru cafe blast: CCTV trail provides new leads

New visuals of the suspect in The Rameshwaram Cafe blast case have emerged a week after the blast in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru prison radicalization case: NIA conducts searches across 7 states

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches at 17 locations across seven states in connection with a case of radicalization of prisoners by a terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Karnataka.

02 Mar 2024


Bengaluru cafe blast: Suspect ordered rava idli before planting explosives

In the latest development on the blast at the Rameshwaram Cafe in Karnataka's Bengaluru, police have reportedly revealed that the accused was captured on CCTV cameras ordering rava idli at the restaurant.

29 Feb 2024

DK Shivakumar

Karnataka government extends deadline for 60% Kannada signage rule 

The Karnataka government has granted a two-week extension for commercial establishments to comply with the 60% Kannada signage rule in Bengaluru.

27 Feb 2024

Congress Party

RS polls: Congress wins 3 seats in Karnataka, BJP 1

The Congress on Tuesday secured three Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched one.