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.

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COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

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.

State of confusion: Karnataka's new lockdown rules leave residents miffed

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.

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

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.

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

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.

Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers

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.

Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage

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.

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

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.

Kannada actor Arjun Gowda becomes ambulance driver for COVID-19 patients

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.

IMD predicts wet spell in several parts from April 26-30

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.

Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines

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.

Karnataka to set up makeshift hospitals to meet COVID-19 demand

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.

Bengaluru battered: 124 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in one day

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.

Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant

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.

Karnataka night curfew: What's allowed and what's not?

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.

Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20

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.

BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

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.

India logs 2+ lakh coronavirus cases; doubling in 10 days

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.

Karnataka: Night curfew in Bengaluru, 6 other cities over COVID-19

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.

Karnataka: Section 144(1) imposed in Bengaluru as COVID-19 cases rise

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.

Supreme Court puts on hold corruption case against BS Yediyurappa

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.

Karnataka: 26 students test COVID-19-positive at Basavanahalli school; classes suspended

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.

BJP v/s BJP: Karnataka minister accuses CM Yediyurappa of 'authoritarianism'

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.

Karnataka Minister dares MLAs to take 'monogamy test,' gets criticized

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."

Karnataka: Manipal Institute declared containment zone after 52 COVID-19 cases

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.

Karnataka sex CD scandal: SIT serves notice to involved woman

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.

Karnataka marching toward becoming a COVID-19 free state: Health Minister

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.

Women's Day: Karnataka CM proposes six-month child care leave

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.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020/21: Devdutt Padikkal scores fourth consecutive ton

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.

Karnataka: BJP minister quits amid row over alleged sex tape

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.

BJP minister sparks row after getting COVID-19 vaccine at home

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.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020/21: Devdutt Padikkal slams third consecutive ton

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.

Fast bowler Vinay Kumar retires from international, First-class cricket

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.

Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

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.

Karnataka CM celebrates passage of anti-cow slaughter bill

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.

Vijay Hazare Trophy to take place from February 20-March 14

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.

Karnataka Congress MLC Prakash Rathod caught watching porn during session

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.

Start vaccinating frontline workers from next week, Centre tells states

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new 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.

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

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."