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2 more Gujarat Cong MLAs resign

In yet another blow to the Congress in Gujarat, two more party MLAs have resigned from the Assembly, taking the total number of legislators who have quit to five, ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.The desertion of MLAs from the Congress Legislature Party is worrying for the party which has fielded its ...

Nitish govt wins confidence vote

The Nitish Kumar government today won the crucial confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly. The ruling coalition of the JD, BJP and others got 131 votes while the opposition got 108 votes, Speaker Vijay Kumar Chowdhury said.The trust vote was taken through lobby division. The NDA had earlier submitted ...

Sri Lanka were all out for 291

Sri Lanka wereallout for 291 in reply to Indias first innings score of 600 on day 3 of the opening cricket Test here today.In the post-lunch session, Lahiru Kumara was cleaned up by Ravindra Jadeja as Sri Lankas innings came to an end as they are one man short, following the thumb injury of Das ...

Nitish Kumar moves confidence motion in Bihar Assembly

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today moved a confidence motion in the Bihar Assembly to prove the majority of his new government. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, spoke first on the confidence motion and launched a scathing attack against Kumar for dumping the Grand ...

Militants open fire at policeman in Kulgam

Militants opened fire at a police station in Shopian district and shot at a policeman in Kulgam district of Kashmir late last night, police said today.Constable Salim Yousuf was shot at and injured by militants inside his residence at Yamrach in Kulgam district last night, a police official said.He ...

HC adjourns till Monday petitions challenging new Nitish govt

The Patna High Court today adjourned till Monday the hearing on two PILs challenging the formation of the new government by Nitish Kumars JD along with the BJP.After a brief hearing, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A K Upadhyay adjourned the matter. Two PILs were ...

Perera, Mathews help Sri Lanka reach 289-8 at lunch

Ravindra Jadeja struck twice but Dilruwan Perera and Angelo Mathews defied India to take Sri Lanka to 289-8 at lunch on the third day of the opening Test here today.Perera and Mathews put on 62 runs for the 6th wicket but the hosts are still 311 runs behind Indias first innings score of 600. At the ...

Swaraj directs Indian HC to give visa to Pak patient

Pakistan would have changed had Sushma Swaraj been prime minister, a grateful Pakistani woman said after Indias external affairs minister directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa for medical treatment. Swarajs direction to Indias High Commissioner in Pakistan Gautam Bambawale ...

Ex-Minister M. Mukesh Goud's son Vikram Goud shot

Ex-minister Moola Mukesh Goud's son Moola Vikram Goud was shot by unknown persons at his home in Banjara Hills during the wee hours on Friday. However, Goud who suffered bullet injuries is safe and recovering at Apollo hospitals.According to police, unknown persons opened fire on him at around ...

Panamagate: Sharif's fate hangs in balance

Pakistans Supreme Court is set to announce today its much-awaited verdict in the Panamagate case that could see Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigning over corruption allegations.The scandal is about alleged money laundering by 67- year-old Sharif in 1990s, when he twice served as prime minister, to ...

HC order on compulsory singing of Vande Mataram sparks row

The Madras High Court ruling on singing of Vande Mataram has triggered a political slugfest in Maharashtra with a BJP MLA demanding its implementation in schools and colleges of the state, while legislators of some other parties have opposed any such move.Waris Pathan, the MLA of All India ...

Sensex slides 190 points on profit-booking

The Sensex slumped almost 190 points to 32,193.63 and the NSE Nifty cracked below the 10,000-mark in early trade today as the August derivatives series began on a subdued note amid disappointing earnings by corporates.The 30-share Sensex went down by 189.67 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 32,193.63. ...

Doval calls on BRICS to show leadership on counter-terrorism

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today called on BRICS countries to show leadership on issues of regional and global importance, including countering terrorism.Speaking at the meeting of NSAs from BRICS , Doval said, "We should hold a BRICS forum to discuss security issues that impact global ...

5 yrs after shelving it, govt reviving ambitious elevated road plan

The state government is reviving an ambitious elevated road corridor project in Bengaluru that was shelved five years ago after it was found financially unviable: It is likely to take up the project by introducing toll. Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd has decided to recommend to the ...

City, state get just quarter of average rain

Close to two months after the onset of the monsoon, Bengaluru has not received even one fourth of the average monsoon rains.On an average, Bengaluru gets 549.6 mm rain during the four-month monsoon season . This year, the city has received just 60.5 mm rain in the first two months as against 401 mm ...

JD plans own version of canteens, names it after Gowda

Taking a cue from the Congress government's Indira Canteen project, the Janata Dal has come out with its own version called Namma Deve Gowda Appaji canteen.Even as the ruling Congress is struggling to find space to start the canteens, the JD has already set up one on 50 ft road, Hanumanthanagar, and ...

Real-time models leave students amused at Visvesvaraya museum

It was the first time that many of the 13-, 14- and 15-year-olds visited Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum to see models of Wright Brothers' Flyer Kitty Hawk, Science on a Sphere among others. Although their science classes have introduced them to these concepts, experiencing a ...

Biking Queens to ride 10,000 km for women empowerment

Biking Queens, a Surat-based all-women biking group reached Bengaluru on Wednesday at around 8 pm. They set off from Surat on July 19 to travel across 15 states over 45 days with Khardung-La in Ladakh being their final destination, where they plan to hoist the national flag on Independence Day. The ...

KIA, first airport to launch custom-made patrolling bikes

The Kempegowda International Airport now has its own patrolling bikes. Introduced for the first time in any airport in the country, the custom-made motorcycles were launched on Monday. Two bikes have been introduced now for ground traffic control duties within the airport premises. An airport ...

Language policy: KDA demands action against Namma Metro

The Kannada Development Authority has written to the government, asking it to initiate action against Namma Metro for violating the language policy.In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, KDA chairman S G Siddaramaiah said Namma Metro had been violating the language policy since 2011 ...

Video game parlour staffer in trouble over brandishing 'pistol' at cops

An employee of a video game parlour got into trouble with the Central Crime Branch sleuths, after brandishing a cigarette lighter, which resembled a pistol.The man, has been identified as 32-year-old Dorgie, staff at The New Royal Tech Recreation Association, the video game parlour, on Residency ...

Baldwin Girls school staff stage protest, seek principal's resignation

The staff of Baldwin Girls School protested on Thursday in front of the institute's chairman, Bishop N L Karkare's residence, demanding the resignation of the school's principal. The protest was triggered by an incident on Wednesday in which a teacher collapsed in the principal's office of after a ...

Abhilash loved elephants, may have gone too close to jumbo

Abhilash, a 27-year-old man who was trampled to death by an elephant, loved pachyderms.He had many pictures of him with elephants, including his profile picture on his Facebook account. The police, quoting one of the members of his family, said whenever Abhilash learnt about the arrival of ...

Complaint against IT firm staff for illegally accessing Aadhaar data

Unique Identification Authority of India officials at the regional office in Bengaluru have filed a police complaint against employees of an IT company in Indiranagar for illegally accessing Aadhaar data.The suspects are Abhinav Shirvastava and others of Qarth Technologies Pvt Ltd.According to the ...

Man killed by elephant Sundar, says BBP; Peta suspects foul play

Officials of Bannerghatta Biological Park are now worried about what to do with Sundar, the bull elephant which attacked and killed a man on July 25 . Abhilash, a Bengalurean, had trespassed inside the forest on Tuesday evening. He was trampled to death by the tusker when he went close to its ...

Mining scam: Apex court refuses protection from arrest to HDK

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant any protection to former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy from arrest in the cases relating to illegal grant of mining lease and lifting of minerals in favour of two miners and receipt of Rs 150 crore bribe.A bench of Justices A K Sikri and ...

SC seeks report on cases against Reddy

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the CBI on the current status of two 2011 FIRs registered against Associated Mining Company of former minister G Janardhana Reddy, Deccan Mining Syndicate and others for alleged illegal mining.A three-judge bench presided over by Justice Ranjan ...

Engineer archiving palm-leaf manuscripts using new tech

An engineer settled in the US has restored 3,000 palm-leaf manuscripts, some of them at least 800 years old, using a modern process.Dr P R Mukund, professor at Rochester University, was prompted to take up the project by Sanskrit scholar Bannanje Govindacharya. The texts are in Sanskrit and Kannada. ...

Beary Bhavan planned at Rs 7 cr

Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy chairman BAMuhammed Haneef on Thursday said that it has been proposed to build a Beary Bhavan at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore at Bytharli, Kudupu on the outskirts of the city.Haneef who will be demitting office on August 13, after completing a three-year tenure, ...

Arebhashe academy honour for 6 veterans

Six achievers have been selected for honorary awards of Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi and Sahitya Academy.AKepu Ajila from Sullia in Dakshina Kannada , Pattada Prabhakar from Avandur in Madikeri , Ammajeera Ponnappa from Bengaluru have won the award for the year 2016.Dr Purushotham Bilimale from ...

Rain in catchment areas continues to fill dams

The inflow to Tungabhadra reservoir at Hosapete in Ballari district increased to 19,052 cusecs on Thursday, up from 18,653 cusecs on Wednesday. The dam received 2 tmc ft of water on a single day, with the storage going up to 34.247 tmc ft. But the storage is 6 tmc ft less than that on the ...

Two Cong CMC members join JD

Two Congress councillors defected into Janata Dal on Thursday here.KMGanesh and Leela Sheshamma, members of Madikeri City Municipal Council joined the regional party at a convention organised in the city. They were followed by several other leaders from both the Congress and the BJP parties.Former ...

SC allows auctioning of 'C' category mines

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Karnataka government to auction nine 'C' category iron ore mines and directed the state government to submit the auction results before it.The Justice Ranjan Gogoi -headed bench said since the government had fixed July 29 as the last day for submission of ...

Tribal development officer's transfer demanded

State secretary of Karnataka Adivasi Rakshana Parishat Mutthappa on Thursday demanded the transfer of district tribal development officer.Addressing reporters, Mutthappa blamed the officer for failing to implement the programmes formulated for the benefit of tribals. As a result, an estimated Rs 10 ...

Food for anganwadis: online system launched in C'magaluru

In a first-of-its-kind system, the process of distributing food materials to anganwadis has gone online in the district.ZP Chief Executive Officer Dr RRagapriya told reporters on Thursday that the project, launched on a pilot basis at Tarikere taluk in the district, was extended to all taluks in the ...

HC stays KPSC's direct recruitment notification

The Dharwad bench of the High Court of Karnataka has stayed the direct recruitment notification of the Karnataka Public Service Commission for hiring 309 principals for the Morarji Desai, Rani Chennamma and Vajpayee residential schools.The KPSC on June 23, 2017, had issued a notification for filling ...

Ahluwalia inspects economics school blueprint

Former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia inspected the blueprint for the Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics on Thursday. Ahluwalia was in the city to enquire about the curriculum, quality of teaching, selection of faculty and other arrangements necessary ...

Talking robot on bank duty

If you walk into Canara Bank's new digital branch on MG Road, you will be greeted by Bro, a customised robot that can talk to you.The 'customer care executive', on duty since Thursday, is taking customers by surprise.The digital branch, with an array of automated services, is called Candi . The ...

500 RO units not working in Karnataka: Centre

Around 500 reverse-osmosis units of the total 9,000 installed in various districts in Karnataka are not working, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Jigajinagi informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to Pralhad Joshi during the Question Hour, Jigajinagi said the ...

Farmers denied relief due to state's failure: Pralhad Joshi

Farmers in Dharwad district are not getting compensation under the crop insurance scheme due to ineffective implementation of the programme by the Karnataka government, BJP MP Prahlad Joshi said on Thursday. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Joshi said that in Dharwad district, 86,000 farmers have ...

Seeking legal opinion on denotifying highways: Centre tells High Court

The Union government on Thursday informed the High Court of Karnataka that it has forwarded the state government's request of denotifying national highways that fall within the city limits to the Ministry of Law and Justice to seek legal opinion in the matter.Assistant Solicitor General Prabhulinga ...

No arrest without checking complaints in dowry cases: SC

In a big relief to innocent family members of husbands in dowry harassment cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that no arrest should be made without examining a complaint by a committee of civil society members.The top court directed the formation of one or more family welfare committees ...

Counselling for medical, dental put off to tomorrow

To comply with the High Court order to allow Overseas Citizens of India to apply for institution seats, the Medical Education department has postponed counselling for medical and dental seats to Saturday. The final allotment for the first round was to be announced on Wednesday. The Karnataka ...

Religion tag for Veerashaiva-Lingayat dharma: move gathers steam

With the ruling Congress deciding to campaign in favour of a separate religion status to Veerashaiva-Lingayat dharma, the demand for the status has gathered momentum.Panchamasali Peetha at Kudalasangama in Bagalkot seems to be leading the charge. Its annual Basava Panchami, a congregation of ...

Vinoth Priya is Real Estate Regulatory Authority secretary

The state government on Thursday appointed IAS officer Vinoth Priya as secretary to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, Bengaluru, with immediate effect. The government recently notified the final Real Estate Regulatory Authority rules, giving effect to the RERA Act in the state. Vinoth Priya is ...

No decision yet on separate faith tag, says Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah clarified on Thursday that the government had not yet taken any decision to recommend separate religion tag for Lingayat-Veerashaiva community and he had asked those who are in favour and against such a demand to submit thier memoranda.He told mediapersons at Hubballi ...

SC cites Aadhaar Act on protection of data

The Supreme Court's nine-judge bench on Thursday pointed to an entire chapter in the Aadhaar Act on the protection of data and personal details of citizens and asked the government if it was not in recognition of the right to privacy as a fundamental right."The government has dedicated an entire ...

Family decides to cremate Dharam at Nelogi

People from Nelogi and Sonna villages in Jewargi taluk on Thursday staged a protest at the Sonna Cross on Kalaburagi-Vijayapur National Highway, demanding former chief minister N Dharam Singh's body be cremated at his native Nelogi village.The protesters burnt tyres and sat on a dharna. Following ...

A small city councillor who went on to become CM

A political stalwart from Hyderabad-Karnataka region, former chief minister N Dharam Singh, who belonged to the microscopic Rajaput community, was born in Nelogi village of Jewargi taluk in the district on December 25, 1936.After initial schooling in Nelogi village, Singh studied at Government High ...

A family man, Dharam nurtured his voters with gentle demeanour

Former chief minister N Dharam Singh was a family man. Singh was keen to live with his family and it was for this purpose that he constructed a four-storey house at Sadashivanagar in Bengaluru, where he shifted recently. Singh and his wife Prabhavati lived with their two sons Dr Ajay Singh and Vijay ...