Laptop Bhagya in Karnataka hits GST roadblock as prices spike

BENGALURU: With opposition parties exerting pressure on the BJP government over the alleged laptop procurement scam, the changing financial circumstances in the country. This includes the new GST regime, falling…

Karnataka passes more stringent measures to contain Coronavirus spread – Quarantine violators in the state will face jail term of 6 months

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Monday said anyone who violates quarantine restrictions can be booked under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, which provides for imprisonment up to six months…

Coronavirus Karnataka Updates: CM BS Yediyurappa declares total lockdown in state till March 31; Total cases at 37

BENGALURU: With the number of Covid-19 cases on the rise, the Karnataka government on Monday announced a complete lockdown of the state till March 31 from Tuesday (March 24). Acting…

Karnataka government passes bill reserving 25% quota for Kannadigas in National Law School of India University in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: The legislative assembly on Thursday passed a bill that seeks to set aside 25% of seats in the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) for “students of Karnataka”.…

Covid-19 Karnataka Updates: Dubai returned Kodagu man forces district into lockdown – CM BS Yediyurappa appeals people to maintain self-hygiene; Total cases at 15

BENGALURU/MADIKERI: The Kodagu administration clamped prohibitory orders on the coffee district after a 35-year-old man who had travelled to Dubai became Karnataka’s 15th Covid-19 patient on Thursday. After he arrived…

Karnataka state gov’t tables controversial bill aimed at reducing tenure of gram, taluk and zilla Panchayat presidents from 5 to 2.5 years

BENGALURU: The government on Wednesday tabled a controversial bill which reduces the tenure of gram, taluk and zilla panchayat presidents and vice-presidents to half — from five to two-and-a-half years.…

Coronavirus Karnataka Updates: With first case reported from Kodagu, total positive cases in the state reaches 15

BENGALURU: With a new case being confirmed from Kodagu – a first from the district – the total number of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka increased to 15. Three more Covid-19…

Coronavirus Rescue Mission: DCM Aswath Narayan says Centre will airlift 400 Kannadigas from Italy soon

BENGALURU: The state government is coordinating with the Centre to ensure the safe return of Kannadigas stranded in Italy, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, deputy chief minister…

IMA fallout – Karnataka gov’t plans to amend KPID Act to prevent Ponzi scams from looting the public

BENGALURU: The government is considering an amendment to Karnataka Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Institutions Act, 2004, to ensure firms involved in Ponzi schemes don’t go scott free.…

Coronavirus Karnataka Updates: CM BS Yediyurappa calls emergency cabinet meet today, more restrictions likely to be announced – Total number of cases at 8 after the first case is completely cured

BENGALURU: Responding to a question on whether the lock-down in the state would continue, the Chief Minister said, “most probably it will continue” Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediuyurappa on…

Dissent in state BJP: CM BS Yediyurappa starts meeting disgruntled MLAs to quell rebellion

BENGALURU: With a section of legislators and senior MLAs raising a banner of revolt against him, chief minister BS Yediyurappa is personally reaching out to disgruntled legislators in a bid…

Two years after upgradation, Hubballi Airport gets award under ‘Regional Connectivity Scheme’ as the best in region

HUBBALLI: Two years after it was refurbished and upgraded into a world-class facility at a cost of Rs 145 crore, Hubballi Airport has more than justified the investment by bagging…

Coronavirus Latest Updates Karnataka: Health system in the state well-oiled, says positive woman; Total number of cases rises to 12

BENGALURU: The state government, on Monday, released testimony of a woman who tested positive for Covid-19 along with her family. The woman was not identified as per protocol, but the…

Congress party cadre in high confidence of making a comeback after DK Shivakumar’s elevation as KPCC president

HUBBALLI: The Congress high command’s decision to appoint the party’s trusted troubleshooter and former minister DK Shivakumar as the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee has ignited hope among…

Dissent in state BJP? 16 MLAs reportedly not happy with CM BS Yediyurappa; allege family interference: Sources

BENGALURU: Barely a month after an open missive which called for BS Yediyurappa to be replaced as chief minister surfaced, another “open press statement” is doing the rounds. While the…

Farmer growing marijuana on his land in the KRS backwaters held in Mysuru by CCB cops

MYSURU: Couples meeting in secret in the backwaters of KRS near Belagola, some 15km from the city, may have caught a whiff of something heady in the air. But for…

India’s first coronavirus casualty reported from Karnataka – A 76 year old man from Kalaburagi dies of Covid-19 infection he contracted in Dubai during his Umrah religious trip

BENGALURU: A 76-year-old man from Kalaburagi in north Karnataka, who died on March 10, is the country’s first Covid-19 fatality, with test results on Thursday confirming that he was infected.…

A day after becoming KPCC President, DK Shivakumar says he will visit Delhi on Saturday to thank the party high-command

BENGALURU: A day after being crowned as KPCC President by the Congress party high-command, a jubilant DK Shivakumar said in his residence that he will travel to Delhi on Saturday…

NITK at Surathkal allows faculty startups after a gap of 24 years; aim moved at supporting entrepreneurship and job creation in state

MANGALURU: The Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (NITK-STEP) Suratkhal, after 24 years since its inception, has incubated startups of its faculty. The NITK-STEP commenced in 1994, and was then known…

Karnataka government clarifies that no coronavirus emergency declared in the state; asks people to not spread rumors

NEW DELHI: The Karnataka government on has clarified that no coronavirus “emergency” has been declared in the state and that all the schools and offices will remain open. Earlier, there…