Audio-clip triggers allegations of bid to topple Karnataka govt

An audio-clip containing a purported conversation between a confidant of a former Ballari BJP MP and a Dubai-based businessman has triggered allegations of attempts being made by the saffron party to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. Continue Reading

Mekedatu dam issue: DMK calls for all-party meet Thursday

Catapulting the issue of the clearance given by the Central Ministry of Environment and Forests for Karnataka to make a detailed project report to build a balancing reservoir across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, the DMK today said an all-party meeting will be convened tomorrow at 10 am at party headquarters Anna Arivalayam. Continue Reading

Brindavan may be upgraded on the lines of Disneyland

The Karnataka government is mulling a proposal to upgrade the Brindavan gardens adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam, on the lines of Disney land that includes installation of a mammoth watch tower statue of “Mother Cauvery.” Continue Reading

3-day State mourning for Ananth Kumar death in Karnataka

The Karnataka government has declared a three- day State mourning till November 14 as a mark of respect to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, who died in the early hours of Monday. Continue Reading

Karnataka govt celebrates Tipu Jayanthi amid tight security

The Karnataka government Saturday celebrated the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, Tipu Sultan, bringing the state under a thick security blanket amid threats of protest by the BJP and many Hindu outfits. Continue Reading

All Oppn parties should unite to save country: Naidu

Days after he met heads of opposition parties, including Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday held talks with former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy and said it was necessary for the opposition to unite against BJP to save the country and institutions from destruction. Continue Reading

TN beats other Southern States in Deepavali violation cases

Tamilnadu topped the southern states in the number of cases filed for violation of Supreme Court’s time-limit for bursting of crackers on Deepavali day with 2,190 FIRs while none were booked in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, police said. Continue Reading

Ilavarasi leaves for Bengaluru prison

With the 15-day parole period for Ilavarasi, who is serving a jail sentence along with expelled AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, ending today, she left Chennai for Parappana Agrahara Jail, Bengaluru, where she has to report by 6 pm. Continue Reading