Arun Dev

Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.

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SIT Arrests Hindutva Worker Who Sent Death Threats to Writers in Karnataka

The arrested man has been identified as Shivaji Rao Jadhav, a 41-year-old resident of Davanagere and the co-convenor of a Hindutva organisation in the district. He is a Class 8 dropout, police said

During police custody, the accused confessed to writing all the threat letters to the writers, asserting that he considered them “anti-Hindu”. (HT Archives)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 11:01 PM IST

Karnataka government files review petition before CWMA

The review petition says that the water can’t be released to Tamil Nadu and a permission should be granted to go ahead with the Mekedatu project.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah holds a meeting with retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Advocate General over the release of the Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 07:34 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

State to challenge Cauvery panel’s directive in SC: Karnataka CM

Siddaramaiah, along with senior cabinet members held a meeting with retired Supreme Court judges to address the ongoing Cauvery water dispute.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah holds a meeting with retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Advocate General over the release of the Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:56 AM IST

Section 144 imposed in Karnataka ahead of bandh over Cauvery row

Bengaluru police have imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure ahead of a bandh called by pro-Kannada groups protesting over the Cauvery water issue. The prohibitory orders will be enforced for 24 hours, starting midnight on Thursday. Police have also deployed 80,000 personnel across Karnataka to ensure security and have warned of strict action against anyone disrupting law and order during the bandh. The deputy chief minister and BJP have pledged their support for the bandh, while the film industry has also lent its support. The CWMA is scheduled to meet on Friday to assess the water situation.

A view of closed shops in the KR Market amid the 'Bengaluru bandh' called by the Kannada activists and farmers over the release of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:46 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Nearly 350k vehicles at a time choked ORR on Wednesday

Traffic congestion in Bengaluru's tech corridor reached unprecedented levels on Wednesday, with traffic snarls stretching up to 3 km. The city's strained infrastructure, escalating vehicle numbers, and large IT workforce contribute to the ongoing congestion issue. Bengaluru has the highest traffic density of any major Indian city, with close to 12.5 million vehicles for a population of 11 million. Proposed solutions, such as a hybrid work model and carpooling, have faced challenges and opposition. The traffic police have proposed measures to companies, including pooled transport options and staggered office timings.

The vehicular traffic on Wednesday was twice the normal for a regular day. (Twitter/Mahadevapura Task Force)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:54 AM IST
By, Bengaluru:

Amid tussle over Cauvery, panel lowers benchmark for release of water

The CWRC has ordered Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 18 days, reducing the outflow from the earlier 5,000 cusecs.

Kannada activists protest against Karnataka Government over the issue of releasing water from Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 10:08 AM IST

The Cauvery water dispute explained

The 150-year-old dispute born of geography and hydrology, shaped by politics, and now, exacerbated by the climate crisis

The Cauvery starts from the catchment area in the Brahmagiri Hills at Talakaveri in Coorg district and passes through four districts of Karnataka before entering Tamil Nadu at Dharmapuri district. (File Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 10:02 AM IST

Karnataka yet to make 2015 data public as debate on caste census rages

The Karnataka government is yet to act on 2015 census report amid Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demands a caste census

While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demands caste census, Karnataka government is yet t act on 2015 census reports. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 01:20 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Cauvery water dispute: Kannada outfits call for Bengaluru bandh on Sept 26

The call for the bandh was first made by the Karnataka Water Conservation Committee president, Kurubur Shanthakumar, who announced the Bengaluru bandh over the Cauvery issue on September 26 (Tuesday).

Senior BJP leaders B.S. Yediyurappa and Basavaraj Bommai during a protest against the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu from dams in Karnataka, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 12:02 AM IST

Decision to be made by Sept 26 on Cauvery water release: Karnataka govt

The State is now compelled to release 5,000 cusecs of water per day till September 27.

DK Shivakumar clarified that there will be no talks with Tamil Nadu until September 26, the date of the next meeting of CWRC.
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 08:05 AM IST

JD(S) joins NDA after HDK meets BJP brass

The JD(S) has agreed to join the ruling NDA for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in a political pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP president JP Nadda, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and home minister Amit Shah on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 08:20 AM IST
By, , Bengaluru/new Delhi

Ahead of polls, HDK in Delhi to discuss JD(S) alliance with BJP

Kumaraswamy clarified that there had been no preliminary discussions concerning the allocation of Lok Sabha seats between the two parties

Kumaraswamy left for New Delhi on Thursday to hold discussions with Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 10:39 AM IST

Karnataka CM,deputy CM to seek Centre’s help on Cauvery water issue

Shivakumar added he will be leaving for Delhi soon, where he plans to meet with all Members of Parliament, asking them to apply pressure on the central government, urging them to intervene in the matter

The Cauvery Water Management Authority on September 18 asked Karnataka to continue releasing 5,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) of water to Tamil Nadu for another 15 days
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Shivakumar displeased at three deputy CMs demand by Rajanna

The state health minister Dinesh Gundu Rao entered the fray by praising Siddaramaiah’s performance and suggesting that he should continue as chief minister for the next five years, intensifying the controversy

The state deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar has expressed his displeasure over the demand made by Karnataka cooperation minister KN Rajanna from the Siddaramaiah camp. (PTI)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Bengaluru cheating case: Hospital deems Hindu activist medically fit

Kundapur and six other suspects were arrested on September 12 by the CCB police based on a complaint by Govind Babu Pujari (44), a businessman, at the Bandepalya police station in Bengaluru

On September 15 morning, Kundapur was brought to the Central Crime Branch office from a women’s rehabilitation centre for interrogation
Published on Sep 17, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Appoint 3 deputy CMs in Karnataka, says Congress minister

Rajanna’s proposal for three deputy chief ministers contradicts the Congress’s previous decision to have only one deputy CM, which was part of the commitments made to Shivakumar when he relinquished his claim to the chief minister’s post and accepted the role of deputy chief minister

Rajanna recommended that one deputy chief Minister be appointed from the SC/ST community, another from the minority community, and the third from the Veerashaiva community. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2023 12:24 AM IST

File voluntary FIRs over fake news: Karnataka CM to police

Siddaramaiah pointed out that the people had voted for a change in leadership and that the government must respond accordingly.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meets with senior police officers during the Senior Police Officers Conference at DG & IG office, in Benglauru on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

We have requested central team to visit region, assess water crisis: Karnataka deputy CM

Shivakumar reiterated that Karnataka is currently unable to allocate additional water resources to Tamil Nadu

Karnataka deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar (PTI)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:41 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka govt shares details of fact checking unit to curb misinformation

Kharge explained that the newly formed unit is responsible for conducting fact-checks on content and recommending appropriate actions, if inaccuracies are identified

Priyank Kharge (ANI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:22 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Dissent brews in BJP over proposed alliance with JD(S)

This comes just days after the leader of the JD(S) expressed objections to the party’s decision to join forces with the BJP.

Preetham Gowda (ANI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 01:20 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Revise school, industry timings, Karnataka HC tells state

The hearing was related to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Samarpana Trust in 2020 on Tuesday

The high court bench asked the secretaries of both school education and industry to hold meetings with stakeholders. (ANI)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 12:40 AM IST

FIR filed against Sudhir Chaudhary

In the show, Chaudhary alleged that the subsidies were being provided to only religious minorities in Karnataka and not for Hindus, the FIR said

According to the complaint filed, the consulting editor of Aaj Tak, Sudhir Chaudhary, during his television program featured an advertisement from the Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:34 AM IST

CM: Will file fresh plea, can’t release Cauvery water to TN

This development came after an all-party meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the Cauvery water-sharing dispute

An all-party meeting was called after the CWRC on September 12 asked the Karnataka government to release another 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for the next 15 days.
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:32 AM IST

Top brass intervenes as Congress MLC makes remarks against Karnataka CM

The statements against the chief minister during these meetings have now resulted in a formal complaint with the party’s high command, according to leaders in the know of the development

BK Hariprasad (ANI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

No work from home for Karnataka officials: Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah also said that harassment of farmers by private lenders and banks will not be tolerated.

Siddaramaiah (ANI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Release 5k cusecs of water a day to Tamil Nadu, panel tells Karnataka

After considering inputs from both parties and evaluating the on-ground circumstances, the committee issued a renewed mandate for Karnataka to allocate additional water to Tamil Nadu.

On August 28, despite resistance from Karnataka, the CWRC issues a similar order directing Karnataka to release 5,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for a 15-day period. (HT Archives)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Discontentment brews among JD(S) leaders over possible tie-up with BJP

This development comes a day after JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda confirmed that his party has held discussions with BJP to form an alliance in the state for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

HT Image
Published on Sep 12, 2023 01:21 AM IST

V-C: Threatened by BJP MLA to mark Ganesh Chaturthi on campus

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor, Jayaraj Amin, has alleged that he was threatened by BJP MLA Vedavyas Kamath to organize the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at the main campus’s Mangala Auditorium.

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor, Jayaraj Amin, has alleged that he was threatened by BJP MLA Vedavyas Kamath to organise the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration at the main campus.
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 01:12 AM IST

Talks still on, says HDK, day after BSY announced BJP-JD(S) alliance

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa confirmed that the BJP and JD(S) would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections togethe

Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said detailed discussions about matters such as seat allocation in the Mandya region, a JD(S) stronghold, are yet to take place. (HT Archives)
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 12:55 AM IST

Panel to look into assistant professor recruitment scam

The committee been asked to scrutinise the report on the police investigation so far and then present their findings and recommendations to the government within the next three months

A three-member committee was formed on September 7 to oversee the ongoing police investigation into the recruitment scam of assistant professors in 2021. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 01:24 AM IST
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