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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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Fuel Price to billboard law: Oppn intensifies stir against Karnataka govt

Karnataka has been gripped by protests led by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), demanding a rollback of the recent fuel price hike.

BJP Karnataka President BY Vijayendra along with other party workers and leaders during a protest against the state government over alleged fuel price hike in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Darshan, 3 others to remain in police custody for two more days

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, along with three other individuals, has been remanded to two-day police custody by a court in Bengaluru on Thursday. The decision came following a request from the prosecutor citing the need for further investigation into the case.

Bengaluru: Actor Darshan being taken to a Bengaluru court in connection with the Renukaswamy murder case, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:54 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Environmentalists slam HDK for supporting mining in Sandur

Despite assurances from Kumaraswamy and KIOCL regarding environmental safeguards, the project has sparked significant opposition from environmentalists and local communities

The project, also approved in 2023, has drawn sharp criticism for its potential impact on local flora and fauna. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Post-mortem report of man allegedly killed by Darshan details 15 injuries

The motive for the crime, according to police, was that Renukaswamy trolled his long-time partner Gowda on social media platforms, enraging her and Darshan

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa in police custody, in Bengaluru,on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 08:25 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Non-bailable arrest warrant against BSY in Pocso case

The high court will be hearing on Friday both BSY’s plea to quash the case and survivor’s brother’s plea to arrest the former CM

The case originated on March 14 when Bengaluru police registered a complaint under the Pocso Act against Yediyurappa, following allegations made by the 17-year-old survivor’s mother (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Darshan’s aides beat up victim till he lost consciousness: Cops

The murderers, who attacked Renukaswamy in a shed used to park seized vehicles in southwestern Bengaluru on Saturday night, then dumped his corpse in a stormwater drain

Locals gather as actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, an accused in the Renukaswamy murder case, being brought to the crime scene for investigation, in Bengaluru, on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa, girlfriend face heat in bizarre murder saga

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and partner held for plotting murder of man who sent inappropriate messages to her. 17 arrests made in the case.

Kannada actor Darshan Thoogudeepa (ANI)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Kannada actor Darshan detained for questioning in murder case

Darshan’s security guards are among more than 10 other people detained in the case even as the circumstances of the murder remain unclear

Kannada actor Darshan. (X)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 12:19 PM IST

HD Kumaraswamy: Man who helmed state twice gets a stint at the Centre

Kumaraswamy’s discharge from the hospital on August 30 marked a symbolic “third birth” for him, following two previous cardiac surgeries.

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 09:25 AM IST

Bhavani Revanna receives pre-trial bail until June 10

The HC’s decision to grant her bail mandates that she must fully cooperate with the investigation by the SIT.

Last week, the SIT had issued a notice to Bhavani asking her to be present at her home for questioning in the kidnapping case linked to allegations of sexual abuse against her son (PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 08:57 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka HC grants anticipatory bail to Bhavani Revanna in kidnapping case

The high court’s decision to grant her bail mandates that she must fully cooperate with the investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT)

Karnataka high court (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 01:22 PM IST

Karnataka minister steps down amid charges of illegal fund diversion

Karnataka’s scheduled tribes welfare minister B Nagendra on Thursday resigned from his post following allegations of his involvement in illegal diversion of large sum of funds from a state-run tribal development corporation into private bank accounts.

Karnataka scheduled tribes welfare and youth empowerment and sports department minister B Nagendra tenders resignation from his ministerial post to chief minister Siddaramaiah, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 07:12 AM IST

DKS’s CM post bid takes a hit after Cong’s LS poll showing

In Vokkaliga-dominated constituencies such as Bengaluru Rural, Tumkur, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Mandya, and Mysuru, the BJP secured significant victories

A significant personal setback for Shivakumar was the defeat of his brother, DK Suresh, a three-time MP, who lost to BJP candidate Dr CN Manjunath (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

5 out of 5 seats: Congress sweeps Kharge’s turf

In a triumph for the Congress and particularly for its president Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress has won all five Lok Sabha seats in Kalyana Karnataka, formerly known as Hyderabad Karnataka.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Prajwal loses family bastion to Congress’s Shreyas Patel

Prajwal Revanna, grandson of JD(S) president and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, who contested as a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate, was defeated by a margin of 42,649 votes

On May 31, Prajwal was arrested by a SIT shortly after he returned from Germany, where he had been staying since April 27, a day after polling in Hassan (PTI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

NDA holds sway, but inroads by Cong

BJP grabs 17 seats in a state it swept five years ago as Cong wins nine seats, matching its 2014 Lok Sabha performance

BJP supporters celebrate the party's success in the Lok Sabha elections, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka: Setback for DK Shivakumar as Congress loses in Vokkaliga heartland

DK Shivakumar’s efforts to establish himself as a dominant Vokkaliga leader in the Old Mysuru region have been severely hampered by the election outcome

Karnataka Congress president and deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar. (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 08:13 PM IST

Ahead of verdict, NDA, Congress voice confidence

Initially, the BJP’s campaign in North Karnataka focused on the murder of Neha Hiremath. However, the election dynamics shifted when allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against JD(S) Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna

The LS elections in the state was held in two phases April 26 and May 7. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Prajwal arrested on arrival, to be in SIT custody till Jun 6

Embattled Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna returns to India, arrested in connection with mass sexual abuse and rape allegations, sent to SIT custody till June 6.

Prajwal Revanna being brought to the CID office in Bengaluru. (ANI)
Updated on May 31, 2024 11:55 PM IST
By, Bengaluru

What is Valmiki corpn ‘scam’ that put 8 bank executives under lens

FIR was registered against eight officials of the Union Bank of India. No arrests have been made so far.

BJP workers staged protest seeking resignation of Karnataka minister B Nagendra. (BJP Karnataka X handle)
Published on May 31, 2024 02:44 PM IST

Prajwal Revanna arrested at Bengaluru airport

Revanna, the NDA candidate for the Hassan Lok Sabha seat, left for Germany on April 27 a day after polling was held and shortly after thousands of his videos emerged

Suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna would be presented before a magistrate on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on May 31, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Cafe blast probe reveals links with ’12, ’20 cases

Investigations have found common suspects across all three cases, with an unidentified “online handler” believed to be operating from Pakistan

Police said that a web of connections has been revealed dating back to 2012 and 2020 in Karnataka. (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:14 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka govt seeks cancellation of MP Prajwal Revanna’s diplomatic passport

Karnataka home minister urges Centre to cancel Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna's diplomatic passport in a high-profile scandal; SIT seeks MEA's action.

Prajwal Revanna (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 23, 2024 10:06 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

HD Revanna out of jail in woman kidnapping case

Revanna proceeded to his father and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda’s residence in Padmanabhanagar, where he was arrested on the evening of May 4

Janata Dal (Secular) MLA HD Revanna after he was released from jail in Bengaluru, on Tuesday. Revanna was granted bail by a local court in a kidnapping case on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on May 15, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

2 sent to 14-day judicial custody for circulating explicit videos

Two men sent to judicial custody for sharing videos in Prajwal Revanna harassment case. BJP leader also arrested. SIT investigates.

Five people have been accused in the case. Among them, Deveraje Gowda, who was arrested on May 10, was sent to custody of sit probing the case (File photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 07:41 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

HD Revanna granted bail in woman abduction case

The bail, secured on a surety of ₹5 lakh, comes with certain conditions, according to which Revanna is prohibited from entering KR Nagar.

The 66-year-old Holenarasipur legislator is likely to be released from the Parappana Agrahara central jail, where he is currently incarcerated (PTI)
Updated on May 14, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Third rape case against JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna after fresh complaint

Third rape case has been registered against JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna on the basis of a complaint filed by a woman who worked as a maid for the Revanna family

Revanna was suspended from the Janata Dal (Secular) after a huge cache of explicit videos allegedly showing him sexually abusing several women became public. (PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2024 07:40 AM IST

Woman was abducted to prevent testimony against Prajwal Revanna: SIT

Revanna’s counsel CV Nagesh sought bail for his client and challenged the legality of the MLA’s arrest, claiming the abduction case lacked substantial evidence

The controversy revolves around JD (S) leader Prajwal Revanna, who is accused of recording sexually explicit videos (PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2024 05:59 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Kidnapping case: HD Revanna remanded to judicial custody till May 14

JD(S) MLA HD Revanna remanded to judicial custody till May 14 in kidnapping case linked to sexual abuse allegations against his son. Bail plea hearing postponed.

Kidnapping case: HD Revanna remanded to judicial custody till May 14
Updated on May 09, 2024 09:36 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bengaluru police summon BJP chief Nadda, IT head Malviya over contentious video

The Election Commission had directed X to take down the contentious video on Tuesday, less than two hours before polling ended in Karnataka

BJP chief JP Nadda (left) and the party’s IT cell head Amit Malviya (right). (File Photos)
Updated on May 08, 2024 06:04 PM IST
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