Yamini C S
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PM Modi, Shah wish the people of Karnataka a happy Ugadi; See posts here

Social media was flooded with wishes and messages from several notable figures, including prime minister Narendra Modi, union home minister Amit Shah and Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on the occasion of Ugadi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared Ugadi wishes in Kannada. (PTI)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 01:44 PM IST

Bengaluru wears pink again | In Pics

Bengaluru is donning a pink look this March, with pink trumpets in full bloom, and netizens are in love with it.

The much loved pink flowers are often confused with cherry blossoms that have their origin in Japan.(Jyothi Chincholi)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 04:20 PM IST

Kannada actor Chetan Kumar arrested after ‘Hindutva built on lies’ tweet

Kannada actor Chetan Kumar was arrested by the Seshadripuram police in Bengaluru on Tuesday after his tweet, stating that Hindutva is "built on lies" went viral.

Kannada actor Chetan Kumar Ahimsa has been arrested over a complaint by a member of the Bajrang Dal.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 02:07 PM IST

Elderly man's Bengaluru-London two-way ticket vanishes from airline's system

An elderly man was made to pay for a fresh ticket to London at the last-minute after his two-way ticket booking disappeared from the airline's system at the Bengaluru airport.

The elderly man's son had to pay up an extra <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.5 lakh to fly his father to London. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 01:06 PM IST

Bengaluru's air quality worsened 8% in 2022: Study

Bengaluru saw a higher level of PM2.5 in 2022 than in 2021 as the city resumed normal day-to-day activities with employees returning to office after the pandemic effect ebbed.

Bengaluru's PM2.5 levels were 8.6 per cent higher in 2022 than in 2021. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Wakefit announces surprise holiday for its employees on World Sleep Day

Bengaluru-based sleep solutions firm Wakefit on Thursday announced an optional holiday for all its employees on account of World Sleep Day.

World Sleep Day is observed on the third Friday of March every year.(Pexels)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 02:41 PM IST

SWR to run special express trains between Hubballi and Varanasi from March 27

The South Western Railway (SWR) is set to operate special express trains between the Sri Siddharoodha Swami (SSS) Railway Station in Hubballi and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to clear the extra rush during the summer vacation.

The special express train consists of 21 coaches in total. (PTI Photo/For representation)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Bengaluru: Gas pipeline leak causes blast, injures three

Three people were injured in an explosion in Bengaluru's HSR Layout, which was brought about by a gas pipeline leak.

The CCTV footage of the unfortunate incident.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 02:08 PM IST

Bengaluru weather update: Thundershowers likely, says IMD

Weather forecasts from the IMD indicated spells of rain are likely over Bengaluru and other parts of the state.

The IMD’s forecast indicates rains and thundershowers are expected in Bengaluru and parts of the state on Thursday and Friday. (HT File)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 12:08 PM IST

KSRTC hikes bus fares from Bengaluru to Mysuru: Report

The KSRTC, Karnataka's inter-state bus service, hiked bus fares on its Bengaluru to Mysuru routes in light of toll fees charged on the newly-inaugurated Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway.

The extra fees will be charged to only those bus passengers who will travel on the expressway, the KSRTC said.(PTI)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 02:36 PM IST

Couple quit high-paying jobs to sell samosas, earns 12 lakh a day: Report

A couple gave up their secure, high-paying jobs to take up a samosa business in Bengaluru, which is earning them nearly 12 lakhs a day.

Shikhar Veer Singh and Nidhi Singh, the couple who opened
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 07:09 PM IST

The ambitious 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway | In Pics

Here are stunning pictures of the Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway, an ambitious 10-lane project, which is set to be inaugurated by PM Modi tomorrow.

Ahead of its inauguration, PM Modi, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari and Karnataka CM Bommai have been sharing images of the project on social media.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 03:59 PM IST

Flight makes emergency landing at Bengaluru airport mins after take-off

A Lucknow-bound flight returned to Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport minutes after take-off due to a technical snag.

The flight had encountered a
Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Heat wave warning issued over some parts of Karnataka

Isolated pockets of Karnataka may experience a heat wave till Sunday, with maximum temperatures likely to be above normal by four to five degrees Celsius, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said.

Average maximum temperature across the state was at 36.7 degrees Celsius, recorded at Uttara Kannada district. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Karnataka Congress working president R Dhruvanarayana dies after 'chest pain'

KPCC working president R Dhruvanarayana passed away early on Saturday morning after suffering from chest pain. He was 61.

R Dhruvanarayana is a former MP from the Chamarajanagar constituency.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 01:39 PM IST

Man burns saree in Karnataka, says it was distributed by BJP supporters

A man from Karnataka set a saree on fire and alleged that it was distributed by BJP supporters in Chikkamagaluru ahead of the assembly election. In a video, he is seen asking the government for overall development.

The man could not be identified immediately.(@HateDetectors)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Bengaluru among cities that faced worst air pollution in winter: Study

A study by the Centre for Science and Environment found that Bengaluru saw the fastest worsening of PM2.5 levels, and also experienced the worst peak pollution this winter in the last four years.

November was the worst air quality month for Bengaluru, however, it had the maximum number of “good” AQI days among the megacities, the report said. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 01:10 PM IST

Traffic advisory for Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway ahead of PM Modi's visit

Mandya district police have issued an advisory to divert traffic from the ambitious 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysuru expressway ahead of PM Modi's visit on March 12.

The 118-km expressway, built at the cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8,408 crore, will reduce travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru from 3.5 hours to around 1.5 hours.(Droneman)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Karnataka transport employees to go on indefinite strike from March 24: Report

State transport employees call for wage revision, increase in allowances, reinstatement of employees sacked during the April 2021 transport strike, among other demands.

Government employees had held a 15-day transport strike demanding wage revision in April 2021.(PTI)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 03:17 PM IST

'Wear a bindi first…': Karnataka BJP MP yells at female vendor on women's day

A Karnataka BJP MP shouted at a female vendor and asked her to wear a bindi at a women's day event, a video of which is making rounds on social media.

The BJP MP was attending an exhibition and sales fair on the occasion of women's day, which he inaugurated on Wednesday.
Published on Mar 09, 2023 11:00 AM IST

Chopper carrying Yediyurappa faces snag in landing

Former Karnataka chief minister and party stalwart B S Yediyurappa found himself in the middle of a problem when his helicopter faced difficulty landing on a helipad ground filled with plastic sheets and garbage.

The incident occurred on Monday in Karnataka's Kalaburagi.(ANI)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 05:02 PM IST

Karnataka BJP MLA gets interim anticipatory bail in bribery case

BJP MLA Madal Virupakshappa, the prime accused in a corruption case registered by the Karnataka Lokayukta, was granted interim anticipatory bail on Tuesday by the Karnataka High court on a bail bond of ₹5 lakh.

Madal Virupakshappa is a BJP MLA from the Channagiri constituency in Davanagere district.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Bengaluru-based Grammy awardee Ricky Kej alleges harassment by Lenskart

Popular musician and three-time Grammy award winner from Bengaluru, Ricky Kej, on Monday alleged harassment from eyewear retail chain Lenskart, saying that he was receiving multiple calls from the firm and threatened legal action.

Popular musician and environmentalist from Bengaluru, Ricky Kej, won his third Grammy award last month.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 01:27 PM IST

Karnataka BJP chief's remarks against Rahul Gandhi prompt sharp reactions

Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Sunday sparked yet another controversy after his statements on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's marital status, which were met with strong rebuttal from several quarters, including ministers from his own party.

Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel at the BJP's 'Jana Sankalpa Yatra' in Ramanagara on Sunday.
Published on Mar 07, 2023 12:58 PM IST

‘Might award him Padma Bhushan’: Kejriwal's swipe at BJP amid bribery row

Alleging that there is a 40% commission government running in Karnataka, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the BJP has not yet arrested the MLA who's son was caught taking ₹40 lakh bribe.

 This is Arvind Kejriwal's his maiden election public meeting in Karnataka.(@AAPBangalore/Twitter)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 05:28 PM IST

Karnataka Congress holds protest demanding MLA's arrest after Lokayukta raid

Several Congress leaders including former CM Siddaramaiah, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Priyank Kharge and others staged a protest demanding the arrest of BJP MLA Maadal Virupakshappa, whose son was caught taking a bribe of ₹40 lakh after a Lokayukta raid on Thursday.

Police officials are seen detaining former chief minister and leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah.(ANI)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 01:26 PM IST

Bengaluru gets 450 crore to improve city's ‘poor’ AQI

The BBMP, Bengaluru's civic body, has allocated ₹450 crore to tackle the city's “poor” air quality, however experts say there is no clarity on what projects will be taken on.

The BBMP allocated <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>450 crore to improve air quality in Bengaluru. (Hindustan Times/Image for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 09:41 AM IST

‘Cong nowhere to be seen even with binoculars’: Amit Shah in Karnataka

With barely two months to go for the upcoming crucial assembly polls in Karnataka, union home minister Amit Shah set foot in the southern state for the fifth time this year and harped on the BJP's victory in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

Karnataka is due to go into assembly elections in May.(@AmitShah/Twitter)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 02:29 PM IST

Bengaluru: 11-yr-old boy spends two days sleeping next to dead mother

A 11-year-old boy in Bengaluru slept next to his dead mother for two days thinking she was resting. Police suspect the woman died of health complications.

The deceased was suffering from hypertension and diabetes and is said to have passed away in her sleep. (Image for representation)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Karnataka: Lokayukta catches BJP MLA's son with 40 lakh bribe money

The Karnataka Lokayukta on Thursday raided a sitting BJP MLA's office and recovered ₹40 lakh cash, alleged to be bribe money.

Lokayukta officials counting hordes of cash in <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2000 and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 denominations at Madal's office on Thursday.
Published on Mar 03, 2023 10:22 AM IST
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