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Karnataka: 25-year-old gambling addict lands in jail after fake abduction story

25-year-old Udupi man picked up from a Goa casino and sent to jail after he faked his own abduction to extort 5 lakh from his parents for his gambling addiction, news agency PTI reported.
A 25-year-old man landed himself in jail for faking his own abduction to extort <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakhs from his parents to further his gambling addiction. (HT PHOTO)
A 25-year-old man landed himself in jail for faking his own abduction to extort 5 lakhs from his parents to further his gambling addiction. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 04:32 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Bengaluru's BMTC buses may have to flock to private petrol bunks for fuel

  • Retail outlets that supply diesel in bulk to the BMTC have been instructed not to do so; the BMTC pays 30 more to buy diesel in bulk at depots from retail outlets.
BMTC buses may flock to regular petrol bunks to refuel their fleet of buses as retail outlets that provide diesel in bulk have been instructed not to do so going forward. (Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times)
BMTC buses may flock to regular petrol bunks to refuel their fleet of buses as retail outlets that provide diesel in bulk have been instructed not to do so going forward. (Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:20 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Not aware of ED chargesheet's contents, says Karnataka Cong chief DK Shivakumar

  • Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar, who is slated to appear before a Delhi court later this week in connection with a money laundering case, on Tuesday said he is not aware about the contents of Enforcement Directorate's (ED) charge sheet against him and is yet to receive a copy of it.
KPCC President DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)(ANI)
KPCC President DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)(ANI)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 11:04 AM IST
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Bengaluru logs 887 Covid cases; health dept says positives include backlog cases

Bengaluru's daily tally of new Covid-19 infections were at 887, the positivity rate was at 3.66% and hospitalisations went up to 81.
Karnataka saw over 900 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours and also recorded one death on Tuesday. (Representative image)
Karnataka saw over 900 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours and also recorded one death on Tuesday. (Representative image)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 10:36 AM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Karnataka: In separate cases, 2 men get 20 years rigorous imprisonment for rape

Special fast-track court meant for POCSO cases sentenced both men to 20 years rigorous imprisonment and also levied fines.
A man was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment of 20 years for raping a minor girl in Bengaluru. (HT PHOTO.)
A man was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment of 20 years for raping a minor girl in Bengaluru. (HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 10:43 AM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda statue to be erected on Vidhana Soudha premises: K'taka CM

Karnataka CM Bommai said a new statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda will be erected at Bengaluru's Vidhana Soudha within one year.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 07:09 PM IST
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Karnataka HC stays Mekedatu padayatra charge sheet against Cong leaders

  • The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of the chargesheet filed against Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and party's state president D K Shivakumar, accused of violating COVID-19 protocol.
The charge-sheet was stayed by Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav's single-judge-bench. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
The charge-sheet was stayed by Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav's single-judge-bench. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 05:30 PM IST
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Karnataka launches ‘Kashi Yatra’ scheme: Details and how to apply

The Bommai-led government in Karnataka okayed the ‘Kashi Yatra’ project on Monday, which offers financial assistance of Rs. 5,000 to each of up to 30,000 pilgrims traveling to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Here is how you can apply.
Shashikala Jolle, Minister for Religious Endowment, Hajj and Wakf. (Wikipedia image)
Shashikala Jolle, Minister for Religious Endowment, Hajj and Wakf. (Wikipedia image)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 05:29 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Karnataka HC sets aside life term for woman who killed 2-month-old daughter

  • The Karnataka High Court has set aside a sessions court order of life sentence on a woman from Andhra Pradesh who allegedly killed her two-month-old daughter, and ordered her release from prison.
Karnataka HC ordered release of Andhra woman from prison who allegedly killed her two-month-old daughter.
Karnataka HC ordered release of Andhra woman from prison who allegedly killed her two-month-old daughter.
Published on Jun 28, 2022 04:48 PM IST
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Mild tremors felt in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada; 3rd incident in 6 days

  • Dakshina Kannada saw more mild tremors - around 3.5 on the Richter scale on Tuesday; this is the second incident in four days in the district and third in six days in the state.
Mild tremors measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale were observed in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district on Tuesday morning.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Mild tremors measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale were observed in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district on Tuesday morning.(File Photo (Representative Image))
Published on Jun 28, 2022 04:23 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

K'taka Home Min orders police survey to identify overstaying foreigners

  • Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra has directed the Dakshina Kannada district police and the city police commissionerate to conduct station-level survey of foreign nationals illegally staying in the district.
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. (ANI Image)
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. (ANI Image)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 02:20 PM IST
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Karnataka CM Bommai promises cooperation in organising G-20 meets

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday promised full cooperation in organising G-20 meets in the state.
Bommai said Karnataka has ties with all the G-20 countries and hence, it is only apt to hold these meets in the southern state. (PTI)
Bommai said Karnataka has ties with all the G-20 countries and hence, it is only apt to hold these meets in the southern state. (PTI)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 02:13 PM IST
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Not without my dog: Pet ban at Cubbon Park draws flak

Pet parents in the city raise their voice against a proposed pet ban at the park, calling it “unfair”
Cubbon Park has been a popular hang out zone for both dogs and their hoomans to socialise
Cubbon Park has been a popular hang out zone for both dogs and their hoomans to socialise
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:52 PM IST
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Bengaluru's IKEA is now hiring. See vacancies here

  • Furniture and home decor major IKEA, which opened its largest store in India on June 22 in Bengaluru's Nagasandra, is now looking to hire local Bengaluru folk for its new outlet.
Ikea opened its fourth and largest store in India on June 22 in Bengaluru. (Image Source: Ikea.com)
Ikea opened its fourth and largest store in India on June 22 in Bengaluru. (Image Source: Ikea.com)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:07 PM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

592 Covid cases in Bengaluru in 24 hours, 617 across Karnataka

Bengaluru's daily tally of new Covid-19 infections were at 592 and the city's positivity rate was at 3.52 per cent while 72 people were hospitalized.
Bengaluru on Monday logged 592 of Karnataka's 617 fresh COVID-19 cases. (Pic for representation)
Bengaluru on Monday logged 592 of Karnataka's 617 fresh COVID-19 cases. (Pic for representation)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 11:35 AM IST
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ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Covid-19: Karnataka reports 617 new cases, zero fatality

Karnataka on Monday reported 617 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero deaths, taking the total infection to 3,965,452 so far, the state health department said
Of the total infections, Bengaluru urban district saw 592 while other districts which had fresh infections include seven in Dakshina Kannada, four in Mysuru and three each in Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Ballari. (PTI)
Of the total infections, Bengaluru urban district saw 592 while other districts which had fresh infections include seven in Dakshina Kannada, four in Mysuru and three each in Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Ballari. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 09:33 AM IST
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Dalit, backward classes seers meet CM; raise issues on school textbooks

At least six seers representing prominent backward and Dalit communities in the state, on Monday met Karnataka chief minister Basvaraj Bommai, demanding that the new school textbooks should be withdrawn as it has ‘several flaws’
The seers representing Dalit and other backward communities met Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday to demand the withdrawal of the new textbooks. (HT Photo)
The seers representing Dalit and other backward communities met Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday to demand the withdrawal of the new textbooks. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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IISc reseachers develop algorithm to study brain activity

In the new study, Sridharan’s team tweaked their algorithm to cut down the computational effort involved in several ways, including removing redundant connections, thereby improving upon LiFE’s performance significantly.
The algorithm, called Regularized, Accelerated, Linear Fascicle Evaluation, or ReAl-LiFE, can rapidly analyse the enormous amounts of data generated from diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMRI) scans of the human brain. (HT File)
The algorithm, called Regularized, Accelerated, Linear Fascicle Evaluation, or ReAl-LiFE, can rapidly analyse the enormous amounts of data generated from diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMRI) scans of the human brain. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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Shivamogga: Antibiotics administered to sick kids to be sent for lab analysis

A day after nine children fell ill after receiving second dose of antibiotics for fever, the Shivamogga district administration on Monday said that it will send all injections, vials and other antibiotics used on the children for a forensic analysis
The DHO added that the other possible reasons could be the delay in giving injections as the injection should be given as soon as it is mixed and there could have been a delay of a few minutes in administering the dose. (Shutterstock)
The DHO added that the other possible reasons could be the delay in giving injections as the injection should be given as soon as it is mixed and there could have been a delay of a few minutes in administering the dose. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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BJP issues circular to rectify ‘errors’ in revised textbooks

The government added that it will reintroduce pictures of poet Kuvempu and that of Huilgol Narayanrao in the unification of the state chapter.
The seers representing Dalit and other backward communities met Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday to demand the withdrawal of the new textbooks. (HT Photo)
The seers representing Dalit and other backward communities met Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday to demand the withdrawal of the new textbooks. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:44 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Karnataka teacher suspended for ‘questioning’ Union min about fertiliser supply

Khuba had received a call from Patil, who questioned the lack of availability of fertilisers, to which the minister is heard saying he can’t do anything about it.
Patil said that he was punished for asking for fertilizers, as he hails from an agriculture family and had faced trouble last season which made him ask the minister. (REUTERS)
Patil said that he was punished for asking for fertilizers, as he hails from an agriculture family and had faced trouble last season which made him ask the minister. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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No vehicle to be stopped unless there’s violation, tweets Karnataka DGP

  • DGP Praveen Sood said the police commissioner of Bengaluru City has been directed to implement the orders immediately.
Representational image(PTI)
Representational image(PTI)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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Bumper weekend at IKEA Bengaluru store: 'Not MLAs queuing in Maharashtra'. Watch

IKEA store in Bengaluru - spread over 12.2 acres - opened for the public last week. 
The logo of IKEA is seen above its new store in Bengaluru, India, June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Samuel Rajkumar(REUTERS)
The logo of IKEA is seen above its new store in Bengaluru, India, June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Samuel Rajkumar(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 06:16 AM IST
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Aborted foetuses found in Belagavi: Will take legal action against culprits, says CM

The statements come two days after foetuses in canisters were found in a drain near Mudalgi bus stand in Karnataka’s north-western district.
The deputy commissioner has initiated action against the hospital and a thorough inquiry into the case has been ordered, said CM Bommai (PTI)
The deputy commissioner has initiated action against the hospital and a thorough inquiry into the case has been ordered, said CM Bommai (PTI)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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Homebuyers jittery after B’luru builder’s arrest

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested businessman and director of the Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd. Sushil Mantri on Saturdayunder the Prevention of Money Laundering Act
On June 17, the forum had submitted a complaint to the ED alleging that the Bengaluru-based builder was trying to launder money through the undivided share of land (UDS) scam and concealment, in Doddakallasandra locality on Kanakapura Road in the city. (Ht photo)
On June 17, the forum had submitted a complaint to the ED alleging that the Bengaluru-based builder was trying to launder money through the undivided share of land (UDS) scam and concealment, in Doddakallasandra locality on Kanakapura Road in the city. (Ht photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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2 tonne drugs worth 55cr seized in 6 months: Police

The total value of the drug haul last year was pegged at 60 crore as against the 55 crore calculated so far in this year. In terms of quantity, the total drug haul was 3705 kgs in 2021 and 2005 kgs in 2022 until June, the police said.
In June second week, after receiving a tip-off, a police team had raided a rave party at a high-end hotel on the Old Airport Road for selling and consuming drugs.Police reportedly found multiple drugs such as MDMA, ecstasy pills, charas and ganja and detained around 33 people. (Hindustan Times)
In June second week, after receiving a tip-off, a police team had raided a rave party at a high-end hotel on the Old Airport Road for selling and consuming drugs.Police reportedly found multiple drugs such as MDMA, ecstasy pills, charas and ganja and detained around 33 people. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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K’taka: Technical glitch hits compiling of Covid-19 data base for 2nd day

In its daily Covid-19 bulletin, the department showed 133 cases and zero fatality though the cases have been surging in Karnataka as on June 23, the state reported 858 cases and one death.
On Saturday, the department reported less Covid numbers due to the glitch. (HT File photo)
On Saturday, the department reported less Covid numbers due to the glitch. (HT File photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

HC quashes case against woman arrested for damage to RWA president’s car

A complaint was lodged in 2017 and the magistrate issued summons to Chitranshi after accepting the charge sheet filed by the police
An FIR was filed and the case was pending before the XLIII additional CCM court. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An FIR was filed and the case was pending before the XLIII additional CCM court. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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Congress to go for collective leadership in Karnataka polls: Parameshwara

The message of collective leadership from a senior party leader comes amidst ongoing political one-upmanship between Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah, both nursing chief ministerial ambitions on Congress coming to power.
Former Kernataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara the party high command will decide on the chief minister post when the Congress comes to power in the state. (HT Archives)
Former Kernataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara the party high command will decide on the chief minister post when the Congress comes to power in the state. (HT Archives)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru
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