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Sharath Bachegowda with Congres state president DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah(HT Photo)

Sharath B Gowda, son of senior BJP MP, extends support to Congress in Karnataka

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:44 PM IST
  • Sharath unsuccessfully contested the 2018 assembly elections on a BJP ticket in Hosakote against N Nagaraju (MTB) of the Congress.
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Police said that following a police raid on the quarry on February 7, Nagaraja ordered the removal of the explosives, which led to the blast on Tuesday. (PTI)
Police said that following a police raid on the quarry on February 7, Nagaraja ordered the removal of the explosives, which led to the blast on Tuesday. (PTI)

Prime accused in Karnataka quarry blast case arrested in Tamil Nadu

By Arun Dev
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:57 PM IST
GS Nagaraja, the accused, who is also a local leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, had been on the run since the blast
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The violence in DJ Halli and adjoining areas on August 11 night was unleashed by hundreds of people over an inflammatory social media post.(PTI file photo)
The violence in DJ Halli and adjoining areas on August 11 night was unleashed by hundreds of people over an inflammatory social media post.(PTI file photo)

WhatsApp used to coordinate riots in Bengaluru's DJ Halli: NIA charge sheet

By Arun Dev , Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:33 AM IST
  • A WhatsApp group comprising more than 100 members had instigated people to assemble in front of KG Halli and DJ Halli police stations
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Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board will open its online portal to invite applications for its contentious schemes, which incentivise and promote marriages within the community.
Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board will open its online portal to invite applications for its contentious schemes, which incentivise and promote marriages within the community.

Karnataka's Brahmin board to start calls for intra-caste unions soon

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:55 AM IST
  • Incentivising of intra-community marriage goes against govt’s goals of social equality, say experts
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The flight took off at 3.20 pm and landed safely after 1.57 hours at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 5.17pm.(Reuters FILE)
The flight took off at 3.20 pm and landed safely after 1.57 hours at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 5.17pm.(Reuters FILE)

Bengaluru airport installs disabled aircraft recovery kit

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:47 PM IST
The kit, with multiple components, and customised for the Bengaluru airport's requirement, includes ground preparation tools, aircraft lifting, de-bogging, tethering, towing, and all other associated aspects of both narrow- and wide-body aircraft, BIAL said in the release.
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Mining of sand, coarse sand and other minor minerals(Reuters)
Mining of sand, coarse sand and other minor minerals(Reuters)

Karnataka govt to use new tech to survey mineral reserves: Minister

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:26 PM IST
The previous governments used old technology to survey the mineral reserves. We will use the latest technology and this will help get accurate information, Nirani was quoted as saying in an official press release.
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Bangalorean Bon her bike that has a sign board reading: Rider is deaf.
Bangalorean Bon her bike that has a sign board reading: Rider is deaf.

India’s first hearing impaired female biker: I may not hear it, but I feel the wind

By Mallika Bhagat, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Bengaluru resident Archana Timmaraju, rides with a sticker on her bike that reads: Rider is deaf. Failure to cooperate with verbal commands means I am not hearing you.
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Members of Bikers Troop Bengaluru ride to touristy spots in the city, and clean up those places.
Members of Bikers Troop Bengaluru ride to touristy spots in the city, and clean up those places.

Bengaluru bikers on a mission: Cleaning up is a joyride!

By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Bikers Troop Bengaluru collects trash that’s spoiling the beauty of the city, to give back to the society.
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File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's letter objected to Karnataka's requirement for mandatory Covid-19 negative tests from visitors. (HT_PRINT)
File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's letter objected to Karnataka's requirement for mandatory Covid-19 negative tests from visitors. (HT_PRINT)

Kerala CM writes to PM over Karnataka’s mandatory Covid-19 test for visitors

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:49 PM IST
  • There are just four entry points connecting Kerala and the coastal districts of Karnataka and are always busy due to daily trips by truck and bus drivers as well as students who live across the borders.
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Bengaluru: Members of the Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) take part in a protest rally against the state government's order for private schools to charge only 70% of the tuition fees in this academic year, in Bengaluru, Tuesday.(PTI)
Bengaluru: Members of the Karnataka Private School Managements, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee (KPMTCC) take part in a protest rally against the state government's order for private schools to charge only 70% of the tuition fees in this academic year, in Bengaluru, Tuesday.(PTI)

Karnataka teachers, school officials take to streets against 30% fee cut order

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:11 AM IST
  • Parents and private schools have locked horns after schools resisted the Karnataka government order, saying that they have to pay their staff despite loss of income due to Covid-19.
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Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the quarry blast site at Hirenagavalli in Chikkaballapur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited the quarry blast site at Hirenagavalli in Chikkaballapur on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

‘Didn't know what was in bag’: Driver who transported explosives before blast

By Arun Dev , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:25 AM IST
  • Villagers felt the vibrations from the explosion even a kilometre away
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Three people died after a mob went on a rampage in reaction to a communally charged Facebook post by a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress legislator, Akhanda Srinivas Murthy.(AFP PHOTO.)
Three people died after a mob went on a rampage in reaction to a communally charged Facebook post by a relative of Pulakeshinagar Congress legislator, Akhanda Srinivas Murthy.(AFP PHOTO.)

SDPI instigated mob, triggered B’luru riots: NIA charge sheet

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:48 AM IST
The 301-page charge sheet details how the leaders of SDPI, a political group formed in June 2009, planned to use a provocative post by the relative of a prominent politician to stoke communal riots in the KG Halli and DJ Halli neighbourhoods of Bengaluru.
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People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday.(ANI)
People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday.(ANI)

'No restrictions on inter-state travel': Karnataka govt clarifies

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:34 PM IST
According to Karnataka government order, the passengers from Kerala will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before commencement of the journey, at the time of entry into the state.
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Activist Disha Ravi is escorted after being granted bail by Delhi court. She was arrested for allegedly creating a "toolkit" for the farmer protests that was tweeted by Greta Thunberg(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
Activist Disha Ravi is escorted after being granted bail by Delhi court. She was arrested for allegedly creating a "toolkit" for the farmer protests that was tweeted by Greta Thunberg(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

Toolkit didn’t call for violence, says judge who ordered Disha Ravi release

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 10:04 PM IST
  • Delhi judge Dharmender Rana's order said "the offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of the governments'.
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Krishna and Milana’s wedding took six months to plan. (Photo:instagram/milananagaraj)
Krishna and Milana’s wedding took six months to plan. (Photo:instagram/milananagaraj)

Everything you wanted to know about Darling Krishna and Milana’s wedding

By Somya Suresh, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST
The couple’s wedding planner tells us what went into planning the most awaited wedding in the film industry.
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People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday. (ANI)
People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday. (ANI)

Marshals at Karnataka wedding halls to ensure Covid-19 rules followed

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:05 PM IST
  • Karnataka says it does not want a situation like that in Maharashtra, where cases are on the rise and fresh curbs have been introduced in a few pockets to stop the infection from spreading.
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Karnataka ministers CC Patil and Murugesh Nirani lashed out at supporters of the campaign by Panchamasalis for 2A category reservation status (HT photo)
Karnataka ministers CC Patil and Murugesh Nirani lashed out at supporters of the campaign by Panchamasalis for 2A category reservation status (HT photo)

Basanagouda Patil Yatnal acting as B Team of Congress, say 2 Karnataka ministers

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:01 PM IST
  • Two Karnataka ministers, CC Patil and Murugesh Nirani, who belong to the sub-sect of the Lingayat community, hit out at the backers of an ongoing campaign by Panchamasalis for 2A category reservation status
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Protesters demand merger of Belagavi district in Karnataka with Maharashtra(HT Archive)
Protesters demand merger of Belagavi district in Karnataka with Maharashtra(HT Archive)

Belagavi’s Marathis accuse BJP, Congress of ignoring region

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:46 AM IST
  • The Marathi speaking people in the region have sought the inclusion of Belagavi, Karwar, Balki, Bidar and Nipani with Maharashtra.
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On January 22, eight people were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Shivamogga. (AP)
On January 22, eight people were killed in a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Shivamogga. (AP)

6 die in dynamite blast in Karnataka; second such incident in a month

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The minister in charge of the district said the explosives belonged to a quarry that was closed down on February 7 for not storing explosives properly and not having an engineer at the site
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According to Karnataka officials at the borders,those who wish to enter the state have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.(AP file photo)
According to Karnataka officials at the borders,those who wish to enter the state have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.(AP file photo)

Covid-19 protocols: Karnataka closes borders with Kerala again

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Long queues of vehicles could be seen in the border areas since morning as Karnataka authorities sealed many roads, including national highways and restricted entry only for those with Covid-19 negative certificates.
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Speaking to reporters here, Sudhakar said Karnataka has made it mandatory for people arriving in the state to have a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours.(Reuters file photo)
Speaking to reporters here, Sudhakar said Karnataka has made it mandatory for people arriving in the state to have a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours.(Reuters file photo)

Covid-19: No restrictions on inter-state travel, says Karnataka govt

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Health Minister K Sudhakar, while stating this, also cautioned people against negligence towards observing protocol and of stricter steps if the number of cases increase and said marshals would be deployed to monitor weddings as they were taking place without following any norms or guidelines.
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Bharath, who stars in Kannada show, Brahmagantu, a remake of the Hindi TV show Badho Bahu, is looking forward to crossing 1000 episodes soon.
Bharath, who stars in Kannada show, Brahmagantu, a remake of the Hindi TV show Badho Bahu, is looking forward to crossing 1000 episodes soon.

Bharath Bopanna: I want to explore films which create an impact and inspire people

PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 06:16 PM IST
The Kannada actor, talks about playing a lead in a TV show for four years, doing films and his career
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BJP MLA Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal), a critic of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, speaks during a Panchamasali convention to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru, Sunday. (PTI)
BJP MLA Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal), a critic of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, speaks during a Panchamasali convention to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru, Sunday. (PTI)

Yatnal, Kashappanavar exploiting Panchamasali agitation: K’taka ministers

By Sharan Poovanna
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The statements come even as the influential seers of the Panchamasali, one of the largest subsects under the Lingayats, have intensified their agitation and asked that the reservation change be announced soon
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Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI file)

Congress attacks Yediyurappa, lays out red carpet for disgruntled BJP leaders

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • Karnataka Congress president, D K Shivakumar said the party will make its stand on issues like reservation clear in the coming days and invited all disgruntled elements within the BJP to join the Congress.
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Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)
Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)

New quota requests add to Karnataka's existing pile

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • Some of the requests by Karnataka caste groups are at least 5-10 years old, highlighting slow pace of progress
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Congress leader Siddaramaiah (left) said PM Modi's speeches before elections and now are completely opposite to each other (ANI)
Congress leader Siddaramaiah (left) said PM Modi's speeches before elections and now are completely opposite to each other (ANI)

Siddaramaiah targets PM Modi and Yediyurappa over ‘unfulfilled’ promises

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:18 AM IST
  • The Congress has upped the ante against the BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government that has been rattled by dissent and shortage of funds due to the reduction of revenue inflows from the Centre.
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The RBI had issued guidelines about bitcoins many times but recently a revised advisory was issued regarding it on December 5, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
The RBI had issued guidelines about bitcoins many times but recently a revised advisory was issued regarding it on December 5, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

Dark web, drugs and bitcoins send Bengaluru police into a tizzy

By Arun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:06 AM IST
  • Bengaluru police opened a bitcoin account recently and told the accused to transfer his bitcoin to the account because it had to seize the cryptocurrency.
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J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)
J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)

Panchamasali Lingayat seers give ultimatum to Yediyurappa govt over reservation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
  • Several leaders from Congress and the BJP were also seen raising demands for the reservation for the community at the gathering.
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Thousands gathered at the rally to demand that the Panchamasali community is included in the 2A category of backward classes for a higher percentage of reservation.(HT Photo)
Thousands gathered at the rally to demand that the Panchamasali community is included in the 2A category of backward classes for a higher percentage of reservation.(HT Photo)

Yatnal sets Yediyurappa new timeframe for 2A reservation for Panchamasali

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:10 PM IST
  • Yatnal, a staunch critic of Yediyurappa, said that he will raise the issue on March 4 at the beginning of the budget session of the state legislature.
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