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The forensic report on the death of Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha corroborates the suicide theory, police said.(Priyanka Parashar/Mint File Photo)

CCD owner VG Siddhartha’s forensic report verifies suicide theory: Police

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha had gone missing from the Netravati river bridge near Ullal in Mangaluru on July 29 evening and two days later, his body was found floating in the river.
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Two people each have been killed in Belagavi and Uttar Kannada districts, and one in Shivamogga, taking the toll to five since Monday, news agency Press Trust of India said.(HT image)
Two people each have been killed in Belagavi and Uttar Kannada districts, and one in Shivamogga, taking the toll to five since Monday, news agency Press Trust of India said.(HT image)

Karnataka floods: BS Yediyurappa announces compensation, forms teams to oversee relief work

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:14 AM IST
The situation continued to remain grim as the floodgates were opened in the dams in neighbouring Maharashtra and barrages and reservoirs in Karnataka, where road and rail links remain hit following incessant monsoon rains.
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A manhunt had been launched on Monday to locate Siddhartha, who went missing after alighting from his car and asking his driver to wait for him at the end of the bridge.(Mint Photo)
A manhunt had been launched on Monday to locate Siddhartha, who went missing after alighting from his car and asking his driver to wait for him at the end of the bridge.(Mint Photo)

CCD founder VG Siddhartha’s body recovered

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Early on Tuesday morning, a few fishermen saw Siddhartha’s body floating near the Hoige Bazar area of Mangaluru, a short distance away from where Siddhartha, 59, is believed to have jumped into the river from the Netravathi Bridge.
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People carry the body of coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha to an ambulance in Mangalore, India, July 31, 2019.(REUTERS)
People carry the body of coffee baron V.G. Siddhartha to an ambulance in Mangalore, India, July 31, 2019.(REUTERS)

CCD founder Siddhartha cremated at his coffee estate in Karnataka

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 07:19 PM IST
Cafe Coffee Day owner V Siddhartha’s last rites was held at one of his coffee estates in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district on Wednesday evening, reported a news agency.
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The board did not confirm the authenticity of a widely-circulated letter that VG Siddhartha had purportedly written but decided to have it thoroughly investigated.(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
The board did not confirm the authenticity of a widely-circulated letter that VG Siddhartha had purportedly written but decided to have it thoroughly investigated.(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

CCD names interim chairman, will probe red flags in Siddhartha’s ‘letter’

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 03:24 AM IST
Ranganath was a non-executive independent director at the company and Bagamane is director on the board of a company subsidiary, Tanglin Developments Ltd.
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VG Siddhartha, Café Coffee Day founder and son-in-law of SM Krishna.(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
VG Siddhartha, Café Coffee Day founder and son-in-law of SM Krishna.(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

CCD founder VG Siddhartha to be cremated this evening in Chickamagaluru

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The coffee baron’s body was found floating in Mangaluru’s Nethravathi river this morning, two days after he went missing from a bridge over the river.
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26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Cafe Coffee Day shares plunge by 20% after police finds body of VG Siddhartha

By Bloomberg | (Bloomberg)
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The letter, printed on a white sheet of paper bearing Siddhartha’s name boldly on top and Coffee Day’s address at the bottom, is addressed to the company’s board and employees.
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Founded by VG Siddhartha, Cafe Coffee Day is now the largest chain of coffee shops in India, a nation of tea drinkers, with 1,750 cafes in more than 200 cities, including outlets in Prague, Vienna and Kuala Lumpur.(AFP file photo)
Founded by VG Siddhartha, Cafe Coffee Day is now the largest chain of coffee shops in India, a nation of tea drinkers, with 1,750 cafes in more than 200 cities, including outlets in Prague, Vienna and Kuala Lumpur.(AFP file photo)

V G Siddhartha: An army aspirant who founded India’s biggest coffee chain

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 09:52 AM IST
Coming from a family that has a 140-year history of growing coffee, Cafe Coffee Day owner Siddhartha initially dabbled in stock trading before actually setting his foot in the coffee business.
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VG Siddhartha, chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
VG Siddhartha, chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets. Photo by Priyanka Parashar/Mint(Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

CCD founder VG Siddhartha missing, told driver he’d walk near Mangaluru bridge

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 08:29 PM IST
VG Siddhartha’s driver told the police that they were entering the city when he told him to take the car to the bridge.
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Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.(AFP)
Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.(AFP)

Cafe Coffee Day shares drop 20% after founder VG Siddhartha goes missing

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.
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26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets.(Mint photo)
26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets.(Mint photo)

VG Siddhartha founded Starbucks’s Indian rival with 1,500 outlets

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:46 AM IST
V. G. Siddhartha asked his driver to stop his car, before going for a walk near the Southern Indian city of Mangaluru, local police official Jayant Kumar said by phone. The driver informed police when Siddhartha didn’t return after an hour.
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VG Siddhartha, the Cafe Coffee Day founder, has gone missing in Mangaluru.(MInt file photo)
VG Siddhartha, the Cafe Coffee Day founder, has gone missing in Mangaluru.(MInt file photo)

Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha goes missing near Mangaluru river

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mangaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 08:19 PM IST
VG Siddhartha, son-in-law of former foreign minister SM Krishna, has gone missing on Monday from near a river in Mangaluru.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued another safety direction to airlines asking them to take precautions during monsoons after at least two planes overshot runways while landing in bad weather conditions.(AFP)
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued another safety direction to airlines asking them to take precautions during monsoons after at least two planes overshot runways while landing in bad weather conditions.(AFP)

‘Take precautions while planning operations during monsoons’: DGCA tells airlines in second advisory

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:45 PM IST
In the latest incident, a SpiceJet flight from Jaipur overshot the main runway after landing at the Mumbai airport amid heavy rains on Monday.
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The government-run Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) has created storage facilities in three caverns in Visakhapatnam, Mangaluru and Padur (near Udupi).(HT Photo)
The government-run Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) has created storage facilities in three caverns in Visakhapatnam, Mangaluru and Padur (near Udupi).(HT Photo)

5 million tonnes of India’s oil reserves lie uninsured

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Global reinsurers are unwilling to provide cover for 5 million tonnes of oil which includes supplies from Iran fearing adverse action against them for breaching American sanctions on Tehran..
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The ambulance’s journey was webcast live on Facebook so that awareness about the ambulance could be spread and people could make way for it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)
The ambulance’s journey was webcast live on Facebook so that awareness about the ambulance could be spread and people could make way for it.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

Ambulance carrying 15-day-old baby gets green corridor from Mangaluru to Kochi

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 05:44 PM IST
The baby reached the Amrita Institute of Medical sciences in Kochi around 430 pm on Tuesday after leaving the Mangaluru hospital around 11 am.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will today address rallies in Karnataka, ahead of polling for 14 constituencies on April 18.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will today address rallies in Karnataka, ahead of polling for 14 constituencies on April 18.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Karnataka today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Voting in Karnataka was split between two phases, the second and third, and the two leaders will be addressing constituencies in the southern region over the course of the day. The Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting against the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance across the 28 seats in the state.
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The Union home minister made this comment at a public rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka. He mentioned about surgical strike carried out by a special team of the Indian Army after Uri terror attack.(ANI)
The Union home minister made this comment at a public rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka. He mentioned about surgical strike carried out by a special team of the Indian Army after Uri terror attack.(ANI)

‘3 strikes in 5 years, won’t talk about third’: Rajnath at Karnataka rally

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mangaluru, Karnataka
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 07:35 PM IST
Rajnath Singh claimed that India has conducted three cross-border operations against terrorists in the last five years but refused to give details about the third.
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With Karnataka’s reservoirs in the Cauvery basin filled to capacity due to the bountiful rains over two months, the incessant rains now are causing rivers to overflow.(ANI/Twitter)
With Karnataka’s reservoirs in the Cauvery basin filled to capacity due to the bountiful rains over two months, the incessant rains now are causing rivers to overflow.(ANI/Twitter)

Heavy rain pounds Karnataka, flood alert in affected districts

By Indo Asian News Service | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 09:46 PM IST
CM Kumaraswamy ordered preventive steps to avoid mishaps and inconvenience to the public due to floods and landslides.
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A court in Mangaluru has sentenced a 26-year-old cab driver and his girlfriend to life imprisonment for murdering the woman’s former boyfriend in 2014.(Representative Image/AFP Photo)
A court in Mangaluru has sentenced a 26-year-old cab driver and his girlfriend to life imprisonment for murdering the woman’s former boyfriend in 2014.(Representative Image/AFP Photo)

Mangaluru couple life sentenced for killing her ex-boyfriend

By Press Trust of India | Mangaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2018 05:15 PM IST
The Mangaluru court has also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 each on Gaviranga (26) and Sushma Priscilla (26) for murdering the woman’s former boyfriend in 2014.
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The three siblings, aged 16, 17 and 18, belonging to Udayagiri in Mysuru, were allegedly sexually abused at different places including Mandya, Bengaluru and Mangaluru(REUTERS)
The three siblings, aged 16, 17 and 18, belonging to Udayagiri in Mysuru, were allegedly sexually abused at different places including Mandya, Bengaluru and Mangaluru(REUTERS)

Three sisters sexually abused for months in Mangaluru; city-based man held, four others absconding

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mangaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:37 PM IST
As the girls went missing for months, the mother approached the NGO and later a case was registered at Udayagiri police station.
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A view of waterlogged Mulky Soorinje outskirts of Mangaluru after torrential rain.(PTI Photo)
A view of waterlogged Mulky Soorinje outskirts of Mangaluru after torrential rain.(PTI Photo)

Two die in wall collapse as heavy rains continue to lash Mangaluru

By Press Trust of India | Mangaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 12:27 AM IST
Low-lying areas in Mangaluru were inundated, throwing public life out of gear, police said.
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A wild elephant crosses a road near Kaziranga National Park in Assam.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
A wild elephant crosses a road near Kaziranga National Park in Assam.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)

Elephant attacks van in Mangaluru, 7 injured

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mangaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 09:01 PM IST
The elephant was crossing the road when it spotted the vehicle. The jumbo ran towards the van and attacked it with its trunk.
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Rescue operations underway in Mangaluru as streets are waterlogged following heavy rain in Karnataka.(ANI photo)
Rescue operations underway in Mangaluru as streets are waterlogged following heavy rain in Karnataka.(ANI photo)

Heavy rains lash Karnataka, PM Modi assures help, Kumaraswamy takes stock

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 09:02 AM IST
The low-lying areas of the state were inundated following heavy rains. Homes, schools and factories were flooded throwing life out of gear
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Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy took stock of the situation in Dakshina Kannada due to heavy downpour.(ANI/Twitter)
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy took stock of the situation in Dakshina Kannada due to heavy downpour.(ANI/Twitter)

Floods in Mangaluru as heavy rains lash Karnataka’s coastal districts

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mangaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 11:41 PM IST
The heavy rains flooded most parts of the Mangaluru, leaving commuters stranded at many places.
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Hospital staff wears safety masks as a precautionary measure at the Kozhikode Medical College where patients infected with the Nipah virus are being treated.(PTI Photo)
Hospital staff wears safety masks as a precautionary measure at the Kozhikode Medical College where patients infected with the Nipah virus are being treated.(PTI Photo)

Nipah virus: 10 deaths confirmed in Kerala, symptoms suspected in 2 Karnataka patients

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kozhikode, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:47 PM IST
Tour operators are reporting mass cancellations in Kerala in the wake of deaths from Nipah Virus infection even as Tamil Nadu started screening people travelling from the neighbouring state for symptoms
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The woman, whose father had died a few years ago, had fallen in love with a Muslim youth, which was opposed by her mother, who brought her to Mangaluru and left her in the ‘care’ of the BJP leader last year, police said.(Photo for representation)
The woman, whose father had died a few years ago, had fallen in love with a Muslim youth, which was opposed by her mother, who brought her to Mangaluru and left her in the ‘care’ of the BJP leader last year, police said.(Photo for representation)

Kerala woman confined by mom over affair with Muslim man rescued: Police

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Mangaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 08:44 PM IST
The woman was allegedly confined at the rented house of a local BJP leader in Mangaluru for one year and had uploaded a video describing her plight on social media.
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Jouhar Munavvir T whose sexist comments have triggered protets in Kerala.(photo/farooktrainingcollege.org)
Jouhar Munavvir T whose sexist comments have triggered protets in Kerala.(photo/farooktrainingcollege.org)

Kerala teacher’s sexist remarks trigger ‘watermelon’ protest, women post nude photos

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 08:54 PM IST
Kerala professor’s remark that Muslim girls were not wearing the hijab properly and deliberately exposing their chests like “sliced watermelon” has triggered widespread protests across the state
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