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“Lotus In Karnataka Is In Coma”: Siddaramaiah Warns Yeddyurappa

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah Sunday hit out at the BJP for predicting that the JDS-Congress government would fall and warned it against indulging in ‘Operation Lotus’ again, saying the the BJP was already in a state of “coma” due to its past deeds. Siddaramaiah is the head of the Congress-JD(S) coalition co-ordination committee. ‘Operation Lotus’ is a reference to ...

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Bengaluru Teen Wins $400,000 Prize For Global Science Video Competiton

Sixteen-year old Samay Godika, a city school student, will receive $400,000 in educational prizes for himself, his teacher and his school, as he emerged winner in the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge”, a global science video competition. The US-based Breakthrough Prize announced Mr Godika, a junior at the National Public School-Koramangala in Bengaluru, as the winner of this year’s ‘Breakthrough ...

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BJP Leaders, Party Workers Offer Homage To Ananth Kumar

A stream of leaders and supporters today paid their last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar, who died yesterday. Ananth Kumar’s body was taken from his Basavanagudi residence, where it was kept since yesterday morning to Jagannath Bhavan, the BJP state headquarters at Malleshwarm, in a decorated military vehicle with personnel of the three services- ...

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In Midst Of Bengaluru Farmer Protest, Firemen’s Rescue Mission

The location – Bengaluru’s Freedom Park. The occasion – an angry protest by Karnataka farmers who had gathered from around the state, demanding Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s presence. They wanted reassurance that promises made in support of farmers would be kept. The protestors were shouting slogans and waving their green shawls. Into this heated atmosphere, a fire engine arrived. No, ...

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Tight Security For Kannada Actor Ambareesh’s State Funeral

Security has been tightened for the state funeral of Kannada super star MH Ambareesh on Monday at the Kanteerva Studio in the city’s northwest suburb, a senior police official said. “Elaborate security arrangements have been made for Ambareesh funeral with state honours at the Kanteerva Studio after his body is brought here in a procession from Kanteerva Stadium in the ...

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China Bars Three US Citizens From Leaving Over “Economic Crimes”

China on Monday said that it has barred three reported US citizens — a woman and her two grown children — from leaving the country because they are suspected of “economic crimes”. According to the New York Times, Chinese-born Sandra Han and her children, Cynthia and Victor Liu, were prevented from leaving the country after they arrived in June. The ...

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Rajasthan Congress Expels 28 Rebel Leaders Ahead Of December 7 Polls

The Congress on Sunday expelled its 28 leaders in Rajasthan, including nine former MLAs and an ex-Union minister, for filing nominations against the party’s official candidates. According to a party spokesperson, the action was initiated on the direction of state Congress chief Sachin Pilot. The leaders against whom the action were taken include former Union minister Mahadev Singh khandela, ex-legislators ...

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Maharashtra IAS Officer Transferred Again, 12th In 13 Years

  A no-nonsense but popular Maharashtra bureaucrat Tukaram H. Mundhe was transferred for the 12th time in his 13 years as an Indian Administrative Service officer on Thursday. He was the Commissioner of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) and has now been posted as Additional Secretary, Planning, at Mantralaya, the state government headquarters. For the 2005-batch IAS officer hailing from a ...

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Pregnant Woman Kicked In Stomach By Husband Loses Baby In Maharashtra

  Police in Thane district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a man after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife which resulted in miscarriage. A case under IPC sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive) and 498-A (husband or in-laws treating a woman with cruelty) was registered against Ganesh Save, the accused, and his ...

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