VHP, Bajrang Dal activists stop screening of Dilwale in Mangaluru

Monday, December 21, 2015


Bajrang Dal activists stopped the screening of Shah Rukh Khan’s film “Dilwale” at theatres here to protest against the Bollywood superstar’s comments on intolerance. Theatre owners stopped the screening in view of security concerns after Bajrang Dal activists entered the theatres and staged protests yesterday, police said. The movie, directed by Rohit Shetty, has been …

Udupi, just do it!

Sunday, December 20, 2015


We think holidays and we think hills, beaches or metros. More often than not, we tend to follow stereotypes and cliches and end up spending a bomb on a holiday that leaves us drained instead of rejuvenating us. The whole idea of taking a vacation is to unwind and relax and not run around trying …

India building secret nuclear city in Karnataka, says Foreign Policy journal

Saturday, December 19, 2015


India is building a top-secret nuclear city to produce thermonuclear weapons and when completed in 2017 the facility would be the subcontinent’s “largest military-run” complex of nuclear centrifuges, a leading American foreign policy journal has claimed. The secret city in Challakere in Karnataka could “upgrade” the country as a nuclear power and unsettle its two …

Saina to resume practice from next week in Bengaluru

Friday, December 18, 2015


Ace Indian shuttler Sania Nehwal is set to return to practice here from next week after recovering from an ankle injury, her father Harvir Singh said. “Saina will, in all probability, start her practice in Bengaluru from next week. For now, she is undergoing treatment for her ankle injury at our hometown, Hyderabad. She is …

2015: Kalburgi, Tipu issues kept Karnataka govt on its toes

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Brutal killing of rationalist M M Kalburgi that gave rise to a nationwide debate on intolerance, Tipu Sultan birth anniversary celebrations and the resultant violence and spike in farmer suicides formed significant parts of variegated developments in Karnataka during 2015. The year began with a terror scare following a bomb blast in front of a …

Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris cycling event from today

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


The marathon 850-plus kms Indian Terrain Tour of Nilgiris 2015, a cycling event traversing across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, will kickstart from the city on Wednesday. As many as 109 riders will be flagged off from here at 6.30 am, Sridhar Pabbisetty, Co-Founder of Tour of Nilgiris and Member of Ride A Cycle Foundation, …

Siddaramaiah to inaugurate ‘Fostering Gati’ conference today

Monday, December 14, 2015


Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate a two-day regional conference called ‘Fostering Gati’ (Governance through Accountability, Transparency and Innovation) for the states and union territories in the southern and western regions of the country here on Monday. The two-day Conference is being organised by Government of India’s Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), …

Karnataka seeks investment from US businesses

Monday, December 07, 2015


Highlighting India’s efforts towards ensuring ease of doing business in the country, a delegation from Karnataka has invited American businesses to make investments in the state. Ahead of the Karnataka Investor Meet in 2016, the delegation led by Minister of Large and Medium Enterprise and Tourism R V Deshpande held road shows in New York …

Karnataka village marks second anniversary of going alcohol-free

Friday, December 04, 2015


Residents of a village in Karnataka’s Gulbarga District said their savings had swelled as they marked the second anniversary of going alcohol-free. Till two years ago, drunken brawls and domestic quarrels were a common sight in Nimbal village. Not just the men, but the village youngsters were regular drinkers. The women in the village took …

Karnataka-Maharashtra clash set for exciting finish

Thursday, December 03, 2015


An exciting finish is on the cards after Maharashtra set Karnataka a challenging 293-run target on day three of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here today. Karnataka were 61 for one in their second innings, needing another 232 runs for victory. Maharashtra, resuming the day at 70/4, went on to make 260 largely due …

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