Karnataka | Tomato prices soar as rain spoils crops, respite unlikely before three months

Incessant rain across Karnataka has wreaked havoc for farmers. According to preliminary reports, 24 people have lost their lives, 191 livestock animals are dead, 5 lakh hectares of agricultural crops have been lost and 30,114 hectares of horticultural crops have been damaged. Rains have caused extensive damage to…

Heavy rains in South India: Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu battle flood and water-logging

Incessant heavy rains in parts of South India have left the region battered by flooding and water-logging at several places in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Andhra Pradesh has reported 34 deaths in rain-related incidents. Twelve others were reported missing. The fresh worry for the people in the…

Mekedatu project: What did Congress do when in power, asks Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

The war of words over implementation of the Mekedatu project across the Cauvery river is refusing to stop. After Congress accused the BJP government of going slow and lacking intent to implement this project, CM Basavaraj Bommai questioned them in a statement saying: “Instead of implementing the project, what did…

Day after calling Rahul Gandhi drug addict, Karnataka BJP accuses HD Kumaraswamy of practising bigamy

Aday after accusing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of being a drug peddler and an addict, the Karnataka BJP has now targeted former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and accused him of practising bigamy. The Karnataka BJP said in a Twitter post: “Signal jump, breach of trust, corruption, nepotism and more than anything…

Karnataka Congress Deletes Tweet Against PM, Blames It On “Novice”

Bengaluru:  The Congress in Karnataka has deleted a tweet labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “angootha-chhaap” or illiterate, also expressing regret for what it called an “uncivil tweet” posted by a “novice social media manager”.  Karnataka Congress chief DK…

Karnataka primary schools to reopen after Dussehra

The Karnataka government will resume offline classes for students in primary schools (Class I to V) after the ongoing Dussehra vacation. The schools were shut nearly 20 months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. Karnataka Education Minister B.C. Nagesh said the government will also resume providing cooked…

Karnataka yet to pay compensation to Covid-19 victims, cites ‘conflict’ between ex-gratia schemes announced by state, Centre

With “procedural delays” marring the roll out of compensation to the kin of the Covid-19 victims in Karnataka, the ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh meant for below poverty line (BPL) families that have lost their earning member to the pandemic has not been disbursed yet. A few days after the discussion on…

Karnataka School, College Reopening: No decision yet, says Deputy CM

Karnataka State Government has not yet taken any decision on the reopening of schools and colleges across the state. The Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan said that the decision will be taken after only after high discussions in multiple phases. The schools, colleges and educational institutions have…

Toyota Kirloskar Motor resumes partial production at Bidadi plants

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Tuesday said it has partially resumed production at its Bidadi-based manufacturing plants in Karnataka. The company noted that it has commenced operations at two facilities with the prescribed workforce strength of 50 percent. The automaker, which sells models like Innova, Crysta, and…

Another TV actor commits suicide in Karnataka

Tv actor and fitness Trainer , Susheel Gowda (30) , died by suicide at his residence in Mandya District of Karnataka, Mandya police said. he had acted in the romantic serial Anthapura. after hearing the shocking news of susheel’s death Amita Ranganath , who had shared screen space with Susheel, says,, “I got…