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Former PM Deve Gowda, his wife tests Covid positive

Bengaluru | Janata Dal-Secular supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and his wife Chennamma tested Covid positive and have been admitted in a private hospital for treatment, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Wednesday. “Gowda and his wife have been admitted to Manipal hospital in the city for treatment after they tested Covid […]

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Karnataka caps gatherings at weddings to 100 amid Covid surge

Bengaluru: Amid surging Covid cases, Karnataka on Friday banned large gatherings at weddings and public functions across the state to prevent the virus spread, a top official said. “Gathering of people will be restricted to 200 from 500 earlier in halls or closed places for social and cultural events like weddings,” state health secretary Jawaid Akhtar […]

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Woman hides 2.41 kg gold in undergarment, held at Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru (Karnataka) | The Customs officials at the Mangalore International Airport on Thursday seized 2.41 kg gold, valued at around Rs 1.10 crore, from a woman passenger who had concealed the yellow metal in her undergarments. According to a release, the accused has been identified as Mohammed Ali Sameera from Kasaragod in Kerala. She was nabbed […]

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Karnataka Cong MLA does a Salman Khan with shirtless protest, suspended

Bengaluru: Karnataka assembly speaker, Vishweshwara Hegde Kaageri on Thursday suspended Congress MLA B. K. Sangamesh for one week for displaying ‘indecent and disrespectful’ behaviour in the Assembly by taking off his shirt. Sangamesh, who won the Assembly seat from Bhadravati constituency in Shivamogga district, will not be allowed to enter the Legislature till March 12. This […]

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Sex CD: Karnataka minister resigns on moral grounds

Bengaluru: Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi on Wednesday resigned on ‘moral grounds’ and also to ‘avoid his party facing any embarrassment’ after the release of a CD in which he is allegedly seen in a compromising position with a woman. This decision came after the BJP high command sent him instructions to resign or be […]

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Karnataka sex CD scandal: Minister says won’t resign, terms CD fake

Bengaluru: Flatly denying his alleged involvement in the sex CD released by a social activist in Bengaluru, Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi on Tuesday termed the purported CD as fake and claimed that it was released to dent his ‘impeccable’ political image. Jarakiholi has come under scanner soon after a video clip […]