Ragini Dwivedi (File Photo/Twitter)

BJP disowns Kannada film actress held in drugs case, says she campaigned for the party voluntarily

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced it had nothing to do with Ragini Dwivedi, a ‘Sandalwood’ (Kannada film industry) starlet arrested in a sensational drugs scandal. “We disown Ragini Dwivedi,” said BJP spokesperson Captain Ganesh Karnik, saying that she was one of the hundreds of celebrities who campaigned for BJP “voluntarily”. “Hundreds […]

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Mission TN: ‘Ex-Singham’ Annamalai joins BJP, quotes ‘Thikkural’

New Delhi: Former IPS officer, often referred to as Karnataka’s ‘Singham’, K. Annamalai joined the BJP in New Delhi to add edge to the saffron party’s effort in making inroads in Tamil Nadu, a state where the party is virtually non existent. Quoting ‘Thirukkural’, a classic Tamil language text, the former super cop-turned-politician highlighted the significance […]

40 candidates from Karnataka crack UPSC exam

Bengaluru: As many as 40 candidates from Karnataka have cracked the 2019 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination to bag jobs in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS)and others, an official said on Wednesday. “I am very happy to clear the UPSC exam,” said H. S. Keerthana, […]

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (File Image/IANS)

Karnataka CM’s daughter too tests Covid positive

Bengaluru: After Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa tested Covid positive on Sunday night, his youngest daughter B.Y. Padmavati was found to have been infected with the disease, an official said on Monday. “As Padmavati’s sample result turned positive, she has also been admitted to the privately-run Manipal Hospital where Yediyurappa is under treatment for the virus,” […]

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yedyiurappa (File Photo/Facebook)

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests Covid positive

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital, an official said on Sunday night. “The Chief Minister took a test after feeling unwell. As the test was positive, he has been admitted in a private hospital on the recommendation of doctors,” the official told […]