Karnataka

Chikkaballapur, Oct 23: A 40-year-old man and his 12 year-old son died on the spot and two others sustained injuries when their house collapsed on them while they were asleep last night, at Vaijakurarahalli in Chintamani taluk in the district.

Hassan, Oct 23: Thousands litres of diesel spilled on the road when a tanker overturned on the National Highway 75 at Mangaluru-Alur route, near Alur taluk in the district, on Friday.

Bengaluru, Oct 23: Paramilitary forces arrived in the city on Friday and it will be deployed in sensitive areas during the by-election to Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituency scheduled for November 3.

Bengaluru, Oct 23: Taunting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its free COVID-19 vaccine promise in Bihar Assembly polls, former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday asked whether Kannadigas would get vaccines since there is no general election in Karnataka.

Kalaburagi, Oct 23: A police sub-inspector attached to Nelogi Police Station in Jewargi taluk of Kalaburagi, who was accused of posting photos and videos of a fake rescue operation conducted by him along with the help of villagers, was suspended on Friday.

Bengaluru, Oct 23: With a view to increasing its share in the country’s digital economy, Karnataka would focus on 5 key sectors for job creation and ease of doing business,” state Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said on Thursday.

Bengaluru, Oct 23: The Karnataka High Court has granted bail to P Naveen, who was arrested for allegedly putting up a derogatory post on Facebook that allegedly led to the riots in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits in Bengaluru on August 11. Justice BA Patil granted bail recently imposing conditions that the accused should execute a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties of the like sum, not to tamper with the evidence, not leave the jurisdiction of the court without prior permission and not indulge in similar criminal activities.

Bengaluru, Oct 23: The recovery count outnumbered fresh Covid cases in Karnataka for the 8th consecutive day. On Thursday, 13,550 patients were discharged, post-recovery, which is far higher than the 5,778 new cases that were reported.

Bengaluru, Oct 22: A Rajsthan-based gang, which created duplicate social media accounts of public figures and government officials to dupe people by demanding money, was busted with the arrest of four people from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, police said on Thursday. The gang also used to create fake Aadhaar cards to obtain a large number of duplicate SIM cards by bypassing the verification process and siphoning off money, the police investigation revealed. While Ansar, Saddam, Balvinder Singh and Saini have been arrested, their accomplice Shakeel is at large, the police in Bengaluru said in a statement.

Bengaluru, Oct 22: Karnataka Chief Minister, who conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected four districts of north Karnataka on Wednesday, said on Thursday that this time the severity of damage due to floods is massive and the Centre has been apprised about the situation and need for more funds to take up relief works effectively.