India: CBI raids Amnesty International Bengaluru, Delhi offices

Bengaluru, Nov 15 (PTI) The CBI on Friday conducted raids at the Amnesty International Indias Bengaluru and Delhi offices.

Yes, raids were carried out. Details are awaited, a CBI officer told PTI.

An Amnesty International India executive, speaking on condition of anonymity, said about half-a-dozen CBI sleuths arrived at about 8.30 am at the Bengaluru office and carried out searches till 5 pm."

India: No compromise on principles, says Cong leader on Maha govt formation

Bengaluru, Nov 11 (PTI) As the Congress is holding discussions on whether or not to support Shiv Sena in forming a government in Maharashtra, senior party leader and former union minister Pallam Raju on Monday said there was no question on compromising with principles that the party stands for.

"There is no question of a compromise, we (Congress) act in a very very responsible manner and we do look to Sharad Pawar (NCP chief), who is a senior leader in Maharashtra, to also decide what should be the outcome," Raju said.

India: An exclusive park for monkeys in Karnataka to control their menace

Bengaluru, Nov 6 (PTI) The Karnataka government has decided to develop a monkey park on 100 acres in Shivamogga district to control their menace and to protect crops in the region.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa chaired a meeting along with Ministers, Chief Secretary, forest officials, MLAs and farmer representatives from Shivamogga district regarding damage caused by wild animals to crops in the region.

India: Savarkar a murderer, says Siddaramaiah

Mangaluru, Oct 18 (PTI) Calling Veer Savarkar a murderer, former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah slammed the BJP on Friday for its plan to bestow Bharat Ratna to him posthumously.

He said Savarkar was one of the accused in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, but the charges could not be proved due to lack of evidence and he was freed.

"The murderer of Mahatma Gandhi is getting Bharat Ratna! Those who conspired to eliminate Gandhiji are getting Bharat Ratna!

India: Students made to wear cardboard boxes to stop them cheating in exam

Haveri; 19 Oct 2019; (UMM): A private college in Karnataka made  students wear cardboard boxes during an exam to stop them from cheating. The bizarre incident took place at Bhagat Pre-University College of Haveri district.

The incident came to light when a member of the college management, Sateesh Herur, posted pictures of the students wearing the boxes on his Facebook account.

India: Detention centre in Bengaluru for foreigners to be operational soon

Bengaluru, Oct 17 (PTI) Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said the detention centre for foreign nationals coming up on the city's outskirts, will be operationalised soon.

The minister also said the Bengaluru-specific anti-terrorist squad (ATS) probably will be operational in November first week.

"There is a detention centre ready near Nelamagala, it needs to operationalised, we have discussed it andthere will be no further delay in operationalising it," Bommai said.

India: HAL workers begin indefinite strike

Bengaluru, Oct 14 (PTI): The workers of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited across its nine units in the country, began an indefinite strike on Monday, pressing various demands including wage revision.

All India HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee (AIHALTUCC) had on Sunday announced the indefinite strike after talks with the management ended in failure.

India: Modi heading a fascist regime, alleges Siddaramaiah

Mangaluru, Oct 5 (PTI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was running a 'fascist' government at the Centre.

"Modis administration is similar to that of Adolf Hitler. Nobody dares to speak against him," he said, talking to reporters at the international airport here.

Siddaramaiah was here on his way to Kalasa in Chikkamagaluru where he would meet the family of a farmer who committed suicide recently.

India: EC functioning like an "agent of BJP", says Cong

Bengaluru, Sep 27 (PTI) The Congress in Karnataka on Friday said the Election Commission was functioning like an "agent of BJP" and termed its move to defer bypolls to 15 assembly segments in the State till the Supreme Court decides on the case of disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators as "arbitrary."

In the country's history,this is the first time the Election Commission (EC) has cancelled elections after issuing notification without giving any reason, the party claimed.

India: Man gets 10-year jail term for raping minor in Karnataka

Mangaluru, Sep 24 (PTI) A court here has sentenced a 34-year old man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping and impregnating a minor girl in 2014.

B R Pallavi, judge of second Additional District and Sessions court here, which is also the special POCSO court, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Santhosh, resident of Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district.

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