Supreme Court asks Karnataka to allow goods flow to Kerala

Supreme Court of India today refused to stay an order by Kerala High Court directing Karnataka to open all its roads to Kerala for essential traffic. Karnataka had, a week ago, closed all the major roads from Kasargode district in Kerala — a major Coronavirus hotspot with around 150 COVID-19 cases. Karnataka government dumped truckloads […]

Discovery becomes first channel to support all South Indian languages

While many English language channels have had alternate audio feeds for some markets, Discovery channel has become the first to offer feeds in all South Indian languages, including Malayalam and Kannada. Most multi-language channels come with audio feeds in four or five options – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. Languages whose speakers typically tend […]

Income Tax Dept freezes Mindtree shares of SM Krishna’s son-in-law & Cafe Coffee Day founder

The Income Tax Department has ‘provisionally attached’ Mindtree shares worth Rs 660 cr belonging to VG Siddhartha, the founder of Cafe Coffee Day and the son in law of former Congress leader and Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna. Mindtree said it received intimation from the Income Tax Department that it had provisionally attached about 75 […]

Bharti Airtel to deploy 5G tech in Bangalore, add 13,000 towers in state

Bharti Airtel said it will add 13,000 new mobile sites and introduce a key element of 5G technology in Karnataka in the next six months as part of its network upgrade. It also plans to add 4,500 km of optic fiber within the state in the same time period. As part of the upgrade, it […]

Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students have to conform to the college’s dress code that has been in existence […]

FULL TEXT: Supreme Court asks BJP to produce letters

The Supreme Court has intervened in the decision by the Karnataka governor to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the next government and asked the BJP to produce the letters it wrote to the governor. A bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan refused to pass any order staying or stopping […]

Jain Irrigation wins Rs 288 cr drip irrigation contract from Karnataka govt

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited said it has won a Rs 288 cr project from the Karnataka government to set up a drip irrigation system for 5,000 farmers in Chikmaglur district. The project involves lifting water from Upper Bhadra Canal and and using the same to irrigate 16,193 acres using drip irrigation. The contract, won through […]