• Sinking into a mess: Borewells and the plight of a Belagavi village

    It's summer, and the village of Badal Ankalgi in Belagavi taluk in Belagavi district is in the grip of an unprecedented water crisis. And the irony is that the Malaprabha river, one of the five rivers that cut across the district, is barely a few kilometres away.To mitigate the water crisis, the gov...

  • RCB, Pune aim to get back to winning ways

    The last time Virat Kohli and Steve Smith clashed with each other was the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series, and now both will be aiming to stem the rot when Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie here...

  • CEO of Janashri news channel held on extortion charges

    The CEO of Janashri news channel, Laxmiprasad Vajapai, was arrested by the city police for demanding Rs10-cr from a businessman.According to the Koramangala police, Vajapai, 42, had threatened to telecast incriminating content if his demands were not met.Police raided the premises of Janashri channe...

  • Maharashtra farmer's daughter ends life to save dad from debts

    On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a Rs 1 crore prize to a 20-year-old Latur woman for a digital transaction, another young woman from the district ended her life by jumping into a well as her father could not afford her marriage expenses, officials said.The 21-year-old victim was ...

  • Forest dept rubbishes rumours, says Prince died of starvation

    Officials at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) have rubbished rumours about big cat Prince, who was found dead on April 4, falling victim to poaching. It was being rumoured in a section of the media and by some wildlife enthusiasts that Prince might have been killed by a 'meat bomb', usually use...

  • Drunk man mauled to death by stray dogs

    Belagavi: In a shocking incident, a 34-year-old drunkard, who fell on the street after excessive drinking, was bitten to death by a pack of stray dogs. The incident has been recorded in a CCTV camera.The incident occurred at Bailhongal bus stand on Thursday night. The deceased, Imamsaab Kittur...

  • Eight Karnataka students drown off Maharashtra coast

    Eight engineering students, including two girls, from Belgaum in Karnataka drowned in the sea off Malvan, Sindhudurg, here on Saturday afternoon, police said.Another three students were rescued by local fisherfolk. One of the students is in serious condition and undergoing treatment at Malvan ...

  • Bypoll results mandate in support of Siddaramaiah-led govt: Parameshwara

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwara termed the bypoll results as a mandate in support of the government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.The ruling Congress won both Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly seats. The bypolls became a prestige battle for the BJP and Co...

  • Congress wins in Karnataka's twin assembly by-elections

    Bengaluru: The ruling Congress on Thursday retained the two assembly sets of Nanjangud (SC) and Gundlupet in Karnataka.In the prestigious Nanjangud constituency, ruling party candidate K. Keshavamurthy defeated his nearest rival Srinivasa Prasad of the BJP by a margin of 21,334 votes.In Gundlupet, M...