Kannada News

Bengaluru: Nameplates in Kannada made compulsory for commercial establishments

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) had conducted a meeting with the BBMP officials and instructed them to cancel the license of the shops that do not have 60 per cent of the name board in the state language.

Bengaluru: Arrest of Kannada activists for vandalising Hindi hoarding takes political turn

According to the FIR filed at Commercial Street police station, the complainant, from an organisation called Trilok Chand, alleges that the activists tried to provoke enmity on religious and linguistic grounds.


Veteran Kannada actor and political satirist Master Hirannaiah passes away at 85

Better known as the pioneer in bridging social and political issues to professional theatre, Master Hirannaiah's plays and hard-hitting dialogues possess irreplaceable relevance. He shot to popularity when his play "Lanchavatara" began to feature satirical commentary on contemporary political scenarios since the late 1960s.

Kannada actor Huccha Venkat attempts suicide for 'failed marriage proposal'

Venkat tried to kill himself after his reality TV show co-star Rachana rejected his marriage proposal. He attempted suicide after reportedly sending her a text message. He became famous after his rant over his 2014 film Huccha Venkat went viral.

Kannada becomes mandatory subject in Karnataka schools

SC had last year ruled that the state cannot impose regional language in a state for imparting primary education.

Police question Karthik Gowda over accusations by actress

The railway minister's son was subjected to a marathon interrogation session in connection with the rape and cheating case


Outsiders in Karnataka should learn Kannada,says Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said outsiders settled in Karnataka should learn local language Kannada.

Outsiders should learn Kannada: Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said outsiders settled in Karnataka should learn local language Kannada and decried that English education system had been reduced to a commercial activity. “Outsiders who have come and settled here have to learn the local language Kannada. It is necessary to learn local culture and language when you are utilising […]

‘Won’t live in India if Modi becomes PM’

The country needs to build a citizenry who are not afraid and a governance.

Belgaum: Which side of the border?

The Centre’s recent affidavit in the Supreme Court,saying Belgaum should remain part of Karnataka,has got tempers high in Maharashtra. SHWETA DESAI travels to the border town of Belgaum,where jingoism over the languages spoken—Marathi and Kannada —often turns into parochialism....