The death toll in the attacks rose to 310 on Tuesday as the police arrested at least 40 people. At least eight coordinated bombs were detonated at churches and high-end hotels around Colombo on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka's deadliest attack.
To find out how elections touch daily life, The Indian Express veers off the campaign trail to spend a week in Buddha Nagar, a slum in Gulbarga, one of Karnataka’s poorest districts, a traditional Congress bastion and backyard of Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. The excitement in this Dalit colony is reserved for a bigger festival here, Ambedkar Jayanti. A time to dress up, be seen, and be heard — loud and clear.
"At the top level, whatever alliance Congress and JD(S) may have had, on the ground, day by day, the discord among grassroots workers is growing over Nikhil's candidature. This is benefiting my mother's electoral prospects," Abhishek, Sumalatha's son said.
Polling was held in 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry.
Even though most exit polls predicted a hung assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to form the government in Karnataka with a simple majority, handing out a severe drubbing to the ruling Congress and relegating the Janata Dal (Secular) to the third spot.
Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.
Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bengaluru, Feb 21 (ANI): A man threw a paper bag at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during a function at Ravindra Kalakshetra, protesting caste bias on Sunday. The man was arrested immediately after the incident. The security officials present at the spot found that the paper bag was filled with chocolates.
Karnataka, Feb 16 (ANI): At least one person was killed and several others injured after a LPG cylinder went off in Belgaum district of Karnataka on Tuesday. Fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the flame.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced top ten cities in the order of merit as per the Swachh Sarvekshan commissioned across 75 cities. This is to promote a healthy spirit of competition among the cities. He announced Mysore, Karnataka, as the cleanest city in the country and the other nine cities were Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimpri Chindwad, and Greater Mumbai. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they were. The Swachh Sarvekshan website has been launched.
Dharwad, Feb 12 (ANI): Last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday morning, were performed with full state honours, including a 21-gun salute, in his hometown Dharwad of Karnataka on Friday. Hanamanthappa was rescued alive from under 35 feet of snow six days after his post in Siachen was hit by a glacier.
Hubli (Karnataka), Feb 12 (ANI): People paid their last respects to Lance Naik Hanamanthappa at the Nehru stadium in Hubli district of Karnataka on Friday. The mortal remains of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa have been kept for public viewing. The last rites of Hanamanthappa will be performed in his home town Dharwad in Karnataka later in the day.