State News http://www.sahilonline.net/en/state-news SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. State News Minister Shivakumar admits Congress lost Karnataka state elections on minority tag to Lingayats http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-minister-shivakumar-admits-congress-lost-state-elections-on-minority-tag-to-lingayats In an unusual revelation, a senior Karnataka Minister has admitted that the religious minority status granted to the powerful Lingayat community by the previous Congress government led to its defeat in the May Assembly election. Karnataka to give land for new airport at Mysuru: Prabhu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-to-give-land-for-new-airport-at-mysuru-prabhu Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has agreed to give about 300 acres of land for building a new airport in Mysuru, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday. "Met @CMofKarnataka and discussed issues related to aviation. He agreed to give about 300 acres of land for a new airport," tweeted Prabhu after a day-long visit to the city, located about 150 km from Bengaluru. K C Sadananda is H D Kumaraswamy's media co-ordinator http://www.sahilonline.net/en/k-c-sadananda-is-h-d-kumaraswamys-media-co-ordinator The long standing associate and former journalist K.C. Sadananda has been appointed as media co-ordinator to chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. Woman thrashes bank manager for demanding ‘sexual favours’, video goes viral http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-woman-thrashes-bank-manager-for-demanding-sexual-favours-video-goes-viral A video of a woman thrashing a bank manager for allegedly demanding sexual favours in Karnataka’s Davanagere city has gone viral. The bank manager allegedly asked the woman for sexual favours in lieu of passing her loan, reported ANI on Tuesday. 177 cases of swine flu detected in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/177-cases-of-swine-flu-detected-in-karnataka After reports about a fresh batch of swine flu cases in Karnataka surfaced, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Manjunath Prasad on Sunday assured that there is no need to panic, as the reported numbers are less than the previous year's figures. Bengaluru school principal hacked to death in front of 20 students http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bengaluru-school-principal-hacked-to-death-in-front-of-20-students A school principal was hacked to death on Sunday by a six-member gang in front of 20 students, for whom he was holding a special class, police said. We will not trouble Congress in LS by-polls in Karnataka; JDS http://www.sahilonline.net/en/we-will-not-trouble-congress-in-ls-by-polls-in-karnataka-jds Playing safe, JDS Tuesday said it would not 'trouble' its ruling coalition partner Congress in the November 3 by-polls to three Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. 'Make it mandatory for students to do social service for being http://www.sahilonline.net/en/make-it-mandatory-for-students-to-do-social-service-for-being Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday suggested that educational institutions make it mandatory for students to undertake social service or service in armed forces or voluntary organisations like NSS, Scouts & Guides for being conferred with degrees. Air India to connect Bengaluru with London from Nov 17 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/air-india-to-connect-bengaluru-with-london-from-nov-17 State-owned Air India Tuesday said it will directly connect Bengaluru with London with a three-times-a-week flight starting November 17. Bengaluru: 46 Cases Of Swine Flu Reported In A Week, Public Asked To Take Precautions http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bengaluru-46-cases-of-swine-flu-reported-in-a-week-public-asked-to-take-precautions Bengaluru faced an alarming increase in the swine flu cases in the city, so far 46 cases have been confirmed in the city as per the report by News18. The health department has issued a health alert after the sudden rise in H1N1 cases; District administration appealed the citizens to guard themselves against the virus. In the last one week from September 29 to October 5, 46 cases have been reported, of which Mahadevpura area is the worst affected according to The Times of India. Like-minded parties should work together to dethrone govt: Kharge http://www.sahilonline.net/en/like-minded-parties-should-work-together-to-dethrone-govt-kharge After an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) could not be stitched, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday emphasised on the need for "like-minded parties" to come together to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the impending elections. Bypolls in three K'taka LS seats http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bypolls-in-three-ktka-ls-seats Bypolls to three Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will be held on November 3, Election Commission said Saturday. Teacher arrested for sexually abusing students http://www.sahilonline.net/en/teacher-arrested-for-sexually-abusing-students The Karnataka Police on Friday arrested 51-year-old Basavaraj, a physical education teacher in the Government Girls High School in Kalburagi, for sexually abusing and molesting female students. K'taka govt unveils 'Unnati' scheme to help entrepreneurs from marginalised background http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-govt-unveils-unnati-scheme-to-help-entrepreneurs-from Karnataka Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge Saturday said the state government, under the Unnati scheme, will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalised background. Wild animal attacks: Karnataka govt to provide Rs 2,000 per month http://www.sahilonline.net/en/wild-animal-attacks-karna-govt-to-provide-rs-2000-per-month The Karnataka government Thursday decided to grant an assistance of Rs 2,000 per month for a period of five years to the kin of those who die in attack by wild animals. Confident of getting CWC nod for Mekedatu project: HDK http://www.sahilonline.net/en/confident-of-getting-cwc-nod-for-mekedatu-project-hdk Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday expressed confidence that the state will soon get clearance from the Central Water Commission for the proposed Rs 5,912-crore Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river. JD(S)-Cong holds talks on cabinet expansion http://www.sahilonline.net/en/jds-cong-holds-talks-on-cabinet-expansion The JD(S) and its coalition partner Congress held talks in the national capital on Thursday to finalise the names for cabinet expansion in Karnataka. No deadline for submitting details for loan-waiver don't panic HDK tells farmers http://www.sahilonline.net/en/no-deadline-for-submitting-details-for-loan-waiver-dont-panic-hdk-tells-farmers Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday asked farmers to submit requisite details to avail of Rs 45,000 crore farm-loan waiver announced by the government and said there is no need to panic as no deadline has been fixed to submit the forms. Newly elected deputy mayor of Bengaluru dies of cardiac arrest http://www.sahilonline.net/en/newly-elected-deputy-mayor-of-bengaluru-dies-of-cardiac-arrest Deputy mayor Ramila Umashankar, elected just last week as the Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru, died on Thursday night from cardiac arrest. Haveri: All suspect arrested in Hangal violence released on bail http://www.sahilonline.net/en/all-accused-arrested-after-violence-incident-during-ganesh-festival-released-on-bail-in-hangal-haveri As many as 22 persons including 14 Muslims who were arrested for the communal violence that broke out during Ganesha festival in Hangal Taluk in Haveri district have been released by the Hangal court on bail. Know how to run coalition govt, will finish five-yr term, assures K'taka CM http://www.sahilonline.net/en/know-how-to-run-coalition-govt-will-finish-five-yr-term-assures-ktaka-cm Reiterating that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by him in Karnataka is stable, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Saturday said there should be no apprehension of it completing its five-year term. Government to allot Rs 2000 crore next year for ‘compete with China’ clusters http://www.sahilonline.net/en/government-to-allot-rs-2000-crore-next-year-for-compete-with-china-clusters Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who has provided Rs 500 crore in his recent budget for setting up nine niche manufacturing clusters in the state, intends to allocate Rs 2,000 crore for the project in his next budget. Notice to farmers: H D Kumaraswamy warns cooperative banks http://www.sahilonline.net/en/notice-to-farmers-h-d-kumaraswamy-warns-cooperative-banks Irked by reports of a cooperative bank issuing notices to farmers asking them to repay pending loans, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has warned of action against such bank officials. B S Yeddyurappa nursing grudge against my family: H D Deve Gowda http://www.sahilonline.net/en/b-s-yeddyurappa-nursing-grudge-against-my-family-h-d-deve-gowda Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Sunday said that State BJP president and former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa had a grudge against his family andwanted Mr Yeddyurappa to learn lessons from former PM and BJP leader A.B. Vajpayee. Cong on massive people contact, funds collection drive in Karnataka from Oct 2 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/cong-on-massive-people-contact-funds-collection-drive-in-karnataka-from-oct-2 In run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Congress has planned a massive people contact and funds collection programme through its booth-level workers from October 2, AICC general secretary and Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal said. Heavy rain lashes city of Bengaluru http://www.sahilonline.net/en/heavy-rains-lash-bengalur A downpour accompanied by strong wind lashed the city and suburbs, flooding roads and uprooting scores of trees with rainfalls ranging from 12 cm to 20 cm being recorded in the space of just a few hours till Monday morning. BJP protest politically motivated: H D Deve Gowda http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bjp-protest-politically-motivated-h-d-deve-gowda Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president H.D. Deve Gowda said on Saturday that the BJP’s protest against his son and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his remark against that party was politically motivated. He was speaking to the media in Hassan ahead of the JD(S) Legislature Party meeting. K'taka Congress accuses Yeddyurappa of horse trading http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-congress-accuses-yeddyurappa-of-horse-trading Congress Committee">Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa for calling up Congress legislators and urging them to switch sides by offering inducements, ahead of 2019 general elections. Political war between JDS & BJP escalates in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/political-war-between-jds-bjp-escalates-in-karnataka The political war in Karnataka escalated Friday with JDS asking the Assembly Speaker to stop alleged horse trading by the BJP, which also moved the Governor seeking action against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for asking people to wage a "war" against the saffron party. APCR team visits Haveri, demands release of innocents http://www.sahilonline.net/en/hangal-hirur-violence-incident-apcr-comes-forward-to-help-innocent-jailed-youths Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) state delegation led by Advocate Abdul Salam visited Hangal in Haveri district and met injured people who were admitted to the Haveri District Hospital after being allegedly beaten by police during violent incident which was reported  on Tuesday in Hirur village during Ganesh festival. Karnataka minister rejects land grabbing charge http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-minister-rejects-land-grabbing-charge Karnataka PWD minister and chiefminister H D Kumaraswamy's brother, H D Revanna, Wednesday rejected allegations that he had grabbed over 54 acres of government land and demanded that the matter be probed. BJP trying to destabilise Karnataka govt: DK Shivakumar http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bjp-trying-to-destabilise-karnataka-govt-dk-shivakumar Karnataka Minister and Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of destabilising the Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) coalition government led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, ahead of the 2019 General Elections. Former Cong MLA accuses Deve Gowda's family of graft http://www.sahilonline.net/en/former-cong-mla-accuses-deve-gowdas-family-of-graft Former Congress Minister A. Manju on Wednesday accused Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) chief HD Deve Gowda's kin of encroaching government land. Kharge turns down invitation to attend Lokpal selection panel meet http://www.sahilonline.net/en/kharge-turns-down-invitation-to-attend-lokpal-selection-panel-meet Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday declined an invitation to attend a meeting of the Lokpal Selection Committee. No dissent in Cong; media reports baseless,says Siddaramaiah http://www.sahilonline.net/en/no-dissent-in-cong-media-reports-baselesssays-siddaramaiah Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who heads the coordination committee of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government,today rubbished reports of dissent in the Congress and said media reports of it were 'baseless.' Dissenting Congress minister meets Siddaramaiah http://www.sahilonline.net/en/dissenting-congress-minister-meets-siddaramaiah Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi who along with his brother has raised a voice of dissent in the Congress Monday met former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, assigned the task of pacifying the siblings to prevent any threat to the coalition government. JD(S) MLA claims BJP tried to bribe him http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ds-mla-claims-bjp-tried-to-bribe-him A rulng JD(S) MLA in Karnataka Monday alleged that a local BJP leader attempted to lure him to defect to the party wth an offer of a ministerial berth. Relief for Karnataka: Kumaraswamy cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs 2/ litre http://www.sahilonline.net/en/relief-for-karnataka-kumaraswamy-cuts-petrol-diesel-prices-by-rs-2-litre The Karnataka Government on Monday announced a reduction in petrol and diesel price by Rs. 2 each. Differences between Jarkiholi brothers will be settled: Venugopal http://www.sahilonline.net/en/differences-between-jarkiholi-brothers-will-be-settled-congress Reacting to reports regarding Congress' Jarkiholi brothers revolting against the coalition government in Karnataka, Congress leader KC Venugopal assured that the party would intervene and settle the issue in case of any differences among the brothers. Minister DK Shivakumar granted bail in money laundering case http://www.sahilonline.net/en/minister-dk-shivakumar-granted-bail-b-luru-special-court-income-tax-case The Special Economic Offences Court on Saturday granted bail to Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar and three others in connection with the alleged money laundering case. Country in the midst of dramatic change President Kovind http://www.sahilonline.net/en/country-in-the-midst-of-dramatic-change-president-kovind The country is in the midst of a dramatic change and decisions taken today will influence not just the immediate future but perhaps the rest of the century, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday. Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of trying to topple his government http://www.sahilonline.net/en/kumaraswamy-accuses-bjp-of-trying-to-topple-his-government Accusing the BJP of attempting to topple his government,Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday warned of legal action against "certain kingpins' who, he claimed, were trying to bribe Congress and JD(S) MLAs to pull down his ministry. Cong steps up efforts to quell internal dissent in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/cong-steps-up-efforts-to-quell-internal-dissent-in-karnataka Congress in Karnataka Wednesday stepped up efforts to quell the internal discontent triggered by a faction of MLAs led by minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is locked in a turf war with another minister D K Shivakumar, casting a shadow over its coalition government with the JDS. Central team in Karnataka to assess rain-related damage http://www.sahilonline.net/en/central-team-in-karnataka-to-assess-rain-related-damage A team of Central government officials was here on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by the recent heavy rains and floods, sources said No cracks in Karnataka coalition: Congress http://www.sahilonline.net/en/no-cracks-in-karnataka-coalition-congress Allaying the speculations of a rift in the coalition of Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara stressed that there is no problem between the alliance partners, adding that the government is safe and stable. Bypolls to three Karnataka Legislative Council seats on October 3 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bypolls-to-three-karnataka-legislative-council-seats-on-october-3 The Election Commission of India has announced October 3 as the polling date for bypolls to three vacant seats of the Karnataka Legislative Council. This will be the first test of “sharing” between coalition partners JD(S) and Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Coordination Committee of the coalition government in its previous meeting had decided to face the election in an alliance to collectively challenge the BJP. Bharat Bandh cripples normal life in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bharat-bandh-police-resort-to-laati-charge-in-udupi-ex-mla-pramod-madhwaraj-visits-injured-party-workers-in-hospital The private and KSRTC buses withdrew services in view of the nationwide bandh call given by the Congress and allied parties on Monday, affecting the normal life in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Uttara Kannada district http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bharat-bandh-schools-shops-remain-shut-in-bhatkal-normal-life-affected The bandh evoked mixed response across Uttara Kannada district. Cong KTK MP alleges he and minister brother being targeted by central agencies http://www.sahilonline.net/en/cong-ktk-mp-alleges-he-and-minister-brother-being-targeted-by-central-agencies Embroiled in some cases being investigated by various central government agencies, Congress Lok Sabha member D K Suresh Saturday accused the state and the central BJP leadership of "destabilising" his party's coalition government with the JDS in the state. Gauri Lankesh case: One more in SIT custody http://www.sahilonline.net/en/gauri-lankesh-case-one-more-in-sit-custody The Special Investigation Team probing the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh has taken into custody one more person in connection with the case. Sources in the SIT said Sudhanwa Gondhalekar, who was arrested from Pune by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad in August in connection with the seizure of a huge cache of explosives, was brought here Friday on transit remand. Case filed against Girish Karnad for carrying 'Urban Naxal' placard http://www.sahilonline.net/en/case-filed-against-girish-karnad-for-carrying-urban-naxal-placard An advocate practising in Bangalore High Court on Saturday filed a complaint against social activist and writer Girish Karnad for carrying a placard inscribed with 'Me Too Urban Naxal' on September 5 at a programme to mark the first death anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Bharat Bandh against fuel price hike likely to affect normal life in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/jds-to-support-bharat-bandh-on-sept-10-karnataka-congress-appeals-people-to-support-the-bandh The 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Congress and other organisations on September 10, is likely to evoke good response in Karnataka where the party is a coalition partner with Janata Dal (S). Plaint against Karnad for holding 'Me Too Urban Naxal' placard http://www.sahilonline.net/en/plaint-against-karnad-for-holding-me-too-urban-naxal-placard A lawyer Friday lodged a complaint against noted playwright and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad for holding a placard 'Me Too Urban Naxal' during an event organised to mark the first death anniversary of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on September 5 in the city. ‘Mangaluru will be promoted as a hub of economic activities’ http://www.sahilonline.net/en/mangaluru-cm-kumaraswamy-holds-review-meeting-with-dakshina-kannada-district-administration Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday said the government intends to promote Mangaluru as the hub of economic activities thereby making it the largest revenue generator next only to Bengaluru. Govt will work for all-round development of Udupi district says K'taka CM http://www.sahilonline.net/en/udupi-ktaka-cm-kumaraswamy-holds-review-meeting-with-udupi-district-administration Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that the coalition government, led by JD(S) and Congress, will work for the all-round development of Udupi district by implementing the development works on a priority basis. Karnataka govt to convene all-party meet on Mahadayi river water sharing issue http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-govt-to-convene-all-party-meet-on-mahadayi-river-water-sharing-issue The Karnataka government Wednesday said it will soon call an all-party meeting to discuss whether to challenge a tribunal's verdict on sharing Mahadayi river water with neighbouring states. Year after Gauri Lankesh killing SIT says case in final stage of inquiry http://www.sahilonline.net/en/year-after-gauri-lankesh-killing-sit-says-case-in-final-stage-of-inquiry Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder case is in the final stage of investigation and a chargesheet will be filed in two months, a senior SIT official probing the killing said Wednesday. We want 'Kaam ki baat, not Mann ki baat', says Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan http://www.sahilonline.net/en/we-want-kaam-ki-baat-not-mann-ki-baat-says-minister-zameer-ahmed-khan Lambasting the Union government for the escalating fuel prices, Food and Civil Supplies Minister B.Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan has sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether these were the 'achhe din' that he had promised. Gauri’s sister happy with SIT’s progress so far http://www.sahilonline.net/en/gauris-sister-happy-with-sits-progress-so-far Rightwing outfit Sanatan Sanstha should be treated like any other terrorist organisation if its involvement in killings of rationalists, including Narendra Dabholkar, was proved, Kavitha Lankesh, sister of slain journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, Tuesday said. Karna CM for emulating Delhi govt's education sector initiatives http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karna-cm-for-emulating-delhi-govts-education-sector-initiatives Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Tuesday said his government accorded top most priority for quality of education and suggested officials to study steps taken by the AAP government in Delhi in the field and submit a report. I have lost my lifeline with her death, says Gauri's mother Indira Lankesh http://www.sahilonline.net/en/i-have-lost-my-lifeline-with-her-death-says-gauris-mother-indira-lankesh Every night at 10.30 pm my heart begins to beat faster and my hand reaches out to my mobile phone. I open the phone inbox only to find my daughter’s old messages which read — amma, mane talupide (amma, I reached home). Between quiet breakdowns, Indira Lankesh, mother of Gauri Lankesh, talks of how it has been extremely difficult for her to fill the void in her life without her daughter. Forensic lab confirms Waghmare shot & killed Gauri Lankesh http://www.sahilonline.net/en/forensic-lab-confirms-waghmare-shot-killed-gauri-lankesh The Special Investigation Team probing the Gauri Lankesh murder case got a major breakthrough with a Gujarat based forensic lab confirming that Parashuram Waghmare shot and killed her here on September 5 last year. CM Kumaraswamy says civic poll verdict shows people’s support to coalition government http://www.sahilonline.net/en/cm-kumaraswamy-says-civic-poll-verdict-shows-peoples-support-to-coalition-government Enthused by the performance of JD(S) and Congress candidates in the ULB polls, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said the results clearly indicate that people fully support the coalition government and rejected BJP’s allegations. Karnataka to get seven new ministers, 30 MLAs to be named to top corporations, boards http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-to-get-seven-new-ministers-30-mlas-to-be-named-to-top-corporations-boards Karnataka is likely to get seven new ministers, while 30 legislators of the Congress and the JD (S) will be adjusted as chairmen of top corporations and boards in the state, according to party leaders. Kumaraswamy, Deve Gowda confident of BJP defeat in K'taka civic polls http://www.sahilonline.net/en/kumaraswamy-deve-gowda-confident-of-bjp-defeat-in-ktaka-civic-polls After numbers indicated Congress' victory in the Karnataka civic polls, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said that city voters have shown full support to the coalition government led by the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress. Congress emerges as winner with 982 seats in Karnataka civic polls http://www.sahilonline.net/en/congress-emerges-as-winner-with-982-seats-in-karnataka-civic-polls As counting of votes for the recently held urban local body polls completed, Congress has edged past BJP to become the winner by securing 982 seats. HD Kumaraswamy govt will last full 5 years: KC Venugopal http://www.sahilonline.net/en/hd-kumaraswamy-govt-will-last-full-5-years-kc-venugopal Dismissing reports about the ‘imminent collapse’ of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state, AICC general secretary, K.C. Venugopal on Sunday asserted that the Kumaraswamy government will complete its five-year tenure and also took potshots at the media for predicting that the coalition will fall apart. Karnataka urban local body elections: Congress candidate, supporters injured in suspected acid attack on victory march http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-urban-local-body-elections-congress-candidate-supporters-injured-in-suspected-acid-attack-on-victory-march A Congress candidate and his nine supporters were injured in a suspected acid attack on Monday during a march to celebrate his victory in the Karnataka urban local body elections. Congress, BJP in close race in urban local body polls in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/congress-bjp-in-close-race-in-urban-local-body-polls-in-karnataka  The Congress was on Monday locked in a close fight with the BJP in elections to urban local bodies in Karnataka but was set to gain control of a majority of the ULBs with a post-poll tie-up with ruling coalition partner, JD(S).  According to the state election commission, the Congress has secured 966 seats and the BJP has 910 seats in the elections held on Saturday. The JD(S) has won 373 seats and the others the rest of the seats. Results for 2,628 seats out of 2,709 have been declared so far. Karnataka: JD-S, Congress to extend alliance to civic bodies http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-jd-s-congress-to-extend-alliance-to-civic-bodies To keep the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power, the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and the Congress would extend their coalition alliance to the urban local bodies (ULBs) elections across Karnataka, said a JD-S official. HAL gets a new chairman http://www.sahilonline.net/en/hal-gets-a-new-chairman India's aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Saturday appointed R Madhavan as its Chairman and Managing Director for five years. The 56-year-old has replaced T. Suvarna Raju. Has BJP forgotten Paresh Mesta's 'mysterious' death as Assembly elections are over? http://www.sahilonline.net/en/has-bjp-forgotten-paresh-mestas-mysterious-death It has been more than nine months since the  mysterious death of a youth Paresh Mesta, but the CBI has failed to trace the culprits till now. The death had sparked violent protests during the Karnataka Assembly elections all over the Coastal Karnataka region. Karnataka govt will last full term: Siddaramaiah http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-govt-will-last-full-term-siddaramaiah Dismissing accusations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of a possible rift between the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government that is at the helm in Karnataka, the state's former chief minister Siddaramaiah said the government would complete its full five years in the state. 67 per cent polling in ULBs, NOTA option given for first time http://www.sahilonline.net/en/67-per-cent-polling-in-ulbs-nota-option-given-for-first-time The elections to the 102 urban local bodies, considered a litmus test for the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in the state, recorded a voter turnout of 67 per cent on Friday. While the coalition partners are getting ready to join hands for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, they fought the ULB elections independently except in a few local bodies, where they had a tacit understanding to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party. All well between JDU, Congress: Deve Gowda http://www.sahilonline.net/en/all-well-between-jdu-congress-deve-gowda Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday rubbished the reports of a rift between the Congress and his party, which at present is running a coalition government in Karnataka. Karnataka: Polling underway for 102 urban local bodies http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-polling-underway-for-102-urban-local-bodies In Karnataka, polling has begun for 102 urban local bodies across the state. The voting which started at 7 this morning will end at 5 PM. Baburao Chinchansur joins BJP http://www.sahilonline.net/en/baburao-chinchansur-joins-bjp Former Congress Minister Baburao Chinchansur from Kalaburagi district joined the BJP on Wednesday. MCFL gets green nod for Rs 1,547-cr expansion project in Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/mcfl-gets-green-nod-for-rs-1547-cr-expansion-project-in-karnataka Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers (MCFL) has received green clearance for Rs 1,547-crore expansion-cum-modernisation of its fertiliser plants in Karnataka, a senior government official said today. K'taka CM Kumaraswamy acquitted in 2007 land de-notification case http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-cm-kumaraswamy-acquitted-in-2007-land-de-notification-case A special Lokayukta court acquitted Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday in a case of alleged illegal de-notification of a government land in 2007, when he headed the JD(S)-BJP coalition government. Karnataka floods: Tourism industry affected in Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-floods-tourism-industry-affected-in-kodagu Heavy rainfall and flooding in Kodagu district of Karnataka has put a halt to a buzzing tourist spot like Abbey Falls. The area is shut after warnings of increased chances of flooding and landslides Gauri Lankesh murder: K'taka SIT meets Maha ATS to share info http://www.sahilonline.net/en/gauri-lankesh-murder-ktaka-sit-meets-maha-ats-to-share-info The Karnataka Police SIT probing the Gauri Lankesh murder case arrived here to check if those arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in connection with a seizure of explosives and arms had any links to her killing, officials said today. Anybody can become CM in democracy: Kumaraswamy on Siddaramaiah's remark http://www.sahilonline.net/en/anybody-can-become-cm-in-democracy-kumaraswamy-on-siddaramaiahs-remark A day after former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader, Siddaramaiah said that he would once again take over as the Chief Minister of the state, his successor HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that anybody can become a Chief Minister in a democratic system. Will become Karnataka CM again, claims Siddaramaiah http://www.sahilonline.net/en/will-become-karnataka-cm-again-claims-siddaramaiah Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that with the blessings of the people of the state, he would once again take over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Nirmala Sitharaman snaps at Karnataka minister during press conference http://www.sahilonline.net/en/nirmala-sitharaman-snaps-at-karnataka-minister-during-press-conference Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, today, lost her cool at a press conference in Karnataka. Sitharaman blasted Karnataka minister Sa Ra Mahesh during the press conference Karnataka cabinet waives Rs 30,163-cr farm loans http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-cabinet-waives-rs-30163-cr-farm-loans The Karnataka cabinet today gave its approval to waiving Rs 30,163 crore farm loans in respect of nationalised or commercial banks, as announced in the budget Row over Nirmala Sitharaman's itinerary for Kodagu visit http://www.sahilonline.net/en/row-over-nirmala-sitharamans-itinerary-for-kodagu-visit Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Karnataka Minister Sa Ra Mahesh were today locked in an exchange of words over her itinerary during a visit to the flood-hit Kodagu district. Kukke temple donates Rs 3 crore to CMs relief fund http://www.sahilonline.net/en/kukke-temple-donates-rs-3-crore-to-cms-relief-fund The Kukke Sree Subramanya temple has donated Rsthree crore to the Chief Minister's relief fund as aid to flood-affected people of Kodagu district. K’taka CM’s brother throws biscuits at flood-hit victims, video goes viral http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-cms-brother-throws-biscuits-at-flood-hit-victims-video-goes-viral Karnataka Minister H D Revanna courted a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district went viral K'taka CM demands Rs 100 cr relief fund for rain-hit Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-cm-demands-rs-100-cr-relief-fund-for-rain-hit-kodagu Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Centre to provide Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-ravaged state's Kodagu district. Heavy rains continue to lash Karnataka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/heavy-rains-continue-to-lash-karnataka Incessant pouring in Karnataka's Kodagu district has crippled the normal life. Several people have been reported dead as rainfall continues to lash other parts of South India. Priority to rescue and rehabilitation: Minister http://www.sahilonline.net/en/priority-to-rescue-and-rehabilitation-minister The State government will give priority to rescue and rehabilitation of flood-affected people in Kodagu, said Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande on Sunday. Karnataka floods: PM speaks with Kumaraswamy, extends support in rescue operations http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-floods-pm-speaks-with-kumaraswamy-extends-support-in-rescue-operations Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke with Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy regarding flood situation in parts of the state. K'taka floods: Kumaraswamy conducts second aerial survey in Kodagu district http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-floods-kumaraswamy-conducts-second-aerial-survey-in-kodagu-district Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of landslides and flood-affected areas in Karnataka's Kodagu district for the second day. Coast Guard lifts relief materials from Mangaluru to Kerala http://www.sahilonline.net/en/coast-guard-lifts-relief-materials-from-mangaluru-to-kerala The Karnataka unit of the Indian Coast Guard lifted 1,930 kg. of relief material collected from people of Mangaluru to rain-hit people of Kerala on Saturday. K'taka floods: CM announces Rs 5 lakh per family in Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ktaka-floods-cm-announces-rs-5-lakh-per-family-in-kodagu Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh per family who lost their houses in floods in Kodagu district. Union Defence Minister agrees for CM's request to deploy additional personnel to Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/union-defence-minister-agrees-for-cms-request-to-deploy-additional-personnel-to-kodagu Union Defence Minister has agreed to deploy additional defence personnel for rescue and relief operations in rain affected Kodagu district on request made by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. Karnataka Congress unit sets up 3 teams to assess flood situation http://www.sahilonline.net/en/karnataka-congress-unit-sets-up-3-teams-to-assess-flood-situation The Congress' Karnataka unit has set up three teams to assess the situation in rain and landslide-ravaged districts of the state. Amid deluge in neighbouring Kerala, half of Karnataka faces drought http://www.sahilonline.net/en/amid-deluge-in-neighbouring-kerala-half-of-karnataka-faces-drought Even as parts of the state and neighbouring Kerala are reeling under floods, at least 16 districts in Karnataka have recorded deficient rainfall with the government mulling declaring them drought-hit. According to data provided by the Revenue department, four districts in south interior and 12 in north interior Karnataka had received less rainfall during the south-west monsoon since June this year. Five Karnataka districts put on high alert as heavy rainfall lashes state; CM Kumaraswamy to review relief efforts in worst-hit Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/five-karnataka-districts-put-on-high-alert-as-heavy-rainfall-lashes-state-cm-kumaraswamy-to-review-relief-efforts-in-worst-hit-kodagu-today In the wake of heavy rainfall in the state, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy will on Saturday visit Kodagu to review relief operations in the district. Kumaraswamy to review relief operations in rain-hit Kodagu http://www.sahilonline.net/en/kumaraswamy-to-review-relief-operations-in-rain-hit-kodagu In the wake of heavy rainfall in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumarswamy will on Saturday visit Kodagu to review relief operations in the district.