BBMP is acting like BJP’s puppet: Congress

Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy attacked the BJP over a range of issues related to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s (KPCC) working president Ramalinga Reddy accused the BBMP of unscientifically redrawing the wards in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He alleged that the BBMP is acting like a […]

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‘Taking power of Lokayukta is unsustainable’: Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty

Protests at Maurya Circle by Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party. The Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party workers demand scrapping of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and restoring powers of Lokayukta. “Taking the powers of Lokayukta is totally wrong and unsustainable,” said the incumbent Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty, Lokayukta Karnataka at a protest organized by KRS at Maurya […]

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Filmmaker moves to Congress, quits JDS

 Kolar M.L.C., filmmaker and producer. C.R. Manohar joins Congress. Kolar Member of the Legislative Council (M.L.C.) Dr. CR Manohar  joined the Congress party this morning.Kolar M.L.C. had quit Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) two days ago. Addressing the press conference at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, DK Shivakumar, president of KPCC said that this […]

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Govt must meet farmers’ primary demands: Mollah

In an exclusive interview with the Softcopy, the AIKS general secretary explains the rationale behind continuing protests and insists that the farmers want to go home. Bengaluru: Farmers will withdraw from the Singhu border if the government gave written assurance that they would accept the primary demands of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, said Hannan Mollah, general […]

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“Shifting of Gaganyan project is political: DKS

The Congress leader led an NSUI protest against supposed plans to shift some programmes to Gujarat. The National Students Union of India (NSUI),  along with DK Shivakumar protested against the shifting of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Indian human space flight programme to Gujarat. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shiv kumar said that […]

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It’s raining comedians! After Faruqui, it’s Kamra

Amidst controversies, another comedian’s show has been cancelled in the city. Bengaluru: Several contradictory claims have surfaced as to why Kunal Kamra’s shows have been canceled in the city. “It has been canceled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats […]

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Rohingyas: The Harum Scarum crisis in Bengaluru

Tiny homes, No toilets. More than 50 percent of children living in refugee camps suffer from malnutrition. Bengaluru: The persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Bengaluru are grasping at straws, trying to survive in their tiny shanties without proper sanitation or water facilities. More than 50 percent of children living in the area suffer from malnutrition, activists […]

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Afghan students in Bengaluru start online crowdfunding

The campaign that targets to raise Rs. 10 lakh will help more than 250 students in need. Bengaluru: Afghan students in Bengaluru have started online crowdfunding to raise funds for themselves in the city. Syed Hasan Anwari, a student at Jain University said, “After approaching multiple government institutions and civil organizations, I did not get […]

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