Gulf Times - Karnataka
Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands

Floods kill at least 28 in southern India, displace thousands

At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday.

Two dead, dozens trapped, in India building collapse

Two dead, dozens trapped, in India building collapse

At least two people have died and dozens are feared trapped under rubble after a building site collapsed Tuesday in India's southern Karnataka state, officials told AFP.

Eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple

Eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday.

28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children

28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children

At least 28 people, many of them children, drowned Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal in India, police said, in the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest roads.

Indian forum to raise Rs100mn for relief works in Kerala, Karnataka

Indian forum to raise Rs100mn for relief works in Kerala, Karnataka

Indian Community Benevolent Forum ( ICBF), an apex body under Indian embassy, aims to raise a minimum of Rs100mn to support the flood affected areas in Kerala and Karnataka, it was announced Monday.

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

The move could now allow an alliance of the main opposition Congress and a regional party to form the government in the state.

Supreme Court intervenes in row over Indian state election

Supreme Court intervenes in row over Indian state election

The state elections were being seen as a marker of the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP as well as the opposition Congress party ahead of general elections next year.

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election but has fallen short of a majority, sparking a scramble for power between the party and its arch rival Congress.

India's Congress bids to block Modi party in key state

India's Congress bids to block Modi party in key state

India's opposition Congress party suffered an electoral setback Tuesday in one of the last major states which it governs and scrambled to build a coalition to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking over.

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

A win in Karnataka would be regarded as a major boost for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of general elections scheduled in 2019.

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Both Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have campaigned hard in Karnataka, a state of 66 million people with diverse constituencies.

Major Indian parties face test in key state poll

Major Indian parties face test in key state poll

Millions of voters cast their ballots Saturday in elections in India's Karnataka state, seen as a high-stakes testing ground for the country's main political parties ahead of general polls in 2019.