1. M M Kalaburgi, noted Kannada writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University was shot dead in his residence in Kalyan Nagar, Dharwad by two unidentified persons on Sunday morning. There were no eye-witnesses. However, the CCTV camera in the area showed that the age of the gunmen could be between 24 to 28 years. A special team headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police and five inspectors are investigating the case. Read more from The News Minute report.
2. Tomato farmers are facing a huge loss due as they face a steep fall in tomato prices. Farmers in Kolar and Chickaballapur districts have found that the tomatoes cultivated there are being attacked by pinworms. Read more
3. The Times of India reported that a complaint of rape has been filed against Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamy of Sri Ramachandrapur Mutt in Hosanagar of Shivamogga district, by a devotee a Yakshagana artiste who accused him of sexually harassing her. According to the complaint the seer had 'married' the artiste in 2006.
4. The Malnad region which is known for its rainfall is now declared drought-hit. The other areas where drought has been declared are Virapet in Kodagu and Sakaleshapur in Hassan. The Malnad region is also coping with an unprecedented situation of drinking water shortage. Read more on Bangalore Mirror.
5.The Congress and JD(S) have reached an understanding over the sharing of power in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council. The Bangalore Mirror reported that they have chosen corporator of Madiwala, B N Manjunatha Reddy of Congress for Mayor's post and Vrushabhavatinagar's S P Hemalatha of JD(S) for Deputy Mayor's post.