Karnataka Legislative Assembly was rocked by opposition protests for the second consecutive day, with BJP demanding resignation of Minister Tanvir Sait for allegedly looking at sleazy pictures on his mobile phone at a public function recently.
Two senior Karnataka government officials were suspended today in connection with the searches conducted by the Income Tax Department on their premises as part of the country-wide operation that has resulted in the biggest-ever seizure of cash in new currency.
A bill to provide protection for good Samaritans and medical professionals from civil and criminal liabilities by supporting legal environment and sufficient resources during an emergency situation was introduced in the Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday.
Channapatna in Karnataka is well known for its bright and colourful wooden toys - popular with tourists who pass the town on the busy route between Bengaluru and Mysuru. In fact, Channapatna is called toy town - thanks to the popularity of these wooden creations. But coping with the notes ban is no child's play here.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday November 23, 2016, Mangalore
Union Minister Sadananda Gowda witnessed first-hand the side effects of his government's notes ban, as a private hospital in Karnataka didn't accept old notes as payment for his brother, who died on Tuesday.
The shortage of hard cash, ever since the government announced banning of old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes, has also had an impact on farmers in Karnataka's Kolar region - an area well-known for its tomatoes.
The winter session of the Karnataka Legislature which will begin in this border city today, is expected to be stormy with the Opposition likely to corner the government on various issues, including the murder of RSS and BJP workers and a minister allegedly watching sleazy pictures at a public function.
Alvin Mendonca, drove past the Bengaluru palace ground this week on his way to work in Bengaluru, but unlike many other people, the ostentatious wedding of politician and mining baron Janardhana Reddy's daughter being held there did not have top of the mind recall for him. The media professional is worried about another wedding.
50,000 people attended a wedding in Bengaluru hosted by politician and mining tycoon G Janardhana Reddy. Not invited, but present nevertheless, were some tax officers who, according to sources, were discreetly appraising the lavish arrangements.