India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 27, 2015
The Supreme Court today set aside a Karnataka High Court order rejecting sanction granted to Union minister Sadananda Gowda and a BJP lawmaker to construct a five-storey building in Bengaluru.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 20, 2015
Mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy was today arrested by Karnataka Lokayukta Special Investigation Team in connection with an illegal mining case allegedly involving his company.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 19, 2015
Accusing the Siddaramaiah dispensation of having no action plan to counter the drought situation in the state, Opposition in the Legislative Assembly today said the government was as good as "not alive" and that the people of the state had lost faith in it.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 14, 2015
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today described Tipu Sultan as a "servant of the French" and said the 18th century ruler of Mysore had no qualities for his memory to be celebrated.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 12, 2015
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today demanded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's resignation following death of two persons in violence over Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary celebrations.
Karnataka News | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday November 12, 2015
Playwright Girish Karnad and a BJP parliamentarian have allegedly received death threats in the middle of a controversy in Karnataka over the celebration of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday November 12, 2015
The Congress state government in Karnataka knew that its decision to celebrate Tipu Sultan's birthday would have its detractors, but seems to be getting more criticism than it bargained for.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Monday November 9, 2015
Was Tipu Sultan, the 18th Century Tiger of Mysore, a heroic freedom fighter or an intolerant king? His wars against the British have many considering him an early freedom fighter. But the Karnataka government's decision to celebrate his birth anniversary has become controversial.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Sunday November 8, 2015
A BJP delegation met Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala today demanding the sacking of social welfare minister H Anjaneya after his wife allegedly accepted a bribe.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 3, 2015
A local BJP leader in Karnataka was arrested today after he threatened chief minister Siddaramaiah over his comment on eating beef, saying that he will be 'beheaded' if he 'dared' to do so.
Karnataka News | Agencies | Saturday October 17, 2015
Senior BJP leader KS Eshwarappa, also the Leader of Opposition in Karnataka assembly, drew criticism today when he asked a woman journalist what can the opposition do if "someone drags and rapes" her.
India News | Agencies | Friday October 9, 2015
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP amid politics over the mob killing of a Muslim man in Dadri over beef rumours, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said: "The BJP and the Prime Minister have a strategy of polarising this country. They have a strategy of making Hindus and Muslims fight against each other."
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday October 6, 2015
Last Monday, a young parliamentarian in Karnataka leapt 13,000 feet from an aircraft to make a point. Or two. Prathap Simha wanted the world to know that the airport in Mysuru is functioning again, and it is offering skydiving for waiting passengers.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 22, 2015
A Goa lawmaker today called for a ban on Sanatan Sanstha, a state-based rightwing organisation whose members are being accused by police in Maharashtra and Karnataka of killing Leftist leader Govind Pansare in Kolhapur in February this year.
India News | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday September 15, 2015
A one-day ban on the sale of meat has been announced in Bengaluru amid a controversy over similar restrictions in Mumbai and five states.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 13, 2015
Terming the Congress government in Karnataka as one in a "state of coma", BJP national vice president and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today said only its leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi could awaken it.
Bangalore News | Reported by Maya Sharma | Friday September 11, 2015
Manjunath Narayana Reddy of the Congress is Bengaluru's new Mayor. In a close contest today, he edged out the BJP's Manjunath Raju by just three votes.
Bangalore News | Wednesday September 9, 2015
Ahead of the election for the Bengaluru Mayor this Friday, numbers are being calculated to see if the ruling party in the state, the Congress, can combine with the Janata Dal (Secular) to defeat the BJP which won more corporation seats.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 31, 2015
Maintaining suspense over his party's move, Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda today made it clear that he is in no hurry or 'anxious' to take a call on the issue of extending support either to the ruling Congress or BJP to take control of the city civic body.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Tuesday August 25, 2015
In Congress-ruled Karnataka, capital Bengaluru has picked the BJP again to fix its chronic civic problems, handing the party a majority in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike or BBMP, that it has controlled for the last five years.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
Angry with repeated disruptions in the assembly, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah flung a copy of the budget into the well of the House today. The ruling Congress and opposition, BJP were involved in heated arguments over the alleged cut in funding of centrally sponsored schemes.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday July 18, 2015
With 107 farmer suicide deaths reported in Karnataka this year, the state government has come under fire from the opposition. Most of the deaths have been reported from the fertile sugarcane belts of South Karnataka due to low prices of their crop.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 13, 2015
The issue of farmers' suicide rocked the Assembly today with BJP members entering the Well of the House, demanding a debate on it and dubbing the Siddaramaiah government as "anti-farmer".
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday July 3, 2015
The BJP in Karnataka has submitted a memorandum to the Karnataka Governor asking for a CBI inquiry into the recent allegations of corruption against the Lokayukta's office.