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.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 28, 2015
A record turnout of voters marked the bypoll to RK Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, from where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is seeking re-election after her acquittal in a graft case, while high voting was recorded in five other assembly bypolls spread across as many states.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 4, 2015
A zoological park named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is coming up at Kamlapur, near Hampi Kannada University in the district at a cost of Rs 34 crore.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
A day after a senior IPS officer was suspended in connection with an alleged lottery scam, senior BJP leader and Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said the probe should be handed over to CBI as "top officials and some ministers are involved in it".
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 20, 2015
The Karnataka government, today, introduced a bill in the Assembly aimed to trifurcate Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, after failing to get the Governor's assent to an ordinance on the issue.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 17, 2015
BJP's Karnataka unit today held a day long protest in the city against the government's decision to trifurcate Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city's civic body, and demanded that civic elections be held as per schedule.
Karnataka News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday March 22, 2015
The Karnataka High Court today barred the state government from making public any interim report on the probe into the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravikumar. The order comes a day after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the government's stand on the case would be made known in the Assembly on Monday after tabling the preliminary report.
Karnataka News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda of the BJP will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh today to demand a CBI inquiry into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravikumar, after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said there was no need for an investigation by the central agency.
South | Written by Maya Sharma | Monday February 2, 2015
Karnataka's next legislature session begins on Monday. And this one may not be a cakewalk for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The main opposition parties, the BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular), intend to give him a hard time on an issue that has tripped up many a Chief Minister - denotification of land.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday December 12, 2014
Use of mobile phones in the Karnataka Assembly was banned today, a day after the House witnessed chaos over a BJP member looking at pictures on his cellphone during proceedings.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer | Wednesday December 10, 2014
In an embarrassment to the Opposition party in Karnataka, the BJP, one of its MLAs was caught on camera watching pictures on his mobile phone on Wednesday.
South | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday November 5, 2014
The Karnataka police took around 20 BJP members into custody after the party held a protest against the ruling Congress government over a series of sexual assaults in the state.
South | Radhika Iyer | Saturday October 11, 2014
Days after a case of alleged rape and cheating was filed against Karthik, son of Union Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda, by a Kannada actress, a fresh controversy has landed at the senior BJP leader's doorstep.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 22, 2014
With the party under attack from Congress over heckling of opposition chief ministers at events attended by the Prime Minister, BJP's Karnataka unit today instructed its members not to boo anyone sharing public platform with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to the state starting tomorrow.
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Smarting from a series of upsets in the by-elections in four states, the BJP quickly swung into damage control mode today, attempting to distance Prime Minister Narendra Modi from its below par performance.
South | Reported by Maya Sharma and Radhika Iyer; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday August 25, 2014
The Congress received some much-needed good news today from Karnataka, where it has won two of the three state assembly seats that were decided today. The big coup for the Congress has been its appropriation of an important BJP borough - Rural Bellary, the rich and graft-ridden heart of mining in the state.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday August 25, 2014
Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar's mega gamble seems to have paid off; along with the Congress they have won six of the 10 seats where by-elections were held in Bihar. The BJP has won four, a deficit of two seats from 2010 and a big slide when compared to its performance in these assembly segments just three months ago in the national elections.
Blogview | Wednesday September 10, 2014
Counting took place for by-elections to 18 assembly seats in four states - Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. This is being considered as the first major test of strength for the BJP since the Lok Sabha polls.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 22, 2014
A high turnout on Thursday marked the by-polls to 18 assembly seats in four states in the first major test of strength for BJP since the Lok Sabha polls and an acid test for the new alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar in Bihar.
South | Maya Sharma | Thursday August 21, 2014
Moderate polling was reported by Thursday afternoon in Karnataka, where by-elections are being held for three assembly seats. All three are vacant because the legislators were elected as Members of Parliament earlier this year, among them BJP prodigals BS Yeddyurappa and B Sriramulu.