South | Written by Radhika Iyer; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday September 14, 2013
Hours after Narendra Modi was announced as BJP's PM candidate for the national elections, former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa hinted at reviving ties with his old party.
India | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Sunday September 8, 2013
This weekend's communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar in Western Uttar Pradesh in which 26 people have died confirm what the union government has been bracing for - the near and present danger that political parties will try to polarise Hindu and Muslim v...
South | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 22, 2013
Two Lok Sabha seats in south Karnataka voted on Wednesday to choose MPs for the remaining months of this Lok Sabha term. The seats of Mandya and Bangalore Rural fell vacant after the sitting MPs from the Janata Dal (Secular) resigned to join the Karn...
South | Edited by Diana George | Wednesday August 21, 2013
Voting to two Lok Sabha seats in south Karnataka began today to choose MPs for the remaining months of this Lok Sabha term. The seats of Mandya and Bangalore Rural fell vacant after the sitting MPs from the JD(S) resigned to join the Karnataka assemb...
South | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday August 20, 2013
Two Lok Sabha seats in south Karnataka will be voting on Wednesday to choose MPs for the remaining months of this Lok Sabha term. The seats of Mandya and Bangalore Rural fell vacant after the sitting MPs from the JD(S) resigned to join the Karnataka ...
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Monday May 20, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close confidant and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been appointed as the person in charge of the politically-crucial state of Uttar Pradesh. BJP president Rajnath Singh, in a reorganisation of the party's p...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with inputs from agencies) | Tuesday May 14, 2013
With an eye on the general elections scheduled to be held next year, the UPA government has unveiled a series of audio-visual clips as a part of its multimedia campaign to highlight its achievements and showcase the impact of its policies in the last...
Assembly | Reported by Maya Sharma; edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday May 13, 2013
The Congress celebrated its Karnataka victory with a massive oath-taking ceremony for new Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at Bangalore's Kanteerava Stadium today.
Assembly | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Saturday May 11, 2013
K Siddaramaiah is set to be Karnataka's new Chief Minister. The 121 Congress MLAs elected by the people of the state voted via secret ballot to elect him this evening. Mr Siddaramaiah won the backing of a majority 75 MLAs.
Assembly | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday May 10, 2013
Karnataka's next Chief Minister will be chosen after each of the Congress' 121 newly elected legislators have been consulted by a central team led by senior party leader AK Antony. That meeting has begun. Sources say a decision is expected by evening...
Assembly | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Thursday May 9, 2013
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has cautioned ally Congress not to be over-confident after its victory in Karnataka assembly elections. He said it was far too early for the UPA to celebrate as the victory was no indication that th...
Assembly | Written by Sindhu Manjesh | Thursday May 9, 2013
It's a whitewash for the BJP in Karnataka's coastal districts -- Dakshina Kannada, home to Mangalore, and Udupi. In Dakshina Kannada, the BJP lost all the eight Assembly segments to the Congress and in Udupi, it won just a single seat out of five.
Assembly | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday May 9, 2013
BS Yeddyurappa has not stepped out of his home since the results of the Karnataka elections were announced, remaining inaccessible to the media throughout the day. The fourth position on the result board was not something he was expecting.
Assembly | Written by Mala Das | Wednesday May 8, 2013
A sense of the change in political winds in Karnataka is also evident with how Bangalore has voted. The state capital, which hugely favoured the BJP last time with hopes of development, chose to ignore it.
South | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday May 8, 2013
In 2008, Karnataka became the first southern state to be won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Five years later, the party is fighting against all odds to retain power in the state. The Congress, which has been on the backfoot in New Delhi, led a ...
Assembly | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday May 8, 2013
Karnataka will soon know who has been chosen to represent the people in the next state assembly. Counting in the 2013 assembly elections begins at 8 am and the final outcome should be known by early afternoon at the latest.
Assembly | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday May 8, 2013
BS Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Party or KJP was not expected to perform brilliantly in the state elections on held on Sunday, but there is no ignoring him. The BSY factor figures in every political discussion in the state.
Assembly | Reported by Maya Sharma; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Braving the summer heat, voters across Karnataka headed to polling booths to exercise their franchise on Sunday - resulting in one of the highest turnouts in the state's electoral history at over 71 per cent. But that figure is of little comfort to ...
Assembly | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday May 5, 2013
Karnataka has recorded 65 per cent voter turnout as polls closed at 6 PM. There are nearly 3000 candidates in the fray for the 225-strong Assembly; 224 MLAs are elected and one is nominated.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 5, 2013
The Election Commission (EC) on Friday announced extension of polling time by an hour up to 6 pm in Saturday's Karnataka Assembly elections, in view of the weather conditions and excessive heat.