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.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Saturday August 22, 2015
Voting for Bengaluru's municipal body known as the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike or BBMP ended today with less than 50 per cent voter turnout, underscoring once again the city's apathy to polls.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday August 22, 2015
Bengaluru is voting today to elect its civic body, amid major concerns of traffic and cleanliness faced by its residents, in a high-prestige political battle. Till 12 noon, just 11 per cent of the electorate had come out to vote.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 20, 2015
With the municipal elections due this Saturday, the residents of Bengaluru are thinking more than usual about the civic challenges faced by the city. A garden city that first turned into the country's IT capital, became a pensioner's paradise, and is now a startup town.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 20, 2015
With familiar-sounding promises to clear out the garbage on streets, fix traffic jams, mend potholes and clean up filthy lakes, aspirants for the Bengaluru civic polls have jumped into the fray. Their first task at hand? Raise the offensive on opponents.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday August 14, 2015
Bengaluru may have been ranked as the country's cleanest state capital based on Swachh Bharat parameters of open defecation and solid waste management, but some of the residents would disagree about the city's overall civic amenities. In the IT hub of Whitefield area, members of the citizen's group, Whitefield Rising, are observing Black Friday as ...
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday June 25, 2015
The Election Commission in Bengaluru has announced the schedule for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike or BBMP elections. The polls will be held on July 28 and the counting of votes on July 31.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday June 2, 2015
The second and final phase of voting for Gram Panchayat elections was held in 15 districts of Karnataka today. Voting in the remaining districts was completed last week.
Blog | Maya Sharma | Wednesday April 8, 2015
Over the years as a television journalist, I have been asked several times which stories have left most impact on me. There have been big news stories - the devastating Tsunami, the kidnaps and murders committed by Veerappan, violent clashes over the river Cauvery, air crashes, the turmoil of elections, floods and droughts.
South | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday February 11, 2015
Delhi may be thousands of kilometers away from Bengaluru - but the spectacular victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital found resonance in the state unit of the party in Karnataka. A merry celebration was organised close to the Bengaluru office of the party.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 20, 2014
Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party today announced the launch of a new fund raising campaign called "Selfie with Mufflerman" to collect donations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
South | Written by Maya Sharma, Edited by Tasim Zahid | Monday August 18, 2014
Karnataka is gearing up for by-elections in three assembly constituencies with sons and proteges looking to retain seats for their parties in the state assembly.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 27, 2014
The BJP's Karnataka unit on Monday celebrated the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as the 15th prime minister by serving free tea to hundreds of people who gathered at its office in Bangalore.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 25, 2014
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who won Shimoga Lok Saba seat by a huge margin, has submitted his resignation as an MLA to the Speaker of Karnataka Assembly.
Elections News | Written by Devesh Kumar | Thursday May 22, 2014
Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has opted out of the race for securing a berth in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, and expressed his willingness to take up organisational responsibility in his home state.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 13, 2014
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today completed one year in office but chose not to mark the milestone with any celebrations as he awaits the results of the Lok Sabha elections in which he would be hoping for a strong showing by Congress in the state to consolidate his position in the party.
Elections News | Written by Radhika Iyer | Wednesday May 7, 2014
With the polls over, the power crisis has returned to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Power cuts in the Bangalore and Hyderabad were almost nil ahead of voting day.
Elections News | Written by Devesh Kumar | Saturday April 19, 2014
Arun Jaitley is a key strategist, having steered the BJP's campaign successfully in difficult states such as Gujarat (2002 and 2007), Madhya Pradesh (2003), Bihar (2005), Karnataka (2004 and 2008) and Punjab (2007 and 2012). And now he forays into electoral politics by entering the race for the Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday April 18, 2014
Prominent citizens of Bangalore are sorely disappointed at what they call the low voter turnout in the city in the general elections held on Thursday. The three seats in Bangalore city recorded a 54 per cent voter turnout. In 2009, the turnout was 58.81 per cent.
Elections News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday April 18, 2014
All 28 seats in Karnataka voted on Thursday - in a battle that has put pressure on state units of both the BJP and the Congress. And some of the contests, like the one in Bangalore South, have generated a huge amount of interest.
Elections News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday April 17, 2014
All 28 constituencies in Karnataka voted today, in a battle that is a must-win for both the Congress and the BJP.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday April 17, 2014
Today was the largest single day of voting in the five-week national election.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday April 17, 2014
All of Karnataka and much of Rajasthan and Maharashtra are voting today in the biggest of nine phases in the general elections. Of the 121 constituencies across 12 states where polling is on, the Congress holds 36 seats and the BJP 40.
Elections News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday April 15, 2014
Campaigning has ended in Karnataka and all 28 seats will go to the polls on Thursday. State capital Bangalore is being keenly fought over by politicians.