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.
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.
India News | Tuesday May 12, 2015
J Jayalalithaa has said that today's high court verdict acquitting her in a corruption case "has paved the way for me to emerge as tested pure gold." Her party, the ruling AIADMK, is planning her return as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, with speculation that it could seek early elections in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy today exulted in the victory of his son-in-law Rishi Sunak, in his maiden run for a seat in the British Parliament.
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.
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.
Assembly | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 20, 2014
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or MIM, which made an impressive debut in the Maharashtra elections, will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi.
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.
MayaSharma | Monday August 18, 2014
Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath had managed Karnataka cricket for three years. They did not contest the elections this year. The former Test players want better use of funds to develop cricket in the state.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 21, 2014
Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy yesterday hit back at Congress General Secretary B K Hariprasad for his remark that district in-charge ministers should be held responsible for the dismal performance of the party in Lok Sabha elections in the state.
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 20, 2014
Polling for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka and one each in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram will be held next month as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks to shore up its strength in the upper house for smooth passage of bills.
Elections News | NDTV.com | Wednesday May 14, 2014
The BJP looks set to grab 16 of the 28 seats in Karnataka in the general elections, the NDTV exit poll shows.
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 | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 27, 2014
Re-polling will be held on Tuesday in a dozen polling booths spread across nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka due to glitches in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and fault of polling personnel in one booth, a senior official said on Saturday.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 22, 2014
Banking on the "Narendra Modi wave" for a turnaround in its fortunes, BJP's Karnataka unit on Monday expressed confidence of winning more than 20 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the April 17 elections in the state.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 20, 2014
Continuing her tirade against BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today slammed their approach over the Cauvery issue involving upper riparian state Karnataka as she criticised her Gujarat counterpart over his comments on the fishermen issue.
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.