India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Sunday April 10, 2016
The Congress today made a scathing attack on the BJP for its selection of new chiefs for states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 23, 2016
Ruling Congress today edged ahead of BJP in the in Taluk and Zilla Panchayat elections in Karnataka, where polls were held in two phases.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 16, 2016
Buoyed by National Democratic Alliance (NDA) constituents' win in seven of the 12 bypolls whose results were declared today, BJP claimed people have shown their preference for its developmental politics over "vote-bank politics" of Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments.
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 31, 2015
In what was seen as a crucial test for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress has managed to win 13 seats leaving behind BJP and JD(S) in the biennial elections for 25 seats of Karnataka Legislative Council from local authorities constituencies.
Karnataka News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday December 30, 2015
The ruling Congress led in 13 of the 25 Karnataka legislative council seats for which elections were held and counting of votes was in progress today.
Karnataka News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday December 31, 2015
Voting for 25 seats of the Legislative Council or Upper House of the Karnataka Assembly was held in the state on Sunday. A total of 125 candidates contested for the seats with maximum fielded by the three major parties in fray, the ruling Congress, the BJP and the Janata Dal (Secular).
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.
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 ...
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.