In Chikmagalur that had voted Indira Gandhi back to power 40 years ago, grandson Rahul Gandhi accused the ruling BJP of divisive politics and urged Karnataka to stand by the Siddaramaiah government. He promised that the Congress wouldn't let them down and would work for the poor and downtrodden just as Indira Gandhi had done.
Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday March 21, 2018, Bengaluru
BS Yeddyurappa, the BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Karnataka and its most prominent Lingayat leader in the state, doesn't seem quite sure how to react to the Congress government's recommendation that Lingayats be considered a minority religion.
The Siddaramaiah government's move to give religious minority status to the politically powerful Lingayat community in Karnataka has run into trouble. The key socio religious body of the Veerashaiva-Lingayats, the Veerashaiva Lingayat Mahasabha, has objected to the move, hinting that it would lead to divisiveness in society
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "insulting" the common man by claiming credit for India's progress, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today, as he embarked on this third visit of poll-bound Karnataka.
Written by Maya Sharma | Sunday March 18, 2018, Bengaluru
Stung by a tweet that was critical of the party's selection of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka, the state Congress has asked Harsha Moily, the son of party veteran Veerappa Moily, to explain the post within seven days.
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar Saturday ruled out any threat to the Narendra Modi-led government in the wake of a no-confidence motion moved against it by Telugu Desam Party, saying that the NDA enjoyed confidence "inside and outside" Parliament.
Every day more than 1,000 water tankers rumble past Nagraj's small plywood store in Bengaluru, throwing up clouds of dust as they rush their valuable cargo to homes and offices in the drought-stricken tech hub.
A SpiceJet aircraft on late Friday hit the runway lights after landing at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, leading to the runway being shut for nearly 40 minutes, an official said on Saturday.
Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has landed in a controversy over a tweet suggesting money plays a role in his party deciding who gets the ticket for upcoming elections in Karnataka, though he denied posting it, saying "I have not done it".