Articles about Ashwath Narayan

Born on February 2, 1968, Chikkakalya Narayanappa Ashwath Narayan, is an Indian politician who serves as the Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of IT and BT, Minister of Higher Education, and Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood in the Karnataka government, as of 2021. Between 2019 and 2020 he served as the Minister of Medical Education of Karnataka. A doctor by profession, Narayan completed his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore in 1995. He first entered politics in 2004 by contesting from the Malleshwaram Vidhan Sabha Constituency as a BJP candidate. He lost the elections in 2004 but again contested the elections from the same seat in 2008, thus winning the seat. In 2009, he spearheaded the establishment of the Malleswaram Dhobi Ghat, the first modern dhobi ghat in both Bengaluru and Karnataka. The initiative became a ‘National Model’ and supports nearly 400 families. He has also served as the vice president of Bengaluru BJP, as the syndicate and senate member of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, and as a senate member of the Bangalore University. Narayan is the founder of Padmashree Charitable Trust and Sushrutha Group of Institutions.

Karnataka: All colleges to start offline classes from October 1

26 Aug 2020

India
Karnataka: All colleges to start offline classes from October 1

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced that all colleges in the state would resume offline classes from October 1.

Karnataka: Dams opened as water levels rise in many rivers

06 Aug 2020

India
Karnataka: Dams opened as water levels rise in many rivers

As heavy rains battered several districts in the southern state of Karnataka, dams were opened to avoid flooding in many rivers, that are already flowing above the danger mark.

Coronavirus: As Bengaluru faces spike, over 3,000 patients 'untraceable'

26 Jul 2020

India
Coronavirus: As Bengaluru faces spike, over 3,000 patients 'untraceable'

In Bengaluru, over 3,000 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus are "untraceable" even as the city faces a spike in the number of infections.

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

27 Aug 2019

Politics
In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

For three weeks after he took the oath as Chief Minister on July 26, Karnataka's BS Yediyurappa ran his cabinet alone. After the cabinet was expanded, it took almost another week for him to announce portfolios.

Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

20 Aug 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

Almost a month after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday, with 17 MLAs taking the oath.