Ashwath Narayan: News

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.

20 Aug 2022


Karnataka CM post on sale for Rs. 2,500 crore: Congress

The post of the Chief Minister is a very expensive affair and is reportedly on sale, according to Congress's BK Hariprasad, the Opposition leader in Karnataka, who claims a senior BJP leader has suggested a price of Rs. 2,500 crore for it.

16 Aug 2022


Karnataka minister Madhuswamy calls CM Bommai's government a 'caretaker' regime

A huge controversy has erupted in Karnataka over an alleged audio clip of cabinet minister JC Madhuswamy, wherein he implied the Basavaraj Bommai government is just a caretaker regime with only seven-eight months until elections.

26 Aug 2020


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.

06 Aug 2020


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.

26 Jul 2020


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.

27 Aug 2019


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.

20 Aug 2019


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.