Basavaraj Bommai: News

The 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, born on January 28, 1960, is also an engineer and Karnataka’s Member of Legislative Assembly for Shiggaon since 2008. The Indian politician, who began his political journey with Janata Dal in 1998 that gradually dissolved in 1999, is associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate, has also served as the Ministerial in charge of Haveri and Udupi districts of Karnataka as well as the Minister of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs under BS Yediyurappa government. As the chief minister of Karnataka, Bommai increased the pension of widows, physically challenged people, as well as senior citizens. He also proclaimed scholarships for farmers’ children. An animal lover, Bommai is known to be a calm and composed person and follows Lingayat religious beliefs. He is the son of SR Bommai, the former and 11th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

12 Jan 2023


Bengaluru: Road caves in during metro construction, one injured

In yet another case of shocking civic apathy, a biker was reportedly injured after a road in central Bengaluru's Shoolay Circle caved in, creating a massive hole in the middle of the road on Thursday.

10 Jan 2023

Namma Metro

Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

A three-year-old child and his mother died after an under-construction Namma Metro pillar collapsed on their two-wheeler passing through the stretch in Bengaluru's Nagavara on Tuesday morning.

27 Dec 2022


After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.

26 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties

The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.

19 Dec 2022


Karnataka: BJP government unveils Savarkar's portrait in Assembly; Opposition protests

The BJP-led Karnataka government on Monday triggered controversy as it installed a portrait of Hindutva idealogue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar inside the State Assembly.

14 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border row: CMs, Fadnavis to meet Amit Shah today

Maharashtra's Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his counterpart from Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, are set to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday to discuss the raging border issue between both states.

06 Dec 2022


Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute escalates after fresh protests in Belagavi

The inter-state border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has escalated following protests in Karnataka's border town of Belagavi, reported NDTV.

25 Nov 2022

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute: Won't forfeit even an inch, says Shinde

Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.

24 Nov 2022


Fadnavis, Bommai engage in spat over Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue

The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute is once again in the news and this time for the latest back-and-forth between Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

13 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Noida 'Supertech Twin Towers'-style demolition drive after heavy floods

The Bengaluru civic administration on Tuesday demolished several illegal constructions and vowed a Noida "Supertech Twin Tower" like demolition of such structures.

07 Sep 2022


Inundated Bengaluru braces for more rains in next 5 days

After being pounded by torrential rains for a week, it appears like the worst is yet to come for Bengaluru.

07 Sep 2022


Karnataka Minister Umesh Katti dies of heart-attack; one-day state mourning

In a shocking development for the political circles of Karnataka, Umesh Vishwanath Katti, the Food and Civil Supplies Minister in Karnataka government, died of a heart attack on Tuesday.

05 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Water supply halted in 50 areas for 2 days

Amid torrential rains, the supply of drinking water will be affected in a number of areas of Bengaluru for two days: Monday and Tuesday.

05 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: Heavy rains leave city waterlogged, disrupt traffic

Torrential rains lashed Bengaluru on Sunday night, leaving many roads and residential areas waterlogged with people wading through knee-deep water.

02 Sep 2022


Lingayat seer accused of sexually abusing minor students arrested

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, pontiff of the prominent Murugha mutt in Chitradurga district of Karnataka, was arrested on Thursday night on allegations of sexually abusing two minor girls studying at the mutt.

29 Aug 2022


Sexual abuse case against Lingayat seer; Karnataka CM Bommai tight-lipped

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has remained tight-lipped about the high-profile sexual abuse case involving the chief pontiff of a major mutt in the state's Chitradurga.

28 Aug 2022


Savarkar flew on bulbul's wings, claims Karnataka textbook, triggers outrage

Reports of Karnataka's textbook revision committee inserting a new paragraph about Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in history textbooks has triggered massive outrage.

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.

10 Aug 2022


Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks speculation about new CM

Following the visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka last week, speculations of yet another change in the state's chief ministership have emerged.

28 Jul 2022


Karnataka: 2 arrested, for BJYM worker's death, linked to PFI

The Karnataka Police arrested two suspects in the killing of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing worker on Thursday.

27 Jul 2022


BJP Yuva Morcha worker's murder triggers huge protests in Karnataka

Last night, a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member was savagely hacked to death in Karnataka's Dakshin Kannada district, igniting tensions.

02 May 2022

Amit Shah

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru late on Monday amid rumors of a leadership change in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.

25 Apr 2022


Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

Months after the hijab ban controversy erupted in Karnataka, Bengaluru's Clarence High School has now taken an undertaking from parents that they wouldn't object to their children carrying the Bible to the school.

18 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

14 Apr 2022


Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

Karnataka Congress leaders on Thursday protested against the state's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa, demanding his resignation and arrest over his alleged role in civil contractor Santosh Patil's suicide.

15 Mar 2022

Karnataka High Court

'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

After days of back-to-back hearings, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions that challenged the state government's recent ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.

14 Mar 2022


Mysore University to give posthumous honorary doctorate to Puneeth Rajkumar

Late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Mysore.

21 Feb 2022


Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

A 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Sunday night.

14 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till tomorrow

The Karnataka High court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the ban on hijab (headscarves) in colleges till Tuesday.

13 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around high schools in Udupi

The Deputy Commissioner of Karnataka's Udupi district has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) within 200-meter radius area of all high schools in the district.

09 Feb 2022


Hijab row: Bengaluru police ban protests, gatherings near educational institutions

In wake of the escalating tensions in Karnataka over wearing a hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions, the Bengaluru Police have banned protests and gatherings near schools and colleges in the city for two weeks.

08 Feb 2022


Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered all high schools and colleges to remain shut for the next three days.

05 Feb 2022


Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders weigh in on Karnataka hijab row

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday spoke out on the controversy over Muslim students' demand to wear the hijab (a traditional headscarf) during their college classes.

28 Jan 2022


Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

Soundarya, the granddaughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, died by alleged suicide on Friday (January 28), news agency ANI reported.

16 Nov 2021


Karnataka: Why Siddaramaiah wants protection for accused Bitcoin hacker

Congress' Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Monday asked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to provide protection to Sri Krishna or SriKi, the key accused in a Rs. 46 crore Bitcoin scam.

20 Oct 2021


Congress slams BJP over 'drug addict' remark against Rahul Gandhi

The Indian National Congress on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over controversial remarks against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.

22 Sep 2021


Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

31 Aug 2021


Karnataka: Decision on Ganesha festival celebrations on September 5

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the government will take a decision on relaxing restrictions on Ganesha festival celebrations, on September 5, after getting necessary inputs from the districts and the expert committee.